Alan Shuptrine Exhibit Opens at the Tennessee State Museum
May 31 - October 1
Alan Shuptrine opened his solo museum exhibition with a private reception on May 18th at the Tennessee State Museum. The exhibition, “Alan Shuptrine: Appalachian Watercolors of the Serpentine Chain”, features over 50 watercolors depicting the land, people, and culture along the Appalachian Trail. It highlights the traditions and cultural aspects the original settlers brought to the mountains from their British and Celtic way of life.
The exhibition was a wonderful success with over 300 attendees. Collectors of Alan’s work came from all over, as well as museum directors and local historians. Tenneessee State Museum DIrector Emeritus, Lois Riggins-Ezzell was in attendance along with new Museum Director Ashley Howell. A special guest was NY Times Best Selling Author, Sharyn McCrumb, who provided the prose for the Artist Catalogue.
Wonderful music was provided courtesy of nationally renowned bluegrass musicians Tim May and Gretchen Priest-May, and Tennessee Stillhouse & Chattanooga Whiskey provided guests with whiskey tastings and a signature drink.
The exhibit will be the last at the current Tennessee State Museum location before the museum opens in their new state-of-the-art contemporary facility . The exhibit will be on display through October 1st before it heads to Augusta, Georgia and then Huntsville, Alabama, before coming home to Chattanooga. If you are interested in purchasing the Artist Catalogue, please visit the gift shop at the Tennessee State Museum.