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Lanie Gannon

(b.1959) lives in Nashville The Evaluation, 2002 wood, acrylic, rope and burlap, 27.75 x 15 x 7 inches, 2003.23.6 Gannon earned a B.F.A. at Memphis College of Art and studied woodworking at the Appalachian Center for Craft. She also taught at Belmont University for 18 years in the sculpture department that she started. In 1988, […]

Robert (Bud) Garrett

(1916-1987) lived in Free Hill in Clay County 1 inch quartz marbles, 2002.7.14 Rolley-hole, a marbles game involving teams, is regionally played in the Upper Cumberland River Valley. Garrett was a popularizer of the game and in the 1940’s he invented a marble-making machine. His marbles, while not always completely smooth, were prized for their […]

Judi Gaston

(n.d.) lives in Knoxville Fall Tapestry, n.d. woven wall hanging, 31.25 x 2.5 inches each, 92.5B These wall woven sculptures depict the summer and autumn seasons. Gaston is a member of the Tennessee Crafts Association, the Southern Highlands Guild, and the Piedmont Crafts Guild.  In 2011 she was inducted into the Tennessee State Museum Fashion […]

James Gibson

(1937-2018) born in Charleston, WV, lived in Murfreesboro Bird, 1977 steel, 23 x 13 inches, 77.36.9 Gibson earned a B.S. and B.A. from Morris Harvey College (now the University of Charleston, WV). In 1961 he received an M.F.A. in sculpture from Ohio University in Athens, Ohio. In 1970 Gibson began teaching sculpture at Middle Tennessee […]

David Gibson

(n.d.) born in Chicago and lives in Nashville Untitled (blown glass bottle), 2008 colored glass, 8 ½ x 5 ½ inches, 2015.65.15 When Gibson was 18 he worked at Cumberland Stained Glass, learning how to cut, hand bevel, construct, and install stained glass. He also worked for Emmanuel Stained Glass in Nashville. Eventually, Gibson built […]

Margaret Gregg

(n.d.) New Generation, 1967 collage, 36 x 48.25 x 1.5 inches, 80.106A I work primarily with textiles and produce constructions …a painterly approach with textiles …multimedia …involving silk screen and other assemblages…products are wall hangings, quilts, clothing, and greetings cards.  – Gregg Artist and social activist, Gregg (formerly Sister Mary Ruth) received her B.S. degree […]

Gerda (Spurey) Gruber

(b. 1940) born in Bratislava, Slovakia, lives and works in Yucatán, Mexico Untitled, 1971 clay Gerda Gruber studied ceramics at the College of Applied Arts in Vienna from 1957 to 1962, and right after graduating she married fellow Austrian ceramicist Kurt Spurey. Together they founded a studio with college friends Iris Brandel and Elisabeth Schaffner, […]