From Bailey Earith, Bailey Fiber Art Studio —
Mixed media fiber artist, Bailey Earith, worked with a group of special education high school and college students on a three week art internship program. These art majors learned how to work as a team to create a corporate art installation for Visit Knoxville. Students created the artwork at Bailey Fiber Art Studio in Farragut, TN under the direction of Earith. The work was then installed in Visit Knoxville’s office and unveiled on Wednesday, Dec. 16. The finished work will be displayed temporarily in March at the Legislative Plaza in Nashville. Afterwards, the art piece will return to Visit Knoxville for the enjoyment of visitors and staff.
This project is sponsored by VSA TN, which provides accessible art opportunities to students with disabilities, through a grant from TN Arts Commission. Students with special needs furthered their education by exploring new art forms and learning what’s involved with creating a commissioned art piece for a client.
Bailey Earith is a mixed media fiber artist and teaching artist based in Knoxville, TN. Using her occupational therapy skills, she specializes in teaching academics through art to children with disabilities. Earth has art work in collections around the world, and has been published extensively in magazines and books for her innovative work in the studio and as an artist-in-residence. She is a VSA artist and TN Arts Commission artist roster member.