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Thompson Gallery

  • Craft to Art Series: Mosaics

    GALLERY: Thompson Gallery
    ARTIST(S): Various
    ON DISPLAY: September 18, 2021
    THROUGH: December 23, 2021
    MEDIUM(S): Mosaics
    GUEST CURATOR(S): Paula Smith

    Mosaic: A picture or pattern produced by arranging together small colored pieces of hard materials such as stone, tile, or glass. It is a name of English origin meaning pattern of pieces. A combination of many different parts forming one thing.

  • Craft to Art Series: Tapping into Tone

    GALLERY: Thompson Gallery
    ARTIST(S): Various
    ON DISPLAY: September 24, 2022
    THROUGH: December 23, 2022
    MEDIUM(S): Musical Instruments

    Our fifth installment in our Craft to Art series covers Musical Instruments and their history of use, importance in defining regional culture, material construction, and evolution of design in Southern Appalachia.

  • form•ative

    GALLERY: Thompson Gallery
    ON DISPLAY: April 16, 2022
    THROUGH: July 16, 2022
    MEDIUM(S): Metal, Sculpture
    GUEST CURATOR(S): Frankie Flood + Elizabeth Walton

     

    form

    noun, the visible shape or configuration of something.

    verb, bring together parts or combine to create (something).

    formative

    adjective, serving to form something, especially having a profound and lasting influence on a person's development.

  • Members Challenge: Place

    GALLERY: Thompson Gallery
    ARTIST(S): Various
    ON DISPLAY: July 30, 2022
    THROUGH: September 10, 2022
    MEDIUM(S): Various

    The Bascom presents our 6th annual juried Member Challenge: PLACE, an exhibit in our Thompson Gallery. As makers and creators, human beings experience the world as both a place given to them and as a place they can mark, shape, and mold. The places that become homes to us offer familiarity, comfort, and even companionship. Join The Bascom in embracing PLACE as our annual theme for 2022. 

  • W.R.A.P. Appalachian Intersection

    GALLERY: Thompson Gallery
    ARTIST(S): Colin Dawson
    ON DISPLAY: January 11, 2022
    THROUGH: April 2, 2022
    MEDIUM(S): Multimedia

    The Bascom Winter Resident Artist Program, better known as the W.R.A.P., calls on Students or Faculty from the surrounding universities to submit site-specific installation proposals for The Bascom’s unique and beautiful Thompson Gallery.

  • W.R.A.P. Kyle Kelsey

    GALLERY: Thompson Gallery
    ARTIST(S): Kyle Kelsey
    ON DISPLAY: January 12, 2021
    THROUGH: March 20, 2021
    MEDIUM(S): Various

    The Bascom Winter Resident Artist Program, better known as the W.R.A.P., calls on Students or Faculty from the surrounding universities to submit site-specific installation proposals for The Bascom’s unique and beautiful Thompson Gallery.

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