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Tom Rice: Endurance in Form

November 2, 2017 Through January 7, 2018

Tom Rice 1c webThis exhibition is a retrospective of Tom Rice’s long career as a sculptor, and features works done in stone, wood, and ceramic. Tom works with a range of media including limestone, wood and clay. He recycles the stone from torn-down buildings, stone mills, and even discarded tombstones. Found objects often appear in his sculptures. 

Born in Olympia, Washington, Tom Rice grew up in Tennessee and Illinois. After graduating with a BS from Austin Peay State University and an MS in Art Education from the University of Tennessee, Tom taught in public schools for 25 years. He continued his art education through a residency with Japanese master potter, Shiro Otani; a Fulbright to the Netherlands and Belgium; an art exchange program in Switzerland; and numerous classes at Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts.

DSC06326Tom’s work has been recognized internationally. His sculptures can be found in private and permanent collections such as Tennessee State Museum, the White House in D.C., Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Austin Peay State University, Cheekwood Museum of Art, Clarksville Public Library, the Customs House Museum & Cultural Center, and the Nashville Airport.

In the Orgain, Bruner & Crouch Galleries

200 South Second St., Clarksville, TN 37040931-648-5780Open: Tuesday Through Sunday • Closed Mondays