Mason House Gallery
HIstory and current show
Due to COVID-19 Mason House Gallery is currently presenting exhibits ONLINE in slideshow format
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The Mason House, at the corner of Depot and Main Streets, was constructed in 1889 by David P. Mason, Sr. Between the Mason House and businesses along Depot street was an alley that provided access from Depot Street to the rear of the Grand Central Hotel (currently the General Morgan Inn). In the early 1980's, renovation began that incorporated the two hotels and the alley. Since the renovation, the "alley" has been adapted for use as an art gallery, becoming the Mason House Gallery. Monthly art exhibits are sponsored by the Greeneville Arts Council and the General Morgan Inn.
For information about exhibition or exhibits
contact Til Green, director of exhibitions 423-329-5366.
ABOUT THE september 2020 ARTIST
Katherine Bennett was born into a family of artists, but has always considered herself more of an “art appreciator” than true artist. With a background in political science and journalism (Wheaton College B.A. 1996), she did not begin to paint regularly until 2008. What began as a hobby quickly grew into a passion, and Bennett trained under William St George, Dianne Paranelli Miller, and Vincent Crotty. Color and texture figure heavily into Bennett’s work, and her style has evolved away from being strictly representational. The goal is to evoke the energy of a landscape in the visual experience of the viewer. Bennett’s recent landscapes include images of the ocean during the coronavirus lockdown. “The water was different- more restless- even as the world seemed to have gone quiet”, she remarked. Drawing inspiration from American Impressionist Childe Hassam, Bennett also enjoys the work of William Glackens, George Bellows and her first mentor, William St George. All share a love for bold color and texture. Bennett continues to see herself as an art appreciator as she builds her own collection, and is drawn to work that depicts light in unexpected ways. “When in doubt, I choose work that makes me feel inspired.”
2020 Exhibits scheduled in the Mason House Gallery:
January- Vintage photo prints of Greeneville up for auction
February- Amy Saxonmeyer
March- David June
April- Greene County High School Art Exhibit Now Online
May- Greeneville High School Senior Perspective Now Online
June- Show Cancelled Due to COVID-19
July- Parker Bunch Cancelled Due to covid-19
August- Eliza Coral Cancelled in gallery / Online only
September- Katherine Allen Bennett Cancelled in Gallery / Online Only
December - TBA