Meets at Rose Center
442 W.2nd N. Street
Morristown, TN 37814
Mike Everidge, Pres.
☛ Latest update-2/19/19;☚
Artists in the local area are represented by MAA the ONLY organization for fine artist of two and three dimensional art
Our program chairman for 2019 is Francis Maynard. It is good for anyone wishing to have good programs to suggest ideas to Francis. The job is a difficult one in that she has to find someone, keep reminding them of the meeting, and sometimes get a cancellation at the last hour. Everyone could suggest and help her. Let's be pro-active and make our meetings informative and entertaining.
Morristown East graduate Jill Stone is painting a Lakeway Area and Tennessee themed murals at Good Ole Days in Merchants Greene.
Where do local high school sports intersect with Tennessee legends like Peyton Manning, Pat Summitt and Phil Fulmer? Well they don't yet, but thanks to one local artist they will soon at Good Ole Days in the Merchants Greene area behind Walmart off West Andrew Johnson Highway. The unique mural is being added at the pickup counter. Morristown East graduate Jill Stone, originally of Whitesburg, is painting both murals. One side features "Mount Legends," a Mount Rushmore type painting within an outline of the state of Tennessee. Manning, University of Tennessee Athletic Director Phillip Fulmer and Summitt grace the front counter as customers come through the door. "I've been painting for 16 years," Stone said as she took a break from work last week. "Instead of Mount Rushmore, this mural is going to be 'Mount Legends.' Peyton Manning, Phil Fulmer, Pat Summitt and Neyland Stadium are going to be in there. Peyton actually rises above the state because he's more countrywide." In the background, the skies and East Tennessee lakes will show around the legends. Smokey, the Big Orange's mascot, is at the right of the state mural. The side counter facing the dining room will have a mural involving Morristown East, Morristown West and Jefferson County high schools. The rivals are Hurricanes, Trojans and Patriots, respectively. "It will be an action depiction with a powerful Hurricane coming in from afar," Stone said. "One area is going to be stronger than the other overall, but it's going to allow viewers to really pull for their teams and basically say 'Yeah, you see, we rock!' The Hurricanes' fans will say 'Look at that Hurricane coming!' It's all about seeing it in a lot of depth and action. It helps make the rivalry a lot of fun." Jeff Myers, one of the partners in Good Old Days is excited to have Stone painting the murals. "When you come into the door near our to-go counter, we had had corkboard things there," Myers said. "When we told her what we wanted, she agreed to do it." Myers thinks the mural will add to the motif of the restaurant. "When you walk in the door, that's the first thing you will see," Myers said. "Our third anniversary was Jan. 13. This fell right in line with it. She is an amazing lady." Stone has a lot of painting experience. She has painted faux finishes in the Sunsphere in Knoxville. She has painted in many restaurants. "I do a lot of walls to make it look it's stone, brick or marble," she said. "I painted a salon a few months ago that was a 48-foot mural of waterfalls and a lake. In the rest of the salon walls, they were painted faux marble. " This is the first mural she has painted in Morristown. "Doing this project means so much more to me because I can see all the people I grew up with come in and out of here," Stone said. "Jeff is more excited than anyone I've ever worked with. He's just so excited about the whole process." "People can come there and see my work," she said. "I'll have a gallery of last 16 years of my work. I'll have demonstrations on how to paint marble columns, faux stone. I paint furniture as well as painting murals."
From a Citizen Tribune Article
This month, we celebrate Evan Sizemore. To see his work,
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