CURRENT EXHIBIT: Works of Art by Nancy Cantrell Dender

Posted on Jul 12, 2014

CURRENT EXHIBIT:  Works of Art by Nancy Cantrell Dender

 ~~~ NOW SHOWING ~~~





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Exhibit Reception and Gallery Dedication to be held on

Thursday, August 14th, from 5pm – 7pm. 

Please join us for finger foods and show our appreciation to the family of Nancy Dender. 

This event is open to the public.


      The Etowah Arts Commission is pleased to announce the Nancy Cantrell Dender artwork exhibit is now open!  Featuring over 30 hand-painted items, including china plates, bowls, and vases, this exhibit shows exquisite examples of art produced by the late Nancy Cantrell Dender.


      Nancy Cantrell Dender founded the Etowah Arts Commission in 1977, thereby creating the second rural arts council in Tennessee. She served as the first chairman and remained a key advisor and supporter for over thirty years.  An accomplished artist in own right, Nancy had a special love for china painting and music.  Her interest in the arts began as a child but grew during her time at the University of Tennessee where her studies included craft and theater.


      In addition to the exhibit featuring her work, the gallery of the Etowah Arts Commission has also been renamed in her honor.  The “Nancy Cantrell Dender Gallery” is open from noon until 6:00pm on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday to the public, free of charge. 


      The Etowah Arts Commission, featuring the Nancy Cantrell Dender Gallery, is located at 700 Tennessee Avenue, Etowah, Tennessee, 37331 (next door to the Gem Theater).  The exhibit featuring Nancy Cantrell Dender will remain in the gallery through the middle of September.

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Special thanks to our generous donors and contributors to the exhibit. 

Without their support, this exhibit and gallery dedication would not have been possible:

William Dender, Will Dender, Larry and JoAnn Parker, Burke and Barbara Garwood, Jim and Linda Caldwell, Blair & Parker Attorneys-at-Law, Maxine Harwood, and Helen Haskins.

Thank you so much for your support!