Sunday, March 10, 2013
The Art of Community: Janet and Jim Ayers' Collection of Tennessee Art
I'm very honored to have been included in a recent publication called The Art of Community: Janet & Jim Ayers' Collection of Tennessee Art. The Ayers, who own FirstBank, are art supporters, art lovers and art collectors. They decided to create a major corporate art collection to appoint FirstBank's new headquarters in Nashville.
The collection is documented in a wonderful publication, which features the more than 200 works of art in various mediums representing more than 60 artists from Memphis to Mountain City, Tennessee. The Ayers wanted to choose pieces that honor the spirit and character of Tennessee and I'm so thrilled to have been included and have my work featured on the book's cover.
Not only that, my wife Susan, along with Celia Walker, wrote the catalogue for the The Art of Community. You can read some of her thoughts about the project in this article, featured in Nashville Arts Magazine.
The book is available at Parnassus Books and The Arts Company.