January 2018 - Jessica Klaaren & Jaime Barks



We are starting the year off strong with TWO Artists of the Month! This month, we have selected Jessica Klaaren and Jaime Barks as our Featured January 2018 Artist of the Month.

Jessica Klaaren of Athens, TN began making jewelry in 2006. Her work features colorful altered metal designs with a fusion of modern and ancient, as well as found objects and artisan made components. Jessica has won several design contests, was a featured designer for Vintaj Natural Brass Company, published and cover-photo in Beads & Trends Magazine, and provided jewelry for celebrity swag bags at both the 2012 Academy Awards and 2013 Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week. To learn more about the creative Jessica Klaaren, visit her website at JessicaKlaaren.com

Jaime Barks is a watercolor and acrylic artist living in Cleveland, TN. Her style is imaginative and colorful. Barks created a public mural in Cleveland in 2014, has taught multiple classes and workshops in the region, as well as being involved in growing and promoting the visual arts in her community through development of the Cleveland Arts Center. To learn more about the talented Jaime Barks, visit her website at JaimeBarks.com

Both Jaime and Jessica will be teaching classes this month as part of the Tennessee Artist Series sponsored by The First Tennessee Foundation. Both highly anticipated classes have been sold out in advance! 

Come to the Museum Store to check out their work and support local artists. All artwork by Jaime Barks is 10% the entire month of January. Museum Members receive an additional 10% off the entire store. The Museum Store is open Tuesday-Friday 10am to 5pm & Saturday 10am to 3pm. 

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