JULY - Dale Armstrong

This Month our Monthly Featured Artist is Dale “Cougar” Armstrong.  She is a die-hard rockhound, lapidary, and a full-time wire jewelry artist, instructor and author; with a background in the fine arts, cloisonné and repoussé prior to making jewelry. With more than 40 years of combined experience, Dale uses absolutely no solder or glue in her traditional wire jewelry designs, and teaches how at jewelry making events around North America, Russia, Ukraine, Switzerland, and Germany. Her award winning work is sold in galleries and gift shops and has appeared in many printed publications. Author of numerous magazine and Internet articles, and the bestselling book, “Wirework: An Illustrated Guide to the Art of Wire Wrapping”, Dale has authored and filmed more than 76 instructional DVDs; has appeared on the PBS broadcast show ‘Beads, Baubles & Jewels’; is a member of the Beadalon Design Team and a representative for Euro Tool. Dale also works as an instructor and live presenter for Jewelry Television’s Jewel School, and is the Education Coordinator for JTV’s Jewel School Institute. Her working lapidary studio ‘Cougar’s Creations’ is located in southeast Tennessee. 

SEPTEMBER- Toneeke Runinwater Henderson

This month's Featured artist is Toneeke Henderson.  Toneeke is a National Award winning artist with published works in 4 books.  Her latest publication can be found in Incite Dreams Realized.  We are happy to highlight this wonderfully talented artist this month.  She works in a variety of mediums ranging from watercolor and mixed media to sculptural works and beyond.  

Toneeke will be with us on Saturday, September 27 teaching an instructional class here at the Museum Center at 5ive Points.  The class will start at 10:00 A.M. and go until 12:00!


The museum will provide all the materials that you will need!

This instructional class will only be $5.00 for museum members and $7.00 for non-members.

AUGUST - Lisa Bell

Lisa Bell  will be at the Museum on  Saturday, August 23rd from 10 A.M. till 12:00 Noon, teaching  a class called Atmospheric Interpretations where she will discuss choosing the best paint for each of at least three different types of atmospheric situations that present themselves in nature. Then you will get to apply what you learn and make a small piece to take home!

This class will start at 10:00 A.M.!

The museum will provide all the materials that you will need!

This instructional class will only be $5.00 for museum members and $7.00 for non-members.

JULY - Blythe Mayfield

 Artist Blythe Mayfield

Artist Blythe Mayfield

For the month of July, we are proud to feature  Blythe Mayfield, one of our 70 talented artists housed in the Museum Store! 

Born and raised in Cleveland, TN Blythe Mayfield graduated from Cleveland High. She attended the University of Indianapolis and studied art therapy. After earning her Bachelor’s degree in Indiana, Blythe traveled to Melbourne, Australia where she obtained her Master’s degree in Art Therapy.

Blythe’s passion for creativity and seeing art as a vehicle for exploring feelings, thoughts, and perceptions about the world around us helps hundreds.  

“I believe art making is a personal process, placing greater value on the experience of creating rather than the aesthetic appeal of the final product.”

Her images prove- through art- we can run away without ever leaving home!

We had a great time with Blythe in the store demonstrating her work!  Those who were here enjoyed seeing her show off her wonderful talent!

Blythe's work includes oil painting and collage pieces.  On Saturday, July 12th we will have Blythe in the Museum Store throughout the day doing demonstrations of her work!  Then she will be back again on Saturday, July 26th at 10:00 A.M. for a class on creative expressions using collage/decoupage.  The class will only be $5.00!  You do not want to miss out on this great opportunity!

Below you will see a small sample of her work.  Come into the Museum Store for more of her most recent work!