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Richard Jolley and Tommie Rush: The Art of Glass
August 9, 2013 - November 10, 2013
This exhibition featured sculpture by two of the leading contemporary glass artists in the country, husband and wife Richard Jolley and Tommie Rush. Jolley studied under Michael Taylor, first at Tusculum College and later at George Peabody College, where he earned his BFA degree in 1974. He pursued further study at the Penland School of Crafts. Tommie Rush earned her BFA degree at the University of Tennessee and has also studied at the Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts. Their work is in major public, private, and corporate collections, and in 2011, the Mobile Museum of Art in Mobile, Alabama, organized a joint retrospective exhibition of their work. They live in Knoxville, Tennessee.