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The artwork of Ann Smotherman, a Motlow College instructor and native of McMinnville, is featured until June at the Magness Library on Main Street in McMinnville.
The show, entitled “Garden Inspirations,” includes over 40 paintings in oil and watercolor in addition to some limited edition prints.
Smotherman has been an instructor at the Moore County campus for over 20 years and is currently teaching art appreciation classes at the McMinnville Center as well as the main campus.
Art and a garden theme is consistent in her life as she formerly owned a business on the square in Lynchburg called Country by Nature where she sold garden accent items and her artwork.
“The show reflects a love of gardening and flowers,” said Smotherman. “Still life is a favorite subject featuring flowers from my yard and scenes of the fish pond that were painted in the backyard. I consider the show to be portraits of my flowers, the garden and family in the outdoor setting.”
Smotherman said having the show at the library is very special to her.
“Magness was an important part of my growing up experience in McMinnville. For me it was an impressive and wonderful place and remains so today thanks to wise and devoted leadership.”
The director of the library, Brad Walker said, “We have loved having Ann’s show at the library; her paintings are absolutely beautiful. We’re always looking for local folks to feature their work at Magness.”
The show is open to the public and the library is open six days a week. Monday and Tuesday the library is open until 8 p.m. Some of Smotherman’s prints are for sale and a portion of the sales will benefit the historic library.
Visit the College website www.mscc.edufor additional information about Motlow.