WCTE to hold reception for local artist exhibits

COOKEVILLE – WCTE Upper Cumberland PBS will hold an opening reception on Friday, May 18,  from 5 p.m. – 8 p.m. to honor and welcome Patricia Stephenson, who is the featured artist in WCTE’s revolving exhibition space at 229 E. Broad St through June 30. 

Stephenson, who is originally from Jackson County and later resided in Overton County, will be on hand to discuss her paintings, writings and the processes involved in the creation of both. Her works depict the early days in Appalachia and show just how much things have changed over the years.

“I remember a simpler way of life when my grandparents lived off the land by farming,” said Stephenson. “I hope that people enjoy the stories and memories that my paintings and photographs tell.”

Stephenson is also a writer, whose poetry was featured within a five-part anthology titled, On Viewless Wings. Additionally, she self-published a book of her poems titled Just Another Day and is currently working on a book of short stories as well.  

Stephenson’s exhibit will be on display through June 30. Lobby hours are Monday through Friday, 9 p.m. – 3 p.m. For more information call WCTE at (931) 528-2222.

 WCTE has served the Upper Cumberland for more than 39 years as the regions premier storyteller and is the only television station in a 75-mile radius of Cookeville, TN., making it a strategic partner with education, health services, government, arts and music.

WCTE is owned and operated by the Upper Cumberland Broadcast Council and is one of only 350 PBS affiliates nationwide.

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