June 3 - Aug. 25, 2019 Art Case, A/B Waiting Lounge
Buffy Holton is a retired educator who taught photography and
film-making, as well as developmental reading and writing skills, to hundreds
of Middle Tennessee high school students and adults. Patterns and textures have always been her
most frequent subjects in various mediums. Holton is also an avid gardener who
started working with gourds as a base for design after creating several gourd bird houses. She
currently resides in the woods in rural Lewis County, Tenn., a fascinating and
artistically inspiring experience for someone who grew up in Dallas, Texas, and lived in the heart of
Nashville for most of her life.
Holton states, “Discovering a new pattern, such as the
beautiful turkey tail lichen in the woods, or a bold Polynesian tattoo design
I’ve spotted on the internet, or a random advertising logo at Walmart, gets me doodling and drawing, and then researching
and investigating the ideas, history, science and culture behind the designs.
Fitting a design to the shape, size, color and texture of a gourd is the beginning of a process
of intense focus on that design, which is a kind of meditation.”
Arts at the Airport receives funding for the visual arts from the Metropolitan Nashville Airport Authority (MNAA) and the Tennessee Arts Commission (TAC). The Flying Solo Exhibition Series is funded under an agreement with TAC. For more information about Arts at the Airport, please call (615) 275-1614 or send email to email@example.com.