The Art Gallery at Oak Ridge Unitarian Universalist Church will present an exhibit of paintings and photographs by Terri Swaggerty, opening Sunday, July 7, at 12:30 p.m. with a reception and gallery talk.
Terri Swaggerty worked as a sidewalk portrait artist at the World’s Fair, Expo ’82. She then became self-employed as a professional retouch artist (pre computer era), specializing in photo restoration and hand coloring. She received state and national awards as well as the Tennessee Artisan Degree from the TPPA in 1998. She fell naturally into wedding and portrait photography and soon received 1st place awards in both Wedding and Portrait categories from the TPPA. Terri still works part time as a Wedding and Portrait photographer, and also shoots Fine Art Photography. In 2013 she decided to pursue a lifelong dream to immerse herself in Art and develop her painting skills. Terri has shown locally at TVUUC, The Tomato Head Restaurant, the Landing House, Post Modern Spirits, and Artemis Gallery in Apalachicola Florida. Terri is currently a member of the Art Market Gallery in downtown Knoxville.
The exhibit will continue through August 2. The gallery and church, located at 809 Oak Ridge Turnpike, are open to the public 10:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Sundays.