Mars Hall Gallery will celebrate 100 years of the late artist Carl Sublett, (1919-2008), with a retrospective exhibition of his work. Born in Kentucky, Sublett moved to Knoxville after WWll where he painted and taught at the University of Tennessee from 1966 till he retired in 1982. His artistic career was split between Port Clyde, Maine, where his late wife Helen Davis Sublett was from, and Tennessee. Known for his diversity of style in watercolor and oil, Sublett painted for eight decades right up to his death in January 2008. He received countless awards and exhibited throughout the US, Europe and China and is arguably Knoxville’s most successful and prolific artist of the 20th century. Through Sublett’s inspiration and influence, several generations of artists are carrying on his legacy and highly personal artistic expression. “The true value of a man’s art, I believe, does not depend upon the capacity with which it is received by others, but the degree of personal conviction exercised in a lifetime of creating it.” Carl Sublett 1980. The celebration of his art and life runs through Monday, October 14th.
In the main gallery , “Out & About”, a group show featuring paintings by Nancy Baker, Leo Brooks, Jeannette Steele Esposito, Linda Funk, Kris Johnson, Stephen Jonassen, Sharon Larkin, Nat Lewis, Maurice Michel Lode, Greg Mort, Cam Noel, Elaine Reed, Manuel Rincon, Russell Smith, Willian Thon, Ron Weaver and Eleanor Zuccola; black & white photography by Antonia Small; Outsider art by Ian Baird, Bill Nichols, Elaine Niemi, Jimmy Reed and the late Rudy Rotter and mixed media sculpture by Bill Cook, Jay Hoagland and Brian Read. A reception for both shows will be held on Friday, August 2nd, from 6-8 p.m.
The gallery also offers a variety of quality crafts including decoupage by Davene Fahy, handmade jewelry by Nance Trueworthy, 3-D stained glass, mosaics and pottery by Dona Bergen as well as books, mixed-media cards, 1960’s & 70’s Rock posters and a variety of antiques and collectibles.
Gallery hours are 10-5, Wed. thru Sun. through Labor Day. Labor Day thru Mon., October 14th, 10-4, Fri. thru Sun. or by appointment. Mars Hall Gallery is located 12.7 miles from down the beautiful St. George peninsula at 621 Port Clyde Rd./Rt. 131S in Martinsville. For more information call 207-372-9996 or visit www.marshallgallery.net.