The Dixie is excited to once again have the Ballroom Gallery filled with art! “The Serenity Collection,” a series of abstract landscapes and boat paintings by Vanessa Sharp Multon, will be on display beginning Monday, March 8. The gallery is free and open to the public Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. An upcoming virtual gallery tour and artist talk will be produced and viewable on The Dixie’s website at DixiePAC.net
Vanessa was raised in the small town of Kenton. She grew up in the country surrounded by trees and farmland which helped cultivate her creativity. After receiving a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Middle Tennessee State University, she spent many years working in advertising as a graphic designer.
A few years ago she found her way back to her passion of creating fine art through painting, and she hasn’t stopped since. In her own words, “I always find inspiration in nature, and I especially find my home state of Tennessee captivating. My abstract landscapes and boat paintings are meant to transport viewers to a calm and peaceful place. I strive to leave people with a sense of hope and joy.”
While at MTSU, Vanessa met her husband, Michael Multon, of Huntingdon. Today, they live in Franklin with their two boys. Vanessa was named one of “11 Emerging Contemporary Artists From Nashville to Know” by The Culture Trip. Her paintings have also been featured on an HGTV show. Her artwork is in private collections around the US as well as in the Vanderbilt University Medical Center collection. Her work has been featured in shows and stores throughout Nashville, Franklin, Memphis and Dothan, Alabama. She is also a licensed artist through iCanvas. For information on this exhibit and other upcoming art opportunities at The Dixie, contact Laura DeVille at LDeVille@DixiePAC.net.