Nov. 12: Edie Maney, Painting

Art: Up Close & Personal
Edie Maney

  shares her career path in abstract art

Monday, November 12, 6 - 7:30 pm

Sponsored by

County Public Library
(main conference room)
1314 Columbia Pike, Franklin, TN 37064

 In it's fourth year, the Arts Council is proud to present this evening series for 2012.
Some of the mos
t renowned local artists will share an up-close and personal glimpse into their lives and their work. This educational and entertaining series is of no charge and open to the public. Refreshments sponsored by Whole Foods.            

Maney explains her approach to her art, "The language of color is profound in my exploration of the painting process. I consider myself an Abstract Expressionist. It is color that determines the shape, motion and texture in the
design and composition of my work. Emotional expression and meditation are the directive elements of my style. I experience my passion for life through my paintings."

Maney elaborates on her style, "I create sensually bold and commanding works with acrylics and mixed media on canvas, paper and wood. By using plastic, scrapers and printmaking brayers, in addition to brushes and palette knives, I am able to begin in a chaotic style before developing my focal point. Working with the canvas on the floor adds to the strength of my paintings by giving me the freedom to continue working visually around the canvas."  She continues, "My work is nonobjective and abstract with figures depending on the mood that carries my thought process. My intention is to invite the viewer to become lost in my paintings, like a journey, feeling emotions of pleasure, playfulness and drama."

Maney's artwork has been acquired for various corporate and institutional collections including St. Thomas Heart Institute, Vanderbilt Medical Center, Trans Financial Center, CAO Cigars International Inc., Essent Healthcare, Pinnacle Financial, Burr and Forman LLP, and Harwell, Howard, Hyne, Gabbert & Manner PC in Nashville, Tenn.; Gaylord Entertainment Corp in Washington, D.C.; LBMC Employee Services and Pride Brokerage Services in Brentwood, Tenn.; Murfreesboro City Hall and First Corporate Fleet in Murfreesboro, Tenn.; Manufacturing Sciences, Oak Ridge, Tenn.; Post Properties, Atlanta, Ga.; and Quintess, Catch the Dream in New York., N.Y. Her art is represented through gallery associations with The Arts Company in Nashville; River Gallery in Chattanooga, Tenn.; and Fine Arts Management in Orlando, Fla.

Her creations have appeared in numerous solo exhibitions including, most recently, "Australia/New Zealand on My Mind and Then Some" at the University Club of Nashville
at Vanderbilt in 2012; "New Paintings" at Auld Alliance Gallery in 2010; and "Figure Paintings" at Sarratt Gallery in Vanderbilt University, and "Not By Chance" at Leu Gallery in Belmont University in 2009. She was invited to various group exhibitions including, most recently, "Exploration" at River Gallery, Chattanooga, and "Vessels and Visions" at Centennial Art Center in Nashville, both in 2011; "Modern Girls" at Custom House Museum, Clarksville, Tenn., in 2010; and All That Jazz at River Gallery in Chattanooga in 2007. She received cash awards for her art at the Tennessee Watercolor Society's show at Chattanooga State Community College in 2010, and Tennessee Art League's show at the Central South Art Exhibition in Nashville in 2009.

Originally from Murfreesboro, Maney studied for two years toward a bachelor of liberal arts, social work, at the University of Georgia, Athens, Ga. Since 1988, she has pursued art classes and workshops at various artists' studios, museums and universities. She is a member of the Tennessee Art League, serving as a board member from 2007 to 2011; Nashville Artists Guild; and Tennessee Watercolor Society, serving as regional director from 1992 to 1994. For more information on Maney, please visit her website at


Come mingle with some of the notable artists from our area and beyond.
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

January: series resumes in February

February 13: Alf Sharp, Woodworker/Furniture Maker
March 12: Paul Harmon, Painter
April 9: Chery Cratty, Fiber and Pulp Painting
May 14: Mildred Jarrett, Painting

Series resumes in September

September 24: Lena Arice Lucas, Ceramics, Painting and Music

 October 8: Dale Crawford, Illustrator, fine art painter, portrait artist
November 12: Edie Maney, Painter

The series is free and open to the public.
Light refreshments will be served.

For more information, call 428-3845 or email