The Bascom’s Pop-up Series
2021 Pop-Up Series at The Bascom brings new artists to the plateau
Since 2018, The Bascom has offered local and regional artists an opportunity to tell a larger narrative, explore new artistic concepts, and introduce a body of work to members and guests of the visual arts center through their Pop-Up Series. Selected artists’ work will be displayed in the Greehey Atrium for sale over an eight-week period.
This year’s Pop-Up Series welcomes several new artists to The Bascom whose work has gained regional and international attention.
Amanda Hope Cook was born in Nashville, Tennessee. Her representational oil paintings depict landmark neon signs during various times of day, seasons, and weather. When she is not painting neon signs in oil paint, she paints studies of landscapes and still life in various mediums.
Brad Sells has carved a world-class career from rough timber. Brad’s work is an experiment in form and aesthetic. His process is hard and all consuming, like tending a crop. Brad sculpts and carves masterpieces from humble trees in his studio in Cookeville, Tennessee.
Deneece Harrell is a contemporary ceramic artist working to create conversation of beauty in resilience sculpture in porcelain and gold leaf. Deneece draws inspiration from the organic layering of stone, the movement and fracturing displayed in the exposed place in the mountains. She lives and works in her private studio in Highlands, NC.
Fen Rascoe is an American Impressionist from Windsor, North Carolina. His goal as an artist is to transform an everyday subject into an extraordinary visual experience that allows the viewer to reconnect with a familiar scene, figure or object. Fen strives to simplify the subject into an uncomplicated three-dimensional artistic tale that allows the viewer to jump in rather than just look.
Part of our commitment to artist-entrepreneurs is to create opportunities for our community to learn more about their unique artistic styles and journeys. Join us at The Bascom from May through December for the Pop-Up Series and a chance to see this and other artists’ work up close.