The Framemaker proudly presents new work by James (Jim) Diehr. This exhibit is part of Clarksville’s First Thursday Art Walk on May 3, 2018. An opening reception will be held from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. The exhibit will remain on display at the Framemaker throughout the month of May during normal business hours (Mon. through Fri. 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.)
James (Jim) Diehr has created art for more than 50 years. He is Professor Emeritus at Austin Peay State University (APSU). Dierhr earned a Bachelor of Fine Art in Studio Art and both a Master of Science and a Doctorate in Education. He has taught sculpture, pottery, drawing and product design. His work has been exhibited regionally, nationally and internationally. In Kansas and Tennessee, Diehr held positions as Professor, Chair of Art, Dean of Arts and Letters, and Director of the APSU Center for Creative Arts. Internationally, Diehr was a Fulbright Scholar at Nottingham University, England, and Guest Lecturer in Lin Fen University, China. He presently works most days in his studio near Clarksville, Tenn.
Diehr states, “My artwork is intended to communicate ideas and stories about the human experience. I work in two and three dimensional media. My paintings are accomplished with mixed media and transparent watercolor. Sculptures are created in various media, but primarily in wood, alabaster, stone and ceramic. I hope that the viewer of my work looks for the symbolism that supports the meaning of my work. It is my goal to have a meaningful conversation with the viewer.”