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Members of the Art Guild

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Collette Freiberger

Pottery, Jewelry

Collette Freiberger makes unique jewelry out of pottery, found items and glass.  She also makes fossil replicas and loves to make pottery that looks antique.  Her latest pottery adventure is to make megalodon teeth and raptor claws out of pottery.  She makes her own designs and explores something new each year.  She is also a fine arts major at the local college. 

Jerry Freiberger

Metal Scrulture

Jerry Freiberger makes sculptures and wall hangings out of recycled keys.  He specializes in guitars and horses, but he has a huge range of talents and makes all sorts of animals.  Jerry is a self-taught artist and he is also a professional locksmith. 

To view some samples of his work go to his company website SumnerLockandKeyGallatin.com and go to the section labeled Key Art. 

Lynne Frichtl

Glass Art

I’ve been working with glass for the past 20 years. My designs are organic with a strong connection to the outdoors. I hand-score each piece of glass you see in my artwork (not a machine or drill) that breaks the glass into the piece needed for my design. For thinner glass, I use a torch to create additional textures and shapes. The glass is then fired in my kiln several times to achieve a 3-D effect.  Temperatures at each firing range from 1250-1500 degrees. My artwork is not reproducible, therefore providing my patrons with a “one of a kind” composition. 

For more information on how I create my glass art please check out TennesseeGlassArt.com

Lynn Frichtl

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Jerry Grubbs

Painting

Jerry Grubbs is a native Tennessean who currently lives in Hendersonville.  Although primarily self-taught, Jerry has taken classes and workshops with Igor Babailov, Mary Miller Veazey, Annie Tagg, Roger Dale Brown, Rebecca Neef, Kevin Menck, and Susan Blackwood.  

Jerry’s work is in private collections in Middle Tennessee, Kentucky, Illinois, and Texas.  He has had works in a number of galleries in Nashville and Franklin, Kentucky.   His work has been featured in a one-person show at Towne Centre Gallery in Brentwood.

His work has been exhibited in various businesses in Hendersonville and Nashville, and featured in a number of art shows for charity events.

Jerry has taught beginning oil painting at Studio G in Hendersonville and for the Hendersonville Arts Council.

He is a member of The Nashville Artist Guild and The Art Guild of Sumner County. 

jerry.grubbs14@gmail.com

www.jerrygrubbsfineart.com

615-804-6726

Jerry Grubbs

Michael Gustafson

Photography

When I was in the Navy I bought my first 35mm camera. I had no idea that I would make photography a profession. It only took a couple of rolls before I caught the camera bug. After my enlistment, I moved to Colorado, and majored in Photography at the Community College of Denver where I earned my Associates degree. It has been over 30 years now with this addiction, and I still enjoy being a photographer.

As a professional, I have made a living in commercial photography producing catalogs and brochures, along with creating portraits and photographing weddings. I also offer photography workshops covering landscapes and nature, and classes on how to operate the camera.

I have discovered that for me there are basically 2 types of photography. The first type is where I set up the scene and arrange the composition, and then bring in the lights to define the shape of the subject and to create the mood. I call this “Building the Image”.

The second type (and certainly not second in importance) involves exploring the outside world and capturing the image in the light that God provides. I call this “Discovering the Image”. Most of my time is spent as a Builder, but my passion is to be a Discoverer. .

Most of the images that I have in the Studio Tour are from my times of discovery. I enjoy my time out in God’s creation. I search with my camera for the beauty of what lies ahead of me. This is a time of fellowship that I have with my Creator. It is a time of praise and joy. It is a time of peace and therapy for my mind and soul. It is during these times that I feel the most alive. Even the trees seem to raise their arms in praise to their Maker. I follow the path before me, all of my senses focus on discovery. Quietly, I walk in the light of the Master.

Mike Gustafson

Wendy Gustafson

Pottery

Wendy discovered pottery while working at Silver Dollar City in Branson, Mo.  Intrigued with clay and the pottery process she wanted to pursue the Art.  Since there was no internet yet to purchase a potter’s wheel, Wendy and her father built one.
Her father found a pottery student Gerry Norton who was attending Alfred University Ceramic School in upstate NY. Gerry was a glaze chemistry major and worked with Wendy in the Summers teaching her wheel throwing and glazing techniques. Soon Wendy began teaching at Rockland Center for the Arts in Nyack NY. 
 
Wendy has attended the Appalachian Center for Craft and studied with McKenzie Smith. In 2007 Wendy and her husband started Woodland Gallery in Hendersonville TN.

Today Wendy teaches pottery classes and workshops.  She resides with her husband and has two children, and 3 grandchildren. 
Wendy Gustafson demo pottery wheel

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Kathleen Haynes

Painting

Kathleen Haynes began studying watercolor in her 60s.  Since none of her education was in the arts, she expected a serious challenge, which it was.  Turns out, it was a perfect fit for her – unpredictable, sloppy, a mind of its own.   This artist works in her home studio in Hendersonville.  But whenever it’s feasible, she heads outdoors to paint on site, with bugs, weather, and all.    Kathleen is a native of Sumner County, where her roots go back for generations.  She gives of her time and her artwork to benefit local historic sites and to preserve natural habitats.

Kathleen Haynes

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