Crossville Chronicle, Crossville, TN


August 8, 2013

Looney exhibition kicks off Sunday

New paintings by Upper Cumberland artist Lynne Looney will be on display at the Stagecoach Place Café from Aug. 11 through the month of September. Opening reception is Sunday, Aug. 11, from 3 to 4:30 p.m. where visitors can sample the fine food offered by the Stagecoach Place Café as well as personally meet the artist.

Cumberland County residents and visitors may remember Ms Looney’s exhibit at the Art Circle Public Library in October 2012 which consisted of expressive abstracts and colorful florals.

“For this show, along with my customary paintings, I am including a number of landscapes from sketches I have made in the region over the past several years. My typical mural work is very illustrative and that style carries over to my landscape paintings….quite a contrast to my abstracts,” muses Looney. “The challenge is to capture the feeling when I see a scene or far away vista and put it on canvas and get you, the viewer, to experience it with me.”

Looney received her BFA in painting from the Instituto Allende, in San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, Mexico. Her professional studio is currently located in Cookeville. Examples of Looney’s mural work can be seen locally on the wall of the Crossville Model Railroad Club at the Outlet Mall in Crossville and the ladies restroom at the Shanks Art Center. Lynne Looney, who has exhibited at the Shanks Center since it opened two years ago, is also slated to exhibit in the main gallery with fellow artist Linda Tucker from Grimsley, TN in November. To follow updates, photos and commentaries on these and other shows, installations, and projects by Lynne Looney check out her Facebook fan page at “Lynne Looney Studios” or visit her website at

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