An exhibition of paintings by MTSU's Dr. William Leggett and Murfreesboro photographers Vicky Taub and Sally Wright opens in City Hall's Rotunda Gallery, Tuesday, May 5, 2015. Sponsored by the City Hall Art Committee a reception for the artists is planned for Friday, May 8, 4:30-6 p.m., with the exhibit remaining in place through Friday, June 12.
Will Leggett, an associate professor with the MTSU Department of Sociology and Anthropology has expertise in a number of areas including economic and urban anthropology, Southeast Asia, and globalization. In 2013 he authored, The Flexible Imagination: At Work in the Transnational Corporate Offices of Jakarta, Indonesia, a behind-the-scenes ethnography examining the social interactions between individuals from different cultural and national backgrounds working together in some of Southeast Asia's most notorious Fortune 500 corporations. No less talented with fine art Leggett is a gifted painter of diverse subjects including cityscapes, portraits, and landscapes that are dynamic, colorful and constructed in a style that speak of interpretation of subject over feigned realism.
Vicky Tubb moved to Murfreesboro in 2007 from her native Nashville. Picking up the camera from her husband shortly thereafter, Tubb's photography focuses on the variety found in wildlife and nature. Of her work she states, "I am amazed that God uses a camera lens to show me a world that has always been there but I had not seen. Even though I have been battling cancer for the past six months, I continue to take photos because no healing center can compare to the healing beauty found in nature."
Like Taub, Sally Wright works as a message therapist having earned her degree after a late 1992 move to Murfreesboro. With her husband she also breeds spotted Saddle Horses and when asked to describe her photography she terms it as, "...a rather eclectic collection of subjects, ...There is something about looking through the lens of a camera that makes me 'see' the world we look at every day in a completely new way."
Wright and Tubb's paths crossed many times before they became photography friends. Twenty years ago they went to the same massage school and reconnected fifteen years later, when their mothers became roommates in the same assisted living facility. Both practice their therapy skills at Murfreesboro's Synergy Bodyworks. Sally's passion in photography was rekindled when Vicky brought her camera on a girl's trip to the beach!
To see the work of these three fine artists visit the Rotunda Gallery in Murfreesboro's City Hall at 111 W Main Street. Exhibits and receptions are free and open to the public. Hours: 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday, closing only for observed holidays.