Art In The Rotunda

November 13 - January 4

Murfreesboro Art Committee presents

Abstract Art
by Gretchen Adreon

Join us for an artists reception on Friday, December 14th 6-9 p.m. in the Rotunda at CIty Hall.

Artist Statement


Abstract art allows me to express myself without realism implying itself into my thoughts.  All artists creating subjective or abstract art combine the same elements of design and composition that must function simultaneously for the piece to come together and heave balance.  I work with those elements and my own feelings moving back and forth from subconscious expression and conscious compositional awareness.  When complete, all components must have unity.

The inner self reveals what our fundamental character is and who we are.  It speaks the truth.  My painting is a representation of that.  Invisibility to most, is the absence, emptiness, or lack of.  Invisibility can also represent absolute presence maybe not visibly seen but certainly felt and understood.  In my paintings I try to leave open space, a place of freedom.  A space where the thoughts I lay a foundation for can be interpreted and carried on by the viewer or even remain unsaid.  I choose abstraction because it is raw, without boundaries or pretense.  What is not seen or implied is as, or more important than what is seen.  Sometimes the most profound statements are made with the fewest words.  My hope and what I continuously work towards is that my paintings in their simplest form can relay the deepest complexity.

-Gretchen Adreon

Artist Reception

An artists reception will be held on Friday, December 14, 2018, 6:00 - 9:00 p.m., in the Rotunda at City Hall, 111 W. Vine Street. All are welcome and invited to attend this free event. For more information about any of our upcoming events, please follow the Murfreesboro Art Committee on Facebook @RotundaArt.  Additionally, the Rotunda at City Hall is a participating location in the Boro Art Crawl, which occurs in Murfreesboro's downtown on the second Friday of every other month, with many participating venues throughout the downtown; for a map or more information go to

All exhibits in the Rotunda are free and open to the public for viewing between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, except for observed holidays. The Rotunda Gallery of City Hall is located at 111 West Vine Street, Murfreesboro, Tennessee.  For questions about the exhibit contact City Hall: 615-893-5210.