Arts lecture at ETSU

LOCATE Arts Lecture by Brian and Carri Jobe

The ETSU Department of Art & Design and Slocumb Galleries in partnership with the Honors College present ‘LOCATE Arts’ on September 22, Thursday, 5:30 p.m., at the Ball Hall Auditorium, ETSU campus. The lecture and exhibitions are organized by ETSU Department of Art & Design faculty for Extended Media and LOCATE Arts advocate Vanessa Mayoraz. The public, especially artist and art organizations are encouraged to view the exhibit and attend the lecture.


The ‘LOCATE Arts’ project is a brainchild of the couple who are both originally from the state, and is aimed to facilitate beneficial connections and promote contemporary art communities in Tennessee. LOCATE Arts serves Tennessee by anchoring and spotlighting the contemporary visual art scenes in each region and fostering a unified statewide art scene. The programs promote art dialogue between the different cities in the state, and between the state and the world.

Brian and Carri Jobe also have solo exhibitions entitled ‘Do You…You, Feel Like I Do’ by Carri Jobe and ‘Hypostyle Low Tide’ by Brian R. Jobe at the Tipton Gallery from September 2 to 22, 2016. They are artists and administrators with art world experience in Tennessee, Texas, and New York. Brian R. Jobe has taught at colleges and universities throughout Tennessee and Texas for 10+ years. He has also worked at the Guggenheim Museum in New York, NY and the Blue Star Contemporary Art Museum in San Antonio, TX. He is a sculptor and exhibits his work nationally. Brian grew up in Memphis, TN. Carolyn Jobe aka Carri  has worked in administration for the Chelsea Music Festival in New York, NY, for Art Crating Inc. in New York, NY and for churches in San Antonio, TX and Knoxville, TN. She is a painter and exhibits her work nationally. Carri grew up in Nashville, TN.

The Tipton Gallery is located at 126 Spring Street, Downtown Johnson City. New Gallery hours are Thursdays and Fridays from 5 to 7 p.m., First Friday receptions from 6 to 8 p.m., and by appointment. For more information, contact Slocumb Galleries’ Director Karlota Contreras-Koterbay via or call/text 423.483.3179 to schedule a visit.  Parking and handicapped access are available. Please visit the ETSU PlanIt Calendar under Exhibitions or for event updates. All events are open to the public free of charge.