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HARROGATE, Tenn. — Lincoln Memorial University (LMU) will welcome Atlanta based artist Jennifer de Miguel Friedman July 7-11 for a workshop entitled “Painting the Rural.”

Friedman will teach the techniques she uses to create her oil paintings. The cost of the workshop is $400 and includes meals, housing and all supplies. The non-residential fee is $300.

Her exhibit “Painting the Rural: Oils by Jennifer de Miguel Friedman” is currently on display of the gallery space of the Cumberland Gap Arts Studio, located at 703 Brooklyn Street.

Friedman’s work contains elements of post-impressionism and expressionism. Her primary mediums are acrylic and oil on canvas, but she also paints on vintage ceiling tin. Most of her paintings are created with a palette knife but she has begun incorporating more brushwork into her paintings. Her work can be seen in metro Atlanta galleries and at the many art festivals she participates in each year.

The daughter of Cuban political refugees who came to the United States in the early 1960s, Friedman’s art has been strongly influenced by the energy and passion of the Cuban culture. She studied art with private instructors as a child and took some painting courses as an adult but considers herself to be primarily self-taught.

Friedman graduated from the University of Georgia with a bachelor of arts degree in English with the intention of teaching literature. However, she worked in the corporate world and as a Music Together instructor until deciding to stay home with her children full time.

Her appreciation for art was always on her mind and in her heart. When her youngest son went off to kindergarten, she seized a golden opportunity to concentrate on her frustrated passion for art.

To register, contact Arts in the Gap Director Darnell Arnoult at 423-869-7074 or 615-715-3956.

AITG includes stand-alone events as well as residential experiences and camps. Based primarily in LMU’s Center for the Arts in Cumberland Gap, Tenn., and on the LMU main campus in Harrogate, Tenn., the program will bring a wide range of arts experience to the region. AITG programming will run through July.

A full schedule, including links to registration pages, can be found at www.LMUnet.edu/artsinthegap .

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