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Billy George

Billy George
Memories, installation, up-cycled stitched tea bags, 5.5' x 4'
September 10, 2013 - December 1, 2013
Art Case, C Meeter-Greeter Lounge
Billy George grew up in Appalachian Tennessee, the heart of the Upper-Cumberland. He recently finished his second degree focused in textiles from the Appalachian Center for Craft in Smithville, Tenn., which is associated with Tennessee Tech University. During his life, he has never met a stranger and is truly blessed to have had the opportunity to travel. George values the people whose paths he crosses and the impact of their lives on his. The visual making of memories happens as George goes to local coffee shops to reflect and read.

About Pause...and Reflect
The exhibit Pause...and Reflect is about personal moments in time and events in life that have had an effect and made George who he is today. Those specific memories are portrayed by the art he creates using up-cycled tea bags, stitching, paper raffia and words and phrases of importance. George states, “Remember, I may not be able to change the past, but maybe I can influence the future with my art. Perhaps I can effect the memories you hold onto and take with you to the next step in your life’s journey.”

Arts at the Airport receives funding for the visual arts from the Metropolitan Nashville Airport Authority (MNAA) and the Tennessee Arts Commission (TAC). The Flying Solo Exhibition Series is funded under an agreement with TAC. For more information about Arts at the Airport, please call (615) 275-1614 or send email to