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American farmer exhibit open now in J. Houston Gordon Museum


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MARTIN, Tenn. — The American Farmer traveling art exhibition is open from 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., weekdays, now through Oct. 17, in the University of Tennessee Martin’s J. Houston Gordon Museum, located inside the Paul Meek Library.

The American Farmer exhibit consists of 45 portraits by American photographer Paul Mobley and portrays the geographic and cultural diversity of the American farmer. The portraits are accompanied by anecdotes and memories in the farmers’ own words that convey both the hardships and joys of American farming.

Mobley has traveled from Alaska to Croatia for his various projects. His first book, “American Farmer: Portraits from the Heartland,” was published in 2008 and received the 2009 Western Heritage Award for best photography book from the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum.

The exhibit is free and open to the public. Parking permits for visitors are available at no cost from the Paul Meek Library circulation desk staff.

For more information, contact the J. Houston Gordon Museum at 731-881-7464.


PHOTO ID: Paul Mobley’s exhibit is on display until Oct. 17.

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