If you would like a copy of your photo with Wm. Lee Golden or other photos of the event, you may purchase them from the website as prints or digital downloads. The Goldens have generously asked all money from this event go towards the TN State Museum.
Country music icon William Lee Golden has masterfully painted his way into the historic halls of the Tennessee State Museum. A public art exhibition featuring 23 original pieces rendered by Golden are on display June 3-13, 2010 at the downtown facility (located at 505 Deaderick Street). The exhibit includes celebrated paintings such as “Ozark Mountain Jubilee,” “Monet’s Water Garden,” “Calendar Lane,” and “Grand Tetons.”
Some of the special guests at the art reception included Charlie Pride, Lynn Anderson, Cerrito, Bo Bice, T.G. Sheppard, Kelly Lang, Kathy Ballie, Bill Gaither, Scott Hamilton, Two Foot Fred and many more. The Oak Ridge Boys joined Golden for an intimate performance, singing several fan favorites.
Golden is critically acclaimed for his captivating paintings which feature rich natural landscape images. The singer’s artistic expressions are drawn from his extensive world travels and deep passion for photography. Many of his pieces are created while on the road during Oak Ridge Boys concert tours. William Lee Golden uses a skillful technique that brilliantly infuses color and light.
The legendary artist’s work has been exhibited in galleries, museums, and wineries across the U.S. His paintings can also be found among private collections. Golden’s unique ability to balance a dual career of performing and painting is well recognized in the world of art. “William Lee Golden uses the medium of paint on canvas while traveling as an outlet for his natural creativity. In recent years, the art of painting has become his second passion. Like acclaimed folk artist Grandma Moses, Golden has no formal artistic training and began painting later in life, which has certainly not deterred collectors interested in acquiring his work,” says Tennessee State Museum Executive Director Lois Riggins-Ezell.
Golden, the renowned Mountain Man, says being selected for the exhibit is truly humbling. “Having the opportunity to show my entire collection of paintings at the museum is the greatest honor I’ve received since becoming a painter 8 years ago. I have a great love for the state of Tennessee and its people. I’m grateful to Lois Riggins-Ezell and her staff for selecting my artwork,” says the award-winning singer.
In honor of the Tennessee State Museum exhibit, one of Golden’s most popular paintings, “Bush Garden” will be on loan from the George Bush Presidential Library & Museum where the piece was recently chosen as part of the facility’s prestigious permanent collection. The painting depicts the vivid garden at the Kennebunkport estate of former President George and First Lady Barbara Bush. ”The Presidential Library Foundation is proud to have received the generous gift by William Lee Golden of the original painting. His inspiration of robust and colorful wildflowers, highlighted by the great American flag flown on Walker’s Point in Maine purveys a beautiful statement of calmness and serenity. His friendship, generosity and artistic talent are greatly appreciated and will be seen by thousands of visitors from around the world,” says Foundation official Bicker Cain.
For more information on the extraordinary life of Mr. Golden, please visit: www.williamleegolden.com