The Framemaker 705 North Second Street, Suite B, Clarksville, TN 37040 – – 931.647.8290 – – www.theframemakerclarksville.com For over two decades, The Framemaker has offered a unique selection of frames and art services to the…
705 North Second Street, Suite B, Clarksville, TN 37040 – – 931.647.8290 – – www.theframemakerclarksville.com
For over two decades, The Framemaker has offered a unique selection of frames and art services to the Middle Tennessee area.
New Work by Tracy Bettencourt
The Framemaker proudly presents new work by artist Tracy Bettencourt This exhibit is part of Clarksville’s First Thursday Art Walk on August 2, 2018. An opening reception will be held from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. The exhibit will remain on display at the Framemaker throughout the month of August during normal business hours (Mon. through Fri. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.).
Tracy states: “I am blind. I lost my eyesight over twelve years ago and within the past five years began painting using my hands. My life is very structured and I use assistive technology on my I Phone and I Pad to identify colors. The paints I use are textured acrylic and forms of puffy paint. My hands are my eyes and the puffy paint allows me to convey my thoughts and feelings onto canvas using tactile lines. Every day I wake and live in darkness yet with my newfound skill of painting, I am able to share my unique perception of the world around me as well as conveying the unseen beauty of life. My paintings reflect hope, adversity, love, positivity, strength and determination. I put my heart, soul and insight into every piece of artwork. There will always be a mountain to climb yet I strongly feel that no matter what the obstacle, there is light within darkness and therefore there is hope.”
Tracy Bettencourt, artist, advocate for persons with disabilities, motivational speaker and APSU alumni, began to lose her eyesight in her early 30s from an eye disease called Retinitis Pigmentosa. Although the disease has left her blind, the hardships she experienced have not prevented her from living her life to the best of her abilities.
The Framemaker is located at the corner of North Second Street and Georgia Avenue, across from the ClarksvilleAcademy.