Tennessee Alumnus

Alumnus Mailbag

The work of North Carolina artist Angelique Droessaert, who is a two-time UT Knoxville alumna, will be on exhibit at Agora Gallery in New York City. The artwork is part of an exhibit called Modalities of Expression and will run Oct. 10-Oct. 30. Droessaert earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in French at UT Knoxville.

Here’s what a press release from the gallery says about Droessaert: “The heady digital images of Angélique Droessaert take the beauty of the natural world to new, unexpected creative heights. Droessaert photographs nature in a most intimate and complex way. She then uses her artistic vision to further develop organic patterns and light reflections, focusing on the beauty of the minute details that in a normal photograph remain subsumed or invisible. The details become the subject. The artist translates the energy captured by her digital camera into a way of seeing and experiencing the world. The form disappears, revealing pure spirit in a wide spectrum of fractured light. She completely upends the realistic palette, and sometimes even flips the tones to negatives, working with a variety of tools to craft images that extrapolate hidden energies and vibrations from the landscape, triggering magical visions and invoking emotional responses.” If you would like to learn more, visit the event website.

We also received an email from Bruce Colbert (Knoxville ’70), who recently published a new short story collection called A Tree on a Rift. There are 13 stories in the book, which is published by Lummox Press and available on Amazon.

In other news, Quorum Health Resources in Brentwood announces that the company’s new president and CEO is UT Knoxville alumnus C.E. “Mickey” Bilbrey. Bilbrey is former CEO of UT Medical Center. He came to campus a few years ago to talk about health care economics. Quorum Health Resources provides management and consulting services to hospitals in 38 states in the U.S.

Another UT graduate has been named to the Super Lawyers list. Scott Rose, of Jackson Walker LLP in Texas, made the 2014 Super Lawyers list by Thomson Reuters.