An exhibit of work by local artist and MTSU professor Patricia Tenpenny will be on display through Dec. 7 in the first floor rotunda in Murfreesboro City Hall.
The exhibit, entitled “Sacred Geometry,” is Tenpenny’s exploration into what many consider the blueprint of creation, the genesis of all form, an ancient science that explores the patterns that create and unify all things, she explains.
“Viewing and contemplating sacred geometry can help us realize who we really are and abolish our false notion of separateness from nature and from each other” Tenpenny said. “The ancient Greeks believed that the experience of Sacred Geometry was essential to the education of the soul. By contemplating these patterns you are contemplating the origin of all things big and small. By seeing unity and wholeness within Sacred Geometry we can discover the inherent proportion, balance and harmony that exist in all manifest reality, in any situation, and even the circumstances of our day-to-day.
“This principle of interconnectedness, inseparability and union can provide us with a continuous reminder of our relationship and connection to the Omnipresent, the Omnipotent, the Universal One,” she said.
A native of Murfreesboro, Tenpenny graduated from Middle Tennessee State University in 1992 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree, and she has a Master’s in Fine Arts from Louisiana State University. She is currently an assistant professor of art at MTSU, and she owns her own studio/gallery, The Bohemian Sanctuary, at 423B W. Lytle St, where some of her work is displayed.
City Hall is located at 111 W. Vine St. and is open weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.