by Ann McBride
Now On Display in Cannon Hall
Open Tuesday-Saturday, 10am-4pm
Admission is Free
I was born in Good Samaritan Hospital, Woodbury, TN to Nolan "Dude" Northcutt and Annie Lefevers Northcutt. I am a graduate of Woodbury High School, Class of 1954, Nashville Baptist Hospital School of Nursing, a retired public health nurse, wife of 58 years to a retired Air Force veteran, John McBride, and mother of 5 children who have blessed me with 7 exceptional grandchildren. We retired to Cannon County 20 years ago to a beautiful "holler" where we live in a refurbished log cabin, built in 1847.
I started quilting 25 years ago after taking a quilting class at a quilt shop in Stone Mountain, GA, and have been hooked on quilting since I made my first quilt- a queen size, hand quilted Ohio star. I am a charter member of the Manchester Ladies Quilt Guild and a member of two small Friendship Quilt groups. I am involved with Journeys Into Community Living, a program that serves mentally challenged adults, and have made quilts for their charity auctions for several years. I serve as vice chairman of the Friends of Adams Memorial Library.
I believe quilts are art, made to be loved and enjoyed.
About Cannon Hall
Cannon Hall at the Arts Center of Cannon County is a museum space dedicated to Self-Taught, Outsider, and Folk artists from around the Southern United States. The unique collection comprised of hundreds of works from internationally recognized artists is a unique visual experience. The works range from beautiful white oak baskets and whimsical sculptures to emotionally charged paintings and drawings. The diversity of subjects, tones, and styles create an engaging space in which to see the world through a variety of eyes that challenge us to reexamine and rediscover the world around us.
What is Self-Taught Art, Outsider Art, and Folk Art?
The labels Self-taught, Outsider, and Folk art are not titles self-imposed by the artist. The labels were developed over the past 100 years to categorize the artists by their life and not necessarily by style. Self-taught artists are artists who have had little to no professional training. They are artists who learned by doing. Outsider artists generally are those who are institutionalized, or marginalized members of society who are faced with severe to chronic mental illness. Folk Art is usually practical in its creation; for example, chair makers or basket weavers are folk artists.
Cannon Hall is also available for event rentals and is the perfect space for accommodating wedding receptions, school or corporate banquets, and more. Visit our Facility Rental page for more information and pricing.