Art Exhibits

The Ballroom Gallery seeks to encourage the appreciation of visual art and inspire our children, local artists and guests. 

Currently on exhibit:

The Dixie Carter Performing Arts Center Ballroom Gallery will host an exhibition of artwork by Huntingdon native, Miranda Dodds Sampson from Nov. 2, 2019-Jan. 25, 2020.  Miranda proudly grew up in Huntingdon and is the youngest daughter of Raymond and Becky Dodds.  She attended Huntingdon High School and then Middle Tennessee State University earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Mass Communication, Advertising and Public Relations emphasis with a minor in Psychology and Visual Art. After her university studies she moved Jamaica where she currently resides with her husband and three children. 

Miranda strongly believes that island life has influenced her color palate and significantly strengthened her perspective and inspiration as an artist. She is both a photographer and painter. Although she keeps the two mediums in a separate space, she finds the layering in a photograph much like the layering process of encaustic. “The intention behind my artwork is to capture the essence of the land and seascape around me. My inspiration comes from nature as well as the natural beeswax that I use to create my artwork. Nature is always showing me how to use colors and pattern in my work. I am an artist that works primarily with encaustic to create artwork that evokes a sense of calm in our fast-paced world.” 

An opening reception will be held on Nov. 2 from 6:30p.m.-8:30p.m., and light refreshments will be served. The artist will be in attendance to speak about her work.  This event is free and open to the public. Gallery hours are weekdays from 10:00a.m.-4:00p.m.  For additional information about this and other art exhibits at The Dixie, contact Laura at

For more information about this and upcoming art exhibits, contact Laura at


Laura DeVille
Ballroom Gallery Director

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  • Huntingdon, Tennessee 38344
  • (731) 986-2100