Dine & Discover with Bobbie Crews

Dine & Discover with Bobbie Crews

Join us for a lunchtime discussion with Knoxville artist Bobbie Crews, who will talk about “The Survivor Project” collaboration she did with the Family Justice Center. “The Survivor Project” is a collection of paintings Crews created as she listened to the survivors share their stories while painting their portraits. 

Lunches are $15. To order a lunch contact DeLena Feliciano by April 8 at or 865-934-2041.



Crews has been an activist for women’s issues with art that speaks about domestic violence, equality, and everyday topics important to women since 2003.  She’ll be speaking about her “Survivor Project” in which she interviewed survivors of domestic violence recording their stories in paintings rather than in words.  Her work has been a teaching tool as well as representing the feelings of those who’ve been affected by DV.

She’s also known for her “Intimate Portraits of Automobiles” and her portraits of people. Concours d’Elegance classic automobile shows, museums, and galleries have exhibited her fine automotive art.  An exhibiting member of the Oil Painters of America, Crews lives and works in Knoxville, TN. She teaches workshops, does courtroom sketching, portraits, murals, consulting, and design.  Her work is shown internationally, and her BFA is from the University of Tennessee.



This project is supported in part by federal award number 21.027 awarded to Knox County by the U.S. Department of the Treasury and the Arts & Culture Alliance, and by the federal award number SLFRP5534 awarded to the State of Tennessee by the U.S. Department of Treasury.

IMAGE HEADER: Bobbie Crews (Lives and works in Knoxville TN), “Alone” [DETAIL], 2024, water media, 45 x 60, courtesy of the artist

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