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Ceramicist Christa Assad, named 2012 Ceramic Artist of the Year, demonstrates her pottery to students and faculty of the art department.  - Photo by Olivia Wallace
4/17/13 | 21693 | XL
Ceramicist Christa Assad, named 2012 Ceramic Artist of the Year, demonstrates her pottery to students and faculty of the art department. - Olivia Wallace
Love was evident on Union's campus Monday morning with a Art Dept. display of more than 1,600 balloons.   - Photo by Morris Abernathy
4/9/12 | 20046 | XL
Love was evident on Union's campus Monday morning with a Art Dept. display of more than 1,600 balloons. - Morris Abernathy
  Lee Benson walks under the work in progress near Miller Tower.
Love was evident on Union's campus Monday morning with a Art Dept. display of more than 1,600 balloons and 2,000 feet of line were used in the project.   The line started just outside of the Art Dept.  and ended near Miller Tower. - Photo by Morris Abernathy
4/9/12 | 20048 | XL
Lee Benson walks under the work in progress near Miller Tower. Love was evident on Union's campus Monday morning with a Art Dept. display of more than 1,600 balloons and 2,000 feet of line were used in the project. The line started just outside of the Art Dept. and ended near Miller Tower. - Morris Abernathy
Art department faculty members Lee Benson, Steve Halla, Melinda Posey and Haelim Allen laugh together as they help take down an arch of more than 1,600 balloons that floated over campus. - Photo by Jacob Moore
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Art department faculty members Lee Benson, Steve Halla, Melinda Posey and Haelim Allen laugh together as they help take down an arch of more than 1,600 balloons that floated over campus. - Jacob Moore
Caitlyn Miller, sophomore art major, discusses her art project with Lee Benson, professor of art and department chair, and the rest of her class.  - Photo by Anne Richoux
3/14/12 | 19915 | XL
Caitlyn Miller, sophomore art major, discusses her art project with Lee Benson, professor of art and department chair, and the rest of her class. - Anne Richoux
Caitlyn Miller, sophomore art major, explains her art project to Lee Benson, professor of art and department chair, and the rest of her class.  - Photo by Anne Richoux
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Caitlyn Miller, sophomore art major, explains her art project to Lee Benson, professor of art and department chair, and the rest of her class. - Anne Richoux
Lee Benson, professor of art and department chair, introduces Lisa D. Line, an artist featured in the art gallery.  - Photo by Anne Richoux
11/15/11 | 19179 | XL
Lee Benson, professor of art and department chair, introduces Lisa D. Line, an artist featured in the art gallery. - Anne Richoux
David S. Dockery, president of the university, addresses the Union community gathered at the memorial of the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001. The service took place for the 10 year anniversary of the attacks.  - Photo by Ebbie Davis
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David S. Dockery, president of the university, addresses the Union community gathered at the memorial of the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001. The service took place for the 10 year anniversary of the attacks. - Ebbie Davis
David S. Dockery, president of the university, addresses the Union community gathered at the memorial of the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001. The service took place for the 10 year anniversary of the attacks. - Photo by Ebbie Davis
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David S. Dockery, president of the university, addresses the Union community gathered at the memorial of the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001. The service took place for the 10 year anniversary of the attacks. - Ebbie Davis
Lee Benson, professor of art and department chair, prays at the memorial service held in honor of the September 11 terrorist attacks for the 10 year anniversary of the attacks. - Photo by Ebbie Davis
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Lee Benson, professor of art and department chair, prays at the memorial service held in honor of the September 11 terrorist attacks for the 10 year anniversary of the attacks. - Ebbie Davis
Lee Benson, professor of art and department chair, critiques Kelsey Nagy's canisters for Ceramics IV.  - Photo by Kristi McMurry
4/16/10 | 13801 | XL
Lee Benson, professor of art and department chair, critiques Kelsey Nagy's canisters for Ceramics IV. - Kristi McMurry
Lee Benson, professor of art and department chair, does a critique of Kelsey Nagy's and Zac Benson's ceramics.   - Photo by Kristi McMurry
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Lee Benson, professor of art and department chair, does a critique of Kelsey Nagy's and Zac Benson's ceramics. - Kristi McMurry
Lee Benson, professor of art and department chair, spends time in his students' studios. The art faculty invest a lot of their time in their students.  - Photo by Kristi McMurry
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Lee Benson, professor of art and department chair, spends time in his students' studios. The art faculty invest a lot of their time in their students. - Kristi McMurry
Linda Weatherly, "Exposure" artist, and Lee Benson, art department chair, fellowship with Mike Atkisson, Union alumni at Weatherly's opening reception in the Union University art gallery. - Photo by Kristi McMurry
9/28/09 | 11764 | XL
Linda Weatherly, "Exposure" artist, and Lee Benson, art department chair, fellowship with Mike Atkisson, Union alumni at Weatherly's opening reception in the Union University art gallery. - Kristi McMurry
Linda Weatherly discusses the artwork in her exhibit "Exposure" with Lee Benson, art department chair. - Photo by Kristi McMurry
9/28/09 | 11768 | XL
Linda Weatherly discusses the artwork in her exhibit "Exposure" with Lee Benson, art department chair. - Kristi McMurry
Lee Benson, art department chair, congratulates Paige Ward, junior art major, on her award for the annual student show. Paige won best ceramic piece.  - Photo by Kristi McMurry
4/16/09 | 11116 | XL
Lee Benson, art department chair, congratulates Paige Ward, junior art major, on her award for the annual student show. Paige won best ceramic piece. - Kristi McMurry
Lee Benson, art department chair, congratulates Kelsey Roberts, junior art major, on her three awards for the annual student show. - Photo by Kristi McMurry
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Lee Benson, art department chair, congratulates Kelsey Roberts, junior art major, on her three awards for the annual student show. - Kristi McMurry
Lee Benson, art department chair, congratulates Caleb Booth, sophomore art major, on his scholarship award.  - Photo by Kristi McMurry
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Lee Benson, art department chair, congratulates Caleb Booth, sophomore art major, on his scholarship award. - Kristi McMurry
Lee Benson, art department chair, congratulates Kelsey Nagy, sophomore art major, on her scholarship award.  - Photo by Kristi McMurry
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Lee Benson, art department chair, congratulates Kelsey Nagy, sophomore art major, on her scholarship award. - Kristi McMurry
Lee Benson, chair of the art department, listens along with his students to Mark Shapiro during a ceramics workshop. - Photo by Kristi McMurry
4/2/09 | 11079 | XL
Lee Benson, chair of the art department, listens along with his students to Mark Shapiro during a ceramics workshop. - Kristi McMurry
Allison Little, sophomore DMS art major, displays her 3-dimensional space project, herself, as Mr. Benson writes critique comments.  - Photo by Kristi McMurry
3/5/09 | 10871 | XL
Allison Little, sophomore DMS art major, displays her 3-dimensional space project, herself, as Mr. Benson writes critique comments. - Kristi McMurry
Kristen Marks, freshman art major, presents her space project in her 3-dimensional design class as Lee Benson, art chair, takes critique notes. - Photo by Kristi McMurry
3/5/09 | 10872 | XL
Kristen Marks, freshman art major, presents her space project in her 3-dimensional design class as Lee Benson, art chair, takes critique notes. - Kristi McMurry
Lee Benson, art department chair, and Kelsey Nagy, sophomore art major, fellowship with other members of the art department and the annual Thanksgiving dinner. - Photo by Kristi McMurry
11/24/08 | 10618 | XL
Lee Benson, art department chair, and Kelsey Nagy, sophomore art major, fellowship with other members of the art department and the annual Thanksgiving dinner. - Kristi McMurry
Megan March, senior art major, chats with the families of art faculty members Chris Nadaskay and Lee Benson at the annual art department Thanksgiving dinner. - Photo by Kristi McMurry
11/24/08 | 10619 | XL
Megan March, senior art major, chats with the families of art faculty members Chris Nadaskay and Lee Benson at the annual art department Thanksgiving dinner. - Kristi McMurry
Lee Benson, art professor, and ceramics students enjoy and watch as their projects are pit fired.  - Photo by Stephanie Schroeder
11/29/07 | 9101 | XL
Lee Benson, art professor, and ceramics students enjoy and watch as their projects are pit fired. - Stephanie Schroeder
Sophomores Rebekah Frost and Paige Ward throw more wood into a pit fire as Lee Benson, professor of art, and other students watch. Ceramics students were firing their projects primitive style. - Photo by Stephanie Schroeder
11/29/07 | 9104 | XL
Sophomores Rebekah Frost and Paige Ward throw more wood into a pit fire as Lee Benson, professor of art, and other students watch. Ceramics students were firing their projects primitive style. - Stephanie Schroeder
Professors Lee Benson and Lori Nolen talk with Angela McDaniel, art department secretary, as they participate in a drawing project during the art retreat. - Photo by Stephanie Schroeder
10/14/06 | 6314 | XL
Professors Lee Benson and Lori Nolen talk with Angela McDaniel, art department secretary, as they participate in a drawing project during the art retreat. - Stephanie Schroeder
Professor Lee Benson watches as students and faculty participate in a drawing project during the art retreat. - Photo by Stephanie Schroeder
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Professor Lee Benson watches as students and faculty participate in a drawing project during the art retreat. - Stephanie Schroeder
Professors Lori Nolen, Lee Benson, and Jonathan Gillette enjoy talking to each other before dinner is served friday night at the art retreat. - Photo by Stephanie Schroeder
10/13/06 | 6305 | XL
Professors Lori Nolen, Lee Benson, and Jonathan Gillette enjoy talking to each other before dinner is served friday night at the art retreat. - Stephanie Schroeder
Union art department faculty members displayed their work in the Union University Art Gallery during the month of November.  This is a detail of a clay piece by Lee Benson called "The Two Witnesses." - Photo by Morris Abernathy
11/3/04 | 2578 | XL
Union art department faculty members displayed their work in the Union University Art Gallery during the month of November. This is a detail of a clay piece by Lee Benson called "The Two Witnesses." - Morris Abernathy
Union art department faculty members displayed their work in the Union University Art Gallery during the month of November.  This clay piece by Lee Benson is called "The Two Witnesses." - Photo by Morris Abernathy
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Union art department faculty members displayed their work in the Union University Art Gallery during the month of November. This clay piece by Lee Benson is called "The Two Witnesses." - Morris Abernathy
Union art department faculty members displayed their work in the Union University Art Gallery during the month of November. This mixed media piece by Lee Benson is called "Art of Our Groans: Love Hurts." - Photo by Morris Abernathy
11/3/04 | 2580 | XL
Union art department faculty members displayed their work in the Union University Art Gallery during the month of November. This mixed media piece by Lee Benson is called "Art of Our Groans: Love Hurts." - Morris Abernathy
Art professor Lee Benson and junior Zandy Jackson monitor the fire on the homemade wood kiln built by six university students on the back of Union’s property near Facilities Management. - Photo by Lindsay Stavish
5/1/04 | 2293 | XL
Art professor Lee Benson and junior Zandy Jackson monitor the fire on the homemade wood kiln built by six university students on the back of Union’s property near Facilities Management. - Lindsay Stavish
Art professor Lee Benson gives insight on the work of featured artist John Bjerklie during a Gallery Talk at Family Weekend 2003. - Photo by Jonathan Blair
10/24/03 | 1750 | XL
Art professor Lee Benson gives insight on the work of featured artist John Bjerklie during a Gallery Talk at Family Weekend 2003. - Jonathan Blair
Lee Benson passes the university mace to Ann Singleton after she was named Faculty of the Year at Awards Day. - Photo by Jim Veneman
5/7/03 | 1319 | XL
Lee Benson passes the university mace to Ann Singleton after she was named Faculty of the Year at Awards Day. - Jim Veneman
President David S. Dockery greets Faculty Member of the Year Lee Benson before the convocation service. - Photo by Jim Veneman
8/30/02 | 186 | XL
President David S. Dockery greets Faculty Member of the Year Lee Benson before the convocation service. - Jim Veneman
Lee Benson, left, Union's faculty of the year, speaks with Dr. James S. Netherton, president of Carson-Newman College, shortly before Union's August graduation ceremony. - Photo by Jim Veneman
8/3/02 | 27 | XL
Lee Benson, left, Union's faculty of the year, speaks with Dr. James S. Netherton, president of Carson-Newman College, shortly before Union's August graduation ceremony. - Jim Veneman
Lee Benson, faculty of the year, supports the university mace at Union's August graduation ceremony. - Photo by Jim Veneman
8/3/02 | 30 | XL
Lee Benson, faculty of the year, supports the university mace at Union's August graduation ceremony. - Jim Veneman
Lee Benson (right) and Wanda Calvert (left) are congratulated by the university community after being announced Faculty Member of the Year and Staff Member of the Year, respectively. - Photo by Cam Tracy
5/8/02 | 539 | XL
Lee Benson (right) and Wanda Calvert (left) are congratulated by the university community after being announced Faculty Member of the Year and Staff Member of the Year, respectively. - Cam Tracy
Art professor Lee Benson led in prayer at the conclusion of the service for the September 11 memorial environmental installation. - Photo by Jim Veneman
11/19/01 | 83 | XL
Art professor Lee Benson led in prayer at the conclusion of the service for the September 11 memorial environmental installation. - Jim Veneman

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