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 & Academic Enrichment Center proudly presents “Color Out of Tragedy,” an exhibition of paintings by Paige Fisher Espey. The art is currently on view through Saturday, April 25, 2020. An artist reception will take place on Thursday, February 20, from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm, and the artist will be present to talk about her work at 6:30 pm. This event is free and open to the public and light refreshments will be served.   

Paige grew up in Union City, TN, and attended Union City High School. She received her bachelor’s and master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville. After her graduate school comprehensive exams, Paige needed a creative outlet. It was in 2016 that she started painting and selling watercolor cards as a hobby. Her paintings have developed more depth and meaning over the past few years, allowing her to paint on a part-time basis, instead of just nights and weekends.

The artist uses rainbow imagery in her paintings that relate to the loss of her brother. “The intention behind my work is to influence the way people view grief and to encourage positive action after loss.” Paige uses acrylic paints, oil pastels, ink pen, watercolors, and soft pastels layered on top of acrylic adhesive to create abstract images that trigger positive emotions.

Paige currently resides in Huntingdon with her husband, three dogs, one cat, and five chickens. She says that living in a rural area helps keep her mind focused on her work. In her free time, she likes to thrift shop and sells vintage items through her small business, Little Yellow Door. Paige and Will Espey are expecting their first child in July 2020.

Gallery hours are weekdays from 10:00 am- 4:00 pm.

For more information about this and other art exhibits at The Dixie, please visit or contact Laura DeVille at


Laura DeVille
Ballroom Gallery Director

  • 191 Court Square
  • Huntingdon, Tennessee 38344
  • (731) 986-2100