Jane McKinney

McKinney Portrait

Associate Professor
Sculpture, Jewelry, & Ceramics

Phone: (615) 963-7512
Office: Elliott Hall - 109D
Email: jmckinney@tnstate.edu
Email: jaminart@bellsouth.net
Website: www.janeallen.com
Website: www.janeallenmckinney.com

M.F.A., Memphi s College o f Art -   Sculpture
M.A., George Peabody College for Teachers Sculpture & Glassblowing
B.A., Scarritt College for Christian WorkersArt, Religion

"I specialize in creating artwork for people and corporations that emphasize their uniqueness and strive to represent this through iconography utilizing lost wax casting, repousse, metal fabrication, slip rolling or wood lamination."     

Monumental Public Installations:  

  • Olympic Plaza, 46’ - 6” ht., full scale outdoor sculpture Brass, Aluminum & Copper (Tennessee State University)
  • Olympic Plaza, 6’ maquette of next years full scale outdoor sculpture 46’ - 6” ht., Brass, Aluminum & Copper (Tennessee State University)
  • Chairs of Excellence & Scrolls of Honor, 25’H x 20’W x 5.2’D. Aluminum (Avon William Campus for the College of Business Atrium, Tennessee State University)
  • A Commitment to Excellence,  17’H x15’ W x15’D, Aluminum Mobile (Administration Building, Tennessee State University) 1996
  • Aquatic Mobile, 15’H X 20’W X 20’D. Aluminum Mobile (Chattanooga, Tennessee, Visitor’s Center, adjacent to Aquarium)
  • Wall Mural, Jesus, Lamb of God and the Holy Spirit (Bellevue United Methodist Church)
  • Bronze Shofars, cast in the lost wax method, for the Ark (Sherith Israel Temple), Nashville, TN
  • Jefferson Street Gateway to Heritage Columns with images of TSU Olympian, 46’-6”ht sculpture, two pictures on another column of my TSU sculpture students & myself at the fabricators discussing the Heritage project & process of creating full scale work from the maquettes
  • Massachusetts Public Library,  Monumental Laminated Figure
  • Atrium Mobiles at the Sun Trust Bank headquarters, Nashville, Tennessee
  • Edgehill Bears, restoration of original bears for the Edgehill Plaza, Edgehill 12th Ave South

Selected Awards /Honors & Special Commissions:

  • Oprah Winfrey, jewelry commissioned by TSU Pres. James Hefner
  • Gene Autry Museum,  Country Music Star, Glass Sculpture
  • Barbara Mandrell,  Country Music Star, Glass Sculpture
  • Wilma Rudolph,  Olympic Champion, sterling silver pin
  • Pauline Gore,   Mother of the former Vice President of the United States, sterling silver pin
  • Office of the Mayor,  Metropolitan Government of Nashville, Glass Sculpture
  • Baptist Hospital, Sculpture
  • Nations  Bank of Tennessee, Sculpture
  • First Union National Bank of Tennessee, Sculpture
  • Ingram Publishing Inc., sculpture      


TSU Olympian, view from football field        Olympian rising at TSU

Committment to Excellence        Flighton Eagle Woman w Engraved Wings

Lift your partner and Dance              jane

 Chairs of Excellence and Scrolls of Honor

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