RENDEZVOUS WITH DESTINY


The Tennessee State Museum was recently given
a painting by local artist, Lynne Griffey,
entitled Rendezvous with Destiny. The painting
was given as a collaboration between the
museum and The Fort Campbell Historical Foundation.
The painting was donated to honor
Samuel Bartholomew, a member of the Board of
Directors, as a lifetime achievement award.
The painting was originally donated by Griffey to
the Clarksville Rotary Club’s annual auction in
2014 and was purchased by Retired General
Hugh Smith. He donated the painting to help
with fundraising for the Wings of Liberty
Military Museum. It is displayed in the Tennessee
State Museum military history section as part of
their permanent collection.


Although Griffey is a native Clarksvillian, she
comes from a military family and has a deep
affinity for our troops. “My inspiration for Rendezvous
with Destiny is based on the time when
war became real to me. I learned a high school
friend had been killed in Vietnam in 1967. I
knew my Green Beret father was always training
for a mission but it didn’t affect me until
Marty died.

Lynne WATERS griffey, artist

Lynne Griffey Art

From ARTBEAT, Spring 2016


Tennessee Watercolor Society

“Rendezvous with Destiny”
watercolor. The Tennessee State
Museum was recently given a
painting by local artist, Lynne
Griffey, entitled Rendezvous with
Destiny. The painting was given
as a collaboration between the
museum and The Fort Campbell
Historical Foundation. The painting
was donated to honor Samuel
Bartholomew, a member of the
Board of Directors, as a lifetime
achievement award. The painting
was originally donated by Griffey to
the Clarksville Rotary Club’s annual
auction in 2014 and was purchased
by Retired General Hugh Smith. He
donated the painting to help with
fundraising for the Wings of Liberty
Military Museum. It is displayed
in the Tennessee State Museum
military history section as part of
their permanent collection.

From APPLAUSE, Spring 2016


Tennessee Watercolor Society