Calendar of Events

Friday, October 7, 2016

Oak Ridge Art Center: Open Show 2016

Category: Exhibitions & visual art and Free event

Open Show 2016, Juried exhibition by regional artists, through November 5th.

Oak Ridge Art Center, 201 Badger Avenue, Oak Ridge, TN 37830. Hours: Tu-F 9-5, Sa-M 1-4. Information: 865-482-1441, www.oakridgeartcenter.org

The District Gallery & Framery: "Mask" by Nan Jacobsohn

  • October 7, 2016 — October 29, 2016

Category: Exhibitions & visual art, Fine Crafts and Free event

The District Gallery is pleased to present Mask by sculptor Nan Jacobsohn. In her second showing at the gallery, Jacobsohn evokes the primal in her latest collection of striking animal masks. Exploring sculpture in its most original form, Jacobsohn’s work gives way to endless possibilities, both tactile and sacred, ancient yet contemporary. The use of masks for ritual and ceremonial purposes has been a human practice since antiquity, intimately linked with animal iconography. From the ancient cave paintings in France to the monumental totem images of the Northwest, artists have attributed to their fellow creatures powers and qualities both natural and magical. “I consider them, perhaps, guardian spirits,” Jacobsohn says. Working in ceramic and mixed media, Jacobsohn expresses the distinctive features of each creature with textural and stylistic elements, and captures the essence of their spirit. “I love the fact that you connect directly with the clay with your hands, and it responds almost like a living thing,” says Jacobsohn. With their primal power incarnated in clay, her masks are brought alive.

Please join us Friday, October 7 from 5-8 p.m. for an artist’s reception.

The District Gallery, 5113 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37919. Hours: M-F 10-5:30, Sa 10-4. Information: 865-200-4452, www.TheDistrictGallery.com

UT Downtown Gallery: UT Collects Ceramics

Category: Exhibitions & visual art, Fine Crafts and Free event

UT Downtown Gallery is pleased to present, “UT Collects Ceramics,” a collection of work from the Ewing Gallery permanent collection as well as from private collections of professors and staff. Reception is October 7 from 5-9PM and is free and open to the public.

Free admission! UT Downtown Gallery, 106 S. Gay St, Knoxville, TN 37902. Hours: W-F 11-6, Sat 10-3. Information: 865-673-0802, http://web.utk.edu/~downtown

Broadway Studios and Gallery: Jan Lynch Retrospective

  • October 7, 2016 — October 29, 2016

Category: Exhibitions & visual art

Broadway Studios And Gallery presents Jan Lynch "A Retrospective" from in memorial of the 20th anniversary of his death. Jan Lynch, who died from AIDS in 1996, was a prolific photographer from the 1980's till the mid 1990's. He was raised and worked mostly in Knoxville.

Opening reception will be held on First Friday October 7th from 5-10pm. Light refreshments will be served. Parking is on premises.

Closing reception will be held Friday, October 28th from 5-9ish with a print sale and silent auction

His work has been seen worldwide through various means and publications that primarily feature LGBTQ communities and interests. Lynch has been compared to Robert Mapplethorpe who was another gay photographer from his era. But Lynch's work is Southern and Appalachian in nature which only Knoxville could provide. Much of his work is based on the sensuality of the male form in the outdoors in wide variety of locales around the Fort Sanders and UT area. He also made photographs that depicted demonstrations, the community at large and celebrities that were related to LGBTQ community.

This event is open to the general public yet a separate room will be designated for the "mature" work. This event is supported by many people including Ed White, official archivist, biographer, and close friend of Lynch and Tim Hinkle, owner of many original prints who has graciously allowed us to use. This exhibit is also sponsored by Hope Center which provides, at no charge, caring support and assistance to all individuals and families living with HIV. Donations will be taken at the door and select prints will be sold with all proceeds going to the Hope Center.

Broadway Studios And Gallery retail store is open Thursday through Saturday from 11am-7pm. Exhibit is free to the public. Broadway Studios And Gallery is located at 1127 N Broadway NE, Knoxville, TN 37917 and is one block south of WATE television studios in Greystone Mansion across the street from KBrew Coffee House. For information: Cynthia Tipton: 865-851-2824, www.BroadwayStudiosAndGallery.com

Casa Hola: "Viajes" - an Art Exhibit for Photography Lovers

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Category: Exhibitions & visual art and Free event

Enjoy this photography exhibition featuring works by HoLa members and others in the community and depicting all subjects! Please join us for an artist reception for First Friday, October 7, 5:00 to 9:00 PM

HoLa Hora Latina, 100 S. Gay Street, Suite 112, Knoxville, TN 37902. Gallery hours: M-F 1-5 PM. Information: 865-335-3358, www.holahoralatina.org

Tennessee Artists Association: The Fall Juried Show: 42nd Fall Art Exhibition

Category: Exhibitions & visual art and Free event

A public reception will take place on Friday, October 7, 5:00-9:00 PM to which the public is invited to meet the artists and view the artwork. Most of the works are for sale and may be purchased through the close of the exhibition.

The Tennessee Artists Association (TAA) will feature original art by over 40 Tennessee artists including oils, watercolors, acrylics, pastels, photography, and mixed media. "This is TAA's seventh show at the Emporium Center, and we are very excited about the opportunity to present the breadth and quality of Tennessee artists' works represented by our members", said Elden Elmer, exhibition chair. The 42nd Fall Show is juried by Sam Yates, Director of UTK’s Ewing Gallery, and awards for the show will be given at 6:00 PM. As sponsors of the show, FastFrame, Jerry's Artarama, FrameWorks, and CMI Moulding have made it possible to provide awards and recognition to the artists.

Tennessee Artists Association (TAA) was founded in 1972. The TAA is a civic organization of fine artists with 60 members. TAA encourages each individual artist to grow and develop through fellowship with other artists, educational programs, and opportunities to exhibit and sell art, and it serves the community through classes. Membership in TAA is open to anyone age eighteen years and older and a resident of the state of Tennessee. Dues are currently $50 for single membership, $60 for family and $15 for students. Meetings are held on the third Tuesday of the month at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 6500 Northshore Drive, which includes a business meeting, a program, and a time for fellowship and refreshments. Guests are always welcome to attend. For more information, visit www.tnartists.org.

The exhibition is on display at the Emporium Center, 100 S. Gay Street, in downtown Knoxville. Exhibition hours are Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM and Sunday, 3:30-6:30 PM (through October 23). For more information, please contact the Arts & Culture Alliance at (865) 523-7543, or visit www.knoxalliance.com.

The Arrowmont Experience: Featuring Work by Current Artists-in-Residence

Category: Exhibitions & visual art, Fine Crafts and Free event

A public reception will take place on Friday, October 7, 5:00-9:00 PM to which the public is invited to meet the artists and view the artwork. Most of the works are for sale and may be purchased through the close of the exhibition.

The Arrowmont Experience will feature work by its current Artists-in-Residence, Grant Benoit, Richard W. James, Maia Leppo, Austin Riddle, and Emily Schubert, as well as a small selection of works from its permanent collection. This exhibition is presented in conjunction with Tennessee Craft Week, October 7-16, 2016, a collection of craft events and happenings across the state each October. The purpose is to connect and celebrate Craft Artists, the work they create and the businesses that support them. View http://tennesseecraft.org/tennessee-craft-week/ for more information.

The Artists-in-Residence Program provides early career, self-directed artists time, space and support to experiment and develop a new body of work in a creative community environment. Each year, five artists of different media are selected for the eleven-month program, which begins mid-June and continues through late May of the following year. Participants receive exhibition opportunities, teaching experience, professional development and a private studio. Arrowmont's artists-in-residence will showcase contemporary, craft-based works using a range of media including functional and sculptural ceramics, fiber, mixed media, jewelry and collage. The current Artists-in-Residence include:

• Grant Benoit - mixed media artist interested in narrative, place and memory: www.grantbenoit.com
• Richard W. James - figurative sculptures that explore childhood experiences and psychological narratives by combining clay, found objects and textiles: www.richardwjames.com
• Maia Leppo - metalsmith and jeweler: www.maialeppo.com
• Austin Riddle - makes utilitarian clay objects using a variety of construction, decorative, and firing techniques: www.instagram.com/austinriddlepottery
• Emily Schubert - fiber and textile artist who has spent the past several years studying and working in the art of puppetry and performance: www.emily-schubert.com

The exhibit will also include a small selection from Arrowmont's permanent collection, which includes nearly 1,000 works in a variety of arts and crafts media. Made by the hands of current and past Arrowmont instructors, individuals from the settlement school's days, and past artists-in-residence, the works represent the arts and craft school's history, present, and future. Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts is a national art education center. The school enriches lives by developing aesthetic appreciation and fostering self-expression with hands-on experiences in a variety of media, classes, conferences and seminars. On the leading edge of arts education, Arrowmont utilizes contemporary and fine arts techniques to build upon a foundation of traditional arts and crafts. For more information, please visit www.arrowmont.org.

The exhibition is on display at the Emporium Center, 100 S. Gay Street, in downtown Knoxville. Exhibition hours are Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM and Sunday, 3:30-6:30 PM (through October 23). For more information, please contact the Arts & Culture Alliance at (865) 523-7543, or visit www.knoxalliance.com.

Arts & Culture Alliance: Pottery by Rex W. Redd

Category: Exhibitions & visual art, Fine Crafts and Free event

A public reception will take place on Friday, October 7, 5:00-9:00 PM to which the public is invited to meet the artists and view the artwork. Most of the works are for sale and may be purchased through the close of the exhibition.

This is an exhibition of works in clay that pays homage to the history of the medium, but with a contemporary flair to underscore art’s innate tendency to evolve as it passes from maker to maker. Works range from those that appear to have been excavated from an ancient ruin to the crisp, contemporary forms that defy categorization - and maybe even gravity! All work is handmade. I take particular interest in formulating and making my own glazes and surface treatments. Techniques vary from the use of natural materials commonly seen in the desert southwest to others that involve the use of acids, precious metals, and fuming agents to create otherworldly effects. I enjoy pushing the conventions associated with clay while still respecting the origins of the medium.

As a native Montanan, Rex W. Redd had the blessing of growing up immersed in natural beauty. The central part of the state features vast open grasslands, time worn sandstone structures, and the endless “Big Sky” for which the state is known. Redd attended the University of Montana at Missoula where he graduated with a degree in Anthropology and discovered his true love for the arts. Growing up in Montana usually means ample exposure to Charles Russell, Frederick Remington, and a variety of other cowboy-related art. Craft is dominated by an incredible variety of Native American work, tooled leather, and an array of folk art. While certainly wonderful examples to be surrounded by, college would introduce him to the world of impressionism, abstraction, contemporary craftsmen and the great masters. Redd works in several other mediums including painting, printmaking, photography and wood; often incorporating more than one into a project. He has work in several private and corporate collections throughout the United States, as well as Europe, Japan, and Australia. For more information, please visit www.rexredd.com.

The exhibition is on display at the Emporium Center, 100 S. Gay Street, in downtown Knoxville. Exhibition hours are Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM and Sunday, 3:30-6:30 PM (through October 23). For more information, please contact the Arts & Culture Alliance at (865) 523-7543, or visit www.knoxalliance.com.

Arts & Culture Alliance: Impressions of Nature by Dennis Sabo

Category: Exhibitions & visual art and Free event

A public reception will take place on Friday, October 7, 5:00-9:00 PM to which the public is invited to meet the artists and view the artwork. Most of the works are for sale and may be purchased through the close of the exhibition.

Dennis Sabo has refined the photograph into an impressionistic photographic painting, an interpretive collage of colors, motion, and texture. Impressive on the surface, it becomes surreal when vision, colors, patterns, and textures collide onto a metal print. Sabo is considered to be a master at transforming an image into something the viewer can connect with emotionally. His fine art natural world abstracts and landscapes are often sought out by home decor and interior designers and have been included in solo and group art gallery exhibitions, commercial installations and private home collections throughout the United States and internationally. He will display his favorite selected impressionistic artwork.

“When I capture an image, it is my hope that it evokes an emotional experience for the viewer,” says Dennis Sabo. “My interest is in the natural details: how the environment on a particular day, in a particular light, and at a particular moment in time correlates to my personal vision and interpretation of nature.” For more information, visit his website at www.dsabophoto.com.

The exhibition is on display at the Emporium Center, 100 S. Gay Street, in downtown Knoxville. Exhibition hours are Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM and Sunday, 3:30-6:30 PM (through October 23). For more information, please contact the Arts & Culture Alliance at (865) 523-7543, or visit www.knoxalliance.com.

Arts & Culture Alliance: Melanie Fetterolf - Rain Paintings & Classroom Art

Category: Exhibitions & visual art and Free event

A public reception will take place on Friday, October 7, 5:00-9:00 PM to which the public is invited to meet the artists and view the artwork. Most of the works are for sale and may be purchased through the close of the exhibition.

The Rain Painting series reflects a spiritual belief by the artist that a higher power has a hand in all that we do. The paintings are begun by hand, then given to nature (rain), and finally finished again by the artist. The paintings are a study of the juxtaposition of color and line, an experiment in the use of texture, and the abstract, uncontrolled nature of falling rain. They reflect a need by the artist to let go of control and allow the random and chaotic nature of the technique to create beauty. This creative process includes controlled and uncontrolled elements. The technique of a Rain Painting is to apply wet watercolor paint to 140 pound cold press watercolor paper. While the paint is wet the paper is then set outside for nature to design with rain, causing the applied colors to abstractly bleed, blend, and run. The painting is watched closely by the artist. Variations in design result from timing and intensity of the rain. Sometimes a mono print is made by pressing paper on the wet image, which is set in the rain, creating another original painting. Handmade book marks and note cards are made by cutting or tearing the larger work into smaller pieces.

Local art educator and watercolor specialist Melanie Fetterolf manages Painting Your World Studio located in Seymour, where art and painting classes are offered in six-week sessions for all ages in addition to paint parties. Fetterolf has displayed at the Davis Gallerias, Smoky Mountain Arts, and the Center for Peace. For more information, please visit www.paintingyourworldstudios.com.

The exhibition is on display at the Emporium Center, 100 S. Gay Street, in downtown Knoxville. Exhibition hours are Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM and Sunday, 3:30-6:30 PM (through October 23). For more information, please contact the Arts & Culture Alliance at (865) 523-7543, or visit www.knoxalliance.com.

A1LabArts: Fall Member Exhibition - The Diptych Project

Category: Exhibitions & visual art and Free event

Viewing hours at the opening reception Oct 7, 5-10 PM and closing reception Oct 21, 6-9 PM (artist talk at 7 pm).

There will also be a special memorial service from 6 - 6:30 pm on the Opening night for Carole Borges who participated in this project but passed away recently. She still managed to complete her works which will be in this exhibit.

24 members of A1LabArts were randomly paired to exchange their works of art over the summer and then create a piece in response to their partner's work. The results will be in this exhibit. In addition to this work, other members will also display their individual art as well.

A1LabArts awarded over $300 in prizes at the opening reception during their Fall Members Show on Oct. 7th . The show represents the artistic quality of their members. The awards went to Elizabeth Porter, Melanie Bagby Kidder, Robert Thompson, Kay Newton, Jessica Gregory, Marty McWhirter, Alan Finch, Sara Blair McNally, Annamaria Gundlach, Mary Alice Lovelace, Booder Barnes and Angela Shilling.

A1LabArts @ the Center for Creative Minds, 23 Emory Place, Knoxville, TN 37917. Information: www.a1labarts.org

Fluorescent Gallery: Dyin' By Tha Gun!

  • October 7, 2016 — October 21, 2016

Category: Exhibitions & visual art and Free event

Nashville artist Marlos E'van brings his socially conscious work to Knoxville for 2 weeks. Opening reception October 7th, First Friday, 6-10p. Closing reception October 21, 6-10p

At Fluorescent Gallery, 627 N Central St, Knoxville, Tennessee 37917. More info: http://nashvillearts.com/2016/08/socially-engaged-art-marlos-evans-american-gothic/

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