Calendar of Events

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

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.

Ghoulishly Goodwill Costume Contest

  • October 6, 2016 — November 3, 2016

Category: Festivals, special events

Things are about to get spooky! Show your Halloween spirit in the Ghoulishly Goodwill Costume Contest! Make Goodwill Your Halloween Headquarters! From the most neon 80's prom queen to the most terrifying zombie hoard, Goodwill has everything you need for Halloween! We have a wide selection of clothing and accessories that could be used to make the ultimate costume, whether you're going scary, quirky, funny or giant! Show off your best outfit in the annual Ghoulishly Goodwill Costume Contest for your chance to win great Zoo Knoxville prizes!

To enter to the Ghoulishly Goodwill Costume contest, participants must submit their entry by the end of day on Thursday, November 3rd in any one of the following ways: https://www.facebook.com/GWIKTN/. The winners will be announced on Friday, November 4th via social media. Grand Prize – A family membership to the Knoxville Zoo. 2nd Prize – A family 4-pack of tickets to the Knoxville Zoo. 3rd Prize – Two tickets to the Knoxville Zoo.

Appalachian Arts Craft Center: Fall Porch Sale

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

The Appalachian Arts Craft Center in Norris will hold its Fall Porch Sale starting Thursday, October 6, and running for about two weeks. The Porch Sale features outdated stock, seconds, student crafts and unjuried work by members of the Craft Center. It’s an excellent time to get great deals. There will also be baked goods for sale.

The Appalachian Arts Craft Center is a nonprofit center that has been fulfilling its mission by promoting traditional artists and crafts in the East Tennessee area for 40 years. Currently the center has about 70 crafters who sell in the shop.

Appalachian Arts Craft Center: 2716 Andersonville Highway, Clinton, TN. Hours: M-Sa 10-6, Su 1-5. Information: 865-494-9854, www.appalachianarts.net

Art Market Gallery: Works by Brenda Mills & Karen Kyte

Category: Exhibitions, visual art and Free event

Recent works by painter Brenda Mills and clay sculptor Karen Kyte will be on display at the Art Market Gallery. An opening reception for the featured artists will begin at 5:30 p.m., October 7, during Downtown Knoxville’s monthly First Friday Art Walk, with complimentary refreshments, and music performed by John Kueny.

Brenda Mills is a water-media painter and pastel artist with a Cum Laude BFA from the University of Tennessee. A self-described “country girl” originally from Kingsport, Tennessee now residing in Knoxville, Brenda has won many national and regional awards. Her work was most recently accepted into the Tennessee Watercolor Society's 35th Juried Exhibition. When painting in watermedia, Brenda uses liquid acrylics, mainly for their intense color and glazability. Trained as a printmaker in college, she begins her paintings on glass, printing the image onto paper or yupo, a tree-free synthetic alternative to traditional art paper. Then she proceeds to manipulate the paint. “I love the element of surprise and the accidents that occur when painting on glass and printing my images.”

Karyn Kyte began sculpting as a child, using “mud pies” as her medium; however, her real passion for art came about while she was studying Medical Technology in college and then took a painting class. Soon, her interests moved back to clay, and she changed her major to Fine Arts. Karyn is a sculptor whose creations are spontaneous. When she sees a lump of clay, images start to form in that lump, willing itself into a certain form. Her pieces are inspired by her love of nature, and she uses shape, color, and movement to honor Earth and all its creatures. She tries to bring awareness to the fragility of Earth and of man’s impact on it through her art. Not only is sculpting Karyn’s way of showing gratitude to nature, to her, art is a way of seeing, being, and thinking. As she states, “I feel like the guy in Close Encounters making the lumps of clay into Devils Tower, not knowing why, just knowing he must.” Karyn received her Bachelor of Science from the University of South Dakota.

Art Market Gallery, 422 S. Gay St, Knoxville, TN 37902. Hours: Tu-Th & Sa 11-6, Fri 11-9, Su 1-6. Information: 865-525-5265, www.artmarketgallery.net or www.Facebook.com/Art.Market.Gallery

Pellissippi State: Paper Trail Vol. III Exhibition

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

Artwork inspired by study abroad experiences will be on display at Pellissippi State Community College for the Paper Trail Vol. III exhibit. The exhibit will include artwork created by Pellissippi State students and faculty during study abroad experiences over this past summer. Countries featured in the exhibit include Cuba, Germany, India, Italy and Scotland.

The Paper Trail Vol. III exhibit is free and open to the public. A reception to meet the student and faculty artists will be held from 3-5 p.m., Oct. 3. Some of the art will be for sale over the course of the exhibit.

"Study abroad is an amazing opportunity for our students" said Jennifer Brickey, a Pellissippi State art associate professor and frequent faculty advisor on study abroad trips. "This exhibition helps us all stop, reflect on our travel experiences and celebrate the impact it makes on our lives. I've had the enormous opportunity to witness students stepping outside their comfort zones and becoming totally immersed in a different culture." Brickey, who organized the exhibit, teaches in and directs the study abroad program to Italy through the Tennessee Consortium of International Studies. "It really is one of the best parts of my job, knowing that I may have contributed to the impact that a trip like this makes on student lives," Brickey said.

Hardin Valley Campus of Pellissippi State: 10915 Hardin Valley Road, Knoxville, TN 37932. Bagwell Center Gallery hours: M-F 10-6:30. Information: 865-694-6405, www.pstcc.edu/arts

The Tomato Head: Exhibition by Ruth Allen

  • October 2, 2016 — December 5, 2016

Category: Exhibitions, visual art and Free event

Back for her third showing at The Tomato Head, Ruth Allen skillfully crafts vivid drawings and paintings featuring nature’s flowers and wildlife. Since her last visit from Athens, Georgia, Ruth has had two paintings selected for juried shows and currently has a painting showing at ArtPrize in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Her work will be on view at Market Square from October 2 through November 7 and will then move to the West Knoxville Gallery on November 7 through December 5. For more artist information, please visit The Tomato head blog: http://thetomatohead.com/ruth-allen-featured-artist/ or https://www.etsy.com/shop/100tinybluebirds

Tomato Head, 12 Market Square (865-637-4067) and 7240 Kingston Pike, Suite 172 (865-584-1075), in Knoxville.

Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts: Silk Painters International's "Silk in Transition"

Category: Exhibitions, visual art and Free event

Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts is exhibiting over 70 silk paintings by 36 national and international artists in two exhibitions. The exhibitions are in conjunction with the Silk Painter International’s (SPIN) biennial conference “Silk in Transition” being held at Arrowmont October 7-15, 2016. Arrowmont invites the public to view the exhibitions and attend the reception. Admission is free.

A reception will be held Saturday, October 8, 2016, 6-8pm. Awards will be announced at 7pm.

SPIN members were asked to create works that answer the questions, “What does silk painting mean to you? What does it mean to the silk artist? What does it mean in a transforming landscape?” The result is a dynamic group of silk paintings, sculptures and installations that explore a variety of themes and subjects. Silk Painters International (SPIN) is an international organization of silk artists, painters, practitioners and educators. Their mission is to establish silk painting as a recognized art form by encouraging and promoting the collecting, displaying and production of silk art at the highest level.

In the Sandra J. Blain Gallery. Admission is free and open to the public. Gallery hours are Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm and Saturday 10am - 4pm. Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, 556 Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN 37738. Information: 865-436-5860, www.arrowmont.org

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