KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – Recent works by artist Kathy Holland and jewelry artist Lynn Straka will be featured throughout July at the Art Market Gallery.
An opening reception for the artists with complimentary refreshments and live music performed by Wendel Werner will begin at 5:30 p.m. on July 6, during Downtown Knoxville’s monthly First Friday Art Walk.
The show will highlight the new drawing series, “A Sea of Color,” by Kathy Holland, as well as the mixed-media jewelry of Lynn Straka, one of the Art Market Gallery’s newest artists.
Kathy Holland takes inspiration from her travels and the constantly changing forests, meadows, light and weather of the central and southern Appalachians. Her art takes shape through her diving in tropical coral reefs. Schools of fish, ocean currents, shafts and light puddles are shown in her paintings.
Lynn Straka makes wearable, mixed media jewelry. The materials she uses are sterling silver, copper and bronze, with semiprecious stone accents. Some of the materials are recycled or repurposed metal items, finished with an antiqued or aged patina to highlight their texture. She volunteers at Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts where she regularly takes courses from the expert instructors.
Owned and operated by more than 60 professional regional artists, the Art Market Gallery at 422 South Gay St., is a few doors away from Mast General Store and next to Downtown Grill & Brewery. Gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday and Saturday; 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday; and 1-5 p.m. Sunday. The gallery is wheelchair accessible, and parking in the abutting garage and on the street is free on weekends and after 6 p.m. weekdays.
For more information, call 865-525-5265 or visit www.artmarketgallery.net.
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