KNOXVILLE, TN – Sept. 23, 2019 – Oil painting and ceramics will be on full display as works by Linda Sullivan and Marie Merritt are displayed Oct. 4-31 at the Art Market Gallery in downtown Knoxville.
A First Friday reception will be hosted 5:30-9 p.m. Oct. 4 as a chance for art enthusiasts to meet the artists and discuss their works.
Linda Sullivan’s ceramic work has consisted of wheel-thrown and hand-formed stoneware and porcelain. She has developed unique glazes and has experimented with crystalline glazes. Her work has often evoked landscape imagery.
The pieces in this show were made using porcelain clay with self-developed glazes with zinc oxide that encourage development of crystals. Just as in nature, when conditions are right, crystals will develop and grow, resulting in one-of-a-kind pieces.
Marie Merritt interprets the scenic vistas, babbling streams, flora and majestic animals she encounters in nature throughout her signature style of oil painting. She strives to impart the same sense of awe, peace and calm nature brings.
She develops a quality of depth and dimension in her paintings that is sensitive and expressive by using traditional techniques of multiple layers of oil paints and glazes.
Marie, a native of East Tennessee, has received numerous awards, designations and recognitions with her art, including Certified Decorative Artist and Teacher of Decorative Arts. Her original works hang in private and corporate collections throughout the region and her art has been featured on book covers and in magazines.
The Art Market Gallery is open 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays and 1-6 p.m. Sundays. It is located at 422 South Gay St., Knoxville.
For more information, visit www.artmarketgallery.net or call 865-525-5265.
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