KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – Recent works by painter Lil Clinard and fiber artist Elaine Fronczek will be featured throughout December at the Art Market Gallery.
An opening reception for the artists, including complimentary refreshments and live music performed by Brad Hitch and Friends, will take place 5:30 p.m. Dec. 7 during Downtown Knoxville’s monthly First Friday Art Walk.
The show will highlight watercolor scenes of the Great Smoky Mountains by Lil Clinard, and 3-D functional fiber pieces by Elaine Fronczek.
Lil Clinard: Established Tennessee artist Lil Clinard is inspired by the way light affects the scenes that surround her. Drawing since an early age, Clinard was already receiving art commissions while in high school. Interior design and freelance art also helped pay her way through college. Having no formal training in fine art, she has studied extensively in workshop settings with distinguished international and national watercolor artists including Frank Webb, Paul Jackson, Keiko Tanabe and Linda Kemp. Clinard has won recognition in regional and national juried exhibitions. In the fall of 2018, the Tennessee Artists Association juror chose “Acqua Alta,” a watercolor night scene at San Marco Square during a tidal flood, as Best in Show. Her works are in private and public collections across the county. Her paintings come to life in her studio on the Tellico Lake in East Tennessee. Her work can be found at the At Market Gallery in Knoxville.
Elaine Fronczek: At an early age, Elaine Fronczek created her first designs in her grandmother’s sewing room. In 2008, she attended a class at Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts in Gatlinburg and learned wool, silk and other natural fibers could be manipulated into both 2- and 3-dimensional creations in different shapes and colors. She is inspired by natural colors and the simplicity and functionality of pieces created by contemporary artists and designers. Using natural renewable materials and repurposed items allows Fronczek to create simple pieces that bring beauty and comfort to the eye.
About the Art Market Gallery
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. Hours are 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays; 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. First Fridays only; and 1-5 p.m. Sundays. 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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