KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – The Arts & Culture Alliance proudly presents its 2017 Members Show, the largest annual exhibition of local artists in the Greater Knoxville area, on display Dec. 1-22 at the Emporium Center.
The fresh mix of two- and three-dimensional works created within the last two years encompasses a wide variety of media such as oil, acrylic, watercolor, pastel, mixed media, photography, fine craft, sculpture, ceramics, fiber, and more from regional artists who are all individual members of the Arts & Culture Alliance, which serves and supports a diverse community of artists, arts organizations, and cultural institutions. Most of the works in the 2017 Members Show are for sale and may be purchased through the close of the exhibition.
An opening reception will take place as part of First Friday activities on December 1 from 5:00-9:00 PM with complimentary hors d’oeuvres and sweets. The First Friday reception features violin carolers at 5:30 PM and dance by Pasión Flamenca at 6:15 PM. The WIVK Santa Claus Parade starts at 7:00 PM along Gay Street and passes right by the Emporium.
Individual members of the Alliance participate locally and regionally in gallery exhibitions, art festivals, sculpture trails, weekend shows, studio tours, and public murals. Some of the members are full-time artists, while others have day jobs and create on evenings and weekends. Alliance members include art professors with the University of Tennessee-Knoxville, Carson-Newman University, Maryville College, Pellissippi State, Roane State, and Walters State. Others are teachers within Knox and surrounding county’s elementary, middle and high schools. Some Alliance members teach classes privately or through community classes with the Fountain City Art Center, Knoxville Arts & Fine Crafts Center, or Knoxville Museum of Art.
Many of the artists have working studios in their own homes, while some are part of studio collectives such as The Emporium Center, The Vacuum Shop, 17th Street Studios, Mighty Mud, Studio 2515, and Broadway Studios & Gallery.
Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday. The Emporium will be closed Dec. 23-Jan. 1 for the holidays.
For more information, contact the Arts & Culture Alliance at 865-523-7543 or visit www.knoxalliance.com.
About the Arts & Culture Alliance
The Arts & Culture Alliance serves and supports a diverse community of artists, arts organizations, and cultural institutions. The Alliance receives financial support from the Tennessee Arts Commission, the City of Knoxville, and First Tennessee Foundation.
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