KNOXVILLE, TN – July 11, 2019 – The City of Knoxville Public Art Committee, the Arts & Culture Alliance, and the Knoxville Museum of Art present an artist presentation and lecture by Addison Karl 6 p.m. July 24 at the Knoxville Museum of Art’s Regal Auditorium, 1050 World’s Fair Park Drive.
Addison Karl will speak on how he came to be a nationally-recognized public artist; how his heritage is represented in his work; and how he views the importance of community engagement. Currently, he is working on a large, colorful mural in the west alley behind Market Square, between Wall and Union Avenues. He began work on the mural in early July and expects it to be completed at the end of the month.
American-born, Chickasaw & Choctaw artist, Addison Karl has garnered experiences over a journey that has lasted over a decade and still goes on to this day. Karl’s works are closely attributed to prepress printing and color theory and have evolved from blank slates to paper, canvas, installations and integration into public spaces. With a signature style that employs hatch drawing, Karl’s work uses fine lines and details that create diminutive creations that unfold into large-scale expressive murals. Each stroke of color breathes life and vibrancy to his work. With his work, he aims to expand the viewer’s understanding of the context, structures and surfaces they occupy. For more information, visit www.addisonkarl.com.
The 45-minute talk will allow time for audience questions and is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will follow. Please RSVP to LZ@knoxalliance.com.
Additionally, the Knoxville Museum of Arts’ galleries will be open extended hours until the start of the presentation.
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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