KNOXVILLE, TN – March 11, 2019 – Five new exhibitions are on display April 5-26 at the Emporium Center in downtown Knoxville.
A reception will take place 5-9 p.m. Friday, April 5 as part of First Friday activities downtown to which the public is invited to meet the artists and view the artwork. The Knoxville Gay Men’s Chorus and Vance Thompson & Friends will provide music. Most of the works will be for sale and may be purchased through the close of the exhibition.
Knoxville Modern Quilt Guild Quilt Show 2019 in the Main Gallery
The Knoxville Modern Quilt Guild provides a community where modern quilters can meet and share ideas while creating an environment that encourages creativity and acceptance. Established in 2010, it’s part of the Modern Quilt Guild, consisting of over 14,000 members in more than 200 guilds in 39 countries.
The exhibited quilts have been made by Knoxville Modern Quilt Guild members using traditional means and featuring a modern aesthetic.
“Framing the Scene: Seeing the Situation” by Tom Owens & Marianne Woodside in the Balcony Gallery
“Framing the scene, Seeing the Situation,” inspired by and adapted from Eudora Welty’s “On Writing,” represents the hope of Tom Owens and Marianne Woodside to extend the images in this exhibit beyond the moment and the frame. The movements inward and outward represent aspects of the viewer experience and help make personal meaning of the images seen and experienced. The two photographers have different styles and approaches to their work, yet they hope the transcendence from real to something curious, interesting, attractive, humorous or even disturbing.
“Judy Overholt Wheeler: Putting the Pieces Together – Mosaic Art” in the Display Case
Judy Overholt Wheeler is a self-taught mosaic artist. Wheeler’s art has placed first and honorable mention in the Farragut Art Shows, and she previously exhibited at the Emporium in 2017. She is available to teach small classes out of her home studio.
“Pam Hamilton: The Woman Within” on the North Wall
This partial collection of paintings by Pam Hamilton is a celebration of women and inner strength. The exhibition features acrylic and mixed media paintings on canvas. Rough texture and cracking paint underline the contrast to the femininity of Hamilton’s figures.
Pam Hamilton’s work has been in solo exhibitions throughout the Midwest. She has participated in group exhibitions in Chicago and Knoxville. Her work can be found in private collections internationally. She has received numerous awards and grants for her work. Presently, Hamilton creates art out of her home studio.
“YARDAGE” by Emily Doane, Melissa Everett, Ashley Beals Pace, Sarah Shebaro, Megan Stair, and Coral Grace Turner
In this exhibition, six artists from different disciplines and training create their own yardage using screen printing, digital printing, shibori, and resist.
The exhibitions are on display at the Emporium Center, 100 S. Gay Street, in downtown Knoxville. Exhibition hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday. Please note, the Emporium will be closed on Friday, April 19 for Good Friday.
For more information, call 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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