KNOXVILLE, TN – June 13, 2019 – Five new exhibitions open and are displayed July 5-26 at the Emporium Center in downtown Knoxville.
A reception will take place 5-9 p.m. Friday, July 5 as part of First Friday activities downtown. The public is invited to meet the artists and view the artwork. Most of the works are for sale and may be purchased through the close of the exhibition. The opening reception features music by Jared Hard, acoustic folk with a red dirt influence, as well as previews of The WordPlayers’ upcoming production of “Bright Star.”
Knoxville Photo 2019 in the Main Gallery
The 7th annual Knoxville Photo juried exhibition features selected works from 46 artists throughout the region. The exhibition encompasses photographs depicting all subjects and genres, including streetscapes, cityscapes, landscapes, environmental portraiture, portraits, abstracts, and more. Lynette Miller served as juror for the exhibition and viewed 415 images to select the exhibition. Miller received her MFA in Photography from SUNY Buffalo and has taught college-level darkroom and digital photography. Her work explores alternative, innovative ways of creating and conceptualizing photography, and she has numerous one woman, group, museum and gallery exhibitions to her credit throughout the U.S.
Over $1,000 in cash awards will be announced at the opening reception at 6:00 p.m.
No Bigger Than a Breadbox: Biennial Small Works Show in the Balcony gallery
An inaugural juried exhibition celebrates the innovation of artists who create work on a small scale in a broad range of media and styles. The maximum size of each of the 65 works in the exhibition is 12” in any direction. Juror Marga Hayes McBride has exhibited in galleries in Maine, Baltimore, California, Tennessee, Philadelphia, Dallas, Austin, Ann Arbor, Madison, New Orleans, Miami, and Chicago.
Over $1,000 in cash awards will be announced at the opening reception at 6:30 p.m.
Patsy White: The Locals on the North Wall
Patsy Ferrell White will display a sampling from an ongoing series of portraits of Knoxville artists and creatives. Her works are acrylic on canvas. She has also found a niche in interior design with the artist’s touch. White is inspired by a great facial or other physical expression that reveals something about the subject.
Dawn Hinesley Jones: “Sacred Geometry: Intricately Designed Fused Glass Pieces” in the Display Case
“Sacred Geometry” explores a sculptural side of two-dimensional pieces: flat compositions focusing on symbolic or trompe l’oeil themes.
Dawn Hinesley Jones received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Texas Tech University. She established a career in graphic design and illustration for newspapers and the print industry, developing a keen eye for composition and graphic representation. Her fine art endeavors evolved into mixed media painting and hand-made papers, and she explored the sculptural side of two-dimensional pieces. Her artwork has been shown in galleries in Winston-Salem, North Carolina; Knoxville and Oak Ridge, Tennessee. She is currently a member of the Piedmont Craftsmen Guild, Southern Highland Craft Guild, the Arts & Culture Alliance of Greater Knoxville, and the Oak Ridge Art Center.
Knoxville Community Darkroom Members Exhibition in the Atrium
This exhibition will include traditional film photography as well as digital and alternative processes made by members of the Knoxville Community Darkroom.
The Knoxville Community Darkroom, the area’s only public darkroom facility, is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit arts center whose mission is to educate our local community about film photography and traditional film processes as a means of artistic self-expression. A rotating menu of workshops in film development, printing, alternative processes, digital and other photo related media are regularly offered to the public, including classes specifically designed for younger students. The Knoxville Community Darkroom offers darkroom memberships for all skill levels. Orientations and classes are included with each new membership.
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 Thursday, July 4.
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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