KNOXVILLE, TN – Aug. 12, 2019 – The Arts & Culture Alliance presents five new exhibitions on display Sept. 6-27 at the Emporium Center in downtown Knoxville.
A reception will take place 5-9 p.m. Sept. 6 as part of First Friday activities downtown. The public is invited to meet the artists and view the artwork, most of which are for sale and may be purchased through the close of the exhibition. The opening reception will feature music by pianist Curtis Tipton.
The University of Tennessee: The Art of Science in the Balcony Gallery
“The Art of Science” exhibition demonstrates the connection between science and art and consists of images produced during the course of scientific experiments that have unique aesthetic perception. Art pieces for the exhibition were submitted by undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, post-docs and staff who work in the scientific labs at the School of Arts and Sciences of the University of Tennessee-Knoxville, Australian National University, University of Washington and Seattle Children’s Research Institute.
Pieces in the exhibition were collected from the light microscope, fluorescent microscope, confocal and scanning electron microscopes. Viewers can images based on mathematical calculations and computer simulations as they would be presented at a scientific conference. Abstract images from “everyday life” in the lab are also featured.
Tennessee Artists Association 45th Fall Juried Show in the Main Gallery
Tennessee Artists Association presents its 45th Fall Juried Show, a new exhibition featuring work by TAA members.
The membership of the TAA has always been comprised of experienced artists, beginners, and all levels in between. Many well-known East Tennessee artists have been part of TAA throughout the years. TAA annually hosts two exhibitions: a Spring Show and a Fall Juried Show. TAA meets on the third Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 6500 S. Northshore Drive in Knoxville. Guests and prospective members are welcome to join.
Victoria Phillips: Select Works from “An Abstract Narrative” on the North Wall
“An Abstract Narrative” is a direct response to the exploration of Victoria Phillips’ spirituality. She has created a series of paintings that reveal the vulnerability of her spiritual ethos and express her personal narrative. The paintings were born from a self-reflective exploration within her spirituality that brought healing through inner expression.
Victoria Phillips received a B.A. in Visual Arts with an emphasis in Studio Art and a minor in Advertising in 2013 from Lee University. She completed her M.F.A. in Painting at Savannah College of Art and Design in 2019. She has been involved in numerous exhibits throughout Georgia, Virginia, and Tennessee as her private collectors continue to grow in the southeast and abroad. Phillips completed an artist in residency in Skopelos, Greece in 2019, which gave her the opportunity to exhibit internationally. Phillips has worked as an educator in the public school system for the last five years.
Brian Horais: Twisted Woodturning in the display case
In this exhibition, Brian Horais shows how twisted turning is done on a lathe. Twisted turning uses multiple offset axes to generate the twist. His turnings use three axes, instead of the traditional single axis (i.e. centerline) for regular turnings. He will also display various examples of his twisted turnings with different finishes and approaches
Brian Horais, a wood turner, creates non-round multi-axis works of art on the lathe. He has been a demonstrator at Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Appalachian Center for Craft, and the American Association of Woodturners National Symposium. His work has been displayed multiple times at the Master Woodworkers Show in Knoxville and at Arts in the Airport (McGhee Tyson airport in Knoxville). Brian's articles on ‘Twisted Turning’ have appeared in the AAW national magazine ‘American Woodturner’.
Drawings and Paintings by Anthony Donaldson in the Atrium
Anthony M. Donaldson lives in Knoxville and is a Knoxville Area Transit bus driver. He studied art intensely in high school and continued taking classes in college. Donaldson aims to tell a story with his art, and the recent work he will display highlight climate change, human trafficking, Harlem Renaissance culture, political and social issues, racism & classism and more.
Please note: The Emporium will be closed on Monday, Sept. 2 for Labor Day.
For more information, contact the Arts & Culture Alliance at 865-523-7543 or visit www.knoxalliance.com.
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.
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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