KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – Four new exhibitions will be on display Feb. 2-23 at the Emporium Center in downtown Knoxville.
A reception will take place 5-9 p.m. Feb. 2 as part of First Friday activities downtown to which 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.
National Juried Exhibition of 2018 in the upper gallery
The Arts & Culture Alliance is pleased to present its 12th annual National Juried Exhibition, a new exhibition featuring selected works from 44 artists throughout the U.S. The National Juried Exhibition was developed in 2006 to provide a forum for local artists to compete on a national scale and display their highest quality work. The exhibition encompasses all styles and genres from both emerging and established artists working in a variety of media such as photography, acrylic, pencil, fibers, oil, paper, and more. More than $1,000 in cash awards will be announced at a brief awards ceremony at 6 p.m. Feb. 2.
Exhibiting artists include Tristan Higginbotham of Antioch, Tennessee; Alan Brock of Athens, Tennessee; Carrie Pendergrass of Chattanooga, Tennessee; Perry Walter Johnson of Cookeville, Tennessee; Marsha Nelms Scarbrough of Harriman, Tennessee; Christian Rieben of Johnson City, Tennessee; Marie Porterfield Barry and Art Brown of Kingsport, Tennessee; T.P. Dunn of Kingston, Tennessee; and Hannah Rivers of Rose Hill, Virginia among others.
View images of the exhibition at www.knoxalliance.com/nje-12.
Jeffrey Morton served as juror for the exhibition. Morton has exhibited his work regionally and nationally, including the Delaware Center for Contemporary Art, Wilmington, the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, the Harrison Center for the Arts, Indianapolis, and the Hunter Museum in Chattanooga. Morton is a professor of art at Covenant College, Lookout Mountain, Georgia. Morton is a recipient of a 2015 Individual Artist Fellowship from the Tennessee Arts Commission.
John Humphries: Constellations of Drawings in the lower gallery
John Humphries is a visual artist, gardener, and designer focusing on communicating, through abstraction, stories and phenomena from nature and mythology. This creative work takes the form of watercolor drawings and ceramic objects. He took an unusual path to get where he is today. Humphries makes his watercolor drawings by researching a natural phenomenon, creating various codes to represent these elusive conditions, and then organizing the codes into a series or constellation. “Constellations of Drawings” includes collaged photographic elements and other constructed pieces of wood floating above paper.
Brandon Lutterman: Sculptural Vessels and Pots in the display case
Brandon Lutterman’s work is versatile, including naturalism, utilitarian, and sculptural forms. He uses multiple techniques and styles of art to convey a concept. His glazes are developed through ongoing glaze research, as he aims to develop unique surfaces at low, mid, and high fire temperature ranges. For more information, visit http://www.luttermanceramics.com.
Yvonne Hosey: The Hungry Month in the Atrium
“The Hungry Month” pieces evoke the hardships and beauty of winter. Done in watercolor, scratchboard, acrylic and glasspaint, the colors are muted, and the images are of the inedible - the scarce, precious and beautiful - in the month of February.
The exhibitions are on display at the Emporium Center, 100 S. Gay Street, in downtown Knoxville. Exhibition hours are Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM. For more information, please contact the Arts & Culture Alliance at (865) 523-7543, or visit the Web site at 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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