KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – The Arts & Culture Alliance presents five new exhibitions Aug. 4-25 at the Emporium Center in downtown Knoxville.
A reception takes place 5-9 p.m. Friday, Aug. 4 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.
- Terina Gillette: Temperance: An Expose of Emotion in the lower gallery
“Temperance: An Expose of Emotion” is a journey through color, texture, and raw expression. The works reflect a myriad of feelings influenced by the artist's psychology background and each piece is symbolic of a particular moment of personal emotional expression from the artist. Elements of nature are integrated throughout the collection as an additional component of emotion to bring her view of the world full circle in experiencing and expressing a multitude of emotions.
- A1LabArts: Open Show with Dada Inspiration: GODDESS/JAPAN/PEACE in the Balcony gallery
A1LabArts is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization founded in 1995 by local artists and remains one of the oldest artist-run organizations based in Knoxville. During their membership meeting at the beginning of the year, they selected the title for the exhibition a la Dada during which attendees wrote a word on a piece of paper. Three words – Goddess, Japan and Peace – were chosen to help inspire works to appear in the exhibition.
A1LabArts is dedicated to multi-disciplinary and experimental exploration of contemporary art issues in all media. Through events, workshops, shows and performances, A1LabArts aims to make connections in the community among artists of different ages, interests and backgrounds. Their current membership includes 60 artists and is open to the public.
- Mary Saylor: A Whimsical Nature in the display case
Saylor has dabbled in various creative outlets including drawing, quilting, painting, woodcarving and clay and recently has focused on paper mâché sculptures. She has a love and appreciation of all animals, great and small, and this devotion is clearly seen in her whimsical, humorous animal sculptures.
- Dick Wills: Celebrate Color in the Atrium
Dick Wills’ art is multimedia. He utilizes oil, acrylic, dye, watercolor and more for paper and tissue collages and canvas/other surfaces.
For more information, visit www.knoxalliance.com.
- Work by L. Bethsy Salage on the North Wall
Salage’s work includes floral paintings made with watercolors and metallic ink.
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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Photo: Artwork by Mary Saylor