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Header photo courtesy of Inside of Knoxville

January 2015. Happy New Year!

Man, time is flying. It’s hard to believe another year has gone screaming by.

If you don’t see a listing,  don’t assume the venue doesn’t have an artist. They might not be participating at all, or they just didn’t get around to sending me the information on who’s on display. But if you need to know for sure, you’ll find their phone number and  links to their web site in the listings below, so you can check to see if they’ve got more recent info on their own site.

On with this month’s openings!


2 Many Pixels

130 W. Jackson Avenue, Suite 201 Knoxville  Website

501 Arthur

501 Arthur St., Knoxville (865) 951- 2523  Website

A1 Lab Arts

Center for Creative Minds, at 23 Emory Place Knoxville  Website

Art Market Gallery

422 S. Gay Street Knoxville (865) 525-5265  Website

Ongoing display of local artist’s work.

Belleze Salon and Spa

6209 Kingston Pike Knoxville (865) 558-8424  Website

Birdhouse Laboratories

800 N. 4th Ave Knoxville  Website

Bliss

24 Market Square, Knoxville (865) 329 8868  Website

Bliss Home

29 Market Square Knoxville (865) 673-6711  Website

Bootleg Betty

122 S Gay Street, Knoxville  865-309-5818  Website

Casa Hola

100 S. Gay Street, Suite 109, Knoxville (865) 335-3358 Website

Cocoa Moon Fusion Grill/Koi

19 Market Square Knoxville  (865) 521 3888

Coffee and Chocolate

327 Union Avenue Knoxville (865) 688-9244 Website

Community Television of Knoxville

808 State Street Knoxville (865) 215-4350  Website

Creativity Center

13 Emory Place, Knoxville  Website

Downtown Grind

418 S. Gay Street , Knoxville (865) 524-4747

East Tennessee Historical Society

601 S. Gay Street, Knoxville (865) 216-8824  Website

East Tennessee Community Design Center & UT Downtown Design Studio

500 S. Gay Street Knoxville  Mobile (865) 603-3988 Office (865) 525-9945  Website

Emporium Center for Arts & Culture / Arts and Culture Alliance / The Balcony Gallery

100 S. Gay Street Knoxville (865) 523-7543  Website

The Arts & Culture Alliance and the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Atlanta proudly present a new exhibition entitled “A Narrative of Light and Shadow” featuring the artistry of Taiwan’s female photographers. Three photographers will each present a series of images depicting portraiture, humanitarian concerns, landscape, aboriginal culture, and culture in general: Chang Hsiu-huang presents “Light and shadow”, which displays the interaction of light and shadow and composition in landscape photography; Chien Fu-yu presents “Women’s history”, which includes sensitive, careful portraits of women poets, journalists, artists, pathologists, and entomologists; and Wang Hsiao-chin presents “Mother’s time chart”, which uses the self-portrait to explore the historical implications of creative work, acting both as the photographer and protagonist in her shots.

The exhibition will be on display in the main gallery of the Emporium Center, 100 S. Gay Street, in downtown Knoxville from January 9-31, 2015, and an opening reception will take place on Friday, January 9, from 5:00-9:00 PM. The First Friday reception also features music by the Pea Pickin’ Hearts in the gallery as well as a Jazz Jam Session hosted by Vance Thompson and Friends from 7:00-9:00 PM in the Black Box Theatre.

Since the 1970s, photography has flourished in concert with Taiwan’s economic development, democratization and the universalization of education so that female photographers have become common. Nothing can stop the flow of time – only photography can crystallize the moment and the surrounding environment into a permanent image. Photography can capture scenes that are inexpressible in language; thus the old adage, a picture is worth a thousand words. With close attention paid during both shooting and arrangement, the series of pictures in “A Narrative of Light and Shadow” are used to create photographic narratives, much as a director might compose a film montage.

Gallery hours for “A Narrative of Light and Shadow” are Monday-Friday 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM and Saturday 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM. Please note, the Emporium will be closed on Monday, January 19, for the holiday. Additional special hours are posted at www.theemporiumcenter.com/ visit.html. For more information, please contact the Arts & Culture Alliance at (865) 523-7543 or visit www.knoxalliance.com.

Ewing Gallery

1715 Volunteer Blvd. Knoxville (865) 974-3200  Website

Gallery Nuance

121 S. Gay Street,  Knoxville TN  (865)-329-4626 Website

Ironwood Studios

119 Jennings Avenue Knoxville (865) 405-0777  Website

John Black Photography

501 Union Ave. Knoxville (865) 522-1715  Website

Kate Moore Creative / Jennie Andrews Photography

123 S Gay Suite B Knoxville (865) 951-8416  Kate Moore Website   Jennie Andrews Website

Knoxville Arts and Fine Crafts Center

1127B Broadway Ave. Knoxville (865) 523-1401

Knoxville Museum of Art

1060 World’s Fair Park Knoxville (865) 525-6101  Website

Knoxville Visitor Center

301 Gay Street Knoxville (800) 727-8045  Website

Lox Salon

103 W. Jackson Knoxville Website

Maplehurst Inn

800 W. Hill Avenue, Knoxville  (865) 803-6215 Website

Old City Java

109 S. Central Avenue Knoxville (865) 523-9817   Website

Oodles Uncorked

18 Market Square Knoxville (865) 521-0600  Website

Organized Play

131 South Central Street Knoxville  (865) 521-0690  Website

Patricia Nash Designs

109 S. Gay St. 524-2626 Website

Preservation Pub

28 Market Square Knoxville  (865) 524-2224  Website

Rala

323 Union Avenue Knoxville (865) 525-7888  Website

Regal Downtown West 8

1640 Downtown West Blvd. Knoxville  (865) 693-6327

Remedy Coffee

125 W. Jackson Ave. Knoxville Website

Rita’s Italian Ice

26 Market Square Southwest, Knoxville

Rococo Boutique

2 Market Square, Knoxville (865) 971-1006 Website

Salon Visage

11 Market Square Knoxville (865) 694-4000

Style of Civilization

133 S. Gay Street Knoxville  (865) 544-4196  Website

Technology Cooperative

130 W. Jackson Ave. Suite 101 Knoxville  Website

Tennessee Archive of Moving Image and sound @ East Tennessee History Center

601 South Gay Street Knoxville Contact: Bradley Reeves, Louisa Trott (865-215-8856) Website

Tennessee Valley Bikes

214 W. Magnolia, Knoxville Website

The District Gallery & Framery

5113 Kingston Pike, Knoxville  (865)200-4452  Website

The Tree and Vine

439 Union Avenue • Off Market Square • Knoxville  (865) 985.0524  Website

Tomato Head

12 Market Square, Knoxville – (865) 637-4067 Website

“Places and Faces”, an exhibit of photography by Elena Ganusova will be on view at the downtown Knoxville Tomato Head restaurant from January 4th through February 1st.  She will then exhibit at the West Gallery Tomato Head from February 2nd through March 2nd.

Elena Ganusova: “Places and Faces”

Tomato Head Restaurant presents a project by Knoxville-based award winning photographer Elena Ganusova. The exhibition “Places and Faces”, is the result of a multi-year survey and draws together more than 30 black-and-white and color photographs of architecture, landscapes and peoples—raising public awareness about the beauty of East Tennessee and people living in the city and its vicinity.

Elena’s quest to the discovery of East Tennessee jewels began in 2011. Her genuine and unique vision of ordinary things was reflected in award-winning photos of city scenes, landscape, and people. The exhibition is divided into three categories: architecture in black-and-white, black-and-white portraits, and color landscapes. Through these photographs, Elena pays homage to a fragile world around us that we do not always appreciate and should not take it for granted.
About Elena Ganusova
Elena Ganusova was born on January 2, 1973, in Krasnoyarsk, a Russian city in Siberia. Having a PhD degree in microbiology Elena began her photographic career in Russia. Her first steps in the photographic exploration started when her father Eugene introduced her to the magic things that can happen in the dark room somewhere in the earliest 1980s. Elena is a member of the Professional Photographers of America (PPA), Professional photographers of Tennessee (TNPP) and East Tennessee (PPETN). Some of her work was published in the Knoxville News Sentinel (“The Bridge to the Knowledge”, “Little Santa”, “Reflection”).
Since 2012 Elena opened her own photography business “It’s all about life” which is devoted to create memories for those who love and are being loved.
In 2013 and 2014, Elena Ganusova’s work received awards at the Tennessee Valley Fair and distinguished awards at PPETN photographic competition

Sarah McFalls will exhibit at the West Gallery Tomato Head from January 5th through February 2nd.

URBhana

115 S. Gay Street (865) 525-7381  Website

Wing Zone

2121 Cumberland Ave. Knoxville (684-5477)  Website

Header photo courtesy of Inside of Knoxville

If you don’t see a listing,  don’t assume the venue doesn’t have an artist. They might not be participating at all, or they just didn’t get around to sending me the information on who’s on display. But if you need to know for sure, you’ll find their phone number and  links to their web site in the listings below, so you can check to see if they’ve got more recent info on their own site.

It’s hard to believe it’s December already, the year has flown by already.
On with this month’s openings!


2 Many Pixels

130 W. Jackson Avenue, Suite 201 Knoxville  Website

501 Arthur

501 Arthur St., Knoxville (865) 951- 2523  Website

A1 Lab Arts

Center for Creative Minds, at 23 Emory Place Knoxville  Website

Art Market Gallery

422 S. Gay Street Knoxville (865) 525-5265  Website

Ongoing display of local artist’s work.

Belleze Salon and Spa

6209 Kingston Pike Knoxville (865) 558-8424  Website

Birdhouse Laboratories

800 N. 4th Ave Knoxville  Website

Bliss

24 Market Square, Knoxville (865) 329 8868  Website

Bliss Home

29 Market Square Knoxville (865) 673-6711  Website

Artwork on display is by  Stacey Fletcher

 Artist’s Website: http:www.staceyfletcher.com

Bliss Home is pleased to present the latest works by Knoxville artist, Stacey Fletcher, for December’s First Friday. Bliss Home, located at 29 Market Square, will host an opening reception on Friday, December 5th from 6pm to 9pm. Complimentary Steamboat Sandwiches will be provided and Stacey’s art will be featured for the month of December.

Stacey Fletcher received a Master of Fine Arts degree in Painting and Drawing from The University of Tennessee in 2003, and a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Valdosta State University in 2000.  She has exhibited nationally and internationally in many individual, group, and juried exhibitions.  This includes being awarded the honor of participating in the 2005 Pienkow International Artist Workshop in Poland.  Stacey has taught for The University of Tennessee since 2000 as a graduate assistant, an assistant professor, as well as through the personal and professional extended education program.  She lives, paints, and teaches in Knoxville, TN.

As a cathartic painter, Stacey’s work expresses emotions and frustrations that would otherwise be hard to express verbally.  They seem abstract at first glace to the viewer, but have some sense of childhood imagery disguised among the colorful layers.  Her work is fresh with vibrant lively colors, with layered metaphors of herself and others contrasted with the chaotic approach of the energetic marks.

Bootleg Betty

122 S Gay Street, Knoxville  865-309-5818  Website

Open until 9:00 pm for First Friday.

Artists Featured:
Mark Large Photography
Mark Andrew Large is a photojournalist, visual artist and rock climber based in Knoxville, Tennessee. Mark has been drawing and painting since childhood; he began taking pictures in 2005. Mark is currently staff photographer for The Daily Times of Maryville, Tennessee. He also does a variety of freelance work. Whenever Mark is climbing, he’s also shooting. His work has been featured in “Stone Fort Bouldering” published by Greener Grass Publishing. Mark is slated as lead photographer for an upcoming Greener Grass book.
Artist website: http://marklargephotography.com/

Faith Road Designs
Faith Road Designs is a handcrafted jewelry design that was inspired by some of the artist’s favorite places out West. The rustic and earthy colors of sandy stones, turquoise and greens combined with metals, copper wire and leather is a style that is unique and soulful.
Artist website: https://www.facebook.com/FaithRoadDesigns?fref=ts

Knock on Wood Knoxville
Hand made rustic refined home decor, framing and carved portraits. As many products as possible are made out of reclaimed treasures, like old pallets, pieces of disassembled cabinets, bed frames and so much more.
Artist website: https://www.facebook.com/KnockOnWoodKnoxville?fref=ts

Casa Hola

100 S. Gay Street, Suite 109, Knoxville (865) 335-3358 Website

Cocoa Moon Fusion Grill/Koi

19 Market Square Knoxville  (865) 521 3888

Coffee and Chocolate

327 Union Avenue Knoxville (865) 688-9244 Website

Community Television of Knoxville

808 State Street Knoxville (865) 215-4350  Website

Creativity Center

13 Emory Place, Knoxville  Website

Downtown Grind

418 S. Gay Street , Knoxville (865) 524-4747

East Tennessee Historical Society

601 S. Gay Street, Knoxville (865) 216-8824  Website

East Tennessee Community Design Center & UT Downtown Design Studio

500 S. Gay Street Knoxville  Mobile (865) 603-3988 Office (865) 525-9945  Website

Emporium Center for Arts & Culture / Arts and Culture Alliance / The Balcony Gallery

100 S. Gay Street Knoxville (865) 523-7543  Website

Ewing Gallery

1715 Volunteer Blvd. Knoxville (865) 974-3200  Website

Gallery Nuance

121 S. Gay Street,  Knoxville TN  (865)-329-4626 Website

Ironwood Studios

119 Jennings Avenue Knoxville (865) 405-0777  Website

John Black Photography

501 Union Ave. Knoxville (865) 522-1715  Website

Kate Moore Creative / Jennie Andrews Photography

123 S Gay Suite B Knoxville (865) 951-8416  Kate Moore Website   Jennie Andrews Website

Knoxville Arts and Fine Crafts Center

1127B Broadway Ave. Knoxville (865) 523-1401

Knoxville Museum of Art

1060 World’s Fair Park Knoxville (865) 525-6101  Website

Knoxville Visitor Center

301 Gay Street Knoxville (800) 727-8045  Website

Lauderdale Design Group

104 W Summit Hill Dr. Knoxville http://Lauderdaledesigngroup.com

 Artist- Matthew DeBardelaben

Statement:

I began painting because I was around artists who were painting. Painting is become a way of being present. I paint what I feel. It names my emotions and reconciles my inner man.

My first layers are applied with a paintbrush. After this foundation I use objects that have been discarded. For some reason I always find myself spreading paint with an expired credit card in hand.

 Jerry and Julie Jack

Artist website http://www.artshopp.com/

Lox Salon

103 W. Jackson Knoxville Website

Maplehurst Inn

800 W. Hill Avenue, Knoxville  (865) 803-6215 Website

Old City Java

109 S. Central Avenue Knoxville (865) 523-9817   Website

Oodles Uncorked

18 Market Square Knoxville (865) 521-0600  Website

FIRST FRI DEC 5:

5pm SCRUFFY CITY HALL:
“Creature Seeker” – The Art of Eric Brown
(Eric CreatureSeeker Brown and Co are here to delight and scare you silly)
https://www.facebook.com/creatureseeker

5pm in 2nd floorPres Pub Speakasy:
FIRST FRIDAY GALLERY SHOW!
THE AMAZING KNOXVILLE PHOTOGRAPHS OF
BILL FOSTER

5pm-8pm: SAM ADAMS 7 MARKET SQUARE BARHOP:
PUB CRAWL & DELICIOUS PLATES
PUB: Sam Adams Fezziwig w Delicious Pub Nuts Veggie Meat Balls
UNCORKED: Winter Lager w Bruschetta
SCRUFFY: Cream Stout w Dark Chocolate Brownie

8pm SPEAKEASY:
THE JAUNTEE  (Boston Psych Rock)
http://thejauntee.bandcamp.com

Gay St: WIVK Christmas Parade

1st fl Pres 10pm:
THE VIBRASLAPS (Knox 80s 90s semi-obscure covers)

10pm Scruffy:
DANK SINATRA (Athens, GA Improv Jam Rock)
http://danksinatramusic.bandcamp.com/album/strange
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCzw7ImfmeITt3dN9afuKN7A

BEN GAINES & THREE STAR REVIVAL
(Knox AmeriRock Folky Funkajams)
http://bengaines.bandcamp.com/album/faces-of-the-past
http://www.reverbnation.com/bengaines

Organized Play

131 South Central Street Knoxville  (865) 521-0690  Website

Patricia Nash Designs

109 S. Gay St. 524-2626 Website

Preservation Pub

28 Market Square Knoxville  (865) 524-2224  Website

Rala

323 Union Avenue Knoxville (865) 525-7888  Website

Regal Downtown West 8

1640 Downtown West Blvd. Knoxville  (865) 693-6327

Remedy Coffee

125 W. Jackson Ave. Knoxville Website

Rita’s Italian Ice

26 Market Square Southwest, Knoxville

Rococo Boutique

2 Market Square, Knoxville (865) 971-1006 Website

Salon Visage

11 Market Square Knoxville (865) 694-4000

Style of Civilization

133 S. Gay Street Knoxville  (865) 544-4196  Website

Technology Cooperative

130 W. Jackson Ave. Suite 101 Knoxville  Website

Tennessee Archive of Moving Image and sound @ East Tennessee History Center

601 South Gay Street Knoxville Contact: Bradley Reeves, Louisa Trott (865-215-8856) Website

Tennessee Valley Bikes

214 W. Magnolia, Knoxville Website

The District Gallery & Framery

5113 Kingston Pike, Knoxville  (865)200-4452  Website

The Tree and Vine

439 Union Avenue • Off Market Square • Knoxville  (865) 985.0524  Website

Tomato Head

12 Market Square, Knoxville – (865) 637-4067 Website

“Texture City”, an exhibit by Sarah McFalls will be on view at the downtown Knoxville Tomato Head in Market Square from Monday, December 8th through January 5th. She will then exhibit at the West Knoxville Gallery Tomato Head from January 5th through February 8th.
TEXTURE CITY

Sometimes I drive around for hours taking pictures out of the window of my car. Occasionally I have help, and other times I drive down the same street seven times in a row attempting to take a picture that isn’t blurry, or the wrong thing. Staple-covered utility poles, colorful buildings, peeling paint, crumbling facades, weathered billboards, hand-painted signs and murals, and posters and ads taped to windowsband wheatpasted to walls appeared again and again and eventually became a new visual language. My current work is layered, blistering and peeling, colorful and collaged, and suggests the handmade and hand-altered energy of a city, the passage of time, decay and renewal.

http://web.utk.edu/~smcfalls/

http://sarahmcfalls.blogspot.com

http://www.flickr.com/photos/sarah_mcfalls_art/

Sarah McFalls is a native Tennesseean, currently living and creating in Knoxville. She graduated from The University of the South with a BA in Art History and went on to pursue small, non-profit gallery work. She has worked for the past four years as collections manager at the Ewing Gallery of Art and Architecture, the University of Tennessee’s on-campus art gallery. When she is not painting at the 17th Street Studios, she enjoys seeing Knoxville’s live music, hanging out with friends, cooking delicious food, and talking to her cat Mamie.

URBhana

115 S. Gay Street (865) 525-7381  Website

Wing Zone

2121 Cumberland Ave. Knoxville (684-5477)  WebsiteNO