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Don’t see a listing?
If you don’t see a listing, I couldn’t find it when I updated this for this month. Check here sometime on First Friday, a lot of places don’t send me updates until the last minute, so pop in here before you head out for the latest updates. You’ll find their phone number and links to their web site in the listing below, so you can check to see if they’ve got more recent info on their own site.
Special Event- Earth Fest
Come find out why the 2012 Earth Fest thinks that being green makes sense during this month’s First Friday event! Keep Knoxville Beautiful will be hosting a promotional event for this year’s Earth Fest which will feature local artists’ works, free food, and appearances from Dr. Destruction and Mother Earth! The KKB offices are located on the beautiful 100 Block of Gay St. in the basement of the Emporium. For more information on Earth Fest, please go to the website for Knox Earth Fest.
On with this month’s openings!
122 S. Gay St. Knoxville (VOL) 851-8150 Website
First Friday Concert Event - 11 Café welcomes you to its third First Friday concert event of the year. Jen Parker & Red-Handed will play from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. inside 11 Café. Tickets are on sale for $15 and include all you can drink beer on tap.
Artist on display- Kit Hoefer, showing painted canvases ranging in size from 8 x10 inches to 36 x 24 inch
Artist Bio – 11 Café would like to thank Kit Hoefer for displaying her fun and talented works of art. Hoefer’s colors are used to express feelings about a subject, rather than to simply describe it. She paints with her emotions and intellect, tapping into a more expressive and powerful use of colors. The rich colors, outlines, and dramatic brush strokes recall both Expressionist and Fauvist traditions. Colors are intensified full of spirit, to interpret nature and submit it to the spirit of the picture.
Hoefer is from East Tennessee. She has exhibited locally for over ten years in the Knoxville metropolitan area. All art is for sale. Visit her very own website for samples of what might be hanging up in 11 Café.
Artist - Catherine Cummings displays professionally framed portraits and landscapes made from oils, water colors, and pastels.
11 Café thanks Catherine Cummings for displaying her lovely and talented works of art. Catherine grew up in Charleston, SC and graduated from the College of Charleston with a Bachelor of Arts degree as a studio art major. One of the contributing factors to her early love of art was her father’s great passion for original oil paintings, which he collected and displayed at home. Cummings paints portraits and landscapes with oils, water colors, or pastels. She currently lives by the Smoky Mountains in East Tennessee which is where she gets most of her visual inspiration. It is Catherine’s desire to reflect in her work the beauty of what God has created whether it is found in nature or the exquisite tones found in the faces of people.
2 Many Pixels
130 W. Jackson Avenue, Suite 201 Knoxville
501 Arthur St., Knoxville (865) 951- 2523 Website
8 Shooters Studio
1201 Central Street, Knoxville (865) 545-4408 Website
A1 Lab Arts
Center for Creative Minds, at 23 Emory Place Knoxville Website
Art Gallery of Knoxville / Copy Shop
317 Gay Street Knoxville (865) 595- 4401 Website
Art Market Gallery
422 S. Gay Street Knoxville (865) 525-5265 Website
Art Market Galley of Knoxville is pleased to present an exhibit of recent works by Marilyn Avery Turner and Morgan Fitch, both of Knoxville.
Marilyn Avery Turner, who holds a BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design, will be exhibiting a collection of her recent monoprint/Chine-colle works. Created with oil-based inks on rice paper, these hand-pulled prints are one-of-a-kind artworks, each of which required multiple passes through a press to achieve the finished print.
Sculptor Morgan Fitch welds various metal found objects together to create whimsical animal and humanoid forms. He’s delighted when observers of his sculpture find humor in it and appreciates their efforts to identify the multitude of old tools and utensils incorporated into his works.
A First Friday Reception for the exhibit is planned for April 6 from 5:30-9 pm with complimentary refreshments and live music.
Annual Members Auction April 6-15th. A Dogwood Arts Festival Featured Event, this silent auction gives gallery visitors the opportunity to bid on original artworks by gallery artists for a chance to buy them at a fraction of their value. Approximately 40-50 items will be available for bidding.
The public is invited to a First Friday Reception on April 6 from 5:30-9 pm with complimentary refreshments and live music. This will be the first day of bidding on auction items and the reception offers the opportunity for the public to meet many of the gallery’s member-artists as well.
Belleze Salon and Spa
6209 Kingston Pike Knoxville (865) 558-8424 Website
800 N. 4th Ave Knoxville Website
Black Market Clothing
23 Market Square, Knoxville (865) 258-8448
24 Market Square, Knoxville (865) 329 8868 Website
29 Market Square Knoxville (865) 673-6711 Website
200 W Hill Ave Knoxville (865) 525-2375 Website
2121 Cumberland Ave. Knoxville (684-5477) Website
Casa Hora @ The Emporium
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
418 S. Gay Street , Knoxville (865) 524-4747
East Tennessee Historical Society
601 S. Gay Street, Knoxville (865) 216-8824 Website
The East Tennessee History Museum will open up at 5:30 on First Friday and no admission will be charged.
The Tennessee Archive of Moving Image and Sound, the East Tennessee Historical Society, and the Calvin M. McClung Historical Collection of the Knox County Public Library are partnering up to present a free, monthly First Friday film series entitled, “From the Vaults: Iconic Moving Images of East Tennessee.
“‘I Open My Mouth and Let ‘er Fly’: The Pappy ‘Gube’ Beaver Story” is the second installment in the First Friday series and will include a live musical by Marvin Russell, Wade Hill and the Hillians, with a special appearance by the Hogman!
The April 6, 2012, screening marks the world premier “‘I Open My Mouth and Let ‘er Fly’: The Pappy ‘Gube’ Beaver Story,” produced by indie filmmakers Dwight Swanson and Robert Salyer and featuring the story behind the life and times of long-time Knoxville preacher Parlan “Pappy Gube” Beaver. Beaver, now 92 years old, formerly worked with grocer and country music impresario Cas Walker and has been on local radio airwaves for over 70 years. Chet Atkins’ first commercial recordings were made with Beaver for Capitol Records during the late 1940s.
Join Americana music roots musicians Marvin Russell, Wade Hill, and the legendary Hogman for a program of live ole-time music and vintage film clips celebrating the life and career of East Tennessee’s own Pappy “Gube” Beaver! Also featured will be an art exhibit by Amy Campbell.
Art Exhibit: “Music & Culture Folks of East, Tennessee”, Amy Campbell, Maryville artist
Maryville-based artist Amy Campbell’s exhibit “Music & Culture, East, Tennessee folk portraits” portrays in a simple and direct style her love and respect of present and historic folks of our region. Portraits include Chet Adkins, Pappy “Gube’ Beaver, The Reverend and Mrs. J. Bazzel Mull, Wade Hill, Cas Walker and many more. For more information about her art, please visit: http://www.TennesseeFolkArt.com
East Tennessee Community Design Center & Knoxville Downtown Design Studio
500 S. Gay Street Knoxville Mobile (865) 603-3988 Office (865) 525-9945Website
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
627 N. Central Knoxville (865) 522-1752 Website
113 South Gay Street Knoxville Website
133 South Gay St. Knoxville
Drop by from 6-9pm for beverages, snacks, and music by Gregory Tarrants.
Dawn Denton Hawkins (paintings)
Tina Brunetti (paintings)
David Watson (jewelry)
Sorista Tary (paintings)
Curtis Wilson (paintings and mixed media)
Dianna Kilgore (paintings)
Andrew Tituskin (photography)
Rucker Wells (paintings, sculpture, jewelry)
Cinda Costner (photography)
Lisa Smith Glenn (jewelry)
Cody Swaggerty (graphic arts)
Carrie Bostwick (paintings)
BJ Hilton Hitchcock (paintings)
Jess Wathen (mixed media)
Chris Cornett (paintings)
*Prints available for purchase on most artworks shown.
5607 Kingston Pike Knoxville p (865) 584-6097 Website
327 Union Avenue Knoxville (865) 525-8788 Website
119 Jennings Avenue Knoxville (865) 405-0777 Website
John Black Photography
501 Union Ave. Knoxville (865) 522-1715 Website
Julie Apple Handbags
121 Gay Street Knoxville (865) 235-1252 Website
Kate Moore Creative / Jennie Andrews Photography
Knoxville Arts and Fine Crafts Center1127B Broadway Ave. Knoxville (865) 523-1401
Knoxville Museum of Art
1060 World’s Fair Park Knoxville (865) 525-6101 Website
17 Market Square, Knoxville Website
Knoxville Visitor Center
301 Gay Street Knoxville (800) 727-8045 Website
103 W. Jackson Knoxville Website
800W. Hill Avenue, Knoxville (865) 803-6215
Lunchbox Restaurant in the Bank East Building
Market Street, Knoxville
On display are 33 pieces, tracing a variety of themes and treatments by artist Medha Karandikar. The show is already up, please drop by on First Friday, April 6th, during the opening reception, 5-8 pm.
Midtown Arts Center
513 Cooper Street (865) 406-7885
411 S. Gay Street Knoxville (865) 766-5192 Website
Old City Java
109 S. Central Avenue Knoxville (865) 523-9817 Website
18 Market Square Knoxville (865) 521-0600 Website
221 Cumberland Avenue Knoxville (865) 521-0690 Website
28 Market Square Knoxville (865) 524-2224 Website
323 Union Avenue Knoxville (865) 525-7888 Website
Regal Downtown West 8
1640 Downtown West Blvd. Knoxville (865) 712-9224 Website
We’ll have the artwork of Karen Krogh on display this first Friday, a selection of Captured Images.
125 W. Jackson Ave. Knoxville Website
Rita’s Italian Ice
Market Square, Knoxville
11 Market Square Knoxville (865) 694-4000
Tennessee Valley Bikes
214 W. Magnolia, Knoxville Website
The District Framery and Gallery
5113 Kingston Pike, Suite A, Knoxville (865) 200-4452 Website
Featuring cityscape and landscape oil paintings by Knoxville artist Joe Parrott and ceramic “souls” by Asheville artist Cassie Ryalls
The Fortunate Traveler
119 S. Central Street Bldg. 2 Knoxville (865) 474-1098 Website
12 Market Square, Knoxville – (865) 637-4067Website
129 S. Gay Street Knoxville (865) 549-5769 Website
115 S. Gay Street (865) 525-7381 Website
University of Tennessee University Center Concourse Gallery sponsored by the Visual Arts Committee
1502 West Cumberland Ave. Knoxville Call Meghan Terry at 865-974-5455 for more information or visit activities.utk.edu for a full list of VAC events.
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UT Downtown Gallery
106 S. Gay Street Knoxville (865) 673-0802 WebSite
Yee- Haw Industries
413 S. Gay Street Knoxville (865) 522-1812 Website