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.
On with this month’s openings!
All Around Town-
Chalk Art celebrating 10 years of First Friday!
Michelle Kiely will be doing Chalk Art around Downtown to promote the 10 Years of First Friday. She will be doing a large one during the festivities at the South end of Market Square. You’ll find about 5 more in different spots around town.
2 Many Pixels
130 W. Jackson Avenue, Suite 201 Knoxville Website
On First Friday October 4th., “2 Many Pixels” photo gallery is proud to present a collection of photographs by photo-journalist and artist Chad Greene. Opening October 4th., 6pm to 9:30pm.
This exhibit is a collection of Knoxville portraits, from the traditional family business owners to the fastest women of Knoxville and their motorcycles. The photographs are all for sale, gallery archival prints, signed and numbered by the artists.
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
Belleze Salon and Spa
6209 Kingston Pike Knoxville (865) 558-8424 Website
800 N. 4th Ave Knoxville Website
24 Market Square, Knoxville (865) 329 8868 Website
Join Bliss and Bliss Home for a October First Friday Double Feature!
To honor 10 Years of First Fridays, Bliss and Bliss Home will both feature artists for October’s First Friday. Bliss and Bliss Home will host an opening reception at 24 & 29 Market Square from 6pm to 9pm on October 4, 2013. Complimentary Steamboat Sandwiches and drinks will be provided.
This month we’re featuring artwork by Kent Youngstrom
Bliss Home will feature North Carolina artist, Kent Youngstrom, for the month of October. Kent is a self-taught painter with a background in interior and graphic design. When Kent started painting several years ago he didn’t have any big plans in mind. After a few gallery shows and the support of local fans, Kent began selling nationally and has been featured in People magazine and several home makeover shows.
29 Market Square Knoxville (865) 673-6711 Website
Neon Indian Summer
Bliss presents Neon Indian Summer brought to you by Taylor Wilburn and Juli Jordan of the award-winning Bliss Design Team. Neon Indian Summer consists of handmade dream-catchers which Taylor and Juli crafted from recycled fabric and yarn. Each dream-catcher is created to capture the essence of the season by featuring this years’ most popular neon colors.
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
13 Emory Place, Knoxville Website
Crown and Goose
We’re featuring the work of Dona Zlatanova (www.dona-art.com), with a live demonstration in the Beer Garden at 4 PM.
A little bit about the artist:
“I am working as a professional photographer in an advertising agency “Studio Blick”. Parallel to my career, I also enjoy creating unique paintings on silk. I earned a degree in textile art and during the years, I never wanted to give up this adventurous passion of mine: to pour my talent and love into one-of-a-kind art pieces that would constantly release that invested positive energy.”
She is from Bulgaria, and has to return home in a few weeks. She came to Knoxville to create these one of kind art pieces and showcase them all around town. She is a true talent, and we are proud to have her here.
418 S. Gay Street , Knoxville (865) 524-4747
East Tennessee Foundation & Bennett Galleries & Co.
625 Market Street, Suite 1400 (865) 524-1223
Opening Reception Friday, October 4th 5:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m.
East Tennessee Foundation (ETF), in partnership with Bennett Galleries, is hosting an opening reception on Friday, October 4, 2013, from 5:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. at the Foundation’s offices (located at 625 Market Street, Suite 1400) that will feature the works of Richard Jolley, Tommie Rush, the late Akira Blount, and Rob Heller. We are grateful these celebrated artists will share their works with us through the end of the year and may be viewed during the Foundation’s regular office hours (Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.).
The exhibit is being offered in connection with the installation of Richard Jolley’s Cycle of Life at the Knoxville Museum of Art opening in May 2014. East Tennessee Foundation has awarded grants related to that unveiling.
Akira Blount’s husband, Larry, has created the Akira Blount Memorial Fund at ETF to honor her artistic legacy by supporting arts and crafts education.
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 is pleased to present a new exhibition featuring recent works by Pat Clapsaddle of Sharps Chapel and Marta Goebel-Pietrasz of Oak Ridge. Clapsaddle will exhibit Majolica pottery of the people, flora and fauna where she has lived and visited, and Goebel-Pietrasz will exhibit large, oil paintings with skies, stars, and fairy-tale themes. The exhibition will be displayed in the Emporium Center. A public reception will take place on Friday, October 4, from 5:00-9:00 PM with chocolate fondue provided by the Melting Pot of Knoxville. The First Friday reception also features music by The Porch Pickers from 6:00-8:00 PM and a Jazz Jam Session hosted by Vance Thompson and Friends in the Black Box Theatre from 7:00-9:00 PM.
Pat Clapsaddle specializes in Majolica pottery which creates a glazed-on painterly surface to her original, handmade and wheel-thrown stacked and altered terra cotta pottery. In effect, she prints, draws and paints on clay forms. Many of her ceramic works are hand built with stamped designs. George Roby, a high school instructor, was the greatest influence on her becoming an art major. His knowledge of pottery and glaze mixing prepared Clapsaddle to receive a BA in Visual Art with an emphasis in Ceramics from the University of Cincinnati. Her greatest clay influences came from Roy Cartwright and Kathy Salchow. She attended a workshop with Paul Soldner who taught her how to alter and manipulate work. Other workshops under the direction of Dee Schaad from the University of Indianapolis, David Gamble of AMACO, and Kelly King and Laura Ross from the Potters Council in Cincinnati have made an impact on Clapsaddle’s current work in form, surface and structure. “When working in clay I become totally absorbed in the handling of the clay,” says Clapsaddle. “I believe art is a continually evolving process. I enjoy the subtle changes and unique qualities that occur in the firing process… each piece takes on its own personality.” For more information, visit www.etsy.com/shop/patclapsaddle or www.facebook.com/pages/Pat-Clapsaddle-Pottery/157745387617346
Marta Goebel-Pietrasz was born in Gdansk, Poland, where she studied at the School of Art in Gdynia and Academy of Fine Arts in Gdansk, majoring in painting. Her earliest efforts included small comic books about ghosts, animals, and strange creatures. Goebel-Pietrasz’s imaginary world not only survived schooling and formal art courses but has also grown into something new and unexpected. “Although many commissions involve making rather traditional art, exploring imaginary themes remains my favorite activity,” says Goebel-Pietrasz. She has been living in the U.S. since 1995. In 2008, she received a BFA in Studio Art with a concentration in Printmaking from the University of Tennessee’s School of Art in Knoxville. Currently, she teaches a mixed media class at the Oak Ridge Institute for Continued Learning and is pursuing undergraduate studies in the Psychology Department at UT. For more information, visit http://www.artmajeur.com/gebmart
The reception on Friday, October 4, is free and open to the public. “People, Places and Beyond” is on display October 4-26, 2013 at the Emporium Center, 100 S. Gay Street, downtown Knoxville. Exhibition hours are Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM and Saturday, 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM. For more information, please contact the Arts & Culture Alliance at (865) 523-7543, or visit our Web site at www.knoxalliance.com.
The Arts & Culture Alliance is pleased to present a new exhibition of recent, narrative works by Knoxville artist Richardson Turner. The exhibition includes paintings, lithographs, and sculptures and will be displayed in the Balcony of the Emporium Center from October 4-26, 2013. A public reception will take place on Friday, October 4, from 5:00-9:00 PM with chocolate fondue provided by the Melting Pot of Knoxville. The First Friday reception also features music by The Porch Pickers from 6:00-8:00 PM and a Jazz Jam Session hosted by Vance Thompson and Friends in the Black Box Theatre from 7:00-9:00 PM.
Recent Works by Richardson Turner is on display October 4-26, 2013 at the Emporium Center, 100 S. Gay Street, downtown Knoxville. Exhibition hours are Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM and Saturday, 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM.
It is often said that what was once old is new again, and two talented, long-time friends set out to prove this true in their Rock-n-Roll inspired First Friday art show. Local artists Rhonda Moody and Jessica Gregory each have collected many accolades and much praise for their individual achievements in Knoxville’s art world, but combining their love of music, particularly, Rock-n-Roll that they may just have a hit on their hands with their Refurbished Rock-n-Roll Art Show. Incorporating items that lead to the popularity of Rock-n-Roll into their art show, Rhonda and Jessica, prove that things that were once old CAN BE new again! Make plans to attend this art show to see the creative ways these two ladies have shaked, rattled, and rolled previous musical items into modern day art pieces.
First Friday Specials: 4p – 6p, enjoy 1/2 price glasses of Bota Box wine and Happy Hour appetizers
If you can’t make it early, then plan to stop in for the after party, 10p – 1a, 1/2 price glasses of wine and all late night apps $6. Happy First Friday!
Central Flats & Taps, 1204 N Central St Knoxville, TN 37917, (865) 247-0392
1715 Volunteer Blvd. Knoxville (865) 974-3200 Website
121 S. Gay Street, Knoxville TN (865)-329-4626 Website
Hey Knoxville! Come wind down your week with us at Gallery Nuance on the 100 Block of Gay Street for First Friday! Check out demonstrations by our Elite Artists, see our Amazing Gallery, have some refreshments, listen to some Fantastic Music by The Hot Nuts of Knoxville (Back by Demand!), and Travel the World with David Denton’s Awesome Virtual Reality Demonstration! It’s going to be a great night! FREE Parking after 6pm! A Friday night can’t get any better than this! See you then!
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
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
103 W. Jackson Knoxville Website
800 W. Hill Avenue, Knoxville (865) 803-6215 Website
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
131 South Central Street Knoxville (865) 521-0690 Website
28 Market Square Knoxville (865) 524-2224 Website
Freaky Frightening First Friday 10 year anniversary.
6pm FREE in the Speakeasy: Bride of Frankenstein Pop Art!
7pm FREE in the Speakeasy: Sam Adams 32oz Stein Hoisting Contest Knoxville Finals!
8pm FREE in the Speakeasy: Great Peacock (Nashville southern folk)
10pm in the Smokeasy: The Vibraslaps (covers so fine you’ll slap a Mime)
323 Union Avenue Knoxville (865) 525-7888 Website
Regal Downtown West 8
1640 Downtown West Blvd. Knoxville (865) 693-6327
125 W. Jackson Ave. Knoxville Website
Rita’s Italian Ice
26 Market Square Southwest, Knoxville
2 Market Square, Knoxville (865) 971-1006 Website
11 Market Square Knoxville (865) 694-4000
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 Tree and Vine
439 Union Avenue • Off Market Square • Knoxville (865) 985.0524 Website
12 Market Square, Knoxville – (865) 637-4067 Website
Recent works by Dennis Sabo Photography will be on display at the Tomato Head Restaurant-Market Square in downtown Knoxville from October 5 – November 1 and at the Tomato Head-Bearden location from November 3-30. His art exhibit entitled “Leafing Impressions” is an impressionistic and expressionistic viewpoint of the autumn grandeur that Mother Nature has provided to us.
Sabo says, “I challenge myself to capture common subjects that are often overlooked and then refine the photograph into an interpretive collage of color, motion, and textures. With a global community very much focused on environmental impact and fragile ecosystems, my artwork captures natural images and color with a perspective people easily miss.” Dennis Sabo is an internationally award winning photographer specializing in contemporary fine art abstract, and scenic photography. His fine art prints interweave his creative compositional expressions and vivid colors into nature’s greater scheme of things. Dennis has refined the photograph into an interpretive collage of colors, and texture. His artwork and photography has appeared in a variety of books and magazines that include Canon, NOVA, PBS, Living Southern Style, Hilton Hotels, NBC, Ocean Conservancy, Shedd Aquarium-Chicago, and Blue Planet. His fine art has been included in gallery exhibitions at the Blowing Rocks Preserve-Hobe Sound, FL., Arts in the Airport Spring 2011/13 Exhibition-Knoxville, TN, the National Juried 2012/13 Exhibition-Knoxville, TN, Emporium Gallery- Knoxville, TN, Red Line Gallery-Farragut, TN, the Dogwood Regional Fine Art 2012 Exhibition-Knoxville, TN, Bliss Home Designs 2013, and ongoing at “The Art Market Gallery”, Knoxville, Tennessee. www.dsabophoto.com
115 S. Gay Street (865) 525-7381 Website
2121 Cumberland Ave. Knoxville (684-5477) Website