Header photo courtesy of Inside of Knoxville
If you don’t see a listing for an artist below, don’t assume the venue doesn’t have an artist on display, they might not have gotten around to sending me the information on who’s on display at their venue. Also, the listing below are venues that have participated in the past, and may not have an artist being hosted that month. If you need to know for sure, you’ll find their contact information below, so you can check to see if they’ve got more recent info on their own site. Sadly, only a small handful of people regularly send me information for the artists they have on display each month, and I just don’t have the time to hit dozens of websites searching each month.
On with this month’s openings!
2 Many Pixels
130 W. Jackson Avenue, Suite 201 Knoxville Website
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
800 N. 4th Ave Knoxville Website
24 Market Square, Knoxville (865) 329 8868 Website
29 Market Square Knoxville (865) 673-6711 Website
Artist’s Website: http://bmurrayphoto.shutterfly.com
Bliss Home is pleased to present the latest works by Knoxville artist, Brian Murray, for June’s First Friday. Bliss Home, located at 29 Market Square, will host an opening reception on Friday, June 5th from 6pm to 9pm. Complimentary snacks from Old City Java’s Bakery, Wild Love, will be provided and Brian’s art will be featured for the month of June.
Brian Murray is a local photographer who has been taking pictures for the past twenty years. His concentration is on local landmarks and historical buildings. He has had prints in several exhibits including the Arts in the Airport, Dogwood Arts Festival, National Art Exhibit at the Emporium, Knox Heritage Architecture Tour, and Art Alliance Exhibit at the Mayors’ offices. He is a resident artist at Bliss Home and sells his prints there and at the Market Square Farmers’ Market.
Brian’s June exhibit will reflect his fascination with all of the different architectural styles that Knoxville has to offer. Brian’s focal point for this show will highlight historic churches, which capture the diversity in architectural features.
122 S Gay Street, Knoxville 865-309-5818 Website
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
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 is pleased to present the third annual Knoxville Photo 2015, a juried exhibition featuring selected works from 32 artists throughout the region. Knoxville Photo was developed to provide a forum for photographers to compete on a national scale and display their work. The exhibition encompasses photographs depicting all subjects and genres, including streetscapes, cityscapes, landscapes, environmental portraiture, portraits, abstracts, and more, and will be displayed in the Emporium Center from June 5-27, 2015. Most of the works are for sale. A public reception will take place as part of First Friday activities on Friday, June 5, from 5:00-9:00 PM with a brief ceremony at 6:00 PM in which over $1,000 in cash awards will be announced. The First Friday reception also features a Jazz Jam Session hosted by Vance Thompson & Friends from 7:00-8:45 PM in the Black Box Theatre. Complimentary hors d’oeuvres will be available, and chocolate fondue will be provided by the Melting Pot of Knoxville.
David Simchock served as juror for the exhibition and viewed images from more than 85 artists to select the exhibition. “What a treat to be invited to jury the Knoxville Photo 2015 exhibition,” he said. “The diversity in subject matter was matched by the impressive technical and compositional quality of the images, making it a challenging task to narrow down the field. Though I was particularly drawn to many of the ‘Human Experience’ submissions, the other three categories were represented with creativity and impact. Kudos to all of the photographers who entered work.”
A native of New Jersey, David J. Simchock has lived and traveled overseas for many years and, since returning to the States in 2002, quickly established himself as a reputable freelance photographer and artist. His images have been published in major publications around the world, and he has exhibited his work in numerous galleries and venues from New York City to Asheville and beyond. Simchock has received many prestigious awards, while his life story and career have been covered in several publications and TV features. Simchock is also an educator, speaker and writer (and aspiring rock star). He enjoys being a stranger in a strange land and taking on new artistic challenges, whether abroad or nearer his own back yard. He strives to bring a fresh approach to his craft, successfully capturing the mood of the moment, as well as, perhaps, an entire journey. He resides in Western North Carolina. For more information about David J. Simchock, please visit www.DijonCreative.com.
The following artists’ works will be shown:
+ Jill Vandagriff of Miramar Beach, FL
+ John Mark Lawler of Hattiesburg, MS
+ Dominic Lippillo and Mark Schoon of Starkville, MS
+ Stephen Blackwell, Sarah Busby, Baron Bustin, Bobbie Crews, John Fairstein, Kelly Grzakso, Phillip Hoffman, Gretchen Kaplan, David Luttrell, Abby Malone, John Edwin May, Victoria May, Sharon Monett, Dick Penner, Norm Plate, Sierra Plese, Sean Sparbanie, Lee Steenbergen, Clay Thurston, Anika Toro, Ryan Winschief, and Steve Zigler of Knoxville
+ Ryan Hoover of Loudon
+ Cat Griffith-Benson and Brandon Shinn of Maryville
+ Bobbie J. Hinton of Morristown
+ Mary Dodge of Norris
+ Eric Buechel of Pleasant Hill
+ Cheryl Tarrant of Powell
View a temporary gallery of selected images at https://plus.google.com/ photos/116432219839177047995/ albums/6146128999098794961.
Knoxville Photo 2015 is on display June 5-27, 2015 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.
Envision Art Gallery
4050 Sutherland Ave. Knoxville (865) 438-4154
1715 Volunteer Blvd. Knoxville (865) 974-3200 Website
121 S. Gay Street, Knoxville TN (865)-329-4626 Website
119 Jennings Avenue Knoxville (865) 405-0777 Website
James Freeman Interior & Gifts
108 S. Gay Street Knoxville (865) 522-3230 http://www.jamesfreemaninteriorsandgifts.com
Friday June 5th Store Hours 10:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Artisit Website : http://www.heatherwhiteside.com/
During the month of June, Heather Whiteside’s collection of “Tennessee Art” is on display at James Freeman Interior & Gifts. Come in on Friday June 5th, to enjoy her collection of some of Knoxville’s most beloved places.
Heather is a California native, with a passion for urban landscapes. She began her studies at The Art Students League of New York at the age of 15, she now resides in Hudson Valley, NY, but is a frequent visitor of Tennessee. Her latest collection displays some of her favorite places around town, including World’s Fair Park, Market Square, Downtown Arts, and the Knoxville Riverscape.
Please join us at James Freeman Interior & Gifts for a night full of fun, music, art, and other First Friday Festivities.
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
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
Patricia Nash Designs
109 S. Gay St. 524-2626 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) 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
Local Motors Knoxville
Style of Civilization
133 S. Gay Street Knoxville (865) 544-4196 Website
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
12 Market Square, Knoxville – (865) 637-4067 Website
“Wings of Fancy”, a exhibit by Sharon Popek, will be on view at the Market Square Market Square Tomato Head from May 31st through June 4th
Sharon Popek received a BA in Art Studio at the University of Kentucky. After graduation, she moved to Knoxville, where she lives with her husband, five cats, and one very patient dog. Her day job consists of product photography as well as some pet photography. Sharon enjoys experimenting with photography and photo finishing. The series “Wings of Fancy” uses both to bring beauty to a simple fruit, the Ground Cherry.
For more information, please contact the artist via her website, http://www.sharonpopek.com.
115 S. Gay Street (865) 525-7381 Website
2121 Cumberland Ave. Knoxville (684-5477) Website