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!
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
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
Opening Reception: Friday, September 5th, 2014 6pm to 9pm
Artwork by Dennis Sabo Artist’s Website
Bliss Home is pleased to present Secret Life of Plants by Knoxville photographer, Dennis Sabo, for September’s First Friday. Bliss Home, located at 29 Market Square, will host an opening reception on Friday, September 5th from 6pm to 9pm. Complimentary Steamboat Sandwiches will be provided and Dennis’ art will be featured for the month of September.
Dennis Sabo, a Loudon resident, is an internationally honored photographer specializing in contemporary abstract, and landscape photography. His award-winning work has appeared in various publications, television, the Internet and institutions, among them NOVA, PBS, National Geographic, and Blue Planet.
A frequent lecturer and workshop instructor, Sabo is mostly known for his fine art abstracts of the natural world. He has refined the fine-art photograph into an interpretive collage of color and texture. The title for this exhibition is Secret Life of Plants an impressionistic and expressionistic art view of this very special component of nature.
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 a new exhibition entitled “CHIAROSCURO! The Excitement of Strong Lights, Shadow and Color”, featuring original artwork by three local artists: Susan Mink Colclough, Olga Rader, and Bill Womac. The exhibition will be displayed in the main gallery of the Emporium Center in downtown Knoxville from September 5-27, 2014. A public reception will take place as part of First Friday activities on Friday, September 5, from 5:00-9:00 PM with complimentary hors d’oeuvres provided by Qdoba Mexican Grill and Jason’s Deli and music by Cat’s Away. The First Friday reception also features a Jazz Jam Session hosted by Vance Thompson and Friends from 7:00-9:00 PM in the Black Box Theatre.
Susan Mink Colclough is a native of Southwest, Virginia. A classically trained pianist, she grew up knowing the great connection that all of the arts have with one another. Tutored in oil-painting, she acquired a deep appreciation for the Impressionist Movement. She studied art in Paris and Southern France and has painted plein air in the gardens, olive groves, and footprints of Vincent Van Gogh. Colclough has taken advantage of her travels across the United States and her experiences in the cultures of Czechoslovakia, England, Germany, Austria, Ireland and the British West Indies to expand her painting endeavors and increase her love of the whole artistic experience. She currently resides and practices in her studio in Walland. For more information, visit www.susanminkcolclough.com.
Olga Rader is a versatile artist with a multi-faceted background. Born in Kazakhstan and raised in Uzbekistan, Olga was exposed to Arabic, Asian, and Eastern European influences, which continue to find their way into her work. She graduated from Moscow University with degrees in Art and Animation Direction, and followed that with a career at Souzmultfilm, the largest animation studio in Russia. Upon moving to the US in 1997, she began concentrating on all forms of her artistic expression; oil painting, sculpture, doll making, iconography, and children’s art (illustrations and murals). She has exhibited at numerous locations in Los Angeles and Knoxville, TN. She is currently an exhibiting member of Bunker, a group of LA-based expatriate artists from Russia and Armenia, the Knoxville Art and Culture Alliance, A1 Lab Arts, and Fine Arts Blount. Olga’s interests include Hatha Yoga and Tai Chi, which she has taught in both California and Tennessee. Olga’s art is infused with spirit, strength and character that mirrors her own personality and life story, and is absolutely unique. For more information, visit www.olgarader.com.
Bill Womac began painting at an early age but only became serious about it after studying art at the University of Tennessee. As his career involved much travel, he was never able to fully concentrate on painting until a few years ago when he stopped traveling and opened Boyd Thomas Clothing in Maryville. During his travels, he spent many hours in galleries from Seattle to Sarasota, New York to Palm Beach, and Santa Fe to Sedona. His greatest influences for his work come from other artists. Womac finds an artist whose work inspires him and takes classes and workshops from them on an annual basis, including Bob Burridge, Bill Buchanon, Robert Joyner, and Skip Lawrence. Womac works primarily in acrylics and layers his paintings using both brushes and the palette knife to achieve the desired textures. He paints in a loose, casual style featuring abstract figurative works as well as more recognizable still life and iconic representations.
“CHIAROSCURO!” will be on display at the Emporium Center, 100 S. Gay Street. Gallery 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 the Web site at www.knoxalliance.com.
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
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
Liz-Beth & Co
7240 Kingston Pike, Knoxville (865) 691-8129 Website
LIZ-BETH & CO will be hosting an “Orange Crush Party” from 5:00-8:00 p.m. on Friday, September 5th. Join the artists and staff at LIZ-BETH & CO for an “ALL VOL” gallery party to celebrate the release of artist Heather Whiteside’s new limited edition print, ‘Orange Crush’, which captures the spirit and excitement of football time in Tennessee. First Friday party guests will receive gallery wide savings of 10% to 30% off Knoxville’s largest selection of art, jewelry, pottery, art glass, wearable art, custom framing, and gifts while they enjoy Orange Crush cocktails and tailgate hors d’oeuvres. Artist Website
103 W. Jackson Knoxville Website
Celebrate First Friday with original works by local artist Joshua Fillis. Doors will be open from 7-9pm, you won’t want to miss these vibrant abstract paintings. For more info please visit the artist’s 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
1ST FRI SEP 5:
6pm HISTORIC MARKET SQUARE:
WDVX and Yazoo Brewing Company Present a Blues and Folk Concert
Chilhowee Park, Sep 5 -14:
Tennessee Valley Fair
FRI-SAT SEP 5-6:
The Dirty Guv’nahs: 2 Nights at the Bijou Theatre
(and where else would they possibly after-party other than the venue where it all started… Preservation Pub!)
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
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 Tree and Vine
439 Union Avenue • Off Market Square • Knoxville (865) 985.0524 Website
12 Market Square, Knoxville – (865) 637-4067 Website
Alan Moore will be on view at the downtown Knoxville Tomato Head Restaurant from September 8th thru October 4th. He will then exhibit at the West Knoxville Gallery Tomato Head from October 7th thru November 3rd.
The Moore Family Folk Art – Catch!-A Three State Junk Art Tour
June 2014 – October 2014
(Rosemary Beach, FL – Ft. Collins, CO – Denver, CO – Knoxville, TN)
The Moores have recently embarked on their most ambitious exhibit schedule to date. Over 100 pieces of the Moore’s southern-fried folk art will be on display in three states over the next five months.
Alan and his daughters Isabella (age 13) and Emma (age 11) have been creating their iconic bottle cap fish for their junk art tour they call “Catch!” – inspired by their two home states of Florida and Colorado.
Recently the Moore’s went “paintless” in their folk art bringing all the color to their work through the medium of vintage soda/beer cans and bottle caps. The Moore’s new palette includes over 4000 soda and beer cans to choose from, all dating back to the 1960s and 1970s. Their studio also boasts of having over 60,000 neatly organized bottle caps-vintage and modern, domestic and international. It is not rare for Alan or one of the girls to make a fish with caps and cans from Germany, Russia, Canada, Thailand, S. Korea, the US and several other countries.
Alan, who began making upcycled art as a child, began involving his children in his art world five years ago. Isabella and Emma have gone from helpers at art festivals and in the studio to budding artists selling their own art across the country. The girls also teach recycled art classes to kids their own age. Isabella and Emma are now fully engaged in what the Moores call “The Moore Family Folk Art.” Alan’s boys, Aidan (8), Liam (6), and Kian (3), are great helpers and are starting to dabble in the folk art world.
The Moore’s Catch! Tour can be seen during the month of June at Amavida Coffee and Tea in Rosemary Beach, Florida. Mugs Coffee Lounge in Ft. Collins, Colorado will be the second destination with art on display in June and July.
The Tree of Life Gallery (The Art District on Santa Fe) in Denver, Colorado will host the Moores and an exhibit of their work July 31st – August 13rd. The Moore’s exhibit at the Tree of Life will also include a live art demonstration by Alan, Isabella, and Emma at First Friday August 1st 6-10pm. That evening Tree of Life will also be hosting Denver’s own DJ Igneo and special guest Denver Bronco’s legend Greg “Meteriod” Boyd.
The tour’s final stop will be at The Tomato Head in Knoxville, Tennessee. The famous Tomato Head is described by the New York Times as “the nexus for all things hip and happening in town”. The Tomato Head owner Mahasti Vafaie found the Moore’s folk art bottle cap fish online and reached out last year about the fall 2014 exhibit. The Moore’s art will be on display at The Tomato Head in September and October of this year.
You can find all about the Moore’s art at: www.floridafolkart.com and www.coloradofolkart.com
115 S. Gay Street (865) 525-7381 Website
2121 Cumberland Ave. Knoxville (684-5477) Website