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
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
Opening Reception: Friday, November 7th, 2014 6pm to 9pm
Due to the positive response to her work, Bliss Home has invited Jill Sanders back for more First Friday Fun as our featured artist in November!
“We’re thrilled by the enthusiastic reaction that Jill’s show received at its unveiling and throughout the month. We wanted to extend her exhibit so more Knoxvillians can experience her art,” notes Bliss Home manager, Heather Castellaw.
Bliss Home, located at 29 Market Square, will host an opening reception onFriday,November 7thfrom 6pm to 9pm. Complimentary Steamboat Sandwiches will be provided andJill’sart will be featured for the month of November.Jill works with acrylic, layering patterns and other found objects into her paintings, often repeating silhouettes or objects throughout a body of work, so that they cross pollinate each other. Jill’s work reflects her affinity for natural materials and richly colored patterns which comes from her background in woodcut printmaking and graphic design.
Jill’s November exhibit is inspired by black-and-white photographs of circus performers and Ziegfeld showgirls from the early twentieth century. Jill has translated these photographs into a modernized color palette and altered their environments. Combining past and present, their life stories are preserved and disseminated through Jill’s November exhibit.
122 S Gay Street, Knoxville 865-309-5818 Website
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.
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.
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
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
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
1st fl Pres 9pm:
GABRIEL WHITE (Knox songwriter)
PALE HANDS (Somerville Dream Pop Indietronica) Website
ZACH & KOTA’S SWEET LIFE (Knox Prog Experimental) Website
THE MUTATIONS (professional Knox Bear surfers… of retro music) Website
Scruffy City Hall 10pm:
BEN GAINES BAND IMPROV JAM
GOV’T MULE AFTER-PARTY
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 District Gallery & Framery
5113 Kingston Pike, Knoxville (865)200-4452 Website
November 7-29, 2014
Opening Reception: Friday, November 7, 5-8 p.m.
1. the light visible in the sky after sunset; afterglow.
2. a view of past events; retrospect.
Hues grow warmer and more vivid in the afterlight of fading autumn days, while memories past usher in with the approaching season. Afterlight showcases the work of several gallery artists, many of whom are local.
Join us at The District Gallery for one of the most festive times of year, as we remember times past and anticipate the cheer and colors to come. Artists include Janet Lucas Beck, Gary Dagnan, Connie Gaertner, Nancy Lloyd-Hooker, Joe Parrott, and Karen Weihs.
Meet the artists and enjoy seasonal fare from 5-8 p.m. The show is on display through November 29.
119 S. Central and Oli Bea, Knoxville (214) 207-9075 Website
6-9 p.m. ET on Nov. 7.
On display is artwork by Hali Maltsberger – Free-form, original wall murals (illustration w/color wash) or the Old City.
Artist Hali Maltsberger will be on hand during the Open House in the second floor loft to introduce her work and explain her process. Artist’s website
Special event – Sneak preview of new restaurant, Oli Bea, with Executive Chef of the Crown & Goose preparing food bites in the restaurant space downstairs and beverages supplied upstairs where Hali will be discussing and showcasing her work.
The Tree and Vine
439 Union Avenue • Off Market Square • Knoxville (865) 985.0524 Website
12 Market Square, Knoxville – (865) 637-4067 Website
Thinking about the course of language as it collides with the raw experience of living and how we pass that method of shaping our world to our children was my motivation in asking Mary Ann to be a part of this project. I am totally intrigued with the forms of her own intimate experience of motherhood entangle themselves into my ideas and the ways this plays out in the dailyness of life as our families live alongside one another.For more information or to contact Ashley visit ashleydawnaddair.com
She is represented locally by The District Gallery where more of her work may be viewed.I’m over the moon that Ashley asked me to e part of this. I’ve admired her work for many years and essentially feel like a vandal putting my words on her paintings. But our words and experiences are deeply kindred ones, and I think that’s why this works. It’s been such a pleasure to walk through motherhood with Ashley, who has helped me learn to be unafraid of words of restlessness and struggle. Because we are richly human, and those words of chaos and uncertainty and exasperation do not negate the fierceness of our love, loyalty, and thanksgiving for the delightful little humans we have borne.
115 S. Gay Street (865) 525-7381 Website
2121 Cumberland Ave. Knoxville (684-5477) Website