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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

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

Birdhouse Laboratories

800 N. 4th Ave Knoxville  Website

Bliss

24 Market Square, Knoxville (865) 329 8868  Website

Bliss Home

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.

Bootleg Betty

122 S Gay Street, Knoxville  865-309-5818  Website

Casa Hola

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

Creativity Center

13 Emory Place, Knoxville  Website

Downtown Grind

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

Ewing Gallery

1715 Volunteer Blvd. Knoxville (865) 974-3200  Website

Gallery Nuance

121 S. Gay Street,  Knoxville TN  (865)-329-4626 Website

Ironwood Studios

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

123 S Gay Suite B Knoxville (865) 951-8416  Kate Moore Website   Jennie Andrews Website

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

Lox Salon

103 W. Jackson Knoxville Website

Maplehurst Inn

800 W. Hill Avenue, Knoxville  (865) 803-6215 Website

Old City Java

109 S. Central Avenue Knoxville (865) 523-9817   Website

Oodles Uncorked

18 Market Square Knoxville (865) 521-0600  Website

Organized Play

131 South Central Street Knoxville  (865) 521-0690  Website

Patricia Nash Designs

109 S. Gay St. 524-2626 Website

Preservation Pub

28 Market Square Knoxville  (865) 524-2224  Website

Rala

323 Union Avenue Knoxville (865) 525-7888  Website

Regal Downtown West 8

1640 Downtown West Blvd. Knoxville  (865) 693-6327

Remedy Coffee

125 W. Jackson Ave. Knoxville Website

Rita’s Italian Ice

26 Market Square Southwest, Knoxville

Rococo Boutique

2 Market Square, Knoxville (865) 971-1006 Website

Local Motors Knoxville

11 Market Square Knoxville (865) 249-8280 Website

Style of Civilization

133 S. Gay Street Knoxville  (865) 544-4196  Website

Technology Cooperative

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

Tomato Head

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.

URBhana

115 S. Gay Street (865) 525-7381  Website

Wing Zone

2121 Cumberland Ave. Knoxville (684-5477)  Website

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

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

Birdhouse Laboratories

800 N. 4th Ave Knoxville  Website

Bliss

24 Market Square, Knoxville (865) 329 8868  Website

Bliss Home

29 Market Square Knoxville (865) 673-6711  Website

Bliss Home First Friday with Sarah McFalls! Opening Reception: Friday, May 1st, 2015 6pm to 9pm

Sarah McFalls Artist’s Website

Bliss Home is pleased to be one of the hosts for the International Biscuit Festival’s Biscuit Art exhibition! Sarah McFalls will double as our Biscuit Art Exhibition artist and May First Friday artist! Bliss Home, located at 29 Market Square, will host an opening reception on Friday, May 1st, from 6pm to 9pm. Complimentary treats from Old City Java’s Bakery Wild Love will be provided and Sarah’s art will be featured for the month of May.

Sarah McFalls is a native Tennesseean, currently living and creating in Knoxville. She graduated from The University of the South with a BA in Art History and went on to pursue small, non-profit gallery work. She has worked for the past four years as collections manager at the Ewing Gallery of Art and Architecture, the University of Tennessee’s on-campus art gallery. When she is not painting at the 17th Street Studios, she enjoys seeing Knoxville’s live music, hanging out with friends, cooking delicious food, and talking to her cat Mamie.

Sarah’s May exhibit is inspired by cotton sacks, from the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, that replaced barrels as containers for dry goods such as flour, sugar, rice, chicken feed, and seed. These bags were usually white with the company’s logo printed directly onto the cotton. Thrifty wives and mothers would repurpose these sacks into fabric for sewing  — making pillow cases, quilts, hand towels, and even clothing. Imagine the embarrassment of your dress or underwear having the Pillsbury or White Lily logo on it. A great effort was made to remove the printed logo – sometimes with lye soap, bleach, or even kerosene, but sometimes they remained. Companies producing these dry goods realized that their bags were going on to have a second life. In an effort to ease some of the hardships of the Great Depression and to entice more customers, they began printing sacks with colorful patterns and paper labels that could be easily removed. It was their hope that the home consumer would buy their brand of flour or feed not because they were faithful customers, but because the print on the bag was desirable for a new dress or quilt. This body of work is a celebration of some of the more interesting flour logos of the past and the wonderful tradition of printed, patterned flour sacks.

Bootleg Betty

122 S Gay Street, Knoxville  865-309-5818  Website

Casa Hola

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

Creativity Center

13 Emory Place, Knoxville  Website

Downtown Grind

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

Envision Art Gallery

4050 Sutherland Ave. Knoxville (865) 438-4154

Ewing Gallery

1715 Volunteer Blvd. Knoxville (865) 974-3200  Website

Gallery Nuance

121 S. Gay Street,  Knoxville TN  (865)-329-4626 Website

Ironwood Studios

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

123 S Gay Suite B Knoxville (865) 951-8416  Kate Moore Website   Jennie Andrews Website

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

Lox Salon

103 W. Jackson Knoxville Website

Maplehurst Inn

800 W. Hill Avenue, Knoxville  (865) 803-6215 Website

Old City Java

109 S. Central Avenue Knoxville (865) 523-9817   Website

Oodles Uncorked

18 Market Square Knoxville (865) 521-0600  Website

Organized Play

131 South Central Street Knoxville  (865) 521-0690  Website

Patricia Nash Designs

109 S. Gay St. 524-2626 Website

Preservation Pub

28 Market Square Knoxville  (865) 524-2224  Website

Rala

323 Union Avenue Knoxville (865) 525-7888  Website

Regal Downtown West 8

1640 Downtown West Blvd. Knoxville  (865) 693-6327

Remedy Coffee

125 W. Jackson Ave. Knoxville Website

Rita’s Italian Ice

26 Market Square Southwest, Knoxville

Rococo Boutique

2 Market Square, Knoxville (865) 971-1006 Website

Local Motors Knoxville

11 Market Square Knoxville (865) 249-8280 Website

Style of Civilization

133 S. Gay Street Knoxville  (865) 544-4196  Website

Technology Cooperative

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

Tomato Head

12 Market Square, Knoxville – (865) 637-4067 Website

The Tomato Head will exhibit the works of Denise Stewart-Sanabria from May 3rd through May 30th at the downtown Knoxville Tomato Head restaurant on Market Square.  Next she will exhibit from the West Knoxville Gallery Tomato Head from June 1st through July 5th.
Artist website  Artist Website

URBhana

115 S. Gay Street (865) 525-7381  Website

Wing Zone

2121 Cumberland Ave. Knoxville (684-5477)  Website

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!

Welcome to a new venue!

Envision Art Gallery @ 4050 Sutherland Ave just opened April 1st.
Kay List will have oil paintings on display. Stop in and say hi.


2 Many Pixels

130 W. Jackson Avenue, Suite 201 Knoxville  Website

501 Arthur

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

Birdhouse Laboratories

800 N. 4th Ave Knoxville  Website

Bliss

24 Market Square, Knoxville (865) 329 8868  Website

Bliss Home

29 Market Square Knoxville (865) 673-6711  Website

Opening Reception: Friday, April 3rd, 2015 6pm to 9pm

 Facebook: Bliss HomeStacey Fletcher

Artist’s Website: www.staceyfletcher.com

Event Page: RSVP

Due to the overwhelmingly positive response to Stacey Fletcher’s March First Friday, Bliss Home is pleased to extend Stacey’s March exhibit to April for First Friday!

“We’re thrilled by the enthusiastic reaction that Stacey’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, Sarah Naseman.

Bliss Home, located at 29 Market Square, will host an opening reception on Friday, April 3rd from 6pm to 9pm. Complimentary baked goodies from Old City Java will be provided and Stacey’s art will be featured for the month of April.

Stacey Fletcher received a Master of Fine Arts degree in Painting and Drawing from The University of Tennessee in 2003, and a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Valdosta State University in 2000.  She has exhibited nationally and internationally in many individual, group, and juried exhibitions.  This includes being awarded the honor of participating in the 2005 Pienkow International Artist Workshop in Poland.  Stacey has taught for The University of Tennessee since 2000 as a graduate assistant, an assistant professor, as well as through the personal and professional extended education program.  She lives, paints, and teaches in Knoxville, TN.

As a cathartic painter, Stacey’s work expresses emotions and frustrations that would otherwise be hard to express verbally.  They seem abstract at first glace to the viewer, but have some sense of childhood imagery disguised among the colorful layers.  Her work is fresh with vibrant lively colors, with layered metaphors of herself and others contrasted with the chaotic approach of the energetic marks.

Bootleg Betty

122 S Gay Street, Knoxville  865-309-5818  Website

Casa Hola

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

Creativity Center

13 Emory Place, Knoxville  Website

Downtown Grind

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

Envision Art Gallery

4050 Sutherland Ave. Knoxville (865) 438-4154

A brand new gallery has opened! Kay List is an artist painting in oils in a variety of subject matters.

Ewing Gallery

1715 Volunteer Blvd. Knoxville (865) 974-3200  Website

Gallery Nuance

121 S. Gay Street,  Knoxville TN  (865)-329-4626 Website

Ironwood Studios

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

123 S Gay Suite B Knoxville (865) 951-8416  Kate Moore Website   Jennie Andrews Website

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

Lox Salon

103 W. Jackson Knoxville Website

Maplehurst Inn

800 W. Hill Avenue, Knoxville  (865) 803-6215 Website

Old City Java

109 S. Central Avenue Knoxville (865) 523-9817   Website

Oodles Uncorked

18 Market Square Knoxville (865) 521-0600  Website

Organized Play

131 South Central Street Knoxville  (865) 521-0690  Website

Patricia Nash Designs

109 S. Gay St. 524-2626 Website

Preservation Pub

28 Market Square Knoxville  (865) 524-2224  Website

Rala

323 Union Avenue Knoxville (865) 525-7888  Website

Regal Downtown West 8

1640 Downtown West Blvd. Knoxville  (865) 693-6327

Relix Variety Theater, 1208 N. Central Street in Happy Holler

3rd Annual Beaumont Rocks Concert

Time: Doors open at 5:30pm. Performances from 6pm to 9pm.

Admission: The event is free, however, a $5 donation is suggested.

Social Media: BeaumontThe Wild Things

Website: BeaumontThe Wild Things Relix Variety Theatre 

For More Information Call 865.256.2469

Beaumont Magnet Academy is so excited to announce the details of our 3rd Annual Beaumont Rocks Concert!

Beaumont Rocks is Beaumont Magnet Academy’s flagship fundraiser, which aims to make arts education at the Academy exceptional. The funds raised are used to purchase modern sound equipment, musical instruments, an etching press, easels and more.

Last year’s Beaumont Rocks concert made an immediate impact on all our students. Beaumont is a high poverty school and the proceeds from last year’s fundraiser made arts education a reality for these families. Students do better when school is engaging, and the arts encourage a fun learning environment!

Beaumont Rocks will feature student performances by Latin Music Ensemble, The Pinklets and The Hat Trick. The Wild Things will headline the event.

The Pinklets

Student performances feature students who have come together at Beaumont. Beaumont Rocks welcomes back The Pinklets who played their inagural gig at the first Beaumont Rocks. Since their debut, the Pinklets have performed at Dogwood Arts Festival, Vestival, WDVX, the Girl’s Rock Academy and Planet Exchange. The Pinklets are a 4-piece original pop rock band. Their members are three sisters and their best friend who met at Beaumont Elementary.
The Hat Trick

The Hat Trick was formed in late 2014 and features Ian Scott on guitar and vocals, Jackson Novinger on bass and James Wimmer on drums. James has been playing his drums – named Chuzzle Fuzz- for over a year, and counts John Bonham as his favorite drummer.   Ian has been playing his guitar – Quincy Vin Hoover –  for 6 months, and cites Bono and John Lennon as his inspirations on guitar.  And Jackson has been thumping his bass, Jessica, for a year. While they disagree on their reasons for rocking out – James wants to be famous, Ian wants to inspire people and Jackson just loves Rock N’ Roll – they all agree that their first album will definitely be named “Maybe”.

The Wild Things

The Wild Things are a 4-piece rock and roll outfit from Knoxville, TN. The Wild Things will bring The Beatles, 60s pop and raucousness to the concert.

Remedy Coffee

125 W. Jackson Ave. Knoxville Website

Rita’s Italian Ice

26 Market Square Southwest, Knoxville

Rococo Boutique

2 Market Square, Knoxville (865) 971-1006 Website

Salon Visage

11 Market Square Knoxville (865) 694-4000

Style of Civilization

133 S. Gay Street Knoxville  (865) 544-4196  Website

Technology Cooperative

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

Tomato Head

12 Market Square, Knoxville – (865) 637-4067 Website

Striped light will be on view at the downtown Knoxville Tomato Head on Market Square from April 6th through May 3rd.  They will next exhibit at the West Gallery Tomato Head from May 5th through June 1st.
Striped Light is a letterpress shop like no other. Hosting workshops, creating and selling printed ephemera, initiating unique activities and releasing records via our new music label, Striped Light is Knoxville’s new creative output imprint. Visit http://www.stripedlight.com to stay in the know with events, sign up for classes and peruse and purchase new releases.  Striped Light is located at 107 Bearden Place.Please direct inquiries to: info@stripedlight.com

URBhana

115 S. Gay Street (865) 525-7381  Website

Wing Zone

2121 Cumberland Ave. Knoxville (684-5477)  Website

Steven Lareau

I started this website back in June of 2008 to fill a need in the community. It’s grown from a handful of venues to dozens of places, which is mighty cool. But it’s become more and more difficult to keep up with the listings, so I’m turning it over to a new owner, who will be better equipped to manage these monthly listings. They’re the perfect people to pick up where I’ve left off, so expect to see more complete listings. With my health getting worse, it’s been more and more difficult to invest the time that was needed to grow and maintain this site over the last eight years.

I’ve met a lot of awesome artists by running this site over the years, and I’m constantly amazed at the variety of artists in this area. This area has a huge amount of talent, and I hope First Friday continues to grow under it’s new owners.  If you see me out and about on First Friday, say hello.

Wishing you all the best-

Steven Lareau
Clinton

 

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Tam

Meet Starr Cline.
We’re starting something new, the Artist of the Month, which you can find here.

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

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

Birdhouse Laboratories

800 N. 4th Ave Knoxville  Website

Bliss

24 Market Square, Knoxville (865) 329 8868  Website

Bliss Home

29 Market Square Knoxville (865) 673-6711  Website

Bliss Home is pleased to present the latest works by Knoxville artist, Stacey Fletcher, for March First Friday. Bliss Home, located at 29 Market Square, will host an opening reception on Friday, March 6th from 6pm to 9pm. Complimentary snacks will be provided and Stacey’s art will be featured for the month of March.

Stacey Fletcher received a Master of Fine Arts degree in Painting and Drawing from The University of Tennessee in 2003, and a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Valdosta State University in 2000.  She has exhibited nationally and internationally in many individual, group, and juried exhibitions.  This includes being awarded the honor of participating in the 2005 Pienkow International Artist Workshop in Poland.  Stacey has taught for The University of Tennessee since 2000 as a graduate assistant, an assistant professor, as well as through the personal and professional extended education program.  She lives, paints, and teaches in Knoxville, TN.

As a cathartic painter, Stacey’s work expresses emotions and frustrations that would otherwise be hard to express verbally.  They seem abstract at first glace to the viewer, but have some sense of childhood imagery disguised among the colorful layers.  Her work is fresh with vibrant lively colors, with layered metaphors of herself and others contrasted with the chaotic approach of the energetic marks. Artist’s Website

Bootleg Betty

122 S Gay Street, Knoxville  865-309-5818  Website

Casa Hola

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

Creativity Center

13 Emory Place, Knoxville  Website

Downtown Grill and Brewery

424 Gay Street, Knoxville (865) 633-8111

First Friday Show at Downtown Grill and Brewery March 6th at 6-9PM

Hosted by College of Architecture and Design, University of Tennessee

Works fabricated during the week of TAAST (The Annual All-College Spring Thing) with the College of Architecture and Design will be displayed during First Friday with your local Downtown Grill and Brewery on March 6th, 6-9PM. You do not want to miss out, so come visit us and grab a local beer from your favorite brewery while you are there!

Downtown Grind

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

Ewing Gallery

1715 Volunteer Blvd. Knoxville (865) 974-3200  Website

Gallery Nuance

121 S. Gay Street,  Knoxville TN  (865)-329-4626 Website

Ironwood Studios

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

123 S Gay Suite B Knoxville (865) 951-8416  Kate Moore Website   Jennie Andrews Website

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

Lox Salon

103 W. Jackson Knoxville Website

Maplehurst Inn

800 W. Hill Avenue, Knoxville  (865) 803-6215 Website

Old City Java

109 S. Central Avenue Knoxville (865) 523-9817   Website

Oodles Uncorked

18 Market Square Knoxville (865) 521-0600  Website

Organized Play

131 South Central Street Knoxville  (865) 521-0690  Website

Patricia Nash Designs

109 S. Gay St. 524-2626 Website

Preservation Pub

28 Market Square Knoxville  (865) 524-2224  Website

Exhibiting in the Market Square Speakeasy starting from 1st Friday 6pm in March:
Photographic Artist: George Brock Scott
http://www.southernrocket.net/

6pm Scruffy City Hall:
SUBTLE CLUTCH (Knox Young Ameri-Rockers!)
https://www.youtube.com/user/SubtleClutch
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2nd floor Speakeasy 8pm:
MATT FOSTER (Knox Americana Songwriter)
http://www.reverbnation.com/mattafoster

Scruffy City Hall 10pm:
BARK. (Susan Bauer Lee on the drums y’all, Knox Rock)
http://bark-loud.com/

Kevin Abernathy Band (Americana Rock-ona)
http://www.reverbnation.com/kevinabernathy

TIM LEE 3 (roots rock)
https://www.facebook.com/TimLeeThree/app_2405167945

Preservation Pub 10pm:
MASSEUSE (Murfreesboro Cello Funk Rock)
https://soundcloud.com/masseuse_music

ROOTS OF A REBELLION (Nash Reggae Rock)
https://www.facebook.com/rootsofarebellion/app_2405167945

Rala

323 Union Avenue Knoxville (865) 525-7888  Website

Regal Downtown West 8

1640 Downtown West Blvd. Knoxville  (865) 693-6327

Remedy Coffee

125 W. Jackson Ave. Knoxville Website

Rita’s Italian Ice

26 Market Square Southwest, Knoxville

Rococo Boutique

2 Market Square, Knoxville (865) 971-1006 Website

Salon Visage

11 Market Square Knoxville (865) 694-4000

Style of Civilization

133 S. Gay Street Knoxville  (865) 544-4196  Website

Technology Cooperative

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

Tomato Head

12 Market Square, Knoxville – (865) 637-4067 Website

“Little Ears Presents: Expressions in Arts Education” will be on view at the Market Square Tomato Head in downtown Knoxville from March 9th through April 5th. The exhibit will then move to The Gallery West Tomato Head from April 6th through May 4th.

Little Ears Presents: Expressions in Arts Education

Mixed media and acrylic paintings by students of Community School of the Arts, and photographs of arts education in action at the Joy of Music School and Community School of the Arts. The exhibit arrives as part of the Big Ears Festival’s Little Ears program, an educational component of the annual contemporary music festival. Through the program, local students from both nonprofit organizations are given hands-on arts education experiences throughout the festival weekend. Little Ears also provides financial support to the two organizations via charitable donations from each Big Ears ticket sold, and fundraiser partnerships like the Tomato Head’s Loving Spoonful fundraiser, where net proceeds from Big Ears pint glasses benefit both organizations in the month of March.

URBhana

115 S. Gay Street (865) 525-7381  Website

Wing Zone

2121 Cumberland Ave. Knoxville (684-5477)  Website

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 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 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

501 Arthur St., Knoxville (865) 951- 2523  Website

A1 Lab Arts

Center for Creative Minds, at 23 Emory Place Knoxville  Website

Armada Bar and Lounge

116 South Central Street Knoxville 865-240-4962  Website

Elizabeth Kidder: Illustrator
paintings, illustration merchandise and graphic novels www.elizabethkidder.com
I’m a 24-year old local illustrator who works on projects wide and varied, from murals and trading cards, to graphic novels and posters. I work in acrylics, inks and watercolors, and digital collage, and love to create stories with my art. I went to the Savannah College of Art and Design, but I’m excited to be back home and part of the Knoxville art scene.

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

Birdhouse Laboratories

800 N. 4th Ave Knoxville  Website

Bliss

24 Market Square, Knoxville (865) 329 8868  Website

Bliss Home

29 Market Square Knoxville (865) 673-6711  Website

Bootleg Betty

122 S Gay Street, Knoxville  865-309-5818  Website

Casa Hola

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

Creativity Center

13 Emory Place, Knoxville  Website

Downtown Grind

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

Ewing Gallery

1715 Volunteer Blvd. Knoxville (865) 974-3200  Website

Gallery Nuance

121 S. Gay Street,  Knoxville TN  (865)-329-4626 Website

Ironwood Studios

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

123 S Gay Suite B Knoxville (865) 951-8416  Kate Moore Website   Jennie Andrews Website

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

Lox Salon

103 W. Jackson Knoxville Website

Maplehurst Inn

800 W. Hill Avenue, Knoxville  (865) 803-6215 Website

Old City Java

109 S. Central Avenue Knoxville (865) 523-9817   Website

Oodles Uncorked

18 Market Square Knoxville (865) 521-0600  Website

Organized Play

131 South Central Street Knoxville  (865) 521-0690  Website

Patricia Nash Designs

109 S. Gay St. 524-2626 Website

Preservation Pub

28 Market Square Knoxville  (865) 524-2224  Website

Rala

323 Union Avenue Knoxville (865) 525-7888  Website

Regal Downtown West 8

1640 Downtown West Blvd. Knoxville  (865) 693-6327

Remedy Coffee

125 W. Jackson Ave. Knoxville Website

Rita’s Italian Ice

26 Market Square Southwest, Knoxville

Rococo Boutique

2 Market Square, Knoxville (865) 971-1006 Website

Salon Visage

11 Market Square Knoxville (865) 694-4000

Scruffy City Hall

32 Market Square, Knoxville

Our first free art night was a great success so we’re doing it again to celebrate my very own drink! Come see The Creature Seeker’s new work and get FREE art when you try the exclusive Creature Seeker Shot only at Scruffy! Artist’s website  Facebook Event Link

Style of Civilization

133 S. Gay Street Knoxville  (865) 544-4196  Website

Technology Cooperative

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

Tomato Head

12 Market Square, Knoxville – (865) 637-4067 Website

Union Avenue Books

517 Union Avenue, Knoxville (865) 951-2180

Union Avenue Books will host Photographer George Brock Scott on the
First Friday of February, the 6th, 2015.

Show will run from 6 to 8 PM.
Come see dozens of photographic prints of Iconic East Tennessee images
and wonderfully rendered landscapes, many presented here for the first
time.

The artist is a regional video producer and photographer who was a
pioneering retail store owner in The Old City in its heyday, and lives
in Fountain City.

Some of his images can be seen at southernrocket.net.

URBhana

115 S. Gay Street (865) 525-7381  Website

Wing Zone

2121 Cumberland Ave. Knoxville (684-5477)  Website

Header photo courtesy of Inside of Knoxville

January 2015. Happy New Year!

Man, time is flying. It’s hard to believe another year has gone screaming by.

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

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

Birdhouse Laboratories

800 N. 4th Ave Knoxville  Website

Bliss

24 Market Square, Knoxville (865) 329 8868  Website

Bliss Home

29 Market Square Knoxville (865) 673-6711  Website

Opening Reception: Friday, January 2nd, 2015 6pm to 9pm

Bliss Home is pleased to present photographer, Phil Savage, for January’s First Friday. Bliss Home, located at 29 Market Square, will host an opening reception on Friday, January 2nd, from 6pm to 9pm. Complimentary refreshments will be provided and Phil’s art will be featured for the month of January.
Phil Savage was born in Mexico City and is a world-traveler, which has helped him hone his ability to “turn the ordinary into the extraordinary”. Phil loves to explore the endless possibilities that photography has to offer, by embracing black and white panoramic photos with hand-tinted touches. Phil’s First Friday exhibit aims to challenge viewers to rediscover the beauty and complexities that can be found all around Knoxville.

Bootleg Betty

122 S Gay Street, Knoxville  865-309-5818  Website

Casa Hola

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

Creativity Center

13 Emory Place, Knoxville  Website

Downtown Grind

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 and the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Atlanta proudly present a new exhibition entitled “A Narrative of Light and Shadow” featuring the artistry of Taiwan’s female photographers. Three photographers will each present a series of images depicting portraiture, humanitarian concerns, landscape, aboriginal culture, and culture in general: Chang Hsiu-huang presents “Light and shadow”, which displays the interaction of light and shadow and composition in landscape photography; Chien Fu-yu presents “Women’s history”, which includes sensitive, careful portraits of women poets, journalists, artists, pathologists, and entomologists; and Wang Hsiao-chin presents “Mother’s time chart”, which uses the self-portrait to explore the historical implications of creative work, acting both as the photographer and protagonist in her shots.

The exhibition will be on display in the main gallery of the Emporium Center, 100 S. Gay Street, in downtown Knoxville from January 9-31, 2015, and an opening reception will take place on Friday, January 9, from 5:00-9:00 PM. The First Friday reception also features music by the Pea Pickin’ Hearts in the gallery as well as a Jazz Jam Session hosted by Vance Thompson and Friends from 7:00-9:00 PM in the Black Box Theatre.

Since the 1970s, photography has flourished in concert with Taiwan’s economic development, democratization and the universalization of education so that female photographers have become common. Nothing can stop the flow of time – only photography can crystallize the moment and the surrounding environment into a permanent image. Photography can capture scenes that are inexpressible in language; thus the old adage, a picture is worth a thousand words. With close attention paid during both shooting and arrangement, the series of pictures in “A Narrative of Light and Shadow” are used to create photographic narratives, much as a director might compose a film montage.

Gallery hours for “A Narrative of Light and Shadow” are Monday-Friday 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM and Saturday 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM. Please note, the Emporium will be closed on Monday, January 19, for the holiday. Additional special hours are posted at www.theemporiumcenter.com/ visit.html. For more information, please contact the Arts & Culture Alliance at (865) 523-7543 or visit www.knoxalliance.com.

Ewing Gallery

1715 Volunteer Blvd. Knoxville (865) 974-3200  Website

Gallery Nuance

121 S. Gay Street,  Knoxville TN  (865)-329-4626 Website

Ironwood Studios

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

123 S Gay Suite B Knoxville (865) 951-8416  Kate Moore Website   Jennie Andrews Website

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

Lox Salon

103 W. Jackson Knoxville Website

Maplehurst Inn

800 W. Hill Avenue, Knoxville  (865) 803-6215 Website

Old City Java

109 S. Central Avenue Knoxville (865) 523-9817   Website

Oodles Uncorked

18 Market Square Knoxville (865) 521-0600  Website

Organized Play

131 South Central Street Knoxville  (865) 521-0690  Website

Patricia Nash Designs

109 S. Gay St. 524-2626 Website

Preservation Pub

28 Market Square Knoxville  (865) 524-2224  Website

FIRST FRI JAN 2:

5pm in 2nd floorPres Pub Speakasy:
The Art of SHELLY MORRISON
(beautiful abstract art… And it’s her birthday!)
https://www.facebook.com/events/1559852557564349/

8pm SPEAKEASY:
ZACH JOSEPH (Nashville Folkabilly)
http://www.zackjoseph.com/news/listen-buy/
1st fl Pres 10pm: Night 1 of a 2 Night Market Square Residency:
IAN THOMAS AND BAND OF DRIFTERS
(Knox-icana Troubadours’ freight train is rollin into our musical station)
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Ian-Thomas-Band-of-Drifters/647361328627217?sk=app_2405167945
10pm Scruffy:
3TREE (KNOX JAM WORLD FUNK)
https://www.facebook.com/pages/3Tree/347653405251242

APPALACHIAN FURY tentative (Knox Tasty Jams)
http://appalachianfury.bandcamp.com/

Rala

323 Union Avenue Knoxville (865) 525-7888  Website

Regal Downtown West 8

1640 Downtown West Blvd. Knoxville  (865) 693-6327

Remedy Coffee

125 W. Jackson Ave. Knoxville Website

Rita’s Italian Ice

26 Market Square Southwest, Knoxville

Rococo Boutique

2 Market Square, Knoxville (865) 971-1006 Website

Salon Visage

11 Market Square Knoxville (865) 694-4000

Style of Civilization

133 S. Gay Street Knoxville  (865) 544-4196  Website

Technology Cooperative

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

Tomato Head

12 Market Square, Knoxville – (865) 637-4067 Website

“Places and Faces”, an exhibit of photography by Elena Ganusova will be on view at the downtown Knoxville Tomato Head restaurant from January 4th through February 1st.  She will then exhibit at the West Gallery Tomato Head from February 2nd through March 2nd.

Elena Ganusova: “Places and Faces”

Tomato Head Restaurant presents a project by Knoxville-based award winning photographer Elena Ganusova. The exhibition “Places and Faces”, is the result of a multi-year survey and draws together more than 30 black-and-white and color photographs of architecture, landscapes and peoples—raising public awareness about the beauty of East Tennessee and people living in the city and its vicinity.

Elena’s quest to the discovery of East Tennessee jewels began in 2011. Her genuine and unique vision of ordinary things was reflected in award-winning photos of city scenes, landscape, and people. The exhibition is divided into three categories: architecture in black-and-white, black-and-white portraits, and color landscapes. Through these photographs, Elena pays homage to a fragile world around us that we do not always appreciate and should not take it for granted.
About Elena Ganusova
Elena Ganusova was born on January 2, 1973, in Krasnoyarsk, a Russian city in Siberia. Having a PhD degree in microbiology Elena began her photographic career in Russia. Her first steps in the photographic exploration started when her father Eugene introduced her to the magic things that can happen in the dark room somewhere in the earliest 1980s. Elena is a member of the Professional Photographers of America (PPA), Professional photographers of Tennessee (TNPP) and East Tennessee (PPETN). Some of her work was published in the Knoxville News Sentinel (“The Bridge to the Knowledge”, “Little Santa”, “Reflection”).
Since 2012 Elena opened her own photography business “It’s all about life” which is devoted to create memories for those who love and are being loved.
In 2013 and 2014, Elena Ganusova’s work received awards at the Tennessee Valley Fair and distinguished awards at PPETN photographic competition

Sarah McFalls will exhibit at the West Gallery Tomato Head from January 5th through February 2nd.

URBhana

115 S. Gay Street (865) 525-7381  Website

Wing Zone

2121 Cumberland Ave. Knoxville (684-5477)  Website

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.

It’s hard to believe it’s December already, the year has flown by already.
On with this month’s openings!


2 Many Pixels

130 W. Jackson Avenue, Suite 201 Knoxville  Website

501 Arthur

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

Birdhouse Laboratories

800 N. 4th Ave Knoxville  Website

Bliss

24 Market Square, Knoxville (865) 329 8868  Website

Bliss Home

29 Market Square Knoxville (865) 673-6711  Website

Artwork on display is by  Stacey Fletcher

 Artist’s Website: http:www.staceyfletcher.com

Bliss Home is pleased to present the latest works by Knoxville artist, Stacey Fletcher, for December’s First Friday. Bliss Home, located at 29 Market Square, will host an opening reception on Friday, December 5th from 6pm to 9pm. Complimentary Steamboat Sandwiches will be provided and Stacey’s art will be featured for the month of December.

Stacey Fletcher received a Master of Fine Arts degree in Painting and Drawing from The University of Tennessee in 2003, and a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Valdosta State University in 2000.  She has exhibited nationally and internationally in many individual, group, and juried exhibitions.  This includes being awarded the honor of participating in the 2005 Pienkow International Artist Workshop in Poland.  Stacey has taught for The University of Tennessee since 2000 as a graduate assistant, an assistant professor, as well as through the personal and professional extended education program.  She lives, paints, and teaches in Knoxville, TN.

As a cathartic painter, Stacey’s work expresses emotions and frustrations that would otherwise be hard to express verbally.  They seem abstract at first glace to the viewer, but have some sense of childhood imagery disguised among the colorful layers.  Her work is fresh with vibrant lively colors, with layered metaphors of herself and others contrasted with the chaotic approach of the energetic marks.

Bootleg Betty

122 S Gay Street, Knoxville  865-309-5818  Website

Open until 9:00 pm for First Friday.

Artists Featured:
Mark Large Photography
Mark Andrew Large is a photojournalist, visual artist and rock climber based in Knoxville, Tennessee. Mark has been drawing and painting since childhood; he began taking pictures in 2005. Mark is currently staff photographer for The Daily Times of Maryville, Tennessee. He also does a variety of freelance work. Whenever Mark is climbing, he’s also shooting. His work has been featured in “Stone Fort Bouldering” published by Greener Grass Publishing. Mark is slated as lead photographer for an upcoming Greener Grass book.
Artist website: http://marklargephotography.com/

Faith Road Designs
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.com/FaithRoadDesigns?fref=ts

Knock on Wood Knoxville
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.com/KnockOnWoodKnoxville?fref=ts

Casa Hola

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

Creativity Center

13 Emory Place, Knoxville  Website

Downtown Grind

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

Ewing Gallery

1715 Volunteer Blvd. Knoxville (865) 974-3200  Website

Gallery Nuance

121 S. Gay Street,  Knoxville TN  (865)-329-4626 Website

Ironwood Studios

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

123 S Gay Suite B Knoxville (865) 951-8416  Kate Moore Website   Jennie Andrews Website

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

Lauderdale Design Group

104 W Summit Hill Dr. Knoxville http://Lauderdaledesigngroup.com

 Artist- Matthew DeBardelaben

Statement:

I began painting because I was around artists who were painting. Painting is become a way of being present. I paint what I feel. It names my emotions and reconciles my inner man.

My first layers are applied with a paintbrush. After this foundation I use objects that have been discarded. For some reason I always find myself spreading paint with an expired credit card in hand.

 Jerry and Julie Jack

Artist website http://www.artshopp.com/

Lox Salon

103 W. Jackson Knoxville Website

Maplehurst Inn

800 W. Hill Avenue, Knoxville  (865) 803-6215 Website

Old City Java

109 S. Central Avenue Knoxville (865) 523-9817   Website

Oodles Uncorked

18 Market Square Knoxville (865) 521-0600  Website

FIRST FRI DEC 5:

5pm SCRUFFY CITY HALL:
“Creature Seeker” – The Art of Eric Brown
(Eric CreatureSeeker Brown and Co are here to delight and scare you silly)
https://www.facebook.com/creatureseeker

5pm in 2nd floorPres Pub Speakasy:
FIRST FRIDAY GALLERY SHOW!
THE AMAZING KNOXVILLE PHOTOGRAPHS OF
BILL FOSTER

5pm-8pm: SAM ADAMS 7 MARKET SQUARE BARHOP:
PUB CRAWL & DELICIOUS PLATES
PUB: Sam Adams Fezziwig w Delicious Pub Nuts Veggie Meat Balls
UNCORKED: Winter Lager w Bruschetta
SCRUFFY: Cream Stout w Dark Chocolate Brownie

8pm SPEAKEASY:
THE JAUNTEE  (Boston Psych Rock)
http://thejauntee.bandcamp.com

Gay St: WIVK Christmas Parade

1st fl Pres 10pm:
THE VIBRASLAPS (Knox 80s 90s semi-obscure covers)

10pm Scruffy:
DANK SINATRA (Athens, GA Improv Jam Rock)
http://danksinatramusic.bandcamp.com/album/strange
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCzw7ImfmeITt3dN9afuKN7A

BEN GAINES & THREE STAR REVIVAL
(Knox AmeriRock Folky Funkajams)
http://bengaines.bandcamp.com/album/faces-of-the-past
http://www.reverbnation.com/bengaines

Organized Play

131 South Central Street Knoxville  (865) 521-0690  Website

Patricia Nash Designs

109 S. Gay St. 524-2626 Website

Preservation Pub

28 Market Square Knoxville  (865) 524-2224  Website

Rala

323 Union Avenue Knoxville (865) 525-7888  Website

Regal Downtown West 8

1640 Downtown West Blvd. Knoxville  (865) 693-6327

Remedy Coffee

125 W. Jackson Ave. Knoxville Website

Rita’s Italian Ice

26 Market Square Southwest, Knoxville

Rococo Boutique

2 Market Square, Knoxville (865) 971-1006 Website

Salon Visage

11 Market Square Knoxville (865) 694-4000

Style of Civilization

133 S. Gay Street Knoxville  (865) 544-4196  Website

Technology Cooperative

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

Tomato Head

12 Market Square, Knoxville – (865) 637-4067 Website

“Texture City”, an exhibit by Sarah McFalls will be on view at the downtown Knoxville Tomato Head in Market Square from Monday, December 8th through January 5th. She will then exhibit at the West Knoxville Gallery Tomato Head from January 5th through February 8th.
TEXTURE CITY

Sometimes I drive around for hours taking pictures out of the window of my car. Occasionally I have help, and other times I drive down the same street seven times in a row attempting to take a picture that isn’t blurry, or the wrong thing. Staple-covered utility poles, colorful buildings, peeling paint, crumbling facades, weathered billboards, hand-painted signs and murals, and posters and ads taped to windowsband wheatpasted to walls appeared again and again and eventually became a new visual language. My current work is layered, blistering and peeling, colorful and collaged, and suggests the handmade and hand-altered energy of a city, the passage of time, decay and renewal.

http://web.utk.edu/~smcfalls/
http://sarahmcfalls.blogspot.com
http://www.flickr.com/photos/sarah_mcfalls_art/

Sarah McFalls is a native Tennesseean, currently living and creating in Knoxville. She graduated from The University of the South with a BA in Art History and went on to pursue small, non-profit gallery work. She has worked for the past four years as collections manager at the Ewing Gallery of Art and Architecture, the University of Tennessee’s on-campus art gallery. When she is not painting at the 17th Street Studios, she enjoys seeing Knoxville’s live music, hanging out with friends, cooking delicious food, and talking to her cat Mamie.

URBhana

115 S. Gay Street (865) 525-7381  Website

Wing Zone

2121 Cumberland Ave. Knoxville (684-5477)  WebsiteNO

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

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

Birdhouse Laboratories

800 N. 4th Ave Knoxville  Website

Bliss

24 Market Square, Knoxville (865) 329 8868  Website

Bliss Home

29 Market Square Knoxville (865) 673-6711  Website

Opening Reception: Friday, November 7th, 2014 6pm to 9pm

Admission: Free

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!

Artist’s Website

“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.

 

Bootleg Betty

122 S Gay Street, Knoxville  865-309-5818  Website

Open until 9:00 pm for First Friday.

Artists Featured:

Mark Large Photography
Mark Andrew Large is a photojournalist, visual artist and rock climber based in Knoxville, Tennessee. Mark has been drawing and painting since childhood; he began taking pictures in 2005. Mark is currently staff photographer for The Daily Times of Maryville, Tennessee. He also does a variety of freelance work. Whenever Mark is climbing, he’s also shooting. His work has been featured in “Stone Fort Bouldering” published by Greener Grass Publishing. Mark is slated as lead photographer for an upcoming Greener Grass book.
 
Faith Road Designs
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.com/FaithRoadDesigns?fref=tsKnock on Wood Knoxville
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.com/KnockOnWoodKnoxville?fref=ts
 

Casa Hola

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

Creativity Center

13 Emory Place, Knoxville  Website

Downtown Grind

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

Ewing Gallery

1715 Volunteer Blvd. Knoxville (865) 974-3200  Website

Gallery Nuance

121 S. Gay Street,  Knoxville TN  (865)-329-4626 Website

Ironwood Studios

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

123 S Gay Suite B Knoxville (865) 951-8416  Kate Moore Website   Jennie Andrews Website

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

Lox Salon

103 W. Jackson Knoxville Website

Maplehurst Inn

800 W. Hill Avenue, Knoxville  (865) 803-6215 Website

Old City Java

109 S. Central Avenue Knoxville (865) 523-9817   Website

Oodles Uncorked

18 Market Square Knoxville (865) 521-0600  Website

Organized Play

131 South Central Street Knoxville  (865) 521-0690  Website

Patricia Nash Designs

109 S. Gay St. 524-2626 Website

Preservation Pub

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

Rala

323 Union Avenue Knoxville (865) 525-7888  Website

Regal Downtown West 8

1640 Downtown West Blvd. Knoxville  (865) 693-6327

Remedy Coffee

125 W. Jackson Ave. Knoxville Website

Rita’s Italian Ice

26 Market Square Southwest, Knoxville

Rococo Boutique

2 Market Square, Knoxville (865) 971-1006 Website

Salon Visage

11 Market Square Knoxville (865) 694-4000

Style of Civilization

133 S. Gay Street Knoxville  (865) 544-4196  Website

Technology Cooperative

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

Afterlight
November 7-29, 2014
Opening Reception: Friday, November 7, 5-8 p.m.

Afterlight
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.

The Loft

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

Tomato Head

12 Market Square, Knoxville – (865) 637-4067 Website

Ashley Addair will be on display at the downtown Knoxville Tomato Head from November 2nd through December 6th. She will then display at the West Knoxville Tomato Head from December 7th through January 4th. Ashley’s artist’s statement is below, and an image of her work is attached to this press release.For this series I’ve teamed up with hand-letterer and fellow mother, Mary Ann Watkins to explore the intricacies of caregiving. I am interested in the ways that bearing my children transformed my very being and the ways that nurturing their growth is a continued reverberation of that soul-shaking delivery.
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.

URBhana

115 S. Gay Street (865) 525-7381  Website

Wing Zone

2121 Cumberland Ave. Knoxville (684-5477)  Website

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

501 Arthur St., Knoxville (865) 951- 2523  Website

A1 Lab Arts

Center for Creative Minds, at 23 Emory Place Knoxville  Website

On First Friday, October 3, 2014, A1 LabArts presents “The Ugly Art Show.” The exhibition will be open from 6-10 PM at The Center for Creative Minds, 23 Emory Place, in Knoxville. A closing show with an awards ceremony will be held on October 18 at the same location from 7-9 pm.

This eclectic exhibition includes the works of many A1LabArts members, each of whom will present their interpretation of the “ugly.” In light of the fact that recent art movements have challenged canonical aesthetic categories, including the concept of “the beautiful,” viewers to this exhibition may discover in depictions of the “ugly” a new form of artistic beauty.

Dates: Friday, October 3 from 6-10 pm at 23

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

Birdhouse Laboratories

800 N. 4th Ave Knoxville  Website

Bliss

24 Market Square, Knoxville (865) 329 8868  Website

Bliss Home

29 Market Square Knoxville (865) 673-6711  Website

On display is artwork by Jill Sanders Artist’s Website
Opening Reception: Friday, October 3rd, 2014 6pm to 9pm

Bliss Home is pleased to present the latest works by Knoxville artist, Jill Sanders, for October’s First Friday. Bliss Home, located at 29 Market Square, will host an opening reception on Friday, October 3rd from 6pm to 9pm. Complimentary Steamboat Sandwiches will be provided and Jill’s art will be featured for the month of October.

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 October 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 October exhibit.​

Bootleg Betty

122 S Gay Street, Knoxville  865-309-5818  Website

Mark Large Photography

Mark Andrew Large is a photojournalist, visual artist and rock climber based in Knoxville, Tennessee. Mark has been drawing and painting since childhood; he began taking pictures in 2005. Mark is currently staff photographer for The Daily Times of Maryville, Tennessee. He also does a variety of freelance work. Whenever Mark is climbing, he’s also shooting. His work has been featured in “Stone Fort Bouldering” published by Greener Grass Publishing. Mark is slated as lead photographer for an upcoming Greener Grass book.  Artist website

Faith Road Designs

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

Knock on Wood Knoxville

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

Casa Hola

100 S. Gay Street, Emporium Building,  Suite 109, Knoxville (865) 335-3358 Website

Artwork exhibited: ceramics by Valerie Bannister Eiler and paintings by Irene Torrealba
Opening Reception: Friday, October 3rd, 2014 5:30pm to 9pm

HoLa Hora Latina is pleased to exhibit artwork from featured Chilean artists Valerie Bannister Eiler and Irene Torrealba during October’s First Friday. The opening reception for this month-long exhibit will take place at Casa HoLa in the Emporium Building at 100 S. Gay St. on Friday, October 3rd, from 5:30pm to 9pm. Light snacks and beverages will be served to guests.

Valerie Bannister Eiler was born in Chile but has lived in the U.S. for the past 34 years. An avid gardener, she draws inspiration for her trademark pottery by pressing leaves on clay to create bowls, platters and dinner sets. Valerie is a member of Foothills Craft Guild and Terra Madre Women in Clay.

Irene Torrealba, born and raised in Santiago, Chile, displays special interests in realism in water color and oil. She especially enjoys painting country landscapes that connect her to memories of her childhood, her family and her travels.

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

Creativity Center

13 Emory Place, Knoxville  Website

Downtown Grind

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

Tennessee Watercolor Society’s 2014 Traveling Exhibition October 3-30, 2014 in the Balcony

The Arts & Culture Alliance is pleased to present a new exhibition featuring 30 original watermedia works by artists residing across the state of Tennessee. Nationally-recognized artist Pat Dews, a signature member of the American Watercolor Society and the National Watercolor Society, served as juror for this 34th biennial show. Dews selected 50 works of art to display during the opening at O’More College of Design in Franklin, TN before conducting a week-long workshop in May 2014. Out of the 50 works for the opening, 30 were chosen, with permission of the artists, for the traveling show.
The juror’s exhibition statement read: “I look for strong design, color and content. I look for technical skill. I look to see if a painting captures the essence of the subject. I look for work I would like to have painted… I try hard to have a balanced show… I award the paintings that stand out and draw me in for a closer look.” For more information, visit www.tnws.org.

Gallery hours are Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM and Saturday, 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM.
ADDITIONAL GALLERY HOURS on select Sundays from 3:30-6:30 PM (October 5 and 19) and Tuesdays from 7:00-10:00 PM (October 14, 21 and 28)

Tennessee Artists Association – The Fall Juried Show: 40th Anniversary  October 3 – November 1, 2014 in the gallery

The Arts & Culture Alliance is pleased to present a new exhibition featuring original art by nearly 30 Tennessee artists including oils, watercolors, acrylics, pastels, and mixed media. “This is TAA’s fifth show at the Emporium Center, and we are very excited about the opportunity to present the breadth and quality of Tennessee artists’ works represented by our members,” said Barbara Finch, exhibition chair.
Founded in 1974, the Tennessee Artists Association (TAA) is a civic organization of fine artists with 66 current members. TAA encourages each individual artist to grow and develop through fellowship with other artists, educational programs, opportunities to exhibit and sell art, and to serve the community through classes. TAA hosts an exhibition of new artwork every three months at the Knoxville Chamber of Commerce on Market Square. Membership in TAA is open to anyone eighteen years and older who is a resident of the state of Tennessee. Dues are currently $50 for single membership, $60 for family and $15 for students.

Meetings are held on the third Tuesday of the month at 7:00 PM at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 6500 Northshore Drive, which include a business meeting, a program, and a time of fellowship and refreshments. Guests are welcome to attend. For more information, visit www.tnartists.org.

In the Emporium Gallery on Friday, October 3 5:30-6:30 PM – Music by Tapestry

Tapestry is a women’s singing group comprised of local singers and musicians who have been performing together since 2003. They perform a capella and madrigals with piano, flute or guitar. Tapestry shares their talents at weddings, parties, festivals, and other venues throughout the Knoxville area. They perform eclectic styles of music and recently released a CD featuring their Christmas music. Tapestry includes Elizabeth Campbell, Courtney Zirkle, Jenny Adams, Pat Rutenberg, Laurel Osborn, and Susan Bolt.

Jean Hess: Where Water Used to Be

October 3 – November 1, 2014 in the display case
Water is a precious resource that is threatened in so many ways. Pollution, diversion, waste — the water of the earth needs protection. We all know that large communities like the Anasazi of the Southwest left their homes because water sources disappeared. The “Remote Sensing” series of collage paintings references the trope of aerial imaging — used in archeology to identify traces of ancient habitations — to create patterns suggesting ancient settlements abandoned because of lost water resources.

I like the idea of a remote vantage point — removed, impartial — from which to view very emotional issues. That and the overall haze of filtered light suggest my own personal preference for viewing from a distance. This is a very oblique way of making a political statement, and that suits me because I would prefer to make attractive, compelling images rather than depict negative things.

This show, “Where Water Used to Be,” continues the “Remote Sensing” work and expands upon it with small sculptures, assemblages and collections of detritus from the imagined settlements that were abandoned when water ran out. These are whimsical, hard to explain fully, as though they are the sorts of things archeologists refer to as “problematic forms.” I like to imagine that some of them are sympathetic magic implements for conjuring water, or holding on to water resources that may be dwindling. For more information on Jean Hess, visit  website.

In the Black Box at the Emporium on Friday, October 3

6:00-6:30 PM: Music and Dance by Pasión Flamenca

Featuring a Tennessee Conservatory of Fine Arts student showcase and live music by flamenco guitarist Victor Garza and cajon player Hernando Guevarra.

7:00-9:00 PM: Jazz Jam Session hosted by Vance Thompson and Friends

Terra Madre (Women in Clay) Exhibition

October 3 – November 1, 2014 on the North Wall
Terra Madre was formed in 2000 by a group of female ceramic artists from the East Tennessee area who were drawn together by a shared passion for art and a love of clay. Each woman comes to the group with her own artistic experience and unique expressive style. We provide spiritual, emotional and practical support to our fellow clay artists while, hopefully, advancing an appreciation of the ceramic arts in East Tennessee. Although not all of us make a living from our art, we are all serious and dedicated when it comes to clay. In a few years, Terra Madre has grown from a small core of friends into a group of about 30 women clay artists who meet several times a year to share ideas and great food.

Ewing Gallery

1715 Volunteer Blvd. Knoxville (865) 974-3200  Website

Gallery Nuance

121 S. Gay Street,  Knoxville TN  (865)-329-4626 Website

Ironwood Studios

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

123 S Gay Suite B Knoxville (865) 951-8416  Kate Moore Website   Jennie Andrews Website

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

Lox Salon

103 W. Jackson Knoxville Website

Artist Michelle Slentz Belcher will have her Fine Art and Illustrations on display.

Michelle received her Bachelors Degree in Fine Art with a specialization in Drawing at Ball State University in 2013. Using her passion for anatomical study and her keen eye for detail, she greatly enjoys creating with purpose, through illustrative means. Currently she is enjoying working as a freelance artist, illustrating books and commissioned works, of both digital and traditional media. For a commissioned piece, feel free to contact her at mmsbelcher@gmail.com, and check out more of her work at her Website

Maplehurst Inn

800 W. Hill Avenue, Knoxville  (865) 803-6215 Website

Old City Java

109 S. Central Avenue Knoxville (865) 523-9817   Website

Oodles Uncorked

18 Market Square Knoxville (865) 521-0600  Website

Organized Play

131 South Central Street Knoxville  (865) 521-0690  Website

Patricia Nash Designs

109 S. Gay St. 524-2626 Website

Preservation Pub

28 Market Square Knoxville  (865) 524-2224  Website

1st fl Pres 10pm:
AMIGO (Charlotte Alt- Country)
http://www.reverbnation.com/amigotheband
SKUNK RUCKUS (Asheville Country Punk) tentative
http://www.reverbnation.com/skunkruckus

8pm Scruffy City Hall:
THE VIBRASLAPS (Knoxville’s MILF-magnets are back with semi-obscure covers!)
THE FRITZ (Asheville Super Fro-tastic Retro Funk!)
http://www.thefritzmusic.com/

Rala

323 Union Avenue Knoxville (865) 525-7888  Website

Regal Downtown West 8

1640 Downtown West Blvd. Knoxville  (865) 693-6327

Remedy Coffee

125 W. Jackson Ave. Knoxville Website

Rita’s Italian Ice

26 Market Square Southwest, Knoxville

Rococo Boutique

2 Market Square, Knoxville (865) 971-1006 Website

Salon Visage

11 Market Square Knoxville (865) 694-4000

Style of Civilization

133 S. Gay Street Knoxville  (865) 544-4196  Website

Technology Cooperative

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

Opening First Friday, October 3, 2014 from 5-8 p.m. – Transformation: New Works by Gallery Artists, Old & New

The District Gallery is pleased to present Transformation: New Works by Gallery Artists, Old & New. Fall is an exciting time, a time of inspiring transformation, and in that spirit we are showcasing our newest collection of fine art created by veteran gallery artists as well as newcomers to The District Gallery.

Transformation includes new works by veteran artists Ashley Addair, Chad Airhart, Donna Conliffe, and Brad Robertson. New gallery artists represented in the show include Henry Callahan, Leslie Dyas, and Catherine Gibbs.

An opening reception will be held Friday, October 3 from 5-8 p.m. Come enjoy the paintings and meet the artists. The show is on display through October 31. Free on-site parking is available.

The Tree and Vine

439 Union Avenue • Off Market Square • Knoxville  (865) 985.0524  Website

Tomato Head

12 Market Square, Knoxville – (865) 637-4067 Website

Lesley Easton will be on view at the Downtown Knoxville Tomato Head Restaurant from October 6th to November 1st.

URBhana

115 S. Gay Street (865) 525-7381  Website

Wing Zone

2121 Cumberland Ave. Knoxville (684-5477)  Website