Header photo courtesy of Inside of Knoxville
If you don’t see a listing, don’t assume the venue doesn’t have an artist. They might not be participating at all, or they just didn’t get around to sending me the information on who’s on display. But if you need to know for sure, you’ll find their phone number and links to their web site in the listings below, so you can check to see if they’ve got more recent info on their own site.
On with this month’s openings!
2 Many Pixels
130 W. Jackson Avenue, Suite 201 Knoxville Website
501 Arthur St., Knoxville (865) 951- 2523 Website
A1 Lab Arts
Center for Creative Minds, at 23 Emory Place Knoxville Website
Art Market Gallery
422 S. Gay Street Knoxville (865) 525-5265 Website
Belleze Salon and Spa
6209 Kingston Pike Knoxville (865) 558-8424 Website
800 N. 4th Ave Knoxville Website
24 Market Square, Knoxville (865) 329 8868 Website
29 Market Square Knoxville (865) 673-6711 Website
Artist’s Website: bmurrayphoto.shutterfly.com
Bliss Home is pleased to present Knoxville photographer, Brian Murray, for June’s First Friday. Bliss Home, located at 29 Market Square, will host an opening reception on Friday, June 6th from 6pm to 9pm. Complimentary Steamboat Sandwiches will be provided and Brian’s art will be featured for the month of June.
Brian Murray is a local photographer who has been honing his photography skills for the past twenty years. Brian’s 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. Brian is a resident artist at Bliss Home and sells his prints there and at the Market Square Farmers’ Market.
Brian is primarily known for his imagery of local landmarks, but for Brian’s June exhibit, viewers will witness imagery from outside of Knoxville, focusing on what our surrounding countryside looks like.
100 S. Gay Street, Suite 109, Knoxville (865) 335-3358 Website
128 S. Gay Street Knoxville (865) 321-4900 Website
June: Eli Johnson
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
East Tennessee Foundation
625 Market Street, Suite 1400 Knoxville
Phone: (865) 524-1223 Website
East Tennessee Foundation invites you to join us for a First Friday Opening Reception of our newest exhibit featuring the work of Gordon Fowler (turned wood) & Pat Postma (photographs) on Friday, June 6, 2014, from 5:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Gordon Fowler – Turned Wood
“I have been turning wood in my “spare time” since 2002, using a woodturning lathe. The wood I use is native to East Tennessee. I concentrate on creating pleasing shapes with an eye on proportions, and working with wood reminds me that I am connected to this wonderful world God has made.”
Pat Postma – Photographs
“My eye sees lines and composition; it searches for graphic design. I find this by focusing on detail whether it is nature, architecture, or unexpected objects. But on a larger scale, I love Melton Hill Lake for atmospheric landscapes. I travel to far away places and discover images there.”
Emporium Center for Arts & Culture / Arts and Culture Alliance / The Balcony Gallery
100 S. Gay Street Knoxville (865) 523-7543 Website
The Arts & Culture Alliance is pleased to present a new exhibition of mixed media works by 25 members of the Depot Artists Association in Abingdon, Virginia. The exhibition will be displayed in the Balcony at the Emporium Center in downtown Knoxville from June 6-28, 2014, and an opening reception will take place as part of First Friday activities on June 6 from 5:00-9:00 PM with complimentary hors d’oeuvres provided by The Melting Pot and music by Pistol Creek Catch of the Day.
For the second year in a row, the Arts & Culture Alliance is proud to partner with a community-based art gallery in the Southeast for the purpose of promoting local artists within each community. In March, the Arts Depot displayed a selection of work by 38 Knoxville-area artists in their gallery space at 314 Depot Square in Abingdon, Virginia. In exchange, the Alliance now presents this exhibition of works by Arts Depot members at the Emporium.
“Similar to the Alliance, the Arts Depot promotes and supports regional artists through rotating gallery exhibitions, educational opportunities for the community, and working artist studios,” says Liza Zenni, Executive Director of the Arts & Culture Alliance. “While many of our artist members are well known here in the Knoxville area, we want Abingdon to be exposed to their work, and we look forward to Abingdon artists receiving extra exposure here in Knoxville.”
The works chosen to travel to Knoxville represent a portion of the Arts Depot’s Members as juried by Ed Chitwood during the Depot’s 25th annual Holiday Members Exhibition this past December. Chitwood has lectured and offered workshops on monotype, the history of printing, letter press for more than twelve years. For the past ten years he has presented public Art Talks during Abingdon’s Virginia Highlands Festival and served as the Festival’s Fine Arts Exhibit juror in 2013. Ed currently is an adjunct professor at Virginia Highlands Community College teaching the fundamentals of two and three-dimensional design. Members selected to represent the Arts Depot are: David Alexander, Jean Gay-Asher, Janice Borel, Jackie Dolpp, Karen Foote, Nancy Garretson, Leslie James, Mary Harrington, Margaret Helvey, Kathleen Jacobs, Elizabeth Johns, Nancy Johnson, Ned Johnson, Pat Lehmkuhl, Lisa May, Bunny Medeiros, James “Wes” Miller, Helen Morgan, Adelaide Moss, Rita Nabors, Sara Reese, Joyce Samuel, Ken Simmelink, and Barbara “Kitty” Williams. The Depot Artist Association is a non-profit, volunteer organization that is dedicated to promoting the arts in the community and supporting the region’s artists. The Association operates the Arts Depot in the historic Depot Square area of downtown Abingdon. The Association is supported in part by grants from the Virginia Commission for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts and the Virginia Tourism Corp. For more information about the Arts Depot, call (276) 628-9091 or visit www.abingdonartsdepot.org.
The exhibition will be on display in the Balcony at the Emporium Center, 100 S. Gay Street, from June 6-28, 2014. Gallery hours are Monday-Friday 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM and Saturday 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM. For more information, please contact the Arts & Culture Alliance at (865) 523-7543 or visit www.knoxalliance.com.
Also on display in the Emporium during the same time frame:
Townsend Artisan Guild – Destination Townsend
Mixed media collage, watercolor, and oil works by Elaine Culbert
Abstract figurative works by Bill Womac
The Arts & Culture Alliance is pleased to present a new exhibition by the Townsend Artisan Guild (TAG) entitled “Destination Townsend”, featuring original paintings, photographs, mixed media, sculptures, and more by nearly fifteen local artists. The exhibition will be displayed in the main gallery of the Emporium Center in downtown Knoxville from June 6-28, 2014. A public reception will take place as part of First Friday activities on Friday, June 6, from 5:00-9:00 PM with complimentary hors d’oeuvres provided by Qdoba and music by Pistol Creek Catch of the Day from 6:00-8:00 PM. The First Friday reception also features a flamenco dance performance by Pasión Flamenco from 6:00-6:45 PM and a Jazz Jam Session hosted by Vance Thompson and Friends from 7:00-9:00 PM, both in the Black Box Theatre.
The Townsend Artisan Guild, founded in 2007, brings together working fine artists and fine crafts persons from East Tennessee to promote education, exploration, awareness, and development of arts. Through its 60 members, the group strives to promote community interest in and appreciation of the arts through participation in events, demonstrations, classes, and workshops. In April, the Guild presented the fifth annual Smoky Mountain Fiber Arts Festival in Townsend. The Guild also provides opportunities for learning through a network of committed artisans, self-promotion through art exhibits and community activities, and meets on the first Tuesday of each month. Membership is open to actively working professionals, aspiring artists, and those sponsoring the Arts who are interested in working with other artisans to build a strong and supportive fine arts and fine crafts community. More information is available by visiting www.townsendartisanguild.org.
Artists featured in the exhibition include: Deborah Adams (Fiber Art); Lois Alexander (Pastels); Evelyn Bryant (Sculpture); Susan Cooper (Photography); Rex Gullufsen (Photography); Annamaria Gundlach (Clay Sculpture); Ken LaValley (Photography); Kathleen Marquardt (Fiber Art Clothing); Gary Millar (Photography); M.J. Montgomery (Watercolors); Peter Mueller (Mixed Media); Betty Polk (wood carving); Suzanna Terrill (Encaustics); Vicky Walker (Crocheted Fiber Arts); and Sharon Webb (Photography).
“Destination Townsend” will be on display at the Emporium Center, 100 S. Gay Street. Gallery hours are Monday-Friday 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM and Saturday 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM. For more information, please contact the Arts & Culture Alliance at (865) 523-7543, or visit the Web site at www.knoxalliance.com.
1715 Volunteer Blvd. Knoxville (865) 974-3200 Website
121 S. Gay Street, Knoxville TN (865)-329-4626 Website
119 Jennings Avenue Knoxville (865) 405-0777 Website
John Black Photography
501 Union Ave. Knoxville (865) 522-1715 Website
Kate Moore Creative / Jennie Andrews Photography
Knoxville Arts and Fine Crafts Center
1127B Broadway Ave. Knoxville (865) 523-1401
Knoxville Museum of Art
1060 World’s Fair Park Knoxville (865) 525-6101 Website
Knoxville Visitor Center
301 Gay Street Knoxville (800) 727-8045 Website
103 W. Jackson Knoxville Website
800 W. Hill Avenue, Knoxville (865) 803-6215 Website
411 S. Gay Street Knoxville (865) 766-5192 Website
Old City Java
109 S. Central Avenue Knoxville (865) 523-9817 Website
18 Market Square Knoxville (865) 521-0600 Website
131 South Central Street Knoxville (865) 521-0690 Website
Patricia Nash Designs
109 S. Gay St. 524-2626 Website
28 Market Square Knoxville (865) 524-2224 Website
323 Union Avenue Knoxville (865) 525-7888 Website
Regal Downtown West 8
1640 Downtown West Blvd. Knoxville (865) 693-6327
125 W. Jackson Ave. Knoxville Website
Rita’s Italian Ice
26 Market Square Southwest, Knoxville
2 Market Square, Knoxville (865) 971-1006 Website
11 Market Square Knoxville (865) 694-4000
Style of Civilization
133 S. Gay Street Knoxville (865) 544-4196 Website
130 W. Jackson Ave. Suite 101 Knoxville Website
Tennessee Archive of Moving Image and sound @ East Tennessee History Center
601 South Gay Street Knoxville Contact: Bradley Reeves, Louisa Trott (865-215-8856) Website
Tennessee Valley Bikes
214 W. Magnolia, Knoxville Website
The Tree and Vine
439 Union Avenue • Off Market Square • Knoxville (865) 985.0524 Website
12 Market Square, Knoxville – (865) 637-4067 Website
115 S. Gay Street (865) 525-7381 Website
2121 Cumberland Ave. Knoxville (684-5477) Website