Calendar of Events

Monday, June 24, 2019

TVUUC Gallery: Knoxville Watercolor Society exhibit

Category: Exhibitions & visual art and Free event

Art Exhibit at Tennessee Valley Unitarian Universalist Church
Free and open to the public

When: Reception Friday, June 21, 6:00 to 7:30 pm. Artists’ talks at 6:30 pm.
Gallery hours: 10 AM – 5 pm, Monday through Thursday; 10 AM – 1 pm, Sunday
2931 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37918

The Knoxville Watercolor Society began in 1963, when a group of Knoxville artists was invited by the late Kermit (Buck) Ewing, Head of the University of Tennessee Art Department, to participate in an exhibition of watercolor paintings at the University's McClung Museum. During the opening reception, Mr. Ewing noted that the Knoxville area did not have an organization for artists who share a common interest in painting in aqueous media. He suggested that those artists exhibiting in the McClung show could be the nucleus for such an association. From that suggestion, the Knoxville Watercolor Society began, with Laura Bagwell serving as the first president.

The purpose of the organization is to educate the members as well as the community about watercolor as a significant art form. New artists are invited to apply for membership, determined by a jury process, and can find complete details on the Knoxville Watercolor Society website: www.knxvillewatercolorsociety.com

Knoxville Watercolor Society members also exhibit with the Tennessee Watercolor Society, other state watercolor organizations, the Southern Watercolor Society, Watercolor USA, and the American Watercolor Society. They consistently win regional, state, and national awards.

Annually, the KWS also provides a scholarship for a University of Tennessee student who is majoring in watercolor painting, donates to the UT Ewing Gallery, and maintains membership in the Arts and Cultural Alliance of Greater Knoxville. The organization has also provided grants to the Arts Council of Greater Knoxville, the Knoxville Museum of Art, the Tennessee Resource Center, and the Tennessee Art Association High School Scholarship program.

McClung Museum: Debut, New Acquisitions

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Category: Exhibitions & visual art, Free event and History & heritage

Debut: Recent Acquisitions features important acquisitions from the past four years in the McClung Museum’s eclectic arts and culture collection. Many of the objects have never been on display.

From ancient Peruvian ceramics and new additions to our extensive map collection, to Cherokee carving and modern and contemporary works on paper, they reflect the enormous diversity of the McClung’s holdings, and the generosity of donors who helped to add important objects to our collections.

The objects also illustrate the work of museum staff to fill cultural gaps needed to support the McClung’s educational mission. These treasures underscore the museum’s continued relevancy as a site for inspiration and pondering our world and its wonder.

McClung Museum of Natural History and Culture, 1327 Circle Park Dr on the UT campus, Knoxville, TN 37996. Hours: Monday-Saturday, 9AM-5PM, Sunday, 1-5PM. Information: 865-974-2144, http://mcclungmuseum.utk.edu

Fountain City Art Center Photography Show

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Category: Exhibitions & visual art and Free event

FOUNTAIN CITY ART CENTER OPEN PHOTOGRAPHY SHOW
June 14th – July 17th, 2019
Opening reception, 6:30 – 8:00 PM, Friday, June 14th

Fountain City Art Center, 213 Hotel Ave, Knoxville, TN 37918. Hours: Tu & Th 9-5, W & F 10-5, 2nd-4th Sa 10-1. Information: 865-357-2787, www.fountaincityartcenter.com

Nief-Norf Summer Festival

Category: Free event and Music

nnSF19 is happening from June 10-24, 2019 in Knoxville, TN. Although there are countless summer festival opportunities, nnSF offers something rare and special. There are countless opportunities to perform, collaborate, and create at our festival, and our nnSF fellows walk away with excellent video, audio, and photo documentation! We know that choosing a summer festival is a big decision, and we are committed to providing an exceptional musical experience each summer.

In case it's been a while since you've checked out all the festival has to offer, we want to share up-to-date info our about our festival: nnSF19 features full-time, faculty-led workshops in performance, composition, and music technology lasting the duration of the festival. The Performance Workshop provides fellows extensive interaction with the faculty, guest composers, and visiting artists, as well as opportunities for professional level performances.

http://www.niefnorf.org

UT Gardens: Wings of Wonder Butterfly Exhibit

  • June 7, 2019 — September 8, 2019

Category: Exhibitions & visual art, Free event, Kids & family and Science & nature

Knoxville - Our Wings of Wonder Butterfly Exhibit has been installed throughout the Gardens. Twenty-five large scale butterflies decorated by area artists will be on display until September 8 (when they will be auctioned off to the public). Come enjoy their whimsical beauty!

This is the second year of this great collaboration of artists and the UT Gardens whereby the showcased art is auctioned to benefit the Gardens. This year's theme of butterflies hopes to showcase the importance of pollinators to our ecosystems and is in conjunction with pollinator research being conducted at the UT Gardens and elsewhere around the world.

UT Gardens, Chapman Drive, Knoxville, TN 37996. Information: 865-974-7151, http://utgardens.tennessee.edu

Art Market Gallery: Featuring Kara Lockmiller and Matt Dozdall

Category: Exhibitions & visual art, Fine Crafts and Free event

Opening for the new exhibit will be First Friday, June 7, 5:30-9 PM

Kara Lockmiller
"I am a chromesthete which means I see a vast array of real colors in my mind when I listen to music. I like to think of it as my own personal light show. My goal for each portrait is to let you glimpse music and musicians the way I do. The show is too beautiful not to share. There is a kinship between color and music – both can say what words can not. My 10+ years as a journalist and graphic artist left me with a great understanding of design principles as they relate to color. I began painting for others in 2017 as an outlet to share all the mesmerizing colors I see as I listen to music. While I can remember the lyrics to almost any song I’ve ever heard, I am most fascinated by the people who pen them. I describe my style as painting in shadowed hues. My musician portraits are formed by breaking down each artist into pieces of colored shadows and highlights. They come together like puzzle pieces on canvas. My color palettes vary for each artist depending on what I see as I listen to their music. I’m also greatly influenced by the time in their careers I chose to depict them."

Matt Dozdall
"I’m 45, live in Corryton, Tn. Married, with 4 kids. I’m originally from NC, have lived in East TN for about 20 years. US Army Veteran. I’ve been a Mechanic most of my life, And Have Always Loved any kind of Art! I mostly weld car parts together to create my art pieces, but will sometimes incorporate metal from other objects such as Washing machines and Clothes dryers. I’m not afraid to venture outside of my box, with new forms of art. I can hardly wait to see what comes up next!"

Art Market Gallery, 422 S. Gay St, Knoxville, TN 37902. Hours: Tu-Th & Sa 11-6, Fri 11-9, Su 1-5. Information: 865-525-5265, www.artmarketgallery.net

Post Modern Spirits: Trees Re-Imagined by Pamela Salyer

  • June 7, 2019 — June 30, 2019

Category: Exhibitions & visual art and Free event

Recent works by local artist Pamela Salyer will be on display throughout the month of June at Post Modern Spirits in downtown Knoxville. An opening reception will be held on Friday, June 7th from 5:30 to 8:00 p.m., during Downtown Knoxville’s monthly First Friday Art Walk.

The show will feature a new series of mixed-media pieces, focused on trees and their settings. “The infinite variances in color, texture and pattern of trees fascinate me—how they relate to and echo the patterns of the earth, and even our own skin. I attempt to interpret and convey the relationship between these elements through my collages, with trees and their surroundings as the main subject. I build each collage with acrylic paint, gels, and paper, layer by layer, creating new ways to consider the textures and colors of the trees that surround us.”

Pamela is a Knoxville-based mixed media artist (email: pamelas2art@gmail.com). Her work is also available at The Art Market Gallery, 422 S. Gay St., Knoxville, TN, https://artmarketgallery.net/

Post Modern Spirits is located at 205 W. Jackson Ave., Ste. 205, Knoxville, TN 37902. Hours are Monday to Friday 3 p.m. to 11 p.m., Saturday 12 p.m. to 11 p.m., and Sunday 12 p.m. to 10 p.m. (865) 437-3190 https://postmodernspirits.com

Broadway Studios and Gallery: All Creatures Great and Small

  • June 7, 2019 — June 29, 2019
  • Reception June 7, 5:00-9:00PM

Category: Exhibitions & visual art and Free event

All Creatures Great and Small, the Animal Show. Exhibition from June 7- June 29. Opening June 7, 5:00-9:00PM at Broadway Studios, 1127 N. Broadway, Knoxville.

Broadway Studios and Gallery, 1127 Broadway St, Knoxville, TN 37917. Hours: Fri-Sat, 10-6, by appointment, or when the "open" sign is illuminated. Information: 865-556-8676, www.BroadwayStudiosAndGallery.com

Dogwood Arts: Regional Art Exhibition

Category: Exhibitions & visual art, Fine Crafts and Free event

DISCOVER CONTEMPORARY ART OF OUR REGION!
The Emporium Center / Friday, June 7, 2019 / 5:30pm-8:00pm (Awards at 7PM)

Fine art encompassing all styles and genres from both emerging and established artists will be showcased. The exhibition will be on display June 7- 28, 2019 at the Dogwood Arts office. Award monies totaling $2,000 to exceptional artists at the opening celebration. For the 2018 season, applicants must permanently live within 500 miles of the Dogwood Arts office.

2019 JURORS – LOCATE ARTS (BRIAN AND CAROLYN JOBE)
Brian and Carolyn Jobe are both artists and administrators with art world experience in Tennessee, Texas, and New York. They enjoy facilitating beneficial connections and have a passion to see the contemporary art communities of Tennessee thrive.

https://www.dogwoodarts.com/regional-art-exhibition/

On display at the Emporium Center, 100 S. Gay Street, in downtown Knoxville. Exhibition hours are Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM. Information: (865) 523-7543 or www.knoxalliance.com. Dogwood Arts information: 865-637-4561, https://www.dogwoodarts.com

The Emporium Center: Dogwood Arts Regional Art Exhibition

Category: Exhibitions & visual art and Free event

A reception will take place on Friday, June 7, from 5:00-9:00 PM as part of First Friday activities.

The Dogwood Arts Regional Art Exhibition was developed to showcase and award the finest artists of our region. Fine art encompassing all styles and genres from more than 40 emerging and established artists who live within 500 miles of Knoxville will comprise this year’s exhibition. Jurors Brian and Carolyn Jobe, Co-Founders + Co-Directors of Locate Arts, are both artists and administrators with art world experience in Tennessee, Texas, and New York. They enjoy facilitating beneficial connections and have a passion to see the contemporary art communities of Tennessee thrive. They will award $2,000 to artists at the opening at 6:00 PM. For more information, please visit https://www.dogwoodarts.com/regional-art-exhibition/.

On display at the Emporium Center, 100 S. Gay Street, in downtown Knoxville. Exhibition hours are Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM. Information: (865) 523-7543 or www.knoxalliance.com.

The Emporium Center: “Creative Storm” by Brunetti, Capshaw, Curry, Hardin, Jones, and Payne

Category: Exhibitions & visual art, Fine Crafts and Free event

A reception will take place on Friday, June 7, from 5:00-9:00 PM as part of First Friday activities.

“Creative Storm” by Tina Brunetti, Bill Capshaw, Tina Curry, LeJean Hardin, Carlos Jones, and Jamie Price Payne in the Balcony gallery
This diverse group of artists have worked together and/or been friends for many years, and each artist has a distinct style and approach to their work. The component that ties them all together is a shared vision of the beauty they see in the world, the environment, the resources around us, and the unique ways of creating a 2-D or 3-D form. They convey raw emotion in each stroke of the pen or brush, the curvature of the clay, and the image peeping through the lens of the camera. Creative Storm features a talented group of artists letting the viewer have insight into their dreams and imagination. The exhibition artists include:
• Tina Brunetti – Intense love and respect for animals and nature drives Tina Brunetti to paint, and her latest artistic exploration involves the application of alcohol ink to sheet metal: www.BrunettiConfettiArt.com
• Bill Capshaw – A clay artist who, for more than 30 years, has served as Pottery Chair and Instructor of the Oak Ridge Art Center.
• Tina Curry – A clay sculpture artist for over 25 years who is fascinated with trying to express nonverbal emotion through clay, especially with human portraits: www.craftguild.org/tinacurry
• LeJean Hardin – A graphic artist by profession since 1980 who has been creating with clay since 2010.
• Carlos Jones – Digital photography has allowed him to deliver images that are refined, detailed, and competitive with industry standards. He works for Oak Ridge National Laboratory, helping communicate the goals of a government laboratory via photography: https://www.cjsavon.com/
• Jamie Price Payne – A graphic designer at Oak Ridge National Laboratory for over 33 years, her pieces are inspired by the different emotions and feelings that belong to women.

On display at the Emporium Center, 100 S. Gay Street, in downtown Knoxville. Exhibition hours are Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM. Information: (865) 523-7543 or www.knoxalliance.com.

The Emporium Center: Sandi Burdick: A First Exhibition

Category: Exhibitions & visual art and Free event

A reception will take place on Friday, June 7, from 5:00-9:00 PM as part of First Friday activities.

Longtime Knoxville resident Sandi Burdick is an accomplished gardener and abstract painter. Born in Idaho Falls, Idaho she grew up surrounded by nature and enjoyed the outdoors. At a very young age, Sandi’s mother saw artistic promise in her and nurtured her creativity with lessons from an art tutor. Although she excelled in math and science and eventually embarked on numerous business ventures with her husband, Tom Boyd, Sandi never lost her passion for art.

Throughout the years, as Sandi traveled the world for work and pleasure, she developed a great appreciation for art from diverse cultures and exotic locations. Whether trekking through Nepal or hiking the Appalachian Trail, her firsthand experience of the wonders of nature poured into her own creative aesthetic. Initially, these experiences shaped her passion for gardening. With the help of her husband, Sandi created elaborate gardens using plants, water, natural materials, and sculpture to create beautiful vignettes. She arranged textures and colors to create unique vistas in the way an artist might manipulate paint on a canvas.

In what she describes as a seamless transition, Sandi has now become that artist, creating abstract paintings on canvas with colorful acrylic paint and textural materials. Influenced by her lifelong adventures and inspired by nature, she has found passion and peace in painting and has pursued this interest energetically. Sandi credits mentor and instructor Ginger Oglesby in helping her to master her craft, and appreciate the possibilities of her materials. Having a dedicated studio has also positively impacted her work, giving Sandi the space to create larger pieces. While still an avid gar-dener, she has immersed herself in her painting. Sandi Burdick is a painter passionate about experimenting with her materials, refining her mark making and sharing the beauty she sees and feels through her work.

For more information, please visit her website at www.sandiburdick.com.

On display at the Emporium Center, 100 S. Gay Street, in downtown Knoxville. Exhibition hours are Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM. Information: (865) 523-7543 or www.knoxalliance.com.

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