Calendar of Events
Wednesday, April 21, 2021
Arts in the Airport
For the past twelve years, the Arts & Culture Alliance of Greater Knoxville and the Metropolitan Knoxville Airport Authority (McGhee Tyson Airport) have partnered to present a biannual exhibition entitled “Arts in the Airport”. This juried exhibition was developed to allow regional artists to compete and display work in the most visited site in the area. The selected art features contemporary 2- and 3-dimensional artwork and will be displayed through October 2021. View works at https://www.knoxalliance.store/product-category/airport-24/.
Exhibiting artists include: Gabrielle Barnhart, Lynda Best, Meredith Boatman, Orel Brodt, Jan Burleson, Nancy S. Campbell, Tina Curry, Barbara Enloe, Casey Field, Brian Horais, David Johnson, Judy Kelley Jorden, Anne Kinggard, Judy Lavoie, Peggy Kretchmar Leland, Ilana Lilienthal, Bill Long, Ling Lu, Siobhan McAuley, Steven McQuilkin, Brian Melton, Amalia Fotini Mermingas, Allen Monsarrat, Chico Osten, Amber Patty, Carrie Pendergrass, Mera Ragsdale, Ted Richards, Adam Rowe, Mary Ruden, Pamela Salyer, Gayla D. Seale, Renee C. Suich, W. James Taylor, Marilyn Avery Turner, Gena Tussey, Rick Whitehead, Carl Whitten, Marcy Wielfaert, Anne Wilkerson, and Marianne Woodside.
Knoxville Community Darkroom: Classes & Workshops
• April 20, 6-8 PM: Learning Series - The Negative will take you inside The Darkroom where you will learn to load and process your film. $60, 3 participants.
• April 21, 2-4 PM: Learning Series - The Print will take you inside The Darkroom where you will learn the basics of enlarger use, burning and dodging and developing finished prints. For this class, you must bring your developed film and B&W photo paper. $60, 3 participants.
• April 22, 6-8 PM: Earth Day Cyanotype Prints - Learn one of the original photographic processes! Cyanotype is one of the oldest printing processes invented by Sir John Herschel in 1842. In this workshop, you will learn to make a unique one of a kind handmade print by coating various papers with Cyanotype chemicals and developing them in the sun. $40, 5 participants. Register by April 19.
The Knoxville Community Darkroom, 126 Jennings Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37917.
Knoxville Museum of Art: Artists on Location 2021, a Plein-Air Painting Event
The Guild of the Knoxville Museum of Art presents Artists on Location 2021 – an art show and sale at the Knoxville Museum of Art the evening of Saturday, April 24 from 5:30-9pm. Reservations will be required, check www.knoxart.org for details. Artists on Location 2021 promotes the museum’s connection to the local and regional art community and provides both new and seasoned collectors a rare opportunity to buy original paintings of Knoxville and East Tennessee.
From Monday, April 19 through Friday, April 23, talented artists selected through a careful, juried process will be painting outdoors in and around the Knoxville area. The public is invited to watch AOL’s artists in action as they capture on canvas a wide variety of subject matter, from urban street scenes to pastoral garden settings. The artists’ specific locations will be published on the KMA website, www.knoxart.org prior to the event and will be followed on the KMA Guild’s Instagram page @artistsonlocation.
This annual art show and sale will be held Saturday, April 24 and COVID-19 safety protocols will be in effect. Proceeds of the sale will benefit both participating artists and the Knoxville Museum of Art.
Painting in open air or plein-air became popular in the mid-19th century with artists of the French Impressionist movement seeking to paint light and its ephemeral qualities. The practice of painting on location increased in popularity with the development of transportable paint tubes and box easels.
Knoxville Museum of Art, 1050 World's Fair Park Dr, Knoxville, TN 37916. Information: 865-525-6101, https://knoxart.org/kma_events/artists-on-location-2021/
Ijams Hallway Gallery Presents: Lori Paul
Lori Paul is an East Tennessee mixed media artist who works with found and recycled items, mostly stones and bits of nature to make her wonderful, whimsical creations. See her work in the Ijams Hallway Gallery in April!
Ijams Nature Center, 2915 Island Home Ave, Knoxville, TN 37920
Knoxville Museum: Fully Awake - Black Mountain College Documentary
Exclusive online viewing as an enrichment to the exhibition currently at KMA. View the history, influence, and lasting imprint of the artists, students, and faculty of Black Mountain College. 60-min documentary provided through Vimeo and accessed on any computer, smartphone, or internet-capable device.
Knoxville Museum: Museum Tours (unguided)
Small groups of 35 people or less may make a reservation for an unguided group visit during museum hours - admission is always free.
Current hours: Wed-Sun 1-5 PM
Special arrangements may be made for school groups between 10 AM - 12:30 PM
Ask for one chaperone for every 15 students. More info: https://knoxart.org/kma_events/museum-tours/
Art Guild at Fairfield Glade: April Classes & Workshops
In the Art Studio, class size and/or open studio gathering size is limited. All people inside the PCAC building should wear face masks and practice social distancing!
Open Studio – Come enjoy our studio space. The studio may be used every day during operating hours when no other class or event is scheduled. Members and guests are both welcome, $5
TUESDAY, APRIL 6
Smorgasbord Class: “Mobius Flower Earrings,” with George Gallant. 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon. Cost is $20 for both members and guests. Number of students: minimum is 4, maximum is 8.
TUESDAY, APRIL 13
Paint Along with Sam Hill, watercolor demonstration class, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon. Cost is $20 for AG members or $25 for guests. Students should bring their own watercolor supplies. Number of students: minimum is 4, maximum is 9.
THURSDAY, APRIL 15
“Chain Maille Jewelry, the Ripples Bracelet,” with George Gallant. 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. Registration and materials cost (including a $25 materials fee) is $55 for members or $60 for guests. Number of students: minimum is 2, maximum is 6.
FRIDAY, APRIL 16
“Watercolor 101, for Beginners,” with Vera Bogle. 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. Registration and materials cost (including $5 materials fee) is $35 for members or $40 for guests. Number of students: minimum is 4, and maximum is 8.
TUESDAY, APRIL 20 (in person at the Plateau Creative Arts Center and also on Zoom)
Monthly Members Meeting: 9:30 a.m. In-person attendance will be limited due to social distancing.
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 21
Project Discussion, a bi-monthly artwork review session. Assess the artwork of participants and/or selected artwork in the gallery. The facilitator is John Anderson. 12:00 noon – 2:00 p.m. FREE and open to the public. Bring your artwork or just observe the session.
THURSDAY, APRIL 22
“Wire-Wrapped Natural Stones and Shells,” with Susan Smathers. 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. Registration and materials cost (including $5 materials fee) is $35 for members or $40 for guests. Number of students: minimum is 4, maximum is 8.
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 28
Life Drawing, with Dena Whitener, 12:00 noon – 2:00 p.m. A live model will be available for artists to sketch. Bring your sketch pad, media of choice, and camera to capture the pose. Cost is $5 model fee.
Art Guild at Fairfield Glade at the Plateau Creative Arts Center, 451 Lakeview Drive, Fairfield Glade, TN 38558. Information: 931-707-7249, www.artguildfairfieldglade.net
Postmark LaFollette: Homemade ArtShine Arts & Crafts Co-Op
Our Postmark LaFollette, Homemade ArtShine Arts & Crafts Co-Op is in our Center at 119 S. Tennessee Avenue, LaFollette, TN.
We are open Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m.to 2 p.m. All local handmade handcrafted goods from local artisans. When the CDC Guidelines become such that we can have more than a few people at anyone time we will be starting some First Friday Events, etc.
Postmark LaFollette is a collaborative creative place making project to establish and maintain and Arts, Culture and History Center within an historic structure in order to strengthen social and economic opportunities for the public through the arts: www.postmarklafollette.org
Rala: New Work by Pippin Long
We are excited to announce Pippin Long as our featured artist for the month of April! All paintings are one of a kind originals, and prints of the works will be available as well. Please join us for the show opening and to meet Pippin from 6 to 8pm.
Due to the ongoing pandemic, we will be limiting our capacity to 6 customers at a time and requiring masks covering the nose and mouth be worn inside at all times. Thank you for helping us stay safe!
Rala: Regional and Local Artisans, 112 W. Jackson Ave, Knoxville, TN 37902. Information: 865-525-7888, https://shoprala.com. Instagram: @ShopRala
Art Guild at Fairfield Glade: Members’ Judged Art Show
The Art Guild at Fairfield Glade will host a Fun and Wine Opening Reception for the Members’ Judged Art Show on Friday, April 2 from 5 - 7 p.m. Eye Centers of Tennessee is sponsoring this show and providing the awards.
Bryan Wilkerson, Professor of Art at Roane State Community College, will judge the entries. Winners will be announced to the public at 6 p.m. during the April 2 reception. This event is free and open to the public. Browse through eye-catching displays of paintings (watercolor, oil, pastels, colored pencil, acrylic, mixed media), photography, pottery, jewelry, woodwork, and more! All artwork in the gallery is available for purchase. Unique gifts can also be found in the Art Guild’s new retail space, “Endless Possibilities, Fine Arts and Crafts.”
Hours: Mon-Sat 9 AM - 4 PM. Art Guild at Fairfield Glade at the Plateau Creative Arts Center, 451 Lakeview Drive, Fairfield Glade, TN 38558. Information: 931-707-7249, www.artguildfairfieldglade.net
Art Market Gallery: Pamela Salyer & Lynn Straka
April Featured Artists
Lynn Straka, Jewelry
The pieces that I make are adornments created to produce joy to the wearer. Designs influenced by nature, they may invoke a memory, affirm a belief, or be an extension of the wearer’s playful personality.
The common denominators of my pieces are texture and exercise in technique. Whether it is from hand stamping designs or words, forging, creating 3 dimensional forms through the jewelry hydraulic press, or impressing texture onto metal with a rolling mill, each piece has it’s own one of a kind personality. The materials that I use the most are sterling silver, copper, and bronze, with accents of semiprecious stones or glass enamel. Some of these materials are recycled or repurposed metal items that I have altered to incorporate into my pieces. Typically, they are finished with an antiqued or aged patina to highlight their texture.
Pamela Salyer, Mixed Media
The variety of colors, textures and patterns produced in the natural world are endlessly fascinating. I use mixed media collage to interpret those colors, patterns and textures and the relationships between them. This series of work looks under the surface: what do we see—or think we see—when peering into bodies of water, probing beneath the surface and admiring the beauty, complexity, and mystery that we find there.
Each work starts with a base collage, containing elements that mean something to me: geological maps, chemical symbols, poetry, botanical drawings, sheet music, etc. Each one is unique. I build up the collage with acrylic paint, paper and acrylic gels, layer by layer, creating new ways to consider the textures and colors of the natural world. I enjoy experimenting with different techniques and materials, always looking to push my art in new directions.
The Emporium Center: Recent Works by Yvonne Hosey
The Arts & Culture Alliance is pleased to present five new exhibitions at The Emporium Center in downtown Knoxville from April 2-30, 2021. A free reception with the artists will take place on Friday, April 2, from 5:00-8:00 PM. All visitors to the Emporium are required to wear a mask and maintain physical distancing guidelines. Most of the works will be for sale and may be purchased through the close of the exhibition by visiting in person or the online shop at www.knoxalliance.store.
Yvonne Hosey is an artist who works in a variety of media: glasspaint, acrylic, watercolor and scratchboard. She is inspired by her travels and blogs about them. This is her fourth exhibition at the Emporium, with the inaugural Glasslike Surfaces debuting in August 2016. She continues to explore glasspaint as a medium as well as portraiture using friends and strangers she has observed. Like most artists, Yvonne Hosey’s journey has been a winding one. Discouraged as a young woman from pursuing a career in art, Hosey opted instead for a career in nursing. Marriage and family followed. The creativity refused to stay buried as she became an avid cook, decorator, and collector. Her travels always included trips to art museums and exhibitions. When her son started high school, they moved to a house with a sunny back porch. “One day I discovered a pack of old oil pastels, bought a few sheets of paper, and commandeered the porch,” says Yvonne Hosey. “I haven’t looked back since.” www.roosterscrowart.com
The exhibitions are on display at the Emporium Center, 100 S. Gay Street, in downtown Knoxville. The Emporium is open to the public Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM. Please note, the Emporium will be closed Monday, April 5. For more information, please see www.knoxalliance.com or call (865) 523-7543.