Calendar of Events

Monday, July 4, 2022

Westminister Presbyterian Church: Dynamic Nature: Paintings and Drawings by Kathy Holland

  • July 1, 2022 — August 31, 2022

Category: Exhibitions, visual art and Free event

In the Schilling Gallery of Westminster Presbyterian Church from July 1- August 31, 2022.

A native of Virginia, Kathy Holland attended the School of the Arts at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, VA, earning a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in painting and printmaking. The following summer she studied with master wood-engraver Blair Hughes-Stanton at the Central School of Art and Design in London, England. Holland has maintained her professional studio practice since graduation, exhibiting drawings, etchings, relief prints, and paintings in juried regional, national, and international competitions and solo shows. Since moving to East Tennessee in 1997, Holland has been an active member of the Art Market Gallery, a longstanding artist-run cooperative gallery of original art and fine craft in Knoxville, TN. Her work is included in public and private collections in the US, Canada, New Zealand, and Uruguay. Her home and studio are in Oak Ridge. For additional info, please visit her website: http://www.kathyhollandstudio.com/

Westminister Presbyterian Church, 6500 S Northshore Dr, Knoxville, TN 37919. Hours: M-R 9-4, Fri 9-12. Information: (865) 584-3957 or www.wpcknox.org

Fountain City Art Center: Art Educator Show

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

On July 1st we will be having a Show Opening Reception for our Regional Emeritus Art Teachers. It's been several years since we've had this group of talented folks exhibit their work. We'd love you to stop in for light snacks and cool water to enjoy the opening from 6:30pm - 8:00pm. Thanks to Christine Harness and Judy Jorden for spearheading this project!

Fountain City Art Center, 213 Hotel Ave, Knoxville, TN 37918. Hours: Tu 9:30-3:30, W-R 9:30-4:30 or by appointment. Information: 865-357-2787, www.fountaincityartcenter.com

Art Market Gallery: Fiber Artist Showcase

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

First Friday Reception: July 1, 5:30 – 9:00 pm

Featured artists: Elle Colquitt, Fiber Art; Elaine Fronczek, Felted Art; Harriet Howell. Fiber Art; Carol Pritcher, Weaving

Elle Colquitt, Fiber Art
Elle Colquitt has been working as a professional fiber artist since the early 1970's. For over a decade, Elle designed art quilts and self-published patterns/books through her company, The Picket Fence, exhibiting at International Quilt Festivals and trade shows across the country. Teaching workshops included PBS, HGTV and many hands-on workshops. Currently, she is enjoying the challenge of designing fiber vessels. The wide variety of texture and pattern of her fabrics create designs that impersonate other materials; her work falls somewhere between quilting, basketry, pottery, and sculpture. Each unique vessel features distinctive trims and embellishments.

Elaine Fronczek, Felted Art
The fiber arts were an avocation for me for over 50 years. In 2008 I learned to wet felt wool fibers at Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts. I have since expanded into incorporating other fibers such as silk in both wet and needle felting. My creations are both functional and whimsical.

zHarriet Howell, Fiber Art
Harriet Howell has been a working artist for over 40 years and works in a variety of media. The prevailing theme throughout her work is her use of color to express the energy, emotion and atmosphere of the subject. Her purpose is to engage the viewer and entice them into a world beyond what they see. Harriet enjoys painting both in the studio for her abstract work, and on location for her more realistic work. The abstract work focuses on color, shape and texture to express emotional and spiritual themes. In her landscape work, she uses these same elements to express the unique qualities of a particular subject on a particular day. In her wearable art pieces, Harriet hopes her work will make the wearer feel the joy and pleasure of wearing something beautiful.

Carol Pritcher, Weaving
Carol is a fiber artist who has been weaving for over 40 years and is also a member of the Southern Highland Craft Guild and the Appalachian Arts Craft Center. She weaves mostly one of a kind pieces of clothing, but also rugs, placemats and wall hangings.

Art Market Gallery, 422 S. Gay St, Knoxville, TN 37902. Hours: Tu-Sa 11-6, Su 1-6. Information: 865-525-5265, www.artmarketgallery.net, www.Facebook.com/ArtMarketGallery

Mighty Mud Studios: Woven, Felted, Sculpted and Crowned

  • July 1, 2022 — July 31, 2022

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

Don't miss this show which will include woven works, felted works, handmade fabrics and large sculptural installations at this lovely bright gallery near the heart of downtown Knoxville.

Four Artists including Rose Downs (Weaver, Spinner, Ceramic), Christal Yost (Fiber, Mixed Media), Siobian Jones (Hair Sculpture), and Vasanto (Hatmaker, Felter, Fiber) will contribute.

Opening Reception: July 1, 2022

Mighty Mud, 126 and 127 Jennings Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37917. Hours: Tu-F 11-6, Sat 9-5. Open studio time on Thu 6-9. Information: 865-595-1900, www.mightymudclay.com

Awaken Coffee: Featuring Lily Elizabeth Watson Allen

  • July 1, 2022 — July 31, 2022

Category: Exhibitions, visual art and Free event

Awaken Coffee will host an opening reception for artist Lily Elizabeth Watson Allen, on July 1, 6-8 pm.

Lily Elizabeth Watson Allen (Lewa Studio) is an artist based out of Knoxville Tn, primarily creating with acrylic paint. Lily’s works in portraiture and environment recreation reflect the often unseen yet inherent beauty within her subjects and scenes. They draw out specific emotions representative of those people and places by manipulation of color and abstraction techniques.

Please join us for some amazing art, light refreshments, and of course great coffee!

Awaken Coffee, 125 W Jackson Ave, Knoxville, TN 37902. Open daily. Information: 865-951-0427, www.instagram.com/awaken_coffee or www.facebook.com/awakencoffeeoldcity/

Denso Art Gallery at Maryville College: Three Voices Tapestry Exhibition

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

Details TBA
https://weavespindye.org/exhibits-and-awards/

Featuring artists Tommye Scanlin, Pat Williams, and Jennifer Sargent

Opening Reception: July 16, 2022 (2 p.m. to 4 p.m.)

Exhibition Hours: Mondays – Fridays 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Clayton Center for the Arts, 502 East Lamar Alexander Parkway, Maryville, TN 37804. Information: 865-981-8590, www.ClaytonArtsCenter.com

Emporium Center: Seven Guilds Strong

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

The Arts & Culture Alliance is pleased to present new fiber exhibitions throughout the Emporium Center from July 1-29, 2022 in celebration of Convergence®. This international fiber art experience occurs July 15-21 in downtown Knoxville and is hosted by the Handweavers Guild of America, based in Atlanta. A free reception with the artists will take place on Friday, July 1, from 5:00-9:00 PM and features music inside the Emporium by Nicholas Horner, Zach Miles, and Jessica Watson.

Read more: https://www.knoxalliance.com/seven-fiber-guilds-of-tennessee/

Handweavers Guild of Nashville (TN)
http://handweaverstn.org/

Memphis Guild of Handloom Weavers (TN)
http://mghw.org/

Overmountain Weavers Guild (Kingsport, TN)
https://www.omwg.net

Scenic Valley Handweavers: In All Shapes and Sizes (Birchwood, TN)
https://scenicvalleyhandweavers.blogspot.com/
https://www.facebook.com/ScenicValleyHandweavers

Tennessee Valley Handspinners (Knoxville, TN)
https://tnvalleyhandspinners.org
https://www.facebook.com/tnvalleyhandspinners

Tuesday Weavers (Norris, TN)
https://tuesdayweavers.blogspot.com/

Wilderness Weavers’ Guild (Knoxville, TN)
https://www.facebook.com/weave.tennessee/

Emporium Center, 100 S. Gay Street, in downtown Knoxville. Hours: M-F 9-5. Info: 865-523-7543, www.knoxalliance.com

Emporium Center: Appalachian Center for Craft: Weaving on the Hill

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

The Arts & Culture Alliance is pleased to present new fiber exhibitions throughout the Emporium Center from July 1-29, 2022 in celebration of Convergence®. This international fiber art experience occurs July 15-21 in downtown Knoxville and is hosted by the Handweavers Guild of America, based in Atlanta. A free reception with the artists will take place on Friday, July 1, from 5:00-9:00 PM and features music inside the Emporium by Nicholas Horner, Zack Miles, and Jessica Watson.

The Appalachian Center for Craft is a campus of the nationally accredited School of Art, Craft & Design at Tennessee Tech University in Cookeville. "Weaving on the Hill" is an exhibition of work by current Artist in Residence (AIR) Rebecca Smith, past AIR Jessica Hager, recent Alumni Margaret Jane Joffrion and Monya Nikahd, and current students Hannah Dammann and Erin Simmons. Their work displays examples of experimentation, learning, and art-making on the loom. Each artist has spent many hours working in the studio at the Appalachian Center for Craft and has discovered or deepened their passion for weaving in this immersive environment.

This exhibition is curated by Rena Wood, Assistant Professor of Fiber Art at ACC. ACC is dedicated to promoting excellence in American craft by teaching both tradition and innovation in professional studio craft, and fostering access to the highest quality craft education, craft artists, craft works and events in a community arts context.

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https://renawood.com/

Emporium Center, 100 S. Gay Street, in downtown Knoxville. Hours: M-F 9-5. Info: 865-523-7543, www.knoxalliance.com

Emporium Center: American Tapestry Alliance: Tiny But Mighty 2022

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

The Arts & Culture Alliance is pleased to present new fiber exhibitions throughout the Emporium Center from July 1-29, 2022 in celebration of Convergence®. This international fiber art experience occurs July 15-21 in downtown Knoxville and is hosted by the Handweavers Guild of America, based in Atlanta. A free reception with the artists will take place on Friday, July 1, from 5:00-9:00 PM and features music inside the Emporium by Nicholas Horner, Zack Miles, and Jessica Watson.

Tiny But Mighty 2022 is an exhibit of small tapestries designed and woven by American Tapestry Alliance members. This exhibit is held every two years in conjunction with Convergence®; members are encouraged to explore and experiment with new designs, materials and techniques in a small format as well as to explore the theme of "Tiny But Mighty". This year's exhibit features 138 hand woven tapestries from members in the United States and from around the world including Japan, Israel, and Brazil. This popular event features exciting new ideas by ATA members that explore the expressive medium of tapestry weaving.

American Tapestry Alliance is a non-profit organization supporting the fine arts medium of contemporary handwoven tapestry. Membership with ATA is available to anyone interested in tapestry whether they are a beginner, collector or professional studio artist.

https://americantapestryalliance.org/

Emporium Center, 100 S. Gay Street, in downtown Knoxville. Hours: M-F 9-5. Info: 865-523-7543, www.knoxalliance.com

Emporium Center: Complexity 2022: Innovations in Weaving

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

The Arts & Culture Alliance is pleased to present new fiber exhibitions throughout the Emporium Center from July 1-29, 2022 in celebration of Convergence®. This international fiber art experience occurs July 15-21 in downtown Knoxville and is hosted by the Handweavers Guild of America, based in Atlanta. A free reception with the artists will take place on Friday, July 1, from 5:00-9:00 PM and features music inside the Emporium by Nicholas Horner, Zack Miles, and Jessica Watson.

Complex Weavers Seminars, an educational conference, will be held in downtown Knoxville July 10-13.

Complexity 2022 is Complex Weavers’ biennial juried international members’ exhibition featuring works that employ complex weave structures. Complex weaving is defined by the cloth produced and the mind it took to create it, not by the equipment used. This year, 29 works from the United States, the United Kingdom, France and Australia will be presented including wall art, fiber sculpture, wearables, yardage and home textiles. A panel of jurors, specializing in different forms of fiber art and craft, selected the work based on originality of design, effective use of complexity through weave structure, technical excellence, visual impact, effective use of color palette and surface embellishments, construction, and finishing techniques that aesthetically enhance the work.

Complex Weavers is a nonprofit corporation dedicated to expanding the boundaries of handweaving, encouraging weavers to develop their own creative styles and inspiring advancement through research, documentation and the sharing of innovative ideas.

https://www.complex-weavers.org
https://www.facebook.com/ComplexWeavers
Instagram @complex_weavers
https://www.pinterest.co.uk/cwsocialmedia200530/

Emporium Center, 100 S. Gay Street, in downtown Knoxville. Hours: M-F 9-5. Info: 865-523-7543, www.knoxalliance.com

Art Guild at Fairfield Glade: Exhibition by Nina Hardison

Category: Exhibitions, visual art and Free event

Nina Hardison’s artwork will be featured during the month of July at the Plateau Creative Arts Center. A long time member of the Art Guild at Fairfield Glade, she will be honored at the Fun and Wine Reception on Friday, July 1 from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. Wearing masks is optional. Wine will be served. This event is free and open to the public.

Nina, affectionately known as Ninabelle, is originally from Texas and moved to Tennessee via North Carolina. After retiring from a 30-year communications career in 2000, she revived her love of painting in oils. She states, “Since becoming an emerging artist in my senior years, learning one medium well is my goal.” Nina paints in her home studio concentrating on her love of oils. She has studied with many well-known artist instructors and continues to study and paint with other artists in the community. Other exhibits have been with the Full Circle Arts Gallery and Foothill Painters group in North Carolina. Her solo show was in 2006 in Irving, Texas. Nina has exhibited in New York with the II Chiostro Art Organization, after painting in Italy. She was featured artist in May 2018 at the Historic Palace Theatre. Nina continues to exhibit her work each month at the Plateau Creative Arts Center in Fairfield Glade, TN. Her goal is to bring life to the canvas in brilliant color with oils, and her wide variety of subjects depict moments in time. According to Nina, “Paintings should make you think, not only admire or agree with the artist. Our personal space is an emotional treasure, so my paintings should enhance the space we treasure.” Ninabelle is truly a treasure, and viewers of her exhibit at the Art Center in July will enjoy a variety of subjects including people, animals, landscapes, flowers, and even trucks. Nina previously served as Art Guild vice president and hospitality coordinator, providing orientation for new members. She remains an active member, frequently hosting at the Art Center’s fine arts and crafts shop, Endless Possibilities.

Hours: Mon-Sat 9-4

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

The Arrowmont Gallery – Knoxville: Fiber Focused Exhibition

Category: Exhibitions, visual art, Festivals, special events, Fine Crafts and Free event

‘Fiber Focus’ - a Group Show

Opening with Artist Reception this Friday, July 1, 2022 from 5 - 9PM
July 1-3: Saturday and Sunday 12-5PM
July 17-20: Friday 5-9pm; Saturday, Sunday, Monday 12-5PM

Arrowmont Gallery Knoxville is kicking off the ground this year. Soon to come but not yet reaching full-time hours, The Gallery will be open during two weekends in July and the first weekend of each month until they establish regular hours.

1st Weekend: Opening and Artist Reception for this group show on is on July 1st during FIRST FRIDAY in Old Knoxville.

2nd Weekend: In conjunction with CONVERGENCE, a conference weekend organized by the Handweavers Guild of America. Arrowmont Gallery Knoxville will be open Friday - Monday July 17-20. Please see above for hours of operation.

The Arrowmont Gallery - Knoxville, 110 S. Gay Street, Knoxville, TN 37902. Information: 865-436-5860, https://www.arrowmont.org/

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