Calendar of Events

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Pellissippi State: Jane Reeves and Jess Courtney Exhibition

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

Sculpture and photography from two of Southern Indiana’s finest K-12 art teachers. These thought-provoking works explore an array of imagery and process.

Hardin Valley Campus of Pellissippi State: 10915 Hardin Valley Road, Knoxville, TN 37932. Bagwell Center Gallery hours: M-F 9 AM - 9 PM. Information: 865-694-6405, www.pstcc.edu/arts

Carson-Newman University: 14th Biennial Art Faculty Exhibition

  • September 13, 2019 — October 26, 2019

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

New and recent artwork in a variety of media by our current C-N Art Department faculty members: Amy Jo Adamovich, Lisa Flanary, Heather Hartman Folks, Julie Rabun, Stephanie Harris Trevor and David Underwood.

Opening reception: Thu Sep 12, 3-5 PM
Homecoming reception: Sat Oct 26, 10 AM - 2 PM

Closed for Fall Break, Oct 17-20

Omega Gallery at Carson-Newman University, Warren Art Building, corner of Branner & S. College Streets, Jefferson City, TN 37760. Gallery hours: M-F 8-4. Information: 865-471-4985, www.cn.edu

HoLa Hora Latina: Frutos Latinos exhibition

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

A unique exhibition by HoLa Hora Latina member artists celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month - one exhibition, two venues!

Opening Fri Sep 6, 5-9 PM at the Emporium

Then, on display at the Knoxville Museum of Art from Sep 18 - Oct 15. Knoxville Museum of Art, 1050 World's Fair Park Dr, Knoxville, TN 37916. Hours: Tu-Sa 10-5, Su 1-5. Information: 865-525-6101, www.knoxart.org

Information: 865-335-3358, www.holahoralatina.org

Art Market Gallery: Featuring Dennis Sabo & Johnny Glass

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

September Featured Artists - First Friday Reception: September 6, 5:30 – 9 p.m.

Both painterly and emotionally charged, Debbis Sabo photographic artwork is reminiscent of how the impressionists recorded light. His fine art natural world abstracts and landscapes are often sought out by home decor and interior designers and has been included in solo and group art gallery exhibitions, commercial installations and private home collections throughout the United States and internationally. Says Dennis, “My September art exhibition covers our aqueous planet Earth from the marshes of Acadia National Park, Maine to the surf conditions in Tennessee and ends in Botswana, Africa. The art of photography is not taking a shot but transforming a composition into an emotional in-teraction with the viewer. My interest is in the natural details; how the environment on a particular day, in a par-ticular light, and at a particular moment in time correlates to my personal vision and interpretation of nature." www.dsabophoto.com

Johnny Glass began his glass career in Los Angeles, CA, where he was first introduced to glass at Santa Monica College. In 2008 he formed Glass by Glass LLC and began traveling the west coast art show markets. In 2012, Johnny decided to expand his market and finish his BFA; he returned to Knoxville, Tennessee, where he grew up, to open Glass by Glass’s east coast mobile Glassblowing studio. Johnny received a Bachelor of Fine Arts majoring in glass from Tennessee Technological University's, Appalachian Center for Crafts in 2016, Graduating Cum Laude. Glass by Glass studios is now a bi-coastal Mobile Glass Studio Extravaganza. Glass by Glass, has made it their mission to bring a new awareness and interest back to the art of glass. 2016 - 2017 were big years for Johnny and GbyG, performing thousands of live glass demos throughout the US. From craft fairs, public schools, music venues to museums, Glass by Glass Studios participated in over 30 plus live glass events in 6 states. In 2016 Johnny’s sculptures were selected to participate in the Tennessee crafts best of show, held at the Reese museum in Johnson City TN. In the Summer of 2017, Johnny ran the glass studio at Buck’s Rock summer camp in New Milford, NY continuing his love for teaching. Johnny Glass resides in New Orleans LA where he teaches glass sculpture at Tulane University while he is receiving his MFA. www.GlassbyGlass.com

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

UT Downtown Gallery: 10 x Relay - Cat's Cradle

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

First Friday Reception, September 6th 5-9pm, UT Downtown Gallery

Artist gallery talks will take place at 6:30 and 8pm.

The passing back and forth of ideas in painting is like the relay and return of the knotted patterns in the game of cat’s cradle. Each painting is a string configuration that we hold out to be received by another, or that we receive and respond to by adding something new, by proposing another knot, another net. We play cat’s cradle with ourselves, with each other, with art history. Entangled in a myriad of configurations, we start from a place that doesn’t wipe out what comes before – we make paintings of inheritances and remembering.

10 X Relay includes artists: Kylie Heidenheimer, Pinkney Herbert, Erick Johnson, Jackie Meier, Laura Newman, Pierre Obando, Jennifer Riley, Russell Roberts, Lisa Taliano, and Chuck Webster. It is a celebration and recognition of these artists’ indebtedness to each other as friends and painters. Companions in conflict and collaboration, the artists in this show are tied together by the threads of making, thinking and doing, entangled in a painting dialog, bound together in a knotted net of past, present, and future.

UT Downtown Gallery, 106 S. Gay St, Knoxville, TN 37902. Hours: W-F 11-6, Sa 10-3. Information: 865-673-0802, http://web.utk.edu/~downtown

The Emporium Center: Brian Horais: Twisted Woodturning

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

A reception will take place on Friday, September 6, from 5:00-9:00 PM. The opening reception features music by pianist Curtis Tipton.

Brian Horais, a woodturner since 2010, lives in Knoxville. He creates non-round multi-axis works of art on the lathe. Past President of the East Tennessee Woodworkers Guild, he has been a demonstrator at Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Appalachian Center for Craft, and the American Association of Woodturners (AAW) National Symposium. His work has been displayed multiple times at the Master Woodworkers Show in Knoxville and at Arts in the Airport (McGhee Tyson airport in Knoxville). Brian's articles on ‘Twisted Turning’ have appeared in the AAW national magazine ‘American Woodturner’.

In this exhibition, Horais will show, with figures and examples, how twisted turning is done on a lathe. Twisted turning uses multiple offset axes to generate the twist. His turnings use three axes, instead of the traditional single axis (i.e. centerline) for regular turnings. He will also display various examples of his twisted turnings with different finishes and approaches (full twist, half twist, embellished and carved twists, etc). View a sample video at https://youtu.be/ZJjND4nm5Hs.

For more information, please visit www.horais.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.

The Emporium Center: Tennessee Artists Association Fall Juried Show

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

A reception will take place on Friday, September 6, from 5:00-9:00 PM. The opening reception features music by pianist Curtis Tipton.

Tennessee Artists Association (TAA) presents its 45th Fall Juried Show, a new exhibition featuring work by both new and longstanding TAA members.

TAA was organized in November of 1972 by five artists who wanted to create a “fine art” impact on the Knoxville area. Art teacher Jerry Hestor proved instrumental in starting the group with help from Beverly Prince, Randy Laws, and Nancy Davis, among others. Initially, they met in homes and community centers, and a few years later, Rechenbach’s Gallery offered them a more permanent space for workshops and meetings to accommodate their rapidly growing membership.

The membership of the TAA has always been comprised of experienced artists, beginners, and all levels in between. Many well-known East Tennessee artists have been part of TAA throughout the years. TAA annually hosts two exhibitions: a Spring Show and a Fall Juried Show. TAA meets on the third Tuesday of each month at 7:00 PM at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 6500 S. Northshore Drive in Knoxville. Guests and prospective members are welcome to join. For more information, please visit https://tnartists.org.

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.

Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts: Bridging the Gap: Contemporary Craft Practices

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

PLEASE JOIN US FOR THE RECEPTION AND AWARDS CEREMONY: OCTOBER 18, 6 - 8 PM

Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts presents the National Juried Invitational Exhibit, "Bridging the Gap: Contemporary Craft Practices," featuring artists who seek innovative approaches to traditional craft practices and create historically conscious work, while resonating with newer audiences and current issues. This exhibit recognizes artists under 35 years of age who are making significant strides in their craft in bold and diverse ways.

For more information about the show and participating artists, visit: www.arrowmont.org/bridging-the-gap-contemporary-craft-practices/

Sandra J. Blain Galleries, Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts
Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, 556 Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN 37738. Information: 865-436-5860, www.arrowmont.org

Nourish Knoxville: Market Square Farmers' Market

  • May 1, 2019 — November 23, 2019

Category: Culinary arts, Exhibitions & visual art, Festivals & special events, Fine Crafts, Free event, Kids & family and Science & nature

Hours: Wednesdays from 11 am – 2 pm
Saturdays from 9 am – 2 pm

The Market Square Farmers’ Market is an open-air farmers’ market located on Market Square in the heart of downtown Knoxville. Everything at the MSFM is grown or made by the vendor in the East Tennessee region. Products vary by the seasons and include produce, eggs, honey, herbs, pasture-raised meat, bread, baked goods, salsas, coffee, artisan crafts, and more. With interactive fountains, delicious local food, and surrounded by shops and restaurants, the MSFM is a perfect family destination.

Free parking is available on Saturdays at several parking garages downtown including the Market Square, Locust Street, Walnut Street, and State Street Garages, as well as in commercial loading zones. Parking is $1 per hour on Wednesdays in all four garages. Short-term parking meters around Market Square are in effect Wednesday and Saturday, and are $1.50 per hour. See downtownknoxville.org for more information on downtown Knoxville parking options. https://www.nourishknoxville.org/market-square-farmers-market/