Calendar of Events

Friday, March 1, 2019

Rala: Paris Woodhull Illustrations, featured artist

  • March 1, 2019 — March 31, 2019

Category: Exhibitions & visual art and Free event

March First Friday: 3/1/19 6PM-9PM

We are excited to announce Paris Woodhull Illustrations as our March featured artist! She will be showing a selection or hand-drawn celebrity illustrations. Join us for the show opening and to meet the artist! https://www.facebook.com/events/2262478983813853/

Rala, 112 W. Jackson Ave, Knoxville, TN 37902
Mon - Sat: 10:00 am to 8:00 pm and Sun: 11:00 am to 5:00 pm
PH: (865) 525-7888, Instagram: @ShopRala

Art Market Gallery: On an Artistic Note & Featured Artist Pebbie Mott

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

Because color and melody say what words cannot, The Art Market Gallery, 422 South Gay St., Knoxville, will lend its many colors to the melodies of The Big Ears Music Festival scheduled for March 21-24 in downtown Knoxville. The gallery will host a month-long March art show “On an Artistic Note”.

The show will highlight the work of AMG artists who are inspired by melody, dance, musicians and more. Some of the gallery’s artists and their work will be featured March 15 on WATE-6’s “Living East Tennessee” from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. The artists will be on-hand and ready to discuss their work with the public March 23 at 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., at the gallery. These events will be hosted by AMG as a way of welcoming of an estimated 16,000 music festival fans.

The festival will take place in downtown locations from The Bijou to Jackson Avenue, The Art Market and Gallery’s artists will create a place where music and art can come together and be enjoyed by all. The gallery will even feature portraits of some of the musicians performing at the festival this year. For more information, call (865) 207-3407 or visit us online at artmarketgallery.net.

The Featured Artist for the month of March is Pebbie Mott. Growing up as an "Army Brat", Pebbie has lived all over the world. While Pebbie's childhood was spent in many interesting locations, the main constant in her life was drawing and painting. Her education led to the Ringling School of Art in Sarasota, Fla. Upon graduation, she worked for 15 years as a commercial interior designer. She left the design world to spend her time raising her two daughters and pursue her passion for painting and art education. Currently Pebbie is an artist, working in oils and acrylics. For the last 19 years, she continues to teach painting and drawing at the John C Campbell Folk School in North Carolina. Her work can be seen in the Morning Song gallery in Haysville, N.C. Pebbie has expanded her art to include Christmas Village Backgrounds, sold on the internet.

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

Tennessee Artists Association: An Artist's View of the Smokies

Category: Exhibitions & visual art and Free event

TAA is proud to partner with the Great Smoky Mountains Heritage Center exhibiting in their Museum during March. Fourteen of TAA's members have worked for over a year to produce the exhibition. Gallery hours are Mon-Sat 10 AM - 5 PM.

Tennessee Artists Association: 865-675-2285, www.tnartists.org

Great Smoky Mountains Heritage Center, 3/4 mile east of traffic light at the Highway 321 and 73 intersection towards the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Townsend, TN. Information: 865-448-0044, www.gsmheritagecenter.org

Awaken Coffee: Exhibition by Barb Johnson

  • March 1, 2019 — March 31, 2019

Category: Exhibitions & visual art and Free event

Barb Johnson will show paintings from her award winning Mendelson series at Awaken Coffee. Inspiration for these paintings comes from the forms and complexities of industrial/mechanical equipment she discovered in a warehouse in Ohio. Join us for great art and good coffee!

Opening Fri Mar 1, 6-9 PM

Regular business hours are:
M-Th 7am-9pm, F 7am-10pm, Sat. 8am-10pm, Sun 1:30pm-8pm

Awaken Coffee, 125 W Jackson Ave, Knoxville, TN 37902
https://www.facebook.com/awakencoffeeoldcity/

Bijou Theatre: Exhibition by Cynthia Markert

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Category: Exhibitions & visual art and Free event

Opens FRIDAY, MARCH 1 • 7PM - 8:30PM

You don't want to miss Cynthia Markert's Forty Years, the retrospective show currently on display at the Bijou, includes originals and canvas giclee representing forty years of painting - some that rarely leave Cynthia’s studio.

Artist Cynthia Markert has been creating her mixed media paintings on wood since graduation from the University of Tennessee with a major in Studio Art and a minor in Women’s Studies. Her biographies appear in Who’s Who in America and Who’s Who In American Women. Her work is included in the archives of the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington D.C.

Bijou Theatre, 803 S. Gay Street, Knoxville, TN 37902. Information: 865-522-0832, www.knoxbijou.com, www.ticketmaster.com

Broadway Studios and Gallery: Home

  • March 1, 2019 — March 30, 2019

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

The opening reception is First Friday, March 1 from 5-9pm
"Home" theme show, featuring 2-D & 3-D Artists

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: "Virtual Realities" by Denise Stewart-Sanabria

Category: Exhibitions & visual art and Free event

First Friday Reception March 1, 5:30-8:30

Denise Stewart-Sanabria is known for her life size charcoal portrait drawings on plywood, which are cut out, mounted on wood bases, and staged in conceptual installations. Sanabria was born in Massachusetts and received her BFA in Painting from the University of Massachusetts/Amherst. She has lived in Knoxville, TN since 1986.

Sanabria paints both hyper-realist “portraits” of everything from produce to subversive jelly donuts. The anthropomorphic narratives often are reflections on human behavior.

Her work is included in various museums, private, and corporate collections including: The Tennessee State Museum, The Evansville Museum of Art in Indiana, The Knoxville Museum of Art, Firstbank TN, Pinnacle Banks, Omni and Opryland Hotels, Scripps Networks, Knoxville Botanical Gardens, Jewelry Television, TriStar Energy, and the corporate offices of McGhee Tyson Airport. http://stewart-sanabria.com/

Dogwood Arts, 123 W. Jackson Ave, Knoxville, TN 37902. Viewing hours: M-F 9-5.

Information: 865-637-4561, https://www.dogwoodarts.com/first-friday/

The Emporium Center: A1LabArts: Connections

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

A reception will take place on Friday, March 1, from 5:00-9:00 PM as part of First Friday activities.

A1LabArts’ inaugural juried exhibition, “Connections”, is a wide-ranging show presenting innovative work by 31 artists from Knoxville and beyond. Works explore the theme of "connections" in a broad variety of styles and media, including but not limited to: painting, photographic processes, video, sculpture and assemblage, and more. A1LabArts, a long-established Knoxville nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting artistic innovation, organized the show by an open call to all artists. From numerous entries received, select works were juried for the show based on criteria including originality, creativity, and social relevance. The juror is Katie Hargrave, professor at the University of Tennessee-Chattanooga. Cash prizes will be announced at an awards ceremony at 6:00 PM on Friday, March 1. For more information, visit https://www.a1labarts.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: Melanie Fetterolf: From Student to Educator

Category: Exhibitions & visual art and Free event

A reception will take place on Friday, March 1, from 5:00-9:00 PM as part of First Friday activities.

Color and nature, combined with my imagination, are my inspirations. I love to find the hidden colors within my subject matter and bring those to life. The juxtaposition of colors fascinates me! I tend to paint patterns of color using blending, layering and texture. I have always enjoyed exploring the border between realism and abstraction in many different mediums. Sometimes I create images specifically to print on notecards, and I tend to think about how a finished work will look in card form. I love the creative process and experimenting with new mediums and techniques, which has resulted in my rain painting series as well as creative art classes. I hope to inspire my students to also live their dreams creatively.

Melanie Ford Fetterolf, born in 1970, is an active painter who enjoys working in a variety of mediums. She works in watercolor, acrylic, alcohol inks, pen and ink, recycled art, and some clay. Her most recent work is in acrylic and watercolor. She began to focus on painting while at college, and in 1993 graduated with a BFA with a Painting Concentration from Virginia Tech. After a significant break for motherhood, Fetterolf currently enjoys teaching all ages and painting at Painting Your World Studio and Gallery in Seymour. She opened the studio in January of 2016 and currently teaches afterschool classes, homeschool, private lessons, summer camps, custom paint parties, birthday parties, and “Dinner and Painting with Gail’s Pantry”. Prints of her work may be found at Ijams Nature Center, Davis Studio, and the Appalachian Arts and Crafts Center. She participates in local farmers markets, various festivals, and Wilderness Wildlife Week in Pigeon Forge, and she exhibits regularly throughout the Knoxville area. Her original art is in private collections throughout the Southeast and may be purchased and commissioned through Painting Your World Studio. For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/Paintingyourworldstudio/.

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: Rick Roth: Illuminations

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

A reception will take place on Friday, March 1, from 5:00-9:00 PM as part of First Friday activities.

My work mainly consists of grinding texture onto metal and usually painting transparent color over it. This technique gives the finished piece both a holographic and iridescent effect. The piece seems to move as you move; colors brighten and soften on their own. I am often asked if I use glass or if the pieces are illuminated because they appear so bright.

Growing up in Phoenix, AZ in the late 1970s, Rick Roth played tennis, baseball and football. He earned a college scholarship for tennis and later worked as a teaching pro at a top tennis resort. He then enlisted in the United States Marine Corps in the early 1980s, ultimately reaching the rank of Corporal. After an honorable discharge, he and his wife moved to Washington State to raise their family. Roth stayed home with his children for 20 years, and when they left for college, he discovered the concept of abstract metal art. “I liked the way it moved and flowed and how vibrant the colors were,” he says. He worked toward creating the same idea but with his own twist. Roth tries to make his art move and change as if it were alive, responding to the viewer individually. “I always get more out of these pieces than the work I’ve put in,” he says. “That’s what I love about it. Making my art is both exciting and relaxing for me, and I hope it is for the viewers as well.” He and his wife moved to Tennessee eight years ago. The natural beauty of the area continues to inspire him. For more information, visit https://1-rick-roth.pixels.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: Richard Jansen: Trees and Other Beautiful Things

Category: Exhibitions & visual art and Free event

A reception will take place on Friday, March 1, from 5:00-9:00 PM as part of First Friday activities.

There are approximately 100,000 species of trees in the world. It is estimated by NASA from satellite pictures of the earth that there are approximately 3 trillion trees on the earth, which equates to approximately 400 trees for every human. Trees are often taken for granted and overlooked for their beauty and grandeur. Multiple poems have been written about trees, with one of the most famous by Joyce Kilmer: “I think I shall never see; A poem as lovely as a tree”. In all their varieties and leafy splendor, trees provide us with a variety of color and designs. It is Richard Jansen’s intent to share some of the magnificent trees he has had the opportunity to photograph during his lifetime.

Born and raised in Kansas, Richard Jansen has resided in Knoxville for the past 21 years. He is a graduate of the University of Washington, Seattle where he earned his Bachelor’s Degree and the University of Colorado, Boulder where he earned his Master of Arts. He is married with five grown children and nine grandchildren. Jansen joined the Army and retired as a Lieutenant Colonel in 1998. He initially left the Army after Vietnam where he was awarded the Combat Infantry Badge, Bronze Star and Air Medals as a squad leader in the 9th and 25th Infantry Division. He left the military after returning home in 1970, returned to college, and later rejoined the Army as a First Lieutenant in the Army Medical Specialist Corps. His intent was to help wounded Veterans from Vietnam and other military conflicts. He won multiple photography awards while in the Army to include All Army and All Inter-service awards. Jansen has photographed since 1970 after returning from Vietnam. His love for photography helps him bury the scars from that conflict. He is also a published photographer with publications in multiple magazines, calendars and Hallmark cards. For more information, visit https://www.accentphotography.net/.

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: Yvonne Hosey: Glasslike Surfaces 2.0

Category: Exhibitions & visual art and Free event

A reception will take place on Friday, March 1, from 5:00-9:00 PM as part of First Friday activities.

Yvonne Hosey is an artist who works in several mediums: glasspaint, acrylic, watercolor and scratchboard. She is inspired by her travels and blogs about them. This is her third 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 people seen on the subway during a fall trip to New York City.

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.” For more information, visit www.roosterscrowart.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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