Calendar of Events

Friday, April 2, 2021

Postmark LaFollette: Homemade ArtShine Arts & Crafts Co-Op

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

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
https://www.facebook.com/PostmarkLaFollette

Rala: New Work by Pippin Long

  • April 2, 2021 — May 31, 2021

Category: Exhibitions, visual art and Free event

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!

Facebook Event: https://fb.me/e/6d76QZ0lu
Artwork: https://shoprala.com/collections/pippin-long

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

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

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

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

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.

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

The Emporium Center: Recent Works by Yvonne Hosey

Category: Exhibitions, visual art and Free event

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.

The Emporium Center: Portrait Show by Booder Barnes

Category: Exhibitions, visual art and Free event

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.

Booder Barnes moved from New York state to Tennessee 25 years ago. In New York, he studied oil painting with Larry Zingale. He joined A1LabArts after moving to Knoxville and has been an active member throughout the years. Barnes took watercolor classes with Betsy Worden at the Candy Factory, and he studied handbuilding clay sculpture with Annamaria Gundlach. In 2011, he began making short films with University of Tennessee Professor Norman Magden, and they formed Magboo Productions to develop their ideas. For this exhibition, Booder Barnes has taken images of family and friends and portrayed them with paint as he imagined them cast as characters in a comic book or play.

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.

The Emporium Center: Brian Horais: Not Everything (turned on a lathe) Has to be Round

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

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.

Turning a round bowl is a skill many woodturners develop early in their careers, after which point many seek additional techniques to expand their skills and keep their creative energies alive. Off-Center (or Multi-Axis) turning offers such an opportunity, and this exhibition displays three variations of multi-axis turning: 3-axis Twist, Half Twist and Therming. Brian Horais will display items turned on a lathe as well as explanatory charts. Inspiration for these unique techniques comes from two well-known woodturners: Art Liestman and Barbara Dill. Brian Horais, a woodturner since 2010, lives in Knoxville. His focus is on turning non-round multi-axis works of art. His twisted segmented works have been jury-selected multiple times for the East Tennessee Master Woodworkers Show and for “Arts in the Airport” exhibitions at McGhee Tyson Airport in Knoxville. He has published multiple articles in the American Association of Woodturners (AAW) magazine, ‘American Woodturner’, and the British woodturning magazine, ‘Woodturner’. Horais was a demonstrator at the 2019 AAW National Woodturning Symposium in Raleigh, NC. www.horais.com or YouTube: Brian Horais

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.

The Emporium Center: Tennessee Artists Association Spring Show: Creativity Full of Positivity

Category: Exhibitions, visual art and Free event

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.

Members of the Tennessee Artists Association are pleased to present a juried show featuring an explosion of ideas, designs, images, and color expressed in various styles, mediums, and photography. The Tennessee Artists Association (TAA) has continuously operated since its formation in 1972. It is headquartered in Knoxville and serves artists and art lovers in the surrounding area. TAA’s purpose is to promote and encourage public interest and enjoyment in art through the use of general communications media and to promote artistic talent and ability in art by sponsoring and directing exhibitions, awards, workshops, demonstrations, and educational programs. TAA provides the mutual benefit of association among members to elevate art to the highest standards of quality and workmanship. Membership is open to anyone 18 years of age or older.

www.tnartists.org
www.facebook.com/TNArtistsAssociation
Instagram: tn_artists

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.

The Emporium Center: No Bigger Than a Breadbox: Biennial Small Works Show

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

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.

The Arts & Culture Alliance is pleased to present this second biennial juried exhibition featuring selected works from 52 artists throughout the United States. The exhibition was designed to celebrate the innovation of artists who create work on a small scale and in a broad range of media and styles. Over $1,000 in cash awards will be announced at a brief awards ceremony at 6:00 PM on April 2.

Exhibiting artists include:
+ Heidi Brueckner of Oakland, CA
+ Christian Hernandez of Atlanta, GA
+ Evelyn Davis-Walker of Hahira, GA
+ John Aquilino of Rockville, MD
+ Michael Hine of Fayetteville, NC
+ Ashley Miller of Albuquerque, NM
+ Eric England of Oxford, OH
+ Sheila Chesanow of Athens, TN
+ Manuel Marti of Crossville, TN
+ John Toomey of Dickson, TN
+ Mindy Herrin-Lewis and Carla Taylor of Johnson City, TN
+ Michelle Barillaro, Stephen Brayfield, Marianne Custer, Meggin Davenport, Lana Daverman, Casey Field, Jessica Gregory, Dean Heath, Patricia Herzog, Brian Horais, Shannon Deana Johnson, Shelley King, Andreas Koschan, Dino Liddick, Ling Lu, Shelley Mangold, Anne Namey, Sandra O'Rear, Tom Owens, Bill Robertson, Pamela Salyer, Kathleen Slocum, William Timm, Marilyn Avery Turner and Carl Whitten of Knoxville, TN
+ Robmat Butler and Steven McQuilkin of Lenoir City, TN
+ Muriel Fawcett of Loudon, TN
+ Carl Gombert and Marianne Woodside of Maryville, TN
+ Wendy Elliott-Pyle of New Market, TN
+ Elaine Culbert and Yvonne Dalschen of Oak Ridge, TN
+ Phil Savage of Powell, TN
+ Roberta Smashey of Rockwood, TN
+ Amanda Long of Signal Mountain, TN
+ Abraham Pardee of Sparta, TN
+ Judy Lavoie of Tellico Plains, TN
+ Deborah Nance of Vonore, TN
+ Douglas Aja of Waterford, VT

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.

HoLa Hora Latina: Life in Times of COVID Group Exhibition

Category: Exhibitions, visual art, Festivals, special events, Free event and Kids, family

Join us for a group exhibition reflecting on "Life in Times of COVID" on First Friday April 2nd, 5pm-8pm, at Casa HoLa! Artworks by a group of local and Latin American artists will be displayed at the gallery throughout the month of April from Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm, and online at our website, www.HoLaHoraLatina.org, beginning April 6th.

During our First Friday event guests may meet the artists, order a delicious tamale TO-GO, collect a free art activity for children to do at home, browse the Casa HoLa artisan shop, and enjoy the new exhibits presented by the Arts and Culture Alliance.

Both Casa HoLa and the Emporium for the Arts take great care to ensure a safe and comfortable experience for our guests by requiring all visitors to wear a mask, limiting the number of persons inside the building, prohibiting the consumption of food and beverages inside, providing ample hand sanitizing stations, and increasing cleaning measures.

https://holahoralatina.org/events/
https://www.facebook.com/HoLaHoraLatina
https://www.instagram.com/holahoralatina/
https://twitter.com/CasaHoLa

HoLa Hora Latina is located inside of the Emporium for the Arts at 100 S. Gay St. Suite 112, Knoxville, TN 37902. Info: 865-335-3358 or casahola@holafestival.org

UT Downtown Gallery: Community of Eight

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

Join us for a First Friday opening reception on Friday, April 2 from 5-8pm. All events are free and open to the public.

This exhibition recognizes the contributions of our full-time faculty at area community colleges - Roane State, Walters State, and Pellissippi State. Join us in celebrating the work of Jennifer Brickey, Caroline Covington, Amy Evans, Stacy Jacobs, Jeff Lockett, Herb Rieth, Jessie Van der Laan, and Bryan Wilkerson.

Events and exhibitions at the UT Downtown Gallery are free and open to the public. As always, please wear a mask and practice social distancing when you visit the UT Downtown Gallery. Please do not come if you are feeling sick.

Open Wednesday - Friday 11am - 6pm and Saturdays from 10am - 3pm. UT Downtown Gallery, 106 S. Gay St, Knoxville, TN 37902. Information: 865-673-0802, http://web.utk.edu/~downtown

City of Knoxville: Poetry in Motion

  • April 2, 2021 — April 30, 2021

Category: Free event and Literature, reading, writing

Friday, April 2 - Friday, April 30
Poetry in Motion - National Poetry Month campaign

Poet pop-up performances on Mondays and Fridays at KAT Transit stops. Poets and locations will be announced and listed here soon. #PoetryInMotion

Throughout the month of April, the City of Knoxville and Knoxville Area Transit (KAT) will mark National Poetry Month with Poetry in Motion, a project bringing poetry to the people led by City of Knoxville Poet Laureate Rhea Carmon.

At Thursday’s event, Mayor Indya Kincannon will speak and introduce Carmon, who will read the first Poetry in Motion piece to begin the month-long celebration of the written and spoken word.

On Mondays and Fridays in April, a variety of local poets will hold pop-up performances at transit stops.

Also, area residents should keep an eye out for Poetry in Motion billboards, featuring poems by Carmon and previous Poet Laureates R.B. Morris and Marilyn Kallet.

Photos and videos of performances will be shared on social media using the #PoetryInMotion hashtag.

Visit www.KnoxvilleTN.gov/poet for a list of poets and locations as well as more information about Rhea Carmon and the City’s Poet Laureate program.

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