Calendar of Events

Monday, August 21, 2017

Broadway Studios and Gallery: Work by Dina Day Liddick and Brandy Slaybaugh

  • August 4, 2017 — August 26, 2017
  • 10:00AM-6PM Thurs.-Sat.

Category: Exhibitions & visual art

Broadway Studios and Gallery located at 1127 N Broadway, Knoxville will be hosting Dino Day Liddick and Brandy Slaybaugh in an art show being held Friday, August 4th through Saturday, August 26th.

The opening reception will be held on First Friday, August 4th from 5-9pm
Light refreshments will be served and parking is on premises.

Dino Day Liddick is a self-taught painter currently from Knoxville TN. Rather than pulling ideas together traditionally used to produce "art", he practices clearing his mind through the process of abstract painting resulting in an artistic product than can be shared. Dino's work looks like controlled chaos. The paint is placed in swirls and the explosions of color function, in part and as a whole, in a pleasing yet subtly challenging way. Extremely refreshing and enjoyable for the fan of "outsider-ish" abstract art.

The second artist is Brandy Slaybough. A lawyer by profession she describes: "I have no formal training as an artist- I have always just 'arted.' "

Brandy works primarily with ink and watercolor. Her work is geared toward pantheistic themes and divinity in small things inspired by mythology & magic, fairy tales, and gods. She questions what is part of this world, what is supernatural, and the blurring of the line between the two. Subject matter ranges from spirit animals to figures to insects to portraits done in a style that resembles pen and ink along with washes found in the journals of old masters such as Leonardo DaVinci.
Brady is also currently a candidate for Knoxville City Council District 6.

Come say hello to two very interesting Knoxvillians during your First Friday travels.

Regular business hours are 10am-6pm Thursday-Saturday or whenever the "open" sign is on throughout the week.
Broadway Studios and Gallery is located at 1127 N Broadway, Knoxville, TN. Found 1.5 miles north of the Old City and is between 4th and Gill and Old North Neighborhoods next to Vinyard Flooring.
www.BroadwayStudiosAndGallery.com

Dogwood Arts: First Friday: Bangles & Bubbles

Category: Fine Crafts and Free event

Bangles & Bubbles! We are celebrating August’s First Friday with a showcase of Knoxville’s talented jewelry artists. View our month long exhibition and buy jewelry at our pop-up shop from 4:30-9:00 on August 4th!

Artists: Jessica Weiss, Wendy Seaward, Katie Dirnbauer, Karen Dwyer, Ryan-Ashley Anderson, Megan Craig, Kristine Taylor, Amanda Thompson, Alaina Smith, and Cameron Kite

Dogwood Arts, 123 W. Jackson Ave, Knoxville, TN 37902. Viewing hours: Monday- Friday 9-5. Information: 865-637-4561, www.dogwoodarts.com

The Emporium Center: Terina Gillette: Temperance: An Expose of Emotion

Category: Exhibitions & visual art and Free event

A reception will take place on Friday, August 4, from 5:00-9:00 PM as part of First Friday activities downtown to which the public is invited to meet the artists and view the artwork. Most of the works are for sale and may be purchased through the close of the exhibition.

In the lower gallery - “Temperance: An Expose of Emotion” is a journey through color, texture, and raw expression. The works reflect a myriad of feelings influenced by the artist's psychology background and each piece is symbolic of a particular moment of personal emotional expression from the artist. Elements of nature are integrated throughout the collection as an additional component of emotion to bring her view of the world full circle in experiencing and expressing a multitude of emotions. "Emotion is the essence that influences our entire thought process, and ultimately it culminates our mental state and world view,” says Terina Gillette. “Emotions allow us to experience life fully."

Terina Gillette resides in Knoxville. She works in a variety of media such as window painting, chalk art murals, traditional wall murals, working with acrylics, papers, pencils, and face & body painting. She publishes an International art magazine that highlights professional artists and students. The magazine has been sent to Belgium, Italy, Holland, and the UK. You will find Gillette teaching art to local home education students at her private studio as well as summer art camps at the Knoxville Museum of Art. She is a member of numerous associations nationwide and locally that promote and support arts and culture. Each weekend you can find her face painting unique and beautiful designs for public and private events around town. She is in her master’s program for psychology and recently graduated with a double Bachelors in psychology. She believes that art is an important venue for healing and enjoying life, and that art is the fullest expression of emotions. Her printed work can be purchased at Visit Knoxville or online at www.TheColoredPalette.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: A1LabArts: GODDESS/JAPAN/PEACE

Category: Exhibitions & visual art and Free event

A reception will take place on Friday, August 4, from 5:00-9:00 PM as part of First Friday activities downtown to which the public is invited to meet the artists and view the artwork. Most of the works are for sale and may be purchased through the close of the exhibition.

In the Balcony gallery - A1LabArts is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization founded in 1995 by a group of local artists and remains one of the oldest artist-run organizations based in Knoxville. During their membership meeting at the beginning of the year, they selected the title for the exhibition a la Dada during which attendees wrote a word on a piece of paper. Three words – Goddess, Japan, and Peace – were chosen to help inspire works to appear in the exhibition.

A1LabArts is dedicated to multi-disciplinary and experimental exploration of contemporary art issues in all media. Through events, workshops, shows and performances, A1LabArts aims to make connections in the community among artists of different ages, interests and backgrounds. They see art as a bridge between ideas and people and use their space in Emory Place as a catalyst to spark innovation and make connections. Their current membership includes 60 artists and is open to the public. For more information or to learn about becoming a member of this art collective, please visit www.A1LabArts.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.

The Emporium Center: Mary Saylor: A Whimsical Nature

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

A reception will take place on Friday, August 4, from 5:00-9:00 PM as part of First Friday activities downtown to which the public is invited to meet the artists and view the artwork. Most of the works are for sale and may be purchased through the close of the exhibition.

In the display case - Mary Saylor has been fascinated by all sorts of artistic endeavors from her childhood and was raised by parents who themselves were creative individuals. She obtained a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Ohio University with a minor in Sculpture and taught art in middle school for some time in Ohio. Over the years, she has dabbled in various creative outlets including drawing, quilting, painting, woodcarving and clay and recently has focused on paper mâché sculptures. Saylor has a profound love and appreciation of all animals, great and small, and this devotion is clearly seen in her whimsical, humorous animal sculptures.

“Most of my recent work has been fashioned from paper mâché and mixed media using recycled materials,” says Mary Saylor. “I have a whimsical bent and a deep love and appreciation for all animals, but especially for dogs and cats. I never know how each new sculpture may evolve as I begin. They always surprise me as they come to life with their own personalities and stories!” Saylor tries to inject humor and warmth into each piece and hopes that when each is finished, their happiness and joy radiate to all who see them. For more information, please visit www.thecraftydonkey.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: Dick Wills: Celebrate Color

Category: Exhibitions & visual art and Free event

A reception will take place on Friday, August 4, from 5:00-9:00 PM as part of First Friday activities downtown to which the public is invited to meet the artists and view the artwork. Most of the works are for sale and may be purchased through the close of the exhibition.

In the Atrium and North Wall - Dick Wills is an older adult with a broad background and many hobbies. A Chemical Engineer by training, he owns and operates a manufacturing company in West Knoxville. He plays over 20 instruments and is a member of his church music worship program. Wills frequents the gym and hikes as much as possible. Several times each year, he travels to the northwest to search for and excavate dinosaur fossils.

His art is multimedia: he utilizes oil, acrylic, dye, watercolor and more for paper and tissue collages and canvas/other surfaces. “Colors are full of joy and are therapeutic,” says Wills. “They attract the eye and lift the spirit. It is not so much what you see, but how you feel when you see it. Simple color and form can change your attitude and brighten your day in one look.”

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.

HoLa Hora Latina: Giants in the Bush

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Category: Exhibitions & visual art and Free event

Honoring the Struggle of the African Elephant

First Friday opening reception: August 4, 2017 from 5:00 until 9:00 PM

“Giants in the Bush” is a collection of multimedia art by three artists joining efforts in support of wildlife conservation in Kenya. Artwork in honor of the African Elephants was exclusively created for this exposition, and attempts to capture the magnitude and glory of these amazing creatures in the wild. Through poetry, sketches, watercolors, oils and photography the artists’ evoke a personal experience with these creatures; and convey the importance of their existence and conservation. Amateur Zambian artist Christie Lindsay, Photographer Nicole Perez and painter Susana Esrequis bring together a vibrant collection depicting these amazing creatures in their natural habitat. Special collaboration by poet Ana Moreno. Proceeds of the collection will benefit the Steve Weru Education Fund Animal Conservation Project in Kenya. For additional information call 865-607-9382.

Hours: M-F 1-4:30 PM. Casa HoLa, 100 S. Gay Street, Suite 112, Knoxville, TN 37902. Information: 865-335-3358, www.holahoralatina.org

Ijams Gallery Presents: Stephen Lyn Bales

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Category: Exhibitions & visual art, Free event and Science & nature

This month's gallery exhibit features the work of Ijams' senior naturalist, Stephen Lyn Bales! A talented artist and designer who has been with Ijams for 19 years, Stephen Lyn also has written books on nature for UT Press including Natural Histories and Ghost Birds. His latest book, Ephemeral by Nature, will be available in the Ijams gift shop in September. All of the pen-and-ink works featured in the gallery were done in conjunction with one of his books, newspaper articles, River Rescue t-shirts or for interpretive signs at Ijams.

Ijams Nature Center, 2915 Island Home Ave, Knoxville, TN 37920. Hours: Grounds and trails open during daylight hours. Call for Visitor Center hours. Information: 865-577-4717, www.ijams.org

Arrowmont: Alchemy4: The Enamelist Society

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

The Enamelist Society’s mission is to educate and encourage artists and collectors about the beauty of enameled art. Combining heat from a kiln or torch with colored glass, the enamelist engages in a mystical, magical, and transformational alchemy of turning sand into glass on metal. The result is a reflective, vibrant color expressed in each artist’s vision. Viewers are invited to gain inspiration from the exquisite craft and creativity showcased in the works in Alchemy4, the Enamelist Society’s 16th International Juried Exhibition and 12th Juried Student Exhibition. More information about the Enamelist Society can be found at: www.enamelistsociety.org

The Alchemy4 International and Student Exhibitions collectively showcase 150 exquisite jewelry, objects, and mixed media sculptures and installations made by 98 artists. The exhibit is being featured in three venues – after the exhibit closes at Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts it will then travel to the Ohio Craft Museum in Columbus, OH, and then to the Metal Museum in Memphis, TN.

Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, 556 Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN 37738. Gallery hours are Monday – Friday 9:00 am – 5:00 pm and Saturday and Sunday 10:00 am – 4:00 pm. Information: 865-436-5860, www.arrowmont.org

Westminster Presbyterian Church’s Schilling Gallery: Lesley Eaton & Marty McConnaughey

  • July 19, 2017 — August 29, 2017

Category: Exhibitions & visual art and Free event

Peppered Paper by Lesley Eaton - Painted paper collage, dinosaurs, crustaceans, flowers, and more. https://www.etsy.com/shop/PepperedPaper
Distinctive Gourds by Marty McConnaughey - https://www.distinctivegourds.com/

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

Oak Ridge Unitarian Universalist Church: Exhibition by Kathy Holland

  • July 16, 2017 — September 8, 2017

Category: Exhibitions & visual art and Free event

The Art Gallery at Oak Ridge Unitarian Universalist Church (ORUUC) will present an exhibit of the work of Kathy Holland from July through September 8. A gallery opening talk and artist reception will be hosted at the church on Sunday July 16, at 12:30 p.m. The public is invited.

ORUUC is located at 809 Oak Ridge Turnpike in Oak Ridge. Admission to the gallery is free and open to the public Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Sunday from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. For artists interested in a showing contact Nancy Starr at starroakridge@gmail.com or call 865-483-8684.

Ewing Gallery: Recent Acquisitions to the Ewing Gallery Permanent Collection

Category: Exhibitions & visual art and Free event

The Ewing Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition of recently acquired works from our permanent collection. All works on exhibit were collected between 2015 and 2017.

The Ewing Gallery will be having abbreviated summer hours. The gallery will be open Monday - Thursday: 12-4PM and Sunday: 1-4.

Ewing Gallery, 1715 Volunteer Blvd on the UT campus, Knoxville, TN 37996. Information: 865-974-3200, www.ewing-gallery.utk.edu

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