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Knoxville, TN
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The Emporium Center
100 S. Gay Street
Knoxville, TN 37902
(865) 523-7543
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Exhibitions:

The Fall Juried Show: 40th Anniversary

Tennessee Watercolor Society's 2014 Traveling Exhibition

Arts in the Airport


Penny Performances

A public reception will take place as part of First Friday activities on Friday, October 3, from 5:00-9:00 PM. The First Friday reception also features music by Tapestry in the gallery as well as music and dance performances by Pasión Flamenca from 6:00-6:30 PM and a Jazz Jam Session hosted by Vance Thompson and Friends from 7:00-9:00 PM in the Black Box Theatre.


The Fall Juried Show: 40th Anniversary
October 3 - November 1, 2014

The Arts & Culture Alliance is pleased to present a new exhibition by the Tennessee Artists Association (TAA) entitled “The Fall Juried Show: 40th Anniversary”, featuring original art by over 60 Tennessee artists including oils, watercolors, acrylics, pastels, photography, and mixed media. The exhibition will be displayed at the Emporium Center in downtown Knoxville from October 3 - November 1, 2014. An opening reception will take place as part of First Friday activities on October 3 from 5:00-9:00 PM, and awards for the show will be given at 6:00 PM. “This is TAA’s fifth show at the Emporium Center, and we are very excited about the opportunity to present the breadth and quality of Tennessee artists’ works represented by our members,” said Barbara Finch, exhibition chair. The First Friday reception also features music by Tapestry in the gallery as well as music and dance performances by Pasión Flamenca from 6:00-6:30 PM and a Jazz Jam Session hosted by Vance Thompson and Friends from 7:00-9:00 PM in the Black Box Theatre.

Founded in 1974, the Tennessee Artists Association (TAA) is a civic organization of fine artists with 66 current members. TAA encourages each individual artist to grow and develop through fellowship with other artists, educational programs, opportunities to exhibit and sell art, and to serve the community through classes. TAA hosts an exhibition of new artwork every three months at the Knoxville Chamber of Commerce on Market Square. Membership in TAA is open to anyone eighteen years and older who is a resident of the state of Tennessee. Dues are currently $50 for single membership, $60 for family and $15 for students. Meetings are held on the third Tuesday of the month at 7:00 PM at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 6500 Northshore Drive, which include a business meeting, a program, and a time of fellowship and refreshments. Guests are welcome to attend. For more information, visit www.tnartists.org.

As sponsors of the show, FastFrame, Jerry’s Artarama, The Town Framery, Franklin Gallery, Cheap Joe’s and CMI Moulding have made it possible to provide awards and recognition to the artists.


Tennessee Watercolor Society's 2014 Traveling Exhibition
October 3 - November 1, 2014

The Arts & Culture Alliance is pleased to present a new exhibition entitled “Tennessee Watercolor Society's 2014 Traveling Exhibition”, featuring 30 original watermedia works by artists residing across the state of Tennessee. The exhibition will be displayed in the Balcony gallery of the Emporium Center in downtown Knoxville from October 3 - November 1, 2014. A public reception will take place as part of First Friday activities on Friday, October 3, from 5:00-9:00 PM with complimentary hors d’oeuvres provided by The Melting Pot. The First Friday reception also features music by Tapestry in the gallery as well as music and dance performances by Pasión Flamenca from 6:00-6:30 PM and a Jazz Jam Session hosted by Vance Thompson and Friends from 7:00-9:00 PM in the Black Box Theatre.

Nationally-recognized artist Pat Dews, a signature member of the American Watercolor Society and the National Watercolor Society, served as juror for this 34th biennial show. Dews selected 50 works of art to display during the opening at O'More College of Design in Franklin, TN before conducting a week-long workshop in May 2014. Out of the 50 works for the opening, 30 were chosen, with permission of the artists, for the traveling show. Her exhibition statement read: "I look for strong design, color and content. I look for technical skill. I look to see if a painting captures the essence of the subject. I look for work I would like to have painted... I try hard to have a balanced show... I award the paintings that stand out and draw me in for a closer look."

Founded in 1971, the Tennessee Watercolor Society (TnWS) seeks to elevate the stature of watercolor and educate the public to the significance of watercolor as an important, creative, permanent painting medium. TnWS schedules general meetings for the membership, competitive exhibitions, membership shows, regional socials, workshops, field trips, business sessions, lectures/presentations, and/or programs focused in watermedia. Membership in TnWS is open to artists and patrons, eighteen and older, throughout the state of Tennessee. Dues range from $35 up for one year. For more information, visit www.tnws.org.


Arts in the Airport
Through October 8, 2014

Metropolitan Knoxville Airport Authority and Arts & Culture Alliance Present “Arts in the
The Metropolitan Knoxville Airport Authority (McGhee Tyson Airport) and the Arts & Culture Alliance of Greater Knoxville are pleased to present “Arts in the Airport”, a new exhibition featuring selected artwork from 45 artists in the East Tennessee region. “Arts in the Airport” was developed to allow regional artists to compete and display work in the most visited site in the area. The selected art features contemporary 2- and 3-dimensional artwork and is exhibited in the secured area behind McGhee Tyson Airport’s security gate checkpoint from April 17 - October 8, 2014. Please note: the exhibition is normally available for viewing only by visitors flying in or out of the airport. Otherwise, artists and their guests may view the exhibition during the opening reception and by appointment with Metropolitan Knoxville Airport Authority staff. Contact Becky Huckaby, Director of Public Relations, at (865) 342-3014.

Juror Jeffrey Morton, Professor of Art at Covenant College in Lookout Mountain, Georgia, provided this statement about the exhibition: “At times an encounter with an art work is similar to an encounter with someone from our distant past. We have a vague recognition that we know that person, but the reality is we do so only in our memory, always uncertain if our memory is clear or not. In this sense artworks function like far off relatives or friends - they represent pieces of our memory of things we have seen, or things we have experienced, but they do so at arms length. While we look at a work of art wondering if we have seen that thing before, the works in this exhibition help us recall those memories of people, places and things we think we cherish and love.”

“The Arts in the Airport program has allowed the airport to showcase some of the region’s most talented artists, and this new exhibition is no exception,” said Howard Vogel, Chairman of the Metropolitan Knoxville Airport Authority’s Board of Commissioners. “It is a great honor to continue to provide East Tennessee travelers with artwork that is inspirational and reflective of our region’s culture.”

The following artists’ works will be on display through October 8:

+ Sheila Chesanow of Athens

+ Gaye Smith of Deer Lodge

+ Beverly Thomas Jenkins of Jonesborough

+ Melinda Adams, Neranza Noel Blount, Deborah Bowen, Jennifer Brickey, Bruce Bunting, Bobbie Crews, Nick DeFord, Marcia Goldenstein, William Goolsby, Kelly Grzasko, Marjorie Holbert, Chris Hornsby, Adam Patrick Daniel Hutsell, John Letterman, Jodie Masterman, Kate McCullough, Tom McDaniel, Brian Murray, Jane S Nickels, Jessica Payne, Dick Penner, Elizabeth Porter, Julie L. Rabun, Rick Roth, Summer Smith, Emily Taylor, Marilyn Avery Turner, Bonnie J. Vetterick, and Richard Whitehead of Knoxville

+ Jim Parris of Lenoir City

+ Lil Clinard of Loudon

+ Deede Edele, Annamaria Gundlach, James Hughes, Karin Kretschmann Lubart, and Rachel K. Turner of Maryville

+ Bill Long of Morristown
+ John Yandall of Murfreesboro

+ Gay Bryant of Oak Ridge

+ Eric Buechel of Pleasant Hill

+ Pat Clapsaddle and Marty McConnaughey of Sharps Chapel

A gallery of images may be viewed at http://www.knoxalliance.com/album/airport_spring14.html. For more information, please contact the Arts & Culture Alliance at (865) 523-7543. Please note: the exhibition is normally available for viewing only by visitors flying in or out of the airport. Otherwise, artists and their guests may view the exhibition during the opening reception and by appointment with Metropolitan Knoxville Airport Authority staff. Contact Becky Huckaby, Director of Public Relations, at (865) 342-3014.


Penny Performances

Thirty Organizations Announce Penny Performances for Knox County Students

The Arts & Culture Alliance of Greater Knoxville in cooperation with the local arts community is proud to announce the third year of Penny Performances, a program developed to meet the local arts community’s long-term goal of serving and educating East Tennessee's children. Penny Performances provide every child in Knox County, including home-schooled and private-schooled students, an opportunity to attend local arts and culture events/activities by nearly 30 organizations at the maximum cost of ONE PENNY when accompanied by one paying adult during the 2012/2013 academic school year. Concerts, plays, dance performances, historic home tours, fairs, museums, festivals, arts workshops, radio broadcasts, movies, and more are part of Penny Performances. Organizations whose admission is regularly free are offering special programs or gifts for attending Knox County students. Notices announcing this program will be sent home with every Knox County public school child.

Almost 100 events are included in Penny Performances this year, and in addition, nine organizations offer year-round opportunities for Knox County School children: Blount Mansion, Crescent Bend House & Gardens, East Tennessee History Center, James White’s Fort, Knoxville Museum of Art, Mabry-Hazen House, Marble Springs, WDVX, and Alexia’s School of Middle Eastern Dance. The schedule of participating performances is listed on the Penny Performances web site at www.Penny4Arts.com.

Families may register on this site to receive weekly e-mail notices about participating events. Most participating performances will allow one paying adult to bring up to three students for one penny each. Proof of Knox County residency (driver's license) will be required for each adult accompanying children ages 5-15. Students ages 16-18, not accompanied by an adult, must show proof of Knox County Residency and if in a group, at least one in the group of up to four Knox County students ages 16-18 must purchase a regular adult admission/ticket (if applicable) for the group to be able to participate in Penny Performances. Each participating organization’s specific guidelines are also listed on the Penny Performances web site.

The following organizations are participating in Penny Performances: Bijou Theatre, Blount Mansion Association, Circle Modern Dance, Clarence Brown Theatre, Crescent Bend House & Gardens, Dogwood Arts, East Tennessee Historical Society, Frank H. McClung Museum, Alexia's School of Middle Eastern Belly Dance, Go! Contemporary Dance Works, HoLa Hora Latina, James White's Fort, Knoxville Arts & FIne Crafts Center, Knoxville Botanical Garden and Arboretum, Knoxville Choral Society, Knoxville Jazz Orchestra, Knoxville Museum of Art, Knoxville Opera, Knoxville Symphony Orchestra, Knoxville Zoo, Mabry-Hazen House, Marble Springs State Historic Site, Pellissippi State, Tennessee Children's Dance Ensemble, Tennessee Valley Fair, WDVX, Wild Thyme Players, Women's Basketball Hall of Fame, The WordPlayers.

The schedule of participating performances is listed on the Penny Performances web site at www.Penny4Arts.com.

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