Emporium The Emporium Center for Arts & Culture
Knoxville, TN

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The Arts & Culture Alliance is pleased to present four new exhibitions at the Emporium Center in downtown Knoxville from June 3-24, 2016. A public reception will take place on Friday, June 3, from 5:00-9:00 PM 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. The First Friday reception also features music from 7:00-9:00 PM by Swing Serenade, a four-piece jazz band who plays fast swing, original grooves, and their own arrangements of beloved standards. Pasion Flamenca will perform flamenco dance and music in the Black Box from 6:00-6:30 PM. Complimentary hors d’oeuvres will be available, and chocolate fondue will be provided by the Melting Pot of Knoxville.
Knoxville Photo 2016
June 3-24, 2016
downstairs gallery

The Arts & Culture Alliance is pleased to present the fourth annual Knoxville Photo, an exhibition featuring selected works from 33 artists throughout the region. Knoxville Photo was developed to provide a forum for photographers to compete on a national scale and display their work. The exhibition encompasses photographs depicting all subjects and genres, including streetscapes, cityscapes, landscapes, environmental portraiture, portraits, abstracts, and more.

Susan Stanton served as juror for the exhibition and viewed images from more than 90 artists to select the exhibition. Stanton has spent years traveling and photographing the beauty and rustic charm of the Southern Appalachians. Her images have appeared in countless publications regionally as well as world-wide, including Nature’s Best Photography Magazine, Our State Magazine, and Blue Ridge Country. Her works have been on display at the National Parks Conservation Association, The Biltmore Estate, The Cradle of Forestry and many private art galleries. She has created work for hospitals, corporate centers, design groups and an array of private clients. She is the founder of the Southern Appalachian Photographers Guild, and supporter of local conservation groups.

The following artists’ works will be shown:

+ Leon Bell of Brownsboro, AL

+ Madelyn Carr Bonnett Columbiana, AL

+ David F. Edens Madison, AL

+ Nathan Dean and Valerie Gruner Atlanta, GA

+ Samuel Brown Dacula, GA

+ Maria Belford Brooklyn, NY

+ Kathy Collier Blythewood, SC

+ Alan Brock Cleveland, TN

+ Charles Stevens Crossville, TN

+ Ann Allison-Cote', Lindsey M. Bier, Louise Boyd, Jurgen Dopatka, Katharine Emlen, David A. Johnson, Robert Minick, Keith S. Norris, Julie L. Rabun, Martha Carroll Robbins, Cheryl Sharp, Sean Sparbanie, Dale Sumner, Eric Thompson, Clay Thurston, and Steve Zigler Knoxville, TN

+ David Hardin Loudon, TN

+ Sarah Byrd Nashville, TN

+ Yvonne Dalschen Oak Ridge, TN

+ Eric Buechel Pleasant Hill, TN

+ AngelaDawn Russell and Phil Savage Powell, TN

+ Spears McAllester Signal Mountain, TN

For more information, please visit http://www.knoxalliance.com/knoxville-photo/.

Tennessee Watercolor Society 35th Exhibition
June 3-24, 2016
Balcony gallery

The Tennessee Watercolor Society (TnWS), founded in 1972, has represented the finest artists in the state for 44 years and hosts yearly juried exhibitions and biennial exhibitions. The biennial exhibition showcases 55 watermedia paintings chosen from nearly 200 entries. Juror John T. Salminen is a signature member of numerous art societies such as the American Watercolor Society, the National Watercolor Society, and the Transparent Watercolor Society of America and recipient of more than 220 national and international awards. Prizes for the TnWS Biennial Exhibition total $10,000. A juried collection of 30 paintings from the exhibition will later travel across Tennessee into January 2017 to six locations for public and visual arts outreach, including Memphis, Humboldt, Columbia, Chattanooga, Elizabethton, and Clarksville.

The following artists’ works will be shown:

+ From Region I (Memphis, Clarksville and points far west): Bill Bailey, Angela Broyles, Sandra Carpenter, Ronda K. Coop, Judy Duke, Robert Eoff, Tim Hacker, Larry Hughes, Susan Hyback, Floyd Speck, Mary Spellings, and Tuva Stephens

+ From Region II (Nashville, Franklin, and surrounding areas): Glenna Cook, Abby Eblen, Pam Francis, Vinci Kolodziejski, Frank Lott, Pam Pate, Patricia Patrick, Noriko Register, and John Wilkison

+ From Region III (Chattanooga, Cleveland, Signal Mountain, and surrounding areas): Sandy Boone, Sandy Brown, Phyllis Burkhart-Wilson, Helen Burton, Harriet Chipley, Joan Clark, Leslie Dulin, Marie Spaeder Haas, Jennie Kirkpatrick, Mary Britten Lynch, Effton Mitchell, Denton Ridge, Ann Rutledge, Alan Shuptrine, Sandra Washburn, Lana Wilson, and Patricia Wilson

+ From Region IV (Knoxville, Maryville, Oak Ridge, Tellico Plainz, Tellico Village, Rarity Bay): Kate Aubrey, Claudia Balthrop, Lil Clinard, Thomas Eckert, Loretta Lee Edge, Linda Johnson, Judy Lavoie, Kate McCullough, Susan Miller, Brenda Mills, Max Robinson, Laurie Szilvagyi ,Mary Ann Valvoda, and Ulla Veiro

+ From Region V (Johnson City, Tri-Cities, Bristol): Barbara Wilson Carter, Jim Stagner, and Thomas White

For more information on the Tennessee Watercolor Society, visit http://tnws.org/.

A Mosaic Journey by Judy Overholt Wheeler
June 3-24, 2016
display case

“The beauty of glass has always intrigued me, and since retiring from education I have pursued the art,” says Judy Overholt Wheeler. “My first mentor, Sharra Frank from Minneapolis gave me the best beginning possible, and I have studied with her for several years. Pamela Goode at Ceil Gallery in Charlotte, NC has been an inspiration, as have the classes I have had with Laurel Skye, Yulia Hanansen, Sonya King, and Beverly Thomas Jenkins—all expert mosaic artists. Since being a teacher, administrator, mother, and wife, I have never stopped learning and trying to bring beauty into the world. In this vein, I offer my exhibition.”

Kim Emert Gale and Janet Weaver: Through Our Eyes
June 3-24, 2016

Kim Emert Gale is a seventh generation East Tennessean and a descendant of Emert's Cove. She specializes in oil, acrylics, pen and ink and pencil drawing. She has painted for many years and is self-taught but has also studied with several outstanding artists in the East Tennessee area. Kim attended the University of Tennessee and studied art and psychology. She resides in Knoxville where she paints the beauty of the surrounding area and the Smoky Mountains. For more information, please visit http://www.kimemertgale.com/?m=1.

Janet Weaver was born and raised in the mountains of North Carolina. Living in such an amazing place, she learned to appreciate the beauty of her surroundings and seeks to convey that appreciation in her paintings. “The subjects I enjoy painting are people, places, and animals that stir a feeling or evoke a memory in me,” says Weaver. “Painting is a way for me to share my thoughts and feelings with others.” After living in different areas of the country because of her husband's job, they then settled in Knoxville. She is a mother of three children and grandmother of four. After her children were grown, she decided to make art more of a priority.

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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