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Penny Performances

A public reception for 10th National Juried Exhibition of 2016 and The Knoxville Photography Collective will take place on Friday, February 5, from 5:00-9:00 PM with a brief 10th National Juried Exhibition of 2016 awards ceremony at 6:00 PM in which over $1,000 in cash awards will be announced. The First Friday reception also features a flamenco dance performance by Pasión Flamenco from 6:00-6:30 PM in the Black Box Theatre and a Jazz Jam Session hosted by Vance Thompson and Friends from 7:00-9:00 PM in the Black Box Theatre. Complimentary hors d’oeuvres will be available and chocolate fondue will be provided by the Melting Pot of Knoxville.

10th National Juried Exhibition of 2016
February 5-26, 2016

The Arts & Culture Alliance is pleased to present its tenth annual National Juried Exhibition of 2016, a new exhibition featuring selected works from 48 artists in the Southeast region. The National Juried Exhibition was developed in 2006 to provide a forum for local artists to compete on a national scale and display their highest quality work. The exhibition encompasses all styles and genres from both emerging and established artists working in a variety of media such as photography, acrylic, pencil, copper, fibers, oil, paper, stoneware, and more and will be displayed in the Balcony gallery of the Emporium Center from February 5-26, 2016. Most of the works are for sale and may be purchased through the close of the exhibition.

Samantha Andrews served as juror for the exhibition. She is an art educator and east Tennessee native who believes in the power of art to change lives. Working closely with the ever-expanding artist community in Nashville, Tennessee, Samantha creates opportunities and resources for people of all ages to see their world in new ways through art. She is currently Assistant Director of Experiential Learning at the Frist Center for the Visual Arts and is a two-time Emmy® Award winner for the television series ArtQuest: Art is All Around You. Samantha has acted as guest juror in regional competitions and as speaker at national conferences for the American Alliance of Museums and the National Arts Education Association.

The following artists’ works will be shown:

+ Patricia Anderson Turner of Punta Gorda, FL

+ Mike Holsomback of Fort Oglethorpe, GA

+ Jessica Holly of Berea, KY

+ Brandon Lutterman of Middlesboro, KY

+ Callie Goss of Fort Bragg, NC

+ Ann Harwell of Wendell, NC

+ Reid Arowood, Mark Bender, Jennifer Brickey, Beverly Burdette, Claudia Dean, Jurgen Dopatka, Brandon Douglas, Katharine M. Emlen, William Goolsby, Jessica Howerton, J. Austin Jennings, David A. Johnson, Mary Gretchen Kaplan, John Edwin May, Kate McCullough, Roy McCullough, Elli McNall, Thomas Owens, Clay Pardue, Elizabeth Porter, Kris Rehring, Sam Stapleton, Denise Stewart-Sanabria, Dale Sumner, Marilyn Avery Turner, Kellie Ward, Richard Whitehead, Steve Zigler, and baron of Knoxville, TN

+ Inna Nasonova Knox and Jodie Miller of Lenoir City, TN

+ Amanda Bonar and Ted Richards of Loudon, TN

+ Kathy A. McConkey of Madisonville, TN

+ Kate Aubrey of Maryville, TN

+ Bill Long of Morristown, TN

+ Catherine Haverkamp of Norris, TN

+ Eric Buechel of Pleasant Hill, TN

+ AngelaDawn Russell of Powell, TN

+ Marty McConnaughey of Sharps Chapel, TN

+ Olive Durant of Signal Mountain, TN

+ Kate Craig of Smithville, TN

The Knoxville Photography Collective
February 5-26, 2016

The Arts & Culture Alliance is pleased to present an inaugural exhibition by The Knoxville Photography Collective, February 5-26, 2016. The Collective is a passionate group of nine photographers who share a love of all things photographic. Together, the members of the Collective have almost 200 years of photography experience that encompasses a wide range of styles and techniques. The photographs in this exhibition cover the gamut from film to digital and B&W to color. Genres represented in the exhibit include travel, street, wedding, portrait, close-up, abstract, and landscape photography. There is only one common theme in this mosaic of work: the love of photography.

The Knoxville Photography Collective held their first gathering at Barley’s in April 2001, and the initial group welcomed photographers working in a dark room and with B&W film. Since then, the Collective has met on a monthly basis to share their work, ideas, and processes.

Brian McDaniel leads the Collective. Other members include: David Case, Tony Hazen, Tony Kyle, Robert Minnick, Dick Penner, Caitlin Taylor, Owen Weston, and Steve Zigler.

Most of the photographs are for sale and may be purchased through the close of the exhibition.

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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