If artistic vision is a product of one’s inner voice and life experience, Emily Taylor’s vision is a product of both geography and the complexities of human interaction. Taylor, a Knoxville resident, grew up in New York City and spent time in Amherst, Massachusetts and Ithaca, New York, as well as earning her MFA in Painting and MA in Art Education from the University of Tennessee-Knoxville.
Under the auspices of the Arts & Culture Alliance, Taylor’s upcoming exhibition of paintings, “Conversations: Portraits & Other Work”, opens on Friday, September 4, in the Balcony Gallery of the Emporium Center in downtown Knoxville. The show remains there through September 25.
An opening reception will take place on Friday, September 4, from 5:00-9:00 PM and features a flamenco dance performance by Pasión Flamenco from 6:00-6:30 PM and a Jazz Jam Session hosted by Vance Thompson and Friends from 7:00-8:45 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.
Although the Gallery will be closed on Labor Day, Gallery hours are Monday-Friday 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM and select Sundays from 3:30-6:30 PM. Additional special hours are posted at www.theemporiumcenter.com/visit.html