After you’ve filled up on Thanksgiving leftovers and satisfied your shopping whims and requirements this Friday—the infamous Black Friday—there is a load of art and theatre openings to finish off the day.
At the Knoxville Museum of Art, you’ll find opening day of the East Tennessee Regional Student Art Exhibition sponsored by The Knoxville Museum of Art and the Tennessee Art Education Association. This is the 12th year of the exhibition, open to middle and high school students, grades 6 – 12 in public, private, or home schools from around East Tennessee. For young artists, this is a significant opportunity as they explore creative interests and possible careers, offering them the opportunity to participate in a juried exhibition and to display their talents in a professional art museum environment. The show continues through Sunday, January 14, 2018.
Making it through the juried process was no simple feat, as there were 1073 entries with only 349 making it through. The top winners are:
Best in Show, Overlapped Providence, Gouache (shown above)
Zheng Wu, 12th Grade, Baylor School, Art Teacher: Betsy Carmichael
Best in Middle School, Crazy Face, Chalk & Glue
Grace Sivak, 6th Grade, Montgomery Ridge Intermediate, Art Teacher: Debra Allen
Best in Computer Graphics, Cosmic Café, Photography
Carter Coughlin, 12th Grade, Webb School of Knoxville, Art Teacher: Sharon Mann
Best in Painting, I Know You Have A Heavy Heart, Watercolor
Jessica Ilgner, 12th Grade, Lenoir City High School, Art Teacher: Susanne Tyler
Best in Photography, Conformity, Photography
Leah Montgomery, 12th Grade, Maryville High School, Art Teacher: Dr. Jeanie Parker
Knoxville Museum of Art, 1050 World’s Fair Park Drive
Tuesday – Saturday: 10am-5pm
Admission is free.