Art Openings at the Emporium and Knoxville Museum of Art

Here are a few of the art exhibit openings in downtown available soon. (Others? Contact me via contact form)

Arts & Culture Alliance 2015 Members Show

The 2015 Members Show is a mix of two and three-dimensional works created in the last two years in oil, acrylic, watercolor, pastels, mixed medias, photography, sculpture, ceramics, et al. from regional artists who are members of the Arts & Culture Alliance.

Emporium Center, 100 S. Gay Street, downtown Knoxville
The exhibition can be found throughout the Emporium Center and runs from December 4, 2015, through January 29, 2016. An opening reception will take place as part of First Friday on December 4 from 5:00-9:00 p.m.
Gallery hours are Monday-Friday, 9:00 am-5:00 pm; Sundays, December 6 &20, January 3 & 17, 3:30 pm-6:30 p.m.
(Emporium Center will be closed December 24-January 1 for the holidays)
http://www.knoxalliance.com

 

Photographs of Syrian Refugees by Dean Rice

Rice1_72pxThe Arts & Culture Alliance is presenting an exhibition of recent photographs by Dean Rice of Knoxville. These photographs show the faces of Syrian children who now live in the Zaatari Refugee Camp in the desert of Jordan and children who are orphaned living in Amman, Jordan.

Dean Rice is chief of staff to Knox County Tim Burchett and also a member of the national advisory board of the Syrian Emergency Task Force (SETF). In the spring of 2015, he traveled to Jordan to visit the Zaatari refugee camp and meet with various Syrians in exile. The photographs of children in this exhibition are some of those he met. Rice is a Global Security Fellow with the University of Tennessee’s Institute for Nuclear Security and serves as an adjunct faculty member at the University of Tennessee’s College of Communication and Information.

Emporium Center, 100 S. Gay Street, downtown Knoxville
December 4-23

• An opening reception will take place as part of First Friday activities on December 4 from 5:00-9:00 PM
• Gallery hours are Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM and Sundays, December 6 & 20, 3:30-6:30 PM. The Emporium will be closed December 24 – January 1 for the holidays.

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East Tennessee Regional Student Art Exhibition

The Knoxville Museum of Art and the Tennessee Art Education Association celebrates the 10th anniversary of the East Tennessee Regional Student Art Exhibition. Now in its tenth year, the exhibition offers middle and high school students from around East Tennessee the opportunity to participate in a juried exhibition and to display their talents and be honored for their accomplishments in a professional art museum environment.  This event is made possible by the generosity of presenting sponsor Regal Entertainment Group with additional sponsorship from Pharma Packaging Solutions, Emerson Process Management, Home Federal Bank, and the Tennessee Art Education Association.

Best in Show, 2015, Esther Stiver, 12th Grade, Trolls, Bearden High School, Art Teacher Anna Halliwell Boyd

Best in Show, 2015, Esther Stiver, 12th Grade, Trolls, Bearden High School, Art Teacher Anna Halliwell Boyd

The exhibition was open to students in grades 6-12, attending public, private, or home schools in 32 counties across East Tennessee. Fewer than a third of the more than 964 entries in this highly competitive show made it through the jury process.

Knoxville Museum of Art, 1050 World’s Fair Park
Friday, November 27, 2015-Sunday, January 10, 2016.
Open to the public Tuesday through Saturday 10am–5pm, and Sunday 1pm-5pm. Admission and parking are free.
http://www.knoxart.org 

 

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