| March 27, 2007 - Enjoy
First Friday downtown on April 6th from 5:00pm - 9:00pm in the Market
Square District & other downtown areas
In conjunction with the popular First Friday downtown gallery and
shopping tour, KAT will operate a trolley route to connect downtown
visitors with the galleries and shops along Gay Street, Market Square
and the Old City. The First Friday trolley will travel down Gay
Street and through the Old City every 5-7 minutes from 5:00 p.m.
until 9:00 p.m.
The First Friday trolley is Fare-Free! To catch it, just watch
for the sign on the front of the trolley that says "First Fridays."
Trio Cafe is now open at 13 market square. They are serving breakfast
lunch and dinner 7am-9pm during the week and 9-9 on saturdays and
Come by to check out their "First Friday" menu, enjoying
a gourmet coffee or glass of wine while sitting on our patio!
Live mannequins will be on display as they sip Downtown Grind coffee
while lounging in the "bliss"fully decorated window.
Will feature a new collection of ceramics. These include beautiful
bird baths, planters, and tableware. Influenced by Ming China, Vietnam's
blue and white ceramics have been sought after throughout the world
since the 15th century. Today potters blend artistic skill with
time honored techniques in the famous pottery village of Bat Trang,
just east of Hanoi, where there are as many kilns as houses. Ceramics
skills are passed down through the generations. Artisans pour clay
into molds, and carefully remove the pieces when they are set. Paint
and glaze is applied by hand, and, when dry, the pottery is fired
at very high temperatures, giving it strength and durability.
Mast General Store
Mast will have live folk and old time music from 6:30 pm to 8 pm,
performed by Steve Hancock.
Arts & Culture Alliance
Opening reception. The Arts & Culture Alliance presents "Honoring
Betsy Worden: A Retrospective", a new exhibition on display
April 6-28 at the Arts & Culture Alliances Emporium Center.
Worden, who died in January 2006, was perhaps best known for her
works in watercolor and weaving, and she contributed greatly to
Knoxvilles visual arts community throughout her life. Join
us for complimentary hors doeuvres on Friday, April 6, 5-9pm.
Free Wine Tasting, Hors devours and Martini Specials. "Plastered:
a showcase of Tennessee poster artists" is a showcase of highly
talented poster designers from the state of Tennessee. It is being
held in the month of April at the World Grotto Gallery and Music
Venue in Knoxville, TN. There will be a meet and greet as well as
a sale of posters held on the 20th and 21st. This show is going
to include: Boss Construction - aka - Andrew Vastagh (Nashville)
the new year - aka -Sasha Barr (Memphis) Status Design - aka - Justin
Helton (Knoxville) Yee-Haw Industries - aka - Kevin Bradley, Julie
Belcher and a crew of others (Knoxville) Zach Hobbs (Chattanooga)
Leia Bell (Knoxville)- as well as works from various other TN poster
artists. All of the artists will be showing their work as well as
a poster sale at the reception weekend. The weekend will include
the poster sale and meet and greet as well as live music at night
including Dishwater Blonde and the Natti Love Joys.
Art Gallery of Knoxville
Paces: Lou Mallozzi and Gustavo Matamoros create a performance and
media installation using hand-held microphones, video cameras, and
Art Market Gallery
The Mobile Meals Mothers/Fathers Day card campaign is
co-opping with one of the areas oldest artists
co-op, The Art Market Gallery. This year's special partnership with
the Art Market Gallery is highlitghted by their sponsorship of one
of their own artists, B. J. Clark, in providing her work for the
Three Flights Up Gallery
Three Flights Up Gallery, located in the Emporium, invites you to
an evening of art, food and music. The 9 featured artists this month
work in a variety of media--photography, painting, sculpture, and
digital imaging-- and include Julie Camarata, Steve Cunnigham, Stacey
Fletcher, Tovah Greenwood, James Edwin Hall, Nic Hankins, Liz Nixon,
Ben Katz, and Jon Ross.
The Basemet Gallery
Life is an Open Book: a collection of cliches by artists Brandon
Rogers and Rachel B. Travis.
Photographs by Angela Dick. MFA Thesis Show. "My photographs
are my mementos and my documents. I use the images I create as a
way to preserve my memories and my experiences, and as keepsakes
of the alluring elements of the spots I visit.
A very special First Friday of Spring dinner special along with
special prices on select bottles of wine, most reduced to $12.
Downtown Grill & Brewery
The Brewery will extend their happy hour until 10:00. FREE popcorn
in the bar.
UT Downtown Gallery
MFA Thesis Exhibition - Lin Lee, Graphic Design.
Try their Brainfreeze drinks: sweet frozen blended drinks, offered
in several fruity and coffee flavors.
bliss home will host an opening for Ryan Blair. from Ryan's artist
statement, "My subject matter varies and is usually developed
through a series of sketches and notes. My new work employs the
use of poured acrylics. Though I work quite deliberately, consciously
employing both traditional and innovative techniques, the pouring
leaves a feeling of a raw unplanned approach. After my surface is
prepared, canvas, wood or paper, I draw directly on that surface
using charcoal. The areas that have been drawn are then masked off.
Paint is then poured to create patterns and grids. After drying,
I begin painting thin layers of paint until I achieve the desired
color density over the entire surface. Often during the layering
of color, I sand and scrape revealing covered layers." As always
Pasta Trio and wine will be plentiful.