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Arts & Culture Alliance 2013 Members Show features work of 120 artists

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Art by Scherry Samuels. Image by artist.

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Art by Betsy Spooner. Image by artist.

KNOXVILLE -- The Arts & Culture Alliance is presenting its 2013 Members Show, the largest annual exhibition of local artists in the Greater Knoxville area, featuring the work of more than 120 artists. The show runs now through December 23. A fresh mix of two- and three-dimensional works created within the last two years encompasses a wide variety of media such as oil, acrylic, watercolor, pastel, mixed media, photography, fine craft, sculpture, ceramics, fiber, and more from regional artists who are all members of the Arts & Culture Alliance, which serves and supports a diverse community of artists, arts organizations, and cultural institutions. Membership is open to all, and information may be found at Most of the works in the 2013 Members Show are for sale and may be purchased through the close of the exhibition.

As part of the exhibition programming, the Alliance will also host two free, special presentations during the Members Show: Wednesday, December 11, 12:00-1:30 pm: Time Well Spent with Raluca Iancu.

Bring a lunch and join in the casual conversation at the Emporium Center as artist/printmaker Raluca Iancu showcases her work and discusses her inspirations and processes. Iancu is currently a University of Tennessee graduate student in the School of Art.

Wednesday, December 18, 12:00-1:30 pm: Panel Discussion on Artist Collectives and Co-ops. There will be a panel discussion and Q&A at the Emporium Center on the recent formation of local artist collectives/co-ops, including Sherry Disney of Gallery Nuance, Barron Hall of Mighty Mud, William Isom of The Birdhouse, Beth Meadows of 17th Street Studios, and Jessie Van der Laan of Vacuum Shop Studios. For more information, please visit

Published December 7, 2013

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