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Arts & Culture Alliance: "A Visual Experience"

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Artwork by Betsy Spooner. Image courtesy of the artist.

The Arts & Culture Alliance is pleased to present a new exhibition entitled “A Visual Experience” by Art Group 21, featuring original watercolor, oil, acrylic, pencil, pastel, mixed media, collage, and more by 21 local artists. The exhibition will be displayed in the main gallery of the Emporium Center in downtown Knoxville from August 1-30, 2014. A public reception will take place as part of First Friday activities on Friday, August 1, from 5:00-9:00 PM with complimentary hors d’oeuvres provided by Qdoba Mexican Grill and Jason’s Deli. The First Friday reception also features a flamenco dance performance by Pasión Flamenco from 6:00-6:45 PM and a Jazz Jam Session hosted by Vance Thompson and Friends from 7:00-9:00 PM, both in the Black Box Theatre.

Artists featured in the exhibition include: Mary Ann Aken, Paula Browning, Bonnie Cadotte, Lana Daverman, Genie Even, Pat Fitzgerald, Jean Gregory, Suzanne Jack, Barbara Johnson, Judy Jorden, Carol LaBudde, Elaine Marcel-Culbert, Ina Sue Marlin, Susan Miller, Brenda Mills, Emilia Pickett, Janice Pybas, Betsy Spooner, Fran Thie, and Sue B. Thomas.

“A Visual Experience” will be on display at the Emporium Center, 100 S. Gay Street. Gallery hours are Monday-Friday 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM and Saturday 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM. For more information, please contact the Arts & Culture Alliance at (865) 523-7543, or visit

Published July 29, 2014

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