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SYNERGY: Student Art and East Tennessee Art Educator Exhibitions

KNOXVILLE – New this year, Knoxville’s budding artists and their art educators will display their talents during SYNERGY, a featured exhibit of the Dogwood Arts Festival. The Student Art Exhibition will feature work of the most gifted art students from local K-12 schools, and right by its side, the inaugural East Tennessee Art Educator Exhibition will promote the accomplishments of the region’s teaching artists.

SYNERGY will promote creativity and offer the area’s finest artists an outlet from which to pursue their artistic endeavors. The Student Art Exhibition was juried by Karen Kwarciak of Cheekwood Botanical Garden and Museum of Art in Nashville. Awards and scholarships will be presented to students to encourage further development of their artistic aptitude, and Andrea Steele, peer juror and renowned artist, will select the works to be displayed in the Blackberry Farms gallery for the East Tennessee Art Educator Exhibition.

The Opening Reception and Awards Ceremony will be held in the Grand Foyer of the Clayton Center for the Arts on the campus of Maryville College, and is open to all artists and the public.

The Student Art Exhibition is sponsored by Fast Frame, First Tennessee Foundation, and Sharpie.

The exhibition will be held at Clayton Center for the Arts, 502 E. Lamar Alexander Parkway, Maryville, TN 37804 from April 3-25, 2014. Exhibition hours are Monday-Friday, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Admission is free. An Opening Reception will be held Thursday, April 3, 5 – 9 p.m. and an Awards Ceremony is scheduled for Thursday, April 3, 7 p.m.

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Published April 1, 2014

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