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Time Well Spent with artist Emily Schoen set for February 19

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The Arts & Culture Alliance is pleased to host a monthly series featuring artists demonstrating their work and discussing their inspirations and processes. The series, entitled “Time Well Spent: Inspiration at Lunch”, is free and open to the public, and guests are invited to bring a “Brown Bag” lunch. The next presentation in the series takes place on Wednesday, February 19, from 12:00-1:00 PM with artist Emily Schoen, who will discuss her artistic vision, some of her influences, and the process and challenges of using her current medium: Readers Digest Condensed Book covers. The presentation will take place at the Emporium Center, 100 S. Gay Street, in downtown Knoxville.

Emily Schoen graduated from Sarah Lawrence College with a split major of music and filmmaking. For many years she wrote and sang her original music in and around New York City and performed in various pop bands. She is especially proud to have performed at the famed birthplace of punk, CBGB. However, since moving to Knoxville in 1995, the direction of her artistic journey has taken a distinctly visual turn. Continually influenced by music, films, fine art, photography, and the beauty of the natural world, she works with found objects and paper ephemera to create large- and small-scale abstract pieces. Her latest works use Readers Digest Book covers, a medium both compelling in its limitations for the artist and evocatively nostalgic for the viewer. Schoen’s influences include Bridget Riley, Andy Goldsworthy, Andy Warhol, Louise Nevelson, Saul Bass, and Charles LeDray. Her work reflects her interest in the balance of light and shadow, weight and air, stasis and movement. With her pieces, Emily explores the interplay of color, pattern, shape and a/symmetry to create a notion of equilibrium and a kind of lyrical personal narrative. Her work has been displayed at McGhee Tyson Airport as part of Arts in the Airport and is currently on display in Mayor Rogero’s office in Knoxville’s City-County Building. For more information, visit

Published February 15, 2014

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