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Celebrate First Friday with works of art

  slovenian woodenware
Traditional Woodenware from Slovenia.

Enjoy First Friday, November 6, from 5:00-9:00 p.m. viewing new exhibitions by regional artists at the Emporium Center in downtown Knoxville. The event is hosted by the Arts & Culture Alliance. The Emporium Center is located at 100 S. Gay Street.

Ribnica Handicraft Centre: Traditional Woodenware from Slovenia
November 6-25 in the Balcony

This is a new exhibition of bowls, buckets, spoons, sieves, and other objects presented by the Ribnica Handicraft Centre with support from the Embassy of the Republic of Slovenia in Washington, DC and the Slovene Consulate in Knoxville. The Ribnica Valley lies in the southeast of the middle-European country of Slovenia. Wooden utensils and pottery have been the major products of Ribnica for perhaps 1,000 years thanks to the area’s abundant forest and clay resources. Until recently, nearly all people in the valley were engaged in agriculture, but many earned a major part of their living by means of their skills in making and trading useful household items of wood and clay.

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Pastel exhibit by Luna Lewis.

Luna Lewis: Impressions
November 6-25 on the North Wall

A new exhibition of pastels. Although she is formally educated in fine art, as far back as early childhood, Luna has always expressed her creativity through drawing, painting, photography or multimedia. She defines her work as interpretive yet representational, sometimes using an impressionistic style with strong, bold colors and expressive strokes. She likes incorporating a painterly approach using loose strokes and varied colors.

Luna has always been influenced by nature and the human face and figure. She loves finding the nuances in the undertones of the skin and loves to express a sense of atmosphere in the deep shadows. "The more I look at the subject, the more colors I see." For more information, visit

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A piece of art from Abigail Malone's Recessive Series.

Recessive by Abigail Malone
November 6-25 in the display case

This exhibit features art from Malone's Recessive Series.

“My personal project Recessive Series was inspired by a lifetime of admiration for my mother's beautiful red hair which I, unfortunately, did not inherit” says artist Abigail Malone.

“I am fascinated by how genetics plus childhood experiences shape who we become. Through this series, I hope to tell a story that is both engaging and nostalgic for viewers.”

More of this series can be viewed online at

  abigail malone
Natural Woman from the art series of Jackie Holloway
Natural Woman by Jackie Holloway
November 6-25 in the Atrium

Jacqueline Holloway has been a multi-media artist since childhood, with expertise in realistic portrait drawings and found object art. She attended Pellissippi State Community College for Graphic Arts and is the Visionary and Director of the Literacy Imperative’s fine art department and studio, “The Canvas Can Do Miracles", which offers free art classes for adult artists and individuals recovering from substance abuse.

Holloway’s award-winning artwork has been exhibited in Tennessee at the Knoxville Museum of Art, Tennessee State Capital Building and art galleries, exhibits and showings.​ For more information, visit

Published November 5, 2015

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