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"Packing & Shipping Artwork" Workshop, April 12

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The Arts & Culture Alliance is presenting a professional development seminar for artists and other creative people on Tuesday, April 12. The seminar will be held from 12:00-1:00 PM at the Emporium Center in downtown Knoxville.

Mike C. Berry, artist and gallery manager of the University of Tennessee's Downtown Gallery, will discuss how to properly package artwork for shipment, whether for sales or exhibition. He will also discuss the advantages and disadvantages of using various shipping companies.

The presentation is $5 for members of the Arts & Culture Alliance and $8 for non-members. Please register in advance via PayPal at, by phone at 865-523-7543, or by e-mail to

Berry, originally from the Midwest, now calls Knoxville home after 15 years. In 1997 he earned his Master of Fine Art from the Savannah College of Art & Design in Savannah, GA. Currently his work consists of colorful and vibrant cityscapes and landscapes, often bending and twisting the perspective in his compositions. Mike is known for his creative interpretations of Knoxville scenes. His most notable work is his "Spring in the City" painting that was the Dogwood Print in 2007.

Berry continues to create work for private commissions and is represented by The District Gallery in Bearden and The River Gallery in Chattanooga. He also manages the UT Downtown Gallery, where he prepares works for display and designs the layouts for monthly exhibition. He is an active member of the Art & Culture Alliance. Barry gives numerous lectures and workshops throughout the year. For more information, please visit

The presentation will take place at the Emporium Center, 100 S. Gay Street, in downtown Knoxville. Parking is available at metered spots on the Gay Street viaduct or in the parking lot on Jackson Avenue caddy-corner from the Emporium.

Published March 23, 2016

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