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Arts & Culture Alliance Presents Recent Works by Pamela Neal

pamela nealKnoxville -– The Arts & Culture Alliance is pleased to present a new exhibition of recent works by Pamela Neal opening Friday, April 1, at 5:00 PM on the north side of the Balcony at the Emporium Center. In this exhibition, Neal showcases contemporary abstract impressionist paintings.

Born in Knoxville, Pamela Neal is a multi-faceted fine artist who has invested a lifetime exploring her passion for the arts. She has worked in textiles, jewelry, collage, and photography, culminating in the sophisticated abstract paintings she currently produces. Many of Neal's works have a musical tone expressing her love of music. Capable of working in a wide range of mediums from textiles to pastels and oils, she also creates tactile three-dimensional artworks based on her signature "FABstract" techniques. An animal lover at heart, Pamela also specializes in portraits of animals from family pets to champion show dogs and racehorses. Her first recognition as an artist began in elementary school in South Knoxville where her tempura painting of a small dog was in a juried exhibition and selected to hang in the State Capital for one year. While growing up, she resided throughout the Southeast and gained invaluable experience working as an artist, photographer, and art designer for an advertising company in Mobile, AL. "Art is an adventurous sojourn of discovery," says Neal. "Endless questions to be answered, infinite possibilities! It's not the destination or the end product; it's the journey."

Currently, Neal is the principal of P.E.N. Studios, a South Knoxville-based art production studio that produces custom artwork, jewelry, and photography for a wide variety of private and corporate clients across the country and around the world. Her works can be found throughout the world in private collections and commercial enterprises including The Blue Slip Winery in Knoxville's Old City. Her works of art and commercial work have been published in magazines and on book covers including a series of books for Destiny Image Publishing. For more information on Pamela Neal, visit

Her works will be displayed on the north side of the Balcony at the Emporium Center, 100 S. Gay Street, from April 1-30, 2011. An opening reception will take place as part of First Friday activities on April 1 from 5:00-9:00 PM with hors d'oeuvres and wine. Gallery hours are Monday-Friday 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM with additional hours on Saturday, April 2, 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM; Friday, April 29, 5:00-9:00 PM; and Saturday, April 30, 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM. For more information, please contact the Arts & Culture Alliance at (865) 523-7543 or visit

Published March 26, 2011

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