Fall A&E Guide 2016: Art and Exhibits

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Knoxville’s growing number of galleries, museums, and arts organizations means there’s more to see than ever before—art, fine crafts, and history, in exhibits local, regional, and global in scope, from artists from around the world. 


Downtown Gallery
106 S. Gay St. 
COVER_0908_UT_CeramicsOct. 7-31: UT Collects Ceramics, a collection of work from the university’s permanent collection and the collections of faculty and staff members. An opening reception will be held on Friday, Oct. 7, from 5-9 p.m.

Emporium Center for Arts and Culture
100 S. Gay St.
Oct. 7-28: The Tennessee Artists Association Fall Juried Show, pottery by Rex W. Redd, and artwork by Melanie Fetterolf and artists from the Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts. An opening reception will be held on Friday, Oct. 7, from 5-9 p.m.

Nov. 4-23: Artwork by Marty Elmer, Marta Goebel-Pietrasz, Steve Bryan, Eun-Sook Kim, and Brian McDaniel. An opening reception will be held on Friday, Nov. 4, from 5-9 p.m.

Knoxville Museum of Art
1050 World’s Fair Park Drive 
Through Nov. 6: Romantic Spirits: 19th-Century Paintings of the South From the Johnson Collection, an exhibit of landscapes, still lifes, portraits, and rustic and agricultural scenes from a private collection in Spartanburg, S.C.

Nov. 25-Jan. 8: The East Tennessee Regional Student Art Exhibition, an annual collaboration between KMA and the East Tennessee Art Education Association showcasing the best art from students in grades 6-12 from Knox and 31 surrounding counties.

A1 Lab Arts
23 Emory Place
Oct. 7-21:
The Diptych Project, a group exhibition of work by 24 A1 members. The artists were paired into 12 teams of two; they created their new works in response to their partners. An opening reception will be held on Friday, Oct. 7, from 6-10 p.m.

Friday, Oct. 28-Saturday, Oct. 29: Halloween installations by A1 member artists.

Nov. 17-19: University of Tennessee Capstone shows.

McClung Museum
1327 Circle Park Drive 
Through Jan. 8: Knoxville Unearthed: Archaeology in the Heart of the Valley, an exhibit of artifacts and images detailing Knoxville’s 225-year history.

Senior Editor Matthew Everett manages the Knoxville Mercury's arts & entertainment section, including the comprehensive calendar section—Knoxville’s go-to guide for everything worth doing in the area. You can reach Matthew at matthew@knoxmercury.com.

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