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Volume 26, Number 1 — January 2019

Arts Calendar

New exhibitions opening at Emporium Center
Bill Capshaw's ceramics are on display.

New exhibitions opening at Emporium Center

Date(s):  January 04 - 25, 2019
Venue: Arts & Culture Alliance
Emporium Center
Knoxville, TN 37919

(Knoxville) — The Arts &Culture Alliance presents five new exhibitions at theEmporium Center in downtown Knoxville from Jan. 4-25. Areception takes place Friday, Jan. 4, from 5-9 p.m., as partof First Friday activities downtown. The public is invitedto meet the artists and view the artwork. Local musiciansKelle Jolly & The Will Boyd Project perform at theopening. Most of the works are for sale and may be purchasedthrough the close of the exhibition.

Dr. MartinLuther King, Jr. Commemorative Commission Gallery of Arts

Tribute in the Main gallery

The MLK Gallery of Arts Tribute exhibition kicks-off the 2019 King Week Celebration (Jan.16-21, 2019). The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. CommemorativeCommission is partnering with the Arts & CultureAlliance of Greater Knoxville to provide this fifth annual exhibition. The Galley of Arts Tribute is a juried exhibition developed to recognize local artists and, most importantly, honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.The exhibit features works by local artists reflecting the2019 theme, The Courage to Lead with a GreaterDetermination. Works in the exhibitions may also be areflection of the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King,Jr. and have pertinence to the themes of unity, community, love, reconciliation, social justice and civil rights. For more information, visit

Chris Hornsby:Fracture-Recontextualizedinthe Balcony

"Fracture — Recontextualized"is an experiment that joins Chris Hornsby's pre-existing paintings into larger, more complex compositions. Hornsby explains: "I was inspired by the kinetic technique of AlexanderCalder’s mobiles and how he overcame the static nature of art. The modular forms I’ve conceived within each of my paintings have the potential to continually vary and evolve through perpetual redesign and placement. They are not fixed entities, but objects of change. With every fluid unfolding,I believe they are the embodiment of performance andinstallation art. The modularity of my forms opens the door to the possibility of co-creative art, in which collectors/exhibitors/other artists and I collaborate to jointly determine the appearance of the work. This collective evolution, with each turn of recomposing and decomposing, offers an alternative perspective and interpretation. The original paintings can bere-contextualized by the rearranging of their parts, therebyproviding unlimited possibilities not yet imagined.”

Hornsby’screative passion permeates his professional and personal life in a variety of expressions. Having studied graphic design at the University of Georgia in Athens, he has worked with a host of ad agencies and design studios across the Southeast, including those in Atlanta, Knoxville and Mississippi. In 2003, he launched his own creative firm, Hornsby Brand Design, LLC. This American Advertising Federation Hall of Fame inductee answers each of his
professional challenges with creative solutions that not only achieve results, but also break the ground of conventionalism. He’s garnered more than a 130 local and international design awards for his creative solutions, along with being published in several prestigious design annuals. Hornsby has cultivated his many years of design experience through producing superior creative work from corporate identity and websites to TV commercials. In addition, Hornsby, the fine artist, enjoys the freedom and renewed energy that comes from creating his own personal artistic expressions. His pieces range from installation artto paintings and sculptures. As a problem solver, he also enjoys the technical challenges that come with installation art as well. His work has appeared in museums, exhibitions and has been displayed in numerous venues.

For more information, visitwww.hornsby.galleryor follow him onTwitter at

Bill Capshaw: TheJourneyin the displaycase

Artist statement: The works are representative of my life. As an artist, we focus on the piece on which we are working and try not to get to the end until the end reveals itself. At that time, you know it is complete, and the next piece now demands your full attention. Sometimes you know where to start; other times you have no idea. So you began to work, discover, create,manipulate, study and attempt all those things that support your energy in making your art. Works represent my beginning and where I am now. There are many influences that have inspired me along the way: the many artists I know, my students, my teachers and life. Emotionally-filled with so much information, yet not consumed by it. The good, bad and unexplained continuously invade the thinking. And here we are today thinking about where we are heading now.

Capshaw earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Ceramics in 1971 and a Master of Fine Arts in Printing Processes in 1974 from EastTennessee State University. He worked for Bechtel Jacobs Company LLC from 1977-2007 as a Government PrintingOffice Specialist as well as served as an adjunct faculty member at Pellissippi State Technical Community College.
For more than 30 years, he has served as Pottery Chair and Instructor of the Oak Ridge Art
Center. Capshaw has volunteered with the Tennessee Arts Commission to review grant applications for At-Risk Youth and other grant programs. He has conducted workshops at the Appalachian Center for Craft, Arrowmont School, Vanderbilt University, Virginia Intermont College, Oak Ridge Art Center, Children’s Museum of Oak Ridge, and various area middle and high schools. Capshaw’sworks have been included in the Governor’s Inaugural Ball,countless fundraisers, private collections, and permanent collections such as ETSU Slocum Gallery, Tennessee Arts Commission, and Huntsville Fine Arts Museum. He has had solo and group shows with Blue Spiral 1 (Asheville), Rodman Townsend Gallery, Johnson City Arts Council, Kingsport Fine Arts Center, Smithsonian Institute, Tennessee State Museum, Vanderbilt University, Joe L. Evins Appalachian Center for Crafts, and many others. His work isdisplayed and sold with Highland Craft Shop in Gatlinburg, Norris Craft Center, and Folk Art Center in Asheville. He is a member of Foothills Craft Guild, Southern Highlands CraftGuild, Appalachian Arts and Craft Center, and TennesseeAssociation of Craft Artists, at whose fairs he has held numerous demonstrations.

Karen AnnDuGuay: Following your inner voice in the Atrium

As a child, Karen AnnDuGuay’s mother shared with her a passion for drawing. She showed DuGuay how to understand composition, lighting and color balance by studying the masters. She also taught DuGuay by a technique referred to as “master copy drawing.” DuGuay’s natural curiosity and these early lessons honed her skills in “seeing” and expressing her artistic vision. Over the years, her artistic talent has been expressed in media such as drawing, painting and ceramics. She is always seeking new ways to express herself artistically.

After moving to Tennessee in 2014, DuGuay began hiking in nearby Great Smoky Mountains National Park. On her hikes, she would hear an inner voice urging her to follow a sound, a ray of light or even the wind. The voice would say, “There’s something there, there’s something to this.” Sometimes it is a snail smaller than a pea making its way across a rock; at other times it is a 200-year old Beech tree highlighted by the early morning sun. They each have something to say, something to share. DuGuay’s photographs give them a stage, a venue, a spotlight to be seen and heard. In the fall of 2017, she traveled across the United States exploring landscapes, cityscapes and street photography. Wherever life takes her, she always listens to that inner voice... “there’s something there.”

In this exhibition, DuGuay will feature photographs of the things she has been drawn to on
her travels. She hopes viewers will be moved to follow theirinner voice, pause and take notice, and “see” moreclosely the world around us. For more information, visit

Regina Tullock: Life Around ALittle Pond & Big Birds of the Lakeonthe North Wall

Regina (Gina)Tullock has been exploring the ways life becomes art for the past 28 years, beginning with her work as a middle school educator. Through her professional career, she has nurtured young people to give expression to their creativity through art, drama, and photography. Her pioneering work with students, when computers were first developing into a viable artistic medium, paved her own way to her current mode of artistic expression. Through combining photography, graphic art, and a fine artist’s eye for texture, color, and composition, Tullock creates photographic prints that take on the look and character of oil paintings. Her work blends both a photographic realism with an artistic interpretation, creating a medium that uniquely engages on both levels, leaving the viewer to experience a deeper truth behind what

meets the eye.

Tullock’s artwork includes images take around a little pond around her garden, bird life on Fort Loudon Lake, and along roads around the lake. For more information, visit

The exhibitions are on display at theEmporium Center, 100 S. Gay Street, in downtown Knoxville. Exhibition hours are Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, contact the Arts & Culture Alliance at (865) 523-7543, or visit the Web site

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