Art Market features Knoxville artists

KNOXVILLE – Recent works by Inna Nasonova Knox and Mary Saylor, both of Knoxville, will be on display during the month of May 2015 at the Art Market Gallery. An opening reception for the featured artists will be held during Downtown Knoxville’s monthly First Friday Art Walk, beginning at 5:30 p.m. May 1. There will be complimentary refreshments and live music performed by “Poiesis”, with Kelvin Walters on the alto saxophone and Jeremy Wright on guitar.

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Inna Nasonova Knox was born in in Kazan Russia, and came to the United States in 2000. She now is a dual citizen. Knox creates her images with a vivid and rich use of color. Her work is on display at Art Market Gallery for May 2015. Photo submitted.

Mary Saylor has created art for as long as she can remember and grew up in a household with artistic parents. Born in Eastern Kentucky and raised in Columbus, Ohio, she earned a BFA from Ohio University and taught art in middle school for some time. A love and appreciation of all animals serves as her primary inspiration for these whimsical creatures which often are imbued with humor and warmth.

Owned and operated by 62 professional regional artists, the Art Market Gallery is located at 422 South Gay St. Hours are 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Tuesday through Thursday and Saturday; 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday; 1 to 5 p.m., Sunday. The gallery is wheelchair accessible, and parking in the abutting garage and on the street is free on weekends and after 6 p.m. weekdays. For more information, call 865-525-5265.