A1LabArts gallery hosts new exhibit

KNOXVILLE– The A1LabArts Gallery will open A Show of Hands, an exhibition of prints and photographs curated by Adam Finkelston and James Meara, on Friday, March 6, 2015 from 6 – 10 p.m.

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A Show of Hands exhibition is a part of the Southern Graphics Council International SPHERE conference and will be open at The Center for Creative Minds through March 28. Finkelston and Meara, co-editors of The Hand Magazine, will be in attendance at the exhibition’s reception on Thursday, March 19 from 6 – 9 p.m. at The Center for Creative Minds.

Since April 2013, The Hand Magazine has published hundreds of images from some of the most interesting contemporary artists working in reproduction­based media. The Hand is dedicated to the promotion of hand­made images that utilize techniques invented for and generally thought of as being mechanical in nature. In addition to exploring this paradox, The Hand seeks to unite the photographic and print communities and give a new audience to established practitioners of these arts. The Hand reaches out to established and emerging artists alike, in an effort to recognize the history of hand­made reproduction as well as the future.

A1LabArts is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization founded in 1995 by a group of local artists. It is dedicated to multi-disciplinary and experimental exploration of contemporary art issues in all media. The gallery is located at 23 Emory Place in Knoxville.