KNOXVILLE – Recent works by painter Nelson Ziegler and jewelers of the Art Market Gallery will be featured during the month of November, 2015. In addition, fine crafts by members juried in this year to the 33-year-old cooperative will be on display in the front part of the gallery, at 422 S. Gay St.
An opening reception for both shows will begin at 5:30 p.m., Nov. 6, during Downtown Knoxville’s monthly First Friday Art Walk, with complimentary refreshments and country music performed by Robert Heck on guitar accompanied by box drum/canon base.
Featured artist Nelson Ziegler, of Sevierville, paints in oils and watercolors. His award-winning works have been honored in many notable national juried exhibitions, among them the National Arts Club, Salmagundi Club, and the Copley Society, and are in private and corporate collections throughout the United States.
The member jewelry artists featured are Roger Kroll, Jennifer Lindsay and Kathy Bradley, all of Knoxville; Kathy Seely of Oliver Springs; and Sissy Caldwell of Maryville. They use various techniques, working with fine metals, semiprecious stones, beads – many hand-made, and other items to create one-of-a-kind pieces to wear.
The new members for 2015 are Johnny Glass of Rockford and Jon Richey of Knoxville for glass art; Phil Monroe of Loudon for metal sculpture; and Knoxville residents Jeannie Grivetti for gourd art, Julia A. Malia for fiber wear and Nancy Rowland-Engle for jewelry.
These exhibits will run Tuesday Nov. 3 through Sunday, Nov. 29.
Owned and operated by 65 professional regional artists, the Art Market Gallery, at 422 South Gay St., is a few doors away from Mast General Store and next to Downtown Grill & Brewery. Hours are 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday and Saturday; 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday; 1 to 6 p.m. Sunday; and during November and December, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday.
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.