Art Market features new works

KNOXVILLE, TN – Recent works by ceramic artist Patricia Herzog and Artist Diana Dee Sakar will be on display through June 26, 2016 at the Art Market Gallery. An opening reception for the featured artists will begin at 5:30 p.m., June 3; with complimentary refreshments and music performed by Robert Heck.

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“Angel Sainte Chapelle” by Sandra Abraham. Image courtesy the artist.

Sandra Abraham – Sandra’s paintings are images of places that she has visited during her travels including the United Kingdom, France, Italy, Spain, Greece, the Mediterranean, Bermuda, Florida, Maine, Eastern Canada, and the Southwest.

“Some of my work is painted plein air, but most of the images are first composed with my camera. Later in my studio the photographs are used to create intimate glimpses of a place that caught my eye,” says Abraham. She uses pastels that she occasionally combines with water media or oil paint. Influenced by Impressionism, she likes to explore the play of color and light within the landscapes of her paintings. In addition to pastels or oil paint, her work has turned to acrylic, gouache, collage or making painterly monoprints.

Elaine Fronczak – The Felt Elf – After retiring from a 40 year career as a clinical pharmacist Elaine followed in the creative footsteps of her family. Having spent much of her childhood in her grandmother’s sewing room where she was drawn in by fibers she naturally turned to a fiber medium. Below: Felt Bowl by Elaine Fronczak. Image courtesy the artist.

Elaine Fronzcak's felt bowl

In 2008 Elaine attended a workshop at Arrowmont where she learned to wet felt. Here she realized that wool, silk and other natural materials could be manipulated into three-dimensional creations in the color and shape of her choosing. Thus she began her current pursuit in the world of fiber.

“I am inspired by the colors of nature and the simplicity and functionality of pieces created by mid-century artists and designers. Using natural renewable materials and repurposed items allow me to create simple objects that bring beauty and comfort to the eye.”

The Art Market Gallery is a unique gallery in Knoxville because it is owned and operated by more than 60 of the best professional artists in our regional area. It is located at 422 South Gay St. and is conveniently located just a few doors away from Mast General Store and next to Downtown Grill and Brewery.  Hours are 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday and Saturday; 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday; and 1 to 6 p.m. Sunday. The gallery is wheelchair accessible. Parking is in the abutting garage and on the street and is free on weekends and after 6 p.m. weekdays. For more information call 865-525- 5265.