Emporium features new art

The Arts & Culture Alliance is pleased to present five new exhibitions at the Emporium Center in downtown Knoxville from September 2-30, 2016. A public reception will take place on Friday, September 2, from 5:00-9:00 PM to which the public is invited to meet the artists and view the artwork. Most of the works are for sale and may be purchased through the close of the exhibition.

The First Friday reception also features Pasion Flamenca from 6:00-6:30 PM and a Jazz Jam with Vance Thompson’s Friends from 7:00-9:00 PM in the Black Box. Complimentary hors d’oeuvres will be available, and chocolate fondue will be provided by the Melting Pot of Knoxville.

Stephen Reid Carcello: Slot Machine
In the downstairs gallery


Stephen Carcello graduated from the University of Tennessee-Knoxville in 2009 with a degree in Studio Art and in 2013 from the University of Arizona with a Masters in Visual Communication and Design. His passion is illustrated anthropology. Through this exhibition, he seeks to present a series of work that helps elevate the coloring page so as to favor display on the mantle over display on the fridge. He scales up the coloring page and shows a universally-recognized source material. Image submitted.

“The works I present are also meant to contrast the modern mobile app and coloring for therapy purposes,” says Carcello. “I want to point out two concurrent, but seemingly opposing trends: the rise in popularity of coloring books and the rise of the mobile app modeled after video slot machines.”

Other artists featured in the upcoming exhibition include “We The People” by Antuco Chicaiza; Projects by Emily Taylor; Anthony Donaldson: A Time of Recent Creativity; and “Cosmic Order” by Eurichea Showalter Subagh Ball.

The exhibitions are on display at the Emporium Center, 100 S. Gay Street, in downtown Knoxville. Exhibition hours are Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM with additional hours on Tuesday, September 13, 6:30-9:30 PM for a jazz jam in the Black Box with Vance Thompson/Keith Brown Duo. Please note, the Emporium will be closed on Monday, September 5, for the holiday.

For more information, please contact the Arts & Culture Alliance at (865) 523-7543, or visit the Web site at www.knoxalliance.com.

The Arts & Culture Alliance serves and supports a diverse community of artists, arts organizations, and cultural institutions. The Alliance receives financial support from the Tennessee Arts Commission, the City of Knoxville, and First Tennessee Foundation.