SGC exhibits at Emporium

The Arts & Culture Alliance proudly announces four unique exhibitions by SGC International. In the main gallery, the 2015-2018 Southern Graphic Council International Member’s Traveling Exhibition features an array of 51 original prints, created by SGC International members from around the world.

Juried by artist, distinguished professor, and 2015 SGCI Printmaker Emerita Award Recipient Ruth Weisberg, the work selected for the exhibit will travel though the United States for three years. Artists include Beauvais Lyons and Koichi Yamamoto (print featured below), School of Art faculty at the University of Tennessee.

Koichi Yamamoto
Knoxville Collects Yee-Haw will feature letterpress prints from Yee-Haw Industries collected by the people of Knoxville. The exhibition seeks to celebrate the legacy of Yee-Haw Industries and its significance for people living in East Tennessee. Organized by B.J. Alumbaugh, MFA student in Studio Art (printmaking) at the University of Tennessee, the exhibition will include text panels for each print with a short paragraph by the owner about why the work is of significance for them. Works will be on display in the Balcony gallery.

Approximate Exactitude: The Diagram and the Book will feature a selection of original artist books by fourteen artists in the display case. The books in this show celebrate, occasionally spoof, and often times elevate the significance of the diagram as an element of the book. The exhibition is curated by Sarah Smith, the Special Instructor/Manager of the Book Arts Workshop at Dartmouth College in Hanover, NH.

Prints by UTK Faculty will present selected prints by University of Tennessee, School of Art faculty members Koichi Yamamoto, Althea Murphy Price, and Beauvais Lyons on the North Wall of the gallery. The three participating artists in this exhibit are also hosts of the 2015 Southern Graphics Council International Conference held March 18-21 in Knoxville.

The exhibitions will be on display at the Emporium Center, 100 S Gay Street, in downtown Knoxville from March 6-29, 2015. A public reception will take place on Friday, March 6, from 5:00-9:00 PM. The First Friday reception also features a Jazz Jam Session hosted by Vance Thompson and Friends from 7:00-9:00 PM in the Black Box Theatre.

Gallery hours for the SGC International exhibitions are Monday-Friday 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM and Saturday 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM.

For more information, please contact the Arts & Culture Alliance at (865) 523-7543.