Holiday Bazaar and Bake event is Oct 7-9

SEYMOUR, TN – Looking for a great place to get some early shopping done? A Holiday Bazaar and Bake Sale will be held October 7, 8, and 9, 2016 from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. (Sunday until noon) at Holy Family Catholic Church, 307 Black Oak Ridge Road, in Seymour.

“We have something for everyone on your shopping list at our annual event,” says Marie Kruzel, who is organizing the event along with a women’s group known as The Crafty Ladies. Kruzel is the artist/crafts guild president this year.

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Guests to the Holiday Bazaar and Bake Sale at Holy Family Catholich Church (October 7-9, 2016) will enjoy shopping for beautiful handmade arts and crafts such as this vintage necklace (above) or hand-turned wood Christmas tree ornaments (below) as well as home baked cookies, breads, cakes, and pies. Photo by Celebrate Knoxville.

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“We’ll have jewelry and artwork, vintage items such as purses, plus a children’s corner with gifts for kids,” Kruzel said.

Raffle tickets for winning a handmade quilt and vintage Victorian style doll house will be offered during the event. You do not have to be present to win.

Kruzel said that Sunday’s bazaar at the end of the weekend also includes free coffee and chicken salad croissants for attendees.

All proceeds for the event go towards reducing the mortgage debt on parish property.

For more information, or to purchase tickets for the raffle, call 865-712-8252.


Copper Additions at Art Market

First Edition: Copper Additions by mixed-media artist Lynnda Tenpenny and copper jeweler Kathy Bradley, will be on display at Knoxville’s Art Market Gallery for the month of August 2014. An opening reception for this featured exhibition will be held from 5:30 to 9 p.m. August 1, during Downtown Knoxville’s monthly First Friday Art Walk.

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Copper necklace by Knoxville artist Kathy Bradley. Photo courtesy the artist.

“We were already mutual admirers of each other’s work,” says Tenpenny. “When I approached Kathy with my idea, she was immediately receptive to the notion, and said I should come to her studio and ‘show’ her. “When we met in each other’s creative space, a little magic ensued. Ideas were popping, heads were spinning, creative energy was flowing, and we only wished that time would stand still so we could work on all the possibilities.”

“Collaborating with a fellow artist like Lynnda is a great experience, “says Bradley, “and combining these two elements (paper and metal) was really fascinating. I have worked in a wide variety of styles and media during my art career, so this was really interesting and fun.”

Lynnda Tenpenny, an award-winning mixed media artist, presents a new body of work based on her love of layers and patterns, but focusing on the addition of metallics. Bradley, who already is an accomplished craftsperson in several media, is using some of Tenpenny’s papers in jewelry making, and the two swap not only ideas, but texture and pattern-making tools.

Owned and operated by about 60 professional regional artists, the Art Market Gallery, at 422 South Gay St., is a few doors from Mast General Store and next to Downtown Grill & Brewery. Hours are 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday; 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday; 1 to 5 p.m., Sunday. 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.