Wood works from Slovenia on display

The Arts & Culture Alliance presents a new exhibition of traditional woodenware from Slovenia presented by the Ribnica Handicraft Centre with support from the Embassy of the Republic of Slovenia in Washington, DC and the Slovene Consulate in Knoxville.

The exhibition of bowls, buckets, spoons, sieves, and other objects will be displayed in the Balcony gallery of the Emporium Center in downtown Knoxville from November 6-25, 2015. The opening reception on Friday, November 6, is free and open to the public from 5:00-9:00 PM with complimentary hors d’oeuvres.

The Ribnica Valley lies in the southeast of the middle-European country of Slovenia. Wooden utensils and pottery have been the major products of Ribnica for perhaps 1,000 years thanks to the area’s abundant forest and clay resources.

Emporium Gallery hours are Monday-Friday 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM and special hours November 6-8.

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

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This sample of woodenware items is made in the tradition of Ribnica Valley. Works will be displayed in the Balcony gallery of the Emporium Center in downtown Knoxville from November 6-25, 2015.  Photo submitted.