EVENTS

Envision Art Gallery
4050 Sutherland Ave
Knoxville, TN 37919
(865) 742-1882



       


"THE NATURE OF POWER"
Opening Reception for artist MARK H. CLINE, Friday, June 10th, 5-8PM
Meet the artist while enjoying live music, wine, beer, punch and refreshments.

MARK H. CLINE IS A MULTIPLE AWARD WINNING ARTIST FROM WEST VIRGINIA exhibiting for the first time in the Knoxville area.

Envision Art Gallery is pleased to introduce Mark to the Knoxville art scene with a solo exhibition of his latest work. Mark is a creative, innovative artist painting with oils on fabric. His topics are masculine, dramatic, humorous and slightly controversial. Ladies, bring the men in your life to this show as it is timed to be just before Father's Day.


"Winging It" by Mark H. Cline


"Blue" by Mark H. Cline


MARK CLINE
"Cross"
Oil paint and spray paint on fabric
AWARD OF EXCELLENCE


This award of excellence was a $2000 cash purchase award by the West Virginia commission on the Arts through funds appropriated by the West Virginia Legislature and presented to Mark Cline on November 8th, 2015 at the Tamarack gallery in West Virginia. This award was the latest among many that he has received over his career.

Click Here to download a copy of Mark's full resume.


PAST EVENTS

Jun 10th - Jul 8th

"FIND OURSELVES"
OPENING RECEPTION - Friday, April 22 from 5-8PM
SARAH MOORE - EXHIBITING FOR THE FIRST TIME IN KNOXVILLE

Envision Art Gallery is pleased to introduce emerging artist Sarah Moore during the opening reception of her solo exhibition. Meet this exciting new artist while enjoying refreshments, wine and live music.

Paintings in acrylic and drawings in mixed media on water color paper.

       


   


Sarah's Bio:

Appalachia-based painter and designer Sarah Moore was born near Atlanta, Georgia in 1987. She earned a Master of Architecture degree from Washington University in St. Louis in 2012, and was a Danforth Scholar for the duration of her study there—an honor which recognized personal integrity, selflessness, and a commitment to community. Sarah also holds a B.A. in Architecture from Clemson University, where she was an Abney Foundation Scholar from 2005-2009.

Since 2008, Sarah has traveled to 26 countries in Asia, Europe, the Middle East and North and South America, and has lived briefly in Spain, Argentina, India, Nepal, Thailand, and Israel. Through these trips, Sarah has sought to understand the commonalities that span cultures, like the delight of spending time with people and our innate need to connect to nature.

Sarah is also Communications and Marketing Manager for Active Living By Design, a nonprofit that creates healthier communities by making places more active through better sidewalks, greenways, and parks, and by bringing healthier foods to communities by launching farmers’ markets and community gardens. This work, along with her painting practice, is how Sarah continues her commitment to community and explores relationships between people and the natural environment.

Artist Statement

My work delves into community, the gathering of people, and a grounding in the natural environment. Although buoyant and vibrant, the paintings also evoke a sense of longing. The figures are captured in spans of stolen delight: a Sunday paper shared with a friend, a meal that lasts hours, an afternoon outside—simple, shared time that is often rare and fleeting.

I use photographs from my travels as references for the early stages of the work. Then I paint from memory, allowing inevitable inaccuracies to create scenes that simultaneously embellish and erase information. A sense of movement suggests ephemerality. Ground planes shift beneath figures that are weightlessly suspended in the moment, as if unbound by time, and the surroundings are deconstructed to the point of abstraction. Like memories, my paintings dart from detail to detail amidst a fluid, blurred, and unclear context. Unexpected objects, snatched from forgetting, find themselves nestled in the scenes like wayfinding tokens.

Anonymous figures and an intentional ambiguity of place invite viewers to insert themselves into the scenes. This creates an opportunity to explore commonalities between people regardless of their culture or country.

You can visit Sarah online at smoorestudio.com.

Apr 22nd - May 20th

Opening reception - Friday, Nov 20th from 5-8PM
Featuring Derrick Freemen - a well known, talented autistic artist. Prints will be on display for purchase along with his sought after original Christmas ornaments, Christmas cards and bookmarks.

About Derrick Freeman

Derrick Freeman is delighted to announce that he will be represented by Envision Art Gallery in Knoxville, Tennessee. Derrick's Christmas Series will be available during the gallery's "Art for the Holidays."

Over the years, Derrick has exhibited his art at the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center, the Tennessee Disability Mega Conference, the Art Fair of Madisonville, Very Special Arts (VSA) of Tennessee, Knoxville Museum of Art, East Tennessee Historical Society, Blount Mansion, Davis Art Studio, Beck Cultural Exchange Center and Wilbur N. Daniel African American Cultural Center at Austin Peay State University. In addition, Derrick’s art has been featured in several newspapers and magazines throughout Ten-nessee including: Knoxville City View Arts and Entertainment Issue, the Tennessee Disability Mega Conference Cover Book, the Break Ground Annual Arts Issue and the Knoxville News Sentinel.

Derrick has received several awards for his artwork and contributions to the Autism community. In 2009, he was the recipient of the Temple Grandin Award for outstanding contribution to family, community and self; he also received the Humanitarian of the Year Award and Outstanding Artist/Performer Award from the Arc of The Mid South. In 2011, he also was awarded the Clinton T. Walker Foundation Grant. In 2012, he was selected by Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett, to design an ornament for Governor Bill Haslam and Crissy Haslam, First Lady of Tennessee, annual celebration "Tennessee's Home for the Holidays." Derrick's work entitled "Reflections of the Sunsphere" was featured on the "Tennessee Counties Tree."

About "Our Place"

Our Place is an organization established to enhance the lives of individuals with disabilities through the arts. Founded in 2011 by Angela Freeman Hunter, “Our Place” provides workshops, trainings, and opportunities for youth and adults with disabilities to find their voices and express themselves through the medium of creativity. “Our Place” was birthed out of my first-hand experience as a mother of a young adult son who has Autism. Through the medium of visual art, Derrick has found his voice and his purpose is to replicate Derrick’s success, and to assist and support youth and adults as they find support and recognition in a community that values the unique perspectives and strengths of individuals with disabilities.


Derrick Freeman

   


Also oil paintings and prints
by
Inna Nasonova Knox  &     Kay List       

   


Nov 20th - Dec 19th
"Art for the Holidays"

Opening reception - Saturday, Sept 5th from 5-8PM
Featuring selected artist members of the Tennessee Art Association (TAA) of Knoxville
Featured artists for the show include 29 local artists making up 54 works of art.

Sept 5th - Sept 30th
"The Love of Art"