International artist and UT alumnus Justin Randolph Thompson will debut his project “The Pits,” a sculptural installation and jazz performance, Friday. The opening reception will be from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m., October 7, at the University of Tennessee Downtown Gallery, 106 S. Gay Street. It will be part of First Friday festivities. The exhibit will be on display through October 29.
School of Art News
Examples of abstract art and the everyday items that can inspire artists are the focus of this week’s College of Arts and Sciences Pregame Showcase. The showcase, titled “An Exploration of Humanity Through Abstract Painting,” will be led by School of Art associate professor Jered Sprecher.
To art professor Baldwin Lee, the place known as Ground Zero was always just “home.” In the aftermath of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, Lee returned to the area to chronicle the destruction, as well as the reaction of people who had come to see Ground Zero and pay their respects to those who died there. His photo montages have been displayed in the Knoxville Museum of Art.
The 83rd annual Honolulu Printmaker’s Exhibit is now open to the public now through March 18. Juror Koichi Yamamoto, a UT Knoxville art professor, spoke with Honolulu TV station KGMB about the 135 pieces chosen for the show.
This News Sentinel article explores a new free iPhone app developed by UT researcher Eric Ogle and associate professor of art Sarah Lowe, in collaboration with three local nonprofit organizations. Called the Beck Tour app, the mobile phone application features 14 historically and culturally significant sites in and around downtown Knoxville.
Downtown Knoxville’s economy may see a boost thanks to a free iPhone application developed by UT researchers in collaboration with three local nonprofit organizations. Called the Beck Tour app, the mobile phone application features 14 historically and culturally significant sites in and around downtown Knoxville.
The Printmaking programs from UT Knoxville and Ohio University will meet in Knoxville for a three-day collaborative project this weekend. The participants will work in six collaborative teams to interpret the theme “We Have a Dream,” in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
UT Knoxville’s interdisciplinary Living Light project now has the support of the nation’s largest public power company. The Tennessee Valley Authority is teaming up with Living Light and other partners in a joint research effort to improve energy efficiency and renewable energy in residential homes.
UT Knoxville alumnus Robert Hobbs has curated dozens of exhibitions around the globe. This week, he’s visiting UT Knoxville for a lecture at the School of Art. The free lecture will begin at 7 p.m., Thursday Oct. 28, in Art and Architecture Building room 109.
Two UT Knoxville School of Art alumni visited the campus for a lecture and exhibit opening on Thursday, Sept. 16. Bill FitzGibbons and Creighton Michael, both accomplished artists, launched the Filament exhibit which will run through Oct. 31 in the Ewing Gallery, housed in the campus Art and Architecture building.