Knoxville) – The Arts & Culture Alliance is pleased to present a new exhibition of mixed media works by local artist Diana Rogers entitled “A Day in the Life: Observations & Obsessions”, opening Friday, August 5, at 5:00 PM on the north side of the Balcony at the Emporium Center. The exhibition is essentially a public diary of current events, popular culture, and personal nostalgia that have served as sources of inspiration to Rogers, whose nearly 30 works will include watercolor, acrylic, pencil, and India ink. “In much the same way that a Facebook user posts status updates to a profile to create a personal news feed, the pieces in this exhibition became a way for me to document my day-to-day life and catalog my personal interests,” says Rogers. “Social media influenced both my choice of subject matter and the manner in which I presented the work.”
Knoxville native Diana Rogers is a graduate of Mars Hill College in North Carolina and holds a BA in Studio Art and English. In addition, she has furthered her studies in a variety of subjects, including drawing, photography and printmaking at Penland School of Crafts, Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, and Shakerag. Rogers operates a shop on Etsy.com where she sells small prints, paper goods, and the occasional piece of original art. She also maintains a blog where she chronicles her artistic endeavors, baking exploits, gardening misadventures, and keeps track of the movies and television shows she watches. Locally, Rogers has exhibited at Tomato Head, Bliss Home, Marble Slab Creamery, and The Birdhouse. For more information on Diana Rogers, visit her web site at www.howlwithme.com.
“A Day in the Life: Observations & Obsessions” will be displayed in the Balcony at the Emporium Center, 100 S. Gay Street, from August 5-26, 2011. An opening reception will take place as part of First Friday activities on August 5 from 5:00-9:00 PM with complimentary hors d’oeuvres. Gallery hours are Monday-Friday 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM with additional hours on Saturday, August 6, from 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM. For more information, please contact the Arts & Culture Alliance at (865) 523-7543 or visitwww.knoxalliance.com.