KNOXVILLE – The Art Market Gallery of Knoxville will feature an exhibit of recent works by two members, jeweler Kristine Taylor of Knoxville and photographer Ronald Sullivan of Oak Ridge.
After graduating from the University of Tennessee with a degree in cell biology, Kristine Taylor’s hobby of designing and making jewelry became her business. Creating with polymer clay lets her control the shapes, texture and colors of her one-of-a-kind and limited-edition pieces. Kristine’s jewelry art has evolved into a contemporary look inspired by the ethnic cultures she grew up around in California and the beautiful natural colors of East Tennessee.
In graduate school at Northern Illinois University, Ron Sullivan studied the poetry and printmaking of the 18th and 19th centuries, and quickly made a practical and artistic connection between them and photography. Add to that a rich fund of subject matter, concepts and philosophies gleaned from the last decade of international business travel. All are reflected in his cityscape images and collages, often as a series of stories or sequences.
A First Friday opening reception for the exhibit is planned for 5:30 to 9 p.m., Friday, March 1, with complimentary refreshments and live music by Crispy Williams, who performs acoustic, folk and blues on guitar and banjo.
Member owned and operated by more than 60 regional artists, the Art Market Gallery is located at 422 South Gay St., next to the Downtown Grill & Brewery, and a few doors down from Mast General Store. Hours are 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Saturday, and 1 to 5 p.m., Sunday. The gallery is handicapped accessible. For more information, call 865-525-5265, visit artmarketgallery.net, or Facebook.com/Art.Market.Gallery.