Calling local artists for MLK exhibit

Suzanne CadaDowntown, Our Town Arts

The Arts & Culture Alliance and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Commission are pleased to present the seventh annual Gallery of Arts Tribute, developed to recognize local artists and honor the life and times of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Approximately 40-50 fine art works of all media will be selected for display in the main lower gallery of the Emporium Center from Jan. 7-29 with a First Friday reception on Jan. 7, 5-9 p.m.

The exhibition seeks to feature works by artists living within 50 miles of Knoxville. Artwork should provide:

  • A reflection of the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.; or
  • A response to the themes of unity, community, love, reconciliation, social justice and civil rights.

Entries must be original and completed within the last five years in: 2-D (painting, drawing, mixed media, printmaking, photography) and 3-D (sculpture of all media). The maximum allowed size is 60-inches x 60-inches in any direction including frame or stand. There is no entry fee.

A submission form can be filled out in advance here. Bring work to the Emporium on Monday, Jan. 3, between 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

For info on other local events, contact the Arts & Culture Alliance.

Suzanne Cada is deputy director of the Arts & Culture Alliance.

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