It’s not First Friday, but tonight (11/17/23) promises excitement downtown. Here is a link to the city’s events.
Ceramics Soul Collective will be introduced with a community celebration from 6-9 p.m. This inaugural exhibition of The Bottom’s newly formed Ceramics Soul Collective celebrates the following individuals’ actions: Jalynn Baker, Maggie Connolly, Jazzmine Curtis, Fitrah Hamid Golden, George Habeib, Alex Kellam, Ty Murray, Jeremy Myles, Eric Sherwood and Kifeney Walker. Over the last 18 months, Ceramics Soul Collective has gathered each week to make, explore creative expressions and grow the Knoxville Black Creative community through the ceramic art form. The very existence of this class is a testament to the power of individual and collective imagination to resist expectations, repair our ever-expanding souls and reclaim our creative voices. Read more about the artists at https://www.knoxalliance.com/thebottom/
Indelible Impressions: Before The Bottom’s celebration, enjoy the opening of Gallery 1010’s newest exhibition from 5-7 p.m. in Suite 113 of the Emporium. It’s a duo exhibition by Eliza and Katherine Frensley.
The Emporium is located at 100 S. Gay Street. It will be open Saturday, Nov. 18, from 10-1.
Suzanne Cada is deputy director of the Arts & Culture Alliance