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Art Market Gallery’s August Featured Artists Exhibit

Works by watercolor artist Kate McCullough and glass artist Johnny Glass are on display August 1-28 at the Art Market Gallery. An opening reception is on August 5 at 5:30 pm, with complimentary refreshments and music performed by Patrick Mulligan.

Kate McCullough

Kate first studied art at Villa Maria College and SUNY in Buffalo, NY, before switching to interior design, which was her career until 2008. The fine art bug struck again in 2002 when she decided to pick up a brush again. Kate took courses at the University of Tennessee and workshops with John Salminen, Sue Archer, Linda Kemp, Linda Baker, Paul Jackson, Don Lake, Don Andrews, and Keiko Tanabe.

“I look at life as through a prism of shapes and colors and see the beauty I hadn’t seen before,” said Kate. “The world of painting is a magical place where the looking glass is only limited by my imagination. The goal for my art is to not only reach that deeper place, but to offer something to the viewer that could reach a place in them that has meaning as well.”

This exhibit features scenes from around Knoxville, mostly from the downtown area. Her focus is to present these locations as either a place one may not often notice or familiar scenes presented just a little differently.

Johnny Glass

A Knoxville native, Johnny began his glass career and training in Los Angeles, where he was introduced to glass at Santa Monica College. In 2010, he started Glass by Glass LLC on the west coast, and in 2013, he expanded his market and returned to Knoxville to open Glass by Glass’s east coast mobile hot shop and to finish his education.  He spent three years at Tennessee Technological University’s Appalachian Center for Crafts, studying under world famous glassblower and teacher, Curtis Brock. He recently graduated from TTU with honors and a BFA in Glass.

Glass by Glass brings a new awareness and social practice to the art of glass blowing. Johnny has designed his own studio equipment to be completely mobile, and live glassblowing demonstrations take place at many art museums and craft festivals.

Who, What, Where

Also happening this month is their new contest, “Who, What, Where.”  Stop by and take a guess on “Who, What, Where!”

Art Market Gallery

422 S. Gay Street

Knoxville, TN 37902


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