Friday, November 7, 6:30pm to 8:00pm!
Join us at River Gallery for our opening reception for our November exhibit: Self Reflection. This exhibit features artists David Kidd, Patrick Dougherty, and Jennifer Bowman. Artists will be present during the reception.
November Exhibit November 1-30
River Gallery's November exhibit peers into "the self" of our three exhibiting artists and their bodies of work. Whether the artists are preserving themselves in their pieces or relinquishing themselves to their pieces, they are coming about it the same way: process. Georgia artist David Kidd's mixed media paintings take on a life of their own through the building and exposing of layers which evolve unto themselves while he is left as a catalyst. Contrariwise, Kentucky ceramicist Patrick Dougherty creates functional ceramics that are a reflection of him; form is conceived by first throwing a piece on the wheel and then the self, spoken through paint, is applied not "on" the form but "of" the form. Kentucky mixed media painter Jennifer Bowman loses herself to her rhythmic process of veiling and recovering the moments of a piece, giving the painting a memory of its own. Join us at River Gallery on Friday, November 7 from 6:30-8pm for our Opening Reception.
Join us on November 8 for a mixed media demonstration with North Carolina artist, Barbara Bussolari, as she makes her one-of-a-kind Spirit Dolls.
***River Gallery will be closed Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 27.***
Join us at River Gallery on Friday, November 28 for our Artist Open House! Chattanooga jewelry artist, Katie Jones-Rogers, will be present for a trunk show with a wonderful new selection of pieces. Knoxville painter, Mike Berry, will also be here in the gallery demonstrating his versatile painting technique in which he uses pastels, acrylic and oil paints. Painter Scott Hill will have a BLOCK PARTY with at least 30 painter antique wood toy blocks to add to your holiday shopping!
Join us in the gallery between December 12-14 when we will have some brand new pieces by Jen Swearington, just in time for the holidays!
Jewelry artist, Victoria Lansford will be at River Gallery on Saturday, December 13 for a Holiday Trunk Show that you won't want to miss.
December Exhibit December 1-30
Our December exhibit "Two Footprints" features the work of Michigan artists Dorothy Jett-Carter and Rod Carter. Although married, their work distinctively expresses independence. Inspired by various cultures, textile designer, Dorothy Jett-Carter creates wearable art -- detailed hand-beading each piece with a strong ethnic influence. Both artists are inspired by their extensive travels. Using photography, Rod Carter captures a place and with his prose enhances each image. Carter calls his work "Photoliterature." Join us at River Gallery on Friday, December 5 from 6:30-8pm for our Opening Reception.