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Wine and Art After Dark-Dennis Greenwell a

Wine and Art after Dark : Nashville artist Dennis Greenwell hosted at the Model City Event Center

Join us for an evening of art and wine as we host the critically acclaimed Nashville artist Dennis Greenwell and his newest work “Tragic Disclosures” along with art from the local Fringe Art Group of Tricities.

“Witnessing the treatment of LGBT youth in our society has compelled me to create art to confront the situation,” Greenwell said. “For these young people living a life of genuine self should be a basic human right.” “Tragic Disclosures: Proclaiming Quotes of Desperation” incorporate powerful statements on mixed media paintings as well as installation, photographs and video work.

To combine the last written words of a teen who took their life with art representing their emotion puts into perspective the real humanity of the situation. It starts a conversation of how can we reach out and show compassion and love for these kids.

The gallery will open at 7pm with artist Dennis Greenwell opening his exhibit and he will be available for discussion. 20 various other artists will also be on hand with their works. Wine and Hors d’oeuvres will be provided. Open till 11pm. No charge to attend. Please RSVP to help us plan catering.

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Its time for the Kingsport Carousel’s birthday party & Fun Fest party

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The Kingsport Carousel is turning 3!!!

You are invited to help us celebrate on July 7th from 10 am -1 pm at the Kingsport Farmers Market and Kingsport Carousel.  There will be FREE Carousel Rides, rock painting, music, games, Kona Ice, plein air paining, Joe P signing his book and more!  We hope to see you there!

Come listen to the “stand-up chameleon” Jackson Gillman

For over thirty years Jackson Gillman has performed throughout the country, with a repertoire of stories that sparkle with energy, wit and warm-hearted honesty about his perceptions of life. He’s been dubbed the “stand-up chameleon” for his quick-change characterizations, physical comedy, and treasure trove of voices.
Gillman’s performances are seasoned with song, dance, mime, and sign language, and infused with an underlying foundation of hope and spirit.

“Gillman is a masterly storyteller. Everything about him – his body, his voice, his choice of movements – has a breathtaking economy that lets the simplicity of the story speak for itself. ” –Christian Science Monitor

Ticket Prices: Adult $12 Senior $11
Time: 2 PM – 3 PM Daily Tuesday – Saturday

Celebrate the glorious and gut-wrenching lives of four generations of Carpenters told by Regi Carpenter

Regi Carpenter’s tales celebrate the glorious and gut-wrenching lives of four generations of Carpenters raised on the Saint Lawrence River. Tales of underwater tea parties, drowning lessons and drives to the dump give voice to multi-generations of family life in a small river town with an undercurrent. Carpenter is a recipient of the J.J. Reneaux Emerging Artist Award, a Leonard Bernstein Teaching Fellowship Award, and the Parent’s Choice Gold Award.

“I am thoroughly charmed by how seamlessly she weaves the threads of genuine reflection, baby boomer sensibilities and whimsical song. In a word, captivating.” – Director, Cape Girardeau Storytelling Festival

Ticket Prices: Adult $12 Senior $11
Time: 2 PM – 3 PM Daily Tuesday – Saturday

Composition, Design and Lighting with Allison Parker

Composition, Design & Lighting

Gain confidence and add impact to your work through composition and value studies with Allison Parker

All ages welcome

In this class we will slow down from ‘going at it’ with the paintbrush to ask ourselves the difference between an accurate painting from an inspiring work of art. The exercises are a combination of illustration ideas from the Savannah College of Art and Fine Art Studies from the Grand Central Atelier.

OBJECTIVE:  We will examine compositional strategies used in illustration, landscape painting, figure painting, and abstract works of art.  Students will keep a sketchbook with thumbnail examples of each of the traditional compositional devices, such as the golden ratio, s-curve, asymmetrical X, and rule of thirds.  We will note how these strategies can be seen in both academic and contemporary works of art.

PROCESS: We will examine and sketch works of art old and new from a variety of styles to understand how different artists use these strategies to their benefit. Studies will include thumbnail (pencil/line), tonal value studies  (charcoal) and color poster studies (can be done in oils, watercolor, pencil, or acrylics). This class is open to the community.  KAG membership is not required

 

Date: Four Saturdays,  June 9-30th

Where: Kingsport Renaissance Center, 1200 E. Center St, Kingsport, Rm: 313

Time: 10:am – 1pm

Cost: $140.00

Instructor: Allison Parker

Please e-mail the instructor to reserve your spot at: aparkerart@gmail.com

Please mail payment to:
A. Parker
207 West Locust St #3
Johnson City, Tn 37604

or pay online at: www.kingsportartguild.com

 

Allison Parker is a graduate of the Savannah College of Art and Design in Georgia and the Grand Central Atelier in New York City. She teaches classical drawing and painting for all ages in the Tri-Cities. View her work online at www.allisonparker.net

Peter Cook: Teller-In-Residence

Peter Cook is an internationally renowned deaf performing artist whose work incorporates American Sign Language, pantomime, storytelling, acting and movement. Cook has presented his work both nationally and internationally, including at the Kennedy Center, the National Book Festival and in Sweden, Norway, Denmark and Japan. He has also appeared on PBS and traveled extensively with Flying Words Project to promote ASL literature. Cook teaches at Columbia College, where he received an Excellence in Teaching award. He calls Chicago home, where his favorite audience is still his son.

“Cook incorporates … the most elastic facial maneuvers this side of Robin Williams.” – LA Weekly

Ticket Prices: Adult $12 Senior $11
Time: 2 PM – 3 PM Daily Tuesday – Saturday

Come listen to Jennifer Munro: Teller-In-Residence

Born in a small English village where children were seen, but never heard, Jennifer learned the important arts of listening and watching. Her keen observations of life have translated into a repertoire of personal stories that resonate with the frailty and resilience of the human experience. Populated with memorable characters that spring vividly to life, her carefully crafted tales, delivered with a masterful sense of timing, take the listener on a roller coaster ride of emotions that elicit both laughter and tears. Her performance venues include the Alabama Tale Tellin’ Festival, the Nebraska Storytelling Festival, and the Illinois Storytelling Festival.

“The highlight of the entire morning was listening to your story. I sat back in my seat mesmerized by your every word. You captivated every person in that room.” – Madison School District, CT

Ticket Prices: Adult $12 Senior $11
Time: 2 PM – 3 PM Daily Tuesday – Saturday

International Storytelling Center Presents Elizabeth Ellis: Teller-In-Residence

Designated an American Masterpiece Touring Artist by the NEA, Elizabeth Ellis grew up in the Appalachian Mountains hearing stories from her grandfather, a mountain minister. Ellis is a versatile, riveting teller of Appalachian and Texas tales and stories of heroic American women as well as poignant and hilarious personal stories, told Southern style. An award-winning author, she is a recipient of the John Henry Faulk award from the Tejas Storytelling Association, and the NSN ORACLE Circle of Excellence and Lifetime Achievement awards.

“A breathtaking performance to witness. Her timing impeccable. Her delivery effortless and casual. Her impact extraordinary.” – Ann Arbor Observer

Ticket Prices: Adult $12 Senior $11
Time: 2 PM – 3 PM Daily Tuesday – Saturday

Come see Alton Chung: Teller-In-Residence at the International Storytelling Center

Alton Chung performs internationally, sharing stories and legends from Hawaii and spreading aloha. He tells stories from the Hawaiian Monarchy and the Plantation Days as well as Asian folktales from all around the Pacific Rim. He also shares stories of the Japanese American Experience of WWII. Chung has performed at the Congress of Asian Storytellers in Singapore, the International Gimistory Storytelling Festival in the Cayman Islands and the Bay Area Storytelling Festival, among others. He was awarded the first J.J. Reneaux Emerging Artist award by the National Storytelling Network.

“Chung was captivating with his facial expressions and acting skills, as he switched alter-egos … No one missed a word.” – Honolulu

WeeklyTicket Prices: Adult $12 Senior $11
Time: 2 PM – 3 PM Daily Tuesday – Saturday

Jerron “Blind Boy” Paxton live at the International Storytelling Center

Although only in his twenties, Jerron “Blind Boy” Paxton has earned a reputation for transporting audiences back to the 1920’s and making them wish they could stay there for good. An amazing multi-instrumentalist, his ability to transform traditional jazz, blues, folk, and country into the here and now – coupled with his humor and storytelling – makes for a uniquely engaging performance. Paxton was nominated this year for the International Folk Music Artist of the Year.

“Paxton seems to effortlessly embody the spirit of early music including ragtime, ‘20s jazz and Dust Bowl-era blues, delivering them through a dizzying display of virtuosity on guitar, piano, banjo, and fiddle.” – Living Blues

Ticket Prices: Adult $12 Senior $11
Time: 2 PM – 3 PM Daily Tuesday – Saturday