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Christmas Connection 2018 Application

ChristmasConnection 2018

 

The Christmas Connection is a very well established cultural event in Kingsport, hosting some of the region’s best craft artists. This favorite holiday staple is looked forward to year after year! In 2018, this will be the 39th consecutive year serving the artists and the community! The Civic Auditorium will host artistic creations in various media, just in time for Christmas gift shopping. **Due to elections taking place at the Civic Auditorium on the first weekend of November, this year’s Christmas Connection will take place on the 2nd full weekend, November 9, 10, 11, 2018.**

Location: Kingsport Civic Auditorium

Sponsored by: City of Kingsport, Office of Cultural Arts (423) 392-8414

Website: www.EngageKingsport.com or www.KingsportTN.gov

Email: ChristmasConnection@KingsportTN.gov

Admission: Admission to this fun-filled, shopping event is FREE and open to the public!

Applications: July 1 – DEADLINE for applications & photos. No cost to apply!  Acceptance is by invitation only. All applications are reviewed by a selection committee, taking various factors into consideration in order to create a high quality, attractive show having a good mix of artistic and crafting creations. There will be a limited number of exhibitions for each category or media.  Application packet will be available April 6th 2018!  Click Here to download the application packet!  

Bureau basket class with Joy Smith

Shaker Bureau Basket class with master weaver Joy Smith

Bureau basket class with Joy Smith

Are you ready to make a Shaker Bureau Basket?

Join us on Saturday, March 10th from 9:30 to 5:00 pm

Master Weaver Joy Smith will be teaching a fun class on how to create the Small Shaker Bureau Basket.
The BUREAU is one of a set of baskets made by the shakers called the knife series. Dimensions of completed basket: 7in x 4in x 2 1/2in. You will be weaving with black ash over a wooden mold.  Join us on Saturday, March 10th from 9:30 am-5:00 pm at the Kingsport Carousel Carving Studio, 2nd floor, 350 Clinchfield Street {the tower}. Price includes all supplies. To reserve your spot click here

Events

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.

Bureau Basket

Master weaver Joy Smith is teaching a Bureau Basket class!

Bureau Basket

Master Weaver Joy Smith will be teaching a fun class on how to create the Small Shaker Bureau Basket.

The BUREAU is one of a set of baskets made by the shakers called the knife series. Dimensions of completed basket: 7in x 4in x 2 1/2in. On Saturday, March 10th from 9:30 am to 5:00 pm you will be weaving with black ash over a wooden mold at the Kingsport Carousel Carving Studio, 2nd floor, 350 Clinchfield Street {the tower}. Price includes all supplies. To purchase tickets click here or call 423-392-8414