Sunday, December 7, 2008

Gallery Goings

Lots of gallery openings this month. On Thursday night a friend and I attended a reception at Hanover Gallery in Riverview. About eight artists are represented, one of them the owner. Most have a very contemporary style with bright colors and simple compositions. The gallery is in what used to be a residential section in a converted garage. The owners have done a great job with hanging panels and display lights.

I went by two Friday night, In Town Gallery and Tanner Hill Gallery. Very different shows. In Town is an artist co-op where I was a member for twelve years. Approximately thirty artists are members now with paintings, sculpture, jewelry, and photographs. The reception was well attended for a cold night in town! In Town is on Frazier Avenue, north of the river. This section of town has been on the upswing with new businesses, condos, and parking garages.

Tanner Hill Gallery is located on the first floor of an old Saddlery building. The building now houses artists' studios upstairs, a photography studio, a yarn shop, the Arts and Education office, and other offices. I love to see the old buildings being restored for other uses. This show had about six or seven artists' works.

Now it's your turn! I have a landscape painting in this show:

You are invited to the Opening Reception of the Tennessee Watercolor Society Region III Exhibition this Sunday, December 14, 4:00 - 6:00 pm, at the North River Civic Center, 1009 Executive Drive, Hixson, Tennessee. On display are works by 27 artists.
The North River Civic Center is located behind Northgate Mall. You turn by the post office. If you need further directions: 423-870-8924. They are open daily. Admission is free. The exhibit continues until February 28, 2009.

Warm your heart- Look at art!
Durinda

2 comments:

vickiandrandyrossart said...

Hey D!

congrats on your painting in the show. I'd be there if'n I wern't 15 hours away!

Wish we had more galleries around here...although with the new 'international' art gallery, Crystal Bridges, opening sometime late 2009, galleries will soon come.

keep on bloggin', I enjoy yours.

vicki

Durinda Cheek said...

Thanks, Vicki, I enjoy reading your blog as well. I know you are excited about the new gallery/museum opening there. I agree with you, it will bring more art galleries to the area. It is fun to see the different types of art and the different approaches to marketing that the galleries have.
Let's plan to get together in '09 to paint and talk shop!
D