July 1-29, 2016
Townsend Artisan Guild: A Sense of Community – Portrait of Small Towns and City Life
Opening reception: Friday, July 1, 5:00-9:00 PM
Exhibition hours are Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM and Thursdays, July 7, 14, 21 & 28, 6:30-9:30 PM. Please note, the Emporium will be closed on Monday, July 4, for the holiday.
The Townsend Artisan Guild will present the works of its artists depicting the theme “A Sense of Community: Portrait of Small Towns and City Life”. Fiber artists, painters, photographers, sculptors, and woodworkers will exhibit their representation of communities and the environments they consider home. Each individual values different aspects of community life and the surroundings that make each community unique, and each artist presents his own unique interpretation. The Guild, founded in 2007, brings working fine artists and fine crafts persons from East Tennessee together to promote education, exploration, awareness, and development of the arts. The group, through the individual participation of its members, strives to promote community interest in and appreciation of the arts through participation in events, demonstrations, classes, festivals, and workshops. The Guild operates a gallery and exhibit space at 7719 E. Lamar Alexander Parkway in Townsend for its members to display their work and increase their understanding of the business of selling their artwork. Membership is open to actively working artists, aspiring artists, and those supporting the arts. www.townsendartisanguild.org