Tri-Star Arts / 4450 Candora Ave., Candoro Marble Building December 1, 2023 - January 15, 2024

Gabrielle Barnhart

Tri-Star Arts is pleased to present the next exhibition in their Golden Chain Gallery project space located at the historic Candoro Marble Building. Hop: Multiplicity in Motion by Gabrielle Barnhart (Knoxville, TN) opens Friday, December 1, 2023 and will run through Saturday, January 15, 2024. This show is located within the unique architectural space of a narrow wooden stairwell.

An opening reception will be held on Friday, December 1, 2023 from 5:00—8:00 pm (artist in attendance). The address is 4450 Candora Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37920 and admission is always free of charge.

Gabrielle Barnhart is a Knoxville based printmaker with a BFA from the University of Tennessee. Inspired by botany, Gabrielle’s work often combines abstract and botanical elements to create vibrant motifs. Her work seeks to engage others in meaningful conversations about our environment and ultimately inspire action. While not in her studio, you can find Gabrielle tending to her beehives. In 2021, Gabrielle alongside Kate Turnbull, opened West Fifth Studios - an artists space in historic downtown Knoxville with the mission of creating community among artists and engaging Knoxville through shows, events, and classes.

Tri-Star Arts exhibitions are open to the public regularly from Tuesday through Saturday, 11:00 am until 5:00 pm, alongside iconic spaces within the Candoro Marble Building (located in the Vestal neighborhood of Knoxville).

Tri-Star Arts is based at the Candoro Marble Building with its main office, gallery space, and artist studios. Their gallery features exhibitions with a local, state-wide, and national focus on contemporary visual art.

Constructed in 1923, the Candoro Marble Building originally served as the offices and showroom for the Candoro Marble Company. It showcases a Charles Barber-designed Beaux-Arts architectural style, beautiful Tennessee pink marble, and an iconic tree-lined drive on its one-acre grounds. In early 2021, the Aslan Foundation completed a substantial restoration of the building. In partnership with the Aslan Foundation, Tri-Star Arts oversees programming at the site. It is located at 4450 Candora Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37920.

About Tri-Star Arts:

Tri-Star Arts serves Tennessee by cultivating and spotlighting the contemporary visual art scenes in each region while fostering a unified state-wide art scene. Tri-Star Arts programs promote art dialogue between the different cities in the state, and between the state and the nation.

Tri-Star Arts initiatives include a gallery space and artist studios at the historic Candoro Marble Building, Current Art Fund grants, 2023 Tennessee Triennial for Contemporary Art, state-wide exhibition projects and speaker series, and LocateArts.org web resource.