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Founded by artist David Wolff, Knoxville's Fluorescent Gallery opened in the summer of 2005 as a neutral space to gather and talk about new and exciting work. Since that time, it has programmed large volume of experimental, innovative visual art exhibitions and gained a regional reputation as a bastion for contemporary visual art in East Tennessee. After 12 years, it's gaining momentum with a greater amount of traveling out-of-town shows coming to the gallery. The images of the gallery feature Thomas Wharton's...

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OZ Arts supports the creation, development and presentation of significant performing and visual art works by leading artists whose contribution influences the advancement of their field. Gallery Visit, OZ Arts featuring Brandon Donahue, August 2017 Gallery Visit, OZ Arts featuring Brandon Donahue, August 2017 The Ozgener family have been Nashville residents since 1968, and are internationally recognized for innovation in their entrepreneurial endeavors. Having built one of the world’s foremost cigar companies—in spite of the puzzlement of so many in th...

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David Lusk Gallery, an institution in Memphis since 1995 with a second location in Nashville, has maintained the goals David Lusk set twenty years ago: have a good time representing a small crowd of talented artists and expose clients beyond mid-south borders to the artworks these artists create. Since then the gallery’s program has grown to encompass artists from across the country with national and international reputations, exhibiting extensively in museums and galleries worldwide. Tyler Hildebrand, The Retirement Party exhibition, Da...

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Following the renovation of the former congregational library from which it takes its name (and located off the Fellowship Hall on the first floor), The Browsing Room Gallery at Downtown Presbyterian Church (Nashville) opened in July 2014 and quickly became a popular stop on the First Saturday 5th Avenue Art Crawl. David Onri Anderson, HUM exhibition, The Browsing Room Gallery at Downtown Presbyterian Church (April-May 2017) David Onri Anderson, HUM exhibition, The Browsing Room Gallery at Downtown Presbyterian Church (April-May 2017) Curated by...

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Ragnar Kjartansson: The Visitors is a hypnotic and immersive multichannel video installation of musicians performing in a historic mansion in New York’s Hudson River Valley. Combining the Icelandic artist’s interests in music, endurance, and beauty, the hour-long, nine-screen video was called “a generational masterpiece” by The Boston Globe and on is view in Nashville from November 18, 2016, through February 12, 2017. Ragnar Kjartansson, The Visitors exhibition, The Frist Center for the Visual Arts (November 2016-February 2017). Photo credit: John Schweikert Ragnar Kjartans...

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The Central Collective opened in 2015 as a mixed-use creative space for entrepreneurship, events and engagement with Knoxville’s creative community. As part of its mission to support art and artists, The Central Collective established a gallery for established and emerging artists in and beyond Knoxville. Halitide (12/2-7/16) was an immersive, time-based multimedia installation that interrogated perceptions of time, material, and the human intellect. Using sound, kinetic sculpture, and projection, the installation sought to expose flaws in th...

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The Red Arrow Gallery first began in the high-desert community in Joshua Tree, CA and gained national and international recognition. The first art gallery to open in downtown Joshua Tree in 2007, the gallery set up shop in an old building marked with a 15-foot red arrow sign (the historic landmark that served as inspiration for the gallery’s name and logo). In 2010, with the mind for expansion, the gallery moved to the heart of Joshua Tree Village and continued monthly op...

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TOPS is a contemporary art gallery founded in 2012 by Matt Ducklo located at 400 S. Front St. in Memphis, TN. An Attitude You Can Wear by Haynes Riley will be on view through Saturday, August 27. "Using both found and constructed forms Riley's individual art works create an environment that is both a response to the space and a product of its own internal logic. From the street, outside the gallery, the viewer can look down to the...

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