August Artist Announcement

Professional artist and 2007 Maryville College graduate Jonathon Howe will be displaying his most recent works at our Market Square location from August 4 to 31. One quickly appreciates how Jonathon translates his love for landscapes and the Great Smoky Mountains to a blank canvas by filling it with the brilliant colors found in our national parks.

July Artist Announcement

The Tomato Head is very lucky to have Sarah McFalls exhibiting her artwork this month at the Market Square location. For examples of her most recent works, please visit http://web.utk.edu/~smcfalls/

Her work will be on display in Knoxville from July 7 to August 3. The show will then move to Maryville and run August 5 through September 1.

June Artist Announcement

Recent works by Evelyn Forester will be on view at the downtown Knoxville Tomato Head Restaurant from June 2 through July 6, 2012.

Artist Statement:

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New Paintings by Evelyn Forester

Evelyn does not like to disclose much information about her past.  She comes from a very wealthy family.  She does not get along with her mother or father although she corresponds with her mother by mail once every three months.  She especially does not get along with her twin sisters.  According to Evelyn, “They continue to live at home and sponge off of father’s money.”

Evelyn decided to pursue life (and art) on her own – without assistance from her family.  She travels the country (and abroad when possible) staying with friends, new and old.

In April of 2011 Evelyn met the wife of Knoxville artist Amos Oaks. Their friendship was instant and the family hosted her month long stay here.  Amos was asked to display paintings at Tomato Head but saw this as a perfect opportunity to expose the community to Evelyn’s heartfelt paintings.

Her work is somewhat stark, but speaking with Evelyn about it will quickly cue you to her vast knowledge of art history and how she applies it. These pieces are haunted with bittersweet flavor.

Art for the new year…

“Days of Wine and Roses” an exhibit of oil paintings by Carol Jones, will be on exhibit at The Tomato Head – Knoxville beginning January 7th through February 3rd. Her exhibit will be on exhibit at the Maryville location from February 5th through March 3rd.

Jones describes the paintings as “…an exhibit with vivid rose petals, colorful wine bottles, sparkling goblets, and Italian scenes.  Now that I’m retired from my day job of nursing, I take time to smell the roses and kick back with a glass of wine. You paint what you love and I love flowers, crystal, and Italian vinos which inspired these pieces.”

Art for September

“Artifacts, Artscapes and Organics,” an exhibit of photographs by Terri Swaggerty, will be on view at the Knoxville Tomato Head
Restaurant, 12 Market Square, from September 3rd through September 30th, 2011.

Swaggerty says, “This exhibit is a collection of eclectic images with an overall southern flavor. It’s a photographic art journal of the past 18
months. All I had to do was look… to find art… around every corner.”

At The Tomato Head Maryville, an exhibit of Jarrod Justice’s will be on view from September 4th through October 1st, 2011.

June’s Featured Art at The Tomato Head

June 3rd—also known as a First Friday in downtown Knoxville–will be the last opportunity to view “Astonishing Tales of Perilous Adventure,” a mixed-media exhibit featuring the work of six artists from Work Horse Collective. After June 3rd the exhibit will move to the Maryville Tomato Head location where it will be on display through July 3rd.

New at the Knoxville location this month will be photography from The Boys and Girls Club of the Tennessee Valley. Images featured were produced through the ImageMakers photography program of The Club. The program encourages youth to learn and practice black-and-white, color, digital, and alternative process photography. All are invited to view the photo exhibit, on display through July 2nd.

April Art Brings Terri Yeatts, Nicholas Hankins

April’s featured artists will be Terri Yeatts and Nicholas Hankins.

Terri Yeatts work will be on display at the downtown Knoxville Tomato Head location, from April 2nd through May 6th, 2011.

Artist Statement: I use paint like a writer uses words, making this the main source of communication between the artist and the viewer.

The two subject matters that capture my interest the most are buildings and crows. I have been painting crows for several years now and my interest in them was sparked by my observation of their daily lives, mainly how they interacted with each other and other birds. I decided to do a little research and in doing so I discovered I was not alone in my interest with their behavior. I found that they are not only tool users but they have relationships much like humans. My paintings of crows depict a whimsical view of a highly misunderstood subject matter.

The buildings I paint appear to have a child-like approach. I prefer to focus on the simplicity and innocence of the subject matter and I am intrigued with their structures.

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Nicholas Hankins will be on view at the Maryville Tomato Head, 211 West Broadway, from April 3rd through May 7th, 2011.

Hankins and Lee Artists for Month of March

Every month The Tomato Head features new art, and with this March comes the work of Nicholas Hankins at the Knoxville restaurant. The collection of paintings and drawings will be on exhibit through April 1st.

The artist statement for the show:

I love to create work that I can become engulfed in with passion and enthusiasm. When I paint, I seemingly become freed from the constraints of time and place. Sometimes, ideas flow from inspiration through my hands so fast it is akin to an out of body experience; as if I am watching someone else at work on my painting. It is this elusive and satisfying state that I strive for, to be at peace with myself and the world around.

Feeling a sense of uncertainty about process affirms that I’m pushing boundaries while enjoying the sense of play with materials and mark making. I feel the traditional disciplines which inform my work are easily accessible and invite the application of a narrative from the audience.

An interesting aside to my working process is that the final image may be the calculated realization of a goal or simply the vehicle I have employed to spark the impetus for experimentation. This ebb and flow of “play” and “work” is not only enjoyable for me, but I feel provides a range of work for viewers that stays refreshing and interesting.

The work of Vickie Kallies Lee will be available for viewing at the Maryville Tomato Head, through April 2nd.

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