February Artist Announcement

Before talking about the new artwork that’s up at both locations, we would like to give a huge thank you to Bethann DeGrow who organizes our monthly exhibits of local and regional artists. Grazie mille!

This month at the Market Square store, you’ll find acrylic and watercolor paintings from Knoxville resident Dawn Hawkins. Dawn’s work is recognizable from previous shows at Gallery 133 and Gallery Nuance, and the current show at The Tomato Head Market Square lasts from now until March 1.

The photography from Leigh Cooper Creative has moved to The Gallery Shopping Center and will be on display for the remainder of February.

Old City, Knoxville

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.

February Artists at The Tomato Head

Paintings by Vickie Kallies Lee will be on view at the Knoxville Tomato Head Restaurant from February 2nd through March 4th, 2011.

“Vickie Kallies Lee’s paintings make reference to patterns and designs from American wallpaper, drapes and linoleum from the forties, fifties and sixties. Her vintage collection supplies the subject matter for interiors where dolls smile silently. Are they keeping secrets?”

In Maryville this month, recent works by Ruth Allen will be on view from February 6th through March 5th, 2011.

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