Susan Creswell, left, and Rachel Ford check out the great jewelry at the Artscapes preview party.
In the market for some art? Well grab your checkbook (or credit card) and head over to the Knoxville Museum of Art on Friday night. After dinner and a few glasses of wine, you will be sitting pretty to pick up some fantastic pieces at Artscapes 2012. How do I know this? I attended the preview party for Artscapes last week.
Some folks grabbed a few deals at the preview party, which also was a silent auction. But never fear, there is plenty left and the very best things will be offered in a live auction. The dinner starts at 6:30. Cost is $150 per person. Click here for more info.
Now, a few photos from the preview party.
I love this picture of City Councilman Finbarr Saunders! How many glasses is he carrying? That's my friend Pat Jobe with him.
Dorothy Stair and my husband, Alan Carmichael
Henrietta Grant, left, and Bobbie Congleton
Jit and Ruth Koh in front of her painting called "Mountains Meet the Clouds."
Christi Branscom, right, with her daughter Grace Eakin
Artists Marga and Jay McBride beside a glass piece called "Scales" by Cody Nicely.
Gay Lyons, left, and Susan Hyde consider some wearable art.
Nora Robinson really wanted this picture. It's called "Low Cosmos" by Marcia Goldenstein.
Here's the museum's executive director, David Butler, announcing that one section of the auction was closing.
Art lovers Don Bosch and Ellen Bebb
Lisa and David Reath in front of a Joe Parrott painting
Here's a closer look at that Parrott. It features the Bacon & Company building in downtown Knoxville.
Peter Acly and Ellen Robinson
Downtown residents Morgan and Pat Fitch
I loved this bike by Daryl Thetford. It is a photo collage, if you can believe it.
Here is Manya Pirkle wearing one of the few dresses she has that she did NOT make herself. She is a wiz at all kinds of art. Last year at this event she was wearing a dress she had made THAT DAY!
From left, Maggie Erickson, Robin Turner and Nancy Young
City Councilman Marshall Stair, left, with Bob and Marie Alcorn
Kent Farris, left, and Joe Ben Turner
David Butler, left, and Ted Smith
You are so right — great pieces! Nora ended up with her painting of choice as did PAA and yours truly. Now, where to put it…Thanks for coming to the event and for this post!
That’s great news, Ellen! Which one did you and Peter get?
Dern it I didn’t wind up with anything. Thanks for the shout out!
It was a great, diverse array of art–and lots of fun.
Cannot atend but woul like to buy the Joe Parrott painting of the Bacon Bulding. Call me if it is available. Fay Bailey
Congrats, Fay! The museum folks said they reached you and you got the painting! That’s awesome. I really liked it.
Sweet. That Joe Parrot painting was gorgeous. I’d kill for that Jennifer Rubin bronze corset with the hanging black glass pendants. Suspended from a ceiling, with light casting shadows from it? Totally dynamic.
I had a wonderful time at my very first Artscape Silent Auction. I talked with such lovely people and had a really marvelous time! Great food too!
Denise: great idea!
Jennifer: glad you had a fun evening. So did we!
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