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More than 50 artists to be featured during July Last Friday Art Walk

Last Friday Art Walk for July is going to give folks the opportunity to see work by more than 50 artists.

Melissa Nance, Art Walk coordinator, said this is going to be a really exciting evening of art. “We have a great exhibit at the Davis Lofts this month. It is put on by current and former Maryville High School students, and they’re going to have photography, poetry and music,” she said. “There are about 20 artists participating. That is going to be a really nice show at the loft.”

Nance said The Village Tinker is combining art with fundraising for the Blount County Humane Society. “Art work and baked goods will be for sale, and animals will be on hand for adoption. They will have a lot going on,” she said.

At Fine Arts Blount ArtSpace Gallery, a photography exhibit entitled “Two Cubs and a Cougar” will be shown from 5 to 9 p.m. Showing work will be Taylor Wilson, Jonathon Golightly, and Katie Kinney.

Wilson is a student at Maryville College and is a volunteer at Fine Arts Blount as part of his college scholarship program. Golightly is currently F.A.B.’s youngest juried artist. Kinney is the President of Fine Arts Blount and director of Program and Development for the Hageman Foundation.

Each participant in this show went out and shot photographs for 26 days, one day for each letter of the alphabet. This show should be interesting from several perspectives: different ages, different genders, different backgrounds, different interests, and different skill sets, say exhibit organizers.

For anyone interested in being part of a live recording for a CD, the Capitol Theater is the place to be. Original swing and jazz compositions arranged for an 18-piece big band will be highlighted by The Streamliners at 8 p.m.

Justin Thompson and The Streamliners will be recording a live EP starting at 8 p.m. This dance event will feature classic dance videos on the movie screen before the show and during intermission. Videos start at 7 p.m., and the band will start at 8 p.m.

Tickets are $12 if purchased online at www.BookTheCapitol.com or $15 at the door, with free dance lessons by the Knoxville Swing Dance Association. Students and KSDA are $10. This show is BYOB, beer and wine only. $5 per wine bottle or six pack. A Movie Menu featuring drinks and desserts from the coffee shop and an appetizer menu from Sullivan’s Restaurant is available during the show. To reserve a table (minimum of 4 persons), please call the theatre at 865-980-1966 and leave a message in the Tickets and Shows mailbox.

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