The District Gallery presents:

Dreamscapes: Poetry Inspired Paintings by Rachael McCampbell May 16 – June 14, 2014
Opening Reception: Friday, May 16, 5-8 p.m.

The District Gallery is pleased to present Dreamscapes: Poetry Inspired Paintings by Rachael McCampbell. The arts often inspire one another – visual arts can inspire writers, and the written word can send artists to their easels. Native Knoxvillian painter, writer and curator, Rachael McCampbell, has done just that. She has always loved literature and poetry and the rich way words inspire her art. “Poetry can be a veritable feast for the senses…the delicious way the sounds roll off your tongue when you read it aloud, the rhythms that make you want to dance and the visuals that like a dream, lift you from your own reality into another world – into a dreamscape.”

McCampbell has created a collection of paintings inspired by the poetry of poets such as Mary Oliver, Donald Justice, Wallace Stevens, Robert Creeley, Wendell Berry, W. B. Yeats, Maya Angelou, Raymond Carver and more. Her paintings are highly textured with layers of acrylic, charcoal and oil. She applies paint and then removes it until eventually the story she needs to tell emerges.

McCampbell’s paintings are shown in galleries and museums and collected internationally. Her studio is in the hamlet of Leiper’s Fork, Tennessee, just outside of Nashville. This is her first solo show at The District Gallery.

An opening reception will be held Friday, May 16 from 5-8 p.m. Come and read the poetry, enjoy the paintings and meet the artist. The show continues through June 14.





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Persian Galleries will have their annual spring sale and will offer 30% to 50% off store wide. Stop by April 3-5th!! 

Persian Galleries is Knoxville’s source of fine antique and new rugs. For over twenty-five years, Persian Galleries  has been the premier  location  for fine collectible antique and new rugs. Agras, Oushaks, Serapies, Sultanabads, Kermans, Farahans, Caucasians, and all production regions, available at substantial savings. The ‘New Classics’ with all natural dyes, and hand spun wool are available.

4845 Kingston Pike
Knoxville, TN 37919
865.588.2551 fax


Please join Goodwill Industries-Knoxville for our 43rd Annual Employment Training and Rehabilitation Awards Banquet on Wednesday, April 9 at noon at the Hilton-Downtown Knoxville.

This luncheon will honor individuals who have worked diligently to overcome diversity in order to obtain competitive employment.  We will also be honoring community employers, organizations and individuals whose support of and contributions to our organization have allowed us to provide numerous employment opportunities for the individuals enrolled in our employment training and rehabilitation programs.

Goodwill Industries-Knoxville, Inc. operates twenty-nine retail locations and five employment training and rehabilitation centers throughout its 15-county service area in East Tennessee. Their mission is to provide vocational services and employment opportunities for people with barriers to employment. In 2013, Goodwill Industries-Knoxville served over 5,200 individuals and facilitated over 4,760 positive program completions.

Tickets are $20 each or $180 for a table of 10.  Please RSVP in advance by calling the Marketing Department at 865.588.8567.



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Don’t forget the Peter Millar trunk show at M.S. McClellan on Saturday, April 5!


 M. S. McClellan

5614 Kingston Pike

Melrose Place

Knoxville TN 865-584-3492

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Join us Friday, April 4th for a birthday celebration like no other! Enjoy 15% off ANY shoe in the store all day! And did we mention there will be champagne?? We’re not done yet– you can enter to win a gorgeous necklace from French Kande! Come celebrate this milestone with us and treat yourself as we toast to another five years! 



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Fig & Co is moving to a new location! Moving sale is going on now and don’t forget to stop by and check out our new store located at 5072 Kingston Pike!



If you are looking for a speaker to take everywhere you go this spring and summer then the Melody is for you.  The Melody is easily the best sounding weatherproof, portable Bluetooth speaker available and will work everywhere you go, even through April showers.  Stop by @home audio-video to learn about your options that allow you to listen to your favorite tunes where and how you live.


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March 28 – April 18, 2014 Reception: Friday, March 28, 5:30-9 p.m.


The District Gallery is pleased to present Terra Madre: Women in Clay, a group show featuring the work of more than twenty female artists with diverse approaches to clay.


Terra Madre was formed in 2000 by a small group of artists from East Tennessee. The group’s members are as distinct as their creative work. Each woman comes to the group with her own artistic experience and unique expressive style. “Our mission is to support one another in our clay work, to advance the appreciation of ceramics in East Tennessee, and to encourage each other in the pursuit of our dreams as artists and as women,” said Jackie Mirzadeh, a functional potter and teacher at the Knoxville Arts and Fine Crafts Center. President Patricia Herzog says, “We all need encouragement at times, and I find that talking to women with similar interests and experiences helps me to continue my artistic endeavors with renewed energy.”


The exhibit will include both functional and sculptural ceramics as well as jewelry. Participants are: Elaine Barnes, Gray Bearden, Judy Brater, Jane Cartwright, June Crowe, Tina Curry, Valerie Eiler, Annamaria Gundlach, Candy Finley-Brooks, Amy Hand, Janet Harper, Patricia Herzog, Liz Howell, Lisa Kurtz, Karyn Kyte, Stephanie Levy, LeAnn Lewis, Patty Lewis, Jane Longendorfer, Wendie Love, Sandra McEntire, Jackie Mirzadeh, Shauna Stevens, Linda Sullivan and Belinda Woodiel-Bril.


An opening reception will be held Friday, March 28 from 5:30-9 p.m. The show continues through April 18.


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April 11 – May 3, 2014 Reception: Friday, April 11, 5:30-9 p.m.


The District Gallery is pleased to present Vision of Home: Recent Works by Kathie Odom, a Dogwood Arts featured exhibit showcasing plein air landscapes in oil. Kathie is this year’s Dogwood Arts limited edition print artist.


Kathie Odom graduated from The University of Tennessee in Art Education/Fine Arts and received early recognition in 1982 for pastel works in the Knoxville Dogwood Arts Festival. Following that brief attention, Kathie began a 26-year absence away from the flow of creative expression on canvas. Her energies were spent caring for her children, her husband, and her parents… years of living that deserve 1,000 canvases to express; a long period of giving and preparation that has formed her for this new season.


Now six years in, it’s clear to see how her painting reflects her life. As you see her works, you see her: one who leaves the anatomy of her work exposed and allows light to diffuse translucently from the first wash to the thicker oils, showing different textures, birthing life. Subtle detailing coupled with loose brush strokes invite the viewer beneath into an aliveness not so apparent on the surface.


Almost exclusively Kathie’s compositions are places where the possibility of life exists: barn, nest, field, dwelling, bud, shed… The vision of Home.


An opening reception will be held Friday, April 11 from 5:30-9 p.m. The show continues through May 3.



For more information contact Cinamon Airhart at
The District Gallery | 5113 Kingston Pike | Knoxville, TN 37919 | (865) 200-4452 |

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Spring Fling

Southern Market’s annual Spring Fling will be held April 3 thru the 5th!  Three days filled with merchant seminars, an Art in the Garden  festival, trunk shows, designer deals and specially priced feature items!   For your musical enjoyment relax and listen to live band French Connection on Saturday! For a fun filled atmosphere featuring the latest in merchandise for home or gift giving, plan on attending the Spring Fling at Southern Market.

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