Sevierville Commons Arts Council Presents the March 2017 Art Happening

Every Sevierville Art Happening event is quite unique; however, this time I felt like I was in Asheville, North Carolina. The vibe was relaxed and chill. My favorite piece of art portrayed green forests. The March Art Happening was very enjoyable! Here is what I saw last Thursday evening. 

 

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Featured Artist for March 2017 is Christina Crofoot, pictured left. Karah Mullins, pictured right, is a friend who traveled to Sevierville for the opening.

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Karah Mullins and Ty Hayter traveled from Bristol to attend the event.

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Keener Shanton, Christina Crofoot, and Lynette Hill in front one of Christina’s paintings. This one is my favorite!

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Crystal Lynn Sharp, Christina Crofoot, Lee Murray, and Chong O’Leary chat about art in Sevierville.

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Katie, Mark and Samantha Smith enjoying the sights and sounds.

Entertainment was provided by Ross Heatherly. I realized that I had heard him before at the Bruce St. Brewfest in October. Ross has a band called Sweet Leaf and also plays solo. He can be found at this link on Facebook.    https://www.facebook.com/Rossdafareye/

Ross is a 2010 graduate of Sevier County High School and played offensive line for the Smoky Bears. Later, he played football for a couple of years at TN Tech. He had played a gig the night before in downtown Knoxville at the Concourse. I asked him to play some Jimi Hendrix that I had heard last October and he was glad to oblige. Here is a new clip of the song.

 

Christina Crofoot is a quilter and painter, incorporating geometric shapes into her work. She says that she is inspired by fabric, quilting, and by nature and uses a lot of color and abstracts. She works out of her home in an old farmhouse, which sounds perfect for artistic creativity and inspiration. img_5319.jpg

My favorite painting is the one featured above with the forests and trees.

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Attendees pictured here are Tom, Kathy, and Laurel Kiewitt, along with Joyce Eick.

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Sevierville Arts Council board members pictured here are Andrea Wilson and Jill Green. Tammy Busman is pictured right.

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Sophia Connerly, Sevierville Commons member, chats with Andrea Wilson about upcoming projects for the spring and summer. An important event coming up is the Co.Starters, which begins on April 10th. The Sevierville Commons Arts Council has been awarded a $15,000 grant to present a Co.Starters program for those who wish to open a small business. Instead of a $500 fee, the grant allows only a $100 fee for the 9 week workshop. Please contact the Sevierville Commons Arts Council if you are interested in this opportunity. Here is the link to their webpage, email address is located at the bottom of their page.

https://www.seviervillecommonsartscouncil.org

Here is a link to learn more https://costarters.co

I got a late start to the Art Happening due to a HIIT class at 5:00 so I stayed until the end of the event. As I strolled down the street, the sun was setting on the courthouse. I love to photograph it different kinds of light. Then, I noticed something else.

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Just a few feet away, a family from Hartsville, Alabama was taking pictures at the Dolly statue so I helped them take a few photos and they allowed me to take one of them for this story. You see people taking photos there all the  time, but wonder where they are from.

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It was a nice March evening out and about in Sevierville.

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