We are so excited to announce that we recently found two retail homes in Knoxville, Tennessee. Having never visited the home of the Vols, we were pleasantly surprised to find that Knoxville is a large, bustling community filled with a creative arts community.
On the evening of the 6th, we opened our line at a new gallery just north of Knoxville in the suburb of Maryville, called Pistol Creek Gallery. Owner, artist and curator, Heather Whiteside, collected art from a very talented pool of artists from all over the country, and featured her own impressive architectural renderings. The opening event was a great success, filled with good food, great art, and live jazz music provided by The BBC Trio.
The best part about attending these events out of Atlanta is found in the opportunity to share a space with so many creative minds at once. I met a slew of the extraordinarily talented artists, such as Kenny Mencher, Sally Ham Govan (who has the most shophisticaed and impressive animal renderings I have ever seen), photographer Lowell Millican, Chris McAdoo, and Marshall Hall , and to name a few. Prior to the event, I had the pleasure of spending a little bit of time with fellow jewelry designer, Amanda Henry-Thompson, of Sista Creations, who makes a unique and very cool product called Bands for Bangles.
The event also supported the local chapter of the humane society, and we're very happy to say that a fostered dog found a permanent home that evening.
It was an event to remember, and Knoxville welcomed iram-inal with warm, generous and open arms. We cannot wait to get back down to the Knoxville area for our next event in November. See you all then!