Thursday, September 30, 2010

In Process

Image of fork, knife, and spoon with roots at their bottom. Copyright, Katie Ries 2010

Preparing for the Beardsley Farm fundraising dinner to be held at the downtown Tomato Head.

Sunday, September 19, 2010


Rough quick sketch and colored final image proposing a podcast project to be completed at an artist residency. It pays to draw better sketches first and have less photoshop clean up to do, but I was in a hurry and kept it very loose. I like to keep some of the drafting lines in the final, but am not sure how much that helps the image.

I hope to try and complete this project with or without the residency, but the support would be helpful. Cross your fingers and pray to your favorite deity for me, please.

Sunday, September 12, 2010


Tomato does a chin up.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

First Friday in Knoxville

Tomorrow is the first Friday of the month. In Knoxville (as in many cities) that means that many galleries host opening receptions for their new shows and several businesses stay open late. Although there has been in the past some disagreement over who "started" First Friday or who "owns" the event, it happens all over and without any overarching management. I think that's a great thing. While I hope for the continued development of Knoxville's art culture and scene, I do not think that management or cohesive advertising is the way to do that.

I think that the best way to develop Knoxville's art scene is to participate in it. Make art. Look at art. If you can afford to, and the spirit moves you, buy art. The First Friday gallery walk is a great point of entry. Below is a map of SOME of the galleries participating in First Friday festivities. I hope this can be a truly collaborative map. If you would like to be an editor of the map, please drop me an email or comment and I'll add you in. Once added, you will be able to add other collaborators, in addition to editing the map as you see fit.

View First Friday Galleries in Knoxville in a larger map