ARTIST IN RESIDENCE
Every month we bring a new art installation featuring a variety of media from local and regional artists.
Heather Howell, November 2018
H.M. Howell grew up bouncing around the United States. Born in Kodiak, Alaska, she had detours to Seattle, Miami, Harlan, and made other assorted pit stops before finally, in 1987, she began calling Knoxville home.
More than 30 years (and a lifetime) later, she now shares her view of the "Ordinary Beauty" all around us. The small bits of nature, that can be extraordinary, when given just a moment to be appreciated.
Dan DeRidder, November 2018
Dan initially began painting landscapes by following Bob Ross. He’s painted houses for many years, so he is comfortable with a brush. Learning to paint with a palette knife was challenging, however. Once he blended his first sky, he was hooked.
Some of these paintings are his interpretations of Bob Ross sessions, and some are original. Bob Ross taught, “You decide where your trees go, you decide the shape of your mountains…or if you even want a mountain.”
Dan likes to use oil as his medium. He feels that acrylics just don’t blend as well, and that watercolors lack the vibrancy found with oil paint. The downside is that each landscape takes at least a month to dry. He says the effect he’s looking for is the feeling you can walk right into the landscape, and even pick out the path you want to take.
Dan is an avid hiker, mushroom hunter, nature lover, and river guide on the Ocoee when he’s not in his studio in South Knox County.
Monday4:00pm - 9:00pm
Tuesday4:00pm - 9:00pm
Wednesday4:00pm - 9:00pm
Thursday4:00pm - 9:00pm
Friday4:00pm - 11:00pm
Saturday12:00pm - 11:00pm
Sunday2:00pm - 8:00pm