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The Kingsport Carousel is a totally renovated 1956 Allen Herschell Carousel located inside the temperature controlled “Pal’s Roundhouse” at 350 Clinchfield Street Kingsport, TN (at the corner of E. Center Street & Clinchfield Street in Downtown Kingsport). We are currently closed, but hope to reopen soon. For updates to Carousel Schedule, please call 423-343-9834.
Sculpture Walk XII (12)
comes to downtown Kingsport for 1 year!
The 12th annual Sculpture Walk is here! Five new sculptures and one remaining favorite are now part of the Kingsport Sculpture Walk, curated by Catherine Murray of East Tennessee State University. Sculpture Walk XII is in the downtown area, and several of the new art can be seen on Broad Street.
A convenient place to begin the walk is near Citizen’s Bank on Main Street.
“It is so exciting to be a part of this annual project that was started by my predecessor, Bonnie Macdonald, twelve years ago,” says Hannah Powell, Cultural Arts Program Coordinator. “We have a lot of talent on exhibit in these sculptures, not only from our region, but also from multiple states on the East coast. Our department’s mission is to not only showcase the arts and culture of Kingsport, but also to expose the Kingsport community to art and culture from all over the nation. The Sculpture Walk is a perfect example of that.”
Sculpture Walk XII will be on display through October 2020. The opening reception will feature Catherine Murray speaking about the sculpture, and refreshments, sponsored by Engage Kingsport, will be served at Impressions Fine Art Gallery—246 Broad Street, Kingsport, on October 10th, 2019 at 5:30pm.
“Pigeons” by Colleen Rudolf
“SECO” by Steve Bickley
“Lean on Me” by Mike Roig
“Lost and Found” by Patti Lawrence
“Popsicles” by CR Gray
“Divine Wind” by Jim Gallucci
“Pigeons,” a concrete and bronze sculpture, is brought to Kingsport by artist Colleen Rudolf. Rudolf, from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is a Professor of Sculpture at Rowan College at Burlington County, Mt. Holly, New Jersey, and has a MFA from the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts. “Pigeons” is located at the intersection of Main Street and Broad Street.
Opposite Rudolf’s sculpture, you can find Steve Bickley’s steel sculpture “SECO.” Bickley joins us from Blacksburg, Virginia. He is a professor emeritus at Virginia Tech, and has shown his work in over 180 exhibitions. He received his degrees from the School of Art at East Carolina University and the University of Georgia.
Mike Roig’s new sculpture “Lean on Me” is unlike his previously seen works. Fans will notice that instead of a rotating piece, Roig added color to this new installment. This adds motion through the grace and curves of the art, yet clearly defining title “Lean on Me.” Roig lives and works in Carboro, North Carolina, and earned his BA from the University of Maryland. Kingsport’s permanent public art collection features Roig’s “Yo-Yo’s Muse” and “The Answer My Friend.”
Patti Lawrence’s steel sculpture “Lost and Found,” at the corner of Sullivan and Main Streets, is an assemblage created from the demolition site of the old Woolworths building on Broad Street. Lawrence is a local Kingsport artist. Her permanent art can be found at the Kingsport Center for Higher Education. You can also find her art at the Impressions Fine Art Gallery on Broad Street.
CR Gray’s “Popsicles” will be featured at the Kingsport Farmers Market. A native of Key West, Florida, Gray has shown “Popsicles” in various public art exhibits, and it is now coming to Kingsport from North Carolina. His sculpture will add a pop of color to the Farmers Market, and will be a great photo opportunity for those visiting the market or carousel.
Jim Gallucci’s “Divine Wind” will continue to welcome onlookers coming from the west side of downtown at the Netherland Inn roundabout. This archway shows the repetition of the roundabout as onlookers pass through the curves of the roundabout. Gallucci has been a sculptor for more than 35 years and currently works full time sculpting in Greensboro, North Carolina.
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THE CHRISTMAS CONNECTION – ARTISTIC CREATIONS FAIR!
2020 Christmas Connection
(Fri – Sun) Nov. 13, 14, 15, 2020
Now accepting Applications! (see below)
The Christmas Connection is a very well established cultural event in Kingsport, hosting some of the region’s best craft artists. This favorite holiday staple is looked forward to year after year! Year 2020 will be the 41st consecutive year serving the artists and the community! This year’s Christmas Connection will be held the 2nd weekend in November, due to elections being held the 1st week, at the Civic Auditorium. The Civic Auditorium will host artistic creations in various media, just in time for Christmas gift shopping.
Dates of 2020: November 13, 14, 15, 2020
Location: Kingsport Civic Auditorium
Sponsored by: City of Kingsport, Office of Cultural Arts (423) 392-8414
Admission: Admission to this fun-filled, shopping event is FREE and open to the public!
Applications: July 1 – DEADLINE for applications & photos. No cost to apply! Acceptance is by invitation only. All applications are reviewed by a selection committee, taking various factors into consideration in order to create a high quality, attractive show having a good mix of artistic and crafting creations. There will be a limited number of exhibitions for each category or media. Application packet is now available! Download 2020 application packet HERE!
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Adventure into the new world of Resin and Alcohol Ink with Elena Corradino…
Students will learn all about resin in this class! Each will make two acrylic pour bisque coasters, four porcelain alcohol ink coasters and three silicone mold coasters..all of which will be resin-ed. They will also be allowed to keep their respiratory mask and silicone mold. We will go over safety, mixing techniques and mistakes that can cost resin – all while creating 9 beautiful and functional pieces of art! Create your own unique hand-crafted gifts!
On Saturday, August 1st in the 2nd level Studio Space at the Kingsport Carousel join us from 10am – 2:30pm (30 min break for lunch, bring-your-own or eat local) 4hr instruction/creative time. $98 – All materials provided!
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In Tennessee, drivers can purchase certain* Specialty License Plates in place of the normally issued state license plate. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of these plates supports the organization featured so it’s a great opportunity to support the cause you care about most.
Tennessee also permits the personalization of any plate with up to the amount of characters available on the plate. Choose a unique phase or name for your license plate and stand out from the crowd.
The new Gift-A-Tag voucher program is an opportunity to purchase gift vouchers for Specialty License Plates or the personalization of a plates. It makes a great gift for graduates, family members, board members or treat yourself.
You can get a new license plate anytime—not just when your tags expire. Your tag fee will be prorated.
Certain criteria must be presented to be eligible for some Specialty License Plates such as emergency services or military.
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Renaissance Arts Center & Theatre
1200 E. Center St. Kingsport TN 37660