KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (April 2022) – For your enjoyment, while viewing visual arts at the Emporium during First Friday, music will be provided by Keyboardist Taber Gable, a hometown musician with an international reputation. Gable attended the Joy of Music School and performed with the Knoxville Jazz Youth Orchestra before matriculating to the Hart School of Music in Connecticut and Julliard in New York City. He has since performed at major venues around the globe. He will be joined by Rob Linton, bass; Ken Brown, drums; and Terry Washington, trumpet and cornet.
In Honor of Fritz Massaquoi
Featuring more than 50 works created over a 60-year span, this exhibition pays tribute to the long and prolific career of a West African multi-media artist who spent his last three decades in Knoxville. Fritz Hilary Massaquoi (1926-2022) was a self-taught painter who also worked in batik, tie-dye, weaving, printmaking, and papermaking. He was a long-time Emporium resident artist whose works have been collected and exhibited internationally. He was also active as an art teacher and was an inspiration to students wherever he taught. Proceeds from the sale of any of Massaquoi’s paintings will go toward supporting a school he helped build in his ancestral village of N’Jabacca, Liberia.
For a list of First Friday and ongoing exhibits at the Emporium in downtown Knoxville, click here.