Structure set up in the Bagwell gallery
Bagwell art gallery with student artwork
Art exhibit featuring flowers and pieces made of paper

Visual Arts

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Share the joy of the visual arts when you take part in our exhibits, offered in the gallery of the Bagwell Center for Media and Art. Gallery hours are Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-6:30 p.m.

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Carl Gombert Exhibition

August 28-September 15

Artist Reception August 28, 3-5 p.m.

Local artist Carl Gombert will exhibit hand-stamped works that explore the complexity and pattern of dark and light, and positive and negative space, in radial structures, mandalas and more.


Oskar and Emilie Schindler Exhibition

Co-Presented with Tennessee Consortium for International Studies

September 25-October 6

Artist Reception September 25, 3-5 p.m.

As made famous by Stephen Spielberg’s “Schindler’s List,” Oskar and Emilie Schindler put their own lives at risk to save 1,200 Jews from concentration camps. This exhibit tells the eventful story of Oskar and Emilie’s lives, using texts and photographs — including many never published before.


Lila Holdenried and Cynthia Tipton Exhibition

October 9-27

Artist Reception October 16, 3-5 p.m.

Local painters Lila Holdenried and Cynthia Tipton both create works filled with texture, color and richness. Explore the contrasts between Tipton’s realism and Holdenried’s abstraction, as well as the movement in each painting that unites them.

Paper Trail Vol. 4

October 30 – November 17

Opening reception: Monday, October 30, 3-5 p.m.

Student and faculty art, photos and journals from 2017 TnCIS study abroad adventures

Bradley Cantrell Exhibition

November 20 - December 8

Artist Reception November 20, 4:00 - 7:00 p.m.

Pellissippi State alumnus Bradley Cantrell will exhibit his photography, including pieces from trips to South Korea. Cantrell, a founding member of the Knoxville Community Darkroom, shoots with film cameras.