Art faculty Jennifer Brickey displays at, curates downtown Knox exhibit

Jennifer Brickey, who teaches art at Pellissippi State, is showcased in a new exhibit entitled “MAP!” in downtown Knoxville Aug. 7-28. The exhibit is free.

Brickey also curates the exhibit, which is featured in the Balcony gallery of the Emporium Center, 100 S. Gay St. The exhibit is presented by the Arts & Culture Alliance and features the works of Brickey, Nick DeFord, Marcia Goldenstein, and Tony Sobota. Sobota is a former Pellissippi State student.

“The map is place. Our sense of place: real, observed or imagined,” said Brickey.

Exhibit hours at the Emporium Center are 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday. A public reception is set for 5-9 p.m. Friday, Aug. 7.

Brickey grew up in Waterford, Mich., and Maryville. She earned a B.F.A. in painting from the University of Tennessee-Knoxville and an M.F.A. in studio art (painting and drawing) from the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore.

Growing up in the suburbs has continued to be a constant theme in her work. She uses drawing and painting as a vehicle for these explorations.

For more information about the exhibit, visit www.knoxalliance.com or read more here. For more about Brickey’s work, visit www.jenniferbrickey.com.