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February 9 - March 31, 2018

East Tennessee PBS and East Tennessee Artscapes present an exhibition of Holly Rainey's "Photo Recollection: 8th of August Jubilee," images documenting current Emancipation Day celebrations in Newport and Greeneville, Tennessee.

Photographs are displayed along with the 8th of August documentary by East TN PBS through March 31, 2018.


Exhibition Opening from 5 to 9 pm on Friday, Feb. 9, 2018. Janella Carr performs live gospel singing at 6 pm. Food, art and fellowship.

See more of Rainey's work here:

More about the 8th of August documentary by East TN PBS


December 22, 2017 - February 5, 2018

From the Attic features historical pieces that are in the collections of Cocke County residents. Works include paintings; drawings; painted objects; sculptural work; utilitarian objects like handmade toys, quilts, and walking sticks, clothing, and baskets; and some historic photographs. These pieces may have been created by residents themselves or by family members, friends, or known artists. The works on view have a special character that helps illustrate the creativity of our county. Andrew Suggs, Artscapes’ director, curated the exhibition.



August 27 - November 19, 2017

East TN Artscapes presented an exhibition of Cosby artist Matthew Atchley’s work at its downtown Newport location as Atchley’s gallery debut. Atchley is a celebrity character artist who is well known – especially among actors, comic convention crowds, and internet followers – for his detailed drawings and illustrations inspired from popular TV, film, and comics.


Atchley’s subjects span many fandoms and forms of pop culture. Atchley has created artwork for actors from The Walking Dead, Daredevil, Breaking Bad, Arrow, The Flash, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Doctor Who, and Napoleon Dynamite, among others. He appears at comic conventions and special events across the country. He was recently ranked fourth in an international poll for Best Portrait Artist by the Spacie Awards. His entire portfolio as well as media from his past shows can be found at his website:

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