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Hearts, Tarts and Arts! It’s Moving Theatre’s 4th exhibition

The Moving Theatre will present its fourth First Friday gallery exhibition at the East Tennessee Technology Access Center, 116 Childress St., on June 1, from 6:00–10:00 PM. The exhibition centers around the short play Let’s Hear It for the Queen by Alice Childress, a jive-talk riff on the Queen of Hearts’ nursery rhyme, performing three times throughout the evening.

Gallery admission is free, with $10 suggested donation.

The cast features Knoxville actors Big Gay James, Rebecca Gomez, Marlena Shaw, and Steven Trigg, as well as members of ETTAC’s SPARK (Starting People Along the Road to Knowledge) program.

The exhibition features sculpture and mixed media art by Booder Barnes, Emily Bivens, Sarah Brobst and Gregory Tune, and many more, plus live music by percussionist James Clemons. Art will be available for purchase and refreshments provided. KnoxMakers community workshop, in the basement of ETTAC, will host an open house concurrent with the exhibition.

This exhibition is made possible by an Arts Build Communities grant from the Tennessee Arts Commission.

The Moving Theatre is a collaborative project combining theatre and visual arts, bringing cutting edge multimedia productions to Knoxville galleries and art spaces. Exhibitions feature works from various local artists including painters, illustrators, photographers, welders, musicians, clothing designers and hair salons. Play performances feature at least one piece from each artist's collection in addition to displayed works in the gallery. These unique, immersive gallery experiences bring art to theatre lovers, theatre to arts lovers, and fun for everyone.

The Moving Theatre is proud to be fiscally sponsored by A1LabArts, Inc.

Published May 11, 2018

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