Kara Lockmiller Painting

Photo by Bill Aylward

The rek Gallery announces its next First Friday event on September 3 which will also serve as an introduction to the gallery’s new September/October Featured Artist, Knoxville, Tennessee’s Kara Lockmiller.

Freddie Forever by Kara Lockmiller

“Freddie Forever” by Kara Lockmiller acrylic on canvas 30″ x 40″

Lockmiller’s exhibition titled “Pop Music” will feature her portraits of music, film and pop culture personalities. “My vision for each portrait is to glimpse the musician’s raw self, that part of themselves they lay bare only in their music. There is a kinship between color and music – both can say what words can not. I paint musicians in an attempt to share my vantage point of the art and the geniuses who make it. I long to give music a visual representation. It’s a lofty goal because it’s much like assigning words to emotions in which there are no existing descriptors. The feelings music awaken in me far surpasses love.”

Kara Lockmiller’s exhibition “Pop Music” will be featured in the rek Gallery September 1 – October 31.

The September First Friday event will be on September 3 from 6pm – 8pm. Light refreshments will be served. The First Friday events at the rek Gallery are free and open to the public. An RSVP is requested. You may contact the gallery at rekgallery@gmail.com