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As one of the Dogwood Arts Festival's featured exhibits, NEXUS, showcases national and international artists working in contemporary sculpture and 3D media. Indoor sculptures comprising all styles and genres from emerging and established artists will be selected by esteemed professor, Laticia Bajuyo, for exhibition at the University of Tennessee's Downtown Gallery.

About the Juror
Leticia R. Bajuyo is an Associate Professor of Art at Hanover College in southern Indiana. In 1998 she received her BFA in Sculpture from the University of Notre Dame, and in 2001 she earned her MFA in Sculpture from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville. Leticia grew up in the Midwest and draws much of her inspiration from her experiences living there. More specifically, growing up in a multicultural surrounding helped her to develop her style of blending dissimilar materials in her pieces. She constantly strives to learn new and inventive ways of creating.

Leticia Bajuyo maintains an impressive resume with many exhibitions in various categories including solo, outdoor, two- and three-person, and group. She has given numerous lectures and panel talks. Additionally, she has penned several articles, weblogs, and publications and has been the recipient of many honors and grants including receiving the Hanover College Faculty Development Major Grant three times. Most recently, she worked on a two-person exhibition entitled Singularities on display at the West Street Art Center in Madison, Indiana, and she is currently working on a solo exhibition due to be displayed at Myers South Gallery, Living Arts in Tulsa, Oklahoma in 2014 entitled Dual Wielding.



"Ossuary" : Art Knoxville


"Two New Shows at Räla and Downtown Gallery Launch a New Decade for First Friday" : Metropulse

"The Echo of the Object"
: Art Knoxville

"Alumni Gather Collection of Various PIeces for Downtown Gallery" : UT Daily Beacon

"50th Anniversary Watercolor show at UT Downtown Gallery" : Knoxville News Sentinel

"Artists from Near and Far Herald a New Season with Nexus 2013" : MetroPulse

"Brooklyn Based artist Wiliam Lamson finds Wonder in Flux at Downtown Gallery" : MetroPulse

"Pushing the Form: New exhibit goes beyond the line": Knoxville News Sentinel

"The Hokes Archive: The Legacy of Rev. James Randolph Denton"MetroPulse

"UT Downtown picks figurative art from Ewing collection" : Knoxville News Sentinel


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MFA Thesis Exhibition: Eric Cagley
April 25,2014 6-9PM
Dates: April 23 - 26, 2014

Knox County Art Educators
May 2, 2014 5-9PM
April 30 - May 22, 2014

Marion Greenwood
June 6, 2014 5-9PM
June 6 - August 9, 2014

First Year Grad Student Exhibition
August 22, 2014 5-9PM
August 22-30, 2014


Untitled Document

30th Anniversary Artist in Residence
December 6, 2013- January 10, 2014

Capstone Exhibition
November 21 - 23, 2013

AAA 75th Anniversary Print Portfolio

November 1 - 16, 2013

October 4 - 26, 2013

Echo of the Object
September 6 - 26, 2013

August 28-31,2013

20 years Later: UTK School of Art - MFA Class of 1993
August 2 - 24, 2013

Print Resonance
July 5 - 27, 2013

50th Anniversary Knoxville Watercolor Society
June 7 - 29, 2013

May 3 - 18, 2013

MFA Thesis Exhibitions: Shelly O'Barr and Neil Ward
April 18 - 20, 2013

MFA Thesis Exhibitions: Greg Daiker and Alex Merchant
April 11 -13, 2013

NEXUS 2013
March 25 - April 6, 2013

March 1 - 21, 2013

Panorama of Desire
February 1 - 23, 2013

Northern Exposure
January 23 - 25, 2013

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NEXUS 2014

April 4 - 19, 2014
Opening Reception: Friday, April 4 5-9PM
awards will be announced at reception

James Parlin : "Lurch" - Aluminum & acrylic paint. Parlin is from Edinboro, PA.
Brent Oglesbee : "Radial Pitch" - Wood & Aluminum. Oglesbee is from Bowling Green, KY.
Phillip Scarpone : "Resurgence" - Steel, electric motor, wood & cement. Scarpone is from Athens, GA.
2014 Nexus Installation, UT Downtown Gallery
2014 Nexus Installation, UT Downtown Gallery
2014 Nexus Installation, UT Downtown Gallery
2014 Nexus Installation, UT Downtown Gallery
2014 Nexus Installation, UT Downtown Gallery
2014 Nexus Installation, UT Downtown Gallery
2014 Nexus Installation, UT Downtown Gallery
2014 Nexus Installation, UT Downtown Gallery






UT Downtown Gallery
106 S. Gay Street
Knoxville, TN 37902
ph: 865.673.0802
Manager: Mike C. Berry

Gallery Hours

    Tu.: CLOSED
    W: 11-6
    Th.: 11-6
    F: 11-6
    Sat.: 10-3
    Sun: CLOSED

    Please Note: The UT Downtown Gallery closes in observance of national holidays and between exhibitions.