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McColl Center for Art + Innovation

Summer 2018

Solo Show at Gallery 1010

20 March 2018

Knoxville, TN

August  2017
First-Year Graduate Student Exhibition
UT Downtown Gallery
Knoxville, TN
La Pocha Nostra, 2017
Merida, Mexico

April Marten will attend the La Pocha Nostra, Performance Art Intensive, January 9 - 20, in Merida, Mexico with a group of selected international artists. 

Intersection: The Artists of C3Lab
Opening November 4, 2016 at 7:00p

Converging differing personal styles, careers, and life doesn’t always function together in harmony, but when you intersect the common thread of the love of art throughout a creative space, with the true spirit of collaboration - an interesting collage emerges to tell a meaningful story.

They are all artists. Different faces in different stages. But all within the same space to passionately connect with what feeds their soul and drives their imagination to create artistic value to the community and beyond.

Join C3Lab as we celebrate our own community of artists and applaud the inspiration they bring to others through their art in the exhibit appropriately titled, “Intersection.”

Show runs November 4 - 22.  Gallery Hours:  Tuesday - Friday, 11:00 - 5:00 and by appointment on weekends and evenings.

Participating Artists: Hollis Austin, Linda Brown, Chad Cartwright, Meredith Dallas, Sharon Dowell, Rebecca Haworth, Michelle Hoffman, Lindsay Kosma, April Marten, Jessica Prescott, Freddie Rivera, Kathie Roig, Bree Stallings, Robin Stallings & Karla Sosa.


Curator's Note:

In response to a growing City's cultural dynamics, and in the spirit of Dada and the Avant-Garde, artists April Marten and Amanda Medina have partnered in conjunction with Gallery C3 to celebrate an absurd night of ART in reflection of the spirit of our times.

Film, Video, Sculpture, Paintings, Collage, Mixed Media, Performance Art, Urban Art, Sonic Art


Paying it Forward: KSU Artists and Their Proteges
Zuckerman Museum of Art Fine Arts Gallery
Atlanta, GA

September 24 - October 16, 2016

April Marten will show recent work, side by side, with her mentor Joe Thomas at her alma mater, Kennesaw State University, School of Art & Design.  

80 x 80: AN ART SHOW
MINT MUSEUM, Charlotte, NC

Distinguished jurors,  Mary Edith Alexander, curator for Bank of America Corporate Art Program, Grace Cote, Senior Coordinator at Gerald Melberg Gallery, and Lori Kornegay, Curator of Art & Public Engagement at the Halsey Institute of Contemporary art selected work from Marten's "Deconstructed Scriptures" series. 

Marten alters and deconstructs Bibles to form objects for contemplation.   


The three-dimensional work is designed to spark dialogue around persistent ideology and language that impacts communities, especially the groups marginalized by teachings inspired by sacred books.  Marten's work examines the power of the pulpit.

See Altar Book II and Return to Sender through June 25, 2016

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