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Onsight Rock Gym

5335 Western Avenue

Knoxville, TN 37921

(865) 888-9123

info@onsightrockgym.com

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5335 Western Avenue
Knoxville, TN, 37921

865-888-9123

Onsight Rock Gym is a brand new, world-class indoor rock climbing gym in Knoxville. Featuring over 12,000 sq feet of climbing surface and walls that soar over 50 feet tall, we are Knoxville's largest and tallest rock climbing gym. Onsight offers top rope/lead climbing and bouldering for all ages and abilities as well as a wide array of programming for adults and youth. Onsight even has a separate climbing room for private parties and events. We are proud to be a part of Knoxville's community! 

First Friday

FIRST FRIDAY AT ONSIGHT ROCK GYM

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First Friday is an art and photography show featuring some of the best artists and photographers in Knoxville, as well as other areas of the country. Shows range from abstract art to landscape photography to climbing art and photography and all in between! Each month, from 6 until 9 PM on the First Friday, enjoy a showcase of fantastic art, meet new friends, and enjoy great conversation in a relaxed environment.

2019 FIRST FRIDAY KNOXVILLE ARTISTS

JANUARY - Katrina Wiens

FEBRUARY - THURSDAY'S CHILD FEATURING Jonea Mohn

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Jonea Mohn grew up surrounded by art and music. Her mother is an artist and educator in Jonea’s hometown near the Ozarks in Arkansas, and her father, an avid photographer, gave Jonea her first point-and-shoot camera when she was nine-years-old. Because her family had a love for everything outdoors, nature became and has remained a common theme in her artwork and photography. 

After changing from violin performance, Jonea completed a BFA in Design at the University of North Carolina, Greensboro with an emphasis on photography and drawing. 

After graduation, she traveled to and through China with a group of student photographers, focusing on storytelling, documentary photography, and studying with masters in advertising at the Nanjing Normal School of Photography.
Jonea moved to Knoxville from North Carolina in the summer of 2014. While her professional work has been directed toward portraiture and photography instruction, her personal endeavors are still steeped in her love for the outdoors and the activities she enjoys. In the last few years, she has developed a love for macro and long exposure images.

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MARCH - Rachel elise

Known by some as the Dos Equis girl, and to others toto, or the thesaurus, Rachel is the antonym of simple. She graduated from Kansas State University in 2009 with a Masters degree in Interior Architecture & Product Design, and after rounding off her studies at the Glasgow School of Art in Scotland, UK she pursued formal education in Graphic Design from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville. The many years of education are a mirror of her flair for athletics, and adrenaline. She is an avid Volleyball and Basketball player, and pending the weather can be found snowboarding or kayaking. She is also a member of the American Institute of Graphic Artists.

APRIL - misty wong

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Misty has a passion for adventure photography. Her love for photography started only a year and a half ago, but her love of outdoor adventures began long before that.  From thru hiking the Appalachian Trail, running 100 mile races in the mountains to rock climbing, she has a constant desire to connect with nature. But when a race director asked her to take finish line photos as a volunteer, it was then that she discovered her fascination with photography. She quickly fell in love with being able to tell a small part of someone’s journey with a picture and has since photographed numerous mountain races and people doing what they enjoy in the great outdoors. 

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/misty.dawns/

Website: https://mistywong.smugmug.com/Commercial/Prints-for-Sale

MAY - Kristi Parsons

Welcome! I am a photographer and writer based out of Knoxville, TN. My heart is in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, but I love to roam all over the southern Appalachians, southeast, Tennessee's Cumberland Plateau and in all areas where nature's breathtaking beauty can be found. I hope that you enjoy viewing just a sliver of the beautiful moments that I've been blessed to experience over the past couple of years.


 

JUNE - Toni blough



JULY - Dino Day Liddick 


  

AUGUST - REBECCA GILLUM

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"The camera is the least important element in photography." -Julius Shulman

Rebecca Gillum is an award winning landscape photographer based in Tennessee. She believes through her journey she can experience and gain further understanding of this world. Also, she hopes her images can inspire others to better appreciate this wonderful world.

 

 

 

 

 

 

www.rebeccagillumphotography.com

 

SEPTEMBER - devin cooley


 

OCTOBER - mackenzie wilder

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Mackenzie Wilder is a photographer in the Knoxville area. She received her B.A. in Photography from Webster University in St. Louis, MO with an emphasis in Food Photography. As she has developed as an artist her photography has advanced from food into adventure and more. Currently she freelances as a photographer and marketing assisting realtors, business, weddings, and more.

Website: www.amwilderphoto.com

 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/amwilderphoto/

 

NOVEMBER - Emma Slaymaker

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Emma Slaymaker is a Knoxville artist, born and raised. From a young age she developed a love for both animals and people. She enjoys portrait art and the personal connection she feels to animals and people when she uses her art to capture their essence. It is through portrait art that she is able to combine both of her passions into her self expression. 

SOCIETY6 WEBSITE: society6.com/esartworks

INSTAGRAM: instagram.com/es.artworks

FACEBOOK: facebook.com/slaymakerartworks

 

december - jessica callian

 

2018 ARTISTS

JANUARY - Dino Day Liddick

FEBRUARY - Kristi Parsons

MARCH - Bruce McCamish

APRIL - Nick Kakanis

MAY - Leah Bingham

JUNE - Thursday's Child featuring Jonea Mohn

JULY -Alex Bonner

AUGUST - Rebecca Gillum

SEPTEMBER - Avery Adzima

OCTOBER - Destiny Ditmore

NOVEMBER - Native Maps

DECEMBER - Emma Slaymaker