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First Friday with Lesley Eaton

White Oak Gallery (at Magpies Bakery)

846 N Central Street, Knoxville 37917

Visit White Oak Gallery for First Friday and view work from featured artist & illustrator Lesley Eaton. Artwork by Gallery Manager Beth Meadows will also be on display. Refreshments provided by Magpies Bakery, Glowing Body, and With Bear Hands.


"My recent collage work incorporates my peppered paper, large sheets of paper that originally provided a surface to catch all of the spills, splatters, and brush strokes as I painted. The result is a collection of beautiful papers filled with vibrant color and energetic texture.

I meticulously curate, cut, arrange, and glue these happy papers to shape my collage works. I love the resulting juxtaposition of sharp clean edges against the chaos of painterly paper. I also find joy in the balance of my creative process; freely and expressively painting my papers which are then very meticulously cut, arranged, and glued. Both steps of my creative process are very intuitive to me and provide the important result of hands messy with paint and glue."

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White Oak Gallery, located inside Magpies Bakery, is generously made available by owner Peg Hambright and managed by Knoxville artist Beth Meadows of With Bear Hands. Meadows' artwork is always on display, and a different Knoxville artist is featured every other month. The public is invited to visit the gallery any time during Magpies' business hours and to consider buying artwork and/or cupcakes while there. For more information, visit or contact