Bliss Home is pleased to present Knoxville artist, Kate Moore, for August’s First Friday. Bliss Home, located at 29 Market Square, will host an opening reception on Friday, August 1st from 6pm to 9pm. Complimentary Steamboat Sandwiches will be provided and Kate’s art will be featured for the month of August.
Starting with a simple love for crayons, Kate decided from a young age she needed to build her life around art. Kate grew into an artist by exploring different mediums, and dabbling in painting and drawing, until she found her own voice as an artist in graphic design. From custom wedding invitations to small business branding, Kate has spent the last six years perfecting her graphic design skills at her studio, Kate Moore Creative, located on the 100 block of Gay Street.
Kate’s August exhibit features a fun collection of words and color that will make viewers smile for two reasons. Not only will Kate’s fun art bring a smile to viewers’ faces, each purchase of Kate’s art will provide ONE MEAL to a hungry tummy in East Tennessee, through the efforts of Second Harvest Food Bank. Learn more about Kate in our exclusive interview below!
Can you tell me a little about your background and what you are currently working on.
I’ve been involved and loved art since I was a child, and have owned a design studio “Kate Moore Creative” on the 100 Block since 2010. We specialize in small business branding and custom wedding suites. Right now, I am building up my other business “Live Love” which offers happy, modern prints and paper goods for the home. In 2012, my heart began aching with a bigger vision, a passion to live out love through design. A desire to create fun stuff and help people too. Paper goods that give people a little inspiration, a burst of happiness, and also share lots of love with the world! LIVE LOVE was born, and with each purchase, you are providing ONE MEAL to a hungry tummy in East Tennessee, through the efforts of Second Harvest Food Bank. I am so excited to be a part of something so wonderful, and I hope what I create brings fun and happiness to your day, your home, and also the world.
Visit Kate’s etsy shop here.
Which piece are you most excited about for your upcoming First Friday exhibit?
I have a really FUN Dolly Parton quote that Im super excited about, and a few references to our “SCRUFFY LITTLE CITY”. I like anything humorous and quirky :)
Can you tell me about the theme of your show?
The theme of the show is East Tennessee; from Dolly to adventure, and down home Knoxville LOVE.
What do you like/dislike about your show? Any frustrations during production?
Honestly, I love what I do. Every ounce of it. My favorite part of the process is coming up with new, fun wording! I have a notebook FULL of ideas that I cannot bring to fruition just yet and its exciting.
What advice would you give young artists?
That it doesn’t matter if you’re the best, you just have to do what you love and go for it anyways!
Who is your favorite artist? How do they influence your work?
I have a million favorite artists, from music, to painters and other designers; the influence of all of them has helped guide me into following my passion, and I am grateful!