Alive After Five presents: Brooke Alford—The Artist of the Violin


When you think of the violin, you may immediately think of orchestras and symphonies, yet the violin has been a very prominent instrument in the world of Jazz. Artists like Regina Carter, Noel Pointer, Eddie South and the first lady of Jazz Violin Ginger Smock (among others) have shown just how Jazzy you can get with a violin. Brooke Alford, The Artist of the Violin is one of today’s stand-out contemporary jazz violinists. This Aberdeen, North Carolina native who calls Atlanta, GA home is blazing the airwaves with her 2021 Smooth Jazz single release “SHINE” and her latest 2022 single “New Day”. Both songs will be featured on her highly anticipated 5th CD.

A Smooth Jazz Charting Artist and Marquis Who’s Who Biographical Listee, Brooke Alford, The Artist of the Violin is an artist who consistently strives for excellence all-round. Since the start of her professional career in 2007, Brooke has independently released 1 LP and 2 EPs under her company and label, Alford Enterprises & Entertainment Group, LLC. Her second CD, “The Viosocalist” EP was produced and released under The Platinum Crown Music Independent label. Brooke’s official national radio debut occurred in 2018 with her Smooth Jazz single, “Closer” featuring award-winning International Recording Artist Bob Baldwin. Brooke’s body of work encompasses a fresh and creative blend of Smooth Jazz, R&B, Hip-Hop, Reggae, Western European Classical, and more.

Opening for some of the best musical artists and entertainers in the industry has catapulted Brooke’s career to outstanding heights thus far. These notable artists and entertainers include The Whispers, Mint Condition, Peabo Bryson, Najee, Will Downing, Marion Meadows, Paul Taylor, Marcus Johnson, India.Arie, Tony, Toni, Tone`, and the late iconic Comedians Paul Mooney and Dick Gregory. She has also recorded with Saxophonist Marcus Anderson and Chante Cann, and has shared the stage with Julian Vaughn, Alex Bugnon, Ryan Kilgore, and several others in the Contemporary Jazz arena.

This event will be in conjunction with the opening of the special exhibition Radcliffe Bailey: Passages.
KMA members will enjoy FREE ADMISSION after the opening reception.

Come for the art, meet the artist, and stay for the music!




Members: FREE!
Non-Members: $20
Members with AA5 pass: FREE
Kids under 12: FREE

Doors open at 5:30pm. Music begins at 6:30pm. Cash bar.
Street level galleries remain open until 8pm and attendees can view the beautiful exhibitions on display.
The KMA Gift Shop is open to guests until 6pm and offers a variety of exciting and unique gifts for everyone.

Food will also be available for purchase, provided by Dulcie’s Cafe!

Dulcie’s offers authentic Jamaican cuisine including Curry Chicken, Jerk Chicken, Red Snapper, and Salmon, with side dishes including fried sweet plantains, cabbage, mac and cheese, garlic potatoes, and more!

Sponsored by Cherokee Distributing Company.

Ticket sales are final and non-refundable. Masks are welcome but not required.

This project (was/is) supported, in whole or in part, by the federal award number SLFRP5534 awarded to the State of Tennessee by the U.S. Department of the Treasury.

Family Fun Day

KMA’s Family Fun Day will celebrate the art of Radcliffe Bailey (born 1968) in conjunction with the exhibition Radcliffe Bailey: Passages (August 12-November 6, 2022). Bailey works primarily in sculpture and incorporates found objects and photographs, bringing together stories of his own family’s journey through history, ancestry, migration, and memory. Join us for hands-on art projects inspired by the artist accompanied by music, storytelling, and a variety of family entertainment.

This event is free and open to the public.

Thank you to our generous sponsors

2022 Summer Art Academy

Each week offers a new and exciting age-appropriate art class that will inspire and challenge your child. The KMA’s certified art educators provide instruction in small groups with personalized instruction. Classes are held at the Knoxville Museum of Art. Morning classes are offered each week for children ages 5-12 and afternoon classes are offered for teens 13 and up. Each class runs for five consecutive days, Monday through Friday. Classes start Monday, June 6, and continue through Friday, July 29. Tuition (unless specified otherwise), for the half-day class is $130.00 for KMA members and $145.00 for non-members and includes workshop supplies, instruction, and gallery activities. Classes are filled and scholarships distributed on a first-come, first-served basis.

For more information call 865.525.6101 ext. 241 or e-mail

Summer Art Academy is conducted under COVID- 19 safety protocols.

2022 Summer Art Academy Brochure

Presenting Sponsor

Lead Sponsors
The Ponzio Family
L’Amour du Vin Fund-A-Cause

Additional Sponsors
Ann & Steve Bailey
KMA Guild
Urgent Care for Children
American Alliance of Museums
National Endowment for the Arts
City of Knoxville
Knox County
Tennessee Arts Commission
Arts & Culture Alliance

This project (was/is) supported, in whole or in part, by the federal award number SLFRP5534 awarded to the State of Tennessee by the U.S. Department of the Treasury.

KMA Book Club: Broad Strokes

Broad Strokes
by Bridget Quinn

Historically, major women artists have been excluded from the mainstream art canon. Aligned with the resurgence of feminism in pop culture, Broad Strokes offers an entertaining corrective to that omission. Art historian Bridget Quinn delves into the lives and careers of 15 brilliant female artists in text that’s smart, feisty, educational, and an enjoyable read. Replete with beautiful reproductions of the artists’ works and contemporary portraits of each artist by renowned illustrator Lisa Congdon, this is art history from 1600 to the present day for the modern art lover, reader, and feminist.

3rd Floor Mezzanine. Free and open to the public.
Contact Margo Clark at for more information.


This project (was/is) supported, in whole or in part, by the federal award number SLFRP5534 awarded to the State of Tennessee by the U.S. Department of the Treasury.

Curator’s Gallery Talk on “Women in Art” and Artists’ Reception

Photo by The Scout Guide, Chattanooga

Join us for a Gallery Talk with Nandini Makrandi, Chief Curator for the Hunter Museum of American Art. Makrandi, who has brought women artists to the forefront of the Hunter’s collection, will discuss the changing dynamics of women in art through the exhibition works. The talk will transition into an open Q & A in the galleries with the curator and local artists from the two exhibitions. A reception will follow with artists featured in the exhibitions.

This event is in conjunction with the exhibitions Women Artists: Highlights from the Hunter Museum of American Art and Currents: Women Artists from the KMA Collection.

This event is free and open to the public! Registration requested. Cash bar.




This project (was/is) supported, in whole or in part, by the federal award number SLFRP5534 awarded to the State of Tennessee by the U.S. Department of the Treasury.

Kick-Off to Summer 2022

Dance the night away at the KMA – Kick-Off to Summer returns!

Featuring the high-energy performance of 12-piece party band Universal Crush with heavy hors d’oeuvres prepared by Chef Holly Hambright of Holly’s Eventful Catering.

$125 per person; must be 21 years or older.



Ann & Steve Bailey

RT Lodge

Bill & Crissy Haslam
June & Rob Heller
Vicki Kinser

David Butler & Ted Smith
Richard Jansen
The Lederer Family
Parkview Assisted Living
Tommy & Tiffany Siler
The Trust Company of Tennessee

George & Beulah Baddour
Al & Mary Hugh Bedinger
John & Cindy Compton
Drs. Kimbro Maguire & Penny Lynch

For inquiries, please contact Maggie Meyers at 865.934.2049 or

Artists on Location 2022

The Guild of the Knoxville Museum of Art presents Artists on Location 2022, a Plein Air Painting Event, at the Knoxville Museum of Art Saturday, April 23, from 5:30 to 9:00 pm.

From Monday, April 19 through Friday, April 22, talented artists selected through a careful, juried process will be painting outdoors in and around the Knoxville area. The public is invited to watch AOL’s artists in action as they capture a wide variety of subject matter on canvas, from urban street scenes to pastoral garden settings.

These paintings will be sold on Saturday, April 23 at KMA. The event is free and open to the public and will include a cash bar. Proceeds of the sale will benefit both participating artists and the Knoxville Museum of Art.

Featured Artist: Kathie Odom

Reservations are recommended.




Ancient Lore Village
Emily & David Cox
Richard Jansen
Laws Interiors
Leslie & Ken Parent

Ann & Steve Bailey
BarberMcMurry Architects
David Butler & Ted Smith
Susan & Kent Farris
Harper Auto Square
June & Rob Heller
John Trotter

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