The Naming of Pivot Point Gallery
What's In A Name?
What is in a name? To me, there must be meaning. Personally, there was deep meaning in our original name, The ASLAN Gallery at Historic Emory Place. I loved the meaning ASLAN has and that it was also part of our corporate name. I loved that it called out “at Historic Emory Place”. I loved learning the “history”, which added to the desire for this particular building even more.
But then there was a wrinkle. An unknown factor that brought pause. That caused a rethinking. Many days of searching and I do mean days!! And researching what felt like thousands of alternate names for this “baby”…the gallery.
And then it happened. Something felt right. Something gave new meaning. A different significance. Novel light. It was a “Pivot” to change the name. Our “Point” on Emory Place is where the road “pivots” - not a full turn, but a shift.
The efforts being made for Emory Place as a whole in bringing renewed energy to the area is to “pivot” from what has been a bit forgotten area of Knoxville. Pivoting back to the original town center.
The driving purpose of the gallery is to be a “Pivot Point” for artists.
Coming to Knoxville. Changing careers. Pivot after pivot since November of 2019.
So what is in a name? Well, this name has a deep and thought out meaning…and hope…and promise…and excitement for all that is to come.
Welcome to our gallery. Welcome to Pivot Point Gallery.
-Faith Ferguson and Don Stoner