Calendar of Events

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Knoxville Choral Society Auditions

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Category: Auditions and Music

The Knoxville Choral Society is pleased to announce fall auditions for the
2018-2019 season on Tue., Aug 14 and Thur., Aug 16, 2018, beginning at 5:30 PM. Auditions will be held at Ebenezer United Methodist Church, 1001 Ebenezer Rd. in Knoxville. Openings are available in all voice parts of the 120-voice volunteer choir.

Since 1951, the Knoxville Choral Society has been honored to share a wide range of choral music with the community. Dedicated to choral performance excellence, the group consisting of over 120 auditioned musicians performs major choral and orchestral works, highlighting a variety of choral literature and styles.
During the 2017-2018 concert season, the Knoxville Choral Society presented a choral
masterworks concert under the direction of former artistic director Dr. Eric Thorson. Additionally, the KCS performed Carmina Burana in collaboration with the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra and Aida with the Knoxville Opera.
The 2018-2019 season presents the Knoxville Choral Society under the leadership of a new artistic director, Dr. John Orr.

“The Knoxville Choral Society creates an opportunity for singers to participate in the highest caliber of choral concerts in our area,” says Dr. John Orr, Knoxville Choral Society Artistic Director. “We are looking for artistic, creative singers who love choral music of all kinds, and who want to connect with each other in the creative expression of the choral arts.”

Additional information about the 2018-2019 concert season is available at
knoxvillechoralsociety.org. Rehearsals take place most Monday evenings, August-May from 7:30 to 9:30 PM. Auditions will include an assessment of vocal quality, sight-reading, and tonal memory drills. No prepared piece is required for the audition. For more information and to reserve an audition time, visit knoxvillechoralsociety.org/meet-the-kcs/auditions/, call 865-312-2440, or emailmembership@knoxvillechoralsociety.org.

Knoxville Civil War Roundtable Speaker

  • August 14, 2018
  • 6:30 PM

Category: History & heritage and Lectures

Aug 14--- Tim Smith, Historian & Author, “Difficult and Broken Ground: The Terrain Factor at Shiloh”

The Knoxville Civil War Roundtable is a organization dedicated to remembering and studying the Civil War in East Tennessee. Meetings of the KCWRT are held at the Bearden Banquet Hall (5806 Kingston Pike). A dinner buffet is served at 6:30 p.m. Cost is $15.00 for members and $17.00 for nonmembers. Reservations must be made or cancelled not later than 11:00 am on the day before the meeting. Call (865) 671-9001 to make or cancel reservations. Roundtable business is conducted at approximately 7:15 p.m.

A guest speaker, normally an author, educator, or historian of national prominence in his or her field, speaks for approximately one hour, on some aspect of the American Civil War. Additional information about this month's speaker can be found in the current issue of The Scout's Report. This address is followed by a brief question and discussion period. Cost (for those not dining) is $3 for members and $5 for nonmembers.

The normal schedule of events at each meeting is as follows:
6:30 p.m. - Buffet Dinner
7:15 p.m. - Roundtable Business
7:30 p.m. - Speaker + Questions/Discussion
8:45 p.m. - Adjournment

https://kcwrtorg.wordpress.com/2018/03/07/updated-speaker-schedule-through-january-2019/

Bijou Theatre: The Beatles vs Elvis - A Musical Showdown

Category: Music

Beatles or Elvis?

Who was the real King of Rock N Roll? Two of the greatest musical acts of all time face off in a high-octane, adrenaline-pumping musical showdown...in observance of the anniversary of Elvis passing. The Fab Four, represented by tribute band Abbey Road - A Tribute to the Beatles and Scot Bruce - Tribute to Young Elvis, will engage in a barrage of hits against one another. Its a TWIST AND SHOUT face-off that will leave you ALL SHOOK UP! A rockin show you wont want to miss!

Bijou Theatre, 803 S. Gay Street, Knoxville, TN 37902. Information/tickets: 865-522-0832, www.knoxbijou.com, www.ticketmaster.com

2018 WUOT Open House

  • August 14, 2018
  • 4:00-7:00pm

Category: Festivals & special events, Free event, Kids & family and Music

It is getting close to August again, and that means that it's almost time for our annual open house! The 2018 WUOT Open House will be held on Tuesday, August 14, from 4pm to 7pm, and will include tours of the station, a Q&A session with News Director Bandon Hollingsworth, and music and entertainment from WUOT personalities such as Todd Steed, Ben Hall, and Melony Dodson! Enjoy fun activities, good conversation, and delicious food from Three Rivers Market, Holly's Eventful Dining, and Magpies. We are looking forward to seeing everyone on August 14! More information will be available at wuot.org by July 15.

WUOT 91.9 FM, 1345 Circle Park Drive, 209 Communications Bldg., University of TN, Knoxville, TN 37996

David Feder: Limitless Guitar Tour (and free workshop)

  • August 14, 2018
  • 8 PM

Category: Music

Knoxville Guitar Society friend and Florida Keys legend David Feder will be at Holler! PAC downtown (formerly Modern Studio) for his Bohemian-Flamenco Limitless Guitar Tour as well as offering a free workshop there at 3pm for intermediate and advanced players.

109 West Anderson Ave., Knoxville, TN, 37917
We will have a Finger style Guitar Workshop before the concert for intermediate to advanced players so let us know if you are interested in a relaxed sharing of fresh ideas. http://www.davidfeder.com/event/modern-studio/

TVUUC exhibition: Works by Gary Heatherly and Althea Murphy-Price

  • August 12, 2018 — October 11, 2018

Category: Exhibitions & visual art and Free event

Reception Friday, August 17, 6:00 to 7:30 pm. Artists’ talks at 6:30 pm.

About Gary Heatherly: Heatherly recently retired from 30 years of commercial photography and is returning to the beginnings of his art. Still photography captures the precious moments of life. When we are younger, he says, life passes in slow motion as we explore our new world. As we age and shed the curiosity and wonder of youth, life speeds up. Photographers strive to capture and embellish the pristine moments for future appreciation. Heatherly has lived in Knoxville for over 55 years. He attended West High School and graduated with honors in 1974 from UT Knoxville with a BFA in Studio Art, emphasis in drawing and painting. He started his own photography business in the mid 70’s and focused on advertising, editorial, architectural and stock photography. His work allowed him to see the world with trips to the Philippines , Ireland, and the Caribbean. He published a Book of the Year winner along with help from WBIR and Robin Easter Design: Knoxville Then & Now. He is featured in three other “coffee table” books about Knoxville. www.garyheatherly.com

About Althea Murphy-Price: Murphy-Price is inspired by the social implication of beauty as it relates to female identity, women and culture. This work investigates how identity is informed and influenced through the context of a deceptively subversive beauty culture. Real and false, decoration and imitation are addressed and questioned. Recent work is inspired by the popular hashtag #blackgirlmagic and online image results from searching “perfect hair” and “perfect skin.” Her response to these images is colorful, playful and expressive of a child-like fascination. Althea Murphy-Price began her studies in Fine Art at Spelman College before receiving her Master of Arts in Printmaking and Painting from Purdue University and later studying at the Tyler School of Art, Temple University, where she earned her Master of Fine Arts. She has exhibited in venues throughout the country and abroad, including the Weston Gallery, Cincinnati; Howard Museum of Art, Baltimore; Wellesley College, Boston; Wade Wilson Art Gallery, Houston; Indiana University Art Museum; The Print Center, Philadelphia; The Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art, Charleston; and the Knoxville Museum of Art. International exhibits include the International Printmaking Exhibition, Jingdezhen, China; the American Youth Printmaking Exhibition, Lui Haisu Art Museum, Shanghai, China; and Print Resonance, Musashino Art University, Tokyo Japan. She was artist in residence at the Frank Lloyd Wright School; University of Hawaii, Hilo; The Vermont Studio Center; and the Venice Printmaking Studio. Her writings and work have been featured in Art Papers Magazine, CAA Reviews, Contemporary Impressions Journal, Art in Print, Printmaking: A Complete Guide to Materials and Process, and Printmakers Today. www.altheamurphyprice.com

Tennessee Valley Unitarian Universalist Church, 2931 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37919. Gallery hours: M-Th 10-5, Su 10-1. Information: 865-523-4176, www.tvuuc.org

Clayton Center for the Arts: Tone Cogburn Exhibit

Category: Exhibitions & visual art, Fine Crafts and Free event

A reception will be held on Aug. 3 from 6-8 p.m. in the DENSO gallery.

Tone Cogburn was born and raised in Norway, but has lived in Tennessee since 1987. She has 30 years of experience in traditional and contemporary quilt design and teaches experimental techniques nationally and internationally. Pictorial and architectural elements are her favorites. Tone has exhibited all over the world and finds lots of inspiration from her travels.

Denso Gallery, Clayton Center for the Arts. The exhibit is free and open to the public. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. Clayton Center for the Arts: 502 East Lamar Alexander Parkway, Maryville, TN 37804. Information: 865-981-8590, www.ClaytonArtsCenter.com

Bijou Art Gallery: "Songbirds & Smoke Rings" Exhibition by Robert Felker

Category: Exhibitions & visual art and Free event

Join us for the August First Friday featuring Knoxville's Robert Felker, opening August 3, 5:30-8:30 PM.

Songbirds & Smoke Rings — Paintings and Mixed-media Collages

About the artist: I am a painter and collage artist looking for the magic in everyday life. Whether it's the tranquil lake at sunset, or the abandoned country store, I want to honor and capture the beauty I see in the world. I earned a BFA from School of Visual Arts (1991) and today, live in Tennessee with my wife, two kids and our backyard chickens. https://www.robertfelker.com/

1991 - graduated School of Visual Arts with a BFA in Media Arts.
Spring 1991 - Solo show through SVA Galleries, entitled "Works on Paper"
Spring 1991 - Group show at the Art Directors Club, entitled "Illustration as Short Story"
Spring 1991 - Group show: "Images of Labor," Gallery 1199, NY
1991 - 1998 - Freelance illustrator, clients include: Lenscrafters, Sun Microsystems, Alfred Knopf, Dartmouth Press
1998 - present - personal work and private commissions

Bijou Theatre, 803 S. Gay Street, Knoxville, TN 37902. Information: 865-522-0832, https://knoxbijou.org/art-gallery/

The Emporium Center: Works by Sergio Martinez Avila and Iván Soto Hernández

Category: Exhibitions & visual art and Free event

A reception will take place on Friday, August 3, from 5:00-9:00 PM as part of First Friday activities downtown to which the public is invited to meet the artists and view the artwork.

Sergio Martinez Avila is from Tegucigalpa, Honduras and has more than 26 years’ experience in artistic production. His work is a process of gradually evolving technique and themes, which often explore the fantastical qualities of the world. He sustains an imaginary fiction using the female figure and other competing forms, creating sensory properties and relations of bodies by building an architectural and urban scene. Martinez achieves this scenery through the delicate handling of color, keeping the proportions between the realistic and the fantastical clean and simple. Martinez Avila attended the Instituto Nocturno Francisco Morazan in El Zurzular, Honduras and has exhibited internationally in Canada, Finland, Honduras, Mexico, Peru, and the United States.

Iván Soto Hernández is from San Esteban, Olancho, Honduras and currently lives in Knoxville. He studied at the Escuela Nacional de Bellas Artes (ENBA, or National School of Fine Arts), the main center of education and training of artists in the republic of Honduras, where he received a diploma in Plastic Arts (a newer artistic genre). Plastic arts are art forms which involve physical manipulation of a plastic medium by molding or modeling such as sculpture or ceramics. He has participated in international group exhibitions in Canada, Cuba, Honduras, Mexico, Peru, El Salvador, and the United States. His work is on permanent display in galleries in St. Petersburg, Florida; Tegucigalpa, Honduras; and via representation in Canada.

On display at the Emporium Center, 100 S. Gay Street, in downtown Knoxville. Exhibition hours are Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM. Information: (865) 523-7543 or www.knoxalliance.com.

The Emporium Center: Specimens of Steam: Artifacts and Images of Another Reality

Category: Exhibitions & visual art, Fine Crafts and Free event

A reception will take place on Friday, August 3, from 5:00-9:00 PM as part of First Friday activities downtown to which the public is invited to meet the artists and view the artwork.

Featuring: Eric Holstine, EHArtwork; Jason Edwards; Jason Lambert; and Eriel Scott, Eriel Shea Photography

Eric Holstine, EHArtwork was born and raised in Charleston, WV. He is an IT professional, who also incorporates his computer education and training into his artwork. He works with a variety of media, including stained glass, metal, wood, acrylics, and polymer clay. He frequently incorporates electrical features into his art. Holstine's work has been shown at Steam at Harper's Ferry in WV; The Steampunk World's Fair in Piscataway, NJ; the Emporium Center and Marble City Comicon in Knoxville; as well as events in Gaithersburg, MD, and Charleston/Huntington, WV. For more information, please visit www.EHArtwork.com.

Jason Edwards works with acrylic paints, markers, inks, spray paint and charcoal on paper and canvas. He also works with woodblock printing, digital painting and video. His painting and woodblock styles are whimsical, while his videos are very conceptual. Edward’s paintings often reflect other people’s emotions, and themes in his videos mostly deal with his own emotions. In his works, he seeks to remind viewers it is okay to be a human living in a world that is unbalanced and extreme. For more information, please visit www.Jordebot.net.

Experimentation is Jason Lambert’s primary goal. While originally working in pen and ink he has also transitioned into use of copper, steel, sharpies and nail polish to create unique 2- and 3-D works. His degree in geology and minor in anthropology from the University of Kentucky have helped inform a love of old science he applies to new art. “I never truly consider my work finished, only stalled or given away,” says Lambert. “The process of creation and fusion is what really attracts my imagination. My current body of work includes captured moments or thoughts I am attempting to flesh out.” For more information, please visit https://www.facebook.com/ExplorationsInMetal/.

Eriel Scott, Eriel Shea Photography was born and raised in Charleston, WV. She is an independent photographer, as well as a Graphic and Multimedia Designer, who strives to show the emotion behind the moment. Her portfolio includes weddings, senior sessions, animals, boudoir, and nature themes. She is always excited to capture special moments that will resonate for years to come. Her photography has been featured in Senior Model Magazine, Two Lane Living Magazine, and the Charleston Gazette Mail, with other work on display in the Charleston, WV area. For more information, please visit www.erielsheaphotography.com

On display at the Emporium Center, 100 S. Gay Street, in downtown Knoxville. Exhibition hours are Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM. Information: (865) 523-7543 or www.knoxalliance.com.

The Emporium Center: Confluence: Raku Pottery by Rex Redd

Category: Exhibitions & visual art, Fine Crafts and Free event

A reception will take place on Friday, August 3, from 5:00-9:00 PM as part of First Friday activities downtown to which the public is invited to meet the artists and view the artwork.

As a native Montanan, Rex Redd had the blessing of growing up immersed in natural beauty. Redd attended the University of Montana at Missoula where he graduated with a degree in Anthropology, and his love for historical cultures and traditions from around the world is an influence throughout his body of work. After moving to East Tennessee, Redd met Bill Capshaw and worked with the pottery program at the Oak Ridge Art Center. He works in several other mediums including painting, printmaking, photography and wood, often incorporating more than one into a project. He has work in several private and corporate collections throughout the United States, as well as Europe, Japan, and Australia.

Confluence - An act or process of merging. As a mixed media artist, this concept is nothing new to Redd’s work. Bringing together a variety of materials to make a cohesive piece of work is at once challenging and rewarding. But what happens when over the years you have worked in several unrelated disciplines? Recently, one of his students asked, “How do you decide on any given day what you’re going to work on?” This show is in response to that question and includes traditional and cross-disciplinary raku work. “I never set aside one art form to pursue another out of boredom,” says Redd. “Something I was doing sparked a desire to explore more creative avenues. This amalgam of acquired skills and interests led me to a personal crossroads; either pick one and concentrate on that discipline, or bring them all together and see what comes of it. Therein lies the confluence.” For more information, please visit www.rexredd.com.

On display at the Emporium Center, 100 S. Gay Street, in downtown Knoxville. Exhibition hours are Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM. Information: (865) 523-7543 or www.knoxalliance.com.

The Emporium Center: Sculptures from Nature by Marty McConnaughey

Category: Exhibitions & visual art, Fine Crafts and Free event

A reception will take place on Friday, August 3, from 5:00-9:00 PM as part of First Friday activities downtown to which the public is invited to meet the artists and view the artwork.

Marty McConnaughey will display various sculptures that use gourds as a base with pine needle and sweet grass coiling, antlers, and other natural materials. She will also display giclees of other works.

Artist statement: There is an endless amount of inspiration throughout nature; it only takes a moment to see its real beauty. Using gourds as a foundation helps create a unique sculpture by incorporating objects that nature itself provides. I love the art of coiling pine needles and sweet grass in my work; it gives a subtle movement drawing the onlooker to a journey that is both captivating and soothing. I continue to pursue and discover new elements on a regular basis to incorporate into my endeavors. The simple use of driftwood, acorn tops and strips of copper that I call ‘nature’s treasures’ are found throughout my creations. Each piece I design is hand crafted to be distinctive and bring an element of drama to enhance a wide range of decors. My appreciation and love of our Creator with all the patterns, texture and colors He give us draws me to make unique pieces of art that will bring joy and inspiration to others. For more information, please visit www.distinctivegourds.com.

On display at the Emporium Center, 100 S. Gay Street, in downtown Knoxville. Exhibition hours are Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM. Information: (865) 523-7543 or www.knoxalliance.com.

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