Calendar of Events

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Knoxville Symphony Orchestra: William Shaub and Friends: The Young Beethoven and Folk Music


Category: Music

The Merchant & Gould Concertmaster Series, featuring the new KSO concertmaster William Shaub and various guest artists, will take place at the Knoxville Museum of Art, located at 1050 World's Fair Park Drive. Intimate performances held on Wednesday and Thursday evenings in the KMA's Ann and Steve Bailey Hall - seating is general admission.

Mason Bates: Ford’s Farm for Solo Violin
Beethoven: Violin Sonata No. 7 in C minor
Haydn: Piano Trio No. 39, Mvt. III (Gypsy Rondo)
Beethoven: Piano Trio No. 1 in D Major, “Ghost” (Op. 70)

Tickets and information: 865-291-3310,

The Mill and Mine: American Authors & Magic Giants with Public

  • January 22, 2020
  • 8:00PM

Category: Music

American Authors & Magic Giant bring their Band of Brothers Roadshow to the Mill and Mine, Wednesday, Jan 22 2020.
8:00 PM (Doors 7:00 PM)

The Mill & Mine, 227 W. Depot Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37917. Tickets/information:

Bijou Theatre: The Second City: The Best Of

Category: Comedy


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

Knoxville Community Darkroom: Learning Series - The Negative

Category: Classes & workshops and Exhibitions & visual art

January 22nd Class (Learning Series - The Negative) 6PM-8PM - Class 2/3 of the Learning Series. The Negative will take you inside The Darkroom where you will learn to load and process your film. Pricing for this individual class is $60, purchase all 3 learning series classes for $100 and receive a free month membership to the darkroom. Reserve your spot here.

The Knoxville Community Darkroom, 126 Jennings Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37917.

Cancer Support Community East Tennessee: Singing Bowl

  • January 22, 2020
  • 7:15PM

Category: Fundraisers and Health & wellness

Let go of stress and enjoy a different kind of relaxation. This Blue Ridge Yoga Fundraiser will leave you feeling restored and peaceful. Your $25 donation will go to help those who have been diagnosed with cancer at the Cancer Support Community of Knoxville.

Blue Ridge Yoga
623 N Campbell Station Rd, Knoxville, Tennessee 37934

Wednesday, January 22 at 7:15PM.
Tickets at

Knoxville Children's Theatre: Auditions for Peter Rabbit


Category: Auditions, Free event, Kids & family and Theatre

Knoxville Children’s Theatre (KCT) will hold auditions on Wednesday, January 22nd for our upcoming production of “Peter Rabbit.”

Auditions are by appointment only. Auditionees may choose from the following appointment times: 4:30 PM, 5:00 PM, 5:30 PM, 6:00 PM, 6:30 PM, 7:00 PM, and 7:30 PM. Six auditionees will be seen at each appointment time; a maximum of 42 auditionees will be seen.

No calls for appointments, please. Due to time restrictions, auditionees without an appointment will not be seen.

Knoxville Children's Theatre, 109 E. Churchwell Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37917. Information: 865-208-3677,

Knoxville African Dance Classes

Category: Classes & workshops, Dance and Kids & family

West African dance classes with live drumming! Classes taught by Alaba Mitchum with beats by Indigenous Vibes.

Wednesdays, 7:15-8:15 PM

Weekly class fee: $10, $7 for students

Hosted by Knoxville African Dance at Broadway Academy of Performing Arts, 706 N. Broadway St., Knoxville, TN

Pellissippi State: The Figurative Impulse

Category: Exhibitions & visual art and Free event

The spring arts season begins with a regional showcase of figurative artists with a focus on painting and drawing. The talent pool for this show is stunning.

Hardin Valley Campus of Pellissippi State: 10915 Hardin Valley Road, Knoxville, TN 37932. Bagwell Center Gallery hours: M-F 9 AM - 9 PM. Information: 865-694-6405,

Ewing Gallery: Unsustainable - a Planet in Crisis

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

Opening reception: 5-7:30pm, Thursday, January 9th

The Ewing Gallery is pleased to present, Unsustainable: A Planet in Crisis – a group exhibition featuring artwork ranging in material, discipline, and execution that addresses the theme of planetary crises – climate change, the rise of disease and superbugs, world conflict and national instability, plastics in the ocean, gun violence, pollution of the waterways from mining, air pollution from use of fossil fuels, the opioid crisis, and species extinction.

Participating artists are:

Michele Banks
Brandon Ballengee, PhD
Scott Chimileski, PhD + Roberto Kolter, PhD
Brandon Donahue
Lorrie Fredette
Yeon Jin Kim
Pam Longobardi
Dan Mills
John Sabraw
Karen Shaw

In conjunction with Unsustainable, artist and educator Pam Longobardi will be giving a public lecture on Thursday, January 23rd at 7:30pm on her work. Longobardi's lecture will be in McCarty Auditorium, room 109 of the Art + Architecture Building. A reception with the artist will follow in the gallery.

Pam Longobardi is an American contemporary eco artist and activist, currently living and working in Atlanta, Georgia. She is known internationally for sculptural works and installations created from plastic debris, primarily from marine and coastal environments, as a primary material. She is also a Professor of Drawing and Painting at Georgia State University. Longobardi's lecture is part of the University of Tennessee School of Art's Programming Committee Lecture Series.

Unsustainable - a Planet in Crisis was developed as part of the programming for UT's Apocalypse Semester and as a partner exhibition to Visions of the End at the McClung Museum.

The Ewing Gallery of Art and Architecture at the University of Tennessee, 1715 Volunteer Boulevard
Art and Architecture Building, Knoxville, TN 37996.

C for Courtside: Serra Bothwell Fels and Taylor Baldwin

  • January 6, 2020 — February 29, 2020

Category: Exhibitions & visual art and Free event

January (by appointment) and February 2020:
Serra Bothwell Fels and Taylor Baldwin

Reception February 7th, 2020

C for Courtside, 513 Cooper Street, Knoxville, TN 37917. Information:, Follow the gallery on Instagram: @cforcourtside

Ted Richards: The Brown Paper Project exhibition

  • January 4, 2020 — March 31, 2020

Category: Exhibitions & visual art and Free event

Opening reception Jan 12, 2-4 PM
Meet the artist, refreshments

The Gallery at the Rarity Bay Activity Center (2nd building on the right as you enter Rarity Bay), 150 Rarity Bay Parkway, Vonore, TN 37885
Free admission! Gallery hours: Mon 9-4, Tue 9-1, Wed-Fri 9-4 or 423-884-3020

Art Market Gallery: Featuring Robert Conliffe and Patrick Deason

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

First Friday Reception: January 3, 5:30 – 9 p.m.

Robert Conliffe, Photographer
After 30 years in the auto industry, Robert relocated from Michigan to Knoxville, Tennessee and began a career in art. His interests have always been in exploring new methods in photography and the advent of digital imaging has presented new opportunities. His art has evolved from traditional photographic work to using digital elements and techniques in the transformation of the image. Like many photographers he has sought methods to change an image giving a personal interpretation. Starting with a photo and using techniques such as digital brush work, color manipulation, filters and many other methods to create a completely new image. Most works are built from layers with a variety of colors, patterns and images. Each layer can be displayed at a different intensity level that will project to the surface. Much of his work reflects the style of Robert Mapplethorpe’s isolated flowers. He has recently started to work with the process of “Double Exposure” this is the process of layering several photos or images together similar to collage. In general his work might be called “Enhanced Photography”. His work can be seen locally at The Art Market Gallery and The Knoxville Museum of Art. He has taken classes at Pellissippi State Community College and Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts. Most of his training has been self-directed and he has been inspired by the works of many artists.

Patrick Deason, Metal Artist, has been doing metal art since 2002. He says “ I am totally self-taught and many of my tools are made or improvised by me, as are some techniques for shaping steel. While I often repurpose scrap parts for sculptures like many metal artists, much of my work revolves around heating, hammering, and shaping steel into organic forms. Most of my work in the past has concentrated on coastal wildlife in steel, but I'll occasionally incorporate other mediums into my work or delve into kinetic sculpture.” He has won several awards at art shows, was named the Coastal Georgia Artist of the Year and featured at the Goodyear Cottage on Jekyll Island, Ga., and have had groupings of my work in galleries in North Florida and coastal Georgia.

Art Market Gallery, 422 S. Gay St, Knoxville, TN 37902. Hours: Tu-Sa 11-6, Su 1-6. Information: 865-525-5265,

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