Calendar of Events

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Kids in the Arts: Spring Camp

  • March 18, 2019 — March 22, 2019

Category: Classes & workshops, Exhibitions & visual art, Festivals & special events, Fine Crafts, Kids & family and Music

We offer a kids camp, usually a week long, typically for ages 5-12. We tailor the lessons to multiple ages by working together in whole-group instruction or by splitting up into smaller groups to maximize learning. We spend the day together creating art through various art forms like music, improv games, visual art and dance. We meet-up at the end of the day and share our experiences in a cool down meditative share time.

Our mission is to promote cooperation and the love of learning through art, craft and creativity! Through exploration of self we will find common ground in each other.

Camp will be located at The Birdhouse - 800 N. 4th Ave. from ​9 am to 4 pm.
Ages are from 5-12
Cost is $245 or $65/day

Our Artist Teachers are:
Jasmine Sinclair- Yoga
Alex Pulsipher - Music
​Deborah Davis- Art
​Cynthia Baglin- Art
Dani Flyckt - Art
Julie Fawn Boisseau-Craig - Art
​Karl Hess- Camp Facilitator

Scholarships may be available upon request. https://kidsinthearts.weebly.com/

Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts: 26th Annual Sevier County Student Art Show

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

26th Annual Sevier County Student Art Show in the Drawing Studio. There will be a reception on Tuesday March 19, 2019 from 6:00-8:00 pm. This show is organized by the Gatlinburg Arts Council.

Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, 556 Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN 37738. Information: 865-436-5860, www.arrowmont.org

Dogwood Arts: Synergy Exhibition

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

CELEBRATE KNOXVILLE’S NEXT GENERATION OF ARTISTS & EDUCATORS
Clayton Center for the Arts

The Opening Reception and Awards Ceremony will be held at the Clayton Center for the Arts on March 15th from 5:30-9:00pm. All artists, their families, and friends are encouraged to attend this wonderful celebration!

Synergy showcases East Tennessee’s most gifted K-12 art students alongside their teachers, diverse artists will participate in this special exhibition at the Clayton Center for the Arts. See the results of the artistic student-teacher synergy that happens every day in East Tennessee schools. The East Tennessee Art Educator Exhibition is a newer exhibition designed to promote the work of East Tennessee’s finest teaching artists. K-12 art teachers and current art interns/student teachers from public schools, private schools and academies are invited to apply to the exhibition which will be alongside an exhibit featuring the creative works by East Tennessee’s most gifted art students.

https://www.dogwoodarts.com/student-art-exhibition/
https://www.dogwoodarts.com/art-educator/

Dogwood Arts information: 865-637-4561, https://www.dogwoodarts.com

Knoxville Museum of Art: Lure of the Object: Art from the June & Rob Heller Collection

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

This exhibition celebrates the uncommon aesthetic vision and philanthropic impulse of June and Rob Heller, who are among Knoxville’s most active, adventurous, and generous art collectors.

The selection of more than 50 sculptures and paintings attests to the couple’s journey as collectors over four decades. Lure of the Object pays tribute to the Heller’s accomplishments as collectors, their significant role as KMA patrons, and the many key sculptures and paintings they have donated to the museum. Some of the featured objects have been gifted to the KMA, while others are promised gifts. International contemporary glass is a particular area of focus, and the exhibition features works by William Morris, Richard Jolley, Bertil Vallien, Oben Abright, Dante Marioni, Therman Statom, and Stephen Rolfe Powell. Complementing sculptural works are paintings by Jim Dine, Frank Stella, Christo, and Paul Jenkins.

Before settling in Knoxville, the Hellers moved frequently as dictated by career assignments in London, Geneva, Singapore, and other major cities around the world. In each location, they made a practice of exploring galleries, art fairs, museums, and auctions with a sense of openness and adventure. Increasingly, they discovered works of art they could not live without. They were not bound by any set medium, period, or theme, but rather acquired works that provoked a strong emotional response. As their collection grew, so did the challenge of transporting objects—many of them quite large—from home to home. Soon after moving to Knoxville, they became involved in the city’s art scene. They patronized area artists, and became staunch supporters of the Knoxville Museum of Art. In particular, they became outspoken advocates for the KMA’s efforts to build a collection of contemporary sculpture which glass is a primary material. They supported the museum by donating funds as well as works from their extensive collection of modern and contemporary art.

Knoxville Museum of Art, 1050 World's Fair Park Dr, Knoxville, TN 37916. Hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 10AM-5PM, Sunday, 1-5PM. Information: 865-525-6101, www.knoxart.org

Ijams Nature Center: Events

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Category: Classes & workshops, Festivals & special events, Free event, Kids & family and Science & nature

TAKE ACTION! Zero Waste 101
March 5 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
ALL AGES Want to save the planet by being healthier and minimizing the waste you produce? Then join the low waste movement! Discover the basics of a low impact lifestyle, including how to start and sustain your changes, with health educator Kayla Simon at Zero Waste 101 Tuesday, March 5, from 6-7:30 p.m. Kayla has been practicing Zero Waste since 2013 and will discuss how she’s been able to reduce her waste by 80% in this fun, introductory session.…

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VOLUNTEER WORKDAY: Take Action! Litter Pickup
March 9 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Ijams Nature Center, 2915 Island Home Avenue
Knoxville, TN 37920 United States + Google Map
RECOMMENDED FOR AGES 12 AND UP Join us for a litter pick-up event on Ijams' newest piece of property, the Grayson Subaru Preserve. This not-yet-open-to-the-public site is getting a face lift to get it visitor-ready, including removal of invasive plants and clearing out of garbage and debris. Get ready to roll up your sleeves and get your hands dirty! Please bring work or gardening gloves if you have them. LOCATION Meet at the Ijams Visitor Center. REGISTRATION PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.…

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FREE Saturday Creature Feature
March 9 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am
Ijams Nature Center, 2915 Island Home Avenue
Knoxville, TN 37920 United States + Google Map
10:00 - 10:15 a.m. and 1:00 - 1:15 p.m. Join us every Saturday at 10 a.m. AND 1 p.m. for a FREE Creature Feature. Stop by the Visitor's Center main courtyard for a chat with our Animal Coordinator Mabre LaFollette about one of our Education Animals. Which one? You will have to come to find out. In cold or wet weather we meet inside the lobby of the Visitor Center.

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CITIZEN SCIENCE: Take Action!
March 9 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Ijams Nature Center, 2915 Island Home Avenue
Knoxville, TN 37920 United States + Google Map
$8.00
RECOMMENDED FOR AGES 14 AND UP Citizen science allows everyone to participate in real scientific research, and is a great way to Take Action every single day. This program provides an introduction to the world of citizen science by covering the staggering variety of citizen science projects available today and highlights projects going on RIGHT NOW at Ijams. You'll also get out in the field to participate in one of these Ijams projects, and you'll receive the tools you'll need…

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TAKE ACTION! Family Fun With FernGully: The Last Rainforest
March 9 @ 12:00 pm - March 10 @ 6:00 pm
Central Cinema, 1205 N Central St
Knoxville, TN 37917 United States + Google Map
$5 – $8
ALL AGES Hosted by Ijams and Central Cinema as part of Ijams Take Action! , this family movie shows the importance of everyone doing his/her part to protect the Earth. FernGully: The Last Rainforest (G) is an animated adventure set in an Australian rainforest inhabited by fairies including Crysta, who accidentally shrinks a young logger named Zak to the size of a fairy. When Zak sees how important the rainforest is, he and Crysta rally the fairies and animals to protect…

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TAKE ACTION! DIY Zero Waste Living: Body Products
March 10 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Ijams Nature Center, 2915 Island Home Avenue
Knoxville, TN 37920 United States + Google Map
$10.00
FOR AGES 16 AND UP Commercial personal care products often come in nonrecyclable packaging and contain chemicals and preservatives that can negatively impact the planet and your health. As part of Ijams Take Action!, health educator Kayla Byerly Simon will teach participants how to create their own body products using common household items that are better for you and create less waste as part of our Zero Waste series. Join us on March 10 at 3:00 to get hands on…

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TAKE ACTION!: The Cost of Clutter Workshop
March 12 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Ijams Nature Center, 2915 Island Home Avenue
Knoxville, TN 37920 United States + Google Map
FOR AGES 18 AND UP Clutter costs you time, productivity and money. It probably makes you feel frustrated, stressed and overwhelmed. And it often wreaks havoc on the environment when discarded. As part of Ijams Take Action!, Beth Meadows of The Empathetic Organizer will teach participants how to overcome clutter in a way that's sustainable for you and the environment. Join us on March 12 at 6 p.m. to learn Beth's method for tackling the constant flow of stuff, including…

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VOLUNTEER ORIENTATION
March 13 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Ijams Nature Center, 2915 Island Home Avenue
Knoxville, TN 37920 United States + Google Map
FOR AGES 18 AND UP Interested in learning about the various volunteer opportunities at Ijams? Volunteers support Ijams in many ways. Whether leading school fieldtrips, answering questions at the information desk, or removing invasive plants around the grounds, volunteers play an important role! Come out for a volunteer orientation to hear a brief history of Ijams, find out more about the various volunteer opportunities, and learn how you can contribute! LOCATION Meet at the Ijams Visitor Center. REGISTRATION Click here…

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FREE Saturday Creature Feature
March 16 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am
Ijams Nature Center, 2915 Island Home Avenue
Knoxville, TN 37920 United States + Google Map
10:00 - 10:15 a.m. and 1:00 - 1:15 p.m. Join us every Saturday at 10 a.m. AND 1 p.m. for a FREE Creature Feature. Stop by the Visitor's Center main courtyard for a chat with our Animal Coordinator Mabre LaFollette about one of our Education Animals. Which one? You will have to come to find out. In cold or wet weather we meet inside the lobby of the Visitor Center.

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FARRAGUT PROGRAM: Take Action! Fuzzy Friends
March 16 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Farragut Town Hall, 11408 Municipal Center Drive
Farragut, TN 37934 United States + Google Map
$5.00 – $10.00
ALL AGES Ijams Nature Center is bringing its programs to Farragut, so people can enjoy them without having to fight the traffic. This month join an Ijams naturalist at the Town Hall Community Room for a live animal presentation. We will be bringing our tarantula as well as an extensive collection of touchable mammal skins and artifacts. ANIMAL POLICY Touching of the animals by the public is prohibited. LOCATION Farragut…

More events at http://ijams.org/events/. Ijams Nature Center, 2915 Island Home Ave, Knoxville, TN 37920. Hours: Grounds and trails open during daylight hours. Call for Visitor Center hours. Information: 865-577-4717, www.ijams.org