Calendar of Events
Saturday, July 20, 2019
McClung Museum: Family Day: Stories and Illustrations
Saturday, July 20 at 1:00pm to 4:00pm join us for this free monthly programming featuring activities, crafts, tours, and more.
How do you bring stories to life? The museum will host UT professor and author, Dr. Renée D’Elia-Zunino, and artist Mike Berry as they show us how books are brought to life through illustration.
McClung Museum of Natural History and Culture, 1327 Circle Park Dr on the UT campus, Knoxville, TN 37996. Hours: M-Sa 9-5, Su 1-5. Information: 865-974-2144, http://mcclungmuseum.utk.edu
UT Arboretum Society: Third Saturday Hike
The UT Arboretum Society’s Third Saturday Hike for July will be held July 20 at the UT Arboretum. A mid-summer hike is a great time to explore the UT Arboretum and to learn about the trails on this short hike (1 to 1.5 hours).
Meet at the UT Arboretum Visitors Center, 901 S. Illinois Avenue in Oak Ridge at 9:00 a.m. Please wear clothes appropriate to the weather and boots or good shoes for outdoor walking. Hikes will be varied in intensity level, and the route may be changed due to weather conditions or leader’s choice. These hikes are designed to be suitable for all, but the difficulty level of the hike is dependent on individual fitness. Be sure to bring a water bottle to stay hydrated at you hike. This hike will be led by a volunteer familiar with the UT Arboretum and the trail system.
This is a free program offered by the University of Tennessee Arboretum Society. No registration is required. To learn more about this hike or the UT Arboretum Society, go to www.utarboretumsociety.org. For more information on the program, call 865-483-7277.
East Tennessee Historical Society: Country Music - A Film By Ken Burns
Saturday at 4 PM – 6 PM
East Tennessee PBS, in partnership with the East Tennessee Historical Society and ETSU's Bluegrass, Old Time & Country Music Studies present an advanced preview of Ken Burns' COUNTRY MUSIC! Arrive early for a special performance by the ETSU's Bluegrass, Old-Time and Country Music program
COUNTRY MUSIC chronicles the history of a uniquely American art form. From southern Appalachia’s songs of struggle, heartbreak and faith to the rollicking western swing of Texas, from California honky-tonks to Nashville’s Grand Ole Opry, we follow the evolution of Country Music over the course of the twentieth century, as it eventually emerged to become “America’s music.”
Directed and produced by Ken Burns, written and produced by Dayton Duncan, and produced by Julie Dunfey—Emmy-award winning creators of PBS’s most-acclaimed and most-watched documentaries for more than a quarter century. This eight episode, sixteen and a half hours series will begin airing on PBS September 15, 2019.
This event is free and open to the public. https://www.facebook.com/events/510463789487643/
East Tennessee Historical Society, 601 S. Gay Street, Knoxville, TN 37902. Museum hours: M-F 9-4, Sa 10-4, Su 1-5. Information: 865-215-8824, www.easttnhistory.org
UT Downtown Gallery: Howard Hull: Paintings 1989-2019
Artist Reception: Friday, July 19, 2019 at 6 PM – 8 PM and Friday, August 2 from 5-9pm for an First Friday reception.
Join us Friday, July 19 from 6-8pm for an artist's reception with Howard Hull. In 1965, Hull began teaching at the UT Knoxville College of Education. During his tenure at UT, Hull’s painting, collages, and sculpture were frequently seen in various competitive Mid-South and one-person invitationals. Hull’s articles have routinely filled the pages of Arts and Activities, Tennessee Education, and School Arts, and his in-depth history of Tennessee WPA post office murals was published in 1996. Before his 1999 retirement, Hull coordinated numerous art educational workshops, curricular projects and extension courses on behalf of his department. Since leaving UT, he continues to be a productive painter and writer.
UT Downtown Gallery, 106 S. Gay St, Knoxville, TN 37902. Information: 865-673-0802, http://web.utk.edu/~downtown
Oak Ridge Art Center: Mixed Media: Seen and Unseen
The exhibition is for artists who work in both two and three–dimensional mixed media from throughout the region. Any work produced with multiple media is eligible. The “seen and unseen” may refer to the subject matter or the layering of techniques.
Oak Ridge Art Center, 201 Badger Avenue, Oak Ridge, TN 37830. Hours: Tu-F 9-5, Sa-M 1-4. Information: 865-482-1441, www.oakridgeartcenter.org
Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts: Travis Townsend and Felicia Szorad
Drown Wood Gallery
Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, 556 Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN 37738. Information: 865-436-5860, www.arrowmont.org
Tennessee Stage Company: 29th Season of Shakespeare on the Square
July 11 – August 11, Thursday to Sunday, 7:00 PM nightly outdoors on Market Square, downtown Knoxville (free)
2 p.m. matinees Sunday, July 21, Sunday July 28, indoors at Scruffy City Hall ($15)
6:30 p.m. Monday, July 29, Blount County Public Library (free)
Featuring A Midsummer Night's Dream and The Comedy of Errors
A blanket or a camp chair is all you need to view these performances. Or treat yourself to reserved VIP seating for just $15 per person, including a complimentary bottle of water and local merchant goodie bag. While we perform with no admission charge for general seating, we do appreciate your donations – we’ll pass a basket nightly and suggest a $10 donation per person. We also accept cash or credit cards at the “front of house” table.
A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM
July 11, 13, 19, 21, 25, 27, Aug. 2, 4, 8, 10
This famous romantic comedy is set in the Athenian woods on one magical midsummer night. Two young lovers, pursued by rivals for their love, spurned fathers and the angry Duke of Athens find themselves lost in a magical wonderland peopled by the King and Queen of the fairies and their sprite henchmen Robin Goodfellow, known as Puck. All three delight in playing games with mere mortals who chance to enter their woods. Add a group of rowdy tradesmen seeking a secluded spot to rehearse their play for the Duke’s wedding and you have all the ingredients for a wild evening of magic and comedy that could only have come from the glorious imagination of William Shakespeare. “Oh, what fools these mortals be.”
THE COMEDY OF ERRORS
July 12, 14, 18, 20, 26, 28, Aug. 1, 3, 9, 11
One of Shakespeare’s first (and funniest) plays. Two sets of identical twins (!) with the same names (!!) Dromio and Antipholus who were separated as infants, grow up in rival cities. Ephesus and Syracuse, with no knowledge of the others – until the twins from Syracuse pay a visit to Ephesus. Elaborate embarrassments abound as the whole town tries to sort out two Dromios and two Anthipholi. It’s a wild roller coaster ride with mistaken identities, hilarious blunders and slapstick farce around every curve. “I to the world am like a drop of water that in the ocean seeks another drop.”
A Midsummer Night’s Dream is directed by H. Caitlin Corbitt and The Comedy Of Errors is directed by Jennifer Alldredge.
The Tennessee Stage Company encourages our audiences to spend an evening on the Square: do a little shopping, have a nice dinner, see the play and maybe stop by a pub afterward. All of this and more is available on Market Square nightly. So come early and see the Square! Tennessee Stage Company: 865-546-4280, www.tennesseestage.com
Vicissitude / A Retrospective
Meet and Greet on Thu July 18, 5-7:30 PM
W. James Taylor is a Contemporary Fine Art Chalk Pastel Painter. His core artistic exploration is based on an abstract geometrical triptych, expressing what he felt and experienced as a young man of the turbulent 1960's, with the challenges of integration. He incorporates the stories his father, Eldred Libby Taylor, told him of his childhood in Georgia during the Jim Crow period with powerful subliminal imagery.
The idea for Vicissitude came to him over a six year period, with each panel representing a different time in the history of African Americans. His Mission is to engage his audience in conversation about the enormous sacrifice his ancestors made during the struggle for freedom and equality. When he's not creating images for Vicissitude, he loves composing songs and playing them on his acoustic guitar. He plays for local and national senior living communities and other venues throughout the United States. As a professional drummer with different bands he opened for famous acts on the Chitlin Circuit in the 1960's for performers like Rufus Thomas and Mary Wells, later in the 1970's opening for Parliament Funkadelic and Bill Withers at the Civic Coliseum in his hometown Knoxville, Tennessee. Art, music and the opening of his gallery in his mothers name " Geneva " has always been his passion.
At University of Tennessee Student Union Art Gallery
C for Courtside: Julie Wills - Battlefields
Opening Reception: July 5, 2019, 7-10pm
C for Courtside is pleased to present a solo exhibition by Maryland-based artist Julie Wills. The exhibition, titled Battlefields, uses sculpture, installation and collage to address social, political, interpersonal and interior conflict. The exhibition will be on view from July 5 through August 2, with an opening reception Friday July 5 and a closing reception Friday August 2.
Wills skillfully mines large complex systems—language, the cosmos, climate, human history—for image, text and metaphor to poetically investigate the deeply human questions nested within. Battlefields features works that explore individual joy and heartbreak in times of social or political upheaval. Diverse materials including photographs, prints, locator flags, vinyl, and plaster are arranged as a series of tactical maps for navigating or making sense of love and loss. In some instances, these works incorporate imagery from physical battle sites such as Gettysburg and the beaches of Normandy; in other cases, the site of conflict is figurative, revealed only in material vestiges.
Julie Wills (www.juliewills.com) is an interdisciplinary artist working in the expanded field of sculpture, including installation, collage, performance and architectural interventions. She has been awarded residency fellowships at Jentel (WY), PLAYA (OR), The Hambidge Center (GA) and Pyramid Atlantic Art Center (MD), and has received support for her work from the Foundation for Contemporary Arts in New York. Wills is a 2019 recipient of an Individual Artist Award from the Maryland State Arts Council and her works are included in the White Columns Artist Registry in New York and the Institute of Contemporary Art Baltimore Flat Files.
Art Market Gallery: Featuring Patricia Herzog and Carol Quin
July Featured Artists -First Friday Reception: July 5, 5:30 – 9 p.m.
Patricia Herzog: Clay
Artist Statement: Patricia Herzog has been working as a professional clay artist since 1978 after graduating from the Uni-versity of Tennessee with a Master of Science Degree in Ceramics. Her recent work reflects her contin-ued interest in color, decoration, texture and function. Her ceramic forms are inspired by her travels and Tennessee surroundings with an emphasis on animal imagery, universal patterns in nature, and the art of ancient cultures. She hopes her work portrays a sense of humaneness in this
Carol Quin: Painting
I have been painting and exhibiting since the early 1990’s, mostly in the Southeast although I have been in exhibition in NYC through World Fine Art Gallery, Ariel Gallery, and Abney gallery. I am inspired by nature and the local beauty of this area, as well as the psychologi-cal processes that create this inspiration. I was educated at the University of Tennessee (BS, MS, and PhD) in Human Ecology. I began painting in the early 80’s as a watercolorist painting mostly nature, and rapidly moved into various mixed media, larger cre-ations, and more abstraction in design. My work is mainly from self-exploration and experimentation with the mediums and from the passion of exploring color and textures.
Art Market Gallery, 422 S. Gay St, Knoxville, TN 37902. Hours: Tu-Sa 11-6, Su 1-6. Information: 865-525-5265, www.artmarketgallery.net
Awaken Coffee: Artwork by Tracye Sowders
Awaken Coffee will host an opening for artist Tracye Sowders Friday, July 5 from 6-9 pm. Her art will be on display for the month of July. Come join us for great art and great coffee!
Awaken Coffee is a live music venue, espresso bar, craft beer & wine bar and organic restaurant in the heart of downtown.
Awaken Coffee, 125 W Jackson Ave, Knoxville, Tennessee 37902
Rala: July First Friday - Print Palooza
Print Palooza opens July 5th 6-9PM
It's no secret here at Rala that we love our printmakers! For July First Friday our wall will feature some of our shop favorites.
Rala, 112 W. Jackson Ave, Knoxville, TN 37902
PH: (865) 525-7888