Calendar of Events

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

The Emporium Center: Adam Newman: delusionary /dəˈlo͞oZHənerē/

Category: Exhibitions & visual art and Free event

A reception will take place on Friday, August 2, from 5:00-9:00 PM. The opening reception features flamenco dancing by local group Tinadre at 7 PM.

Statement: delusionary /dəˈlo͞oZHənerē/ can be defined as one having the ability to see and believe alternate versions and personalities of others formed in an ever-evolving environment of the mind, which may or may not be based upon real interactions.

Born of frustration and confusion, delusionary is an investigation. An intro, a sore yet needful beginning to what will hopefully yield a promising conclusion. A collection of introspective works presented through mixed media panels. Created by working through the subjective rather than the objective. Unlike my last project in which I utilized a realism style, here I work with less planning and in most all cases find myself coming to dead ends that I am forced to work past rather than simply starting over. The process mimics that of my thoughts in a romantic relationship. In viewing these panels, you see firsthand my struggles, and to this point failure, to orchestrate a working version of romantic love.

Adam Newman is an artist, age 34. Tried by fire. Forged through trial. For more information, visit www.newmanadamart.com, or follow him on Instagram @newman.adam.art.

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: Michelle Barillaro: Travel

Category: Exhibitions & visual art and Free event

A reception will take place on Friday, August 2, from 5:00-9:00 PM. The opening reception features flamenco dancing by local group Tinadre at 7 PM.

This new exhibition features abstract paintings with acrylic, charcoal, and graphite.

Michelle Barillaro is a native of South Florida and moved to Knoxville more than 20 years ago, graduating from the University of Tennessee, School of Architecture. She remained in the Knoxville area because of the friendly folks, natural beauty and pleasant climate. However, many of her paintings seem to reflect the colors, movement and serenity of the Florida coast. She paints with acrylic and oil & cold wax and often incorporates a dash of charcoal, graphite, and pastels. She uses palette knives, bowl scrapers, credit cards, her fingers, and an occasional hake style brush to create her work. As a result, her paintings are abstract in nature with a multi-textural, often ethereal feel. “To me, an abstract is so pleasing because it allows the viewer to conjure meaning in the image and tell a story from their life experiences,” says Barillaro. “I often start a painting with an idea or sketch, and I can go in a different direction as the painting evolves.”

For more information, follow her on Instagram @m.bartist.

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: League of Scruffy Photographers: Observing Knoxville

Category: Exhibitions & visual art and Free event

A reception will take place on Friday, August 2, from 5:00-9:00 PM. The opening reception features flamenco dancing by local group Tinadre at 7 PM.

The League of Scruffy Photographers was formed initially as a social group for local photographers. It became readily apparent that there was a tremendous amount of talent and experience contained in that initial group of seasoned individuals. As the group grew with younger, eager and undiscovered artists, the potential for a group that could educate and put forth a number of projects coalesced. Currently, the group includes educators and long-time volunteers, so workshops and collaborations with other entities are in the future.

Taking a page from Roger May's “Looking at Appalachia” and a photo project proposed for TVA in the 1980's, “Observing Knoxville” came about. The League intends over the next year to document all aspects of Knoxville. The good and the bad. A candid, no holds barred look at our fair “Scruffy” city. Beginning with its neighborhoods and moving on to its people and what they do for work and leisure to lifestyles, education, transportation, music, food and drink to government. Warts and all.

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.

Culture Hair Studio: Exhibition by Elle Colquitt

  • August 2, 2019 — August 30, 2019

Category: Exhibitions & visual art and Free event

Opens Fri Aug 2, 6-9
Come enjoy and unique prospective of window reflection images with us!
On display throughout the month during salon hours.

Culture Hair Studio
115 S Gay St, Knoxville, TN 37902
https://www.culturehairstudioknox.com/

Oak Ridge Art Center: Mixed Media: Seen and Unseen

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

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

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

Details TBA

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

Westminster Presbyterian Church's Schilling Gallery: Photography by Ann Allison-Cote

  • July 8, 2019 — August 25, 2019

Category: Exhibitions & visual art and Free event

Photography by Ann Allison-Cote

She takes advantage ot the plant life, rural scenes, landscapes and regional architecture of Knoxville, East TN, Western NC and GA. Frequently she will draw from her artistic background, merging photography and digital art to create a different effect.

Westminister Presbyterian Church, 6500 S Northshore Dr, Knoxville, TN 37919. Hours: M-R 9-4. Info: (865) 584-3957 or www.wpcknox.org

McClung Museum: Debut, New Acquisitions

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Category: Exhibitions & visual art, Free event and History & heritage

Debut: Recent Acquisitions features important acquisitions from the past four years in the McClung Museum’s eclectic arts and culture collection. Many of the objects have never been on display.

From ancient Peruvian ceramics and new additions to our extensive map collection, to Cherokee carving and modern and contemporary works on paper, they reflect the enormous diversity of the McClung’s holdings, and the generosity of donors who helped to add important objects to our collections.

The objects also illustrate the work of museum staff to fill cultural gaps needed to support the McClung’s educational mission. These treasures underscore the museum’s continued relevancy as a site for inspiration and pondering our world and its wonder.

McClung Museum of Natural History and Culture, 1327 Circle Park Dr on the UT campus, Knoxville, TN 37996. Hours: Monday-Saturday, 9AM-5PM, Sunday, 1-5PM. Information: 865-974-2144, http://mcclungmuseum.utk.edu

UT Gardens: Wings of Wonder Butterfly Exhibit

  • June 7, 2019 — September 8, 2019

Category: Exhibitions & visual art, Free event, Kids & family and Science & nature

Knoxville - Our Wings of Wonder Butterfly Exhibit has been installed throughout the Gardens. Twenty-five large scale butterflies decorated by area artists will be on display until September 8 (when they will be auctioned off to the public). Come enjoy their whimsical beauty!

This is the second year of this great collaboration of artists and the UT Gardens whereby the showcased art is auctioned to benefit the Gardens. This year's theme of butterflies hopes to showcase the importance of pollinators to our ecosystems and is in conjunction with pollinator research being conducted at the UT Gardens and elsewhere around the world.

UT Gardens, Chapman Drive, Knoxville, TN 37996. Information: 865-974-7151, http://utgardens.tennessee.edu

FREE Concerts on the Square - Jazz Tuesdays & Variety Thursdays

  • May 2, 2019 — August 27, 2019

Category: Free event, Kids & family and Music

The City of Knoxville’s Office of Special Events is excited to announce the lineup of performers for this year’s Concerts on the Square, presented by First Century Bank. The live music series begins Thursday, May 2, 2019 on Market Square.

Kicking off the season of Variety Thursdays on May 2, 2019 will be Karns Middle School Jazz Band at 7 p.m. and Karns High School Jazz Band at 8 p.m., followed on May 9, 2019 by Symphony on the Square, sponsored by Home Federal Bank, from 7:30-9 p.m.

Variety Thursdays continue through June 27, 2019 from 7-9 p.m. with the following performers:

• May 16: Katie Pruitt, a Rhythm N’ Blooms Festival preview
• May 23: Ensemble Swing Time Band
• May 30: Bary Jolly’s Jimmy Buffett Tribute
• June 6: Mike Snodgrass
• June 13: Frontier Band
• June 20: Uptown Moonlighting
• June 27: Square on the Square

Jazz Tuesdays begin with the University of Tennessee Saxophone Ensemble on Tuesday, May 7, 2019 from 7-9 p.m.

Tuesday, May 14th
6:30-7:30pm - Knoxville Jazz Youth Orchestra
8-10pm - Knoxville Jazz Orchestra

Tuesday, May 21st
8-10pm Vance Thompson Quartet

Tuesday, May 28th
8-10pm Larry Vincent Group

Tuesday, June 4th
8-10pm Mark Boling Trio

Tuesday, June 11th
8-10pm Vance Thompson Quintet

On Tuesdays, May 21 - Aug. 27, 2019, Jazz on the Square concerts will feature some of the Southeast’s finest jazz musicians including Vance Thompson and Friends, the Greg Tardy Quartet and many more. Show times are 8-10 p.m. For a full calendar and details about the bands visit www.KnoxvilleTN.gov/concerts.

Concerts on the Square events are free, including parking for motorists entering City-owned garages after 6 p.m. Attendees should bring their own chairs or blankets for seating. No food or beer is being sold on Market Square by outside vendors during these events. Food is available from restaurants for take-out, but alcohol can only be consumed inside establishments or on their patios.

Interested in finding some free parking? No search needed. We have over 5,500 spaces free after 6pm on weeknights. You can also find free parking all weekend. Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter...it's free all year. Find a spot and come enjoy the fun! http://knoxvilletn.gov/news/2019/concerts_on_the_square_series_begins_may_2

Spark: Drum Circle

  • April 23, 2019 — December 17, 2019

Category: Free event, Kids & family and Music

Tuesdays, 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Join us for an hour of instruments and fun! All are welcome. This is a free event.

Spark Center, 116 Childress Street, Knoxville, TN 37920. Information: 865-219-0130, www.sparktn.org

Vol Tango: Argentine Tango Club Weekly Class & Practica

  • April 16, 2019 — December 17, 2019

Category: Classes & workshops, Dance and Free event

Tuesday Class & Practica
7-9pm at various locations on campus

The purpose and aim of Vol Tango is to create and promote an Argentine Tango community on the University of Tennessee campus. This includes organizing tango dancers on campus, hosting open practice sessions (practicas), lessons, social dances (milongas), and inviting guest instructors and liaising with the off-campus tango community.

Contact Email: voltango@utk.edu
Phone Number: 865-974-9699
https://utk.campuslabs.com/engage/organization/VolTango

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