Calendar of Events

Friday, August 17, 2018

Knoxville Museum of Art: Joseph Delaney: On the Move

Category: Exhibitions & visual art and Free event

More than 40 paintings and drawings from public and private collections around the country celebrate the life and achievement of this well-known Knoxville native.

Joseph Delaney (1904-1991) rose from humble beginnings in Knoxville to establish himself as a tireless and prolific painter of Manhattan’s urban scene. Over the span of his 60-year career, Delaney displayed a remarkable ability to express the city’s vitality using the loose brushwork of gestural abstraction, which at the time represented the cutting edge of studio practice, without sacrificing the narrative content many of his contemporaries had abandoned. The works featured in On the Move represent the variety of ways in which he used this hybrid method to infuse his painted scenes with vibrant energy, and intricate patterns of movement.

While capturing the ebb and flow of life on the boulevards and back alleys, Delaney’s vigorous brushwork also reveals his restless spirit and insatiable creative drive. On the Move has been organized by the KMA in the hopes of generating newfound appreciation and scholarly attention for an artist who captured his time and place with uncommon energy and a fiercely independent spirit. In depicting Manhattan’s urban scenes, the artist trains his ever-shifting vantage point on gleaming plazas and gritty nightspots with equal intensity and familiarity. In some compositions, near-panoramic views emphasize the pulse of crowds within vast architectural arenas. In others, the artist focuses on specific urban structures—subway cars, bridges, and roadways—that make movement possible.

The public is invited to celebrate the art and life of Joseph Delaney at the KMA Family Fun Day on Saturday, August 25 from 11am to 4pm. This event is free and open to the public thanks to the generosity of Katherine and Joe Fielden.

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

Fountain City Art Center: FCAC 10th Annual Members’ Show

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

Reception: August 17, 6:30 – 8:00 PM - Free and open to the public.

Exhibit viewing hours: Hours: Tu & Th 9-5, W & F 10-5, 2nd-4th Sa 10-1. Fountain City Art Center, 213 Hotel Ave, Knoxville, TN 37918. Information: 865-357-2787, www.fountaincityartcenter.com

Knoxville Children's Theatre: Mark Twain's "Tom Sawyer"

Category: Kids & family and Theatre

Full of comedy and thrills, and one of America's most enduring stories. Life is pretty fun down by the Mississippi River in Tom Sawyer's hometown. He hunts for buried treasure with his best pal Huck Finn, enjoys time with the beautiful Becky Thatcher, and avoids having to whitewash Aunt Polly's fence. But the events of one fateful summer night will change the town forever, and the boys' dream of buried treasure just might come true!

The live stage play will be performed August 17 through September 2:
Fri., Aug. 17 at 7 PM, Sat., Aug. 18 at 1 PM & 5 PM, Sun., Aug. 19 at 3 PM
Thurs., Aug. 23 at 7 PM, Fri., Aug. 24 at 7 PM, Sat., Aug. 25 at 1 PM & 5 PM, Sun., Aug. 26 at 3 PM
Thurs., Aug. 30 at 7 PM, Fri., Aug. 31 at 7 PM, Sat., Sept. 1 at 1 PM & 5 PM, Sun., Sept. 2 at 3 PM

The play is performed by 19 talented young actors, from ages 10 to 15. Eason Bullard will play the title role, and Maddy Grace Payne will perform as Becky Thatcher. Braxxton Sommers will take on the role of Huckleberry Finn, and Ella Trisler will play Aunt Polly. Zack Allen, KCT’s Producing Director, will direct the production. Central High student Jacob Sousley will head up scenery duties. L&N STEM student Derrick Washington, Jr. will work on lighting, and West High student Brycen Ritchie will design costumes. Averi Waller will be the play’s stage manager. KCT is East Tennessee’s leading producer of plays for children.

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

Oak Ridge Playhouse: Deathtrap

Category: Theatre

Showtimes
Fri Aug 17, 2018 | 8:00PM
Sat Aug 18, 2018 | 8:00PM
Sun Aug 19, 2018 | 2:00PM
Thu Aug 23, 2018 | 8:00PM
Fri Aug 24, 2018 | 8:00PM
Sat Aug 25, 2018 | 8:00PM
Sun Aug 26, 2018 | 2:00PM

Twists, turns, and mysteries abound in this gripping Tony Award winning thriller. Paralyzed by writer’s block and frustrated with a string of box office failures, Broadway playwright Sidney Bruhl finds light at the end of the tunnel in a play written by one of his eager students. At the end of his rope, Sidney convinces the aspiring young writer to collaborate on what is sure to be a Broadway smash. An intense string of revelations and double-crosses leads to a startling climax that will have you on the edge of your seat and guessing until the very end.

Oak Ridge Playhouse, 227 Broadway, Oak Ridge, TN 37830. Information and tickets: 865-482-9999, www.orplayhouse.com

Shop Farragut: Dog Daze 2

  • August 17, 2018 — August 19, 2018

Category: Festivals & special events and Kids & family

SHOP FARRAGUT'S Biggest Event of the Summer! DOG DAZE 2 will take place on the Weekend of AUGUST 17! 3 days of a pooch-a-palooza at Village Green Shopping Center, 11441 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN.

The Smoky Mountain DOCKDOGS Club will host a REGIONAL QUALIFYING COMPETITION of DOCKDOGS International. Winners of this competition move on to the WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS! We have entries from 6 states outside of Tennessee!

The festivities will start on Friday evening with a FREE local dog owner "Pooch Plunge!" If your puppy has never tried a Dock-Dive, this is your opportunity.

Competitions will commence on Saturday and in between qualifying rounds, spectators can shop the site, mingle, get food & drink at the beer garden in the Event Tent. The final rounds and awards will take place Sunday afternoon.

For more information please vsit http://www.farragutbusiness.com/.

Knoxville Walking Tours

Category: History & heritage, Kids & family and Lectures

LITERARY HERITAGE - AUGUST 17, 2018 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Great Writers and Great Books - Home of Cormac McCarthy, Nikki Giovanni, James Agee, and more. You’ll visit the scenes that inspired them and walk in the footsteps of their characters. There’s so much to tell that it’s hard to squeeze it into 90 minutes. We’ll give you an overview or tell us what you like and we’ll concentrate on what you’re most interested in. From George Washington Harris and Frances Hodgson Burnett to Cormac McCarthy and Nikki Giovanni, poetry, mysteries, bestsellers, and great movies. There’s plenty to choose from. Want to see all the real locations in Cormac McCarthy’s Suttree? Well, that would take all day, but we can give you some highlights. Just let us know. Meet on the porch of the East Tennessee History Center, 601 S. Gay Street.

SHADOW SIDE - AUGUST 17, 2018 8:00 PM – 9:30 PM
Knoxville Ghosts - Hanged killers, tragic fires, reanimated corpses, cold-blooded murder, and sweet revenge. It all happened in Knoxville and restless spirits still haunt the city streets. If you enjoy a chill in the evening, walk with us to Knoxville’s shadow side. The city’s history echoes with the sound of gunfire and restless spirits are rumored to walk the streets. Visit their haunts and shiver as you listen to local legends of scary spooks and supernatural phenomena. Meet in front of The Phoenix Pharmacy and Fountain, 418 S. Gay St.

THE CIVIL WAR IN KNOXVILLE - AUGUST 19, 2018 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM
A City Divided - It’s been over 150 years since the battle of Knoxville, one of the most sharply divided cities during the civil war. Occupied by both sides with recruiting offices set up on Gay Street on the same day, Knoxville was home to spies, street fights, and family feuds that outlasted the war.
Visit the downtown sites and then get an overview of the battles and fortifications from the observation deck of the Sunsphere. Meet on the porch of the East Tennessee History Center, 601 S. Gay Street.

Knoxville Walking Tours last approximately 90 minutes. Adults: $15. Children 6-12: $10 (Group rate available). For more information or to book your tour, please visit the Knoxville Walking Tours Website at http://knoxvillewalkingtours.com/. Proceeds from many tours help to support the Knoxville History Project.

Goodwill Industries-Knoxville: Back To College Sale

Category: Festivals & special events

Redefine your style by shopping for a new look at Goodwill! Shop our amazing selection of clothing and find your next favorite outfit! 25% off all clothing with a valid student ID (excludes UT merchandise). http://www.gwiktn.org/upcoming-events/2018/8/17/back-to-college-sale

Goodwill Industries-Knoxville: 865-588-8567, www.gwiktn.org

Foothills Community Players: You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown

  • August 10, 2018 — August 19, 2018

Category: Kids & family, Music and Theatre

At Holler Performing Arts Center, 109 W. Anderson Ave, Knoxville, Tennessee 37917

Join Foothills Community Players for our summer musical, "You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown." Charles Schultz precious character come to life in they revised version of the original musical. Featuring classic songs like, "My New Philosophy" and "Happiness," you'll leave with a smile on your face. Directed by Rebekah Word with music direction by Jordan Sera and choreography by Lisa Howard. Tickets can be purchased online and at the door. Adult tickets are $18, Children tickets are $12, and groups of 10 or more cost $15.

FRI Aug 10 7:30 PM
SAT Aug 11 2:00 PM and 7:30 PM
SUN Aug 12 2:00 PM

THU Aug 16 7:30 PM
FRI Aug 17 7:30 PM
SAT Aug 18 7:30 PM
SUN Aug 19 2:00 PM

Visit www.foothillscommunityplayers.com for tickets and more information.
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Broadway Studios and Gallery: Deborah Kowalczyk and Wanda Arnold

  • August 3, 2018 — September 1, 2018

Category: Exhibitions & visual art and Free event

Opening Friday August 3 5:00-9:00

Broadway Studios and Gallery, 1127 Broadway St, Knoxville, TN 37917. Hours: Thurs-Sat, 10-6; Sun-Wed by appointment (or when the "open" sign is turned on). Information: 865-556-8676, www.BroadwayStudiosAndGallery.com

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.

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