Calendar of Events
Tuesday, September 4, 2018
Art Department at Carson-Newman University: Introspection - Recent Paintings by Bill Long
Opening Reception Fri Sep 14, 3pm to 5pm
The Art Department at Carson-Newman University is pleased to announce the art exhibition, “Introspection; Recent Paintings by Bill Long,” in our Omega Gallery. The public is invited to meet the artist at the opening reception of this solo art exhibition on Friday, September 14, 2018, 3:00pm to 5:00pm.
This exhibition will include large, abstract oil and acrylic paintings made by the artist within the last year and half. Bill Long was born in Morristown, Tennessee, and spent his elementary and high school years in Apopka, Florida. After graduation from high school he moved back to East Tennessee. Following two years of military service, he resumed his education and graduated with a BFA from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville. He spent 40 years in the sign business as owner/operator of Sign Legends, while raising a family.
Long has had five solo exhibitions, and has shown in numerous local and regional exhibitions. His work is in numerous private and corporate collections throughout the Southeast. Long says of his recent artwork, “I have been painting abstracts because they are completely authentic and original. I find them to be the most challenging, and the most rewarding.”
At the Omega Gallery at Carson-Newman University, Warren Art Building, corner of Branner & S. College Streets, Jefferson City, TN 37760. Gallery hours: M-F 8-4. Information: www.cn.edu
The Glowing Body Celebrates a Decade
Ten years! How did the time go so fast? It seems like just yesterday we were in the throws of opening the studio, and now we’re celebrating a major milestone anniversary for The Glowing Body! A decade of offering yoga, massage and healthy eating in the community is definitely something to celebrate, so mark your calendars for a week long celebration in September.
Discounts! 10% off massage appointments, class cards and retail Tuesday, Sept. 4th - Friday, Sept. 7th.
Tasty Tuesday - 9/4/18
Cook to Be Well & Magpies will tantalize our taste buds.
Wednesday - 9/5/18 - 6:00-8:00pm
Bend & Bliss Yin Class - Therapists will offer massage during Jen’s Yin class. OMG! The class is limited to 25 people, so reserve your spot today! $30 per grateful recipient. Registration coming soon.
Thursday - 9/6/18 - Thai Yoga Massage Clinic
$35 for a 1 hour Thai Yoga Massage session! This will be held in the large yoga studio and will feature therapists practicing their Thai skills.
Clinics will be offered at:
Friday - 9/7/18 - First Friday of Free Yoga - 5:00-9:00pm
Enjoy 30 minute demo classes and massage therapy samples from our talented teachers and therapists as well as art in the Small Hall Gallery between the studio and Magpies.
Saturday - 9/8/18 - Party Time! - 5:00-9:00pm
Celebrate our actual 10th anniversary as we welcome back dear friends and reminisce about the changes we have gone though over the past 10 years.
Our party will feature food by Cook to Be Well, Magpies, The Corner Lounge and Holly's Eventful Dining, tasty beverages, henna artist, photo booth, a cake walk, and live music by Leah Gardner. Plus, giveaways! 50% off 10 class cards (at the party only)! https://www.glowingbody.net/schedule/
McClung Museum: Sights of Power Lecture Series: Lindsey Stewart
Sights of Power: Race and Visual Culture Lecture Series, Lindsey Stewart, Black Southern Feminism in Philosophy Lecture
Lindsey Stewart, Assistant Professor of Philosophy at The University of Memphis, will give the lecture, “Black Southern Feminism in Philosophy,” as a part of the Sights of Power: Race and Visual Culture Lecture Series in conjunction with special exhibition For All the World to See: Visual Culture and the Struggle for Civil Rights.
The talk discusses the importance of black Southern life (both in representation and intellectual contributions) to philosophy, popular culture, and politics. We will have a special focus on music centering Southern black women, such as Beyoncé and Erykah Badu.
Stewart joined the University of Memphis’ philosophy department in 2017. Her research interests are black feminism, African American philosophy, and social and political philosophy. Her research focuses on developing black feminist conceptions of political agency, with special attention to the intersection of sexuality, region, religion, and class.
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 School of Music: The McCain Duo
The McCain Duo; piano
Guest artist recital; Martin and Artina McCain will present an eclectic program of works by American composers influenced by American folk songs, jazz, and spirituals.
Natalie Haslam Music Center
UT School of Music: Unless otherwise noted, concerts are FREE and open to the public. The Alumni Memorial Building located at 1408 Middle Drive on the UT campus. (The James R. Cox Auditorium is located in the Alumni Memorial Building.) The Natalie Haslam Music Center is located at 1741 Volunteer Blvd on the UT campus. *For individual or small group performances, please check the web site or call the day of the event for updates or cancellations: 865-974-5678, www.music.utk.edu/events
Liz Kelly Zook - Artist Exhibition
Liz Kelly Zook is an artist in Murfreesboro, TN. Zook was raised in small-town Nevada, Missouri. Her art will be featured from September 1st-October 31st in Hodges Library on the University of Tennessee Campus (1015 Volunteer Blvd).
Zook’s art is a mix between Pop and Illustrative art. She uses a lot of bright colors; very few of her pieces are without black outlines. She likes the way the outlines control the chaos of the color when she applies it to the canvas.
Zook’s goal as an artist is to encourage people to spend more time on the things that bring them joy. She describes her work as “fun for the sake of fun.” And let’s face it, everyone needs more fun.
McClung Museum: For All the World to See: Visual Culture and the Struggle for Civil Rights
For All the World to See: Visual Culture and the Struggle for Civil Rights, a nationally touring exhibition from NEH on the Road, uses a compelling assortment of photographs, television clips, art posters, and historic artifacts to trace how images and media disseminated to the American public transformed the modern civil rights movement.
This visual culture jolted Americans, both black and white, out of a state of denial or complacency. Visitors to the immersive display will explore dozens of compelling and persuasive visual images, including photographs from influential magazines, such as LIFE, JET, and EBONY; CBS news footage; and TV clips from The Ed Sullivan Show.
Also included are civil rights-era objects that exemplify the range of negative and positive imagery—from Aunt Jemima syrup dispensers and 1930s produce advertisements to Jackie Robinson baseball ephemera and 1960s children’s toys with African American portraiture. For All the World to See is not a history of the civil rights movement, but rather an exploration of the vast number of potent images that influenced how Americans perceived race and the struggle for equality.
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
Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts: Silk Painters International Exhibit
Transcendent Silk...Beyond the Ordinary
At SPIN Festival 2018
Sandra Blain Gallery - Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts
Opening Art Reception, Dinner and Awards October 6th from 5:30pm to 8pm
Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, 556 Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN 37738. Information: 865-436-5860, www.arrowmont.org
Clarence Brown Theatre: Voltaire's Candide
Searching throughout the Old and New World for his beloved Cunegonde, Candide’s philosophy of Optimism is challenged by catastrophe after catastrophe.
The CBT and KSO are proud to perform Leonard Bernstein’s Candide in 2018, the 100th anniversary of his birth year. Bernstein’s brilliant and beautiful score deepens Voltaire’s great satire with contributions from the greatest lyricists of the 20th century.
By Voltaire. Music by Leonard Bernstein.
Directed by Artistic Director Calvin MacLean. Conducted by Music Director Aram Demirjian.
Clarence Brown Theatre, 1714 Andy Holt Ave on the UT campus, Knoxville, TN 37996. For information: 865-974-5161, www.clarencebrowntheatre.com. For tickets: 865-974-5161, 865-656-4444, www.knoxvilletickets.com
Pellissippi State: Palimpsests by Aggie Toppins
Graphic designer Aggie Toppins is the first featured artist in Pellissippi State Community College's art series this fall.
Toppins' recent work, titled Palimpsests, will be on exhibit Aug. 27-Sept. 14 at Pellissippi State's Bagwell Center for Media and Art Gallery.
Opening reception for Toppins' exhibit will be held 5-7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 6, with an artist lecture to follow at 7 p.m.
Palimpsests is a series of collage-based prints rooted in the practice of psychogeography.
"I use extant materials that pass through my life while traveling to construct compositions that index my experience while attempting to capture the ways experience leaves its trace on me," explained Toppins, who is head of the art department at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.
Hardin Valley Campus of Pellissippi State: 10915 Hardin Valley Road, Knoxville, TN 37932. Bagwell Center Gallery hours: M-F 10-6:30. Information: 865-694-6405, www.pstcc.edu/arts
Knoxville Museum of Art: Joseph Delaney: On the Move
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
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
TVUUC exhibition: Works by Gary Heatherly and Althea Murphy-Price
Reception Friday, August 17, 6:00 to 7:30 pm. Artists’ talks at 6:30 pm.
About Gary Heatherly: Heatherly recently retired from 30 years of commercial photography and is returning to the beginnings of his art. Still photography captures the precious moments of life. When we are younger, he says, life passes in slow motion as we explore our new world. As we age and shed the curiosity and wonder of youth, life speeds up. Photographers strive to capture and embellish the pristine moments for future appreciation. Heatherly has lived in Knoxville for over 55 years. He attended West High School and graduated with honors in 1974 from UT Knoxville with a BFA in Studio Art, emphasis in drawing and painting. He started his own photography business in the mid 70’s and focused on advertising, editorial, architectural and stock photography. His work allowed him to see the world with trips to the Philippines , Ireland, and the Caribbean. He published a Book of the Year winner along with help from WBIR and Robin Easter Design: Knoxville Then & Now. He is featured in three other “coffee table” books about Knoxville. www.garyheatherly.com
About Althea Murphy-Price: Murphy-Price is inspired by the social implication of beauty as it relates to female identity, women and culture. This work investigates how identity is informed and influenced through the context of a deceptively subversive beauty culture. Real and false, decoration and imitation are addressed and questioned. Recent work is inspired by the popular hashtag #blackgirlmagic and online image results from searching “perfect hair” and “perfect skin.” Her response to these images is colorful, playful and expressive of a child-like fascination. Althea Murphy-Price began her studies in Fine Art at Spelman College before receiving her Master of Arts in Printmaking and Painting from Purdue University and later studying at the Tyler School of Art, Temple University, where she earned her Master of Fine Arts. She has exhibited in venues throughout the country and abroad, including the Weston Gallery, Cincinnati; Howard Museum of Art, Baltimore; Wellesley College, Boston; Wade Wilson Art Gallery, Houston; Indiana University Art Museum; The Print Center, Philadelphia; The Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art, Charleston; and the Knoxville Museum of Art. International exhibits include the International Printmaking Exhibition, Jingdezhen, China; the American Youth Printmaking Exhibition, Lui Haisu Art Museum, Shanghai, China; and Print Resonance, Musashino Art University, Tokyo Japan. She was artist in residence at the Frank Lloyd Wright School; University of Hawaii, Hilo; The Vermont Studio Center; and the Venice Printmaking Studio. Her writings and work have been featured in Art Papers Magazine, CAA Reviews, Contemporary Impressions Journal, Art in Print, Printmaking: A Complete Guide to Materials and Process, and Printmakers Today. www.altheamurphyprice.com
Tennessee Valley Unitarian Universalist Church, 2931 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37919. Gallery hours: M-Th 10-5, Su 10-1. Information: 865-523-4176, www.tvuuc.org