Calendar of Events

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Knox Heritage: 10 Buildings That Changed America

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  • September 18, 2018
  • 6:00-7:30pm

Category: Film, Free event and History & heritage

Please join Knox Heritage for a film screening of “10 Buildings That Changed America”.
The screening will take place Tuesday, September 18th from 6:00pm until 7:30pm.

Historic Westwood – 3425 Kingston Pike – Parking is next door at Laurel Church of Christ – 3457 Kingston Pike.
Free and open to the public. RSVP to hcook@knoxheritage.org

10 Buildings That Changed America tells the stories of ten influential works of architecture, the people who imagined them, and the way these landmarks ushered in innovative cultural shifts throughout our society.

From American architectural stalwarts like Louis Sullivan and Frank Lloyd Wright, to modern revolutionaries Frank Gehry and Robert Venturi, this film examines the most prominent buildings designed by the most noteworthy architects of our time.

We see the legacy of these architects all around us: in the homes where we live, the offices in which we work, our public buildings, and our houses of worship. These 10 Buildings represent architects who dared to strike out on their own and design radical new types of buildings that permanently altered our environmental and cultural landscape.

Knox Heritage, at Historic Westwood, 3425 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37919. Information: 865-523-8008, www.knoxheritage.org

UT School of Music: Wesley Baldwin; cello

Category: Free event and Music

Wesley Baldwin; cello
Faculty recital; solo cello music by J.S. Bach, Paul Hindemith, Marc Mellits, and Mark Summer

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

Blount Mansion: 2018 Dr. Paul H. Bergeron Constitution Day Lecture

Category: Free event, History & heritage and Lectures

“The Constitution: 18th Century Document in a 21st Century World?” Upcoming Lecture by Prof. Richard Pacelle

In a recent survey, 68 percent of Americans rated the U.S. Constitution as “excellent” or “very good”—yet only 18 percent say they trust the federal government to do what is right most of the time. Americans are uniformly disgusted with gridlock, distrustful of the President and Congress (depending on who is in office at the time), and concerned about the power of judges to limit their freedoms. It seems the only thing we can agree on is the fact that the system is broken. This begs the question: is it time to amend the document at the root of that dysfunctional system?

At this year’s Dr. Paul H. Bergeron Constitution Day Lecture, Professor Richard Pacelle, head of the Department of Political Science at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville, will tackle the daunting prospect of amending of our nation’s most-loved, yet least-understood, founding document. Twenty-seven amendments have been ratified over the past 231 years, yet it’s been twenty-six years since the last one became law. Is it time to bring this 18th century document into the 21st century? At the very least, this thought-provoking presentation will deepen our understanding of the historic instrument to which William Blount affixed his signature in 1787.

The event will begin with a light reception in the mansion at 5:30 p.m., followed by the reception at 6:30 p.m. in the adjacent Visitors Center. Both are free and open to the public.

This annual lecture series is named in honor of Dr. Paul H. Bergeron, Emeritus Professor of History at the University of Tennessee and longstanding Blount Mansion Association board member. Formerly known as “Citizenship Day,” Constitution Day is a federal observance recognizing the signing of the U.S. Constitution in Philadelphia on September 17, 1787 and honoring new citizens of the United States.

The circa-1792 Blount Mansion was home to William Blount, territorial governor and a signer of the United States Constitution in addition to the original state constitutions of Tennessee and North Carolina. The mansion is a National Historic Landmark.

Blount Mansion, 200 W. Hill Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37902. Information: 865-525-2375, www.blountmansion.org

Pellissippi State: Faculty Lecture Series with Caroline Covington

Category: Exhibitions & visual art, Free event and Lectures

Caroline Covington presents Viewers to Doers: When the Audience Becomes the Artist

Assistant Professor Caroline Covington examines the unstable boundaries between the audience, the artist and art.

All lectures are held in the Goins Building Auditorium and are free/open to the public.

Hardin Valley Campus of Pellissippi State: 10915 Hardin Valley Road, Knoxville, TN 37932. Information: 865-694-6405, www.pstcc.edu/arts

Pellissippi State: American Miniature by Nancy Daly and Kim Llerena

Category: Exhibitions & visual art and Free event

See the United States in a different light at "American Miniature," an art exhibit that combines souvenirs collected on cross-country trips with brightly colored backdrops used to provoke a sense of place.

The collaborative project between artists Nancy Daly and Kim Llerena will be on display Sept. 17-Oct. 5 at Pellissippi State Community College's Bagwell Center for Media and Art Gallery on the college's Hardin Valley Campus, 10915 Hardin Valley Road.

Gallery hours are 10 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays, with an opening reception with the artists planned for 3-5 p.m. Sept. 17. The exhibit and reception are free and open to the public.

"Travel often involves lofty, idealized preconceptions about a place; once visited, the site becomes real, solid, grounded," said Daly. "Upon leaving, a mass-produced knick-knack becomes personal, a means of transferring part of that place into your home and making it your own."

These knick-knacks, collected on numerous road trips through 47 states, have been photographed for "American Miniature" against a solid-color background that recalls, sometimes abstractly, their original context -- a commemorative plate from the site of the movie "Field of Dreams" sits against a corn-yellow backdrop, for example. Employing the visual language of product photography, these large format images re-contextualize the cheap souvenirs as aspirational objects, monuments of travel and tourism. "Ultimately, these souvenirs, like photographs, are more about a personal memory than about a place itself," said Llerena. "The place becomes merely a backdrop."

Bagwell Center Gallery hours: M-F 10-6:30.

Hardin Valley Campus of Pellissippi State: 10915 Hardin Valley Road, Knoxville, TN 37932. Information: 865-694-6405, www.pstcc.edu/arts

Ewing Gallery: Irons in the Fire: UTK Sculpture Alumni

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

Opening Reception: Sunday, September 16th, 2-4PM

The Ewing Gallery is pleased to partner with UTK Sculpture and the Mid South Sculpture Alliance Conference to present the work of 25 alumni of the UT Sculpture program. Exhibiting artists are:

Jessica Brooke Anderson, MFA 2013
Leticia Bajuyo, MFA 2001
Robmet Butler, MFA 2009
Mike Calway-Fagen, BFA 2006
Dan DeZarn, MFA 2013
Richard Ensor, BFA 2015
Preston Farabow, BFA 1992
Cassidy Frye, MFA 2018
Brian Jobe, BFA 2004
David Jones, MFA 2004
Noah Kirby, 1998
Alison Ouellette-Kirby, MFA 1996
Candice Lewis, MFA 2004
Erica Mendoza, MFA 2018
Marisa Mitchell, BFA 2016
Lauren Sanders, BFA 2015
Joshua Shorey, MFA 2017
Jacob Stanley, MFA 2010
Thomas Sturgill, BFA 2003
Durant Thompson, BFA 1997
John Truex, BFA 2004
Kevin Varney, MFA 2014
Taylor Wallace, BFA 2005
AC Wilson, BFA 2012
Ronda Wright, BFA 2009

This exhibition was curated by Bill FitzGibbons, UT School of Art Alum.

The Ewing Gallery will be open M-F 10am - 5PM and will have extended hours until 7:30PM on Thursday nights. We are open from 1-4PM on Sundays. Ewing Gallery, 1715 Volunteer Blvd on the UT campus, Knoxville, TN 37996. Information: 865-974-3200, www.ewing-gallery.utk.edu

Knox County Public Library: Imagination Library Week

  • September 16, 2018 — September 22, 2018

Category: Festivals & special events, Kids & family and Literature & readings

Mark your calendars!
September 16-22, 2018. Celebrate Imagination Library all week long at the Knox County Public Library with special story time at your local library branch! Participating story times will be listed at www.knoxlib.org/ilweek

Knox County Public Library: 500 West Church Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37902. Information: 865-215-8750, www.knoxlib.org

Imagination Library Week!

  • September 16, 2018 — September 22, 2018

Category: Festivals & special events, Free event, Kids & family and Literature & readings

Hosted by Dolly Parton's Imagination Library of Knox County and Knox County Public Library

Join us for a state-wide celebration of the Imagination Library Program in Tennessee. Our celebration will include special Imagination Library themed story times at your local Knox County Public Library branch. Visit www.knoxlib.org/ilweek for more details or to view the schedule. https://www.knoxlib.org/calendar-programs/programs-and-partnerships/imagination-library/imagination-library-week

What better way to celebrate Imagination Library than by reading together! :)

East Tennessee Historical Society: A Home for Our Past: The Museum of East Tennessee History at 25

Category: Exhibitions & visual art and History & heritage

A Home for Our Past: The Museum of East Tennessee History at 25 a new feature exhibition at the Museum of East Tennessee History

The public opening of the exhibition begins at 4:30 p.m. on Friday, September 14, with light refreshments and ribbon cutting and remarks at 5:15.

When the Museum of East Tennessee History opened in 1993, it fulfilled a shared vision to preserve and interpret the region’s rich history for the benefit of all, a vision first articulated a century and a half earlier. On May 5, 1834, Dr. J.G.M. Ramsey addressed a group of a historically-minded citizens gathered for the first annual meeting of the East Tennessee Historical and Antiquarian Society. Concerned that many of the participants in Tennessee’s early history were passing away and with them their memories, Ramsey issued a call to action: “Let us hasten to redeem the time that is lost.”

Today, 184 years later, Dr. J.G.M. Ramsey’s plea to save Tennessee’s past continues to reverberate in the galleries of the East Tennessee Historical Society’s museum, a permanent home for our region’s cherished stories, traditions, and artifacts. The East Tennessee Historical Society actively began collecting artifacts and producing award-winning interpretive exhibits in 1993, which has now grown to more than 16,000 artifacts housed within the East Tennessee History Center. In this special exhibition, ETHS is excited to highlight East Tennessee’s unique history through a variety of artifacts, with at least one exhibited item from each year of ETHS’s active 25 years of collections, most of which are rarely or never on display.

The exhibition includes more than twenty-five artifacts and numerous photographs and illustrations representative of East Tennessee’s unique history. Some of the items include an 1883 Springfield penny-farthing, the first apparatus to be called a “bicycle”; an 1822 artificial hand that belonged to a teacher from Union County; a silver coffee and tea service from the East Tennessee and Virginia Railroad presented to Superintendent James Baker Hoxsie upon his retirement in 1866; a coverlet woven by one of the famed Walker sisters of Greenbrier; a shirt stating “Healing in the name of Jesus. Take up serpents, Acts 2:38” worn during religious services practicing snake handling in Cocke County; an 1817 bead necklace belonging to Eliza Sevier, the wife of Templin Ross and the granddaughter of both John Sevier and Cherokee Chief Oconostota; a 1907 baseball uniform from a coal town’s team in Marion County; and the distinctive backdrop and wall clock from WBIR-TV variety program "The Cas Walker Farm & Home Show." The exhibit also features a brilliant display of East Tennessee furniture, textiles, folk art, instruments, and vintage toys.

Also on display are more than two dozen featured artifacts from the Tennessee State Museum. A new Tennessee State Museum will open on the grounds of the Bicentennial Capital Mall in Nashville on October 4. ETHS is honored to display select East Tennessee artifacts from their collection, highlighting the programmatic ties between the two institution as well as the museums’ shared mission to preserve Tennessee’s rich history. Selected items include a 1792 map of the State of Franklin, an 1831 copy of the Cherokee Phoenix & Indians Advocate newspaper, and a 19th century flintlock muzzle loading rifle made by Baxter Bean of Washington County.

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

Democracy and the Informed Citizen

  • September 11, 2018 — October 16, 2018

Category: Classes & workshops, Free event, History & heritage, Lectures and Literature & readings

Join Knox County Public Library and Humanities Tennessee for an informative series to include trivia, voter registration, presentations, a panel discussion, and a film screening. All events are free and open to the public. For more info and the full schedule visit our webpage.

Sessions include:
• Constitution Day Trivia
• Electoral Anomalies with Jack Neely
• Why Aren't You Voting? An Interactive Conversation
• Does Every Vote Count? Voter Rights & the Disenfranchised
• Hacked. How Safe Are Our Elections? Mechanics of Voting
• Democracy & the Free Press Panel Discussion
• Money & Politics: The Complicated Truth of Peddled Influence
• Globalization, 'Globalism' and the rise of nationalism in Europe and North America
• Gabriel Over the White House (1933)
• When Democracy Worked: Passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964
• Choose Civility: How to Talk Politics & Still Be Friends

https://www.knoxlib.org/calendar-programs/programs-and-partnerships/democracy-and-informed-citizen-symposium

The Rose Quilt Guild: Annual Rose Center Quilt Show

  • September 9, 2018 — October 5, 2018

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

Opening Sep 9, 2-4 PM, free and open to public with light refreshments.

About The Rose Quilt Guild: Our quilt guild is a group of 60 - 70 women who meet on the third Tuesday of every month at the Rose Center in Morristown. Our goals are education and skill-building, friendship, and community service. We invite you to join us! We offer a workshop to members each month. We sponsor the annual quilt show. Recipients of our donation quilts include community organizations in Morristown, TN and the surrounding Lakeway Area. http://www.rosecenterquiltguild.com/

In the Edith Davis Gallery, The Rose Center, 442 West Second North St., Morristown, TN, 37814. Hours: M-F 9-5. Information: 423-581-4330, www.rosecenter.org

Westminster Presbyterian Church’s Schilling Gallery: David Luttrell and Patricia Herzog

  • September 8, 2018 — October 28, 2018

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

Digital Photograms by David Luttrell and pottery and small sculptures by Patricia Herzog

David Luttrell describes his work as “digital photograms.” He uses found objects and flora from his gardens to make compositions that are them exposed or scanned up to 30 minutes without the benefit of an aperture.

Patricia Herzog is exhibiting her functional, decorative glazed pottery as well as “alternative fired” small sculptures (Warrior Queens) that have Greek and Mesoamerican influences.

Westminister Presbyterian Church, 6500 S Northshore Dr, Knoxville, TN 37919. Hours: M-R 9-4, F 9-12. Info: (865) 584-3957 or www.wpcknox.org

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