Calendar of Events
Monday, October 8, 2018
Pellissippi State: Ashley Addair and Terra Madre Ceramics Collective
Visual artist Ashley Addair of Knoxville joins 15 local clay artists in a new exhibit at Pellissippi State Community College.
"Ashley Addair and Terra Madre: Women in Clay" will be on display at the College's Bagwell Center for Media and Art Gallery on the Hardin Valley Campus Oct. 8-26, with an opening reception with the artists scheduled for 3-5 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 10.
The exhibit, the latest installment in The Arts at Pellissippi State, is free and open to the public. Gallery hours are 10 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays.
"It's going to be a busy show, and it's going to be full," said Pellissippi State Professor Jeffrey Lockett, program coordinator for Art. "The artists will take up different spaces within the Gallery, with the Terra Madre works displayed on pedestals and Ashley's works on the walls." Addair is a visual artist and an active member of the arts community in Knoxville. Her paintings are collected internationally. Terra Madre is a juried group of women clay artists living and working in the Knoxville area. Their work ranges from functional to sculptural and from traditional to whimsical. "Many Terra Madre members are or have been influential educators in the clay field locally, regionally and nationally," said Lisa Kurtz, an adjunct fine arts instructor at Pellissippi State whose work will be included in the upcoming exhibit. "They teach or have taught clay at a variety of locations including elementary and secondary schools, colleges, craft centers, workshops and churches."
Other Terra Madre teachers whose clay work will be featured at Pellissippi State include Amanda Bonar, Judy Brater, Jane Cartwright, Pat Clapsaddle, Valerie Eiler, Lynn Fisher, Annamaria Gundlach, Pat Herzog, Ellie Kotsianas, Wendie Love, Sandra McEntire, Jackie Mirzadeh, Jessica Stewart and Rikki Taylor.
"Both Ashley's and the Terra Madre artists' works showcase immediate reactions to the media they use," Lockett said. "With clay, you squeeze it and shape it while Ashley's paintings are often stream of consciousness. Sometimes these works are well thought out. Sometimes they are more spontaneous."
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
Laura Goff Stained Glass Demo - Open House
Monday through Friday 10-5:00
Please join us for an open house which will feature how stained glass is made.
Visitors will be taught how to cut glass. Visitors will be able to see and participate in manufacturing of stained glass windows. Visitors will also learn about the process of painted stained glass windows. Artist website: http://www.LauraGoffDesigns.com
Laura Goff Designs, 519 Lovell Rd STE 306, Knoxville TN 37932
Info: 865-310-7311 or http://tennesseecraft.org/tennessee-craft-week/event-detail/?detail=stained-glass-demo-open-house
Kids In The Arts Fall Camp
We offer a kids camp, usually a week long, typically for ages 5-12. We tailor the lessons to multiple ages by working together in whole-group instruction or by splitting up into smaller groups to maximize learning. We spend the day together creating art through various art forms like music, improv games, visual art and dance. We meet-up at the end of the day and share our experiences in a cool down meditative share time. Our mission is to promote cooperation and the love of learning through art, craft and creativity! Through exploration of self we will find common ground in each other.
At The Birdhouse, 800 N 4th Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37917.
9 AM - 4 PM daily. Rates: $235 or $55/day
Bijou Theatre: Trixie Mattel - Now With Moving Parts Tour
An evening of live music, outrageous comedy and flawless drag. All ages welcome. Warning adult comedy. Doors at 7pm, show at 8pm. There will be a 20-minute intermission.
$150 VIP Meet & Greet Ticket Includes premium reserved seat in the first few rows on the main floor, meet Trixie and take pics (before the show), score autographs, plus receive an official tour poster and customized laminate with lanyard. You must check-in at the box office upon arrival at the venue to receive your tour swag. Meet & greet starts at 6pm sharp and concludes when the line ends. Please arrive at the venue by 545pm. If you arrive late you will miss the meet & greet.
Presented by Murray & Peter and supported by Knox Pride. A portion of the proceeds from this event will be donated to the Knox Pride Foundation. Get tour info at www.DragFans.com
UT School of Music: Jeremy Wilson; trombone
Jeremy Wilson; trombone
Guest artist recital; esteemed UT alum, former trombonist in the Vienna Philharmonic, and associate professor of trombone at Vanderbilt University, Jeremy Wilson returns to Knoxville for a solo recital and masterclass.
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
UT College of Architecture and Design: Guest Lecturer David Gissen
The College of Architecture and Design at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, will host internationally renowned guest lecturers in its public lecture series during the 2018–19 school year.
October 8: David Gissen from California College of the Arts, funded by the Robert B. Church Memorial Lecture fund
Unless otherwise noted, lectures begin at 5:30 p.m. in McCarty Auditorium, Room 109 of the Art and Architecture Building, at 1715 Volunteer Boulevard. All lectures are free and open to the public.
For 44 years, UT’s College of Architecture and Design has hosted leading architects and design professionals through its Robert B. Church Memorial Lectures, the Governor’s Chair Lecture Series, and General Shale Lectures to enrich the education of its students and elevate the profession in the community.
CONTACT: Amanda Johnson (865-974-6401, email@example.com); https://news.utk.edu/2018/09/17/college-of-architecture-and-design-announces-2018-19-lecture-series
East Tennessee Historical Society: The Ghost Army of WWII Lecture
A Brown Bag Lecture with Rick Beyer
In a Brown Bag lecture on Monday, October 8, Rick Beyer will discuss one of the most extraordinary units in military history that trained in Tennessee, then went to Europe in 1944 to put on a traveling road show of deception on the battlefields of Europe, with the German Army as their audience. Armed with inflatable tanks, sound effects, and more than a few tricks up their sleeves, the men of the Twenty-Third Headquarters Special Troops, known as the Ghost Army, conjured up phony convoys, phantom divisions, and make-believe headquarters to fool the enemy about the strength and location of American units. A local East Tennessee boy, Claude W. Cardwell, from Sevier County, was a member of this company. He was the son of Robert Walter Cardwell and Lola Mae Clabo and is buried in Husky Grove Cemetery, Sevier County.
Rick Beyer is a multi-award-winning documentary film maker, whose works have appeared on the History Channel, National Geographic, PBS, and others. He is a New York Times bestselling author and co-author of The Ghost Army of World War II.
The lecture is sponsored by the Gentry Griffey Funeral Chapel and Crematory and is free and open to the public and will begin at noon at the East Tennessee History Center, 601 S. Gay Street, Knoxville.
Guests are invited to bring a “Brown Bag” lunch and enjoy the lecture. Soft drinks will be available.
East Tennessee Historical Society, 601 S. Gay Street, Knoxville, TN 37902. Museum hours: M-F 9-4, Sa 10-4, Su 1-5. For more information on the lecture, exhibitions, or museum hours, call 865-215-8824 or visit the website at www.EastTNHistory.org.
UT Creative Writing Series: Kelly Sundberg
Writer Kelly Sundberg will read as part of the University of Tennessee Creative Writing Series.
Kelly Sundberg is the author of Goodbye, Sweet Girl (Harper, 2018). Her essays have appeared in Guernica, Gulf Coast, The Rumpus, Denver Quarterly, Slice Magazine, and others. Her essay "It Will Look Like a Sunset" was selected for inclusion in Best American Essays 2015, and other essays have been listed as notables in the same series.
Sundberg has a PhD in Creative Nonfiction from Ohio University, and she has been the recipient of fellowships or grants from Vermont Studio Center, A Room of Her Own Foundation, Dickinson House, and The National Endowment for the Arts.
The reading begins at 7 p.m. in the McClung Museum Auditorium on the University of Tennessee Campus. The event is free and open to the public; all are encouraged to attend.
The mission of the UT Creative Writing Series is to feature “writers of fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction from around the country and around the world.” The series is sponsored by the University of Tennessee Department of English. For more information, contact Anna Megdell, Coordinator of the UT Creative Writing Series, at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit facebook.com/UTCWSeries for a complete schedule of the UT Creative Writing Series for the 2018-2019 academic year.
Tomato Head: Featured Artist Gay Bryant
Gay Bryant’s work is on exhibit at the downtown Knoxville Tomato Head from October 7th thru November 4th and at the West Knoxville Gallery Tomato Head from November 5th thru December 3rd.
Aristotle spent a lot of time thinking about the human drive to control circumstances that interfere with a happy, safe, and productive life. As silly as it might sound, the philosopher was describing the same basic urge that impels us to insulate our houses and to buy insurance – we like to have a buffer between us and misfortune. Of course, at some level and in some circumstances, control is impossible. Often the only seeming answer is acceptance which means letting go of control and hoping for the best. Relationships can be like that. Watercolors can be the same.
In fact, if you talk to as many artists as we do, you’ll find that many of them believe that their work guides them (not the other way around) and that the best thing they can do is to just get out of the way. Artist Gay Bryant feels that way, at least some of the time: “Mostly I work in watercolor. And the key is letting go, to let the paint do its thing.”
And while it may appall some ancient Greeks and more than a few control freaks among us, her ability to trust in fate or good luck or providence (or whatever you want to call it) leads Bryant to more than a few beautiful places. Her nature paintings are evocative without being dogmatic; the gentle patterns recall a presence, a sense of being there, but they’re not so specific that you can’t imagine being there yourself. In fact, you may feel compelled to visit Alum Creek or Icewater Spring at dawn to experience Bryant’s subjects with your own eyes.
Read more about the artist and her work: http://thetomatohead.com/gay-bryant/
Tomato Head, 12 Market Square (865-637-4067) and 7240 Kingston Pike, Suite 172 (865-584-1075), in Knoxville. http://thetomatohead.com
Tennessee Theatre: Behind the Scenes Tours
WE’RE CELEBRATING 90 YEARS OF EVERLASTING MEMORIES AND SPECIAL MOMENTS! We are proud to be Knoxville’s Grand Entertainment Palace and the Official State Theatre of Tennessee. We connect people with incredible artists at concerts, feature great classical works performed by the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra and Knoxville Opera, invite audiences to be transcended by the magic of a touring Broadway show or to be wowed by the human body in dance performance, and foster the love of film, our original art form as we began as a movie palace on October 1, 1928.
To mark our 90th anniversary, we have planned a 90-day celebration beginning September 29, 2018. We want YOU to join in the fun! There will be a 90-Year Speakeasy recalling the era when the Tennessee first opened, a 90-Year Anniversary Gala Concert featuring Alison Krauss, free community events, behind-the-scenes tours, commemorative merchandise, and other special anniversary activities. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter for exclusive giveaways, historical tidbits, pop-up events, and other surprises during our #90daysfor90years celebration.
SUNDAY, OCT. 7 & MONDAY, OCT. 8 - BEHIND THE SCENES TOURS
Get a behind the scenes look at the Tennessee Theatre with a free guided tour. Spaces are limited, so reservations are required: https://secure.lglforms.com/form_engine/s/4rmSZRw2CZYpuU5PlmCpyg
Details and more events at https://www.tennesseetheatre.com/90years
Zoo Knoxville: $10 Admission
Zoo Knoxville invites guests to make a day at the zoo part of their Fall Break plans with a special $10 admission price. Through Oct. 12, 2018, general admission tickets to Zoo Knoxville are $10 for visitors ages 4 and up. Tickets may be purchased online using the promo code FALL18 or at the zoo’s ticket window during business hours.
Visitors can make some new friends in Gibbon Trails and Langur Landing in the Boyd Family Asian Trek and be immersed in a 360 degree experience with playful primates. The habitats are designed with multiple viewing levels that allow langurs and gibbons to pass directly over the heads of visitors or be eye-to-eye with them in a 60-foot-tall treehouse accessible by a suspension bridge. The new expansion also allows soaring views of Tiger Forest, home to critically endangered Malayan tigers.
The zoo also offers a daily schedule of animal encounters throughout the park, giving visitors the opportunity to meet animal ambassadors and talk with staff to learn about the animals who call Zoo Knoxville home.
This offer is valid for tickets purchased through Oct. 12, 2018. Tickets can be purchased at the zoo’s ticket window during business hours or online at zooknoxville.org. Tickets may be used any time before December 31, 2018. This offer cannot be combined with any other coupon or discount.
Zoo Knoxville is a nonprofit entity situated on 53 wooded acres just east of downtown Knoxville. Zoo Knoxville features exhibits of wild animals in natural habitats and is world renowned for its efforts in conservation and species survival. Zoo Knoxville is nationally accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) and is committed to the highest standards in animal care and well-being, ethics, conservation, and education. Knoxville’s largest attraction, the zoo is open every day except Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Currently, the zoo is open daily from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. Admission and ticket sales stop one-hour before the zoo closes. For more information visit zooknoxville.org.
Rala: October First Friday Artist - Chris McAdoo
Opening: October 5th from 6PM-9PM (the show will be up through the end of November.)
Chris McAdoo is a painter, printmaker, and designer living in East Tennessee. His work has been featured in numerous exhibitions, collections, and publications around the country and he has been an active studio artist for nearly twenty years.
In addition to having work on display, Chris will be painting live during the opening! All are welcome to come and watch, and Chris is happy to talk with folks as the process unfolds.
“My most recent series focuses on memory (or the lack thereof) and the significance that we attach to objects and places, particularly when we take them out of their original context. My work is an extension of my own experiences growing up in the south and a comment on my connections that give me a visceral reaction to the past rather than simple nostalgia. While the paintings speak to me in a very particular way, I would much rather suggest a narrative to the viewer than to lay it all on the table.”
Ongoing Show: Blanket Fort Studios---Kendra Barth (of Blanket Fort) produces funky ceramic pieces. Working out of her studio here in Knoxville, she uses a unique style to evoke wonder in her pieces. "I created this studio to share my love of naive wonder and storytelling."
Rala, 112 W. Jackson Ave, Knoxville, TN 37902. Phone: (865) 525-7888