Calendar of Events
Wednesday, October 17, 2018
Ewing Gallery: Oyler Wu Collaborative
The Ewing Gallery is excited to collaborate with the UT College of Architecture and Design to bring an exhibition of work by the Oyler Wu Collaborative to Knoxville. This exhibition features original drawings, documentation of large-scale projects, digital drawings, models, and 3D printed jewelry from Jenny Wu's line, Lace.
Oyler Wu Collaborative is an experimental architecture and design firm located in Los Angeles, California. The office approaches architecture and design with a critical and rigorous intent that challenges the typical vision of the built environment. Recent works encompass a variety of scales, from products and installations to residential and institutional buildings. Oyler Wu was selected by the city of L.A. to be a part of the design team for the Los Angeles River Bikeway/Greenway project.
Dwayne Oyler and Jenny Wu established their practice in 2004. Since then, Oyler Wu Collaborative has been published globally and is recognized for its excellence in architectural design, research, and fabrication. Projects recently completed include: the 3D printing showroom and office space for 3DS Culinary in Hollywood, CA; the Stormcloud pavilion for SCI-Arc 40th anniversary event; the Cube, the winning pavilion entry for the Beijing Biennale; Taipei Sales Center, a 5 story commercial building; as well as a 16 story residential tower in Taipei, Taiwan.
M, T, W, F: 10am - 5pm
TR: 10am - 7:30PM
Ewing Gallery, 1715 Volunteer Blvd on the UT campus, Knoxville, TN 37996. Information: 865-974-3200, www.ewing-gallery.utk.edu
UT School of Music: Ryan Gardner; trumpet and Rebecca Wilt; piano
Ryan Gardner; trumpet and Rebecca Wilt; piano
Guest artist recital; Associate Professor of Trumpet at Oklahoma State University, Ryan Gardner, and Vocal Coach/Collaborative Pianist at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Rebecca Wilt, will perform works for trumpet and piano
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
The Knoxville Community Darkroom: Outdoor Portrait Workshop With Abigail Malone
At his exciting workshop, you'll work with Abigail of Indigo Corner Studios and a model at Sequoyah Hills Park. Abigail will guide you through posing and working with your subject outside. She will demonstrate techniques using natural light to capture stunning portraits at any outdoor location. You will be taken through all of the steps of an outdoor portrait session with Abigail and a model (professional hair and makeup provided by Claudia Nicole Hair and Stunning by Rachel). Learn with her one-on-one in this exclusive workshop!
Sequoyah Hills Park: Located in Knoxville, TN, this city park set on 87 acres, offering picnic spaces, playing fields & 2.6 miles of greenways & trails. For questions or more information, email us at: email@example.com
Workshop space is limited! Hurry, this workshop will fill up fast! Must have a Digital or Film SLR camera able to manually set aperture and shutter. Limit of 8 people for this event. A class fee of $75 is due at or before the event. Be sure to register for the event by Monday, October 15th to secure your spot!
You can pay in person or online. Submit payments online to: www.paypal.me/knoxdarkroom
About Your Workshop Instructor: Abigail Malone is a professional wedding and lifestyle photographer, fine artist, and teacher originally from Seymour, TN. She has a degree in Photography from Carson-Newman University and operates a photography studio in Bearden. She and her husband Ben currently reside in Powell, TN. http://www.abigailmalone.com/
Knoxville Irish Society: Author Billy Kennedy Speaks on the 1718 Migration to America
Wednesday, October 17, 6:30-7:30pm at the First Presbyterian Church, 620 State Street, Knoxville 37902.
BILLY KENNEDY is a Northern Ireland journalist/author who has written 11 books and several brochures on 18th century migration to America from the north of Ireland (the province of Ulster).
He has been a leading Northern Ireland daily newspaper journalist for 45 years, working for the Belfast News Letter, the oldest still publishing English-written newspaper in the world, as an assistant editor, news editor, political analyst, columnist and churches correspondent.
On his regular visits to the United States over the past 25 years Billy Kennedy has lectured on the subject of the Scots-Irish diaspora at universities, historical and genealogical societies and public authorities in cities and towns in the southeast and east coast northern states.
His United States journey of research and lecturing has taken him to 16 US states. He is an honorary citizen of Philadelphia (Pennsylvania); Louisville (Kentucky), Knoxville (Tennessee) and Newnan (Georgia) in recognition of his work on the Scots-Irish books.
In 2007, Kennedy appeared as an historical contributor in an American History Channel documentary on the Scots-Irish settlers of the Appalachian states and their descendants, titled 'Hillbilly: The Real Story'. His latest work is on a special brochure on Andrew Jackson - the first Scots-Irish American President.
Billy has a great love and passion for American country music, particularly of the Bluegrass and Folk genre and he writes prolifically on the subject. He has interviewed for his newspaper many of the legendary Nashville performers, including George Jones, Garth Brooks, Charley Pride, Ricky Skaggs, Willie Nelson, Bill Anderson and Reba McEntire.
He lives in Co Armagh in Northern Ireland and is married with a daughter and two granddaughters.
East Tennessee Historical Society: Knoxville National Cemetery Lecture
A Brown Bag Lecture with Jack Neely
Well cared for and with gleaming uniform white stones, Knoxville’s National Cemetery still doesn’t look ancient, but in fact it’s one of the city’s best-preserved relics of the Civil War. Its establishment was a priority of General Burnside when his army occupied Knoxville in 1863, and some graves are exactly where they were during the Confederate siege. Buried here are both black and white Union soldiers, along with more than 1,000 “Unknowns,” as well as U.S. veterans from most wars since. In a Brown Bag Lecture on Wednesday, October 17, Jack Neely will discuss the history and importance of Knoxville’s National Cemetery.
Jack Neely is the executive director of the Knoxville History Project, a well-known local author, historian, and for many years authored the popular “Knoxville’s Secret History,” that ran in the Metro Pulse.
The lecture is sponsored by the Gentry Griffey Funeral Chapel & Crematorium and is free and open to the public. The lecture 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. For more information on the lecture, exhibitions, or museum hours, call 865-215-8824 or visit the website at www.EastTNHistory.org.
Ijams Nature Center: Ijams' Gallery Presents Amy Broady
Come by Ijams this October to dive into Amy Broady's gorgeous pen and ink works! Broady's whimsical patterns use positive and negative space to create a mesmerizing landscape of abstract design, allowing the viewer to have an almost meditative experience. You don't want to miss these intricate, delicate pieces!
More events at http://ijams.org/events/. Ijams Nature Center, 2915 Island Home Ave, Knoxville, TN 37920. Hours: Grounds and trails open during daylight hours. Call for Visitor Center hours. Information: 865-577-4717, www.ijams.org
TVUUC Gallery: Exhibition by Randy Arnold and Herbert Rieth
Art Exhibit at Tennessee Valley Unitarian Universalist Church - Free and open to the public
Reception Friday, October 19, 6:00 to 7:30 pm. Artists’ talks at 6:30 pm.
Randy Arnold: Blurring the Line
Arnold’s work often derives from personal experiences and contemporary or historical contexts. He is interested in patterns constructed by belief systems and the evolution of their physical manifestations. He attempts to illuminate these various structures as they express themselves in nature and the human condition. There is a blurring of the line between these distinct paradigms, yet they are synchronistically connected through layers of ancient and present.
Born in St. Louis, Missouri, Arnold has made his way through life along the path of the Lewis and Clark trail, via Wisconsin, South Dakota, Oregon, and finally Knoxville, Tennessee. He works at the Three Rivers Market cooperative and as a teacher at Pellissippi State Community College. His passion has always been art, from the age of six, when he became interested in drawing people and maps of the world. He has a BFA from Columbia College Art School, Columbia, Missouri, and an MFA in printmaking from the University of South Dakota. He was an artist in residence at the Oregon College of Arts and Crafts.
The paintings in this cycle are based on Rieth’s takes on mythological sources and have served as a way of processing life and world events. The artwork is largely mixed media acrylic painting, but the painting component has become a larger part of the image-making process. The works touch on loss, conflict, aging and ego.
Rieth is an artist and educator based in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. He works in a variety of media and modes, from mixed media fabric work to interactive installation and sculpture, and has shown work internationally and in 25 states of the USA. He received his BA from Indiana University in 2000 and his MFA from the University of Cincinnati. He is an Associate Professor of Visual Arts at Pellissippi State Community College.
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
The WordPlayers: Gulf View Drive
The WordPlayers presents Gulf View Drive, a serio-comedy by Arlene Hutton, October 11- 26 at Erin Presbyterian Church.
Gulf View Drive is an engaging, glimpse of life story set in the 1950s. Just as everything begins to come together for Raleigh and May, family tensions start to bear down like the heavy heat of Gulf Coastal Florida, where they just bought their first home. Their dream house shrinks as relatives descend carrying their own baggage. Questions concerning race, segregation, and traditional values seep into their lives, challenging them and testing their love for one another. Entertaining and moving, the revelatory Gulf View Drive will have you sitting on the screened-in porch in the middle of the hilarity, irony, and tension. (Suggested for ages 13+)
Oct. 11, 12, 18, 19, 25, 26 @ 7:30 p.m., October 14 & 21 @ 2:30 p.m. at Erin Presbyterian Church, 200 Lockett Rd., Knoxville. Tickets, $10-$15, are available online at wordplayers.org and at the door. Thursdays are Pay What You Can Nights. Call 865.539.2490 for more information.
Theatre Guild of Morristown: War of the Worlds – the Panic Broadcast
Adapted by Joe Landry
LIVE RADIO PLAY adaptation of THE WAR OF THE WORLDS. It's a great Theatre experience featuring the entire original script from Orson Welles and Howard Koch as well as additional material detailing the turmoil and hysteria the broadcast created.
Performed at The Rose Center, 442 West Second North St., Morristown, TN, 37814. Information: http://www.theatreguildinc.org/
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
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
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