Calendar of Events
Monday, October 29, 2018
Camera Club of Oak Ridge: 70th Photographic Salon
Reception and gallery walk, Fri Oct 5, 7-9 PM
The Camera Club of Oak Ridge is presenting the 70th Photographic Salon from October 1 to November 2 on the 2nd Floor of the Goff Building at RSCC. The show will feature images by East Tennessee photographers entered into a juried competition in 9 different categories from Abstracts to Wildlife. The opening reception on October 5 has a gallery walk and light refreshments. We are celebrating 70 years of this community event.
On display at Roane State Community College, Oak Ridge Campus, 701 Briarcliff Ave, Oak Ridge - Goff Bldg, 2nd floor. Hours: M-F 7 AM - 10 PM, Sat 8 AM - 5 PM.
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Clayton Center for the Arts: Paintings by Aaron Carroll
Category: Exhibitions & visual art
Imaginary Friends, new paintings by Aaron Carroll, will be at Blackberry Farm Gallery at the Clayton Center for the Arts October 1 through 31. The Artist's Recemption will be October 26 at 6:00pm.
Clayton Center for the Arts: 502 East Lamar Alexander Parkway, Maryville, TN 37804. Information/tickets: 865-981-8590, www.ClaytonArtsCenter.com
Lawson McGhee Library: 20 Years of Harry Potter Magic
All Month at Halls & Burlington Branch Libraries
Calling all muggles and wizards! The Knox County Public Library celebrates 20 years of Harry Potter magic with an array of special Harry Potter-themed events. Be a part of Camp Hogwarts at Halls or join the muggles at Burlington for some wicked wizardry for all ages the entire month of October.
Camp Hogwarts @ Halls Branch
A History of Magic
Monday, Oct. 1 | 6 PM
Literary discussion and trivia night for adults!
Care of Magical Creatures
Thursday, Oct. 4 | 4 PM
(K & up) Ijams Nature Center will lead a "Magical Creatures" program. Registration required. Call 922-2552.
Creatorspace: Wandmaking 101
Tuesday, Oct. 9 | 4 PM
(10 & up) Introduction to wandmaking. We'll also have snacks. Registration required. Call 922-2552.
Tri-Wizard Trivia Tournament and Costume Ball
Tuesday, Oct. 23 | 6 PM
(10 & up) Wear your most fabulous Halloween regalia! Halloween snacks and prizes will abound.
Harry Potter Lego Club
Saturday, Oct. 27 | 3 PM
(K & up) Harry-themed LEGO play.
Harry Potter Party
Monday, Oct. 29 | 4 PM
(All Ages) Come dressed as your favorite Harry Potter character and enjoy crafts and snacks!
Magic for Muggles @ Burlington Branch
Harry Potter Game Night
Thursday, Oct. 18 | 5:30 - 7:45 PM
Join us for a special edition of Burlington Game Night featuring Harry Potter games. Bring your wizard friends!
Harry Potter Adult Coloring
Monday, Oct. 22 | 5:30 - 7:45 PM
You're never too old to color! Burlington has the best coloring books around, from nature to Harry Potter.
Harry Potter Party: 20 Years of Magic
Monday, Oct. 29 | 5:30 - 7:00 PM
Put on your wizard robes for a Harry Potter extravaganza celebrating 20 years of magic! Prizes awarded for best costumes. For witches & wizards of all ages. To register, call 525-5431.
Oak Ridge Art Center: 5th Annual Open Show 2018
Opening reception Sep 29, 7-9 PM with gallery talk at 6:30 PM and awards at 7 PM
Open Show is the Art Center's annual juried mixed media exhibition focusing on exceptional work being produced in our area. Anyone may enter. There are no size, media, or geographic limitations - it is open to all artists of all media.
Oak Ridge Art Center, 201 Badger Avenue, Oak Ridge, TN 37830. Hours: Tu-F 9-5, Sa-M 1-4. Information: 865-482-1441, www.oakridgeartcenter.org
East Tennessee Historical Society: A Home for Our Past: The Museum of East Tennessee History at 25
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
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.
Farragut Museum: Special Exhibit: Honoring Our Veterans
On July 2, the Farragut Museum will unveil a very special exhibit which will showcase paintings by local artist Alexander Dumas. Visitors will also be able to view artifacts from various branches of the military and numerous wars, including the Korean War, Vietnam War, World War I and II, and Desert Storm. This exhibit will be on display through January 4, 2019.
Dumas was born in Detroit, Mich., and started painting on his 27th birthday. Serving in the U.S. Navy from 1945-1949 and as a Hospital Corpsman at the University of Virginia from 1949-1953 gave Alex a unique perspective on war. As a WWII veteran, the images of young men suffering from the wounds of war have stayed with the artist for a lifetime. While he did not see combat, many of his patients came back to the States with wounds that would be considered horrific under any circumstance. His wartime paintings are based on combat photographs.
Dumas spent 16 years as a member of the Tennessee State Guard, retiring with the rank of Major. His paintings are on exhibit at the Tennessee Theatre, the East Tennessee Historical Society and the USS Tennessee Battleship Museum, among other places. He currently teaches a painting class at Strang Senior Center in Knoxville.
Farragut Town Hall, 11408 Municipal Center Dr, Farragut, TN 37934. Hours: M-F 10-4:30. Information: 865-966-7057, www.townoffarragut.org/museum
Dogwood Arts: Art In Public Places
Dogwood Arts Art In Public Places - Temporary Sculpture Exhibition
Art in Public Places is a large-scale outdoor sculpture program showcased throughout Knoxville, Oak Ridge, and Alcoa, Tennessee. The annual rotating installation is one of many Dogwood Arts programs focused on providing access to the arts for everyone, promoting awareness of the strong visual arts community thriving in our region, and creating a vibrant and inspiring environment for residents and visitors to experience. Over the past eleven years, Dogwood Arts has curated and installed over 220 works of art, and the Art In Public Places program has gained national recognition as a platform for world-class artists. This year’s ambitious collection of sculptures created by artists from across the nation has been selected by Director of the Zuckerman Museum of Art, Justin Rabideau.
Dogwood Arts, 123 W. Jackson Ave, Knoxville, TN 37902. Information: 865-637-4561, www.dogwoodarts.com
The Troubadour Roadhouse and Performance Hall
We have a full event calendar that grows by the day!
Monday - Singer/songwriter night (open sign-up)
Tuesday - Open mic night (open sign-up)
Wed through Sun - Various Americana/Folk artists from Knoxville and across the country
The Troubadour Roadhouse and Performance Hall located in Bearden, 4705 Old Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37919
Information: 865-851-8650, www.troubadourroadhouse.com
Ijams Nature Center: Events
Pilot Light: FRIENDLYTOWN Comedy Show
Mondays at the Pilot Light!
106 E Jackson Ave - Knoxville, TN 37915
Maple Hall Mondays with WDVX
A weekly event on Mondays, 7-9 PM. Sponsored by WDVX and hosted by Will Carter.
MAPLE HALL is a boutique 11-lane bowling alley located in the historic J.C. Penney building in the heart of downtown Knoxville, Tennessee. We offer a full-service bar, small plates, cozy lounge areas, a live stage and a 2-lane private VIP room. We are a spirited bowling experience that can host every kind of party. Maple Hall, 414 S Gay Street, Knoxville, TN 37902. Information: 865-249-8454, www.maplehallknox.com