Calendar of Events

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

UT School of Music: Octubafest

Category: Festivals & special events, Free event and Music

Octubafest Concert No. 1
Faculty recital; tuba performance by Alexander Lapins
Tuesday, October 30 at 8:00pm to 10:00pm

Octubafest Concert No. 2: OCTUBAWEEN
Ensemble event; featuring UT's tuba and euphonium ensembles. Performers and audience members will compete in a costume contest!
Wednesday, October 31 at 8:00pm to 10:00pm

Octubafest Concert No. 3
Solo recital; student tuba/euphonium soloists
Thursday, November 1 at 8:00pm to 10:00pm

All at Natalie Haslam Music Center, Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall

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 School of Music: Christina McGann; violin and Heather Connor; piano

Category: Free event and Music

Guest artist recital; faculty members from Vanderbilt's Blair School of Music

Tuesday, October 30 at 6:00pm to 7:30pm

Natalie Haslam Music Center, Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall

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

Pellissippi State: Fall Instrumental Concert

Category: Free event and Music

All music performances are in the Clayton Performing Arts Center and are free and 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

Knoxville Symphony League Elegant Dining: A Ghost Tour of the Historic Bijou Theatre

Category: Culinary arts, Fundraisers and History & heritage

Part of the Elegant Dining Series and open to everyone.

At Bijou Theatre/Bistro at the Bijou

Start your Halloween celebration a day early with a ghost tour of the Historic Bijou Theatre. Whether or not you believe in ghosts, the night will be a real "ghoulish" experience. Who knows? We might even encounter some of the theatre's past residents! A delicious dinner will be served at The Bistro By the Bijou prior to the tour.

$70/person, limit to 20 guests

Menu: soup of the day or house salad, grilled lemon chicken with Brussels sprouts over Panzanella salad, choice of ice cream or lemon cake, tea and coffee

https://www.knoxvillesymphony.com/event/383/a-ghost-tour-of-the-historic-bijou-theatre-elegant-dining/

Frieson Black Cultural Center: Sacred and Profane by Marc Z. DeBose

  • October 29, 2018 — February 28, 2019

Category: Exhibitions & visual art and Free event

"Sacred and Profane" exhibition the Frieson Black Cultural Center

The art gallery at the Frieson Black Cultural Center is featuring "Sacred and Profane," a retrospective exhibition of mixed-media prints by Marc Z. DeBose. DeBose, who received his MFA in Studio Art (printmaking) in 2002, died unexpectedly on Monday April 2, 2018 from a ruptured aorta. Marc’s father Frank DeBose, who loaned most of the works for this exhibition, is Professor Emeritus in Visual Communication Design at the School of Art Institute of Chicago where Marc completed his BFA in printmaking, electronic art and photography in 1996. The exhibition is an opportunity to celebrate his creative spirit. The exhibition will run through February 28, 2019.

Several of the works in the exhibition are from Marc’s MFA thesis, which examined the African-American experience in relationship to community police-work. These works also express the influences of his synthesis of Catholic and Pentecostal roots on family and community interactions. Following his MFA degree, Marc Z, DeBose continued his studio practice while also pursuing a career as a Chicago policeman.

1800 Melrose Ave., Knoxville. https://art.utk.edu/mixed-media-prints-by-utk-alumnus-marc-z-debose-at-the-frieson-black-cultural-centerr/

Pellissippi State: Amanda Swanson Photography

Category: Exhibitions & visual art and Free event

Opening reception with the artist scheduled for 3-5 p.m. Monday, Oct. 29.

The colorful world of cosplay is coming to Pellissippi State Community College this fall with a photography exhibit celebrating the custom costumes, props and make-up that bring fictional characters to life. Cosplay -- short for costume play -- is a social activity in which fans dress up like characters from works of fiction such as comic books, video games or television shows. Cosplaying is the practice of constructing or wearing these types of costumes. Swanson, a professional photographer who graduated from Pellissippi State in 2015, enjoys cosplaying and has been photographing cosplayers for five years, both at conventions and on location. She sees cosplay as both art form and self-expression.

"What we're doing is portraying the characters we love," said Swanson, who started photographing cosplayers to show off their hard work and talent with costumes and makeup. "I love the cosplay community because it's fun to find others also dressed from the same series you are cosplaying from or even as the same character that you are cosplaying as. You get to have that instant connection with all these people you just met."

Swanson's favorite cosplay photo shoots include a Batman group at a convention in Atlanta and a recent portrait of a cosplayer dressed as Violet Evergarden, the title character from a Japanese light novel series that was adapted into an anime television series now on Netflix. Swanson's goal for her exhibit at Pellissippi State is to represent as many different characters as possible through the 17x22-inch prints hanging in the gallery and 4x6-inch prints displayed on a kiosk.

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

Mysterious Past of the Blount Mansion: Legends Customs and Myths

Category: Festivals & special events, History & heritage and Kids & family

Enjoy a frightfully authentic encounter with the past this Halloween at the circa-1796 Blount Mansion, Knoxville’s only National Historic Landmark. Once again we will offer special evening tours of our historic house and gardens, beginning with Cherokee ghost stories outside and culminating with a flashlight tour of the mansion and Halloween treats inside our visitors center. Cost is $10 per person.

Tours will take place from 8-9:30 p.m. on Saturday. Oct. 27, Monday, Oct. 29, and Tuesday, Oct. 30, and from 7:30-9:30 p.m. on Halloween night, Wednesday, Oct. 31.

Starting at 6 p.m. on Monday evening, Oct. 29, “Dr. Carvenstein” (graphic artist Ken Clayton) will offer a special pumpkin-carving seminar in the visitors center.

On Halloween night, we are offering a limited, special tours of the circa-1818 Craighead Jackson House from 11 p.m.-midnight. Special ticket required/$50 per person.

NEW THIS YEAR: Also on Halloween night, our The Big Camera will offer an evening of haunting historical photography! Learn how Spirit Photographs were created and leave with your own digitally printed Tin Type! No extra charge/donations accepted to cover costs of materials, etc.

NOTE: The Blount Mansion will be closed for regular tours during the day Oct. 27-31 so we can prepare the house for the evening events.

Free parking is available during the event at the Blount Mansion Visitors Center and in the Dwight Kessel Garage across the street. Blount Mansion, 200 W. Hill Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37902. Information: 865-525-2375, www.blountmansion.org

Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts: Juried Student Show (Figurative Association)

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

Reception date TBA

In the Geoffrey A. Wolpert Gallery
Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, 556 Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN 37738. Information: 865-436-5860, www.arrowmont.org

Knoxville History Project: Upcoming Events

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

We have so many programs and events that we are involved in, here’s a quick look at what’s coming up this week and beyond:

Mon. Dec. 3 at 6:00pm - “Historic Knoxville” Launch Party & Fundraiser at Boyd’s Jig and Reel

Wednesday, Dec. 5, at 3, we’ll be talking with the Cumberland Avenue Merchants Association about the History of the Strip, emphasizing the heritage that might be relevant to its rebirth. It’s free at the Knoxville Museum of Art. Come and bring your questions and memories.

Thursday, December 6th from 5:30pm-7:30pm - Historic Knoxville: A Curious Vistor's Guide to it's Stories and Places - Book Launch and Signing

Thursday, December 13th at 6:30pm - Rufus, Gold Bricks, & Santa Claus: A Holiday Book Talk & Shop

For more information on upcoming events, visit http://knoxvillehistoryproject.org/events/

Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts: Figurative Association

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

Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts will host the third Figurative Association Symposium from November 7-10, 2018. In 2010, Arrowmont presented the first symposium, which focused on and featured the figure in ceramics. In 2014, we expanded that focus to include sculpture in all media. Now, in 2018, we are welcoming all disciplines to the symposium – including 2-D, 3-D and expanded media.

https://www.arrowmont.org/visit/events/figurative-association-symposium/

In the Sandra J. Blain Gallery
Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, 556 Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN 37738. Information: 865-436-5860, www.arrowmont.org

James White's Fort: HearthScares Tours 2018

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Category: Festivals & special events and History & heritage

October 18, 19, 22, 23, 29, 30 -- 7-9 PM
TICKETS AVAILABLE at https://www.jameswhitesfort.org/jwf-halloween-bash/

Come and join the spirits for a tour of Downtown Knoxville’s scariest landmarks. The tours, which last approximately two hours each, will visit the sites of some of Knoxville’s best kept secrets. The tour will be about one and a half miles in length. All tours begin and end at James White’s Fort located at the intersection of Hill Avenue and Hall of Fame Drive. Ample free parking is available for tour participants at the Fort.
RESERVE YOUR PLACE NOW BEFORE THE GHOSTS AND GOBLINS DO!

James White's Fort, 205 E. Hill Ave, Knoxville, TN 37915. Information: 865-525-6514, www.jameswhitefort.org

Ewing Gallery: Oyler Wu Collaborative

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

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.

Gallery hours:

M, T, W, F: 10am - 5pm
TR: 10am - 7:30PM
SUN: 1-4PM

Ewing Gallery, 1715 Volunteer Blvd on the UT campus, Knoxville, TN 37996. Information: 865-974-3200, www.ewing-gallery.utk.edu

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