Calendar of Events
Monday, December 10, 2018
McClung Museum: Stroller Tour: Queens of Egypt
Join us for a morning out as our museum educator leads engaging gallery tours for parents and caregivers and their infants through four year olds. Crying and wiggly babies welcome!
Join us as we travel back in time to the land of ancient Egypt and discover the queens who ruled long ago.
The event is free, but limited, and all attendees must register to attend online. Registration opens a month in advance and closes the day before the tour.
McClung Museum of Natural History and Culture, 1327 Circle Park Dr on the UT campus, Knoxville, TN 37996. Hours: M-Sa 9-5, Su 1-5. Information: 865-974-2144, http://mcclungmuseum.utk.edu
Knoxville Opera Guild: Monday Night Opera Dinners
The Knoxville Opera Guild offers a series of special themed dinners throughout the year. These present excellent opportunities for opera lovers to gather in an intimate setting to enjoy live entertainment “up close and personal!” The 2018-2019 Season will feature three exciting Monday Night Opera Dinners:
December 10, 2018 - Celebrating the Holidays (music of the season performed by an outstanding vocal trio).
January 14, 2019 - Lucia di Lammermoor (staged performance of Knoxville Opera’s outreach production in English).
April 1, 2019 - The Metropolitan Opera Texaco Opera Quiz (a recreation of the legendary radio intermission feature…Maestro Brian Salesky will try to stump distinguished guest panelists Andrew Wentzel, Daniel T. Berry, and Vladimir Protopopescu).
Please check after November 1, 2018 for restaurant locations and reservation details. Knoxville Opera: 865-524-0795, www.knoxvilleopera.com
Technical Society of Knoxville: Dr. Sudarsanam Suresh Babu
The Technical Society of Knoxville will meet on December 10, 2018 at the Crowne Plaza in downtown Knoxville. The speaker will be Dr. Sudarsanam Suresh Babu. As you may guess, he was educated in India and the United Kingdom and is now the UT/ORNL Governors chair professor of Advanced Manufacturing, Tickle College of Engineering, UTK. The subject of his talk will be application of computational models for qualification of manufactured components.
If you don’t know about the Governor’s Chairs program it “brings exceptionally accomplished researchers to Tennessee.”
Funded by the state and Oak Ridge National Laboratory, the program attracts top researchers to broaden and enhance the unique research partnership that exists between the University of Tennessee—the state’s flagship university—and the nation’s largest multi-program laboratory. The program seeks to hire as many as twenty scientists for existing institutes operated jointly by UT and ORNL in the areas of advanced manufacturing, advanced materials, biological sciences, energy sciences, nuclear security, and urban design.
Dr. Babu is probably the world's best person to ask about welding dissimilar metals and he is applying computers to manufacturing.
Attending Technical Society programs is an excellent way to keep abreast of changing technology. This program qualifies as a professional development program.(PDH).
Technical Society of Knoxville meetings are held at Crowne Plaza Hotel, 401 W Summit Hill Drive and open to the public. Anyone interested in the meeting topic is welcome. Members and guests begin arriving around 11:30 AM and go through the buffet line which opens at 11:30. Cost is $13 per person payable in cash or by check in the meeting room to the designated collector. Cost without lunch is $7. A token for free parking in the hotel garage is included. Meetings are called to order at 11:55 and adjourned at 1:00 PM. Visitors are welcome. For more information go to www.Technicalsociety.net
Oak Ridge Art Center: Retrospective: Artists, Collectors & O’Steen
In this season full of holidays, family and remembrance, our collection serves as a line (connection point?) between our current Art Center family and those who worked to sustain and preserve our program in the past. Among them are artists, collectors, and family of both. We will have three great shows to represent the individuals who created, those who collected, and those who contributed to our ability to share with our community the amazing variety and diversity of art. This show was inspired by the work of Joan O’Steen, artist and long-time supporter of the Art Center and creative work in our community.
Joan O’Steen has been a creative force for many years. She has been a painter, designer and fiber artist for many years. Her work, like many women, was woven through her life as a business woman; helpmate to husband, Tom Hill, as they sustained his family business, The Oak Ridger; loving Mother as she raised her children, and coach who worked with teams of young women. Her life-long pursuit of the creative and interest in fashion lead her to new and unexpected areas in which she could explore and experiment. The result is a fascinating combination of more traditional visual arts techniques like painting and more contemporary work with wearable art and basketry.
Retrospective: Artists will be a collection of work by artists who have been members of or have been associated with the Art Center during our history. Many of them have been instructors at the Art Center and/or have shown with us in their careers.
Retrospective: Collectors will showcase some of the wonderful pieces contributed to the Art Center for us to share with future generations. This grouping will include pieces that were lovingly collected by both members and individuals from the region who wished to leave a lasting impact on local cultural assets.
Watch our Facebook page for more information about the show and options for extended evening viewing during the exhibition. 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
Nativity Pageant of Knoxville
Nativity Pageant of Knoxville: Dec. 8-10.
The one-hour Nativity Pageant of Knoxville tells the story of Jesus' birth at 3:30 p.m. Dec. 8-9, 7 p.m. Dec. 10 at the Knoxville Civic Auditorium. The pageant includes a 120-member cast, a 150-voice choir and live animals. Performances are free and family friendly. Info: knoxvillenativity.com.
Knoxville Civic Auditorium and Coliseum, 500 Howard Baker Jr Blvd, Knoxville, TN 37915. Information: www.knoxvillecoliseum.com
HoLa Hora Latina: Exhibition by Camila Manvaz
Opening reception Friday, December 7, 5pm-9pm
Camila Manvas’ Biography - Español:
A los 10 años, una niña colombiana de nombre Camila Manvaz, entra en contacto con el mundo del color y la plástica. Enamorada desde entonces de los Colores, empieza a realizar obras donde la fantasía y la realidad conviven en entorno a lo que nada es lo que parece. Obras que pretenden reflejar las inquietantes alucinaciones que produce su propia mente… La solución que encontró Camila para contrarrestar los efectos de sus repentinos y fuertes cambios anímicos fue sencillamente pintar aquello que veía. Camila Manvaz (Bogotá, Colombia, 1983), vive en las líneas que delimitan el paraíso y el infierno. El mundo artístico de una de las creadoras contemporáneas más fascinantes tiene su origen en las más profundas alegrías y depresiones que nunca la han abandonado. Pero como adulto, ella a logrado desplegar la belleza más especial ante los asombrados ojos del espectador. Su infancia, adolescencia y juventud transcurrieron en Bogotá Colombia, en la que las mujeres tienen poco o nada que decir y son fuertemente criticadas por una sociedad violenta y machista. En 2016, se muda a los Estados Unidos, a la ciudad de Knoxville, Tennessee, para buscar nuevas vías de expresión con las que dar salida a la vorágine artística que anida en su mente y en su espíritu. Camila Manvaz estudio diseño industrial en la Universidad Jorge Tadeo Lozano, y es actualmente una de las artistas colombianas contemporáneas con más fama, por su activismo social y derechos de la mujer. Compagina su actividad como Esposa, como madre de tres hijos, Gabriel, Jacobo y Victoria y como artista conceptual con la crítica pública a la desprotección a la mujer.
At age 10, a Colombian girl named Camila Manvaz, came in contact with the world of color and plastic arts. Since then, she fell in love with the Colors, she began to create works where fantasy and reality coexisted in an environment where nothing is as it seems. Works that pretended to reflect the disturbing hallucinations produced by her own mind ... The solution that Camila found to counteract the effects of her sudden and strong mood changes was simply to paint what she saw. Camila Manvaz (Bogota, Colombia, 1983), lives in the borders that define paradise and hell. The artistic world of one of the most fascinating contemporary creators has its origins in the deepest joys and depressions that have never left her. But as an adult, she has managed to unfold the most special beauty for the astonished eyes of the spectator. Her childhood, adolescence and youth were spent in Bogota Colombia, a country in which women have little or nothing to say and are strongly criticized by a violent and macho society. In 2016, she moved to the United States, to the city of Knoxville, Tennessee, to find new ways of expression with which to give vent to the artistic maelstrom that nests in her mind and spirit. Camila Manvaz studied industrial design at the Jorge Tadeo Lozano University, and is currently one of the most famous contemporary Colombian artists, for her social activism and women's rights. She combines her activity as a wife, as a mother of three children, Gabriel, Jacobo and Victoria and as a conceptual artist with public criticism of the lack of protection for women.
Gallery will be closed for the Holidays from December 10 - January 2. We will be open M-F 1-5pm.
HoLa Hora Latina, 100 S. Gay Street, Suite 112, Knoxville, TN 37902. Information: 865-335-3358, www.holahoralatina.org
The District Gallery: Kathie Odom: Common Places, Uncommon Stories
Opening Friday, December 7 from 5-8 p.m - Enjoy cozy seasonal fare, meet the artist, and take advantage of a special in-store promotion for your holiday shopping.
A collection of new works from the longtime Knoxville resident and locally beloved artist. "I'm looking for what this world doesn't give us anymore… a place outside where we can hear the world wake up and just be," says Odom.
This event is free and open to the public.
The District Gallery, 5113 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37919. Hours: M-F 10-5:30, Sa 10-4. Information: 865-200-4452, www.TheDistrictGallery.com
Rala: December First Friday Artist: Brian Pittman
We are excited to announce Brian Pittman as our featured artist for the month of December! Please join us for a show opening and to meet the artist. A display of Brian's new original work and new print design will be available for purchase.
Fri Dec 7, 6-9 PM. More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/250560902307423/
Local artist ACF Jewelry will also be up until the end of December. More Info: https://shoprala.com/blogs/blog/first-friday-w-acf-jewelry
Rala, 112 W. Jackson Ave, Knoxville, TN 37902. Phone: (865) 525-7888
Ijams Nature Center: Exhibition by Melanie Fetterolf
Don't miss this month's gallery artist, Melanie Fetterolf! Her acrylic and watercolor pieces, including her fascinating rain paintings, add vibrant color to gray winter days.
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
Broadway Studios and Gallery: The Gaudy Gold Frame Show
Category: Exhibitions & visual art
The Gaudy Gold Frame Show
On exhibit from Friday Dec 7th until Saturday Dec 29th.
Open Friday - Saturday 10am-6pm and by appointment.
Broadway Studios and Gallery, 1127 N. Broadway
Broadway Studios and Gallery, 1127 Broadway St, Knoxville, TN 37917. Hours: Fri-Sat, 10-6, by appointment, or when the "open" sign is illuminated. Information: 865-556-8676, www.BroadwayStudiosAndGallery.com
Dogwood Arts: Carl Gombert Exhibition
Carl Gombert uses stamps – the kind sold in craft stores – to create black-and-white or color-filled mandalas, symbolic graphics usually in the form of a circle. He stamps the circles with rows of images from gnomes to skeletons to babies to crowns to bees to pop culture characters.” His playful large scale paintings will be on display for the entire month.
Dogwood Arts, 123 W. Jackson Ave, Knoxville, TN 37902. Information: 865-637-4561, https://www.dogwoodarts.com/first-friday/
The Emporium Center: Arts & Culture Alliance Members Show
The Arts & Culture Alliance proudly presents its 2018 Members Show, the largest annual exhibition of local artists in the Greater Knoxville area. The fresh mix of two- and three-dimensional works created within the last two years encompasses a wide variety of media such as oil, acrylic, watercolor, pastel, mixed media, photography, fine craft, sculpture, ceramics, fiber, and more from regional artists who are all individual members of the Arts & Culture Alliance, which serves and supports a diverse community of artists, arts organizations, and cultural institutions. Membership is open to all, and information may be found at www.knoxalliance.com/join-renew. Most of the works in the 2018 Members Show are for sale and may be purchased through the close of the exhibition.
An opening reception will take place as part of First Friday activities on December 7 from 5:00-9:00 PM with complimentary cookies and sweets. The First Friday reception features dances presented by Circle Modern Dance, BreedArts School of Art and Dance, and Sandsation Dance & Yoga. The WIVK Santa Claus Parade starts at 7:00 PM along Gay Street and passes in front of the Emporium.
“The annual Members Show is a perfect way to round out a year of diverse programming at the Emporium,” says Liza Zenni, Executive Director for the Arts & Culture Alliance. “We’re excited to see what so many local artists have been working on throughout the year.”
Individual members of the Alliance participate locally and regionally in gallery exhibitions, art festivals, sculpture trails, weekend shows, studio tours, and public murals. Some of the members are full-time artists, while others have day jobs and create on evenings and weekends. Some Alliance members include art professors with the University of Tennessee-Knoxville, Carson-Newman University, Maryville College, Pellissippi State, Roane State, and Walters State. Others are teachers within Knox and surrounding county’s elementary, middle and high schools. Some Alliance members teach classes privately or through community classes with the Appalachian Arts Craft Center Fountain City Art Center, Knoxville Arts & Fine Crafts Center, Knoxville Museum of Art, and Oak Ridge Art Center. Many of the artists have working studios in their own homes, while some are part of studio collectives such as The Emporium Center, The Vacuum Shop, 17th Street Studios, Mighty Mud, Studio 2515, and Broadway Studios & Gallery.
The 2018 Members Show will be on display throughout the Emporium Center, 100 S. Gay Street, in downtown Knoxville from December 7-21, 2018. Gallery hours are Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Please note, the Emporium will be closed December 24 – January 1 for the holidays. For more information, please contact the Arts & Culture Alliance at (865) 523-7543 or visit www.knoxalliance.com.