Calendar of Events
Sunday, December 16, 2018
Tennessee Valley Unitarian Universalist Church: Exhibit by Ken Moffett & Kate Aubrey
Free and open to the public
Reception Friday, January 11, 6:00 to 7:30 pm. Artists’ talks at 6:30 pm.
Ken Moffett: Recent Work in Acrylic on Canvas
This work since 2010 represents an ongoing examination of the potential for artistic expression when limited to form, line and color. Representational aspects can seem to appear in some of these paintings, but the intent has always been to use nonobjective means. Emotive content is an inevitable and welcome outcome, some works being fractious, others calm, some brooding and others “optimistic” in tone. An early exposure to so-called abstract expressionism clearly had an influence. In all cases, the titles were chosen after completion of the work. While the approach may appear limiting, I have found a rewarding wealth of opportunities for intriguing compositional developments. Inevitably, my career in architecture may have had an influence on some of these compositions, though in general I have tried to regard these paintings as an opportunity to “work on something completely different.”
Moffett began creating and studying art in his youth while residing in Missouri, Oklahoma and Virginia, and continued at the College of Wooster in Ohio and the School of Design at North Carolina State University, where he received his degree in architecture. His watercolor paintings have been chosen for exhibit in Ohio, Massachusetts, Virginia, North Carolina and Tennessee, and are included in a number of private collections. An exhibit at the Emporium Gallery in 2010 featured work in acrylics and other media, and his paintings have been included in Knoxville’s “Art in the Airport.” A Knoxville resident since 1975, Moffett was awarded the Gold Medal of the East Tennessee Chapter of the American Institute of Architects in 2002. A retrospective exhibit of his architectural firm’s work is on exhibit at the UTK Art & Architecture Building, December 3 - January 25.
I love to paint. It’s like breathing, only better. Or perhaps it is like life. What could teach me more quickly or thoroughly than watercolor the necessity of making mistakes if I would create something truly new? Or the need I have for discomfort in order to be willing to grow? Watercolor is my first and foremost choice of media precisely because it doesn’t just do what it’s told. There is a certain mischief in it. Every time I put brush to paper I discover something new — whether I intend to or not.
A devoted watercolorist for 40 years, Aubrey has studied with such notable artists as Charles Reid, Carol Orr, Don Andrews, Lian Quan Zhen, Mike Bailey, Ted Nuttall, Mary Moquin, Jeannie McGuire, and Stephen Quiller. She has won numerous awards in her travels and was named a finalist in The Artists Magazine’s Over 60 Competition of 2013 for her painting “Invisible.” Since arriving in the Knoxville area in 2014, Aubrey has taught several workshops in Tennessee and Nevada, is Vice President of the Knoxville Watercolor Society, and is a member of the Artists Guild of Tellico Village, the Fountain City Art Center, the Tennessee Artist’s Association, the Southern Watercolor Society, and the Arts Alliance of Knoxville. Her paintings have been accepted into several shows, including the Oak Ridge Art Center’s Annual Juried Shows of 2014 and 2015, winning awards each year, and The Arts and Culture Alliance’s National Juried Exhibition of 2016. She won awards in the 2016 and 2017 Southern Watercolor Society Juried Exhibits, and her painting “Old Soul, Dear Heart” took the top Jerry’s Artarama Purchase Award in the 2016 Tennessee Watercolor Society Biennial Exhibition.
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 Mill & Mine: Whitechapel
We're pleased to announce that Knoxville's very own Whitechapel rocks The Mill & Mine on Sunday, December 16th! Show some local love to your favorite Knoxville deathcore band for their 10th Anniversary Tour! Music starts at 8:00pm.
The Mill & Mine, 227 W. Depot Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37917. Tickets/information: http://themillandmine.com
Historic Westwood: Holiday Afternoon Tea
Join us at Historic Westwood on Sunday, December 16 from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. for a very special Holiday Afternoon Tea.
The grandeur of Historic Westwood will make the perfect setting for an elegant afternoon tea. Perfect for mothers and daughters, couples, or a gathering of friends. Enjoy an assortment of delicious treats and fine teas with live piano music.
Space is limited. Please call 865-523-8008 Ext. 2 to reserve your space or purchase tickets online.
$35 for adults $15 for Children Ages 5-17. No children under 5, please.
Knox Heritage, at Historic Westwood, 3425 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37919. Information: 865-523-8008, www.knoxheritage.org
Farragut Museum: Weekend Tours
Visit the Farragut Museum from 1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. on the third Sunday of each month to experience our special weekend tours.
Dec. 16 - Book signing by local authors. Don't miss your chance to pick up last-minute gifts at the Farragut Museum Gift Shop, which will host a special holiday sale.
The Farragut Museum, located at Farragut Town Hall, 11408 Municipal Center Dr, Farragut, TN 37934. Hours: M-F 10-4:30. Information: 865-966-7057, www.townoffarragut.org/museum
Tennessee Theatre: It’s A Wonderful Life
Join us for a classic holiday film screening of “It’s a Wonderful Life” presented by Knoxville TVA Employees Credit Union. Released in 1946 and starring Jimmy Stewart and Donna Reed, “It’s a Wonderful Life” is a bittersweet comedy/drama about George Bailey, a compassionate but debt-ridden manager of a bank in typical small-town America, and the angel that helps him realize his importance in the world. This free event, made possible by Knoxville TVA Employees Credit Union, is a perfect way to get into the holiday spirit and experience the beautiful Tennessee Theatre. General admission seating is available on a first come, first serve basis and is limited. Doors will open one hour prior to the showing. For information on parking (city owned garages are free on weekends), visit parkdowntownknoxville.com.
Tennessee Theatre, 604 S. Gay Street, Knoxville, TN 37902. For information: 865-684-1200, www.tennesseetheatre.com
Basement Community Art Studio: Wood Carving Workshop
Sunday, December 16, 2018 at 10 AM – 5 PM
At The Basement Community Art Studio, 105 W Jackson Ave, Knoxville, Tennessee 37902
In this one-day workshop you'll learn the fundamentals of chip carving — a decorative hand craft in which "chips" of wood are carved from a flat wooden surface to create geometric patterns, stylized images and ornamentation. During the workshop you'll develop proper technique by completing a "practice board" before moving onto a small decorative carving that you can take home with you at the end of the day. No prior woodworking experience is necessary. All materials & tools provided. There will be a 1-hr break for lunch.
This class is taught by Daniel Clay of Saturday Box Company.
The Muse Knoxville: Art Inspirations
Join The Muse Knoxville for an afternoon of creativity! This month, we'll be making Snowflake Art! All ages are welcome!
The Muse Knoxville, 516 N. Beaman Street, Knoxville, TN 37914. Information: 865-594-1494, www.themuseknoxville.org
Love Came Down | A Christmas Concert with Tartan Soul
Sunday at 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 414 W Vine Ave, Knoxville, TN 37902
Please join us for our first full concert as an ensemble! We will be sharing the choral classics of the Christmas season with pieces like "Gaudete", "Still, Still, Still" and "Candlelight Carol"; as well as some carols to sing along to through out the afternoon. Along with our choral set, we will also include some solos and duets of beloved Christmas favorites. It is sure to be a Sunday afternoon well spent!
There is no ticket price for this event. However, there will be an offering plate passed for donations to the performing group.
Tartan Soul is a group that is newly formed and semi-professional. We are directed by Stacey Wilner and our Manager is Hannah White. https://www.facebook.com/events/2110756822316601/
Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts: AIR Mid-Residency Exhibition
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 Symphony Orchestra: 32nd Annual Clayton Holiday Concert
Friday, December 14, 2018 - 7:30pm
Saturday, December 15, 2018 - 3:00pm and 7:30pm
Sunday, December 16, 2018 - 3:00pm
East Tennessee's favorite holiday tradition continues as the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra and special guests celebrate the season. Enjoy all your favorite songs and carols, plus an appearance by Santa himself!
At the Knoxville Civic Auditorium. Tickets and information: 865-291-3310, www.knoxvillesymphony.com
The WordPlayers: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
The WordPlayers & The Arts at Pellissippi Present: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
Dec. 14 @ 7:30 p.m., Dec. 15 @ 2:30 p.m. & Dec. 16 @ 2:30 p.m.
This dramatization of C.S. Lewis' classic, faithfully recreates the magic and mystery of Aslan, the great lion, his struggle with the White Witch, and the adventures of four children who inadvertently wander from an old wardrobe into the exciting, never-to-be-forgotten Narnia. This story of love, faith, courage and giving, with its triumph of good over evil, is a true celebration of life.
At Clayton Performing Arts Center, Pellissippi State Community College, 10915 Hardin Valley Rd., Knoxville, TN 37933
Tickets: Adults: $15, Students (13+): $12, Child (12 & under): $8, Groups of 10 or more: $2 off each ticket price. Tickets available online at www.wordplayers.org and at the door. Seating is reserved. Call 865-539-2490 for more information.
Hardin Valley Campus of Pellissippi State: 10915 Hardin Valley Road, Knoxville, TN 37932. Information: 865-694-6405, www.pstcc.edu/arts
Zoo Knoxville: Santa's Village
Santa Claus is coming to Zoo Knoxville and will be in residence at Santa’s Village this Thursday, Dec. 13 through Sunday, Dec. 18, from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. daily.
Santa Claus will be listening to Christmas wishes and available for photos in the festively decorated Santa’s Village, located in the zoo’s Kids Cove area. Guests will have the option to purchase portraits taken by a professional photographer or opt to take their own photos.
Complimentary event activities included with general admission are a visit with Santa Claus, reindeer games and holiday crafts. Kids can also write a letter to Santa and they will receive a personal reply from Santa himself in the mail after their visit.
Santa’s Village is included with general admission. Rides on the “Polar Express” train through Santa’s Village will be available for an additional . All activities take place in the enclosed and heated Kids Cove tent for guests’ comfort.
Zoo Knoxville, 3500 Knoxville Zoo Drive, Knoxville, TN 37914. Open every day except Christmas. Information: 865-637-5331, www.zooknoxville.org