Calendar of Events

Thursday, January 17, 2019

Knoxville Symphony Orchestra: The New World

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Category: Music

Part of the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra's 2018-2019 Moxley Carmichael Masterworks Series.

This Masterworks experience led by Music Director Aram Demirjian explores the ideas of a “New World,” from American composer Rachel Grimes to the Czech influence of Antonín Dvořák. Korngold’s “Violin Concerto” features renowned violinist Tessa Lark, graduate of New England Conservatory and Julliard, who has shared her mastery of the instrument through her performance as a part of the Distinctive Debuts performances at Carnegie Hall.

Thursday and Friday evenings at 7:30 PM at the Tennessee Theatre, 604 S. Gay Street, Knoxville, TN 37902. Tickets and information: 865-291-3310, www.knoxvillesymphony.com

Ewing Gallery: Kate Gilmore Artist Lecture & Reception

Category: Exhibitions & visual art, Free event and Lectures

Kate Gilmore will give a public lecture on Thursday, January 17th at 7:30 PM in room 109 of the Art + Architecture Building. A brief reception for the exhibition will follow immediately in the Ewing Gallery.

Kate Gilmore was born in Washington D.C. in 1975 and lives and works in New York, NY. Gilmore received her MFA from the School of Visual Arts, New York, NY (2002) and her Bachelors degree from Bates College, Lewiston, ME (1997). She has participated in the 2010 Whitney Biennial, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY, The Moscow Biennial, Moscow, Russia (2011), PS1 Greater New York, MoMA/PS1, New York, NY (2005 and 2010) in addition to solo exhibitions at The Everson Museum, Syracuse, NY, The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Ridgefield, CT (2014), MoCA Cleveland, Cleveland, OH (2013), Public Art Fund, Bryant Park, New York, NY (2010), Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, PA (2008), Contemporary Art Center, Cincinnati, OH (2006). She has been the recipient of several international awards and honors such as the Guggenheim Fellowship (2018), Art Prize/ Art Juried Award, Grand Rapids, Michigan (2015), Rauschenberg Residency Award, Rauschenberg Foundation, Captiva, FL (2014), Rome Prize from the American Academy in Rome (2007/2008), The Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Award, New York, NY (2009/2010), Art Matters Grant, New York, NY (2012), Lower Manhattan Cultural Council Award for Artistic Excellence, New York, NY (2010), the Franklin Furnace Fund for Performance, New York, NY (2006), “In the Public Realm”, Public Art Fund, New York, NY (2010), The LMCC Workspace Residency, New York, NY (2005), New York Foundation for The Arts Fellowship, New York, NY (2012 and 2005), and the Marie Walsh Sharpe Space Residency, Brooklyn, NY (2010). Her work is in the collection of the Museum of Modern Art, New York; Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, New York; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Massachusetts; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, California; Rose Art Museum, Waltham, Massachusetts; Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indiana, Indianapolis; and Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, Illinois. Gilmore is an Associate Professor of Art and Design at Purchase College, SUNY, Purchase, NY. https://www.facebook.com/events/392219918205519/

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

Art Guild of Tellico Village: January Meeting with Hugh Bailey

Category: Classes & workshops and Free event

The Art Guild of Tellico Village will have the talented Local artist, Hugh Bailey, as our featured speaker. Hugh will be demonstrating how he makes his whimsical clay characters. These clay sculptures are usually animal like in nature. If you attend one of his shows, go early if you want to purchase his work as he tends to be sold out. He is a member of the Knoxville Art Market Gallery, Foothills Craft Guild and life member of Southern Highland Handcraft. Hugh teaches at some of the local Art Guilds; including Oak Ridge. He exhibits his work at many local art shows .and galleries. To see some of his work, you can google his name and add Knoxville artist as part of the look up.

Time and Location: 9:30am to 12:30pm – Top floor of the Tellico Village Yacht Club.
Refreshments: Light refreshments and beverages will be served before the speaker presents.

Art Guild of Tellico Village: www.tellicoartguild.org

Alphabet Bash 2019

  • January 17, 2019
  • 6:00-8:00PM

The world of communications is busy and fast-paced. So slow it down and take a night to hang out with your fellow advertisers, public relations practitioners, marketers, graphic designers, and even developers!

AAF, PRSA, AMA, AIGA and Knox Devs are hosting a party for their members- heavy hors d’oeurves, a drink ticket, and fun included!

January 17, 6-8pm
Members only- FREE

Central Flats and Taps
1204 North Central Street
Knoxville, TN 37917

www.eventbrite.com/e/alphabet-bash-2019-aaf-amak-prsa-aiga-knox-devs-tickets-53999017515

Welcome 865

  • January 17, 2019
  • 3:00-6:00PM

Category: Free event

New to Knoxville?
On Thursday, January 17, 2019 from 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM meet long-time residents, discover the locals' favorite spots and find community that's unique to you! Individuals who have lived in Knox County 5 years or less, trailing spouses and those searching for community. The event is specifically created for persons of color, millennials, women, LGBTQ, veterans and those with disabilities.

Welcome865 is designed to help newcomers from all walks of life acclimate to life in our region. Programming provides insight into enhancing quality of life, engaging with community resources and cultivating connections,
AGENDA:
(subject to change)
3PM
Welcome & Introductions
3:30 PM
Quality of Life & Community Resource Discussions
Topics include:
What to do in Knoxville
Outdoor Recreation
Festivals & Music
Food & Beverage
Venues & Entertainment
Business & Educational Resources
Arts & Culture
Navigating Downtown Knoxville
5:00 PM
Networking Happy Hour & Community Resource Fair
Resources:
Beck Cultural Exchange Center
Bridge Refugee Services
Centro Hispano de East Tennessee
Knoxville Area Urban League
Knoxville Chamber
Leadership Knoxville
Volunteer East Tennessee

A Knoxville Chamber-Innovation Valley Diversity Champions program.
Knoxville Chamber
17 Market Square
#201
Knoxville, TN 37902

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/welcome865-tickets-51426132948

Sevierville Commons Arts Council: Meet, Greet and Eat

Category: Exhibitions & visual art, Festivals & special events and Free event

Connect with artists, keep up with SCAC and enjoy good food and good company! Attendees are encouraged to bring a dish to share and your beverage of choice. Artists of all experience levels are also encouraged to bring one or two artworks to show and discuss. https://www.facebook.com/CommonsArtsCouncil/

At Arts in Common Gallery, 129 Bruce Street, Sevierville, 37862. Information: 865-366-1475, commonsartscouncil@gmail.com or https://www.seviervillecommonsartscouncil.org/

Ijams Nature Center: Tracye Burnett Sowders

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Category: Exhibitions & visual art and Free event

You don't want to miss January's gallery artist, Tracye Burnett Sowders, and her whimsical watercolor paintings. Her gorgeous work features vibrant landscapes, animal friends and ethereal people. Many of her paintings are limited editions, so stop by to claim one of these magical pieces for yourself!

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

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Commission 2019 Events

  • January 16, 2019 — January 21, 2019

Category: Exhibitions & visual art, Festivals & special events, Free event, History & heritage, Kids & family and Music

In 2019 we will observe our 37th Annual King Week Celebration. Our 2019 theme, The Courage to Lead with a Greater Determination , is attributed to the Dream and the Dreamer who affirmed, “If you Can't Fly, then Run, if you Can't Run, then Walk; if you Can't Walk, then Crawl; but whatever you do, you have to keep moving forward". Since 1982, the MLK Commission has been organizing a special celebration each year for the Knoxville area to commemorate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The weeklong celebration focuses on providing education and leadership training for adults and youth and promotes reconciliation through peaceful conflict resolution. Part of the celebration also includes stories of racial struggles with emphasis on non-violence, equality, and love.

Wednesday, January 16, 12pm - 1pm
INTERFAITH PRAYER SERVICE

Thursday, January 17
8:30am - 11:30am - LEADERSHIP EDUCATIONAL SYMPOSIUM
12pm - 2pm - LEADERSHIP/AWARDS LUNCHEON

Friday, January 18, 7pm - 8:30pm, COMMUNITY FORUM – OAK RIDGE ENVIRONMENTAL PEACE ALLIANCE

Saturday, January 19
8:30am - 2pm - YOUTH SYMPOSIUM & TEACHER IN-SERVICE TRAINING
12:30pm - 2:30pm - Y.W.C.A. RACE AGAINST RACISM

Sunday, January 20
6pm - 8pm - Night With the Arts Tribute/KSO

Monday, January 21
8:30am (Line-Up) - Parade Begins 10am Service Begins at the Conclusion of the Parade
MEMORIAL TRIBUTE SERVICE

http://www.mlkknoxville.com/2019-events/

Pellissippi State Community College: Interlaced: Jamey Grimes and Charlotte Wegrzynowski

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

A reception with the artists will be held 3-5 p.m on Friday, Feb. 1.

"The objects and environments that I create are fueled by encounters with natural forces," Jamey Grimes says in his artist statement. "My intent is to remind us of our relationship and scale to the forces of nature."

Mind-bending sculptural work and lush drawings combine this month in a new visual art exhibit at Pellissippi State Community College. Grimes and Wegrzynowski are instructors at the University of Alabama.

Grimes' sculptural work references forms in nature, biological structures and exploring spaces. His relatively simple techniques and forms are recombined in endless variations to create meditations on interconnectivity and structures in space.

Charlotte Wegrzynowski won second place in the SECAC 2016 Juried Exhibition and received the Best of Show award in the 31st West Alabama Juried Art Show. Wegrzynowski also delves into forms in space and in light and dark. Her drawings explore the illusion of space as well as communicating strong metaphorical narratives. "Though they could not be more different artists, both in form and content, the similarities in the ways that their artwork 'dances' make this a disparate, but very informative pairing," said Herb Rieth, associate professor of Liberal Arts for Pellissippi State.

Hardin Valley Campus of Pellissippi State: 10915 Hardin Valley Road, Knoxville, TN 37932. Bagwell Center Gallery hours: M-F 9 AM - 9 PM. Information: 865-694-6405, www.pstcc.edu/arts

Farragut Primary Schools: Artwork Showcase at Town Hall

  • January 14, 2019 — January 25, 2019

Category: Exhibitions & visual art, Free event and Kids & family

The 2019 Farragut Primary Schools Art Show, sponsored by the Town of Farragut, opens Monday, Jan. 14, and will be on display through Friday, Jan. 25, during regular Town Hall hours (8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday).

Don't miss the opportunity to view the work of the community's most talented young artists from Concord Christian School, Farragut Primary School, and St. John Neumann Catholic School.

There will be a reception to honor participating private school artists from 5-6 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 16, and a reception to honor participating public school artists from 5-6 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 18.

Address: 11408 Municipal Center Drive, Farragut, TN 37934

Ewing Gallery: Kate Gilmore IN YOUR WAY

Category: Exhibitions & visual art and Free event

Kate Gilmore will give a public lecture on Thursday, January 17th at 7:30 PM in room 109 of the Art + Architecture Building. A brief reception for the exhibition will follow immediately in the Ewing Gallery.

Kate Gilmore: In Your Way features ten works—nine performance-based videos and one live performance/sculptural installation—by this New York-based artist known for synthesizing multiple artistic mediums including performance, video, sculpture, and painting. In her videos, Gilmore critiques and also inserts herself into male dominated movements such as Abstract Expressionism and Minimalism, exploring feminist themes and modern and contemporary art tropes, all the while exhibiting relentless determination. The spilling and splattering from her work are an ode to Abstract Expressionism or 1950s stripe paintings. Her works are mischievous and political, as well as humorous and critical of the heroic language and absence of women in these artistic movements. The physical situations and actions Gilmore creates for herself and her performers are metaphors for challenges women face culturally and socially.

Gallery hours:
M, T, W, F: 10am - 5pm
Thurs: 10am - 7:30pm
Sundays: 1-4

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

Bad Water Gallery: Eleanor Aldrich

  • January 10, 2019 — January 28, 2019

Category: Exhibitions & visual art

BAD WATER presents Eleanor Aldrich: SERPENT'S QUARTERS. On view January 4 through January 28, the opening reception will take place on Friday, January 4 from 6 to 9 p.m.

SERPENT’S QUARTER’S plays with the garage space of BAD WATER as the kind of out-building where do-it-yourself work happens, as well as the serpent as a spiritual trickster. The stage and floating clothing embody the feeling of an alternative chapel. Jackets and upholstery play host to found-image transfers, sculptural surfaces, drawn and real shadows. The grid is a motif throughout. Used as the support of the work, the grid is at times strained, pressed against, squeezed through, and decorated by the material. Belief shifts between the actual and illusion.

Aldrich’s work is textural and alchemical. She matches materials – often industrial sealants – and techniques to the subject matter they resemble in order to achieve a convincing approximation while short-cutting rendering. Utilizing unruly materials, the substances Aldrich manipulates retain partial control over their final form — interrupting illustration and retaining the truth of their physical nature. She works with a kind of mimetic literalism that embodies the physicality of the subject while serving pictorial conventions, posing questions about physicality as the standard of reality.

Eleanor Aldrich (b. 1984 | Springerville, AZ) lives and works in Knoxville, Tennessee. She received her MFA from The University of Tennessee and attended Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture in 2012. She participated in the Drawing Center's Open Sessions (2014 - 2016), and her work has been included in New American Paintings and on ArtForum.com.

BAD WATER is an artist-run gallery set in a once vacant backyard structure located in Knoxville, Tennessee | behind 320 E. Churchwell Ave. | www.badwater.gallery

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