Calendar of Events

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Ijams Nature Center Gallery: Griffey's Sunshine Photography

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Category: Exhibitions & visual art and Free event

Don't miss this month's stunning nature photography exhibit by Griffey's Sunshine Photography! https://www.griffeysunshinephoto.com/

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

Knoxville Civic Auditorium: Brothers Osborne

  • March 13, 2019
  • 8:00PM

Category: Music

Wednesday, March 13, 2019 at 8:00 PM Brothers Osborne comes to the Knoxville Civic Auditorium.

Two sons from a working-class family, John and TJ Osborne grew up in a small, Maryland water town writing and playing songs for friends and family in their father's shed. John moved to Nashville first to play in other bands and two years later, TJ joined him. It was then they formed Brothers Osborne as a twang-and-crunch duo that blends equal parts country and rock into one of the freshest, most identifiable sounds to come out of Nashville in recent years. The singer/songwriter siblings recently won CMA "Vocal Duo of the Year" for the THIRD year in a row.

Knoxville Civic Auditorium and Coliseum, 500 Howard Baker Jr Blvd, Knoxville, TN 37915. Information: www.knoxvillecoliseum.com

East Tennessee Historical Society: The Secret History of RDX lecture

  • March 13, 2019
  • 12 PM

Category: Free event, History & heritage and Lectures

The Secret History of RDX: The Super-Explosive that Helped Win World War II
Brown Bag Lecture with Dr. Colin Baxter

Is there anything new to say about the most destructive war in modern history? In the case of RDX, yes! As the most powerful explosive in the world until the atomic bomb, RDX was used on all the war's battlefronts--land, sea, and air. Yet, the stunning accomplishment at what became known as "The Great Holston Ordnance Works," located along the Holston River near Kingsport, Tennessee, is an almost forgotten episode in an enormous war effort. Join the East Tennessee Historical Society on Wednesday, March 13, for a special Brown Bag lecture and book signing as Dr. Colin Baxter will discuss the Great Holston Ordnance Works and its role in winning the war.

Emeritus Professor of History at East Tennessee State University in Johnson City, Tennessee, Dr. Baxter was born in England. He holds undergraduate degrees from East Tennessee State University and an M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Athens, Georgia, and is the author of four books and numerous articles.

The program is sponsored by the Harriet Z. Albers Memorial Fund and is and free and open to the public. The lecture will begin at noon at the East Tennessee History Center, 601 S. Gay Street, Knoxville. Guests are invited to bring a “Brown Bag” lunch and enjoy the lecture. Soft drinks will be available. For more information on the lecture, exhibitions, or museum hours, call 865-215-8824 or visit the website at www.EastTNHistory.org.

Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts: 26th Annual Sevier County Student Art Show

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

26th Annual Sevier County Student Art Show in the Drawing Studio. There will be a reception on Tuesday March 19, 2019 from 6:00-8:00 pm. This show is organized by the Gatlinburg Arts Council.

Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, 556 Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN 37738. Information: 865-436-5860, www.arrowmont.org

Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts: AIR Exhibition—Not a Metaphor

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

Reception: Friday, April 12, from 6-8 pm, free and open to the public

Featuring the works of 2018-2019 Artists-in-Residence Sasha Baskin, Alyssa Coffin, Everett Hoffman, Stephanie Wilhelm and Kari Woolsey

These 5 artists working in divergent materials and ideas find common connections pulling this work together for the exhibition. From the installations by Kari Woolsey referencing items found in the home on a daily basis, to Everett Hoffman’s queer forms of altered found objects alluding to domestic space. Pattern and repetition seen as a connecting line between Sasha Baskin and Stephanie Wilhelm through ideas of utilizing the rose from “The Bachelor” to an exploration of ornamentation and form based off the history of decorative ceramics. While Alyssa Coffin questions the realities of what it means to be human through responding to the story of the landscape. All artists connect through their shared experience at Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts.

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

River & Rail Theatre Company: Every Brilliant Thing

Category: Theatre

RIVER & RAIL THEATRE CO. is proud to announce the return of Every Brilliant Thing
in The Green Room at Jackson Avenue Terminal
Group ticket rates available for groups of ONLY 5 OR MORE.

A THREE-PERSON-ONE-PERSON-SHOW?
In May, 2017, Joshua Peterson starred in our two-week run of this moving, hilarious, spontaneous roller coaster one-man show about everything from family, to depression & suicide, to falling in love; and about what it's like to be determined to find “everything brilliant about the world, everything worth living for.” Since we did this show two years ago, people have begged us to bring it back. So, we're bringing it back! This time, though, we have three actors to play a one-person show...

WAIT. HOW? AND WHY?
Each show will rotate actors, so that one of our three diverse voices will play the role each evening. Why? Because depression doesn’t discriminate. Come feel the beauty and brilliance of this story with us. #BrilliantThings
Get your tickets now!

Critics from NYC to London have fallen in love with Every Brilliant Thing. We are spellbound by this intimate, poignant story and are thrilled to share it with our Knoxville community.
"EVERY BRILLIANT THING finds the perfect balance between conveying the struggles of life, and celebrating all that is sweet in it." - The Independent, London
“A life-affirming gem… as profound a work as you are ever likely to experience on a New York stage.” - NY1
"Heart-wrenching, hilarious...possibly one of the funniest plays you'll ever see, full stop." - The Guardian, UK
"Filled to the brim with joy...beautiful, heart wrenching and very funny." - Time Out London

Tickets & information: 865-407-0727, https://www.eventbrite.com/e/every-brilliant-thing-2019-brilliantthings-tickets-56537340708

Dogwood Arts: Synergy Exhibition

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

CELEBRATE KNOXVILLE’S NEXT GENERATION OF ARTISTS & EDUCATORS
Clayton Center for the Arts

The Opening Reception and Awards Ceremony will be held at the Clayton Center for the Arts on March 15th from 5:30-9:00pm. All artists, their families, and friends are encouraged to attend this wonderful celebration!

Synergy showcases East Tennessee’s most gifted K-12 art students alongside their teachers, diverse artists will participate in this special exhibition at the Clayton Center for the Arts. See the results of the artistic student-teacher synergy that happens every day in East Tennessee schools. The East Tennessee Art Educator Exhibition is a newer exhibition designed to promote the work of East Tennessee’s finest teaching artists. K-12 art teachers and current art interns/student teachers from public schools, private schools and academies are invited to apply to the exhibition which will be alongside an exhibit featuring the creative works by East Tennessee’s most gifted art students.

https://www.dogwoodarts.com/student-art-exhibition/
https://www.dogwoodarts.com/art-educator/

Dogwood Arts information: 865-637-4561, https://www.dogwoodarts.com

Ewing Gallery: 72nd Annual Student Art Competition

Category: Exhibitions & visual art and Free event

JOIN US! Monday, March 4th, 6-8pm for an opening reception and awards ceremony

Begun in 1947 by C. Kermit Ewing, founder of The University of Tennessee School of Art, the annual student exhibition has become one of the oldest competitions in the country and one of the highlights of the Ewing Gallery’s exhibition season. This competition has been an outlet for UT’s talented students for 72 years, wherein countless works of art of every form and medium have been displayed and applauded by The University and Knoxville community.

Hosted by Ewing Gallery of Art & Architecture and University of Tennessee School of Art
1715 Volunteer Blvd, Knoxville, Tennessee 37996
https://www.facebook.com/events/807381192940334/

Westminster Presbyterian Church’s Schilling Gallery: Paintings by Lil and John Clinard

  • March 3, 2019 — April 30, 2019

Category: Exhibitions & visual art and Free event

Oil and Watermedia Paintings

Westminister Presbyterian Church, 6500 S Northshore Dr, Knoxville, TN 37919. Hours: M-R 9-4, F 9-12. Info: (865) 584-3957 or www.wpcknox.org

Ijams Nature Center: Take Action! Big and Small Ways to Save the Planet

Category: Classes & workshops, Festivals & special events, Free event and Science & nature

Get Ready to Take Action! Join Ijams for "Take Action! Big and Small Ways to Save the Planet," a new initiative focused on environmental conservation. Free or low-cost classes, workshops and volunteer workdays will show you how to reduce your carbon footprint and protect natural resources. There's something for everyone in this series, so spread the word, bring your family and friends, and get ready to save the world. Attend two activities and you'll get to celebrate your accomplishments at an Action Heroes Conservation Celebration sponsored by Cherokee Distributing and Sierra Nevada Brewery. http://ijams.org/take-action-big-and-small-ways-to-save-the-planet/

Knox County Public Library: Teen Central Juried Art Show

  • March 2, 2019 — March 30, 2019

Category: Exhibitions & visual art and Free event

Knoxville's got talented teen artists and we want to celebrate your work! Artists (ages 12-17) were invited to display their art at Farragut, Powell and Burlington branch libraries.

Works include oil, watercolor, acrylic, drawing, ceramic, pottery, sculpture, and photography. All works of sculpture will be displayed at the Burlington Library.

865-777-1750, https://www.knoxlib.org/teen-central/

Fluorescent Gallery: David Wolff - What in the World

  • March 1, 2019 — April 26, 2019

Category: Exhibitions & visual art and Free event

Paintings by David Wolff. Survey of recent work.

Fluorescent Gallery, 627 N. Central Street, Knoxville, TN 37917. Information: https://www.facebook.com/fluorescentknoxville/

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