Calendar of Events

Monday, March 25, 2019

Bijou Theatre: Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour

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Category: Film and Science & nature

The World's Best Mountain Films
There are 36 films on the 2018/2019 World Tour. Please note not all films will play in every location - a standard program will have between six and ten films.

*PLEASE NOTE: This is a two-night event, with different films playing each night.

At Bijou Theatre, 803 S. Gay Street, Knoxville, TN 37902. Information/tickets: 865-522-0832, www.knoxbijou.com, www.ticketmaster.com

East Tennessee PBS: Screening of COUNTRY MUSIC: A Film by Ken Burns

Category: Film

East Tennessee PBS presents an opportunity to attend a preview of the soon-to-be released program.

Country Music will chronicle the history of a uniquely American art form, rising from the experiences of remarkable people in distinctive regions of our nation. From southern Appalachia’s songs of struggle, heartbreak and faith to the rollicking western swing of Texas, from California honky tonks to Nashville’s Grand Ole Opry, we will follow the evolution of country music over the course of the twentieth century, as it eventually emerged to become America’s music.

It will be directed and produced by Ken Burns; written and produced by Dayton Duncan; and produced by Julie Dunfey—Emmy-award winning creators of PBS’s most-acclaimed and most-watched documentaries for more than a quarter century, including The Civil War, Lewis & Clark: The Journey of the Corps of Discovery, The National Parks: America’s Best Idea, The Dust Bowl, and many more.

At The Clayton Center for the Arts in Maryville. East Tennessee PBS | 865-595-0220 | www.easttennesseepbs.org

https://www.etix.com/ticket/c/93896218CD2A584BDFC43B1BFC5908F0/ken-burns-presale

UT College of Architecture and Design: Guest Lecturer Josh Shelton

  • March 25, 2019
  • 5:30 PM

Category: Free event and Lectures

The College of Architecture and Design at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, will host internationally renowned guest lecturers in its public lecture series during the 2018–19 school year.

March 25: Josh Shelton from el dorado, funded by the Robert B. Church Memorial Lecture fund

Unless otherwise noted, lectures begin at 5:30 p.m. in McCarty Auditorium, Room 109 of the Art and Architecture Building, at 1715 Volunteer Boulevard. All lectures are free and open to the public.

For 44 years, UT’s College of Architecture and Design has hosted leading architects and design professionals through its Robert B. Church Memorial Lectures, the Governor’s Chair Lecture Series, and General Shale Lectures to enrich the education of its students and elevate the profession in the community.

CONTACT: Amanda Johnson (865-974-6401, amandajohnson@utk.edu); https://news.utk.edu/2018/09/17/college-of-architecture-and-design-announces-2018-19-lecture-series

UT Creative Writing Series: Peter Ho Davies

  • March 25, 2019
  • 7 PM

Category: Free event and Literature & readings

On Monday, March 25, writer Peter Ho Davies will read as part of the University of Tennessee Creative Writing Series. Strong Hall, Room 101

Peter Ho Davies is the author of two novels, The Fortunes (winner of the Anisfield-Wolf Award, and the Chautauqua Prize) and The Welsh Girl (long-listed for the Man Booker Prize), and two short story collections, The Ugliest House in the World (winner of the John Llewelyn Rhys Prize) and Equal Love (A New York Times Notable Book).

His work has appeared in Harpers, The Atlantic, The Paris Review, The Guardian and Washington Post among others, and has been widely anthologized, including selections for Prize Stories: The O. Henry Awards and Best American Short Stories. In 2003 Granta magazine named him among its Best of Young British Novelists.

Davies is also a recipient of fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts, and is a winner of the PEN/Malamud Award. Born in Britain to Welsh and Chinese parents, he now makes his home in the US. He has taught at the University of Oregon and Emory University, and is currently on the faculty of the Helen Zell MFA Program in Creative Writing at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.

For more information, contact Anna Megdell, Coordinator of the UT Creative Writing Series, at amegdell@vols.utk.edu or visit https://www.facebook.com/UTCWSeries for a complete schedule of the UT Creative Writing Series for the 2018-2019 academic year. https://www.facebook.com/events/2255751341350803/

Marilyn Kallet: Spring Poetry Events

  • March 22, 2019 — June 18, 2019

Category: Classes & workshops, Free event, Lectures and Literature & readings

Marilyn Kallet, City of Knoxville's Poet Laureate

*March 22, noon: Poetry reading for WDVX, inaugural show for the new series. Visit Knoxville, 301 South Gay Street, Knoxville.

*March 22 and 23, 7 p.m.: Discussion leader with Dawnie Steadman, Regal Cinemas, premiere of “To Dust,” featuring Matthew Broderick, set at the Body Farm.

March 28, 4 p.m., Poetry workshop, ETSU, hosted by Jesse Graves. GRAVESJ@mail.etsu.edu

*March 28, 6 p.m., Poetry reading and workshop, “Writing Praise Poems in Troubled Times,” Johnson City Public Library. 100 West Millard Street, Johnson City.

*April 4, 7 p.m. Poetry reading with Donna Doyle, Knoxville Writers’ Guild. Central United Methodist Church, 201 Third Avenue, Knoxville.

April 13. Reading for the Botanical Gardens, in Linda Parsons Marion’s garden! 11-1 p.m., 2909 Fountain Park Boulevard, Knoxville. lindaleeparsons@gmail.com (Fundraiser for the Knoxville Botanical Gardens).

April 21: 11:15-12:30, Reading with Patricia Clark and Alice Friman, North American Review poetry conference, Bartlett Hall, Room 1000. University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls.

April 26, noon, poem for the Mayor’s State of the City address.

April 27-May 5, residency, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Sweet Briar.

May 2nd, 6-8:30 p.m., Marilyn Kallet will be honored by the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts at the Soirée, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, 200 N. Boulevard, Richmond. For tickets, contact VCCA Executive Director Joy Heyrman, jheyrman@vcca.com. (Fundraiser for the Virginia Center).

June 7-18, Mentor for “Writing the River” residency in Auvillar, France. Sponsored by the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts.

Information: mkallet@utk.edu or http://marilynkallet.com/

Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts: 69th Annual Spring Wildflower Pilgrimage Artist of the Year

Category: Exhibitions & visual art and Free event

Reception: Wednesday, April 24, 5-7pm

The 69th Annual Spring Wildflower Pilgrimage’s featured artist, Judy Lavoie, will have a solo exhibition in the Geoffrey A. Wolpert Gallery. The reception is free and open to the public.

The Spring Wildflower Pilgrimage is an annual five-day event in Great Smoky Mountains National Park offering professionally guided programs which explore the region’s rich wildflowers, wildlife, ecology, culture, and natural history through walks, motorcades, photographic tours, art classes, and indoor seminars. The 69th Spring Wildflower Pilgrimage takes place April 23-27, 2019.

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

Appalachian Arts Craft Center: Spring Porch Sale

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

The Appalachian Arts Craft Center in Norris will hold its Spring Porch Sale starting on Friday, March 15, and continuing for about two weeks. The Porch Sale, held each spring features outdated stock, seconds, student crafts, and nonjuried work by members of the Craft Center. It’s an excellent time to get great deals on local handmade items.

The Appalachian Arts Craft Center is a nonprofit center with a mission to support arts and crafts in Appalachia through education, sales, and community involvement. The center is located at 2716 Andersonville Highway 61, Clinton, TN, one mile east of I-75 north at Exit 122. For more information, stop by the center, call 865-494-9854, or visit www.appalachianarts.net or Facebook.

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

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

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/

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