Calendar of Events

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Tennessee Theatre: Shen Yun

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Category: Dance and History & heritage

SHEN YUN IS BACK for two performances, March 26 and 27 at 7:30PM at the Tennessee Theatre.

The world's premier classical Chinese dance and music company brings you an all-new production. It's an unforgettable journey into 5,000 years of divinely inspired culture. Join the millions around the world who have been enchanted by Shen Yun.

Tennessee Theatre, 604 S. Gay Street, Knoxville, TN 37902. For information/tickets: 865-684-1200, www.tennesseetheatre.com, www.ticketmaster.com

PGS - Intuition is your Personal Guidance System

  • March 26, 2019

Category: Film

This event has been CANCELLED (updated 03/20/19)

Let’s go to the movies! How about learning how to enhance your creativity in Music/Poetry/Visual Arts? It’s all about a better understanding of your Intuitive Mind! Please join us for this unique opportunity to watch PGS - Intuition is your Personal Guidance System. Q&A Session (Skype) afterwards with none other than the Movie Director, Mr. Bill Bennett! Make your seat reservation today at https://gathr.us/screening/28159

March 26th at 7:30 p.m., Cinebarre West Town Mall Theater.

How Gathr works: Gathr will let you watch a movie that is dear to your heart, in a movie theater. All you have to do is to invite your friends and family. It is also a great way to meet new friends! You don’t have to worry about renting a movie theater, renting the movie, or paying for the screening rights. Once a minimum amount of people sign up for the movie, Gathr will secure the theater and take care of all the details for you.

Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts: Burls & Baskets

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

"Burls and Baskets", curated by Kari Woolsey & Everett Hoffman

Burls and Baskets is an exhibition curated by two of Arrowmont’s current Artists-In-Residence Kari Woolsey and Everett Hoffman. The show was conceived as a way to activate the newly renovated Jerry Drown Wood Gallery and highlight the unique and diverse work in Arrowmont’s permanent collection. Traditional baskets like the White Oak Basket by Lydia Whaley (Aunt Liddy) highlight the history of the school and its cornerstone to Gatlinburg history; while contemporary baskets like John Garret’s Flora’s Slipper Basket with its neon colors and alternative materials draw attention to the current work being made on the same campus almost 100 years later. The exhibition simultaneously features a wide range of wood sculptures and turned bowls donated by Jerry Drown for which the gallery is named. Wooden blows like Liam’ O’Neil’s Bowl made from bog oak is complimented by the unique use of laminated wood in Purple Shadows created by Virginia Dodson. The exhibition underscores the deep traditions that Arrowmont is founded on and looks forward to how contemporary artist are building upon that tradition.

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

Ewing Gallery: MFA Exhibitions

Category: Exhibitions & visual art and Free event

Featuring the culminating work of our graduating class, on display March 25-April 2 at the Ewing Gallery of Art + Architecture.

Reception: 5-8 p.m. Friday, March 29

The first set of shows feature Rachel Sevier (Ceramics), Holly Kelly (Sculpture), Katie Gentner (Painting + Drawing), and Mengmeng Shang (Time-Based Art).

GALLERY HOURS
M:10-5 | T: 10-5 | W: 10-5 | TR: 10-7:30 | F: 10-5 | SUN: 1-4

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

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

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: Judy Lavoie

Category: Exhibitions & visual art and Free event

Reception: Wednesday, April 24th 5:00-7:00 PM
"69th Annual Spring Wildflower Pilgrimage Artist of the Year: Judy Lavoie"

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. Each year, an artist is selected to be featured on the cover of the SWP brochure, T-shirt, and are honored with a solo exhibition at Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts. This year’s SWP Artist-of-the-Year is Judy Lavoie.

Lavoie’s artwork has won many awards, including Best Of Show in the prestigious 2018 Tennessee Watercolor Society Juried Exhibition. Today she is grateful for the opportunity to indulge in her passion for painting. Inspiration comes from her surroundings, a rural Tennessee community in the Appalachian foothills. In the forest surrounding her home, Judy has identified more than 100 wildflower varieties – an endless source of painting subjects. View her work and learn more on her website and art blog, at www.judy-lavoie-art.com.

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

Shekinah Souls Art Exhibit

  • March 18, 2019 — April 20, 2019

Category: Exhibitions & visual art and Free event

Featuring artist Alan Jones (Theophilus)

At Burlington Library, 4614 Asheville Hwy, Knoxville TN 37914

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

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