Calendar of Events

Monday, April 15, 2019

McClung Museum Spring Store Sale

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Category: Festivals & special events and Fine Crafts

McClung Museum Spring Store Sale

Enjoy new merchandise and 10 percent off all sales at the McClung Museum Store's annual Spring Sale from April 15 through 21, 2019. Books, jewelry, children's toys, and more!

Museum members receive an additional 10% off all purchases.

Frank H. McClung Museum of Natural History and Culture
1327 Circle Park, Knoxville, TN 37996
Hours: M-Sa 9-5, Su 1-5. Information: 865-974-2144, http://mcclungmuseum.utk.edu

St. John's Cathedral Arts: Holy Week Services

  • April 15, 2019 — April 19, 2019

Category: Festivals & special events, Free event and Music

Labyrinth Walk
Monday, April 15 • 6 p.m.

Contemplative Stations of the
Cross, Tuesday, April 16 • 6 p.m.

Teaching and Taizé, Wednesday,
April 17 • 6 p.m.

Maundy Thursday, April 18 • 6 p.m.

Good Friday, April 19 • noon
Journey with us in the footsteps of Christ on the way to the cross, with a variety of experiences each day of the week. On Friday, enjoy the choir’s performance of the Passion According to St. John by innovative and world-renowned Estonian composer Arvo Pärt. This performance likely will be standing room only, so arrive early!

St. John’s Cathedral, 413 Cumberland Ave, Knoxville, TN 37902. Information: 865-525-7347, www.stjohnscathedral.org

UT College of Architecture and Design: Guest Lecturer Sir David Adjaye

  • April 15, 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.

April 15: Sir David Adjaye, principal and founder of Adjaye Associates, funded by General Shale

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

[Knoxville] By Design: UTK Lecture with Sir David Adjaye

  • April 15, 2019

Category: Festivals & special events, Free event and Lectures

April in Knoxville is [Knoxville] by Design Month! It is month full of activities and events that promote the importance of architecture and the power of design in creating the places that give shape to our stories, our lives, and our communities. [Knoxville] by Design is part of National Architecture Week which falls in April each year to coincide with the birth of Thomas Jefferson – our nation’s only Architect-President.

UTK LECTURE: SIR DAVID ADJAYE / ADJAYE ASSOCIATES
Monday, April 15, 5:30pm – 7:00pm | No Cost
@ The Auditorium of the Student Union located at 1502 Cumberland Avenue
Hosted by The University of Tennessee College of Architecture & Design

The lecture is sponsored by General Shale and is free and open to the public. Adjaye’s lecture, Thinking Through Architecture, will explore the evolution of his architecture, thread together his pioneering projects by sharing their wider contextual narratives and discuss the capacity to think critically about social issues through the process of making architecture.

His largest project to date, the $540 million Smithsonian Institution National Museum of African American History and Culture, opened on the National Mall in Washington, DC, in fall of 2016 and was named Cultural Event of the Year by the New York Times.
In 2017, Adjaye received a knighthood from Queen Elizabeth II for services to architecture and was named one of TIME’s 100 most influential people.

https://www.knoxbydesign.org

Tennessee Valley Unitarian Universalist Church: Exhibit by Robert H. Thompson and Anita DeAngelis

  • April 13, 2019 — June 12, 2019

Category: Exhibitions & visual art and Free event

Free and open to the public
Reception Friday, April 19, 6:00 to 7:30 pm. Artists’ talks at 6:30 pm.

Robert H. Thompson
Robert H. Thompson paints words -- ideas and phrases -- which appear as realistic physical objects existing in landscape settings. The landscape settings are reproductions of paintings by other artists, which Thompson modifies by adding words painted with acrylic paint. (This practice was extensively developed by artist and Chattanooga-area native Wayne White.) Describing the resulting images as "something like illustrated fragments of haiku," Thompson tries to create modestly benign dreamlike (surrealistic) images that might lead viewers to experience modestly benign creative responses as the left sides of their brains (verbal processing) and right sides (visual processing) try to work together to sort things out.

Anita M. DeAngelis
In Repose is a collection of drawings of retired racing greyhounds. While the dogs are known for running at great speeds in short burst upwards of 45 miles per hours, the dogs represented in this work are now adopted into homes and intentionally depicted in a resting state. Greyhounds are one of the oldest breeds of dogs, and they are the only breed named in the Bible (Proverbs 30:29-31, King James Version). Racing greyhounds are often misunderstood. While their racing lives are greatly scheduled, transitioning from an athlete to a pet is a significant change in lifestyle requiring adjustment to new families and living in a home. They are typically gentle, quiet, and loyal dogs, and most find pet homes upon retirement from the racing industry.

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

Pineapple Consignment: Spring Pop-up

  • April 8, 2019 — April 19, 2019

Category: Festivals & special events and Free event

OUR SPRING POP-UP at Pineapple Consignment.
Join us April 9th-13th at 1134 N Broadway, Knoxville TN, 37917, for our Spring 2019 pop up shop!

Pineapple Consignment offers a shopping experience catered to you. You can shop Pineapple Consignment for free. What you’ll find is high-quality new and gently used furniture and home decor—priced up to 90% off retail value! We’re fairly picky and only accept items in good condition!

SIP & SHOP
Come join us, April 8th at 1134 N Broadway 5-8pm for Sip & Shop. An early access event where you can enjoy some wine, snacks, and an early chance to shop the sale before it’s open to the public! $5 at the door (Cash or Credit).

For more information please visit https://pineappleconsignment.com

Art Guild at Fairfield Glade: A Breath of Fresh Art

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

The Art Guild at Fairfield Glade presents the Spring Show: “A Breath of Fresh Art!”

This is a People’s Choice Art Show, where the winning entries are chosen by the viewers. Please join the members of the Art Guild for the show’s opening reception scheduled for Friday, April 5, from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m., at the Plateau Creative Arts Center (PCAC), located at 451 Lakeview Drive in Fairfield Glade.

A special added attraction at the reception will be performances by the Plateau Women’s Chorus. This talented choral group will delight the art show gazers with selections from their upcoming concert, “Through the Rainbow: From Bach to Bebop!”

In addition to casting ballots at the show’s reception, visitors can enjoy the Spring Show and cast a vote for their favorite Spring Show submissions at any time during the show’s run from April 5th through May 1st. Artwork at the Spring Show includes watercolor, acrylic, and oil paintings, as well as photography, jewelry, pottery, woodwork, and other three-dimensional artwork. The Peoples’ Choice Awards will be presented at the First Friday Reception on May 3rd.
The handicapped accessible PCAC gallery hours are 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., Monday through Saturday. For additional information about the Art Guild at Fairfield Glade, call the PCAC at 931-707-7249 or visit www.artguildfairfieldglade.net.

Dogwood Arts: Limited Edition Print Artist Exhibition & Spring Event Showcase

Category: Exhibitions & visual art and Free event

April 5 First Friday – Limited Edition Print Artist Exhibition & Spring Celebration Preview Party
April 5 – 30 Limited Edition Print Artist Exhibition & Spring Event Showcase

https://www.dogwoodarts.com/first-friday/

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

Art Market Gallery: Featuring Nelson Ziegler

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

Nelson Ziegler is the Art Market Gallery's featured artist for April - exhibiting both 2D work, (watercolors), and 3D - wood turning.
Please join us for the opening of this exciting exhibit on the First Friday Reception, April 5th, 5:30 - 9 p.m., at the Art Market Gallery.

Nelson Ziegler, of Sevierville, Tennessee in the Smoky Mountains, is a graduate of The Art Institute of Boston and Northwestern Academy of Watercolor. He has won many awards for both his painting and woodturning, both regionally and nationally. Among them, Gold Medal for watercolor at the American Artists Professional League, Honorable Mention-The Artist’s Magazine annual competition. He was chosen the Spring Wildflower Pilgrimage artist of the year in 2016.

He has participated in numerous juried exhibitions in New York including Allied Artists, American Artists Professional League, Salmagundi Club, Knickerbocker Artists, National Arts Club, Hudson Valley Arts Association, as well as Adirondack National Watercolor Exhibition, Faces of America (a national watercolor portrait show), Academic Artists Association, Springfield Arts League, Springfield, MA, Guild of Boston Artists, Copley Society, Boston, MA, North Shore Arts Association, Gloucester, MA, Tennessee Watercolor Society and Arrowmont School of Arts & Crafts. A member of the National Watercolor Society, New England Watercolor Society, The Oil Painters of America and the Northshore Art Association and the American Association of Woodturners. Nelson’s works are in many private and corporate collections throughout the country.

Art Market Gallery, 422 S. Gay St, Knoxville, TN 37902. Hours: Tu-Th & Sa 11-6, Fri 11-9, Su 1-5. Information: 865-525-5265, www.artmarketgallery.net

Awaken Coffee: Exhibition by Elle Colquitt

  • April 5, 2019 — April 28, 2019

Category: Exhibitions & visual art and Free event

Awaken Coffee will host an opening reception on April 5th featuring local photographer Elle Colquitt beginning at 6 pm. Colquitt is fascinated with reflections and their odd juxtapositions and layered imagery, suggesting that nothing is ever what it appears to be. In her photography series, Reflecting on Knoxville, she challenges the viewer to look closely for hidden components that lie just beneath the surface. Stop by for great art and great coffee!

Opening Fri Apr 5, 6-9 PM

Regular business hours are: M-Th 7am-9pm, F 7am-10pm, Sat. 8am-10pm, Sun 1:30pm-8pm

Awaken Coffee, 125 W Jackson Ave, Knoxville, TN 37902
https://www.facebook.com/awakencoffeeoldcity/

Rala: Dolly Parton exhibition

  • April 5, 2019 — April 28, 2019

Category: Exhibitions & visual art and Free event

THE DOLLY ART SHOW IS FINALLY HERE!
Come by Rala on Friday, April 5th, from 6PM-9PM for the show opening. Contest awards will be announced at 7 PM. The show will feature original paintings, drawings, sculptures, and other visual handmade art centered around Dolly, her spirit, and her legacy in Tennessee. If you can't make it on Friday, no worries. The show will be up through the rest of the month.

Rala: Regional and Local Artisans, 112 W. Jackson Ave, Knoxville, TN 37902. Information: 865-525-7888, https://shoprala.com. Instagram: @ShopRala

BAD WATER: Catherine Richards: A THOUSAND FUTURES

  • April 5, 2019 — April 28, 2019

Category: Exhibitions & visual art and Free event

BAD WATER presents Catherine Richards: A THOUSAND FUTURES.

In A THOUSAND FUTURES, shape is the vocabulary that builds into a writing system. Uninhibitedly pulling from a multitude of cultural strata in a study of how meaning and language is formed, Richards assembles a new linguistic structure by placing these references on the same hierarchical plane. The viewer is presented with a language that can be seen and felt, but does not seek to be linearly read or understood. Free from narrative, the gallery becomes an interpretive space, where meaning is perceived in the cultivated charge of each shape, in the moment of fracture from their cultural referent, rather than their particular legibility. Language is broken down and reconstructed, flattened and stretched, remaining fluid and free from the designation of time. The circle is a sun, but also an opening in a tantric painting, a roundabout in an urban city, a aerial view of a column in a plan. A tear drop turned horizontally becomes a mouth from Egyptian hieroglyphics, or an Eye of Providence from Christian iconography. Through change in scale, repetition, proximity and grouping, the shapes act conversationally, speechifying each other, allowing for meaning to emerge in their private chatter.

Animated by intuitive arrangement, design and play intertwine in material and spatial relationships. Constructed utilizing digital fabrication, the wood forms are sealed with a vibrant yellow vinyl, recalling the aesthetics of product display, accessory, adornment. Like a hoop earring hooked on an earlobe, a large fan fastens between two vertical structures; circles nestle into the corners of two beams; a small arch is hugged by a weighty vertical plank. Embedded into the walls of the gallery, the bright shapes adapt, becoming playful patterns woven in a fabric. The space becomes a tapestry.

Catherine Richards (Cleveland, OH) received a Master of Architecture and Bachelor of Science from the College of Design, Architecture, Art and Planning (DAAP) at The University of Cincinnati. Recent exhibitions and performances include Contemporary Arts Center (Cincinnati, OH), Carl Solway Gallery (Cincinnati, OH) and 21c Museum Hotel (Cincinnati, OH). Her work expands the understanding of architecture at multiple scales —including discrete objects, jewelry, textile, sculpture, video and installations. Richards’ work has been featured on freize.com and in ArtPrize.

BAD WATER is an artist-run gallery set in a once vacant backyard structure located in Knoxville, Tennessee | behind 320 E. Churchwell Ave. Hours: opening receptions & by appointment. writetobadwater@gmail.com, @bad__water, https://badwater.gallery/

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