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

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

The Emporium Center: Knoxville Modern Quilt Guild Quilt Show 2019

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

A reception will take place on Friday, April 5, from 5:00-9:00 PM as part of First Friday activities.

The Knoxville Modern Quilt Guild (KMQG) exists for residents of Knoxville and surrounding areas who have an interest in modern design and quilting. The guild's mission is to provide a community where modern quilters can meet and share ideas while creating an environment that encourages creativity and acceptance. The KMQG was established in 2010 by Mary Beth Meadows as a member of the Modern Quilt Guild, which is made up of over 14,000 members in more than 200 guilds in 39 countries.

The exhibited quilts have all been made by Knoxville Modern Quilt Guild members using traditional means and featuring a modern aesthetic. To learn more about the guild, please visit http://knoxvillemqg.blogspot.com/ or www.facebook.com/KnoxvilleMQG.

On display at the Emporium Center, 100 S. Gay Street, in downtown Knoxville. Exhibition hours are Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM. CLOSED Friday April 19. Information: (865) 523-7543 or www.knoxalliance.com.

The Emporium Center: Framing the Scene: Seeing the Situation by Tom Owens & Marianne Woodside

Category: Exhibitions & visual art and Free event

A reception will take place on Friday, April 5, from 5:00-9:00 PM as part of First Friday activities.

A still photograph puts a frame around a moment frozen in time. It sits still, allowing and perhaps commanding the viewer to look at something real. One definition of realism is a “rejection of visionary”. Yet, photography done well is transcendent: extending the limits of ordinary experience. Seeing is the essence of photography. Seeing the situation may be when all the visual elements coalesce to produce something that engages the viewer. Henri Cartier-Bresson, the French humanist photographer, coined the term “the decisive moment”. In his book by that title, he defines the decisive moment: if a photograph is to communicate its subject in all its intensity, the relationship of forms must be rigorously established. Photography implies the recognition of a rhythm in the world of real things. What the eye does is to find and focus on the particular subject within the mass of reality; what the camera does is simply to register upon film the decision made by the eye. Photography must seize upon this moment and hold immobile the equilibrium of it.

As the title of this exhibit suggests, “Framing the scene, Seeing the situation,” (inspired by and adapted from Eudora Welty’s text, On Writing) represents the hope of Tom Owens and Marianne Woodside to extend the images in this exhibit beyond the moment and the frame. The movements inward and outward represent aspects of the viewer experience and help make personal meaning of the images seen and experienced. The two photographers often have different styles and approaches to their work, yet they hope the transcendence from real to something curious, interesting, attractive, humorous, or even disturbing engages each viewer.

On display at the Emporium Center, 100 S. Gay Street, in downtown Knoxville. Exhibition hours are Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM. CLOSED Friday April 19. Information: (865) 523-7543 or www.knoxalliance.com.

The Emporium Center: Judy Overholt Wheeler: Putting the Pieces Together – Mosaic Art

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

A reception will take place on Friday, April 5, from 5:00-9:00 PM as part of First Friday activities.

As I sit here by the sand and water, I am thinking even the beach is an example of putting pieces—little grains of sand—together to make a beautiful place for us to enjoy. Much of life is made up of putting pieces together, whether it is getting dressed in the morning, putting breakfast on the table, or planning a project. In my mosaic art, it is about cutting and placing tesserae (pieces of glass, ceramics, smalti, etc.) to make pieces of beauty for people to enjoy.

Judy Overholt Wheeler is a retired teacher, principal, and supervisor; mother, wife, and grandmother; and a self-taught mosaic artist. She has learned through working with other mosaic artists, taking classes, and researching the components of art. Her first class and inspiration came from Sharra Frank, a Minneapolis mosaic artist. She has also learned from artists in North Carolina, Minnesota, South Carolina, and Tennessee. Once she began doing mosaic art, she was “hooked” and loves creating the pieces as they come to life. Wheeler’s art has placed first and honorable mention in the Farragut Art Shows, and she previously exhibited at the Emporium in 2017. She is available to teach small classes out of her home studio. For more information, visit www.facebook.com/Judys-Glass-Mosaics-1059875880692229.

On display at the Emporium Center, 100 S. Gay Street, in downtown Knoxville. Exhibition hours are Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM. CLOSED Friday April 19. Information: (865) 523-7543 or www.knoxalliance.com.

The Emporium Center: Pam Hamilton: The Woman Within

Category: Exhibitions & visual art and Free event

A reception will take place on Friday, April 5, from 5:00-9:00 PM as part of First Friday activities.

With varying degrees of abstraction, I paint about silence and solitude – essential moments in life. You will sometimes see other figures share the space, as solitude is only one facet of our lives. The surface of the painting is critical, and I spend time with the texture and colors. Embracing the unexpected, layers are built up, wiped off, and painted over. My appreciation for things aging and well-worn shows through in the hints of cracking paint and textured surfaces that evolve as I work.

This partial collection of paintings by Pam Hamilton is a celebration of women and the strength that comes from within. The exhibition features acrylic and mixed media paintings on canvas. Rough texture and cracking paint underline the contrast to the femininity of Hamilton’s figures.

Pam Hamilton is a visual artist born and raised in the Midwest. In 2016, she relocated to the Southeast and now calls Knoxville home. She received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Southern Illinois University, specializing in illustration and visual communications. Hamilton’s work has been the subject of solo exhibitions throughout the Midwest. She has participated in numerous group exhibitions in both Chicago and Knoxville. Her work can be found in private collections internationally. She has received numerous awards and grants for her work. Presently, Hamilton creates art out of her home studio. She has curated exhibitions in both Chicago and Knoxville, taught classes, and mentored up-and-coming artists. For more information, visit www.pamhamiltonart.com.

On display at the Emporium Center, 100 S. Gay Street, in downtown Knoxville. Exhibition hours are Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM. CLOSED Friday April 19. Information: (865) 523-7543 or www.knoxalliance.com.

The Emporium Center: YARDAGE by Emily Doane, Melissa Everett, Ashley Beals Pace, Sarah Shebaro, Megan Stair, and Coral Grace Turner

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

A reception will take place on Friday, April 5, from 5:00-9:00 PM as part of First Friday activities.

YARDAGE by Emily Doane, Melissa Everett, Ashley Beals Pace, Sarah Shebaro, Megan Stair, and Coral Grace Turner

Yardage is defined as a distance or length measured in yards, but more casually refers to an amount of material to be used for making something, most commonly fabric or textiles. In this exhibition, six artists, coming from different disciplines and training, each create their own yardage using techniques such as screen printing, digital printing, shibori, and resist.

The development of pattern can be perfected with computer design and digital printing processes or be the framework through which hand printed or resisted fabrics are inherently one of a kind. All of them, examples of surface design, are able to be transformed into a variety of objects. In this exhibition, there will be both yardage and objects made with yardage designed by the artists.

On display at the Emporium Center, 100 S. Gay Street, in downtown Knoxville. Exhibition hours are Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM. CLOSED Friday April 19. Information: (865) 523-7543 or www.knoxalliance.com.

Dogwood Arts: Dogwood Trails, Open Gardens & Camera Sites

Category: Free event, Kids & family and Science & nature

Knoxville’s iconic dogwood trails date back to 1955 and today cover more than 85 miles in 12 neighborhoods throughout the city. Take a drive, a walk, or a bike ride and enjoy the scenic natural beauty of our region!

Covenant Health is the official health and fitness sponsor of Dogwood Arts and they are pleased to present a limited edition patch to folks who want to take steps toward better health and fitness on Dogwood Walking Trails.

2019 Featured Trail | Farragut
While you may begin your journey by following a path of pink, you will discover so much more when you experience the Farragut Dogwood Trail, featuring 7.9 miles and nearly 500 homes with impeccably maintained yards. The path begins near Willow Creek Golf Course and the entrance to Fox Den subdivision, deep in the heart of Farragut. Continuing to Country Manor subdivision, you’ll see newer construction highlighted by these darling dogwoods, in addition to other flowering trees that provide shade and character to the scenery. In Village Green subdivision, the trail is transformed into a historic experience. Modeled after Colonial Williamsburg, the neighborhood features carefully maintained landscapes surrounding homes with classic American features. Enjoy your passage through Farragut’s bounteous blooms!

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

Oak Ridge Art Center: Then and Now: Traditional to Contemporary Quilts

Category: Exhibitions & visual art and Free event

Opening Reception on March 30, 7 to 9 pm, gallery talk at 6:30 pm

By Members of the Norris Ritzy Thimbles and the Oak Ridge Bits & Pieces Quilt Guilds

In the Arts community a discussion of art versus craft is a long running diatribe. Is it art? Is it craft? I cannot tell you the number of times I have heard, “If an object is functional it CANNOT be art, it is JUST craft!” What? Are you kidding? !! Is there a difference? Design is design, beauty is beauty? Meaningful is even better. I finally heard an adage I could get behind, “If it is functional, it is a higher form of art.” What could be better than having a piece of work that is not only beautiful or meaningful AND have it be functional? Quilts have long exemplified this approach to arts & crafts. Since the Gees Bend quilters won the respect of the arts world several years ago, many have looked at these familiar and often overlooked designs with fresh eyes and...Voila! Art where there once was home craft! March 23 through May 11, 2019 the Art Center will host a wonderful collection of quilts both created by and/or collected by the members of two of our regional quilt guilds—the Ritzy Thimbles of Norris and the Bits & Pieces of Oak Ridge. I would like to stress the “created by and/or collected by” aspect of this show, for not only will there be work by these talented artists, but work that so snared their attention that it made them want to possess the pieces. While I realize many will be family pieces (I would so love to have one of the quilts my Grandmother or Mother made) there will also be pieces that fascinated the artists. As we do in many of our themed exhibitions, we have asked the artists to share with us their rationale for choosing to produce or collect the pieces that they are showing. In this way we can all learn a little bit about what these artisans are seeing in the work and, perhaps, the hallmarks of what they find special in each work. Seeing the creations through the eyes of those who revere it will undoubtedly teach us all something very interesting about those special techniques, styles, and patterns that comprise each piece. In addition, I think we could learn much about the tradition the work was born of and, for the contemporary work, how it breaks with tradition and creates something new. For years as quilters bring their work into Open Show, we have been fascinated with their recounting of how they took a traditional pattern or idea and transformed it by changing sizes, shapes or color patterns into a design that was far from the original idea. As interesting, were the stories of how the artists developed the idea that lead to the patterning they utilized. Perhaps because the quilt artists were used to using patterns and often utilize a repeating idea, they were very aware of how the idea formed, how it evolved into the current composition, and were able to articulate it. We think “Then and Now” will prove to be very interesting as these creatives share their process with us.

Oak Ridge Art Center, 201 Badger Avenue, Oak Ridge, TN 37830. Hours: Tu-F 9-5, Sa-M 1-4. Information: 865-482-1441, www.oakridgeartcenter.org

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