Calendar of Events

Monday, April 22, 2019

Knoxville Museum of Art: Artists on Location, A Plein Air Painting Event

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Category: Exhibitions & visual art, Festivals & special events and Free event

The Guild of the Knoxville Museum of Art presents Artists On Location exhibition and art sale April 27, 2019 5:30-9 PM.

Camille “Candy” Day is the featured artist and event judge for ARTISTS ON LOCATION 2019. The Guild of KMA is honored to have Day as judge and welcome her to this time honored event in Knoxville.

This event will provide both new and seasoned collectors the chance to acquire original paintings of some of Knoxville’s best-known sites.

Throughout the week of April 22–26, local and regional artists will capture on canvas the many varied scenes in and around Knoxville. From urban street to pastoral garden settings, the public is invited to watch artists in action as they paint “en plein air” at locations around town.

Artists will exhibit and sell their works at the exhibition and art sale on April 27. The annual event is free and open to the public, and includes light refreshments and a cash bar. A portion of the proceeds of the sale will benefit the Knoxville Museum of Art.

Painting in open air or “plein air” became popular in the mid- 19th century when artists of the French Impressionist movement sought to paint light and its changing ephemeral qualities in the atmosphere. The practice of painting on location increased with the development of transportable paint tubes and box easels.

Knoxville Museum of Art, 1050 World's Fair Park Dr, Knoxville, TN 37916. Information: 865-525-6101, www.knoxart.org

Pellissippi State Community College: CGT Design Showcase

Category: Exhibitions & visual art and Free event

Showcase by Pellissippi State Communication Graphics Technology students

Hardin Valley Campus of Pellissippi State: 10915 Hardin Valley Road, Knoxville, TN 37932. Bagwell Center Gallery hours: M-F 9 AM - 9 PM. Information: 865-694-6405, www.pstcc.edu/arts

Tennessee Theatre: Brit Floyd, a Pink Floyd Tribute

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Category: Music

BRIT FLOYD comes to the Tennessee Theatre on April 22, 2019, at 7:30PM.
Doors open at 6:30PM.

Brit Floyd, the world’s greatest Pink Floyd tribute show, returns in 2019 with its most ambitious and biggest production yet; a very special 40th Anniversary celebration of Pink Floyd’s iconic rock opera, ‘The Wall’.

Released in November 1979, a semi-autobiographical concept album from the mind of Pink Floyd founding member Roger Waters, 'The Wall' remains one of the biggest selling albums of all time, and a major moment in rock music history.

As well as performing highlights from The Wall, the new Brit Floyd production will include songs from Pink Floyd’s classic albums, The Dark Side of the Moon, Wish You Were Here, Animals, The Division Bell and much more.

Brit Floyd has truly become a phenomenon, widely regarded as the world's greatest live tribute to Pink Floyd. Faithfully recreating the scale and pomp of the final 1994 Division Bell tour, complete with a stunning multi-million dollar light show, large circular screen and arch plus projection, lasers, inflatables and theatrics. A Brit Floyd show really is as close as fans will get to experiencing the magnificence of the original Pink Floyd live shows. Much more than a tribute! Brit Floyd really is as good as they say - believe the hype and don’t miss it!

Tickets available now at all Ticketmaster outlets, the Tennessee Theatre box office, and 800-745-3000.
Tennessee Theatre, 604 S. Gay Street, Knoxville, TN 37902. For information/tickets: 865-684-1200, www.tennesseetheatre.com, www.ticketmaster.com

SAFTA & UT Creative Writing Dept: The Practice of You

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

In partnership with the University of Tennessee’s Creative Writing Department, the Sundress Academy for the Arts is excited to present the next installment in their Spring Workshop Series. “The Practice of You: A Slam Poetry Workshop” will be led by Alyssa Molina. Come discuss how we can use poetry to discover how we think and relate to ourselves and what we believe about the world. Stories offer a way to connect with the self and with others, so this workshop will focus on practicing how to tell your own story through the art of spoken word.

Monday, April 22nd from 6PM-7PM in the Mary Greer Room in Hodges Library on the University of Tennessee campus. This event is free and open to the public.

Alyssa Molina is a Knoxville based poet pursuing her undergrad at the University of Tennessee studying Creative Writing. Alyssa was born and raised in Miami, “Little Havana,” FL, as her Cuban family says. Being first generation American, she is profoundly inspired by the tenacity of her family’s immigration story, their will to survive, and her Hispanic culture. Molina is loud and proud with a laugh that is often heard before she is seen. If she isn’t laughing, she’s probably trying to make others laugh with wild and elaborate stories. She was a traveling poet with The Fifth Woman in 2017-2018, performed at Bonnaroo, hosted three poetry workshops with Marilyn Kallet, Seed Lynn, and Knoxville poet and mentor Daje Morris.

This workshop will focus on slam poetry as a form of self-expression and will be followed on Saturday, April 27th with a free slam event at Firefly Farms, the home of the Sundress Academy for the Arts. For more, visit us online at www.sundressacademyforthearts.com.

Web: sundressacademyforthearts.com
Facebook: SundressAcademyfortheArts
Email: safta@sundresspublications.com Twitter: @SundressPub

Knoxville Walking Tours

  • April 19, 2019 — April 22, 2019

Category: Festivals & special events and History & heritage

KNOXVILLE WALKING TOURS – THE EARLY YEARS
APRIL 19, 2019 5:00 PM – 6:30
EARLY YEARS
Step back over two centuries and visit Knoxville’s founders as you listen to the stories of the settlement of White’s Fort and establishment of the capital of the Southwest Territory at the headwaters of the Tennessee.
DETAILS:
Meet on the porch of the East Tennessee History Center, 601 S. Gay Street. Tours last approximately 90 minutes.
Adults: $20. Children 6-12: $14 (Group rate available). For more information or to book your tour, please visit the Knoxville Walking Tours Website
*Proceeds from this tour help to support the Knoxville History Project


KNOXVILLE WALKING TOURS – KNOXVILLE’S MUSICAL HISTORY
APRIL 20, 2019 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Tribal to Techno
Knoxville’s story has always been set to music, from the time when the poetic rhythms of the native Cherokee tribes still echoed in the hills and the ballads of the Scots-Irish settlers were sung around campfires on the riverbanks. Immigrants from all over the world brought new instruments and tunes to enliven the song and East Tennessee became known as a home to musicians of every genre, whether classical, jazz, R&B, rock-n-roll, Americana, or the avant-garde sounds of ska, techno, and whatever’s unveiled at this year’s Big Ears Festival.
Details:
Meet in the Knoxville Visitor Center, 301 S. Gay Street. Tours last approximately 90 minutes.
Adults: $20. Children 6-12: $14 (Group rate available). For more information or to book your tour, please visit the Knoxville Walking Tours Website
*Proceeds from this tour help to support the Knoxville History Project


KNOXVILLE WALKING TOURS – THE CIVIL WAR IN KNOXVILLE
APRIL 22, 2019 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM
A City Divided
It’s been over 150 years since the battle of Knoxville, one of the most sharply divided cities during the civil war. Occupied by both sides with recruiting offices set up on Gay Street on the same day, Knoxville was home to spies, street fights, and family feuds that outlasted the war.
Visit the downtown sites and then get an overview of the battles and fortifications from the observation deck of the Sunsphere.
Details:
Meet on the porch of the East Tennessee History Center, 601 S. Gay Street. Tours last approximately 90 minutes.
Adults: $25. Children 6-12: $17 (Group rate available). For more information or to book your tour, please visit the Knoxville Walking Tours Website
*Proceeds from this tour help to support the Knoxville History Project
http://knoxvillewalkingtours.com/

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

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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