Calendar of Events

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Spark: Drum Circle

  • April 23, 2019 — December 17, 2019

Category: Free event, Kids & family and Music

Tuesdays, 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Join us for an hour of instruments and fun! All are welcome. This is a free event.

Spark Center, 116 Childress Street, Knoxville, TN 37920. Information: 865-219-0130, www.sparktn.org

Spark: Sensory Art

  • April 23, 2019 — December 17, 2019

Category: Exhibitions & visual art and Kids & family

Tuesdays, 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Sensory art is about exploration and play, using our senses, and having fun being creative. We focus on the process of creating, more than the end result. All are welcome, for artists with and without special needs. $6 per class.

Spark Center, 116 Childress Street, Knoxville, TN 37920. Information: 865-219-0130, www.sparktn.org

Pellissippi State Community College: Video Production Technology Showcase

Category: Exhibitions & visual art, Film and Free event

Pellissippi State's Video Production Technology students who are studying animation will be on display April 23-27 in the Bagwell Center for Media and Art Gallery. The exhibit will include a reel of students' work and stills from their productions. Gallery hours are 9 a.m.-9 p.m. weekdays.

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: Joan Baez

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Category: Music

Don't miss Joan Baez on her Fare Thee Well tour at the Tennessee Theatre, Tuesday, April 23, 2019 at 7:30pm.

Six decades after becoming a regular on the coffee house scene that was emerging around Club 47 in Cambridge, MA, Joan Baez determined that “2018 will be my last year of formal extended touring.” With her 2017 Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame induction topping off a lifetime of awards and honors for her recordings and human rights achievements around the globe, the symmetry of Joan’s decision reverberates. “I’m looking forward to being on the road with a beautiful new album about which I am truly proud,” she said. “I welcome the opportunity to share this new music as well as longtime favorites with my audiences around the world.”

She remains a musical force of nature, and an artist of incalculable influence. Her mission has never wavered in sixty years.

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

UT School of Music: Baba Brinkman Rap Guide to Culture

Category: Free event, Literature & readings and Music

Rap artist, writer, and theater performer Baba Brinkman has been wowing audiences for ten years with his imaginative and award-winning "Rap Guide to…" series, in which he takes ideas from science and philosophy and presents them in a unique platform: hip-hop. Baba will premiere his new "Rap Guide to Culture" at 7:30 p.m. on April 23, 2019, at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. The performance is free and open to the public.

Tuesday, April 23 at 7:30pm

Student Union, 272 B/C
1502 Cumberland Ave. Knoxville, TN 37996
UT School of Music: Unless otherwise noted, concerts are FREE and open to the public. The Alumni Memorial Building located at 1408 Middle Drive on the UT campus. (The James R. Cox Auditorium is located in the Alumni Memorial Building.) The Natalie Haslam Music Center is located at 1741 Volunteer Blvd on the UT campus. *For individual or small group performances, please check the web site or call the day of the event for updates or cancellations: 865-974-5678, www.music.utk.edu/events

Clayton Center for the Arts: OMC Community Chorus Spring Concert

Category: Kids & family and Music

The Clayton Center for the Arts – Ronald and Lynda Nutt Theatre
April 23, 2019 7:00 PM

Clayton Center for the Arts: 502 East Lamar Alexander Parkway, Maryville, TN 37804. Information/tickets: 865-981-8590, www.ClaytonArtsCenter.com

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

UT Libraries: Preservation Week

  • April 22, 2019 — April 26, 2019

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

Learn Japanese Stab binding and see how the library preserves its treasures. Next week is Preservation Week at the library. Stop by 209 Hodges Library between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. each day to learn simple bookbinding techniques and watch staff from the Libraries’ Preservation Lab at work.

UT Libraries, 1015 Volunteer Boulevard, Knoxville, Tennessee 37996
https://www.facebook.com/events/429552574466572

Vol Tango: Argentine Tango Club Weekly Class & Practica

  • April 16, 2019 — December 17, 2019

Category: Classes & workshops, Dance and Free event

Tuesday Class & Practica
7-9pm at various locations on campus

The purpose and aim of Vol Tango is to create and promote an Argentine Tango community on the University of Tennessee campus. This includes organizing tango dancers on campus, hosting open practice sessions (practicas), lessons, social dances (milongas), and inviting guest instructors and liaising with the off-campus tango community.

Contact Email: voltango@utk.edu
Phone Number: 865-974-9699
https://utk.campuslabs.com/engage/organization/VolTango

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

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