Calendar of Events

Thursday, May 30, 2019

Marble City Opera: Suor Angelica by Giacomo Puccini

Category: Music

Performed with full cast and orchestra in the courtyard of St. John’s Cathedral, the Puccini classic “Suor Angelica” follows the events of a single day in the lives of Sister Angelica and the other nuns in a convent. Their peaceful lives are interrupted one day when Angelica’s aunt, the Principessa, arrives with news of their family. Having been cloistered within the walls of the convent for several years, the information is completely new to Angelica and shakes her to the core. The tragic events that are set off eventually lead to her ultimate redemption, and the story masterfully told through Puccini’s score make this a can’t miss staple of the operatic canon. Duration: 1 hour

Starring
Kathryn Frady as “Suor Angelica”
Julie Belanger-Roy as “The Principessa”
Jacquie Brecheen as “Suor Genovieffa”
Conducted by: Allan R. Scott
Stage direction by: James Marvel

Nightly performances at 7:30 PM. Tickets: $30 Adults, $15 Students
At St. John's Cathedral Courtyard, 413 Cumberland Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37902
​Marble City Opera: 646-217-1580, www.marblecityopera.com

Knox Heritage Salvage Shop University: Creative Reconstruction for Home Decorating Workshop

Category: Classes & workshops, Exhibitions & visual art and History & heritage

Hosted by Knox Heritage Salvage Shop University and The Knox Heritage Salvage Shop
Thursday, May 30, 2019 at 6 PM – 7:30 PM
The Knox Heritage Salvage Shop, 619 N Broadway St, Knoxville, Tennessee 37917

During this workshop, salvage DIY expert Dan Brewer shows students how to make beautiful wall decor from salvaged wood & metal. Dan wants to create an engaging environment, where everyone feels comfortable to speak up, come take a closer look, and ask questions throughout the workshop.

About Dan: Dan has practiced architecture in Tennessee for over 40 years. He has particularly enjoyed working on National Register Properties with the intent of building and restoring community. This work sparked an interest in extending the function of discarded common building materials by repurposing through the creative design process.

Cost is $35 per student. You can purchase a ticket using the Eventbrite link. Seats are limited; first come, first serve. (All proceeds benefit the Knox Heritage Salvage Shop.) We will provide pen, paper, drinks and something to snack on!
https://www.facebook.com/events/2426544020897806/

Website: http://knoxheritage.org/salvage/
Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/TheKnoxHeritageSalvageRoom/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thesalvageshop/

East Tennessee Historical Society: Celebrating East Tennessee Weather History: Lecture by Grant Goodge

Category: Free event, History & heritage, Lectures and Science & nature

Celebrating East Tennessee Weather History - Lecture by Grant Goodge and Spring Meeting of the American Meteorological Society, Smoky Mountain Chapter

The East Tennessee Historical Society will host the spring meeting of the American Meteorological Society, Smoky Mountain Chapter, with a guest lecture on the historic weather kiosk located outside of the East Tennessee History Center. Grant Goodge, Climatologist for the National Climatic Data Center, will speak on “Celebrating East Tennessee Weather History—the further resurrection of the sole surviving U.S. Weather Bureau Kiosk, used for posting weather information before Radio, TV, and Internet.

The historic weather kiosk, located at the corner of Clinch Ave. and Market St. in downtown Knoxville just outside of the Old Custom House, has been identified as the oldest and last remaining U.S. Weather Bureau kiosk in its original location. Installed in 1912, the kiosk was one of 100 across the country that served as a way to distribute weather data and forecasts as well as other significant news such as WWI battles and casualties.

The East Tennessee Historical Society, the National Weather Service in Morristown, TN, and the American Meteorological Society, Smoky Mountain Chapter, were recently awarded a grant by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Heritage-Legacy Funding Program to preserve and protect the last remaining U.S. Weather Bureau kiosk in the nation and document its national and local history in Knoxville. Goodge will speak on the history of the instrument shelter, plans for refurbishing it, and the background on the instruments that were installed in this type of kiosk.

The program is free and open to the public. The lecture will begin at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 30, at the East Tennessee History Center, 601 S. Gay Street, Knoxville. For more information on the lecture, exhibitions, or museum hours, call 865-215-8824 or visit the website at www.EastTNHistory.org.

Awaken Coffee: Portraits by Kara Lockmiller

  • May 20, 2019 — June 30, 2019

Category: Exhibitions & visual art and Free event

Awaken Coffee in Knoxville’s Old City will welcome Kara Lockmiller’s musician portraits.
The opening reception will be Friday, June 7 from 6-9pm.

Kara Lockmiller's musician portraits are formed by breaking down each artist into pieces of colored shadows and highlights. They come together like puzzle pieces on canvas. Her color palettes vary for each artist depending on what she sees as she listens to their music.

Awaken Coffee is a live music venue, espresso bar, craft beer & wine bar and organic restaurant in the heart of downtown.

Awaken Coffee, 125 W Jackson Ave, Knoxville, Tennessee 37902
https://www.facebook.com/events/416335659130091/

Theatre Knoxville Downtown: Jerome Bixby's The Man From Earth

Category: Theatre

Directed by Sarah Campbell

After history professor John Oldman unexpectedly resigns from the University, his startled colleagues impulsively invite themselves to his home, pressing him for an explanation. But they're shocked to hear his reason for premature retirement: John claims he must move on because he is immortal, and cannot stay in one place for more than ten years without his secret being discovered. Tempers rise and emotions flow as John's fellow professors attempt to poke holes in his story, but it soon becomes clear that his tale is as impossible to disprove as it is to verify. What starts out as a friendly gathering soon builds to an unexpected and shattering climax. Acclaimed science fiction writer Jerome Bixby, writer of the original 'Star Trek' and 'The Twilight Zone', originally conceived this story back in the early 1960's. It would come to be his last great work.

"The Man From Earth restores dignity to science fiction of the mind."
—Michael Guillen, Twitch (www.twitch.com)

"A tall tale ... that ends with a devastatingly clever twist."
—Michael Janusonis, The Providence Journal

Theatre Knoxville Downtown, 800 S. Central Street, Knoxville, TN 37902. Information & tickets: 865-544-1999, www.theatreknoxville.com

Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts: 2019 Instructor Exhibition

Category: Exhibitions & visual art and Free event

Arrowmont's workshop instructors are nationally recognized artists and university faculty. With over 150 classes being offered in a variety of media, instructors and students come to Arrowmont from across the globe to share skills and ideas, foster new thinking, artistic growth and creative camaraderie.

To honor our instructors and showcase their talent, Arrowmont presents an annual group exhibition. Their work is a true expression of Arrowmont's vision and mission - to enrich lives through art. We are privileged to celebrate our instructors and their work.

Sandra J. Blain Galleries, Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts
Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, 556 Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN 37738. Information: 865-436-5860, www.arrowmont.org

Knoxville Museum of Art: Design by Time

Category: Exhibitions & visual art and Free event

The Knoxville Museum of Art presents this groundbreaking design exhibition which brings together works from the U.S. and abroad that express the notion of the dynamic passage of time in textiles, carpets, ceramics, lighting fixtures, vessels, clocks, and furniture.

The twenty-two studios and designers represented in the exhibition all incorporate markers of time’s passage: seasons and growth cycles, the orbiting sun, chemistry, and physical forces (magnetism, crystallization, and tides). Where the shape and form of most designed objects is intended to communicate their physical presence, the creation of objects that express the dynamic passage of time offers a counterpoint, a visual expression of life itself.

Design by Time is organized by the Department of Exhibitions, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, New York, and is curated by Ginger Gregg Duggan and Judith Hoos Fox of c2 curatorsquared.

Knoxville Museum of Art, 1050 World's Fair Park Dr, Knoxville, TN 37916. Hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 10AM-5PM, Sunday, 1-5PM. Information: 865-525-6101, www.knoxart.org

Westminster Presbyterian Church: Painting and Woodturning by Nelson Ziegler

  • May 9, 2019 — June 30, 2019

Category: Exhibitions & visual art and Free event

May 1, 2019 - June 30, 2019 Painting and Woodturning by Nelson Ziegler will be featured in the Westminster Presbyterian Church gallery.

Nelson Ziegler, of Sevierville, is a graduate of The Art Institute of Boston and Northwestern Academy of Watercolor. He was chosen The Spring Wildflower Pilgrimage artist in 2016. He is a member of the National Watercolor Society, New England Watercolor Society, The Oil Painters of America and the American Association of Woodturners.

Westminster Presbyterian Church
6500 Northshore Drive
865-584-3957
www.wpcknox.org
Hours: Monday thru Thursday, 9 AM to 4PM
Friday, 9AM-Noon

Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts: In Her Domain: Helen Geglio & Angela Wells

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

PLEASE JOIN US FOR THE CLOSING RECEPTION: JUNE 28, 5 - 7 PM

In Her Domain is an exhibition featuring work by Helen Geglio and Angela Caldwell. Both artists seek to honor and represent the work women do. The two artists first met as a result of being paired for this show by gallery manager Kelsey Dillow - and have forged a lasting friendship as a result.

Read Kelsey Dillow's interview and learn more about how this connection has influenced the exhibit and their future work on Arrowmont's blog: www.arrowmont.org/in-her-domain-blog/

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: 2019 Honors Exhibition

Category: Exhibitions & visual art and Free event

Opening Reception: Friday, May 3, 3-5pm
JOIN US FOR A RECEPTION

The Ewing Gallery of Art and Architecture

Summer Hours: Open: Tuesday - Friday: 1pm - 5pm

Exhibiting students from the School of Art
Mary Badillo
Parker Jenkins
Kelly Moore
Elisa Razak
Lauren Bergner
Tatiana Tikhonova

Exhibiting students from the College of Architecture and Design
M. Pruett Smith
Kyra Wu
Subu Bhandari
Maggie House
Fernando Turpin
Briana Willis
Halie Kennedy
Cameron Davis

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

Art Market Gallery: Featuring Lynn Straka and Sandy Hoeft

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

Opening for the new exhibit will be First Friday, May 3, 5-9 PM

Sandy Hoeft is a landscape artist who lived in Alaska for many years. She recently retired to the Cumberland Plateau in beautiful Tennessee. Sandy gets her inspiration for her paintings from hiking and traveling the back roads. She loves the ever changing skies and enjoys painting large clouds. The barns and farmland in Tennessee have been her focus since retiring.

Lynn Straka, DVM, is a mixed media jewelry artist and practicing small animal veterinarian. "I began making natural and glass crystal beaded jewelry in about 2000—helping me through a tumultuous time. Jewelry-making quickly became a second vocation and I began selling my jewelry at craft shows. Ten years later, I expanded my work and began to transition from stringing beads to creating my jewelry by letter and word stamping on sterling silver and copper. I opened an Etsy shop, making and selling personalized pendant necklaces, bridal gifts and other unique pieces. At that time, I was self-taught, researching and learning technique and materials use on my own. I’ve always felt comfortable using small hand tools in these techniques, because the tools are similar to the tools I use in my veterinary surgical practice. In 2008, my husband and I moved to East Tennessee. I discovered Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts and began taking yearly classes to develop my skills as an artist and metalworker. Having personal instruction reinforced my base knowledge and encouraged me to ask questions and trouble shoot subjects that have challenged me. The jewelry I make is adornment – created to produce joy to the wearer. Designs influenced by nature, they may evoke a memory, affirm a belief, or be an extension of the wearer’s personality."

The Art Market Gallery features two artists every month. These exhibits are new works by the artists, and they are often present to talk about their work and inspirations.

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

Broadway Studios and Gallery: Walt Fieldsa - Past and Present

  • May 3, 2019 — June 1, 2019

Category: Exhibitions & visual art and Free event

Walt Fieldsa - Past and Present
Opening May 3rd 5:00-9:00
MAY 3 2019 – JUNE 1 2019

Silent Auction May 3rd-May 31st

Broadway Studios and Gallery, 1127 Broadway St, Knoxville, TN 37917. Hours: Fri-Sat, 10-6, by appointment, or when the "open" sign is illuminated. Information: 865-556-8676, www.BroadwayStudiosAndGallery.com

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