Calendar of Events

Wednesday, July 3, 2019

Goodwill Industries-Knoxville: Independence Day Sales

Category: Festivals & special events

Closed July 4!

Pop in and cool off with surprise savings - spend $10 and save up to 50% off. Not to be used with any other discounts.

Goodwill Industries-Knoxville: 865-588-8567, www.gwiktn.org

Townsend Artisan Guild: Exhibition at Blount County Library

Category: Exhibitions & visual art and Free event

Throughout the month of July and featuring TAG artisans' work.

508 N Cusick St, Maryville, TN 37804
Phone: (865) 982-0981

Townsend Artisan Guild: www.townsendartisanguild.org

East Tennessee Historical Society: "It’ll Tickle Yore Innards!”: A (Hillbilly) History of Mountain Dew

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Category: Exhibitions & visual art and History & heritage

"It’ll Tickle Yore Innards!”: A (Hillbilly) History of Mountain Dew

Special Members Preview: Thursday, June 27, 2019, from 4:00-6:00 p.m.

The exhibition highlights the drink’s history, from the origins of the term “mountain dew” and the development of the marketable hillbilly image that influenced media and culture, to becoming the third most popular soft drink brand.

The exhibition includes more than 200 artifacts highlighting the drinks history, moonshining, and the hillbilly image. The exhibition begins with video footage of early moonshine busts and a visit to a moonshine still in Cocke County in 1938. A variety of liquor jugs, dating from as early as the 1890s are on display with other moonshine paraphernalia. There is an assortment of artifact reflecting the early color writers and their effects on the hillbilly image, as well as artifacts from Knoxville’s 1910 Appalachian Exposition. One case contains a variety of “hillbilly” memorabilia, including Beverly Hillbillies dolls, comic books, Lil’ Abner items, and a pair of Hee Haw overalls.

The exhibition features a 1900 carbonation machine from the Roddy Coca-Cola Bottling Company in Knoxville and a sizeable display of rare and highly collectable bottles, including a few dating to Knoxville in 1927, a progression of Mountain Dew bottles over the years, and a variety of other vintage soft drinks from around the region. Of special interest are the “Barney and Ally” bottles, which were the first Mountain Dew bottles ever produced. In 1951 and 1952, the Hartman Beverage Company produced 7 oz. green and clear bottles. The applied color label’s bare the name of the creators of Mountain Dew. In the early 1950s, green bottles were reserved for “colorless” flavors, while clear bottles were used for drinks where the color would reflect the actual flavor. Mountain Dew was originally bottled as a set of flavored drinks and not as a specific flavor like today. Also displayed are a variety of items relating to the Hartmann family.

East Tennessee Historical Society, 601 S. Gay Street, Knoxville, TN 37902. Museum hours: M-F 9-4, Sa 10-4, Su 1-5. Information: 865-215-8824, www.easttnhistory.org

Flying Anvil Theatre: Circle Mirror Transformation

  • June 28, 2019 — July 14, 2019

Category: Theatre

CIRCLE MIRROR TRANSFORMATION by Annie Baker

When four lost New Englanders who enroll in Marty’s six-week-long community-center drama class begin to experiment with harmless games, hearts are quietly torn apart, and tiny wars of epic proportions are waged and won. A beautifully crafted diorama, a petri dish in which we see, with hilarious detail and clarity, the antic sadness of a motley quintet.

“CIRCLE MIRROR TRANSFORMATION is the kind of unheralded gem that sends people into the streets babbling and bright-eyed with the desire to spread the word. “—NY Times.

Flying Anvil Theatre, 1300 Rocky Hill Road, Knoxville. Information: 865-357-1309, www.flyinganviltheatre.com

TVUUC Gallery: Knoxville Watercolor Society exhibit

Category: Exhibitions & visual art and Free event

Art Exhibit at Tennessee Valley Unitarian Universalist Church
Free and open to the public

When: Reception Friday, June 21, 6:00 to 7:30 pm. Artists’ talks at 6:30 pm.
Gallery hours: 10 AM – 5 pm, Monday through Thursday; 10 AM – 1 pm, Sunday
2931 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37918

The Knoxville Watercolor Society began in 1963, when a group of Knoxville artists was invited by the late Kermit (Buck) Ewing, Head of the University of Tennessee Art Department, to participate in an exhibition of watercolor paintings at the University's McClung Museum. During the opening reception, Mr. Ewing noted that the Knoxville area did not have an organization for artists who share a common interest in painting in aqueous media. He suggested that those artists exhibiting in the McClung show could be the nucleus for such an association. From that suggestion, the Knoxville Watercolor Society began, with Laura Bagwell serving as the first president.

The purpose of the organization is to educate the members as well as the community about watercolor as a significant art form. New artists are invited to apply for membership, determined by a jury process, and can find complete details on the Knoxville Watercolor Society website: www.knxvillewatercolorsociety.com

Knoxville Watercolor Society members also exhibit with the Tennessee Watercolor Society, other state watercolor organizations, the Southern Watercolor Society, Watercolor USA, and the American Watercolor Society. They consistently win regional, state, and national awards.

Annually, the KWS also provides a scholarship for a University of Tennessee student who is majoring in watercolor painting, donates to the UT Ewing Gallery, and maintains membership in the Arts and Cultural Alliance of Greater Knoxville. The organization has also provided grants to the Arts Council of Greater Knoxville, the Knoxville Museum of Art, the Tennessee Resource Center, and the Tennessee Art Association High School Scholarship program.

McClung Museum: Debut, New Acquisitions

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Category: Exhibitions & visual art, Free event and History & heritage

Debut: Recent Acquisitions features important acquisitions from the past four years in the McClung Museum’s eclectic arts and culture collection. Many of the objects have never been on display.

From ancient Peruvian ceramics and new additions to our extensive map collection, to Cherokee carving and modern and contemporary works on paper, they reflect the enormous diversity of the McClung’s holdings, and the generosity of donors who helped to add important objects to our collections.

The objects also illustrate the work of museum staff to fill cultural gaps needed to support the McClung’s educational mission. These treasures underscore the museum’s continued relevancy as a site for inspiration and pondering our world and its wonder.

McClung Museum of Natural History and Culture, 1327 Circle Park Dr on the UT campus, Knoxville, TN 37996. Hours: Monday-Saturday, 9AM-5PM, Sunday, 1-5PM. Information: 865-974-2144, http://mcclungmuseum.utk.edu

Fountain City Art Center Photography Show

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Category: Exhibitions & visual art and Free event

FOUNTAIN CITY ART CENTER OPEN PHOTOGRAPHY SHOW
June 14th – July 17th, 2019
Opening reception, 6:30 – 8:00 PM, Friday, June 14th

Fountain City Art Center, 213 Hotel Ave, Knoxville, TN 37918. Hours: Tu & Th 9-5, W & F 10-5, 2nd-4th Sa 10-1. Information: 865-357-2787, www.fountaincityartcenter.com

Historic Ramsey House: Summer Tours for Students

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Category: History & heritage and Kids & family

Each summer, Historic Ramsey House offers free tours (Wednesday-Friday, 10 AM – 3 PM) to Knox, Jefferson and Sevier County students ages 6-17 with a student ID that are accompanied by a paying adult. There can be no more than two students for each adult. Admission can be paid upon arrival.

Ramsey House was built in 1797 by Knoxville’s first builder, Thomas Hope, for Francis Alexander Ramsey. The structure is significant for original interior and exterior architectural features and its period decorative art collection. The Ramsey Family was one of the first families to settle the Knoxville area. They played vital roles in developing civic, educational and cultural institutions.

Open to students outside of Knox County? YES – Jefferson and Sevier
Advance reservations required? NO (except for tours on Saturdays)
Contact: Kelley Weatherley-Sinclair, 865-546-0745, director@ramseyhouse.org

UT Gardens: Wings of Wonder Butterfly Exhibit

  • June 7, 2019 — September 8, 2019

Category: Exhibitions & visual art, Free event, Kids & family and Science & nature

Knoxville - Our Wings of Wonder Butterfly Exhibit has been installed throughout the Gardens. Twenty-five large scale butterflies decorated by area artists will be on display until September 8 (when they will be auctioned off to the public). Come enjoy their whimsical beauty!

This is the second year of this great collaboration of artists and the UT Gardens whereby the showcased art is auctioned to benefit the Gardens. This year's theme of butterflies hopes to showcase the importance of pollinators to our ecosystems and is in conjunction with pollinator research being conducted at the UT Gardens and elsewhere around the world.

UT Gardens, Chapman Drive, Knoxville, TN 37996. Information: 865-974-7151, http://utgardens.tennessee.edu

UT Downtown Gallery: Carl Sublett: A Centennial Celebration

Category: Exhibitions & visual art and Free event

Reception June 7, 5:00pm - 9:00pm and July 5, 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The UT Downtown Gallery is pleased to present the art of Carl Sublett (1919-2008) celebrating the 100th year anniversary of his birth. Over 20 regional collectors have graciously loaned works that will be on public display together for the first time. This exhibition celebrates the life and work of Knoxville's beloved painter and UT professor, Carl Sublett. The concept for this tribute exhibition was suggested by the artist's late son Eric prior to his passing in September 2018. A small number of Eric's works will also be on display.

Admission is Free and Open to the public. Parking is free after 6:00pm.

UT Downtown Gallery, 106 S. Gay St, Knoxville, TN 37902. Information: 865-673-0802, http://web.utk.edu/~downtown

Restorative Yoga with Siobhan McAuley

  • June 5, 2019 — December 31, 2019

Category: Classes & workshops and Health & wellness

Wednesdays 5:30-6:30
Breezeway Yoga Studio in Bearden
4830 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37919

Deep rest is one of the most important elements needed for us to create lasting peace, happiness and healing. When the body is unable to rest long enough and with sufficient depth so that the parasympathetic nervous system is activated, the bodies natural healing capacity never gets ‘turned on’.

In this class, students will learn how to practice deep rest offering a more sustained internal peace than a good nights sleep or a massage. Through consistent practice the body will learn to respond more readily while reducing the constant busyness of the mind. This produces a lasting internally sourced experience of peace, happiness and freedom while nourishing the body’s ability to heal itself.

Siobhan McAuley is the founder of The Meaning Maker Movement and the creator of The Process, a conceptual framework that teaches us how to access an internally sourced experience of happiness. Through the lens of The Process, students learn how to develop a daily practice not as something they must do but as a way of experiencing the truth of who they are. The aim of her work is to support others in establishing a practice in which they are their own teachers. To learn more about The Process go to https://www.patreon.com/themeaningmakermovement to access a new teaching every week, free of charge.

COST: $15 Drop in, $12 with a studio card or ask about an instructor package
https://breezewayyoga.com/event/restorative-with-siobhan-mcauley/

Central Filling Station: Board Games & Brews

  • May 22, 2019 — October 30, 2019
  • 4-9 PM

Category: Culinary arts, Festivals & special events, Free event and Kids & family

Exclusively on WEDNESDAY NIGHTS, we break out the board games! Choose from our collection of classic games or #byog. Happy hour runs until 6PM ($1 off all alcohol) with a full line up of food trucks all evening - we can’t think of a better way to Wednesday!

Central Filling Station, 900 N. Central Street, Knoxville, Tennessee 37917
https://www.facebook.com/events/350210372263667/

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