Calendar of Events

Friday, July 5, 2019

C for Courtside: Julie Wills - Battlefields

  • July 5, 2019 — August 2, 2019

Category: Exhibitions & visual art and Free event

Opening Reception: July 5, 2019, 7-10pm

C for Courtside is pleased to present a solo exhibition by Maryland-based artist Julie Wills. The exhibition, titled Battlefields, uses sculpture, installation and collage to address social, political, interpersonal and interior conflict. The exhibition will be on view from July 5 through August 2, with an opening reception Friday July 5 and a closing reception Friday August 2.

Wills skillfully mines large complex systems—language, the cosmos, climate, human history—for image, text and metaphor to poetically investigate the deeply human questions nested within. Battlefields features works that explore individual joy and heartbreak in times of social or political upheaval. Diverse materials including photographs, prints, locator flags, vinyl, and plaster are arranged as a series of tactical maps for navigating or making sense of love and loss. In some instances, these works incorporate imagery from physical battle sites such as Gettysburg and the beaches of Normandy; in other cases, the site of conflict is figurative, revealed only in material vestiges.

Julie Wills (www.juliewills.com) is an interdisciplinary artist working in the expanded field of sculpture, including installation, collage, performance and architectural interventions. She has been awarded residency fellowships at Jentel (WY), PLAYA (OR), The Hambidge Center (GA) and Pyramid Atlantic Art Center (MD), and has received support for her work from the Foundation for Contemporary Arts in New York. Wills is a 2019 recipient of an Individual Artist Award from the Maryland State Arts Council and her works are included in the White Columns Artist Registry in New York and the Institute of Contemporary Art Baltimore Flat Files.

For media and press inquiries: cforcourtside@gmail.com
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513 COOPER STREET, KNOXVILLE, TN 37917
WWW.CFORCOURTSIDE.COM

Knoxville Children's Theatre: Hairspray, Jr.

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Category: Dance, Kids & family, Music and Theatre

Knoxville Children’s Theatre will present a live stage version of the popular musical, “Hairspray, Jr”. The play will be performed July 5 through July 28: Thursdays and Fridays at 7 PM, Saturdays at 1 PM and 5 PM, and Sundays at 3 PM.

The 1950s are out and change is in the air! HAIRSPRAY JR. the familyfriendly musical piled bouffant high with laughter, romance, and deliriously tuneful songs is adapted from the original Broadway version which won 8 Tony Awards including Best Musical.

It's 1962, and spunky Tracy Turnblad has one big dream -- to dance on the popular Corny Collins Show. When she finally gets her shot, she's transformed from social outcast to sudden star. In balancing her newfound power with her desire for justice, Tracy fights to dethrone the reigning Miss Teen Hairspray, Amber von Tussle, and integrate a TV network in the process. With the help of her outsized mom, Edna, and guest DJ Motormouth Maybelle, the rhythm of Tracy's new beat just might prove unstoppable. The play is performed by 30 talented young actors, from ages 10 to 17.

Knoxville Children's Theatre, 109 E. Churchwell Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37917. Information/tickets: 865-208-3677, www.knoxvillechildrenstheatre.com

Art Market Gallery: Featuring Patricia Herzog and Carol Quin

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

July Featured Artists -First Friday Reception: July 5, 5:30 – 9 p.m.

Patricia Herzog: Clay
Artist Statement: Patricia Herzog has been working as a professional clay artist since 1978 after graduating from the Uni-versity of Tennessee with a Master of Science Degree in Ceramics. Her recent work reflects her contin-ued interest in color, decoration, texture and function. Her ceramic forms are inspired by her travels and Tennessee surroundings with an emphasis on animal imagery, universal patterns in nature, and the art of ancient cultures. She hopes her work portrays a sense of humaneness in this

Carol Quin: Painting
I have been painting and exhibiting since the early 1990’s, mostly in the Southeast although I have been in exhibition in NYC through World Fine Art Gallery, Ariel Gallery, and Abney gallery. I am inspired by nature and the local beauty of this area, as well as the psychologi-cal processes that create this inspiration. I was educated at the University of Tennessee (BS, MS, and PhD) in Human Ecology. I began painting in the early 80’s as a watercolorist painting mostly nature, and rapidly moved into various mixed media, larger cre-ations, and more abstraction in design. My work is mainly from self-exploration and experimentation with the mediums and from the passion of exploring color and textures.

Art Market Gallery, 422 S. Gay St, Knoxville, TN 37902. Hours: Tu-Sa 11-6, Su 1-6. Information: 865-525-5265, www.artmarketgallery.net

Awaken Coffee: Artwork by Tracye Sowders

  • July 5, 2019 — July 28, 2019

Category: Exhibitions & visual art and Free event

Awaken Coffee will host an opening for artist Tracye Sowders Friday, July 5 from 6-9 pm. Her art will be on display for the month of July. Come join us for great art and great coffee!

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

Rala: July First Friday - Print Palooza

  • July 5, 2019 — July 28, 2019

Category: Exhibitions & visual art and Free event

Print Palooza opens July 5th 6-9PM

It's no secret here at Rala that we love our printmakers! For July First Friday our wall will feature some of our shop favorites.

Rala, 112 W. Jackson Ave, Knoxville, TN 37902
PH: (865) 525-7888
Instagram: @ShopRala
https://www.facebook.com/events/672553026504438/

The Emporium Center: Knoxville Photo 2019

Category: Exhibitions & visual art and Free event

A reception will take place on Friday, July 5, from 5:00-9:00 PM. The opening reception features music by Jared Hard, acoustic folk with a red dirt influence, as well as Bluegrass music previews of The WordPlayers’ upcoming production of “Bright Star”.

The Arts & Culture Alliance presents the seventh annual Knoxville Photo juried exhibition featuring selected works from 46 artists throughout the region. The exhibition encompasses photographs depicting all subjects and genres, including streetscapes, cityscapes, landscapes, environmental portraiture, portraits, abstracts, and more. Lynette Miller served as juror for the exhibition and viewed 415 images to select the exhibition. Miller received her MFA in Photography from SUNY Buffalo and has taught college-level darkroom and digital photography. Her work explores alternative, innovative ways of creating and conceptualizing photography, and she has numerous one woman, group, museum and gallery exhibitions to her credit throughout the U.S.

The following artists’ works will be shown:
+ Dave Edens of Madison, AL
+ Nancy Stalls of Hopkinsville, KY
+ Tonya Wade of Arden, NC
+ Sam Hill of Matthews, NC
+ Ken Van Dyne of Cincinnati, OH
+ Brooke NaeCole of Chattanooga, TN
+ Dana Moody of East Ridge, TN
+ David Boruff, David Denton, Jurgen Dopatka, Pamela Given, David A. Johnson, Gretchen Kaplan, John P. Kernodle, Andreas Koschan, Merry Koschan, Ryan Mason, Christopher Mitchell, Alyssa Nealon, Thomas W. Owens, Hei Park, Norm Plate, Julie Rabun, Chris Rohwer, Robin Moore Rohwer, Caitlin Ryan, Dale M. Sumner, Saray Taylor-Roman, Clay Thurston, Rick Whitehead, Jeff Wischkaemper, and Conny Zhao of Knoxville, TN
+ David Hardin of Loudon, TN
+ Cat Griffith-Benson and Marianne Woodside of Maryville, TN
+ Durwood Edwards of Nashville TN
+ Debra Lovvorn Belvin, Paula Campbell, Yvonne Dalschen and Jill Vandagriff of Oak Ridge, TN
+ Eric Buechel of Pleasant Hill, TN
+ Phil Savage and AngelaDawn of Powell, TN
+ Marlon Davey of Rutledge, TN
+ Spears McAllester of Signal Mountain, TN
+ James E. Meldrum of Beloit, WI

Over $1,000 in cash awards will be announced at the reception at 6:00 PM. For more information, please visit www.knoxalliance.com/knoxville-photo.

On display at the Emporium Center, 100 S. Gay Street, in downtown Knoxville. Exhibition hours are Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM. The Emporium is closed Thursday, July 4. Information: (865) 523-7543 or www.knoxalliance.com.

The Emporium Center: No Bigger Than a Breadbox: Biennial Small Works Show

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

A reception will take place on Friday, July 5, from 5:00-9:00 PM. The opening reception features music by Jared Hard, acoustic folk with a red dirt influence, as well as Bluegrass music previews of The WordPlayers’ upcoming production of “Bright Star”.

The Arts & Culture Alliance proudly presents an inaugural juried exhibition designed to celebrate the innovation of artists who create work on a small scale in a broad range of media and styles. The maximum size of each of the 65 works in the exhibition is 12” in any direction. Juror Marga Hayes McBride has exhibited in galleries in Maine, Baltimore, California, Tennessee, Philadelphia, Dallas, Austin, Ann Arbor, Madison, New Orleans, Miami, and Chicago.

The following artists’ works will be shown:
+ Rob Nixon of Tallahassee, FL
+ Dawnice Kerchaert of Pontiac, MI
+ Stephen Simmerman of Selma, NC
+ Lizzie Gray of Arlington, TN
+ Sheila Chesanow of Athens, TN
+ Linda Coulter of Crossville, TN
+ Rebecca J. Buglio of Gatlinburg, TN
+ T. Richard Alexander, Lorraine Burrows, Nancy S. Campbell, Raeus Cannon, Bobbie Crews, Claudia Dean, Katharine Emlen, Daniela Esrequis, Susana Esrequis, Stan Hillard, Laurel Hooker, Brian Horais, Jeanne Kidd, David Klieman, Andreas Koschan, Tom Owens, Jacene Phillips, Manya Pirkle, Steve Rehn, Michelle Rost, Michael Seagraves, Esther Sitver, Emma Slaymaker, Robert H. Thompson, William A. Timm, Rick Whitehead, and Brandon Woods of Knoxville, TN
+ Steven McQuilkin of Lenoir City, TN
+ Doug Lawrence of Louisville, TN
+ Deede Edele, Carl Gombert, Kathleen Kinney and Vickie Kallies Lee of Maryville, TN
+ Bradford W. Humphrey of Maynardville, TN
+ Michael Baggarly of Murfreesboro, TN
+ Courtney Lane of Nashville, TN
+ Michelle Barillaro, Debra Lovvorn Belvin, Elaine Marcel Culbert, and Yvonne Dalschen of Oak Ridge, TN
+ Jane Newman of Ooltewah, TN
+ Iryna Lialko of Pigeon Forge, TN
+ Jim Scarsella of Sevierville, TN
+ Kerry Remp of Seymour, TN

Over $1,000 in cash awards will be announced at the reception at 6:30 PM. For more information, please visit www.knoxalliance.com/breadbox.

On display at the Emporium Center, 100 S. Gay Street, in downtown Knoxville. Exhibition hours are Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM. The Emporium is closed Thursday, July 4. Information: (865) 523-7543 or www.knoxalliance.com.

The Emporium Center: Patsy White: The Locals

Category: Exhibitions & visual art and Free event

A reception will take place on Friday, July 5, from 5:00-9:00 PM. The opening reception features music by Jared Hard, acoustic folk with a red dirt influence, as well as Bluegrass music previews of The WordPlayers’ upcoming production of “Bright Star”.

Patsy Ferrell White will display a sampling from an ongoing series of portraits of Knoxville artists and creatives. Her works are acrylic on canvas. She describes herself as “a 21st-century working class creative”; self-taught and self-employed, she has been fortunate to make a living as a full-time creative for almost 20 years. White’s passion is painting portraits, and she has also found a niche in interior design with the artist’s touch. White is inspired by a great facial or other physical expression that reveals something about the subject. She hopes viewers will be intrigued by the ever-changing cast of characters in her body of work.

“I’ve only been sharing my art work since July of 2017 when I entered a painting in a local music-inspired competition,” she says. “Much to my surprise, I won Best of Show and was encouraged to move forward in developing my style. About a year later, I placed among the finalists in an international competition which earned me a spot in a group exhibit in Manhattan.”

For more information, please visit www.FerrellWhiteArt.com, find FerrellWhiteArt on Facebook, or see FerrellWhiteArt on Instagram.

On display at the Emporium Center, 100 S. Gay Street, in downtown Knoxville. Exhibition hours are Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM. The Emporium is closed Thursday, July 4. Information: (865) 523-7543 or www.knoxalliance.com.

The Emporium Center: Dawn Hinesley Jones: Sacred Geometry

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

A reception will take place on Friday, July 5, from 5:00-9:00 PM. The opening reception features music by Jared Hard, acoustic folk with a red dirt influence, as well as Bluegrass music previews of The WordPlayers’ upcoming production of “Bright Star”.

Dawn Hinesley Jones: Sacred Geometry: Intricately Designed Fused Glass Pieces in the display case

My Scared Geometry Glass series explores a sculptural side of two-dimensional pieces: flat compositions focusing on symbolic or trompe l’oeil themes. My goal is to challenge the line between two- and three-dimensional art, and I want to infuse my pieces with a sense of strength or symbolism that makes an impression on the viewer. I am intrigued by the mathematical forms in nature and art, and the optical illusions that can be created solely through compositions, color and light.

Dawn Hinesley Jones received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Texas Tech University, giving her an appreciation of both the precise techniques of printmaking, and the fluid spontaneity of painting. She established a career in graphic design and illustration for newspapers and the print industry, developing a keen eye for composition and graphic representation. Her fine art endeavors evolved into mixed media painting and hand-made papers, and she explored the sculptural side of two-dimensional pieces. In 2012, Dawn began taking that exploration into glass. She has experimented in hot glass, and is currently working to master fusing art glass. Her artwork has been shown in galleries in Winston-Salem, NC; Knoxville and Oak Ridge, TN. She is currently a member of the Piedmont Craftsmen Guild, Southern Highland Craft Guild, the Arts & Culture Alliance of Greater Knoxville, and the Oak Ridge Art Center. For more information, please visit www.dhjdesign.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. The Emporium is closed Thursday, July 4. Information: (865) 523-7543 or www.knoxalliance.com.

The Emporium Center: Knoxville Community Darkroom Members Exhibition

Category: Exhibitions & visual art and Free event

A reception will take place on Friday, July 5, from 5:00-9:00 PM. The opening reception features music by Jared Hard, acoustic folk with a red dirt influence, as well as Bluegrass music previews of The WordPlayers’ upcoming production of “Bright Star”.

This exhibition will include traditional film photography as well as digital and alternative processes made by members of the Knoxville Community Darkroom.

The Knoxville Community Darkroom, the area’s only public darkroom facility, is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit arts center whose mission is to educate our local community about film photography and traditional film processes as a means of artistic self-expression. A rotating menu of workshops in film development, printing, alternative processes, digital and other photo related media are regularly offered to the public, including classes specifically designed for younger students. The KCD offers darkroom memberships for all skill levels. Orientations and classes are included with each new membership.

For more information, please visit www.theknoxvillecommunitydarkroom.org or find The Knoxville Community Darkroom on Facebook.

On display at the Emporium Center, 100 S. Gay Street, in downtown Knoxville. Exhibition hours are Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM. The Emporium is closed Thursday, July 4. Information: (865) 523-7543 or www.knoxalliance.com.

Oak Ridge Playhouse: 9 TO 5, the musical

Category: Music and Theatre

Showtimes
Fri Jul 5, 2019 | 8:00PM
Sat Jul 6, 2019 | 8:00PM
Thu Jul 11, 2019 | 8:00PM
Fri Jul 12, 2019 | 8:00PM
Sat Jul 13, 2019 | 8:00PM
Sun Jul 14, 2019 | 2:00PM
Fri Jul 19, 2019 | 8:00PM
Sat Jul 20, 2019 | 8:00PM
Sun Jul 21, 2019 | 2:00PM

It’s the late 70’s and girl-power rules when three female co-workers are pushed to the boiling point by their sexist, egotistical, lying, hypocritical bigot of a boss. Revenge is on the agenda when Violet, Judy and Doralee concoct a plan to get even and live out their wildest fantasy -- giving their boss the boot!

FOR PG-13 AUDIENCES

Oak Ridge Playhouse, 227 Broadway, Oak Ridge, TN 37830. Information and tickets: 865-482-9999, www.orplayhouse.com

Claudia Kirkpatrick Studio/Garden Art Sale

  • July 5, 2019 — July 6, 2019
  • 9 AM - 3 PM daily

Category: Exhibitions & visual art and Free event

Free and open to the public! I have over 100 original paintings in all mediums and sizes, including portraits, landscapes, still lifes, abstracts, collages and glass enhanced paintings. All my paintings are reasonably-priced, and I have over 75 awards. It includes a studio and garden tour.

At 25 Rotherham Court, Fairfield Glade, TN. Info: cbkirk@frontiernet.net

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