Calendar of Events

Saturday, July 6, 2019

Vicissitude / A Retrospective

  • July 6, 2019 — August 15, 2019

Category: Exhibitions & visual art and Free event

Meet and Greet on Thu July 18, 5-7:30 PM

W. James Taylor is a Contemporary Fine Art Chalk Pastel Painter. His core artistic exploration is based on an abstract geometrical triptych, expressing what he felt and experienced as a young man of the turbulent 1960's, with the challenges of integration. He incorporates the stories his father, Eldred Libby Taylor, told him of his childhood in Georgia during the Jim Crow period with powerful subliminal imagery.

The idea for Vicissitude came to him over a six year period, with each panel representing a different time in the history of African Americans. His Mission is to engage his audience in conversation about the enormous sacrifice his ancestors made during the struggle for freedom and equality. When he's not creating images for Vicissitude, he loves composing songs and playing them on his acoustic guitar. He plays for local and national senior living communities and other venues throughout the United States. As a professional drummer with different bands he opened for famous acts on the Chitlin Circuit in the 1960's for performers like Rufus Thomas and Mary Wells, later in the 1970's opening for Parliament Funkadelic and Bill Withers at the Civic Coliseum in his hometown Knoxville, Tennessee. Art, music and the opening of his gallery in his mothers name " Geneva " has always been his passion.

At University of Tennessee Student Union Art Gallery

My Life, My Art in East Tennessee

  • July 6, 2019

Category: Exhibitions & visual art and Free event

A JURIED ART SHOW FOR AGE 50 AND UP. Sponsored by: Renaissance Terrace Assisted Living

On exhibition at Renaissance Terrace, 215 Bearden Place, Knoxville, TN 37917
Opening Reception is July 6th from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m.

For more information contact Katie Kinney at or text 865-356-4361

Beck Cultural Exchange Center: Austin | Austin-East High School 140th Anniversary Celebration

  • July 6, 2019

Category: Festivals & special events and History & heritage

At the Knoxville Convention Center. Ticket Information:

No tickets sold at the door. Information: 865-524-8461,

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 ( 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:
Follow the gallery on Instagram: @cforcourtside

Knoxville Children's Theatre: Hairspray, Jr.


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,

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,

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

Oak Ridge Playhouse: 9 TO 5, the musical

Category: Music and Theatre

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!


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

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:

Goodwill Industries-Knoxville: Independence Day Sales

  • July 2, 2019 — July 6, 2019

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,

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:

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