Calendar of Events

Monday, July 8, 2019

Westminster Presbyterian Church's Schilling Gallery: Photography by Ann Allison-Cote

  • July 8, 2019 — August 25, 2019

Category: Exhibitions & visual art and Free event

Photography by Ann Allison-Cote

She takes advantage ot the plant life, rural scenes, landscapes and regional architecture of Knoxville, East TN, Western NC and GA. Frequently she will draw from her artistic background, merging photography and digital art to create a different effect.

Westminister Presbyterian Church, 6500 S Northshore Dr, Knoxville, TN 37919. Hours: M-R 9-4. Info: (865) 584-3957 or www.wpcknox.org

Corelli Art Studio: Nature Art Camps

Category: Classes & workshops, Exhibitions & visual art, Festivals & special events, Kids & family and Science & nature

Corelli Art Studio is hosting 3 weeks of Summer Nature Art Camps for 3-11 year olds at the Sustainable Future Center only 10 minutes from Downtown Knoxville. Each July camp runs Monday thru Friday from 9am-12noon. A full week of camp is $150 and individual days are $40 each. We will lead campers in making art projects or experiments to develop their senses of curiosity and creativity. Each camp will focus on how to create art while respecting our relationship with Nature and our environment.

"Striking Science" will be July 8-12th and is perfect for the child always asking why? Come conduct experiments to inspire and build curiosity. Learn while making rainbows, volcanoes, slime and more!

"Sustainability Skills" will be July 15-19th and is for burgeoning environmentalists. It's never too early to learn about saving the Earth! Along the way we will test for pollution and make our own paper, mini greenhouses and worm-composters.

"Representational/Storytelling Art" will be July 22-26th and is all about expressing yourself through channeling different characters. A picture is worth a thousand words! Learn to use art as a tool to communicate from simple drawings to costume making and comic book creating.

To register for camp or view more information, please visit our website - www.corelliartstudio.com/camps
We hope to see you there!

McClung Museum: Stroller Tour: Sculpt It!

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

Monday, July 8 at 10:00am to 11:00am, join us for a morning out as our museum educator leads engaging gallery tours for parents and caregivers and their infants through four year olds. Crying and wiggly babies welcome!

July’s stroller tour will feature sculptures throughout the museum’s galleries. We will learn about how different sculptures are made, and attendees will get a chance to create their own sculpture using different materials.

Make a Free Reservation at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/mcclung-museum-free-stroller-tours-2019-registration-52604849521.

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

Renaissance Terrace Celebration 2019

  • July 8, 2019

Category: Festivals & special events and Fundraisers

Join the celebration! Stars like Bette Davis served desserts. Marlene Dietrich and Lauren Bacall danced the night away. Red Skelton told the jokes and Bing Crosby crooned. Every day mothers fed military men that represented their sons far away fighting. The places were USO Canteens and the guests were the steady stream of GIs headed off to war. Many were leaving home for the first time and the Canteen offered a welcome opportunity to forget their anxieties—if only for a time—with entertainment, fellowship, and a little American spirit.

The Renaissance Terrace Celebration, G.I. Jive, is a 1940’s USO Canteen themed, evening at Jackson Terminal designed to honor our residents, their families, and friends. We also want to take the opportunity to celebrate the many friends and supporters of Renaissance Terrace and SCHAS.

This special evening will be filled with great music, dancing, contests, door prizes, and delicious food provided by All Occasions Catering. We will have a silent auction of items donated by sponsors and supporters. We also have some great surprises planned to help make the evening fun and interesting for all. This will be an event you don’t want to miss! Scroll down to purchase your tickets.

For more information, call us today at 865-544-1710 and ask for Melody Jones or Carrie Jordan.

Jackson Terminal is located at: 213 W Jackson Ave, Knoxville, TN 37902
All proceeds from this event will benefit the Renaissance Terrace Bridge the Gap Fund. This fund will provide subsidies to residents in need. TICKETS ARE $75 PER PERSON at 865-544-1710 - ASK FOR MELODY JONES OR CARRIE JORDAN
https://renaissanceterrace.org/home/renaissance-terrace-ball-2018-join-the-celebration

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
https://www.genevagalleries.com/current-events/

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
Follow the gallery on Instagram: @cforcourtside
513 COOPER STREET, KNOXVILLE, TN 37917
WWW.CFORCOURTSIDE.COM

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.

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