Calendar of Events

Friday, July 19, 2019

UT Downtown Gallery: Howard Hull: Paintings 1989-2019

Category: Exhibitions & visual art and Free event

Artist Reception: Friday, July 19, 2019 at 6 PM – 8 PM and Friday, August 2 from 5-9pm for an First Friday reception.

Join us Friday, July 19 from 6-8pm for an artist's reception with Howard Hull. In 1965, Hull began teaching at the UT Knoxville College of Education. During his tenure at UT, Hull’s painting, collages, and sculpture were frequently seen in various competitive Mid-South and one-person invitationals. Hull’s articles have routinely filled the pages of Arts and Activities, Tennessee Education, and School Arts, and his in-depth history of Tennessee WPA post office murals was published in 1996. Before his 1999 retirement, Hull coordinated numerous art educational workshops, curricular projects and extension courses on behalf of his department. Since leaving UT, he continues to be a productive painter and writer.

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

Oak Ridge Art Center: Mixed Media: Seen and Unseen

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

The exhibition is for artists who work in both two and three–dimensional mixed media from throughout the region. Any work produced with multiple media is eligible. The “seen and unseen” may refer to the subject matter or the layering of techniques.

Oak Ridge Art Center, 201 Badger Avenue, Oak Ridge, TN 37830. Hours: Tu-F 9-5, Sa-M 1-4. Information: 865-482-1441, www.oakridgeartcenter.org

Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts: Travis Townsend and Felicia Szorad

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

Details TBA

Drown Wood Gallery
Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, 556 Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN 37738. Information: 865-436-5860, www.arrowmont.org

Tennessee Stage Company: 29th Season of Shakespeare on the Square

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

July 11 – August 11, Thursday to Sunday, 7:00 PM nightly outdoors on Market Square, downtown Knoxville (free)
2 p.m. matinees Sunday, July 21, Sunday July 28, indoors at Scruffy City Hall ($15)
6:30 p.m. Monday, July 29, Blount County Public Library (free)

Featuring A Midsummer Night's Dream and The Comedy of Errors

A blanket or a camp chair is all you need to view these performances. Or treat yourself to reserved VIP seating for just $15 per person, including a complimentary bottle of water and local merchant goodie bag. While we perform with no admission charge for general seating, we do appreciate your donations – we’ll pass a basket nightly and suggest a $10 donation per person. We also accept cash or credit cards at the “front of house” table.

A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM
July 11, 13, 19, 21, 25, 27, Aug. 2, 4, 8, 10
This famous romantic comedy is set in the Athenian woods on one magical midsummer night. Two young lovers, pursued by rivals for their love, spurned fathers and the angry Duke of Athens find themselves lost in a magical wonderland peopled by the King and Queen of the fairies and their sprite henchmen Robin Goodfellow, known as Puck. All three delight in playing games with mere mortals who chance to enter their woods. Add a group of rowdy tradesmen seeking a secluded spot to rehearse their play for the Duke’s wedding and you have all the ingredients for a wild evening of magic and comedy that could only have come from the glorious imagination of William Shakespeare. “Oh, what fools these mortals be.”

THE COMEDY OF ERRORS
July 12, 14, 18, 20, 26, 28, Aug. 1, 3, 9, 11
One of Shakespeare’s first (and funniest) plays. Two sets of identical twins (!) with the same names (!!) Dromio and Antipholus who were separated as infants, grow up in rival cities. Ephesus and Syracuse, with no knowledge of the others – until the twins from Syracuse pay a visit to Ephesus. Elaborate embarrassments abound as the whole town tries to sort out two Dromios and two Anthipholi. It’s a wild roller coaster ride with mistaken identities, hilarious blunders and slapstick farce around every curve. “I to the world am like a drop of water that in the ocean seeks another drop.”

A Midsummer Night’s Dream is directed by H. Caitlin Corbitt and The Comedy Of Errors is directed by Jennifer Alldredge.

The Tennessee Stage Company encourages our audiences to spend an evening on the Square: do a little shopping, have a nice dinner, see the play and maybe stop by a pub afterward. All of this and more is available on Market Square nightly. So come early and see the Square! Tennessee Stage Company: 865-546-4280, www.tennesseestage.com

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

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.

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