Calendar of Events
Monday, July 22, 2019
Positively Living: Summer Swing 2019: "Sultry Savannah Nights"
Saturday at 7 PM – 11 PM
At Knoxville Botanical Garden and Arboretum, 2743 Wimpole Avenue, Knoxville, Tennessee 37914
Positively Living Presents....2019 Summer Swing - Sultry Savannah Nights. It's the hottest event of the summer, and we want to enjoy it with you! Join us for the 10th Annual SUMMER SWING hosted at the Knoxville Botanical garden! It's going to be the biggest and the best, so definitely bring a guest! Are you ready for an amazing night? This fabulous annual fete will feature a Live Band, Cocktails, Southern Savannah Style Fare, Great Company, Live Auction and a few surprises! ALL PROCEEDS WILL BENEFIT POSITIVELY LIVING
Free parking available at the Botanical Gardens. https://www.facebook.com/events/2423238771232700/
Tennessee Stage Company: Shakespeare on the Square Indoor Matinee
2 p.m. matinees Sunday, July 21 (A Midsummer Night's Dream) and Sunday July 28 (The Comedy of Errors), indoors at Scruffy City Hall ($15)
6:30 p.m. Monday, July 29 (A Midsummer Night's Dream), Blount County Public Library (free)
A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM
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
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.
Tennessee Stage Company: 865-546-4280, www.tennesseestage.com
Ijams Nature Center: National Moth Week
Honeybees may get the lion’s share of attention as pollinators, but you may be in the dark about another insect doing this important work: The moth. Nature’s often unheralded nighttime pollinators will be in the spotlight July 20-28 during the eighth annual National Moth Week (NMW).
This event invites moth enthusiasts of all ages and abilities to participate in a worldwide citizen science project that literally shines the light on moths, celebrating their beauty, ecological diversity and the critical role they play in the natural world. Since its inception, NMW has inspired thousands of public and private moth-watching and education events in all 50 states and almost 80 countries. Sites have included national parks and monuments, museums and local recreation areas, private backyards and front porches. All you need is a light and somewhere for moths to land.
Anyone can register a public or private event, or can find one in their area by visiting www.nationalmothweek.org. Event registration is free. This year, Ijams Nature Center is getting in on the action with some friendly competition. Ijams will offer two simultaneous citizen science moth programs, one at the Ijams Visitor Center in South Knoxville and one at McFee Park in Farragut. Attendees for both programs will stay up late to attract, capture and identify moths. At the end of the night, they’ll total their catch to see which group identified the most species of moths.
Both Ijams programs are designed for ages 8 and older and take place on Saturday, July 20, from 9 to 11:30 p.m. The cost is $5 per individual or $10 per family. For more information or to register, visit https://ijams.org/events/.
Ijams Nature Center, 2915 Island Home Ave, Knoxville, TN 37920. Hours: Grounds and trails open during daylight hours. Call for Visitor Center hours. Information: 865-577-4717, www.ijams.org
Oak Ridge Art Center: Mixed Media: Seen and Unseen
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
Drown Wood Gallery
Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, 556 Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN 37738. Information: 865-436-5860, www.arrowmont.org
Westminster Presbyterian Church's Schilling Gallery: Photography by Ann Allison-Cote
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
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!
Vicissitude / A Retrospective
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
C for Courtside: Julie Wills - Battlefields
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.
Awaken Coffee: Artwork by Tracye Sowders
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
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
The Emporium Center: Knoxville Photo 2019
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.