Calendar of Events
Tuesday, July 23, 2019
The Knoxville Jazz Orchestra with pianist Eric Reed
Tuesday, July 23, 8pm
The Square Room, FREE admission
As you may already know, the KJO is recording a new CD this summer in celebration of our 20th anniversary. As a warm-up to our next session which features pianist Eric Reed, the entire Knoxville Jazz Orchestra will perform a special edition of Jazz on the Square inside the Square Room on Market Square.We are moving inside to (a) remove the threat of bad weather and (b) utilize the acoustic piano inside the Square Room. We don't want to bring one of the world's great pianists all the way from Los Angeles to perform acoustic music on an electric keyboard, after all.
Since Jazz on the Square has always been a free event, we plan to honor that tradition by making this a free concert. However, anytime we get the whole big band together, rent a venue and bring in a guest artist, it is an expensive undertaking. If you haven't had a chance to donate toward our IndieGoGo campaign yet, we ask that you please consider doing so. We plan to continue to provide great music for our community for many years to come, but we do need your help.
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
Kid-a-Rific Fun on the Square
We have a new summer event downtown! Kid-A-Rific Fun on the Square is a great family-friendly event where your kids can make new friends, cool down in the fountains, and enjoy crafts and games! The Muse Knoxville, Knoxville Arts & Fine Craft Center, YMCA, Home Depot, and the Knoxville Fire Department all host fun activities for the kids every Tuesday in July from 10am-1pm on Market Square. More.
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.
Art Market Gallery: Featuring Patricia Herzog and Carol Quin
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
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