Calendar of Events

Tuesday, August 6, 2019

West Hills 10 O'Clock Gardeners: Jennifer Tsuruda: Apiculture Specialist at the University of Tennessee: "Why Everyone Should Be Concerned About Pollinator Decline"

  • August 6, 2019
  • 10:00AM

Category: Lectures and Science & nature

West Hills 10 O'Clock Gardeners will meet Thursday, August 8, for a program featuring Jennifer Tsuruda: Apiculture Specialist at the University of Tennessee who will speak on "Why Everyone Should Be Concerned About Pollinator Decline". Social time begins at 9:30am and the program begins at 10:00am.

Messiah Lutheran Church 6900 Kingston Pike, 37919 Contact: 865-406-5199.
Visitors Welcome! No RSVP needed.

Have you ever wondered what life would be like without insect pollinators? Would your diet change? Would your wallet take a hit? The increasing awareness about the decline in pollinators has led non-beekeepers to ask how pollinator decline affects them and what they can do to help. Jennifer Tsuruda will cover the value of pollinators as well as the direct and indirect impacts of human behavior and management practices on pollinator populations. Attendees will gain insight as to how pollinators affect our daily lives and practical information on how to support pollinator populations. Jennifer received her PhD at the University of California at Davis, was a postdoctoral researcher at Purdue University, and was Clemson University's apiculture specialist for 5 years. Her research has included honey bee foraging behavior, behavioral resistance to mites, genomic imprinting and pesticide exposure. Jennifer recently joined the University of Tennessee's Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology and will be developing an educational pollinator program for TN. She has served as President of the American Association of Professional Apiculturists, Vice President of the Heartland Apicultural Society, and advisor to the SC Farm Bureau."

Market Square Mural Reveal

  • August 6, 2019

Category: Exhibitions & visual art and Free event

Seattle-based artist Addison Karl and his crew have been working diligently on the mural that has transformed an entire side of the Market Square Garage.
https://www.addisonkarl.com/

(Knox News subscribers can click here to see photos and read Amy McRary's feature.)
https://www.knoxnews.com/story/life/2019/07/18/downtown-knoxville-public-art-mural-market-square/1713252001/

In the month that he's been in Knoxville, Karl has taught an art class for seniors at the O'Connor Senior Center, an all-ages class at the Knoxville Museum of Art and posed for numerous photos in the downtown alley that he's become so familiar with.

The official unveiling and celebration of the mural, which was chosen by the City's Public Art Committee, will take place at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 6.

BreedArts School of Art and Dance Fall Program

  • August 5, 2019 — November 22, 2019

Category: Classes & workshops, Dance, Exhibitions & visual art and Kids & family

BreedArts School of Art and Dance is a program for youth located in the Annex Studio of the Emporium. This year, the Fall Season will offer a variety of Dance classes to include Modern, Ballet, Hip Hop, Tap, and an Intro to Movement class! The school also offers an Art Class on Tuesday afternoons, taught by Amelia Breed, and is very excited to announce a New DOWNTOWN KNOXVILLE HOMESCHOOL CO-OP, offering a day program on Fridays! Classes are intended for ages 4-13. Through exploration of dance concepts and techniques, students learn to identify and coordinate parts of their body into various movement patterns, developing strength and flexibility, and stimulating brain function. Students have the opportunity to empower their creative talents as they learn the art of choreography. As part of our core values, we encourage healthy body image and body knowledge for each dancer’s physical safety. Class schedule: https://docs.wixstatic.com/ugd/9046c2_123c153a851342aa8347f0e619db8915.pdf.

For more information, visit www.breedarts.com or these specific links:

+ Art Classes, for Ages 6-12, Tuesdays, Aug 6 – Nov 19, 3:30-4:30 PM. $50 per student/monthly rate. Join us for an exploration of 2D and 3D fundamentals! To include painting, drawing, collage, paper sculpture, printing, textile arts, and more! We will explore a wide range of material and learn a little bit of art history! www.breedarts.com/art-classes

+ Homeschool Co-op, for Ages 6-12, Fridays, Aug 9 – Nov 22, 9 AM – 3 PM. $100 per student/Monthly rate; $40 per student per day Drop-In rate. Sibling discount 20%. Includes yoga, open work, lunch, social studies, and art. www.breedarts.com/homeschool-co-op

Art Guild at Fairfield Glade: Judged and Juried Fine Arts Show

Category: Exhibitions & visual art and Free event

The public is invited to the opening reception of the Art Guild at Fairfield Glade’s 10th annual Judged and Juried Fine Arts Show on Friday, August 2, 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. at the Plateau Creative Art Center (PCAC), 451 Lakeview Dr. in Fairfield Glade.

Participants can view the show entries and watch the presentations of ribbons and cash awards to the winning artists.

First National Bank of Tennessee is once again sponsoring the Art Guild’s Judged and Juried Fine Art Show. Cash prizes will be awarded to Best of Show, First Place, Second Place, and Third Place winners. An assortment of hors d’oeuvres and beverages will be served at this free opening reception event.

The Judged and Juried Fine Arts Show will feature all genres of art, and these items will be on display at the PCAC from August 2 through September 4. The gallery is open Monday through Saturday, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. For further information about the 10th annual Judged and Juried Fine Arts Show, visit the Art Guild’s website: www.artguildfairfieldglade.net, the Art Guild’s Plateau Creative Art Center (PCAC), or call 931-707-7249.

Art Market Gallery: Featuring Mary Saylor and Lynnda Tenpenny

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

August Featured Artists - First Friday Reception: August 2, 5:30 – 9 p.m.

Mary Saylor has been fascinated by all sorts of artistic endeavors from her childhood and was raised by parents who themselves were creative individuals. Mary obtained a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Ohio University with a minor in Sculpture and over the years, she has dabbled in various creative outlets including drawing, quilting, painting, woodcarving and clay, but recently has focused on paper mache sculptures. Mary has a profound love and appreciation of all animals, great and small, and this devotion is clearly seen in her whimsical, humorous animal sculptures. She thoroughly enjoys the process of creating each and every piece and hopes they bring nearly as much happiness and joy to everyone who views them.

Bio: Lynnda Tenpenny is an award-winning artist, a native East Tennessean, and a UT grad. She is a member of the Art Market Gallery and Foothills Craft Guild, and has served on boards of both and as President of both. Lynnda has art in several regional collections, including Park West Hospital, UT Hospital, Women’s Contemporary Health, and others.

Statement: I love paint, papers, patterns, colors, and layers; I love experimenting with various materials to com-bine these elements into something fun and interesting. The glimpses of things “hidden” under previous layers or partially visible letters and numbers lets the viewer create their own story. We recently moved to a house (and new studio) where we see the most beautiful sunsets every evening. Apparently I never saw sunsets before!! I’ve tried to incorporate the delicate colors and nuances of the clouds into my work; it’s a goal in progress and as with all art, it’s evolving. Lynnda Tenpenny www.LtenArt.com. Facebook: www.Facebook.com/LynndaTenpennyArt.

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

Rala: August First Friday with Jon Pemberton

  • August 2, 2019 — September 1, 2019

Category: Exhibitions & visual art and Free event

Opens August 2nd 6-9PM (Will be on display the entire month)
https://www.facebook.com/events/2289928674655767/
Please join us for the show openings and to meet the artist!

Jon Pemberton is a Special Education teacher, and during the summers he creates his pop-art paintings. He went to art school in Denver, where he first felt free to explore his love of materials, process, and color.

"Every piece is special to me in some way. The subject matter of each piece is something that I enjoy to a point where it has become a part of who I am. Regardless of the seriousness, or lack there of, of these pieces, they represent aspects of myself that I take very seriously. I nerd out to Miyazaki movies, such as Spirited Away. I got into reading as a kid through comic books. Now, I teach reading to students, still using comic books to spark interest. The Stan Lee piece is special to me because of that. What can I say about Beyoncé. She is the queen. I mean, have you heard Formation? It is a perfect song. Long live the queen."

Rala, 112 W. Jackson Ave, Knoxville, TN 37902
PH: (865) 525-7888
Instagram: @ShopRala

Awaken Coffee: Artwork by Kimberlee Rose Smith

  • August 2, 2019 — September 1, 2019

Category: Exhibitions & visual art and Free event

Awaken Coffee will host artist Kimberlee Rose Smith for First Friday, Aug. 2 from 6-9 pm.

Kimberlee Rose Smith is a local artist who seeks to bring hope, joy, and peace by reflecting the beauty around us.

She explains her inspiration, “Anytime I go outside, I see a consistent yet ever-changing work of art- the sky. I’m also inspired by the natural beauty of water. My paintings reflect the majestic, mysterious, and vast open sky and open water. I hope my paintings encourage the viewer to appreciate the beauty of creation always surrounding us.”

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

Broadway Studios and Gallery: The Tuesday Painters and The Poetry of Nature

  • August 2, 2019 — August 31, 2019

Category: Exhibitions & visual art and Free event

Opening August 2nd 5:00-9:00

Join us for First Friday and our Grand Reopening! Featuring paintings by plein air artists The Tuesday Painters and photography by Katharine Emlen.

Broadway Studios and Gallery, 1127 Broadway St, Knoxville, TN 37917. Hours: Fri-Sat, 10-6, by appointment, or when the "open" sign is illuminated. Information: 865-556-8676, www.BroadwayStudiosAndGallery.com

Bijou Theatre Art Gallery: Exhibition by Tyty Nkongolo

Category: Exhibitions & visual art and Free event

ARTIST OF THE MONTH : TYTY NKONGOLO

Join us Friday, August 2 from 6pm-8pm for our official First Friday Gallery Opening featuring artist is Tyty Nkongolo. His work will feature painting on canvas, along with African hand-made crafts.

Tyty Nkongolo has painted all of his life. He was born April 05, 1978 in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, in Central Africa. He went to the Academy of Arts for 6 years, graduating in Arts and Crafts, Paintings option. He left Africa in January of 2017 and is happily married and the father of 2 children. He is an acrylic artist whose paintings are inspired by the women of Africa, and the African landscape. He also paints some abstract work, along with various cartoons.

This event is free and open to the public, and from 6pm-8pm!

His work will up for the whole month of August - it’s available to view during shows.

Bijou Theatre, 803 S. Gay Street, Knoxville, TN 37902. Information: 865-522-0832, www.knoxbijou.com

The Emporium Center: Broadway Studios & Gallery: Rare Combinations

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

A reception will take place on Friday, August 2, from 5:00-9:00 PM. The opening reception features flamenco dancing by local group Tinadre at 7 PM.

Rare Combinations features an eclectic mix of work in various media by ten artists based in Broadway Studios and Gallery (BSG): Sheila Chesanow, Nancy Rowland Engle, Anne Freels, Jessica Gregory, Paula Johnson, Katie Kinney, Jeremy Logan, Stacy Monday, Pat O’Neil and Mariclair Tan.

BSG is a co-op of artists working in individual studios under one roof. These uniquely talented artists create original sculpture, paintings, pysanky, jewelry, photography, collage, and fine craft on site. The resident artists operate a gallery and gift shop which is open Friday-Saturday 10 AM – 5 PM at 1127 N. Broadway, Knoxville, TN 37917. For more information, please call 865-556-8676, or visit www.broadwaystudiosandgallery.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. Information: (865) 523-7543 or www.knoxalliance.com.

The Emporium Center: Adam Newman: delusionary /dəˈlo͞oZHənerē/

Category: Exhibitions & visual art and Free event

A reception will take place on Friday, August 2, from 5:00-9:00 PM. The opening reception features flamenco dancing by local group Tinadre at 7 PM.

Statement: delusionary /dəˈlo͞oZHənerē/ can be defined as one having the ability to see and believe alternate versions and personalities of others formed in an ever-evolving environment of the mind, which may or may not be based upon real interactions.

Born of frustration and confusion, delusionary is an investigation. An intro, a sore yet needful beginning to what will hopefully yield a promising conclusion. A collection of introspective works presented through mixed media panels. Created by working through the subjective rather than the objective. Unlike my last project in which I utilized a realism style, here I work with less planning and in most all cases find myself coming to dead ends that I am forced to work past rather than simply starting over. The process mimics that of my thoughts in a romantic relationship. In viewing these panels, you see firsthand my struggles, and to this point failure, to orchestrate a working version of romantic love.

Adam Newman is an artist, age 34. Tried by fire. Forged through trial. For more information, visit www.newmanadamart.com, or follow him on Instagram @newman.adam.art.

On display at the Emporium Center, 100 S. Gay Street, in downtown Knoxville. Exhibition hours are Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM. Information: (865) 523-7543 or www.knoxalliance.com.

The Emporium Center: Michelle Barillaro: Travel

Category: Exhibitions & visual art and Free event

A reception will take place on Friday, August 2, from 5:00-9:00 PM. The opening reception features flamenco dancing by local group Tinadre at 7 PM.

This new exhibition features abstract paintings with acrylic, charcoal, and graphite.

Michelle Barillaro is a native of South Florida and moved to Knoxville more than 20 years ago, graduating from the University of Tennessee, School of Architecture. She remained in the Knoxville area because of the friendly folks, natural beauty and pleasant climate. However, many of her paintings seem to reflect the colors, movement and serenity of the Florida coast. She paints with acrylic and oil & cold wax and often incorporates a dash of charcoal, graphite, and pastels. She uses palette knives, bowl scrapers, credit cards, her fingers, and an occasional hake style brush to create her work. As a result, her paintings are abstract in nature with a multi-textural, often ethereal feel. “To me, an abstract is so pleasing because it allows the viewer to conjure meaning in the image and tell a story from their life experiences,” says Barillaro. “I often start a painting with an idea or sketch, and I can go in a different direction as the painting evolves.”

For more information, follow her on Instagram @m.bartist.

On display at the Emporium Center, 100 S. Gay Street, in downtown Knoxville. Exhibition hours are Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM. Information: (865) 523-7543 or www.knoxalliance.com.

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