Calendar of Events
Wednesday, August 7, 2019
Flamenco Dance Classes - Beginner & Intermediate
Spice up your dance routine with flamenco dance classes. Our routines will challenge your coordination and stamina and will help you acquire stage presence. Our classes are geared towards beginners and intermediate dancers. Feel free to come and try it out! Classes are ongoing and drop ins are welcome in the beginner class! Check the website for updates.
Beginner Flamenco classes Wednesdays 4:45 PM
Intermediate Advanced classes Wednesdays 6:00 PM
Pre-registration may be required. All classes are held at the Tennessee Conservatory for Fine Arts 8701 Unicorn Drive, Knoxville, TN 37922. Info: 865-202-0740, firstname.lastname@example.org, or www.flamencowestknox.com
Bijou Theatre: Black Violin
Knoxville Civic Auditorium: Vince Gill
Twenty-one time Grammy® Award-winning country music superstar Vince Gill will be performing one night only to the Knoxville Auditorium on August 7.
After working in the industry for more than 40 years and selling over 26 million albums, Gill is one the most successful musicians and guitarists of his time. Gill recently released the record Down To My Last Bad Habit, of which he wrote/co-wrote, co-produced and is a featured musician on all 12 songs. In addition to his solo shows, in 2017, Gill was invited to join the Eagles for a number of festival shows and will continue to join them onstage throughout 2018.
Gill achieved his big breakthrough with "When I Call Your Name," which won the Country Music Association's Single of the Year award. Since then, he has won 17 more CMA honors, including Song of the Year four times – making him the most-awarded artist in that category in CMA history. Since 1990, Gill has received 21 Grammy® Award and has sold more than 26 million albums. The Academy of Country Music has handed Gill 8 awards, including their prestigious "The Home Depot Humanitarian Award" and the "Career Achievement Award." Gill was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2007. He is also a member of the Grand Ole Opry. In August 2012, Gill was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. He is a member of the six-time Grammy-winning band The Time Jumpers; Rounder Records released the band's second studio album, Kid Sister, in 2016.
Knoxville Civic Auditorium and Coliseum, 500 Howard Baker Jr Blvd, Knoxville, TN 37915. Information: www.knoxvillecoliseum.com.
Broke Royals live @ Preservation Pub
This DC-based indie band is playing at Preservation Pub in Knoxville on Wednesday, August 7th. They're touring in support of their new album, Saint Luxury, which drops on August 2. They've recently been featured in Billboard, PopMatters, Atwood Magazine and No Depression.
While they’re on their own sonically, their musical choices are very “DC.” From the get-go, their output has had all the nuance, raw emotion, accessibility and directness of their neighbors in the legendary Go-Go and Hardcore scenes.
Some of the nation’s top music publications have taken notice, too, including features on Billboard, PopMatters, Atwood Magazine and No Depression – as well as being chosen as one of the top “bands to watch” by CBS Television and Southwest Airlines.
The chemistry between Cross’ production chops and Basnight’s literary word-craft has become more compelling and more-worthy of max volume with each release, and it’s on full display here.
With “Saint Luxury,” the first single off their forthcoming album of the same name, uncertainty has never sounded so sure-footed. They’ve taken their urgent, anthemic guitar rock and soulful melodies in as many directions as they’ve got songs, and their latest is another major leap forward.
28 Market Square, Knoxville, TN 37902
BreedArts School of Art and Dance Fall Program
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
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
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
Opens August 2nd 6-9PM (Will be on display the entire month)
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
Awaken Coffee: Artwork by Kimberlee Rose Smith
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
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
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: Terina Gillette: Discovery: An Exploration of the Nuances of Life
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.
Discovery: An Exploration of the Nuances of Life is a celebration in acrylic, pastel, and mixed media of all the small things that work together to bring joy, happiness, peace, or puzzlement. Sometimes hearing a bird singing, or seeing a fish swimming makes us take notice of the simple beauties that create our world. Each of us have small nuances that greet us daily, and when we stop to discover them, we embrace who we are, where we have been, and where we are going. Many of the pieces in this exhibition represent special moments in the artist’s life, and perhaps these are things that you also celebrate.
Terina Gillette is a Tennessee native. She works in a wide variety of mediums, and is diverse in her expression and abilities. She creates colorful, texturized abstracts as well as detailed local landmarks. Her work can be purchased at Visit Knoxville, on her social media platforms, and on her website The Colored Palette. She is also a face and body painter and spends each weekend painting theatrical face paints on living canvas. She believes that art is the full expression of life. You can find various installations of her painted window glass art, as well as her chalk murals around East Tennessee. Gillette holds a double cognate in counseling and crisis, grief, and trauma as well as business and is currently completing her Master’s in psychology. Her educational pursuits heavily influence her pieces, and her view of art is immersed in expression regardless of the subject matter.
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.