Calendar of Events

Monday, September 9, 2019

Roane Choral Society: Rehearsals

Category: Classes & workshops, Free event and Music

Roane Choral Society meets Monday evenings, September through mid-May, in the Choir Room (O-128) at the east end of the O'Brien Building on the Roane State Community College, Harriman Campus. New members are always welcome.

Director Brenda Luggie

Regular rehearsals begin on Monday, September 9 at 7 p.m. Email info.roanechoralsociety@gmail.com for more information. http://www.roanechoralsociety.org/

UT Creative Writing Series Presents Diana Khoi Nguyen

  • September 9, 2019

Category: Free event, Lectures and Literature & readings

Poet Diana Khoi Nguyen will read as part of the University of Tennessee Creative Writing Series.

A poet and multimedia artist, Diana Khoi Nguyen’s debut collection, Ghost Of (Omnidawn, 2018), was selected by Terrance Hayes for the Omnidawn Open Contest. In addition to winning the 92Y "Discovery" / Boston Review Poetry Contest, 2019 Kate Tufts Discovery Award and Colorado Book Award, she was also a finalist for the National Book Award and L.A. Times Book Prize. A Kundiman fellow, she is currently a writer-in-residence at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville and teaches in the Randolph College MFA.

The reading begins at 7 pm in the Lindsay Young Auditorium in Hodges Library on the University of Tennessee Campus. The event is free and open to the public; all are encouraged to attend.

Books will be available for purchase from Union Ave Books at the event.

The mission of the UT Creative Writing Series is to feature “writers of fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction from around the country and around the world.” The series is sponsored by the University of Tennessee Department of English.

The Technical Society of Knoxville: Dr. Edgar Lara-Curzio

Category: Lectures and Science & nature

Dr. Edgar Lara-Curzio, distinguished scientist and leader of the mechanical properties and mechanics group at ORNL, will be the Technical Society of Knoxville speaker. His presentation title will be “Alternative uses of coal in carbon fiber production”. Carbon fibers have several advantages over other fibers including high stiffness, high tensile strength, low weight, high chemical resistance, high temperature tolerance and low thermal expansion. These properties have made carbon fiber very popular in aerospace, civil engineering, military, and motorsports, along with other competition sports. However, they are relatively expensive when compared with similar fibers, such as glass fibers or plastic fibers and making them from inexpensive raw materials would be very beneficial. Dr. Lara-Curzio leads and manages the scientific and technical operations of a group of 20+ researchers focused on the development and characterization of functional and structural materials for applications in energy and national security. And looking at his resume it is obvious that he has been involved in many unique manufacturing evaluations.

Technical Society of Knoxville meetings are held at Crowne Plaza Hotel, 401 W Summit Hill Drive and open to the public. Anyone interested in the meeting topic is welcome. Members and guests begin arriving around 11:30 AM and go through the buffet line. Cost is $13 per person payable in cash or by check in the meeting room to the designated collector. Cost without lunch is $7. A token for free parking in the hotel garage is included. Meetings are called to order at 11:55 and adjourned at 1:00 PM.

Visitors are welcome. For more information go to www.Technicalsociety.net

HoLa Hora Latina: Frutos Latinos exhibition

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

A unique exhibition by HoLa Hora Latina member artists celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month - one exhibition, two venues!

Opening Fri Sep 6, 5-9 PM at the Emporium

Then, on display at the Knoxville Museum of Art from Sep 18 - Oct 15. Knoxville Museum of Art, 1050 World's Fair Park Dr, Knoxville, TN 37916. Hours: Tu-Sa 10-5, Su 1-5. Information: 865-525-6101, www.knoxart.org

Information: 865-335-3358, www.holahoralatina.org

First Friday at Rala with Ryan Blair

  • September 6, 2019 — September 30, 2019
  • Opening Reception 6-9PM Sept. 6

Category: Exhibitions & visual art

Bout a Mile Up the Holler" - First Friday at Rala with Ryan Blair:
September 6th 6-9PM (Will be on display the entire month)

Join us in welcoming Ryan Blair as our September First Friday artist. Blair's current work consist of paintings and mixed media pieces based on his observations and experiences of living in the south. Come meet the artist and view all of the rad art he's been makin' and creatin'!
Rala
112 W. Jackson Ave
Knoxville, TN 37902
PH: (865) 525-7888
Instagram: @ShopRala

Soft/Serration: Current Works by Annie Rochelle and Colleen Thornbrugh

  • September 6, 2019 — September 30, 2019

Category: Exhibitions & visual art and Free event

Opening Reception is Friday, September 6, 2019 5pm-7pm

Annie Rochelle is a practicing artist working and living in her hometown of Knoxville, Tennessee. Rochelle received a Bachelors of Fine Art in Painting and Art History at the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore, Maryland and studied Italian Renaissance Art History and Painting Conservation at the Studio Art Centers International in Florence, Italy. Her artistic interests are divided: between draftsmanship and experimental abstraction; the challenging marriage of Old Masters’ techniques and traditional subject matter with contemporary aesthetics and social sensibilities. Her new interest in botanical forms have opened a new investigation into the relationships among human, artificial, and natural aesthetics.
Follow Annie: Portfolio: aerochelle.com, Instagram: a.e.rochelle, Facebook: Studio of A. E. Rochelle

Colleen Thornbrugh is a teaching artist from Knoxville, TN who loves to create artwork and foster a love for art in her students. Colleen graduated from Huntington University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Animation, and her work in animation has been featured in multiple children’s film festivals. Colleen is an active painter and works daily to improve her craft. Colleen's paintings are mainly non-representational, meant to evoke the inner landscape. She has been teaching art and animation for over a decade, and one of her greatest joys in life is helping her students find their creative voices. As a teaching artist, Colleen has led art classes for hundreds of children in many different area elementary schools. She is the also coordinator for the Community School outreach programs at the Knoxville Museum of Art.

Mon: 9am-8:30pm
Tues: 9am-8:30pm
Wed: 9am-8pm
Thurs: 9am-6pm
Fri: 9am-2 pm
Sat: 9:30am-2 pm

Knoxville Arts & Fine Crafts Center, 1127 Broadway Suite B, Knoxville, TN 37917. Information: 865-523-1401, http://knoxvilletn.gov/cms/One.aspx?portalId=109562&pageId=15402751

Awaken Coffee: Artwork by Michelle Barillaro

  • September 6, 2019 — September 29, 2019

Category: Exhibitions & visual art and Free event

Awaken Coffee will host artist Michelle Barillaro for First Friday, Sept. 6th from 6-9pm.

Barillaro works in acrylic, oil and cold wax. Her style is abstract with a multi-textural and often ethereal feel. Michelle says, “to me an abstract is so pleasing because it allows the viewer to conjure the meaning in the image and tell a story from their life experiences.”

Come join us for refreshments, beautiful art and of course 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

The Emporium Center: Drawings and paintings by Anthony Donaldson

Category: Exhibitions & visual art and Free event

A reception will take place on Friday, September 6, from 5:00-9:00 PM. The opening reception features music by pianist Curtis Tipton.

Anthony M. Donaldson lives in Knoxville and is a Knoxville Area Transit (KAT) bus driver. He studied art intensely in high school and continued taking classes in college. Donaldson aims to tell a story with his art, and the recent work he will display features many subjects such as climate change, human trafficking, Harlem Renaissance culture, political and social issues, racism & classism, and more.

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: Brian Horais: Twisted Woodturning

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

A reception will take place on Friday, September 6, from 5:00-9:00 PM. The opening reception features music by pianist Curtis Tipton.

Brian Horais, a woodturner since 2010, lives in Knoxville. He creates non-round multi-axis works of art on the lathe. Past President of the East Tennessee Woodworkers Guild, he has been a demonstrator at Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Appalachian Center for Craft, and the American Association of Woodturners (AAW) National Symposium. His work has been displayed multiple times at the Master Woodworkers Show in Knoxville and at Arts in the Airport (McGhee Tyson airport in Knoxville). Brian's articles on ‘Twisted Turning’ have appeared in the AAW national magazine ‘American Woodturner’.

In this exhibition, Horais will show, with figures and examples, how twisted turning is done on a lathe. Twisted turning uses multiple offset axes to generate the twist. His turnings use three axes, instead of the traditional single axis (i.e. centerline) for regular turnings. He will also display various examples of his twisted turnings with different finishes and approaches (full twist, half twist, embellished and carved twists, etc). View a sample video at https://youtu.be/ZJjND4nm5Hs.

For more information, please visit www.horais.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: Victoria Phillips: Select Works from “An Abstract Narrative”

Category: Exhibitions & visual art and Free event

A reception will take place on Friday, September 6, from 5:00-9:00 PM. The opening reception features music by pianist Curtis Tipton.

Victoria Phillips: Select Works from “An Abstract Narrative” on the North Wall
An Abstract Narrative is a direct response to the exploration of my spirituality. Through the investigation of my processes and materials, I have created a series of paintings that reveal the vulnerability of my spiritual ethos and express my personal narrative through a visceral lens. In my life I have experienced tremendous hardships, yet through those difficulties I have found hope. I was born into poverty. My father was an ex-convict who began his Judeo-Christian experience in prison while my mother was innocence personified. In the thesis series, An Abstract Narrative, I regard my childhood experience of psychological and emotional brutalities, strangely intertwined with my engendered spiritual ethos creating a visual representation of my life. The paintings were born from a self-reflective exploration within my spirituality that brought healing through inner expression that has been materialized into the paintings. – Excerpt from An Abstract Narrative, Thesis, Victoria Phillips, SCAD

Victoria Phillips received a B.A. in Visual Arts with an emphasis in Studio Art and a minor in Advertising in 2013 from Lee University in Cleveland, TN. She completed her M.F.A. in Painting at Savannah College of Art and Design in 2019. She has been a guest speaker for the Art Department at Lee University as well as an adjunct professor. She has been involved in numerous exhibits throughout Georgia, Virginia, and Tennessee as her private collectors continue to grow in the southeast and abroad. Phillips completed an artist in residency in Skopelos, Greece in 2019, which gave her the opportunity to exhibit internationally. Phillips has worked as an educator in the public school system for the last 5 years, and she now resides in Atlanta, Georgia. For more information, please visit www.victoriarosephillips.com or follow her on Instagram at @victoria_rose_phillips.

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: Tennessee Artists Association Fall Juried Show

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

A reception will take place on Friday, September 6, from 5:00-9:00 PM. The opening reception features music by pianist Curtis Tipton.

Tennessee Artists Association (TAA) presents its 45th Fall Juried Show, a new exhibition featuring work by both new and longstanding TAA members.

TAA was organized in November of 1972 by five artists who wanted to create a “fine art” impact on the Knoxville area. Art teacher Jerry Hestor proved instrumental in starting the group with help from Beverly Prince, Randy Laws, and Nancy Davis, among others. Initially, they met in homes and community centers, and a few years later, Rechenbach’s Gallery offered them a more permanent space for workshops and meetings to accommodate their rapidly growing membership.

The membership of the TAA has always been comprised of experienced artists, beginners, and all levels in between. Many well-known East Tennessee artists have been part of TAA throughout the years. TAA annually hosts two exhibitions: a Spring Show and a Fall Juried Show. TAA meets on the third Tuesday of each month at 7:00 PM at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 6500 S. Northshore Drive in Knoxville. Guests and prospective members are welcome to join. For more information, please visit https://tnartists.org.

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: The University of Tennessee: The Art of Science

Category: Exhibitions & visual art and Free event

A reception will take place on Friday, September 6, from 5:00-9:00 PM. The opening reception features music by pianist Curtis Tipton.

The Art of Science exhibition aims to demonstrate the connection between science and art and consists of images produced during the course of scientific experiments that have unique aesthetic perception. Art pieces for the exhibition were submitted by undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, post-docs and staff who work in the scientific labs at the School of Arts and Sciences of the University of Tennessee-Knoxville, Australian National University, University of Washington and Seattle Children’s Research Institute.

Pieces in the exhibition were collected from the light microscope, fluorescent microscope, confocal and scanning electron microscopes. Viewers will see images based on mathematical calculations and computer simulations, schemes made in PowerPoint as they would be presented at a scientific conference. Viewers will also see abstract images from “everyday life” in the lab.

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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