Calendar of Events
Wednesday, September 18, 2019
YWCA Knoxville: 35th Annual Tribute to Women
Save the Date! September 18, 2019.
East Tennessee's foremost celebration honoring women, the YWCA Knoxville and the Tennessee Valley's 35th Annual Tribute to Women, will be held on Wednesday, September 18, 2019 at the Bijou Theatre in downtown Knoxville. This annual event recognizes women who exemplify the mission of the YWCA: eliminating racism, empowering women, and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all.
YWCA Knoxville and the Tennessee Valley -- www.ywcaknox.com
420 W. Clinch Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37902 -- 865.523.6126
UT School of Music: Paul Lee; piano & Alexander Lapins; tuba
Faculty and guest artist recital; Alexander Lapins, tuba faculty member at the University of Tennessee, and Paul Lee, piano faculty member at Western Alabama University
Natalie Haslam Music Center, Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall
UT School of Music: Unless otherwise noted, concerts are FREE and open to the public. The Alumni Memorial Building located at 1408 Middle Drive on the UT campus. (The James R. Cox Auditorium is located in the Alumni Memorial Building.) The Natalie Haslam Music Center is located at 1741 Volunteer Blvd on the UT campus. *For individual or small group performances, please check the web site or call the day of the event for updates or cancellations: 865-974-5678, www.music.utk.edu/events
Knoxville History Project: Brown Bag Lecture with Jack Neely
“Historic Knoxville: The Curious Visitor’s Guide to its Stories and Places”
Join Jack Neely for a Brown Bag Lecture and book signing as he discusses his latest book, Historic Knoxville: The Curious Visitor's Guide to Its Stories and Places, a comprehensive and engaging guide to scores of sites and institutions relevant to the city's endlessly fascinating, but often little known, history. Jack will also identify historic locations across the city that define Knoxville's uniqueness as an Appalachian town deeply rooted in the past, as well as the remarkable individuals who have left their mark on the "scruffy city", making it quite possibly the most American of cities. A book signing will follow the lecture.
A well-known local author and historian, Neely is executive director of the Knoxville History Project and for many years authored the popular "Knoxville's Secret History," column in the Metro Pulse. Other publications include Market Square: A History of the Most Democratic Place on Earth, Knoxville: This Obscure Prismatic City, From The Shadow Side: And Other Stories Of Knoxville, Tennessee, and The Marble City: A Photographic Tour of Knoxville's Graveyards.
The lecture is sponsored by the Gentry Griffey Funeral Chapel and Crematory and is free and open to the public and will begin at noon, Wednesday, September 18, at the East Tennessee History Center, 601 S. Gay Street, Knoxville. Guests are invited to bring a "Brown Bag" lunch and enjoy the lecture. Soft drinks are available. For more information on the lecture, exhibitions, or museum hours, call 865-215-8824 or visit the website at www.EastTNHistory.org.
Music for Seniors Knoxville: Drew Fisher and His String Band
10:30-11:30 AM at Marble Hall, Lakeshore Park, 6410 S. Northshore Drive, 37919
Come hear this marvelous banjo player and his entertaining, musical pals. It's an event not to be missed!
Join Music for Seniors for their FREE Daytime Concert Series! Music for Seniors connects area musicians with older adults through live and interactive music programs designed to engage, entertain and educate seniors. Programs include monthly free public Concerts, and Outreach with groups in recreational and care settings.
Reserve your FREE ticket: 865-258-5988, www.MusicforSeniors.org
UT Student Union: Dominique Jackson
Transgender model, actress, author, advocate, and activist Dominique Jackson, who is known for her starring role on the Emmy nominated show POSE, will speak Wednesday, September 18, 7:00 to 9:00PM at UT's Student Union. The speech will be followed by a followed by a moderated Q&A.
1502 Cumberland Ave. Knoxville, TN 37996
Pellissippi State: Jane Reeves and Jess Courtney Exhibition
Photography by Jane Reeves and sculpture by Jessica Courtney, artists who serve as K-12 art teachers in Southern Indiana, are featured in the newest exhibit at Pellissippi State Community College.
Reception with the artists 3-5 p.m. Monday, Sept. 30, in the Gallery. Free and open to the public.
"Our visual arts teachers in K-12 education are on the front lines introducing our children to a better understanding of our immense visual culture," said Pellissippi State Associate Professor Herb Rieth, who knows both artists and invited them to show their work at the college. "K-12 arts and design teachers work long hours, with ever-diminishing resources, to bring their knowledge and talent to very diverse populations. They are often underrepresented in showing their work because they frequently do not have time to work on their own artistic output. Pellissippi State's Visual Art faculty value the work these individuals do in the community and want others to see their powerful work."
Reeves has chosen to exhibit a body of work exploring family and questioning home as a refuge. The collection has been in juried exhibitions in San Diego; Cambridge, Massachusetts; and Louisville, Kentucky. These pieces are among the sculpture Jessica Courtney has on display at Pellissippi State, artifacts of successes and failures in her studio practice. Courtney has been working in precious metals since 2007 and began exploring the capabilities of 3D rapid prototyping in 2009.
Hardin Valley Campus of Pellissippi State: 10915 Hardin Valley Road, Knoxville, TN 37932. Bagwell Center Gallery hours: M-F 9 AM - 9 PM. Information: 865-694-6405, www.pstcc.edu/arts
Carson-Newman University: 14th Biennial Art Faculty Exhibition
New and recent artwork in a variety of media by our current C-N Art Department faculty members: Amy Jo Adamovich, Lisa Flanary, Heather Hartman Folks, Julie Rabun, Stephanie Harris Trevor and David Underwood.
Opening reception: Thu Sep 12, 3-5 PM
Homecoming reception: Sat Oct 26, 10 AM - 2 PM
Closed for Fall Break, Oct 17-20
Omega Gallery at Carson-Newman University, Warren Art Building, corner of Branner & S. College Streets, Jefferson City, TN 37760. Gallery hours: M-F 8-4. Information: 865-471-4985, www.cn.edu
Fountain City Art Center: Open Show "Red"
Presentation of awards, 7 PM, will be made at the opening reception, 6:30 – 8:00 PM, Friday, September 13. Friends and family of the artists are encouraged to attend!
Fountain City Art Center, 213 Hotel Ave, Knoxville, TN 37918. Hours: Tu-Th 9-5, or by appointment. Information: 865-357-2787, www.fountaincityartcenter.com
Knoxville Walking Tours to benefit Knoxville History Project
For tour descrpitions and to purchase tickets, visit www.knoxvillewalkingtours.com
9/13/19 - The Early Years at 10:30 am & Shadow Side Ghost Tour at 8:00 pm
9/14/19 - Side Street Shadows Ghost Tour at 8:00 pm
9/15/19 - The Civil War in Knoxville at 4:30pm
9/18/19 - Gunslingers at 2:00pm
9/20/19 - The Civil War in Knoxville at 10:30am & Shadow Side 2: Old City Ghosts at 8:00pm
9/21/19 - Side Street Shodows Ghost Tour at 8:00pm
9/22/19 - Knoxville's Musical History at 2:30pm & Literary Heritage at 5:00pm
For more information on upcoming events for Knoxville History Project, visit http://knoxvillehistoryproject.org/events/
Westminster Presbyterian Church Schilling Gallery: Artwork by Knoxville Miniature Society and Art Group 21
Hours: Monday thru Thursday, 9 AM to 4PM, Friday 9 AM to noon
6500 Northshore Drive, 865-584-3957 or www.wpcknox.org
HoLa Hora Latina: Frutos Latinos exhibition
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
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'!
112 W. Jackson Ave
Knoxville, TN 37902
PH: (865) 525-7888