Calendar of Events
Monday, September 23, 2019
UT Humanities Visiting Scholars Lectures: Women and the Dead in the Carolingian World
Lindsay Young Auditorium, Hodges Library
Free and open to the public.
There will be a book signing following the lecture.
What important roles did women play in terminal care during the eighth, ninth, and tenth centuries in western Europe? Formal ceremonies marked dying, death, and burial among clerics, monks, nuns, and aristocrats. Yet ordinary Christian funerals happened at home. In her presentation, Professor Chazelle examines how women cared for the dying and the dead within their households in practices apparently sanctioned by ecclesiastical authorities, who regarded death—much like birth—as a traditionally domestic family matter.
Celia Chazelle is professor of medieval history at The College of New Jersey. She is the author of The Crucified God in the Carolingian Era: Theology and Art of Christ’s Passion (2001), The Codex Amiatinus and its “Sister" Bibles: Scripture, Liturgy, and Art in the Milieu of the Venerable Bede (2019), and has co-edited several volumes on late antique and early medieval culture, religion, and art. She is a Fellow of the Medieval Academy of America.
Because only speakers with exception records of publication and research activity are eligible to receive a nomination as a visiting scholar, the program brings to campus some of the most cutting-edge and prolific intellectuals in the humanities today. Public parking is available by the stadium for our off-campus visitors. Everyone is welcome!
Science and Innovation at the Nature Conservancy
Hosted by Howard Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy
Monday, September 23, 2019 at 1 PM – 2:30 PM
Howard Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy, 1640 Cumberland Ave, Knoxville, Tennessee 37996
As part of the Energy and Environment Forums, join the Baker Center, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Department, and the College of Arts and Sciences as we co-host Dr. Hugh Possingham of the Nature Conservancy and University of Queensland.
He will discuss collaboration efforts to tackle global challenges and to advance a shared conservation agenda and his work at the Nature Conservancy.
This event is free and open to the public. Guests may park in the Vol Hall Garage on White Avenue at no charge by requesting a parking voucher from Baker Center staff at the event. https://www.facebook.com/events/595578187641988/
Clarence Brown Theatre: Broadway at the Keys
CBT Mainstage, 7:30 PM
Singer/songwriter Levi Kreis won the 2010 Tony Award for originating the role of Jerry Lee Lewis in Broadway’s Million Dollar Quartet. From Sweeney Todd to Smokey Joe’s Café…and even a little Jerry Lee Lewis…he will perform songs from Broadway in this 90-minute concert. General admission.
Clarence Brown Theatre, 1714 Andy Holt Ave on the UT campus, Knoxville, TN 37996. For information: 865-974-5161, www.clarencebrowntheatre.com. For tickets: 865-974-5161, 865-656-4444, www.knoxvilletickets.com
McClung Museum: Science in Motion Exhibition
Science in Motion: The Photographic Studies of Eadweard Muybridge, Berenice Abbott and Harold Edgerton
Photography itself was born out of a passionate engagement between art and science.
“…there needs to be a friendly interpreter between science and the layman. I believe that photography can be this spokesman, as no other form of expression can be; for photography, the art of our time, the mechanical scientific medium which matches the pace and character of our era, is attuned to the function. There is an essential unity between photography, science’s child, and science, the parent.”
—Berenice Abbott, Photography and Science, 1939
Photography’s pioneers, Josef Nicéphore Niépce, Louis-Jacques-Mandé Daguerre and William Henry Fox Talbot, were inventors, scientists and mathematicians. The results of their intellectual endeavors dramatically affected the art form and forged a reciprocal relationship between art and science in photography that has continued to this day.
This exhibition of thirty-six photographs offers a rich and extensive view of the scientific studies done by three of photography’s greats—Eadweard Muybridge, Berenice Abbott and Harold Edgerton. Each of these artists invented devices to study and represent aspects of light and motion scientifically and photographically. Their works not only illustrate scientific phenomena clearly and elegantly but also reveal the artists’ individual artistic sensibilities.
McClung Museum of Natural History and Culture, 1327 Circle Park Dr on the UT campus, Knoxville, TN 37996. Hours: Monday-Saturday, 9AM-5PM, Sunday, 1-5PM. Information: 865-974-2144, http://mcclungmuseum.utk.edu
The Nina and the Pinta Come to Volunteer Landing
The Nina and Pinta come to Knoxville's Volunteer Landing September 19, 2019 to September 29, 2019.
Welcome to The Columbus Foundation and our two Columbus replica ships - our original Niña, the most historically accurate replica of a Columbus Ship ever built, and our newer Pinta.
The Niña is a replica of the ship on which Columbus sailed across the Atlantic on his three voyages of discovery to the new world beginning in 1492. Columbus sailed the tiny ship over 25,000 miles. That ship was last heard of in 1501, but the new Niña has a different mission. We are a floating museum, and we visit ports all over the Western Hemisphere.
Pinta was recently built in Brazil to accompany the Nina on all of her travels. She is a larger version of the archetypal caravel and offers larger deck space for walk-aboard tours and has a 40 ft air conditioned main cabin down below with seating. Pinta is available for private parties and charters.
September 19 to September 29, 2019, 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM.
$8.50 for adults, $7.50 for seniors (age 60+), $6.50 age 5-16 (not in a school group), age 4 and under are free
Calhoun's on the River at Volunteer Landing, 956 Volunteer Landing Lane
Knoxville, TN 37915
(787) 672-2152, http://www.thenina.com/index.html
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
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
Roane Choral Society: Rehearsals
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
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
Soft/Serration: Current Works by Annie Rochelle and Colleen Thornbrugh
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.
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