Calendar of Events

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Bijou Theatre: Robert Cray

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Category: Music

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

Innov865 Alliance: Startup Day 2019

  • September 24, 2019
  • 2:00-5:00PM

Category: Festivals & special events

Discover the world-changing ideas coming from Knoxville’s entrepreneurs at Startup Day 2019!

This year’s festivities are bigger than ever: a mayoral forum moderated by WATE 6 On Your Side is planned, where Eddie Mannis and Indya Kincannon (the two candidates competing in the November general election to become Knoxville’s next mayor) will present their vision for entrepreneurship and innovation.

Startup Day’s main event is the annual “Shark-Tank”-style pitch competition for a chance to win up to $10,000 in cash prizes. This year, six of Knoxville’s most investable startups will pitch their businesses on-stage before a panel of expert judges. In addition to the opportunity to spotlight their startup for investors, entrepreneurs will compete for a “crowd favorite” cash prize presented by SunTrust Bank.

Our featured guest is Ted Serbinski, the managing director of Techstars Mobility, the first U.S. startup accelerator program focused on next-generation mobility technologies.

Other activities include a fireside chat with Genera, a local startup affiliated with the University of Tennessee Research Foundation that recently secured a $118 million investment for sustainable packaging and fiber products made from grass.

Join us for another great event of celebrating Knoxville's robust entrepreneurial ecosystem!

Tuesday, September 24, 2:00-5:00PM at The Mill & Mine, 227 West Depot Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37917.
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/startup-day-2019-tickets-63485655304

https://innov865.com/

McClung Museum: Beyond Sight and Motion discussion

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Category: Exhibitions & visual art, Free event and Lectures

Beyond Sight and Motion: The Intersections of Contemporary Technology, Art, and Physics

Human perception is limited; however technology and invention allow us to envision what we otherwise could not see.

Such innovation has been crucial to work many artists and scientists. Join four of UT’s scholars— Emily Bivens, Sarah Cousineau, Nadia Fomin, and John Powers—as they talk about the contemporary intersections of art, science, and technology. Through an open conversation they will discuss the exploration and practices that drive their work and advancement in their fields.

Emily Bivens is an Associate Professor of 4D and Time-based Art. She uses objects to forge narratives, encourage interaction, and reveal mysteries through experiential installations and video. She exhibited broadly in venues such as Skulpturens Hus, Stockholm, Sweden, and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Denver.

Sarah Cousineau is an accelerator physicist and Group Leader in the Research Accelerator Division at the Spallation Neutron Source (SNS) at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. She holds a joint faculty appointment at UT where she oversees the graduate program for Accelerator Physics. Her current research interests are centered on development of beam physics concepts and related technologies for future generations of high power accelerators.

Nadia Fomin an Associate Professor of Physics and particle physicist. She leads experiments at several facilities ,including ORNL's Spallation Neutron Source, that aim to uncover the behavior of matter at sub-atomic scales as well as to look for yet-to-be explained phenomena.

John Powers is an Associate Professor of Sculpture and 2016 Guggenheim Fellow. His new media and sculptures have been exhibited nationally and internationally at venues such as Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, The MIT Museum, and The Huntsville Museum of Art. His research explores the unattainable and its connection to the passage of time.

Auditorium of McClung Museum of Natural History and Culture, 1327 Circle Park Dr on the UT campus, Knoxville, TN 37996. Hours: M-Sa 9-5, Su 1-5. Information: 865-974-2144, http://mcclungmuseum.utk.edu

Appalachian Ballet Company: Bluejeans Ballet & Bell-bottoms

Category: Culinary arts, Dance and Fundraisers

The Appalachian Ballet Company presents their season opener Bluejeans & Ballet on Tuesday, September 24th at The Clayton Center for the Arts. The ballet company is the proud resident dance company of the Clayton Center in Maryville and is celebrating their 48th season as East Tennessee’s regional ballet company. Bluejeans, Ballet and Bellbottoms is the theme of this year’s dinner, fundraiser, and performance. This casual evening of dinner and dance will be catered by Copper Cellar Family of Restaurants. Dinner will begin at 6:00 p.m. and will feature salads with mixed greens and berries, grilled chicken teriyaki, marinated pork loins, spinach maria, confetti rice, focaccia bread, and desserts. Patrons are encouraged to dress casually and enjoy dinner and drinks out on the plaza before the show. As part of the fundraiser, patrons can purchase a song to be played by local DJ Adriel McCord and they will be entered into a raffle drawing. At approximately 7:15 p.m., a dance performance of all 70’s music will be held in the Lambert Recital Hall and will consist of choreography by Amy Morton Vaughn and Kylie Morton Berry. The dance works will be contemporary and jazz based.

Tickets are limited, but may be purchased through the Clayton Center box office - 865-981-8590 or www.claytonartscenter.com. Tickets will include dinner, drinks (wine, beer, tea, and lemonade), and the performance.

At Clayton Center for Arts, 502 E Lamar Alexander Pkwy, Maryville, TN 37804. For more information: Appalachian Ballet Company: 865-982-8463, www.appalachianballet.com

East Tennessee Historical Society: Lecture & Book Signing with Rick Atkinson

Category: Free event, History & heritage, Lectures and Literature & readings

The British are Coming: The War for America, Lexington to Princeton, 1775-1777

A Special Lecture and Book Signing with Pulitzer Prize-Winning Author Rick Atkinson
at First Presbyterian Church, 620 State Street, Knoxville

Cemetery Tours of Revolutionary Soldier Graves from 5:00-6:15 p.m.

Join the East Tennessee Historical Society as we welcome back the Pulitzer Prize winning author, Rick Atkinson, for a special lecture and book singing of his new book The British are Coming: The War for America, Lexington to Princeton, 1775-1777. Volume One of The Revolution Trilogy recounts the first 21 months of America's violent war for independence. From the battles at Lexington and Concord in spring 1775 to those at Trenton and Princeton in winter of 1776-1777, American militiamen and then the ragged Continental Army took on the world's most formidable fighting force. It tells the grand story of who we are as a country, where we came from as a people, and what we believe in as a nation.

One of America's most acclaimed historians, Rick Atkinson has long been admired for his deeply researched, stunningly vivid narrative histories. He spent nearly 15 years working on his World War II Trilogy and was a staff writer and senior editor at the Washington Post for 25 years. His many other works include The Long Gray Line, The Day of Battle, and The Guns at Last Light. The final volume of his new Revolution Trilogy will focus on the war in the South, which will include East Tennessee.

The lecture is free and open to the public. The evening will begin with free cemetery tours of Revolutionary soldier graves at the First Presbyterian Cemetery from 5:00-6:15 p.m. The lecture will begin at 6:30 p.m. followed by a book signing afterwards. For more information on the lecture or other programs of ETHS, call 865-215-8824 or visit the website at www.EastTNHistory.org.

McClung Museum: Beyond Sight and Motion: The Intersections of Contemporary Technology, Art, and Physics

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Category: Exhibitions & visual art, Free event, History & heritage and Lectures

Human perception is limited; however technology and invention allow us to envision what we otherwise could not see.

Such innovation has been crucial to work many artists and scientists. Join four of UT’s scholars— Emily Bivens, Sarah Cousineau, Nadia Fomin, and John Powers—as they talk about the contemporary intersections of art, science, and technology. Through an open conversation they will discuss the exploration and practices that drive their work and advancement in their fields.

Emily Bivens is an Associate Professor of 4D and Time-based Art. She uses objects to forge narratives, encourage interaction, and reveal mysteries through experiential installations and video. She exhibited broadly in venues such as Skulpturens Hus, Stockholm, Sweden, and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Denver.

Sarah Cousineau is an accelerator physicist and Group Leader in the Research Accelerator Division at the Spallation Neutron Source (SNS) at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. She holds a joint faculty appointment at UT where she oversees the graduate program for Accelerator Physics. Her current research interests are centered on development of beam physics concepts and related technologies for future generations of high power accelerators.

Nadia Fomin an Associate Professor of Physics and particle physicist. She leads experiments at several facilities, including ORNL's Spallation Neutron Source, that aim to uncover the behavior of matter at sub-atomic scales as well as to look for yet-to-be explained phenomena.

John Powers is an Associate Professor of Sculpture and 2016 Guggenheim Fellow. His new media and sculptures have been exhibited nationally and internationally at venues such as Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, The MIT Museum, and The Huntsville Museum of Art. His research explores the unattainable and its connection to the passage of time.

This program is presented in conjunction with the exhibition Science in Motion, on view at the McClung Museum from September 20, 2019 – January 5, 2020.

McClung Museum of Natural History and Culture, 1327 Circle Park Dr on the UT campus, Knoxville, TN 37996. Hours: M-Sa 9-5, Su 1-5. Information: 865-974-2144, http://mcclungmuseum.utk.edu

McClung Museum: Science in Motion Exhibition

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Category: Exhibitions & visual art, Free event and History & heritage

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

  • September 19, 2019 — September 29, 2019
  • 9:00AM-6:00PM

Category: History & heritage and Kids & family

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

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

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

  • September 13, 2019 — October 26, 2019

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

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"

Category: Exhibitions & visual art and Free event

Theme: 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

Westminster Presbyterian Church Schilling Gallery: Artwork by Knoxville Miniature Society and Art Group 21

  • September 12, 2019 — October 27, 2019

Category: Exhibitions & visual art and Free event

Hours: Monday thru Thursday, 9 AM to 4PM, Friday 9 AM to noon
6500 Northshore Drive, 865-584-3957 or www.wpcknox.org

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