Calendar of Events

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

West African Community Dance Classes

Category: Classes & workshops, Dance and Kids & family

Weekly West African dance classes taught by Alaba Mitchum with live drumming provided by Indigenous Vibes.

Wednesdays, 7:15-8:15 PM

Weekly class fee: $10, $7 for students

Hosted by Knoxville African Dance
At Broadway Academy of Performing Arts, 706 N. Broadway St., Knoxville, TN
www.facebook.com/KnoxvilleAfricanDance

Knoxville Symphony Orchestra: The Q Series

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Category: Culinary arts and Music

The Knoxville Symphony Orchestra presents the KSO Q Series at The Emporium Center for classical music Wednesdays! Single tickets are $18 in advance/$20 at the door.

This concert features a one-hour performance by the Principal Quartet and Woodwind Quintet and tickets include lunch.

100 S. Gay Street, Knoxville, TN 37902. Tickets and information: 865-291-3310, www.knoxvillesymphony.com

Bijou Theatre: Mountainfilm on Tour

Category: Film and Science & nature

FILMS STARTS AT 7:30PM

Mountainfilm on Tour is coming back to Knoxville this fall, and bringing a selection of culturally rich, adventure-packed and inspiring documentary films curated from the Mountainfilm festival held every Memorial Day weekend in Telluride, Colorado!

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

Pellissippi State: Italian guitar virtuoso Beppe Gambetta

Category: Free event, Kids & family and Music

Italian guitarist Beppe Gambetta will make a stop next week at Pellissippi State Community College while on his U.S. tour.

Gambetta will play a free concert at 11:50 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 25, in the Clayton Performing Arts Center on the college's Hardin Valley Campus, 10915 Hardin Valley Road. The public is invited.

"We were fortunate enough to arrange for a stop at our beautiful campus," said Associate Professor of Music Larry Vincent, noting the musician will be giving a concert the following evening at the Laurel Theater in Knoxville. "Mr. Gambetta is an accomplished guitarist whose career spans more than 30 years in the industry and includes collaborations with top bluegrass artists in the U.S. and Europe such as Dave Grisman, Doc Watson, Norman Blake and many others."

While Gambetta still lives in his native Genova, Italy, he travels to North America at least three times each year, according to his official website at www.beppegambetta.com. Gambetta's reputation in the U.S. and Canada is reinforced by his participation in distinguished festivals as well as events like the well-known radio shows "All Things Considered" and "eTown." Gambetta has performed in prestigious concert halls such as the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville and the Metropolitan Museum of Art of New York.

Hardin Valley Campus of Pellissippi State: 10915 Hardin Valley Road, Knoxville, TN 37932. Information: 865-694-6405, www.pstcc.edu/arts

UT College of Architecture and Design: Film Series: Biutiful

  • September 25, 2019

Category: Film and Free event

Wednesday at 8 PM – 10 PM
1715 Volunteer Blvd, Knoxville, Tennessee 37996

Join us for the college’s fall film series screening of Biutiful (2010) on September 25, 2019. All UT students are welcome. No cost to attend.

https://archdesign.utk.edu/event/film-biutiful/

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

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

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