Calendar of Events

Monday, September 30, 2019

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

Pellissippi State: Jane Reeves and Jess Courtney Exhibition

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

Sculpture and photography from two of Southern Indiana’s finest K-12 art teachers. These thought-provoking works explore an array of imagery and process.

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

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

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/

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

East Tennessee Historical Society: The Freedom Engine: East Tennessee Remembers 9/11

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Category: Exhibitions & visual art, History & heritage and Kids & family

Visitors to the Museum of East Tennessee History will have an opportunity to view special items associated with the “Freedom Engine,” a tribute gift from East Tennesseans to New York City following the events of September 11, 2001. East Tennesseans contributed more than $940,000 to purchase and equip a 95-foot tower ladder truck for Harlem-based Ladder Company 14, helping the New York City Fire Department (FDNY) replenish the largest vehicles in the city's firefighting fleet. The so-called "Freedom Engine," went into service during March 2002 and was dedicated on September 11th of that year.

FDNY typically retires their trucks from regular service after about 10 years. The Freedom Engine went into reserve status in 2013. Upon retirement, several artifacts associated with the truck, including a bucket door, captain's helmet, memorial plaque from the people of East Tennessee, and a presentation plaque containing a piece of World Trade Center metal, were returned to East Tennessee and donated to the East Tennessee Historical Society. These items will be on display through October 13, 2019, at the Museum of East Tennessee History, along with a video about the project. You may view the exhibit and artifacts online at the ETHS website at www.easttnhistory.org/exhibits/freedom-engine.

Each Sunday is Family Day and is free to the public.

East Tennessee Historical Society, 601 S. Gay Street, Knoxville, TN 37902. Museum hours: M-F 9-4, Sa 10-4, Su 1-5. Information: 865-215-8824, www.easttnhistory.org

Sandy Brown Solo Exhibition: "Skies and Other Flights of Fancy"

  • September 3, 2019 — September 30, 2019

Category: Exhibitions & visual art and Free event

A personal visit to invented places as seen by the mind’s eye

Reception: Friday, September 6, 6 PM – 8 PM.......food, drinks, & music

At Michael’s Fine Art and Framing, 1325 Dug Gap Road, Dalton, GA
706-278-8840

Friendlytown Comedy Show

  • September 2, 2019 — December 30, 2019

Category: Comedy

Mondays at 7:30 PM
At the Pilot Light, 106 E. Jackson Ave.

Friendlytown is a weekly experimental comedy show that happens every Monday at 7:30 PM at the Pilot Light (106 E. Jackson Ave, Knoxville). Every week, the Friendlytown City Council gathers to address an issue of burning importance to the wonderful little community. Also, we give local stand-up comedians some time up front to work on their latest hot takes. You can follow Friendlytown on Facebook for the latest updates and show announcements, or to get in touch with the City Council leadership there if you’d like to perform.

Hosted by Sean Simoneau, $8 (cash only)
http://www.facebook.com/friendlytownknoxville

Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts: Bridging the Gap: Contemporary Craft Practices

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

PLEASE JOIN US FOR THE RECEPTION AND AWARDS CEREMONY: OCTOBER 18, 6 - 8 PM

Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts presents the National Juried Invitational Exhibit, "Bridging the Gap: Contemporary Craft Practices," featuring artists who seek innovative approaches to traditional craft practices and create historically conscious work, while resonating with newer audiences and current issues. This exhibit recognizes artists under 35 years of age who are making significant strides in their craft in bold and diverse ways.

For more information about the show and participating artists, visit: www.arrowmont.org/bridging-the-gap-contemporary-craft-practices/

Sandra J. Blain Galleries, Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts
Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, 556 Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN 37738. Information: 865-436-5860, www.arrowmont.org

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