Calendar of Events

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Rala: March First Friday Artist

  • March 6, 2020 — March 31, 2020
  • 6:00-9:00PM Opening Reception

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

The March First Friday Artist at Rala will be Megan Wright of Thistle & Rope.
The opening will be March 6th from 6PM-9PM and the show will be up through the end of March.

Megan Wright of Thistle & Rope is a macrame artist based in Knoxville, TN. She combines traditional macrame techniques with modern lines to create contemporary fiber art pieces. She has been a lifelong creative, pursuing various mediums before falling in love with the organic and tactile nature of fiber art. Recently she's been exploring incorporating dried flowers, hand dyed silk, and other elements into her hangings to add texture and dimension. Please join us for a show opening and to meet the artist.

Rala: Regional and Local Artisans, 112 W. Jackson Ave, Knoxville, TN 37902. Information: 865-525-7888, https://shoprala.com. Instagram: @ShopRala

Art Market Gallery: Works by Ed Lewis & Pam Salyer

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

First Friday Reception: March 6, 5:30 – 9 p.m.

Pam Salyer, Mixed Media
The infinite variances in color, texture and pattern of the natural world fascinate me, and I attempt to interpret and convey the relationship between these elements through mixed media collage. My latest series of work focuses on what we see when we look into flowing rivers and rocky streams, probing beneath the surface, freezing a moment in time. I build each collage with acrylic paint, paper and acrylic gels, layer by layer, creating new ways to consider the textures and colors of the natural world around us. I enjoy experimenting with different techniques and materials, always striving to push the boundaries of my art practice. Pamela is a Knoxville-based mixed media artist (pamelas2art@gmail.com).

Ed Lewis, Segmented Wood Turning
Ed Lewis mainly focuses on laminated and segmented wood turning. He states, “In combining different wood this way, the endless possibilities of design and color are achieved. I seldom use any dyes or stains, relying on the natural wood colors and grain to show through. I enjoy building of the complex blanks, as much as the turning of the final shape. Though my work is designed to be decorative, most of which can be used functionally.” Ed is a woodturner, located in Seymour, TN (easttnwoodturning@gmail.com).

Art Market Gallery, 422 S. Gay St, Knoxville, TN 37902. Hours: Tu-Sa 11-6, Su 1-6. Information: 865-525-5265, www.artmarketgallery.net

Broadway Studios and Gallery: Renewal

  • March 6, 2020 — March 28, 2020

Category: Exhibitions & visual art and Free event

Open show juried for prizes by local juror/artist Kelli Sullivan

“Renewal” opens Friday March 6, 5:00-9:00 with awards at 6 PM.

Broadway Studios and Gallery, 1127 Broadway St, Knoxville, TN 37917. Hours: Fri-Sat, 10-6, by appointment, or when the "open" sign is illuminated. Information: 865-556-8676, www.BroadwayStudiosAndGallery.com

Awaken Coffee: Exhibition by Kimberlee Rose Smith

  • March 6, 2020 — March 28, 2020

Category: Exhibitions & visual art and Free event

Awaken Coffee will host an opening reception for artist Kimberlee Rose Smith Friday, March 6 from 6-9 pm. Kimberlee finds her inspiration from the beauty of nature She creates art in the hope of bringing joy and light to those who see her work.

Please join us for some amazing art, light refreshments and of course great coffee!

Awaken Coffee is a live music venue, espresso bar, craft beer & wine bar and organic restaurant in the heart of downtown.

Awaken Coffee, 125 W Jackson Ave, Knoxville, TN 37902. Hours: M-R 7 AM - 9 PM, F 7 AM - 10 PM, Sat 8 AM - 10 PM, Sun 2-8 PM. https://www.facebook.com/awakencoffeeoldcity/

Dogwood Arts: Shawn Poynter Exhibition**

Category: Exhibitions & visual art and Free event

Opening March 6 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

The 2020 Dogwood Arts Limited Edition Print is by Shawn and will be on display alongside an immersive installation of his photographs and more! You can purchase a Limited Edition Print for $25 at http://bit.ly/39vm3Hs.

Shawn has been photographing a wide range of subjects for over two decades. After graduating with a degree in photojournalism, Shawn worked for a newspaper in Illinois, then freelanced for a few years in eastern Kentucky before landing in Knoxville in 2006.

After spending many years out in the world, Poynter has lately started exploring more work in his studio in North Knoxville. After a career working on news and editorial assignments out in the world, the idea of making and photographing compositions in an environment in which every element is controllable has an appeal. See more of his work at http://www.poynterphotoco.com/

Dogwood Arts, 123 W. Jackson Ave, Knoxville, TN 37902. Information: 865-637-4561, https://www.dogwoodarts.com

Westminister Presbyterian Church: Dee Blane's Collection of African Artifacts**

  • March 5, 2020 — April 30, 2020

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

Westminster Presbyterian Church Schilling Gallery

6500 S Northshore Dr, Knoxville, TN 37919. Hours: M-R 9-4, Fri 9-12. Info: (865) 584-3957 or www.wpcknox.org

Dogwood Arts: SYNERGY Exhibition

Category: Exhibitions & visual art, Free event and Kids & family

CELEBRATE KNOXVILLE’S NEXT GENERATION OF ARTISTS & ART EDUCATORS

Opening Reception: March 11, 2020 (5:30-8:30PM)

Synergy showcases gifted K-12 art students alongside their teachers and current art interns/student-teachers from East Tennessee. See the results of the artistic student-teacher synergy that happens every day in our schools. Awards and scholarships are presented to encourage further development of these art students’ artistic aptitude. The Opening Reception and Awards Ceremony will be held at the Clayton Center for the Arts in Maryville, TN. All artists, their families, and friends are encouraged to attend this wonderful celebration!

Information: 865-637-4561, https://www.dogwoodarts.com

Westminister Presbyterian Church: Pond Study by Frank Norris**

  • March 1, 2020 — April 30, 2020

Category: Exhibitions & visual art and Free event

Artist: Frank Norris
“Pond Study” - Seeing nature through a different lens
Category: Photography

Westminister Presbyterian Church, 6500 S Northshore Dr, Knoxville, TN 37919. Hours: M-R 9-4, Fri 9-12. Info: (865) 584-3957 or www.wpcknox.org

Goodwill Industries-Knoxville: Project Wear and Share**

  • March 1, 2020 — March 31, 2020

Category: Free event, Fundraisers, Health & wellness and Kids & family

Have you been to the dry cleaners lately? If not, you might want to stop by during the month of March. For the 30th year, dozens of regional dry cleaners have partnered with Goodwill Industries-Knoxville, Inc. through Goodwill’s Project Wear and Share. This annual clothing drive is designed to raise awareness about Goodwill’s services while providing dozens of new opportunities to donate unneeded clothing and linens.

Goodwill is offering donors another convenient location to drop off items. Participating dry cleaners are located in Knoxville, Oak Ridge, Clinton, Maryville, Farragut, Alcoa, Kingston, Lenoir City, Seymour, Pigeon Forge, Sevierville and Morristown. Beginning March 1 and running through March 31 local dry cleaners will have a donation box inside their location where you can drop off donations. By donating gently used clothing and linens to Goodwill keeps goods out of local landfills each year.

Items donated and sold at our 29 retail stores supports Goodwill’s mission of changing lives and strengthening families by helping people reach their full potential through community-relevant job training, work experiences, and career services. Training programs range from computer literacy to certified nurse assistant courses, career assessment and planning to job placement services. In 2019, Goodwill Industries-Knoxville, Inc. provided training and services to 4,086 individuals in their 15-county service area.

Find a list of participating dry cleaners at www.goodwillknoxville.org or contact the Goodwill Marketing Team at 865.588.8567.

Oak Ridge Art Center: Ebony Imagery XVII and John Allen: Beautiful Marks

  • February 8, 2020 — March 22, 2020

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

In the Galleries
February 8 through March 22, 2020

Artists Reception: Saturday, February 8, from 7 to 9 PM
Gallery Talk: 6:30 PM

The event is free and open to the public.

Oak Ridge Art Center, 201 Badger Avenue, Oak Ridge, TN 37830. Hours: Tu-F 9-5, Sa-M 1-4. Information: 865-482-1441, www.oakridgeartcenter.org

Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts: Kim Mirus & Shanna Fliegel

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

Incremental Signals is a two-person exhibit featuring the ceramic work of Shanna Fliegel and handwoven 2D pieces of Kim Mirus.

The works on view in Incremental Signals are keeping track of things: our rapidly changing climate, moments in our daily lives, damage, and memory.

With every stitch, Kim Mirus uses weaving to show us the data of what is happening near the North Pole due to climate change. Shanna Fliegel’s narrative vessels tell us stories made from memory fragments, pieced together in an attempt at preservation.

These works demand our attention. They ask us to slow down and look, to consider the weight of our choices, and to notice what we remember. Individually, the works are showing us data, statistics, and information. Together, they are sending us signals.

For more information, visit arrowmont.org/incremental-signals-shanna-fliegel-kim-mirus/

Geoffrey A. Wolpert Gallery, Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts. Gallery hours: M-R 8:30-5, Fri 8:30-4, Saturdays call ahead. Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, 556 Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN 37738. Information: 865-436-5860

Ted Richards: The Brown Paper Project exhibition

  • January 4, 2020 — March 31, 2020

Category: Exhibitions & visual art and Free event

Opening reception Jan 12, 2-4 PM
Meet the artist, refreshments

The Gallery at the Rarity Bay Activity Center (2nd building on the right as you enter Rarity Bay), 150 Rarity Bay Parkway, Vonore, TN 37885
Free admission! Gallery hours: Mon 9-4, Tue 9-1, Wed-Fri 9-4
http://raritybayliving.com/ or 423-884-3020

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