Calendar of Events
Thursday, April 16, 2020
Flying Anvil Theatre: Ideation
By Aaron Loeb
Shows are generally Thursday through Saturday at 7:30 and Sundays at 2:00.
Flying Anvil Theatre, 1300 Rocky Hill Road, Knoxville. Information: 865-357-1309, www.flyinganviltheatre.com
Random Acts of Flowers: Kendra Scott Gives Back Event
Join us for a virtual Kendra Gives Back event benefiting Random Acts of Flowers! While the stores may be closed, you can still participate online.
20% of all proceeds from the day will go toward delivering recycled flowers, encouragement, and personal moments of kindness to individuals in healthcare facilities. Be sure to use the code GIVEBACK7168 when checking out on www.Kendrascott.com
Kendra Scott offers jewelry, home decor, gifts and beauty. From decorative trays to nail polish, earrings, necklaces, bracelets and more!
Knoxville Civic Auditorium: Theresa Caputo
Theresa Caputo at the Knoxville Civic Auditorium April 16, 2020.
"The Experience" brings Theresa face-to-face with her fans, as she lets spirit guide her through the audience. A video display ensures everyone in the venue has an up-close-hands-on experience regardless of seat location. "The experience isn't about believing in mediums. It's about witnessing something life-changing" says Theresa Caputo. "It's like Long Island Medium live, witnessing first-hand spirit communication."
The highly-rated show Long Island Medium follows Theresa's life as a typical Long Island mom with one very big difference...she can communicate with the dead. Since she cannot "turn off" this gift, messages from departed loved ones can come through at any time, which lead to spontaneous readings with those she encounters. In addition to her television show, Theresa has appeared on such programs as "Jay Leno," "Jimmy Fallon," "Steve Harvey," "Live with Kelly and Michael," "Dr. Oz," & "The Today Show."
Theresa's latest book, "Good Grief: Heal Your Soul, Honor Your Loved Ones, and Learn to Live Again", was released in 2017 and debuted on the NY Times Best-Seller List at #3. With her energetic, positive, and encouraging tone, Theresa uses the lessons from Spirit to guide the reader through grief toward a place of solace and healing. Theresa's second book titled "You Can't Make This Stuff Up" was released in September 2014 and debuted at #9 on the NY Times Best Seller List. Her first book titled "There's More to Life Than This" was released in the fall of 2013.
Theresa has been a practicing medium for over 20 years. She helps individuals find closure by delivering healing messages. For Theresa, this is not just her job... this is her life. Learn more about Theresa at www.theresacaputo.com.
Knoxville Civic Auditorium and Coliseum, 500 Howard Baker Jr Blvd, Knoxville, TN 37915. Information: www.knoxvillecoliseum.com
Fundraiser to Benefit the Restoration of the Delaney Home
Art Guild of Tellico Village: April Meeting**
The Art Guild of Tellico Village will have the privilege of presenting the Professional Oil media artist Aurora Bull from Maynardville TN. She has a studio in her home and Aurora and husband Earl run an active farm.
Aurora was born in Kalamazoo MI and moved to FL in 1957. While in FL she worked for a Veterinarian and was able to study the anatomy of animals; this enabled her to become proficient with animal portraits, especially horses. Aurora is sought after for commissions of those equine breeds. She has drawings that date back to when she was 8 years old (kept by her mom) and took up pastels at an early age. Aurora started working in oil media in 1968 and as she says “she was hooked”. With her proficiency in the medium she was asked to teach in 1985 and has been doing so since that time. She has been a resident in TN since 1985 and this is home.
Auroras ability to harmonize design and color allow her to depict a wide variety of subjects; both realistic and romantic. She uses a very limited palette consisting of only 3 primaries. Applying opaque tones of soft colors with layers of a transparent glaze give a three-dimensional effect tempered with subtle overtones. A recipient of many awards and honors, both from juried exhibitions and featured artist magazines (see North Light Artist); makes her attractive to many collectors both Corporate and Private throughout the US and Abroad. Aurora enjoys sharing her knowledge and experience with others by conducting workshops and giving demonstrations. She gives ongoing classes at the Fountain City Art Center in Fountain City – Knoxville TN. You can learn more about Aurora on her website www.aurorasfineart.com.
Time and Location: 9:30am to 12:30pm – Top floor of the Tellico Village Yacht Club.
Refreshments: Light refreshments and beverages will be served before the speaker presents.
Thompson Boling Arena: Cirque du Soleil
Cirque du Soleil brings their latest extravaganza to Thompson-Boling Arena Wednesday, April 15 through Sunday, April 19.
The Canada-based entertainment troupe’s acrobats, dancers, singers and musicians will perform “Ovo” – Portuguese for egg.
According to the Cirque du Soleil website, Ovo portrays insects working, playing, fighting and looking for love in a world “filled with biodiversity, beauty, action and moments of quiet emotion.”
Ovo debuted in 2009 and has since been performed for more than 6 million fans in 24 countries around the globe.
Thompson Boling Arena, 1600 Phillip Fulmer Way, Knoxville, TN. Info/tickets: Concerts & Special Events - www.KnoxvilleTickets.com or (865) 656-4444.
Pellissippi State: Animation Showcase
Be amazed by the technical prowess and imagination of Pellissippi State’s animation students. Professor Kent McQuilkin’s students display some of their finest animation work in this exhibit.
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
Art Market Gallery: Works by Lynda Best & Harriet Howell
Friday Reception: April 3, 5:30 – 9p.m.
Harriet Howell, Silk Painting
My main focus in silk painting is exploring color, pattern and texture in nature. My goal is to create beautiful, wearable art that enhances and expresses the personality of the wearer. I have always loved textiles, and painting on silk is a fun and challenging medium with which to explore ideas and new adventures. Ultimately, I hope the wearer of my work also shares the adventure.
I have a BFA from the University of Tennessee and worked as a graphic designer for 20 years. I now paint full time on both paper and silk. I work primarily in plein aire or abstract painting in water media and pastel. Some of my silk dyes are derived from plants in my yard and some are commercially produced. In whatever medium I use, the imagery is always based on the natural world.
Lynda Best, Acrylic Painting
I was born in Wichita, Kansas and because my father worked for Boeing and the Apollo program, I moved around the Southern United States during my childhood. I have been creating art for as long as I can remember. Even as a junior high student, I had an art studio in my daddy’s garage and taught art to children in the elementary grades. I sold my paintings to my teachers and I knew that I had a special talent in how I “saw” the world. I remember riding in the backseat of the car finding hidden images in the trees along the road as we drove by. Nature is a magnet for me to understanding myself. As I grew older, I developed a style showing the "frozen moment" we perceive when we look at anything in nature. For me, everything in nature is moving energy. That is a part of my spirituality. The spirit is found and often rediscovered in nature. This connection nourishes my being! The mountain seasons inspire changes in water, flowers, and the spirit. Nature's transforming power can be most directly witnessed in the growth cycle of the flowers and the seasonal changes in water levels in our streams and rivers. I use acrylic in a modern impressionistic style with entrancing outlines and colors that act to "freeze" the movement of the shape while capturing a moment in the continual change on display in our beautiful Tennessee.
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
Theatre Knoxville Downtown: Of Good Stock
SHOW TIMES: Thu: 8:00 pm, Fri: 8:00 pm, Sat: 8:00 pm, Sun: 3:00 pm
by Melissa Ross
When legendary novelist Mick Stockton died, he left his three daughters a house in Cape Cod, control over his books, and a whole lot of issues.
Years later, the men in their lives struggle to be a part of this elusive family’s legacy. It’s not always easy keeping up with the hurricane of the whip-smart and sharp-tongued Stockton Sisters. Especially during a weekend filled with dramatic confrontations and surprising confessions. But good scotch helps.
A raw, poignant, and hilarious look at the fun and dysfunction of family.
Theatre Knoxville Downtown, 800 S. Central Street, Knoxville, TN 37902. Information & tickets: 865-544-1999, www.theatreknoxville.com
Central Cinema: Virtual Programming
A slew of distributors have shown support for defunct independent cinemas with groundbreaking “virtual engagements” that directly benefit us directly, so take a look at what’s “showing” this week! More info: https://centralcinema865.com/
Central Cinema is a community moviehouse located in the heart of North Knoxville's Happy Holler neighborhood. Central Cinema's single auditorium features top-notch digital projection and 96 seats.
Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts: 70th Annual Spring Wildflower Pilgrimage Artist of the Year
Featuring Alex Foster
Reception: Wednesday, April 22, 2020, 5-7pm, free and open to the public
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, www.arrowmont.org
Central Cinema: Virtual Programming
Did you know that one of the things you can do to help us survive this mess is... watch movies at home? In the short time since we closed our doors, a slew of distributors have shown support for defunct independent cinemas with groundbreaking "virtual engagements" that directly benefit us directly... so take a look at what's showing "at" Central Cinema this week!
Online Premiere: Flirting With Azrael
Based on John Tod Baker's 2015 concept album, Flirting with Azrael: A Psychedelic Rock Musical is a film about Rabi Xaler, a woman abused and tormented by her alcoholic and adulterous husband, JD.
Oscilloscope Laboratories presents Saint Frances
Flailing thirty-four-year-old Bridget (Kelly O'Sullivan) finally catches a break when she meets a nice guy and lands a much-needed job nannying six-year-old Frances (played by a scene-stealing Ramona Edith-Williams).
Fantastic Fungi is a vivid journey into the mysterious subterranean world of mycelium and its fruit— the mushroom.
Kino Lorber presents Bacurau
A few years from now... Bacurau, a small village in the Brazilian sertão, mourns the loss of its matriarch, Carmelita, who lived to be 94. Days later, its inhabitants (among them Sônia Braga) notice that their village has literally vanished from online maps and a UFO-shaped drone is seen flying overhead.
Opening Saturday, March 28
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Film Movement presents Zombi Child
Haiti, 1962. A man is brought back from the dead only to be sent to the living hell of the sugarcane fields.