Calendar of Events
Tuesday, April 21, 2020
Knoxville Museum of Art: Cocktails & Conversation with Michelle Commander
Art and Civil Rights
Mary Campbell, UTK Associate professor of American Art History
Free and open to the public. Cash bar.
Knoxville Museum of Art, 1050 World's Fair Park Dr, Knoxville, TN 37916. Hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 10AM-5PM, Sunday, 1-5PM. Information: 865-525-6101, www.knoxart.org
Pellissippi State: Spring Jazz Concert
All music performances are in the Clayton Performing Arts Center and are free and open to the public.
Hardin Valley Campus of Pellissippi State: 10915 Hardin Valley Road, Knoxville, TN 37932. Information: 865-694-6405, www.pstcc.edu/arts
St. John’s Cathedral: Live-Streamed Recital on the New Goulding & Wood Pipe Organ
The new seventy-rank Goulding & Wood Opus 52 pipe organ at St. John’s Cathedral at Cumberland and Walnut has been only recently installed.
St. John’s organists Eunjin Choi and Jason Overall will present a recital on the new organ via YouTube Live on Tuesday, April 21, 2020, at 7 PM. Find their channel at www.youtube.com/user/SJCKnox
Knoxville Museum of Art: Artists on Location, A Plein Air Painting Event**
The Guild of the Knoxville Museum of Art presents Artists on Location (AOL) 2020 – an art show and sale at the Knoxville Museum of Art Saturday, April 25 from 5 to 9pm. Artists on Location promotes the museum’s connection to the local and regional art community by providing an outlet for artists to sell their work and encouraging people to collect it.
This event will provide both new and seasoned collectors a rare opportunity to buy original paintings of Knoxville and East Tennessee.
From Monday, April 20, through Friday, April 24, talented artists selected through a juried process will be painting outdoors in and around the Knoxville area. The public is invited to watch the AOL artists in action as they capture on canvas a wide variety of subject matter, from urban street scenes to pastoral garden settings. The specific locations the artists will be painting in plein-air will be published on the Knoxville Museum of Art’s website (knoxart.org) prior to the event and will be followed on the KMA Guild’s Instagram page @artistsonlocation.
The annual art show and sale held at the KMA on Saturday, April 25, 5-9pm is free and open to the public and includes light refreshments and a cash bar. Proceeds of the sale will benefit both participating artists and the Knoxville Museum of Art.
Painting in open air or plein-air became popular in the mid-19th century of the French Impressionist seeking to capture the effects of light and its changing ephemeral qualities in the atmosphere. The practice of painting on location increased in popularity with the development of transportable paint tubes and box easels. This event will provide both new and seasoned collectors the chance to acquire original paintings of some of Knoxville’s best-known sites.
Knoxville Museum of Art, 1050 World's Fair Park Dr, Knoxville, TN 37916. Information: 865-525-6101, www.knoxart.org
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
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.
Historic Westwood: Open Gardens**
While Historic Westwood is closed for tours through April 30th, spring has come to the gardens which remain open to the public. The daffodils in "Mickey's Cutting Garden" are beautiful right now and wonderful volunteers from Ossoli Circle have been sprucing up "Adelia's Shade Garden".
Bring a book and sit on one of the benches or in one of the front porch rocking chairs or simply walk-through on your way to the Third Creek Greenway. Please remember to keep an appropriate social distance from others while enjoying the grounds.
Free parking next door at Laurel Church of Christ, 3457 Kingston Pike.
UT School of Art: Small Works online by School of Art Faculty
Small Works by UTK School of Art Faculty
Small Works features a selection of small works by faculty members in the School of Art. Participating faculty members include Joshua Bienko, Emily Bivens, Sally Brogden, Jason Brown, Rubens Ghenov, John C. Kelley, Mary Laube, Paul Lee, Beauvais Lyons, Frank Martin, Althea Murphy-Price, John Powers, Jered Sprecher, and Koichi Yamamoto.
The Emporium Center: Victoria Phillips: A Place Within
A reception will take place on Friday, March 6, from 5:00-9:00 PM as part of First Friday activities
A Place Within was created from a state of contemplation and exploration. It is an extension of the processes and ideas of previous works. In these paintings, I examine how each layer interacts with the next. There is a sense of sublime expression as I investigate the human condition. The frailties and hardships of humanity are reflected in the disruptive processes, as I reference the sublime spiritual aspects through the washes of pigments and the synergy found within the hues. Many of the paintings from this collection were created in Skopelos, Greece. The mountainous landscapes paired with the endless ocean views created an atmosphere of divine inspiration. The beauty and simplicity of the island are reflected in the mystical landscapes in this collection as the disruptive qualities allude to the universal human condition. Through exploring the transcendental qualities found in my processes and metaphorical connections, I aim to delineate a sense of hope while providing an environment that is conducive for a visceral experience.
Victoria Phillips graduated with a BA in Visual Arts in 2013 from Lee University in Cleveland, TN. She earned her MFA in Painting at Savannah College of Art and Design in 2019. She has been involved in numerous exhibitions throughout the U.S. as her private collectors continue to grow domestically and abroad. Phillips completed an artist in residency in Skopelos, Greece in 2019, giving her the opportunity to exhibit internationally. She resides in Atlanta, GA where she has a studio at Mutiny Artwrx. She is a part time Assistant Professor at Kennesaw State University and a full time Visual Arts Educator. For more information, visit www.victoriarosephillips.com, follow her on Instagram @victoria_rose_phillips, or find her on Facebook at www.facebook.com/victoriaphillipsart.
On display at the Emporium Center, 100 S. Gay Street, in downtown Knoxville. Exhibition hours are Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM. Information: (865) 523-7543 or www.knoxalliance.com.