Calendar of Events

Saturday, May 16, 2020

Circle Modern Dance: Improv with Angela Hill

Category: Classes & workshops, Dance and Free event

Join us on Zoom for weekly dance classes to keep our dance community connected.
Hosted by Circle Modern Dance

Sat at 2:00 PM
MAY 16 and MAY 23

Improv is BACK with Angela Hill on ZOOM!
https://www.facebook.com/events/892262241290730/

Knoxville Writers’ Guild: Find the Voice workshop

Category: Classes & workshops, Lectures and Literature & readings

Join Jesse Graves in a workshop about finding voice, a permanent concert for poets and writers. Writing prompts and examples will bring elements of voice into new writing, giving writers the opportunity to explore historical and character-driven topics, as well as their own personal subject matter. We will examine approaches for developing and enriching one’s own voice. Writers will leave this session with new material as well as thoughts and suggestions on how to revise those ideas into finished poems or other writing. This workshop is for writers of all genres.

Jesse Graves is the author of four poetry collections, including the forthcoming Merciful Days. His work received the James Still Award for Writing about the Appalachian South from the Fellowship of Southern Writers. His books have twice received both the Weatherford Award in Poetry from Berea College, and the Book of the Year in Poetry Award from the Appalachian Writers’ Association. Graves teaches at East Tennessee State University, where he is Poet-in-Residence and Associate Professor of English. In 2015, he was inducted into the East Tennessee Writers Hall of Fame.

To help maintain social distancing guidelines and ensure the safety of our members and presenters, KWG will be moving our workshops to an online format.
Online KWG Workshops are $30 for non-members, $20 for members and $10 for student members. Log in to take advantage of the reduced rates.
Register: https://knoxvillewritersguild.org/events/may20workshop/

The District Gallery: New Fine Art and Small Works

  • May 13, 2020 — December 31, 2020

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

It's so good to be back! We've missed you enormously, and we're thrilled to welcome you back to the gallery! New creations, new makers, and new hours. We have so much to share!

UPDATED HOURS: TUES-SAT 10:00-5:30

New arrivals are on view in the gallery now! Plus, we've designed a Small Works space to make it easier to support your favorite artists. We're celebrating with a fresh look on our walls — be sure to stop in & enjoy it with us! Also, while we continue to embrace new health standards to ensure your health and safety, we remain committed to making custom framing accessible and enjoyable. We will do everything in our power to make your custom framing experience pleasant and fun! Please don't hesitate to let us know how we can help you best.

The District Gallery & Framery, 5113 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37919
(865) 200-4452 or www.TheDistrictGallery.com

Mabry-Hazen House: Live from the Parlor - Virtual Tour

Category: Free event and History & heritage

Tuesdays at 2 PM

Although our doors are still closed for regular visitation, we'll continue to offer our Live from the Parlor series! Once a week, we'll take a deep dive into the history of Mabry-Hazen House, get up close and personal with the original family collection, and share our stories with you.

Virtual tours will broadcasted via Facebook Live every Tuesday at 2pm! Look for the link at 1:55pm on each day of the tour.

Have particular artifact or story you'd like to know more about? Let us know by messaging us and we'll do our best to incorporate your request into our schedule!

https://www.facebook.com/events/244801236578936/

UT Downtown Gallery: Knox County Art Teachers ArtSource 2020 (virtual)

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

This is a digital exhibition of the work of art teachers and art interns in the Knox County School System.

For more than a decade, Art Source, the exhibition dedicated solely to Knox County art educators, has given these same teachers an opportunity to nourish and showcase their own artistic talents.

We are excited to present the work of 43 art educators! http://downtown.utk.edu/artsource-2020/

Old Gray Cemetery: Open Grounds

Category: Free event and Science & nature

Old Gray Cemetery located in downtown Knoxville occupies 13 acres of beauty and history. The cemetery was founded in 1850 and dedicated in 1852 when the first 40 lots were sold at public action. Today Old Gray clearly depicts Knoxville’s history and provides an important example of cemetery planning and design during the rural cemetery or garden movement.
The Ella Albers Fountain has been recently restored and serves as the anchor on the main drive and the centerpiece of Old Gray. The original fountain was erected in 1890 by A. J. Albers in memory of his 37-year-old wife. The symbolism of the Victorian fountain is twofold, representing both the respect for the memory of the dead and also offering hope and inspiration to the living. The original fountain was dismantled during World War II and the metal was used in the war effort.
You can stroll or drive through the winding avenues of Old Gray and see the excellent examples of Victorian art and architecture. The cemetery is a mixture of unmarked graves to massive monuments and mausoleums which honor the lives of those buried there.
The massive oaks and hackberry trees are part of a wide variety of trees and vegetation at Old Gray that are living witnesses to the history of Knoxville since before the Civil War at which time this area was an open pasture. Thanks to the vision of those who lived then we can now enjoy the park setting that these trees have created.
You are invited to take a walk back through history and enjoy the beauty and tranquility of Old Gray. Our automatic gates currently open at 7 AM and close at 5 PM.

https://www.facebook.com/oldgraycemetery

Old Gray Cemetery, 543 North Broadway, Knoxville, TN 37917. Information: 865-522-1424, www.oldgraycemetery.com

WDVX: Real Live Music Videos

Category: Free event and Music

We are bringing you even more Real Live Music Videos this month, with new performances posted every Tuesday & Thursday! Check out the release schedule: https://wdvx.com/new-real-live-music-videos-premiere-on-tuesdays-thursdays-in-may/

YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/wdvxradio

The 30 Days of Real Live Music Challenge concluded in April, and visitors one can watch all 30 videos in a row at https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLVDeTOdMcmYmKi_ayM0tYvx0zWkNhr6ry.

Nief Norf: Virtual Norf Space

Category: Music

If we cannot venture from our houses, we will bring new and adventurous sounds straight to your living room! Experience great chamber music from Julius Eastman and Philip Glass, to Kate Soper and Joanna Bailie in selected concert videos from Nief-Norf and our Summer Festival. Around 40 works will be shared with you in this web special. Plus, we are proud to present Nief-Norf ensemble members in a livestream performance each week.

New videos will be posted around lunchtime every Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday. The livestream performances will happen at 7:30 p.m. Eastern ("doors open" at 7:00 p.m.) on each Wednesday. We recommend opening each video into full screen to have the best experience.

More info: https://dots.livemusicproject.org/virtual-norf-space/

Seven Islands State Birding Park: 1st Annual Photo Competition & Exhibition: Call for Entries

Category: Exhibitions & visual art and Science & nature

The Friends of Seven Islands State Birding Park announce a call for entries for its 1st annual Juried Photo Competition and Exhibition. The Competition was developed to promote the beauty and diversity of Seven Islands State Birding Park and to provide a forum for photographic artists to compete on a regional scale and display their work. Approximately 10 – 12 fine art works will receive monetary awards and will comprise an exhibition on the North Wall gallery of the beautifully restored Emporium Center at 100 S. Gay Street from September 1-30, 2020. The Emporium is free and open to the public Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM and other hours for special events.

The deadline for entries to be received is midnight, Sunday, May 31, 2020. Prizes include at least $1,000 in cash awards, and winning artists will have the opportunity for their imagery to be displayed in a variety of local galleries following the initial display and awards presentation at the Emporium Center.

https://www.friendsofsevenislands.com/photo-contest-call-for-entries/

Ewing Gallery: 2020 Honors Exhibitions online

Category: Exhibitions & visual art

Initiated by the Ewing's Director Sam Yates 30 years ago, this exhibition recognizes outstanding students graduating from The University of Tennessee with a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the School of Art.

Selected by a School of Art Faculty Scholarship committee, seven art students from various art disciplines were chosen from the qualifying applicants for this year's exhibition. These students are Celine Gobert, Mera Ragsdale, Juniper Teffeteller, Shannon Frisco, Ali Bhimani, Nicole Gentry, and Dannie Trevino.

Click here to view a gallery of their work: https://art.utk.edu/honors-2020/

Congratulations to our exhibitors!

Knoxville Arts & Fine Crafts Center: Sauerkraut Making

  • May 11, 2020 — May 27, 2020

Category: Classes & workshops, Exhibitions & visual art and Fine Crafts

Online Cooking Class! $10
30-40 Minute Recorded Instruction
Link available on Friday, May 29th
Instructor: Emily Webb
Registration Deadline: May 27th @ Noon

Learn how easy it is to make your own gut-friendly sauerkraut at home! In this brief online tutorial, you will be given clear steps to help you confidently create a quart-sized batch of sauerkraut at home, along with tips and tricks such as sterilizing equipment and what to look for as it ferments! All ingredients, a mason jar, and a written recipe card will all be supplied. Students will need to be able to come and pick-up supplies and have access to a computer.

https://registration.knoxvilletn.gov/ViewCourseActivityDetails.aspx?id=C2346

Knoxville Arts & Fine Crafts Center: Printing & Sewing Tea Towels

  • May 11, 2020 — May 20, 2020

Category: Classes & workshops, Exhibitions & visual art and Fine Crafts

Bundle Class! $30
60 to 80 Minutes Recorded Instruction
Link available on Friday, May 22nd
Instructor: Amanda Humphreys & Emily Webb
Registration Deadline: May 20th @ Noon

With this bundled class you will get both the Printing Tea Towels and Sewing Tea Towels class! Join Amanda and Emily in this fun and informative class!

With this class you will get everything you need to sew your very own hand-printed tea towels from start to finish. The cost of this class includes all printing materials and tools as well as fabric and thread with written and video instructions! Students will need to have access to a computer and to be able to pick up supplies before class. Sewing machines are required - if you need one we may have some to lend.
https://registration.knoxvilletn.gov/ViewCourseActivityDetails.aspx?id=C2345

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