Calendar of Events

Sunday, May 17, 2020

Mighty Mud: Bagels and Bowls!

  • May 17, 2020
  • 9 AM

Category: Classes & workshops and Fine Crafts

Instructor: Anais Lux
Join Anais Lux and Mighty Mud Studios for a Sunday morning of wheel thrown pottery and a light breakfast of bagels, spreads, and coffee. Great for first-timers, learn to make functional pottery pieces such as mugs, bowls and cups. All students will have two finished pieces to pick up two weeks after class. Gluten-free toast will be provided in leu of bagels for gluten-free students.

$55.00
All Materials Provided
Coffee & Tea Provided

Mighty Mud, 126 and 127 Jennings Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37917. Information: 865-595-1900, www.mightymudclay.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/

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

Knoxville Arts & Fine Crafts Center: Block Printed Tea Towels

  • May 11, 2020 — May 20, 2020

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

Printmaking Class!
$20
30-40 Minute Recorded Instruction, Link available on Friday, May 22nd
Instructor: Amanda Humphreys

Registration Deadline: May 20th @ Noon

Learn how to print your very own tea towel designs with this online class!! You will receive all your materials along with detailed instruction. Amanda will show you how to draw simple designs on printing blocks as well as, how to carve out those designs with linoleum cutting tools. Using fabric ink you will learn how to print repeating patterns onto your tea towel with the use of a template. The cost of this class will provide enough materials to make two tea towels that will be machine washable! Students will need to be able to pick up materials before class, return them after and have access to a computer.

Register: https://registration.knoxvilletn.gov/ViewCourseActivityDetails.aspx?id=C2343

Knoxville Arts & Fine Crafts Center: Make-a-Mug

  • May 11, 2020 — May 20, 2020

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

Clay Class! $12
Link available on Friday, May 22nd
30-40 minutes Recorded Instruction
Instructor: Amanda Humphreys

Registration Deadline: May 20th

We are bringing this very popular KAFCC class to the internet. Follow along with Amanda to create your very own handmade mug! With the purchase of this on-line class you will receive Clay, Tools (to borrow), your choice of glaze, firing and the on-line instruction. The format of this class is a recorded demo so you can make your mug when you want. Participants will also have the ability to trouble shoot via-e-mail. Instructions for pick-up of materials, handouts and the class link will be provided before the class.

Please note that we have a limited amount of tools to share at this time. If you have tools and you want to take the class please call and we can override registration. https://registration.knoxvilletn.gov/ViewCourseActivityDetails.aspx?id=C2338

Knoxville Arts & Fine Crafts Center: Sewing: Tea Towels

  • May 11, 2020 — May 20, 2020

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

Sewing Class! $15
30-40 Minute Recorded Instruction
Link available on Friday, May 22nd
Instructor: Emily Webb

Registration Deadline: May 20th @ Noon

This is a fantastic introduction to machine sewing where you will create a tea towel! You will learn the basics of straight stitching on a machine and how to sew mitered corners. We will provide plain 100% cotton fabric cut to size, with matching thread, and written instructions to compliment the video tutorial. You will also need a sewing machine, fabric scissors, an iron, tailors chalk, a ruler/tape measure, and straight pins. Some sewing experience recommended, but not essential. Students will need to have a sewing machine, be able to pick up materials from KAFCC before the class and have access to a Computer (please call if you have questions and we may have some sewing machines to lend).

https://registration.knoxvilletn.gov/ViewCourseActivityDetails.aspx?id=C2344

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