Calendar of Events
Sunday, June 28, 2020
Sunday in Old Sevier
Join us for "Sunday in Old Sevier" each last Sunday of every month from 3pm to 6pm! Each merchant has something different going on; vendors with crafts and unique gifts, special events, and more! See you south of the river!
Change Center: Youth Skate Night
Every 4th Sunday of the month is a FREE Skate Night for Middle and High School students! Sponsored by All Souls, Overcoming Believers, and Cedar Springs Presbyterian! We welcome and encourage youth groups to attend!
Change Center, 203 Harriet Tubman Street, Knoxville, Tennessee 37915
GreenPease: Sunday Mindful Gardening Sangha
Sunday at 8:30 AM
Join me by the garden for coffee, talk, meditation, sharing, simple lessons on mindfulness practice through gardening, therapeutic horticulture, nature based creative arts projects, and Q&A. Over the weeks we'll cover different horticultural subjects and how to practically integrate gardening, mindfulness, and creativity at home.
This week we'll focus on leaves! Leaves are fantastic for so many reasons. They are basically kitchens, factories, air cleansers, habitats, shelters, shade makers, temperature buffers, climate makers, anti depressants, stress relievers, rainbows, art, beauty, and more! We'll look to the leaves around us, do a simple grounding activity with them, talk about what happens inside them, their morphology, what they do in autumn, share about unique leaves, and I'll demonstrate a simple mindful art activity using a leaf, pencil, and paper!
The link is below: https://us04web.zoom.us/j/6550734098?pwd=RlZxajR6dEtTMDFxaTFsc01UVE1QUT09
Meeting ID: 655 073 4098
Jubilee Community Arts: Laurel Theater videos & radio
While all public activities at the Laurel have been canceled until further notice including dances, concerts and church services, please enjoy videos on their YouTube channel which include concerts, dance lessons, and more! https://www.youtube.com/user/LaurelTheater/videos
The historic Laurel Theater is a regional, community cultural center dedicated to preserving and presenting the traditional arts of the Southern Appalachians. The Laurel Theater is owned and operated by Jubilee Community Arts.
Tune in to 91.9 FM WUOT on Saturdays at 9 PM for "Mountain Jubilee" and 89.9 FM WDVX on Sundays from 5-11 PM for "Sunday Jubilee"!
Townsend Artisan Guild: TAG Gallery open
WE ARE OPEN! See hours listed below. The art and gifts at the Gallery continue to be refreshed with new work. If you are driving through Townsend, stop by our TAG Gallery.
The mission of Townsend Artisan Guild is to connect fine arts and fine crafts and the people of East Tennessee through education of youth and adults, professional development of local artisans, and community development. The membership of the Corporation promotes an active interest in the arts through exhibits, demonstrations, lectures, and education as well as raising standards of professional performance among its working artisans.
7719 E. Lamar Alexander Pkwy. (Hwy. 321), Townsend, TN 37882
Hours: Wed. - Sat. 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Sunday - 1:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
TAG website: https://www.townsendartisanguild.org/
YWCA Knoxville: 21-Day Racial Equity and Social Justice Challenge
The challenge is designed to create dedicated time and space to build more effective social justice habits, particularly those dealing with issues of race, power, privilege, and leadership.
You will be presented with challenges such as reading an article, listening to a podcast, reflecting on personal experience and more. Participation in an activity like this helps us to discover how racial injustice and social injustice impact our community, to connect with one another, and to identify ways to dismantle racism and other forms of discrimination. This is an exciting opportunity to dive deep into racial equity and social justice. We hope you will join us on this journey and we can’t wait to get started!
Originally developed by Dr. Eddie Moore, Jr. and Debby Irving, this 21-Day Challenge has been adapted by organizations across the country. It is designed to create dedicated time and space to build more effective social justice habits, particularly those dealing with issues of race, power, privilege, and leadership.
Anyone can take part in the YWCA 21-Day Challenge. Participation in an activity like this helps us connect with one another, discover how racial inequity and social injustice impact our community, and identify ways to dismantle racism and other forms of discrimination.
Participants will be prompted daily with challenges such as reading an article, listening to a podcast, reflecting on personal experiences and more. Participation in an activity like this helps us discover how racial and social injustices impact our community, motivates us to connect with one another, and inspires us to identify ways to dismantle racism and other forms of discrimination.
This is an exciting opportunity to dive deep into racial equity and social justice. We hope you’ll join us and accept this challenge.
Each day (Monday-Friday) starting on Friday, June 19 through Friday, July 17 you will receive an email prompting you with a daily challenge. Please make sure you've signed up for the challenge! https://ywcaknox.com/21-day-challenge-sign-up/
Knoxville Children's Theatre: Peter Rabbit
Peter is famous as the clever and daring rabbit who succeeds in invading mean Farmer McGregor’s cabbage patch, in spite of traps, scarecrows and other dangers. His sisters Flopsy and Mopsy, their friend Squirrel Nutkin and Cawdy the Crow all share his adventures in this charming, and endearing dramatization.
The play will be performed Thursdays and Fridays at 7 PM; Saturdays at 1 PM and 5 PM; and Sundays at 3 PM.
Knoxville Children's Theatre, 109 E. Churchwell Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37917. Information: 865-208-3677, www.knoxvillechildrenstheatre.com
Arts & Culture Alliance: Arts in the Airport Spring 2020
Category: Exhibitions & visual art
Enjoy the 44 works by regional artists, as juried by Jim Scarsella.
The current exhibition (juried by Jim Scarsella) will be on display from June 10 - October (end date TBA) 2020. View and purchase artworks at https://www.knoxalliance.store/product-category/airport-22. Thank you for your support of our local artists!
The Arts & Culture Alliance of Greater Knoxville and the Metropolitan Knoxville Airport Authority (McGhee Tyson Airport) present a semi-annual exhibition entitled “Arts in the Airport”. This juried exhibition was developed to allow regional artists to compete and display work in the most visited site in the area. The selected art features contemporary 2- and 3-dimensional artwork and is exhibited in the secured area behind McGhee Tyson Airport’s security gate checkpoint for six months at a time. Approximately 35-40 works comprise each exhibition. Work is normally available for viewing only by visitors flying in or out of the airport.
Rala: June Featured Artist Annie Rochelle
Meet our June Featured Artist, Annie Rochelle!
She is a born and raised Knoxvillian and currently lives in South Knoxville with her husband and sweet cat named “Kitty.”
Annie attended Maryland Institute College of Art where she earned her BFA in Painting with a minor in Art History and Curatorial Studies concentration.
“A lot of my compositions with the human figure reference Renaissance, Baroque and Rococo works from art history. Recently I have been interested in scientific botanical illustrations and translating the Victorian model of the ‘Language of Flowers’ into a modern and more relevant vernacular.”
One of Annie's favorite things to do is plant flowers or vegetables with a glass of wine while watching her husband grill dinner.
Fun Fact: She won 1st place in our Dolly Art Contest last year and 2nd place this year!
SHOP ANNIE: https://shoprala.com/collections/annie-rochelle
Rala: Regional and Local Artisans, 112 W. Jackson Ave, Knoxville, TN 37902. Information: 865-525-7888, https://shoprala.com. Instagram: @ShopRala
Tomato Head: Mineralscapes and Natural Patterns: Art Photography by David G. Liles
"I create art through photographic imagery. Inspiration comes from the natural world, specifically colors and patterns. Much of my work starts out as pictures of rocks, minerals, and fossils. I seek a different viewpoint, and many of the images are abstractions, and open to viewer interpretation".
On exhibition Downtown from June 8 to July 7 and at the West location from July 8 to August 7.
Tomato Head, 12 Market Square (865-637-4067) and 7240 Kingston Pike, Suite 172 (865-584-1075), in Knoxville. http://thetomatohead.com
Oak Ridge Art Center: Through the Lens 6 and Permanent Collection
Through the Lens 6: New Directions in Print Photography and Selections from the Permanent Collection.
As in all programs right now, we are following the guidelines set forth by the State of Tennessee and the City of Oak Ridge and are practicing social distancing, utilizing masks, limiting the number of people in the building, and cleaning and sanitizing throughout the day.
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
Art Market Gallery: New Works
The Gallery will re-open JUNE 5, Friday-Sundays only. Hours and safety protocols will be announced closer to opening date. We can also open on appointment if requested. Please watch our Facebook page or our Instagram for further updates. We have missed talking with all our visitors, both local and out of town! Looking forward to a busy Downtown Knoxville in the future! For any specific questions or requests you can send us a message via the "contact us" tab from the website, or message us from our Facebook Page. www.Facebook.com/Art.Market.Gallery.
Art Market Gallery, 422 S. Gay St, Knoxville, TN 37902. Information: 865-525-5265, www.artmarketgallery.net