Calendar of Events

Thursday, August 13, 2020

Marble City Opera: I Pagliacci

Category: Music and Theatre

Aug 13-15 nightly at 7:30 PM

A dramatic tale of love and betrayal, Pagliacci revolves around a commedia del arte troupe. ... In an act of revenge, Tonio tells Canio that Nedda is having an affair like he suspected. During a performance, Canio confronts Nedda, and stabs her.

Starring:
John David Nevergall as Canio
Kathryn Frady as Nedda
Jesse Stock as Tonio
Ryland Pope as Sylvio
Blayne Ziegenfuss as Beppe

Stage Direction by: Keturah Stickann
Piano by: Brandon Coffer

Our production of I Pagliacci at the Tennessee Amphitheater has been approved by the City of Knoxville, including the Mayor. View the COVID Mitigation plan: https://131ea5be-2599-cf4c-14ef-b9ddcba3da5b.filesusr.com/ugd/d73bdd_ac84fa05fc92430d9edd915c5aa8bb68.pdf

The Tennessee Amphitheater, 963 World's Fair Park Drive, Knoxville, TN 37916
Marble City Opera: 646-217-1580, www.marblecityopera.com

YWCA Knoxville & the Tennessee Valley: 10th Annual YWCA Keys of Hope Luncheon

  • August 13, 2020

Category: Fundraisers

10th Annual Keys of Hope Luncheon
Presented by Nancy and Stephen Land
At Knoxville Convention Center
Networking and check-in at 11:00 a.m.
Program begins at 11:30 a.m.

Why Keys of Hope?

YWCA’s Keys of Hope Luncheon exists to support the YWCA’s essential Keys of Hope Women’s Program which provides safe, affordable housing for 58 women in downtown Knoxville for up to two years.

At the YWCA, 24-hour staff provides support and monthly programming for women to encourage goal planning, career advancement, self-care, budgeting, and permanent housing. In 2019, the YWCA housed 142 women and received over 1,000 calls for housing. The need is overwhelming!

https://ywcaknox.com/keys-of-hope-luncheon/

Big Ears Festival: Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith performs ‘Mosaic of Transformation’

Category: Music

As we wait for clarity on the ongoing pandemic and continue to plan and scheme and dream for Big Ears 2021 and beyond, we’re exploring new means of getting back to work and supporting artists, projects, and ideas that we love.

Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith performs ‘Mosaic of Transformation’
Thursday, August 13 at 9:30PM | $15

outer/most presents a live performance of Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith’s 'Mosaic of Transformation' Experience the premiere of Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith's live performance for 'The Mosaic of Transformation', released on Ghostly International in May 2020. This global livestream event will be accompanied by a sequence of new visuals by Sean Hellfritsch. A portion of proceeds from this stream will benefit Black Trans Femmes in the Arts and the Big Ears Festival.

“The album is my expression of love and appreciation for electricity. The inspiration came to me in a sudden bubble of joy. It was accompanied by a multitude of shapes that were moving seamlessly from one into the other. My movement practice has been a constant transformation piece by piece. I made this album in the same way. Every day I would transform what I did yesterday into something else."
— Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith

https://www.outermostagency.com/stream/kaitlyn-aurelia-smith-big-ears

Art Guild at Fairfield Glade: 11th Annual Judged and Juried Fine Art Show Opening Reception

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

The public is cordially invited to the opening reception of the Art Guild at Fairfield Glade’s Eleventh Annual Judged and Juried Fine Arts Show on Friday, August 7, from 5-7 p.m. at the Plateau Creative Art Center (PCAC), 451 Lakeview Dr. in Fairfield Glade. An assortment of beverages will be served at this free opening reception event including fine wine provided by the Stonehaus Winery.

The First National Bank of Tennessee is once again sponsoring the Art Guild’s Judged and Juried Fine Arts Show. Cash prizes will be awarded to Best of Show, First Place, Second Place, and Third Place winners. Additional awards are being sponsored by the Art & Frame Shop, Century 21 Realty, Jerry’s Artarama of Knoxville and Mr. John Anderson. The Judge for this year’s event is Mr. David Butler, Executive Director of the Knoxville Museum.

Reception attendees can view the over 100 show entries and watch the presentations of ribbons and cash awards to the winning artists.

The Judged and Juried Fine Arts Show will feature all genres of art, and these items will be on display at the PCAC from Aug. 7 through Sept. 2. The gallery is open Monday through Saturday, 9 a.m.- 4 p.m.

Art Guild at Fairfield Glade at the Plateau Creative Arts Center, 451 Lakeview Drive, Fairfield Glade, TN 38558. Information: 931-707-7249, www.artguildfairfieldglade.net

Mighty Mud Studios: absorption by Jessie Van der Laan

  • August 7, 2020 — August 31, 2020

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

The socially distanced opening will be on Friday, August 7th, from 6-9pm.

The artist will show a series of drawings from the past two years, examining the simultaneous joys and burdens of motherhood, reflected through natural and artificial landscapes.

Put on your fanciest mask and join the artist!
www.jessievanderlaan.com
http://vacuumshopstudios.wordpress.com

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

The Emporium Center: Work by Recipients of Bailey Opportunity Grants

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

The Arts & Culture Alliance is pleased a new exhibition at the Emporium Center in downtown Knoxville from August 7-28, 2020. A free reception with the artists will take place on Friday, August 7, from 4:00-7:00 PM to which the public is invited to attend at 50 people at a time. All visitors to the Emporium are asked to wear a mask and maintain physical distancing guidelines. Most of the works are for sale and may be purchased through the close of the exhibition.

The Arts & Culture Alliance presents an exhibit of painting, photography, woodwork, forged metal, jewelry, sculpture, and more by 26 of the individual artists who are recipients of an FY21 Ann and Steve Bailey Opportunity Grant. Artists in the exhibition include: Becky Chaffee, Bobbie Crews, Yvonne Dalschen, Curtis Glover, Jessica Gregory, Lila Holdenried, Alex Jaynes, Shannon Johnson, Jeanne Kidd, David Luttrell, Elysia Mann, Jess Maples, Ryan Mason, Renee Mathies, Tom Owens, John Phillips, Kerry Remp, Annie Rochelle, Nancy Rowland Engle, Ericka Ryba, Roberta Smashey, Emily Taylor, Houston Vandergriff, Brandon Woods, Rodney Yardley, and Conny Zhao.

A part of the Arts & Heritage Fund, the Bailey Opportunity Grants provide financial and technical support to individual artists and small, professionally-oriented arts and culture organizations. The grants are designed to spur continued artistic and administrative growth in innovative, entrepreneurial artists and organizations at any stage in their development. Throughout the next eleven months, the 34 individual artists will utilize their collective $80,300+ for local, regional, and national workshops, studio time, technical equipment, and more.

Visit www.knoxalliance.com/bailey-exhibition-FY21 for more information on the artists.

The exhibitions are on display at the Emporium Center, 100 S. Gay Street, in downtown Knoxville. Exhibition hours are BY APPOINTMENT ONLY Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM. For more information, please contact the Arts & Culture Alliance at (865) 523-7543 or visit www.knoxalliance.com.

The Emporium Center: Héctor Saldivar: Mis Raises (My Roots)

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

The Arts & Culture Alliance is pleased a new exhibition at the Emporium Center in downtown Knoxville from August 7-28, 2020. A free reception with the artists will take place on Friday, August 7, from 4:00-7:00 PM to which the public is invited to attend at 50 people at a time. All visitors to the Emporium are asked to wear a mask and maintain physical distancing guidelines. Most of the works are for sale and may be purchased through the close of the exhibition.

Héctor Saldivar was born in Mexico City in 1966. Even though he always considered himself a creative person, it was not until later in life that he embarked on developing his artistic talents. He has participated in events for Casa HoLa (part of HoLa Hora Latina) in Knoxville as well as with the Tennessee Arts Commission in Nashville. He mainly works with papier-mâché and clay, however he also paints with acrylics and oils. He is an alebrijes artist. Alebrijes are brightly colored Mexican folk art sculptures of fantastical (fantasy/mythical) creature. His art honors his Mexican roots. Follow him on Instagram @hectorleosculpture.

The exhibitions are on display at the Emporium Center, 100 S. Gay Street, in downtown Knoxville. Exhibition hours are BY APPOINTMENT ONLY, Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM. For more information, please contact the Arts & Culture Alliance at (865) 523-7543 or visit www.knoxalliance.com.

The Emporium Center: Mark Hipshire and Emma Slaymaker: Shared Spaces

Category: Exhibitions & visual art, Free event and Kids & family

The Arts & Culture Alliance is pleased a new exhibition at the Emporium Center in downtown Knoxville from August 7-28, 2020. A free reception with the artists will take place on Friday, August 7, from 4:00-7:00 PM to which the public is invited to attend at 50 people at a time. All visitors to the Emporium are asked to wear a mask and maintain physical distancing guidelines. Most of the works are for sale and may be purchased through the close of the exhibition.

These two Knoxville natives met for the first time across the ocean while living in western France. An intangible sense of familiarity helped them bond quickly in their respective foreign landscapes, and they soon learned about their many shared interests. Both want to promote conservation of the Earth’s ecosystems and find ways of their own to do so. They share a passion for art and use it as an outlet for this message of compassion and conservation. Mark Hipshire, coming from a marine sciences background, compliments Emma Slaymaker’s knowledge of terrestrial farm work and horseback riding, and together they hope to use their art to reconnect themselves and others with a love for nature.

Mark Hipshire’s passion for painting and drawing originates from his work in chemistry and marine biology. As an undergraduate student he worked in a research lab with crystalline scintillators that would glow under ultraviolet radiation. As a graduate student he would go on to study marine sciences, where he became fascinated with the bioluminescent glow of deep-sea creatures. His current portfolio uses scintillating (UV reactive) paints to recreate the bioluminescent effects of marine organisms. He aims to use the wonder of seeing these creatures to inspire others to help preserve our planet’s natural resources for the future. Follow him on Instagram @m_hip_jr.

Emma Slaymaker is a Knoxville artist, born and raised. From a young age she developed a love for animals, especially horses. She has grown up riding and working on farms. This passion, along with her long held passion for art, has brought her down the path of animal portraiture. She wants to share her love for animals as well as spread a message of compassion and conservation through her art. Follow her on Instagram @es.artworks.

The exhibitions are on display at the Emporium Center, 100 S. Gay Street, in downtown Knoxville. Exhibition hours are BY APPOINTMENT ONLY, Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM. For more information, please contact the Arts & Culture Alliance at (865) 523-7543 or visit www.knoxalliance.com.

The Emporium Center: Paula Thomas: Evoked in Resin

Category: Exhibitions & visual art, Free event and Kids & family

The Arts & Culture Alliance is pleased a new exhibition at the Emporium Center in downtown Knoxville from August 7-28, 2020. A free reception with the artists will take place on Friday, August 7, from 4:00-7:00 PM to which the public is invited to attend at 50 people at a time. All visitors to the Emporium are asked to wear a mask and maintain physical distancing guidelines. Most of the works are for sale and may be purchased through the close of the exhibition.

As we journey through this life, we are affected daily with emotions driven by unlimited influences. Whether it be an event, an encounter, a passing by observance, the weather or nature, our emotions are evoked. How we choose to express those emotions can heal, encourage and provide escape and reflection. As an artist, I am driven to express emotions through color and movement within the fluid medium of resin. Resin is a unique medium in that it is intensely reflective and can be layered with color and texture within. Because of its fluid nature, it flows unpredictably, yet always turns out uniquely beautiful just like life! My hope is that this collection of work will evoke emotions in the viewer that satisfy and stir the soul.

A graduate of Texas Tech University with degrees in Graphic Design and Art Education, Paula Thomas has created and taught art and been involved in interior design for over 25 years. Currently residing in Knoxville, her abstract art canvases are composed of the fluid medium of resin mixed with a myriad of paints, inks and mica powders on unique substrates such as metal and wood to create intensely reflective, colorful, layered pieces that are the perfect marriage of fluid movement, texture and color. Inspired by color and nature, the emanation of her works bring an influence of emotion and mood to the viewer. She currently has collections and works available in local galleries including The District Gallery and Whimsy and a Dream. For more information, visit www.paulathomasdesign.com, follow her on Instagram @paulathomasdesign, or find her on Facebook at www.facebook.com/PaulaThomasDesign.

The exhibitions are on display at the Emporium Center, 100 S. Gay Street, in downtown Knoxville. Exhibition hours are BY APPOINTMENT ONLY, Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM. For more information, please contact the Arts & Culture Alliance at (865) 523-7543 or visit www.knoxalliance.com.

Gallery 1010: "The Space In-Between", New Work by Alyssa Coffin

  • August 7, 2020 — August 17, 2020

Category: Exhibitions & visual art and Free event

Gallery 1010
August 7th-17th
Schedule a viewing: https://app.acuityscheduling.com/schedule.php?owner=20334332
www.alyssacoffinart.com

Gallery 1010, 1150 McCalla Ave, Knoxville, TN 37917. Information: https://gallery1010.utk.edu/

Ijams Nature Center: Hummingbird Festival: Celebration of Wings

Category: Classes & workshops, Festivals & special events, Free event, Kids & family, Lectures & discussions and Science & nature

Even a pandemic can’t stop the migration of ruby-throated hummingbirds! If the hummingbirds are coming through East Tennessee, Ijams Nature Center is going to celebrate them…and all of the winged creatures that make this region so amazing! However, having just one day of festivities with hundreds of people packed in to hear speakers or shop in the marketplace wasn’t wise, so it’s going to be a little different this year: Ijams is celebrating our flying friends ALL MONTH LONG! Please join Ijams for the 2020 Ijams Hummingbird Festival: Celebration of Wings! You'll learn about all your favorite winged creatures, from ruby-throated hummingbirds and other backyard birds to moths, butterflies, bats and more! Space is limited and preregistration is required for every event. Ijams has put safety protocols in place to keep everyone safe. There's something for all ages, so make plans to join in the fun!

Aug. 6
• 10-11 a.m. Nature Nuggets: All About Wings

Aug. 7
• 6-8 p.m. Speaker Series: Marvelous Moths w/Kris Light
• 8-9 p.m. Night Program: Bat and Moth Walk and Talk

Aug. 14
• 6-8 p.m. Speaker Series: Powerful Pollinators w/Kris Light

Aug. 20
• 9-11 a.m. Little Creatures With Wings
• 9-11 a.m. Hummingbird Hike
• 10-11 a.m. Nature Nuggets: All About Wings

Aug. 21
• 6-8 p.m. Speaker Series: Monarch Migration w/Kris Light
• 8-9 p.m. Night Rambles w/Naturalists: Night Flyers
• 9-10 p.m. Family Campfire: Celebration of Wings

Aug. 22 A Day of All Things Wings!
• 7 a.m.-12 p.m. Behind-the-Scenes Bird Banding and Community Science Experience, Animal Encounters and More!
• 8-9 p.m. Night Rambles w/Naturalists: Night Flyers
• 9-10 p.m. Family Campfire: Celebration of Wings

Aug. 27
• 6-8 p.m. Speaker Series: Secrets of Backyard Birds w/Stephen Lyn Bales

NOTE: Programs may change based on COVID requirements issued by the State of Tennessee or City of Knoxville/ Knox County. Learn More and Register: https://www.ijams.org/ijams-hummingbird-festival

Tennessee Stage Company: Shakespeare Off the Square

Category: Free event, Kids & family, Science & nature and Theatre

7:30 p.m. Thursday-Sunday, Aug. 6 - 23
ADMISSION IS FREE AS ALWAYS

A funny thing happened on the way to Shakespeare On The Square’s Thirtieth Anniversary Season – we cancelled it! But we heard so often and so longingly from so many people “but it isn’t summer in Knoxville without Shakespeare” that we came up with an alternate plan.

Instead of our usual season on Market Square we are going to the wide open space at Ijams Nature Center where there is a wonderful sloping hillside where an audience can watch the play while maintaining social distancing.

Keeping in mind size restrictions and safe practices we are presenting a very special five actor Much Ado About Nothing in which each actor will play three roles! It will be a highly stylized modern dress production in which our five actors will change characters mid scene and carry on conversations with themselves!

This production is being presented in collaboration with 70/30 Creative.

Much Ado About Nothing opens on Thursday, August 6, at the pavilion outside the visitors center at Ijams Nature Center. It continues through Aug. 23, a three week run rather than out usual five week run.

Admission is free. A donation basket will be passed with a $ 10.00 suggested donation. To help maintain audience size restrictions Ijams Nature Center, the Tennessee Stage Company and 70/30 creative ask that reservations be made prior to attending at www.ijams.org/Shakespeare.

Ijams Nature Center 2915 Island Home Avenue 37920
865-546-4280 or tennesseestage@comcast.net

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