Calendar of Events
Saturday, August 29, 2020
Historic Ramsey House: Bears & Brunch: Paint Your Own Masterpiece
August 29, 2020 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Learn to paint the fun and easy way and create this beautiful masterpiece to hang in your home or give as a gift. It could even be a great Mother’s Day present for the mama bear in your life! We’ll provide the coffee and pastries, you bring your favorite beverage. (Mimosas, anyone?) Bring a friend or make a friend!
Class Fee: $35 ($30 for Historic Ramsey House Members). All supplies included, and all skill levels welcome. Reservations required.
Historic Ramsey House, 2614 Thorngrove Pike, Knoxville, TN 37914. Information: 865-546-0745, www.ramseyhouse.org
Tennessee Theatre: Portrait Photography Sessions
On Friday, August 28 or Saturday, August 29, you can have your photos made in the Tennessee Theatre with Shawn Poynter Photographer. Family, graduation, engagement, holiday (we put up the decorations!), couple, or whatever the occasion, the Tennessee is a most gorgeous backdrop for your photographic memories. Take advantage of this rare opportunity at the Tennessee! Part of your session fee includes a donation to the Theatre during its closure.
Two packages available
Sessions can accommodate families/households of up to 6 people (all participants must be from the same household)
All participants must abide by COVID policies which includes a screening prior to entry and wearing masks when not being photographed
Reserve a date: https://www.tennesseetheatre.com/reserve/photosessions/
Knoxville Children's Theatre: Holes
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
Art Guild at Fairfield Glade: 11th Annual Judged and Juried Fine Art Show Opening Reception
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
East Tennessee Historical Society: Black & White, Knoxville in the Jim Crow Era
Black & White, Knoxville in the Jim Crow Era featuring the stories of African American artists Beauford Delaney, Joseph Delaney, and Ruth Cobb Brice, with contributions by guest historian Robert J. Booker. The exhibition, which opened February 20, 2020, right before the Museum closed, has now been extended to provide visitors’ access to this important part of East Tennessee’s past.
The East Tennessee Historical Society (ETHS) desires all to stay healthy and with our re-opening we continue to work to help curb the spread of the highly contagious disease that is COVID-19. ETHS is following the guidelines within the Tennessee Pledge and has modified the Museum of East Tennessee History’s visitor experience. We ask that all museum visitors support our community’s health by observing these guidelines:
· Wear a mask or cloth face covering at all times (masks are available on site)
· Make regular use of the hand sanitizing stations located throughout the building
· Stay at least six feet away from anyone not in your household
· Follow one-way path markers
· Stay at home if you are sick
The Museum will close one hour early each day for enhanced cleaning. The hours, which are updated on our website are Monday – Friday 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.; and Sunday 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. Certain Museum features have also been modified to increase visitor safety. Examples are interactive exhibitions have been turned off, and seating has been removed to provide additional room for physical distancing.
East Tennessee Historical Society, 601 S. Gay Street, Knoxville, TN 37902. Information: 865-215-8824, www.easttnhistory.org
Urban Bar & Corner Cafe: Works by Jessica Newman
Jessica Newman is based in Maryville. Her work has been displayed at Urban Bar Corner Cafe for the past several months!
109 N Central St, Knoxville, TN 37902
Art with Kahlulee
Join a fun, online art class for elementary-aged kids! We meet Saturdays either in the morning or the afternoon. To date, we are drawing, coloring and creating geometric designs. Please check out the Facebook Page for examples: https://www.facebook.com/artwithkahlulee.
A $5 to 15 donation is kindly requested. To register, please e-mail email@example.com
Knoxville Museum of Art: Virtual Cocktails & Conversation with Mary Campbell
A virtual lecture with UT Associate Professor of American Art History Mary Campbell
“I WILL NOT BE MOVED”
An exploration of the works related to Civil Rights leader Rosa Parks in the exhibition Beauford Delaney and James Baldwin: Through the Unusual Door. Professor Campbell entertains the idea of Parks as a type of self-portrait of Delaney and a way for him to express his inner thoughts.
Knoxville Museum of Art, 1050 World's Fair Park Dr, Knoxville, TN 37916. Information: 865-525-6101
Tomato Head: Cityscapes and Organics - Photography by Terri Swaggerty
On exhibition Downtown from July 6-August 2 and at the West location from August 4-September 7
Tomato Head, 12 Market Square (865-637-4067) and 7240 Kingston Pike, Suite 172 (865-584-1075), in Knoxville. http://thetomatohead.com
Knoxville Museum of Art: Re-Opening with Beauford Delaney and James Baldwin: Through the Unusual Door
The Knoxville Museum of Art will reopen beginning Wednesday, July 1, 2020, with limited hours and extensive precautions to ensure the health and safety of visitors and museum staff.
Beauford Delaney and James Baldwin: Through the Unusual Door has been extended through October 25. The museum’s permanent flagship exhibitions--Higher Ground: A Century of the Visual Arts in East Tennessee and Currents: Recent Art from East Tennessee and Beyond—have been reinstalled and refreshed!
Visitors will be welcomed with the following measures necessitated by the public health situation:
• The KMA will be open on a restricted schedule, Wednesday-Sunday 1-5pm. The museum will be closed on Mondays and Tuesdays. (The KMA will also be closed Saturday, July 4 for the Independence Day holiday.)
• Attendance will be limited to 25 visitors per hour and reservations will be required by signing up on www.eventbrite.com. Link is also available on www.knoxart.org.
• Visitors will access the museum via the June and Rob Heller Garden gate adjacent to the parking lot, enter the building on the lower level, and exit at street level (one-way route).
• Visitors will be asked to wear face coverings. Disposable masks will be available for visitors who need them.
• Cleaning and sanitizing in public areas will be greatly increased.
• Visitors will be asked to stay 6 feet apart.
For questions about the reopening, visitors can contact the museum at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Beauford Delaney and James Baldwin: Through the Unusual Door
This exhibition of 50+ paintings, works on paper, and unpublished archival material examines the 38-year relationship between painter Beauford Delaney (Knoxville 1901-1979 Paris) and writer James Baldwin (New York 1924-1987 Saint-Paul-de-Vence, France) and the ways their ongoing intellectual exchange shaped one another’s creative output and worldview.
Through the Unusual Door seeks to identify and disentangle the skein of influences that grew over and around a rich, complex lifetime relationship with a selection of Delaney’s works that reflects the powerful presence of Baldwin in Delaney’s life. The exhibition draws from the KMA’s extensive Delaney holdings, public and private collections around the country, and rarely displayed papers held by the Delaney estate. KMA curator Stephen Wicks is organizing the exhibition, which is accompanied by a color-illustrated catalogue published by the University of Tennessee Press.
Knoxville Museum of Art, 1050 World's Fair Park Dr, Knoxville, TN 37916. Hours: Wednesday-Sunday, 1-5 PM. Information: 865-525-6101, www.knoxart.org
Knoxville Museum of Art: Summer Art Academy online**
Summer Art Academy 2020 is moving online! Due to restrictions on group activities related to COVID-19, the Knoxville Museum of Art’s Summer Art Academy will take place online only this year. No classes will be held at the museum. A full menu of fun and educational art activities will be available soon on the KMA’s YouTube Channel at https://www.youtube.com/user/KnoxvilleMuseumOfArt, or check www.knoxart.org for updates. Online art activities will be available for no charge.
Knoxville Museum of Art, 1050 World's Fair Park Dr, Knoxville, TN 37916. Hours: Tu-Sa 10-5, Su 1-5. Information: 865-525-6101, https://knoxart.org/kma_events/summer-art-academy-2020/
Printshop Beer Co: Explore Knox Bike Ride
Printshop Beer Co., 1532 Island Home Ave, Knoxville, Tennessee 37920
Join us Saturdays at 10:30 for our weekly ride through different Knoxville neighborhoods as we explore our city via bike. Although distances and routes vary, most rides last for 60-75 minutes (4-8 miles) and potentially include a stop at various landmarks, sites of interest, and even other breweries!
These slow-paced rides are suitable for all riders, from beginners to experienced cyclists. Bikes are available for rent at the Pace Bike Share stations next to Alliance and South Coast Pizza. Please note that rides will be cancelled in the event of inclement weather to ensure the safety and comfort of all participants.