Calendar of Events
Monday, August 31, 2020
The Central Collective: HERDCORE auction and exhibition
HERDCORE, part photo series and part “Party PPE” fashion line, is both a blithe diversion from and somber look towards the lasting cultural effects of a global pandemic. This collaboration between Central Collective co-founders Dale Mackey and Shawn Poynter vacillates between whimsical, unsettling, hopeful, and cynical, echoing the range of emotions collectively experienced in the past six months.
HERDCORE’s line of Party PPE masks are currently available for viewing and purchase now through September 6 at 11:59pm.
Prints and postcards sets available starting on Friday, September 4 in conjunction with launch of the photo exhibition. Check back starting at 9am EST on Friday, September to view the HERDCORE online art exhibition.
923 N. Central St. | Knoxville, TN | firstname.lastname@example.org | 865 / 236-1590
UT Creative Writing and Union Ave Books: Poetry Reading by Iliana Rocha
Monday, August 31, 2020 at 7 PM – 9 PM
Books available for preorder by Union Ave Books at https://unionavebooks.indielite.org/.
Iliana Rocha is the 2019 winner of the Berkshire Prize for a First or Second Book of Poetry for her newest collection, The Many Deaths of Inocencio Rodriguez, forthcoming from Tupelo Press. Karankawa, her debut, won the 2014 AWP Donald Hall Prize for Poetry (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2015). The recipient of a 2020 CantoMundo fellowship and 2019 MacDowell Colony fellowship, she has had work featured in the Best New Poets 2014 anthology, as well as The Nation, Virginia Quarterly Review, Latin American Literature Today, RHINO, Blackbird, and West Branch, among others, and she serves as poetry co-editor for Waxwing Literary Journal. She earned her PhD in Literature and Creative Writing from Western Michigan University and is new creative faculty at University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Nilla, Beans, and Migo, her three chihuahuas, are the loves of her life.
UT Gardens: Dazzling Dogwoods online Art Auction
Dazzling Dogwoods: A Garden Art Exhibit has been on display in the UTG since early summer. On-line bidding is scheduled to begin Monday, August 31 and will close September 10. Members of the Gardens will have an opportunity to bid early from August 28-31.
It's time to add to your garden art collection! Local amateur and professional artists donated their time and talent to artistically interpret this year’s theme with a fun and creative design. Each artist was provided with their choice of a 3' or 18" marine grade plywood dogwood flower silhouette to embellish using media of their choice. Works were returned, mounted and installed throughout the Gardens for visitors to enjoy. The weather resistant dogwood sculptures will now be sold during the on-live auction with all proceeds benefiting the UT Gardens, Knoxville.
All pieces are currently on display in the UT Gardens, Knoxville during daylight hours with exhibit guides available at the entrance kiosk, or they may be viewed on-line at tiny.utk.edu/DazzlingDogwoods. UT Gardens, Chapman Drive, Knoxville, TN 37996. Information: 865-974-7151, http://utgardens.tennessee.edu
UT Gardens: Fall Plant Sale
Garden members will receive the link on Friday, August 28 (and will, as always, receive their 10% discount on purchases.) Non-members will receive the link on Monday, August 31. The sale will be active through Monday, September 7.
Be aware that quantities of some items will be limited, so get your order in early for the best selection! Pickup of your plant purchases will be available on Saturday, September 12 at the UT Gardens in Knoxville. Members will have the option for early pickup on Friday, September 11.
UT Gardens, Chapman Drive, Knoxville, TN 37996. Information: 865-974-7151, http://utgardens.tennessee.edu
Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame: To Make Our Voices Heard exhibition
The Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame presents To Make Our Voices Heard: Tennessee Women’s Fight for the Vote, a new traveling exhibition, on display August 20, 2020 through October 1, 2020. The exhibition, created in partnership with the Tennessee State Museum and the Tennessee State Library and Archives, explores the history of the woman’s suffrage movement, Tennessee’s dramatic vote to ratify the 19th Amendment in 1920, and the years that followed.
As a champion for women, the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame is thrilled to showcase the ‘Tennessee Women’s Fight for the Vote’ exhibit at the hall, stated Dana Hart, WBHOF President.
The exhibition is constructed of multiple dynamic panels, offering guests a touch-free experience of archival images, engaging stories, and introductions to the leaders of the fight for and against the cause of woman’s suffrage. The stories begin by detailing the early challenges of racial and gender discrimination and continuing to the organization of African American and white women’s associations to encourage political engagement.
Visitors will also learn about Febb Burn of McMinn County, whose letter to her son, Harry T. Burn, resulted in a last-minute vote that helped change women’s history in the United States forever.
The exhibit includes a Tennessee map, highlighting suffragist activities across the state, including in Knox County, where Lizzie Crozier French gave the first public address by a woman suffragist on a Knoxville street in February 1917.
“Tennessee’s role in becoming the 36th and final state to ratify the 19th Amendment not only solidified women’s right to vote but propelled women across the country to opportunities and futures they never thought possible,” said Chuck Sherrill, State Librarian and Archivist with the Tennessee State Library & Archives. “The hope of the committee is this centennial celebration will do the same all across our state.”
CURRENT SPECIAL COVID-19 HOURS
Monday – Saturday 11 AM – 4 PM
Women's Basketball Hall of Fame, 700 Hall of Fame Dr, Knoxville, TN 37915. Information: 865-633-9000, www.wbhof.com
Ewing Gallery: Exposure and Post Script
On August 19th, the Ewing Gallery will be reopening with Exposure, photography selections from the permanent collection and Post Script, an exhibition of work by the UT School of Art MFA class of 2020.
In March, COVID-19 interrupted their thesis exhibitions in the gallery. Post Script brings together the work of these 9 artists: Jillian Hirsch, Kristina Key, April Marten, Ashlee Mays, Emmett Merrill, Angelina Dee Parrino, Dana Potter, William Rerick, and Marla Sweitzer.
Exposure showcases a recent gift of photography the Ewing received at the end of 2019 and other works collected through the years.
All students, faculty, and staff who would like to visit the Ewing Gallery will be expected to wear a face covering and maintain social distancing, as per university guidelines. During this semester we will not be having exhibition receptions. The maximum capacity of the Ewing Gallery will be 25 visitors. For any community members who would like to visit the gallery, the university requires all visitors to complete and submit a health screening questionnaire prior to their visit. The form can be found at https://events.utk.edu/wp-content/uploads/sites/65/2020/06/Health-Screening-Form-Content-for-Visitors-7-14-20.pdf.
Completed forms should be emailed to the Ewing Gallery email@example.com. Please call the gallery with any questions. 865-974-3200.
After Post Script and Exposure, the gallery will continue to exhibit selections from the Ewing Gallery permanent collection.
The Ewing Gallery of Art and Architecture at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville
1715 Volunteer Boulevard, Art and Architecture Building, Knoxville, TN 37996
East Tennessee Historical Society: Marching to Victory: East Tennessee’s Role in Votes for Women
In celebration of the 100th Anniversary of women gaining the right to vote nationally, the East Tennessee Historical Society announces the opening of a new feature exhibition in the Museum of East Tennessee History’s Streetscape entitled Marching to Victory: East Tennessee’s Role in Votes for Women. The exhibition, which will run from August 18, 2020 through November 2020, tells the story of Tennessee’s history in politics and civic engagement and showcases how Tennessee became the “Perfect 36th” state needed to secure national ratification of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.
This special exhibition chronicles the national progression of the Woman Suffrage Movement and highlights East Tennessee contributions including those made by Lizzie Crozier French, Cora E. Burke, and Eliza Shaut White. The Streetscape with its recreation of a 1920s East Tennessee Main Street serves as the backdrop for visitors who are immersed in the drama of the Woman Suffrage Movement. Life-size mannequins dressed as suffragists hoist reproduction campaign signs, as interpretive panels recount the unique stories of how individuals affected change.
The “march to victory” culminates in the display of the letter State Representative Harry T. Burn received from his mother, Febb E. Burn, encouraging him to vote in support of woman suffrage. This letter persuaded Harry Burn to change his vote, breaking a deadlocked state legislature, and ultimately changed history by making the ratification of the 19th Amendment possible. The letter is on loan from Knox County Public Library’s Calvin M. McClung Historical Collection.
Museum hours are Monday – Friday 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.; and Sunday 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. 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 and follow one-way path markers
• Stay at home if you are sick
East Tennessee Historical Society, 601 S. Gay Street, Knoxville, TN 37902. Information: 865-215-8824, www.easttnhistory.org
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
Mighty Mud Studios: absorption by Jessie Van der Laan
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.
Mighty Mud, 126 and 127 Jennings Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37917. Information: 865-595-1900, www.mightymudclay.com
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
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