Calendar of Events

Wednesday, September 2, 2020

Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts: Staff Roundtable Discussion

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

You are invited to join the first Staff Roundtable Discussion Wednesday, September 2, 2020, from 12:00 - 1:00 EST.

Arrowmont is proud of the creativity of its staff - practicing artists and craftspeople as well as nonprofit administrators. In these conversations, staff members discuss the impact being an artist has on their work and address questions from the Arrowmont community.

September's Staff Roundtable features programming staff Rebecca Buglio, Nick DeFord and Kelly Hider, and is moderated by marketing & communications manager Deborah Sosower. Click here to register for the conversation, focusing on the topic of Artists as Arts Administrators. Join the discussion and get a peek behind the curtain at Arrowmont!

REBECCA BUGLIO – PROGRAM AND STUDIO MANAGER / CERAMIC ARTIST
Rebecca Buglio is a ceramic artist that finds herself at a crossroads between functional and sculptural art. By using her fascination with fungi, she attempts to capture and preserve moments where often familiar objects are in the process of being lost and altered to highlight the tangible decay in memory and the beauty of new growth that nature exemplifies. Rebecca was born in Chicago, Illinois. She is an alum of the Rhode Island School of Design with a MFA in Ceramics (’16) and an alum of Berry College where she obtained her BA in art with concentrations in art education K-12 and studio art: ceramics (’13). She enjoys teaching children and adult ceramic courses on a variety of techniques when time allows. Rebecca currently resides in the Smoky Mountain region of Tennessee working at Arrowmont as the Program and Studio Manager.

NICK DEFORD – PROGRAM AND STUDIO MANAGER / FIBER ARTIST
Nick DeFord an artist, educator, and arts administrator who resides in Knoxville, TN. He received his MFA from Arizona State University, and a MS and BFA from the University of Tennessee. Nick regularly exhibits his fiber and mixed media work, with recent exhibitions at the Coastal Carolina University, The Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, Lindenwood University, the Knoxville Museum of Art and East Tennessee State University. His artwork and writing has been published in Surface Design Journal, Elephant Magazine, Hayden Ferry Review, and Willow Springs. Currently, Nick is the Program Director at Arrowmont, as well as a board member for the National Basketry Organization and Tennessee Craft. He also regularly teachers fiber workshops, with past workshops at the University of Louisville, East Carolina University, Arrowmont, and Penland School of Craft . In the fall of 2018 he was a resident at the Rauschenberg Residency in Captiva, Florida, as well as juror/reviewer for the Ohio Arts Council. Most recently, he was the juror for the American Tapestry Biennial 13. His work is represented by Chauvet Arts in Nashville and Penland Gallery at Penland School of Craft in North Carolina.

KELLY HIDER – YOUTH EDUCATION PROGRAM MANAGER / 2D, COLLAGE & MIXED MEDIA ARTIST
Kelly Hider is a regionally and nationally exhibiting studio artist living in Knoxville, Tennessee. She received her BFA from SUNY Brockport in 2007, and an MFA from the University of Tennessee in 2011. Recent solo shows include exhibits at Unrequited Leisure in Nashville, the Central Collective in Knoxville, the Clayton Arts Center in Maryville, TN, and Lincoln Memorial University. Hider’s work was featured on the cover of the independent art journal, Number: Inc. in 2016, and she has been twice awarded Ann & Steve Bailey Opportunity Grants through the Arts & Culture Alliance’s Heritage Fund in Knoxville. A proud Hambidge Fellow, Hider completed an artist residency at the Hambidge Center in Rabun Gap, Georgia in 2019. Hider is a founding member and resident artist at the Vacuum Shop Studios, and works at Arrowmont as their youth education program manager. Hider’s work is a response to the subjective nature of vernacular photography. By altering found photographs using photo-editing tools and surface manipulations, Hider highlights both the presence and absence of subject, and an exposed vulnerability to the passage of time.

https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/3915971644466/WN_b9wxkTB6QNCU7PE6JA8riQ

Senior Lifestyle, Health & Wellness Expo**

  • September 2, 2020

Category: Festivals & special events, Free event and Health & wellness

10 AM – 1 PM
At West Side YMCA, 400 N Winston Rd, Knoxville, Tennessee 37909

This event is sponsored by the West Side Family YMCA! Stop by this FREE expo where you can meet and speak with senior service providers in and around the Knoxville area. Admission is FREE. Parking is FREE and there will be prizes and giveaways throughout the day. No need to register ahead of time - just come register the day of the event! https://www.facebook.com/events/1877465602389392/

Art Guild at Fairfield Glade: September Workshops & events

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

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 1
Smorgasbord of Art: Alcohol Ink with Pam Woodward, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon. Cost is $20 for both members and guests.
TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY, & THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 1, 2, & 3 (three class sessions)
Oil Painting 101 with Debbie Toney, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. Cost is $90 for members or $105 for guests; pick up materials list at time of registration. Class size: 4 students minimum, 8 students maximum.
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 4
“Fun and Wine Friday Art Reception” to celebrate the members’ monthly art exhibit, enjoy the artwork of featured artist, Mary Bell, view September’s special gallery exhibit (theme is Women’s Suffrage), and socialize. Attendees should practice social distancing including wearing face masks. Wine and other beverages will be served outside only, weather permitting. 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. Free and open to the public.
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 4 through WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 30
“Women’s Suffrage” is the theme for September’s Special Gallery Exhibit: This theme incorporates artwork (in any medium) that is inspired by the 100th anniversary of Women’s Suffrage (right to vote). Passed by Congress June 4, 1919, and ratified on August 18, 1920, the 19th amendment granted women the right to vote. Achieving this milestone required a lengthy and difficult struggle; victory took decades of agitation and protest.
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 8
Alcohol Ink on Glass, with Pam Woodhouse, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon. Cost is $30 for members or $35 for guests, with a $10 materials fee payable to the instructor. Number of students: minimum is 4, maximum is 10.
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 11
Basic ARTiE Training (short for ART in Electronics): ARTiE is an electronic whiteboard that provides many tools to enhance teaching, learning, and presentations at the Art Guild’s Plateau Creative Arts Center (PCAC), 10:00 ¬a.m. – 12:00 noon. Open to AG members only. Class is free-of-charge, but those who want to attend must register for the class. Maximum class size is six students.
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 15 (at the Plateau Creative Arts Center and on Zoom)
Monthly Members Meeting – 9:30 is a speaker presentation by Jack Retterer (subject is Fine Art Photography) 10:00 is a brief business meeting. Guests are welcome to attend (In-person attendance will be limited due to social distancing.)
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 16
Project Discussion, a bi-monthly artwork review session. Assess the artwork of participants and/or selected artwork in the gallery. The facilitator is John Anderson. 12:00 noon – 2:00 p.m. FREE and open to the public. Bring your artwork or just observe the session.
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 17
Fundamentals of Making Chain Mail Jewelry, with George Gallant. 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. Cost is $30 for members or $35 for guests. $25 materials fee payable to the instructor. Number of students: minimum is 3, maximum is 6.
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 18
Mixed Media Art Journal, with Barb Pelak, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. Cost is $30 for members and $35 for guests. Materials fee is $5 payable to the instructor. Number of students: 3 minimum, and 8 maximum.
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 23
Life Drawing, with Dena Whitener, 12:00 noon – 2:00 p.m. A live model will be available for artists to sketch. Bring your sketch pad, media of choice, and camera to capture the pose. The model is Jessica Schatz. Cost is $5 model fee.
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 25
Paint and Wine with Barb Pelak, 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. Cost is $20 for members or $25 for guests. Medium is acrylic on canvas. Subject is “Fall Harvest.” All painting materials will be provided. Attendees should bring their own wine, glass, and munchies. Class size: minimum is 3, maximum is 12.
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 29
Wire Wrapping of Natural Stones and Shells, with Susan Smathers, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. $30 for members or $35 for guests. Materials fee is $5 payable to the instructor, class size: minimum is 2, maximum is 8.

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

The Central Collective: HERDCORE auction and exhibition

  • August 31, 2020 — September 6, 2020

Category: Festivals & special events and Fundraisers

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 | info@thecentralcollective.com | 865 / 236-1590

http://www.thecentralcollective.com/herdcore

Fountain City Art Center: Open Show

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

Reception: August 28, 6:30 – 8:00 PM

All media show featuring works in response to the theme "Purple".

Fountain City Art Center, 213 Hotel Ave, Knoxville, TN 37918. Hours: Tu-Th 9-5, or by appointment. Information: 865-357-2787, www.fountaincityartcenter.com

UT Gardens: Dazzling Dogwoods online Art Auction

  • August 28, 2020 — September 10, 2020

Category: Exhibitions & visual art, Fundraisers and Science & nature

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

  • August 28, 2020 — September 7, 2020

Category: Festivals & special events and Science & nature

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

  • August 20, 2020 — October 1, 2020

Category: Exhibitions & visual art, History & heritage and Kids & family

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

Category: Exhibitions & visual art, Free event and Lectures & discussions

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 ewing@utk.edu. 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
https://ewing-gallery.utk.edu/

East Tennessee Historical Society: Marching to Victory: East Tennessee’s Role in Votes for Women

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Category: Exhibitions & visual art and History & heritage

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

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

East Tennessee Historical Society: Black & White, Knoxville in the Jim Crow Era

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Category: Exhibitions & visual art and History & heritage

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

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