Calendar of Events

Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Bijou Theatre: BANFF Mountain Film Festival

Category: Film

The World Tour has gone virtual! Get ready for films filled with mountain adventure, inspiration, and culture from around the globe in the comfort and safety of your own home.. The Bijou is excited to bring you early access to this incredible content from now until September 30. Simply visit the link below to purchase your choice of carefully curated programs, or go all in with the full virtual film bundle!

https://filmfest.banffcentre.ca/?campaign=WT-165608

Bijou Theatre, 803 S. Gay Street, Knoxville, TN 37902. Information/tickets: 865-522-0832, www.knoxbijou.com, www.ticketmaster.com

Marble City Opera: Behind the Scenes

Category: Free event, Lectures & discussions, Music and Theatre

Live on Facebook

Behind the Scenes with Kathryn Frady & composer, Larry Delinger on Thursday, September 16th at 6pm.

Join us as we explore the first World Premiers Marble City Opera produced in 2014.

https://www.facebook.com/pg/MarbleCityOpera/events

Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts: Instructor Roundtable Discussion

Category: Free event and Lectures & discussions

September Instructor Roundtable topic: SUSTAINABILITY
September 16, 2020, 12:00 - 1:15 EST. Click here to sign up for the discussion.
https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/6215992349162/WN_fJJ5rMGOSvid1nXVIV5b0A

In a new conversation series, Instructor Roundtables, Arrowmont brings together instructors originally scheduled to teach in 2020 for live discussions about the themes uniting their work. You are invited to participate!
September's Instructor Roundtable features Jim Arendt, Peter Dellert, Ashton Ludden, and Sonya Philip. Click here to register for the conversation, focusing on the topic of Sustainability.

Special thanks to 2020 instructor Heinrich Toh who helped conceive and shape this new conversation series.

JIM ARENDT – Jim Arendt is an associate professor of Visual Arts and gallery director at Coastal Carolina University. He received his BFA from Kendall College of Art and Design and an MFA from the University of South Carolina. Recently, Arendt received First Prize during Fiberarts International 2019 andwas a 2018 finalist for the Elizabeth R. Raphael Founder’s Prize, Society for Contemporary Craft, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He has received the South Carolina Arts Commission Visual Artist Fellowship 2014 and his work received the $50,000 top prize at ArtFields 2013. His work was chosen for the 2013 Museum Rijswijk Textile Biennial, Netherlands, and is included in the Arkansas Art Center’s permanent collection of contemporary craft. www.jimarendt.com

PETER DELLERT – Educated as a biologist, Peter Dellert is a furniture maker, sculptor and artist living in Holyoke, Massachusetts. He has operated a woodworking business since 1983. His furniture has been shown at ICFF in New York and in craft museums and galleries all over the U.S. Dellert has taught at Arrowmont, Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, Snow Farm and North Country Studio Workshops. www.peterdellert.com

ASHTON LUDDEN – Ashton Ludden is a printmaker, sign artist, and educator. She received her MFA in printmaking at the University of Tennessee in 2013 and her BFA in engraving arts & printmaking at Emporia State University in 2009. Her animal-focused work has been shown nationally and internationally. She currently works at Trader Joe’s in Knoxville as their lead sign artist and an active member of the Vacuum Shop Studios Artist Collaborative. www.ashtonludden.com

SONYA PHILIP – Sonya Philip was born in the Philippines. Her father, an architect from Australia, met her Filipino mother in New York, where she was studying interior design. Her family moved to San Francisco and then to Hong Kong in the 1980s, where she lived for eight years before returning to California. Sonya studied art and printmaking in high school with every intention of going to art school. Life intervened, as did other areas of fascination, eventually leading to an MFA in creative writing from Mills College. As a self-taught artist, she enjoys the freedom of exploring and stretching mediums. Disruption and identity play a large role in her work. Sonya lives in San Francisco with her family. www.sonyaphilip.com and www.100actsofsewing.com

The Knoxville Community Darkroom: Classes & Workshops

Category: Classes & workshops and Exhibitions & visual art

SEP 15, 6 PM
Learning Series - The Negative

SEP 16, 6 PM
Learning Series - The Print

SEP 19, 11 AM
Cyanotype Workshop

Our mission at the Knoxville Community Darkroom is to educate and provide facilities for our community to experience traditional film processes. The darkroom is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization

https://www.facebook.com/knoxdarkroom/events
http://www.theknoxvillecommunitydarkroom.org/workshops

UT School of Art: Special Events with Steve A. Prince

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

In conjunction with his September exhibition at UT Downtown Gallery, Steve A. Prince will present several activities on Zoom and Instagram Live, including:

Saturday September 12: Watercolor Monotype Demonstration from the UT School of Art Printshop, 2pm. Please see the Facebook event for information about connecting via Zoom.

Sunday September 13: Gallery Talk from the UT Downtown Gallery, 4pm. This event will also be broadcast from the gallery's Instagram Live. Follow the UT Downtown Gallery @utkgalleries.

Thursday September 17: Artist Lecture, 7:30pm. Please see the Facebook event for information about the artist and connecting via Zoom.

During his time on campus, Prince will work with faculty and students in the School of Art Printmaking Program in the creation of a large woodcut and a stone lithograph. His exhibition is co-sponsored by the Beck Cultural Exchange Center and his campus visit is supported by the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Diversity and Engagement and the UT School of Art.

https://www.facebook.com/UTDowntown/events

RALA: Lost in Paradise with Harry Underwood

  • September 11, 2020 — September 27, 2020

Category: Exhibitions & visual art and Free event

Come dip your toes into these colorful painted dialogues and view the magic of Harry Underwood! We are so grateful to have Harry as our September Featured Artist. It's not too late see the show. Pop by to view it in person (remember to mask up) or shop online 24/7.

Rala: Regional and Local Artisans, 112 W. Jackson Ave, Knoxville, TN 37902. Information: 865-525-7888, https://shoprala.com. Instagram: @ShopRala

Tennessee Valley Fair: Virtual Fair 2020

Category: Festivals & special events, Kids & family and Science & nature

Join the Fun! While the traditional fair is not happening this year, the fair fun will continue!

On Friday, Sept 11th we will be offering a Fair Food To-Go event from 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM at the area which is usually Kiddieland. We have 5 great local food vendors that will be participating.

On Saturday, Sept 12th the Junior Dairy show will be held at the barns. In addition, the state cornhole tournament will be going on in Patriot Circle beginning at 10:00 AM. Fair Food To-Go will also be offered from 11:00 AM – 8:00 PM.

The Cotton Candy Classic 5K Virtual Edition will be held how until September 20th. Here is a link to sign up regardless if you are a runner or not: https://runsignup.com/Race/TN/Knoxville/CottonCandyClassic. The Cotton Candy Classic directly supports the Fair Foundation, so please sign up and spread the word. When you sign up, you get a really neat t-shirt!

On Friday, Sept 18th we will be offering a Fair Food To-Go event from 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM at the area which is usually Kiddieland. We have 5 great local food vendors that will be participating.

On Saturday, Sept 19th the Junior Beef show will be held at the barns. Fair Food To-Go will also be offered from 11:00 AM – 8:00 PM.

Please check on the Fair’s website for other great events. We will also be offering a virtual Fair everyday day on the website with segments from the Marvelous Mutts, how to grow the perfect vegetable, and others.

During fair week, we will be sharing ag facts, fair trivia, virtual competitions, and more! Follow us on Facebook for the latest updates: https://www.facebook.com/tnvalleyfair and https://www.tnvalleyfair.org/p/about/2020-fair-events

UT School of Music: Virtual Concert and Lecture Series

  • September 11, 2020 — September 17, 2020

Category: Free event and Music

It's time for the second performance in our Virtual Concert and Lecture Series. Today, we have organ lecturer Edie Johnson performing the Finale from Symphony No. 1 by Louis Vierne.

To view the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g9QUFE6d4uU

These videos will also be available on our Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter accounts.
https://www.facebook.com/UTKSOM
https://www.instagram.com/utksom/

WUOT 91.9 FM: Bunker Series

  • September 9, 2020 — September 23, 2020

Category: Festivals & special events and Free event

Since we can't get together in person, we hope to see you (virtually) this September for the WUOT Bunker Series.

Sponsored by Three Rivers Market, the WUOT Bunker Series is a virtual celebration from our couches to yours. The event will be on Facebook Live at 7:00 PM on September 9th, 16th, and 23rd. We will also post the video on YouTube.

The series will feature poetry, music, conversations about WUOT's history, and you also will get a chance to know more about our WUOT Artist Mug Contest Finalists. Cast your vote for the Artist Mug Contest and we will even announce the winners during the September 23rd edition of the Bunker Series.

For more information about the WUOT Bunker Series, please visit www.wuot.org and www.facebook.com/wuotfm

Art Guild at Fairfield Glade: Featuring Mary Bell & Women's Suffrage exhibitions

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

Mary Bell is the Art Guild’s Featured Artist for September. She will be honored at the Fun and Wine reception on Friday, September 4, from 5:00-7:00 p.m., at the Plateau Creative Arts Center (PCAC), 451 Lakeview Drive in Fairfield Glade. Attendees should wear masks and practice social distancing. Wine and soft drinks will be served outside only, weather permitting. Free & open to the public.

Also on display is a special themed exhibit, “Women’s Suffrage Centennial.” This theme incorporates artwork (in any medium) that was inspired by the 100th anniversary of Women’s Suffrage. Achieving this women’s right-to-vote milestone required a lengthy and difficult struggle, for victory took decades of agitation and protest.

Mary Bell, watercolor and pastel artist, notes that “As a realistic painter, I enjoy capturing the beauty of the world around me.” Spending most of her childhood and working life as a “Jersey girl,” Mary attended the Newark School of Fine and Industrial Art, majoring in commercial art and then working for many advertising agencies in northern New Jersey. After her children were grown, Mary was able to devote more time to her watercolor and pastel painting, attending many workshops presented by famous artists. Seascapes, landscapes, and animals have always been her favorite subjects. Spending lots of happy times on the Jersey Shore, many of Mary’s paintings reflect her love of the ocean. In 2000, Mary moved to Fairfield Glade, where she immediately joined the Art Guild and has been an active, contributing member ever since!

The changing monthly displays at the PCAC include a wide variety of art mediums: painting, drawings, photography, ceramics, wood creations, glass mosaics, jewelry, fabric creations, card art and much more! The artwork is available for purchase.

Hours: Mon-Sat 9 AM - 4 PM. 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

Art Market Gallery: Harriet Howell and Brenda Mills

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

Featured artists are Brenda Mills, painting and Harriet Howell, silk painting.

Hours: Tue-Sat 11 AM - 6 PM, Sun 1-6 PM
Art Market Gallery, 422 S. Gay St, Knoxville, TN 37902. Information: 865-525-5265, www.artmarketgallery.net

UT Downtown Gallery: Living Epistle – Steve A. Prince

Category: Exhibitions & visual art and Free event

September at the UT Downtown Gallery

Large scale prints and drawings by Prince will be on display in the UT Downtown Gallery during the month of September.

The UT Downtown Gallery is open Wednesday – Friday from 11am – 6pm and Saturdays from 10am – 3pm. When visiting the gallery, please wear a mask and practice social distancing.

Virtual Events
In conjunction with the exhibition, Prince will present several activities on Zoom and Instagram Live, including:
Saturday September 12: Watercolor Monotype Demonstration from the UT School of Art Printshop, 2pm.
Sunday September 13: Gallery Talk from the UT Downtown Gallery, 4pm. This event will also be broadcast from the gallery's Instagram Live. Follow the UT Downtown Gallery @utkgalleries.
Thursday September 17: Artist Lecture, 7:30pm.
See https://www.facebook.com/UTDowntown/ to register.

During his time on campus, Prince will work with faculty and students in the School of Art Printmaking Program in the creation of a large woodcut and a stone lithograph. His exhibition is co-sponsored by the Beck Cultural Exchange Center and his campus visit is supported by the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Diversity and Engagement and the UT School of Art.

UT Downtown Gallery, 106 S. Gay Street, Knoxville, TN 37902. Information: 865-673-0802, https://downtown.utk.edu

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