Calendar of Events

Monday, September 21, 2020

UT Creative Writing and Union Ave Books: Poetry Reading by Rebecca Gayle Howell

  • September 21, 2020

Category: Free event and Literature & readings

Online Event

Join us Monday, September 21 at 7pm for a poetry reading by Rebecca Gayle Howell.
Webinar link: the event webinar link will be published closer to the event date.

Books available for preorder by Union Ave Books at https://unionavebooks.indielite.org/event/921-rebecca-gayle-howell.

Rebecca Gayle Howell’s most recent book is American Purgatory, selected by Don Share for Great Britain’s 2016 Sexton Prize and named a must-read collection by Poetry London, The Millions, and the Courier-Journal. She is also the author of Render / An Apocalypse, which received wide acclaim, most notably by David L. Ulin for the Los Angeles Times who called it “remarkable.” Howell’s debut was as the translator of Amal al-Jubouri’s Hagar Before the Occupation / Hagar After the Occupation, shortlisted for the Best Translated Book Award and selected by Library Journal as a best book of 2011. Among her other honors are fellowships from United States Artists, the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, and the Carson McCullers Center, as well as a Pushcart Prize. Since 2014, she has served as Poetry Editor for Oxford American.

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UT Gardens: Friday Fun Day: Virtual Bewitching Beasts

  • September 18, 2020 — October 31, 2020

Category: Festivals & special events and Kids & family

Date: October 31, 2020
Cost: $8 per child or 4 children for $24

Bewitching Beasts is going virtual! We will still do all the fun crafts and learn about bewitching beasts all while being in the comfort of our own homes. This year we are focusing on some of our favorite creatures and can’t wait to share them with you. Participants will pre-register and then pick up a kit from the gardens. Then on Halloween we will send you links to several videos to watch that will show you how to make each craft and give you information about interesting living things. Additionally, from Friday through Sunday, you will be able to visit the gardens to take pictures by various signs and photo spots. Send us your pictures by 4pm on Sunday to receive a prize. Don’t forget to be in costume for all of your pictures!

This program is sponsored by Allergy and Asthma Affiliates, Allergy Asthma and Sinus Center, and University of Tennessee Federal Credit Union. Kits can be purchased either individually for $8 or for a set of 4 for $24.

Dogwood Arts: Mask-Produced: Virtual Exhibition & Auction

Category: Exhibitions & visual art, Fine Crafts and Fundraisers

Proceeds to benefit local artists through the Grace Fund (www.knoxalliance.com/grace)

Introducing Mask-Produced, a virtual exhibition and auction of ‘mask-related’ artworks created by a talented array of local and regional artists. 29 pieces were created for the exhibition using a variety of materials including metal, leather, Swarovski Crystals, denim, animal bones, fabric, paint, glass, and more. Proceeds from the auction will provide critical funding to the Greater Knoxville GRACE Fund, a resource for individual local arts and culture workers seeking financial assistance to meet basic needs.

As masks are becoming the new normal across the globe, artists are coming up with innovative designs and imaginative possibilities to elevate the everyday face covering. Mask-Produced explores both the protective and artistic potential of masks amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Browse the Exhibition & Auction at https://www.charityauctionstoday.com/auctions/dogwood-arts-mask-produced-14692

Bid ONLINE September 18th - October 9th
• Online bidding is now open and will close on Friday, October 9th at 11:59PM
• The auction offers something for everyone with prices starting at $30

Participating Artists: Mike Berry, Ryan Blair, Jason Brown, Antuco Chicaiza, Bill Cook Jr., Marianna Custer, Nick Deford, Melissa Everett, Marcia Goldenstein, Marcus Hall, Richard Jolley, Kelle Jolley, Callie Konane Rickards, Dale Mackey, Beth Meadows, Erica Mendoza, Sarah Moore & Lindsay Mcgeehon, Kyle Schellinger, Sarah Shebaro, Jered Sprecher, Lacey Sutton, Lauren Wagner, and Bryan Wilkerson.

More info: 865.637.4561

Tennessee Theatre: Stars on Stage Auction

Category: Fundraisers

THE TENNESSEE THEATRE’S ONLINE AUCTION IS NOW LIVE! BID NOW THROUGH OCTOBER 1 AT MIDNIGHT!

Under normal circumstances, the Tennessee Theatre would be welcoming you in person for our Stars on Stage gala. However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are going virtual this year, including our auction. This year's event will feature Drew Holcomb and the Neighbors, with the stream beginning at 8/7 central on Thursday, October 1 on Vimeo.

This auction features many unique items and experiences, such as a Virtual Meet & Greets with Broadway cast and crew members including Kurt Crowley of HAMILTON, private movie screenings in the Theatre, beautiful artwork, private photo shoots in the Theatre, and much more. The auction will remain open until October 1 at midnight, following the streaming concert. If you are the winning bidder, you will be notified by email and Tennessee Theatre staff will contact you the following day to coordinate pick up or delivery and payment. Happy bidding! https://www.32auctions.com/tennesseetheatre

Bijou Theatre: Sustainability Auction

Category: Fundraisers

"PADDLE UP" TO PROTECT THE BIJOU! THROUGH SUNDAY 9/27

With hundreds of events canceled due to the pandemic, this historic non-profit theatre needs your help!

That’s why it’s time to reveal the Bijou Theatre Sustainability Auction: where we're raising essential funds to keep this historic landmark stable throughout our temporary closure.

We are incredibly grateful to our Auction Partners, who have generously donated items and experiences to preserve this beloved theatre and make this auction possible. We also pulled out some rare treasures from the Bijou Memorabilia Archives, and you'll see some very special and unique Bijou experiences that wouldn't be possible in "normal times." There is something for everyone!

Your bid helps ensure that we re-open our doors and share the Bijou's magic again soon! Simply click on the button below to view available items and place your bids when ready.

Happy bidding, and thank you for your vital support! Shop the auction now!
https://bijoutheatre.rallyup.com/bijou-auction

UT School of Music: Virtual Concert and Lecture Series

  • September 18, 2020 — September 24, 2020

Category: Free event and Music

We're back for the third edition of our Virtual Concert Series! Today, we have new flute faculty Maria Fernanda Castillo performing El Bachiano by Raimundo Pineda.

To view the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jwvkh-P51Ow

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

Omega Gallery: Collected Marks by Ghenov & Van der Laan

  • September 17, 2020 — October 23, 2020

Category: Exhibitions & visual art and Free event

Collected Marks: A Two-Person Exhibition by Lynne Ghenov & Jessie Van der Laan

Recent mixed-media work by two Knoxville-based artists.

Omega Gallery at Carson-Newman University, Warren Art Building, corner of Branner & Ken Sparks Way, Jefferson City, TN 37760. Gallery hours: M-F 8-4. Please wear a face covering!

Information: 865-471-4985, www.cn.edu

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

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

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

The Emporium Center: Robert Felker and Allen Monsarrat: Magic in Everyday Life

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

The Arts & Culture Alliance is pleased to present five new exhibitions at the Emporium Center in downtown Knoxville from September 4-25, 2020. A free reception with the artists will take place on Friday, September 4, from 5:00-7:00 PM to which the public is invited to attend at 75 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.

Robert Felker and Allen Monsarrat paint recognizable subjects, drawn from the world around them, often featuring scenes of Knoxville or other travels. For both artists, the play of light in a chosen scene is a priority and highlights their adeptness within each’s chosen medium. Strong compositions draw viewers in; Felker and Monsarrat’s brush work is markedly different, providing a contrast between the two artists' unique approach to painting.

Robert Felker has a BFA in Media Arts from the School of Visual Arts, New York City where he studied painting and illustration. After seven years as a freelance illustrator, he then worked in graphic design for more than twenty years while continuing to paint for himself and do commissions. He now paints full-time, focusing on personal work for exhibition and commissions. He also pursues public art opportunities, recently completing the Clinch Avenue Firefly Mural for the City of Knoxville and the Bijou Theatre’s 111th Anniversary Commemorative Mural. Visit his website at https://robertfelker.com and follow him on Facebook at www.facebook.com/robertfelkerart and Instagram at www.instagram.com/robertfelker_art.

The Emporium Center, 100 S. Gay Street, downtown Knoxville. Open Wednesdays from 9 AM – 5 PM and other days (Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM) by appointment only. Info: (865) 523-7543 or www.knoxalliance.com

The Emporium Center: Birds of Seven Islands by Ken Jenkins, Ron McConathy, and Clay Thurston

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

The Arts & Culture Alliance is pleased to present five new exhibitions at the Emporium Center in downtown Knoxville from September 4-25, 2020. A free reception with the artists will take place on Friday, September 4, from 5:00-7:00 PM to which the public is invited to attend at 75 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.

To promote the awareness of Seven Islands State Birding Park as a premier birding destination, this exhibition features a selection of images from among the more than 200 species of birds that have been sighted at the Park. The photographers, Ken Jenkins, Ron McConathy, and Clay Thurston represent the finest nature/wildlife photographers in the Knoxville region, and their art is a reflection of the beauty that is on display at Seven Islands Park on a daily basis. The Park encompasses 46 acres along the French Broad River in Knox County, approximately 19 miles east of Knoxville. This peninsula of land features more than eight miles of nature trails, rolling hills, and views of the Smoky Mountains. Songbirds, hawks, and waterfowl may be seen along the meadow trails, and several old barns are a favorite refuge for Barn Owls. For more information on the Park, visit www.7islands.org.

Ken Jenkins: www.kenjenkins.com
Ron McConathy: www.aronsha.zenfolio.com
Clay Thurston: www.claythurston.com

https://www.friendsofsevenislands.com/birds-of-seven-islands-exhibit/

The Emporium Center, 100 S. Gay Street, downtown Knoxville. Open Wednesdays from 9 AM – 5 PM and other days (Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM) by appointment only. Info: (865) 523-7543 or www.knoxalliance.com

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