Calendar of Events

Tuesday, October 13, 2020

Historic Ramsey House: Yoga for Beginners (Tue & Thu)

Category: Classes & workshops and Health & wellness

Tuesdays and Thursdays 9-10 AM

Beginners Class - no experience necessary! In this 6 week yoga series, you will gain confidence and more mobility as you are guided thru basic movements and poses. It is an opportunity to have fun and become fit!
$125 for 12 Class package (includes block and yoga strap)
$75 for 6 Class package (includes block and yoga strap)
$10 for Single Class

Class size will be limited and COVID safety measures will be in place. Air sanitizing humidifier by Ionogen with their nontoxic Ionopure sanitizing products will be used during all sessions. Please register in advance by calling or texting Melissa Stowers at (931)250-3944.

Melissa has been yoga practitioner for 20 years, and is a certified Yoga Instructor and graduate of Laughing Bodies Yoga school training. Melissa is passionate about the benefits of yoga for all and helping others move towards greater mobility. Off the mat, a lifelong artist and art teacher for over 3 decades, as well as a business owner and volunteer, Melissa enjoys hiking, gardening, and sharing life's adventures with her husband Johnny. Moving on the mat keeps her moving off the mat!

Historic Ramsey House, 2614 Thorngrove Pike, Knoxville, TN 37914. Information: 865-546-0745, www.ramseyhouse.org

The Knoxville Community Darkroom: Classes & Workshops

Category: Classes & workshops and Exhibitions & visual art

October 13th Class (Learning Series - The Camera) 6PM-8PM - The Camera will teach you all about analog shooting. Topics covered will be: selecting a camera, camera functions, operating in that mysterious "Manual" mode, metering your subject, lens selection, and more. Pricing for this individual class is $60. This class is limited to 3 participants.

October 17th Workshop (Cyanotype Prints) 11AM-2PM - Learn one of the original photographic processes! Cyanotype is one of the oldest printing processes invented by Sir John Herschel in 1842. In this workshop, you will learn to make a unique one of a kind handmade print by coating various papers with Cyanotype chemicals and developing them in the sun. A materials fee of $40 is due at or before the event. This class is limited to 5* participants.

October 20th Class (Learning Series - The Negative) 6PM-8PM - The Negative will take you inside The Darkroom where you will learn to load and process your film. Pricing for this individual class is $60. This class is limited to 3 participants.

October 21st (Learning Series - The Print) 6PM-8PM - The Print will take you inside The Darkroom where you will learn the basics of enlarger use, burning and dodging and developing finished prints. For this class, you must bring your developed film and B&W photo paper. We suggest buying film and paper locally from F32 near West Town Mall. Pricing for this individual class is $60. This class is limited to 3 participants.

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 and http://www.theknoxvillecommunitydarkroom.org/workshops

Clayton Center for the Arts: Southern Circuit film "Hurdle"

Category: Film and Free event

Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers: 2020-21 Season

Free event. Click the registration link on the website to register and watch the film.

Hurdle reveals a riveting story emerging from Palestinian youth living under Israeli military occupation. The new generation responds to a world of walls, checkpoints and arrests in an unexpected and inspiring way. Hurdle’s protagonists, Sami and Mohammad, begin teaching the creative practices of parkour and photography, respectively, to the youth of their communities as a means to overcome the personal and political obstacles that often feel inescapable. Though these young men are separated by a wall, they are united in leading the next generation toward freedom and self-determination through creative practices.

Parkour is the sport of moving rapidly through an urban environment while negotiating obstacles by running, jumping, and climbing. Sami is a 23-year-old Palestinian and the coach of the Jerusalem Parkour Team. He is a rock to his peers, takes his role as a mentor seriously, and remains steadfastly devoted to his sport and community. Sami is seen teaching his followers at the base of the Israeli Separation Wall, on the rooftops of Jerusalem and in a small practice gym tucked away in the Old City. The youth, feeling immense pressure from the effects of living under military occupation, explode with a dynamic show of acrobatics - taking back their personal freedom of movement.

Living on the other side of the wall in the Palestinian West Bank is Mohammad. A lifetime resident of Aida refugee camp, he too turns to creativity in order to escape the walls surrounding him as he passes down his creative practice to the youth of the refugee camp. By developing their skills in photography and storytelling, they are able to document daily life in the camp and broadcast their stories beyond the walls that keep them static. With shocking visuals of military incursions into the camp, the cameras in the hands of youth become tools of response to the violence and loss of innocence they must face.

With breathtaking visuals, intimate access and action-packed scenes, award-winning Hurdle (from first-time filmmaker Michael Rowley) provides audiences and critics alike with a fresh look at an old conflict. The next generation must decide what to do with the wars and walls they inherit and, ultimately, find ways to practice their freedom.

https://www.claytonartscenter.com/

Muse Knoxville Re-Opens

Category: Exhibitions & visual art, Fine Crafts, Kids & family, Science & nature and Technology

Muse Knoxville Reopens to Public
Knoxville’s children's museum opens doors to visitors for weekend and fall break hours

After being closed for seven months, Knoxville’s children’s museum has reopened for visitors, with exciting new exhibits and ways to play. The museum has taken precautions to ensure the health and safety of their guests. Visitors reserve their playtime in two hour time slots using the online platform, Bookeo. All guests ages 5 and up are required to wear masks and are encouraged to follow safe distancing practices. Muse Knoxville has placed Ionopure air sanitizers throughout the museum, and will also conduct temperature screenings and shoe sanitizing for all guests and employees.

“Our team has worked very hard to reopen safely for children and the adults that love them,” said Ellie Kittrell, executive director of Muse Knoxville. “Play is critical to early childhood development and we can’t wait to share all our new ways to play!.” During their closure, the museum has added two new exhibit areas, and reimagined old favorites for an enhanced play experience.

Muse Knoxville will expand their hours of operation during Oct. 12-16, in accordance with Knox County Schools’ fall break schedule. To view the most updated list of hours, visitors can visit www.themuseknoxville.org.

Muse Knoxville is a non-profit children’s science museum located in Chilhowee Park with a mission to inspire and empower all children through transformative learning experiences. We exist to serve East Tennessee by bringing hands-on, inquiry-based programming to children ages 6 months to 12 years old. In 2019, Muse Knoxville served over 200,000 individuals throughout 24 East Tennessee counties.

The Muse Knoxville, 516 N. Beaman Street, Knoxville, TN 37914. Information: 865-594-1494, www.themuseknoxville.org

UT School of Music: Virtual Concert and Lecture Series

  • October 9, 2020 — October 15, 2020

Category: Free event and Music

Join us every Friday for a new edition of our Virtual Concert and Lecture Series!

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

WUOT 91.9 FM: Improvisations to GO! Season 2

  • October 6, 2020 — October 27, 2020

Category: Free event and Music

Improvisations, heard weekdays 6:30 to 8 p.m., is produced and hosted locally by Ben Hall (Mondays), Todd Steed (Tuesdays & Thursdays), Paul Parris (Wednesdays), and Chris Woodhull (Fridays). Improvisations is curated by a dedicated lineup of jazz fans with over 70 years of jazz radio experience. Our playlists reflect every era of jazz from the earliest New Orleans swing to last week's best releases. We strive to keep the show interesting, listenable, and enlightening and entertaining. We love to hear from our listeners and our contact information is located below.

Improvisations to Go, Season Two is upon us! Get ready to get on the train with Todd Steed and head north. Expect to encounter lots of music, some inspiring art and culture, and the perfect cup of tea.

https://www.wuot.org/programs/improvisations-go

Knoxville Barristers: Clean Out Your Closet

  • October 5, 2020 — October 19, 2020

Category: Festivals & special events

Make room in your closet and help others at the same time! Seeking professional clothing and coats for individuals in need in Knoxville. Women's clothing will be donated to the YWCA and Connect Ministries Career Closet. Men's clothing will be donated to the Knox Area Rescue Ministries (KARM). This 2020 Drive combines the annual KBA Barristers Professional Clothing Drive and the annual Coats for the Cold Drive.

Items needed are slacks & skirts, suits, blouses & shirts, dresses, ties, dress shoes, coats, jackets, parkas, rain coats, dusters. Please do not donate clothing wit holes, stains or rips. No undergarments, swimsuits, or intimate apparel.

Donation locations:

Gay Street - First TN Plaza (lobby) and BB&T Building (lobby)

Main Street - City County Building (3rd & 6th floor)
US Federal Courthouse
Bank of America Bldg (lobby)

Law Schools - LMU, UT

West Knoxville - Baker Donelson office (265 Brookview Centre Way, #600)

Questions: Charles or Meagan at 865-637-0203

The Knoxville Barristers are lawyers who are members of the Knoxville Bar Association and who are under 36 years of age or who have been practicing law less than five years. Probably no other local bar association and group of young attorneys work harder or have a more diverse list of public service opportunities than those right here in Knoxville. While providing valuable and appreciated public service, these young lawyers have fun enjoying each other and enjoying serving others.

Rala: October Featured Artist Mike C. Berry

  • October 2, 2020 — November 28, 2020

Category: Exhibitions & visual art and Free event

Considered a versatile painter who works in vibrant colors, bringing energy and rhythm to each work, Mike C. Berry creates urban compositions that bend and twist the cityscapes that have become his identifiable style. His paintings consist of gestural brushstrokes and pure bright color. He credits the work of Wolf Kahn, Edward Hopper, and Knoxville artist, Joseph Delaney for encouraging his use of color, line and the cityscape as subject matter.

"Urbanscape" is the latest exhibition of small works by the artist. This body of work features the city of Knoxville as the main subject, but also illustrates the energy of our American urban landscape and cultural expressions. This exhibition includes paintings and drawings, as well as prints and notecards of previous works.

On display at RALA, October 2 - November 28, this exhibition can be viewed in person or online at www.shoprala.com

112 W Jackson Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37902

Art Guild at Fairfield Glade: Cumberland County Woodturners exhibition

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

“Cumberland County Woodturners” is the special Themed Gallery Exhibit for October.

Cumberland Woodturners is an organization whose goal is to advance the skills of wood turning on a lathe. Their skill levels range from novice to professional, and the organization has a mentoring program to assist others in improving their skills. Members have access to an extensive library of wood turning resources. On the second Saturday of each month, the woodturners present a hands-on workshop.

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: Donna Conliffe and Jennifer Lindsay

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

Featured artists are Jennifer Lindsay, Bead Weaving and Donna Conliffe, Mixed Media Artist.

Jennifer Lindsay started doing bead weaving over 15 years ago. She is inspired by the colors and shape of natural to mix colors and beads to make the pieces.

Donna Conliffe: Painting is an evolving process for me often inspired by poetry, music, stories, and experiences. Much of my work is considered narrative or abstract. Working on canvas or wood I begin by adding mediums, multiple layers of paint, image transfers, writing, collage, metal etc., at the start. Mixed media painting allows me to enrich my work in many layers as it progresses. My diverse background, in the area of three dimensional art, of clay, fiber, glass, bookmaking and paper, provides me a variety of methods to incorporate in my work. Combining an assortment of materials and a mixture of techniques encourages my creativity. That’s what art is all about to me.

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, www.Facebook.com/ArtMarketGallery

Awaken Coffee: Exhibition by Lesley Eaton

  • October 2, 2020 — November 1, 2020

Category: Exhibitions & visual art and Free event

Awaken Coffee will host an opening reception for artist Lesley Eaton Friday, Oct. 2 from 6-8 pm. Lesley’s recent work is a collection of experimental pieces focused on the application of materials themselves, mostly acrylic and fluid paint, along with water-soluble crayon.

“There is an overwhelming sense of joy to these pieces, even more so when they’re sitting next to one another, and even though they don’t all match and some are quite loud. It’s not unlike living in the middle of a renovation project with four children; it’s joyful cacophony.” – Lesley Eaton.

Please join us for some amazing art, light refreshments, and of course great coffee!

Awaken Coffee, 125 W Jackson Ave, Knoxville, TN 37902. Info: 865-951-0427 or https://www.facebook.com/awakencoffeeoldcity/

Honey Bee Coffee: Red, Yellow, Blue by Bethany Bredeson

  • October 2, 2020 — October 31, 2020

Category: Exhibitions & visual art and Free event

Showing all month in October at Honey Bee Coffee in South Knoxville, 700 Sevier Avenue, 39720.
See the paintings online at https://makingsangria.com/red-yellow-blue/

The show is thematic about the creative process. Each painting highlights a particular emotion from the moment I get the energy, through completing a project, and back to having no idea.

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