Calendar of Events

Thursday, November 5, 2020

Art Market Gallery: Featuring New Members

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

The Art Market Gallery welcomes its newest members for 2020 in a special New Members Show! There will be no opening reception because of Covid but many of the new members will be working various days in November and all of their works and bios can be viewed at the Art Market's web page, www.artmarketgallery.net.

New members are: John Adkins (painting), Julie Boisseau Craig (mixed media), Kim Emert Gale (painting), Curtis Imerman (painting), Carole Stoiber (painting), Kate Watson (painting), and current member in another category, Terri Swaggerty (photography)

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

Arts & Culture Alliance: Online Holiday Sale

Category: Exhibitions, visual art and Fine Crafts

With the holidays approaching, the Arts & Culture Alliance has coordinated the presentation of more than 125 unique works of art by local artists via its online shop so that patrons and the general public may purchase work.

The Holiday Sale, featuring 43 local artists, includes visual arts media (ranging from acrylic to photography), sculptural works, fiber works, glass, jewelry, and more, as well as ornaments, commissions of portraits, and musical performances. Artists will receive 100% of the proceeds after credit card processing fees.

Shop now! https://www.knoxalliance.store/product-category/holiday/

“Our artists are always trying new ways to interpret the world around them, so we are excited to try new ways for them to share that new work,” says Liza Zenni, Executive Director of the Arts & Culture Alliance. “These days, so many art buyers are increasingly going online to discover and add to their collection of local artwork, and we wanted to help them find it. And if they happen to also find a one-of-a-kind holiday gift, so much the better!”

All artworks are available for sale at www.knoxalliance.store and may be purchased 24/7 using a credit card. Work may also be purchased by calling the Alliance, Monday-Friday 9 AM – 5 PM, at (865) 523-7543.

The Online Holiday Sale runs Sunday, November 1, 2020 – Friday, January 1, 2021. Additionally, some of the works will be included in Black Friday through Cyber Monday and End-of-Year sales offering 10% discounts. For more information, contact: Suzanne Cada at (865) 523-7543 or sc@knoxalliance.com.

Appalachian Arts Craft Center: 50th Anniversary Online Auction

Category: Exhibitions, visual art, Fine Crafts and Fundraisers

We've had to go virtual due to COVID-19, but those who believe in our missions of service & education can still contribute to our biggest fundraiser of the year.

The Appalachian Arts Craft Center is a nonprofit center with a mission to support arts and crafts in Appalachia through education, sales, and community involvement. The center is located at 2716 Andersonville Highway 61, Clinton, TN, one mile east of I-75 north at Exit 122. For more information, stop by the center, call 865-494-9854, or visit www.appalachianarts.net or Facebook.

11th Annual Appalachian Mountain Bike Club Fall Festival

  • November 1, 2020 — November 7, 2020

Category: Festivals, special events and Health, wellness

Presented by Audi Knoxville

Bike raffle (by Harpers Bike Shop and Santa Cruz) - buy tickets before the drawing at 8 pm on Nov 7

Fall Fest Feast - order a delicious take-home meal before Nov 1

Checkpoint Ride - by TN Valley Bikes - register by Nov 7 ride and fill your passport

New AMBC merchandise at the Pop-Up Shop at REI, Nov 2-7

Silent Auction - bid online and bid often! Nov 1-7

https://ambcknox.org/events/list/

Omega Gallery: Wild Things: The Masks of Jym Davis

  • October 31, 2020 — December 2, 2020

Category: Exhibitions, visual art and Free event

An Alumni exhibition featuring funky 3-D masks by Jym Davis, class of 1999.
www.jymdavis.com

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

Urban Bar & Corner Cafe: Funny Art Show by Jessica Newman

  • October 26, 2020 — November 30, 2020

Category: Exhibitions, visual art and Free event

A selection of the artist's favorites!

https://www.facebook.com/jessicanewmanoriginalart/

109 N. Central Street, Knoxville, TN 37902. http://www.urbanbarknoxville.com/

Ewing Gallery: Liberated from Storage II - Art from Europe + the Americas

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

In Liberated from Storage II, viewers are able to see a painting by Belgian artist James Ensor, a 17th century Flemish tapestry based on a painting by Peter Paul Rubens, paintings by Joseph Delaney, illustrations by American commercial illustrator Walter Haskell Hinton, Mexican copper paintings, and modern and contemporary prints by Kathe Kollwitz, Andy Warhol, Robert Rauschenberg, Keith Haring, Alberto Giacometti, Georges Braque, Salvador Dali, Roy Lichtenstein, Claes Oldenburg, and Chuck Close.

The exhibition closes Wednesday, November 24.

To view any portions of the Ewing Gallery collection, please visit, and bookmark https://ewinggallery.omeka.net/.

Ewing Gallery, 1715 Volunteer Blvd on the UT campus, Knoxville, TN 37996. Information: 865-974-3200, www.ewing-gallery.utk.edu

Tennessee Theatre: Behind the Scenes Tours

Category: Festivals, special events, History, heritage and Kids, family

We’ve added more tour dates in November and December, and a few October dates are still available. We’ve also added a Family Tour, which is great for kids and adults alike, but has added elements to spark awe in children and includes activity and coloring sheets for them to take home to remember their visit and what they will learn. Join us for a behind the scenes tour and learn details about the history, performances, and complete renovation of the Official State Theatre of Tennessee. You’ll go to areas not usually open to the public, and walk away with a better understanding and appreciation for this architectural and cultural gem.

Once a tour reaches capacity, it will no longer appear in the list of available dates.
https://www.tennesseetheatre.com/visit/tour-the-tennessee/

Deluxe Tours are offered on Saturdays at 11AM and 1PM.
Tuesday, December 1 at 11am
Saturday, December 5 at 11am
Saturday, December 5 at 1pm
Tuesday, December 8 at 11am
Saturday, December 12 at 11am
Saturday, December 12 at 1pm
Tuesday, December 15 at 11am
Saturday, December 19 at 11am
Saturday, December 19 at 1pm
Monday, December 28 at 1pm
Tuesday, December 29 at 1pm
Wednesday, December 30 at 1pm

Family Tours are offered select weekdays at 11AM, especially during school breaks.
Monday, December 28 at 1pm
Tuesday, December 29 at 1pm
Wednesday, December 30 at 1pm

Tennessee Theatre, 604 S. Gay Street, Knoxville, TN 37902. For information: 865-684-1200

Central Cinema Returns with POSSESSOR and KHFF Tennessee Terrors

  • October 23, 2020 — December 31, 2020

Category: Film

We've watched a few great new releases slip by us in recent months, so we jumped at the opportunity to include Brandon Cronenberg's Possessor in this year's horror film fest, and have decided to take the plunge back into business in order to share the acclaimed thriller with Knoxville audiences at large, starting Friday October 23.

As you may be able to guess, this wasn't an easy decision. We put a lot of work and hope into June's trial re-opening, only to have our plans dashed by skyrocketing COVID diagnoses. Things are, of course, not much better now. But the show must eventually go on, so we're going to take things week by week (usually with just one showing per day) and go from there! We hope that some of you will come out, but as always we respect and support individual health decisions that may keep you away. We want you safe.

The bulk of next weekend will be dedicated to Knoxville Horror Film Fest programming, but we will be offering general public screenings of Possessor at 9pm on Friday (10/23) and 7pm on Saturday (10/24). We plan to hold Possessor over through Halloween weekend, dates/showtimes TBA.

For anyone interested in local film productions, we'll also be offering a general public screening of this year's Knoxville Horror Film Fest "Tennessee Terrors" regional film block at 7pm on Friday. This hourlong program features the short films Crones Haulin' Bones, Secret Shed, The Lion's Den, Timekeeper, The Nice House, The Getaway, The Gift and That Kind of Friend.

Safety note: Facemasks are required at Central Cinema when not actively eating or drinking, and our capacity remains limited to 35% to facilitate proper distancing.

We also continue to offer and encourage private rentals, including discounted rates for films in current release at Central Cinema.

Central Cinema, 1205 N Central St, Knoxville, TN 37917
http://centralcinema865.com/

Artsclamation! Fine Art Sale

  • October 23, 2020 — November 30, 2020

Category: Exhibitions, visual art, Festivals, special events, Fine Crafts, Free event and Fundraisers

2020 Artsclamation Fine Art Sale To Be Held Virtually
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Knoxville Artsclamation!, the annual fine art sale that supports behavioral health care services at Peninsula, is going virtual! This important fundraiser, which also serves to increase awareness of mental health issues in East Tennessee, has raised almost $1 million since its beginning in 2002 to support critical programs and care for patients and families served by Peninsula, a division of Parkwest Medical Center.

Traditionally held as an in-person two-day event in late October, Artsclamation! 2020 will host a secure, online store at Artsclamation.bigcommerce.com from Oct. 23 to Nov. 30 where shoppers can view and purchase art from the convenience of their smart phone, tablet or computer. More than 2,000 original works in oil, watercolor, acrylic, as well as jewelry, glasswork and sculpture are available from 46 professional artists and Peninsula client artists Other items for sale include calendars, posters and prints featuring participating artists’ work.

Additionally, in its online format, the fine art sale is extended through to Nov. 30, which will allow more time for patrons to browse and select special gifts for the holiday shopping season. Event staff will coordinate pickup of artwork from the event’s climate-controlled warehouse and delivery to patrons, ensuring the artwork arrives in pristine condition. No-contact delivery options are also available.

“This decision to go virtual was made out of an abundance of caution to protect the health and safety of our artists, donors and community during this challenging time,” said Patrick Birmingham, Covenant Health’s vice president of philanthropy and government relations. “We have designed a plan that still allows art patrons to experience the uniqueness of Artsclamation!, while remaining safe from close indoor contact.”

FEATURED ARTIST SARAH POLLOCK
Sarah Pollock uses oil paints to create landscapes and cityscapes that reflect her journey throughout the country. She is a former color stylist for Walt Disney Feature Animation and now works as a professional artist in East Tennessee. Sarah paints in oils, often working outdoors, to capture the many beautiful landscapes around her home. Pollock’s featured piece for Artsclamation! 2020 is titled “Autumn Blaze” and portrays the Middle Prong of the Little River in the Great Smoky Mountains at the turn of fall. All proceeds from the sale of this featured piece will go directly to Peninsula.

SUPPORTING MENTAL HEALTH
One in four people in East Tennessee suffer from a mental health illness. However, there is a significant gap in funding for programs to serve these individuals compared to other diseases and diagnoses. Artsclamation! is Peninsula’s only fundraiser and helps to fill some of the gaps left in those funding sources. Proceeds in past years have funded garden courtyards for adult patients, vans for transporting clients in outpatient programs, play areas for hospitalized children, therapeutic games and activity supplies.

Elizabeth Clary, BSN, RN, MHA, vice president of behavioral health for Peninsula, noted how the community’s support of this year’s virtual art sale will help Peninsula meet a public health need, which because of the impact of COVID-19, has become even more critical.

“Peninsula relies heavily on proceeds from Artsclamation!,” she says. “We are good stewards of every dollar that is spent to provide care and treatment for those that need us. Funds from this event assist Peninsula with therapeutic spaces and activities for our patients that would otherwise not be an option.”

ABOUT PENINSULA
Peninsula has helped thousands of people recover from disorders and dependencies to lead healthy, productive lives. Peninsula provides inpatient and outpatient services for children, adolescents and adults in Knox and nearby counties, including individual and group therapy, specialized programs and peer support groups. Behavioral care is also provided at Parkwest Medical Center for senior adults with co-existing psychiatric and medical conditions. Peninsula is the region’s most comprehensive provider of mental health services; its outpatient centers serve more than 15,000 people annually, while the inpatient hospital treats more than 5,000 patients per year.www.peninsulabehavioralhealth.org/artsclamation.

Knoxville Museum of Art: Homegrown

Category: Exhibitions, visual art, Free event and Science, nature

South Garden

Homegrown is a site-specific outdoor installation by designers Katie MacDonald and Kyle Schumann that examines potential applications for Tennessee’s invasive plant species as productive building materials. The project will take the form of an inhabitable pavilion constructed from a panelized assembly of biomaterial aggregate. The resulting structure is biodegradable. The pavilion’s structure makes use of generative structural design known as topological structural optimization, allowing the surface to be alternately thin and dense or thick and porous based on structural needs of the overall assembly. The exterior is flat and angular, reflecting the aesthetic of conventional standardized paneling while the interior is curving and forms sculpted furniture. MacDonald and Schumann held the 2019-2020 Tennessee Architecture Fellowship at the University of Tennessee and cofounders of the design practice After Architecture.

https://knoxart.org/exhibitions/homegrown/
Knoxville Museum of Art, 1050 World's Fair Park Dr, Knoxville, TN 37916. Hours: Tu-Sa 10-5, Su 1-5. Information: 865-525-6101, www.knoxart.org

Fountain City Art Center: Fountain City Art Center Members Show**

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

Reception: October 23, 6:30 – 8:00 PM

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

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