Calendar of Events

Monday, November 16, 2020

Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts: Adult Short Classes

Category: Classes & workshops and Fine Crafts

2020 ADULT SHORT CLASSES
MONDAY–WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 16–18, 2020, 6:00 TO 9:00 PM
Enrollment Cost: $100
Materials provided

CUTTING AND CHARCUTERIE BOARDS · HEATHER ASHWORTH
BOOK BINDING 101: COPTIC & LONG STITCH · KATHERINE WAGNER
MARBLED CLAY BOXES · REBECCA BUGLIO
https://www.arrowmont.org/workshops-classes/adult-classes/

Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, 556 Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN 37738. Information: 865-436-5860, www.arrowmont.org

UT Humanities Center Ninth Annual Distinguished Lecture Series

  • November 16, 2020

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

Mon Nov 16, 3:30 PM on Zoom:

Art in Action: Socially engaged art from contemporary China. Professor Meiqin Wang explores the potential of socially engaged art as a critical and creative response to China's top-down, pro-urban, and profit-driven social landscape. Analyzing various projects of engagement and intervention launched by contemporary Chinese art professionals in response to social and environmental injustices or the widening gap between the rural and the urban, she emphasizes how individuals may be agents of social critique and how changes can be made by grassroots projects. She highlights the practical, transformative, and activating power of art for social criticism, place construction, and personal development.
Registration is required for this webinar. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with information about how to join the webinar. Meiqin Wang is a professor of art history at California State University Northridge. Her research focuses on contemporary art from China in the context of commercialization and urbanization of the Chinese world. She has written on topics such as art and cultural industries, art and urbanization, and socially engaged art.

https://tennessee.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Q0YaeQIZR-mURzcb3WZXuQ

The WordPlayers: Big Mama's Kitchen

Category: Comedy, Free event and Theatre

Big Mama's Kitchen - A Staged Reading of this delightful farce by Joseph Frost will be Monday, November 16 at 7:00 PM in The Square Room, 4 Market Square. Admission is free with donations welcome.

For more information: http://wordplayers.org/current-season/staged-readings/

Big Mama’s kitchen was special, no question — but when Albert and Bethany move into her house to keep the memory of Big Mama alive, they have no idea what they’re getting themselves into. This delightful farce introduces us to the wonder of Big Mama, hungry locals who aren’t ready to let go, and the grandson who must find a way to rekindle Big Mama’s loving spirit without letting everything fall apart in the process.

CAST
Malik Baines — Albert
Arisa Carero-Spencer — Bethany
Matthew Lloyd — Jasper
Shae Jeremiah – Cath

Terry Weber – Director

Seating limited to 50 on a first come, first served basis. Actors and audience will be socially distant. Masks will be required. No tickets or reservations required. Doors open at 6:30

Parking is FREE at the City’s Market Square (406 Walnut St.), State Street Garage (520 State St.) and Locust Street Garage (540 Locust St.) after 6 p.m.

Doors open at 6:30 pm. All Staged Readings begin at 7:00 pm.
Parking is FREE after 6:00 pm at these nearby City Garages:

Market Square Garage (406 Walnut St.)
State Street Garage (520 State St.)
Locust Street Garage (540 Locust St.)

Knoxville Children's Theatre: Auditions for The Snow Queen

Category: Auditions, Free event, Kids & family and Theatre

SNOW QUEEN AUDITIONS ANNOUNCED

Knoxville Children’s Theatre (KCT) will hold auditions on Monday, November 16 for the upcoming live stage adaptation of “The Snow Queen.” The play will be performed January 22 through February 7.

Adapted from the famous original story by Hans Christian Andersen, this is the story of Gerda, a little girl who searches for her friend Kai when he is bewitched and imprisoned by the Snow Queen in her ice palace. Gerda's innocence charms all good people and animals she meets on the way. With their help, Gerda travels to the Far North, where she confronts the Snow Queen in her ice palace in a struggle to save Kai’s life.

KCT Alumna Ashlee Latimer will direct the production.

Auditions will be conducted online via Zoom. Actors will receive a link to the online audition with their confirmation email.

Auditions are by appointment only.

Rehearsals will begin on Wednesday, December 16 and continue through January 21. Rehearsals will not be held from December 22, 2020 through January 1, 2021.
https://knoxvillechildrenstheatre.com/register-for-an-audition

Knoxville Arbor Day celebration

  • November 16, 2020

Category: Festivals & special events, Free event and Science & nature

10:30 a.m. Monday, Nov. 16, 2020
Skyline Park, 1050 Beaman Lake Road

At 10:30 a.m. next Monday, Nov. 16, the City of Knoxville will increase its number of trees in public spaces by one, as Mayor Indya Kincannon and members of City Council join the city Tree Board in celebrating Arbor Day.

Urban Forester Kasey Krouse and his crew will be planting a red maple tree in Skyline Park, 1050 Beaman Lake Road.

Each year, the City plants at least 600 trees in parks, at schools, throughout neighborhoods and along public rights-of-way. This year, City crews planted 785 trees. All told, there are about 30,000 planted public trees across the city.

The demonstration will be recorded and incorporated in the Tree Board’s public education efforts. The planting also will be replayed several times on Community Television of Knoxville and be available on the YouTube channel and Facebook page of Trees Knoxville, a local nonprofit organization.

In addition, Mayor Kincannon will accept the City’s 29th annual Tree City USA award, and KUB President and CEO Gabriel Bolas will accept the utility’s 19th annual Tree Line USA award.

Prior to the ceremonial tree planting, Trees Knoxville Chair Tom Welborn will provide an update on the 2020 Tree Canopy Assessment.

Krouse said that Knoxville has been hosting an Arbor Day event for close to 30 years. While the state’s official Arbor Day is the first Friday in March, Knoxville celebrates it in the fall, because it’s the ideal time to plant trees.

Trees improve the quality of life in neighborhoods, and they help foster cleaner air and cleaner water, Krouse said. For more information on the City’s Urban Forestry efforts, visit www.knoxvilletn.gov/trees.

Terra Madre Women in Clay: 11th Annual Virtual Fall Show

  • November 15, 2020 — November 22, 2020

Category: Exhibitions & visual art, Festivals & special events and Fine Crafts

Our Virtual Fall Show is coming soon.
The Virtual Fall Show is available only one week during this period; so, don’t miss it!!

We are an eclectic group of lively women who happen to be clay artists from East Tennessee. Together, we create a place where mutual support, education in clay and the pursuit of excellence are celebrated, not only with each other but with our community in East Tennessee and beyond, through regional exhibitions, shows and community events.

https://www.terramadrewomeninclay.com/

Big Ears presents Norwegian Digital Jazz Festival

Category: Festivals & special events and Music

Running November 6 thru December 11, ‘Sites & Sounds from Big Ears’ hosts the Norwegian Digital Jazz Festival, a 15-act series highlighting many of the most compelling artists from that nation’s fertile musical scene.

Big Ears is teaming up with Musikkprofil Booking & Management, Oslo’s Sentralen performing arts center, and Hes & Falck to present the series which launches on Friday, November 6 and spans five weeks of programming. Big Ears is the exclusive North American presenter of the festival — the only place in the US, Canada, and Mexico where you can stream the series.

Norway has been home to a rich jazz landscape for decades, an ecosystem that has been documented notably over the years by ECM Records. The festival offers a multi-faceted portrait of the country’s unique jazz scene, over seven double-bill concerts, featuring artists including pianist Bugge Wesseltoft, saxophonist Tryvge Seim, guitarist Eiven Aarset, and trumpeters Mathias Eick and Nils Petter Molvær, plus an evening with pianist Tord Gustavsen — as well as many other essential Norwegian jazz artists. Each performance has been elegantly filmed on-site at the Sentralen in Oslo, Norway.

https://bigearsfestival.org/norwegian-digital-jazz-festival/

Art Guild at Fairfield Glade: People’s Choice Art Show

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

The public is invited to the opening reception of the Art Guild at Fairfield Glade’s annual People’s Choice Art Show. This event will take place on Friday, November 6, 2020 from 5-7 p.m. at the Plateau Creative Art Center, 451 Lakeview Dr. in Fairfield Glade. All in attendance can view over 80 show entries and cast their ballots for their favorite artwork. If unable to attend the reception, the public can come during regular hours between November 6 through the 25 to vote. Atlas Real Estate of Crossville, Tennessee is sponsoring this event. Cash prizes will be awarded to First through Fifth Place winners at the Awards Ceremony on December 4, 2020.

A unique feature of this year’s art show is that all award ribbons were handmade by a small group of the Art Guild’s talented artists. Each ribbon will be a treasured small piece of art for the winning artists.

An assortment of beverages will be served at this free reception event, weather permitting. Stonehaus Winery is providing a selection of fine wines. The Art Show will feature all genres of art. Please visit the PCAC to see all of this fabulous artwork from November 6th through December 4th. The gallery is open Monday through Saturday, 9 a.m.- 4 p.m.

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

Broadway Studios and Gallery: Art Thru The Window

  • November 6, 2020 — November 30, 2020

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

Ongoing beginning First Friday Nov 6th.

"Art Thru The Window" Broadway Studios and Gallery. Featuring our 6 new resident artists!

Vincent Drake
Jes Distad
Laura Gasparrini
Larry Blount
Melinda Adams
William Holbert

24/7 viewing safely through the glass! Purchase info will be listed on the window.
1127 N. Broadway, Knoxville TN 37917

https://www.broadwaystudiosandgallery.com

Maryville College: Virtual tour of "Women's Work" Exhibition

  • November 6, 2020 — November 25, 2020

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

Women's Work: Sew What's New!

Marcia Goldenstein and Virginia Derryberry talk about the origin and future of the "Women's Work" exhibit at Maryville College as the College galleries are temporarily closed to the public.

https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=395658081560077

https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=678828613024929

https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=687377461967677

Our Language – Creative Photography by Jürgen Dopatka, Elena Ganusova, Andreas Koschan

Category: Exhibitions & visual art and Free event

The Arts & Culture Alliance is pleased to present five new exhibitions at The Emporium Center in downtown Knoxville from November 6-24, 2020. A free reception with the artists will take place on Friday, November 6, from 5:00-8:00 PM. All visitors to the Emporium are asked to wear a mask and maintain physical distancing guidelines. Most of the works will be for sale and may be purchased through the close of the exhibition by visiting in person or the online shop at www.knoxalliance.store.

Our Language – Creative Photography by Jürgen Dopatka, Elena Ganusova, Andreas Koschan
These artists present three exhibitions with the overarching theme of Creative Photography. They each use creative photography as their language to tell stories about the world in which we live. Dopatka, Ganusova and Koschan all immigrated from Europe to Knoxville decades ago, and although they have different scientific backgrounds in chemical engineering, microbiology, and computer science, they share their love for photography. As their scientific backgrounds are different, so are their creative approaches to photography as can be seen in this exhibition.

Jürgen Dopatka - 40 Years in Black & White
Jürgen Dopatka’s photographs encompass the range of four decades of pursuing photography as a serious hobby, showing his evolving subjects, vision, and technique. The focus of his work has always been black and white images due to its potential for artistic expression (including abstract). Starting out with documenting "vanishing breeds"/professions in his native Germany, he quickly developed an interest for modern architecture, discovering patterns, repetitions, curves, light and shadows, which then spilled into nature and other subjects as well. The images in this show highlight this continuous journey of discovery and progression. Learn more: www.facebook.com/DopatkaPhotography, www.instagram.com/JurgenDopatkaPhoto, www.Dopatka.com

Elena Ganusova was born and raised in Siberia. She is a microbiology and biophysics major (PhD) and has worked in research labs for her entire life. She fell in love with photography as a young child when her father introduced her to the magic of black and white photography. Her interest in photography grew stronger until she eventually received a certification from the University of Tennessee. Her work has been accepted in various local, state, national and international competitions and exhibited in numerous Knoxville galleries. Her photography services also include family portraiture, senior and children portraiture, lifestyle and environmental portraiture, engagement and weddings, and photo restoration. Learn more: www.eganusovaphotography.com

Andreas Koschan grew up in the divided city of Berlin, Germany and has spent the last 20 years in East Tennessee; these differing life experiences have contributed to his unique view of the world. He is an engineer and scientist who, over the course of his career, taught and conducted research at both the Technical University Berlin, Germany and the University of Tennessee, during which time he coauthored five books and more than 100 conference papers on digital image processing and image analysis. Recently he became interested in adding an artistic component to his technical background. His current interests include using photographic imagery to tell stories about the world in which we live. Learn more: www.koschan.com

On display at the Emporium Center, 100 S. Gay Street, in downtown Knoxville. The Emporium is open to the public Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM. Please note, the Emporium will be closed Wednesday-Friday, November 25-27, for the holidays. For more information, please see www.knoxalliance.com or call (865) 523-7543.

The Emporium Center: Bruce Bunting: Paper in Three Dimensions

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

The Arts & Culture Alliance is pleased to present five new exhibitions at The Emporium Center in downtown Knoxville from November 6-24, 2020. A free reception with the artists will take place on Friday, November 6, from 5:00-8:00 PM. All visitors to the Emporium are asked to wear a mask and maintain physical distancing guidelines. Most of the works will be for sale and may be purchased through the close of the exhibition by visiting in person or the online shop at www.knoxalliance.store.

To many artists, paper is considered a flat surface waiting to receive an image, line, or thought. It is used as a backdrop. However, paper can also be an artistic medium in its own right and can be used to produce sculptural and three dimensional shapes. Paper is generally defined as derived from plant based cellulose fiber, processed into a pulp with large amounts of water to separate the individual fibers, and then entwined during the forming and drying processes. Proper preparation of the pulp will also promote chemical bonding between like fibers, further strengthening the resulting paper. The wet pulp and can be formed over a screen as sheets, cast, stretched over forms, molded with stencils, or built into 3-dimensional shapes when wet or after drying. In addition, non-paper objects can be embedded into the paper as it is formed. The paper in this new exhibition represents many of the techniques for forming three dimensional paper objects, including pouring, casting, stenciling, wet forming, dry forming, and embedding objects.

Bruce Bunting’s introduction to papermaking came from his work as an automotive engineer, which included a cellulosic biofuel project with a commercial paper mill. He became more interested in the paper than the biofuel, which led to reading papermaking books, taking papermaking classes, and visiting paper mills and paper artists. Papermaking combines art, materials, chemistry, and equipment in a way that fits his interests and background. He has built all of his own equipment in his current papermaking studio. He is shifting toward the production of large sheet paper, up to about 24x48”, and is working in collaboration with other artists. Learn more: www.brucebuntingart.com or www.postcardsarepaper.art.

On display at the Emporium Center, 100 S. Gay Street, in downtown Knoxville. The Emporium is open to the public Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM. Please note, the Emporium will be closed Wednesday-Friday, November 25-27, for the holidays. For more information, please see www.knoxalliance.com or call (865) 523-7543.

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