Calendar of Events

Wednesday, November 18, 2020

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

Art Market Gallery: Elaine Fronczek & Terri Swaggerty

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

November Featured Artists

Terri Swaggerty, Painting
For me the process of creating Art is the place where soul meets body. I look for and discover Art every single day; in manmade structures, the natural world and even while looking down while crossing a street or parking lot. I especially like to document the many and varied details of Knoxville, my hometown. What I see and experience constantly sparks a creative response in me. I use my experience as a pro photographer and pro retouch artist to transform the literal image into a work of Art.

Elaine Fronczek
I come from a family that has made beautiful and functional objects with their hands. My mother baked, my grandmother sewed and crocheted, my father and aunt were multitalented. At an early age I could usually be found in my grandmother’s sewing room creating my first designs. Fiber fascinated me and drew me in. It was an avocation for over 50 years. In 2008 I attended a class at Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts where I learned to wet felt. Here I realized that wool, silk and other natural fibers could be manipulated into both 2 and 3 dimensional creations in the shape and color of my choosing. Thus I began my current pursuit in the world of fiber. I am inspired by the colors of nature and the simplicity and functionality of pieces created by contemporary artists and designers. Using natural renewable materials and repurposed items allows me to create simple pieces that bring beauty and comfort to the eye.

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

UT Downtown Gallery: Shiny by David Wilson

Category: Exhibitions & visual art and Free event

Details coming soon!

Join us for First Friday reception from 5-8pm on Friday November 6. Ten visitors at a time will be permitted in the UT Downtown Gallery. Please bring a mask to wear. We look forward to seeing you!

Using unconventional materials and approaches, including collaboration and performance, David Wilson creates large temporary artworks, videos, and drawings. Wilson has shown his work internationally at Kunsthalle Basel and Kunstlerhaus Boswil in Switzerland, the Experimental Art Foundation and Performance Space in Australia, the Robert McDougal Gallery in New Zealand, and the Center for Icelandic Art, Reykjavik. He has had solo exhibitions in the United States including at the Southeastern Center For Contemporary Art, Old Dominion University, Auburn University, the Florida Center for Contemporary Art, and the Dietrich Jenny Gallery. His group exhibitions venues include the Nexus Contemporary Art Center, Spaces Art Gallery, The Mint Museum, Cheekwood Fine Arts Center, the University of California (San Diego), and Wake Forest University.

Wilson’s videos were selected for the Dallas Video Festival, the Sydney Underground Film Festival, Australia, the DigiFestival, Florence, Italy (juror’s special recognition) , and the Alternative Film and Video Festival, Belgrade, Serbia (award of significant achievement).

Wilson’s artwork has been featured in periodicals such as Schweizer Kunst and Art Papers and reviewed in newspapers including the Los Angeles Times and Newsday. Wilson has been artist-in-residence at the International Artist Exchange, Basel, Switzerland, SIM, Reykjavik, Iceland, and the Academy of Fine Art, Bratislava, Slovak Republic. He has also designed sets for the National Theater of the Deaf Children’s Theater that toured the U.S.

Wilson received his M.F.A. from the University of California at San Diego where he studied with Allan Kaprow, Italo Scanga, and Manny Farber.

This exhibition is free and open to the public. On display through November 28. The UT Downtown Gallery is open Wednesday - Friday from 11am - 6pm and Saturdays from 10am - 3pm. Closed for Thanksgiving.
https://downtown.utk.edu/

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.

The Emporium Center: Buechel Studio: Action Expressionism

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.

The Eric Buechel Fine Art Studio presents a creative collaborative of Cumberland-area artists who will display abstract works (primarily painting). The five artists include Eric Buechel, Sharon Bush, Pat Schudiske, Jerry Sparks, Mike Sparks, and Bob Stevens. These artists came together during a series of weekly “Collaborative Creativity” workshops, led by Eric Buechel, in which they painted and created alongside fellow artists each week in the Buechel Studio in Pleasant Hill.

Movement and unpredictability, along with geometry and familiarity, are combined to create “action expressionism”. In these paintings, drawings, and three-dimensional pieces, the artists’ images interweave various historical modes of abstract art. The end result is an expansive vocabulary of visual motifs that connect all the pieces together.

Their artistic journey began by exploring works of previous abstract artists, particularly Jackson Pollock. As a group, they explored things found outside of nature, seeking to connect with the viewer by creating an emotional bond through patterns, colors, tones, and lines. Their collective goal is to reflect expressive movements through the end design; some made by hand and others by mechanical means. What began as an exercise to loosen up their painting styles turned into color theory process: from hanging paint containers on a line in a tree to spilling paint on a moving canvas, the effect differed in multiple ways. The artists have discovered there are endless results to be achieved through the use of a variety of materials, with unplanned elements providing surprise and excitement. Learn more: www.ericbuechel.net

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.

Stephen Brayfield: Slightly disturbing watercolor paintings with mildly irrational ramblings by Tonya Wunder

Category: Exhibitions & visual art, Free event and Literature & readings

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.

In this second collaboration, artists Stephen Brayfield and Tonya Wunder explore darker themes through a kind of eccentric, personal mythology. At times, Wunder will provide poetic captions for Brayfield’s original paintings, and conversely, he is inspired to paint by something she reads. It is not always a smooth and painless process, and with this new exhibition, Brayfield experiments with a different presentation of watercolors. Departing from the traditional mat, frame and glass, he mounts them on cradled panels and seals them with cold wax medium.

About Stephen Brayfield: While I respect the more traditional subject matter of landscape/still life associated with watercolor, I prefer art with a narrative using portrait and figure as a springboard. My earlier work was influenced by surrealism but I have since merged this with an Americana element that I refer to as "southern gothic”.

About Tonya Wunder: I enjoy various streams of poetry, but it was Emily Dickinson who gave me the courage to discard rules and Andre Breton’s automatism that gave me the freedom to ramble nonsensically.

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.

Recent Works by the Emporium Center’s Tenant Artists

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.

The fifteen artists of the Emporium Center are proud to present an exhibition of recent works in a variety of media such as collage, fiber works, mixed media, painting, and photography. These artists include: Sheila Chesanow, Derrick Freeman, Connie Gaertner, Judi Gaston, Tobertha Jackson, Diana Kilburn, Katie Kinney, Fritz Massaquoi, Wokie Massaquoi-Wicks, Pam Radford, Chris Rohwer, Robin Rohwer, Gayla Seale, W. James Taylor, and Sandy White. Read more about the artists at www.knoxalliance.com/recent-works-by-the-emporium-centers-tenant-artists.

The Emporium Center is Knoxville’s first true arts center, which re-opened following renovations in 2004. Built in 1898 as the original home of a prestigious furniture company, the Emporium housed a wholesale goods distributor and later became a textile manufacturing facility that fulfilled military contracts. The two adjacent buildings and the vacant lot were the location of the “Parthenon of Country Music,” which served as the home of the WNOX Mid-Day Merry-Go-Round. The 28,000 square feet of flexible use space houses multiple art galleries showcasing local and regional artists with exhibitions that change each month. The Emporium also houses the administrative offices of non-profits Arts & Culture Alliance, Circle Modern Dance, HoLa Hora Latina, Knoxville Gay Men’s Chorus, Knoxville Symphony Orchestra, and Tennessee Stage Company as well as studios for fifteen individual artists.

The Emporium is available for private rentals for receptions, fundraisers, dinners, parties, and more and is open to the public Monday-Friday 9 AM – 5 PM with monthly First Friday receptions.

On display at the Emporium Center, 100 S. Gay Street, in downtown Knoxville. 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.

Art Guild at Fairfield Glade: November Workshops & events

Category: Classes & workshops, Exhibitions & visual art and Fine Crafts

Art Guild at Fairfield Glade
Monthly Happenings for November 2020
At the Plateau Creative Arts Center (PCAC)
451 Lakeview Drive (off Peavine Road) 931-707-7249
Open: Monday – Saturday 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Closed: All Sundays plus Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year’s Day, & Easter
Due to these uncertain times for gatherings, please check the Art Guild website
or Facebook page for the most current information.
Facebook: The Art Guild at Fairfield Glade Website: artguildfairfieldglade.net

In the Art Studio, class size and/or open studio gathering size is limited. All people inside the PCAC building should wear face masks and practice social distancing! To register for a class, visit the PCAC or call 931-707-7249. Payment must be received at the time of registration.

Open Studio – Come enjoy our studio space. The studio may be used every day during operating hours when no other class or event is scheduled. Members and guests are both welcome to bring any project on which they are currently working. There is no scheduled individual to help you with your project, but feel free to get your friends together for assistance. Studio use is FREE to members of the Art Guild and $5.00 for non-members. All can enjoy working on art projects at their own convenience.

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 3
Smorgasbord Class: Twined Wreaths” with JoAnne Hickey. 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon. Cost is $20 for both members and guests.

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 4 (morning)
Fall Greeting Card Class with Jane Tavernier & Louise Goodman, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon. Cost is $30 for members or $35 for guests. Materials fee of $5 payable to the instructor. Class size: 4 students minimum, 8 students maximum .

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 4 (afternoon)
Holiday Greeting Card Class with Jane Tavernier & Louise Goodman, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon. Cost is $30 for members or $35 for guests. Materials fee of $5 payable to the instructor. Class size: 4 students minimum, 8 students maximum.
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 6
***People’s Choice Art Show*** Special Opening Reception 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. All in attendance can view over 80 show entries and cast ballots for their favorite artwork. If unable to attend the reception, the public can come to vote during regular hours between November 6 through the 25. Atlas Real Estate of Crossville, Tennessee is sponsoring this event. Reception attendees should practice social distancing, including wearing face masks. Stonehaus Winery is providing a selection of fine wines.

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 10
Paint Along with Sam Hill, Floral Watercolor demonstration class, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon. Cost is $20 for AG members or $25 for guests. Students should bring their own watercolor supplies.

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 12
Home School Children’s Art Class, Subject is “Drawing/Painting an Egyptian Sarcophagus from the Ancient World”, Mediums: Metallic Liquid Watercolor & Oil Pastels, 12:30 – 2:00 p.m., with Rosemary Wawro.

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 13
Basic ARTiE Training (short for ART in Electronics): ARTiE is an electronic whiteboard that provides many tools to enhance teaching, learning, and presentations at the Art Guild’s Plateau Creative Arts Center (PCAC), 10:00 ¬a.m. – 12:00 noon. Open to AG members only. Class is free-of-charge, but those who want to attend must register for the class. Maximum class size is six students.

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 17 (at the Plateau Creative Arts Center and on Zoom)
Monthly Members Meeting – 9:30 is a speaker presentation (TBA), 10:00 is a brief business meeting. Guests are welcome to attend (In-person attendance will be limited due to social distancing.)

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 18
Project Discussion, a bi-monthly artwork review session. Assess the artwork of participants and/or selected artwork in the gallery. The facilitator is John Anderson. 12:00 noon – 2:00 p.m. FREE and open to the public. Bring your artwork or just observe the session.

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 19
Fundamentals of Making Chain Jewelry, with George Gallant. 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. Cost is $30 for members or $35 for guests. $25 materials fee payable to the instructor. Number of students: minimum is 3, maximum is 6.

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 20
Watercolor 101 for Beginners with Vera Bogle, 1:00 a.m. – 4:00 noon. Cost is $30 for members or $35 for guests. $5 materials fee payable to instructor. Number of students: minimum is 4, maximum is 8.

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

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/

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