Calendar of Events

Friday, January 8, 2021

Art Market Gallery: January Winter Wonderland All Members Show

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

Celebrating 39 years of great regional fine arts and crafts!

Featuring art from Pamela Salyer, Kate Watson, Curt Imerman, Brenda Mills, and Gary Dagnan

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

The Art Guild at Fairfield Glade: Special Member Exhibition at the Emporium

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

A free reception with the artists will take place on Friday, January 8, 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.

Twenty-nine artists of The Art Guild at Fairfield Glade in Crossville are proud and excited to present an exhibition of recent works in a variety of media such as glass mosaic, jewelry, fiber works, leather, wood, mixed media, pottery, painting, and photography. This new member exhibition amplifies the Guild’s goals of “Teach, Learn & Inspire” and supporting many forms of visual arts.

The Guild is almost as old as Fairfield Glade itself. In 1978 twelve residents/artists in Fairfield Glade came together to form an art guild. In the 42 years, the Guild has grown to a membership of approximately 180 individuals from across Tennessee. Through the years, the Guild met in several locations until its move to the Plateau Creative Arts Center (PCAC) in April of 2008. It is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization, an equal opportunity provider, and offers original art and unique gifts for viewing and for sale. The Guild and PCAC are located at 451 Lakeview Drive in Fairfield Glade. For more information, visit www.artguildfairfieldglade.net.

The exhibitions are 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 Monday, January 18, for the holiday. For more information, please see www.knoxalliance.com or call (865) 523-7543.

Women of the Bible: Portraits of Beauty, Audacity, & Faith by LaShonda Scott Robinson

Category: Exhibitions & visual art and Free event

A free reception with the artists will take place on Friday, January 8, 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.

Women of the Bible: Portraits of Beauty, Audacity, & Faith by LaShonda Scott Robinson
A woman has been an enigma since her creation. What is her purpose? Is she man’s equal? Is she the weaker sex? Women of the Bible celebrates the ingenuity, audacity, and faith of our biblical fore-mothers. Sometimes the Bible records a single incident. Some names are unknown. Yet, their stories are inspiring. I created this collection of watercolor and metallic acrylic to celebrate God’s most beautiful, complex, and resilient creation: WOMAN.

Based in Alabama, LaShonda Scott Robinson is a watercolor artist. Art expresses her intimate feelings. A woman of color, she was taught to conceal weakness. Through art, she can openly cry without shedding a tear. Self-taught, her watercolor style is sensuous and dark. Body language expresses the truth. Therefore, the faces are blank. Robinson believes “the face reveals our thoughts whereas the body reveals our hearts.” Her work has exhibited in Alabama, Florida, New York, South Carolina, Monaco, and Switzerland.
For more information:
www.lashondascottrobinson.com
www.facebook.com/lashondascottrobinson3
Instagram @lashondascottrobinson

The exhibitions are 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 Monday, January 18, for the holiday. For more information, please see www.knoxalliance.com or call (865) 523-7543.

Bijou Theatre: Tennessee Wraith Chasers

Category: Festivals & special events, History & heritage and Theatre

THE STARS OF TRAVEL CHANNEL'S 'HAUNTED TOWNS' ARE BACK!
FRIDAY-SATURDAY, JANUARY 8-9 • 8:00PM
SUNDAY, JANUARY 10 • 7:00PM

After two sell outs in September at the Bijou, the Tennessee Wraith Chasers return for three nights of spine tingling fun! Join the stars of Travel Channel’s 'Haunted Towns’ for an evening of thrills and chills beginning with a Meet & Greet, Photo Op, and Q&A Session followed by a lights-out ghost hunt with Chris, Mike, and Brannon. Tickets are on sale this Friday, November 20 at 10:00am ET. Act quickly, these won't last long!

Bijou Theatre, 803 S. Gay Street, Knoxville, TN 37902. Information/tickets: 865-522-0832, www.knoxbijou.com, www.ticketmaster.com

WDVX: Live From Home with Po' Ramblin' Boys

Category: Music

This Winter WDVX will continue presenting Real Live Music wherever you may be. Please join us for the “Live From Home” series featuring artists from their home settings, studio and more.

WDVX is starting a bluegrass series with Live from Home which kicks off January 8 with East Tennessee's Own Po' Ramblin' Boys. They recently signed to Rounder Records and released Toil, Tears and Trouble.

This show debuts on January 8, 2020 at 7:00 PM eastern. The performance will be available for viewing through January 10, 2020. Tickets start at $12.50 with higher giving options available.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/wdvx-live-from-home-featuring-the-po-ramblin-boys-tickets-133278707201

All the concerts predominately benefit the artists with WDVX taking a smaller share of the ticket proceeds. To purchase tickets, https://wdvx.com/watch/

Knoxville Speaks Youth Poetry Program

  • January 7, 2021 — January 31, 2021

Category: Kids & family and Literature & readings

Beginning Thu Jan 7 on Zoom

The Knoxville Speaks Youth Poetry Initiative is for students in Knox County and surrounding counties grades 7-12. The students will participate in writing workshops with Knoxville Poet Laureate Rhea Carmon as well as many other amazing poets from across the nation. The program will begin as an online program meeting twice a month via Zoom. Youth need to submit an already written poem as a part of their application as well as well thought out answers to the questions. We are not looking for perfection, but we are looking for beautiful stories that can educate and inspire the Greater Knoxville Community. Apply: https://www.rheacarmon.com/knoxville-speaks

Art Guild at Fairfield Glade: January Classes & Workshops

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

Tue Jan 5, 10-12: Oil & Acrylic Painting with Debbie Toney, $20.
Thu Jan 7, 9-12 or 1-4: Valentine Cards with Louise Goodman, $35
Tue Jan 19, 9:30: Monthly Members Meeting (in person & Zoom)
Wed Jan 20, 12-2: Project Discussion, a bi-monthly artwork review session with John Anderson, free
Thu Jan 21, 1-4: Chain Maille Jewelry “The Captured Heart Bracelet” with George Gallant, $35 + $30
Wed Jan 27, 12-2: Life Drawing with Dena Whitener, $5

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

Knoxville Walking Tours

  • January 1, 2021 — December 31, 2021

Category: Festivals & special events and History & heritage

Are you looking for a safe and engaging outdoor activity during the pandemic? Take a historical tour of downtown Knoxville – its past, its present, and most of all its people - with poet and storyteller Laura Still with Knoxville Walking Tours.

Laura opens a window to Knoxville’s varied past and leads you on a journey through hard times and high times of a city growing through more than two centuries of history.

Tours include:
• Knoxville: The Early Years
• Misbehaving Women
• Civil War
• Gunslingers
• Musical History
• Literary Heritage
• Shadow Side Ghost Tours

A portion of all downtown tours support the Knoxville History Project. You can schedule your tour at http://knoxvillewalkingtours.com/.

Art Guild at Fairfield Glade: First Fiber Arts Exhibit

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

The Art Guild at Fairfield Glade invites the public to venture to the Plateau Creative Art Center and enjoy the first Fiber Arts Exhibit. This exciting new display was featured during the First Friday Fun and Wine Reception on December 4th and will grace the gallery through Thursday, February 4th, 2021. The exhibit presents works by 11 artists, 5 which are members of the Art Guild, 6 are non-members, with 15 pieces of fiber artwork.

We are thrilled to offer this opportunity to both artisans and attendees, with the expectation of generating more interest and acceptance of many varieties of Fiber Arts as Fine Arts. This medium is non-utilitarian work that consists primarily of natural or synthetic fiber or yarn. It focuses on the design, materials, and artistic labor as basic for the works’ significance that prioritizes aesthetic over utilitarian values.

The term Fiber Arts originated shortly after World War II, defining work by craft artists incorporating fabric into their works. The 50’s gave more recognition to Fiber Arts as Fine Arts, and by the 60’s and 70’s, Fiber Arts was embraced worldwide, with a growing number of artists creating 2 and 3-dimensional fiber works in a variety of genres. Fiber Arts continues to thrive and evolve, and the Art Guild at Fairfield Glade is thrilled to share a variety of Fiber Art for public viewing.

PCAC regular hours of operation: Monday through Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. through December 23. Winter hours: Monday through Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. beginning December 24th and running through February 28. The PCAC will be closed on Christmas Day.

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

UT Downtown Gallery: Beauford Delaney: Transcending Race + Time

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

Opening Friday, December 4, 2020 at 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
As always, please wear a mask and practice social distancing when you visit the UT Downtown Gallery. Please do not come if you are feeling sick.

December 4, 2020 - January, 30, 2021

The UT Downtown Gallery is pleased to present a selection of paintings and drawings on loan from the Estate of Beauford Delaney. This exhibition of 21 works includes 4 oil on canvas paintings, abstract watercolors, pastel portraits, and 3 self portraits. Some of these pieces have never been exhibited publicly. Please join us for a small First Friday opening December 5th from 5-8pm. We hope you will be able to make time during the holiday season to see this beautiful and important exhibition.

Events and exhibitions at the UT Downtown Gallery are free and open to the public. As always, please wear a mask and practice social distancing when you visit the UT Downtown Gallery. Please do not come if you are feeling sick.

The UT Downtown Gallery is open Wednesday - Friday 11am - 6pm and Saturdays from 10am - 3pm. The UT Downtown Gallery will be closed December 24, 25, 26, 31, and January 1.

UT Downtown Gallery, 106 S. Gay St, Knoxville, TN 37902. Information: 865-673-0802, http://web.utk.edu/~downtown

Arts & Culture Alliance: 2020 Members Show

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

The Arts & Culture Alliance proudly presents its 2020 Members Show, the largest annual exhibition of local artists in the Greater Knoxville area. The fresh mix of two- and three-dimensional works created within the last two years encompasses a wide variety of media such as oil, acrylic, watercolor, pastel, mixed media, photography, fine craft, sculpture, ceramics, fiber, and more from regional artists who are all individual members of the Arts & Culture Alliance, which serves and supports a diverse community of artists, arts organizations, and cultural institutions. Membership is open to all, and information may be found at www.knoxalliance.com/join-renew.

A free reception with the artists will take place on Friday, December 4, 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.

“We always look forward to this eclectic exhibition as a robust demonstration of the past year’s productivity on the part of Greater Knoxville’s artist community,” says Liza Zenni, Executive Director for the Arts & Culture Alliance.

Individual members of the Alliance participate locally and regionally in gallery exhibitions, art festivals, sculpture trails, weekend shows, studio tours, and public murals. Some of the members are full-time artists, while others have day jobs and create on evenings and weekends. Some Alliance members include art professors with the University of Tennessee-Knoxville, Carson-Newman University, Maryville College, Pellissippi State, Roane State, and Walters State. Others are teachers within Knox and surrounding county’s elementary, middle and high schools. Some Alliance members teach classes privately or through community classes with the Appalachian Arts Craft Center, Arrowmont School of Arts & Crafts, Fountain City Art Center, Knoxville Arts & Fine Crafts Center, Knoxville Museum of Art, Mighty Mud, and Oak Ridge Art Center. Many of the artists have working studios in their own homes, while some are part of studio collectives such as The Emporium Center, 17th Street Studios, Mighty Mud, Broadway Studios & Gallery, and Knoxville Community Darkroom.

The 2020 Members Show will be on display throughout the Emporium Center, 100 S. Gay Street, in downtown Knoxville from December 4, 2020 – January 29, 2021. Gallery hours are Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

Please note, the Emporium will be closed December 24, 2020 – January 1, 2021 for the holidays.

An additional reception will take place on Friday, January 8, from 5:00-8:00 PM.

For more information, please contact the Arts & Culture Alliance at (865) 523-7543 or visit www.knoxalliance.com.

Knoxville Museum of Art: 2020 East Tennessee Regional Student Art Exhibition

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

The Knoxville Museum of Art and the Tennessee Art Education Association present the East Tennessee Regional Student Art Exhibition now through Sunday, January 10, 2021.

Now in its 15th year, the exhibition offers middle and high school students from around East Tennessee the opportunity to participate in a juried exhibition and to display their talents and be honored for their accomplishments in a professional art museum environment.

The East Tennessee Regional Student Art Exhibition is open to students in grades 6-12 attending public, private, or home schools in 32 counties across East Tennessee. Approximately 311 works of the more than 530 entries in this highly competitive show made it through a rigorous jury process. The best-in-show winner will receive a purchase award of $500, and the artwork will become a permanent part of the collection of Mr. James Dodson, on loan to the Knoxville Museum of Art's Education Collection.

Since 2005, the East Tennessee Regional Student Art Exhibition has presented the work of nearly 4,000 students who have competed for a total of $7 million in scholarships made available to eligible juniors and seniors by colleges and universities from around the nation.

The Knoxville Museum of Art celebrates the art and artists of East Tennessee, presents new art and new ideas, serves and educates diverse audiences, and enhances Knoxville’s quality of life. The museum is located in downtown Knoxville at 1050 World’s Fair Park and is open to the public on a limited schedule Wednesday through Sunday 1–5pm. Admission and parking are free. Reservations are recommended by going to https://www.eventbrite.com/e/knoxville-museum-of-art-timed-entry-visitor-registration-registration-109053985406.

For more information about this exhibition, contact Rosalind Martin at rmartin@knoxart.org or 865.523.6349. Or visit www.knoxart.org.

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