Calendar of Events

Thursday, January 14, 2021

UT Arboretum Society: Let’s Welcome the Snowbirds

Category: Free event, Kids & family, Lectures & discussions and Science & nature

WINTER BIRDS IN EAST TENNESSEE: LET’S WELCOME THE SNOWBIRDS

Winter is an excellent time to look for birds. Join natural historian Stephen Lyn Bales in a virtual program presented by the University of Tennessee Arboretum Society on Thursday, January 14 at 7:00 p.m.

“Let’s Welcome the Snowbirds,” a Zoom presentation, will be an overview of species like dark-eyed junco, hermit thrush, yellow-bellied sapsucker, purple finch, winter wren and many more that overwinter in Tennessee.

“The leaves are gone from the trees and they are more visible, plus there are several bird species that are only here in the cold weather months because they migrate from farther north or higher upslope to find food,” explains Bales.

Registration for this free online event is required. The format for this program will be Zoom. For the link to register go to: www.utarboretumsociety.org. You will be sent a link in your confirmation for program access. To contact Stephen Lyn or buy one of his UT Press books, go to Instagram @stephenlynbales. To learn more about the Arboretum Society or for questions on this program, go to www.utarboretumsociety.org or contact mcampani@utk.edu.

Knoxville History Project: South Knoxville Virtual Tour

Category: Free event, History & heritage and Lectures & discussions

SOUTH KNOXVILLE VIRTUAL TOUR
JANUARY 14, 2021 6:00 PM – 7:00 PMT
Register in advance for this meeting: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwqd-yrqjsjE9z1d8cVWaum3eSoFB-97zE-

Our new driving tour, our most ambitious yet, covers dozens of high points in South Knoxville’s history. With slides, we’ll offer a virtual tour of Knoxville’s most willfully independent quarter.

Join Jack Neely and staff each week, Thursdays 6-7 PM, for a new topic on Knoxville's rich and fascinating history. For more information and to register for this week's chat please visit https://knoxvillehistoryproject.org/events/

Knoxville History Project, 516 West Vine Avenue #8, Knoxville, TN 37902. Information: 865-300-4559

Blue Heron Art Collective: Classes for Kids

  • January 13, 2021 — January 27, 2021

Category: Classes & workshops, Exhibitions & visual art and Kids & family

Online, live, interactive classes featuring how-to videos with art teachers Karen Bertollini and Betsy Hobkirk.

WHAT’S HAPPENING IN JANUARY? Save your cardboard for this GREAT Session! It’s all about recycling, constructing and ART! Hang on to cardboard boxes such as packaging, food boxes, any sort of roll, and cardboard egg cartons to prepare for this class.

One of the most important elements of our Sessions is our How-To videos. Our students can watch these videos at their own pace during the 3-week session. Our videos are intended to guide creative thought, rather than show specific step by step instruction. As educators, it is important to us that students create their OWN art, rather than what we think they should do. Our philosophy is to teach for artistic behavior, referred to as CHOICE.
Safe art tool usage is very important to us as well. When needed, we include age appropriate safety videos. Learn more at www.artblueheron.com or artblueheron@gmail.com

Beardsley Community Farm Benefit: Snow Day(s) 2021 Silent Auction

  • January 11, 2021 — January 31, 2021

Category: Fundraisers

How can we have Snow Day without our silent auction? We're moving things online this year. Visit our website to see dozens of items from your favorite local businesses such as Gypsy Circus Cider, Buttermilk Sky Pie Shop, Dollywood, Meadowsweet Massage, Highland Manor Inn, and gift baskets from your very own Beardsley Farm! The auction will be live from January 11 at 8am-January 31st at 10pm. The auction link will be posted on January 11th at 8am. Start looking at available items now--> https://www.32auctions.com/snowday21

Snow Day(s) 2021 events: https://www.facebook.com/events/234089178238117

HoLa Hora Latina: Three Kings' Toy Giveaway Celebration

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

Monday-Friday 11 AM - 4 PM

To celebrate Three Kings Day, Casa HoLa will be giving each child a FREE toy (while supplies last) and an educational coloring page book beginning with our upcoming First Friday event on Friday, January 8th 5-8PM at the Casa HoLa store! The toy giveaway will continue throughout the month of January during regular weekday hours to reduce the likelihood of crowds. Weekday hours can be found at our website www.holahoralatina.org/contact and on the HoLa Hora Latina Google page. Toys are for CHILDREN ONLY and are limited to one gift per child. Each child will also receive a fun coloring page book to learn about the meaning of Three Kings Day. As always, we will be selling delicious chicken tamales TO-GO. The Casa HoLa is located inside of the Emporium for the Arts building on Gay Street and features artisan crafts, jewelry, home décor, and accessories handmade by local and Latinx artists.

We ask that only one household enter the store at a time, so please enjoy the art included in the Emporium's Art and Culture Alliance Members' show just outside our door while you wait to enter Casa HoLa. Both Casa HoLa and the Emporium for the Arts take great care to ensure a safe and comfortable experience for our guests by requiring all visitors to wear a mask, limiting the number of persons inside the building, prohibiting the consumption of food and beverages inside, providing ample hand sanitizing stations, and increasing cleaning measures. Casa HoLa is located inside the Emporium for the Arts in Suite 112 at 100 S. Gay St, Knoxville TN 37902. For inquiries, please call 865-335-3358 or email us at casahola@holafestival.org.

Para celebrar el Día de los Tres Reyes Magos, ¡Casa HoLa le dará a cada niño un juguete GRATIS (mientras duren los suministros) y un paquete de páginas educativas para colorear a partir de nuestro próximo evento de First Friday, el viernes 8 de enero 5-8PM en Casa HoLa! Los niños también pueden obtener un regalo durante las horas normales en enero. Las horas normales se encuentran en nuestro sitio web, holahoralatina.org/contact, y en la página de HoLa Hora Latina en Google. SOLO NIÑOS pueden obtener un juguete y se limitan a un juguete por cada niño. Cada niño también recibirá un paquete de páginas para colorear y enseñarles sobre el significado del Día de los Tres Reyes Magos. Como siempre, venderemos tamales de pollo PARA LLEVAR. La tienda Casa HoLa se ubica dentro del edifico Emporium for the Arts en Gay Street y presenta artesanías, joyas, decoraciones y accesorios hechos por artistas locales y Latinxs.
Pedimos que los visitantes no entren en la tienda mientras otra familia está a dentro. Mientras esperan para entrar, por favor disfruten de las obras de arte nuevas de la exhibición de los miembros de la Alianza para las Artes y Cultura junto a la tienda. Tanto Casa HoLa como el Emporium for the Arts se esfuerzan mucho para proporcionarles una experiencia segura y a gusto por requerir que todos los visitantes lleven una máscara, limitar el número de visitantes dentro del edificio, prohibir el consumo de alimentos y bebidas, proveer desinfectante de manos de sobra y aumentar las medidas de limpieza. Casa HoLa se ubica dentro del edificio Emporium for the Arts en Suite 112 100 S. Gay St, Knoxville TN 37902. Para consultas sobre este evento, llamen el número teléfono 865-335-3358 o envíen un correo electrónico a casahola@holafestival.org.

https://holahoralatina.org/events/
https://www.facebook.com/HoLaHoraLatina
https://www.instagram.com/holahoralatina/
https://twitter.com/CasaHoLa

100 S. Gay Street, Suite 112, Knoxville, TN 37902. Info: (865)335-3358 or casahola@holafestival.org

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.

Knoxville History Project: Zoom Chats

Category: Free event, History & heritage and Lectures & discussions

Thursdays 6-7 PM

Join Jack Neely and staff each week for a new topic on Knoxville's rich and fascinating history. For more information and to register for this week's chat please visit https://knoxvillehistoryproject.org/events/

Knoxville History Project, 516 West Vine Avenue #8, Knoxville, TN 37902. Information: 865-300-4559

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/.

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