Calendar of Events

Saturday, January 16, 2021

Knoxville Classical Guitar: Andy LeGrand in Concert

Category: Music

Andy LeGrand is Knoxville Classical Guitar's new executive director. In concert, he will present original, instrumental music written for guitar. Andy began songwriting at the age of thirteen. He has composed and arranged many pieces for solo guitar, guitar and cello, guitar and flute, and vocal and instrument ensembles. Andy weaves genres together while writing, and offers a non-traditional presentation of the nylon string guitar during performances.

Andy presents original instrumental music written for guitar and his songwriting ventures; and will be joined by special guests Jacquie Brecheen (voice) and Yanic Bercier (Cajón).
Andy and concert guests will be available to visit after the concert via Zoom.
https://donorbox.org/andy-legrand-in-concert-online

Online via Zoom
7:00 PM
https://knoxvilleclassicalguitar.com/events

WDVX: Live From Home with The Band of Heathens

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.

The show will be available for viewing from January 15, 2021 at 7:00 PM EST until January 17, 2021 at 11:59 PM EST.
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/wdvx-live-from-home-featuring-the-band-of-heathens-tickets-133997069843

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

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

Nourish Knoxville: Winter Farmers' Market

  • January 9, 2021 — April 17, 2021

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

Every other Saturday, January 9 – April 17, 2021

January 9 & 23
February 6 & 20
March 6 & 20
April 3 & 17

Mary Costa Plaza (outdoors at the Knoxville Civic Auditorium-Coliseum)
500 Howard Baker Jr. Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37915

The outdoor market will host vendors selling pasture-raised meats, eggs, winter produce, honey, baked goods, artisan crafts, and more on the plaza. Food and coffee trucks will be vending to-go style meals and beverages on Howard Baker Jr. Avenue.

Free parking is available in Garage A, across Howard Baker Jr. Avenue from Mary Costa Plaza. Additional parking is available along Howard Baker Jr. Avenue.

Before visiting the market, please remember: Wear a face-covering while in the market
https://www.nourishknoxville.org/winter-market/

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

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/.

Sustainable Future Center: Weekly Sustainable Fabric Workshop

  • December 26, 2020 — January 30, 2021

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

9:00 am – noon (Saturdays through January 30)

Our Mission --
To share our skills and resources to use already-existing fabric and clothing to reduce trash, save money, and create things that are lovely and functional. And to have fun doing it.

Description of the project --
We are a group of people, some with a lot of experience working with clothing and fabric and some with none, who want to reduce fabric trash and make great fabric projects. These might be household items like aprons, potholders, placemats, trivet mats, coasters.... They might be quilts, bedspreads, and comforters. They might be fabric art on cards or to hang on the wall. They might be braided or crocheted rugs.
Or your project might be mending and decorating a favorite pair of jeans, or adding to/ subtracting from or otherwise modifying your clothes to make something even better than that mass-produced thing you bought last year.
And probably a whole lot of projects we haven't even thought of yet. Bring ideas for what you would like to make or what you can teach the rest of us.

Goals --
Establish a community of fabric workers and artists dedicated to conserving and reusing fabric. Provide the necessary tools and supplies so that people with limited resources can participate. Receive donations of used but reusable fabric and make this fabric available for new uses. Teach and learn how to repurpose material into household goods, art, and clothing. Eventually find ways to reuse all types of fabric, even the junk.
https://www.facebook.com/events/505733080401453

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

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