Calendar of Events

Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Ewing Gallery: Learning from Piranesi: Architectural Representation and Tectonics

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

In January 2021, an exhibit opens that celebrates and conveys the influence of the respected Roman architect, Giovanni Battista Piranesi.

The exhibit, Learning from Piranesi: Architectural Representation and Tectonics, will be on display at the Ewing Gallery of Art and Architecture Jan. 20-Feb. 17, 2021.

The exhibit celebrates the 300th birth anniversary of Piranesi. Born in Venice and contributing to architecture around the world, Piranesi (1720-78) was an architect, delineator and theorist. His work has influenced generations of architects and painters during his own time and centuries later.

Piranesi produced as many as 4 million etchings from 1,000 copper plates. The exhibit is organized around these etchings and focuses on Piranesi’s many studies of ancient Roman construction techniques published in several of his major collected works.

The exhibit also includes works from Jacques Callot (1592-1635), Salvator Rosa (1615-1673) and Giuseppe Vasi (1710-1782) as well as contemporaneous works of former fellows of the American Academy of Rome and of future architects.

The exhibit was curated by George Dodds, Alvin and Sally Beaman Professor of Architecture in the College of Architecture and Design, and designed by Louis Gauci, principal of Louis Emmanuel Gauci Architecture & Design.

Due to health and safety restrictions related to the coronavirus pandemic, Ewing Gallery has instituted visitation protocols. Visitors should review the information before arriving at the gallery and contact Ewing Gallery for updates before traveling to Knoxville. https://archdesign.utk.edu/exhibit-piranesi/

Ewing Gallery, 1715 Volunteer Blvd on the UT campus, Knoxville, TN 37996. Information: 865-974-3200, www.ewing-gallery.utk.edu

Centro Hispano: La Cocina de Centro

  • January 20, 2021

Category: Classes & workshops and Culinary arts

Don’t miss our next installment of our world-famous virtual cooking class, La Cocina de Centro, on January 20! Keep an eye out for the registration link we will put on our Facebook.
https://www.facebook.com/centrohispanotn/events/

Knoxville Community Darkroom: Classes & Workshops

Category: Classes & workshops

January 19th Class (Learning Series - The Negative) 6PM-8PM - The Negative will take you inside The Darkroom where you will learn to load and process your film. Pricing for this individual class is $60. This class is limited to 3 participants. See additional details and sign up for the class here!

January 20th (Learning Series - The Print) 6PM-8PM - The Print will take you inside The Darkroom where you will learn the basics of enlarger use, burning and dodging and developing finished prints. For this class, you must bring your developed film and B&W photo paper. We suggest buying film and paper locally from F32 near West Town Mall. Pricing for this individual class is $60. This class is limited to 3 participants. See additional details and sign up for the class here!

www.theknoxvillecommunitydarkroom.org/workshops

Oak Ridge Art Center: Souper Bowl 2021 & Soup Drive

  • January 18, 2021 — February 5, 2021

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

It seems Souper Bowl is on many a mind these days. We appreciate all the calls asking if, and how, we intend to continue this beloved event. As may of you have requested, we do plan to continue the event but, as you know, circumstances dictate it must be much changed from previous years. Our main focus is keeping our patrons safe while creating a little bit of normalcy in our lives. We hope you agree our newly envisioned Souper Bowl will spread the wealth of beautiful bowls, help market our food vending partners, and give the community some respite from the “pandemic pandemonium”.

Souper Bowl 2021, as in previous versions, will offer a beautiful selection of bowls for our guests to view and select. Current plans are for bowls to be available over three or more weeks to view and select in our foyer gallery between January 18 and February 5. For safety, viewings will be in limited numbers and require masks. We will give you vinyl gloves to wear while you are perusing the array of colors, patterns and sizes of bowls. Since we cannot host a crowd to come eat together, vendors will be offering coupons for various items or amounts, so guests may join them in their facilities as possible or for carry out. Guests will be able to choose the coupon that appeals to them just as they were able to choose soups. We hope this will prove to be a win for guests as they get out and select a gorgeous bowl and coupon, a win for the vendors as you patronize them, and a win for the Art Center as it will raise desperately needed funds!

And while we will miss our community soup dinner, we realize there are those in our community who may be struggling, especially in the pandemic. So, this year, instead of getting soup, we hope you will help us help our community . We ask our members and friends who can, to bring a can or cans of soup to the Art Center when selecting their bowls. Donations of soup will be given to a local food bank to assist those who may be struggling in the time of Covid. Please, help us help our community!

Oak Ridge Art Center, 201 Badger Avenue, Oak Ridge, TN 37830. Hours: Tu-F 9-5, Sa-M 1-4. Information: 865-482-1441, www.oakridgeartcenter.org

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 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

Museum of Appalachia: Winter Wednesday Discount Program

Category: History & heritage, Kids & family and Science & nature

The Museum of Appalachia, open year-round, is an internationally acclaimed living history village and farm, home to a rare collection of early pioneer log structures and thousands of artifacts from the Southern Appalachian Mountains.

Each Wednesday, during the months of January and February, the Museum welcomes guests for half the standard admission rate.

Winter is an exceptional time on the Museum grounds, and the season’s mantle has provided an exquisite backdrop. Now is the perfect opportunity to stroll the grounds and admire the primitive beauty of the season, and ponder with amazement, the hardiness of these simple pioneer people who thrived on such a meager existence, in such difficult conditions.

After touring, sit by the fire and enjoy a hot, hearty, Southern, home-cooked lunch. The Museum's quaint restaurant offers fresh, home-made, specials, created each day with only the finest ingredients, and served with true Southern hospitality; and concluded with a choice from the tantalizing selection of mouth‐watering, homestyle desserts.

Spend the afternoon in one the Museum’s indoor venues, including the Hall of Fame, home to the extensive collection of Appalachian exhibits of musical instruments and memorabilia, Native American relics, the perpetual motion machine, hand-stitched quilts, collections of both famous and infamous regional personalities, and so much more.

Browse the Shop at the Museum of Appalachia which features crafts and handiwork from Appalachian artisans, books authored by regional writers and unique Southern and "Made in the USA" gifts.

The Museum allows for social distancing throughout, with many outdoor exhibits, and plenty of space in the expansive exhibit buildings.

A non-profit, Smithsonian affiliated organization, the Museum’s mission is to preserve the artifacts and culture of an earlier time for the benefit of future generations; and to instill in the community –regionally, nationally, and internationally – a greater knowledge of, and appreciation for, the Southern Appalachian heritage.

Adult and children admission tickets are half price, discounted admission will not be combined with any other offer. Group and school admissions, please call for reservations, 865-494-7680.

The Museum is located 16 miles North of Knoxville at I-75, exit, 122, then one mile East. For more information, call 865-494-7680, or visit the website at www.museumofappalachia.org.

1 of 2