Calendar of Events
Friday, January 29, 2021
Knoxville Museum of Art: A Lasting Imprint: Rendering Rhythm and Motion in the Art of Black Mountain College
Movement and music—both time-based activities—can be difficult to express in static media such as painting, drawing, and photography, yet many artists feel called to explore them. Movement serves as inspiration—either to capture it or to create it in entirely different media. Similarly, music is driven by rhythm, patterns, and variations that are enticing departures for visual artists. In few places did movement, music, visual arts, and myriad other disciplines intermingle to such impact as they did at Black Mountain College, an experiment in higher education in the mountains of Western North Carolina that existed from 1933 to 1957. For many artists, their introduction to interdisciplinarity at the college resulted in a continued curiosity around those ideas throughout their careers. The works here, selected from the Asheville Art Museum’s Black Mountain College Collection of works, highlight approaches to rendering a lasting imprint of the ephemeral.
Artists such as Barbara Morgan and Clemens Kalischer are concerned with the motion of the human form, evoking a sense of elongated or contracted muscles, or of limbs moving through space. Others, like Lorna Blaine Halper or Sewell Silman, approach the challenge through abstraction, foregoing representation yet communicating an atmosphere of dynamic change. Marianne Preger-Simon’s drawings of her fellow dancers at Black Mountain College from summer 1953 are not only portraits but also a dance of pencil on paper, created in the spirit of BMC professor Josef Albers’s line studies as she simultaneously worked with choreographer Merce Cunningham. Each of these artists ultimately reflects on the temporal nature of movement and music.
Knoxville Museum of Art, 1050 World's Fair Park Dr, Knoxville, TN 37916. Information: 865-525-6101, https://knoxart.org/exhibitions/a-lasting-imprint-rendering-rhythm-and-motion-in-the-art-of-black-mountain-college/
WDVX: Live From Home with Cruz Contreras
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.
Cruz Contreras - part of our Americana Series.
January 29 - available for viewing until February 4.
All the concerts predominately benefit the artists with WDVX taking a smaller share of the ticket proceeds. To purchase tickets, https://wdvx.com/watch/
Gallery 1010: The Scale Figure's Home
Architecture and Interior Architecture students will open The Scale Figure’s Home Friday, January 29, at Gallery 1010.
The show can be viewed through a virtual opening reception from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday or by appointment Saturday and Sunday, January 30 and 31.
Gallery 1010 is located at 1150 McCalla Avenue. Visit https://gallery1010.utk.edu for the opening reception link and more information.
The Scale Figure’s Home will be a show that explores the narrative of the scale figure. The scale figure is a character that has always been overlooked and not commonly occupying the mind of the creator, the architect. It is always the narrative of the space, the character of the building that is filled with great detail, yet has there been a moment of pause to ponder about the story of the scale figure?
Like a pochade silhouette looming throughout the space of the creator, there are many questions that are answered such as the scale of the drawing, the representation of the space, who occupies the area, and the spacial experience, but never questions such as, who is that person, where have they journeyed, and why they are here? The Scale Figure’s Home is here to answer the depths and the detail of the scale figures narrative and highlight that even the most “overlooked” character is the most important.
The Science Behind the Coronavirus Vaccines lecture
Jeff Becker, Chancellor’s Professor Emeritus in the UT Department of Microbiology, will present “The Science Behind the Coronavirus Vaccines,” Friday, January 29 via Zoom.
In his presentation, Becker will review the coronavirus structure and its replication cycle as the basis for targeting its infection, the history of viral vaccines in general, and a comparison of the Pfizer/BioNTech, Moderna, and AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccines. He will also discuss the potential problems and issues of coronavirus vaccines, such as the potential consequences of virus mutation. The UT Science Forum takes place via Zoom Friday, January 29 from noon to 1 p.m. Registration is required. Once registered, you will receive a link to join the Zoom presentation.
The Mill & Mine: Movie Night: Bridesmaids
FRIDAY, JANUARY 29, 2021 AT 6:30 PM EST – 9 PM EST
Movie Night at The Mill & Mine featuring Bridesmaids! We have an indoor set up with a great view of the big screen! Reserve via our Tako Taco Resy link. Seating starts at 6:30PM, Movie starts at 7:00PM
More info: http://themillandmine.com/pod-events/
Pod sizes range from 2-8 people. Each pod offers your group their own space to hang out, safely distanced from others.
For all pods, check-in at the Tako Taco hostess stand to be seated.
Food and beverage from Tako Taco available for purchase, both by walk-up ordering and by QR code without ever having to leave your spot.
For everyone’s safety, masks are required any time you are not in your pod.
If you have any further questions, please send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Morristown Art Association: 2021 Member's Art Show
The Morristown Art Association is an organization dedicated to the support of visual artists and their work. Every year the MAA sponsors a Member’s Art Show that is usually displayed at the Morristown Public Library. This year, due to Covid-19, we are unable to display at the library and have decided to make our annual MAA Member’s Art Show virtual.
Those interested in becoming a member, or checking out our organization should go to our website at: www.morristownart.org
Participating artists in the Morristown Art Association Member’s Art Show are as follows: Lois Armstrong, Peggy Brewer, Betty Bullen, Dan Gibson, Susan Hurley, Frances Maynard, Jim Palmer, Janette Parrish, Mike Sandlock, Cathy Teller, Leona Toll, Cindy Trobaugh, Chizuru Warner.
Knoxville Children's Theatre: The Snow Queen
The play will be performed Thursdays at 7 PM, Fridays at 7 PM, Saturdays at 1 PM and 5 PM, and Sundays at 3 PM. https://knoxvillechildrenstheatre.com/tc-events/the-snow-queen/
Snow Queen is adapted from the original famous story by Hans Christian Andersen. This is the story of Gerda, a little girl who searches for her friend Kay when she is bewitched and imprisoned by the Snow Queen in her ice palace. Gerda's innocence charms all good people and animals she meets on the way. With their help, Gerda travels to the Far North and confronts the Snow Queen in her ice palace in a struggle to save Kay’s life.
KCT Alumna Ashlee Latimer will direct the production.
Knoxville Children's Theatre, 109 E. Churchwell Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37917. Information: 865-208-3677, www.knoxvillechildrenstheatre.com
Ewing Gallery: Learning from Piranesi: Architectural Representation and Tectonics
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
Oak Ridge Art Center: Souper Bowl 2021 & Soup Drive
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
Beardsley Community Farm Benefit: Snow Day(s) 2021 Silent Auction
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
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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
100 S. Gay Street, Suite 112, Knoxville, TN 37902. Info: (865)335-3358 or email@example.com
Art Market Gallery: January Winter Wonderland All Members Show
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