Calendar of Events

Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Art Guild of Tellico Village: Midwinter Exhibition

Category: Exhibitions & visual art and Free event

The Art Guild of Tellico Village is proud to present its Midwinter Art Exhibit. This spectacular collection of beautifully rendered artwork was all created by our members.

Thirty four artists and 97 works of art are represented in our Midwinter Exhibit.

You can see the virtual exhibit here: https://www.tellicoartguild.com/midwinter-exhibit/

Goodwill Industries-Knoxville: Career Boot Camp

  • February 24, 2021 — February 25, 2021

Category: Classes & workshops and Free event

Wed-Thu Feb 24-25, 10 AM – 1 PM: Career Boot Camp
Free! Get the tools you need to re-enter the workforce. Resume writing, interviewing, customer service during COVID-19, smart goal development, and crisis planning. Sign up via 865-588-8567 or goodjobs@gwiktn.org.

Sundress Academy for the Arts: Virtual Reading Series

Category: Free event and Literature & readings

Sundress Reading Series presents Laura Cresté, Ranjani Murali, Jeannine Ouellette
Wednesday, February 24th
7PM-8PM EST via Zoom

The Sundress Academy for the Arts is proud to present “A Virtual Reading Series” on November 25th, 2020 from 7-8PM EST on Zoom. Access the event at https://tiny.utk.edu/sundress. The password is safta.

FEATURING
Laura Cresté is the author of You Should Feel Bad, which was selected by Stephanie Burt for a 2019 Poetry Society of America Chapbook Fellowship. She holds an MFA in Poetry from New York University and a BA from Bennington College. The winner of Breakwater Review’s 2016 Peseroff Prize, her poems have appeared in journals including No Tokens, Tinderbox, and Bodega. She has received support from the Community of Writers, the Kettle Pond Writers' Conference, and will be a 2021-2022 fellow at the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown.

Ranjani Murali is an Indian writer who lives in suburban Chicago. She received her MFA in Poetry from George Mason University, following which she won the Srinivas Rayaprol Prize for emerging Indian poets; fellowships from the Vermont Studio Center and the Fine Arts Works Center in Provincetown; and the inaugural Prabha Khaitan Woman's Voice Award. Her first book of poems, Blind Screens, won the Almost Island inaugural manuscript prize and her second book, Clearly You Are ESL, won the Editors’ Choice Award in The (Great) Indian Poetry Collective’s manuscript competition and was published in 2020.

Jeannine Ouellette is the author of The Part That Burns, a memoir in fragments. Her work has appeared in Calyx, Narrative, North American Review, Masters Review, Tupelo Quarterly, Writer’s Chronicle, among others, and in several anthologies including Ms. Aligned: Women Writing About Men and Women’s Lives: Multicultural Perspectives. Her work has been supported by Millay Colony for the Arts and Brush Creek Foundation for the Arts. She teaches writing through the University of Minnesota, the Minnesota Prison Writing Workshop, and Elephant Rock, an independent creative writing program she founded in 2012. She is working on her first novel.

The Sundress Reading Series is free and open to the public!

UT College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences: Disrupting Organizational Disparities

  • February 24, 2021

Category: Free event and Lectures & discussions

Disrupting Organizational Disparities: A Chief Leadership Challenge Post 2020

The Billie Grace Goodrich Distinguished Lecture Series and the Bogue Lecture Series presents Jerlando F. L. Jackson as our 2021 guest lecturer. Jackson is the Vilas Distinguished Professor of Higher Education, Department Chair of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis, and the Director and Chief Research Scientist of Wisconsin’s Equity and Inclusion Laboratory (Wei Lab) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Jackson's lecture, "Disrupting Organizational Disparities: A Chief Leadership Challenge Post 2020” will be presented Wednesday, February 24, from 1-2:30 PM EST via Zoom presentation.

This event is sponsored by the Bailey Graduate School of Education, the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies and the CEHHS Office of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion.

https://calendar.utk.edu/event/disrupting_organizational_disparities_a_chief_leadership_challenge_post_2020#.YDPy4-hKjct

UT School of Music: World Percussion Ensemble Concert

  • February 24, 2021

Category: Free event, Kids & family and Music

The UT World Percussion Ensemble gives its first of two outdoor, socially-distanced concerts featuring our steel band. Steel pans are the national instrument of Trinidad and Tobago. This concert will highlight arrangements of socas, the popular music style of Trinidad and Tobago, and will also feature an arrangement by graduate student, Tyler Stark. Bring a chair if you want to sit, or you can get up and dance with us!

If you're unable to make it in person, the event will be livestreamed. A link will be posted a few minutes before the concert begins.

Wednesday, February 24 at 6:00pm to 6:45pm

Natalie Haslam Music Center, Lot 23 (Tents located near the parking lot)
1741 Volunteer Boulevard, Knoxville, TN 37996
https://calendar.utk.edu/event/world_percussion_ensemble_concert#.YDPy8uhKjct

Community Television of Knoxville: Donate to Neighborhood Treasure Hunt & Online Auction

  • February 22, 2021 — March 26, 2021

Category: Festivals & special events and Fundraisers

Hello Neighbor! Is there anyone who isn’t looking forward to things returning to “normal” when this pandemic is finally over? The effects on our jobs, social life, and neighborhood activities have been devastating, so we are all seeking ways to remain productive, stay safe, and have some fun. With that in mind, Community Television of Knoxville (CTV) is boldly moving forward with our 2021 Neighborhood Treasure Hunt & Online Auction, an almost effortless "COVID-safe" event that will allow you to:

1. Help improve your neighborhood.
2. Help promote community television.
3. Find some incredible bargains.
4. And, have loads of fun!

Our inventory at www.ctvknox.org/hunt is constantly being updated as neighbors and local businesses are currently donating new and gently used treasures through March 26th. Online bidding will begin on April 2nd and continue through April 23rd. Don’t be a spectator. Find out how EASY it is to raise money to fund important projects in your neighborhood.

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Treasure Hunt Zoom Session #1 (both meetings cover the same material, you only need to attend one)
Time: Wed, Feb 24, 2021 @ 6 pm
Zoom Meeting Link:
https://zoom.us/j/95456262354?pwd=ZC9qdHRCN3NtaGZiSWExOWt1SklvZz09
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Treasure Hunt Zoom Session #2
Time: Thu, Feb 25, 2021 @ 6 pm
Zoom Meeting Link:
https://zoom.us/j/95792755719?pwd=NXBHd0w1TS9TNUhVSHVwMFA3SlY1Zz09
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Knoxville Symphony League: The Symphony Mardi Gras Auctions

Category: Fundraisers

Mardi Gras is all about music, parades, picnics, floats, and excitement. It’s one big holiday! You too can support your Knoxville Symphony by bidding on and buying items through our Silent and Specialty auctions. The Silent auction will go live on Monday, February 22, and the Specialty auction will begin at approximately 7:45 pm on Feb. 27.

Get started with HandBid now to receive notifications when the bidding opens.
https://knoxvillesymphony.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/HandBid-How-To.pdf

The Silent Auction will close Saturday, February 27, 2021, at 9:30 pm. By bidding you expressly authorize the Knoxville Symphony League (KSL) to use the credit card registered to your account to fulfill any payment owed. Invoices will be emailed to successful bidders after payment is processed.

All auction items are pick-up only. You may pick up auction items starting Tuesday, March 2, 2021, 12 pm-4 pm at the KSO office located at 100 S. Gay Street Suite 302. Masks are required for entering the building. Additional pick-up hours are Monday-Friday 9 am-4 pm. If you do not pick up items before March 24th you will be deemed to have donated the items to the KSL and KSL will be able to resell the item at its discretion.

https://events.handbid.com/auctions/the-symphony-mardi-gras

If you have any questions please contact Amber Mullins at amullins@knoxvillesymphony.com, or at (865) 521-2319. www.knoxvillesymphony.com

Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts: Adult Short Classes

Category: Classes & workshops

2021 ADULT SHORT CLASSES
MONDAY–WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 22–24, 2021, 6:00 TO 9:00 PM
Enrollment Cost: $100 · Materials provided

NESTING PLATTERS · VANESSA HARTMAN
KUDZU PAPERMAKING · LOGAN SZYMANOWSKI AND ASHLEE MAYS
MIRROR, MIRROR · HEATHER ASHWORTH
https://www.arrowmont.org/workshops-classes/adult-classes/

The WordPlayers: The Ends We Seek

Category: Free event, History & heritage, Kids & family and Theatre

The WordPlayers offers a show for Black History Month. The Ends We Seek - a one act play with music by Ethan Norman - is a work of historical fiction, which moves between actual events in the 19th and 20th centuries. The play vividly and powerfully illustrates how major historical events — Lincoln’s election and Emancipation Proclamation, as well as the movement for civil rights inspired by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. — impacted the lives of ordinary individuals and families. A mother and a son, in two different centuries, play out the average person’s struggle with life in a dysfunctional society rife with racism. Scenes of daily life play out against a backdrop of history and lead us through moments where national, social, and political turmoil have lasting and powerful effects on ordinary families. With sharp dialogue, inspired by true stories, and with captivating musical interludes, The Ends We Seek personalizes and humanizes the experience of ordinary people swept up in the events of history.

Schedule of Free, Public Performances
• Saturday, Feb. 20 – Oak Valley Baptist, 194 Hampton Rd, Oak Ridge – 4:00 PM
• Sunday, Feb. 21 – Fifth Avenue Baptist, 2500 E 5th Ave, Knoxville – 4:00 PM
• Wednesday, Feb. 24 – Walters State – Greeneville – 9:40 AM & Sevierville – 4:00 PM
• Thursday, Feb. 25 – Walters State – Morristown – 9:40 AM & Tazewell – 2:00 PM
• Sunday, Feb. 28, 2021 – One Life Church, 2900 Knoxville Center Dr., Knoxville – 4:00 PM

http://wordplayers.org/current-season/touring-shows/black-history-month-touring-show/
The WordPlayers, 865-539-2490
Facebook: The WordPlayers
Twitter: @wordplayers
Instagram: wordplayers

Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts: 20th Sevier County Biennial Juried Exhibition

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

Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts invites you to experience the 20th Sevier County Biennial Juried Exhibition. This exhibition is a juried, mixed media art exhibition presented by Arrowmont to recognize and foster the skills and talents of artists and makers who call the region of Sevier County home.

Features 76 original works created by 51 Sevier County, Tennessee artists. This is the first show open to visitors since the onset of the pandemic. You may schedule your gallery appointment on Arrowmont’s website at https://www.arrowmont.org/visit/events/20th-sevier-county-biennial-juried-exhibition/ or contact Gallery Manager Kelsey Dillow at 865-436-5860, kdillow@arrowmont.org.

Mary Welch Thompson, award-winning basket weaver, juried the 20th Sevier County Biennial. She said, “The COVID-19 pandemic has been a challenge for all of us. Viewing this art let me forget for a short time. I had fun; it has been a learning experience and a challenge to select the Best of Show and the Awards of Merit pieces. The vibrant colors and imagination really stood out, paying tribute to the beauty of our natural surroundings, our mountain home.”

Knoxville Community Darkroom: Classes & Workshops

Category: Classes & workshops and Exhibitions & visual art

February 13th Workshop (Cyanotype Prints) 11AM-2PM - Learn one of the original photographic processes! Cyanotype is one of the oldest printing processes invented by Sir John Herschel in 1842. In this workshop, you will learn to make a unique one of a kind handmade print by coating various papers with Cyanotype chemicals and developing them in the sun. A materials fee of $40 is due at or before the event. This class is limited to 5* participants. Be sure to register for the event by Thursday, Feb 11th to secure your spot!

February 23rd 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.

February 24th (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.

http://www.theknoxvillecommunitydarkroom.org/workshops

Dogwood Arts: House & Garden Show

Category: Festivals & special events and Free event

The Dogwood Arts House & Garden Show which will return as an entirely virtual event in 2021. The event is completely free to attend and will be accessible online February 12th through March 14th on our brand new website, https://www.dogwoodarts.com/.

For over forty years, the Dogwood Arts House & Garden Show has showcased the latest trends in home improvement, landscape design, decor, and more. The 2021 event will be no exception and will offer attendees the opportunity to engage with quality vendors without fear of safety and health concerns.

Attendees can attend Virtual Expert Sessions via Zoom, browse a comprehensive Exhibitor Directory, and save hundreds on their next home projects by taking advantage of our exclusive Show Specials––all from the comfort of home.

Dogwood Arts, 123 W. Jackson Ave, Knoxville, TN 37902. Information: 865-637-4561, www.dogwoodarts.com

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