Calendar of Events
Monday, March 1, 2021
UT School of Art: Viscosity: Women of Print
An exhibition featuring work by 25 contemporary women printmakers, opens Monday, March 1, in the Printmaking Showcase Gallery.
The theme of viscosity, flexibility, and fluidity of ink used in printmaking serves as the organizing principle for the portfolio. Dynamic viscosity, by definition, is the sheer stress and sheer rate of a fluid material. The push and pull of ink under pressure can result in the pulling of a perfect film of color and texture. However, the wrong body of ink can result in tearing, push, or saltiness of the color field and render the print an unsuccessful. Constant trial and error of different additives to the ink body can and will be made. It is only after failure, success, and time, do printers, begin to understand how the ink body will react under the pressure of the printing press.
The exhibition encompasses a variety of printmaking media, and includes work by alumnae Ericka Walker (MFA ‘10), associate professor at the Nova Scotia College of Art University and Deb Chaney (BFA ‘01) a Tamarind Master Printer based in Brooklyn, New York and Paris, France.
The gallery is located on the second floor of the Art + Architecture Building outside the print shop, room 241. The exhibition is on view through Friday, April 30.
Art and Architecture Building, Outside of room 241
1715 Volunteer Boulevard, Knoxville, TN 37996
Ijams Nature Center: Wildlife Rehabber Collection Event
Ijams Take Action!: Big and Small Ways to Save the Planet is back, and it’s bigger than ever! Throughout 2021, you’ll find workshops, recycling events, and more to help you make a difference in the world.
Help Creatures Great and Small: Wildlife Rehabber Collection Event
Licensed wildlife rehabilitators work 24/7 to help injured or orphaned animals heal, grow and hopefully be released back into the wild. Help them accomplish this important work during this collection event!
Ijams Nature Center, 2915 Island Home Ave, Knoxville, TN 37920. www.ijams.org
Nourish Knoxville: Winter-ish Warmer
This year's Winter Warmer will be a little later than in the past. Not quite spring, but Winter.....ish.
Some of your favorite things from our annual fundraiser are still happening: a delicious locally-sourced meal and a silent auction, plus a Good Sport Box in collaboration with The Central Collective!
How it Works:
Register at https://www.betterunite.com/NourishKnoxvilleInc-winter-ishwarmer2021
Purchase your meals and/or your Good Sport Boxes
Tune back in on March 19 - 26 to bid on silent auction items
Pick up all your treasures on March 27 between 1-4 pm at Real Good Kitchen
Each course will be lovingly prepared and packaged, and ready for you to put the finishing touches on at home and enjoy at your leisure! Omnivore and Vegan options are available. The Vegan meal option is also gluten-free, excluding the dessert. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to request a GF dessert option.
Starter by Jenna Baker of Cook to Be Well
Main course by Matt Gallaher of Knox Mason/Emilia*
*Vegan main prepared by Jenna Baker
Dessert by Emily Williams and Laurence Faber of Lesser Babka
The Good Sport Box is the brainchild of The Central Collective owners Shawn Poynter and Dale Mackey, and was created in March 2020 as a way to stay connected with our community, support local makers, and help sustain their business in a time when owning a community event venue is especially challenging. Built on the success of their Good Sport events, in which people bought tickets to an unspecified event, the GSB is a curated collection of items by local makers, sort of an adult grab bag! We're excited to collaborate with The Central Collective on this Local Food Edition, compiling a mystery box of local foods, and a few food-adjacent crafts that you can add on to your meal or purchase as a stand along item as a part of Winter-ish Warmer! Each box will be different, so get one or more! Some of the items are made by fine local businesses such as Lirio Chocolate, All-Sum Foods, and McQueen Pottery, to name a few!
Appalachian Mountain Bike Club: Spring Checkpoint Ride
Can you make it to all 20 checkpoints? What will be more difficult…riding or decoding the clues? Time will tell!
Join us for our Spring Checkpoint Ride! We’ll be celebrating the coming of longer days, drier trails, and the 4th trip around the sun for our presenting sponsor and longtime supporter SoKno Taco Cantina! The ride will celebrate our spring riding opportunities both on and off trail, explore new destinations over the course of 3 weeks in this COVID friendly fundraiser for AMBC. We’re dedicated to educating trail users as well as building and maintaining the trails here Knoxville.
Passport Pickup and ON SITE registration @ SoKno Taco – March 1st – March 21st
Open Daily from 11am – 11pm
Don’t want to go inside? No worries – Order some tacos and margs to-go and add on a passport!
For just 10 Bucks you get:
Passport containing clues for 20 checkpoints
The chance to win great prizes
5+ checkpoint stamps = 1 entry into the Prize Giveaway
10+ checkpoint stamps = 3 entries into the Prize Giveaway
ALL 20 checkpoint stamps = 5 entries into the Prize Giveaway
3 weeks of fun in March
Ewing Gallery: 74th Annual Student Art Competition Exhibition
On display in the Ewing Gallery of Art + Architecture March 1 - 10
Featuring work by UT students
Ewing Gallery, 1715 Volunteer Blvd on the UT campus, Knoxville, TN 37996. Information: 865-974-3200, www.ewing-gallery.utk.edu
Knox County Schools Career Expo
Knox County Schools is hosting a virtual Career Expo for all 8th grade students March 1-5, 2021. Don't miss this opportunity to start building your talent pipeline!
Along with Knox County Schools, Knoxville Chamber, and Junior Achievement, Knox Education Foundation is pleased to sponsor this event supporting student exposure and awareness of a wide cross section of industry opportunities.
UT Humanities Center: Visiting Distinguished Speakers - Marisa Parham
Visiting Professor of English / Director of the African American History, Culture and Digital Humanities Initiative
University of Maryland
Monday, March 1, 2021
Time: 3:30 PM
Title: Interactivities: difference, computation, textuality
This talk examines what might be made possible at the intersection of Black expressive traditions, digital humanities, and electronic literature. Dr. Parham will discuss her recent projects, such as “.break .dance digital project,” an experimental digital project that uses Beyoncé’s visual album Lemonade as a keystone text to ground musings about time, code, and internet experience, and her other projects collected at <https://mp285.com/sections/portfolio>. She will discuss the underlying rationale for these projects and why they are needed now.
Funded through the UT Humanities Center for use by faculty in one of our nine affiliated arts and humanities departments, the Visiting Scholars project brings distinguished humanities scholars and renowned artists to the Knoxville campus and connects UT humanities faculty to the best researchers in their fields. Because only speakers with exception records of publication and research activity are eligible to receive a nomination as a visiting scholar, the program brings to campus some of the most cutting-edge and prolific intellectuals in the humanities today. We are converting our Visiting Lecture Series this year to an online format. Lectures will be on Mondays and in a webinar format. More information will be coming soon! Learn more: https://uthumanitiesctr.utk.edu/public/visiting.php
Tennessee Theatre: Mighty Musical Monday Virtual Stream
Update 2/25: STREAM SCHEDULED FOR MARCH 1 IS CANCELED
Due to unforeseen circumstances, we will be unable to stream our monthly Mighty Musical Monday concert on Monday, March 1 as planned. We have archived performances on our website you can enjoy, and we hope to see you again in April!
UT English Dept: Poetry reading by Analicia Sotelo and José Olivarez
The English department welcomes two great poets for a joint reading.
Analicia Sotelo is the author of Virgin, the inaugural winner of the Jake Adam York Prize, selected by Ross Gay for Milkweed Editions (2018) and the chapbook, Nonstop Godhead, selected by Rigoberto González for Poetry Society of America. The poem “I’m Trying to Write a Poem About a Virgin and It’s Awful” was selected for Best New Poets 2015 by Tracy K. Smith. Poems have also appeared in the The New Yorker, Boston Review, The Nation, Kenyon Review, Poem-a-Day and The New England Review. Sotelo is a Canto Mundo fellow and the recipient of the 2016 DISQUIET International Literary Prize.
José Olivarez is the son of Mexican immigrants. His debut book of poems, Citizen Illegal, was a finalist for the PEN/ Jean Stein Award and a winner of the 2018 Chicago Review of Books Poetry Prize. It was named a top book of 2018 by The Adroit Journal, NPR, and the New York Public Library. He is the co-host of the poetry podcast, The Poetry Gods. In 2018, he was awarded the first annual Author and Artist in Justice Award from the Phillips Brooks House Association and named a Debut Poet of 2018 by Poets & Writers. In 2019, he was awarded a Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry Fellowship from the Poetry Foundation. His work has been featured in The New York Times, The Paris Review, and elsewhere.
As always, books are available for preorder via Union Ave Books.
Monday, March 1 at 7:00pm
League of American Bicyclists: 21st annual National Bike Summit
The League of American Bicyclists' 21st annual National Bike Summit will be held virtually this year, February 28 - March 3. Virtual presentations on biking and other related topics will take place February 28 - March 2. Wednesday, March 3 is Lobby Day, a time for Summit bicycling advocates from across the nation to discuss upcoming federal transportation legislation with their Congressional members and staff.
During the Summit, the League provides all participants with education on proposed legislation along with messaging and specific asks that are priorities for biking and walking constituencies. The 2021 transportation legislation will determine policies and funding for the next 2-3 years that have significant impacts on safe and accessible biking and walking. This is an opportunity to learn about how federal legislation impacts us locally and voice your support for bills that improve biking and walking.
This all leads up to Lobby Day on March 3, which gives Summit participants the opportunity to meet virtually with their Senators and Representatives to advocate for biking and walking. To help further prepare participants for this conversation, Bike Walk Tennessee will be hosting a virtual training (date and time to be determined). Once you have registered for the Summit, Bike Walk Tennessee Board Chair Dr. Caroline Cooley will follow up with details about the additional training.
Register to attend the 2021 National Bike Summit today! https://whova.com/portal/registration/natio2_202102/
Ijams Nature Center: Virtual Weed Wrangle
(All Ages) From Feb. 27 through March 27, backyards, parks, roadsides, and other green spaces in Knoxville have the potential to be part of Weed Wrangle Knoxville and you'll get to lead the effort because this year's event is VIRTUAL! You can pick your own spot, pick one at Ijams, or sign up for a public workday at Ijams...anything you do will make a difference in protecting the community's native habitats and wildlife!
Ijams will provide weekly digital guides and information to not only help volunteers identify invasive species but also provide unique and fun challenges! Everyone is invited! Individuals, clubs, Scout troops, churches, and other organizations can get outside and improve their own private land or a public space. (NOTE: If choosing a public space, please first get permission from the City or County to conduct invasive removal.)
Learn more: https://www.ijams.org/weed-wrangle
Ijams Nature Center, 2915 Island Home Ave, Knoxville, TN 37920. www.ijams.org
Volunteer Princess: Tennessee River Cruises
Experience an unparalleled view of Knoxville during our public cruises! Enjoy a delightful lunch, brunch, or dinner cruise. We offer a range of public cruises for your friends and family on Knoxville’s only luxury yacht! From sunset dinner cruises to sailgates in Big Orange Country, Volunteer Princess Cruises is truly special for any event. Browse through our cruise offerings below to begin your jaunt along Knoxville, Tennessee’s beautiful riverfront!