Calendar of Events
Wednesday, March 10, 2021
Ijams Hallway Gallery: Jack A. Gress
Jack Gress is a familiar face to Ijams visitors thanks to his former work with the Natural Resource Management team, but did you know he also is a Knoxville-based artist specializing in event coverage, street, nature and mountain bike photography? See his wonderful work in March!
Ijams Nature Center, 2915 Island Home Ave, Knoxville, TN 37920. www.ijams.org
Knoxville Symphony Orchestra: William Shaub and Friends: The Mendelssohn Octet
Merchant & Gould Concertmaster Series
Wednesday, March 10th, 7:00pm | TICKETS
Thursday, March 11th, 7:00pm | TICKETS
Montgomery Strum for String Quartet
Mozart String Quartet No. 1 in G major, K. 80
Mendelssohn Octet in E flat major, Opus. 20
The Concertmaster Series, featuring KSO concertmaster William Shaub and various guest artists will take place at the Bijou Theatre and via livestream. https://knoxvillesymphony.com/concert/william-shaub-and-friends/
Knoxville Bar Association & Legal Aid of East TN: Free Clinic for Veterans
Due to the continuing concerns for gathering in person, the Knoxville Bar Association, partnered with Legal Aid of East Tennessee, encourages any veteran seeking legal help to register for this FREE clinic. The Legal Advice Clinic for Veterans will take place on March 10, 2021 from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. by having volunteers contact veterans who have pre-registered for assistance.
This is a general advice clinic with a wide variety of legal issues, including family law, landlord/tenant, bankruptcy, criminal defense, consumer protection, contract disputes, child support, and personal injury, among other issues.
The Veterans’ Legal Advice Clinic is a joint project of the Knoxville Barristers, the Young Lawyers Division of the Knoxville Bar Association (KBA), KBA/Barristers Access to Justice Committees, Legal Aid of East Tennessee, Knox County Public Defender’s Community Law Office, the University of Tennessee College of Law, Lincoln Memorial University – Duncan School of Law, and the local VA office.
Free PHONE-IN Legal Advice Clinic for Veterans
INSTRUCTIONS FOR REGISTERING – PREREGISTRATION IS REQUIRED
Contact Legal Aid of East Tennessee at (865)637-0484 to request clinic intake. Be sure to identify yourself as a veteran so your call may be routed appropriately.
At intake, staff will gather information, including information about the legal issue. This information will be provided to the assigned attorney, who will contact the veteran by telephone on Wednesday, March 10 between the hours of 12 p.m. and 2 p.m.
Info flyer: https://www.knoxbar.org/docDownload/1634856
Mabry-Hazen House: Night at the Museum
Mabry-Hazen House is hosting its first Night at the Museum of 2021 on Wednesday, March 10, 2021 from 6pm-9pm!
Join Mabry-Hazen House for a chance to visit the house museum after-hours on a weekday and drink up a little history. Explore the 1858 historic house in an entirely different light as twilight falls upon Mabry’s Hill, watch the sun set behind Sharp’s Ridge and North Knoxville flicker alight, all while enjoying drinks provided by a local brewery.
The historic home will be open for self-guided tours (at limited capacity) and there will be behind-the-scenes access to the walkout basement at 7:30pm. Mabry-Hazen House also will continue its history series where we share an artifact or objects that normally are not on display.
Socially distanced outdoor seating areas will be set-up on the front porch and lawn for groups to safely enjoy the site in a casual atmosphere. We’ll have a fire pit and corn hole available and guests are encouraged to bundle up and bring their games, stories, blankets, and camp chairs.
Tickets are $10 per adult and visitors under 16 are free. Each purchased ticket includes 2 (two) adult beverages and additional drinks are $5. A small processing fee is applied to tickets purchased online. Some tickets may be available at the door.
Light refreshments will be available for purchase. All proceeds benefit Mabry-Hazen House.
Tickets are capped to ensure the safety and health of visitors. Visitors are requested to follow Knox County Health Department guidelines and physically distant from other families/groups. We ask visitors please follow the Five Core Actions recommended by KCHD and the CDC. Face masks and coverings are required within the historic house. RAIN POLICY: In the event of rain, Night at the Museum will be rescheduled for Wednesday, March 17, 2021 and all tickets will transfer to new date. Refunds will be offered by request. If cancelled due to COVID-19, refunds will be given.
Mabry-Hazen House, 1711 Dandridge Ave., Knoxville, TN 37915
Ijams Nature Center: Physical Health While Weeding
Is your back breaking pulling weeds? Learn how to remove invasives AND save your spine.
Mar 10, 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM
Zoom Virtual Class
Join members of the Ijams Natural Resource Team for a virtual chat about weeding and physical health. During this discussion, you'll learn tips and tricks professionals use to minimize physical injury while doing the hard work of removing weeds. You'll also learn to identify English Ivy, a dastardly invasive that requires hard physical labor to remove. There also will be time for Q&A at the end of the chat.
Attendees will be sent a Zoom link via email.
Ijams Nature Center, 2915 Island Home Ave, Knoxville, TN 37920. www.ijams.org
Tri-Star Arts: Solo Exhibition by Althea Murphy-Price
Tri-Star Arts is pleased to announce the inaugural exhibition in their new gallery at the historic Candoro Marble Building. A solo show featuring works by artist Althea Murphy-Price (Knoxville, TN) will open on Tuesday, March 9, and run through Saturday, May 8, 2021. A closing reception will be held on the evening of Friday, May 7 from 5:00 pm until 9:00 pm.
Althea Murphy-Price uses deception, desire, and ornamentation to form questions on the topics of truth, fascination, and attraction — often using manufactured hair (both synthetic and human) to exercise its role as embellishment and as a signifier of racial identity. In this work, hair functions as both subject and material and represents both assimilation and individuality. This body of her work consists of a variety of approaches to printmaking and sculpture to create works that are inspired by surface and texture. Her lithographic work is made to capture the realistic appearance of hair while screen-printed elements suggest object-like forms. Most recently, Murphy-Price has created 3D printed forms suggestive of wearable hair accessories.
This exhibition will be open to the public, alongside iconic spaces within the Candoro Marble Building, regularly from Tuesday through Saturday, 11:00 am until 5:00 pm going forward. Masks and social distancing (6 feet apart) is required. The gallery occupancy is limited to a maximum of 10 persons at a time.
In addition to the exhibition, five Knoxville-based artists have moved into the Tri-Star Arts studios at Candoro and begun their work. The studio artists are Jing Qin, Risa Hricovsky, Casey Fletcher, Jillian Hirsch, and Rachel Sevier Dallery.
Built in 1923, the Candoro Marble Building originally served as the offices and showroom for the Candoro Marble Company. The Aslan Foundation has just completed a restoration of the building. In partnership with the Aslan Foundation, Tri-Star Arts oversees programming at the site.
Candoro Marble Building, 4450 Candora Drive, Knoxville, TN 37920. Hours: Tue-Sat 11-5. Information: https://tristararts.org/visit
East Tennessee Children's Hospital & KARM: Rescue & Reimagine Auction
The Best Reimagined Auction will take place following the competition from March 8-15.
Diamonds in the rough can always be mined at KARM Stores. The challenge, of course, is finding them. Competitors in Rescue & Reimagine are asked to do just that. The challenge is to reimagine, refurbish, or reinvent the item they've purchased in hopes of taking home the TOP PRIZE! Individual and corporate participants will compete to see who will create the best reimagined piece and/or will be our top fundraiser. The top ten Best Reimagined items will be auctioned off to raise additional funds for East Tennessee Children's Hospital and KARM. All proceeds benefit East Tennessee Children's Hospital and Knox Area Rescue Ministries to further their important missions across our community. Through your creativity and support, our organizations can continue to help make a difference in the lives of local men, women and children in need. We can't do it without you! https://knoxarearescueministries.salsalabs.org/rescueandreimagine/index.html
Clayton Center for the Arts: Southern Circuit film "Warrior Women"
Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers: 2020-21 Season
Available to view for 4 days. Free screening.
Screening and Q&A with Director, Producers Christina D. King and Elizabeth A. Castle.
Warrior Women is the story of Madonna Thunder Hawk, one such AIM leader who shaped a kindred group of activists’ children – including her daughter Marcy – into the “We Will Remember” Survival School as a Native alternative to government-run education. Together, Madonna and Marcy fought for Native rights in an environment that made them more comrades than mother-daughter. Today, with Marcy now a mother herself, both are still at the forefront of Native issues, fighting against the environmental devastation of the Dakota Access Pipeline and for Indigenous cultural values.
Through a circular Indigenous style of storytelling, this film explores what it means to navigate a movement and motherhood and how activist legacies are passed down and transformed from generation to generation in the context of colonizing government that meets Native resistance with violence.
Art Market Gallery: Sheltering in Place
Art Guild at Fairfield Glade: Debbie Toney exhibition
Oil painter Debbie Toney is the Art Guild’s Featured Artist for March, 2021 and she will be honored at the Fun and Wine Friday Reception on March 5th from 5:00 - 7:00 PM at the Plateau Creative Arts Center (PCAC), 451 Lakeview Drive in Fairfield Glade. Debbie’s paintings will be on display along with the monthly members’ gallery artwork exhibit. The public is invited to come and enjoy a glass of wine or non-alcoholic beverage, meet Debbie and other artists, and view a wonderful variety of artwork.
A southerner by heart and a yankee by birth, Debbie Toney brings 30 years of creative experience to her impressionistic/realistic style art. Life on a farm with four children in rural Tennessee and growing up in coastal Connecticut developed a love of the outdoors and the simple beauty of the landscape she paints. Her medium is oils. Her still life paintings reflect a simple time and place of elegance and serenity. She has traveled and studied with many well-known accomplished artists and participated in painting events throughout the country. Debbie is a member of the Art Guild at Fairfield Glade and has shared her love of painting by teaching several classes in the PCAC studio. She is a also a member of Knoxville’s plein aire group, “Tuesday Painters” and has discovered the excitement and challenge of Plein Aire painting, which translates to painting outdoors. She is a member of the Arts and Cultural Alliance of Knoxville; her works have hung in the Emporium. She has participated in Artsclamation, Artist On Location, and Plein Aire South in Apalachicola, Florida. For the past ten years, Debbie has traveled in the east Tennessee area participating in juried shows receiving awards and recognition. A passion for gardening, travel and photography makes for many painting opportunities. Debbie now paints on a daily basis with enthusiasm for and respect of this gift called art.
Hours: Mon-Sat 10 AM - 2 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: Salvador Dali's Divine Comedy
Opens March First Friday (March 5) at the UT Downtown Gallery from 5-8pm. The exhibition is the complete suite of woodblock prints created by Dali to illustrate each of the 100 cantos in Dante's 3 part poem, The Divine Comedy. This exhibition is in commemoration of the 700th anniversary of Dante's death. The collection of prints is in the Ewing Gallery permanent collection and was a gift of UT alum, Gary Johnson.
In 1957, the Italian government commissioned Dali to create a complete set of illustrations for Dante Alighieri’s Divine Comedy to commemorate the 700th anniversary of the author’s birth. Dali began the arduous task of selecting imagery and creating a watercolor painting for each of the 100 cantos of the poem. Shortly after Dali started the project, the Italian government withdrew its commission. Italian citizens had been outraged that a Spanish artist had been selected for this undertaking, instead of inviting an Italian artist to honor one of Italy’s greatest authors. However, it was very fitting that one of the leading artists in the Surrealist movement would be chosen to interpret the bizarre punishments of Inferno and Purgatorio and the fantastical images of Paradiso that Dante created – drawing inspiration from classical and biblical imagery, as well as his own imagination.
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.
Open Wednesday - Friday 11am - 6pm and Saturdays from 10am - 3pm. UT Downtown Gallery, 106 S. Gay St, Knoxville, TN 37902. Information: 865-673-0802, http://web.utk.edu/~downtown
214 Magnolia: Exhibition by Michelle Barillaro
We have a new show starting this week at 214 magnolia, Michelle Barillaro. This show will run through the whole month of March. Opens First Friday, March 5.
Friday 5-8, Saturday 12-5. By appointment, via IG button, during the week
214 Magnolia, 214 W. Magnolia Ave, Knoxville, TN 37917. 865-337-7106 or https://www.214magnolia.com/