Calendar of Events

Wednesday, March 17, 2021

Oak Ridge Art Center: Spring Fundraiser

  • March 17, 2021 — April 30, 2021

Category: Fundraisers and Science, nature

Join Us for our Spring Fundraiser and Add Beauty to Your Home and Garden!

We know a number of you like to garden and we could not resist this new fundraiser. Flower Power is giving us 50% of your order price now through April 30th, if you order anything with them through our link http://ORAC.fpfundraising.com.

This comes just in time for the Spring planting season and the end of the last frost. Orders will begin shipping at the end of March so you will have them to work in as the season progresses. Orders ship safely and directly to your doorstep so you can garden without running to the store. Please check out the link and feel free to share it with your friends!

Once planted and blooming we would love to see photos of your beautiful landscape art too. This is a great opportunity to support your local non-profit Art Center without having to leave your home.

Oak Ridge Art Center, 201 Badger Avenue, Oak Ridge, TN 37830. Information: 865-482-1441, www.oakridgeartcenter.org

UT Humanities Center: Public Books Circle - What Tech Calls Thinking

  • March 17, 2021

Category: Free event, Lecture, discussion, panel and Literature, reading, writing

A public reading and discussion group

Wednesday, March 17 (St. Patrick’s Day)
Dan Magilow, Professor of German, MFLL
What Tech Calls Thinking: An Inquiry Into the Intellectual Bedrock of Silicon Valley
by Adrian Daub

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Would you like to attend a terrific book discussion led by a UT expert without leaving your home? The UT Humanities Center now offers a free public book discussion online! Students, faculty, and members of the public are all welcome. With the support of Union Avenue Books, an independent bookstore, we will help you to keep reading and learning at all stages and walks of life.

On the day of the discussion, you can join a University of Tennessee faculty member in an online book discussion via Zoom. Our UT faculty read widely and deeply into perspectives ranging from the ancients to the moderns, from work in ancient archeology to contemporary poetry, new economic theory, and media studies. Join us to hear an expert in the field talk about the major ideas of a text that you have read, and engage in an enlightening discussion! Learn more: https://uthumanitiesctr.utk.edu/public/reading.php

UT Gardens: March: Planting Some Luck

  • March 17, 2021

Category: Classes, workshops and Science, nature

March: Planting Some Luck
March 17, 2021
5:00PM- 7:00PM
$45 Garden members/ $55 Non-members

“For each petal on the shamrock, this brings a wish your way: Good health, good luck, and happiness for today and everyday.” (Irish Blessing) Join us for a fun celebration of St. Patrick’s Day the best way a gardener can- with plants! We will learn the history of the holiday while painting containers for our shamrock plants. Each participant will take home a container that they have decorated and a green oxalis, otherwise known as a shamrock. Take home some Irish luck during this program that will be loads of fun!

2518 Jacob Drive, Knoxville

https://ag.tennessee.edu/utg/Pages/default.aspx
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Gardening for Beginners: A Spring and Summer Planting Guide

  • March 17, 2021

Category: Classes, workshops, Free event and Science, nature

Wed, Mar 17, 2021 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

World Wise Wednesdays Presents: Sponsored by the Friends of the Oak Ridge Public Library.

Join Charlotte Rodina from Beardsley Farm in Knoxville as she gives expert advice on starting and cultivating a spring/summer garden. Beardsley Farm works to increase food security by providing fresh produce, accessible education and land resources for gardening.

https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/3536603751661425932

Ewing Gallery: MFA Thesis Exhibition 1

Category: Exhibitions, visual art and Free event

The Ewing Gallery of Art + Architecture is pleased to present the first group of three MFA Thesis Exhibitions. In partial fulfillment of their graduation requirements, students pursuing the Master of Fine Arts (MFA) degree are required to mount a solo exhibition of work. These exhibitions take the form of small groups of students presenting concurrent solo exhibitions in the Ewing Gallery.

March 15 – 22, 2020
Exhibiting Students are:

Jake Miller
Back Home
sculpture

Alissa Walls
The Space Race
time-based art

Lilly Saywitz
Back Into My Lovers Arms
painting

Mary Climes
A Very Special Episode
printmaking

The Ewing Gallery is open Monday - Friday 10am - 5pm. Ewing Gallery, 1715 Volunteer Blvd on the UT campus, Knoxville, TN 37996. Information: 865-974-3200, www.ewing-gallery.utk.edu

Walk the Knox St. Patrick's Parade route

  • March 13, 2021 — March 20, 2021

Category: Festivals, special events and Free event

Although there will not be a traditional Knox St. Patrick's Parade in 2021, during the week of March 13 - 20, the traditional parade route (Church to Gay and Gay to Jackson viaduct) will be lined with green bows on lampposts. The community will be encouraged to come Downtown and walk the parade route anytime during the week!

Town of Farragut: Farragut History Walk

  • March 12, 2021 — December 31, 2021

Category: Free event, Health, wellness and Science, nature

Spring is the perfect time to enjoy Farragut’s unique history while strolling through the heart of town. Pick up a Farragut History Walk map from the brochure holder on the Heritage Trail sign located at the turnaround at Founders Park at Campbell Station and learn more about the town’s interesting past. A PDF version of the map is available at www.visitfarragut.org/plan-a-visit-farragut.

The walk includes four educational sites: the Heritage Trail with interpretive signage at Founders Park, the Campbell Station Inn and Mayor Ralph McGill Plaza, the Farragut Museum/Admiral Farragut Plaza and Pleasant Forest Cemetery. (Keep in mind that the Farragut Museum is currently open 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday through Thursday.)

Parking along the trail is available at Founders Park, the Farragut Community Center or Farragut Town Hall.

Incorporated in 1980, the Town of Farragut has top schools, safe neighborhoods and high development standards, making it one of the best places to live in the Southeast.

865.966.7057 or www.townoffarragut.org

Ijams Hallway Gallery: Jack A. Gress

Category: Exhibitions, visual art, Free event and Science, nature

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

Tri-Star Arts: Solo Exhibition by Althea Murphy-Price

  • March 9, 2021 — May 8, 2021

Category: Exhibitions, visual art and Free event

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

Art Market Gallery: Sheltering in Place

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

Art created while quarantined

First Friday reception on Mar 5, with artists' talk 5-7 PM

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

Art Guild at Fairfield Glade: Debbie Toney exhibition

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

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

Category: Exhibitions, visual art and Free event

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

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