Calendar of Events

Monday, March 22, 2021

Knoxville Community Darkroom: Classes & Workshops

Category: Classes, workshops and Exhibitions, visual art

March 22nd Class (Learning Series - The Camera) 6PM-8PM - The Camera will teach you all about analog shooting. Topics covered will be: selecting a camera, camera functions, operating in that mysterious "Manual" mode, metering your subject, lens selection, and more. Pricing for this individual class is $60.
This class is limited to 3 participants.

March 24th 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.

March 27th (Learning Series - The Print) 2PM-4PM - 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.

See additional details and sign up at http://www.theknoxvillecommunitydarkroom.org/workshops

UT Humanities Center: Visiting Distinguished Speakers - Pamela Gilbert

  • March 22, 2021

Category: Free event, History, heritage and Lecture, discussion, panel

Pamela Gilbert
Albert Brick Professor of English
University of Florida

Monday, March 22, 2021
Time: 3:30 P.M.
Webinar

Title: “Those Mysterious Markings: Tattoos, Identity and the British Traveler”

People in Victorian England were famously concerned about the ways travel could transform the self. One common “mark” of both travelling and openness to local experience—or to simply “going native”—was the tattoo, which in the late 19th century became increasingly common across social classes. Professor Gilbert examines how, in the Victorian popular imagination, the tattoo was a marker of experience. She surveys the history of late 19th-century tattoos to show how, both in life and in art and specifically in fiction of the day, the tattoo marked the home community’s inability to identify the traveler as the “same” person who had gone abroad.

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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

Knox County Public Library: Know It Knox Online Trivia with former Mayor Madeline Rogero

  • March 22, 2021

Category: Festivals, special events, Free event, History, heritage and Kids, family

Women's History Month
Join us via Zoom on Monday, March 22, 2021 at 7 pm

East Tennessee women have been making history for centuries! Test your knowledge of our local trail blazers who've forged paths through everything from politics to national parks. Join former Mayor Madeline Rogero, who has made history in her own right, as she co-hosts the event with KCPL's Thomas Anderson.

In 2011, Madeline Rogero made history as the first female mayor of any of the big four metros in Tennessee. “East Tennessee women have made some significant contributions to the world in all fields. Certainly, in politics, women of East Tennessee pushed through the 19th Amendment granting women the right to vote, but there’s so much more,” commented Mayor Glenn Jacobs. “We're excited to honor Mayor Rogero for her place in history as she co-hosts the Library's Know it Knox Trivia Game.”

Register below, and look for an email with your Game Day Zoom link for our friendly trivia contest on March 22. Be sure to check your email's promotions or junk folders for the email. After logging on to Zoom, we'll show you how to access the game online. https://kcpl.wufoo.com/forms/know-it-knox-online-trivia/

Fountain City Art Center: Open Photography Show

  • March 19, 2021 — April 21, 2021

Category: Exhibitions, visual art and Free event

March 19 – April 21, 2021
Featuring a variety of photography by local artists! Juried for awards by Clay Thurston.

Fountain City Art Center, 213 Hotel Ave, Knoxville, TN 37918. Hours: Tu-Th 9-5, or by appointment. Information: 865-357-2787, www.fountaincityartcenter.com

UT Arboretum Society: Online Spring Plant Sale

Category: Festivals, special events and Science, nature

Spring is almost here and it will soon be time to plant your yard. If you want to buy plants to enhance your garden this spring, but want to avoid crowds, visit the UT Arboretum Society’s Annual Spring Plant Sale which will be held online with sales from March 19th to April 3rd with pick-up dates April 9th and 10th at the UT Arboretum. Our plant sales are some of our biggest fundraisers of the year and help support the Arboretum’s community education, trail improvements such as our Nature Book Trail, and children’s programs.

For two weeks, you can browse the selections of perennials, trees, and shrubs available from our vendors Tennessee Naturescapes, Riverdale Nursery and East Fork Nursery of Sevierville. The three vendors offer a wonderful selection of plants including unique conifers, both evergreen and native azaleas, hydrangeas, milkweed, beauty berry, and a wide variety of native pollinator plants to name just a few! Quantities are limited so we suggest early shopping! Beginning March 19th at 5:00 p.m., log on to https://utas-plant-sale.square.site/ to shop and make payment. Sales will end on April 3rd at 5:00 p.m. All payments must be made by credit card online in advance. No sales or payments on the pick-up days are possible.

Upon ordering, you will be provided a link to choose a pick-up time on either Friday, April 9th from 9:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. or Saturday, April 10th, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the UT Arboretum, 901 S. Illinois Avenue in Oak Ridge. You must schedule a pick-up time on these two days. Arboretum Society members will have your plant orders ready for pick-up. This is a no contact pick-up system. When you arrive at your scheduled time, you will come to designated pick up spots and your order will be brought to your car.

This is an amazing opportunity which allows the public to shop for an extended period of time without gathering in large groups on one day. People will also have access to a wonderful selection of plants from three outstanding nurseries all at one online site.

To learn more about the Arboretum Society, go to www.utarboretumsociety.org. For more information on the plant sale, contact mcampani@utk.edu.

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

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

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

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

214 Magnolia: Exhibition by Michelle Barillaro

  • March 5, 2021 — March 27, 2021

Category: Exhibitions, visual art and Free event

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
https://www.instagram.com/214magnolia/

214 Magnolia, 214 W. Magnolia Ave, Knoxville, TN 37917. 865-337-7106 or https://www.214magnolia.com/

The Emporium Center: Ephemerality: Works by Charlotte Brindley

Category: Exhibitions, visual art and Free event

The Arts & Culture Alliance is pleased to present five new exhibitions at The Emporium Center in downtown Knoxville from March 5-26, 2021. A free reception with the artists will take place on Friday, March 5, from 5:00-8:00 PM. All visitors to the Emporium are required to wear a mask and maintain physical distancing guidelines. Most of the works will be for sale and may be purchased through the close of the exhibition by visiting in person or the online shop at www.knoxalliance.store.

Beauty can be both resplendent and macabre. I see the goodness of the world, but I also see the darkness. Tragedy and beauty are complimentary enigmas. I hearken back to the Gothic and Italian Renaissance eras of art history for my creations. In some of my paintings, I create works inspired by the tiny pages of illuminated manuscripts on a large scale. Other pieces are more straightforward and symbolic. By breathing life into the illuminated pages of the ancient past, I find inspiration to explore the realms of my imagination. Times long gone by are as familiar as the present.

My work explores themes of injustice, impermanence, and depravity, but also passion, joy, and what is beautiful beyond words. In the end, my works are an extension of myself and how I see the world around me.

Charlotte Brindley was born in Nashville, Tennessee, and recently moved to the Knoxville area. She received her B.A. in Art History and M.A. in Folk Studies/Historic Preservation from Western Kentucky University. A love for art, history, architecture, and cultural heritage prompted Charlotte to pursue her multiple degrees. She has worked at museums such as the Kentucky Museum in Bowling Green, the Hermitage in Nashville, and now Rose Center Council for the Arts in Morristown. A person with various interests, on a day off you’ll find Brindley exploring abandoned old houses, reading about ancient cultures, making historical costumes, watching old movies and historical dramas, hiking in the Smoky Mountains, or trying teas from around the world. For more information:

www.instagram.com/charlotte.artist.lady
www.facebook.com/charlotte.brindley.artist
https://charlottejbrindley.wixsite.com/artist

The exhibitions are on display at the Emporium Center, 100 S. Gay Street, in downtown Knoxville. The Emporium is open to the public Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM. For more information, please see www.knoxalliance.com or call (865) 523-7543.

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