Calendar of Events

Tuesday, March 23, 2021

Tennessee Theatre's Ghostlight Series: Cruz Contreras

Category: Free event and Music

We are overjoyed to announce Season Two of The Ghostlight Series, a free streaming concert series featuring Knoxville’s own amazing musical talent! Throughout the series, Tennessee Theatre will be collecting donations that will be split with the featured performers to support local musicians. Mark your calendars for four Tuesdays in March at 8pm for some fantastic music from the Tennessee stage and join us on Facebook live or Vimeo! A special thanks to our partner, Big Slate Media, for making this series possible.
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TUESDAY, MARCH 23 8:00PM ET
The front man, founder, and driving force behind The Black Lillies’ raw and rootsy sound also co-founded Robinella and the CC Stringband, and has collaborated with musicians ranging from John Oates and Jim Lauderdale to Langhorne Slim and The Turnpike Troubadours. Cruz’s projects have topped both the Billboard and Americana radio charts, won Independent Music Awards, and been nominated for the Americana Music Association’s Emerging Artist of the Year award. Contreras is currently at work on his debut solo album, to be released this year.

Tennessee Theatre, 604 S. Gay Street, Knoxville, TN 37902. For information/tickets: 865-684-1200, www.tennesseetheatre.com, www.ticketmaster.com

Appalachian Arts Craft Center: Handbuilding & Activating Surface Texture

Category: Classes & workshops, Exhibitions & visual art and Fine Crafts

Handbuilding & Activating Surface Texture w/ Maggie Connolly
Tuesdays starting March 16 concluding April 20 | 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM | 6 Sessions

Join Potter Maggie Connolly for an in depth look at alternative form-making methods to the wheel. In addition to coiling and slab-making, we will cover additive and subtractive decorative techniques such as sgraffito, inlay, majolica, underglaze transfers, intaglio, carving, wax resist and much more as ways to create surface ornamentation. Maggie Connolly is an artist/potter originally from Dubuque, Iowa, but is now based in Knoxville, Tennessee. She was the 2019-2020 Artist in Residence at Arrowmont for functional ceramics. She is the first American to earn a MFA in Ceramic Design from Tsinghua University in Beijing, China; and the second American to earn a Ph. D in studio ceramics from Tokyo University of the Fine Arts in Tokyo, Japan. She has published extensively about her travels for Ceramics Monthly. Her observations of Asian Ceramic Culture provide the foundation of her ceramic practice and she is interested to how to create a more intentional and purposeful American ceramic culture. Member Rate: $200 | Non-Member Rate: $210 | Materials Fee: $30 (includes $25lbs of clay, glazes and firings). Registration deadline: March 9 | Space is limited to ensure proper social distancing. Face coverings are required.

Appalachian Arts Craft Center: 2716 Andersonville Highway, Clinton, TN. Hours: M-Sa 10-6, Su 1-5. Information: 865-494-9854, www.appalachianarts.net

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

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.

The Emporium Center: Adam Rowe: Knot Theories

Category: Exhibitions & visual art, Fine Crafts 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.

Adam Rowe: Knot Theories: An Exploration of Partial-dimensional Geometry
Knots are continuous lines twisted in such a way to give the illusion of lines overlapping in the same plane. Using a formalized system of knot creation, the artwork here represents knots in multiple "in-between" dimensions in three categories, each based on a partial dimension:

1) unicursal, self-contained lines which appear to overlap on two-dimensional surfaces

2) tiled surfaces of regular polyhedra

3) elements of non-orientable surface segments

Adam Rowe is a Knoxville native with a background in print and screen design. He enjoys looking at art in terms of visual problem solving, with a fine arts approach to graphic design. For more information:

www.adamrowe.com
www.instagram.com/adamrowemusic
www.facebook.com/adamrowemusic
https://ello.co/adamrowe

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.

The Emporium Center: FOOTHILLS CRAFT GUILD: Fine Crafts

Category: Exhibitions & visual art, Fine Crafts 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.

FOOTHILLS CRAFT GUILD: Fine Crafts in the display case
Foothills Craft Guild is pleased to showcase the work of more than 15 artists working in a variety of media such as fiber, wood, stained glass, hand stitched bead art jewelry, clay, leather, glass, and more. The artists include Raeus Cannon, Gordon Coker, Greg Downs, Janet Edkins, Lynn Fisher, Gordon Fowler, Larry Gabbard, Vicki Love, Barbara Martocci, Renee Mathies, Sonja Oswalt , Melanie Richards, Ron Smith, Lynnda Tenpenny, and Lora Williams.

The Foothills Craft Guild, Inc., is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization chartered in 1968 in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, to promote fine crafts by 1) setting high standards of creativity and excellence of execution for a variety of handcrafts; 2) providing demonstrations, scholarships, and education about fine craft for people of all ages; and 3) promoting the sale of fine crafts. FCG is the oldest member craft guild in the State of Tennessee and has earned a reputation nationwide as one of the best in the Southeast region. Their vision is to continue to set standards that encourage artisans to take advantage of new technologies and techniques to design and create works of beauty. They are dedicated to expanding their educational activities about fine crafts and creating strategic partnerships to encourage the continuation of fine craft.

Upcoming shows include their Artisan Market, May 21-22 at The Venue @ Lenoir City and their Tennessee Showcase of Fine Artisans, November 5-7 at the Knoxville Expo Center. For more information, visit www.foothillscraftguild.net.

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.

The Emporium Center: New Group Exhibition

Category: Exhibitions & visual art, Fine Crafts 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.

Seven local artists who are members of the Arts & Culture Alliance are proud to present an exhibition of recent works made using a range of media. These artists include:

• Betty Bullen – oil and acrylic painting
• Geri Forkner – weaving, felting, fiber arts
• Jack Retterer – photography
• Alex Rifwald – photography
• Paula Shahid – paintings
• David Smith – woodworking with movement
• William Tate – telling stories through collage

Read more about the artists at www.knoxalliance.com/group-march21

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.

The Emporium Center: A1LabArts: GRIT

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.

A1LabArts proudly announces GRIT, its first members' show of 2021, featuring 2-D and 3-D work in a variety of media. In the past 12 months, life has changed for the entire world dramatically. To persist, each person has had to draw upon their inherent grit. Grit changes the softer surfaces it comes in contact with (as does sandpaper). Grit is used as a pigeon digestive aid. Add an “s” and you’ve got a southern staple. It’s fortitude, resolution, courage. When doing strenuous tasks, we grit our teeth. For this particular show, we’re asking members to show us their interpretations of grit.

At the opening reception, they will announce a $100 Best of Show and several Honorable Mentions.

A1LabArts, a Knoxville-based 501(c)(3) organization founded in 1995 by local artists, is dedicated to multi-disciplinary and experimental exploration of contemporary art issues in all media. For more information:

www.a1labarts.com
www.facebook.com/A1LabArts
www.instagram.com/a1labarts

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.

HoLa Hora Latina: Exhibition by Iván Soto

Category: Exhibitions & visual art, Free event and Kids & family

Join us in welcoming our new artist of the month, Iván Soto, on First Friday March 5th, 5pm-8pm, at Casa HoLa!

Mr. Soto’s paintings will be displayed at the gallery throughout the month of March from Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm, and online at our website, www.HoLaHoraLatina.org, beginning March 8th.

During our First Friday event guests may meet the artist, order a delicious tamale TO-GO, collect a free art activity for children to do at home, browse the Casa HoLa artisan shop, and enjoy the new exhibits presented by the Arts and Culture Alliance. Casa HoLa is located inside the Emporium for the Arts on the bottom floor in Suite 112 at 100 S. Gay St., Knoxville, TN 37902. Follow us for updates on upcoming exhibits and the 21st annual HoLa Festival.

Both Casa HoLa and the Emporium for the Arts take great care to ensure a safe and comfortable experience for our guests by requiring all visitors to wear a mask, limiting the number of persons inside the building, prohibiting the consumption of food and beverages inside, providing ample hand sanitizing stations, and increasing cleaning measures.

https://holahoralatina.org/events/
https://www.facebook.com/HoLaHoraLatina
https://www.instagram.com/holahoralatina/
https://twitter.com/CasaHoLa

HoLa Hora Latina is located inside of the Emporium for the Arts at 100 S. Gay St. Suite 112, Knoxville, TN 37902. Info: 865-335-3358 or casahola@holafestival.org

Zoom Stability Class: Virtual Class to Improve Your Balance

  • March 2, 2021 — December 31, 2021

Category: Classes & workshops, Free event and Health & wellness

This 30 minute class improves balance, strengthens joints, and includes fall prevention drills. Although this is a Silver Sneakers class, it is open to everyone, regardless of age. The only equipment required is a sturdy chair.

The first class will begin on March 2, 2:45-3:15 PM, and will continue on Tuesdays and Thursdays thereafter. More information or to receive a Zoom link, contact Don Parsley at spiritofthedragon01@gmail.com.

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