Calendar of Events
Wednesday, March 24, 2021
Appalachian Arts Craft Center: Fused Glass Workshop
Fused Glass Workshop with Carolyn Fogelman
Wednesdays, March 24 – April 7 | 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM
In this 4-part workshop students will learn about glass, how to stack glass, how to make advanced shapes and elements along with learning about the process of firing the glass in the kiln. At the completion of the workshop, students will have 6 – 15 pieces ready to wear or give as gifts! Students need to bring safety glasses with side shields or goggles to wear while cutting glass. Member Rate: $125 | Non-Member Rate: $135 | Materials Fee (paid to instructor): $75 Registration deadline: March 17 | 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
WDVX: Spring Fund Drive
March 24th - 28th
We can't do what we do without you! Check out the 'thank you' gifts. We've brought back the classic WDVX license plate along with a new T-shirt and cap! Please consider a financial donation to keep the good music going at WDVX!
Goodwill Industries-Knoxville: Career Boot Camp
Wed-Thu Mar 24-25, 10 AM – 1 PM: Career Boot Camp
Free! Get the tools you need to re-enter the workforce. Resume writing, interviewing, customer service during COVID-19, smart goal development, and crisis planning. Sign up via 865-588-8567 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ijams Nature Center: Community Health While Weeding
Wednesday, March 24
Zoom Virtual Class
Community Health While Weeding (Virtual Chat)
What grows in your yard can quickly transfer to your neighbor's. Learn how to limit the spread of invasive plants and be a good neighbor.
Join members of the Ijams Natural Resource Team for a virtual chat about weeding and community health. Part of being a good neighbor is making sure that you aren't accidently sharing invasive plants. This discussion will focus on Chinese Privet. We will identify this plant, and explore how community transfer of its seeds is one of its main dispersal methods. At the end of the discussion there will be a Q and A with the Natural Resource Team member.
Class is free but you must register at: https://www.ijams.org/event-details/community-health-while-weeding-virtual-chat?utm_campaign=d7007fac-eea4-45cf-8799-21f2ffad0aae&utm_source=so&utm_medium=mail&cid=ce877ce1-36de-4b70-85bf-675f2c527f4d
All attendees will be sent a zoom link via email.
Ijams Nature Center, 2915 Island Home Ave, Knoxville, TN 37920. Hours: Grounds and trails open during daylight hours. Call for Visitor Center hours. Information: 865-577-4717, www.ijams.org
Indian Removal and Slavery in the Native South with Dr. Nakia D. Parker
'I Saw a Trail to the Big River, and then I Cried': Indian Removal and Slavery in the Native South
A webinar presented by the Papers of Andrew Jackson
Speaker: Dr. Nakia D. Parker
Moderator Dr. Michael Woods, Director, PAJ
Nakia D. Parker is a College of Social Science Dean’s Research Associate in the Department of History at Michigan State University. Dr. Parker is a historian of nineteenth-century U.S. slavery, African American, and American Indian history. She is currently working on her book manuscript, Trails of Tears and Freedom: Black Life in Indian Slave Country, 1830-1866 which examines the lives of enslaved and self-liberated individuals of African and Afro-Native descent in Choctaw and Chickasaw communities in nineteenth-century Indian Territory (present-day Oklahoma). Her academic work has been published in the Oxford Handbook of American Women’s and Gender History, the Oxford Bibliographies of African American Studies, and the East Texas Historical Journal. Dr. Parker has a forthcoming article based on her research in The Journal of African American History.
Wednesday, March 24 at 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Knoxville Community Darkroom: Classes & Workshops
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
Fountain City Art Center: Open Photography Show
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
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.
Oak Ridge Art Center: Spring Fundraiser
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
Town of Farragut: Farragut History Walk
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
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
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