Calendar of Events
Tuesday, March 30, 2021
Knoxville Museum of Art: Virtual Cocktails & Conversation: lydia see
Tuesday, March 30, 2021 – 6:00pm via Zoom
Making Connections: The Dreier Collection and Black Mountain College
The exhibitions "A Lasting Imprint" at the KMA and "Connecting Legacies" at the Asheville Art Museum both feature archival items from the Theodore Dreier Sr. Document Collection presented alongside artworks from the AAM’s Black Mountain College Collection to explore the connections between artworks and ephemera. This talk with lydia see, artist, educator, and curator of "Connecting Legacies" will touch on the breadth of the Black Mountain College archival material in the exhibition "A Lasting Imprint". She will also share information about how the Dreier Collection was processed and the importance of using archives and special collections to create culturally responsive narratives.
Here is the link to the AAM exhibition page
Registration is open through the event time. Please use the link emailed to you to join the meeting.
Please remain muted until Q&A time.
Tomato Head: Exhibitions by Jessica Payne
Ewing Gallery: MFA Thesis Exhibition 2
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.
The Ewing Gallery is open Monday - Friday 10am - 5pm.
The University of Tennessee and the Ewing Gallery will be closed Friday, April 2.
Exhibiting Students are:
Parasite With a Proper Name
It’s Not Adding Up
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
Oak Ridge Art Center: Metamorphosis IV: Recycle to Art
This series has proven to push the artists of the region to revisit ideas, mix techniques, and mix and seek new materials in ways they never considered before.
Oak Ridge Art Center, 201 Badger Avenue, Oak Ridge, TN 37830. Hours: Tu-F 9-5, Sa-M 1-4. Information: 865-482-1441, www.oakridgeartcenter.org
UT Gardens: Spring Plant Sale
UT Gardens, Knoxville will be holding their upcoming Spring Plant Sale online again this year. Current Gardens members will get the opportunity to shop early on March 26, and will also receive their 10% on their purchase. If you aren't currently a member, you can join now in order to receive the preview sale link when we send it out. If you are a member affiliated with either Crossville or Jackson, please contact Beth at firstname.lastname@example.org and ask to be included in the member sale preview email.
The sale will be open to the public from March 29 through April 5, and we will hold a contact-free curbside pickup on April 9 and 10.
Member Pre-Sale - opens March 26
Public Sale - March 29-April 5
Pickup will be scheduled for - April 9 - 10
2518 Jacob Drive, Knoxville
WDVX: Live from Home with Rob Ickes & Trey Hensley
Friday, March 26, 7pm
Join WDVX “Live From Home” featuring artists from their home settings, studio and more. This is a series of shows that support musicians and WDVX. Tickets for WDVX’s initial spring Live from Home show featuring Rob Ickes and Trey Hensley, March 26th at 7pm, are on sale now through our website: https://wdvx.com/watch/
Big Ears: Streaming Lonnie Holley's Knoxville Sessions
LONNIE HOLLEY FROM BIG EARS (PART 2)
From The Mill & Mine and Southern Railroad Depot
Streaming: March 26 thru April 1
Big Ears captured Lonnie Holley's Knoxville sessions for a series of streaming films. This new 70-minute show — the second coming out of those sessions — has Lonnie making music with an expert ensemble of collaborators outdoors at the Southern Railroad Depot and inside at The Mill & Mine.
Musicians who participated in these sessions, supporting Lonnie, include cellists Ben Sollee and Dave Eggar, guitarists Christopher Paul Stelling and Phil Faconti, drummer Jordon Ellis, and fiddler Evie Andrus.
$10 | Livestream Ticket
$25 | Meet & Greet + Livestream Ticket
Asian Culture Center of TN: Persona non Grata film
Chiune Sugihara man saved 6000 Jews. He was a Japanese diplomat in Lithuania. When the Nazis began rounding up Jews, Sugihara risked his life to start issuing unlawful travel visas to Jews. He hand-wrote them 18 hrs a day. The day his consulate closed and he had to evacuate, witnesses claim he was STILL writing visas and throwing from the train as he pulled away. He saved 6000 lives. The world didn’t know what he’d done until Israel honored him in 1985, the year before he died.
Join the Nashville Film Festival and the Consulate-General of Japan in Nashville for a free screening of Persona non Grata, a film celebrating the life of Chiune Sugihara. Before the screening, enjoy in-depth discussion from experts which provides historical and emotional context to the film. This screening will be available from March 25-3, and is available for anyone to screen for free on their home computer or smart device. Registration is required to access this free film screening.
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
Appalachian Arts Craft Center: Handbuilding & Activating Surface Texture
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