Calendar of Events

Wednesday, April 7, 2021

Knoxville Symphony Orchestra: Q Series - Haydn's "Rider"

Category: Music

Wednesday, April 7th, 12:00pm | TICKETS
Bijou Theatre

One-hour noontime performance
The Knoxville Symphony Orchestra presents the KSO Q Series for classical music Wednesdays! This concert features a one-hour performance by the KSO Principal String Quartet and the KSO Principal Woodwind Quintet.

Haydn String Quartet in G Minor, Opus 74, No. 3 “Rider”
Paquito D’Rivera Aires Tropicales

https://knoxvillesymphony.com/concert/the-q-series-at-the-elks-lodge-10/

UT Humanities Center: A Children’s Bible: A Novel

  • April 7, 2021

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

A public reading and discussion group

Wednesday, April 7
Dawn Coleman, Associate Professor of English
A Children’s Bible: A Novel
by Lydia Millet

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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

The Bottom: Book Talk with Dr. Brian Foster

  • April 7, 2021

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

Join us as we discuss Brian's newest work, I Don't Like the Blues: Race, Place, and the Backbeat of Black Life.

Dr. Brian Foster is a writer and storyteller from Mississippi. He earned his Ph.D. in sociology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and currently works as Assistant Professor of Sociology and Southern Studies at the University of Mississippi. His book I Don't Like the Blues: Race, Place, and the Backbeat of Black Life (University of North Carolina Press) tells the story of blues development and black community life in the Mississippi Delta town of Clarksdale.

Date And Time
Wed, Apr 7, 2021, 6:00 PM EDT
https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/book-talk-with-dr-brian-foster-registration-147803575473

Knoxville Museum: Museum Tours (unguided)

Category: Exhibitions, visual art and Free event

Small groups of 35 people or less may make a reservation for an unguided group visit during museum hours - admission is always free.

Current hours: Wed-Sun 1-5 PM
Special arrangements may be made for school groups between 10 AM - 12:30 PM

Ask for one chaperone for every 15 students. More info: https://knoxart.org/kma_events/museum-tours/

Art Guild at Fairfield Glade: April Classes & Workshops

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

In the Art Studio, class size and/or open studio gathering size is limited. All people inside the PCAC building should wear face masks and practice social distancing!

Open Studio – Come enjoy our studio space. The studio may be used every day during operating hours when no other class or event is scheduled. Members and guests are both welcome, $5

TUESDAY, APRIL 6
Smorgasbord Class: “Mobius Flower Earrings,” with George Gallant. 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon. Cost is $20 for both members and guests. Number of students: minimum is 4, maximum is 8.

TUESDAY, APRIL 13
Paint Along with Sam Hill, watercolor demonstration class, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon. Cost is $20 for AG members or $25 for guests. Students should bring their own watercolor supplies. Number of students: minimum is 4, maximum is 9.

THURSDAY, APRIL 15
“Chain Maille Jewelry, the Ripples Bracelet,” with George Gallant. 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. Registration and materials cost (including a $25 materials fee) is $55 for members or $60 for guests. Number of students: minimum is 2, maximum is 6.

FRIDAY, APRIL 16
“Watercolor 101, for Beginners,” with Vera Bogle. 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. Registration and materials cost (including $5 materials fee) is $35 for members or $40 for guests. Number of students: minimum is 4, and maximum is 8.

TUESDAY, APRIL 20 (in person at the Plateau Creative Arts Center and also on Zoom)
Monthly Members Meeting: 9:30 a.m. In-person attendance will be limited due to social distancing.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 21
Project Discussion, a bi-monthly artwork review session. Assess the artwork of participants and/or selected artwork in the gallery. The facilitator is John Anderson. 12:00 noon – 2:00 p.m. FREE and open to the public. Bring your artwork or just observe the session.

THURSDAY, APRIL 22
“Wire-Wrapped Natural Stones and Shells,” with Susan Smathers. 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. Registration and materials cost (including $5 materials fee) is $35 for members or $40 for guests. Number of students: minimum is 4, maximum is 8.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 28
Life Drawing, with Dena Whitener, 12:00 noon – 2:00 p.m. A live model will be available for artists to sketch. Bring your sketch pad, media of choice, and camera to capture the pose. Cost is $5 model fee.

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

Dogwood Arts: Chalk (Your) Walk

Category: Exhibitions, visual art, Festivals, special events, Free event and Kids, family

Instead of our usual large event downtown, Chalk (Your) Walk will take place on neighborhood sidewalks, driveways, and community spaces all across Knoxville from April 3rd - 12th! The competition is open to individual artists and families throughout Knoxville and the surrounding counties (100 mile radius of Downtown Knoxville).

The first 500 artists/families who register for the event will receive a free 48-count box of Koss Chalk Pastels to create their artwork! Everyone can participate in the event by chalking at home and sharing your work on social media, but you must register online by Friday, April 2nd in order to be eligible for awards. A panel of judges including civic leaders, professional artists, and art educators will review the submissions and award cash prizes and free art supplies to select artists in each age division.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER: https://www.dogwoodarts.com/chalk-your-walk-registration

Dogwood Arts, 123 W. Jackson Ave, Knoxville, TN 37902. Information: 865-637-4561, www.dogwoodarts.com

Postmark LaFollette: Homemade ArtShine Arts & Crafts Co-Op

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

Our Postmark LaFollette, Homemade ArtShine Arts & Crafts Co-Op is in our Center at 119 S. Tennessee Avenue, LaFollette, TN.

We are open Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m.to 2 p.m. All local handmade handcrafted goods from local artisans. When the CDC Guidelines become such that we can have more than a few people at anyone time we will be starting some First Friday Events, etc.

Postmark LaFollette is a collaborative creative place making project to establish and maintain and Arts, Culture and History Center within an historic structure in order to strengthen social and economic opportunities for the public through the arts: www.postmarklafollette.org
https://www.facebook.com/PostmarkLaFollette

Rala: New Work by Pippin Long

  • April 2, 2021 — May 31, 2021

Category: Exhibitions, visual art and Free event

We are excited to announce Pippin Long as our featured artist for the month of April! All paintings are one of a kind originals, and prints of the works will be available as well. Please join us for the show opening and to meet Pippin from 6 to 8pm.

Due to the ongoing pandemic, we will be limiting our capacity to 6 customers at a time and requiring masks covering the nose and mouth be worn inside at all times. Thank you for helping us stay safe!

Facebook Event: https://fb.me/e/6d76QZ0lu
Artwork: https://shoprala.com/collections/pippin-long

Rala: Regional and Local Artisans, 112 W. Jackson Ave, Knoxville, TN 37902. Information: 865-525-7888, https://shoprala.com. Instagram: @ShopRala

Art Guild at Fairfield Glade: Members’ Judged Art Show

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

The Art Guild at Fairfield Glade will host a Fun and Wine Opening Reception for the Members’ Judged Art Show on Friday, April 2 from 5 - 7 p.m. Eye Centers of Tennessee is sponsoring this show and providing the awards.

Bryan Wilkerson, Professor of Art at Roane State Community College, will judge the entries. Winners will be announced to the public at 6 p.m. during the April 2 reception. This event is free and open to the public. Browse through eye-catching displays of paintings (watercolor, oil, pastels, colored pencil, acrylic, mixed media), photography, pottery, jewelry, woodwork, and more! All artwork in the gallery is available for purchase. Unique gifts can also be found in the Art Guild’s new retail space, “Endless Possibilities, Fine Arts and Crafts.”

Hours: Mon-Sat 9 AM - 4 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

Art Market Gallery: Pamela Salyer & Lynn Straka

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

April Featured Artists

Lynn Straka, Jewelry
The pieces that I make are adornments created to produce joy to the wearer. Designs influenced by nature, they may invoke a memory, affirm a belief, or be an extension of the wearer’s playful personality.
The common denominators of my pieces are texture and exercise in technique. Whether it is from hand stamping designs or words, forging, creating 3 dimensional forms through the jewelry hydraulic press, or impressing texture onto metal with a rolling mill, each piece has it’s own one of a kind personality. The materials that I use the most are sterling silver, copper, and bronze, with accents of semiprecious stones or glass enamel. Some of these materials are recycled or repurposed metal items that I have altered to incorporate into my pieces. Typically, they are finished with an antiqued or aged patina to highlight their texture.

Pamela Salyer, Mixed Media
The variety of colors, textures and patterns produced in the natural world are endlessly fascinating. I use mixed media collage to interpret those colors, patterns and textures and the relationships between them. This series of work looks under the surface: what do we see—or think we see—when peering into bodies of water, probing beneath the surface and admiring the beauty, complexity, and mystery that we find there.

Each work starts with a base collage, containing elements that mean something to me: geological maps, chemical symbols, poetry, botanical drawings, sheet music, etc. Each one is unique. I build up the collage with acrylic paint, paper and acrylic gels, layer by layer, creating new ways to consider the textures and colors of the natural world. I enjoy experimenting with different techniques and materials, always looking to push my art in new directions.

Art Market Gallery, 422 S. Gay St, Knoxville, TN 37902. Hours: Tu-Sa 11-6, Su 1-6. Information: 865-525-5265, www.artmarketgallery.net, www.Facebook.com/ArtMarketGallery

The Emporium Center: Recent Works by Yvonne Hosey

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 April 2-30, 2021. A free reception with the artists will take place on Friday, April 2, 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.

Yvonne Hosey is an artist who works in a variety of media: glasspaint, acrylic, watercolor and scratchboard. She is inspired by her travels and blogs about them. This is her fourth exhibition at the Emporium, with the inaugural Glasslike Surfaces debuting in August 2016. She continues to explore glasspaint as a medium as well as portraiture using friends and strangers she has observed. Like most artists, Yvonne Hosey’s journey has been a winding one. Discouraged as a young woman from pursuing a career in art, Hosey opted instead for a career in nursing. Marriage and family followed. The creativity refused to stay buried as she became an avid cook, decorator, and collector. Her travels always included trips to art museums and exhibitions. When her son started high school, they moved to a house with a sunny back porch. “One day I discovered a pack of old oil pastels, bought a few sheets of paper, and commandeered the porch,” says Yvonne Hosey. “I haven’t looked back since.” www.roosterscrowart.com

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. Please note, the Emporium will be closed Monday, April 5. For more information, please see www.knoxalliance.com or call (865) 523-7543.

The Emporium Center: Portrait Show by Booder Barnes

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 April 2-30, 2021. A free reception with the artists will take place on Friday, April 2, 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.

Booder Barnes moved from New York state to Tennessee 25 years ago. In New York, he studied oil painting with Larry Zingale. He joined A1LabArts after moving to Knoxville and has been an active member throughout the years. Barnes took watercolor classes with Betsy Worden at the Candy Factory, and he studied handbuilding clay sculpture with Annamaria Gundlach. In 2011, he began making short films with University of Tennessee Professor Norman Magden, and they formed Magboo Productions to develop their ideas. For this exhibition, Booder Barnes has taken images of family and friends and portrayed them with paint as he imagined them cast as characters in a comic book or play.

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. Please note, the Emporium will be closed Monday, April 5. For more information, please see www.knoxalliance.com or call (865) 523-7543.

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