Calendar of Events

Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Ijams Hallway Gallery Presents: Lori Paul

Category: Exhibitions, visual art, Free event and Science, nature

Lori Paul is an East Tennessee mixed media artist who works with found and recycled items, mostly stones and bits of nature to make her wonderful, whimsical creations. See her work in the Ijams Hallway Gallery in April!

Ijams Nature Center, 2915 Island Home Ave, Knoxville, TN 37920

Tennessee Archive of Moving Image and Sound: Show and Tell

  • April 14, 2021

Category: Film, Free event and History, heritage

The Tennessee Archive of Moving Image and Sound (TAMIS) may have suspended public screenings for the time being, but archivists Eric Dawson and John Morton are busy as ever. Now, they're ready to show and tell what they’ve been up to down in the archive this past year!

Join us Wednesday, April 14 at 7 p.m on Zoom as TAMIS archivists Eric and John share some recently preserved and digitized historical footage from right here in East Tennessee.

You'll see civic events and domestic vignettes from right here in Knoxville. Some footage rekindles the public memory of our community, while other scenes make you feel like a part of the family. All this and a forgotten local news interview with Dolly Parton that hasn't been seen for nearly 50 years!

Register at https://kcpl.wufoo.com/forms/pmhla2e1dncswr/

Sundress Academy for the Arts presents: Writing the Body

Category: Classes, workshops, Free event and Literature, reading, writing

The Sundress Academy for the Arts (SAFTA) is is excited to present “Writing the Body,” a workshop led by Arya Samuelson on April 14, 2021 from 6-7:30PM. This event will be held over Zoom.

Our bodies are made of stories. Heat. Sensation. Illness. Spasms. Tears. Even in numbness or dissociation, the body speaks. Writing the body is one of the most powerful ways to draw in a reader. As soon as someone names a sensation—an ear twitch, a quickened pulse, the ache of longing in a shoulder—we can practically feel it as our own. Together, we'll explore how to tap into the body's language and unearth its stories. We'll explore writing the body as a process, on the page, and as a way to put together a story. No matter your writing background, ambitions, or genre, this class will help you tap into your embodied wisdom and discover new stories waiting to be told.

While there is no fee for this workshop, those who are able and appreciative can make direct donations to Arya via Venmo @Ariana-Samuelson or PayPal (aryasamuelson@gmail.com)

Catch the event here: https://nolapoetry.zoom.us/j/95920514167#success, using the password "safta"

Knoxville Bar Association: FREE Telephone-Only Legal Advice Clinic

  • April 13, 2021 — April 15, 2021

Category: Classes, workshops and Free event

The Knoxville Bar Association is pleased to announce that a telephone-only Faith and Justice Legal Advice Clinic will be held on April 13, 14, and 15, 2021 in order to best protect the health of all participants. The goal of the Faith and Justice Alliance is to build a coalition of faith leaders in the Knoxville area and to host legal advice clinics to give people a less intimidating environment to talk to a lawyer. Since an in-person legal advice clinic is not yet practical, community faith partners Second United Methodist Church, Tennessee Valley Unitarian Universalist Church, Ball Camp Baptist Church, the Muslim Community of Knoxville, First Baptist Church, Immaculate Conception Church, and Faith Lutheran Church have joined the effort to publicize this clinic to their congregants and communities and encourage those in need of legal advice to participate.

The Tennessee Faith & Justice Alliance is a project of the Tennessee Access to Justice Commission. In the Knoxville area, the program is coordinated by the Knoxville Bar Association’s Access to Justice Committee, Legal Aid of East Tennessee, the University of Tennessee College of Law, Lincoln Memorial University Duncan School of Law, and the generous lawyers, law students, and others volunteering their time and talent. This is a general advice clinic with volunteers prepared to advise on a wide variety of legal issues, including family law, landlord/tenant, bankruptcy, criminal defense, consumer protection, contract disputes, child support, and personal injury, among other issues.

EVENT DETAILS
Faith and Justice Free Telephone-Only Legal Advice Clinic

REGISTRATION DATES – PARTICIPANTS MUST PREREGISTER
Monday, March 15 through Wednesday, April 7 – call (865)637-0484 and mention the “Faith and Justice Clinic”

INTAKE CALL DATE
Saturday, April 10

ADVICE CALL WITH ATTORNEY
Tuesday, April 13, Wednesday, April 14 or Thursday, April 15

Each participant should be prepared to:

Preregister with Legal Aid – mention “Faith and Justice Clinic” when you call.
Be available on Saturday, April 10 to receive intake call from law student to provide information about the legal issue.
Be available on April 13, 14 and 15 to receive a call from the attorney who will discuss the situation and provide the advice.
On the intake and consultation dates, participants must be prepared to answer calls from unknown or unlisted numbers.

https://www.knoxbar.org/index.cfm?pg=UpcomingLegalClinicsforPublic

Zoo Knoxville: Clayton Family Amphibian & Reptile Conservation Campus OPEN

Category: Kids, family and Science, nature

We’ve opened our new Clayton Family Amphibian & Reptile Conservation Campus.

We Dare You to Enter! The new, state-of-the-art Amphibian and Reptile Conservation Campus is ready for you! Come explore 12,000 square feet of rare, venomous, beautiful and mysterious snakes, tortoises, frogs, and Cuban crocs. You might see Joe the sloth overhead, too!

The ARC is our commitment to animal conservation, where we will protect 85 species—38 of which are endangered. We can’t wait for you to experience this and help our mission of saving animals from extinction.

Tickets: https://store.zooknoxville.org/WebStore/Shop/ViewItems.aspx

Zoo Knoxville, 3500 Knoxville Zoo Drive, Knoxville, TN 37914. Open every day except Christmas. Information: 865-637-5331, www.zooknoxville.org

Knoxville Museum: Fully Awake - Black Mountain College Documentary

Category: Exhibitions, visual art, Film, Free event and History, heritage

Exclusive online viewing as an enrichment to the exhibition currently at KMA. View the history, influence, and lasting imprint of the artists, students, and faculty of Black Mountain College. 60-min documentary provided through Vimeo and accessed on any computer, smartphone, or internet-capable device.

https://knoxart.org/kma_events/fully-awake-black-mountain-college-documentary/

Clayton Center for the Arts: Southern Circuit film "Socks on Fire"

Category: Film and Free event

Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers: 2020-21 Season

Screening and Q&A with Writer, Director, Producer Bo McGuire.

Free Screening available for 4 days

My name is Bo McGuire. I am the first grandchild of the late, great Evelyn Louise Blanton-Washington of Gadsden, Alabama. Now, even though I conjure her as a great historical figure, y’all don’t know her. Not yet. She is my mama’s mama, my Nanny, and I speak of her as royalty because she is—queen of my heart, my imagination. She was the savior of my young, incredibly queer life in the sometimes cruel geography of rural, working-class Alabama.

Socks on Fire is a lyrical testament to Southern women couched in the battle for my grandmother’s throne. I returned home from New York City to find that my Aunt Sharon, my favorite childhood relative, had locked her gay, drag-queen brother, my Uncle John, out of the family home. As a queer Southerner, who can be both equally protective and skeptical of the South, Aunt Sharon stoked a fire within me to document the place and the people I call home. Through a series of stylized reenactments spun in with family VHS footage, Socks on Fire documents the fluidity of identity, personality, and performance in my hometown among my Mama’s people.

https://www.claytonartscenter.com/event/socks-on-fire-documentary/?instance_id=8709

Ewing Gallery: MFA Thesis Exhibition 3

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.

April 8 – 15, 2020
Erin Wohletz
Quynh Nguyen
Kate Clark

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

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

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

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