Calendar of Events

Thursday, September 9, 2021

YWCA: Tribute to Women

  • September 9, 2021

Category: Festivals, special events and Fundraisers

Mark your calendars to join us for the 36th Annual Tribute to Women on Thursday, September 9 at the Mill and Mine! This year's event, presented by Home Federal Bank, features a new venue and a new format -- a celebration of these seven remarkable women below.

Meet the 2021 YWCA Tribute to Women Honorees:
Rosalind Martin, Director of Education at Knoxville Museum of Art
Keira Wyatt, Founder and Director of C.O.N.N.E.C.T. Ministries
Imani Mfalme-Shula, Lead Organizer at Community Defense of East Tennessee
Dr. Amy Elliott, Scientist at Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Kirby Deal, Executive Director of Girls Inc. of Tennessee Valley
Jackie Holloway, Executive Director of Canvas Can Do Miracles
Gwen McKenzie, Executive Director of Legacy Housing Foundation

5:30-6:30 PM
Mill & Mine Outdoor Patio
Hors d'oeuvres and Complimentary Drinks

7:00-8:00 PM
Awards Ceremony
General Seating and Cash Bar

YWCA is actively monitoring state and county mandates pertaining to the COVID-19 pandemic. In accordance with CDC guidance, social distancing and masks will be required while indoors during the event. All guests are encouraged to be vaccinated.

Be sure to tag @YWCAknoxville on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn.
https://ywcaknox.com/tribute-to-women/

Knoxville Symphony Orchestra: Symphony on the Square

Category: Free event, Kids, family and Music

Join the KSO for a free, family-friendly concert on Market Square in downtown Knoxville on Thursday, September 9, 2021, at 7:30 p.m. Patrons are encouraged to arrive early and bring blankets and lawn chairs. Convenient parking is free for those arriving after 6 p.m. in the city-owned Market Square, Walnut Street, Locust Street, and State Street garages.

In the case of light rain, this concert will take place as scheduled. In the case of cold temperatures or thunderstorms, this concert will be rescheduled to the following day, Friday, Sept. 10, at 7:30 p.m.

Program:
Gioachino Rossini, Overture to The Barber of Seville
Chevalier de Saint-Georges, Sinfonia No. 2, mvts. 1 + 3
Harry T. Burleigh and Jeff Tyzik, Ev’ry Time I Feel the Spirit
Jennifer Higdon, Reel Time
William Grant Still, Can’t You Line ‘Em
Victor Herbert, President’s March
Edward Elgar, Salut d’amour
Various (arr. Calvin Custer), The Best of the Beatles
Pee Wee King (arr. Larry Moore), Tennessee Waltz
Felice and Boudleaux Bryant (arr. Clark), Rocky Top

Free and open to the public: 865-291-3310 or https://knoxvillesymphony.com/education-community/community-concerts/

UT Arboretum Society: AGAINST THE CURRENT: PADDLING UPSTREAM ON THE TENNESSEE RIVE

Category: Lecture, discussion, panel, Science, nature and Virtual

“AGAINST THE CURRENT: PADDLING UPSTREAM ON THE TENNESSEE RIVER” VIRTUAL PROGRAM THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 7PM.

In the spring of 2018 Maryville College professor, Kim Trevathan, paddled the length of the Tennessee River for 652 miles–going upstream with his 10-month-old puppy Maggie. He then wrote a book about their experiences. Join him on Thursday, September 9th, 7pm EDT in a free Zoom presentation co-sponsored by the Tennessee Citizens for Wilderness Planning and the University of Tennessee Arboretum Society. He will talk about his experiences based on his book, Against the Current: Paddling Upstream on the Tennessee River.

Trevathan has taught journalism, creative nonfiction and fiction at Maryville College for more than 20 years. His earlier books are: Paddling the Tennessee River: A Voyage on Easy Water (2001), Coldhearted River: A Canoe Odyssey down the Cumberland (2006), and Liminal Zones: Where Lakes End and Rivers Begin (2013). All four of his books were published by the University of Tennessee Press.

Register for this free event at www.utarboetumsociety.org to receive your Zoom link. The program will be recorded and closed captioning is available. Contact Michelle Campanis, University of Tennessee Arboretum Education Coordinator, at mcampani@utk.edu regarding any questions or registration issues.

To learn more about the Arboretum Society or for questions on this program, go to www.utarboretumsociety.org or UT Arboretum Society information: 865-483-3571.

Pellissippi State: Knoxville Jazz Orchestra's Eric Reed Trio

Category: Free event and Music

Pellissippi State Community College welcomes back live music to its Clayton Performing Arts Center this fall after a year of virtual concerts.

Knoxville Jazz Orchestra Presents: Eric Reed Trio in Concert will kick off The Arts at Pellissippi State for 2021-2022. The free concert will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 9, on the college’s Hardin Valley Campus.

Reed is an influential fixture in music as a pianist, composer, arranger, bandleader and champion of young musicians. He will be joined at Pellissippi State with Rob Linton on bass and Jack Roben on guitar.

Pellissippi State: 10915 Hardin Valley Road, Knoxville, TN 37932. Bagwell Center Gallery hours: M-F 9 AM – 9 PM. Information: 865-694-6405, www.pstcc.edu/arts

Knox County Public Library: Outdoor Storytimes

  • September 8, 2021 — October 28, 2021

Category: Free event, Kids, family and Literature, reading, writing

Knox County Public Library is pleased to announce the return of Outdoor Storytimes this fall. This September and October, the fun continues outdoors with stories, rhymes, music, and movement. The weekly programs range from Baby Bookworms to pajama events in the evening. Families are welcome to bring a blanket and/or chairs to comfortably enjoy the program. In the event of inclement weather, the Storytime will be canceled or rescheduled. They will not be moved indoors.

Schedule:

Bearden Branch: Family Storytime at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesdays (Sept. 8 through Oct. 27)

Burlington Branch: Preschool Storytime at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesdays (Sept. 8 through Oct. 27)

Farragut Branch:
• Family Storytime Kickoff at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 10
• Preschool Storytime at 10:30 a.m. on Mondays (Sept. 13 through Oct. 25)
• Ready, Set, K! Storytime at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesdays (Sept. 14 through Oct. 26)
• Baby Bookworms at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesdays (Sept. 15 through Oct. 27)
• Toddler Storytime at 10:30 a.m. on Thursdays (Sept. 16 through Oct. 28)
Howard Pinkston Branch: Preschool Storytime at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesdays (Sept. 8 through Oct. 27)

Karns Branch: Family Storytime at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesdays (Sept. 7, Sept. 21, Oct. 5, Oct. 19)

North Knoxville Branch: Preschool Storytime at 11 a.m. on Wednesdays (Sept. 8, Sept. 22, Oct. 6, Oct. 20)

Norwood Branch:
• Baby Bookworms at 10 a.m. on Wednesdays (Sept. 8- Oct 27)
• Toddler/Preschool Storytime at 11 a.m. on Wednesdays (Sept. 1- Oct 27)
Powell Branch:
• Baby Bookworms at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesdays (Sept. 8- Oct 27)
• Preschool Storytimes at 10:30 a.m. on Fridays (Sept.3 - Oct 29)
• Pajamarama Storytime at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 7
Sequoyah Branch: Preschool Storytime at 10:30 a.m. on Thursdays (Sept. 9, Sept. 23, Oct. 7, Oct. 21)

www.knoxlib.org

Art Guild at Fairfield Glade: September Classes & Workshops

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

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 7
Smorgasbord Class: “Embossing Metal Jewelry,” with Marcia Everitt, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon.

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 10
“Nuno Felted Cowl” with instructor Cindy Stroud, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon.

FRIDAYS, SEPTEMBER 10, 17, & 24 (three class sessions)
“Yupo Paper, the Next Frontier” with instructor Deanna Magdich, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.

TUESDAY, SEPT. 14, THURSDAY, SEPT. 16, TUESDAY, SEPT. 21, & THURSDAY, SEPT. 23 (four class sessions)
“Beginning Watercolor: Bluebirds & Blackberries,” with instructor Sheryl Reeser, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. On Sept. 14, 21, & 23, the sessions will be from 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. The Sept. 16 session will be from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon.

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 15
“Painterly Painting, the Magic of Nature” with Debbie Toney. 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 16
Chain Maille Jewelry: “Spirit of Halloween,” with George Gallant. 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 22
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. September’s model is Judi Miller.

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 24
“Felt Jewelry” with instructor Cindy Stroud, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon.

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 28
“Beginning Acrylic Pour” with instructor Claudia Kirkpatrick, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 29
“Felt Clutch” with instructor Cindy Stroud, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon.

Located at 451 Lakeview Drive in Fairfield Glade (off Peavine Road). 931-707-7249 or www.artguildfairfieldglade.net

Broadway Studios and Gallery: New Works by Broadway Studios Artists

  • September 3, 2021 — November 5, 2021

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

Opening Sept 3rd 6:00-9:00 p.m.
From Sep 4 - Nov 5, enjoy an ongoing 24/7 window display

New Works by Broadway Studios Artists. Chloe Melton, Melinda Adams, William Holbert, Larry Blount, Vincent Drake, Pat O’Neil, Jeremy Logan, Jessica Gregory, Anne Freels, Sam Stapleton, Jes Distad and Nancy Rowland-Engle.

Featuring Paintings, Mixed Media, Sculpture, Ceramics, Jewelry, Photography, Corn shuck dolls, herbal products and more!

All visitors are required to wear a mask and maintain distancing guidelines.

Broadway Studios and Gallery, 1127 Broadway St, Knoxville, TN 37917. Hours: Fri-Sat, 10-6, by appointment, or when the "open" sign is illuminated. Information: 865-556-8676, www.BroadwayStudiosAndGallery.com and https://www.facebook.com/broadwaystudiosandgallery/

HoLa Hora Latina: Frutos Latinos Contest and Group Exhibit

  • September 3, 2021 — October 15, 2021

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

The Frutos Latinos Contest and Group Exhibit
Opening Fri Sep 3, 5-9 PM at the Emporium

Featuring local Latino/Latinx artists displaying artwork at Casa HoLa that celebrate their cultures and traditions. This event, called Frutos Latinos, celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month (HHM). Visitors to the gallery can vote for their favorite pieces in person and on-line at this page.

On September 15th, the Frutos Latinos exhibit is moved to the Knoxville Museum of Art to mark the beginning of Hispanic Hertiage Month where it remains until October 15th. On this first day of HHM, HoLa invites members of our organization, city and county officials, corporate sponsors, and recipients of HoLa scholarships to celebrate Hispanic Heritage and the role HoLa has played in promoting Latin American arts and culture within our community. Any HoLa members are welcome to join in this catered event from 5pm-8pm at the Knoxville Museum of Art.

HoLa Hora Latina’s Casa HoLa Art Gallery and Artisan Gift Shop, Bottom floor of the Emporium for the Arts (corner of Gay and Jackson streets in downtown Knoxville), 100 South Gay Street, Suite 112, Knoxville, TN 37902

Then, on display at the Knoxville Museum of Art from Sep 15 - Oct 15. Knoxville Museum of Art, 1050 World's Fair Park Dr, Knoxville, TN 37916. Information: 865-525-6101, www.knoxart.org

Information: 865-335-3358, www.holahoralatina.org

Art Guild at Fairfield Glade: Randy Halverson & Self Portraits

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

Oil painter Randy Halvorsen is the Art Guild’s Featured Artist for September, 2021. He will be honored at the Fun and Wine Friday Reception on September 3rd from 5:00 - 7:00 PM.

Randy’s paintings will be on display along with the monthly members’ gallery artwork exhibit. September will also feature Art Guild members’ special exhibit, Self Portraits. The public is invited to come and enjoy a glass of wine or non-alcoholic beverage, meet Randy and other artists, and view a wonderful variety of artwork.

Randy grew up in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and attended school in the suburbs. During his senior year of high school, he explored painting in oils, and discovered it was an effective outlet for expressing his moods and emotions. Life got in the way, and the hustle and bustle of a busy schedule left little time for painting. In 2017, Randy and his wife, PJ, built a home in Crossville and joined the Art Guild at Fairfield Glade. Randy finally had the time to return to oil painting, taking lessons from the late Angel Fernandez, artist and Art Guild member. Coupled with reading books about painting, Randy’s passion for oil painting was restored, and he learned the value of painting what he wanted his viewers to see, not what was literally there for anyone to see. He now has an art studio, and the time to express himself through the beauty and flexibility of oil painting. Randy appreciates the support he’s received from Art Guild members in his pursuit of expressing himself through art.

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: Gary Dagnan and Patricia Herzog

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

September Featured Artist
Gary Dagnan – Painting
Patricia Herzog - Ceramics

First Friday Reception: September 3, 5:30 – 9:00 pm

Gary Dagnan, Painting
Gary is a Knoxville native who has been creating paintings over 50 years. His inspiration comes from the mountains, lakes and structures of East Tennessee where he gets inspiration from light and colors that come from distinct seasons of the South. Included in this exhibit, are new still-life oil paintings that explore the beauty of simple objects. “I want my paintings to express the emotional and spiritual connection that I have with nature. I am more interested in the aesthetics than I am with documenting a specific place. When someone views my art, I would hope they would have an emotional as well as visual connection to the work.”

Patricia Herzog, Ceramics
Patricia has been working as a studio potter since graduating from the University of Tennessee in 1978 with a Master of Science Degree in Ceramics. Her hand built functional work often reflects her passion for color, texture, animal imagery and universal patterns in nature. She uses a white stoneware that is fired in an electric kiln to approximately 2200 degrees. Her small sculptures are influenced by the Cycladic art of Greece and the Mesoamerican art of the Olmec, Aztec and Maya civilizations. They are sometimes fired in a raku kiln, a primitive kiln using sawdust, or an electric kiln, all in an effort to achieve various results that enhance the clay’s surface. "Patricia hopes that by having a connection to the past while working in the present will give her work a sense of humaneness in this digital and media driven world.

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

Knoxville Community Darkroom: Houston Vandergriff Gallery Opening

Category: Exhibitions, visual art and Free event

Join us for a First Friday gallery opening on Friday, September 3, from 5pm-8pm.

Houston Vandergriff’s images have been described as “colorful,” “reflective,” and “inspiring.” Through his photographs he shares his love for travel and his eye for beauty. The saying that a picture is worth a thousand words has a special meaning for Houston. Because of the low muscle tone from Down syndrome, sometimes his speech is difficult to understand. By skillfully using his camera Houston is able to share his view of the world without actually saying a word.

When Houston was born every doctor that appeared had worse news: unable to breath, jaundice, low muscle tone, hole in his heart, open heart surgery, Down syndrome. Each specialist cited their own long list of things he might never do. They never imagined by the age of 22 he would travel to all 95 counties in Tennessee, to 48 of the United States, to 6 Canadian provinces, and to 24 countries. Houston’s award-winning photography has been featured in publications, awards shows, and galleries all over the world, including SONDER and Neurobrilliant magazines, “Markings” Publishing in Pakistan, “My Perspective” in England, and the Inspiration Gallery in Scotland. Defying all the doctor’s predictions, Houston is a strong self- advocate and dedicated student behind the camera. He earned his Certificate of Photography in 2019 after completing 160 hours of study through the University of Tennessee Non-Credit and Professional Programs. He also received the Advanced Photography Certificate in June 2020.

Houston inspires others, both inside and outside of the disability community. He pushes for inclusion using the arts and creative world. By sharing his gift of photography he is also sharing the gift of hope. Houston’s life shows that disabilities don’t define the person; the person defines the ability. He expresses his passion for life in the arts. He is a globe-trotting photographer and advocate. Houston’s untarnished love for people shines easily through his Down syndrome, touching people’s hearts in ways few others could. https://www.t21project.com/stories/houston
Instagram: @DOWNSANDTOWNS
DOWNSANDTOWNS.COM

Be sure to practice social distancing as we host this free event. Be sure to mark your calendar! The Knoxville Community Darkroom, 127 Jennings Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37917. www.theknoxvillecommunitydarkroom.org
Viewing hours by appointment: theknoxvillecommunitydarkroom@gmail.com

Awaken Coffee: Featuring Master Repurposers

  • September 3, 2021 — September 26, 2021

Category: Exhibitions, visual art and Free event

Awaken Coffee will host an opening reception for artists Debbie and Marc of Master Repurposers Friday, Sept. 3, from 6-8 pm.

As young kids, Debbie and Marc, learned the importance of finding value in all of the things around them. “This perspective on value has, at its surface, ingrained in us the importance of concepts like recycle, reuse, and repurpose, but at its core, it has taught us to see the intrinsic value in items that have been discarded or are expendable. With this in mind, we focus our creative energies on utilizing all manner of objects in our work, and in many cases, the reused items will drive the design of a given piece.” For example, their Mixed Media pieces contain an endless selection of interesting items, from vintage buttons and antique game pieces to old saw blades and slate roofing tiles.

Awaken Coffee, 125 W Jackson Ave, Knoxville, TN 37902. Info: 865-951-0427 or https://www.facebook.com/awakencoffeeoldcity/

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