Calendar of Events
Tuesday, September 14, 2021
Knoxville History Project: Jim Richards of Knoxville Botanical Gardens
Tuesday September 14 at 6:00 p.m.
Maple Hall (Upstairs Bar) - 414 S. Gay Street
Join us live and in person—masked and vaccinated, we hope—for our monthly show at Maple Hall. Our special guest this month will be Jim Richards, executive director of Knoxville Botanical Gardens, one of Knoxville’s best places to be this time of year. KBG is the legacy of what was arguably the city’s most durable business: it’s on the original campus of pioneer-era Howell Nurseries, which had been operating on that site for fully 200 years when it finally closed and became a nonprofit amenity for the city. It also includes the city’s most surprising and memorable tribute to author Frances Hodgson Burnett, the English-born author of The Secret Garden, who actually began her career as an author when she lived in Knoxville. He’ll tell the story of these fascinating gardens, and outline what they’re doing now.
Knoxville History Project, information: 865-300-4559, www.Knoxvillehistoryproject.org
Ewing Gallery: Professional Practices
The Ewing Gallery of Art + Architecture is pleased to present an exhibition of the studio art faculty of the University of Tennessee School of Art.
Exhibiting faculty members are: Joshua Bienko, Emily Ward Bivens, Sally Brogden, Jason Brown, Rubens Ghenov, Paul Harrill, John Kelley, Mary Laube, Paul Lee, Beauvais Lyons, Frank Martin, Christopher McNulty, Althea Murphy-Price, John Powers, Elaine McMillion Sheldon, Jered Sprecher, and Koichi Yamamoto.
The Ewing Gallery, located on the first floor of the Art + Architecture Building, is open Monday – Friday from 10am – 5pm.
Thursday evenings until 7:30pm. Sundays from 1-4pm. We are limiting gallery capacity to 25 visitors. Masks are required in University of Tennessee buildings. Thank you for helping to keep our campus healthy!
Ewing Gallery, 1715 Volunteer Blvd on the UT campus, Knoxville, TN 37996. Information: 865-974-3200, www.ewing-gallery.utk.edu
UT Gardens: Home Sweet Home: A Birdhouse Exhibit Auction
We will auction the fabulous bird houses that were created by local artists for the Home Sweet Home: A Birdhouse Exhibit that is currently on display in the Gardens. The online auction will open on Monday, September 13 and close on Wednesday, September 22. Winning bidders will be able to pick up their items at the Fall Plant Sale (Sep 24-25).
UT Gardens, Chapman Drive, Knoxville, TN 37996. Information: 865-974-7151, http://utgardens.tennessee.edu
The Maker City Summit 2021
Category: Classes, workshops, Culinary arts, food, Dance, movement, Exhibitions, visual art, Festivals, special events, Film, Fine Crafts, Health, wellness, Lecture, discussion, panel, Literature, reading, writing, Music, Science, nature, Technology and Theatre
Join us September 13 – 19 for our 6th annual summit.
The Maker City Summit 2021 is a week-long series of workshops, powerful presentations,
and meaningful networking. The main event will take place on Sunday, September 19, at Jackson Terminal in the Old City Knoxville, TN. The leaders of The Maker City Summit will be ready to ignite conversation and discuss the creative culture in our city, our region, and our nation.
This year you have the opportunity to add a Deep Dive session to your registration. These in-person workshops will be conducted in different locations throughout Knoxville throughout the week leading up to the Sunday Summit. Experts in specific subject matter are partnering with The Maker City to discuss tactical how-to’s, providing step-by-step information to grow your business. Find the expert that’s right for you!
Learn from and be inspired by incredible talent from East Tennessee and beyond. Connect with artists, makers, and the larger creative community to network with like-minded makers. Expand your perspective, gain valuable business insights, and get the jumpstart you need to push your creative work further.
Clayton Center for the Arts: Southern Circuit screening of Stateless
In 1937, tens of thousands of Haitians and Dominicans of Haitian descent were exterminated by the Dominican army, based on anti-black hatred fomented by the Dominican government. Fast-forward to 2013, the Dominican Republic’s Supreme Court stripped the citizenship of anyone with Haitian parents, retroactive to 1929. The ruling rendered more than 200,000 people stateless, without nationality, identity, or a homeland. In this dangerous climate, a young attorney named Rosa Iris mounts a grassroots campaign, challenging electoral corruption and advocating for social justice. Director Michèle Stephenson’s new documentary Stateless traces the complex tributaries of history and present-day politics, as state-sanctioned racism seeps into mundane offices, living room meetings, and street protests.
Filmed with a chiaroscuro effect and richly imbued with elements of magical realism, Stateless combines gritty hidden-camera footage with the legend of a young woman fleeing brutal violence to flip the narrative axis, revealing the depths of institutionalized oppression.
September 12-15, 2021: Online screening followed by a conversation with the filmmaker(s).
Screening Partner: Clayton Center for the Arts - Maryville
101st Tennessee Valley Fair
Your Hometown Fair is BACK!
That’s right, the 101st Tennessee Valley Fair is making a return September 10-19th. Get ready for 10 fun-filled, action-packed days full of your fair favorites: concerts, rides, food, competitions, and more!
Don't Miss Out On:
Jon Langston - Friday, Sept. 10
John Anderson - Sunday, Sept. 12
Riley Green - Tuesday, Sept. 14
The Commodores - Wednesday, Sept. 15
Rick Springfield - Thursday, Sept. 16
En Vogue - Friday, Sept. 17
Marshall Charloff & Purple Xperience - Saturday, Sept. 18
Joe Nichols - Sunday, Sept. 19
Knox County Public Library: Outdoor Storytimes
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.
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)
• 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)
• 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)
• 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)
Art Guild at Fairfield Glade: September Classes & Workshops
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
Jazz on the Square
Knoxville Nights. Live Jazz. Community.
Every Tuesday Night in September
September 7, 14, 21, and 28
7:30pm - 9:30pm
Bring your lawn chairs and blanket to enjoy these outdoor, family-friendly nights of live jazz, fun, and community in Market Square. The City of Knoxville provides this free concert series every Tuesday night in September. Prior to the show, enjoy dinner on Market Square or your favorite downtown restaurant, browse the local shops, and explore the neighborhood. Pets are welcome.
Sept 7: Jack Roben Trio
Sept 14: Don Hough Octet
Sept. 21: Greg Tardy Quartet
Sept. 28: Greg Tardy Quartet
There are over 5,500 spaces free in municipal garages after 6pm on weeknights and all weekend. Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter...it's free all year. Find a spot and come enjoy the fun!
To stay updated on any cancellations due to weather, visit the City of Knoxville Special Events Facebook page.
No Tickets. It's Free! https://www.downtownknoxville.org/featured/jazz-on-the-square/
Broadway Studios and Gallery: New Works by Broadway Studios Artists
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
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
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