Calendar of Events
Wednesday, September 22, 2021
East Tennessee Historical Society: A Delicate Balance: African American Women and Suffrage in Knoxville
In person & online
Wednesday, September 22, 2021 - 12:00pm
East Tennessee History Center, 601 South Gay Street, Knoxville, TN 37902 (Seating is limited.)
Register on Eventbrite for this event streamed on Zoom
Or visit the ETHS Facebook page at the start of the program to watch this on Facebook Live.
Nationally, Black women used the African American club movement and their experiences in benevolent societies to advocate for woman suffrage. However, a thriving club movement did not always lead to suffrage activities, as appears to have been the case in Knoxville. Join historian Ashley Farrington for a discussion of the African American suffrage movement broadly and her research into how unique race relations in Knoxville perhaps contributed to a more delicately balanced local effort.
Do you know of stories related to the African American suffrage movement in East Tennessee? Historians rely on evidence from the past to inform our understanding and interpretation today. We would love to have you join us to contribute to the conversation.
This program is one in a series of hybrid Brown Bag programs and Saturday lectures sponsored by the Albers Family Foundation in memory of Harriet Z. Albers. The East Tennessee Historical Society is privileged to share regional history with our members and the public.
Ashley Farrington holds a bachelor's degree in history from Furman University and a master's degree in history from Pittsburg State University. She taught high school integrated humanities, dual-enrollment United States history, and is currently a librarian at Christian Academy of Knoxville.
Blount Mansion Association: Ribbon-Cutting at Craighead Jackson House and Garden
It’s not every day a 203-year-old house gets a makeover, but that’s exactly what’s happening at the circa-1818 Craighead-Jackson House next door to Blount Mansion in downtown Knoxville. The restoration of the historic structure is funded by a $75,000 grant from the Boyd Foundation and is accompanied by a separately funded restoration of the beautiful garden behind the house.
The public is invited to join Randy and Jenny Boyd and Blount Mansion staff and volunteers for a ribbon-cutting and celebration at the Craighead-Jackson House at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, September 22nd. The event is free and will include self-guided tours of the restored interior and garden. The house is located adjacent to Blount Mansion at 200 W. Hill Ave. in downtown Knoxville.
The Boyd Foundation grant funding has been used to restore windows, refinish hardwood floors, repair plaster, and install a new restroom and breakroom inside the house. The association plans to use the newly restored Craighead-Jackson house for field trips, meetings, special events, and other programs in the future. The facility will also be available for rental by other groups and organizations.
Blount Mansion, 200 W. Hill Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37902. Information: 865-525-2375, www.blountmansion.org
Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts: Permanent Collection Exhibition
Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, 556 Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN 37738. Information: 865-436-5860, https://www.arrowmont.org/visit/galleries/exhibition-schedule/
UT School of Art: Melanie Yazzie – Public Lecture and Showcase
The University of Tennessee School of Art is hosting Navajo artist and University of Colorado Professor, Melanie Yazzie, September 20– 24, for a series of activities on campus. These will include:
+ A collaborative project with students and faculty in the UT Printshop on a print edition related to the topic of mapping and land use.
+ Mapping Home / Collecting Truths: Works by Indigenous and International Artists, an exhibition organized by Yazzie with prints by 35 indigenous and international artists, addressing ideas of homeland and its intersection with the environment, climate, or other influences. The exhibition will be on view in the Printmaking Showcase Gallery on the second floor of the Art and Architecture Building from September 1–October 30, 2021.
+ A public lecture on her work on Thursday, September 23, 2021, at 7:30 pm in the McCarty Auditorium, room 109, in the Art and Architecture Building.
About her work Yazzie writes: “The Navajo Paradigm in which we create the world with our thoughts, grounds and motivates my work as an artist, as a teacher, an Indigenous person who is a member of the Navajo Nation, and asPoster for Mapping Home/Collecting Truth Showcase faculty of the University of Colorado. The key themes and processes central to my work include: outreach to rural communities on the local, national, and global level with Indigenous people, colonization, the idea of homeland, nature, the female archetype, and issues relating to health and safety. My intellectual, creative, classroom, and outreach is rooted in the fact that we learn from one another, through our shared experience in the practice of art-making, an ancient, sustainable way of both being in the world, and a way in which to live together, always in a state of learning. Of principal research interest is our diverse yet shared foundational, theoretical, and philosophical bodies of knowledge that express our connections to our homelands.”
Join us for the lecture in person or register to attend via Zoom. https://art.utk.edu/melanie-yazzie-public-lecture-and-showcase/
Schulz Bräu Oktoberfest 2021
Hosted by Schulz Bräu Brewing Company
Schulz Bräu's 6th Annual Oktoberfest will be from September 18th - October 3rd.
Saturday September 18th
5:00am Doors Open to ticket holders
5:30am Live Music by Sande & Mike of the Knoxville Polka Kings
6:00am Barrel Tapping
BUY TICKETS HERE: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/schulz-brau-brewings-6th-annual-oktoberfest-opening-ceremony-tickets-168739198485
9:00am Doors Open to the public
12:00pm UT vs TN Tech
3:30pm Live Music by Smoky Mountain Oompah Band
7:30pm Masskrugstemmen (Stein Hoisting Contest)
8:00pm Live Music by LynnMarie and The Nashville Polka Guys
Special Menu by Schulzes Schnitzel Kitchen
Sunday September 19th
10:30am Frühschoppen: Oktoberfest Brunch
11:00am Live Music by Concord Brass
4:25pm Titans vs Seahawks
5:00pm Live Music by LynnMarie and The Nashville Polka Guys
8:30pm Masskrugstemmen (Stein Hoisting Contest)
Special Menu by Schulzes Schnitzel Kitchen
Follow these links for each weeks schedule:
Week 1: https://www.facebook.com/events/512740219847677
Week 2: https://www.facebook.com/events/593098608527072
Week 3: https://www.facebook.com/events/206876131292806
Come enjoy authentic German lagers, Bavarian decor, and all the Polka you can stand for this festive time of the year. Dirndls and Lederhosen encouraged!
Flying Anvil Theatre: The Sunshine Boys
September 16-October 10
Thurs-Sat @ 7:30, Sun @ 2:00
Two local legends team up for The Sunshine Boys at Flying Anvil Theatre. The classic Neil Simon comedy stars David Dwyer and Steve Dupree as the titular characters: two aging vaudevillians who reunite for one last show. Director Jayne Morgan says audiences familiar with the two actors are in for a surprise. “This is Dave and Steve as you’ve never seen them. They are creating characters very different from their own personalities. It’s been fun to see another side of these two beloved actors and a great challenge for them as well.”
Dwyer and Dupree play “Lewis and Clark,” top-billed vaudevillians for over 40 years. Now they aren’t even speaking. When CBS requests them for a “History of Comedy” retrospective, a grudging reunion brings the two back together, along with a flood of memories, miseries and laughs. The show was a hit on Broadway and revived several times with actors such as Dick Van Dyke, Walter Matthau and Danny DeVito.
Morgan says The Sunshine Boys was to be the theatre’s official grand reopening. “Instead, we’re still limiting seating and requiring masks. Plus, we’re joining the other theatres in town in requiring proof of vaccination or negative Covid test at the door. Keeping audiences safe is our highest priority.”
Rounding out the cast are Nick Silver, Yolanda Treece, Casey Kain, Ashley Guthrie Baker and Philip Brady. Randy Thompson is stage manager, set design is by Steve Krempasky, Jordan Vera designed lights and Virginia Baldwin is costume designer. Props and set dressing by Jordan McCready.
Tickets for The Sunshine Boys are available at www.flyinganviltheatre.com or on the theatre’s Facebook page. The show opens with a Pay What You Can preview on Thursday, September 16, and runs through Sunday, October 10. (There is a second Pay What You Can performance on Wednesday, September 22.) Tickets are $25 and $27, $13 for students.
Flying Anvil Theatre, 1300 Rocky Hill Road, Knoxville. Information: 865-357-1309. Follow them on Facebook and Instagram, @flyinganviltheatre
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
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
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