Calendar of Events

Wednesday, October 6, 2021

Knoxville Symphony Orchestra Concertmaster Series: William Shaub and Friends: Tour of Italy

Category: Music

Merchant & Gould Concertmaster Series
William Shaub and Friends: Tour of Italy

Wednesday, October 6, 2021, 7:00pm | Thursday, October 7, 2021, 7:00pm

VENUE
Knoxville Museum of Art

The Concertmaster Series, featuring the new KSO concertmaster William Shaub and various guest artists, will take place at the Knoxville Museum of Art, located at 1050 World’s Fair Park Drive. Intimate performances held on Wednesday and Thursday evenings in the KMA’s Ann and Steve Bailey Hall – seating is general admission.

INCLUDED WORKS:
FRITZ KREISLER Praeludium & Allegro
FRITZ KREISLER Liebeslied
NICCOLO PAGANINI Cantabile
ENNIO MORRICONE “Theme” from Cinema Paradiso
FELIX MENDELSSOHN Viola Quintet No. 2 in B flat

865-291-3310 or https://knoxvillesymphony.com

Tennessee Theatre: Earth, Wind & Fire

Category: Music

EARTH, WIND, & FIRE
WEDNESDAY, OCT. 6 | 7:30PM

Tennessee Theatre, 604 S. Gay Street, Knoxville, TN 37902. For information/tickets: 865-684-1200, www.tennesseetheatre.com, www.ticketmaster.com

East Tennessee Historical Society: Troubled Times in Tennessee

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

In person & online
Wednesday, October 6, 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.
https://www.easttnhistory.org/events/troubled-times-tennessee

Join public historian and author James B. Jones for a discussion of lost or hidden aspects of Tennessee history related to such topics as prostitution, dueling, and moonshining. Historians of the Volunteer State's past have often overlooked these stories in favor of political, biographical, economic, and war-time history. This presentation and the new book Troubled Times in Tennessee offer a glimpse at unheralded historical stories, with coverage given to topics once considered taboo.

Books will be available for purchase and signing.

This program is one in a series of hybrid Brown Bag programs and 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.

James B. Jones is a retired public historian who has recently retired after thirty-five years of service to the Tennessee Historical Commission and State Historic Preservation Office based in Nashville. Jones is well versed in the history of Tennessee and its built environment, knowledge that informs the countless articles and six books he has written, often sharing stories seldom covered in conventional narratives.

Bijou Theatre: Boy Named Banjo

Category: Music

BOY NAMED BANJO
WEDNESDAY, OCT 6 • 8PM

Bijou Theatre, 803 S. Gay Street, Knoxville, TN 37902. Information/tickets: 865-522-0832, www.knoxbijou.com, www.ticketmaster.com

Knoxville Entrepreneur Center: Raising + Rising | An Innov865 Week Virtual Event

  • October 6, 2021

Category: Festivals, special events, Free event and Lecture, discussion, panel

An Innov865 Week event bringing together local companies that are in the early or late stages of raising capital.

Join the Knoxville Entrepreneur Center and Three Roots Capital as we host a FREE hybrid event of pre-recorded pitches, live Q+A, and round table discussions and networking, as part of Knoxville's Innov865 Week.

We're bringing together investors, industry experts, and local Knoxville companies that are either on the rise, or looking to raise some capital, all under the same virtual roof!

This virtual event will be hosted on LunchPool.

Participating companies include:
Alt Route Meals | Hope Westall
Aught Entrepreneurs| Erika Biddix
Breedwise | Kendrick Smith + Paul Hassell
Poze | Ian Ratner
Primeaux | John Phillips
RepMe | Rafael Darosci Henrique
Sleepy Owl Co. | Mekal Smith
Unbound Water | Sam Evans

About Innov865 Week:
Innov865 Week is a weeklong celebration of Knoxville’s entrepreneurial spirit that brings together startups, entrepreneurs, makers, investors, business leaders, students, and community leaders from across East Tennessee for a week of educational panels, pitch competitions, investor roundtables, and social events.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/raising-rising-an-innov865-week-virtual-event-tickets-175671146127

Art Guild at Fairfield Glade: October Classes & Workshops

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

Tue Oct 5, 10-12: “Conquering Your Camera’s Manual” with Jack Retterer, $30
Thu Oct 7, 14, 21, & 28, 9-12: “Mosaic on Stone” with instructor Manny Marti, $185
Fri Oct 8, 15, 22, 29, 9-12: “Learn the Art of Stained Glass” with instructor Sara Senft, $160
Sat Oct 9, 1-4: “Leaf Pendant & Earrings” with instructor Susan Smathers, $50
Tue Oct 12, 10-12: “Paint Along with Sam Hill” Watercolor Demonstration Class, $35
Tue Oct 19, 9:30: Monthly Members Meeting followed by New Member Orientation with Linda Patrick at 11
Wed Oct 20, 12-2: Project Discussion, artwork review session with John Anderson, free
Thu Oct 21, 1-4: Chain Maille Jewelry: “Harvest Bracelet” with George Gallant, $70
Wed Oct 27, 12-2: Life Drawing with Dena Whitener, $5
Thu-Fri Oct 28-29, 1-4: “Monoprints” with instructor Karen Shaw, $85

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

WDVX: Fall Fund Drive

Category: Festivals, special events, Fundraisers and Music

Thank you for being a loyal WDVX listener! As a loyal listener of WDVX, here are some ways to show us some love during the Fund Drive:

Tell a friend: We all have that one friend who has never listened to WDVX. Tell them how much the music you hear on WDVX means to you. Tell them about your favorite specialty programs and hosts and how having local, community radio enriches the life of a community.

Spread the love: Head over to Facebook or Twitter and let us know why YOU support WDVX by using the hashtag #supportWDVX #EastTennesseesOwnWDVX #RealLiveMusic. Share our posts when you see them.

Make a gift: Make a gift to help further support the station you love that will go straight back into programming. You can do so at https://wdvx.com/support/

Become a WDVX Sustainer: Support WDVX with a monthly donation. Sustainers help the station by allowing us to have a monthly flow of income that really does pay the bills and keep us on the air. You can become a sustaining supporter here.

We look forward to hearing from you and thanks so much for all of your support!

Help us continue our mission to create and provide content to promote the cultural heritage of East Tennessee and the Southern Appalachian region by entertaining and educating audiences globally with original programs showcasing live radio performance, under-represented arts, and emerging and local talent.

Pellissippi State: The Indispensables

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

Pellissippi State Community College’s newest art exhibit has a little something for everyone.

“The Indispensables,” on display until Oct. 22, features the work of Pellissippi State’s four adjunct visual art instructors: John Allen, Anna Halliwell Boyd, Marty Komorny and Tatiana Potts -- their works, processes and investigations as varied as they are.

“The exhibition is a survey of our underrecognized colleagues’ talents and hard work and spans many mediums,” said Associate Professor Herb Rieth. “Drawing, painting, sculpture, installation, photography and printmaking are all explored here, often in thought-provoking and striking ways.”

• John Allen earned his Bachelor of Fine Arts in Drawing from Clemson University in 2010 and his Master of Fine Arts from University of South Florida in 2014. His work spans various media including drawing, sculpture, photography and printmaking, and is often focused on process, especially aspects that are experimental, meditative or imaginative. His work on display at Pellissippi State includes “Case Studies I-IV,” silver gelatin pinhole prints in converted found objects such as old luggage.
• Anna Halliwell Boyd is a mixed media artist who earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts in 2D Studio Art from the University of Tennessee in 2008 and her Master of Fine Arts in Painting from Savannah College of Art and Design in 2018. Her recent works explore themes of loss and how the past is recollected, with photographs she took growing up resurrected to convey lost connections with others and the distorted nature of memory. The original printed photographs are sanded, erased and painted on with the intent of creating separation between the figures and the viewer, just as they are now separated from the artist. Another installation redacts details from the artist’s old school notes, with the blank spaces she created in them serving as lapses in memory.
• A native of Cleveland, Ohio, Marty Komorny received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Printmaking from Southern Illinois University, as well as a Master of Arts in Philosophy. She spent a motivational year picking fruit in the great Northwest, living out of a blue van, before returning to school to study Printmaking at the University of Tennessee. She continues to garden and make drawings, watercolors and prints from her home in Maryville.
• Tatiana Potts is a native of Slovakia who received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Printmaking from the University of North Carolina, Asheville, and her Master of Fine Arts degree in Printmaking from the University of Tennessee. Potts incorporates images, artist books and paper installations into a world that reflects her experiences and perspectives living, traveling and studying in Europe and the United States. Images are printed with printmaking processes such as screen print, intaglio, relief and lithography and then folded piece by piece and composed into one installation with glue, magnets and Velcro.

“The Indispensables” is free and open to the public 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday until Oct. 22. The Bagwell Center for Media and Art Gallery is located on Pellissippi State’s Hardin Valley Campus, 10915 Hardin Valley Road, Knoxville. Masks are encouraged in indoor spaces. For more information about The Arts at Pellissippi State this season, visit www.pstcc.edu/arts or call 865-694-6400.

Leesa Osburn Exhibition at Stir Fry Café

  • October 3, 2021 — November 7, 2021

Category: Exhibitions, visual art and Free event

Stir Fry Café West Hills, 7240 Kingston Pike #128, Knoxville, TN 37919

Bio: My family moved from Las Vegas, Nevada in 2019 to Knoxville to enjoy the four season change of climate. I have a BA from UNLV and enjoy the ability to paint around the East Tennessee area. Mostly I paint landscapes, seascapes, animals, and pet portraits. I belong to Fountain City Art Guild, Tennessee Artist Association, and Tuesday Painters, a Plein Air Group. To see examples of my work, please see website: www.ArtisticEscape.studio

Oak Ridge Art Center: Open Show 2021

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

The community is invited to the opening reception on Saturday, October 2 from 7 to 9 PM. The gallery talk will be held at 6:30 PM.

Celebrating visual artists in the area! The 2021 exhibition will be the 53rd show in the series, It is one of the longest running juried exhibitions in East Tennessee. Open Show 2021 will be exhibited from October 2 through November 27 in the Art Center’s galleries at 201 Badger Avenue in Oak Ridge.

Open Show is intended to showcase the diversity and range of excellent work being created by regional artists in a wide variety of media. Awards for this year’s show total $3,200.

Guests viewing Open Show can read the juror comment cards to discover what the juror considered when selecting the work into the exhibition. Here guests at a previous Open Show listen to the gallery talk that precedes the opening reception. It is an opportunity to learn more about the juror’s comments criteria.

Closed Thanksgiving Day
Oak Ridge Art Center, 201 Badger Avenue, Oak Ridge, TN 37830. Hours: Tu-F 9-5, Sa-M 1-4. Information: 865-482-1441, www.oakridgeartcenter.org

RED Gallery: Voodoo Rocket by Kevin Bradley

  • October 1, 2021 — December 31, 2021

Category: Exhibitions, visual art and Free event

New work from the Voodoo Rocket - Institute of Advanced Typographic Research

We will be open every Friday and a few other dates to be determined (check Social Media).

If you stop by the office of Robin Easter next door, they can provide access during the M-F 9-5 work hours, or after hours by appointment.

https://insideofknoxville.com/2021/10/kevin-bradley-presents-voodoo-rocket-in-the-old-city/
132 W Jackson Ave | Knoxville TN 37902 | www.robineaster.com

Rala: Work by Tim Hooper

  • October 1, 2021 — November 28, 2021

Category: Exhibitions, visual art and Free event

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 1, 6 – 8 PM

We are excited to announce Mr. Hooper Art as our First Friday artist for the months of October and November! Tim Hooper is a self-trained painter based in Nashville, who takes inspiration from cartoon art, folk art, and pop surrealism. All paintings are one of a kind originals.

Please join us for the show opening. Mr. Hooper's work will be on display October 1st through November 28th.
Due to the ongoing pandemic, we are requiring that masks be worn inside the store. Thank you for helping us stay safe!

https://www.mrhooperart.com/
@mrhooperart on Instagram

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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