Calendar of Events
Wednesday, October 13, 2021
East Tennessee Historical Society: Exploring Shaver: East Tennessee History Center Collection and Beyond
In person & online
Wednesday, October 13, 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.
During the run of the current feature exhibition "Shaver: An Artist of Rare Merit," Rebecca P'Simer, curator of collections at the East Tennessee Historical Society, will speak about Samuel M. Shaver's life and the evolution of his work. By exploring the influential families that crossed paths with East Tennessee's first native-born artist, we in turn begin to understand his development as an artist and the characteristics that identify his work, as well as his life and experiences. P'Simer will feature a selection of his works from the collection held at the East Tennessee History Center and works that exist elsewhere.
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.
Rebecca P’Simer joined the ETHS staff in 2018 as curator of collections. Her primary responsibilities include the documentation, care, and conservation of the 13,500-item artifact collection and coordination of artifact donations and loans. She also assists with content development and installation of in-house and traveling exhibits, works with conservators as needed, and serves as a resource for researchers and curators from other institutions. Rebecca has a bachelor's degree in history with a focus on the Antebellum South from the University of Tennessee, Chattanooga, and a master's degree in history from the University of Memphis. She was previously employed by Great Smoky Mountains National Park as a museum technician and has spent time as a contract employee in various other Tennessee museums, as well as the Cody Firearms Museum in Wyoming and in the archival collection at Biltmore Estate. She is also chair for the East Tennessee chapter of Emerging Museum Professionals and involved in other boards and organizations in the region.
Random Acts of Flowers: Flowers After Hours
Festive Fall Flowers – Oct. 13
Wednesday, 6-8 p.m.
Embrace fall colors and even the Halloween spirit in making fun arrangements the whole family will enjoy! Costumes encouraged!
Looking for a fun and creative way to spend an evening with friends that also allows you to provide a positive impact on your community? Come join us at Flowers After Hours. One of our talented florists will demonstrate how to make a beautiful flower arrangement, then assist you and your friends in doing the same! Music, refreshments and snacks will be available, and feel free to bring your own, too! BYOB for those participating who are over 21.
You’ll make two arrangements using our tools, warehouse space and, of course, flowers. You will fall in love with how much fun it is to create a beautiful recycled arrangement, the Random Acts of Flowers’ way, which means that you’re sharing smiles with others. Attendees get to take home one arrangement each; the rest will go to an individual in a local healthcare facility.
$45 - tickets at https://raf.ticketspice.com/knoxville-flowers-after-hours-2021
Random Acts of Flowers - Knoxville
2936 Middlebrook Pike · Knoxville, Tennessee 37921
UT Humanities Center Public Books Circle: Appleseed: A Novel
Wednesday, October 13
Amy J. Elias, UTHC Director
Appleseed: A Novel by Matt Bell
Would you like to attend a terrific book discussion led by a UT expert without leaving your home? Students, faculty, and members of the public are all welcome. With the support of Union Avenue Books, an independent bookstore, we will help you to keep reading and learning at all stages and walks of life. Hosted via Zoom. Our UT faculty read widely and deeply - Join us to hear an expert in the field talk about the major ideas of a text that you have read, and engage in an enlightening discussion! How it works:
+ Check the discussion schedule below to find a book that you really want to read and discuss with others (we hope you choose them all!)
+ Register for the book discussion meeting by clicking on the registration link (you'll be sent a confirmation email with your own unique link to the discussion)
+ Buy a copy of the book (Union Ave Books in downtown Knoxville will be happy to handle your order)
+ Read, enjoy, and join the book discussion online on the date of the event!
Questions at email@example.com or 865-974-4222 or https://uthumanitiesctr.utk.edu/public/reading.php
Muse Knoxville: Fall Break Follies
Fall break is unbeLEAFably fun at Muse Knoxville! Visitors can experience extra autumn activities, included in admission.
The Muse Knoxville, 516 N. Beaman Street, Knoxville, TN 37914. Information: 865-594-1494, www.themuseknoxville.org
Knoxville Museum of Art: Fall Break Printmaking Workshop
October 11, 2021 - October 15, 2021
The Knoxville Museum of Art is offering a one-week printmaking course which will introduce the student artist to several printmaking methods including relief prints, collagraphs with aluminum tape, monotypes and transfers with gelli plates. Some bookmaking and collage will be included. A special treat will be a field trip to the University of Tennessee College of Art Printmaking Department.
Fee for the workshop: Members $230/Non-members $250
Registration is on a first-come-first-served basis. Scholarships available. For more information call 865.523.6349 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Due to the spread of COVID-19, masks are required for visitors and workshop attendees.
Clayton Center for the Arts: Southern Circuit screening of Not Going Quietly
When 32-year-old activist and father Ady Barkan is diagnosed with ALS and given four years to live, he finds himself in a deep depression, struggling to connect with his newborn son, whose presence reminds him of the future he will miss. But after a chance confrontation with Senator Jeff Flake goes viral, Ady decides to embark on a cross-country tour of America, using his final breaths to fight for healthcare justice. Ultimately, Ady discovers that collective action and speaking truth to power offers a source of hope for the future that transforms his relationship with his son and his belief in what is possible for his family.
October 10-13, 2021: Online screening followed by a conversation with the filmmaker(s).
Screening Partner: Clayton Center for the Arts - Maryville
TVUUC exhibition: Shannon Johnson and Elle Colquitt
Art Exhibit at Tennessee Valley Unitarian Universalist Church
Free and open to the public
Reception Friday, October 22, 6:00 to 7:30 pm. Artists' talks at 6:30 pm.
Shannon Johnson's work is inspired by nature and the creative process. Her paintings are a balance between harmony and contrast, simplicity and accumulation, and stillness and motion. Johnson studied at the University of Tennessee and received a BA in studio art. She taught high school art for 20 years. She exhibits her work at First Friday events and art shows in a variety of locations around Knoxville and regularly on Instagram (@shannondeanajohnson) and Facebook (Shannon Deana Johnson Art). She is represented by dk Gallery in Marietta, GA.
Elle Colquitt: Discovering the Unusual in the Usual
Photographer Elle Colquitt searches for the artistry that can be found within the layered imagery of window reflections. The surrealism within the reflection creates a double exposure illusion. This altered reality of abstract images produces a unique mix of forms and colors. Colquitt is content manager for OutdoorKnoxville.com, where her images showcase the beautiful naturescapes around East Tennessee. She is a member of the Art Market Gallery, Professional Photographers of East Tennessee, Arts & Culture Alliance, Southern Appalachian Nature Photographers, and the League of Scruffy Photographers. https://www.ellecolquitt.com/
Gallery hours: 10-4 Monday, 10-3 Tuesday and Wednesday.
Tennessee Valley Unitarian Universalist Church Gallery, 2931 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37919
Zoo Knoxville: BOO! at the Zoo
BOO! at the Zoo is Knoxville’s largest Halloween event featuring several nights of not-too-scary Halloween fun perfect for preschool and elementary-aged children. A Halloween tradition, BOO! at the Zoo is a family event featuring trick-or-treating along the BOO! Trail, where little trick-or-treaters can fill their bag with goodies as they make their way through the zoo.
Oct 13 (Member’s Night)
Zoo Knoxville, 3500 Knoxville Zoo Drive, Knoxville, TN 37914. Open every day except Christmas. Information: 865-637-5331, www.zooknoxville.org
Ewing Gallery: Grant Gibson
A registered architect and founding principal of CAMESgibson, Inc., Grant Gibson is committed to creating culturally relevant work. Desiring close and lasting relationships, he seeks to work with collaborators and clients equally committed to a more progressive future. He has oversaw the design and construction of a variety of projects, ranging from multi-family housing developments to small art installations to large civic planning initiatives. Prior to the founding of CAMESgibson, his most notable professional work was the development of Wabash Valley’s Urbanscape Furniture and the Sanders Residence in Jefferson City, MO and realizing UN Studio’s design of the Burnham Centennial Pavilion. (All of which was done as a member of Garofalo Architects.)
Gibson graduated with a Master of Architecture degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago. He has prior degrees from Purdue University in Architectural Engineering and Construction Engineering Technology.
Engaging the full spectrum of the discipline of architecture, Grant gives equal weight to writing, exhibiting, and teaching. A clinical assistant professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago, Grant teaches design and building technology courses.
Initiated in 2009 and incorporated a few years later, CAMESgibson, Inc. is not envisioned as a conventional architectural firm or practice. Founded by registered architect and educator Grant Gibson and the fictitious T.E. Cames, the office is best understood as a sustained architectural performance carried out with similar convictions to those held by Gibson’s late mentor, Doug Garofalo. Like (the now defunct) Garofalo Architects was, CAMESgibson is a cultural endeavor that challenges some and enables others to make the world a better place.
The Ewing Gallery is open M-F 10am - 5pm, Thursday evenings until 7:30pm, and Sundays from 1-4pm. Masks are required. Thank you for helping to keep our community safe!
Ewing Gallery, 1715 Volunteer Blvd on the UT campus, Knoxville, TN 37996. Information: 865-974-3200, www.ewing-gallery.utk.edu
Gatlinburg Craftsmen’s Fair
Filling the 150,000 square feet of downtown’s Gatlinburg Convention Center, the Gatlinburg Craftsmen’s Fair hosts Artisans and Craftsmen from all over the nation. Two hundred booths with unique and one-of-a-kind handmade products, are beautifully displayed, as these skilled craftspeople demonstrate their talents. Each participant is subject to a rigorous jury process to ensure the uniqueness and quality of their respective products. All items represented are handmade and of utmost quality-and without duplication. Look for exceptional pottery pieces, molded leather, copper art, local candy makers, and many more unique items.
There is something for everyone at the Fair. The Gatlinburg Craftsmen’s Fair and Smoky Mountain Resort Ministries provide a free Kid’s Corner during our July fair, with a selection of DIY crafts for our youngest visitors to take home with them. Also be sure to stop by one or all of our daily music shows included with the price of admission. Check out the stage and enjoy contemporary country, bluegrass, and your favorite gospel tunes at 12 and 3 daily.
Concessions are available for sale through the Gatlinburg Convention Center.
Oct 7-24, daily 10 AM - 5 PM
Art Guild at Fairfield Glade: October Classes & Workshops
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
Pellissippi State: The Indispensables
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.