Calendar of Events
Sunday, November 14, 2021
Appalachian Arts Craft Center: 50th Anniversary Fundraiser Dinner
Sunday | November 14
Join us for our 50th Anniversary Fundraiser Dinner at the Museum of Appalachia! More details on how to get your ticket(s) to be shared soon!
Appalachian Arts Craft Center: 2716 Andersonville Highway, Clinton, TN. Hours: M-Sa 10-6, Su 1-5. Information: 865-494-9854, www.appalachianarts.net
Boys & Girls Clubs of the TN Valley: Bigfoot Blast 5K Obstacle Trail Run
Benefiting Boys & Girls Clubs of the Tennessee Valley – Anderson County Clubs
Date/Time: Sunday, November 14, 2021 at 2 p.m. Packet pickup from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Race Day Registration available but your shirt size will not be guaranteed.
Location: Windrock Park Campground, 555 Windrock Park Lane, Oliver Springs, TN 37840. When you reach the campground, follow the signs to the race area.
Course Description: Windrock Park's 5th annual 5K obstacle walk/run, are challenging trails with rolling hills and a beautiful mountain view. This trail consists of gravel, dirt and rock. Obstacles will consist of tires, climbing and mud. Will there be a Bigfoot sighting? You know it! Maybe a few...
Registration and Fees: 5k Cost: $40.00 with a $3.00 Registration Fee, day of event $45.
2021 Christmas Fair at Knoxville Expo Center
The 39th annual Christmas event - craft fair, arts, gifts, and more!
Fri 2-8 PM, Sat 10 AM - 8 PM, Sun 12-5 PM
A Christmas Shoppers Paradise!
Knoxville Expo Center, 5441 Clinton Hwy, Knoxville
Flying Anvil Theatre: The Thanksgiving Play
Thurs-Sat @ 7:30, Sun @ 2:00
Thanksgiving means turkeys, feasting, Pilgrims, Native Americans…..and a whole host of politically incorrect challenges. How do four overly ‘woke” former theatre majors plan an inclusive holiday pageant with no diversity? Very badly, as it turns out. Written by Larissa Fasthorse, a member of the Lakota Nation, this hilarious satire is topical, thought-provoking and laugh-out-loud funny. For teens and up.
Flying Anvil Theatre, 1300 Rocky Hill Road, Knoxville. Information: 865-357-1309, www.flyinganviltheatre.com. Follow them on Facebook and Instagram, @flyinganviltheatre
Knoxville Civic Coliseum: Disney On Ice
November 11-14, 2021
Share every enchanting moment as your favorite Disney stories come to life! Sail along with Moana on her high-seas adventure and dance with Woody, Buzz and all the Toy Story friends. Feel inspired when love wins in Frozen and dreams come true for the Disney Princesses. Share the excitement and make new memories the whole family will treasure forever!
Knoxville Civic Auditorium and Coliseum, 500 Howard Baker Jr Blvd, Knoxville, TN 37915. Information: www.knoxvillecoliseum.com
Art Market Gallery: Featuring Roger Hankins and Jennifer Lindsay
NOVEMBER Featured Artists
Roger Hankins – Oil Painting
Jennifer Lindsay – Beaded Jewelry
First Friday Reception: November 5, 5:30 – 9:00 pm
Roger Hankins, Oil Painter
Roger Hankins, born in Shreveport, LA, after World War II, is the sixth generation of family in Greene County, TN. He trained as an architect at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville and graduated with honors in 1970. His architectural experiences included teaching at the School of Architecture, working in New York City, and partnering design build construction and private consulting. Good design brought within designated budgets were his goal and trademark. In the mid 1990’s Roger turned his attention to fine crafts, where he once again excelled in design and building. His architectural birdhouses were exhibited and sought after by collectors attending fine art and craft shows nationwide, including The Smithsonian Craft Show. His work was accepted into the highly regarded Southern Highlands Craft Guild. Pursuing his love of oil painting, he took private classes under a noted local artist and returned to university to earn a minor in fine art. Roger’s distinctive brush work and compositional excellence make his oil painting highly sought to grace the walls of homes and businesses through out the region.
Jennifer Lindsay, Beaded Jewelry
Artist Jennifer Lindsay fashions unique, one-of-a-kind jewelry pieces using various beading techniques and imported seed beads, focal beads, semi-precious stones or crystals. She says that she gets her inspiration “from everywhere-architecture, gardens and historical customs.”
Closed on Thanksgiving Day; open Mondays in November.
Bennett Gallery presents Marga McBride: Portrayals
November 4th-30th, 2021
Sculpture, Paintings & Mixed Media
View the catalog at https://spaces.hightail.com/receive/b4gYvh6u9w#pageThumbnail-1
5308 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37919. Hours: M-Th 10-6, F-Sa 10-5:30. Information: 865-584-6791, www.bennettgalleries.com
Tennessee Watercolor Society: Exhibition at KMA
The Tennessee Watercolor Society celebrates 50 years of educating, elevating and encouraging watercolor artists in this exhibit of extraordinary works. https://tnws.org/
Join us at the reception on Fri Oct 29, 5-7 PM to view the unique paintings and meet exhibiting artists, many of whom are top award winners. Featuring watermedia paintings of East TN artists!
Due to the recent rapid local spread of COVID-19, masks are now required for all museum visitors, regardless of vaccination status. Visitors are asked to check in HERE before their arrival to ensure that maximum capacity is not exceeded. Admission is ALWAYS FREE!
Knoxville Museum of Art, 1050 World's Fair Park Dr, Knoxville, TN 37916. Hours: Tu-Sa 10-5, Su 1-5. Information: 865-525-6101, www.knoxart.org
Knoxville Children's Theatre: The Scarlet Letter
The play will be performed Thursdays at 7 PM, Fridays at 7 PM, Saturdays at 1 PM and 5 PM, and Sundays at 3 PM.
Based on the novel by Nathaniel Hawthorne, Hester Prynne has committed an inexcusable crime and has confounded her prosecutors by refusing to name her partner in sin. But the man who allows her to protect him suffers more from pangs of conscience than he would have from public humiliation. The climax shows the timeless truth that compassion and understanding are forever more powerful than vengeance and cruelty.
The play is performed by twenty talented young actors from ages 10 to 18. Hester will be played by KCT veteran Maddy Grace Payne, with Arthur Dimmesdale played by Henry Lubke.
The show is directed by Artistic Director Steve Sherman, with assistance by student intern Alyssa Vogt. The play is designed by young student designers from ages 12 to 16. Our lighting designer for this production is Harper Miller. Providing our scenic design are co-designers Tanner White and Alex Montgomery with assistance from Maggie Clower. Charlotte Chrimes and Lauren Norton will design and build the costumes for this production with assistance from Evie Braude. The properties master is Samantha Owens with assistance from Braelyn Read and Caroline Alley. The play’s stage manager is Lydia Baxter.
KCT is East Tennessee’s leading producer of plays for children and families
Knoxville Children's Theatre, 109 E. Churchwell Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37917. Information: 865-208-3677, www.knoxvillechildrenstheatre.com
Arts in the Airport
For the past twelve years, the Arts & Culture Alliance of Greater Knoxville and the Metropolitan Knoxville Airport Authority (McGhee Tyson Airport) have partnered to present a biannual exhibition entitled “Arts in the Airport”. This juried exhibition was developed to allow regional artists to compete and display work in the most visited site in the area. The selected art features contemporary 2- and 3-dimensional artwork and will be displayed through April 2022.
Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts: In Praise of Gray Space
In Praise of Gray Space / Jovencio de la Paz & Sandra Salaices
October 18 – December 10, 2021
GEOFFREY A. WOLPERT GALLERY
Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, 556 Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN 37738. Information: 865-436-5860, https://www.arrowmont.org/visit/galleries/exhibition-schedule/
RED Gallery: Voodoo Rocket by Kevin Bradley
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.
132 W Jackson Ave | Knoxville TN 37902 | www.robineaster.com