Calendar of Events

Sunday, January 30, 2022

Knoxville Symphony Orchestra Chamber Classics: Mozart Violin Concerto No. 2

Category: Music

Chamber Classics Series
Mozart Violin Concerto No. 2
Sunday, January 30, 2022, 2:30pm

VENUE
Bijou Theatre

“Farrenc’s symphony is as impressively energetic and structurally satisfying as any of Mendelssohn’s or Schumann’s symphonies.” --Tom Service, of London’s Guardian on Louise Farrenc’s Symphony No. 3 being named among the 50 greatest symphonies of all time.

Aram Demirjian, conductor
Gordon Tsai, violin

WORKS INCLUDED:
WILLIAM GRANT STILL Darker America
W.A. MOZART Violin Concerto No. 2
LOUISE FARRENC Symphony No. 3

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

Old Sevier Sunday Market

  • January 30, 2022

Category: Exhibitions, visual art, Festivals, special events, Fine Crafts, Free event and Music

It's time for the first Old Sevier Sunday Market of the 2022! Join us again at Hi-Wire Brewing for another indoor/outdoor local vendor market, with 38 vendors. Stop by to see what all of these talented local vendors have to offer!

Plus DJ Captain Ed's Vinyl Voyage will be there spinning records. There's nothing better than a little dancing while you shop!

JANUARY VENDORS:
- Knox Girl Soap
- GRIDWERK TRADING CO
- SoKno Woodworking
- Ugly Dog Cookies
- DMDesigns
- Possum Fairy
- Soul Flour Bakehouse
- Yum Yum's Patisserie
- The Nature of Curiosity
- Woodshop Woman
- Solana
- A Stoopid Good World
- Goody Two Chews
- Cosmic Kumihimo
- Front Door & Home Decor
- Surpassing Fancy
- Crafty Byrd House
- Fräuleinwunder Bakery
- Beef and Blossoms
- Patch Madames
- LuckyGirl Eleven
- That Clay Girl Co
- Lee Ellis
- Happy JACK Creations
- Old House Pottery
- Willow Tiger Alchemy
- Bead Chick Jewelry
- Tuttlebear Custom Restorations
- MACRuDan Extracts
- A Pierce of Cake
- BFW handmade
- K-Candles
- Lucy Lieu Company
- Marble Springs Studio
- Kelsey Tiara Photo
- Rocky Top Rock Shop
- Foraged Farms
- Rhoda Cards

Sunday, January 30 | 2–6pm
https://www.facebook.com/events/1043893659801860

Case Antiques: Winter Auction

  • January 29, 2022 — January 30, 2022

Category: Festivals, special events

Our next auction scheduled for January 29th and 30th in Knoxville will feature fine art, Southern furniture and decorative arts, silver, Native American, Mid-Century modern, Asian, jewelry, and historical ephemera from several Southern estates and fine collections. A few items from the upcoming auction are at https://caseantiques.com/2021/10/winter-2022-auction-preview/. Watch for more items to be added to this page in the coming weeks and our full catalog in late December. Join our email list and we’ll notify you when the catalog is live!

CASE ANTIQUES, INC. Auctions & Appraisals
4310 Papermill Drive
Knoxville, TN 37909
865-558-3033
info@caseantiques.com

Knoxville Museum of Art: Global Asias: Contemporary Asian and Asian American Art

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

Global Asias: Contemporary Asian and Asian American Art from the Collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and His Family Foundation

Drawn from the exceptional and diverse collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and his family foundation, Global Asias examines the cosmopolitan, playful, and subtly subversive characteristics of contemporary Asian and Asian American art. The exhibition highlights the work of fifteen artists of Asian heritage who draw on a rich array of motifs, techniques, and cultural motivations to construct diverse “Asias” in a modern global context.

Organized by the Palmer Museum of Art in conjunction with the Jordan Schnitzer Family Foundation, the exhibition is divided into three thematic sections. “Exuberant Forms” features work that has the potential to reshape conventional views of abstract art—its composition, palette, materiality as well as its cultural implications, expanding and complicating the canonical narrative of abstraction. “Moving Stories” brings together powerful prints and mixed-media works that reflect on the experiences of migration, both within Asia and beyond. The artists in this section map their own diasporic trajectories, literally and metaphorically, and the art compels the viewer to move and to respond to the shifting socio-political realities of time and place. “Asias Reinvented” highlights two- and three-dimensional works that transform styles and techniques of traditional Asian arts in alignment with the vibes of the contemporary and the cosmopolitan. Combined, the works in Global Asias suggest the plurality and fluidity of “Asia” as cultural construct and creative practice. The exhibition is guest curated by Chang Tan, Assistant Professor of Art History and Asian Studies at Penn State.

Knoxville Museum of Art, 1050 World's Fair Park Dr, Knoxville, TN 37916. Tuesday-Saturday 10 am-5pm, Sunday 1-5 pm, closed Mondays. Information: 865-525-6101, https://knoxart.org/

Oak Ridge Playhouse: Jack Tales

Category: Kids, family and Theatre

Using humor, freshness, and the same central character, the "Jack Tails" folklore has been handed down - father to son, brother to sister, cousin to aunt - for generations. Irrespressible Jack, the universal underdog, uses his wiles and bravado to cleverly outwit mountain country "upper-dogs" and foes, alike, in this staged collection of colorful adventures drawn from the Appalachian story-telling tradition.

SUITABLE FOR YOUNG AUDIENCES
Seating is socially distanced. Masks are required for audience members.

Oak Ridge Playhouse, 227 Broadway, Oak Ridge, TN 37830. Information and tickets: 865-482-9999, www.orplayhouse.com

Gallery 1010: Liz Grisham: Metaphysical

Category: Exhibitions, visual art and Free event

All pieces are paintings on canvas

Hours: Opening reception Thu Jan 27, 5-7 PM
Additional hours Sun Jan 30, 10am-1pm

Gallery 1010, 100 S. Gay Street, Suite 114, Knoxville, TN 37902. Additional hours by appointment. Information: https://gallery1010.utk.edu/

Ewing Gallery: A Serious Look at the Funnies: 100 Years of Comics

Category: Exhibitions, visual art, Free event and History, heritage

Ewing Gallery of Art + Architecture, UT Campus

The Ewing Gallery at the Art and Architecture Building is hosting, A Serious Look at the Funnies: 100 Years of Comics beginning January 24 through February 28, 2022. The exhibit examines 100 years of comics and comic history in America. Showcasing political cartoons, underground comics, graphic novels, and daily strips, this exhibition borrows from the collection of Denis Kitchen, cartoonist, publisher, and founder of the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund, and from the University of Tennessee Special Collections.

These examples span 100+ years of comic history with the earliest work dating from 1906 and the most recent work dating from 2019. Noted artists from Denis Kitchen’s collection are Robert Crumb, Harvey Kurtzman, Peter Poplaski, Trina Robbins, Al Capp, Will Eisner, Richard “Grass” Green, and Ernie Bushmiller. Additional artists include Stacey Robinson, John Jennings, Brad Kahlhamer, Paolo Rivera, and Joseph Delaney as well as artists whose work is being shown at the other two galleries.

The Ewing Gallery is located at 1715 Volunteer Boulevard on the UT Campus. Gallery hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, and Friday, 10 a.m.-7:30pm Wednesday and Thursday, and 1-4pm on Sundays There is no admission charge. Visit the gallery’s web site (https://ewing-gallery.utk.edu/) or on Facebook for more information. The gallery can be reached directly at 865-974-3200.

East Tennessee Community Design: MLK Jr. Ave Community Collaborative Charrette

Category: Festivals, special events and Health, wellness

RE-IMAGINING MLK JR. AVENUE - COMMUNITY COLLABORATIVE CHARRETTE IS LOOKING FOR TEAMS TO JOIN IN

Our Community Collaborative Charrette is back and this time focusing on a piece of Martin Luther King, Jr. Avenue in East Knoxville.

It will begin on January 24th and run through February 24th, but you must contact us if interested by Friday, January 21st. Local architecture firms are encouraged to participate, though you don't have to be an architect to form a team.

https://communitydc.org/2022-community-collaborative-charrette-starts-january-24th/

East Tennessee Community Design Center, 1300 N. Broadway, Knoxville, TN 37917. Information: 865-525-9945, www.communitydc.org

Michelle Carr: What’s The Pointe Photography Exhibit

  • January 21, 2022 — February 19, 2022

Category: Exhibitions, visual art and Free event

Please join me Fridays-Sundays Jan 14-Feb 19 to celebrate dance in Knoxville. All local dancers are invited regardless of their photographs being exhibited to join an interactive piece by bringing a pair of your pointe or ballet shoes (any age) - and sign them becoming a part of the exhibit and story of dance.
FIRST FRIDAY: Feb 4 from 5-9,
CLOSING DATE : Feb 18 from 5-9.

Open Fridays 5-9, Saturdays 1-5 and Sundays by appointment
Robin Easter Design in Old City - 132 W Jackson Ave, Knoxville, TN 37902
https://www.facebook.com/events/1132937377511194

Circle Modern Dance: Classes

Category: Classes, workshops and Dance, movement

Class Schedule (updated 12/03/21)

OPEN LEVEL BALLET
Sundays, 1:00 – 2:30 PM
This ballet class is open to students of all levels of experience and ability. This class will be a comfortable pace for students with some experience in any form of dance. Warm-up exercises will prepare the class for a focus on center work like petit allegro, adagio, turns, and leaps.

OPEN-LEVEL MODERN
Sundays, 2:30 – 4:00 PM EST
This class is open to anyone interested in building their creative and technical capacity as a dancer. No previous experience in dance is required. Class will include a warm-up, modern dance technique exercises, across-the-floor movement, and a short combination.

OPEN-LEVEL IMPROVISATION
Sundays, 4:00-5:30 PM EST
Improvisation is the spontaneous creation of movement. When you hear a song you like and begin to move to it, you are improvising. This class is open to students of all levels. Improv class helps dancers explore their own personal movement vocabulary and learn to relate with other dancers in the form of free or structured improvisation exercises. This class will also teach important choreographic concepts such as dynamics, use of space, sampling, flocking, and more! Some light contact may be involved depending on vaccination status and student comfort.

Classes are held at the Tennessee Conservatory of Fine Arts, 2906 Tazewell Pike, #A, Knoxville, TN 37918. https://www.circlemoderndance.com/

McClung Museum: Shane Pickett: Djinong Djina Boodja (Look at the Land That I Have Travelled)

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

Shane Pickett: Djinong Djina Boodja (Look at the Land That I Have Travelled)
January 14 - May 7, 2022

During his lifetime, Shane Pickett (1957–2010) was acclaimed as one of Western Australia’s most significant contemporary Aboriginal artists.

Featuring 29 works from the most radical and significant phase of his career, Djinong Djina Boodja (Look at the Land that I Have Traveled) is the first major exhibition of Pickett’s work in the US. Pickett’s paintings capture the transformations of the country near Perth in the south-west of Australia in ever-changing and innovative ways. Over the course of his three-decade career, Pickett developed a new visual language to represent the cornerstones of the culture of his Nyoongar people: the pathways of ancestors, traditional healing practices and places, and especially the six seasons used by the Nyoongar to divide the year.

Djinong Djina Boodja (Look at the Land that I Have Traveled) shows the developments in the last decade of Pickett’s career, as his work transformed from figurative landscape painting into a ground breaking and expressive form of gestural abstraction. It was during this period that Pickett achieved his greatest acclaim, with his works being exhibited across Australia and acquired by major institutions such as the National Gallery of Australia and the National Gallery of Victoria. The 29 works in the exhibition present a snapshot of these experiments, as Pickett explores the complex connections between the earth, creation, and spirituality that are united in the Aboriginal concept of “Dreaming.”

Pickett described his paintings as ‘windows into the Dreaming’, and the strength of his culture is delivered through his work with breathtaking lyrical intensity. His paintings show the persistence and adaptability of Aboriginal ways of seeing the country in the face of colonisation. Shane Pickett’s Nyoongar name, Meeyakba, or ‘soft light of the moon,’ captures the spirit of an artist who set a beacon for those who follow him. One of the great innovators of Australian landscape painting, he is remembered as one of the pre-eminent Aboriginal Australian artists of his time.

McClung Museum of Natural History and Culture, 1327 Circle Park Dr on the UT campus, Knoxville, TN 37996. Information: 865-974-2144

Oak Ridge Art Center: Souper Bowl 2022 Auction

Category: Exhibitions, visual art, Fine Crafts and Fundraisers

Available through Facebook, via a link from our website under “Events”, or by calling the Art Center with your bids.

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

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