Calendar of Events

Friday, July 1, 2022

The Arrowmont Gallery – Knoxville: Fiber Focused Exhibition

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

‘Fiber Focus’ - a Group Show

Opening with Artist Reception this Friday, July 1, 2022 from 5 - 9PM
July 1-3: Saturday and Sunday 12-5PM
July 17-20: Friday 5-9pm; Saturday, Sunday, Monday 12-5PM

Arrowmont Gallery Knoxville is kicking off the ground this year. Soon to come but not yet reaching full-time hours, The Gallery will be open during two weekends in July and the first weekend of each month until they establish regular hours.

1st Weekend: Opening and Artist Reception for this group show on is on July 1st during FIRST FRIDAY in Old Knoxville.

2nd Weekend: In conjunction with CONVERGENCE, a conference weekend organized by the Handweavers Guild of America. Arrowmont Gallery Knoxville will be open Friday - Monday July 17-20. Please see above for hours of operation.

The Arrowmont Gallery - Knoxville, 110 S. Gay Street, Knoxville, TN 37902. Information: 865-436-5860, https://www.arrowmont.org/

www.weavespindye.org

Beck Cultural Exchange Center: Jazz at the Beck

  • July 1, 2022

Category: Exhibitions, visual art, History, heritage and Music

Join us for live jazz and the artwork of a featured visual artist at the Beck Cultural Exchange Center!

Beck Cultural Exchange Center, 1927 Dandridge Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37915. Hours: Tu-F 10-2. Information: 865-524-8461, www.beckcenter.net

Kelsi Walker & The Nervous Kids, Ben McLaughlin & The Mystic Marauders

  • July 1, 2022

Category: Free event and Music

At Barley’s Taproom
When: July 1st, 2022 at 10pm
Free

Kelsi Walker is an intuitive writer and emotive performer presenting a dynamic flavor of indie-pop/rock music. With lyrics exploring the range of human emotions, she centers hope above consequence; presenting her variety of musical therapy with fevered, histrionic energy. Her new album Nervous Kid borrows from a palette of Indie Pop, Rock, and Americana to blend a unique sound that also feels comfortably familiar.
www.heythisiskelsi.com

Ben McLaughlin is an Americana artist, producer and engineer from Omaha, NE. A musical lovechild of Neil Young, the Grateful Dead and Blake Mills, McLaughlin serves tender melodies, poetic lyrics, heartfelt stories and tasteful guitar playing. Currently based out of Knoxville, TN, he is over a decade into his cosmic sonic journey and recording his first full-length LP, due 2023.
www.benmclaughlinmusic.com

Ijams Nature Center: First Friday Night Hike

Category: Health, wellness, Kids, family and Science, nature

(Ages 6+) Join an Ijams naturalist for the First Friday Night Hike on July 1 from 8-9:30 p.m. Experience the trails at night as you search for nocturnal creatures! Learn More and Register

2915 Island Home Ave., Knoxville, TN 37920. 865-577-4717 or https://www.ijams.org

WDVX: Taps & Tunes on the Corner with Jamie Collins

Category: Free event and Music

East Tennessee’s Own WDVX and Visit Knoxville present Taps and Tunes on the corner of Gay Street and Summitt Hill in Downtown Knoxville... It’s a free show on the first Friday of every month, at Six PM with your host Evie Andrus. Jamie Collins is the featured musical guest on July 1st . Begin First Friday with WDVX and Visit Knoxville at Taps and Tunes… more info at WDVX.com

WDVX, 301 S. Gay Street, Knoxville, TN 37902. Information: 865-544-1029, www.wdvx.com

Pretentious Glass Co: Christmas in July

  • July 1, 2022

Category: Festivals, special events and Fine Crafts

FRIDAY AT 6 PM – 9 PM

It's never too soon to be thinking about the holidays and planning for your loved ones! Whether your an avid gift giver, or a just love the Christmas and the holidays you won't want to miss this!

All month we will be releasing a massive 2nd Sale of our glasses along with a collection for the Gallery that you've never seen before! This will be the time to have first pick of glasses that are near perfect and heavily discounted.

We will have live and special holiday related demos from 6-9pm on July 1st!

Plus we've got new fans, and cooling systems to keep the air flowing and the sweat off your back!
https://www.facebook.com/events/2269142163236176

133 S Central St Knoxville, TN 37902

Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts: Artists in Residents

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

Details TBA
https://weavespindye.org/exhibits-and-awards/

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/

UT School of Art: Printmaking Summer Showcase

Category: Exhibitions, visual art and Free event

Prints by UT Knoxville Undergraduate & Graduate Students, Faculty, and Staff

Art & Architecture Building, second floor
1715 Volunteer Blvd.
University of Tennessee, Knoxville

June 6 – September 2, 2022

Each summer for the past few years the Printmaking Program in the UTK School of Art presents an exhibition of recent prints by undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, and staff. The works represent a wide variety of methods and approaches, including intaglios, relief prints, lithographs, and screenprints, reflecting a diversity of ideas and approaches. The MFA Program in Printmaking at UTK is ranked #3 among public universities nationally by US News and World Report.

The Art and Architecture building is accessible to the public through the summer weekdays from 8 am-5 pm.
https://art.utk.edu/2022-printmaking-summer-showcase/

Bistro at the Bijou: Live Jazz

  • June 3, 2022 — December 31, 2022

Category: Culinary arts, food, Free event and Music

Mon music is from 7-9pm
Fri/Sat music is from 8-10:30pm
Schedule: https://www.thebistroatthebijou.com/speakeasy.html

11/4-Nous Trois
11/5-Kukuly and the Gypsy Fuego

11/7-UT Jazz Jam hosted by Margherita Fava
11/11-Kenneth Brown
11/12-Will Boyd Group

11/14-Terry Washington Quartet
11/18-Margherita Fava Trio
11/19-Mark Boling Trio Life

11/21-Carter Beucher
11/25-The Stuffy Turkey Band
11/26-Harold Nagge/Alan Wyatt

11/28-Michael Price

The Bistro at the Bijou, 807 South Gay Street, Knoxville, TN 37902
(865) 544-0537

Rala: Dolly Art Contest exhibition

  • June 3, 2022 — July 31, 2022

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

The opening will be Friday, June 3, from 6-9pm. We will announce awards at 7pm, which will also be streamed live on our instagram, @shoprala and on our youtube channel. The art will remain on display through the end of July.

FB event: https://fb.me/e/1u2zUsNzG

Rala: Regional and Local Artisans, 112 W. Jackson Ave, Knoxville, TN 37902. Hours: Tu-Sa 11-6, Su 11-5. Information: 865-525-7888, https://shoprala.com or www.instagram.com/ShopRala

RED Gallery: Fresh Perspectives by Wayne Blankenship

  • June 3, 2022 — July 29, 2022

Category: Exhibitions, visual art and Free event

OPENING RECEPTION of recent work JUNE 3, 5-9 PM

RED Gallery proudly announces the showing of Fresh Perspectives, by Wayne Blankenship. Opening on June 3 (First Friday), the show will run through July 29. Blankenship’s work features Appalachian landscapes.

Wayne Blankenship’s pieces are well known in East Tennessee. He has enjoyed recognition for his work in winning the Dogwood Arts Print Competition in 2002 and 2006. Blankenship presented his piece titled Appalachian Flowers to Dolly Parton at the Dogwood Arts Festival in 2006. In addition to the Dogwood Arts Festival, Blankenship’s work has appeared in local galleries, such as The Venue at Lenoir City.

An artist from an early age, Blankenship reveals that his creative career began with repainting his sister’s coloring books. He moved on to paint-by-number projects, and then to painting with acrylics. Blankenship’s mentor Jim Gray taught him to paint with oils, and it was Gray who suggested Blankenship try watercolors. Blankenship now combines materials in mixed-media work, using oil, watercolors and acrylic to achieve his signature, layered landscapes. He continues to branch out with his technique, and is continually inspired by the work of Andrew Wyeth. Blankenship is a member of the Tellico Village Art Guild.

“When I paint, it mostly comes from my memory, thoughts, or emotions,” says Blankenship. “I rarely have a photo reference or use a plein air technique. Whether it’s sunrise or sunset, painting the mountains gives me an endless supply of inspiration.” For the artist, painting is a way to capture the natural world and a stillness in time, as well as the sharpness of a treasured memory. Blankenship hopes visitors will enjoy the show, and be inspired to visit the mountains. Blankenship says his show at RED Gallery is happening at the perfect time, since it coincides with the upcoming Dolly Fest. He’s always been inspired by Dolly Parton, since he grew up in similar circumstances. Blankenship’s mother taught him a love and appreciation for the natural Appalachian beauty that was his childhood environment. http://wayneblankenship.com/

Starting June 3, Fresh Perspectives can be viewed at RED Gallery on Fridays 5-9pm, Saturdays 1-5pm and Sundays 1-5pm, and by appointment through the week, until July 29.

RED Gallery, 130 West Jackson Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37902

UT Downtown Gallery: Eric Sublett: The Creative Life

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

Receptions: Friday, June 3, 5-9 PM and Friday, July 1, 5-9 PM

This exhibition features the paintings, drawings, photography, poetry, flyer/poster art, and film/videos of Eric Sublett, with an emphasis on the artist’s connection to community and local culture. Eric Sublett: The Creative Life is organized by his friends and fellow artists, photographer, Gary Heatherly, and songwriter / poet, RB Morris.

Sublett passed away in 2018 after a long illness. As a lifelong Knoxvillian, Eric was a graduate of West High School and the University of Tennessee, and the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in Maine. Friends knew him as a talented artist, avid music lover, and knowledgeable historian. Eric was involved with the 1982 World's Fair Art Colony and development of James Agee Park in Fort Sanders. He was a founding member of the 200 East and CHROMA art groups. He is the son of former UT School of Art painting professor and Knoxville 7 artist, Carl Sublett.

All UT Downtown Gallery events are free and open to the public. Masking is strongly encouraged. UT Downtown Gallery, 106 S. Gay St, Knoxville, TN 37902. Hours: W-F 11-6, Sa 10-3. Information: 865-673-0802, https://downtown.utk.edu

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