Calendar of Events
Tuesday, July 12, 2022
Knoxville History Project: The Deepest Origins of the Marble City
Tuesday, July 12 at 6:00 p.m. at Maple Hall, 414 S. Gay Street
Geologist James Wedekind, our guest speaker, will show us why East Tennessee rocks are so different and made our hometown famous.
On July 12, we’ll dig more deeply than we ever have before, and present a program unprecedented in its span of eras. In fact, as you enjoy supper and a refreshing drink in our hour above the bowling alley, we’ll cover several hundred million years. Our guest speaker will be rock expert James Wedekind, a Knoxville native who has spent most of his long career as a practicing geologist working in various places across America. Recently returning to his hometown, James has become fascinated with the story of Tennessee Marble (a term used for two centuries by industrialists, stonecutters, and architects, if not geologists—he’ll explain), from its formation thanks to ancient sea creatures during the Ordovician Period to the mid-19th century, when it became a major part of Knoxville’s economy. Its astonishing variety of colors excited visitors to the 1876 Philadelphia World’s Fair, when it began changing the look of American architecture. If you go back too far in Knoxville history, you'll drown, but maybe we can’t really get the full picture without this deep dive.
Free program. Drinks and bar food available for purchase.
Knoxville History Project: 865-300-4559, www.Knoxvillehistoryproject.org
Knox Crafts: Macrame Plant Hanger Workshop
Tuesday, July 12, 2022
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM at ELST BREWING COMPANY
2419 North Central Street Knoxville, TN, 37917
All of our craft workshops are taught by local artists in locally owned businesses. You can find more information and social media posts for each of the events on our Instagram/Facebook page or www.KnoxCrafts.com.
Mental Health Awareness Night at Knoxville Poetry Slam
6:45 PM – 8:45 PM
Event by Central Cinema and Knoxville Poetry Slam
This month we are highlighting mental health. Bring your poems of challenges, hope, and resolve. Bring your stories. Bring a friend. We are going to cover some dark topics, but we'll also be focusing on the light. We'll have a special film that we will play after the event.
Aspn Audio: Jasper Hollow and Grady Milligan at Ijams
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Event by Ijams Nature Center and Brooks Coker
Aspn Audio presents: Jasper Hollow and Grady Milligan at Ijams Nature Center. Aspn is an audio production collective focused on curating Knoxville, TN's local music scene. Aspn initiatives include a weekly podcast interviewing artists, hosting house shows, and pop-up concerts. Aspn and Ijams are excited to be partnering together to showcase these amazing musicians on Tuesday, July 12th.
Located on the back porch of the visitor center, doors will open at 6 pm with music starting at 6:30 pm. You can purchase tickets for $14 online or at the door. Tickets are $10 for kids (ages 7-15); kids 6 and under free! Ijams Beer Garden will be available for this event. We will also have a local artist set up to sell some of their work. Artist pop-up to be determined.
Come and join us for some great music in a beautiful space! Thank you for supporting local creatives, Ijams Nature Center, & Aspn Audio.
Oak Ridge Art Center: The Fabric of Memory
Memories are the fabric of our lives. Our experiences are woven together on the warp of time to create a tapestry of meaning: sometimes coming together to form a clear picture in one’s mind; sometimes waiting to be resolved, or unraveling. For some, fabric can hold memories – your grandmother’s quilt, the dress you wore to prom, the baby booties you knit for your first child, even the wine stain on your best tablecloth. Each represents a memory spun into the fabric of one’s life.
Dates: July 9, 2022 – August 19, 2022
Opening Reception: July 9, 2022
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
Oak Ridge Library: Fiber Arts Display
Featuring Judie Dysart: Books; Cassie Dickson: Linen Processing; Baskets from the collection of Ken and Kathleen Dalton; Appalachian Center for Craft
Opening Reception: July 9, 2022
Exhibition Hours: Mondays – Thursdays 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Saturdays 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Address: 1401 Oak Ridge Turnpike; Oak Ridge, Tennessee
Ijams Hallway Gallery: ECOTONE: Art from the Museum of Infinite Outcomes
Visit the Ijams Hallway Gallery in July to view the ECOTONE collection of art from collaborators of the Museum of Infinite Outcomes. These artists practice historic craft methods in conversation with contemporary ecology to create their artwork that will make you think about the relationships between humans and the natural world.
Ijams Nature Center, 2915 Island Home Ave, Knoxville, TN 37920. Information: 865-577-4717, www.ijams.org
Westminister Presbyterian Church: Dynamic Nature: Paintings and Drawings by Kathy Holland
In the Schilling Gallery of Westminster Presbyterian Church from July 1- August 31, 2022.
A native of Virginia, Kathy Holland attended the School of the Arts at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, VA, earning a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in painting and printmaking. The following summer she studied with master wood-engraver Blair Hughes-Stanton at the Central School of Art and Design in London, England. Holland has maintained her professional studio practice since graduation, exhibiting drawings, etchings, relief prints, and paintings in juried regional, national, and international competitions and solo shows. Since moving to East Tennessee in 1997, Holland has been an active member of the Art Market Gallery, a longstanding artist-run cooperative gallery of original art and fine craft in Knoxville, TN. Her work is included in public and private collections in the US, Canada, New Zealand, and Uruguay. Her home and studio are in Oak Ridge. For additional info, please visit her website: http://www.kathyhollandstudio.com/
Westminister Presbyterian Church, 6500 S Northshore Dr, Knoxville, TN 37919. Hours: M-R 9-4, Fri 9-12. Information: (865) 584-3957 or www.wpcknox.org
Fountain City Art Center: Art Educator Show
On July 1st we will be having a Show Opening Reception for our Regional Emeritus Art Teachers. It's been several years since we've had this group of talented folks exhibit their work. We'd love you to stop in for light snacks and cool water to enjoy the opening from 6:30pm - 8:00pm. Thanks to Christine Harness and Judy Jorden for spearheading this project!
Fountain City Art Center, 213 Hotel Ave, Knoxville, TN 37918. Hours: Tu 9:30-3:30, W-R 9:30-4:30 or by appointment. Information: 865-357-2787, www.fountaincityartcenter.com
Art Market Gallery: Fiber Artist Showcase
First Friday Reception: July 1, 5:30 – 9:00 pm
Featured artists: Elle Colquitt, Fiber Art; Elaine Fronczek, Felted Art; Harriet Howell. Fiber Art; Carol Pritcher, Weaving
Elle Colquitt, Fiber Art
Elle Colquitt has been working as a professional fiber artist since the early 1970's. For over a decade, Elle designed art quilts and self-published patterns/books through her company, The Picket Fence, exhibiting at International Quilt Festivals and trade shows across the country. Teaching workshops included PBS, HGTV and many hands-on workshops. Currently, she is enjoying the challenge of designing fiber vessels. The wide variety of texture and pattern of her fabrics create designs that impersonate other materials; her work falls somewhere between quilting, basketry, pottery, and sculpture. Each unique vessel features distinctive trims and embellishments.
Elaine Fronczek, Felted Art
The fiber arts were an avocation for me for over 50 years. In 2008 I learned to wet felt wool fibers at Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts. I have since expanded into incorporating other fibers such as silk in both wet and needle felting. My creations are both functional and whimsical.
zHarriet Howell, Fiber Art
Harriet Howell has been a working artist for over 40 years and works in a variety of media. The prevailing theme throughout her work is her use of color to express the energy, emotion and atmosphere of the subject. Her purpose is to engage the viewer and entice them into a world beyond what they see. Harriet enjoys painting both in the studio for her abstract work, and on location for her more realistic work. The abstract work focuses on color, shape and texture to express emotional and spiritual themes. In her landscape work, she uses these same elements to express the unique qualities of a particular subject on a particular day. In her wearable art pieces, Harriet hopes her work will make the wearer feel the joy and pleasure of wearing something beautiful.
Carol Pritcher, Weaving
Carol is a fiber artist who has been weaving for over 40 years and is also a member of the Southern Highland Craft Guild and the Appalachian Arts Craft Center. She weaves mostly one of a kind pieces of clothing, but also rugs, placemats and wall hangings.
Mighty Mud Studios: Woven, Felted, Sculpted and Crowned
Don't miss this show which will include woven works, felted works, handmade fabrics and large sculptural installations at this lovely bright gallery near the heart of downtown Knoxville.
Four Artists including Rose Downs (Weaver, Spinner, Ceramic), Christal Yost (Fiber, Mixed Media), Siobian Jones (Hair Sculpture), and Vasanto (Hatmaker, Felter, Fiber) will contribute.
Opening Reception: July 1, 2022
Mighty Mud, 126 and 127 Jennings Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37917. Hours: Tu-F 11-6, Sat 9-5. Open studio time on Thu 6-9. Information: 865-595-1900, www.mightymudclay.com
Awaken Coffee: Featuring Lily Elizabeth Watson Allen
Awaken Coffee will host an opening reception for artist Lily Elizabeth Watson Allen, on July 1, 6-8 pm.
Lily Elizabeth Watson Allen (Lewa Studio) is an artist based out of Knoxville Tn, primarily creating with acrylic paint. Lily’s works in portraiture and environment recreation reflect the often unseen yet inherent beauty within her subjects and scenes. They draw out specific emotions representative of those people and places by manipulation of color and abstraction techniques.
Please join us for some amazing art, light refreshments, and of course great coffee!