Calendar of Events
Monday, July 18, 2022
7th Tennessee Medieval Faire: Auditions for Street Characters
Darkhorse Entertainment, LLC, invites you to participate in the 7th Tennessee Medieval Faire in Harriman. The festival is seeking costumed street characters and period-related vendors to recreate the early Middle Ages (circa 500) in a theatrical way. The theme is “Live the Age of Chivalry,” performed by interactive characters from the legend of King Arthur.
For those interested in participating as street characters, video auditions will be held by scheduled appointment from July 16-22. Auditioners are asked fill out the audition form, email a recent selfie, and schedule a time to audition. Those auditioning should be prepared to sing, speak in a British and/or Scottish accent, and read a script. Having theatrical experience and an outgoing and friendly disposition are helpful. Agile adults are preferred, but mature and talented minors will also be considered. Audition information can be found at https://tmfaire.com/auditions/.
The Tennessee Medieval Faire is an outdoor themed entertainment-oriented interactive family-friendly festival. Dates are October 1-2, 8-9, 15-16, 2022. Hours are 11am-6pm ET. The festival is located at 550 Fiske Road, Harriman, TN. For more information, please visit www.TMFaire.com, follow the Tennessee Medieval Faire on Facebook, or call 865-376-0319.
Handweavers Guild of America: Convergence®
The Handweavers Guild of America 2022 is bringing their international fiber art biennial conference, Convergence®, to Knoxville July 15-21, 2022, to the Knoxville Convention Center. HGA is an international association created to encourage excellence, inspire creativity, and preserve fiber arts traditions through education and community. They invite weavers, spinners, dyers, basket makers, and all fiber art enthusiasts to join their guild.
Marketplace & Demonstrations
July 15-18, 2022 hours vary
Shop for fiber art supplies and original handcrafted goods while enjoying demonstrations. Exhibitors showcase a wide array of yarns, books, and equipment, including specialty items usually only available online. Demonstrations, lectures and activities will take place on the stage in the Marketplace between 10:00 AM and 5:00 PM. A Silent Auction is open during Marketplace on the many fiber goodies HGA has collected. All proceeds benefit HGA’s Fiber Trust.
Special Events & Classes
Attend Juror's Talks, Panel discussions, and more: https://weavespindye.org/special-events/
Note: Many classes are offered, but you must be an HGA member.
A $10 Day Pass, which may be purchased in advance or onsite, grants admission to the Marketplace and the Art Exhibits for the day the pass is purchased. Most Special Events are also included.
Free admission is available to all active and retired military with their military ID and all college students with their current college ID.
The full weekend Convergence® Value Package (CVP) is $235.
River & Rail Theatre Company: Auditions for 2022-2023 season
Auditions are Now OPEN for THE LITTLE PRINCE and All of the Shows in River & Rail Theatre Co.'s 2022-2023 Season! https://riverandrailtheatre.com/auditions/
The Little Prince
Written by Rick Cummins & John Scoullar
AUDITION DEADLINE – 07/21/2022
Rehearsals Begin: Aug 15
Performances: Sept 23 – Oct 9
Written by Sarah DeLappe
AUDITION DEADLINE – 10/07/2022
Rehearsals Begin: Oct 21
Performances: Dec 2-18
The Unusual Tale of Mary and Joseph’s Baby – Concert Performance
Music and Lyrics by Don Chaffer
Rehearsals Begin: Dec 5
Performances: Dec 21-23
The Mountain Top
Written by Katori Hall
Rehearsals Begin: Jan 16
Performances: Feb 17-March 5
White Rabbit Red Rabbit
Written by Nassim Soleimanpour
Performances: April 13-23
Fun Home, the musical
Rehearsals Begin: May 1
Performances: June 2-18
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!
Where's Waldo? Scavenger Hunt in Downtown Knoxville
Waldo Scavenger Hunt
Waldo is back!
And it's bigger than ever before! Put on your striped shirt and black-rimmed specs (optional, of course) and come for a good old-fashioned scavenger hunt in Downtown Knoxville.
In more than 3 dozen downtown locations.
Visit any of the participating locations during the month of July to pick up your Waldo Passport. Then, start hunting high and low! Collect a store stamp at each Waldo sighting...and keep up the search.
Diligent seekers collecting twenty or more stamps can enter to win Waldo books at Union Ave Books, the Waldo Host Location. The first 250 spotters can also claim a Found Waldo Knox sticker.
New this year!
Look for the Found Waldo Knox photo op in Market Square. Share your photos—at photo op or from any part of your scavenger hunt journey—for weekly chances to win gift cards to the participating business of your choice (social accounts must be public to win).