Calendar of Events
Sunday, August 21, 2022
Episcopal Church of the Ascension: Celtic Worship
Celtic Worship in Ascension is an opportunity to reconnect with God through a quiet and meditative liturgy. Participants are invited to breathe with the Spirit, to ponder the things of God, and be centered in heart, soul, mind, and spirit.
Episcopal Church of the Ascension, 800 S Northshore Dr, Knoxville, TN 37919. Information: 865-588-0589, https://www.knoxvilleascension.org/celtic
Smoky Mountain Blues Society: Blues Cruise with Dirty Doug and Jonny
Sunday, August 21st at 4 pm – 7 pm.
DIRTY DOUG AND JONNY: THE STORY
A Musical Journey
DD & J is a musical project based in Knoxville, TN. The core of the group consists of “Dirty Doug” Harris on vocals and harmonica, along with Jon “Jonny” Mason on guitar. Sonically, the two, as a duo, are reminiscent of old rough cut country blues. Electrified, with a rhythm section and full accompaniment, their sound transforms into dirty, funky, blues rock with extended jams. Drawing from a variety of influences including Howlin’ Wolf, Gov’t Mule, Tom Waits, and Albert King, their songs reflect Harris and Mason’s dark and twisted sense of humor, steeped in the two’s old school southern musical background. Currently, DD & J are in the studio working on their first album.
Tickets are available through the Tennessee Riverboat Company’s website, (www.tnriverboat.com) and by calling (865) 525-7827. Tickets are just $20 for members in advance and $25 for non-members. Boarding begins at 3 pm. Each voyage will also have full bar and limited food menu available onboard to buy.
Circle Modern Dance: Auditions for Modern Dance Primitive Light
Auditions for Circle Modern Dance's annual winter solstice celebration and dance performance - Modern Dance Primitive Light will be held at Tennessee Conservatory of Fine Arts on Sunday August 21 at 1PM.
Proposed Dates of Performances: December 15, 16, & 17
Most rehearsals are on Sundays at Tennessee Conservatory of Fine Arts, but some choreographers may choose to make alternate arrangements for their rehearsal space and schedule. Showings will be Sunday afternoons once a month as we prepare for the show. There will be a full run-thru of the performance on December 11 and a dress rehearsal on December 14. Masks will be optional for dancers and choreographers who have been vaccinated. Please bring your vaccination card if we haven't seen it yet!
Feel free to contact us at email@example.com with any questions!
Fountain City Art Center: Student Show
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
Tennessee Theatre Summer Movie Magic weekend
On Friday nights, movies about some of the best bands of all time will be featured for the Summer of Sound series. Popular Picks will be a staple for Saturday nights. Matinees on Sunday will be all about Family Fun and feature movies that everyone can enjoy. Friday and Saturday night showings will begin at 8 p.m. and Sunday matinees begin at 2 p.m. Doors open one hour prior to each movie’s start time at 7 p.m. and 1 p.m., respectively. The full schedule of the Summer Movie Magic series includes:
Summer of Sound
• The Song Remains the Same – Friday, Aug. 19
• Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope – Saturday, Aug. 20
• The Princess Bride – Sunday, Aug. 21
Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for children under 12 as well as seniors 65 and older. Tennessee Theatre, 604 S. Gay Street, Knoxville, TN 37902. For information/tickets: 865-684-1200, www.tennesseetheatre.com
Knoxville Museum of Art: Radcliffe Bailey: Passages
OPENING RECEPTION Fri Aug 12, 5:30-7:30pm
Working primarily between the mediums of sculpture and painting, noted contemporary artist Radcliffe Bailey (born 1968) incorporates found objects and photographs into richly layered and textured compositions that address history, ancestry, migration, and collective memory. The artist incorporates a multitude of mediums in a variety of works inspired by his interest in diasporic histories and notions of identity and displacement. Several works reference turbulent voyages at sea, recalling the lives lost in Middle Passage, while others celebrate the unifying power of music and the legendary jazz musicians who pushed the limitations of western tradition through their radical compositions.
The exhibition is organized by the Knoxville Museum of Art in conjunction with Jack Shainman Gallery, New York.
Knoxville Museum of Art, 1050 World's Fair Park, Knoxville, TN 37916. Hours: Tu-Sa 10-5, Su 1-5. Information: 865-525-6101, www.knoxart.org. Admission and parking are free.
Knoxville Children's Theatre: Joan The Girl of Arc
The play will be performed Thursdays and Fridays at 7 PM, Saturdays at 1 PM and 5 PM, and Sundays at 3 PM.
Knoxville Children’s Theatre, in partnership with the Clayton Foundation will present a live production of Joan The Girl of Arc by Darrah Cloud. This play is based on the life of Saint Joan of Arc.
When Joan, a peasant girl, hears a voice while tending sheep one day, she can’t believe what—and whom—she’s hearing. But the voice is joined by others who claim they are saints and ask her to go to war for France. Now she must convince her father, her friends and her priest that she is telling the truth. But no one believes her. Finally, she sets out on her own, determined to be believed, and proves her visions to the leader of the French army.
The play is performed by 12 talented young actors, from ages 9 to 18.
The show is directed by KCT’s Academy Director Emily Helton.
KCT is East Tennessee’s leading producer of plays for children and families. This show is eligible for Penny4Arts!
Knoxville Children's Theatre, 109 E. Churchwell Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37917. Information: 865-208-3677, www.knoxvillechildrenstheatre.com
Rose Center: Cosmic Portals by Cosima
An ART EXHIBITION of oil & watercolor works: www.cosimaaryee.net
Reception on Sun Aug 7, 2-4 PM
Join us in the Edith Davis Gallery for a fun afternoon of art, mingling and light refreshments
The Rose Center, 442 West Second North St, Morristown, TN, 37814. Hours: M-F 9-5. Information: 423-581-4330, www.rosecenter.org
Lilienthal Gallery: "Rooms" by Illana Lilienthal
First Friday August 5th
“Rooms,” will be a solo show presenting a breadth of work by Ilana Lilienthal. A “room” is a space we create in order to be in, that we design to evoke certain feelings and emotions. When we create space, the goal is to influence both ourselves and others around us. In a conversation with a “room” we live or work in, there is a dance between forms, colors, and objects – creating a distinct energy field. This show encompasses three rooms, each inspired by a different palette. Red, Black & White, and Amber, each representing a color field working as a unique spiritual, psychological, and emotional experience.
A1LabArts: Small & Mighty Art Gallery
Friday, August 5
4pm - 7pm
Ribbon Cutting at 5:30 p.m.
Come see the new "Small & Mighty" art gallery A1LabArts created inside Scruffy's Cafe. A1's show will be displayed through September 27. Scruffy's Cafe will receive a 20% commission on all art sold. Artists may also use this gallery for future shows, beginning in October.
At 5:30 pm, Talisa Cantrell, a Scruffy's Cafe co-owner, will cut the ribbon on the new gallery.
All First Friday guests will receive free access into the cat room after signing a waiver. Snacks and non-alcoholic beverages will be for sale.
1015 N Broadway, Knoxville, TN 37917
Art Guild at Fairfield Glade: 13th Annual Judged & Juried Fine Arts Show
The public is invited to attend the opening reception for the prestigious Judged and Juried Fine Arts Show on Friday, August 5 from 5 - 7 p.m. at which time the winners will be announced.
Juror-Judge, Nick DeFord is an artist, educator, and arts administrator who resides in Knoxville, TN. He received his MFA from Arizona State University, and an MS and BFA from the University of Tennessee. Nick regularly exhibits his fiber and mixed media work, with past exhibitions at the Bascom Center for Visual Arts, the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, the Knoxville Museum of Art and East Tennessee State University. His artwork and writing have been published in Surface Design Journal, Elephant Magazine, Hayden Ferry Review, and Willow Springs. Currently, DeFord is the Chief Programs Officer at Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, as well as a board member for the National Basketry Organization. He also regularly teaches fiber workshops, with past workshops at the University of Louisville, East Carolina University, Arrowmont, and Penland School of Craft. In the fall of 2018 he was a resident at the Rauschenberg Residency in Captiva, Florida. Additionally, he was the juror/reviewer for the Ohio Arts Council and the juror for the American Tapestry Biennial 13.
This event is free and open to the public Monday - Saturday from 9 - 4 p.m. Browse through eye-catching displays of paintings (watercolor, oil, pastels, colored pencil, acrylic, mixed media), photography, pottery, jewelry, woodwork, and more! Artwork in the gallery is available for purchase. Unique gifts can also be found in the Art ’s Center’s retail space, “Endless Possibilities, Fine Arts and Crafts.”
Art Guild at Fairfield Glade at the Plateau Creative Arts Center, 451 Lakeview Drive, Fairfield Glade, TN 38558. Hours: M-Sa 9-4. Information: 931-707-7249, www.artguildfairfieldglade.net
Art Market Gallery: John Adkins & Vicki Bradshaw
First Friday Reception: August 5th, 5:30 – 9:00 pm
John Adkins, Painting
John has a love for plein air paintings and still life paintings. His artistic journey began as a high school student in Guin, Alabama. He earned his Bachelor of Pharmacy Degree from Auburn University in 1976. John has discovered over time that practicing pharmacy and painting can both be healing and therapeutic activities. His art education has continued over 45 years in various workshops and with numerous teachers! In October 1999 he laid the groundwork for the “Plein Air Artists of Alabama” (PAAA), the first plein air organization in the state of Alabama. He served as PAAA president until 2010 when the group became inactive. John has several prints available for purchase along with his original works. Contact the artist or visit his website www.johnadkinsartrx1.com for details. John believes in the continuing power of art to change the world and open doors. Art knocks down barriers and is a language understood by all. The combination of good friends, fellowship, and painting over the years are true blessings for John. He feels very fortunate to be an artist and believes art is a gift that God provides us in order for us to share in the beauty and wonder of His creation. “Art opens doors and enriches lives.”
Vicki Bradshaw, Mixed Media
Vickie Bradshaw is a Southern Appalachian based artist who has been making art for the last thirty years across a variety of media. She has taught metals and torch-fired enamel classes at Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts in Gatlinburg, TN. She is especially interested in mixed-media art and the functionality of found objects. She received her BFA from Memphis College of Arts. Currently she is showing and selling her work at art festivals across the south.