Calendar of Events

Thursday, August 25, 2022

Metro Drug Coalition: Gateway to Hope

  • August 25, 2022
  • 6 pm

Category: Festivals, special events and Fundraisers

An Evening with Author Sam Quinones

Metro Drug Coalition is pleased to be hosting award winning author, Sam Quinones for a special event August 25, 2022 at The Pavilion at Hunter Valley Farm. Quinones will engage the audience with a discussion of his latest book, The Least of Us, True Tales of America and Hope in the Time of Fentanyl and Meth. Breakfast for dinner will be served at the event, with ticket sales benefitting The Gateway Recovery Community Center.

Buy tickets or learn about sponsoring this special event.
https://metrodrug.org/gatewaytohope/

Boys & Girls Clubs of the TN Valley: Greater Knoxville Sports Hall of Fame

Category: Culinary arts, food and Fundraisers

Boys & Girls Clubs of the Tennessee Valley will continue its tradition of honoring the area’s finest athletes at the 41st Annual Greater Knoxville Sports Hall of Fame Dinner & Induction Ceremony presented by First Horizon Thursday, August 25 at the Knoxville Convention Center.

Featuring Chipper Jones.
The event features Chipper Jones, an eight-time All-Star, the 1999 National League MVP and 2008 National League Batting Champion. On July 29, 2018, he was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in his first year of eligibility. Master of Ceremonies Bob Kesling will make welcoming remarks before dinner.

5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. – General Reception
5:15 p.m. – 6:15 p.m. – VIP Reception
6:00 p.m. – Ballroom doors open
6:30 p.m. – Program Starts
7:00 p.m. – Dinner

Limited seating available. Purchase tickets for $200 each, or a table for $2000. All ticket and auction proceeds benefit Boys & Girls Clubs of the Tennessee Valley, which serves over 6700 youth and teens at 20 Club locations in Knox, Blount, Loudon, and Anderson Counties. At the Knoxville Convention Center Ballroom.

https://bgctnv.org/events/gkshof/

Tennessee Theatre: Yoga on the Stage

Category: Health, wellness

YOGA ON THE STAGE!

There are few places on earth that will make you feel as at peace as the historic Tennessee Theatre. On August 25th at 6pm, join us for an intimate experience, a yoga class on the stage led by Blue Ridge Yoga. The price of the class is $45, with all proceeds benefitting Knoxville Children’s Theatre. Following the class, participants will receive a 30-minute tour with Executive Director Becky Hancock. This is an experience you truly do not want to miss, so visit the link below for more information or to sign up now. https://www.tennesseetheatre.com/event/52140171/yoga-on-the-stage-with-blue-ridge-yoga/

Tennessee Theatre, 604 S. Gay Street, Knoxville, TN 37902. For information: 865-684-1200, www.tennesseetheatre.com

UT Downtown Gallery: First Year MFA Exhibition

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

August 24-27, 2022

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

Fountain City Art Center: Student Show

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

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

TVUUC: Works by Terri Swaggerty and Ken Moffett

  • August 14, 2022 — October 5, 2022

Category: Exhibitions, visual art and Free event

Free and open to the public
Reception Friday, August 19, 6:00 to 7:30 pm. Artists’ talks at 6:30 pm.
Gallery hours: 10-3, Monday and 10-4, Tuesday through Thursday

Terri Swaggerty began a career in Art at Expo 82 as a sidewalk portrait artist. She then became a self-employed photo retouch artist, specializing in photo restoration and photo enhancement utilizing airbrush, pencil and dye work, and oils for hand coloring. As a member of the Tennessee Professional Photographers association, she received many First-Place awards in photo retouching and received the Artisan Degree in 1997. She also received First Place awards in national PPA competition. Beginning in 1998 she transitioned to a photography career. In 1999, competing as a photographer, she received TPPA First Place honors in Portrait and received First Place in Wedding the following year. Her wedding photography business, Terri Swaggerty Portraiture, flourished in Knoxville for 15 years. Terri now works part time for Little Log Wedding Chapel in Gatlinburg. Terri began taking oil painting workshops in 2014. and is now a member of the Art Market Gallery in both photography and painting. She has previously shown at TVUUC, Tomato Head, Artemis Gallery in Apalachicola Florida, Post Modern Spirits, and Crafty Bastard Brewery.

For me the process of creating Art, whether through a lens or with a paint brush, is where soul meets body. I am always looking for and discovering Art in the changing environments of daily life. Finding it is so exciting! ~ Terri Swaggerty


Kenneth M. Moffett is retired from a career in architecture, having been design director at the Knoxville/Nashville firm Bullock Smith Architecture and Planning since joining in the formation of the firm in 1984. The firm has received numerous design awards with projects nationwide and abroad. Moffett has also worked as an artist throughout his life. His works in watercolor and acrylics on canvas have been widely exhibited, including at TVUUC. In recent years he has become involved in writing about architecture and urbanism, having a book on foundational issues published in 2017 with two further books published earlier this year by ORO Editions, publishers of architecture, art, and design. As an amateur musician he is a long-standing member of the Tennessee Wind Symphony and a member of the Knoxville Music Study Club. Moffett is presently co-chair of the TVUUC Art Gallery Committee.

These works are selected from the many I produced during a year of travel and study abroad in 1969-’70, under the auspices of the Lloyd Warren Fellowship (“Paris Prize”). Works on paper in pencil, ink, or watercolor, they represent varied approaches to capturing qualities of the architectural, urbanistic, or cultural subject matter, ranging from realistic rendition to mannered sketch techniques. These and others were produced “en plein air” in Italy, France, Spain, Germany, Switzerland, Belgium, Greece, Turkey, Morocco, Norway, and England, and they initiated a long tradition of sketching on trips abroad. Unearthed from the flat files, this is their first gallery showing. Some of the works in Venice are featured in my new book Urban Lessons of the Venetian Squares.

Tennessee Valley Unitarian Universalist Church, 2931 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37919. Information: 865-523-4176, www.tvuuc.org

Knoxville Museum of Art: Radcliffe Bailey: Passages

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

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

Category: History, heritage, Kids, family and Theatre

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

  • August 7, 2022 — September 2, 2022

Category: Exhibitions, visual art and Free event

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

  • August 5, 2022 — October 23, 2022

Category: Exhibitions, visual art and Free event

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.

23 Emory Place, Knoxville, TN 37917
865.200.4401
lilienthalgallery@gmail.com
https://lilienthalgallery.com

A1LabArts: Small & Mighty Art Gallery

Category: Exhibitions, visual art and Free event

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
https://www.a1labarts.com/

Dogwood Arts: Carl Gombert - Two Sides

Category: Exhibitions, visual art and Free event

The #FirstFriday reception will take place Friday, August 5th from 5-8PM at 123 W. Jackson Avenue in the Historic Old City.

Exhibition on Display: August 5th - September 16th
Regular Gallery Hours: M-F 10AM-5PM

Carl Gombert was born in Brimfield, Ohio in 1959. He started taking painting lessons at the age of 14 with money he earned delivering newspapers. He earned a BFA in Drawing from the University of Akron and an MFA in Painting from Kent State University. He worked as a stagehand before pursuing a Ph.D. in Interdisciplinary Fine Arts at Texas Tech University. He has exhibited widely and his work is in numerous public and corporate collections. Since 1993 has taught painting, drawing and art history at Maryville College in Tennessee.

"There are two sides to my work. I am committed to the techniques of large scale, unflinching realism. But I also am strongly compelled by the mathematical complexities and opportunity for play in decorative, patterned works. For years I was torn between the two sides, vacillating between them in a fool’s game of trying to guess what work was best suited for which venue, and trying to decide which was my “true” practice. I am old enough now to know that both are authentic parts of my voice. I love pattern, I love decoration, and I love sparkle. I also love to draw. For years I have wrestled with the false expectation that artists must be unfailingly committed to a single consistent path.

I think of the realistic images as plausible fictions. They use the techniques of realism to create impossibly large or artificially colored portraits “as if” those sitters actually exist.

The hand-stamped works, on the other hand, rely on radial structure and repetition to explore complexity arising from the application of simple rules. Taking the forms of mandalas and quilts, they attempt to balance opposites, relying equally on dark and light and on positive and negative shapes. Although they appear highly planned, the work results from a largely improvisational approach. Combinations of images are not generally selected beforehand; rather the images begin in the center and evolve intuitively as they grow larger. The interaction of smaller pop culture icons and images allows for endless free association and for exploring multiple chains of connection between the parts, while at the same time coalescing into larger complex patterns. In this little world there is symmetry and balance and order, but neither rhyme nor reason." -Carl Gombert

Dogwood Arts, 123 W. Jackson Ave, Knoxville, TN 37902. Information: 865-637-4561, www.dogwoodarts.com

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