Calendar of Events
Wednesday, November 8, 2023
Arts & Culture Alliance: The Bottom: Ceramics Soul Collective Group Show
This inaugural exhibition of The Bottom’s newly formed Ceramics Soul Collective celebrates the following individuals’ actions: Jalynn Baker, Maggie Connolly, Jazzmine Curtis, Fitrah Hamid Golden, George Habeib, Alex Kellam, Ty Murray, Jeremy Myles, Eric Sherwood, and Kifeney Walker.
Over the last eighteen months, Ceramics Soul Collective has gathered together each week to make, explore creative expressions, and grow the Knoxville Black Creative community through the ceramic art form. The very existence of this class is a testament to the power of individual and collective imagination to resist expectations, repair our ever-expanding souls, and reclaim our creative voices. This project is being supported in whole or in part, by federal award number 21.027 awarded to the City of Knoxville by the U.S. Department of the Treasury and the Arts & Culture Alliance.
Read more about the artists at https://www.knoxalliance.com/thebottom
The exhibitions will be on display at the Emporium Center, 100 S. Gay Street, Knoxville, TN 37902. The Emporium is open to the public Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM and Saturday, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM. Please note, the Emporium will be closed Wednesday-Friday, November 22-24. Most of the works on exhibition will be for sale and may be purchased by visiting in person or the online shop at https://www.knoxalliance.store. For more information, please see www.knoxalliance.com or call (865) 523-7543. All exhibitions are free and open to the public.
Maker City: Maker City Resource Fair
Maker City Resource Fair with Knoxville's Arts and Creative Business Organizations
Wednesday, November 8, 2023 at 6:30 PM at the Emporium, 100 South Gay Street.
Central Cinema: Knoxville Poetry Slam
Category: Literature, spoken word, writing
$5 Monthly Open Mic // Wednesday 11/8
Knoxville Poetry Slam is a $5 monthly live poetry open mic presented by Lane Shuler and Jonathan “Courageous” Clark, who travel the country performing as I.N.K. Spoken Word.
Fountain City Art Center: Celebration of FCAC Permanent Collection
November 7 – November 23, 2023: Celebration of FCAC Permanent Collection
Fountain City Art Center, 213 Hotel Ave, Knoxville, TN 37918. Hours: Tue-Thu 10 AM - 4 PM. Information: 865-357-2787, www.fountaincityartcenter.com
Westminster Presbyterian Church: Works by Hannah Morrow
Instagram @han.morrow; www.hannahmorrowart.com
Growing up in Marietta, Georgia, I had a deep passion for art, particularly for drawing animals. I was so passionate about it that I even did my first dog portrait in middle school. My passion for color and gesture only grew as I attended The University of Tennessee and earned my BFA. I've since moved to Chattanooga, where I live with my husband and daughter, Della.
My professional career in photography has helped me to hone in on details, color, and composition, which in turn has enhanced my ability to capture the unique personalities of pets on paper. I'm equally drawn to realism and detail, and the vibrancy and movement of color and paint strokes. Together, they create pieces that speak to the viewer.
Westminster 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
Ewing Gallery: AI T.B.D.
This exhibition, curated by Julie Kress and Mark Stanley, professors in the College of Architecture and Design, exhibits the work of artists, designers, and architects whose work practice makes use of Artificial Intelligence.
The Ewing Gallery will be closed November 22-26 for the Thanksgiving holiday.
Location: The Ewing Gallery of Art + Architecture, 1715 Volunteer Boulevard
Times: M, T, W, F: 10am - 5pm, Thur: 10am - 7:30pm, Sun: 1-4pm
For more information: email@example.com | https://ewing-gallery.utk.edu
Marble Springs State Historic Site: Snowbirds: Winter Migrants to Tennessee and Their Life Histories
Marble Springs State Historic Site is excited to announce an engaging event, "Snowbirds: Winter Migrants to Tennessee and Their Life Histories," on both Saturday, November 4th and Sunday, November 12th, starting at 2:00 pm. Immerse yourself in a world of curiosity as we welcome local ornithologist Lucas Coe-Starr, known as the Oak Ridge Bird Man. As an ornithologist and TWS Certified Wildlife Biologist® based in beautiful Oak Ridge, Tennessee, Mr. Coe-Starr is a seasoned professional in the field. Attendees will have the unique opportunity to learn from a true local expert about the mesmerizing winter migrants to our region and their life histories. But that's not all; Marble Springs State Historic Site is not just a historic destination. It is also a flourishing arboretum and wildlife sanctuary, making it the best place to view and learn about the wildlife that surrounds us. This event offers an enriching experience set in a serene natural setting, where attendees can explore the world of these incredible birds and immerse themselves in the wonders of nature. This event is a must-attend for nature enthusiasts, bird lovers, and anyone curious about the fascinating world of winter migrants.
Marble Springs State Historic Site: 1220 West Governor John Sevier Highway, Knoxville, TN 37920. Information: 865-712-9076, www.marblesprings.net
Tomato Head: Exhibition by Andrew Godwin - Second Nature
A solo exhibition of paintings and works on paper.
Market Sq, Nov 5 - Dec 3
Kingston Pk, Dec 5 - Jan 9
Tomato Head, 12 Market Square (865-637-4067) and 7240 Kingston Pike, Suite 172 (865-584-1075), in Knoxville. Daily hours: 11 AM - 8:30 PM
Dogwood Arts: Fragile
Join us for the Opening Reception of 'Fragile', a group exhibition featuring sculptural and functional ceramics by 42 local + regional artists.
• First Friday (Nov. 3rd): 5-8PM
• First Friday (Dec. 1st) 5-7PM [Christmas Parade begins at 7PM]
'Fragile' is a juried exhibition featuring work by Cecilia Albert-Black, Saul Alpert-Abrams, Kendra Barth, Sophie Blondel, Joan Bontempo, Anna Boynton, Alex Broussard, Jordan Butzine, Kate Buuck, Jose Calabres, Jill Campbell, Marissa Childers, John E. Cole, Maggie Connolly, Morena Constantinou, Deborah Corley, Garrett Durland, Amy Evans, Lauren Farkas, Bailey Fritz, Maddison Graybill, Barron Hall, Amanda Humphreys, Jennifer Kaplan, Ellie Kotsianas Christner, Lisa Kurtz, Hsiu-yi Lai, Hannah Langer, Andrea Larsen, Frank Martin, Amanda McDonald, Emily Morin, Diahn Ott, Ashley Pegram, Caitlin Robinson, Tina Rosling, Maya Stansbury, Cindy Sugg, Kathleen Sutton, Colleen Tongco, Bryan Wilkerson, and Jacene Witzel.
Dogwood Arts, 123 W. Jackson Ave, Knoxville, TN 37902. Information: 865-637-4561, www.dogwoodarts123 W. Regular Gallery Hours: M-F | 9AM-5PM
Art Market Gallery: New Artists Feature
First Friday Reception: November 3rd, 5:30 – 9:00 pm
Introducing Our New Artists! Join us this First Friday in November for an enchanting reception and meet the talented thirteen artists who've recently joined the Art Market Gallery.
Painting/Drawing - Beverly Burdette, Addison Cate, Vincent Drake, Nicholas Russell
Photography - Yvonne Dalschen, Brian McDaniel, P. Daniel Preast, Ron Williams
Mixed Media - Julie Rabun
Clay - Deborah Corley, Cindy Sugg
Wood - Scott Angelucci
Fiber - Barbara Gamble
Art Market Gallery, 422 S. Gay St, Knoxville, TN 37902. Hours: Tu-Sa 11-6, Su 1-6. Information: 865-525-5265, www.artmarketgallery.net, www.Facebook.com/ArtMarketGallery
Rala: Fado Made by Jamie Chard Kowarick
We are excited to announce Fado Made by Jamie Chard Kowarick as our featured maker for the month of November! Jamie specializes in expertly hand crafted leather products that exude a timeless vintage charm, mixed with the perfect modern twist.
Please join us for the show opening from 6 to 8pm. Jamie's work will be on display November 3rd through the end of the month.
Rala: Regional and Local Artisans, 112 W. Jackson Ave, Knoxville, TN 37902. Hours: Mon-Thu & Sat 11-6, Fri 11-8, Sun 11-5. Information: 865-525-7888, https://shoprala.com or www.instagram.com/ShopRala
Arts & Culture Alliance: Fiber Works by Tim Bridges
The Arts & Culture Alliance is pleased to present new exhibitions at the Emporium Center in downtown Knoxville from November 3-25, 2023, including the biennial Master Woodworkers Show, November 3-5. A free gathering with the artists will take place on Friday, November 3, from 4:00-9:00 PM, followed by special weekend hours including Saturday, November 4, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM and Sunday, November 5, 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM. All exhibitions are free and open to the public.
This new exhibition features a collection of wall hangings, scarves, pillows, jewelry, should bags and apparel, all of which are based on traditional quilt patterns reimagined in a contemporary way. Sewing techniques include Mexican smocking, satin stitching, sprigging, and applique to create pieces that are all one-of-a-kind.
I am a lifelong fiber/fabric artist whose clothing designs are vibrant contemporary reinventions/reinterpretations and/or reflections of patterns found in Rococo and Art Deco architecture, coupled with and incorporating references to Appalachian quilting patterns and stitching. I work typically with used/recycled denim for its suppleness, hidden charm, and strength. Denim has demonstrated a willingness to be transformed, both in appearance and texture, creating a beautiful finale between the way it was originally designed and the way it looks after I have reinvented its form into a jacket, a handbag, a skirt, and/or perhaps a dress or even throw pillow. Much like a painter or sculptor, my designs can be recognized in my finished clothing, as much of each piece is hand stitched with reflective attention to details, such as thread colors and weight, embellishments such as beads, unique buttons and closures, and most importantly, interesting patterns within patterns. Some of my creations incorporate antique material reinvented for contemporary use.
Tim Bridges studied at the University of Tennessee, Tennessee Technological University, and the School of Fashion Design of Boston. He worked as a visual merchandising coordinator for several major department stores and spent several years designing costumes and sets for theater productions in Florida and Tennessee. He also designed wedding dresses and formal party wear. Bridges now devotes his time and skills to creating wearable art and home accessories in his inimitable style. He is a member of the Southern Highland Craft Guild and recently participated in an exhibit at the Appalachian Regional Commission in Washington as well as exhibitions sponsored by the Guild at the Folk Art Center in Asheville.
The exhibitions will be on display at the Emporium Center, 100 S. Gay Street, Knoxville, TN 37902. The Emporium is open to the public Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM and Saturday, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM. Please note, the Emporium will be closed Wednesday-Friday, November 22-24. Most of the works on exhibition will be for sale and may be purchased by visiting in person or the online shop at https://www.knoxalliance.store. For more information, please see www.knoxalliance.com or call (865) 523-7543