Calendar of Events
Tuesday, November 14, 2023
Knoxville Civil War Roundtable
November 14—David Goetz, Historian & Author, “Ever the Gray Ghost: Colonel John Singleton Mosby and the Lincoln Conspiracies”
December 12—Jim Ogden, Chief Historian, Chickamauga & Chattanooga NMP, TBA
The Knoxville Civil War Roundtable is a organization dedicated to remembering and studying the Civil War in East Tennessee. Meetings are held at the Bearden Banquet Hall (5806 Kingston Pike). A dinner buffet is served at 6:30 p.m. Cost is $17 for members and $20 for nonmembers. Reservations must be made or cancelled not later than 11:00 am on the day before the meeting. Call (865) 671-9001 to make or cancel reservations.
Cost (for those not dining) is $5 for members and $8 for nonmembers.
The normal schedule of events at each meeting is as follows:
6:30 p.m. - Buffet Dinner
7:15 p.m. - Roundtable Business
7:30 p.m. - Speaker + Questions/Discussion
8:45 p.m. - Adjournment
Pellissippi: Fall Instrumental Concert
Fall 2023 Concert Series - All concerts start at 7 p.m. in the Clayton Performing Arts Center. All concerts are FREE and open to the public.
Tuesday, November 14: Fall Instrumental Concert
Tuesday, Nov 21: Fall Jazz Concert
Thursday, November 30: Holiday Spectacular
Hardin Valley Campus of Pellissippi State: 10915 Hardin Valley Road, Knoxville, TN 37932. Bagwell Center Gallery hours: M-F 9-5. Information: 865-694-6405, www.pstcc.edu/arts
Knoxville History Project: An Evening with Warren Dockter
Tuesday, November 14 at 6:00 p.m. at Maple Hall, 414 S. Gay St.
On Tuesday, Nov. 14, our regular second Tuesday of the month at Maple Hall, will be our setting for An Evening with Dr. Warren Dockter. The current chief of the East Tennessee Historical Society is a distinguished scholar with a background unlike that of any predecessor. A Grainger County native, Dr. Dockter (he does not mind if you call him that) has spent most of his adult life in England, where he became known as a scholar of the life and times of Winston Churchill, as author and editor of several books about the globally significant prime minister, writer, and historian. We’ll let Warren talk about whatever he wants to, but we expect ETHS, its past, present, and future, will be central to it. Come have a drink and perhaps some supper, and think of a question. Free program.
Knoxville History Project: 865-300-4559, www.Knoxvillehistoryproject.org
UT School of Art: Artist Lecture with Stacy Kranitz
Lecture: Tuesday November 14, 5:30-6:30 PM
Art and Architecture Building, Room 109.
Stacy Kranitz was born in Kentucky and currently lives in the Appalachian Mountains of eastern Tennessee. She will be lecturing in Knoxville on Tuesday, November 14, at 5 PM in Room 109 of the Art + Architecture building and the following day she will be spending time with students in classes and studios.
She is a 2020 Guggenheim Fellow. Her work was shortlisted for the Louis Roederer Discovery Award in 2019. She has presented solo exhibitions of her photographs at the Diffusion Festival of Photography in Cardiff, Wales, the Rencontres d’Arles in Arles, France, the Cortona on the Move festival in Cortona, Italy and the Tennessee Triennial. Her photographs are in several public collections, including the Harvard Art Museum, the Museum of Fine Art, Houston, and Duke Universities, Archive of Documentary Arts.
Kranitz works as an assignment photographer for publications including Time, National Geographic, the New York Times, Vanity Fair, the Atlantic and Mother Jones. Her first monograph, As it Was Give(n) to Me, was published by Twin Palms in 2022. It was shortlisted for a Paris Photo – Aperture First Photobook Award.
Art and Architecture Building, Room 109, 1715 Volunteer Boulevard, Knoxville, TN 37996
Bijou Theatre: Morning Pointe Foundation: Seniors Got Talent
Morning Pointe Foundation's Seniors Got Talent showcase celebrates the performing talents of local seniors age 62+. A variety of acts will grace the stage to sing, dance, play instruments and more. The winner receives $500! Ticket sales go directly to the Morning Pointe Foundation, a nonprofit, to fund clinical scholarships and support caregiver educational programs. https://www.facebook.com/events/1585681268927737/
Bijou Theatre, 803 S. Gay Street, Knoxville, TN 37902. Information/tickets: 865-522-0832, https://knoxbijou.org/
Farragut Parks and Recreation: Great Turkey Hunt
For the week of Nov. 13-18, the Great Turkey Hunt is happening throughout Farragut’s parks and Ralph McGill Plaza.
If you find a turkey, take a picture with it, and show the picture to the staff at the front desk of the Farragut Community Center, 239 Jamestowne Blvd #20, to receive a small prize. Keep an eye out for an extra-special bird sneaking around the parks. A blue-and-green Farragut-themed turkey will be moving to a different park each day, and a picture with this colorful bird will automatically enter you in a drawing for a fall gift basket!
For clues about the turkeys’ whereabouts or for more information about the event, visit farragutparksandrec.org/turkey.
The District Gallery: The Big Tiny Show
THE BIG TINY SHOW - A SMALL WORKS EXHIBIT
We are excited to announce the Big Tiny Show is back! The Big Tiny Show is a national juried exhibition of small 2D works, opening Friday, November 10, 2023. The Big Tiny Show will include works from established and emerging artists, in a variety of subject matter, media, and expression. The focus of the Big Tiny Show is to celebrate the power of delightfully tiny original art. Each original work of art has a history and a story that we’re excited to share with our clients. It is our aim to make these tiny, but mighty, original works accessible to anyone and everyone.
GALLERY HOURS: Tues – Fri: 10:00 – 5:30 and Sat: 10:00 – 4:00
5113 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37919, 865-200-4452
West Park Baptist Church: Inspired! A Theatrical Event
Inspired! Inspired! is a theatrical event that tells the true stories behind the famous songs we have all come to love. Included are “Amazing Grace,” “It is Well With My Soul,” and “I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day.”
It will world-premiere in the HUB at West Park Baptist Church at 8833 Middlebrook Pike, for six performances: Nov. 9, 10, 16, 17 at 7:30 and Nov. 11 & 18 at 2 pm. The cast will then take the play to the Palace Theatre in Crossville to help raise funds for the C5 Christian Counseling Center of Cumberland County, Nov. 28 at 7 pm.
TICKETS AVAILABLE AT BOX OFFICE OR ONLINE AT:
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.
Knoxville Jazz Orchestra: Jazz at The Emporium
Free Admission! Tuesdays at 7 PM at the Emporium, 100 S. Gay Street.
Admission is free, but show up early to get a good seat.
Nov 7: Denin Koch Trio
Nov 14: Terry Washington
Nov 21: Braden Jones
Nov 28: Vance Thompson
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