Calendar of Events
Monday, November 20, 2023
Farragut Parks and Recreation: Lite the Park
From dusk to 10 p.m. nightly from Nov. 20 to Jan. 1, thousands of holiday lights will twinkle along Campbell Station Road from Founders Park, 405 N Campbell Station Rd, to the Campbell Station Inn, 11409 Kingston Pike, as part of Light the Park. The fun begins with Countdown to Light the Park from 5:30-7 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 20. Free live entertainment, crafts and refreshments will keep us warm as we wait for Santa to flip the big switch!
UT College of Music: New Sound Concert Series
New music from members of the University of Tennessee composition studio!
Natalie Haslam Music Center, Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall
Pivot Point Gallery: Featuring Alessandra Page
Opening Thursday November 16 5-7pm
I'm a primarily self-taught pastelist who moved to Tennessee in the late autumn of 2020 after decades on the coast of Maine I paint both en plein air and in the studio. My work unabashedly steps away from social commentary. I paint calm. I fall in love with the light and let it define what I'll paint. Because of that emotion I often think of my paintings as intimate portraits of the subject.
Pivot Point Gallery, 15 Emory Place, Knoxville, TN 37917. Information: 865-248-0050, www.pivotpointgallery.com
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.
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
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
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