Calendar of Events

Monday, April 22, 2019

Culture Hair Studio: Works by Kelly M. Hider

  • April 5, 2019 — April 27, 2019

Category: Exhibitions & visual art and Free event

Culture Hair Studio will be featuring the works of Kelly M. Hider
www.kellyhider.com

Reception Fri Apr 5, 6-9 PM

115 S Gay St, downtown Knoxville. Open M-F 10-7 and Sat 10-5. https://www.culturehairstudioknox.com/ or (865) 622-7677

Post Modern Spirits: Exhibition by Carole Quin

  • April 5, 2019 — April 27, 2019

Category: Exhibitions & visual art and Free event

Opening reception April 5
Second reception April 27, 3-5 PM coinciding with Dogwood Arts

Time to celebrate with new Spring themed art & new Spring themed cocktails ~ swing by the tasting room for local painter Carole Quin’s exhibit “Spring in Appalachia” & grab a cocktail from our NEW Spring menu! Support #localart #drinklocal

205 West Jackson Ave, Knoxville, Tennessee 37902
(865) 437-3190 or https://www.facebook.com/postmodernspirits/

The Emporium Center: Knoxville Modern Quilt Guild Quilt Show 2019

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

A reception will take place on Friday, April 5, from 5:00-9:00 PM as part of First Friday activities.

The Knoxville Modern Quilt Guild (KMQG) exists for residents of Knoxville and surrounding areas who have an interest in modern design and quilting. The guild's mission is to provide a community where modern quilters can meet and share ideas while creating an environment that encourages creativity and acceptance. The KMQG was established in 2010 by Mary Beth Meadows as a member of the Modern Quilt Guild, which is made up of over 14,000 members in more than 200 guilds in 39 countries.

The exhibited quilts have all been made by Knoxville Modern Quilt Guild members using traditional means and featuring a modern aesthetic. To learn more about the guild, please visit http://knoxvillemqg.blogspot.com/ or www.facebook.com/KnoxvilleMQG.

On display at the Emporium Center, 100 S. Gay Street, in downtown Knoxville. Exhibition hours are Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM. CLOSED Friday April 19. Information: (865) 523-7543 or www.knoxalliance.com.

The Emporium Center: Framing the Scene: Seeing the Situation by Tom Owens & Marianne Woodside

Category: Exhibitions & visual art and Free event

A reception will take place on Friday, April 5, from 5:00-9:00 PM as part of First Friday activities.

A still photograph puts a frame around a moment frozen in time. It sits still, allowing and perhaps commanding the viewer to look at something real. One definition of realism is a “rejection of visionary”. Yet, photography done well is transcendent: extending the limits of ordinary experience. Seeing is the essence of photography. Seeing the situation may be when all the visual elements coalesce to produce something that engages the viewer. Henri Cartier-Bresson, the French humanist photographer, coined the term “the decisive moment”. In his book by that title, he defines the decisive moment: if a photograph is to communicate its subject in all its intensity, the relationship of forms must be rigorously established. Photography implies the recognition of a rhythm in the world of real things. What the eye does is to find and focus on the particular subject within the mass of reality; what the camera does is simply to register upon film the decision made by the eye. Photography must seize upon this moment and hold immobile the equilibrium of it.

As the title of this exhibit suggests, “Framing the scene, Seeing the situation,” (inspired by and adapted from Eudora Welty’s text, On Writing) represents the hope of Tom Owens and Marianne Woodside to extend the images in this exhibit beyond the moment and the frame. The movements inward and outward represent aspects of the viewer experience and help make personal meaning of the images seen and experienced. The two photographers often have different styles and approaches to their work, yet they hope the transcendence from real to something curious, interesting, attractive, humorous, or even disturbing engages each viewer.

On display at the Emporium Center, 100 S. Gay Street, in downtown Knoxville. Exhibition hours are Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM. CLOSED Friday April 19. Information: (865) 523-7543 or www.knoxalliance.com.

The Emporium Center: Judy Overholt Wheeler: Putting the Pieces Together – Mosaic Art

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

A reception will take place on Friday, April 5, from 5:00-9:00 PM as part of First Friday activities.

As I sit here by the sand and water, I am thinking even the beach is an example of putting pieces—little grains of sand—together to make a beautiful place for us to enjoy. Much of life is made up of putting pieces together, whether it is getting dressed in the morning, putting breakfast on the table, or planning a project. In my mosaic art, it is about cutting and placing tesserae (pieces of glass, ceramics, smalti, etc.) to make pieces of beauty for people to enjoy.

Judy Overholt Wheeler is a retired teacher, principal, and supervisor; mother, wife, and grandmother; and a self-taught mosaic artist. She has learned through working with other mosaic artists, taking classes, and researching the components of art. Her first class and inspiration came from Sharra Frank, a Minneapolis mosaic artist. She has also learned from artists in North Carolina, Minnesota, South Carolina, and Tennessee. Once she began doing mosaic art, she was “hooked” and loves creating the pieces as they come to life. Wheeler’s art has placed first and honorable mention in the Farragut Art Shows, and she previously exhibited at the Emporium in 2017. She is available to teach small classes out of her home studio. For more information, visit www.facebook.com/Judys-Glass-Mosaics-1059875880692229.

On display at the Emporium Center, 100 S. Gay Street, in downtown Knoxville. Exhibition hours are Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM. CLOSED Friday April 19. Information: (865) 523-7543 or www.knoxalliance.com.

The Emporium Center: Pam Hamilton: The Woman Within

Category: Exhibitions & visual art and Free event

A reception will take place on Friday, April 5, from 5:00-9:00 PM as part of First Friday activities.

With varying degrees of abstraction, I paint about silence and solitude – essential moments in life. You will sometimes see other figures share the space, as solitude is only one facet of our lives. The surface of the painting is critical, and I spend time with the texture and colors. Embracing the unexpected, layers are built up, wiped off, and painted over. My appreciation for things aging and well-worn shows through in the hints of cracking paint and textured surfaces that evolve as I work.

This partial collection of paintings by Pam Hamilton is a celebration of women and the strength that comes from within. The exhibition features acrylic and mixed media paintings on canvas. Rough texture and cracking paint underline the contrast to the femininity of Hamilton’s figures.

Pam Hamilton is a visual artist born and raised in the Midwest. In 2016, she relocated to the Southeast and now calls Knoxville home. She received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Southern Illinois University, specializing in illustration and visual communications. Hamilton’s work has been the subject of solo exhibitions throughout the Midwest. She has participated in numerous group exhibitions in both Chicago and Knoxville. Her work can be found in private collections internationally. She has received numerous awards and grants for her work. Presently, Hamilton creates art out of her home studio. She has curated exhibitions in both Chicago and Knoxville, taught classes, and mentored up-and-coming artists. For more information, visit www.pamhamiltonart.com.

On display at the Emporium Center, 100 S. Gay Street, in downtown Knoxville. Exhibition hours are Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM. CLOSED Friday April 19. Information: (865) 523-7543 or www.knoxalliance.com.

The Emporium Center: YARDAGE by Emily Doane, Melissa Everett, Ashley Beals Pace, Sarah Shebaro, Megan Stair, and Coral Grace Turner

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

A reception will take place on Friday, April 5, from 5:00-9:00 PM as part of First Friday activities.

YARDAGE by Emily Doane, Melissa Everett, Ashley Beals Pace, Sarah Shebaro, Megan Stair, and Coral Grace Turner

Yardage is defined as a distance or length measured in yards, but more casually refers to an amount of material to be used for making something, most commonly fabric or textiles. In this exhibition, six artists, coming from different disciplines and training, each create their own yardage using techniques such as screen printing, digital printing, shibori, and resist.

The development of pattern can be perfected with computer design and digital printing processes or be the framework through which hand printed or resisted fabrics are inherently one of a kind. All of them, examples of surface design, are able to be transformed into a variety of objects. In this exhibition, there will be both yardage and objects made with yardage designed by the artists.

On display at the Emporium Center, 100 S. Gay Street, in downtown Knoxville. Exhibition hours are Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM. CLOSED Friday April 19. Information: (865) 523-7543 or www.knoxalliance.com.

HoLa Hora Latina: Work by Helio Flores

Category: Exhibitions & visual art and Free event

Opening Fri Apr 5, 5-9 PM

Honoring Spanish novelist Miguel de Cervantes as part of the International Day of the Book (April 23) and featuring artist Helio Flores.

Call for gallery hours. HoLa Hora Latina, 100 S. Gay Street, Suite 112, Knoxville, TN 37902. Information: 865-335-3358, www.holahoralatina.org

Dogwood Arts: Dogwood Trails, Open Gardens & Camera Sites

Category: Free event, Kids & family and Science & nature

Knoxville’s iconic dogwood trails date back to 1955 and today cover more than 85 miles in 12 neighborhoods throughout the city. Take a drive, a walk, or a bike ride and enjoy the scenic natural beauty of our region!

Covenant Health is the official health and fitness sponsor of Dogwood Arts and they are pleased to present a limited edition patch to folks who want to take steps toward better health and fitness on Dogwood Walking Trails.

2019 Featured Trail | Farragut
While you may begin your journey by following a path of pink, you will discover so much more when you experience the Farragut Dogwood Trail, featuring 7.9 miles and nearly 500 homes with impeccably maintained yards. The path begins near Willow Creek Golf Course and the entrance to Fox Den subdivision, deep in the heart of Farragut. Continuing to Country Manor subdivision, you’ll see newer construction highlighted by these darling dogwoods, in addition to other flowering trees that provide shade and character to the scenery. In Village Green subdivision, the trail is transformed into a historic experience. Modeled after Colonial Williamsburg, the neighborhood features carefully maintained landscapes surrounding homes with classic American features. Enjoy your passage through Farragut’s bounteous blooms!

https://www.dogwoodarts.com/trails-and-gardens/
Dogwood Arts information: 865-637-4561, https://www.dogwoodarts.com

East Tennessee Historical Society: A Home for Our Past

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Category: Exhibitions & visual art and History & heritage

When the Museum of East Tennessee History opened in 1993, it fulfilled a shared vision to preserve and interpret the region’s rich history for the benefit of all, a vision first articulated a century and a half earlier. On May 5, 1834, Dr. J.G.M. Ramsey addressed a group of a historically-minded citizens gathered for the first annual meeting of the East Tennessee Historical and Antiquarian Society. Concerned that many of the participants in Tennessee’s early history were passing away and with them their memories, Ramsey issued a call to action: “Let us hasten to redeem the time that is lost.”

Today, 185 years later, Dr. J.G.M. Ramsey’s plea to save Tennessee’s past continues to reverberate in the galleries of the East Tennessee Historical Society’s museum, a permanent home for our region’s cherished stories, traditions, and artifacts. The East Tennessee Historical Society actively began collecting artifacts and producing award-winning interpretive exhibits in 1993, which has now grown to more than 15,000 artifacts housed within the East Tennessee History Center. In this special exhibition, ETHS is excited to highlight East Tennessee’s unique history through a variety of artifacts, with at least one exhibited item from each year of ETHS’s active 25 years of collections, most of which are on display for the first time.

The exhibition, celebrating the 25th anniversary of the founding of the Museum of East Tennessee History and the tenth of the signature exhibition “Voices of the Land: The People of East Tennessee,” includes more than thirty-five artifacts and numerous photographs and illustrations representative of East Tennessee’s unique history. Some of the items include an 1883 Springfield penny-farthing, the first apparatus to be called a “bicycle”; an 1822 artificial hand that belonged to a teacher from Union County; a silver coffee and tea service from the East Tennessee and Virginia Railroad presented to Superintendent James Baker Hoxsie upon his retirement in 1866; a coverlet woven by one of the famed Walker sisters of Greenbrier; a shirt stating “Healing in the name of Jesus. Take up serpents, Acts 2:38” worn during religious services practicing snake handling in Cocke County; an 1817 bead necklace belonging to Eliza Sevier, the wife of Templin Ross and the granddaughter of both John Sevier and Cherokee Chief Oconostota; a 1907 baseball uniform from a coal town’s team in Marrion County; and the distinctive backdrop and wall clock from WBIR-TV variety program "The Cas Walker Farm & Home Show." The exhibit also features a brilliant display of East Tennessee furniture, textiles, folk art, instruments, and vintage toys.

New artifacts have been added to the exhibition for its extension, including a flag of the 39th Tennessee Regiment from the Battle of Horseshoe Bend; Civil War field drum, drumsticks, and daguerreotype that belonged to Martin E. Parmelle, Knoxville's last Civil War veteran; a Tennessee muzzle-loading percussion rifle; a “Pots of Flowers” quilt attributed to Mary Jane Spangler Green that is said to have been hidden under her dress in Civil War raids to prevent being taken by Union soldiers; a wood-fired face jug by local potter Peter Rose; an 1825-1850 pie safe from the border of Greene and Hawkins Counties; a 1902 oak basket from the Riverdale Community of East Knoxville; a 1930s roadside sign for Indian Cave, the Grainger County tourist attraction; and paintings by Charles Krutch, Jim Gray, and Lucile Smith.

East Tennessee Historical Society, 601 S. Gay Street, Knoxville, TN 37902. Museum hours: M-F 9-4, Sa 10-4, Su 1-5. Information: 865-215-8824, www.easttnhistory.org

Brandon Woods: Eureka (1.0)

  • April 2, 2019 — April 30, 2019

Category: Exhibitions & visual art and Free event

Brandon Woods presents Eureka (1.0), an exhibition of hard-edge, geometric abstract paintings on linen which investigate the impact of language on perception and the development of meaning through bold fields of saturated colors. The result of Woods’ interdisciplinary approach to painting, these works were created through the use of his innovative Eureka algorithm—a chance-based, linear process which produces data determining the works’ colors and compositions. Approaching this data as a definition for the finished work, Woods’ intuitive responses throughout his painting process serve as a metaphor for the viewer’s cognitive and psychological processes in analyzing and interpreting abstract visual information. https://www.brandonwoodsart.com

On exhibition throughout the month of April in Rothrock, the bookstore to the immediate right as you enter the library. At Lawson McGhee Knox County Public Library, 500 W Church Ave, Knoxville, TN 37902. Gallery Hours: Monday-Saturday: 10:30am-4:30pm, Sunday: 1:00pm-4:00pm (closed April 19-21)

Dogwood Arts: Art In Public Places

Category: Exhibitions & visual art and Free event

Dogwood Arts Art In Public Places - Temporary Sculpture Exhibition

An exhibition of large-scale outdoor sculptures in downtown Knoxville, the McGhee Tyson Airport, Zoo Knoxville, and Oak Ridge. The annual rotating installation is one of many Dogwood Arts programs focused on providing access to the arts for everyone, promoting awareness of the strong visual arts community thriving in our region, and creating a vibrant and inspiring environment for residents and visitors to experience.

Sculpture installation will take place March 22-23, 2019.

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

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