Calendar of Events

Friday, August 1, 2014

Art Market Gallery: “First Edition: Copper Additions” August Exhibit

  • August 1, 2014 — August 31, 2014
  • Reception August 1, 5:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Category: Exhibitions & visual art and Free event

“First Edition: Copper Additions” is the title of collaborative work by mixed-media artist Lynnda Tenpenny and copper jeweler Kathy Bradley, which will be on display at the Art Market Gallery for the month of August. An opening reception for this featured exhibition will be held during Downtown Knoxville’s monthly First Friday Art Walk.

Art Market Gallery, 422 S. Gay St, Knoxville, TN 37902. Hours: Tuesday-Saturday 11AM-6PM, Sunday 1-5PM. Information: 865-525-5265, www.artmarketgallery.net

Bliss Home: First Friday: Knoxville artist, Kate Moore

  • August 1, 2014 — August 31, 2014
  • Reception August 1, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Category: Exhibitions & visual art, Free event and Fundraisers

Bliss Home is pleased to present Knoxville artist, Kate Moore, for August's First Friday. Bliss Home, located at 29 Market Square, will host an opening reception on Friday, August 1st from 6pm to 9pm. Complimentary Steamboat Sandwiches will be provided and Kate's art will be featured for the month of August.

Starting with a simple love for crayons, Kate decided from a young age she needed to build her life around art. Kate grew into an artist by exploring different mediums, and dabbling in painting and drawing, until she found her own voice as an artist in graphic design. From custom wedding invitations to small business branding, Kate has spent the last six years perfecting her graphic design skills at her studio, Kate Moore Creative, located on the 100 block of Gay Street.

Kate's August exhibit features a fun collection of words and color that will make viewers smile for two reasons. Not only will Kate's fun art bring a smile to viewers' faces, each purchase of Kate's art will provide ONE MEAL to a hungry tummy in East Tennessee, through the efforts of Second Harvest Food Bank.

Bliss Home, 29 Market Square, Knoxville, TN 37902. Information: 865-329-8868, www.shopinbliss.com

Arts & Culture Alliance: "A Visual Experience"

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  • August 1, 2014 — August 30, 2014
  • Reception Aug. 1, 5:00-9:00PM, Sat, 11:00AM-3:00PM
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Category: Exhibitions & visual art and Free event

The Arts & Culture Alliance is pleased to present a new exhibition entitled “A Visual Experience” by Art Group 21, featuring original watercolor, oil, acrylic, pencil, pastel, mixed media, collage, and more by 21 local artists. The exhibition will be displayed in the main gallery of the Emporium Center in downtown Knoxville from August 1-30, 2014. A public reception will take place as part of First Friday activities on Friday, August 1, from 5:00-9:00 PM with complimentary hors d’oeuvres provided by Qdoba Mexican Grill and Jason’s Deli. The First Friday reception also features a flamenco dance performance by Pasión Flamenco from 6:00-6:45 PM and a Jazz Jam Session hosted by Vance Thompson and Friends from 7:00-9:00 PM, both in the Black Box Theatre.

Artists featured in the exhibition include: Mary Ann Aken, Paula Browning, Bonnie Cadotte, Lana Daverman, Genie Even, Pat Fitzgerald, Jean Gregory, Suzanne Jack, Barbara Johnson, Judy Jorden, Carol LaBudde, Elaine Marcel-Culbert, Ina Sue Marlin, Susan Miller, Brenda Mills, Emilia Pickett, Janice Pybas, Betsy Spooner, Fran Thie, and Sue B. Thomas.

“A Visual Experience” will be on display at the Emporium Center, 100 S. Gay Street. Gallery hours are Monday-Friday 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM and Saturday 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM. For more information, please contact the Arts & Culture Alliance at (865) 523-7543, or visit the Web site at www.knoxalliance.com.

Arts & Culture Alliance: Opposites Attract by Tom Owens and Marianne Woodside

Category: Exhibitions & visual art and Free event

The Arts & Culture Alliance is pleased to present a new exhibition of photography entitled “Opposites Attract” by local artists Tom Owens and Marianne Woodside. Inspiration for the exhibition grew out of conversations at the Golden Roast coffee shop on the UT campus. Over the past several years, Owens and Woodside have shared ideas about art, critiqued one another’s images, and marveled over the serendipity involved in photography. While their styles contrast, they appreciate the way the black & white, bold color, and texture all invite the viewer into various spaces and times. The exhibition will be displayed in the Balcony gallery of the Emporium Center in downtown Knoxville from August 1-30, 2014. A public reception will take place as part of First Friday activities on Friday, August 1, from 5:00-9:00 PM with complimentary hors d’oeuvres provided by The Melting Pot. The First Friday reception also features a flamenco dance performance by Pasión Flamenco from 6:00-6:45 PM and a Jazz Jam Session hosted by Vance Thompson and Friends from 7:00-9:00 PM, both in the Black Box Theatre.

Tom Owens lives in Knoxville and has been taking pictures for work and fun for more than 45 years. He became interested photography in 1968 while learning from a friend, Don Dudenbostel, who worked for the Daily Beacon. He began working at The University of Tennessee in 1985, and in 1999, he became Director of the Video and Photography Center which is part of the Office of Communications and Marketing. One aspect of his photography is the element of surprise involved with the work; you don’t know how things might turn out just looking in the viewfinder. The images in this exhibition mostly focus on patterns, reflections, textures and shadows in architecture and nature; with some pictures of interesting people. When not at work or out taking pictures, Owens enjoys hiking, reading, and running.

Marianne Woodside resides in Knoxville and teaches at the University of Tennessee in Counselor Education. She loves the outdoors; the natural beauty of East Tennessee provides inspiration for living in the moment and seeking a calm and peaceful approach to life. She translates this into her photography as she integrates light, shadows, reflections, color, and shapes to form digital images of both nature and the man-made in naturalistic and informal settings. The images range from the realistic to the abstract. Woodside shows and sells her work locally.

“Opposites Attract” will be on display at the Emporium Center, 100 S. Gay Street. Gallery hours are Monday-Friday 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM and Saturday 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM. For more information, please contact the Arts & Culture Alliance at (865) 523-7543, or visit the Web site at www.knoxalliance.com.

HoLa Hora Latina: First Friday: HoLa Festival Posters

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Category: Exhibitions & visual art and Free event

Enjoy a beautiful collection of festival posters in celebration of HoLa Festival's 15th year anniversary and make sure to say hello to the talented artists who created them.

HoLa Hora Latina, 100 S. Gay Street, Suite 109, Knoxville, TN 37902. Information: 865-335-3358, www.holaknoxville.org, www.holafestival.org

Clayton Center Theatre Festival

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Category: Festivals & special events and Theatre

Join us at the Clayton Center for the Arts for weekend of extravagant performances!
Friday, August 1 - Sunday, August 3, 2014Friday Performances

7pm Foothills Community Players Presents
"A Midsummer Night's Dream"
7:30pm Athens Theatre presents
"Vanities"
8pm Word Player's presents
"Woman Called Truth"

Saturday Performances
11am Primary Players presents
"Unplugged"
1pm Foothills Community Players Presents
"A Midsummer Night's Dream"
2pm Word Player's presents
"Woman Called Truth"
3pm Athens Theatre presents
"Vanities"
7pm Theatre Knoxville presents
"Proof"
7:30pm Primary Players presents
"Unplugged"
8pm Footlight Productions presents
"Red Velvet Cake Wars"

Sunday Performances
1pm Primary Players presents
"Unplugged"
2pm Theatre Knoxville presents
"Proof"
2pm Footlight Productions presents
"Red Velvet Cake Wars"

There will be vendors joining the festivities so bring your appetite! Check our website and newsletters to get the latest updates!

For more information and to purchase tickets please call the Clayton Center Box Office at (865) 981-8590 or visit our website www.claytonartscenter.com

Athens Area Council for the Arts: Vanities

  • August 1, 2014 — August 2, 2014

Category: Theatre

ACT takes Vanities to the Clayton Center in Maryville, TN. Starring Whitney Coe, Lindsey Kimball, and Lauren Brown Shepherd, Vanities explores the ups and downs of friendship between three small-town women. Funny and thought-provoking, Vanities is great entertainment for girls night out. For mature audiences. Tickets available in July.

Athens Area Council for the Arts: 320 North White Street, Athens, TN, 37303. Info: 423-745-8781, www.athensartscouncil.org

The WordPlayers: "A Woman Called Truth"

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Category: Theatre

The WordPlayers Presents: "A Woman Called Truth" on Aug 1 @ 8:00 pm & Sat, Aug 2 @ 2:00 pm as part of the 4th Annual Theatre Festival at the Clayton Center for the arts, 502 East Lamar Alexander Pkwy., Maryville. For tickets, call 865.981.8590 or visit claytonartscenter.com. (Please use Promo Code: TRUTH when ordering tickets)

A Woman Called Truth, by Sandra Fenichel Asher, is a story of the life and achievements of Sojourner Truth. The play begins at the 1851 women’s rights convention in Akron, Ohio. We then go back in time to 1797 and travel with Sojourner as she remembers some of the extraordinary experiences that shaped her life. We get a glimpse of her highly cruel and unjust treatment as a slave. We experience how she bravely took her freedom and how she fought to free her son. At the end of the play, we learn how she became “Sojourner Truth” and get a taste of her dynamic spirit as an orator.

Tickets: Adults: $15, Students $12, Festival Pass: Adults: $40, Students: $25 (See as many shows as you like. Pass available only by calling the Box Office @ 865-981-8590)

The WordPlayers: Information: 865-539-2490, www.wordplayers.org

Gallery 1010: Ukrainian Print Portfolio to be Exhibited This First Friday

  • August 1, 2014 — August 2, 2014

Category: Exhibitions & visual art and Free event

Gallery 1010 will be showing an exhibition of original prints produced by students from The National Academy of Fine Arts in Lviv, Ukraine. The prints in this portfolio address themes of pressure and resistance in relation to the social and political situation that has been unfolding in Ukraine over the last several months. The show consists of 58 original prints on paper in a variety of techniques that represent a diverse interpretation of the theme.

This exhibition was organized by James Boychuk-Hunter, a graduate student in printmaking at The University of Tennessee and Vasyl Kosiv, a Professor of Graphic Design at The National Academy of Fine Arts in Lviv.

The opening reception for this exhibition will be on Friday, August 1st from 6-9pm. In addition, the gallery will be open from 12- 4pm Saturday August 2nd.

For more information, contact James Boychuk-Hunter, jamespbhunter@gmail.com

Gallery 1010, 113 S. Gay Street, Knoxville, TN 37902. Information: http://sunsite.utk.edu/gallery1010

A1LabArts: Tribute to Lee Jines

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Category: Exhibitions & visual art, Free event and Kids & family

A celebration and party dedicated to the life and artwork of Lee Jines. Lee passed away April 27 2014. His friends and family are dedicating a first Friday show at A1LabArts to share and commemorate his truly awesome life/art.

There will be an open mic at 9pm for anyone who would like to say a few words or has a spoken piece to share. Doris Ivy will be reading her poem, "Lee Holding Court on Chicago Avenue". We welcome any other poems or stories!

Also, we want everyone to have a piece of Lee's art. So, we will have all of his work starting at $40 and up.

A1LabArts @ the Center for Creative Minds, 23 Emory Place, Knoxville, TN 37917. Information: www.a1labarts.org

Tennessee Riverboat Company: First Friday Cruise

  • August 1, 2014
  • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Category: Exhibitions & visual art

Deluxe Dinner Cruise on the Knoxville Star. Several artists on the upper level displaying their work: Dawn Hawkins, Elena Ganusova and Inna Nasonova. The dinner cruise will be Boarding at 6:30 pm, leaving the dock at 7:00 pm, and returning at 9:00 pm.

Cost is $39.75 plus tax. The dinner cruise will feature slow roasted Prime Rib buffet, Baked Chicken Breast, Tossed Garden Salad, Baked Potatoes, Pacific Blend Vegetable Medley, Green Beans Almandine, Fresh Baked rolls, and Chef's choice of dessert. This will be a 2 hour cruise. DJ with music and lots of fun. Those interested can call the Tennessee Riverboat Company for cruise pricing at 865-525-7827.

Friends of the Bijou Membership Campaign

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Category: Festivals & special events, Free event and Music

Join us on the U.S. Cellular Stage at the Bijou Theatre for First Friday, August 1, as we kick off our 100 Donors in 100 Days Friends of the Bijou membership campaign. Food, music and tours will be provided. We'll also have a drawing for two tickets to an upcoming Bijou show or a free Friend of the Bijou membership at 7 p.m. and 8 p.m. respectively. Tours of the Bijou Theatre will begin at 6:30 p.m. and run every half hour until 8:30 p.m. More details to come about our featured musicians and artist, but please mark your calendars now and join us in August! For more info contact: Amanda Womac Amanda@KnoxBijou.com

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