Calendar of Events
Monday, March 10, 2014
St. John's Cathedral: Noonday Concerts
Monday, March 10, 2014 – 12:05 p.m. Noonday Vocal Recital by Steve Boyce, tenor, assisted by Anna Thomas, flute, and John Purifoy, piano
Monday, March 17, 2014 – 12:05 p.m. Noonday Piano (St. Patrick’s) Recital by pianists Cynthia and Danny Brian
Monday, March 24, 2014 – 12:05 p.m. Noonday Woodwind Recital (Sorry, I don’t have names as yet.)
Monday, April 14, 2014 – 12:05 p.m. Noonday Handbell Recital by St. John’s Cathedral Bellringers
Monday, April 28, 2014 – 12:05 p.m. Noonday Violin, Cello and Piano Recital (Sorry, I don’t have names as yet.)
All concerts are free and open to the public at St. John’s Cathedral, Cumberland and Walnut, in downtown Knoxville. Info: email@example.com
HoLa Hora Latina: Cinema HoLa presents The Official Story
La Historia Oficial - 110 min Drama | History | War - Nov 1985 (Argentina)
This feature film deals with the story of an upper middle class Argentine history professor and her husband who live in Buenos Aires with an adapted child. The mother comes to realize that her daughter may be the child of a couple of "desaparecidos," the victims of forced disappearances that occurred during Argentina's last military dictatorships (1976-1983). Among several other international awards, it won the Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film at the 58th Academy Awards. In Spanish with English subtitles.
What is Cinema HoLa? Movies that in some ways highlight aspects of Hispanic culture: whether serious or just plain fun, HoLa Cinema is always relevant. A place to bring your friends, or to come alone and meet new friends. An Informal pre-movie gathering where Spanish-speaking is optional / a fun way to practice your Spanish if Spanish is not your native language. An opportunity for lively interactions about the movie in the post-film discussion. Great food, prepared especially for the occasion - sometimes a complete meal, or sometimes only dessert. Always on the second Monday of the month, unless otherwise noted (check HoLa FB). The movie starts at 7 pm and the (bilingual) discussion follows the movie. Cost: $6.00 ($5.00 for HoLa members) for movie, dinner and beverages. Wine is complimentary. Help us plan better by letting us know if you will be attending Call 865-335-3358 by March 7 or e-mail: CASAHOLA@holafestival.org
HoLa Hora Latina, 100 S. Gay Street, Suite 109, Knoxville, TN 37902. Info: 865-335-3358, www.holafestival.org
Tennessee Theatre: George Thorogood & The Destroyers
2120 South Michigan Avenue, home of Chicago’s Chess Records, may be the most important address in the bloodline of the blues and rock ‘n’ roll. It serves as the title to George Thorogood’s electrifying salute to the Chess label and its immortal artists. On 2120 South Michigan Avenue, he offers a full-length homage to the label that bred his style with interpretations of 10 Chess classics.
UT School of Music: Yizhak Schotten, viola
Yizhak Schotten, viola, Guest artist; Professor of Viola at University of Michigan; accompanied by UT Music faculty Eileen Downey, piano; UT Professor of Cello, Wesley Baldwin, will also perform. Professor Schotten studied with famous violist William Primrose, whose brilliant performances inspired more composers to feature the viola as a solo instrument.
Monday, March 10 at 8:00 p.m.
Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie L. Haslam Music Center, 1741 Volunteer Blvd on the UT campus. Unless otherwise noted, concerts are FREE and open to the public. *For individual or small group performances, please check the web site or call the day of the event for updates or cancellations: 865-974-5678, www.music.utk.edu/events. View additional UT Music concerts and events including all student recitals on the website.
WDVX: Tennessee Shines Radio Show
CD release show for Knoxville’s own Paul Brewster (The Knoxville Grass, The Pinnacle Boys, The Osborne Brothers, Ricky Skaggs) on the occasion of his second solo CD, 5-Minute Heartache + Wordplay guest Jayne Morgan
Tennessee Shines is a weekly radio show performed live for an in-studio audience at the Knoxville Visitor Center Mondays at 7pm and broadcast live on WDVX FM and WDVX.com. Hosts are Bob Deck and Paige Travis. Tickets are $10, free for students with valid ID and children ages 14 and under. Tickets are available in advance at the WDVX Blue Plate Special, noon weekdays and Saturdays at the Knoxville Visitor Center, or at the door beginning at 6 p.m. on the night of the show. For more information, visit WDVX.com.
Information: 865-544-1029, www.wdvx.com, http://www.tennesseeshines.com
Knox County Public Library: Annual Used Book Sale
Annual Used Book Sale: March 8-16, 2014
Over 100,000 books go on sale each March at the Knoxville Convention & Exhibition Center, 501 W. Henley Street, Knoxville, TN 37902. The sale is located in Exhibit Hall #1 on the downstairs level of the Holiday Inn Select, facing World’s Fair Park Drive. All proceeds benefit the Knox County Public Library.
Members Only Day: Saturday, March 8, 2014, 11-6
Reserved for Friends members who are invited to shop on the opening day of the sale. For more information or to become a member, call (865) 215-8775
Special Bag Sale for Teachers & Educators: Friday, March 14, 3-7
Teachers get first chance at bag sale shopping in our early bird special!
Bag Sale Weekend: Saturday March 15, 11-6 and Sunday, March 16, 1-6
During the final two days of the sale, customers can fill a bag with books of their choice for $5.
Tennessee Valley Unitarian Universalist Church Exhibition: Exhibition by Terri Swaggerty and Christine Beard
Free and open to the public. Opening reception March 7 from 6 to 7:30 p.m.; artists’ talks at 6:30 p.m. Exhibit runs March through April 2014.
Terri Swaggerty: Where Soul Meets Body (from the song “Soul Meets Body” by Death Cab for Cutie)
Where soul meets body . . . the first time I heard those words on the radio they resonated deep within my being. I realized those four words were the perfect articulation of where I exist when I am discovering or creating art. I can dwell there for hours, or just for a moment. The journey begins with looking and seeing. Sometimes I am actively looking for art but more often, not. I find art, or maybe it finds me, at any moment any day. Traversing a sidewalk in Apalachicola, or strolling through our city, I discover it. Driving down a country road I find it. Walking through the woods, looking at the beauty, the contrast, the compositions, textures and patterns around me, I am living there . . . where soul meets body. Often during my creative processes the tangible becomes abstract. Sometimes the colors begin to blaze and complement and breathe new life into old structures. And sometimes the magic is already there and the image is perfect for the beholding. Terri Swaggerty is a native of Knoxville, TN. She studied Fine Art at the University of Tennessee and has worked as a professional photographer for the past 16 years.
Christine Beard: The Nature of Graphite
I am a pencil artist. I have been drawing my whole life. During my school years and growing up I took every art class that was offered. As an adult I took several drawing courses at the local community colleges, but for the most part I would have to say I am a self-taught artist, always learning new and different things every time I create a new drawing. Graphite pencil is my medium of choice. It’s all about the detail for me; I create each piece with as much detail as possible. Graphite is such a versatile medium and can also be very forgiving. Various techniques can be executed with graphite, such as layering, shading, blending with blending stumps and lifting out areas with an eraser. In the art world I feel there can and should be more recognition for works done with graphite pencil. Hopefully I can change that with each and every graphite drawing I create.
Where: Tennessee Valley Unitarian Universalist Church Gallery
2931 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37918
Art Market Gallery: Photographs by Dennis Sabo and Jewelry by Kristine Taylor
Photographer Dennis Sabo and jeweler Kristine Taylor are the Art Market Gallery’s featured artists for March. Their recent works will be on exhibit at The Art Market Gallery through March 30, with an opening reception to be held from 5:30 to 9 p.m., Friday, March 7, during the monthly First Friday Art Walk in downtown Knoxville. At the opening reception visitors may enjoy complimentary refreshments and live music performed by Sunshine Station.
Dennis Sabo of Loudon is an award-winning fine-art photographer specializing in natural contemporary abstracts and landscapes.
Kristine Taylor's jewelry art has evolved into a contemporary look inspired by the ethnic cultures she grew up around in California and the beautiful natural colors of East Tennessee.
Owned and operated by 63 professional regional artists, the Art Market Gallery, at 422 S. Gay St., is a few doors from Mast General Store and next to Downtown Grill & Brewery. Hours are 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday; 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday; 1 to 5 p.m., Sunday. The gallery is wheelchair accessible, and parking in the abutting garage and on the street is free on weekends and after 6 p.m. weekdays. For more information, call 865-525-5265, or visit artmarketgallery.net, or facebook.com/Art.Market.Gallery.
Bliss Home: Works by Rick Whitehead
Bliss Home is pleased to present Knoxville artist, Rick Whitehead, for March's First Friday. Bliss Home, located at 29 Market Square, will host an opening reception on Friday, March 7th from 6pm to 9pm. Complimentary Steamboat Sandwiches will be provided and Rick's art will be featured for the month of March.
Richard Whitehead was classically trained at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts in painting and drawing. Rick's work has been exhibited extensively throughout the United States, and In Antwerp, Belgium, and Murcia and Barcelona, Spain.
Rick's March exhibit will tell a story of exploration, which is told through compressed charcoals, solarized photos of clouds and paintings inspired from aboriginal art.
Bliss Home, 29 Market Square, Knoxville, TN 37902. Information: 865-329-8868, www.shopinbliss.com
Paulk + Co: Eat Me Two by Denise Stewart-Sanabria
Paulk + Co. presents a unique First Friday Event this March 7th, 6-10pm, featuring artisan food in addition to the Fine Art of Denise Stewart-Sanabria. The show Eat Me Two will be on exhibit in the newly renovated Paulk + Co Alternative Art Space. Sushi Academy of TN will be demonstrating the art of sushi making. Organic produce and artisan baked goods will be available from local vendors. Free, covered parking is available adjacent to Paulk + Co. in the City lot under the bridge.
Eat Me Two
An exhibit of Paintings of Culinary Drama, by Denise Stewart-Sanabria
Humans do things that amaze, entertain, and occasionally horrify Stewart-Sanabria. If she documented them literally, she would probably have constant censorship issues. As a solution to this dilemma, she uses food as a stand in for humans, figuring that not only would it be amusing, it could even be delicious! Over the years, she hasimpaled maraschino cherries on nails, had pears enact Inquisition scenes, and encouraged donuts to enact the seven deadly sins and various fertility rites. Still Lifes, or Vanitas, which is the genre these works most closely fit in with, were originally domestic images containing items symbolic of life and death. The items in Stewart-Sanabria’s act out dramatic narratives.She is also known for her life size charcoal figurative drawings on plywood, which are cut out, mounted on wood bases, and staged in installations. Several of these will also be on exhibit. Denise Stewart-Sanabria was born in Massachusetts and received her BFA in Painting from the University of Massachusetts/Amherst. She has lived in Knoxville, TN since 1986. Recent exhibits include: Continuāre: The Figurative Tradition in Contemporary Art at Ewing Gallery at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, the 55th Mid-States Art Exhibition, Evansville Museum of Art, Evansville, IN,In the Flesh, Target Gallery, Alexandria, VA, The 26th Tallahassee International, at theFlorida State Museum of Fine Arts, 2012 Red Clay Survey at the Huntsville Museum of Art, 2012: Contemporary RealismBiennial at the Fort Wayne Museum of Art, American Art Today:Figures, at The Bascom, Highlands, NC, and "From These Hills: Contemporary Art in the Southern Appalachian Highlands", at the William King Museum, Abingdon, VA, 2013. Denise Stewart-Sanabria: www.stewart-sanabria.com, www.denisestewart-sanabria.blogspot.com
After March 7, call for a viewing appointment: 865-414-8641.
510 Williams Street, Knoxville, TN 37917, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Arts & Culture Alliance: Hand Made Here: A Tennessee Craft Chapter Exhibition
Category: Fine Crafts
The Arts & Culture Alliance proudly presents “Hand Made Here: A Tennessee Craft Chapter Exhibition,” featuring original works of basketry, clay, fiber, glass, wood, metals, leather, handmade paper, mixed media, printmaking, photography, and more by artists who are current residents of Tennessee. The 27 selected craft artists were chosen by the Tennessee Craft Plateau Chapter. The purpose of the exhibition is to help promote inter-chapter activity and membership involvement and to strengthen Tennessee Craft’s presence in East Tennessee.
Works will be displayed in the main gallery of the Emporium Center from March 7-29, 2014. A public reception will take place on Friday, March 7, from 5:00-9:00 PM with complimentary hors d’oeuvres available and chocolate fondue provided by the Melting Pot of Knoxville. 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.
“Hand Made Here: A Tennessee Craft Chapter Exhibition” is on display March 7-29, 2014 at the Emporium Center, 100 S. Gay Street, downtown Knoxville. Exhibition hours are Monday-Friday, 9:00AM - 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 our Web site at www.knoxalliance.com.
Arts & Culture Alliance: A Bird in this World, Mixed Media Works by Southern Art Soul Sisters Collective
The Arts & Culture Alliance proudly presents “A Bird in this World,” a new exhibition of mixed media works by the Southern Art Soul Sisters (SASS) Collective. Featured artists in the exhibition include Karen Bertollini, Lynn Corsi Bland, Cynthia C. Cox, Susan Edwards, Betsy Hobkirk, Suzanne Wedekind, and Jennifer Willard; their works will be displayed in the Balcony of the Emporium Center from March 7-29, 2014. A public reception will take place on Friday, March 7, from 5:00-9:00 PM with complimentary hors d’oeuvres available and chocolate fondue provided by the Melting Pot of Knoxville. 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.
The Southern Art Soul Sisters Collective came together in 2012 when a group of local Knoxville women artists met in a printmaking class at Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts. Members of the SASS Collective are dedicated to supporting each other as artists and to sharing their work and vision through group exhibitions. “A Bird in This World” is the collective’s first gallery exhibition in Knoxville. This southern saying captures the spirit of SASS members who draw from eclectic influences and explore a variety of themes.
“A Bird in this World” is on display March 7-29, 2014 at the Emporium Center, 100 S. Gay Street, downtown Knoxville. Exhibition 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 our Web site at www.knoxalliance.com.