Calendar of Events

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

UT Gardens: Hoomegrown: The Physical Garden

Category: Classes & workshops, Kids & family and Science & nature

Wednesday, Sept. 2, 1:00-3:00PM

Enhance your home-school program with hands-on fun and educational sessions. If you cannot make the scheduled program, contact our garden educator to set up a special session for your group of home-school families.

Students perform physical science experiments and discover how things grow in the garden. Find out how to power a clock with plants, learn why plants need water, and much more.

Cost: $5/student.
Programs require preregistration. Contact Derrick Stowell, garden educator, at or 865 974-7151, or visit to register.

Knoxville Jazz Orchestra: Jazz Lunch

Category: Music

Herbie Hancock's 1974 album Thrust is widely considered a landmark in the jazz-funk idiom. The recording debuted two pieces that have since become standards of the modern jazz repertoire: "Actual Proof" and "Butterfly," and two other pieces that are less well known, but no less brilliant. Drummer Hunter Deacon and friends will recreate this classic album from beginning to end. Come prepared to get your groove on. Bell-bottoms, dashiki's and platform shoes are optional.

1st Wednesday of each month. $15 admission includes lunch. At The Square Room, 4 Market Square, Knoxville, TN, 37902. Knoxville Jazz Orchestra: 865-573-3226,

The Knoxville Music Study Club: September Meeting & Performance

  • September 2, 2015
  • 10:30 AM

Category: Free event and Music

Takes place at Central Baptist Church in Bearden, 6300 Deane Hill Drive, Knoxville.

Performing will be Mary Ann Fennell, Rachelle Hawkey, Sarah Searle, Cynthia and Danny Brian. The meeting is free and open to the public.


WDVX: Tennessee Shines with The Lonetones + Poet Brian Griffin

Category: Literature & readings and Music

Join your host Paige Travis for Tennessee Shines Radio Show live at 7pm every Wednesday night from Boyd's Jig & Reel in the Old City.

Tickets are $10, $5 with a student ID at the Boyd's Jig and Reel door or on online. For more information visit Information: 865-544-1029,

Omega Gallery: 12th Biennial Art Faculty Exhibition

  • September 1, 2015 — October 9, 2015

Category: Exhibitions & visual art and Free event

An exhibition of recent art in a variety of media by Carson-Newman faculty members Chad Airhart, Lisa Flanary, Heather Hartman, Julie Rabun, Raquel Roy, David Underwood, and Mark Wankel.

Opening reception with the artists: Tue Sep 1, 3-5 PM

At Carson-Newman University, Warren Art Building, corner of Branner & S. College Streets, Jefferson City, TN 37760. Gallery hours: M-F 8-4.

Jubilee Community Arts: Workshop on Live Sound Mixing

Category: Classes & workshops, Free event and Music

As part of its community service and education programs, Jubilee Community Arts is offering a two-session workshop which will provide an introduction to audio setup, equipment, and mixing for concerts. Designed for musicians and volunteers interested in a basic introduction to live sound mixing, this workshop will present the basics of microphone usage, gain settings, monitor and house mixing, house and channel EQ, and use of mixing boards.

There is no charge for the workshop, but participants are encouraged to volunteer 6 hours of time over the next year to aid production of Jubilee Community Arts activities.

The workshop will be presented by Dr. Lou Gross, Volunteer Sound Engineer for the Laurel Theater. To register: 865-522-5851 or

Jubilee Community Arts, 1538 Laurel Ave, Knoxville, TN 37916. For information:

Art Market Gallery: Recent works by Gary Dagnan and Larry Gabbard

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

An opening reception for the featured artists will be held during Downtown Knoxville’s monthly First Friday Art Walk beginning at 5:30 p.m., Sept. 4. There will be complimentary refreshments along with jazz performed by Kelvin Walters.

Most of Gary Dagnan’s oil paintings are of the mountains, hills, lakes and structures of the East Tennessee area. He is inspired by the changing light and colors that come from distinctly different seasons of the South, explaining that he is more interested in the aesthetics of a scene than with documenting a specific place: “I want my paintings to express the emotional and spiritual connection that I have with nature,” he says. With his work in more than 400 private and public collections, the Jasper, TN, native has had 18 solo shows, and his works have been in many national, state and regional art shows throughout the United States. Larry Gabbard enjoys fast-firing techniques that create a rich variety of textures and colors on bisque clay. "I find the unexpected marks made when clay, heat, and smoke interact to be among the most intriguing and challenging of finishes to perfect and reproduce," he says. While most of his elegant pottery is wheel thrown, he seeks out alternative methods, among them raku, horse hair, saggar, obvara, and pit firing. The Cincinnati, OH, transplant began his pottery career after moving to Kingston in 1999. He attends workshops of well known potters as well as classes at renowned educational institutions to learn more and refine his skills.

Owned and operated by more than 60 professional regional artists, the Art Market Gallery is a few doors away from Mast General store and next to Downtown Grill & Brewery. Art Market Gallery, 422 S. Gay St, Knoxville, TN 37902. Hours: Tu-Th & Sa 11-6, Fri 11-9, Su 1-5. Information: 865-525-5265,

Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts: Materialities: Contemporary Textile Arts

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

Arrowmont invites the public to view Materialities: Contemporary Textile Arts, Surface Design Association's 1st International Juried Members’ Exhibition in the Sandra J. Blain Gallery. The exhibit showcases 67 artists, spanning a wide range of textile media, subject matter and presentations. Selected artists are from the US, Canada, Hungary, Iceland, France, Germany, Norway and the UK. A reception will be held Thursday, October 8th from 5-8pm. Admission is free and the community is encouraged to attend with their friends and family.

Materialities: Contemporary Textile Arts’ juror is Namita Gupta Wiggers, curator-at-large and Director of Critical Craft Forum. For a comprehensive print catalog, Wiggers selected 108 works from 91 artists that provide meaningful answers to the question: What do textiles/fibers and their associated processes offer artists that cannot be achieved in other media? The catalog includes full and detailed images, artist statements, and essays addressing the context and evolution of contemporary textile arts. Essay authors include curator Namita Gupta Wiggers, Arrowmont Program Director and fiber artist Nick DeFord, SDA Journal Editor Marci Rae McDade and indigo dye master Rowland Ricketts. Surface Design Association (SDA) is a non-profit textile arts organization founded in 1977. SDA promotes international awareness and appreciation of fiber, textiles & new materials. Members include artists, designers, educators, students, curators, gallery owners and textile enthusiasts from around the world. New members are invited to join at

Gallery hours are Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm and Saturdays 10am - 4pm.
Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, 556 Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN 37738. Information: 865-436-5860,

Clayton Center for the Arts: "Seeing in Black-and-White"

Category: Exhibitions & visual art and Free event

Photos by Paula Campbell in the Blackberry Farm Gallery

Seeing in Black-and-White consists of three series which rely on traditional black-and-white photography to explore contemporary themes. While the ‘re-contextualizing’ of image scraps from fashion locates the subject in the surreal world of fashion – the individual photographs break from the commercial intent and reference a personal narrative.


Clayton Center for the Arts: 502 East Lamar Alexander Parkway, Maryville, TN 37804. Information: 865-981-8590,

Ewing Gallery: Something Old, Something New

Category: Exhibitions & visual art and Free event

The Ewing Gallery is excited to present a selection of works from our Permanent Collection. Come see some of the gems of our permanent collection, as well as recent acquisitions from the last 5 years. Join us Monday, August 24 from 4:30 - 7pm for an opening reception in the gallery. If you do not have a UT parking tag, please park across the street at Circle Park.

HOURS: M-F 10am - 5pm, Sunday: 1-4pm

Ewing Gallery, 1715 Volunteer Blvd on the UT campus, Knoxville, TN 37996. Information: 865-974-3200,

The Arts at Pellissippi State: Hypostyle Paths

Category: Exhibitions & visual art and Free event

Works by Pellissippi faculty member/artist Brian Jobe. Opening reception August 27, 4-7 PM.

Hardin Valley Campus of Pellissippi State: 10915 Hardin Valley Road, Knoxville, TN 37932. Bagwell Center Gallery hours: M-F 10-6:30. Information: 865-694-6405,

Knoxville Museum of Art: The Paternal Suit: Heirlooms from the F. Scott Hess Family Foundation

Category: Exhibitions & visual art and Free event

The Knoxville Museum of Art presents The Paternal Suit: Heirlooms from the F. Scott Hess Family Foundation. This unique and challenging exhibition questions where personal stories end and national history begins. Los Angeles artist F. Scott Hess explores this and other questions in this multimedia exploration of the artist’s paternal ancestry going back four centuries.

Meet the artist; cash bar - Thurs, Aug 20, 5:30-7:30 PM

The Paternal Suit consists of over 100 paintings, prints, and objects created by Hess, but presented as legitimate historical artifacts, and supported by photographs, documents, and historical ephemera. Each object and artwork bears an artist’s name and detailed provenance and has been executed in the style of the century from which it supposedly originates. Sculpture, ceramics, furniture, toys, newspaper clippings, historic photographs, guns, and costumes advance the story. Hess does not claim authorship for the works on display, instead, he ascribes to them fictional artists, referring to himself as the director of the “F. Scott Hess Family Foundation.” The exhibition follows Hess’s ancestral lineage from 17th-century England to South Carolina and Georgia, where family members became key players in the War Between the States (1860–65). Through the prism of his ancestry, Hess examines the impact of false history and deception within each generation and throughout society as a whole, and questions the authority of these perceived “truths.” The ultimate subtext for the installation, which traces the trajectory of the Iverson, Patton, Nolan, and Hess family lines, is the seven-year old artist’s abandonment by his own father after a parental divorce.

Knoxville Museum of Art, 1050 World's Fair Park Dr, Knoxville, TN 37916. Hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 10AM-5PM, Sunday, 1-5PM. Information: 865-525-6101,

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