Calendar of Events

Friday, May 6, 2016

Knoxville Museum of Art: Tom Burckhardt: FULL STOP

Category: Exhibitions & visual art and Free event

FULL STOP is an elaborate, room-sized installation fabricated entirely of cardboard and ink by New York-based painter Tom Burckhardt. It takes the form of a mythical modern artist’s studio, complete with hundreds of lifelike tools, paint brushes, and other supplies, each painstakingly constructed of cardboard, the details rendered in ink with great attention to the smallest details. Organized by the Columbus College of Art and Design, Columbus, Ohio. Presenting sponsor for FULL STOP: Tom Burckhardt is McCarty, Holsaple, McCarty Architects and Interior Designers.

The public is invited to an exhibition preview reception on Thursday, May 5, 5:30-7:30pm, preceded by a gallery talk by Full Stop artist Tom Burckhardt at 4:30pm. Free and open to the public.

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, www.knoxart.org

Knoxville Museum of Art: Contemporary Focus 2016

Category: Exhibitions & visual art and Free event

Contemporary Focus 2016 is part of a series of exhibitions organized by the KMA that spotlights significant but under-recognized artists living and working in East Tennessee. John Douglas Powers, assistant professor at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville School of Art, is this year’s featured artist. His larger-than-life motorized machine-like sculptures and video projections combine cinema, engineering, computation, music, and physical space, drawing from areas as diverse as natural history, architecture, and the history of technology.

The public is invited to an exhibition preview reception on Thursday, May 5, 5:30-7:30pm. Contemporary Focus 2016 artist John Douglas Powers will give a talk at the museum on Wednesday, June 15, 5:30-7pm. These events are free and open to the public.

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, www.knoxart.org

Art Guild at Fairfield Glade: Spring into Art

Category: Exhibitions & visual art and Free event

“Spring into Art” is the title for the annual spring art show at the Plateau Creative Arts Center (PCAC). The “Spring into Art” Show will be filled with outstanding original art created by the members of the Art Guild at Fairfield Glade. Art Guild members will exhibit some of their best artwork, hoping to win one of the show’s coveted award ribbons. The art in the gallery will include paintings, photography, pottery and jewelry, and more. The “Spring into Art” Show’s opening reception will be on Friday, May 6, from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. The reception is free and open to the public.

New to this year’s show will be the member’s response to a “Winter Challenge”. Members were challenged to produce art in one, two, or three subject areas including: “Think Spring”, “Produce”, and “Something with a Barn”. The Winter Challenge artwork will be a special part of the show, exhibited in the North Gallery, and will be included in the voting along with all of the other show entries. Each visitor to the show will be given a ballot so they can vote by writing down the titles of their three favorite artworks.

The public will have until the end of May to do their voting. At that time, ribbons will be posted on the three artwork entries that received the most votes. The ribbons will remain on the paintings until June 15, so there will be time to come back and see if your choices were fortunate enough to receive ribbons.

Art Guild at Fairfield Glade at the Plateau Creative Arts Center, 451 Lakeview Drive, Fairfield Glade, TN 38558. Hours: M-Sa 9-4. Information: 931-707-7249, www.artguildfairfieldglade.net

Ewing Gallery: 2016 Honors Exhibition

Category: Exhibitions & visual art and Free event

Reception: May 6th from 3-5pm at the Ewing Gallery of Art and Architecture

Initiated by the Ewing's Director Sam Yates 26 years ago, this exhibition recognizes outstanding students graduating from The University of Tennessee with a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the School of Art, College of Arts and Sciences; a Bachelor of Architecture or Bachelor of Science, Interior Design, a Master of Architecture, and a Master of Landscape Design from the College of Architecture and Design.

Selected by a School of Art Faculty Scholarship committee, seven art students from various art disciplines were chosen from the qualifying applicants for this year's exhibition. These students are Youn Lee, Brandon McBath, Ashley Layendecker, Mark Bender, Anna Weible, Santiago Ortiz-Piazuelo, Alex Rudd, and Alex Raykowitz.

The College of Architecture and Design participants were selected by the faculty-at-large, and by outside review teams. These exhibitors are to be announced.

Hours through May 15, 10am - 5pm M-F and Sundays 1-4pm.
Hours May 16 - June 5, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday 12-5pm.

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

Broadway Studios and Gallery: Body as Art by Annamaria Gundlach

  • May 6, 2016 — May 31, 2016

Category: Exhibitions & visual art and Free event

Broadway Studios and Gallery proudly presents "Body as Art," an exhibition by Annamaria Gundlach. Gundlach, a rostered artist with the Tennessee Arts Commission, has taught at the KMA and the Knoxville Arts & Fine Crafts Center for the last 20 years. Her exhibition, "Body as Art" is a collection of clay artistry that has been burnished and fired in creative ways to depict organic figures that exude a natural elegance.

"Body As Art" will open from 5-9pm on First Friday, May 6. Light refreshments will be served and parking is on premises.

Broadway Studios and Gallery, 1127 Broadway St, Knoxville, TN 37917. Hours: Thurs-Sat, 11-7. Information: 865-556-8676, www.BroadwayStudiosAndGallery.com

Bliss Home: Works by Hannah C. Holder

  • May 6, 2016 — May 29, 2016

Category: Exhibitions & visual art and Free event

Opening Reception: Friday, May 6th, 2016 6pm to 9pm. Complimentary treats from Wild Love Bakehouse will be provided

Bliss Home is pleased to be a presenter for the Biscuit Art Exhibition! This is a premier event of the International Biscuit Festival which will be celebrated with new biscuit-themed art by Knoxville freelance artist and calligrapher, Hannah Holder!

Hannah C. Holder graduated from Wheaton College (IL) with a degree in fine art in 2002. Though her focus at that time was drawing, during her senior year she had the privilege to study briefly with internationally-known calligrapher Timothy Botts, an opportunity pivotal in the direction she took following college. Since 2003, she has completed a wide array of calligraphy and lettering work around East Tennessee and beyond—quotations on the walls of a college library, verses and poetry on the walls of various homes, hundreds of wedding invitation addresses, three wedding invitation designs, baptismal certificates, church membership statements and creeds, mission statements for two local financial institutions, four awards for distinguished alumni of the University of Tennessee’s Department of Accounting and Information Services, birthday and thank you cards, pieces hanging in doctors’ offices and nurseries, a marriage certificate, poetry in the style of an illuminated medieval manuscript, and personalized labels for a violin maker. Hannah currently has a large piece of calligraphy touring the country with a Christians in the Visual Arts (CIVA) exhibit, Scribes of Hope II, now in its third year on the road. She has also submitted work three years to The Graceful Envelope Contest, sponsored by the Washington Calligraphers’ Guild and the National Association of Letter Carriers in D.C., where she placed in the top ten contestants the first two years and was the 2015 Best in Show.

Though calligraphy continues to be her primary focus and she has several murals to her name, Hannah has also created and exhibited drawings (graphite or pen and ink) and watercolors—en plein air work of the Smokies and downtown Knoxville with the Tuesday Painters, architectural details of Europe and landscapes in Maine, historic sites in Knoxville, commissioned renderings of clients’ first or favorite homes, a rooster for a poultry show website, playful M. C. Escher-like tessellations, and… BISCUITS! Last year she was a runner-up in the International Biscuit Festival Art Show, leading to this year’s adventure of putting on a biscuit-themed solo show at Bliss Home in Market Square. As a calligrapher and artist with a bent toward realism and detail, it was an exciting yet daunting prospect for Hannah to create more than a dozen pieces of art on the theme of biscuits. For Hannah's May exhibit, she had the opportunity to use random hoarded supplies she has been wondering how to use for years and a Dictionary of World Languages to turn baking into art while memorializing a building that once housed a beloved flour factory (now lofts). Artist's Website: www.hannahholder.com

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

Arts & Culture Alliance: International Latino Art Exhibition

Category: Exhibitions & visual art and Free event

The Arts & Culture Alliance is pleased to present four new exhibitions. A public reception will take place on Friday, May 6, from 5:00-9:00 PM to which the public is invited to meet the artists and view the artwork.

International Latino Art Exhibition in the main gallery: Curated by Dina R. Ruta and featuring fifteen artists from five countries. This exhibition comes from a desire to innovate and give Latin American art a space and purpose here in Knoxville, promoting the integration of cultures in order to broaden the concept of art and establish it as a mode of communication. These exceptional contemporary artists have generated a dynamic dialogue that, together with the overwhelming power of color and varied gesture, consistent with the conception of it as a cultural symbol, transcends the chronological and geographical boundaries of the continent. Featured artists include:
Argentina: Inés Barlasina, Ángel Barón Da conté, and José Utrera
Colombia: Jorge Yances
Honduras: Elías José Díaz Alcántara, Dennis Cerrato, Víctor López, Sergio Martínez, Santos Arzú Quinto, Omar Sánchez, and Iván Soto
México: Rafael Sáenz Félix and Héctor Saldívar
Venezuela: Ángel Blanco and Al Vanegas

This exhibition and others are on display at the Emporium Center, 100 S. Gay Street, in downtown Knoxville. Exhibition hours are Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM and Sunday, May 15, 3:30-6:30 PM, Friday, May 20, 5-7 PM and Saturday, May 21, 11 AM - 3 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: Abigail Malone: Recessive

Category: Exhibitions & visual art and Free event

The Arts & Culture Alliance is pleased to present four new exhibitions. A public reception will take place on Friday, May 6, from 5:00-9:00 PM to which the public is invited to meet the artists and view the artwork.

Abigail Malone: Recessive in the Atrium
Abigail Malone’s photography series, "Recessive," was inspired by a lifetime of admiration for her mother's beautiful red hair. She is fascinated by how the combination of genetics plus childhood experiences shape who we become. Through this series, Malone hopes to tell a story that is both captivating and nostalgic for viewers. More of this series can be viewed at www.abigailmalone.com.

Abigail Malone was born and raised at the foothills of the Smoky Mountains in Seymour. She fell in love with the darkroom her first year of college and decided to pursue a degree in photography. She received a Bachelor’s of Photography from Carson-Newman University in 2004. Since then, she has become a successful wedding and portrait photographer based in Knoxville. Malone is truly passionate about teaching children and adults the art of photography. Last year Abigail began a series of personal work titled Recessive, which she plans on continuing over the next several years. Instagram: @recessive.series

This exhibition and others are on display at the Emporium Center, 100 S. Gay Street, in downtown Knoxville. Exhibition hours are Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM and Sunday, May 15, 3:30-6:30 PM, Friday, May 20, 5-7 PM and Saturday, May 21, 11 AM - 3 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: Photography by Rachael Quammie

Category: Exhibitions & visual art and Free event

The Arts & Culture Alliance is pleased to present four new exhibitions. A public reception will take place on Friday, May 6, from 5:00-9:00 PM to which the public is invited to meet the artists and view the artwork.

Photography by Rachael Quammie in the display case: Rachael Quammie is new to the Knoxville area. Originally from Florida, she moved to Oak Ridge about a year ago. Photography has always been a passion of hers and she is eager to share it with others. Quammie has focused most of her passion for photography in the area of weddings and babies’ first moments. She especially loves capturing moments in time in which the memory will last forever.

This exhibition and others are on display at the Emporium Center, 100 S. Gay Street, in downtown Knoxville. Exhibition hours are Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM and Sunday, May 15, 3:30-6:30 PM, Friday, May 20, 5-7 PM and Saturday, May 21, 11 AM - 3 PM. For more information, please contact the Arts & Culture Alliance at (865) 523-7543, or visit the Web site at www.knoxalliance.com.

Casa Hola: CAFÉ (COFFEE) Exhibition

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Category: Exhibitions & visual art and Free event

Celebrating the culture of coffee in Latin America, a unique exhibition and contest dedicated to our late leader, artist, friend and coffee lover, Luis Velázquez. Guest Curators: Patricia Robledo and Angela Masini. Barista Demonstration and Coffee by K Brew.

ARTISTS: Graciela Barlesi Snyder, Juan Cárdenas, Rafael Casco, Ruth Chang White, Jorge de León Jr., Daniela Esrequis, Susana Esrequis with Ana Marta Moreno (poet), Delia Flores, Magui Garza, Nicole Pérez-Camoirano, Héctor Saldívar, Melvin Wright

Vote for Best of Show at the opening reception on Fri May 6 from 5-9 PM!

HoLa Hora Latina, 100 S. Gay Street, Suite 112, Knoxville, TN 37902. Gallery hours: M-F 1-4:30 PM. Information: 865-335-3358, www.holahoralatina.org

Wine and Canvas Knoxville: May events

Category: Classes & workshops and Exhibitions & visual art

Monogram Wine Glasses - May 6th 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM, Melting Pot - Gatlinburg - $35.00
**Give from the Heart with Art** UT College of Veterinary Medicine - Knoxville - May 10th 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM, Mimi's Cafe - $35.00
Road to Peace - May 14th 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Saw Works Brewing Co. - $35.00
**Cookies and Canvas** Bugged Out - May 15th 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM, Golden Corral - Sevierville - $20.00
Smoky Mountain Van Gogh - May 16th 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM, Gibby's Dining & Drinks - $35.00
Tennessee Love - May 18th 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM, TGIFriday's - Pigeon Forge - $35.00
**Cookies and Canvas** - Cupcake, May 19th 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM, Flapjack's Pancake Cabin - $20.00
Buzz About - May 23rd 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM, Barley's - Maryville - $40.00
Neyland Stadium - May 25th 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM, Carolina Ale House - $35.00
Wildflowers - May 26th 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM, Casual Pint - Farragut - $35.00
**SPECIAL EVENT** Stars in the Southern Sky - May 28th 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM, Camp Rivers Landing - Pigeon Forge - $20.00

Wine & Canvas: Knoxville, TN, 865-356-9179, http://www.wineandcanvas.com/knoxville-tn.html

Knoxville Children's Theatre: Snow White and Rose Red

  • May 6, 2016 — May 22, 2016

Category: Kids & family and Theatre

A comic parody of all things 1980’s, specifically created for children and families. The play will be performed Thursdays and Fridays at 7 PM; Saturdays at 1 PM and 5 PM; Sundays at 3 PM.

The play’s subtitle is “Prince Ferris’ Day Off,” because the play is a witty and clever mashup of the Grimm fairy tales of Snow White and Rose Red, as well as the iconic 1980’s movie “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off.” The show parodies 80’s movies, music and fashion, while also retaining the classic elements of the fairy tale: a magic mirror, a jealous witch, rescuing dwarves, and a handsome prince. Younger fans will be thrilled with the comic mystery surrounding Snow White, while older audience members who survived the 80’s will find much of the show humorously familiar.

Prince Ferris decides to ditch throne duty and attend the local fair with his pal Cameron. There, they meet up with Snow White, whose mother has forgotten her 16th birthday. Meanwhile, Rose Red has met a magical bear named Teddy Ruxpin, who is in search of a strangely inept witch. To find her, it will take Snow White’s dotty grandmother, two local beauticians, four misfit dwarves, and an airhead king! It’s a totally tubular tale, dude!

Knoxville Children's Theatre, 109 E. Churchwell Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37917. Information: 865-208-3677, www.childrenstheatreknoxville.com.

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