Calendar of Events

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Liz-Beth Fine Art: Spring Is In The Art

  • March 31, 2015 — April 18, 2015

Category: Exhibitions & visual art and Free event

New exhibit/sale portraying the beauty of the spring through the eyes of artists, Theresa Shelton, Tom Bluemlein, Jim Gray, Sharon Shaver, and 2015 Dogwood Arts Poster artist Judy Sinclair.

Liz-Beth Fine Art Inc., 7240 Kingston Pike #136, Knoxville, TN 37919
www.liz-beth.com

Ewing Gallery: MFA Thesis Exhibitions

Category: Exhibitions & visual art and Free event

Kevin Kao, Thomas Wharton, Alexandra Kirtley, Raluca Iancu

Reception, Tuesday March 31 5-7PM in the Ewing Gallery.

In partial fulfillment of their graduation requirements, students pursuing the Master of Fine Arts (MFA) degree are required to mount a solo exhibition of work, and to defend their work during an oral examination in front of a faculty committee. Due to the number of graduate students enrolled in the UT School of Art, these exhibitions generally take the form of small groups of students presenting concurrent solo exhibitions in the gallery space.

The Ewing Gallery of Art and Architecture at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville
1715 Volunteer Boulevard, Art and Architecture Building, Knoxville, TN 37996
http://www.ewing-gallery.utk.edu/

UT School of Music: Christian Wolff Ensemble

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Category: Music

Christian Wolff Ensemble
Guest artists Scott Deal and Stuart Gerber, percussion; Stephen Drury and Yukiko Drury, piano; will perform a new work by Wollf plus Bartok's Sonata for Two Pianos and Percussion
Thursday, March 31, 2015 at 8:00 p.m.
Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie L. Haslam Music Center

UT School of Music: Unless otherwise noted, concerts are FREE and open to the public. The Alumni Memorial Building located at 1408 Middle Drive on the UT campus. (The James R. Cox Auditorium is located in the Alumni Memorial Building.) The Natalie Haslam Music Center is located at 1741 Volunteer Blvd on the UT campus.
*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

Bijou Theatre: The War on Drugs

Category: Music

Touring in support of Lost in the Dream, lauded by both Paste Magazine and Consequence of Sound as the #1 album of 2014,The War On Drugs' new-wave sound is entrancing and hauntingly beautiful. Don't miss these indie legends in the making with alt-rock outfit Hop Along in tow.

Bijou Theatre, 803 S. Gay Street, Knoxville, TN 37902. Information/tickets: 865-522-0832, www.knoxbijou.com, www.ticketmaster.com

UT School of Music: Callithumpian Consort Christian Wolff Tour

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Category: Music

Guest artists Scott Deal and Stuart Gerber, percussion; and Stephen Drury and Yukiko Takagi, piano; will perform a new work by Wolff plus Bartok's Sonata for Two Pianos and Percussion.

Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie L. Haslam Music Center

UT School of Music: Unless otherwise noted, concerts are FREE and open to the public. The Alumni Memorial Building located at 1408 Middle Drive on the UT campus. (The James R. Cox Auditorium is located in the Alumni Memorial Building.) The Natalie Haslam Music Center is located at 1741 Volunteer Blvd on the UT campus.
*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

Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts: A Naturally Picked Stacked Attraction of Glitz

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

Arrowmont invites the public to view A Naturally Picked Stacked Attraction of Glitz, the final exhibition from current Arrowmont Artists-in-Residence. The Exhibition is on display in the Sandra J. Blain Gallery from March 30th – May 9th 2015.

The opening reception is Friday, April 10th from 7-9pm, and is free and open to the public. The community is encouraged to attend with their friends and family.

The exhibit showcases sculpture, video art, installations, and interactive work made by Artist-in-Residence F.E. Toan, Amy Masters, Hunter Creel, Matthew Dercole and Nicholas Stawinski.

This cumulative exhibition features the work made during the artists’ eleven- month residency at Arrowmont, and will include wall-scaling squirrels, 200 candleholders creating an illuminated labyrinth, some bulbous funk, and the world’s largest rag rug. The Arrowmont Artists-in-Residence Program was established in 1991. The program provides early career, self-directed artists time, space and support to experiment and develop a new body of work in a creative supportive community environment.

Matthew Dercole received his MFA in ceramics with minors in metalsmithing and drawing from the University of Iowa. Dercole has participated in previous artist residencies at the Lux Center for the Arts and at Lillstreet Art Center. Dercole’s emotional and sometimes disturbing sculptures incorporate illustrational and narrative qualities, reflecting the viewers’ own psychological complexities.

Amy Master’s tactile work utilizes fiber-based sculpture, installation, and performance to investigate memory and storytelling. Her “rugs” at once become zoomorphic, biological, and nostalgic. Masters received her MFA in Fibers from Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts at Arizona State University, and has also completed residencies at the Wassaic Art Project and at Pyramid Atlantic Art Center.

Hunter Creel received his BFA in metalsmithing from Southern Illinois University of Edwardsville in 2012, and has also completed at residency at Craft Alliance in St. Louis, MO. Creel creates futuristic hollow-ware forms which become individual characters, suggesting personality and disposition through subtle gestures.

Nicholas Stawinski is an artist, furniture designer, and fourth-generation upholsterer. He earned his MFA from the University of Wisconson-Madison in 2014, and was featured in the July, 2012 issue of American Craft magazine. His totemic, upholstered forms pay homage to his families trade, as well as contort in unfamiliar and playful ways, subverting their traditional function.

F.E. Toan works with fiber and traditional metalsmithing techniques to create seductive structures and systems that both restrict and facilitate touch. Toan received his BFA from Virginia Commonwealth University in 2012, and helped found and manage the Mule Barn Craft Studio in Richmond, VA.

Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, 556 Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN 37738. Information: 865-436-5860, www.arrowmont.org

Pellissippi Community College: Annual Juried Student Art Show

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Category: Exhibitions & visual art and Fine Crafts

March 30-April 17
This exhibit incorporates a cross-section of media: drawings, paintings, watercolors, sculptures, ceramics, blacksmithing, as well as 2D and 3D designs, all by Pellissippi State’s Art students.
Bagwell Center for Media and Art
Pellissippi State Community College
10915 Hardin Valley Road, Knoxville 37933
www.pstcc.edu/arts

AIGA Design Week Events

Category: Exhibitions & visual art, Festivals & special events, Fundraisers, Kids & family and Lectures

This year’s Design Week has a myriad of wonderful events. From student-focused events, to hands-on workshopping in letterpress, we have an array of activities for one and all. Here’s a brief break down of events:

Monday, March 30: Film Screening
On opening night, we will be showing the documentary Finding Vivian Maier. If the weather is nice, we’ll be showing it outside.
At Ijams Nature Center
Doors open at 6:30PM
Cost: $5
Savory and Sweet Food Truck will be in attendance!

Tuesday, March 31: Letterpress Workshop at Striped Light
For Design Week 2015, AIGA Knoxville is happy to announce a partnership with Striped Light! They will be holding a specially themed class, targeted to our members. Learn to set a small composition using wood and metal type while exploring what generates your creative spark. Each participant in this action-packed class will leave with their own portfolio consisting of pieces from every participant in the workshop. There are limited spaces, so sign up quick!
At Striped Light with Bryan Baker (formerly of Yee-Haw Letterpress)
Morning Session: 10:00 AM – 1:30 PM (REGISTER)
Afternoon Session: 2:00 PM – 5:30 PM (REGISTER)
AIGA member cost: $50 | non-member cost: $65
Limited availability!

Wednesday, April 1: Panel Discussion night
We’ll be back at Ijams Nature Center on Wednesday evening. Tonight’s event will be a panel discussion night. Our three topics, of which we will have professionals and experts in the subsequent fields, are: UI v UX / App Development v Mobile Web; Hand Illustrating In A Digital World; Project Management and Process Improvement. Each panel will last approximately 30 minutes, with a 10 minute break in between.
At Ijams Nature Center
Cost: $5
Doors open: 6:30 PM
Program start: 7:30 PM

Thursday, April 2: Creative Spark powered by PechaKucha
Again, at Ijams Nature Center (and outside if the weather permits), we’ll be channeling the PechaKucha format with a grouping of eight speakers. Set to speak are Jack Neely, Beth Meadows, Anna Marie Rogers, Jessie Williams, Carl Gombert, Kirk Eddlemon, and the architecture firm Smee + Busby.
At Ijams Nature Center
Cost: $5
Doors open: 6:30 PM
Program start: 7:30 PM
Poutine Mobile Food Truck will be in attendance!

Friday, April 3: Design Week 2015: Budding Creativity – An Art Benefit
We’re going out with a bang! We have partnered with AAF (AdFed) Knoxville, and will be holding a First Friday exhibit at Paulk + Co. This is a benefit to raise money for a school’s underprivileged art program, and the Sam Littleton scholarship. We will have both student and professional art. The student art ranges from little children, all the way up through college-aged kids. The professional’s art will be a silent auction. We will show the art in a gallery format at Paulk & Co. We’ll then sell the pieces, and 100% of the money will go to the school and scholarship. Any overhead for that evening will be covered be AIGA, AAF, and our sponsors.
At Paulk & Co.
Cost: Free! But please feel free to donate to the cause and purchase art!
Doors open: 5:00 PM
For more information, visit knoxvillebuddingcreativity.com

https://knoxville.aiga.org/

Fountain City Art Center: Knoxville Watercolor Society

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Category: Exhibitions & visual art and Free event

Opening Reception March 27, 6:30-8:00 PM - everyone welcome!
We will be starting Fountain City Art Center’s New Year off in style with a magnificent display of watercolor paintings from the Knoxville Watercolor Society members.

Fountain City Art Center, 213 Hotel Ave, Knoxville, TN 37918. Hours: Tuesday & Thursday, 9AM-5PM; Wednesday & Friday, 10AM-5PM; Saturday, 9AM-1PM. Information: 865-357-2787, www.fountaincityartctr.com

Fine Arts Blount: 2015 Spring Juried Art Exhibition

  • March 27, 2015 — April 21, 2015
  • Reception Mar. 27, 5:30 PM

Category: Exhibitions & visual art and Free event

2015 Spring Juried Art Exhibition
Show of top 20 works: March 27 - April 21, 2015
Reception and Awards: March 27th, 2015 @ 5:30 pm

Save the date! Details TBA.

www.fineartsblount.org

Clarence Brown Theatre: A Shayna Maidel

Category: Theatre

Celebrating its 40th Anniversary Season!

by Barbara Lebow; Directed by Terry Silver-Alford
Lab Theatre

“…a tribute to the sustaining power of family and to man’s indomitability.” The New York Times

A powerful and deeply affecting portrait of a family in the aftermath of the Holocaust: two sisters, one a survivor of Nazi concentration camps, the other brought up as an American, meet in 1946 after a separation of almost 20 years.

To enhance the audience experience, the CBT will continue, and in some cases expand, several popular programs in 2014-2015. Open captioned productions also will continue in the new season, taking place on the first Sunday matinee of each show. Talk backs, which are informative discussions with the director and cast, will continue to take place following the second Sunday matinee of each show.

Clarence Brown Theatre / Carousel Theatre, 1714 Andy Holt Ave on the UT campus, Knoxville, TN 37996. For information: 865-974-5161, www.clarencebrowntheatre.com. For tickets: 865-974-5161, 865-656-4444, www.knoxvilletickets.com

Westminster Presbyterian Church's Schilling Gallery: Monopriints by Marilyn Avery Turner and Needlepoint Pillows by Coral Grace Turner

  • March 24, 2015 — April 26, 2015
  • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Category: Exhibitions & visual art

Westminster Presbyterian Church
6500 Northshore Drive
865-584-3957
www.wpcknox.org
Hours: Monday thru Friday, 9 AM to 4PM

Marilyn Avery Turner creates colorful monoprints, many of which are
based on the ancient Aztec and Mayan cultures of Mexico. She has
been working with archetypal ideas and patterns for the past twenty years.

Coral Grace Turner exhibits her very contemporary and colorful
needlepoint pillows. The pillows all have pictograms as part of the
imagery, with emphasis on the hand. Some hands allude to a message, while others portray animal shadow puppets.

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