Calendar of Events

Sunday, April 14, 2024

Knoxville Symphony Orchestra: Cosmos Festival: Mozart’s Jupiter & The Golden Record

Category: Music

Chamber Classics Series
Sunday, April 14, 2024, at 2:30 p.m.
At Bijou Theatre

The Knoxville Symphony Orchestra’s Cosmos Festival kicks off with a homage to NASA’s Golden Record. The KSO brings to life three orchestral works found floating in the depths of space on NASA’s Voyager spacecraft – Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony and String Quartet No. 13, and Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No. 2. Rounding out the program is Mozart’s “Jupiter” Symphony, whose fourth movement as been noted by KSO Music Director Aram Demirijan as “the closes you can get to touching heaven.”

Cosmos Festival is aptly named for the KSO’s April Moxley Carmichael Masterworks Series and Chamber Classics Series concerts happening within five days of one another. The KSO celebrates how humans relate to their place in the universe – spiritually and physically – through specially programmed works inspired by the cosmos.

Aram Demirjian, conductor

JEAN-FERY REBEL: “Chaos” from The Elements
CHARLES IVES: The Unanswered Question
JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH: Brandenburg Concerto No. 2, Mvt. I
LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 5, Mvt. III
LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN: String Quartet No. 13, Mvt. V
WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART: Symphony No. 41 (“Jupiter”)

Information/tickets: 865-291-3310 or https://knoxvillesymphony.com

Old City Market

  • April 14, 2024

Category: Exhibitions, visual art, Festivals, special events, Fine Crafts, Free event and Kids, family

Held on the 100 Block of West Jackson Ave. 2nd Sunday of every month
11AM TO 4PM

Our artist market is ever growing, ever changing, and we want to make sure you have a wonderful market experience with us at the Old City Market. We feature makers, artists, bakers, and even farmers to share their wonderful creations with the community.

Please follow our Instagram @oldcityknoxmarket for continued updates

https://oldcityknoxville.org/market/

Ijams Nature Center: Mayapple Marketplace

Category: Culinary arts, food, Exhibitions, visual art, Festivals, special events, Fine Crafts, Free event, Health, wellness, Kids, family and Science, nature

Spring is here, and it’s a great time to start thinking about your garden! Find what you need at Ijams Nature Center's Mayapple Marketplace, an outdoor spring celebration featuring plant nurseries, gardening vendors, local handmade wares from artists and crafters, food trucks, and more! Whether you need wonderful plants for your yard, unique pieces of art for your home, or just want a great way to spend the afternoon, Ijams' Mayapple Marketplace has something for everyone!

The Mayapple Marketplace takes place on April 14 from 10 am-2 pm on the plaza in front of the Visitor Center. This event is FREE for everyone; no registration necessary to attend.
https://www.facebook.com/events/428439836275042

Ijams Nature Center, 2915 Island Home Ave, Knoxville, TN 37920. Visitor Center open daily 10-6; grounds and trails open daily from 8 AM - dusk. Information: 865-577-4717, www.ijams.org

Knoshville Jewish Food Festival

  • April 14, 2024

Category: Culinary arts, food and History, heritage

Save the date, April 14, 2024, for Knoshville Jewish Food Festival.

https://www.jewishknoxville.org/

Knoxville Museum of Art: Second Sunday Art Activity & Docent Tours

Category: Exhibitions, visual art, Free event, Kids, family and Lecture, panel

Second Sunday Art Activity; Free! Children in grades K-6 are invited to drop in between 1-4 p.m. for a hands-on art activity taught by a certified art teacher.

Second Sunday Docent Tour; Free! Join the KMA to learn from a trained docent about the KMA collection and exhibitions on view. The tour is 2-3 p.m.; arrive by 1:55 p.m. to join the tour.

Knoxville Museum of Art, 1050 World's Fair Park, Knoxville, TN 37916. Hours: Tu-Sa 10-5, Su 1-5. Information: 865-525-6101, www.knoxart.org. Admission and parking are free.

Jubilee Community Arts: Trailhead Beer Market Fundraiser for Laurel Theater

Category: Culinary arts, food, Free event, Fundraisers and Music

Trailhead Beer Market (1317 Island Home Ave, Knoxville, TN 37920) will host a fundraiser for Jubilee Community Arts and the Laurel Theater on Sunday afternoon, April 14. $1 from every beer will be donated to JCA from 2-5 PM. Two to three bands will play, including Legbeard (Jessica Watson, Meade Armstrong, and Daniel Kimbro). Other bands TBA. The event will be rain or shine.

The mission of Jubilee Community Arts is to promote, preserve and present the performing arts of the Southern Appalachian region and to nurture the cultural milieu responsible for the birth and evolution of these and related art forms.

Info: (865) 522-5851 or www.jubileearts.org

TVUUC Gallery: Works by Pamela Salyer and Jack Retterer

  • April 12, 2024 — June 5, 2024

Category: Exhibitions, visual art and Free event

Art Exhibit at Tennessee Valley Unitarian Universalist Church, 2931 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37918

Reception Friday, April 12, 2024, 6:00 to 7:30 pm. Artists’ talks at 6:30 pm.

Free and open to the public, Gallery hours: 9:30-4:30 Monday through Thursday and 9:00-1:00 Sunday

Pamela Salyer: A View Through the Trees

This series uses mixed media (acrylic, collage, photo transfer) to explore the relationship between bare trees and their surroundings—how a tree, a group of trees, or even just a few branches, can change our perspective on the world around us. Pamela Salyer studied with UK’s Open College of the Arts and was juried in as a member of the Art Gallery in 2017. She has been part of many juried exhibits in the Knoxville area, including the Arts & Culture Alliance National Alliance National Juried Exhibition, Arts in the Airport, and The District Gallery’s “The Big Tiny Show.”

Jack Retterer

Jack Retterer says his goal as an artist is simple: “Use photography to help others experience and understand life more deeply and more completely by making it easier to ‘stop and smell the roses.’” He maximizes the emotional impact in his photography to increase the viewer’s awareness. Retterer is a fine art photographer, teacher and poet. His American Impressionist style photography and large canvas prints have been displayed at the Art Market Gallery, the Arts & Culture Alliance, Arts at the Airport, and many other locations in East Tennessee. He is an active member of both the Professional Photographers of America and the Professional Photographers of East Tennessee.

Fountain City Art Center: Members Show

Category: Exhibitions, visual art and Free event

Featuring a variety of media by local artists.
Reception: Fri Apr 12, 6:30-8 PM with awards at 7 PM

Fountain City Art Center, 213 Hotel Ave, Knoxville, TN 37918. Hours: Tu 9:30-3:30, W-R 9:30-4:30 or by appointment. Information: 865-357-2787, www.fountaincityartcenter.com

Ijams Nature Center: Upcoming Events

Category: Classes, workshops, Health, wellness, Kids, family and Science, nature

4/10 • Herbal Spring Tonics
4/11 • Ijams Member Event: Sunset Stroll
4/12 • Big Night Hike

April 13
Early Morning Birding: Spring Migration
Spring Fungi ID: Beginner Workshop
Ijams Field Day: Botany For Beginners

April 14
SPECIAL EVENT: Mayapple Marketplace
SPECIAL EVENT: Self Care Sunday Yoga Class with Hope Irwin (April 14)

Ijams Nature Center, 2915 Island Home Ave, Knoxville, TN 37920. Visitor Center open daily 10-6; grounds and trails open daily from 8 AM - dusk. Information: 865-577-4717, www.ijams.org

George Denninger Artist Open House on the Dogwood Trail

  • April 6, 2024 — April 28, 2024

Category: Exhibitions, visual art and Free event

Saturdays and Sundays, 12-5 PM, April 6 - 28 (or for appointment call 636-256-6555)

Come talk with the artist and explore examples of his fine art, sculpture, and furniture throughout his gallery home. Mr. Denninger is an internationally known artist, designer, and author. His work is part of the permanent collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC. Open houses are free. http://georgedenninger.com/

At 2109 Manor Road, Knoxville, TN 37920.

Tri-Star Arts: Extended Materiality

  • April 5, 2024 — June 1, 2024

Category: Exhibitions, visual art and Free event

Tri-Star Arts is pleased to present the next exhibition in their Main Gallery at the historic Candoro Marble Building. A two-person show, Extended Materiality, featuring recent works by artists Mie Kongo (Evanston, IL) and Althea Murphy-Price (Knoxville, TN) opens Friday, April 5 and will run through Saturday, June 1, 2024. Curator: Brian R. Jobe.

https://www.miekongo.com/
https://www.altheamurphyprice.com/

An opening reception will be held on Friday, April 5, 2024 from 5:00—8:00 pm (artists in attendance). There will be an artist talk by Kongo and Murphy-Price beforehand at 3:30pm. The address is 4450 Candora Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37920 and admission is always free of charge.

The artists will also appear at an event at the Beck Cultural Exchange Center on Friday, April 5, 2024 from 12:00—1:00 pm. Attendees are welcome to bring their own brown bag lunch. The address is 1927 Dandridge Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37915.

Mie Kongo grew up on the outskirts of Tokyo, Japan, and now lives and works in Evanston, IL. She creates multidisciplinary works that have been exhibited nationally and internationally. This includes two solo exhibitions at 65Grand in Chicago, IL, a recent two-person Exposure booth represented by 65Grand at EXPO Chicago, and participation in NADA Miami represented by The Landing Gallery in Los Angeles, CA. Her other selected solo and group exhibitions were held at Harper College in Palatine, IL; Charlotte Street Foundation in Kansas City, MO; Audible Gallery at Experimental Sound Studio in Chicago, IL; Devening Projects + Editions in Chicago, IL; Arts and Literature Laboratory in Madison, WI; and 4th Ward Project Space in Chicago, IL. She completed residencies at Shigaraki Ceramics Cultural Park in Shiga, Japan, and the European Keramic Work Center in ‘s-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands. Mie Kongo received a BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and an MFA in Ceramics from Cranbrook Academy of Art. Currently, she serves as an Associate Professor, Adjunct, in the Ceramics Department at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and is a recipient of the Joan Mitchell Fellowship in 2021.

Althea Murphy-Price began her studies in Fine Art at Spelman College before receiving her Master of Arts in Printmaking and Painting from Purdue University, and later studying at the Tyler School of Art, Temple University where she earned her Master of Fine Arts. Murphy-Price maintains an active exhibiting practice. She has exhibited in venues throughout the country and abroad such as the Weston Gallery, Cincinnati, OH; Howard Museum of Art, Baltimore, MD; Wellesley College, Boston, MA; Wade Wilson Art Gallery, Houston, TX; Indiana University Art Museum; The Print Center, Philadelphia, PA; The Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art, Charleston, SC; and the Knoxville Museum of Art, Knoxville, TN. International exhibits include the International Printmaking Exhibition, Jingdezhen China; the American Youth Printmaking Exhibition, Lui Haisu Art Museum, Shanghai, China; and Print Resonance, Musashino Art University, Tokyo, Japan. In addition to her exhibition record, she has been an artist-in-residence at the Frank Lloyd Wright School; University of Hawaii, Hilo; the Vermont Studio Center; and the Venice Printmaking Studio. Her writings and work have been featured in such publications as Art Papers Magazine, CAA Reviews, Contemporary Impressions Journal, Art in Print, Printmaking: A Complete Guide to Materials and Process, and Printmakers Today.

Tri-Star Arts at Candoro Marble Building, 4450 Candora Drive, Knoxville, TN 37920. Hours: Tu-Sa 11-5. Information: https://tristararts.org/visit

Tri-Star Arts: Dusk by Shahnaz Lighari

  • April 5, 2024 — June 1, 2024

Category: Exhibitions, visual art and Free event

DUSK BY SHAHNAZ LIGHARI
Project Space, Apr. 5 - Jun. 1, 2024

Tri-Star Arts is pleased to present the next exhibition in their Golden Chain Gallery project space located at the historic Candoro Marble Building. Dusk by Shahnaz Lighari (Nashville, TN) opens Friday, April 5 and will run through Saturday, June 1, 2024, with a thematic focus on the transitional moment between day and night. This show is located within the unique architectural space of a narrow wooden stairwell.

https://shahnazlighari.com/

Shahnaz Lighari is an artist based in Nashville, TN. She is self taught as a painter but attended Watkins College of Art, Design, and Film where she became inspired by art history and film. Incorporating a cinematic time-based approach to 2D media her work embodies the process of creation highlighting the many phases and layers involved in the evolution of each piece. Her work has been featured in publications and has shown in galleries nationwide, especially in the southeast. She has taught painting and printmaking at Monthaven Arts & Cultural Center and recently attended a workshop on Byzantine Iconography and sacred arts.

Tri-Star Arts at Candoro Marble Building, 4450 Candora Drive, Knoxville, TN 37920. Hours: Tu-Sa 11-5. Information: https://tristararts.org/visit

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