Calendar of Events
Wednesday, June 20, 2012
12th Annual Clarence Brown Theatre Summer Acting Camps
12th Annual Clarence Brown Theatre Summer Acting Camps at Clarence Brown Theatre Performance Venues.
Instructors: Terry Silver-Alford, Carol Mayo Jenkins, Melony Maness, Katie Alley, Jess Milewicz
June 18-29 and July 23-August 3, 2012. Each session 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday
Focus on acting and musical theatre techniques.
$525 for one two-week session
To register: To register please visit the Acting Camp website at http://www.clarencebrowntheatre.com/actingcamp.shtml or contact Terry Silver-Alford at email@example.com.
Mighty Mud: Raku Firing
Category: Classes & workshops
Friday June 15, 6-9pm
Class Fee: $30 ($20 if you bring your own bisque-fired pot)
Class Maximum: 10 Students
Friday July 13, 6-9pm
Class Fee: $30 ($20 if you bring your own bisque-fired pot)
Class Maximum: 10 Students
All ages and experience levels are welcome to participate in this event. This is a fun family event. Kids love the Raku process. Or it could be a great ''date night'' event. Plus, you will be taking home a beautiful piece of art to decorate your home that you helped create! Hope to see you there! The $30 fee includes your choice of one handmade bisque piece, use of our studio raku glazes, glazing instruction and the firing. We do ask that participants stick to a three piece maximum per person to allow everyone a chance to fire their work in a timely manner. For more information about our Raku firings, visit our website.
Clayton Center for the Arts: Myth Adventures Performing Arts Day Camp
Category: Classes & workshops
Myth Adventures Performing Arts Day Camp
June 11-15 & 18-22 and July 9-13 & 16-20
Classes available for Ages 6-7, 8-10 and 11-14
Each week, campers will use various art forms to explore the stories of classic mythology; MYTH ADVENTURES will stimulate the imagination; encourage creativity and develop critical thinking.Working together to produce an original twist on a classic myth for performance at the end of each week will encourage teamwork, time management and development of social skills.
Our staff of professional teaching artists provide opportunities to explore ALL the arts bringing music, movement, theatre, play making, comedy improvisation and stagecraft to campers of all levels of experience from beginners through those who desire more challenges.
Early Registration through May 25, 2012
Tuition: $150 per week/camper
$175 per week/camper after May 25, 2012.
$50 deposit per week/camper
After care may be available at additional cost.
For more information and registration forms go to www.claytonartscenter.com or call 865-981-8589
Clayton Center for the Arts: Swing Dancing on the Plaza
Clayton Center for the Arts will have free Swing Dancing on the Plaza beginning Monday, June 4 and continuing June 11, 18 and 25 from 6:30-9:30 PM. Live dance music will be provided by Ensemble Swing Time.
Ensemble Swing Time has been a favorite at the Clayton Center for the Arts, playing to enthusiastic and full crowds in the Summer Music and Cozy Winter Nights Music Series. Executive Director Robert Hutchens and Jim Colegrove of Ensemble Swing Time put their heads together and decided Swing Dances would be fun and offer another opportunity for people to enjoy the band and the Outdoor Plaza at the Clayton Center.
Clayton Center for the Arts
502 E. Lamar Alexander Parkway
17th Annual Steve Kaufman’s Acoustic Kamp Concert Series 2012
Steve Kaufman’s Acoustic Concert Series
Entertainers From Around the World
Monday, June 11: Steve Kaufman (TN) & Mike Clemmer (TN), Harvey Reid (ME), Suzy and Eric Thompson (CA), Keith Yoder (IA).
Tuesday, June 12: Rusty Holloway (TN), Steve Spurgin (NV), Rolly Brown (PA), Joe Collins (NC)
Wednesday, June 13: Mark Cosgrove (PA), Richard Smith (TN), Brad Leftwich (IN)
Thursday, June 14: Chris Newman (UK), Dan Crary (CA), Pat Kirtley (KY), Evie Ladin (CA)
Friday, June 15: Steve Kaufman and Friends
Monday, June 18: Mike Witcher (CA), Bruce Graybill (MO), Gary Davis (TN), Rusty Holloway (TN) and Jeff Jenkins (TN), Keith Yoder (IA)
Tuesday, June 19: Emory Lester (Canada), Missy Raines (TN), Jeff Scroggins (CO), Don Rigsby (KY), Chris and Sally Jones (TN)
Wednesday, June 20: Roland White (TN), John Carlini (NJ), Wayne Taylor (MD), Andy Hatfield (IN), Murphy Henry (VA), John Moore (CO) and Dennis Caplinger (CA)
Thursday, June 21: Ivan Rosenberg (OR), Beppe Gambetta (Italy), Radim Zenkl (CA), Bobby Hicks (NC), Adam Granger (MN) and Alan Munde (TX)
Friday, June 22: Steve Kaufman (TN) and Friends
At the Alumni Gym - Maryville College, Maryville, TN. All concerts begin at 7:00 PM. All Nights $20. For advance tickets 865-983-3330 with Visa or MC. Tickets can be purchased at the Acoustic Kamp Store in Bartlett Hall on the Maryville College Campus or at Murlin's Music World in Maryville. More information can be found at www.flatpik.com.
The Arts Center In Athens: Classwork: Adult Students of the Arts Center
Category: Exhibitions & visual art
Athens Area Council for the Arts announces its upcoming exhibit “CLASSWORK: ADULT STUDENTS OF THE ARTS CENTER 2011-12”. Exhibit dates are June 8 – August 24, 2012. AACA has been offering classes in the visual and performing arts at The Arts Center for children and adults since opening in 2005. This exhibit is intended to showcase works by adult students who have taken classes in the past year. A variety of media has been taught by an impressive array of instructors, including this year’s instructors Sandy Brown (watercolors), Joy Merckson (acrylics and drawing), Billie Stevens (stained glass), and Andy Phipps (clay). Many of the students were beginners who had never had a course in their chosen medium, while others have taken many classes at The Arts Center and other venues. A sampling of their works that were either done in class or while taking a class will be on display to show the impact The Arts Center has had on their art. Landscapes, abstracts, portraits, and other subject matter will reveal the extent of their training, as some of the students had never picked up a paint brush before beginning classes here, while others enrolled to improve their skills and explore new directions.
The Arts Center invites you to view this exhibit and be as amazed and as proud as we are by the abundance of talent present in our community. The public, artists, family and friends are also invited to attend the opening reception on Tuesday, June 12, from 5:30 – 7:00 p.m. The Arts Center instructors and many of the students will be on hand to talk about their experience and their art.
The Arts Center is open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. till 5:00 p.m. Admission is free. For more information or directions, call (423) 745-8781 or visit our website at www.athensartscouncil.org. All programs of AACA are funded in part by the Tennessee Arts Commission.
Fountain City Art Center: 7th Annual Open Show
Reception: June 8, 6:30-8:00 PM
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
Knoxville Museum of Art: Beverly Semmes: Starcraft
The Knoxville Museum of Art presents Beverly Semmes: Starcraft June 8-September 9, 2012.
Semmes, a Brooklyn-based artist, is known internationally for her unique multi-media installations. She challenges the conventional definitions of craft and “women’s work” by creating completely non-functional pieces out of traditional materials such as fabric, clay and glass.
The KMA hosts a preview party Thursday, June 7, from 5:30-7:30pm. The party is free and open to the public and includes a cash bar. Semmes will host a gallery talk earlier that day at 4pm, and will attend the preview party as well.
The Knoxville Museum of Art is located in downtown Knoxville at 1050 World’s Fair Park and is open to the public Tuesday through Saturday 10 am–5 pm, and Sunday 1 pm-5 pm. Admission and parking are free. For more information, contact Angela Thomas at 865.934.2034 or visit www.knoxart.org.
American Museum of Science and Energy: Nikon Small World
Nikon Small World recognizes excellence in photomicrography, honoring images that successfully showcase the delicate balance between difficult scientific technique and exquisite artistic quality. Among this year's top five images, including the green lacewing larva, are a blade of grass, Melosira Moniliformis/living specimen; intrinsic flourescence in liverwort and a microchip surface/3D construction.
The exhibit will run from June 1 through August 5, 2012.
The American Museum of Science and Energy, located at 300 South Tulane Avenue in Oak Ridge, is open Monday - Saturday from 9 am - 5 pm and Sunday 1 - 5 pm. Admission is Adults $5, Seniors (65+) $4, Students (6 - 17) $3 and Children (5 and under) no charge. For more information on AMSE memberships, exhibits, programs and events, visit www.amse.org To schedule a group visit, call AMSE at
McClung Museum: The Owl and the Woodpecker: Photographs by Paul Bannick
The Frank H. McClung Museum will offer a new exhibit, "The Owl and the Woodpecker", which will introduce museum visitors to the most important species of owls and woodpeckers in North America, using spectacular photos, informative text, and evocative audio recordings to illustrate how these birds define and enrich the specific habitats on which they depend, and to highlight the critical importance of conserving those habitats.
"The Owl and the Woodpecker" is based on a book of the same title by Seattle photographer and author Paul Bannick, who is knkown for his intimate wildlife photography which supports environmental conservation efforts.
Frank H. McClung Museum, 1327 Circle Park Dr on the UT campus, Knoxville, TN 37996. Hours: Monday-Saturday, 9AM-5PM; Sunday, 1-5PM. Information: 865-974-2144, http://mcclungmuseum.utk.edu
Knoxville Zoo: Close Encounters Program
Knoxville Zoo offers one of only three chances to experience the zoo’s Close Encounters of the Wild Kind program this summer. Close Encounters of the Wild Kind gives visitors the chance to take an intimate behind-the-scenes tour and meet some high profile residents at Knoxville Zoo. Visitors can go off the beaten path to meet giraffes, penguins, or giant Aldabra tortoises during these special encounters. They also have the opportunity to touch or feed their new animal friend, talk with their keepers to learn about them and take a souvenir photo of their personal introduction. This Saturday, June 23rd, as well as Saturday, July 28th, and Saturday, September 1st, three different animal encounters will be offered; Giraffe Gatherings, where visitors can offer Jumbe, Lucille and Patches a leafy treat at 11:00 a.m., the Penguin Party which includes
a special appearance by Gypsy or Jello penguin at 1:00 p.m. and Tortoise Time, an encounter with loveable giant Aldabra tortoises Al, Stand-Up and Patches at 2:30 p.m.
Reservations are required for Close Encounters of the Wild Kind and can be scheduled by calling the zoo’s ticket office at (865) 637-5331, extension 361 or at the zoo’s ticket window upon arrival to the zoo. Each Close Encounter session is $20 per person, or $50 per person for all three encounters and reservations for each session are limited. Advanced reservations are highly recommended. General admission to Knoxville Zoo is not included in the price of each Close Encounter ticket.
Bliss Home: Work by Stacey Fletcher
Bliss Home will feature Stacey Fletcher for June's First Friday. A reception will be held at Bliss Home, 29 Market Square, from 6 to 9 p.m., Friday June 1st.
Stacey Fletcher hails from Georgia where earned her B.F.A. from Valdosta University. Stacey then moved to Knoxville, where she currently resides, to earn her M.F.A. Stacey is a cathartic painter, and her paintings illustrate her emotions and frustrations. Her current paintings are more energetic and playful, because her new source of inspiration, her baby Kable Grey, causes her to paint with more color and vibrancy. Stacey has shown her work nationally and internationally.
Stacey's new colorful exhibit is viewable beginning June 1st and will remain through the end of the month.
For more information, please contact Scott at firstname.lastname@example.org