Calendar of Events
Sunday, June 24, 2012
First Baptist Church: Coach Cuonzo Martin and Roberta Martin Speak
Category: Free event
UT Men’s Head Basketball Coach Cuonzo Martin and his wife Roberta will be speaking at First Baptist Church Knoxville on Sunday, June 24, 2012.
The Martins will be sharing their life experiences with the congregation at First Baptist. During the First Community contemporary service at 8:42 a.m., they will interact with the church's pastor, Dr. William D. Shiell as he interviews them about various phases of their lives.
At the traditional 11:00 a.m. service, Cuonzo and Roberta will share testimony of their personal life encounters. The 11:00 a.m. service will be televised live on Channel WTNZ.
First Baptist Church is located at 510 W. Main Street, Knoxville TN 37902.
More information about First Baptist Church of Knoxville is available online at http://www.fbcknox.org or by calling the church at 865-546-9661.
African American Appalachian Arts: KUUMBA Festival
Category: Festivals & special events
African American Appalachian Arts: 865-951-2356, http://sites.google.com/site/kuumbafestival
Sequoyah Birthplace Museum: 250th Anniversary of Timberlake’s visit to the Cherokee Overhill
On June 23 and 24, visitors at the Sequoyah Birthplace Museum in Vonore, Tenn., will experience the same sights, sounds, tastes and smells British Lt. Henry Timberlake experienced when he first discovered the region some 250 years ago. Dozens of craftsmen and demonstrators will be on hand recreating everything Timberlake documented on his first visit.
At Sequoyah, living history demonstrations will include: a Cherokee stickball game; finger weaving; stamped pottery; river cane basket weaving; 18th century demonstrators in wardrobe; the Warriors of AniKituhwa, a Cherokee dance group; flute and storytelling; guns and diplomacy; moccasin making; a blowgun competition; and authentic Cherokee food.
Re-enactor Travis Henline will portray Timberlake; Bullet Standingdeer will portray the Cherokee Ostenaco; and Little Hawk will portray interpreter John McCormick.
At Fort Loudoun, there will be guided tours of the Little Tennessee Valley, lectures about Timberlake’s visit and demonstrations of 18th century map-making techniques.
Certified Cherokee guides provided by The Museum of the Cherokee Indian will lead the tours from Fort Loudoun to historic sites at Toqua, Ballplay, Tanasi and Chota, following the footsteps Timberlake himself described in his memoirs. Tours will leave six times a day each day at a cost of $5. The lectures and map-making demonstrations will also be both days at Fort Loudoun but they will be free.
For more information or to make a reservation for the tours, contact The Sequoyah Birthplace Museum at 423-884-6246 or visit the Web site, www.sequoyahmuseum.org. Contact Fort Loudoun at 423-884-6217 or visit the Web site, www.fortloudoun.com.
The Sequoyah Birthplace Museum and Fort Loudoun State Historic Area are located less than a mile apart on Highway 360 in Vonore, Tenn. This program was funded in part with a grant from the Cherokee Preservation Foundation.
Lectures Saturday, June 23 and Sunday, June 24 at Fort Loudoun State Historic Area:
9 a.m. Dr. Daniel Tortora, “The Montgomery and Grant expeditions of 1761-1762.”
10:30 a.m. Dr. Barbara Duncan, “The memoirs of Lt. Henry Timberlake and their use in replicating 18th century material culture.”
Noon (Sunday ONLY) Dr. Duane King “Cherokee headmen and Timberlake: A visit to London”
1:30 p.m. Tom Belt, “A Cherokee perspective on Timberlake’s visit”
3 p.m. Dr. Gerald Schroedl, “The archeology of the Overhill towns”
The Art Behind Design: An Art and Design Exhibition & Cocktail Party
THE ART BEHIND DESIGN
An Art and Design Exhibition & Cocktail Party! June 21, 2012, 5:00 - 8:00 PM
Alfred Williams & Company
716 Division Street, Nashville
Free Valet. Cocktails. H'ordeuvres. Music. All welcome.
$5 Suggested Donation benefiting
The American Institute of Architect's Community Partner.
Whether it's a brilliant idea on an old napkin, a beautiful hand-rendered sketch, or a delightfully intricate model, this exhibition will unearth and present the hidden artifacts of the art behind design. It's a rarity that an audience can formally experience the creative intimacy behind Nashville's most influential architects and interior designers.
The exhibition will highlight intriguing blueprints, sketches, photographs, models and various other fine art works by leading architects and designers. These are the ideas and outlets that amount to the aesthetic growth of our city and communities.
This will be Alfred Williams & Company's 5th quarterly, charitable art and design exhibition. 100% of donations and fine art proceeds will benefit Rebuilding Together Nashville, who's volunteers provide free rehabilitation and critical repairs to the homes of low-income Americans. Many of Nashville's flood victims have received significant help from this organization. Let's support them with a $5 suggested donation at the door.
Joining the festivities is Nashville's first mobile boutique, The Trunk as well as The Grilled Cheeserie. 10% of proceeds will benefit Rebuilding Together Nashville.
Dates of Exhibition: June 21- August 23. Free and open: M-F 9am-5pm.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tennessee Theatre: Summer Movie Magic Series
The Godfather on Friday, June 15 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, June 17 at 2 p.m.
Psycho on Friday, July 6 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, July 8 at 2 p.m.
Doctor Zhivago on Friday, July 14 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, July 15 at 2 p.m.
The Third Man on Friday, July 27 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, July 29 at 2 p.m.
Casablanca on Friday, August 3 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, August 5 at 2 p.m.
A Star is Born on Friday, August 17 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, August 19 at 2 p.m.
Tennessee Theatre, 604 S. Gay Street, Knoxville, TN 37902. For information: 865-684-1200, www.tennesseetheatre.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
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.
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