Calendar of Events
Friday, July 20, 2012
Fountain City Art Center: Works by Suzanne Jack and Mary Secrist
Also featuring Student Exhibit: “Watercolors by the Students of Mary Secrist”
Reception: July 20, 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
Gatlinburg Craftsmen's Fair
Gatlinburg's premier arts and crafts show with over 180 of the nation's finest craftspeople plus country and bluegrass music shows daily.
July 20 - 29 and October 11 - 28, 2012.
Monday through Saturday 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM, Sunday 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM.
Gatlinburg Convention Center, 920 Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN.
Adults $6.00 each, children 12 and under free. www.craftsmensfair.com
Alive After Five: Soulfinger CD Release Party
July 20 – Soulfinger CD Release Party
Alive After Five is a unique live music series presented on thirty or more Fridays per year in four seasonal series. The programs take place in the smoke-free, casually elegant setting of the Great Hall in the Knoxville Museum of Art. There is a live band on stage, seating at tables, two cash bars, food from area restaurants, free freshly popped popcorn, free portrait drawing, free parking, and a licensed therapeutic masseuse available. Audience members can enjoy listening to music, dancing, and browsing the museum’s art galleries.
All Shows 6:00 - 8:30 pm
$9-general, $5-KMA members and students with ID
Creative Arts Co-op Visual & Performing Arts Center: The Comedy Experiment
'The Comedy Experiment' is back on July 19, 2012! Join us for live sketch comedy, audience-inspired improv and stand-up comedian Tom Allen.
Catch us at the Creative Arts Co-op Visual & Performing Arts Center, 426 Ruritan Road, Harriman.
The show begins at 8pm.
Tickets are $5.00 at the door. Must be 18 or older.
Call the Creative Arts Co-op at 865/765-1129 or visit www.creativeartsco-op.com
A1LabArts: Matter of Time
Matter of Time is an exhibition of new textile based works by artist Sarah Rabeda. Over the past year, the artist has been accumulating natural materials in and around the Knoxville area and arranging them into tapestries. The installation addresses the fragility of natural material and its inevitable decomposition. You are invited to experience these pieces through the senses. Also included in the show is a collaboration between the artist and Mike Finn, titled The Insterstitial. This series of public interventions examines the use of unintentional spaces and fills them in with social meaning. The gallery will be open on the Tuesdays and Thursdays during the exhibition period from 5:30-7:30pm, with special viewings by request. Please contact email@example.com to schedule a viewing.
Opening reception on Friday July 20, 6-9 PM; closing reception on Friday July 27, 6-9pm; gallery hours 5:30-7:30 pm 7/17,7/19,7/24 and 7/26 at The Center for Creative Minds, 23 Emory Place, across from the Old Gray Cemetery on Broadway, in Knoxville. www.a1labarts.org
WDVX Blue Plate Special
Jackson Ridge Rodeo
The Shams Band
Rich Del Grosso
John Del Toro Richardson
The Living Trees
Drew Gibson Band
12:00 noon. Knoxville Visitor Center, 301 South Gay Street, Knoxville, 37902.
Creative Arts Co-op Visual & Performing Arts Center: Interactive Murder Mystery Theatre
Get ready for another roaring, good time! The Creative Arts Co-op is set to unveil its next interactive murder myster 'Happy High School Reunion?' If you think you had issues in high school, just wait until you see this motley crew! And don't forget about the delicious desserts!
The details are:
'Happy High School Reunion?'
July 14 & 21, 2012
Both shows begin at 8pm
at the Creative Arts Co-op Visual & Performing Arts Center
426 Ruritan Road
Tickets are $20.pp - includes dessert, beverages,and live show. Reservations recommended.
Tennessee Stage Company: Shakespeare on the Square
An entertaining evening of the various writings of the Bard, presented during the summer in Market Square. An old blanket or lawn chair is all you need to view the free performances under the stars. Donations of $5 are always welcome. Performed on a rough replica of the new Globe Theatre in London (a reconstruction of Shakespeare’s original theatre), the plays will be presented in the timeless style of Elizabethan Theatre presentations. The Tennessee Stage Company encourages the audience to spend an evening on the Square: do a little shopping, have a nice dinner, see the play and maybe stop by a pub afterward. All of this and more is available on Market Square nightly. So come early and see the Square!
Thursday-Sunday evenings at 7:00 PM
“As You Like It” July 12, 14, 20, 22, 26 28, and Aug. 3, 5, 9, 11
“Julius Caesar” July 13, 15, 19, 22, 27, 29, and Aug.2, 4, 10, 12
Tennessee Stage Company: 865-546-4280, www.tennesseestage.com
Shanks Center for the Arts: Cool Cave Art in Hot July
Category: Exhibitions & visual art
When the schedule was being negotiated for the featured exhibits at the Shanks Center for the Arts, Crossville Tennessee, it was not expected that we would be in the midst of a heat wave. The natural temperature of caves in this area is mid-50 degrees F. So the original idea was that a gallery guest would experience the feeling of coolness at the exhibit. But now, the unusual heat wave, plus the un-air-conditioned Warehouse Gallery, has provided a need for more imagination on the part of viewer. Fortunately the exquisite photographs make up for the temperature difference.
Alan Cressler, a Georgia resident, is a professional photographer who accompanies Dr. Jan Simek, a Distinguished Professor of Science in the Department of Anthropology at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, into caves in the area of middle Tennessee. Together they have explored hundreds of caves, many of which have drawings that were made thousands of years ago as determined by carbon-dating charcoal from half-burned slivers of cane. Native American people who made the artwork did so at personal risk, crawling in some cases, miles underground with cane torches. Today’s explorations are not much easier, except that the researchers have helmets with lights to guide their way through the complete darkness, often in mud, water, or very tight places.
The Shanks Center for the Arts is exhibiting twenty-nine enlarged photographs in their Warehouse Gallery beginning July 5 and continuing until Friday August 31, 2012. The Shanks Center is located at 140 North Main Street, across from the Depot, Crossville, Tennessee. Business hours are Thursdays 10 - 7, Fridays & Saturdays 10 - 4, Central Daylight Time.
WDVX Blue Plate Special
Pea Pickin' Hearts
Kentucky Knife Fights
Blind Corn Liquor Pickers
Jackson Ridge Rodeo
The Shams Band
12:00 Noon, Knoxville Visitor Center, 301 South Gay Street, 37902.
2 Many Pixels Gallery: Sport Photography
An exhibit featuring the talent of both the artists and the athletes.
3 photographers are showing their images:
Andrew Kornylak from Atlanta, GA
Janine Hill from London, UK
John May from Knoxville, TN
Opening reception - First Friday August 3, from 6pm to 9:30pm:
130 West Jackson Avenue, Suite 201, Knoxville, TN 37902. The gallery is open weekdays 10 am to 5 pm and after hours or weekends by appointment at 917 532 4913 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Bliss Home: Work by Callie Farmer
Bliss Home will feature Callie Farmer for July's First Friday. A reception will be held at Bliss Home, 29 Market Square, from 6 to 9 p.m., Friday, July 6th. Callie is currently working on her MFA in Studio Art and Printmaking at Bradley University in Chicago, Illinois. Callie's most recent work, primarily in intaglio, invites the viewer to see her interpretation of the world through new and creative printing techniques. Callie's work intends to 'show the beauty in the overlooked images all around us.'
July 6, 2012 through the end of the month.
Website: shopinbliss.com and callie-farmer.wix.com/calliefarmer
Facebook: Bliss Home