Calendar of Events
Tuesday, August 21, 2012
University of Tennessee Ewing Gallery: Confabulatores Nocturni and Limited Vision
Confabulatores Nocturni and Limited Vision
August 20 - September 9, 2012
Monday-Friday, 11:30AM--5:00PM, closed Saturday and Sunday
Ewing Gallery of Art & Architecture
University of Tennessee, Knoxville
1715 Volunteer Blvd.
Knoxville, TN 37996-2410
Ijams Nature Center: Happenings August 18-23
Saturday, August 18
8 am FAMILY PROGRAM: Kid's First Canoe Cruise
If your kids are already complaining about going back to school, we have a way to hold on to a piece of summer. Bring them to the park for a fun, family canoe trip. The relaxed paddling on our lake is perfect for kids that have never canoed before, as well as families that want a relaxing way to explore the quarry. Children under the age of 14 must be accompanied by a paying adult. And maybe we will even find freshwater jellyfish that live in Mead's Quarry Lake. The fee for this program is $15 for members and $17.50 for non-members. Pre-registration is required; please call (865) 577-4717, ext. 119 to register. Leader: Stephen Lyn Bales
2 pm WILDLIFE PROGRAM: Animal Program
Have you met all the animals that call the Ijams Visitor Center home? If not, be sure to stop by every Saturday for a chance to get nose-to-beak with some of our resident furred and feathered ambassadors. Free to members, $2 for non-members. No registration required.
2:30 pm ADULT PROGRAM: Preserving a Piece of Summer
(Ages 12 and up) If you are looking for a way to make summer last just a little bit longer, then this program is for you. Whether it's the color of summer wildflowers or those last vegetables from your garden, we'll discuss ways to keep the warm weather with you into fall. We'll talk about drying plants and flowers, and even some ways to store your garden harvest. The fee for this program is $5 for members and $8 for non-members. Pre-registration is required; please call (865) 577-4717, ext. 110 to register. Leader: Peg Beute
Sunday, August 19
2 pm WILDLIFE PROGRAM: Show-and-Tell Sundays
Have you met all the animals that call the Ijams Visitor Center home? If not, be sure to stop by every Sunday at 2 pm and 4 pm for a chance to get nose-to-beak with some of our resident furred and feathered ambassadors. You can also learn the secrets of the exhibit hall with our museum curator every Sunday at 3 pm to peek into the world of the Ijams exhibits. Both of these programs are free to members, $2 for non-members. No registration required.
Wednesday, August 22
11 am WILDLIFE PROGRAM: Behind the Scenes with the Ijams Veterinarian
(Ages 5 and up) Get up close and personal with some of Ijams' furred and feathered animal ambassadors! You won't want to miss this unique opportunity to go behind the scenes of our animal care program. You'll get to see how we feed and care for the animals, and you may even have the chance to get nose-to-beak or toe-to-tail with some of our wildlife friends. Due to liability concerns, participants cannot be under 5 years of age. Children under the age of 14 must be accompanied by a paying adult. The fee for this program is $30 per person, and includes a boxed lunch. Please call (865) 577-4717, ext. 110 to register. Leader: Dr. Louise Conrad
Thursday, August 23
1 pm FAMILY PROGRAM: Ijams Children's Story Time
Join Ijams volunteer Lynn Keffer as she reads Yoko by Rosemary Wells. (Yoko's mom has packed her favorite for lunch today-sushi! But is it?) But her classmates don't think it looks quite so yummy. In addition to the book, Lynn will also lead kids in a fun craft. Free, but a donation would be nice. Pre-registration is required; please call (865) 577-4717, ext. 110 to register.
3:30 pm FAMILY PROGRAM: Nature Fun Station
Join us for this terrific new program at Ijams Nature Center! Look for the Nature Fun Station sign to find a fun outdoor learning activity. Whether, we are catching bugs in the meadow or planting flowers in the garden, visitors can join us for a variety of outdoor discoveries. Follow the sign to fun! FREE. No registration required.
Creative Arts Co-op Visual & Performing Arts Center: Support Group Nightmares
The Creative Arts Co-op has plans for you...Our next murder mysteries -'Support Group Nightmares'- are scheduled for August 18th and 25th. Our August 18th performance will feature our dinner theatre - a delicous buffet including dessert and beverages.
Ticket price for the dinner theatre is $40.00pp including tax.
Show tickets for our 'Murder a la Mode' performance on Augut 25th are still just $20.00 per person. And that includes the show, beverages, and a dessert bar 'to die for'.
Our interactive murder mysteries are comedies that get everyone in on the fun. Characters interact with guests, guests search for clue, and even interrogate suspects.
The details are: 'Support Group Nightmares'
August 18 - dinner theatre August 25 - 'murder a la mode'
Both shows begin at 8:00pm at the Creative Arts Co-op Visual & Performing Arts Center, 426 Ruritan Road, Harriman.
Reservations are required as seating is limited - and catered.
Call 865/765-1129 or visit www.creativeartsco-op.com to Reserve Today!
Children's Theatre of Knoxville: "Treasure Island"
Children's Theatre of Knoxville will present the classic adventure tale ”Treasure Island,” for 13 performances, Thursdays through Sundays from August 17 through September 1.
The COMPLETE PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE is:
Friday, August 17 at 7 PM
Saturday, August 18 at 1 PM and 5 PM
Sunday, August 19 at 3 PM
Thursday, August 23 at 7 PM
Friday, August 24 at 7 PM
Saturday, August 25 at 1 PM and 5 PM
Sunday, August 26 at 3 PM
Thursday, August 30 at 7 PM
Friday, August 31 at 7 PM
Saturday, September 1 at 1 PM and 5 PM.
“Treasure Island” is a grand tale of adventure on the high seas, full of suspense, humor and hair-raising adventure. The play also speaks wisely to the issues of trust and betrayal. Robert Louis Stevenson’s yarn continues to delight readers of all ages, and seeing it come to life onstage promises to be an unforgettable experience.
Reservations are strongly recommended for all CTK performances. To reserve tickets for the production, e-mail the number of adult and child tickets needed, along with your requested performance date and time, to firstname.lastname@example.org at any time. Or you may call us at (865) 599-5284 between the hours of 1 PM and 5 PM. Reservations can be placed on “will-call” and paid for upon arrival.
TICKETS are $12 per person. CTK is continuing our special Adult & Child Combination rate for this production: If an adult and a child enter together, these two may be admitted for $10 each.
The play is being performed at CTK’s theatre in downtown Knoxville, located at 800 Tyson Street.
WDVX Blue Plate Special
Blue Plate Special, 12:00 Noon at the Knoxville Visitor Center, 301 South Gay Street.
Ali Holder &
Daniel Thomas Phillips
Boy Named Banjo
Michael Reno Harrell
Sligo Creek Stompers
City Dwelling Nature Seekers
The Misery Jackals
Count This Penny
The Rough and Tumble
Wormz and the Decomposers
A Man Called Bruce
Boling, Brown, and Holloway
New Contests and Competitions at the Tennessee Valley Fair
Tennessee Valley Amateur Winemaking Competition – Saturday, September 8 (Live Judging)
Presented by BlueSlip Winery, this contest is open to all amateur winemakers. Entry deadline is August 16.
Lil Miss Pageant –Friday, September 7 – 5:30 PM
New pageant especially for young ladies ages 7-9. Entry deadline is August 30.
Caps for the Cure – Entry Deadline – August 16
Decorate a cap to help fight breast cancer! Categories: Pretty in Pink, Down on the Farm, Fair Food & Wild Safari. Adult and children’s divisions available! All proceeds benefit Susan G. Komen for the Cure, Knoxville Affiliate.
Food City Hot Dog Decorating Contest –Sunday, September 16 – 3 PM
New “day-of” competition – show up and participate! Create your own hot dog masterpiece – top a dog with the most unique condiments and compete for a chance to win Food City gift cards!
Decorated Cakes & Cupcakes Competition – Higher premiums and new specialty prizes in 2012! Sponsored by SugarBakers & KupKaties Kupkakes.
King Arthur Flour Contest – September 11 – 7 PM – Live Judging
“These ain’t your mama’s biscuits!” (Adults) / “Muffin madness” (Youth division)
Veggie Creatures – Kid’s Horticulture Contest – Entry Deadline – August 16
Play with your food! Open to children (12 years & under) build a sculpture using only vegetables. 2 divisions: Veggie Creature or Mr & Mrs. Potato Head.
Horticulture – First Time Exhibitors - Entry Deadline – August 16
This competition is open to home gardeners who have never displayed vegetables at the Tennessee Valley Fair. Youth & adult divisions available.
To learn more about the 93rd annual Tennessee Valley Fair, please visit TNValleyFair.org or call 865-215-1471.
Tennessee Valley Fair: Youth Talent Competition
The Tennessee Valley Fair is searching for talented young people ages 8-21. Open to all singers, dancers and musicians, the Fair is offering 3 youth talent competitions in 2012:
Knox Area Youth Talent Competition
Saturday, August 25 at 9 AM – West High School
Ages: 13-21 welcome; 1st prize wins $100 and an opportunity to compete in the Regional Youth Talent Competition on September 8.
Junior Youth Talent Competition
Saturday, September 8 at 4 PM – Pepsi Community Tent / Chilhowee Park
Ages: 8-12 welcome; 1st prize wins $100, a plaque and exclusive performance opportunities.
Regional Youth Talent Competition
Saturday, September 8 at 4 PM – Pepsi Community Tent / Chilhowee Park
Ages: 13-21 years old welcome; 1st prize wins $1,000; exclusive performance opportunities
Please note – you must compete and win in the Knox Are Youth Talent or Area Talent Competitions to be eligible for this contest – please see our website for details.
The registration deadline for the Junior and Regional Youth Talent Competitions is August 22. For more information, please visit TNValleyFair.org and click on “Contests” or call 865-215-1480.
The 93rd annual Tennessee Valley Fair will be held September 7-16.
East Tennessee Historical Society: Genealogy Workshops
August 11, 11a.m. - 1 p.m. Civil War Genealogy on the Internet--Finding your Civl War ancestor's records, regimental history, burials, obituaries. Pre-registration begins July 30.
September 15, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. Internet Genealogy--Students use individual computers to explore the 12 major sites. Pre-registration begins September 3.
October 13, 11 a.m. - 12 noon. War of 1812 Genealogy--Find service, bounty land, pension, regimental information for your War of 1812 ancestor. Pre-registration begins October 1.
October 27, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Using County Records in Genealogical Research--Finding birth, death, court,deeds, divorces, probate, tax, wills to investigate your ancestors. No registration required.
November 10, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. Internet genealogy--Students use individual computers to explore 12 major sites. Pre-registration begins October 29.
December 8, 1:15 - 4:15 p.m. Intermediate Internet Genealogy--Advanced techniques in genealogical research with special focus on primary resources. Pre-registration begins November 26.
To pre-register call 865-215-8809. For additional information on workshops see www.eastTNhistory.org.
Appalachian Arts Craft Center Current Classes.
Category: Classes & workshops
The Appalachian Arts Craft Center is a nonprofit center promoting traditional artists and crafts. The shop and class facility are located at 2716 Andersonville Highway 61 in Norris, Tenn., one mile east of I-75 north at Exit 122. You must pre-register and pay for all classes in advance. Call the center at 865-494-9854 to register. www.appalachianarts.net.
Throw a Shuttle! (Introduction to Weaving), Saturday, August 11, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., with LouAnn Robinson. Earlybird cost by July 24: $20 Craft Center members, $30 nonmembers; after July 24 cost: $25/35. Class fees include all materials. Beginning.
The Magic of Marbling, Saturday, August 18, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., with Pat K. Thomas. Part of our 2012-13 Featured Tennessee Artist series, funded in part by the East Tennessee Foundation and the Tennessee Arts Commission. Earlybird cost by August 2: $30 Craft Center members, $40 nonmembers; after August 2 cost: $40 / $50. All students must also pay a materials fee of $20 to the teacher at the class. Beginning-Intermediate.
Handbuilding with Clay, Four Wednesday Evenings: September 5, 12, and 19, and October 3, 6-9 p.m., with Sandra McEntire. Earlybird cost: by August 20: $70 Craft Center members, $80 nonmembers; after August 20 cost: $80 / $90. All students must also pay a $20 studio fee to the Pottery Department on the first day for clay, glaze and firing. Beginning-Intermediate.
Introduction to Stone-Carving, Monday through Friday, September 10-14, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., with Lisa Ruttan Wolff and Kathy Slocum. Part of our 2012-13 Featured Tennessee Artist series, funded in part by the East Tennessee Foundation and the Tennessee Arts Commission. Earlybird cost by August 8: $100 Craft Center members, $110 nonmembers; after August 8 cost: $120 / $130. All students must also pay a materials fee of $100 on the first day of the workshop, which covers the stone, base, and use of tools. Beginning.
Arts & Culture Alliance: “Battle of the Mediums: Oil versus Water” by Steve Black and Betty Bullen
The Arts & Culture Alliance is pleased to present a new exhibition of watercolors and oils by local artists Steve Black and Betty Bullen. The exhibition will be displayed in the Balcony at the Emporium Center in downtown Knoxville from August 3-31, 2012, and an opening reception will take place as part of First Friday activities on August 3 from 5:00-9:00 PM. Black and Bullen met through the Tennessee Artist’s Association, and while they have known each other for only for a few years, they have chaired exhibitions and worked on many projects together. “Oil versus Water” is their first exhibition together.
“Battle of the Mediums: Oil versus Water” will be on display at the Emporium Center, 100 S. Gay Street. Gallery hours are Monday-Friday 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM with additional hours on Saturday, August 4, from 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM. For more information, please contact the Arts & Culture Alliance at (865) 523-7543, or visit the Web site at www.knoxalliance.com.
Arts and Culture Alliance: Exhibition by the Townsend Artisan Guild
The Arts & Culture Alliance is pleased to present a new exhibition by the Townsend Artisan Guild (TAG) entitled “Destination Townsend”, featuring original paintings, photographs, mixed media, sculptures, jewelry, and more by nearly 30 local artists. The exhibition will be displayed at the Emporium Center in downtown Knoxville from August 3-31, 2012, and an opening reception will take place as part of First Friday activities on August 3 from 5:00-9:00 PM.
Artists featured in the exhibition include: Deborah Adams (fiber art); Lois Alexander (painting); Evelyn Bryant (sculpture); Susan Cooper (photography); Becky Goodman (stained glass); Rex Gullufsen (photography); Lynn Hash (fiber art); Dave Huber (pottery); Mary K. Jenkins (acrylic); Rick Kratz (photography); Ken LaValley (photography); Maggie McDade (painting); Dan Meadows (photography); M.J. Montgomery (Photography and Painting); Peter Mueller (Mixed Media); Dave Neamand (silver jewelry); Billy Reynolds (wood carving); Terri Reynolds (carving); Wade Richardson (furniture); Mary Ruden (fiberglass and printmaking); Stephen Shankles (woodworking); Mike Shults (wood carving); Jeffrey Stoner (photography); Suzanna Terrill (encaustics); Sharon Webb (paper mache); Sarah Weber (painting); Wendy West (glass sculpture); and John Wharton (woodturning).
“Destination Townsend” will be on display at the Emporium Center, 100 S. Gay Street. Gallery hours are Monday-Friday 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM with additional hours on Saturday, August 4, from 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM. For more information, please contact the Arts & Culture Alliance at (865) 523-7543, or visit the Web site at www.knoxalliance.com.
Art Market Gallery: Recent Works by Patricia Herzog and Francie Entz
August 1-September 2, Art Market Galley of Knoxville is pleased to present an exhibit of recent works by Patricia Herzog of Knoxville and Francie Entz of Loudon.
Patricia Herzog, who holds a MS degree in ceramics from UT, will be exhibiting a collection of her recent clay works, some of which include fused-glass elements. She enjoys experimenting with colorful glazes and textures with an emphasis on whimsical animal imagery and the natural environment. Patricia is a member of several regional craft guilds and has been a studio potter since 1978.
Painter Francie Entz will be exhibiting a collection of her recent works in water media. She says that for her “the process of painting--the journey--is the important thing.” Francie aspires to create work that intrigues, captivates, puzzles and that also pleases both herself and the viewer. Member of both the Knoxville and Tennessee Watercolor Societies, her works have been juried into exhibits throughout the US.
A First Friday Reception for the exhibit is planned for August 3 from 5:30-9 pm with complimentary refreshments and live folk-style music performed by Molly Rochelson.
Member owned and operated by over 60 regional artists, Art Market Gallery is located a 422 South Gay Street in Knoxville next to the Downtown Grill & Brewery. Gallery hours are Tuesday-Saturday, 11 am – 6 pm and Sunday 1-5 pm. For more information, call 865-525-5265, visit artmarketgallery.net