Calendar of Events
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
Pellissippi State: Masks of Michoacan
Pellissippi State Community College and the Tennessee Consortium for International Studies will host a special traveling art exhibit from Mexico Aug. 27-Sept. 12. With the presentation of â€œMasks of MichoacÃ¡n,â€ this will be the fourth year the college and TnCIS have worked with the Ministry of Culture of MichoacÃ¡n to bring an international art exhibit to East Tennessee.
TnCIS, whose headquarters are at Pellissippi State, and the Ministry of Culture of MichoacÃ¡n, a Mexican state, are sponsoring the exhibit. TnCIS is dedicated to making international education and cultural understanding a central goal of higher education in Tennessee. The consortium offers study abroad opportunities to college students throughout the state.
The MichoacÃ¡n collection, which includes 40 wooden masks from the Mask Museum in the Centro Cultural Antiguo Colegio Jesuita in PÃ¡tzcuaro, brings to life the attitudes and values of those whose culture the pieces represent. According to early chroniclers and historians, Mesoamerican cultures used masks in rituals and indigenous ceremonies. The masks were made in a variety of shapes, sizes, and colors and were used in secular and religious celebrations, dances, and pantomimes.
The exhibit is free and open to the public. Group tours from schools, art classes or artist groups are welcome and may be arranged with advance notice. An opening reception, which is free and open to the public, is scheduled for Monday, Aug. 27, at 3:15 p.m. in Pellissippi Stateâ€™s Bagwell Center for Media and Art lobby.
â€œMasks of MichoacÃ¡nâ€ is one of the events that make up Pellissippi Stateâ€™s new arts series, â€œThe Arts at Pellissippi State.â€ The series brings to the community cultural activities ranging from music and theatre to international celebrations, lectures and the fine arts.
Exhibit hours are Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. The showing is in the Bagwell Center gallery at the Hardin Valley Campus.
For additional information or to schedule a group tour, contact Linnette Legg at (865) 539-7064 or email@example.com. To request accommodations for a disability, contact the executive director of Human Resources at (865) 694-6607 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cumberland County Fair: CACE Exhibit
For several years, the cultural art organization, CACE - Cumberland Artisans for Creative Expression - has a project of scheduling artisans to work at tables in the front of the exhibition building. Although every hour of the fair cannot be scheduled, look for many artisans to be "doing something" such as weaving, spinning, quilting, painting, writing. The exhibit hall is open for guests from 10 am - 10 pm, Monday August 27 through Saturday September 1, 2012, and will be filled with handmade items made by local Cumberland County residents.
Cumberland County Fairgrounds, 1398 Livingston Road, Crossville, TN 38555
Knoxville Museum of Art: Contemporary Focus 2012
Category: Exhibitions & visual art
Featuring Joshua Dudley Greer/Andrew Scott Ross/Mark Bradley-Shoup
The three artists selected for this yearâ€™s exhibition have a common interest in referencing the urban environment, the boundaries along which nature and civilization intersect, and the way in which ordinary images can serve as metaphors for complex realities.
Contemporary Focus is the KMAâ€™s annual exhibition series designed to serve as a vital means of recognizing, supporting and documenting the development of contemporary art in East Tennessee. Each year, the exhibition series features the work of artists who are living and making art in this region, and who are exploring issues relevant to the larger world of contemporary art.
Knoxville Museum of Art, 1050 World's Fair Park Dr, Knoxville, TN 37916. Hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 10AM-5PM; Sunday, 1-5PM. Information: 865-525-6101, www.knoxart.org
Clayton Center for the Arts: Art Market Gallery Exhibit
Category: Exhibitions & visual art
Now through September 29th, an exhibit of works by the artist-members of Art Market Gallery of Knoxville will be on display in the Denso Gallery in the main Clayton Art Center Building. The exhibit features two- and three-dimensional artworks in various mediums: painting/drawing, clay, wood, fiber, jewelry, photography, metal, and glass. A Reception during the Last Friday Art Walk is planned for both August 31st and September 28th from 5:30-8:30 pm and the public is invited. The exhibit may also be viewed during Clayton Center's normal operating hours Monday-Friday, 10-6 and during special events at the center. Clayton Art Center is located at 502 E. Lamar Alexander Parkway in Maryville. Phone 865-981-8590 or visit claytonartscenter.com
Fountain City Art Center: Recycled Kingdom
Works by Jessica Gregory and Linda Leilani Bohanan.
Student Exhibit: Rob White and Kate McCulloughâ€™s watercolor students; Chico Ostenâ€™s portrait students
Reception: August 24, 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
Fountain City Art Center: The Reclycled Kingdom
Category: Exhibitions & visual art
The Fountain City Art Center is extremely proud and excited to announce the opening of and reception for a very unusual exhibit on Friday, August 24, from 6:30 â€“ 8:00 PM, â€œThe Recycled Kingdom.â€ Artists Jessica Gregory and Linda Leilani Bohanan have been working on the exhibit for over a year. Jessica has created a walk through castle made of recycled materials, especially oversized cans harvested from â€œBig Fattyâ€™s,â€ the receptionâ€™s caterer and sponsor. Linda is known for her wall mounted ethereal faces and for all kinds of animals, some almost life sized. For this show, she has created a war horse, a giraffe, strange prehistoric looking fish, and many other creatures straight out of her imagination. The show will be on display from August 24 up to the disassembly date on September 28. Videographer Dave Dixon visited both artistsâ€™ homes and videoed the works in progress. Check out Fountain City Art Centerâ€™s Facebook site, YouTube, or our website, www.fountaincityartctr, to view the footage.
Fountain City Art Center at 213 Hotel Avenue, next to Fountain City Park.
Oak Ridge Playhouse: The Foreigner
AUGUST 24 - SEPTEMBER 9
When a pathetically shy young man finds himself left at a rural Georgia fishing lodge, he is so overcome with the fear of making conversation with strangers that he pretends to not speak a word of English. But the fact that he does, leads to a wildly funny climax when he overhears more than he should: the evil plans of a sinister, two-faced minister and his redneck associate; the fact that the ministerâ€™s pretty fiancÃ©e is pregnant; and many other damaging revelations that cause matters to go uproariously awry.
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The Knoxville Museum of Art: Contemporary Focus 2012 and Fischli & Weiss: The Way Things Go
The Knoxville Museum of Art presents two concurrent exhibitions August 24-November 4 Contemporary Focus 2012 and Fischli & Weiss: The Way Things Go.
Contemporary Focus is the KMAâ€™s annual exhibition series that recognizes, supports, and documents the development of contemporary art in East Tennessee. Each year, the exhibition series features the work of artists who are living and making art in this region, and who are exploring issues relevant to the larger world of contemporary art.
The Way Things Go, a video installation by Swiss artists Peter Fischli and David Weiss, has earned a cult following since its premier at international art festivals in 1987. The Way Things Go documents a 30-minute chain reaction using ordinary objects, fire, fireworks, blasts of air, gravity, and a variety of corrosive liquids.
A free public opening for both exhibitions takes place Thursday, August 23 from 7-9pm. This event includes a cash bar and an opportunity to meet the Contemporary Focus artists. Additional programming for Contemporary Focus includes Dine & Discover presentations August 22, September 25, and October 24, all held at noon at the KMA.
The Knoxville Museum of Art celebrates the art and artists of East Tennessee, presents new art and new ideas, serves and educates diverse audiences, and enhances Knoxvilleâ€™s quality of life. The museum is located in downtown Knoxville at 1050 Worldâ€™s Fair Park and is open to the public Tuesday through Saturday 10 amâ€“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.
UT Downtown Gallery: First Year Graduate MFA Show
Category: Exhibitions & visual art
First Year Graduate MFA Show
UT Downtown Gallery will be hosting an exhibition of recent work from the incoming graduate students with the UTK School of Art. This exhibition includes sculpture, painting, printmaking, fiber and video. The students exhibiting are James Boychuk-Hunter, David Harman, Raluca Iancu, Kevin Kao, Alexandra Kirtley, Kevin Varney & Thomas Wharton.
Please join us for a reception and meet these new student artists, Friday night August 24 from 6:00pm until 9:00pm. Admission is free and open to the public.
UT Downtown Gallery
106 S. Gay Street
Knoxville, TN 37902
August 23 â€“ September 1, 2012
Reception Friday Aug 24, from 6 til 9 pm
Gallery hours are Wed- Fri 11-6 and Sat 10-3.
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.
Children's Theatre of Knoxville: "Treasure Island"
Children's Theatre of Knoxville will present the classic adventure tale â€Treasure Island,â€ 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.
â€œTreasure Islandâ€ 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 Stevensonâ€™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 email@example.com 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 â€œwill-callâ€ 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 CTKâ€™s theatre in downtown Knoxville, located at 800 Tyson Street.