Calendar of Events

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

The Omega Gallery at Carson-Newman University: Art by Striped Light

  • September 27, 2016 — October 21, 2016
  • Reception Sept, 27, 3:00-5:00PM, M_F 8AM-4PM

Category: Exhibitions, visual art and Free event

New and recent work in a variety of media by the three talented co-founders of Striped Light, a Knoxville-based letterpress, graphic design and music recording studio, Bryan Baker, Sarah Shebaro and Jason Boardman. The show will run September 27 through October 21.

Opening reception with the artists on Tuesday, September 27, 2016, 3:00-5:00PM.
Regular gallery hours are Monday Through Friday, 8:00AM-4:00PM.
The Art Department phone number is 865 471 4985.

Warren Art Building, corner of Branner Ave. and S. College Street,
Jefferson City, TN 37760

Knoxville Jazz Orchestra: Cuban Fire with Paquito D’Rivera

Category: Music

Saxophonist and clarinetist Paquito D’Rivera’s extraordinary career defies categorization. A native of Havana, Cuba, Paquito is the winner of fourteen Grammy awards, a lifetime achievement award from Carnegie Hall, a NEA Jazz Masters award and a Guggenheim fellowship. His performance credits range from Dizzy Gillespie’s United Nations Orchestra to the Warsaw Philharmonic, with many stops in between. For this special performance, Paquito and his rhythm section join the KJO for an exciting journey to the crossroads of big band jazz and Latin music.

At the Bijou Theatre, 803 S Gay St, Knoxville, TN, 37902. Knoxville Jazz Orchestra: 865-573-3226, www.knoxjazz.org

Knoxville Museum of Art: Cocktails and Conversation with Mary Campbell

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Category: Exhibitions, visual art, Free event and Lecture, discussion, panel

Romanticism in the American South - Mary Campbell, Assistant Professor of Art History, UTK
Dr. Campbell received her BA in visual art from Brown University, where she graduated magna cum laude. She subsequently received a JD. from Yale Law School in 2001 and a PhD in art history from Stanford University in 2010. After graduating from law school, Campbell
clerked for the Honorable Sharon Prost of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. Recognized as a scholar, teacher, and lawyer, Dr. Campbell specializes in nineteenth-century American Art. Her dissertation Exalted Bodies: Charles Ellis Johnson and the Practice of Mormon Photography focused on the intersection of stereography and early Mormon theology.

This after-hours series mixes spirits with stimulating discussion. Bring a friend, meet someone new, and experience art in a fresh way.

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

Farragut Arts Council: Symphony in Color & Texture

  • September 26, 2016 — September 30, 2016

Category: Exhibitions, visual art and Free event

The Farragut Arts Council will host a special art show - "Symphony in Color & Texture" - to display fine art by past and present Arts Council members in the Town Hall Rotunda.

A free opening reception to meet the artists and view the artwork will be held Monday, Sept. 26 from 5 to 7 p.m. Light refreshments will be served.

For more information about the mission of the Arts Council, visit www.townoffarragut.org/artscouncil.

11408 Municipal Center Dr, Farragut, TN 37934. Hours: M-F 10-4:30. Information: 865-966-7057.

Oak Ridge Unitarian Universalist Church: Exhibition by Carl Gombert

  • September 25, 2016 — October 31, 2016

Category: Exhibitions, visual art and Free event

Stamping out art: Community invited to meet Maryville College artist Dr. Carl Gombert

The excitement is building at the Gallery at Oak Ridge Unitarian Universalist Church for the opening reception for artist Dr. Carl Gombert. The community is invited to meet the artist this Sunday, September 25 at 12:15 pm. Dr. Gombert’s gallery talk will follow the reception. ORUUC is located at 809 Oak Ridge Turnpike in Oak Ridge. There is no cost to attend.

Dr. Gombert, who is also a professor of Art at Maryville College, is being commissioned to do a large kaleidoscope mural on a wall of the church Social Hall. His exhibit consists of rubber stamped decorative pieces that have been Gombert’s focus for the last several years. Visually alluring, his creations consist of applying small rubber stamp images that become the building blocks of his work. These varied images are combined into ever widening shapes. The results, in both black and white and color prints, are not always what they seem. “They’re a lot more improvisational than they look. They look like they’re incredibly planned out – all I can really tell you is that they start with an image in the middle that’s vaguely round and then will get bigger and bigger. I just try to make decisions that don’t reckon,” said Dr. Gombert.

Gombert will display his work at the Gallery at ORUUC through October. Hours are Monday – Thursday, 9 am to 3 pm. and Sunday 9:30 am to 1 pm. For more information call ORUUC at (865) 483-6761. To learn more about the artist go on line to http://www.carlgombert.com/.

McClung Museum: Knoxville Unearthed: Archaeology in the Heart of the Valley

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Category: Exhibitions, visual art, Free event, History, heritage and Science, nature

In honor of Knoxville’s 225th anniversary, this exhibition explores the city’s heritage as seen through archaeological discoveries in the “Heart of the Valley.” Using historic artifacts unearthed in and around Knoxville, along with historical images, maps, documents, and oral histories, the exhibition tells the story of Knoxville’s development from a frontier settlement to an industrialized city.

Opening reception for members on Fri Sep 16, 5-7 PM.

McClung Museum of Natural History and Culture, 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

University of Tennessee: Hispanic/Latino Art Exhibition

  • September 15, 2016 — October 15, 2016

Category: Exhibitions, visual art and Free event

Held in the Frieson Black and Cultural Center with an opening reception on Tuesday, October 4, 5-8 PM.

Curated by Argentinean artist Dina R. Ruta. The purpose of the exhibition is the integration of our Latin culture through the arts. The main objective is to show new Latino college students that our community has a space within the University for them and to show the possibility for cultures to coexist. Two local American artists will also display work.

Information: 865-974-6861, www.multicultural.utk.edu

Casa Hola: Frutos Latinos

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Category: Exhibitions, visual art and Free event

10th Annual Exhibit and contest of HoLa Hora Latina artist members, celebrating Hispanic Heritage month! Artists include: Angel Blanco, Rafael Casco, Antuco Chicaiza, Maria de la Orden, Daniela Esrequis, Susana Esrequis, Delia Flores, Astrid Galindo, Michael Giles, Miguel Aguilar Gonzalez, Cecilia Stella Martin, Nicole Perez-Camoirano, Hector Saldivar, Graciela Barlesi-Snyder, and Ivan Soto. Information: 865-335-3358, www.holahoralatina.org

On display at the Knoxville Museum of Art, 1050 World's Fair Park Dr, Knoxville, TN 37916. Hours: Tu-Sa 10-5, Su 1-5. Information: 865-525-6101, www.knoxart.org

Great Smoky Mountains Heritage Center: Tuesdays at Two

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Category: History, heritage, Lecture, discussion, panel, Music and Science, nature

Join us Tuesdays at Two at the Heritage Center for fun and informative programs on history, nature, and more! Upcoming performances:

Tuesday September 27 - "Elk in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park" presented by Brad Miller, TWRA
Tuesday October 4 - TBA
Tuesday October 11 - "Walker Sisters Quilts" Presented by Merikay Waldvogel
Tuesday October 18 - "Living History of Alvin C York and WWI", presented by Tennessee State Parks
Tuesday October 25 - "Storytelling of Appalachia" Presented by Charles Maynard
Tuesday November 1 - "A Tribute to our Nation's Veterans", presented by Lt. General Tiebout

Held in the GSMHC Outdoor Amphitheater. FREE for GSMHC Members or with paid admission. Great Smoky Mountains Heritage Center, 3/4 mile east of traffic light at the Highway 321 and 73 intersection towards the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Townsend, TN. Hours: Monday-Saturday, 10AM-5PM. Information: 865-448-0044, www.gsmheritagecenter.org

Pellissippi State: Vincible: Knoxville’s Collection

Category: Exhibitions, visual art, Fine Crafts and Free event

The Vincible sculpture series showcases the work of new Pellissippi State faculty member, Caroline Covington, and examines the moments when we discover that our bodies are no longer invincible.

RECEPTION: SEPTEMBER 12, 3-5 P.M.

Hardin Valley Campus of Pellissippi State: 10915 Hardin Valley Road, Knoxville, TN 37932. Bagwell Center Gallery hours: M-F 10-6:30. Information: 865-694-6405, www.pstcc.edu/arts

Fountain City Art Center: Foothills Craft Guild Celebrates Its 50th Anniversary

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Category: Exhibitions, visual art and Free event

Opening reception on Fri Sep 9, 6:30-8:00 PM. Free and open to the public.

Foothills Craft Guild members are celebrating their 50th Anniversary this year! Especially exciting is the fact that not just the younger and newer members but also many of the Guild's original founding members will be bringing in work for the displays. Most of the Foothills Exhibit's display pieces will be for sale which is excellent news for those who admire handmade one-of-a-kind works of art. Also on display will be some of the works from the Foothills Craft Guild's permanent collection! The Guild was founded in the 1966 in Oak Ridge and boasts some of the state of Tennessee's finest artisans as its members. The variety and quality in the exhibit will astound and delight everyone who views it. On display will be fiber arts including weaving, spinning, needle felting, knitting, and macrame. One can also expect to see handcrafted jewelry in metal, gemstones, and glass; pottery of every style and method imaginable, handmade books, print making, photography, basketry, wood, stone, and metal sculptures, quilting, brooms, cornshuck dolls, and mosaics.

Exhibit viewing hours: Tu, Th 9-5; W, F 10-5; Sat 9-1. Fountain City Art Center, 213 Hotel Ave, Knoxville, TN 37918. Information: 865-357-2787, http://www.fountaincityartcenter.com/

Ewing Gallery: Sarah Emerson's The Incredible Flatness of Being

Category: Exhibitions, visual art and Free event

Emerson's paintings and installations present viewers with highly stylized versions of nature that combine geometric patterns and mythic archetypes to examine contemporary landscape. She uses the camouflage of beautiful colors combined with a deliberate composition to explore themes that reflect on the fragility of life, the futility of earthly pleasures, and the disintegration of our natural landscape. Emerson graduated from the Atlanta College of Art in 1998 and she completed her Masters Degree at Goldsmiths College, London in 2000. She has exhibited her work in galleries throughout the United States, Canada, and Europe.

Emerson will give a lecture in A+A 109 on Sep 29 at 7PM followed by a closing reception.

Ewing Gallery, 1715 Volunteer Blvd on the UT campus, Knoxville, TN 37996. Hours: MTWF: 10-5, Thursday 10-7:30, and Sundays 1-4. Information: 865-974-3200, www.ewing-gallery.utk.edu

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