Calendar of Events

Sunday, October 9, 2016

Singing from the New Harp of Columbia

  • October 9, 2016
  • 6:30-8:00PM

Category: Free event, History & heritage and Music

Join in singing traditional four part, seven shape note music from the New Harp of Columbia at the Laurel Theater, 1538 Laurel Ave. Knoxville, TN 37916-2016.
Sunday evening, October 9, 6:30-8:00PM.

Free and open to everyone: no experience needed. Loaner books provided.
www.oldharp.org.

Bike Walk Knoxville: Open Street Event in Bearden

  • October 9, 2016
  • 2-6 PM

Category: Festivals & special events, Free event and Kids & family

Open Streets Knoxville is hosted by Bike Walk Knoxville and will be in Bearden. Streets are closed to car traffic so people can congregate in the streets - walking, biking, skating, etc.. It is a fun, free community event that promotes physical activity, social interaction and local businesses.

https://www.facebook.com/BikeWalkKnoxville

McClung Museum: Lark Mason of Antiques Roadshow

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Category: Culinary arts, Festivals & special events, Fundraisers, History & heritage and Lectures

Join UT alumnus and Antiques Roadshow appraiser, Lark Mason for an special evening at the McClung Museum. Mason will give the presentation, “Unexpected Treasures and How to Find Them: Why Great Works of Art Turn Up in Odd Locations,” which will be followed by farm-to-table dinner stations interspersed throughout the galleries, delectable dessert displays, craft cocktails, and lively music by the Empty Bottle String Band. Guests who purchase Connoisseur or Collector ticket packages will also be given the unique opportunity to have their personal collections evaluated by Mason––one of the foremost appraisers in the country.

Tickets $150 per person. Visit http://tiny.utk.edu/unexpectedtreasures for additional details and info on special packages.

McClung Museum of Natural History and Culture, 1327 Circle Park Dr on the UT campus, Knoxville, TN 37996. Information: 865-974-2144, http://mcclungmuseum.utk.edu

Knoxville Museum of Art: Second Sunday Docent Tours & Family Fun

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Category: Exhibitions & visual art, Free event and Lectures

Each Second Sunday of the month at 2pm, docents offer free guided tours of Higher Ground, Currents, and traveling exhibitions to the public. In order to reach a broader audience the KMA offers Spanish speaking tours once a month at 3pm.

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

Appalachian Arts Craft Center: Chili Supper

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Category: Festivals & special events, Fine Crafts, Fundraisers and Music

The Appalachian Arts Craft Center in Norris is hosting a Chili Supper including traditional music by the Woodpickers and a silent auction from 5 to 8 p.m. on Sunday, October 9, at the Norris Community Building. The cost is only $10.00 for homemade chili, cornbread, dessert, and drink or for $25 your meal will be served in a handcrafted pottery bowl for you to keep. Handcrafted items, services, and more will be up for bid at a silent auction.

Appalachian Arts Craft Center: 2716 Andersonville Highway, Clinton, TN. Hours: M-Sa 10-6, Su 1-5. Information: 865-494-9854, www.appalachianarts.net

Tennessee Pirate Fest

  • October 8, 2016 — October 9, 2016
  • 11 AM - 6 PM

Category: Festivals & special events and Kids & family

The first annual Tennessee Pirate Fest is a daytime, family-friendly costume-play event being produced by Darkhorse Entertainment, LLC, and will be held at the Tennessee Medieval Faire site in Harriman--just 30 miles west of Turkey Creek. Patrons will feel transported to the fictional town of Port Royale in the Tortugas, circa 1700-1800’s. “We are throwing a pirate party and everyone is invited,” said Barrie Paulson, VP-Manager & Entertainment Director. “International Talk-Like-A-Pirate Day (September 19) was a great warm up to ‘Get Your Pirate On!’”

Patrons are encouraged to dress in costume and enter the costume contest to win a prize. There will be two categories, ages 5-12 and 13+, and winners will be decided by audience applause. Free activities will be available to play, including karaoke by Ward Entertainment, porthole (corn hole), volleyball, tetherball, limbo, stocks, and steel drum. Also, for $2, children may participate in a treasure hunt. Professional entertainment includes the Tortuga Twins, an interactive comedy show; Pirates, Inc., sea shanties; Outlaw Ritual, blues/swamp rock duo; PanEZ, Caribbean steel drum; Three RRR’s, comedy stunt show; Trouble the Waters, Irish musical duo; Captain Anton Neal and the Sirens, sea shanties; and Kombat Kroquet. An entertainment schedule will be available online and at the entrance gate.

The village of Port Royale will consist of interactive street characters--including British red coats, the Governor’s household, and pirates. Merchants will also help create the village, selling custom crafts, festival food, and hot and cold beverages, including beer. The Pirate Fest will be held rain or shine. Ticket prices are $13 for ages 13+, $8 for ages 5-12, and there will be free admission for children 4 and under. Parking is free, and tickets may be purchased with cash or credit at the ticket house on show days. The festival is located at 550 Fiske Road, Harriman, TN. Festival rules include the following: No sharp weapons or loaded guns (stage weapons must be sheathed and zip-tied); no pets (service animals only); no outside food or drinks; no visibly intoxicated persons will be admitted; no onsite patron camping (for a list of local accommodations, please visit www.roanetourism.com/stay/list/). For more information, please visit www.TNPirateFest.com, call 865-248-8414, or “Like” them on Facebook.

Oak Ridge Art Center: Open Show 2016

Category: Exhibitions & visual art and Free event

Open Show 2016, Juried exhibition by regional artists, through November 5th.

Oak Ridge Art Center, 201 Badger Avenue, Oak Ridge, TN 37830. Hours: Tu-F 9-5, Sa-M 1-4. Information: 865-482-1441, www.oakridgeartcenter.org

Broadway Studios and Gallery: Jan Lynch Retrospective

  • October 7, 2016 — October 29, 2016

Category: Exhibitions & visual art

Broadway Studios And Gallery presents Jan Lynch "A Retrospective" from in memorial of the 20th anniversary of his death. Jan Lynch, who died from AIDS in 1996, was a prolific photographer from the 1980's till the mid 1990's. He was raised and worked mostly in Knoxville.

Opening reception will be held on First Friday October 7th from 5-10pm. Light refreshments will be served. Parking is on premises.

Closing reception will be held Friday, October 28th from 5-9ish with a print sale and silent auction

His work has been seen worldwide through various means and publications that primarily feature LGBTQ communities and interests. Lynch has been compared to Robert Mapplethorpe who was another gay photographer from his era. But Lynch's work is Southern and Appalachian in nature which only Knoxville could provide. Much of his work is based on the sensuality of the male form in the outdoors in wide variety of locales around the Fort Sanders and UT area. He also made photographs that depicted demonstrations, the community at large and celebrities that were related to LGBTQ community.

This event is open to the general public yet a separate room will be designated for the "mature" work. This event is supported by many people including Ed White, official archivist, biographer, and close friend of Lynch and Tim Hinkle, owner of many original prints who has graciously allowed us to use. This exhibit is also sponsored by Hope Center which provides, at no charge, caring support and assistance to all individuals and families living with HIV. Donations will be taken at the door and select prints will be sold with all proceeds going to the Hope Center.

Broadway Studios And Gallery retail store is open Thursday through Saturday from 11am-7pm. Exhibit is free to the public. Broadway Studios And Gallery is located at 1127 N Broadway NE, Knoxville, TN 37917 and is one block south of WATE television studios in Greystone Mansion across the street from KBrew Coffee House. For information: Cynthia Tipton: 865-851-2824, www.BroadwayStudiosAndGallery.com

Tennessee Artists Association: The Fall Juried Show: 42nd Fall Art Exhibition

Category: Exhibitions & visual art and Free event

A public reception will take place on Friday, October 7, 5:00-9:00 PM to which the public is invited to meet the artists and view the artwork. Most of the works are for sale and may be purchased through the close of the exhibition.

The Tennessee Artists Association (TAA) will feature original art by over 40 Tennessee artists including oils, watercolors, acrylics, pastels, photography, and mixed media. "This is TAA's seventh show at the Emporium Center, and we are very excited about the opportunity to present the breadth and quality of Tennessee artists' works represented by our members", said Elden Elmer, exhibition chair. The 42nd Fall Show is juried by Sam Yates, Director of UTK’s Ewing Gallery, and awards for the show will be given at 6:00 PM. As sponsors of the show, FastFrame, Jerry's Artarama, FrameWorks, and CMI Moulding have made it possible to provide awards and recognition to the artists.

Tennessee Artists Association (TAA) was founded in 1972. The TAA is a civic organization of fine artists with 60 members. TAA encourages each individual artist to grow and develop through fellowship with other artists, educational programs, and opportunities to exhibit and sell art, and it serves the community through classes. Membership in TAA is open to anyone age eighteen years and older and a resident of the state of Tennessee. Dues are currently $50 for single membership, $60 for family and $15 for students. Meetings are held on the third Tuesday of the month at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 6500 Northshore Drive, which includes a business meeting, a program, and a time for fellowship and refreshments. Guests are always welcome to attend. For more information, visit www.tnartists.org.

The exhibition is on display at the Emporium Center, 100 S. Gay Street, in downtown Knoxville. Exhibition hours are Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM and Sunday, 3:30-6:30 PM (through October 23). For more information, please contact the Arts & Culture Alliance at (865) 523-7543, or visit www.knoxalliance.com.

The Arrowmont Experience: Featuring Work by Current Artists-in-Residence

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

A public reception will take place on Friday, October 7, 5:00-9:00 PM to which the public is invited to meet the artists and view the artwork. Most of the works are for sale and may be purchased through the close of the exhibition.

The Arrowmont Experience will feature work by its current Artists-in-Residence, Grant Benoit, Richard W. James, Maia Leppo, Austin Riddle, and Emily Schubert, as well as a small selection of works from its permanent collection. This exhibition is presented in conjunction with Tennessee Craft Week, October 7-16, 2016, a collection of craft events and happenings across the state each October. The purpose is to connect and celebrate Craft Artists, the work they create and the businesses that support them. View http://tennesseecraft.org/tennessee-craft-week/ for more information.

The Artists-in-Residence Program provides early career, self-directed artists time, space and support to experiment and develop a new body of work in a creative community environment. Each year, five artists of different media are selected for the eleven-month program, which begins mid-June and continues through late May of the following year. Participants receive exhibition opportunities, teaching experience, professional development and a private studio. Arrowmont's artists-in-residence will showcase contemporary, craft-based works using a range of media including functional and sculptural ceramics, fiber, mixed media, jewelry and collage. The current Artists-in-Residence include:

• Grant Benoit - mixed media artist interested in narrative, place and memory: www.grantbenoit.com
• Richard W. James - figurative sculptures that explore childhood experiences and psychological narratives by combining clay, found objects and textiles: www.richardwjames.com
• Maia Leppo - metalsmith and jeweler: www.maialeppo.com
• Austin Riddle - makes utilitarian clay objects using a variety of construction, decorative, and firing techniques: www.instagram.com/austinriddlepottery
• Emily Schubert - fiber and textile artist who has spent the past several years studying and working in the art of puppetry and performance: www.emily-schubert.com

The exhibit will also include a small selection from Arrowmont's permanent collection, which includes nearly 1,000 works in a variety of arts and crafts media. Made by the hands of current and past Arrowmont instructors, individuals from the settlement school's days, and past artists-in-residence, the works represent the arts and craft school's history, present, and future. Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts is a national art education center. The school enriches lives by developing aesthetic appreciation and fostering self-expression with hands-on experiences in a variety of media, classes, conferences and seminars. On the leading edge of arts education, Arrowmont utilizes contemporary and fine arts techniques to build upon a foundation of traditional arts and crafts. For more information, please visit www.arrowmont.org.

The exhibition is on display at the Emporium Center, 100 S. Gay Street, in downtown Knoxville. Exhibition hours are Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM and Sunday, 3:30-6:30 PM (through October 23). For more information, please contact the Arts & Culture Alliance at (865) 523-7543, or visit www.knoxalliance.com.

Arts & Culture Alliance: Pottery by Rex W. Redd

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

A public reception will take place on Friday, October 7, 5:00-9:00 PM to which the public is invited to meet the artists and view the artwork. Most of the works are for sale and may be purchased through the close of the exhibition.

This is an exhibition of works in clay that pays homage to the history of the medium, but with a contemporary flair to underscore art’s innate tendency to evolve as it passes from maker to maker. Works range from those that appear to have been excavated from an ancient ruin to the crisp, contemporary forms that defy categorization - and maybe even gravity! All work is handmade. I take particular interest in formulating and making my own glazes and surface treatments. Techniques vary from the use of natural materials commonly seen in the desert southwest to others that involve the use of acids, precious metals, and fuming agents to create otherworldly effects. I enjoy pushing the conventions associated with clay while still respecting the origins of the medium.

As a native Montanan, Rex W. Redd had the blessing of growing up immersed in natural beauty. The central part of the state features vast open grasslands, time worn sandstone structures, and the endless “Big Sky” for which the state is known. Redd attended the University of Montana at Missoula where he graduated with a degree in Anthropology and discovered his true love for the arts. Growing up in Montana usually means ample exposure to Charles Russell, Frederick Remington, and a variety of other cowboy-related art. Craft is dominated by an incredible variety of Native American work, tooled leather, and an array of folk art. While certainly wonderful examples to be surrounded by, college would introduce him to the world of impressionism, abstraction, contemporary craftsmen and the great masters. Redd works in several other mediums including painting, printmaking, photography and wood; often incorporating more than one into a project. He has work in several private and corporate collections throughout the United States, as well as Europe, Japan, and Australia. For more information, please visit www.rexredd.com.

The exhibition is on display at the Emporium Center, 100 S. Gay Street, in downtown Knoxville. Exhibition hours are Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM and Sunday, 3:30-6:30 PM (through October 23). For more information, please contact the Arts & Culture Alliance at (865) 523-7543, or visit www.knoxalliance.com.

Arts & Culture Alliance: Impressions of Nature by Dennis Sabo

Category: Exhibitions & visual art and Free event

A public reception will take place on Friday, October 7, 5:00-9:00 PM to which the public is invited to meet the artists and view the artwork. Most of the works are for sale and may be purchased through the close of the exhibition.

Dennis Sabo has refined the photograph into an impressionistic photographic painting, an interpretive collage of colors, motion, and texture. Impressive on the surface, it becomes surreal when vision, colors, patterns, and textures collide onto a metal print. Sabo is considered to be a master at transforming an image into something the viewer can connect with emotionally. His fine art natural world abstracts and landscapes are often sought out by home decor and interior designers and have been included in solo and group art gallery exhibitions, commercial installations and private home collections throughout the United States and internationally. He will display his favorite selected impressionistic artwork.

“When I capture an image, it is my hope that it evokes an emotional experience for the viewer,” says Dennis Sabo. “My interest is in the natural details: how the environment on a particular day, in a particular light, and at a particular moment in time correlates to my personal vision and interpretation of nature.” For more information, visit his website at www.dsabophoto.com.

The exhibition is on display at the Emporium Center, 100 S. Gay Street, in downtown Knoxville. Exhibition hours are Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM and Sunday, 3:30-6:30 PM (through October 23). For more information, please contact the Arts & Culture Alliance at (865) 523-7543, or visit www.knoxalliance.com.

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