Calendar of Events

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Bijou Theatre: Jackie Greene and Jill Andrews

Category: Music

Former Black Crowes guitarist Jackie Greene and everybodyfields founder Jill Andrews are teaming up for an unforgettable evening at the Bijou this fall.

Bijou Theatre, 803 S. Gay Street, Knoxville, TN 37902. Information/tickets: 865-522-0832, www.knoxbijou.com, www.ticketmaster.com

Knoxville Jazz Orchestra: Jazz Lunch @ The Square Room with Robinella

Category: Culinary arts, food and Music

1st Wednesday of each month - $15 admission includes lunch. Hosted by Wes Lunsford.

Robinella Bailey is one of East Tennessee's most celebrated vocalists. She has toured the country, opening for the likes of Bob Dylan, Willie Nelson, Nickel Creek, Earl Scruggs and many others and released half a dozen recordings under her own steam. I-Tunes music review proclaimed "Robinella's voice is so versatile - so utterly loose, carefree and expressive no matter what the material is - that she glides into every tune..."

In this, her second appearance at Jazz Lunch, she pays tribute to the Queen of Soul, Ms. Aretha Franklin. Don't miss this very special performance.

4 Market Square, Knoxville, TN 37902. Knoxville Jazz Orchestra: 865-573-3226, www.knoxjazz.org

UT School of Music: Percussion Ensemble Concert

  • November 2, 2016
  • 8 PM

Category: Free event and Music

The University of Tennessee Percussion Studies area will showcase one of its two major ensembles in Fall concerts, directed by Andrew Bliss. This concert will feature repertoire both timeless and new. Edgard Varèse’s Ionisation (1931), acclaimed as the first significant composition ever written for percussion ensemble, received its premiere in Carnegie Hall. Using a plethora of instruments such as snare drums, chimes, air raid sirens, and anvils, this masterwork changed the role of the percussionist as an artist and was critical to the development of repertoire that the UT Percussion Ensemble is privileged to share with the community each season. This concert will also present more recent works such as Robert Honstein’s Patter and Impulse by Anna Meadors.

At Natalie L. Haslam Music Center, 1741 Volunteer Blvd., Knoxville, Tennessee 37916. For more information, please visit percussion.utk.edu or contact Dr. Andrew Bliss, UT’s Director of Percussion Studies at abliss@utk.edu. Both concerts are free and open to the public. Regular news surrounding UT Percussion can be found on Facebook at facebook.com/UTPercussion, Instagram @utperc, and on Twitter @UTPercussion.

Art Market Gallery: Works by George Rothery & Jennifer Lindsey and New Members

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

Featuring recent works by painter George Rothery and jewelry designer Jennifer Lindsey. Also featuring the new artists for 2016: Carl Gombert and Amber Anne Pal. An opening reception for the featured artists will begin at 5:30 p.m., November 4, during Downtown Knoxville’s monthly First Friday Art Walk, with complimentary refreshments, and music performed by Em Chitty Turner.

George Rothery is an oil and acrylic painter whose love of the sea inspires his work. Basically “self-taught” his earliest memories of his artistic endeavors were drawings of ships and airplanes. Today he enjoys researching sea lore so he can combine his keen interest in history with his love of the sea. Jenifer Lindsey has been creating designer jewelry for many years. Her glass and crystal creations are a subtle blend of art, style, and function.

Art Market Gallery, 422 S. Gay St, Knoxville, TN 37902. Hours: Tu-Th & Sa 11-6, Fri 11-9, Su 1-6. Information: 865-525-5265, www.artmarketgallery.net or www.Facebook.com/Art.Market.Gallery

Ijams Hallway Gallery: Ocean Starr Cline

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Category: Exhibitions, visual art and Free event

The whimsical paintings of Ocean Starr come to life through vibrant hues and wonderous scenery. Enjoy her work through the month of November at Ijams.

More events at http://ijams.org/events/. Ijams Nature Center, 2915 Island Home Ave, Knoxville, TN 37920. Hours: Grounds and trails open during daylight hours. The Visitor Center, including exhibits, gift shop, offices and restrooms is open M-Sat 9-5 and Sun 11-5. Information: 865-577-4717, www.ijams.org

Clayton Center for the Arts: Exhibition by Eric Buechel

Category: Exhibitions, visual art and Free event

In the Blackberry Farm Gallery, FREE! Eric Buechel is a Painter, Illustrator, Graphic and Fine Art Photographer.

Artist Reception November 11 from 6 pm to 8 pm.

Gallery is open Monday to Friday 9 am to 5 pm

Clayton Center for the Arts: 502 East Lamar Alexander Parkway, Maryville, TN 37804. Information: 865-981-8590, www.ClaytonArtsCenter.com

Camera Club of Oak Ridge: 68th Photographic Salon

  • October 31, 2016 — November 10, 2016
  • 9:00AM-5:00PM

Category: Exhibitions, visual art and Free event

The Camera Club of Oak Ridge is presenting the 68th Photographic Salon at New Hope Center, 602 Scarboro Rd. in Oak Ridge from October 31 to November 10, Monday through Thursday, 9:00AM-5:00PM.

Several hundred images in color and black and white from photographers throughout the region were entered into this judged competition and will be on display. This year's winner of Best in Show for digital projected images is Pat Postma's striking "High Road to Town". The print image judging is scheduled for October 29.

The Reception and Gallery Walk with some of the judges will take place on Friday, November 4 from 7-9pm. Light refreshments will be served. This event also celebrates 70 years of camera clubs in Oak Ridge.

More information about the Salon and the club can be found at www.cameraclubofoakridge.org.

Knoxville Children's Theatre: The Haunting of Hill House

  • October 28, 2016 — November 13, 2016

Category: Kids, family and Theatre

Knoxville Children’s Theatre will present “The Haunting of Hill House” a live theatre version of Shirley Jackson’s 1959 novel, especially adapted for young people, ages 11 and older, and families. The play will be performed October 28 through November 13, Thursdays and Fridays at 7 PM; Saturdays at 1 PM and 5 PM; Sundays at 3 PM. (There is no 5 PM performance on Oct. 29.)

Three strangers volunteer to accompany Dr. John Montague in an investigation of Hill House, a mysterious mansion with a reputation for being haunted. While the four are there, supernatural events drives them to the edge of sanity and pushes one toward a terrible end. The novel was a 1959 Finalist for the National Book Award, and Stephen King calls the book “one of the finest terror novels.” Jackson is widely known to teenage readers for her macabre short story “The Lottery.”

The play is performed by 10 talented young actors, from ages 14 to 18.

Knoxville Children's Theatre, 109 E. Churchwell Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37917. Information: 865-208-3677, www.childrenstheatreknoxville.com.

Pellissippi State: Exhibition by Derek Aulden White

Category: Exhibitions, visual art and Free event

A reception to meet the artist will be held from 3-5 p.m. Oct. 27. The exhibit is free and open to the public.

Derek White, who creates at his Bird On the Wire studio in Knoxville, will exhibit his photography and metalwork. White moved to Knoxville from Alabama in 2012, after having worked in fields as varied as graphic arts, commercial retail design and custom aquatic gardens. One of his sculptures, "Still as Steel," is on permanent display at the entrance to Ijams Nature Center. At his studio, he creates not only photography and metalwork, but soaps, faux bois and other creative products.

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

Clarence Brown Theatre: This is Our Youth

Category: Theatre

Set in Reagan-era New York, the play follows forty-eight hours in the lives of three wayward adolescents on the cusp of adulthood. Shy 19-year-old Warren has stolen $15,000 from his abusive father and turns to his bullying friend Dennis to hide both him and the money. Dennis then hatches a plan to score a major drug deal with the money, as well as to help romance Jessica, the girl Warren pines for. By turns funny, caustic and compassionate, it is a snapshot of the moment when many young people go out into the world, far less effectual than they could possibly imagine.

This production contains strong language and adult themes and is recommended for mature audiences only.

A Pay What You Wish Preview performance will be held Wednesday, October 26, a talk back with the cast will take place Sunday, November 6 following the 2:00 pm matinee, and an Open Captioned performance is on Sunday, November 13 at 2:00 pm.
Lab Theatre, 1714 Andy Holt Ave on the UT campus, Knoxville, TN 37996. For information: 865-974-5161, www.clarencebrowntheatre.com. For tickets: 865-974-5161, 865-656-4444, www.knoxvilletickets.com

Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts: Pigment of Our Imagination: Jewelry Exhibit by Sam Mitchell and Aric Verrastro

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

Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts invites you to view Pigment of Our Imagination – an exhibition by artists Sam Mitchell and Aric Verrastro. Pigment of Our Imagination showcases an array of mixed-media jewelry pieces created by Mitchell and Verrastro independently and collaboratively. Mitchell's whimsical adornment explores childhood themes through personal memory and new experiences she shares with her son. Verrastro's vibrant work reflects the energy of a city environment and its nightlife.

Sam Mitchell is a maker and educator residing in Iowa City, IA. She received her BFA from James Madison University in 2009 and her MFA in Metal and Jewelry Arts from the University of Iowa in 2014. Mitchell was a recipient of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Grant in 2012. Her most recent work has been shown at Sieraad in Amsterdam (2015), AV Gallery in Vilnius, Lithuania (2014) and The Walker Center in Minneapolis, MN (2014). For more information, visit her website at www.aldentedesigns.com.

Aric Verrastro is currently a foundations lecturer at the University of Wisconsin – Stout in Menomonie, WI. Verrastro received his MFA in Metalsmithing and Jewelry Design from Indiana University in 2015. Aric was recently selected as a finalist for the 2016 Art Jewelry Forum Artist Award. Verrastro’s work has been exhibited nationally and internationally in Milwaukee, WI, Bloomington, IN, New York, NY, Houston, TX, Aspen, CO, Vilnius, Lithuania, Stockholm, Sweden, Munich, Germany and more. For more information, visit his website at www.aricverrastro.com.

In the Geoffrey A. Wolpert Gallery. Admission is free and open to the public. Gallery hours are Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm and Saturday 10am - 4pm. Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, 556 Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN 37738. Information: 865-436-5860, www.arrowmont.org

Tennessee Valley Unitarian Universalist Church Gallery Exhibition

  • October 16, 2016 — December 8, 2016

Category: Exhibitions, visual art and Free event

Art exhibit by Thomas Riesing and Koichi Yamamoto

Opening reception November 18 from 5 to 8:00 p.m.; artists’ talks at 6:30 p.m.

Thomas Riesing: These artworks, produced from 2007 to the present, utilize drawing not only to develop ideas before and during the painting process, but also as independent works of art. The drawing materials include graphite, silver point, and ballpoint pen. Riesing prefers sketching with ballpoint because of its fluidity and its unique ways of developing relative densities and layers of information. The graphite drawings allow for erasing and reduction, while the silver point drawings require a more deliberate, subtle approach to image and surface development. The places represented include East Tennessee and the Smoky Mountains, the Pocono Mountains and Delaware River Gap, and the forests along the coast of Oregon. Riesing responds to the light and space between and beyond the persistent verticality of the trees.

Koichi Yamamoto: Layers of line and folds within the sediment provide a sense of connection in Yamamoto’s crafted illusion of landscape. The significance of each moment, a fraction of time, is not lost in the grand scale of the completed work. Removing copper from the plate surface, he begins to cultivate a specific landscape. Multiple prints from multiple plates provide maps of the excavation, each image a record of past events. Using these samples, he discovers a significant composition. In contrast, the monotype is transparent; there are no interruptions in form as it appears. It is a seemingly tangible moment and like tectonic plates, it is dynamic and in constant motion.

Free and open to the public. Tennessee Valley Unitarian Universalist Church, 2931 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37919. Gallery hours: M-Th 10-5, Su 10-1. Information: 865-523-4176, www.tvuuc.org

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