Calendar of Events

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Westminster Presbyterian Church's Schilling Gallery: Paintings by The Honest Brush, Rebecca Mullen

  • November 8, 2016 — January 2, 2017

Category: Exhibitions, visual art and Free event

Paintings by The Honest Brush, Rebecca Mullen

Westminister Presbyterian Church, 6500 S Northshore Dr, Knoxville, TN 37919. Hours: M-F 9-4. Info: (865) 584-3957 or

Wine and Canvas Knoxville: November events

  • November 8, 2016 — November 28, 2016

Category: Classes, workshops and Exhibitions, visual art

Painted Skies - Tue, 11/8/2016, 6:00 - 9:00 PM - Swifty's Atomic Bar and Grill - 119 S Illinois Ave, Oak Ridge, TN 37830 - $35
Rocky Top - Wed, 11/9/2016, 6:00 - 9:00 PM - Hurricane Grill & Wings - 319 Lovell Rd, Knoxville, TN 37934 - $35
Black Wind - Fri, 11/11/2016, 7:00 - 10:00 PM - Mimi's Cafe - 10945 Parkside Drive, Knoxville, TN 37922 - $35
Fall Barn - Tue, 11/15/2016, 6:00 - 9:00 PM - Gibby's Dining & Drinks (inside Holiday Inn) - 9134 Executive Park Dr., Knoxville, TN 37923 - $35
A Walk in the Woods - Wed, 11/16/2016, 6:00 - 9:00 PM - Green Meadow Country Club - 1700 Louisville Rd., Alcoa, TN 37701 - $35
Golden Mushroom - Thu, 11/17/2016, 6:00 - 9:00 PM - Original Copper Cellar - 1807 Cumberland Ave, Knoxville, TN 37916 - $35
Old Fashioned Christmas - Fri, 11/18/2016, 7:00 - 10:00 PM - TGIFriday's - Pigeon Forge - 2794 Parkway, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863 - $35
Red Ornament - Family Day - Sat, 11/19/2016, 1:00 - 3:00 PM - Flapjack's Pancake Cabin - 603 E. Emory Rd., Powell, TN 37849 - $20
First Snow - Give from the Heart Fundraiser - Mon, 11/28/2016, 6:00 - 9:00 PM - Barley's - 128 W. Broadway, Maryville, TN 37801 - $35

$35 per session (unless otherwise noted). Wine & Canvas: Knoxville, TN, 865-356-9179,

Cades Cove Heritage Tours: Walker Sisters Quilt Exhibit & Tour

  • November 8, 2016
  • 9:00AM

Category: Fine Crafts, History, heritage and Lecture, panel

Cades Cove Heritage Tours is offering, for a limited time, a Walker Sisters Quilt Exhibit & Tour.

On 9 am, Tuesday, November 8 , Cades Cove Heritage Tours will offer a
Walker Sisters Quilt Exhibit & Tour featuring The Walker Sisters Quilt Exhibit
and an exclusive presentation about The Walker Sisters of Little Greenbrier
by Robin Goddard.

The Walker Sisters grew to fame when they steadfastly refused to leave their family's homestead as the Parks Commission was working to purchase land that would later become the great Smoky Mountains national park. The sisters persevered and obtained rights to a lifetime lease of their home-place.

The six quilts on display at the Great Smoky Mountains heritage Center show the resourcefulness of mountain families. Constructed of fabric that was often made by the Walker Sisters themselves, the quilts are made from patters handed down through the generations. We have shown quilts as our permanent collections, but none as important to the history of the region as those of the Walker Sisters.

Our guests will enjoy a 50 minute presentation by Robin Goddard who had the privilege of spending time with the walker Sisters at their home-place. Robin will share her extensive knowledge about the Walker Sisters exclusively for our tours.

Robin will be a keynote speaker and workshop presenter ("Happy 100th Birthday, National Parks!") at the Delta Kappa Gamma International Honorary Teacher Society Convention to be held at the Opryland Hotel in Nashville this July.

Call 865-448-8838, Limited Seating Available, $20 per person. Tours depart at 9 am from the Great Smoky Mountains Heritage Center, Townsend, TN

Cades Cove Heritage Tours, Cades Cove Heritage Tours, PO Box 268, 123 Cromwell Drive, Townsend, TN 37882

Bijou Theatre: JOHNNYSWIM

Category: Music

The husband-wife folk-pop duo known as JOHNNYSWIM return to the U.S. Cellular Stage this fall.

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

UT School of Music: UT Jazz Big Band

  • November 8, 2016
  • 8 PM

Category: Free event and Music

Ensemble concert
Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie L. Haslam Music Center

Unless otherwise noted, concerts are FREE and open to the public. The Natalie Haslam Music Center is located at 1741 Volunteer Blvd on the UT campus, and the Alumni Memorial Building is located at 1408 Middle Drive on the UT campus. *For individual or small group performances, please check the web site or call the day of the event for updates or cancellations: 865-974-5678,

UT Arboretum Society Annual Dinner and Meeting

  • November 8, 2016
  • 6 PM

Category: Culinary arts, food, Fundraisers and Science, nature

At the Elks Club, 684 Emory Valley Road in Oak Ridge. The public is welcome to attend and the cost is $25 per person. The evening will begin at 6:00 p.m. with a social hour, cash bar and silent auction followed by a buffet dinner at 7:00 p.m. A brief business meeting will take place followed by Bales’ presentation.

Stephen Lyn Bales, the senior naturalist at Ijams Nature Center in Knoxville will be presenting the program, “Woodpeckers, the Great Developers of the Bird World.” A noted author, Bales has written for Smithsonian Magazine and is a regular contributor to the Tennessee Conservationist Magazine. His first book, “Natural Histories” is about the natural history of the Tennessee Valley. His second book, “Ghost Birds: Jim Tanner and the Quest for the Ivory-billed Woodpecker, 1935-1941,” chronicles the compelling story of Jim Tanner and his fieldwork on the “Lord God Bird” in the late 1930’s. He is also a regular speaker at Wilderness Wildlife Week and other venues.

Silent actions items include fine crafts, gifts certificates, signed books, art, wine and accessories, hard tools and much, much more. All proceeds go to support the UT Arboretum. Arrive early for the best bidding and to chat with other Arboretum supporters.

Reservations are required. To reserve a place or for more information on the Annual Dinner and Silent Auction, call Pat Row at 482-9096, Credit cards, cash, or checks will be accepted at the door. Come enjoy and evening of great food, an interesting presentation, and silent auction. Deadline for reservations is November 2. To learn more about the Arboretum Society, go to

The Tomato Head: Exhibition by Denise Stewart-Sanabria

  • November 7, 2016 — January 2, 2017

Category: Exhibitions, visual art and Free event

Altar-nate: Contemporary Altars of Misappropriated Mythology

Tomato Head Market Square/ Nov.7-Dec.4
Tomato Head West/ Dec. 5- Jan 2

Tomato Head, 12 Market Square (865-637-4067) and 7240 Kingston Pike, Suite 172 (865-584-1075), in Knoxville.

Ewing Gallery: The View Out His Window (and in his mind’s eye): Photographs by Jeffery Becton

Category: Exhibitions, visual art and Free event

Reception: Monday, November 14th, 6:30 - 8pm. The artist will be present.

The View Out His Window (and in his mind’s eye): Photographs by Jeffery Becton
Jeffery Becton is a photographer and image-maker who lives on Deer Isle, a rocky and forested island off the coast of Maine. Becton makes work, in part, about his surroundings. The extraordinary sweeping coastal views that are such a part of daily life when one lives by the sea are often incorporated into his images. Equally critical is internal life, both the space inside the home (and the comfort and protection it provides from northern New England’s inclement weather), and the introspective and contemplative space that enlivens one’s imagination, which is no doubt encouraged in this stunning and remote location. The exhibition is curated by Bates Museum of Art (Lewiston, ME) Director Dan Mills.

Ewing Gallery, 1715 Volunteer Blvd on the UT campus, Knoxville, TN 37996. Ewing Gallery Hours: M-W and Fri: 10-5, Thu 10-7, Sun 1-4. Information: 865-974-3200,

The Rose Center: Between Here and There: The Animals of Daniel McClendon

  • November 6, 2016 — November 29, 2016

Category: Exhibitions, visual art and Free event

Opening reception: Sunday, November 6, 2-4pm
Between Here and There: The Animals of Daniel McClendon

The Rose Center, 442 West Second North St., Morristown, TN, 37814. Hours: M-F 9-5. (Closed Nov 24-25). Information: 423-581-4330,

Tori Mason Shoes: Paintings by Gwyn Pevonka

  • November 4, 2016 — December 31, 2016

Category: Exhibitions, visual art and Free event

Due to the overwhelmingly positive response to Gwen Pevonka's First Friday, Tori Mason Shoes is pleased to extend Gwen's First Friday to December! Tori Mason Shoes, located at 29 Market Square, will host an opening reception on Friday, December 2nd, from 6pm to 9pm. Complimentary treats from Wild Love Bakehouse will be provided and Gwyn's art will be featured for the month of December.

"This was our first time featuring Gwen as a First Friday artist and we really noticed a positive response. Gwen's art features a lot of color and texture that people are drawn to," notes Heather Castellaw.

Gwen Pevonka experiments with paint as an object and is interested in the Heroic Gesture of a woman as she creates large-scale paintings that are just as much about line and color as they are about texture. These completely abstract pieces are vibrant with movement. Through gouging and carving, the paint is physically removed from the surface. Digging deeper in some areas, while more shallow in others, psychedelic colors are revealed, evoking emotion and excited contemplation. Gwyn Pevonka is originally from Indiana. She graduated with a BFA in Painting from Appalachian State University in 2011.

29 Market Square, Knoxville, TN 37902. Phone: (865) 673-6711

RALA: Exhibition by Brian Pittman

  • November 4, 2016 — December 31, 2016

Category: Exhibitions, visual art and Free event

Are you a fan of Brian Pittman aka "The Cathedral Guy"? Have you always wanted to own an original? Here's your chance! Brian has created 32 new pieces for this annual show and we are honored to feature his work throughout the holiday season (and perhaps into January 2017). Brian is an architect by trade, drawing cathedrals is his hobby and way to relax. He draws every piece without the use of rulers or guides. Each one is a fictional place that he creates. Brian hand picks each salvaged vintage frame, which makes them even more special! Brian has also created this unique Knoxville Skyline Tshirt that we are proud to carry exclusively at Rala. Stop by Rala on Fri Nov 4 from 6-10 pm and watch Brian draw!

RALA, 323 Union Ave, Knoxville, TN 37902. Information: 865-525-7888,

The District Gallery: States of Matter

  • November 4, 2016 — November 26, 2016

Category: Exhibitions, visual art and Free event

Opening reception: Friday, November 4, 5-8 p.m.

The District Gallery is pleased to present States of Matter, a duo exhibition featuring potter Lisa Kurtz and painter Ginger Oglesby. Within two new respective bodies of work, States of Matter explores the push and pull of their separate disciplines and the integral factors that connect them. Complementary in their approaches, Kurtz and Oglesby create a spectrum of works that travels between paint and clay, canvas and vessel, earth and atmosphere, tactile and intangible.

A native southerner, Brentwood, Tennessee artist Ginger Oglesby grew up in a near constant pursuit of creative endeavors. Drawing from her background in modern dance, Oglesby makes paintings that are as kinesthetic as they are abstract, suggesting the ephemeral nature of rhythm and movement. Atmospheric, loose and free, her paintings are a climate all their own. Conveying tension and harmony, chaos and order, Oglesby describes her process as an intuitive dance that “captures the vibrant attitudes of the human heart.”

Based in Knoxville, Tennessee, ceramic artist Lisa Kurtz centers her work in her affinity for clay, calling it “a love affair with the material itself.” Exploring the wonderful, malleable qualities of clay in all its states of being, be it wet, fired, or glazed, Lisa creates pots that are both sculptural entities and functional vessels. Contrasting raw and earthy textures with smooth and polished surfaces, Kurtz’s work is grounded in its materiality. In her latest body of work, Kurtz transfigures the vessel by revealing the space inside with cutouts and voids. She piques a sense of curiosity in the viewer: what is inside? Are there surprises? Is it a glimpse into another state of matter?

Please join us Friday, November 4 from 5-8 p.m. for a special evening that combines a duo exhibition with our annual Thankful Event. Meet the artists, celebrate the season with festive food and drink, and get a first look at our new holiday inventory.

The District Gallery, 5113 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37919. Hours: M-F 10-5:30, Sa 10-4. Information: 865-200-4452,

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