Calendar of Events

Monday, November 14, 2016

Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts: Piecing Together a Changing Planet

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

Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts is exhibiting over 25 quilts in Piecing Together a Changing Planet – a juried exhibition of fiber arts highlighting climate change in America’s national parks. Community members are invited to view the exhibition and attend the opening reception on Thursday, November 17, 2016, 6-8 pm.

Piecing Together a Changing Planet is a collaboration between Studio Art Quilt Associates (SAQA) Florida and Biscayne National Park. Opening at Biscayne National Park’s gallery, the exhibit has travelled to nine other national park venues across the country. The exhibition coincides with this year’s centennial celebration of the National Park Service, marking the beginning of a second century of stewardship of America’s national parks.

Unlike utilitarian quilts used as bed coverings, these art quilts convey beauty and fragility of the environment and the urgency of climate change in ways that touch the heart and soul. All quilts were created by members of the Studio Art Quilt Associates, a 3000-member national organization dedicated to promoting art quilts through education, exhibitions, professional development, documentation and publications.

In conjunction with the exhibit, Arrowmont will be exhibiting quilts from it’s permanent collection. Arrowmont’s permanent collection 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 school’s past, present and future.

In the Sandra J. Blain 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

Pellissippi State: Annual Faculty Photography Exhibition

Category: Exhibitions & visual art and Free event

This exhibit showcases a myriad of fascinating images that are from the personal portfolios of Pellissippi State faculty.

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

Knoxville Symphony Youth Orchestra Fall Concert

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Category: Free event, Kids & family and Music

The Knoxville Symphony Youth Orchestra Association will hold its Fall Concert on Monday, November 14 at 7:00 PM at the Tennessee Theatre. All five youth orchestras will perform. This concert is free and open to the public; no tickets are required.

The Knoxville Symphony Youth Orchestra Association is currently celebrating its 43rd season. Approximately 300 students are selected by an audition process in August. In addition to weekly rehearsals, the students will perform four concerts throughout the 2016-2017 Season. All four performances take place at the Tennessee Theatre and are FREE and open to the public. The Knoxville Symphony Orchestra, Knoxville Symphony League, and Knox County Schools sponsor the Association.

At the Tennessee Theatre, 604 S. Gay Street, Knoxville, TN 37902. Tickets and information: 865-291-3310, www.knoxvillesymphony.com

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 www.wpcknox.org

Wine and Canvas Knoxville: November events

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, http://www.wineandcanvas.com/knoxville-tn.html

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, www.ewing-gallery.utk.edu

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, www.rosecenter.org

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, https://shoprala.com/

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, www.TheDistrictGallery.com

Arts & Culture Alliance: Abstract Works by Marty Elmer

Category: Exhibitions & visual art and Free event

Opening reception: Friday, November 4, 5:00-9:00 PM

My studio is in a garage that we converted several years ago. Before having this space available my studio was anywhere I settled to paint. I was born in Houston, TX on June 7, 1936 and moved back to Tennessee before I was a year old. I graduated from Pi Beta Phi High School in Gatlinburg which included arts and crafts. I moved to Wenatchee, WA with my husband in 1957, also lived in Seattle where I attended classes at the Cornish School of Art and Ellensburg, WA where I attended Central Washington College in studying art.

I moved back to Knoxville, TN in 1983 and have lived in South Knoxville since then. Art has always been special to me. I began by drawing people and things at Phi Beta Phi in Gatlinburg, TN. I like to paint still life’s and portraits and abstracts as well as doing mixed media. I use oil, acrylic paints as well as pastels and other media. For the past few years I have been concentrating on abstracts along with portraits. This type of painting offers me freedom of expression; by this I mean finding a bond between myself and the canvas. I let my thoughts and emotions use my hands and eyes to create the images that appear on the canvas or board. Colors vary in intensity to express my mood at the time of painting.

I hope to influence artistic thought through this show and bring to the other artists who are drawn to this type of expression the freedom to do it their way. This freedom of expression can enhance the viewer’s imagination when it is allowed to absorb the shapes and colors of the painting. Please come and experience my work and let me know what you think of it.

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. Please note, the Emporium is closed Thursday-Friday, November 24-25, for the holiday. For more information, please contact the Arts & Culture Alliance at (865) 523-7543, or visit www.knoxalliance.com

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