Calendar of Events

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Arts Council of Roane County: 5th Annual Open Art Show

  • November 15, 2016 — November 18, 2016

Category: Exhibitions, visual art and Free event

The Arts Council of Roane County’s Open Art Show is a mixed-media exhibition, open to all artists, intended to showcase exceptional work produced throughout our communities. The Arts Council is committed to promoting art and artists to the community. This year the show will be at the Kingston Community Center from November 15 until November 18. This event is open to all artists in all media. You do not have to be a resident of Roane County. Cash prizes will be awarded for Best of Show, First Place, Second Place, and Third Place.

To kick-off the show we will host a fundraiser Chili/Soup Supper at the Kingston Community Center on Tuesday, November 15 from 5:00 till 7:00 PM. A bowl of homemade soup or chili with sides will cost only $10; for an additional $10 you may select a handcrafted pottery bowl for your meal and to take home. Desserts will also be available. All money earned will help fund future activities of the Arts Council.

At the Kingston Community Center, Kingston, TN 37763. For questions regarding the exhibition call 865-591-2763 or email artscouncilofroanecounty@gmail.com.

Bijou Theatre: Blues Traveler

Category: Music

With RIPE.
After selling millions of records and logging thousands of miles on the road, GRAMMY Award-winning band Blues Traveler continue to chart new musical directions evident on their new record Blow Up The Moon.

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

Author/PoetGarrett Hongo at UT's Writers in the Library

  • November 15, 2016
  • 7:00PM

Category: Free event, Lecture, discussion, panel and Literature, reading, writing

Award-winning author/poet Garrett Hongo will read from his work on Tuesday, November 15, at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, as part of the Writers in the Library series.

The reading will be in the Hodges Library auditorium at 7 p.m. It is free and open to the public.

Garrett Hongo was born in Volcano, Hawaii, and grew up on the north shore of O`ahu and in Los Angeles. He was educated at Pomona College and the University of Michigan and received his MFA from UC Irvine. His latest book of poetry, Coral Road, was published by Knopf in 2011. Other work includes two books of poetry, three anthologies, and Volcano: A Memoir of Hawai`i (Knopf/Vintage, 1995). Among his honors are the Guggenheim Fellowship, two NEA grants, a Fulbright Fellowship, and the Lamont Poetry Prize from the Academy of American Poets.

Hongo is distinguished professor of arts and sciences at the University of Oregon. He has taught at Houston, UC Irvine, Vanderbilt, and the Universitá degli Studi di Firenze.

Presently, he is at work on a book of nonfiction entitled The Perfect Sound: Confessions of an Audiophile.

Writers in the Library is sponsored by the UT Libraries and the Creative Writing Program in association with the John C. Hodges Better English Fund. For more information, contact Erin Elizabeth Smith, Jack E. Reese Writer-in-Residence at the UT Libraries, at esmith83@utk.edu.

Visit http://library.utk.edu/writers for a complete schedule of Writers in the Library readings for the 2016-2017 academic year.

“ChoRuss” Vocal Ensemble Concert

  • November 15, 2016

Category: Free event and Music

The “ChoRuss” Vocal Ensemble from St. Petersburg, Russia will perform at Sacred Heart Cathedral on Tuesday, Nov. 15 at 7 p.m. The concert will feature sacred a cappella music by Russian composers such as Rachmaninof, Bortniansky, and Tchaikovsky, as well as Russian folk songs and Christmas songs. “ChoRuss” tours extensively in Russia and throughout Europe. This is their first tour in the U.S.

Admission is free. Donations are accepted and appreciated. All donations benefit the Cathedral Building Project. At the Sacred Heart Cathedral on Northshore. http://dioknox.org/event/choruss-vocal-ensemble-concert/?instance_id=3628

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

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

  • 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, 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

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