Calendar of Events

Saturday, November 19, 2016

Oak Ridge Art Center: The Art of the Crèche IV

  • November 19, 2016 — January 9, 2017

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

Folk Art Nativities from Around the World, from of a private collection of nativities, hand crafted crèche in a myriad of techniques and materials by folk artists from many countries.

Holiday Reception: Sunday, December 4, from 2 to 4 p.m. with a hands-on "make and take" for artists of all ages.

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

East Tennessee History Center: Ancestry in Detail

Category: Classes, workshops, Free event and History, heritage

Instructor: Eric Head, BA, Knox Co. Archives and/or Dr. George K. Schweitzer, PhD, ScD.

Students use individual computers to access over 10 billion records including census and voter lists, birth, marriage and death, military, immigration and emigration, newspapers and periodicals, pictures, stories and histories, directories, court, land, wills and family trees. Also covered will be reference materials and finding aids. Participants should bring birth dates and birth places of parents and grandparents.

Pre-registration begins November 7. Please call (865) 215-8809 to register.

East Tennessee Historical Society, 601 S. Gay Street, Knoxville, TN 37902. Museum hours: M-F 9-4, Sa 10-4, Su 1-5. Information: 865-215-8824,

Smoky Mountain Storytellers Association: Tellabration

  • November 19, 2016
  • 7:00-9:00PM

Category: Fundraisers

TELLABRATION!! The World Wide Celebration of Storytelling comes to MARYVILLE
Nov. 19, all over the World, Storytellers bring their best tales to share! Vienna
Coffee House, 212 College St, Maryville, from 7-9 pm. Smoky Mountain
Storytellers for this evening’s program: Susan Fulbright, Sheri Liles, Ruthie
McIntyre, Kathleen Mavournin, Stephen Fulbright and Jim Eastin. Coffee and
desserts for sale. All Donations go to SMSA’s T.A.L.E.S. in schools program. or 865-429-1783

East Tennessee History Center: Rock of Ages

Category: Exhibitions, visual art and History, heritage

The public opening of the exhibition begins at 4:30 p.m. on Friday, November 18, with light refreshments and remarks. Following the exhibition opening will be a special showing of “Quarry Project—Tennessee,” an exterior projection by artists Kate Katomski and Judd Mulkerin at 7:00 p.m. at the Knoxville Museum of Art.

East Tennessee marble is prized the world over. Rock of Ages: East Tennessee’s Marble Industry, a new exhibition by the East Tennessee Historical Society, offers a first-time look into the industry that launched the rock’s fame and crowned Knoxville as the Marble City.

The marble industry was once an important sector of East Tennessee’s economy. By the mid- 1850s, East Tennessee marble from Knox County had been chosen for the interiors of the Tennessee State Capitol and marble from Hawkins County was being installed inside the new House and Senate wings of the United States Capitol. In the decades that followed, East Tennessee’s varicolored marble was sought by architects and patrons for the interiors of a variety of public buildings: state capitol buildings, courthouses, city halls. Tennessee marble would soon also be ordered for high traffic railroad terminal flooring across the United States and Canada. The exhibition includes more than two dozen artifacts and numerous photographs and illustrations representative of Tennessee’s unique marble story.

East Tennessee Historical Society, 601 S. Gay Street, Knoxville, TN 37902. Museum hours: M-F 9-4, Sa 10-4, Su 1-5. Information: 865-215-8824,

Fountain City Art Center: Annual Fountain City Art Guild Holiday Show & Sale


Category: Exhibitions, visual art and Free event

Opening reception on Fri, Nov 18, 6:30-8:00 PM with awards at 7 PM. Free and open to the public.

Also showing: Watercolor Paintings by the Students of Kate McCullough

Exhibit viewing hours: Tu, Th 9-5; W, F 10-5; Sat 9-1. Fountain City Art Center, 213 Hotel Ave, Knoxville, TN 37918. Information: 865-357-2787,

East Tennessee History Center: A Man and His Bike

Category: Exhibitions, visual art

A special exhibit at the Museum of East Tennessee History will remember the legendary life and legacy of Waymon Earl Terrell (1950-2015). Earl was well known to the Powell community, where he was regularly seen riding his bicycle and pulling a cart along the busy thoroughfares of Clinton Highway and Emory Road, his dogs often accompanying him. At his passing in December 2015, he left the legacy of a simple life, kindness, and decency. The display features Earl’s amazingly inventive bicycle and cart, whirligig, and a memorial sculpture, and will be on view in the lobby of the East Tennessee History Center through January 2. The public is invited to bring personal care items, such as soap, shampoo, toothpaste, toothbrushes, deodorant, paper towels, dish soaps, disinfectant sprays, to be donated to Knoxville Pays It Forward in Earl’s honor, and in return will receive one free museum admission per item. Knoxville Pays It Forward is a local non-profit that helps low income families, the homeless, the disadvantaged, and senior citizens in times of need.

Earl Terrell could fix anything. Although he chose to live a solitary life, he was a well-recognized and accepted member of the community. Most days he could be seen along the highways looking for trash and other items from which he could earn money to buy food and supplies. His home was crafted of tarps, sticks, and scraps of metal that he had fashioned with homemade tools and scavenged parts. He was originally from Kentucky, served in the United States Marine Corps, and by his own word, had a master’s degree in economics before coming to Knoxville.

Kristin Brown was a long-time friend of Earl and tended to him as his health began to fail. Realizing the community’s interest in Terrell, Brown launched a Facebook page to accommodate people’s well wishes, and soon there were 3,300 followers. After his death, the page helped raise money for his burial. His bicycle was on display when he was laid to rest. The bike has been donated to the permanent collection of the East Tennessee Historical Society.

East Tennessee Historical Society, 601 S. Gay Street, Knoxville, TN 37902. Museum hours: M-F 9-4, Sa 10-4, Su 1-5. Sunday is Community Day at the museum and admission is FREE to all. Information: 865-215-8824,

Foothills Craft Guild: 50th Annual Fine Craft Show

Category: Exhibitions, visual art, Festivals, special events, Fine Crafts and Kids, family

Imagine being surrounded by the handmade work of over 140 fine craft artisans! Designated as a TOP 20 EVENT by the Southeast Tourism Society for the second year in a row, the 50th annual Fine Craft Show is presented by the Foothills Craft Guild, the oldest nonprofit artisan guild in Tennessee.

Hours are Friday and Saturday, November 18-19, 10 AM - 6 PM and Sunday, November 20, 10 AM - 4 PM at the historic Jacob Building in Knoxville’s Chilhowee Park.

Participants have been juried into the Foothills Craft Guild according to the highest standards for quality workmanship… woodwork, pottery, jewelry, glass, fiber arts, metalwork, sculpture, basketry, and more! It's a great time to shop for unique gifts representing Tennessee at ALL PRICE RANGES and support your local fine craft artisans! Enjoy a free Make It & Take It Crafts booth for all ages, daily demonstrations of artisans making their crafts, and an Authors’ Corner where local favorites will be personally autographing books.

Admission is Adults $8, Seniors 65+ and military $7, Children 6-12 $4, Children 5 and under Free.

Athens Art Center: 8th Annual Holiday Trunk Show

  • November 18, 2016 — November 19, 2016

Category: Festivals, special events, Fine Crafts, Free event and Kids, family

The Arts Center is pleased to announce the 8th Annual Holiday Trunk Show, a 2-day indoor exhibition and sale of fine art, crafts, and handmade gifts from local and regional artisans. The show begins Friday, November 18 with a Preview Party and ends on Saturday, November 19. The event is sponsored by Athens Federal Community Bank.

AACA's Holiday Trunk Show is a one-of-a-kind shopping opportunity for the holidays, featuring something for everyone's gift-giving budget. Among the featured items are accessories for home & holiday, original art and prints, jewelry, pottery, baskets, art gourds, scented soaps and body care products, hand woven, felted, and knitted scarves and shawls, handmade ornaments, handbags, books, candles, and more.

The event begins Friday, November 18 with a Preview Party from 6:00pm – 8:00pm. Admission to the party is $5 at the door. Hosted by AACA Arts Ambassadors, the party features early shopping, refreshments, door prizes provided by the artists, and live music entertainment by guitarist Oneta Wright. Shopping continues Saturday November 19 from 10am to 8pm and is free and open to the public.

Old Fashioned Downtown Christmas, sponsored by the Athens Downtown Business Association, will take place Saturday, November 19. During the festival, downtown shops are open and the downtown square bustles with holiday cheer from vendors and special entertainment. The Arts Center is open from 10am to 8pm and invites festival goers to come in from the cold to shop for unique handmade items and free hot apple cider.

The Arts Center is located just two blocks from the downtown square at 320 North White Street, Athens, Tennessee. For more information on The Arts Center and all arts programming, go to or call 423-745-8781.

Liz-Beth & Co.: Art and Craft Affair

  • November 18, 2016 — November 19, 2016
  • Nov. 18, 5:00-8:00PM, Nov. 19, 10:00AM-5:00PM

Category: Exhibitions, visual art and Fine Crafts

SAVE THE DATE! for Liz-Beth & Co. Art and Craft Affair.
November 18 and 19.

New Works from Over 50 Local & Regional Artists & Craftsmen.
Featuring: Jeanne Leemon, Cynthia Markert, Jillie Eves, Sandy Brown,
Mike Ham, Betsy Heerdt, Jordan Byrd and Bill Cook!

Friday, Nov. 18 - 5PM til 8PM and Saturday, Nov. 19 - 10AM til 5PM.
Meet the Artists, Wine and Light Hors d'oeuvres (Friday Night).
Silent Auctions!
RSVP Today! (865) 691-8129
Liz-beth Fine art Inc
7240 Kingston Pike
Knoxville, TN 37919

Lyric Theatre Company: Proof

  • November 17, 2016 — November 20, 2016

Category: Theatre

"Proof" is a 2000 play by the American playwright David Auburn. The play premiered Off-Broadway in May 2000, and transferred to Broadway in October 2000. The play won the 2001 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and Tony Award for Best Play.

The play concerns Catherine, the daughter of Robert, a recently deceased mathematical genius in his fifties and professor at the University of Chicago, and her struggle with mathematical genius and mental illness. Catherine had cared for her father through a lengthy mental illness. Upon Robert's death, his ex-graduate student Hal discovers a paradigm-shifting proof about prime numbers in Robert's office. The title refers both to that proof and to the play's central question: Can Catherine prove the proof's authorship? Along with demonstrating the proof's authenticity, the daughter also finds herself in a relationship with 28-year-old Hal. Throughout, the play explores Catherine's fear of following in her father's footsteps, both mathematically and mentally and her desperate attempts to stay in control.

Tickets: $13.00 online or $15.00 at downtown merchants and at the box office prior to performances.
November 17-19 at 8 PM and November 20 at 2 PM

Lyric Theatre: 320 Grove Street, Loudon, TN 37774. Information: 865-458-9020,

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,

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,

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