Calendar of Events

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Knoxville Jazz Orchestra: Next Generation with Philip Dizack

Category: Music

In 2005, Milwaukee-born Philip Dizack became the youngest winner of the Carmine Caruso International Trumpet Competition. Since that time, he has caused quite a stir on the international jazz scene as a featured performer with the likes of Bobby Watson, Greg Tardy, Nicholas Payton and many others. His recordings have drawn lavish praise from critics, hailing him as “an intense young trumpeter,” with “a high-register sense of abandon and plenty of guts,” “unmatched in jazz’s 20-something horn players.” His performance with the KJO will feature his own original music alongside classics from the jazz trumpet pantheon.

At The Square Room, 4 Market Square, Knoxville, TN, 37902. Knoxville Jazz Orchestra: 865-573-3226,

Blount Mansion Association: History Supper with Warren L. Bingham


Category: Culinary arts, food, History, heritage, Lecture, panel and Literature, spoken word, writing

Blount Mansion History Supper featuring: Warren L. Bingham, author of George Washington’s 1791 Southern Tour

Author Warren Bingham will be speaking on his newest work examining George Washington’s tour of the South to examine “…its principle character and internal circumstances…” Bingham is a respected author and lecturer and Blount Mansion is proud to host his talk in Knoxville.

Cost: $35 single, $60 couple. Tickets available at the door with RSVP. Books will be available for purchase at that evening $22 cash or check. To RSVP or for more information call 865-525-2375 or email Tickets are available at: Space is limited so be sure to RSVP or get tickets today!

At Blount Mansion, 200 W. Hill Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37902.

AIGA Knoxville: January Creative Caffeine

  • January 24, 2017
  • 7:30-9 AM

Category: Festivals, special events

Join us on Tuesday the 24th for this month's installment of Creative Caffeine. We'll spend the beginning chatting and drinking copious amounts of coffee. At this edition of Creative Caffeine, James Harper will be speaking on how he got involved in digital art and media, and advice he'd give to those wanting to take the same path.

Holly's Gourmets Market, 5107 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, Tennessee 37919

Tomato Head: Exhibition by Laura Pierpont

  • January 23, 2017 — March 6, 2017

Category: Exhibitions, visual art and Free event

Laura Pierpont focuses on the storytelling of photography. The East Tennessee native creates a narrative while documenting the world both as it is seen and unseen. Her latest work, Interiors is inspired by the quietness Pierpont discovered while trotting throughout the stimulating streets of New York City.

We are thrilled to have photographs of Laura Pierpont enliven our walls at Market Square through February 5th and The Gallery from February 7th to March 6th.

We’ve always believed our local art community should be celebrated – that’s why we host a monthly rotating showcase of talented work of regional artists. Tomato Head, 12 Market Square (865-637-4067) and 7240 Kingston Pike, Suite 172 (865-584-1075), in Knoxville.

Farragut Town Hall: Farragut Primary Schools Art Show

Category: Exhibitions, visual art, Free event and Kids, family

The 2017 Farragut Primary Schools Art Show, sponsored by the Town of Farragut, opens Monday, January 23, at Farragut Town Hall, 11408 Municipal Center Drive (across from the Farragut Branch Post Office). The show will feature the work of talented students from Farragut Primary School, St. John Neumann Catholic School and Concord Christian School. A reception honoring the young artists and their work is 5 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 26.

The art show and reception are free and open to the public. Town Hall is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. For more information, contact Lauren Cox, special event and program coordinator, at or 865-966-7057.

The Knoxville Association of Bridge Clubs: Beginning Bridge Lessons

  • January 22, 2017 — May 23, 2017

Category: Classes, workshops

The Knoxville Association of Bridge Clubs is offering an in depth, 17 week course on Duplicate Bridge, with a focus on learning the modern “2 Over 1” bridge system. Taught by certified instructors, these lessons are a fun and informative way to learn the basics of modern bridge. The cost is $5 per lesson (the first 2 lessons are free). Two class sessions are offered. The first begins Sunday, January 22nd at 1:30 pm. The second begins Tuesday, January 24th at 6:00 pm. You are welcome to attend either or both weekly sessions. Bring a partner or, if not, we will provide one for you.

Classes will be conducted at the Knoxville Bridge Center, located at 7400 Deane Hill Drive, Knoxville TN 37919. Contact Jo Anne Newby at (865} 539-4150 or email

Art Exhibition by Ted Richards

  • January 22, 2017 — March 31, 2017

Category: Exhibitions, visual art and Free event

"The Greatest" - forces influential in their field, by Ted Richards
Opening reception January 22, 2-4 PM

At Rarity Bay Community Activities Center, 150 Rarity Bay Pkwy, Vonore, TN 37885. Gallery hours: M-F 9-4.

Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts: 18th Sevier County Juried Biennial Exhibition

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

The 18th Sevier County Biennial Juried Exhibition is a mixed media art exhibition that recognizes and fosters skills and talents of the artists and craftspeople who call the rich region of Sevier County home. Community members are invited to view the exhibition and attend the opening reception and presentation of awards on Friday, January 20, 6-8 pm.

The Biennial’s juror is Teri Alea, executive director of Tennessee Craft in Nashville, Tennessee. Teri leads a statewide craft organization which provides support, guidance and professional development for craft artists across the state. Twice a year, Tennessee Craft organizes craft fairs that showcase more than 200 artists that showcase beautifully handcrafted objects made in Tennessee and across the nation.

Participating Artists: Clifford Aldrich, Diane Aldrich, Ann Armerding, David Barnhart, Robert Batey, Dana Cohen, Debra Lovvorn Belvin, Lynn Corsi Bland, Bob Bolinger, Judy Bolinger, Vickie Bradshaw, Rebecca Buglio, Frank Bulman, Tammy Bulman, Lisa Canfield, Lisa Walk Dixon, Susan Edwards, Anne Fontaine, Frances Fox, Carol Galyon, Jill Greene, Bill Griffith, Jeff Hale, Buie Hancock, Peggy Haupt, Mary-Louise Hunt, Charlotte Iverson, Ewin Jenkins, Bev Gwinn Jones, Alice Anne Kellogg, Barbara Lauritzen, Maia Leppo, Iryna Lialko, Anita Miller, Christina M. Moore, Velma Orrick, Amber Anne Palo, Doreen Prakshot, Otto Preske, Claudette Pridemore, Austin Riddle, Patsy Rodriguez, Mary Ruden, Kathryn Rutherford, Sharon Schoenfeld, Jean Shamblin, Mike Shults, Kelly Sullivan, Tatiana Tikhonova, Debi Veranth, Victoria C. Walker, Andrea Wilson and Nelson Ziegler.

In the Arrowmont 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,

Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts: Okay - an exhibition by 2016-2017 Artists-in-Residence

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

You are invited to view new works by Arrowmont’s Artists-in-Residence – Grant Benoit, Richard W. James, Maia Leppo, Austin Riddle and Emily Schubert. Marking the mid-point in their 11-month residency, Okay responds to their emotions after the Gatlinburg wildfires. “We were incredibly lucky – it is going to be okay and life will roll on,” says Grant Benoit.

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,

Fountain City Art Center: Just Imagine


Category: Exhibitions, visual art and Free event

Annual FCAC Theme Show, “Just Imagine,” open to all artists in all media. Opening reception Fri Jan 20, 6:30-8 PM. Free and open to the public. Local artists have entered watercolors, jewelry, oil paintings, mixed media, mosaic tableaux, and hand-made books, each entry judged on the basis of how well the artwork illustrates the theme.

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,

Farragut Museum: Exhibition by Bonnie Anders

Category: Exhibitions, visual art and Free event

The Town of Farragut Arts Council presents painter Bonnie Anders as the featured artist for March. Located in Farragut Town Hall, the exhibit includes scenes from Anders' travels with her husband. She took up painting after retiring from teaching middle school 15 years ago. Her love for color inspired her to purchase paint and brushes, and she was "hooked" after her first project - a still life of a bowl of vegetables on her kitchen table.

Farragut Museum, 11408 Municipal Center Dr, Farragut, TN 37934. Hours: M-F 8 AM - 5 PM. Information: 865-966-7057,

The Arts at Pellissippi State: Views of the Big Nothing

  • January 16, 2017 — February 3, 2017

Category: Exhibitions, visual art and Free event

Pellissippi State Community College invites the community to "Views of the Big Nothing," a free art exhibit at the Bagwell Center for Media and Art Gallery. "Views of the Big Nothing" features painted works by Brandon Smith joined by physical ropes and metaphorical sculptural works by Travis Townsend.

A reception to meet the artists takes place 3-5 p.m., Jan. 17.

The exhibit is free. 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,

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