Calendar of Events
Thursday, March 18, 2021
Knoxville Civic Auditorium: New Stars of Country
KNOXVILLE FIRE FIGHTERS ASSOCIATION PRESENTS NEW STARS OF COUNTRY
New Stars of Country! Featuring Jerrod Niemann, Mo Pitney & William Michael Morgan with hits like “Drink to That All Night”, “Lover Lover”, “Country” and “I Met A Girl”. This is a Benefit Concert for the Knoxville Fire Fighters Association.
Additional Information: Face Covering required at all times, 6 feet social Distancing, Temperature checks, Pod Seating
Knoxville Civic Auditorium and Coliseum, 500 Howard Baker Jr Blvd, Knoxville, TN 37915. Information: www.knoxvillecoliseum.com
Monroe Area Council for the Arts: Missoula Children’s Theatre workshop
The Monroe Area Council for the Arts will be hosting two virtual workshops in coordination with Missoula Children’s Theatre and the Monroe County and Sweetwater City Schools. Kindergarten through 12th grade are welcome to participate in these two 40 minute sessions. This is the 22nd year MACA has brought Missoula Children's Theatre to the children in Monroe County. This program is supported in part by grants from the Tennessee Arts Commission, the Monroe County United Way, and MACA Event Fundraisers.
Thursday, March 18th at 5:30p.m.
Physical Comedy and Special Effects
Materials You Need-
• A space to move around without something causing you to trip.
• Check to see if there is anything you might hit your head on if you do some floor work. If so… move it out of the way.
• A person or a large soft toy to practice the interactive movements.
You Might Also Want
• An adult or friend to work with during the workshop.
To attend either of these workshops, follow the zoom link on the MACA website at www.monroearts.com
Maker Meet-in: Reaching In with The Carpetbag Theatre
Hosted by The Maker City
In this workshop, we’ll learn from The Carpetbag Theatre, Inc., one of the Nation’s longest-operating Black theatre companies, based here in Knoxville since 1969. This session will explore the presence of Makers in communities that have gone unheard and unseen for far too long. Carpetbag’s Executive & Artistic Director, Jonathan Clark, will discuss the difference between diversity and equity, while also asking us to address our own biases, which lead to unintentional consequences; biases that can result in a lack of diversity amongst the Maker Community and our city, as a whole. Only when we address these inequities, and alter our intentions, can we “make” change.
Thu, March 18, 2021
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM EDT
The Maker City is the greater Knoxville-area community of makers, artists, creatives, and small-scale manufacturers and supporting entities. Led by the Mayor’s Maker Council, we create collaborative partnerships, programming, and opportunities in support of Knoxville’s maker community.
Knox History Project: St. Patrick’s Day in Knoxville
Thursday March 18 at 6:00 pm on Zoom
St. Patrick’s Day is virtual this year, but we’ll make the best of it. If you’re not hung over from too much green beer at home, join us on the day after, which we like to consider the second day of St. Patrick’s Season, March 18, at 6, for a discussion of the Knoxville Irish, who arrived in multiple waves, including one very big one. We’ll talk about some Irish revolutionaries who sought refuge in Knoxville (one of whom is considered a legend back home); Knoxville’s first Irish-Catholic mayor, whose astonishing post-mayoral career makes him memorable for other reasons; the saloonkeeper who helped found a major hospital; and the now-forgotten part of the city once known as Irish Town, one part of which survives, unrecognized, today.
Register for these online programs at: https://knoxvillehistoryproject.org/events/
Oak Ridge Art Center: Spring Fundraiser
Join Us for our Spring Fundraiser and Add Beauty to Your Home and Garden!
We know a number of you like to garden and we could not resist this new fundraiser. Flower Power is giving us 50% of your order price now through April 30th, if you order anything with them through our link http://ORAC.fpfundraising.com.
This comes just in time for the Spring planting season and the end of the last frost. Orders will begin shipping at the end of March so you will have them to work in as the season progresses. Orders ship safely and directly to your doorstep so you can garden without running to the store. Please check out the link and feel free to share it with your friends!
Once planted and blooming we would love to see photos of your beautiful landscape art too. This is a great opportunity to support your local non-profit Art Center without having to leave your home.
Oak Ridge Art Center, 201 Badger Avenue, Oak Ridge, TN 37830. Information: 865-482-1441, www.oakridgeartcenter.org
Ewing Gallery: MFA Thesis Exhibition 1
The Ewing Gallery of Art + Architecture is pleased to present the first group of three MFA Thesis Exhibitions. In partial fulfillment of their graduation requirements, students pursuing the Master of Fine Arts (MFA) degree are required to mount a solo exhibition of work. These exhibitions take the form of small groups of students presenting concurrent solo exhibitions in the Ewing Gallery.
March 15 – 22, 2020
Exhibiting Students are:
The Space Race
Back Into My Lovers Arms
A Very Special Episode
The Ewing Gallery is open Monday - Friday 10am - 5pm. Ewing Gallery, 1715 Volunteer Blvd on the UT campus, Knoxville, TN 37996. Information: 865-974-3200, www.ewing-gallery.utk.edu
Walk the Knox St. Patrick's Parade route
Although there will not be a traditional Knox St. Patrick's Parade in 2021, during the week of March 13 - 20, the traditional parade route (Church to Gay and Gay to Jackson viaduct) will be lined with green bows on lampposts. The community will be encouraged to come Downtown and walk the parade route anytime during the week!
Town of Farragut: Farragut History Walk
Spring is the perfect time to enjoy Farragut’s unique history while strolling through the heart of town. Pick up a Farragut History Walk map from the brochure holder on the Heritage Trail sign located at the turnaround at Founders Park at Campbell Station and learn more about the town’s interesting past. A PDF version of the map is available at www.visitfarragut.org/plan-a-visit-farragut.
The walk includes four educational sites: the Heritage Trail with interpretive signage at Founders Park, the Campbell Station Inn and Mayor Ralph McGill Plaza, the Farragut Museum/Admiral Farragut Plaza and Pleasant Forest Cemetery. (Keep in mind that the Farragut Museum is currently open 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday through Thursday.)
Parking along the trail is available at Founders Park, the Farragut Community Center or Farragut Town Hall.
Incorporated in 1980, the Town of Farragut has top schools, safe neighborhoods and high development standards, making it one of the best places to live in the Southeast.
865.966.7057 or www.townoffarragut.org
Fanatic Brewing Company: Open Mic Comedy Night
Thursdays, 7-9 PM at Fanatic Brewing Company
We're opening our taproom, The Fanbase every Thursday night for an open mic comedy night. Come bring your talent, bring your friends and and we’ll supply the fun. Doors open at 5, sign up to perform by 6:30 & the show starts at 7. We always have a great beer special and some food to round out the evening.
Fanatic Brewing Company
2735 N Central St Knoxville, TN 37917
Ijams Hallway Gallery: Jack A. Gress
Jack Gress is a familiar face to Ijams visitors thanks to his former work with the Natural Resource Management team, but did you know he also is a Knoxville-based artist specializing in event coverage, street, nature and mountain bike photography? See his wonderful work in March!
Ijams Nature Center, 2915 Island Home Ave, Knoxville, TN 37920. www.ijams.org
Tri-Star Arts: Solo Exhibition by Althea Murphy-Price
Tri-Star Arts is pleased to announce the inaugural exhibition in their new gallery at the historic Candoro Marble Building. A solo show featuring works by artist Althea Murphy-Price (Knoxville, TN) will open on Tuesday, March 9, and run through Saturday, May 8, 2021. A closing reception will be held on the evening of Friday, May 7 from 5:00 pm until 9:00 pm.
Althea Murphy-Price uses deception, desire, and ornamentation to form questions on the topics of truth, fascination, and attraction — often using manufactured hair (both synthetic and human) to exercise its role as embellishment and as a signifier of racial identity. In this work, hair functions as both subject and material and represents both assimilation and individuality. This body of her work consists of a variety of approaches to printmaking and sculpture to create works that are inspired by surface and texture. Her lithographic work is made to capture the realistic appearance of hair while screen-printed elements suggest object-like forms. Most recently, Murphy-Price has created 3D printed forms suggestive of wearable hair accessories.
This exhibition will be open to the public, alongside iconic spaces within the Candoro Marble Building, regularly from Tuesday through Saturday, 11:00 am until 5:00 pm going forward. Masks and social distancing (6 feet apart) is required. The gallery occupancy is limited to a maximum of 10 persons at a time.
In addition to the exhibition, five Knoxville-based artists have moved into the Tri-Star Arts studios at Candoro and begun their work. The studio artists are Jing Qin, Risa Hricovsky, Casey Fletcher, Jillian Hirsch, and Rachel Sevier Dallery.
Built in 1923, the Candoro Marble Building originally served as the offices and showroom for the Candoro Marble Company. The Aslan Foundation has just completed a restoration of the building. In partnership with the Aslan Foundation, Tri-Star Arts oversees programming at the site.
Candoro Marble Building, 4450 Candora Drive, Knoxville, TN 37920. Hours: Tue-Sat 11-5. Information: https://tristararts.org/visit