Calendar of Events

Sunday, September 5, 2021

Historic Ramsey House: Ancient Sounds Celtic & Appalachian Outdoor Music Festival

Category: Culinary arts, food, Festivals, special events, History, heritage, Kids, family and Music

Join us Sunday, September 5 for the 6th Annual Ancient Sounds Celtic and Appalachian Outdoor Music Festival! You won’t want to miss this unique event filled with amazing music performed by a lineup of regional talent and awesome food provided by local food trucks, all happening on the beautiful Historic Ramsey House grounds!

2021 Lineup
12:00 Thistle Dew
1:00 Elza Gate
2:00 Wild Blue Yonder
3:00 The Tenos
4:00 Four Leaf Peat
5:00 Knox County Jug Stompers
6:00 Good Thymes Ceilidh Band
7:00 The New Johns Creek Grass

In addition to food trucks, Sugarlands Distilling Company signature drinks, beer, and non-alcoholic drinks will be available! Attendees can save by purchasing tickets online ahead of time! Tickets purchased online are $15 (+service fees), and tickets purchased at the gate are $20. Children 12 and under are free. Tickets can be purchased online until Saturday, September 4 at midnight. All proceeds from this event go directly to the ongoing educational programing and preservation of the Historic Ramsey House. Plan now to bring a blanket or chair to enjoy this outdoor concert on the beautiful Ramsey House grounds! Tickets can be purchased online: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ancient-sounds-outdoor-music-festival-tickets-165147553779

Historic Ramsey House, 2614 Thorngrove Pike, Knoxville, TN 37914. Information: 865-546-0745, www.ramseyhouse.org

Big Kahuna Wing Festival

  • September 5, 2021

Category: Culinary arts, food, Festivals, special events, Kids, family and Music

Sunday, September 5: 3pm-9pm
The World’s Fair Park, Knoxville, TN

Advance Tickets are $20 and will be available from August 5th through September 4th. Tickets will be $30 at the gate. Children under 8 are free. Includes admission along with 10 complimentary wings.

Adding to the anticipation of Knoxville’s Big Kahuna Wing Festival (BKWF), officially for September 5th, 2021, a full-lineup of some of Knoxville’s best talents have been tapped to support the 2021 event. The Worlds Fair Park in downtown Knoxville will host the festival just steps away from the historic Sunsphere.

Our 2021 Festival will feature:
Over 15,000 lbs. of Wings
Some of the Best Wings of the South
Fireworks/ Laser Show
NEW! Wings Around the World Area
Wing Eating Competition
NEW! Wing on a String Contest
Bobbing for Wings Competition
Wing Cooking Competition
Live Music Performances
Kids Corner & Entertainment
Silent Auction
Fun for the Entire Family

https://www.bkwfestival.com/

Ijams Nature Center: Learn to Make Herbal Salves and Creams

Category: Classes, workshops and Science, nature

Join Cynthia Johnston, herbalist and owner of MoonMaid Botanicals, to learn how to make skincare products from the herbs growing in your yard next Sunday, Sept. 5, from 1-3 p.m. This Ijams Creative Series workshop costs $25 and includes all supplies. You’ll leave with a handmade salve and cream, as well as handouts so you can make them at home! Learn More and Register: https://www.ijams.org/

At Ijams Nature Center: 2915 Island Home Ave, Knoxville, TN

Broadway Studios and Gallery: New Works by Broadway Studios Artists

  • September 3, 2021 — November 5, 2021

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

Opening Sept 3rd 6:00-9:00 p.m.
From Sep 4 - Nov 5, enjoy an ongoing 24/7 window display

New Works by Broadway Studios Artists. Chloe Melton, Melinda Adams, William Holbert, Larry Blount, Vincent Drake, Pat O’Neil, Jeremy Logan, Jessica Gregory, Anne Freels, Sam Stapleton, Jes Distad and Nancy Rowland-Engle.

Featuring Paintings, Mixed Media, Sculpture, Ceramics, Jewelry, Photography, Corn shuck dolls, herbal products and more!

All visitors are required to wear a mask and maintain distancing guidelines.

Broadway Studios and Gallery, 1127 Broadway St, Knoxville, TN 37917. Hours: Fri-Sat, 10-6, by appointment, or when the "open" sign is illuminated. Information: 865-556-8676, www.BroadwayStudiosAndGallery.com and https://www.facebook.com/broadwaystudiosandgallery/

HoLa Hora Latina: Frutos Latinos Contest and Group Exhibit

  • September 3, 2021 — October 15, 2021

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

The Frutos Latinos Contest and Group Exhibit
Opening Fri Sep 3, 5-9 PM at the Emporium

Featuring local Latino/Latinx artists displaying artwork at Casa HoLa that celebrate their cultures and traditions. This event, called Frutos Latinos, celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month (HHM). Visitors to the gallery can vote for their favorite pieces in person and on-line at this page.

On September 15th, the Frutos Latinos exhibit is moved to the Knoxville Museum of Art to mark the beginning of Hispanic Hertiage Month where it remains until October 15th. On this first day of HHM, HoLa invites members of our organization, city and county officials, corporate sponsors, and recipients of HoLa scholarships to celebrate Hispanic Heritage and the role HoLa has played in promoting Latin American arts and culture within our community. Any HoLa members are welcome to join in this catered event from 5pm-8pm at the Knoxville Museum of Art.

HoLa Hora Latina’s Casa HoLa Art Gallery and Artisan Gift Shop, Bottom floor of the Emporium for the Arts (corner of Gay and Jackson streets in downtown Knoxville), 100 South Gay Street, Suite 112, Knoxville, TN 37902

Then, on display at the Knoxville Museum of Art from Sep 15 - Oct 15. Knoxville Museum of Art, 1050 World's Fair Park Dr, Knoxville, TN 37916. Information: 865-525-6101, www.knoxart.org

Information: 865-335-3358, www.holahoralatina.org

Art Market Gallery: Gary Dagnan and Patricia Herzog

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

September Featured Artist
Gary Dagnan – Painting
Patricia Herzog - Ceramics

First Friday Reception: September 3, 5:30 – 9:00 pm

Gary Dagnan, Painting
Gary is a Knoxville native who has been creating paintings over 50 years. His inspiration comes from the mountains, lakes and structures of East Tennessee where he gets inspiration from light and colors that come from distinct seasons of the South. Included in this exhibit, are new still-life oil paintings that explore the beauty of simple objects. “I want my paintings to express the emotional and spiritual connection that I have with nature. I am more interested in the aesthetics than I am with documenting a specific place. When someone views my art, I would hope they would have an emotional as well as visual connection to the work.”

Patricia Herzog, Ceramics
Patricia has been working as a studio potter since graduating from the University of Tennessee in 1978 with a Master of Science Degree in Ceramics. Her hand built functional work often reflects her passion for color, texture, animal imagery and universal patterns in nature. She uses a white stoneware that is fired in an electric kiln to approximately 2200 degrees. Her small sculptures are influenced by the Cycladic art of Greece and the Mesoamerican art of the Olmec, Aztec and Maya civilizations. They are sometimes fired in a raku kiln, a primitive kiln using sawdust, or an electric kiln, all in an effort to achieve various results that enhance the clay’s surface. "Patricia hopes that by having a connection to the past while working in the present will give her work a sense of humaneness in this digital and media driven world.

Art Market Gallery, 422 S. Gay St, Knoxville, TN 37902. Hours: Tu-Sa 11-6, Su 1-6. Information: 865-525-5265, www.artmarketgallery.net, www.Facebook.com/ArtMarketGallery

Knoxville Community Darkroom: Houston Vandergriff Gallery Opening

Category: Exhibitions, visual art and Free event

Join us for a First Friday gallery opening on Friday, September 3, from 5pm-8pm.

Houston Vandergriff’s images have been described as “colorful,” “reflective,” and “inspiring.” Through his photographs he shares his love for travel and his eye for beauty. The saying that a picture is worth a thousand words has a special meaning for Houston. Because of the low muscle tone from Down syndrome, sometimes his speech is difficult to understand. By skillfully using his camera Houston is able to share his view of the world without actually saying a word.

When Houston was born every doctor that appeared had worse news: unable to breath, jaundice, low muscle tone, hole in his heart, open heart surgery, Down syndrome. Each specialist cited their own long list of things he might never do. They never imagined by the age of 22 he would travel to all 95 counties in Tennessee, to 48 of the United States, to 6 Canadian provinces, and to 24 countries. Houston’s award-winning photography has been featured in publications, awards shows, and galleries all over the world, including SONDER and Neurobrilliant magazines, “Markings” Publishing in Pakistan, “My Perspective” in England, and the Inspiration Gallery in Scotland. Defying all the doctor’s predictions, Houston is a strong self- advocate and dedicated student behind the camera. He earned his Certificate of Photography in 2019 after completing 160 hours of study through the University of Tennessee Non-Credit and Professional Programs. He also received the Advanced Photography Certificate in June 2020.

Houston inspires others, both inside and outside of the disability community. He pushes for inclusion using the arts and creative world. By sharing his gift of photography he is also sharing the gift of hope. Houston’s life shows that disabilities don’t define the person; the person defines the ability. He expresses his passion for life in the arts. He is a globe-trotting photographer and advocate. Houston’s untarnished love for people shines easily through his Down syndrome, touching people’s hearts in ways few others could. https://www.t21project.com/stories/houston
Instagram: @DOWNSANDTOWNS
DOWNSANDTOWNS.COM

Be sure to practice social distancing as we host this free event. Be sure to mark your calendar! The Knoxville Community Darkroom, 127 Jennings Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37917. www.theknoxvillecommunitydarkroom.org
Viewing hours by appointment: theknoxvillecommunitydarkroom@gmail.com

Awaken Coffee: Featuring Master Repurposers

  • September 3, 2021 — September 26, 2021

Category: Exhibitions, visual art and Free event

Awaken Coffee will host an opening reception for artists Debbie and Marc of Master Repurposers Friday, Sept. 3, from 6-8 pm.

As young kids, Debbie and Marc, learned the importance of finding value in all of the things around them. “This perspective on value has, at its surface, ingrained in us the importance of concepts like recycle, reuse, and repurpose, but at its core, it has taught us to see the intrinsic value in items that have been discarded or are expendable. With this in mind, we focus our creative energies on utilizing all manner of objects in our work, and in many cases, the reused items will drive the design of a given piece.” For example, their Mixed Media pieces contain an endless selection of interesting items, from vintage buttons and antique game pieces to old saw blades and slate roofing tiles.

Awaken Coffee, 125 W Jackson Ave, Knoxville, TN 37902. Info: 865-951-0427 or https://www.facebook.com/awakencoffeeoldcity/

Appalachian Arts Craft Center: Robert Cox exhibition

Category: Exhibitions, visual art and Free event

Appalachian Arts Craft Center is hosting a First Friday Meet the Artist event on September 3, 2021 from 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM with light refreshments being served. The featured artist, Robert Cox from Oak Ridge, TN will be at the event along with a collection of his new artwork. Mr. Cox's artwork will be on display from September 3 - September 10, 2021.

This event is free and open to the public.

https://www.facebook.com/events/530328474917599/

Appalachian Arts Craft Center: 2716 Andersonville Highway, Clinton, TN. Hours: M-Sa 10-6, Su 1-5. Information: 865-494-9854, www.appalachianarts.net

UT School of Art: Mapping Home / Collecting Truths: Works by Indigenous and International Artists

Category: Exhibitions, visual art, Free event and History, heritage

The University of Tennessee School of Art is hosting Navajo artist and University of Colorado Professor, Melanie Yazzie, September 20– 24, for a series of activities on campus.

Mapping Home / Collecting Truths: Works by Indigenous and International Artists, an exhibition organized by Yazzie with prints by 35 indigenous and international artists, addressing ideas of homeland and its intersection with the environment, climate, or other influences. https://www.colorado.edu/libraries/2018/10/08/mapping-home-collecting-truths-works-indigenous-and-international-artists

About her work Yazzie writes: “The Navajo Paradigm in which we create the world with our thoughts, grounds and motivates my work as an artist, as a teacher, an Indigenous person who is a member of the Navajo Nation, and asPoster for Mapping Home/Collecting Truth Showcase faculty of the University of Colorado. The key themes and processes central to my work include: outreach to rural communities on the local, national, and global level with Indigenous people, colonization, the idea of homeland, nature, the female archetype, and issues relating to health and safety. My intellectual, creative, classroom, and outreach is rooted in the fact that we learn from one another, through our shared experience in the practice of art-making, an ancient, sustainable way of both being in the world, and a way in which to live together, always in a state of learning. Of principal research interest is our diverse yet shared foundational, theoretical, and philosophical bodies of knowledge that express our connections to our homelands.”

On view in the Printmaking Showcase Gallery on the second floor of the Art and Architecture Building
UT Campus
https://art.utk.edu/melanie-yazzie-public-lecture-and-showcase/

Old City MedSpa: Works by Leesa Osburn

  • September 1, 2021 — September 30, 2021

Category: Exhibitions, visual art and Free event

Artist Leesa Osburn
Medium: Water Based Oils

Bio: I enjoy painting with water based oils on canvas. Often times I rescue a canvas to save it from destruction. My painting subjects include pets & wildlife, landscapes & seascapes, and scenes from our nearby Smoky Mountains. Originally from the West Coast, I have lived in Knoxville with my husband and two dogs since 2019. I have a website which is under construction at https://artisticescape.studio/.

Old City MedSpa, 104 W Summit Hill Dr SW, Knoxville

Ijams Hallway Gallery Presents: Jon Pemberton

Category: Exhibitions, visual art, Free event and Science, nature

East Tennessee artist Jon Pemberton's three-dimensional works are whimsical, fun and unique! Don't miss the chance to see them in September!

https://www.facebook.com/jon.pemberton.3

2915 Island Home Ave., Knoxville, TN 37920. 865-577-4717 or www.ijams.org

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