Calendar of Events

Monday, October 25, 2021

Angela Floyd School for Dance and Music: Free Week of Lessons

Category: Classes, workshops, Dance, movement, Free event, Kids, family and Music

Come join the fun with this COMPLIMENTARY WEEK OF DANCE AND MUSIC LESSONS!

Angela Floyd Schools is hosting their annual Community Appreciation Week and you are invited. New to AFS? Come see why over 8300 families have chosen us since 1997 for their performing arts education. Ages 2 - adults can try any class this week for FREE! You must register for a TRIAL to secure your spot at www.angelafloydschools.com.

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AFS West 865-675-9894 | AFS North 865-947-9894

UT Humanities Center Distinguished Visiting Scholars: Allison Carruth

  • October 25, 2021

Category: Free event, Lecture, discussion, panel, Science, nature and Virtual

Allison Carruth
Professor of American Studies and the High Meadows Environmental Institute
Princeton University

Monday, October 25, 2021 at 3:30 P.M. (ET)
Title: : Nature remade: The Power of Tech in Contemporary Environmentalism

"Nature remade" addresses a strain of environmental thought centered on the West Coast that is simultaneously neocolonial and futuristic. Ecosystems must be technologically retrofitted to sustain privileged modes of human life. The lecture questions ideas of wilderness and the pastoral that have long shaped American environmental imaginaries, while showing the allure of "making new nature" via climate engineering. Carruth considers how contemporary writers and artists question the power of tech in contemporary environmentalism. Why should design be prioritized when we think about books today? Professor Mandell discusses two project data models that show the importance of design to future scholarly research and the need to "get over' what she calls "the print hangover" in thinking about building digital editions. She gleans ideas from three digital humanities projects that involve creating digital online editions: The New Variorum Shakespeare, funded by the Modern Language Association; the Maria Edgeworth Letters Project, spearheaded by UT’s Professor of English Hilary Havens; and 18thconnect.org's digital edition maker, called TypeWright.

The Visiting Scholars project brings distinguished humanities scholars and renowned artists to the Knoxville campus and connects UT humanities faculty to the best researchers in their fields. Because only speakers with exception records of publication and research activity are eligible to receive a nomination as a visiting scholar, the program brings to campus some of the most cutting-edge and prolific intellectuals in the humanities today. Lectures are free and open to the public and are held on the UT Knoxville campus. Public parking is available by the stadium for our off-campus visitors. Webinar format. Questions at humanitiesctr@utk.edu or 865-974-4222 or https://uthumanitiesctr.utk.edu/public/visiting.php

Clayton Center for the Arts: Southern Circuit screening of And So I Stayed

Category: Film and Virtual

And So I Stayed is an award-winning documentary about survivors of abuse fighting for their lives and spending years behind bars. These women paid a steep price with long prison sentences, lost time with loved ones, and painful memories. Activist and formerly incarcerated survivor Kim Dadou Brown, who met her wife while incarcerated, is a driving force in the passage of New York’s Domestic Violence Survivors Justice Act (DVSJA), a new law meant to prevent survivors from receiving harsh prison sentences for their acts of survival. Nikki Addimando, a mother of two young children, suffered the consequences when a judge didn’t follow the law’s guidelines. Tanisha Davis, a single mother who was ripped away from her son in 2013, is hopeful the new law is her way out of a harsh prison sentence.

October 24-27, 2021: Online screening followed by a conversation with the filmmaker(s).
Screening Partner: Clayton Center for the Arts - Maryville
https://www.southarts.org/events/and-so-i-stayed-2021-10-24-0

Arrowmont: Meet the Artists Online Auction

Category: Exhibitions, visual art, Fine Crafts and Fundraisers

October 22 – November 8, 2021

Meet The Artists 2021 Online Auction opens Friday, October 22 at 5:00 pm ET. The auction is open until Monday, November 8. 2021 at 3:00 pm ET.

Preview the auction items at https://www.arrowmont.org/visit/events/meet-the-artists/ and visit https://airauctioneer.com/mta2021 to register and bid.

James White's Fort: HearthScares

Category: Festivals, special events and Kids, family

The Mysteries, Whispers & Secrets of Old Knoxville
The Ghostly Tour of Downtown Knoxville
Come and join the spirits for a tour of Downtown Knoxville’s scariest landmarks. The tours which last approximately one and a half hours each, will visit the sites of some of Knoxville’s best kept secrets.

Stories for 2021
Burnt Flesh & House of Many Eyes; A Glass of Water; Frankenstein; A Cistern Burial; The Haunted Pipe Organ; Death by Fire; Hanging Abner Baker; The Restless Governor

This year’s tours will be on October 19, 21, 22, 23, 26, 28 & 29
7:00 p.m. each evening

These stories will either be on a walking tour of downtown or told around the fire in the courtyard of the fort. Please check with the fort closer to the date you wish to come to see which one it will be.

Admission
Adults $10 Children (6 – 15) $6

James White's Fort, 205 E. Hill Ave, Knoxville, TN 37915. Information: 865-525-6514, www.jameswhitefort.org

Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts: In Praise of Gray Space

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

In Praise of Gray Space / Jovencio de la Paz & Sandra Salaices
October 18 – December 10, 2021

GEOFFREY A. WOLPERT GALLERY
Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, 556 Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN 37738. Information: 865-436-5860, https://www.arrowmont.org/visit/galleries/exhibition-schedule/

Discover Columbus' Ship: Tall Ship Pinta

  • October 15, 2021 — October 31, 2021

Category: Kids, family and Science, nature

At Calhoun's On The River
400 Neyland Dr
Knoxville, TN 37902

NOTICE: At this time only Tall Ship Pinta will be touring.
New prices listed below are for one ship until further notice.

Welcome to Sanger Ships LLC and our two Columbus replica ships - our original Niña, the most historically accurate replica of a Columbus Ship ever built, and our newer Pinta.

Both The Niña and Pinta will be touring together as a new and enhanced ‘sailing museum’, for the purpose of educating the public and school children on the ‘caravel’, a Portuguese ship used by Columbus and many early explorers to discover the world.
https://ninapinta.org/schedule.html

Knoxville Walking Tours: Shadow Side Ghost Tours

  • October 14, 2021 — October 31, 2021

Category: Festivals, special events, History, heritage and Lecture, discussion, panel

While an early evening stroll through Old Gray will be quite interesting, it may not entirely satisfy your need for a good spooky story this October, but we know where you can find some! Book a ghost tour with Laura Still at Knoxville Walking Tours. There are three different tours to choose from, each with true tales of the spirits that haunt the streets and buildings of Knoxville.

Shadow Side Ghost Tours - Brave souls who enjoy a chill can join us for a trip into Knoxville's shadow side. The city's history of blood-stained streets echoing with gunfire is full of restless spirits. Visit their haunts and hear local legends of ghostly apparitions. Details & Tickets

Shadow Side Two: Ghosts of the Old City - Red Summer, drunken brawls, hot lead, and blood on the tracks. Knoxville's Old City used to be known as the bowery, where victims of murderous brawls, deadly shoot-outs, and horrific train crashes haunt the old buildings and back alleys along with the ghost of a musician who hasn't quite faded away. Details & Tickets

Side Street Shadows Ghost Tours - Hear more tales of ghostly history as you follow storyteller Laura Still on the Side Street Shadows tour. Find out who haunts the Farragut, how a gunfight on Cumberland nearly started a war, and where you might meet the courteous spirit of a scholar or the grumpy ghost of a violent rebel. Details & Tickets

E-Mail tours@knoxvillewalkingtours.com or call 865-309-4522 to book your tour today!

Catron Art Gallery: Counter Carpet by Risa Hricovsky

  • October 13, 2021 — December 1, 2021

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

Exhibit featuring works by Risa Hricovsky

Artist’s Talk at 11 a.m., Nov. 9 Catron Gallery

Risa Hricovsky is a post-discipline installation artist. Her work pushes the existing boundaries between painting and sculpture, and between art, design and craft. Risa’s artworks punctuate space through pattern, color and her use of the multiple. She received an M.F.A. from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, a post-bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a B.F.A. from Bowling Green State University. Risa has exhibited nationally and internationally and she has attended many prestigious residencies. She is an assistant professor of art at Lincoln Memorial University in Harrogate.

Walters State Morristown Campus
500 S Davy Crockett Pkwy, Morristown, TN 37813

bad water: Angelique Heidler's show Piselli

  • October 13, 2021 — November 19, 2021

Category: Exhibitions, visual art and Free event

Attraction and repulsion, innocence and violence, obsession and indifference; in her new body of work, Paris-born artist Angelique Heidler investigates the paradoxical dualities embedded within mainstream depictions of both femininity and romance. In her signature style of adorning the painted canvas with personal objects and images through collage and sublimation printing techniques, Heidler brings together these contrasting forces, highlighting their hybridity through a series of playful compositions.

Touching on themes of childlike fantasy, consumption, and indulgence, Heidler’s wide scope of aesthetic reference speaks to the highly nuanced construction of gender and the self through late-captialism’s endless horizon of media representation and branded products. The exhibition’s title, Piselli, represents Heidler’s tongue-in-cheek humour well, simultaneously referring to the Italian word for green peas as well as children’s slang for male genitalia.

BAD WATER, 320 E. Churchwell Ave, Knoxville, TN. Open during receptions & by appointment. Info: writetobadwater@gmail.com, https://instagram.com/bad__water, or https://badwater.gallery/

TVUUC exhibition: Shannon Johnson and Elle Colquitt

  • October 9, 2021 — December 8, 2021

Category: Exhibitions, visual art and Free event

Art Exhibit at Tennessee Valley Unitarian Universalist Church
Free and open to the public

Reception Friday, October 22, 6:00 to 7:30 pm. Artists' talks at 6:30 pm.

Shannon Johnson
Shannon Johnson's work is inspired by nature and the creative process. Her paintings are a balance between harmony and contrast, simplicity and accumulation, and stillness and motion. Johnson studied at the University of Tennessee and received a BA in studio art. She taught high school art for 20 years. She exhibits her work at First Friday events and art shows in a variety of locations around Knoxville and regularly on Instagram (@shannondeanajohnson) and Facebook (Shannon Deana Johnson Art). She is represented by dk Gallery in Marietta, GA.

Elle Colquitt: Discovering the Unusual in the Usual
Photographer Elle Colquitt searches for the artistry that can be found within the layered imagery of window reflections. The surrealism within the reflection creates a double exposure illusion. This altered reality of abstract images produces a unique mix of forms and colors. Colquitt is content manager for OutdoorKnoxville.com, where her images showcase the beautiful naturescapes around East Tennessee. She is a member of the Art Market Gallery, Professional Photographers of East Tennessee, Arts & Culture Alliance, Southern Appalachian Nature Photographers, and the League of Scruffy Photographers. https://www.ellecolquitt.com/

Gallery hours: 10-4 Monday, 10-3 Tuesday and Wednesday.
Tennessee Valley Unitarian Universalist Church Gallery, 2931 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37919

Ewing Gallery: Grant Gibson

Category: Exhibitions, visual art and Free event

A registered architect and founding principal of CAMESgibson, Inc., Grant Gibson is committed to creating culturally relevant work. Desiring close and lasting relationships, he seeks to work with collaborators and clients equally committed to a more progressive future. He has oversaw the design and construction of a variety of projects, ranging from multi-family housing developments to small art installations to large civic planning initiatives. Prior to the founding of CAMESgibson, his most notable professional work was the development of Wabash Valley’s Urbanscape Furniture and the Sanders Residence in Jefferson City, MO and realizing UN Studio’s design of the Burnham Centennial Pavilion. (All of which was done as a member of Garofalo Architects.)

Gibson graduated with a Master of Architecture degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago. He has prior degrees from Purdue University in Architectural Engineering and Construction Engineering Technology.

Engaging the full spectrum of the discipline of architecture, Grant gives equal weight to writing, exhibiting, and teaching. A clinical assistant professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago, Grant teaches design and building technology courses.

Initiated in 2009 and incorporated a few years later, CAMESgibson, Inc. is not envisioned as a conventional architectural firm or practice. Founded by registered architect and educator Grant Gibson and the fictitious T.E. Cames, the office is best understood as a sustained architectural performance carried out with similar convictions to those held by Gibson’s late mentor, Doug Garofalo. Like (the now defunct) Garofalo Architects was, CAMESgibson is a cultural endeavor that challenges some and enables others to make the world a better place.

The Ewing Gallery is open M-F 10am - 5pm, Thursday evenings until 7:30pm, and Sundays from 1-4pm. Masks are required. Thank you for helping to keep our community safe!

Ewing Gallery, 1715 Volunteer Blvd on the UT campus, Knoxville, TN 37996. Information: 865-974-3200, www.ewing-gallery.utk.edu

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