Calendar of Events
Tuesday, November 2, 2021
Ijams Hallway Gallery: Ingress/Egress, an A1Labarts Exhibition
On display in the indoor art hallway (just past the lobby as you enter the visitor’s center).
From November 19th-28th , you can walk the Universal trail to view an outdoor art exhibition as well.
Reception to celebrate both indoor & outdoor portions of the show will be held on Sunday, Nov 21st
at Ijams Nature Center from 3-5 pm
Ijams Nature Center
2915 Island Home Ave, Knoxville, TN 37920
Bijou Theatre: The Record Company with JJ Wilde
Knoxville Civic Auditorium: Gojira
Gojira tends to operate in polar extremes. “I can’t help but see humanity as a parasite,” Gojira’s co-founding guitarist and principal songwriter Joe Duplantier explains, “and yet the most beautiful things come out of humans.” To that end, the French quartet—Duplantier and his brother Mario [drums], Christian Andreu [guitar], and Jean-Michel Labadie [bass]—have spent the past 15 years translating this duality into a distinctive sound: dark, crushing metal brightened by triumphant arena-rock melodies, contrast-heavy and emotionally charged.
Enter 2016's Magma, whereupon Gojira found strength—and crossover success—through a singular commitment to self-reflection. The intensely personal record, penned in memory of the Duplantier brothers' late mother, was a painful significant turning point for the French group. It debuted at No. 24 on the Billboard 200 chart, topped the Billboard “Hard Rock Albums” chart (a first for a French band), and netted nominations for Best Rock Album and Best Metal Performance (for "Silvera") at the 59th annual Grammy Awards. Numerous global headlining tours, including a stint with Metallica, followed. Coming out of Magma, Gojira weren't just one of the biggest metal bands on the scene—they were one of biggest rock bands in the world, unified and self-emboldened.
Knoxville Civic Auditorium and Coliseum, 500 Howard Baker Jr Blvd, Knoxville, TN 37915. Information: www.knoxvillecoliseum.com
Maryville College Fall Concert
The Clayton Center for the Arts – Ronald and Lynda Nutt Theatre
November 2, 2021 7:00 PM
Orchestra at Maryville College and the Maryville College Community Chorus present their 2021 Fall Concert.
November 2, 2021 at 7:00pm.
This performance is general admission, Maryville College COVID19 requirements are in effect. Including: physical distancing and masking while indoors. Tickets are $5.00.
UT School of Music: Jazz Band Fall Concert
We hope you'll join us for some great jazz music at the UT Jazz Band's fall concert.
November 2 at 8 p.m.
Livestream info: https://music.utk.edu/events/live.php
Natalie Haslam Music Center, Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall
1741 Volunteer Boulevard, Knoxville, TN 37996
*For individual or small group performances, please check the web site or call the day of the event for updates or cancellations: 865-974-5678, www.music.utk.edu/events
Carson-Newman University: 15th Biennial Art Faculty Exhibition
Homecoming Reception: Saturday, October 30, 9:30 AM - 12 PM
New and recent artwork in a variety of media by our current C-N Art Department faculty members: Lisa Flanary, Heather Hartman Folks, Gretchen Long, Julie Rabun, and David Underwood.
Omega Gallery at Carson-Newman University, Warren Art Building, corner of Branner & Ken Sparks Way, Jefferson City, TN 37760. Gallery hours: M-F 8-4. Information: 865-471-4985, www.cn.edu
Tennessee Watercolor Society: Exhibition at KMA
The Tennessee Watercolor Society celebrates 50 years of educating, elevating and encouraging watercolor artists in this exhibit of extraordinary works. https://tnws.org/
Join us at the reception on Fri Oct 29, 5-7 PM to view the unique paintings and meet exhibiting artists, many of whom are top award winners. Featuring watermedia paintings of East TN artists!
Due to the recent rapid local spread of COVID-19, masks are now required for all museum visitors, regardless of vaccination status. Visitors are asked to check in HERE before their arrival to ensure that maximum capacity is not exceeded. Admission is ALWAYS FREE!
Knoxville Museum of Art, 1050 World's Fair Park Dr, Knoxville, TN 37916. Hours: Tu-Sa 10-5, Su 1-5. Information: 865-525-6101, www.knoxart.org
Arts in the Airport
For the past twelve years, the Arts & Culture Alliance of Greater Knoxville and the Metropolitan Knoxville Airport Authority (McGhee Tyson Airport) have partnered to present a biannual exhibition entitled “Arts in the Airport”. This juried exhibition was developed to allow regional artists to compete and display work in the most visited site in the area. The selected art features contemporary 2- and 3-dimensional artwork.
View and purchase artworks at https://www.knoxalliance.store/product-category/airport
Arrowmont: Meet the Artists Online Auction
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.
Boyd's Jig & Reel: Music Jam Sessions
OLD TIME JAM, TUESDAYS AT 6.30PM, HOSTED BY SARAH PIRKLE
This strings only* session is the sound of the Appalachian legacy that richly indwells the soul and soil of Knoxville. The musicians sit together and pick and strum familiar tunes on fiddles, guitars, and bass. We play Old Time fiddle tunes mostly, everyone jams at once and there are no breaks. Open to all lovers and players of music. We welcome dancers but please no tap shoes, as it can interfere with the session. No need to build up the courage to join in, just grab an instrument off the wall and take a seat.
*No percussion instruments please.
IRISH SESSION, 1ST AND 3RD THURSDAYS AT 7.15PM
From the low central valleys to the high coastal mountains, music fills the pubs of Ireland. Guitar, harp, bodhran, flute, accordion, and dulcimer are the celtic sounds of old that combine to create a traditional and lively atmosphere every other Thursday night. Musicians play to enjoy and to preserve the cultural heritage that the Scots-Irish brought to America generations ago. Come and listen or join in! (Thanks Jason for the video!)
SCOTTISH SESSION, 2ND AND 4TH THURSDAYS AT 7.15PM
A proud tradition, Scots love nothing more than music and drink. The drink is strong and the music is steeped in the history of the green highlands and rocky cliffs. Whether lyrics or no lyrics, every song tells a story. The hills of East Tennessee are a home away from home for this style. Pull up a chair to listen or play along every other Thursday night.
BLUEGRASS JAM, FIRST AND FOURTH SUNDAY OF EVERY MONTH AT 3 P.M., HOSTED BY PERRY COOPER
It’s true that Bluegrass has roots in traditional English, Scottish, and Irish ballads and dance tunes. That’s why the Bluegrass Jam Session is a great fit for the Jig and Reel crowd. Come listen to acoustic string instruments as one or more instruments take their turn playing melody and improvising around it. As one instrument plays melody, the others will perform accompaniment. It’s an improvised jam session for all you pickers and grinners out there.
CELTIC JAM FOR BEGINNERS, SECOND SUNDAY OF EVERY MONTH AT 3 P.M., HOSTED BY TIM WORMAN
This session is your chance to enjoy traditional Celtic tunes at a slower pace. Learn as you play alongside host Tim Worman. He is there to guide the group of beginners as they take in the folk music traditions of the Celtic people of Western Europe. Let yourself get swept up in years of living tradition and hear songs that celebrate life by the sea. All are welcome to Celtic Jam for Beginners. Don’t be afraid to join in on the fun!
SCOTTISH COUNTRY DANCE, THIRD SUNDAYS AT 3PM, HOSTED BY CYNTHIA WEST
Dancing is just as important as the music in the Scottish tradition, and upbeat rhythms make for great foot-stomping. Those that are more experienced can even present a well-practiced jig or reel! Whether you are watching or dancing, 3rd Sundays at Boyd’s are overflowing with energy and fun.
*Jams/Sessions are currently limited to the number of players, so you must contact the session leader in advance if you are interested in playing. If you need assistance reaching them, you can email us at email@example.com, and we can connect you.*
101 S Central St, Knoxville, TN 37902, www.jigandreel.com, Phone: (865) 247-7066
Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts: In Praise of Gray Space
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/
Catron Art Gallery: Counter Carpet by Risa Hricovsky
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