Calendar of Events

Thursday, November 25, 2021

Tri-Star Arts: Emotional Architecture

  • November 5, 2021 — December 11, 2021

Category: Exhibitions, visual art and Free event

Tri-Star Arts announces a new exhibition in their Golden Chain Gallery project space located at the historic Candoro Marble Building. Emotional Architecture, composed of 5 new paintings by Zahar Vaks (Brooklyn, NY) opens on Friday, November 5, and will run through Saturday, December 11, 2021. This site-specific exhibition has been installed within the unusual architectural space of a steep wooden stairwell. A public reception will be held on Friday, November 5 from 5:00- 8:00 pm with the artist in attendance.

These exhibitions will be open to the public alongside iconic spaces within the Candoro Marble Building (located in the Vestal neighborhood of Knoxville). The use of masks and social distancing is encouraged.

Candoro Marble Building, 4450 Candora Drive, Knoxville, TN 37920. Hours: Tue-Sat 11-5. Information: https://tristararts.org/visit

Art Guild at Fairfield Glade: People’s Choice Art Show

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

The public is invited to the opening reception of the Art Guild at Fairfield Glade’s annual People’s Choice Art Show. This free event will take place on Friday, November 5, 2021 from 5-7 p.m. at the Art Center, 451 Lakeview Dr. in Fairfield Glade. All in attendance can view a wide variety of show entries and cast their ballots for their favorite artworks. If unable to attend the reception, the public can come during regular hours between November 6 through the 25 to vote. Atlas Real Estate of Crossville, Tennessee is sponsoring this event.
Wine and non-alcoholic beverages will be served during the November 5th opening reception. Attendees are encouraged to wear masks and practice social distancing.

Cash prizes will be awarded to first through fifth place winners at the awards ceremony on December 3, 2021. The popular tradition of handmade award ribbons will continue, thanks to a committee of talented Art Guild artists who create the ribbons. Each ribbon will be a treasured small piece of art for the winning artists.

Hours: Mon-Sat 9 AM - 4 PM. Art Guild at Fairfield Glade at the Plateau Creative Arts Center, 451 Lakeview Drive, Fairfield Glade, TN 38558. Information: 931-707-7249, www.artguildfairfieldglade.net

Art Market Gallery: Featuring Roger Hankins and Jennifer Lindsay

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

NOVEMBER Featured Artists
Roger Hankins – Oil Painting
Jennifer Lindsay – Beaded Jewelry

First Friday Reception: November 5, 5:30 – 9:00 pm

Roger Hankins, Oil Painter
Roger Hankins, born in Shreveport, LA, after World War II, is the sixth generation of family in Greene County, TN. He trained as an architect at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville and graduated with honors in 1970. His architectural experiences included teaching at the School of Architecture, working in New York City, and partnering design build construction and private consulting. Good design brought within designated budgets were his goal and trademark. In the mid 1990’s Roger turned his attention to fine crafts, where he once again excelled in design and building. His architectural birdhouses were exhibited and sought after by collectors attending fine art and craft shows nationwide, including The Smithsonian Craft Show. His work was accepted into the highly regarded Southern Highlands Craft Guild. Pursuing his love of oil painting, he took private classes under a noted local artist and returned to university to earn a minor in fine art. Roger’s distinctive brush work and compositional excellence make his oil painting highly sought to grace the walls of homes and businesses through out the region.

Jennifer Lindsay, Beaded Jewelry
Artist Jennifer Lindsay fashions unique, one-of-a-kind jewelry pieces using various beading techniques and imported seed beads, focal beads, semi-precious stones or crystals. She says that she gets her inspiration “from everywhere-architecture, gardens and historical customs.”

Closed on Thanksgiving Day; open Mondays in November.

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

Awaken Coffee: Featuring Allen Minecci

  • November 5, 2021 — November 28, 2021

Category: Exhibitions, visual art and Free event

Awaken Coffee will host an opening reception for artists Allen Minecci Friday, Nov. 5, from 6-8 pm.

“Being lost has been a theme for my life, on multiple levels. I bring that energy into my art by making things I’ve never seen before but like to imagine existing somewhere out there in the infinite expanse of everything. On one level, I make art to bridge the gap between our limited 3D worldview and the multi-D reality in which we exist.” -Allen

Please join us for some amazing art, light refreshments, and of course great coffee!

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

UT Downtown Gallery: James Little: Chromatic Rhythm

Category: Exhibitions, visual art and Free event

The gallery will be closed on November 25 and 26 for Thanksgiving.
Reception: Friday, November 5, 5-8pm

Born in Memphis, Tennessee, JAMES LITTLE (b. 1952) received a BFA from the Memphis Academy of Art (1974) and then an MFA from Syracuse University (1976). Since the 1970s, the work of James Little has been extensively exhibited in solo and group exhibitions throughout the United States and Europe. Among his awards and honors, Little has received the Joan Mitchell Foundation Award in Painting in 2009 and the Pollock-Krasner Award in 2000. In 2016, Little was commissioned by the Metropolitan Transit Authority to create public artwork for the Long Island Rail Road’s new Brooklyn-bound platform at Jamaica Station.

Masks are required at the UT Downtown Gallery. Thank you for helping to keep our community safe!

Open Wednesday - Friday 11am - 6pm and Saturdays from 10am - 3pm. UT Downtown Gallery, 106 S. Gay St, Knoxville, TN 37902. Information: 865-673-0802, http://web.utk.edu/~downtown

Bennett: Portrayals and Blue Smoke

  • November 5, 2021 — November 27, 2021

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

Bennett is proud to present Marga Hayes McBride’s Portrayals and Scott Duce’s Blue Smoke, a showcase of new work by Marga Hayes McBride and Scott Duce.

Marga Hayes McBride is a multi-media artist based in Knoxville, Tennessee. She studied visual arts at the University of Tennessee and the Mesa Community College in Arizona. Marga has worked for various galleries throughout Tennessee as Gallery Assistant, Manager, and Director. Marga’s dedication to the art world in Tennessee is evident in her body of work, which spans multiple decades and contains themes of memory, spirituality, and nature. Marga’s art has brought her to exhibitions across the country, including installations at children’s’ hospitals in Arizona and Tennessee.

Blue Smoke presents Scott Duce’s work. Scott is a landscape painter based in New York. He has had nine previous solo exhibitions here at Bennett and we are proud to welcome him back. Scott studied fine arts at the University of Utah and Boston University. Scott’s work has challenged and reimagined classical landscape painting through his work with light, nature, and perspective. Scott’s international recognition has brought his work to various galleries across Europe, the United States, and South America. His work is also present in many collections across the world.

Bennett is a Knoxville institution founded in 1976 that operates at the intersection of fine art and interior design. Bennett is committed to the integration of art and life, and to the art world of East Tennessee. For further information, press, or sales inquiries please contact the Managing Director, Robert Shipley, at roberts@bennettgalleries.com, or the Gallery Associate, Clara Souvignier, at claras@bennettgalleries.com.

Bennett: 5308 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37919. Hours: M-Sa 10-5:30. Information: 865-584-6791, https://bennetthome.com/

John C. Hodges Library: Exhibition by Kara Lockmiller

  • November 4, 2021 — February 4, 2022

Category: Exhibitions, visual art and Free event

http://www.klockmillerart.com
I am a chromesthete which means I see a vast array of real colors in my mind when I listen to music. I like to think of it as my own personal light show. My goal for each portrait is to let you glimpse music and musicians the way I do. There is a kinship between color and music – both can say what words can not.

I paint in shadowed hues using the grisaille technique. After sketching out my musician in a grayscale underpainting, I add opaque and translucent acrylic colors according to what I see when I listen to their music. They come together like puzzle pieces on my canvas. I DO NOT use editing software or trace my portraits. They are hand drawn according to their highlights and shadows.

I began painting for others in 2017 as an outlet to share all the mesmerizing colors I see. While I can remember the lyrics to almost any song I’ve ever heard, I am most fascinated by the people who pen them.

My 10+ years as a journalist and graphic artist left me with a great understanding of design principles as they relate to color.

I think Wassily Kandinsky said it best: “Lend your ears to music, open your eyes to painting and … stop thinking. Just ask yourself whether the work has enabled you to walk about into a hitherto unknown world. If the answer is yes, what more do you want?”

John C. Hodges Library, 1015 Volunteer Blvd, Knoxville, TN 37996

Ijams Hallway Gallery: Ingress/Egress, an A1Labarts Exhibition

Category: Exhibitions, visual art and Free event

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
https://www.a1labarts.com/event/ingressegress-an-a1labarts-exhibition-at-ijams-nature-center/

Carson-Newman University: 15th Biennial Art Faculty Exhibition

  • October 30, 2021 — December 1, 2021

Category: Exhibitions, visual art and Free event

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

  • October 29, 2021 — December 12, 2021

Category: Exhibitions, visual art and Free event

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

Category: Exhibitions, visual art and Free event

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 and will be displayed through April 2022.

www.knoxalliance.com/arts-in-the-airport

Boyd's Jig & Reel: Music Jam Sessions

  • October 21, 2021 — December 31, 2022

Category: Culinary arts, food, Free event and Music

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 info@jigandreel.com, and we can connect you.*

101 S Central St, Knoxville, TN 37902, www.jigandreel.com, Phone: (865) 247-7066

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