Calendar of Events

Monday, December 13, 2021

Ancient Lore Village: Ornament Making

  • December 13, 2021

Category: Classes, workshops

ORNAMENT MAKING
Monday, December 13th 2021 | 6:00PM - 7:00PM

$25/Adult | $20/Youth

Oh Christmas Tree, O’ Christmas Tree, How lovely are thy branches… and now, let’s decorate them! Gather your friends and family for a creative evening out as our instructor guides you through making unique treasures to adorn your tree - or gift to friends! Fun for all ages, we’ll be providing everything you need. Limited space available.

Don’t let the festive evening stop there! Make the night extra sweet with an overnight stay in one of our eight dwellings all with their own unique themes sure to leave you dreaming of a winter wonderland.

Bar available (cash and credit card accepted)
Axe-throwing and Archery upgrades available
https://ancientlorevillage.com/events/

Ancient Lore Village, 7107 Sevierville Pike, Knoxville, TN 37920. 865-200-2434, info@ancientlorevillage.com, https://ancientlorevillage.com

Exhibition from the Basement: Annual Art Education Exhibition

  • December 9, 2021 — January 31, 2022

Category: Exhibitions, visual art and Free event

Please join us for our Annual Art Education Exhibition featuring the work of our graduate students!

Congratulations to all of the art education students involved for such fantastic artwork and a job well done!

This is a culminative project for our Visual Culture and Critical Pedagogy course.

Every year, art education graduate students create a body of artwork as part of their graduate coursework and display the work through an art exhibition.

The exhibition will be on display at the Cookie Aytes Elliott Art Education Gallery in Bailey Education Complex, Room 105, and will be open Monday-Thursday from 9:00 am-4:00 pm from December 9th - January 31st.

Jane and David Bailey Education Complex, Room 105
1122 Volunteer Boulevard, Knoxville, TN 37996
https://calendar.utk.edu/event/exhibition_from_the_basement_annual_art_education_exhibition#.YdMmHWjMLct

Oak Ridge Unitarian Universalist Church Exhibition: Photographs by David Liles

  • December 8, 2021 — January 20, 2022

Category: Exhibitions, visual art and Free event

Showing 22 images of Landscapes, Abstracts, and Flowers by David G. Liles

809 Oak Ridge Turnpike, Oak Ridge, TN 37830
(865) 483-6761
Hours: M-F 9-4 and Sun 10-12:30
http://www.oruuc.org/the-art-gallery-at-oruuc

The Oak Ridge Unitarian Universalist Church hosts art exhibitions in the central corridor hall of the church. This not-for-profit gallery programs approximately six exhibitions per year, showcasing regional artists working in a wide variety of styles, media, and genres.

Flying Anvil Theatre: The Big F.A.T. Holiday Cabaret

Category: Comedy, Music and Theatre

December 8-31
Wed-Sat @ 7:30, Sun @ 2:00

It’s back! Our wacky original musical arrives just in time to alleviate your holiday stress. From the world’s worst living Christmas tree to a jazzed-up Hanukkah and a distinctly East Tennessee rendition of A Christmas Carol, this musical romp has something for everyone! Featuring new material and old favorites, with a special New Year’s Eve performance. Good for anyone who loves (or secretly hates) the holidays. Good for most everyone.

Flying Anvil Theatre, 1300 Rocky Hill Road, Knoxville. Information: 865-357-1309, www.flyinganviltheatre.com. Follow them on Facebook and Instagram, @flyinganviltheatre

River & Rail Theatre Company: The Unusual Tale of Mary & Joseph's Baby

Category: Theatre

THE UNUSUAL TALE OF MARY & JOSEPH’S BABY – meant for the virgin-believing and non-virgin-believing alike, this musical dares to take the nativity story at its word with whimsy, humor, and humanity. There really was a pregnant virgin. There really are shepherds and angels and foreign dignitaries (a.k.a. wise men). There’s a ratty extra room/stable at the inn, and a maniacal, bloodthirsty dictator whose menacing shadow hangs over everything. And obviously, it’s a comedy. When people engage this over-told story on a sincere human level, it bursts with imagination and wonder.

Previews: Dec. 8-9
Performances: Dec. 10-12; Dec. 15-19; Dec. 21-23

River & Rail Theatre, 111 State Street, Knoxville, TN 37902. Information: 865-407-0727, www.riverandrailtheatre.com

Tri-Star Arts: Graft by Edra Soto

  • December 7, 2021 — February 12, 2022

Category: Exhibitions, visual art and Free event

Tri-Star Arts announces a special exhibition in their gallery at the historic Candoro Marble Building. A solo show, Graft, featuring work by artist Edra Soto of Chicago, Illinois opens on Tuesday, December 7, 2021 and will run through Saturday, February 12, 2022. Public receptions will be held on Friday, December 10, 2021 from 4:00- 8:00 pm and Friday, February 4, 2022 from 5:00- 8:00 pm (artist in attendance on February 4).

This exhibition will coincide with the unveiling of a permanent, outdoor sculpture by Edra Soto, Graft Knoxville, in early February 2022 at the UT GATOP Arboretum & Education Center in Knoxville, Tennessee. This site-specific sculpture initiative has been organized and curated by Tri-Star Arts in partnership with the UT Department of Plant Sciences, UT School of Art/ Sculpture Department, UT College of Architecture + Design/ FabLab, Sanders Pace Architecture, Johnson & Galyon Construction, Mallia Engineering Company, and Tennessee Marble Company. Graft Knoxville is in its final stages of production with more information and related public events forthcoming.

The Graft exhibition at the Candoro Marble Building features sculpture and prints by Edra Soto alongside a visual exploration of her design process, including scale models, a real-scale block module, and project renderings by Knoxville-based firm Sanders Pace Architecture.

Candoro Marble Building, 4450 Candora Drive, Knoxville, TN 37920. Hours: Tue-Sat 11-5. Information: https://tristararts.org/visit
The use of masks and social distancing is encouraged.

Follow Tri-Star Arts on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.
#TRISTARARTS

Holiday at Safety City

  • December 7, 2021 — December 21, 2021

Category: Festivals, special events, Free event and Kids, family

Head out to Safety City for family fun under the Holiday lights during the following public hours:

Evening times:
Dec. 7th 4pm-7:30pm
Dec. 8th 4pm-7:30pm
Dec. 9th 4pm-7:30pm
Dec. 14th 4pm-7:30pm
Dec. 15th 4pm-7:30pm
Dec. 16th 4pm-7:30pm

Day times:
Dec. 20th 10am-2pm
Dec. 21st 10am-2pm

165 S Concord St, Knoxville, TN 37919

You must have a helmet to ride your scooter or bike and nothing motorized! Contact this number 865-215-7103 for any questions.

https://www.facebook.com/SafetyCityKnoxville/

Awaken Coffee: Featuring Michelle Barillaro

  • December 3, 2021 — January 30, 2022

Category: Exhibitions, visual art and Free event

On display from December through the end of January.

Michelle Barillaro is an abstract painter based in Knoxville, TN. She works with a wide variety of mediums and enjoys discovering new ways to bring her work to life. https://www.michellebarillaroart.com/about

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

Rala: Castles and Cathedrals by Brian Pittman & Tiny Works

  • December 3, 2021 — January 30, 2022

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

Rala is excited to announce a First Friday Double Feature show for the months of December and January! We will have a new series of Castles and Cathedrals by local artist and architect Brian Pittman, along with a curated show of tiny artworks from 20 different local and regional artists. The opening reception will be from 6-8 on December 3rd. Both shows will remain on display from December 3rd through the end of January.

Facebook Event: https://fb.me/e/1v7UW8jBz

Rala, 112 W. Jackson Ave, Knoxville, TN 37902
PH: (865) 525-7888
Instagram: @ShopRala

Bennett: Culinary Excess by Denise Sanabria

  • December 3, 2021 — December 30, 2021

Category: Exhibitions, visual art and Free event

Bennett is proud to present Culinary Excess, an exhibition of new works by Denise Stewart-Sanabria that will be on show from December 3rd to December 30th, 2021. Denise is a Knoxville-based painter and mixed-media visual artist. She earned her BFA in painting from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and relocated to Knoxville in 1986. This is Denise’s first show with Bennett. Denise’s hyper-realistic paintings draw upon imagery from art history, particularly the Baroque and Rococo periods. Her themes of memory, excess, gluttony, and the human figure are present in many of the works in her oeuvre.

Many of Denise’s paintings hearken back to the still lives of Ruysch and Peeters, with flowers, fruit, and food having just gone past the point of freshness. Denise was the 2019 recipient of the Tennessee Arts Commission State Fellowship for her work in wood. Her work is included in various museums, private, and corporate collections including: The Tennessee State Museum, The Evansville Museum of Art in Indiana, The Knoxville Museum of Art, The Huntsville Museum of Art, Notre Dame of Maryland University, Firstbank TN, Pinnacle Banks, Omni and Opryland Hotels, Scripps Networks, Knoxville Botanical Gardens, Jewelry Television, TriStar Energy, the Atlanta Branch of the Federal Reserve Bank/Nashville office, the Aslan Foundation, The Ayers Foundation, and the corporate offices of McGhee Tyson Airport.

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/

Arts & Culture Alliance's Annual Members Show

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

A free reception with the artists will take place on Friday, December 3, from 5:00-9:00 PM. The 48th Annual WIVK Christmas Parade starts at 7:00 PM along Gay Street and passes in front of the Emporium.

The Arts & Culture Alliance proudly presents its 2021 Members Show, the largest annual exhibition of local artists in the Greater Knoxville area. The fresh mix of two- and three-dimensional works created within the last two years encompasses a wide variety of media such as oil, acrylic, watercolor, pastel, mixed media, photography, fine craft, sculpture, ceramics, fiber, and more from regional artists who are all individual members of the Arts & Culture Alliance, which serves and supports a diverse community of artists, arts organizations, and cultural institutions. Membership is open to all, and information may be found at www.knoxalliance.com/join-renew.

“This exhibition is traditionally a highlight, and for us, represents a culmination of a year’s productivity on the part of Knoxville’s diverse and enthralling artist community,” says Liza Zenni, Executive Director for the Arts & Culture Alliance.

Individual members of the Alliance participate locally and regionally in gallery exhibitions, art festivals, sculpture trails, weekend shows, studio tours, and public murals. Some of the members are full-time artists, while others have day jobs and create on evenings and weekends. Some Alliance members include art professors with the University of Tennessee-Knoxville, Carson-Newman University, Maryville College, Pellissippi State, Roane State, and Walters State. Others are teachers within Knox and surrounding county’s elementary, middle and high schools. Some Alliance members teach classes privately or through community classes with the Appalachian Arts Craft Center, Arrowmont School of Arts & Crafts, Fountain City Art Center, Knoxville Arts & Fine Crafts Center, Knoxville Museum of Art, Mighty Mud, and Oak Ridge Art Center.

Many of the artists have working studios in their own homes, while some are part of studio collectives such as The Emporium, 17th Street Studios, Mighty Mud, Broadway Studios & Gallery, Knoxville Community Darkroom, West Fifth Studios, and Relay Ridge.

The 2021 Members Show will be on display throughout the Emporium Center, 100 S. Gay Street, in downtown Knoxville from December 3-23, 2021. Most of the works will be for sale and may be purchased through the close of the exhibition by visiting in person or the online shop at www.knoxalliance.store.

The Emporium is open to the public Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM and Saturday, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM. Please note, the Emporium will be closed December 24 – January 2 for the holidays. For more information, please see www.knoxalliance.com or call (865) 523-7543.

Knoxville Children's Theatre: Annie Jr.

Category: Kids, family and Theatre

The play will be performed Thursdays at 7 PM, Fridays at 7 PM, Saturdays at 1 PM and 5 PM, and Sundays at 3 PM.

Annie Jr. follows the story of an orphan named Annie living a “hard-knock life” at The New York City Municipal Orphanage run by the cruel Miss Hannigan. Annie dreams of being reunited with her parents and takes action to find them. In adventure after fun-filled adventure, Annie foils Miss Hannigan’s evil machinations, befriends President Franklin Roosevelt and finds a new family in billionaire Oliver Warbucks, his personal secretary Grace Farrell and a lovable mutt named Sandy.

The play is performed by twenty talented young actors from ages 8 to 16.

The show is directed by Student Directing Intern: Campbell Ella. The play is designed by young student designers from ages 12 to 16.

Knoxville Children's Theatre, 109 E. Churchwell Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37917. Information: 865-208-3677, www.knoxvillechildrenstheatre.com

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