Calendar of Events
Friday, January 21, 2022
Michelle Carr: What’s The Pointe Photography Exhibit
Please join me Fridays-Sundays Jan 14-Feb 19 to celebrate dance in Knoxville. All local dancers are invited regardless of their photographs being exhibited to join an interactive piece by bringing a pair of your pointe or ballet shoes (any age) - and sign them becoming a part of the exhibit and story of dance.
FIRST FRIDAY: Feb 4 from 5-9,
CLOSING DATE : Feb 18 from 5-9.
Open Fridays 5-9, Saturdays 1-5 and Sundays by appointment
Robin Easter Design in Old City - 132 W Jackson Ave, Knoxville, TN 37902
Clayton Center for the Arts: American Spiritual Ensemble
1/21/22 • 7:30pm
The American Spiritual Ensemble is a critically-acclaimed professional group composed of some of the finest singers in the classical music world. The vocalists have thrilled audiences around the world with their dynamic renditions of classic spirituals and Broadway numbers.
Clayton Center for the Arts: 502 East Lamar Alexander Parkway, Maryville, TN 37804. Information/tickets: 865-981-8590, www.ClaytonArtsCenter.com
Bijou Theatre: Tab Benoit
Knoxville Civic Auditorium: John Crist
Knoxville Civic Auditorium and Coliseum, 500 Howard Baker Jr Blvd, Knoxville, TN 37915. Information: www.knoxvillecoliseum.com
The Kitchen Link: Diamonds And Dining Event
Join us for a night of romance, entertainment, and fine dining. The Kitchen Link proudly presents our debut event of Dining and Diamonds. We are bringing together 5 of Knoxville's best culinary artists for an evening celebration of local excellence. Each restaurant will prepare a course to reflect their unique techiques and talents within their profession. Doors open at 6:00 pm for a light mixer, and dinner begins promptly at 7:00 pm. Upon check in, each guest will recieve a drink ticket that can be redeemed for either a glass of champagne or a signature cocktail. This is a red carpet event with live entertainment and an active photographer, so we please ask that you dress your best! This is a 21+ event.
The Press Room
730 N Broadway
Knoxville, TN 37917
MORE INFO + TICKETS >>https://www.freshtix.com/events/kitchen-link?mc_cid=f96f55777c&mc_eid=293a346891
Ijams Nature Center: Prowl for Owls
(Ages 10+) Search for owls with an Ijams naturalist on Friday, Jan. 21, from 6-7:30 p.m. You'll look for screech owls, barred owls and great horned owls, learn about owl habits and practice owl calls! Learn More and Register
Ijams Nature Center, 2915 Island Home Ave, Knoxville, TN 37920. Hours: Grounds and trails open during daylight hours. Call for Visitor Center hours. Information: 865-577-4717, www.ijams.org/ijams-river-rescue.
Missy's Fit and Fun Adventures with Legacy Parks: Fort History Hike
Explore the great outdoors with fitness adventurer Missy Kane! We’ll hike, bike, paddle, discover new places, socialize with fun folks, have fun and get fit! The monthly outings are perfect for both new adventurers and seasoned outdoor enthusiasts. And we’ll have some special evening events and an overnight trip or two. Everyone is welcome! The adventures are free for Friends of Legacy Parks and $10 per event for non-friends.
Led by Olympian and fitness enthusiast Missy Kane, the series offers:
A Friday morning adventure every month – hike, bike, paddle and explore!
The “Off the Beaten Path” Challenge – explore Missy’s recommended hikes on your own. Explore all 10 and earn a patch!
Special events, including a Fit & Fun Adventure Night at the Knoxville Adventure Collective in March and a LeMond E-Bike Demo Night in April.
An out-of-town adventure in the fall for participants who are also Friends of Legacy Parks.
$10 per adventure
Boats and bikes provided as available
Sign up for 4 adventures and receive a team tee shirt
Sign up for 8 adventures and receive a team tee shirt and water bottle
Each outing will be limited to 30 adventurers
Fort History Hike
Date: January 21th 9 a.m. – 12 noon
We’ll meet at Fort Dickerson and hike a 3-4 mile loop with a historian who will tell about the forts in South Knoxville and they role they played in Knoxville’s history. Reward yourself with an optional lunch at the legendary Round-Up
Pellissippi State: Denise Burge: Recent Work
"Denise Burge: Recent Work” will be on display in the College’s Bagwell Center for Media and Art Gallery, 10915 Hardin Valley Road, Knoxville, through Feb. 4. Gallery hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday.
Burge received her Master of Fine Arts in Painting from Virginia Commonwealth University in 1991 and has been a professor at University of Cincinnati in Ohio since 1992. She works in a variety of media including painting, film, installation and quilt making.
"Her work is beautiful and unsettling, using images of lush beach landscapes that are completely devoid of people," said Pellissippi State Professor Herb Rieth. "I described the work in our faculty meeting on Monday as 'a Destin spring break party where a neutron bomb went off.'"
"I am interested in the romance that we attach to natural space, an illusion onto which we project our desires and fears," Burge writes on her website. "Imagery of the tropical is usually glamorous, a sort of air-brushed cultural fantasy of profusion and sensuality. I like to expose its more corporeal reality, depicting vernacular tropical living spaces that one finds a few blocks back from the beachfront."
Burge has received multiple Ohio Arts Council Awards for Individual Artists and has carried out residencies at the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, Massachusetts; the Headlands Center for the Arts in Sausalito, California; and the Joan Mitchell Center in New Orleans. In 2004 she was awarded the Joan Mitchell Foundation Award for Visual Art.
Burge’s exhibit is the first offering in The Arts at Pellissippi State for spring 2022. The Arts at Pellissippi State includes visual arts exhibits as well as theatre and music performances, all of which are open to the public. For a complete list of this semester’s events, visit www.pstcc.edu/arts.
Knoxville Symphony Orchestra: William Shaub & The Pines of Rome
Moxley Carmichael Masterworks Series
Thursday, January 20, 2022, 7:30 p.m.
Friday, January 21, 2022, 7:30 p.m.
This brilliant homage to Respighi’s beloved Eternal City is a feast of sound featuring organ, a large battery of percussion instruments, antiphonal brass choirs, and recorded bird calls (shocking in 1924).
Aram Demirjian, conductor
William Shaub, violin
The KSO Moxley Carmichael Masterworks Series features the KSO on the stage of the beautiful Tennessee Theatre.
MAURICE RAVEL La Valse
SAMUEL BARBER Violin Concerto
ELLEN REID Petrichor
OTTORINO RESPIGHI Pines of Rome
865-291-3310 or https://knoxvillesymphony.com/
McClung Museum: Shane Pickett: Djinong Djina Boodja (Look at the Land That I Have Travelled)
Shane Pickett: Djinong Djina Boodja (Look at the Land That I Have Travelled)
January 14 - May 7, 2022
During his lifetime, Shane Pickett (1957–2010) was acclaimed as one of Western Australia’s most significant contemporary Aboriginal artists.
Featuring 29 works from the most radical and significant phase of his career, Djinong Djina Boodja (Look at the Land that I Have Traveled) is the first major exhibition of Pickett’s work in the US. Pickett’s paintings capture the transformations of the country near Perth in the south-west of Australia in ever-changing and innovative ways. Over the course of his three-decade career, Pickett developed a new visual language to represent the cornerstones of the culture of his Nyoongar people: the pathways of ancestors, traditional healing practices and places, and especially the six seasons used by the Nyoongar to divide the year.
Djinong Djina Boodja (Look at the Land that I Have Traveled) shows the developments in the last decade of Pickett’s career, as his work transformed from figurative landscape painting into a ground breaking and expressive form of gestural abstraction. It was during this period that Pickett achieved his greatest acclaim, with his works being exhibited across Australia and acquired by major institutions such as the National Gallery of Australia and the National Gallery of Victoria. The 29 works in the exhibition present a snapshot of these experiments, as Pickett explores the complex connections between the earth, creation, and spirituality that are united in the Aboriginal concept of “Dreaming.”
Pickett described his paintings as ‘windows into the Dreaming’, and the strength of his culture is delivered through his work with breathtaking lyrical intensity. His paintings show the persistence and adaptability of Aboriginal ways of seeing the country in the face of colonisation. Shane Pickett’s Nyoongar name, Meeyakba, or ‘soft light of the moon,’ captures the spirit of an artist who set a beacon for those who follow him. One of the great innovators of Australian landscape painting, he is remembered as one of the pre-eminent Aboriginal Australian artists of his time.
McClung Museum of Natural History and Culture, 1327 Circle Park Dr on the UT campus, Knoxville, TN 37996. Information: 865-974-2144
Oak Ridge Art Center: Souper Bowl 2022 Auction
Available through Facebook, via a link from our website under “Events”, or by calling the Art Center with your bids.
Oak Ridge Art Center, 201 Badger Avenue, Oak Ridge, TN 37830. Hours: Tu-F 9-5, Sa-M 1-4. Information: 865-482-1441, www.oakridgeartcenter.org
Knoxville Children's Theatre: Humpty Dumpty is Missing!
The play will be performed January 14th through January 30th, Thursdays and Fridays at 7 PM, Saturdays at 1 PM and 5 PM, and Sundays at 3 PM.
Humpty-Dumpty Is Missing! is an affectionate spoof of the private-eye thrillers of the 1940s and ‘50s. Sammy Scoop is a private investigator in the tradition of his grandfather, Samuel Shovel and his father, Sam Spade. Sammy faces the biggest challenge of his illustrious career with the sudden fall and disappearance of the jolly Humpty-Dumpty who apparently had no enemies. But Sammy and his sidekick, Alice from Dallas, soon come up with a list of suspects who had motive and, perhaps, opportunity. Mistress Mary, Rip Van Winkle, Henny-Penny, Peter Rabbit and his sisters, Rapunzel and the Handsome Prince (who, because he is a painter, prefers to be called the Artist Formerly Known As the Handsome Prince) are among the many suspects called onto the carpet. A last-minute surprise appearance by two of fairy tales most celebrated characters, Mother Goose and Mother Hubbard, finally help Sammy and Alice nab the culprit.
The play is performed by sixteen talented young actors from ages 9 to 15. Playing the title role of Sammy Scoop is KCT veteran Truman Ball. He will be joined by Annabel Datillo playing Mistress Mary and the Police Chief portrayed by and Nico Ellerbusch. Lily Hungate will portray Flopsy and Rosalie Linnabary portrays Cotton Tail. Hattie Perry will play the role of Alice with Emma Reagan as Rapunzel and Ida Roberson as Little Billy Goat Gruff. The cast also features veterans Macon Sloan as Troll, Ally Summie as Mopsy, Eric Wahl as Peter Rabbit, and Kennedy Welch as Little Bo Peep and Mother Goose. Making their KCT debuts will be Carter Case as the Prince, Turner Duffy as Henry Penny, Jake Javors as Rip Van Winkle, and Ava Reagan in the roles of Little Red and Mother Hubbard.
The show is directed by guest director, Savannah Rootes. The play is designed by student designers from ages 11 to 17. Providing the scenic design is Cooper Delamain and the lighting designer for this production is Ethan Anderson. Conard Belitz will design and build the costumes with assistance by Pressley Rule. The properties mistress is Ellie Etheridge who is assisted by Noe Etheridge. The play’s stage manager is KCT veteran Janie Long and the assistant stage manager is Mara Kate Barker.
Knoxville Children's Theatre, 109 E. Churchwell Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37917. Information: 865-208-3677, www.knoxvillechildrenstheatre.com