Calendar of Events

Thursday, January 27, 2022

Knoxville Classical Guitar: Guitar Ensembles

Category: Free event and Music

The KCG ensembles 2022 resume on Thursdays at 6:30 PM!
At the Fountain City Art Center at 213 Hotel Road, Knoxville, TN 37918.

Participation is open to the public, and all skill levels are welcome. Please get in touch with Andy LeGrand for more information: 865-686-2067 or https://knoxvilleclassicalguitar.com/

Gallery 1010: Liz Grisham: Metaphysical

Category: Exhibitions, visual art and Free event

All pieces are paintings on canvas

Hours: Opening reception Thu Jan 27, 5-7 PM
Additional hours Sun Jan 30, 10am-1pm

Gallery 1010, 100 S. Gay Street, Suite 114, Knoxville, TN 37902. Additional hours by appointment. Information: https://gallery1010.utk.edu/

Tennessee Theatre: WIMZ presents The Black Jacket Symphony

Category: Music

WIMZ PRESENTS THE BLACK JACKET SYMPHONY: THE BEATLES WHITE ALBUM
2 SHOWS!
THURSDAY, JANUARY 27 | 8PM
FRIDAY, JANUARY 28 | 8PM

Tennessee Theatre, 604 S. Gay Street, Knoxville, TN 37902. For information/tickets: 865-684-1200, www.tennesseetheatre.com, www.ticketmaster.com

Mill and Mine: Niko Moon

  • January 27, 2022

Category: Music

Thursday, January 27

RCA Nashville breakthrough recording artist, Niko Moon, kicked off 2021 by topping multiple charts with his Platinum-selling debut single “GOOD TIME.” Moon grew up in Douglasville, GA inspiring his artful persona: a mix of hooky melodies, shrewd wordplay, and edgy electronic beats. We can't wait to welcome him to our stage!

The Mill & Mine, 227 W. Depot Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37917. Tickets/information: https://themillandmine.com

Mill & Mine: Niko Moon with Kylie Morgan

  • January 27, 2022

Category: Music

Thursday, January 27 • Music Starts at 8 PM

RCA Nashville breakthrough recording artist, Niko Moon, kicks off our first show of 2022 on January 27, and we cannot wait! In 2021, he topped multiple charts with his Platinum-selling debut single “GOOD TIME.” Moon grew up in Douglasville, GA inspiring his artful persona: a mix of hooky melodies, shrewd wordplay, and edgy electronic beats. Great tickets available. We hope you join us for a good ole time!

The Mill & Mine, 227 W. Depot Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37917. Tickets/information: https://themillandmine.com

Collective Actions for Black History: Discussion with Frederick Douglass Day Co-Directors

  • January 27, 2022

Category: Free event, History, heritage, Lecture, discussion, panel and Virtual

Frederick Douglass Day 2022
Collective Actions for Black History: The Principles, Rituals, and Research Agendas of Douglass Day
Thursday, January 27, 3:30 PM
via Zoom
https://tennessee.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYkdu6uqTMpEtYeykV39afW1t1TUhh9Os04

Every year, Frederick Douglass Day brings thousands of people together in a collective action. We gather—in classrooms and community centers, churches and libraries—to transcribe newly digitized collections of Black history and culture. In this presentation, FDD Co-Directors Denise Burgher and Jim Casey will share the principles, rituals, and collective research agendas that have driven the launch and growth of this international digital humanities project over the past six years. What new directions for Black participatory and community-engaged projects are now possible? They will offer strategies for creating Black public and digital projects to meet the overwhelming public demand for opportunities to get involved in the preservation and memory of Black history.

The event is free and open to the public, but registration is required.

Denise Burgher is the senior team leader for curriculum and community engagement on the Colored Conventions Project and at the Center for Black Digital Research at Penn State. She is finishing her PhD in English at the University of Delaware on Afro-Protestant nineteenth century women writers and theologians. Her work has been supported by a dissertation fellowship at the Library Company of Philadelphia and has appeared in Legacy, The Collective Wisdom Handbook, and in numerous public venues. She co-directs Douglass Day and the digital humanities Steenth Street Project on Alice Dunbar Nelson.

Jim Casey is an assistant professor of African American Studies, history, and English at Penn State, where he serves as associate director of the Center for Black Digital Research. Along with a book in progress on the history of editors, he is co-editor with P. Gabrielle Foreman of The Colored Conventions Movement: Black Organizing in the Nineteenth Century (2021) and co-founder and co-director of the Colored Conventions Project and Douglass Day.

This event is hosted in collaboration with the UT Humanities Center's Digital Humanities Initiative and is part of the Frederick Douglass Day 2022 celebrations. Learn more about all activities online.
For more information about this and other events, please contact Professor Katy Chiles at kchiles1@utk.edu.

UT Downtown Gallery: Point of View: Regional Editorial Cartoons

Category: Exhibitions, visual art and Free event

As part of this exhibition we will be having a February First Friday reception from 5-9pm on Friday, February 4th.

In conjunction with A Serious Look at the Funnies: 100 Years of Comics at the Ewing Gallery of Art + Architecture, the UT Downtown Gallery is pleased to present Point of View: Regional Editorial Cartoons. This exhibition showcases the work of eight regional cartoonists.

Charlie Daniel: retired Knoxville News Sentinel cartoonist
Daniel Proctor: Knoxville Freelance editorial cartoonist
Clay Bennett: Chattanooga Free Press editorial cartoonist
Marshall Ramsey: Mississippi Today's editor-at-large, editorial cartoonist, and UT Alum (HCB '91)
Robert Turner: Grainger Today's creative director and editorial cartoonist
Carl Sublett (1919 – 2008) : former UT School of Art Professor of painting and cartoonist for the Bristol Herald-Courier, The Virginia Tennessean, and the Kingsport Press.
Ed Gamble: UT Alum and editorial cartoonist for The Nashville Banner and The Florida Times-Union (UTK postgraduate work 1971-72)
Danny Wilson: Knoxville-based freelance illustrator, editorial cartoonist, and UT Alum (BFA '84)

All UT Downtown Gallery events are free and open to the public. Masking is strongly encouraged.

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

Knoxville Symphony Orchestra Concertmaster Series: William Shaub and Friends: The “Trout”

Category: Music

Merchant & Gould Concertmaster Series
William Shaub and Friends: The “Trout”

VENUE
Knoxville Museum of Art

Wednesday, January 26, 2022, 7:00pm
Thursday, January 27, 2022, 7:00pm

The Concertmaster Series, featuring the new KSO concertmaster William Shaub and various guest artists, will take place at the Knoxville Museum of Art, located at 1050 World’s Fair Park Drive. Intimate performances held on Wednesday and Thursday evenings in the KMA’s Ann and Steve Bailey Hall – seating is general admission.

INCLUDED WORKS:
BELA BARTOK Romanian Folk Dances
JESSIE MONTGOMERY “Rhapsody” No. 1
BELA BARTOK Selections from “The 44 Duos for Two Violins”
FRANZ SCHUBERT Piano Quintet in A major, “Trout”

865-291-3310 or https://knoxvillesymphony.com

Ewing Gallery: A Serious Look at the Funnies: 100 Years of Comics

Category: Exhibitions, visual art, Free event and History, heritage

Ewing Gallery of Art + Architecture, UT Campus

The Ewing Gallery at the Art and Architecture Building is hosting, A Serious Look at the Funnies: 100 Years of Comics beginning January 24 through February 28, 2022. The exhibit examines 100 years of comics and comic history in America. Showcasing political cartoons, underground comics, graphic novels, and daily strips, this exhibition borrows from the collection of Denis Kitchen, cartoonist, publisher, and founder of the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund, and from the University of Tennessee Special Collections.

These examples span 100+ years of comic history with the earliest work dating from 1906 and the most recent work dating from 2019. Noted artists from Denis Kitchen’s collection are Robert Crumb, Harvey Kurtzman, Peter Poplaski, Trina Robbins, Al Capp, Will Eisner, Richard “Grass” Green, and Ernie Bushmiller. Additional artists include Stacey Robinson, John Jennings, Brad Kahlhamer, Paolo Rivera, and Joseph Delaney as well as artists whose work is being shown at the other two galleries.

The Ewing Gallery is located at 1715 Volunteer Boulevard on the UT Campus. Gallery hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, and Friday, 10 a.m.-7:30pm Wednesday and Thursday, and 1-4pm on Sundays There is no admission charge. Visit the gallery’s web site (https://ewing-gallery.utk.edu/) or on Facebook for more information. The gallery can be reached directly at 865-974-3200.

East Tennessee Community Design: MLK Jr. Ave Community Collaborative Charrette

Category: Festivals, special events and Health, wellness

RE-IMAGINING MLK JR. AVENUE - COMMUNITY COLLABORATIVE CHARRETTE IS LOOKING FOR TEAMS TO JOIN IN

Our Community Collaborative Charrette is back and this time focusing on a piece of Martin Luther King, Jr. Avenue in East Knoxville.

It will begin on January 24th and run through February 24th, but you must contact us if interested by Friday, January 21st. Local architecture firms are encouraged to participate, though you don't have to be an architect to form a team.

https://communitydc.org/2022-community-collaborative-charrette-starts-january-24th/

East Tennessee Community Design Center, 1300 N. Broadway, Knoxville, TN 37917. Information: 865-525-9945, www.communitydc.org

Michelle Carr: What’s The Pointe Photography Exhibit

  • January 21, 2022 — February 19, 2022

Category: Exhibitions, visual art and Free event

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
https://www.facebook.com/events/1132937377511194

Monroe Area Council for the Arts: English Country Dance Classes

Category: Classes, workshops and Dance, movement

Presented by the Monroe Area Council for the Arts at the Cora Veal Seniors Center
“Where friends meet to dance, and new friends are made.”
English Country Dance is a style of folk dance preceding Square Dance and a forerunner of modern line dance.

• No partner needed
• Each dance is taught with a walk-through, having the music played to understand the pace of the dance, and called.
• Dance patterns are prompted throughout by the caller
• Classes will be held at the Cora Veal Seniors Center located at 144 College Street, Madisonville, TN
• Classes from 12-1 PM on January 20th & 27th, as well as February 3rd, 17th, & 24th.
• Classes are free of charge and are funded by the Tennessee Arts Commission

You must pre-register! TO REGISTER CALL: Carol Ann Johnson at 423-884-6591
http://monroearts.com/upcoming-events/

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