Calendar of Events

Monday, April 4, 2022

Rhea Carmon celebrates National Poetry Month

  • April 4, 2022 — April 30, 2022

Category: Free event, Literature, reading, writing and Virtual

During April, I will be doing a short reading every Monday at 7pm. I will also be issuing a writing challenge every day for NatPoWritMo.

https://www.rheacarmon.com/
https://www.facebook.com/RheaSunshinePoetry

Award-winning wordsmith Rhea Carmon is a force that weaves passion, purpose, and power into poetry. She is a teacher, mentor, motivational poet, and inspiration to all that come in contact with her. Rhea's life lessons and stories create space for conversation and understanding. She will motivate and inspire students and adults to be the best form of themselves on a daily basis. She is the City of Knoxville's Poet Laureate.

Ijams Nature Center: Yoga at Ijams Starts

Category: Health, wellness and Science, nature

(All ages) Join Hope Irwin for weekly yoga classes at Ijams on Mondays starting April 4 from 6-7 p.m.! This class, held at the Visitor Center, may be on the back patio or indoors during inclement weather. All ages and skill levels are welcome. 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.

Heinrich Ignaz Franz Biber Violin Sonata Recital

  • April 4, 2022

Category: Free event and Music

Rosary Sonatas and Secular Sonatas - based on the Rosaries

Monday, April 4, 2022 7PM - Glorious Mysteries

John Michael Fox, Baroque Violinist
Pam Robertson, Artistic Collaborator in Keyboard

St. Elizabeth Episcopal Church, 110 Sugarwood Dr, Knoxville, TN 37934
(865) 675-0450 or https://stelizchurch.org/

Free Attendance (a Donation Box will be available for the performers to take this on the road).

Sustainable Future Center: Learning Bee Keeping

  • April 4, 2022

Category: Classes, workshops and Science, nature

MONDAY, April 4, 2022 AT 6:30 PM – 8 PM
www.sfcknox.org/become-a-member

Aaron Ogle will be teaching about keeping bees on the first Monday of each month. If there is interest we can also zoom the class. Class is free to members.
We will be using the book: The Beekeeper's Handbook
https://www.amazon.com/Beekeepers-Handbook-Diana-Sammataro/dp/1501752618
Fourth or Fifth edition ok.
For questions about the class contact Aaron at: ‭(865) 850-3143‬ or Aaron@smokymountainmeadery.com

For questions about membership or facilities contact David at (865) 603-0520.
We will resume our weekly bee checks when it warms up.
https://www.facebook.com/events/613671199817161/

Tennessee Theatre: Mighty Musical Monday with The Drift Boat Cowboys

Category: Free event and Music

AT 12:00PM (DOORS OPEN AT 11:30AM)

We are pleased to welcome you back to the Theatre to enjoy a LIVE concert featuring House Organist Freddie Brabson on the Tennessee Theatre’s Mighty Wurlitzer. He will be joined on stage by The Drift Boat Cowboys. Based out of Blount County, TN, the Drift Boat Cowboys play real country and western swing covers. If you are looking for anything that has been at the top of the Nashville charts since the mid 1990’s, you might want to keep on lookin’. But if you like Bob Wills, Outlaw Country, and early 90’s country more than the mass marketed pop stuff they sell nowadays, give 'em a listen and you won't be disappointed.

Please note that we will not be serving lunch, but concessions will be available for purchase.

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

Keep Knoxville Beautiful: The Orchids Awards

  • April 3, 2022 — April 30, 2022

Category: Festivals, special events and Science, nature

JOIN US FOR A VIRTUAL CELEBRATION! The Orchids Awards have been presented to Knoxville and Knox County's most beautiful properties, public spaces, and public art since 1979. Throughout the month of April, Keep Knoxville Beautiful will host its annual Orchid Awards online via our Facebook page. Awards will be presented to winners in six different categories: New Architecture, Redesign/Reuse, Outdoor Space, Community Space, Public Art, and Regreening.

Join us in celebrating the architects, artist, developers and community members that are beautifying our dynamic city.

Stay tuned for information to support Keep Knoxville Beautiful Mural Fund, which will support Knoxville's next murals. Four generous sponsors will match your individual donations. Help us reach our goal of $9,500!
https://www.keepknoxvillebeautiful.org/orchid-awards
https://www.facebook.com/KeepKnoxvilleBeautiful

Clayton Center for the Arts: Southern Circuit screening of The Neutral Ground

Category: Film and Virtual

The Neutral Ground documents New Orleans’ fight over monuments and America’s troubled romance with the Lost Cause. In 2015, director CJ Hunt was filming the New Orleans City Council’s vote to remove four confederate monuments. But when that removal is halted by death threats, CJ sets out to understand why a losing army from 1865 still holds so much power in America.

April 3-6, 2022: Online screening followed by a conversation with the filmmaker(s).
Screening Partner: Clayton Center for the Arts - Maryville
https://www.southarts.org/events/neutral-ground-2022-04-03

Tennessee State Parks: Natural Areas Week

  • April 2, 2022 — April 10, 2022

Category: Free event, Health, wellness, Kids, family and Science, nature

Tennessee Division of Natural Areas will Celebrate Natural Areas Week 2022, beginning April 2nd and continuing through April 10th. The division’s experienced event leaders will be leading outings at designated State Natural Areas across Tennessee, from the escarpment of the Cumberland Plateau at Virgin Falls and across the cedar glades of the Nashville Basin, to the lowlands of the West at Big Cypress Tree, there is an event for everyone. Please join Tennessee Division of Natural Areas staff and partners as they explore, explain and celebrate the wonder of Tennessee State Natural Areas during the 2022 Natural Areas Week.

https://tnstateparks.com/about/special-events/natural-areas-week

UT School of Art: Ericka Walker Lithographs – The Great Experiment

Category: Exhibitions, visual art and Free event

The Printmaking Showcase Gallery on the second floor of the Art and Architecture Building features “The Great Experiment,” an exhibition of lithographs by Ericka Walker. The exhibition will be on view from April 1 – May 30, 2022. Born in Wisconsin, Walker received her MFA from UT Knoxville in 2010, and lives in Nova Scotia, Canada, where she is an Associate Professor at NSCAD University.

Art and Architecture Building, 2nd Floor Printmaking Aisle
1715 Volunteer Boulevard, Knoxville, TN 37996
https://art.utk.edu/ericka-walker-lithographs-the-great-experiment-printmaking-showcase-gallery/

Rala: The Fortune Teller's Sister & Other Portraits with Cynthia Markert

  • April 1, 2022 — May 29, 2022

Category: Exhibitions, visual art and Free event

Opens FRIDAY, APRIL 1, 2022 AT 6 PM – 8 PM

Rala presents The Fortune Teller's Sister & Other Portraits, a show by Cynthia Markert. All paintings are one of a kind originals.
Please join us for the show opening from 6 to 8pm. Visit our online gallery: https://shoprala.com/collections/art-originals

Cynthia Markert is a staple artist and local treasure within Knoxville's arts community and has long been creating timeless paintings of women on wooden panels. Due to the ongoing pandemic, we prefer that masks be worn inside the store. Thank you for helping us stay safe!

https://www.facebook.com/events/1611720295850859/

Rala: Regional and Local Artisans, 112 W. Jackson Ave, Knoxville, TN 37902. Hours: Tu-Sa 11-6, Su 11-5. Information: 865-525-7888, https://shoprala.com or www.instagram.com/ShopRala

Art Market Gallery: Anna Burton & Curt Imerman

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

First Friday Reception: April 1st, 5:30 – 9:00 pm

April Featured Artists: Anna Burton – Jewelry and Curt Imerman – Drawing

Anna Burton, Jewelry
Anna Burton is a self-trained bead embroidery and weaving artist. She has a love for color and nature and challenges herself to bring contemporary and fun style to the artform. Her background as a professionally trained musician influences how her pieces take shape and flow. Her affinity for bright color combinations, nature, and a desire to continually explore new avenues with her medium is evidenced in each finished piece. Her passion is bead embroidery and dreaming up new ways to make an already 3D art form even more 3-dimensional. Anna began working with beads right out of college when employed at a bead store. What began as a necessity (the bead store was in need of someone to teach their classes), quickly grew into a love and a passion. She has entered several international competitions, most notably, Battle of the Beadsmith (2013, 2014, 2015). She has also served as a member of CABO (Capital Area Bead Organization) in Raleigh, NC, as project coordinator. She is currently a member of the EGA (Embroiderers’ Guild of America).

Curt Imerman, Drawing
I began making pencil drawings at a young age. I have been drawing in pen and ink since the 1980s. I was juried into the Art Market Gallery in September 2020. I submitted several of my barn drawings to the jury. I have since expanded my artistic work by adding slight accent colors to enhance my barn drawings. I also broadened the subject matter I draw (birds, mushrooms, butterflies, etc.). However, barns are still very strong in my mind and heart.

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

Dogwood Arts: Dogwood Trails, Open Gardens & Camera Sites

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

April 1 - 30, 2022

Knoxville’s iconic Dogwood Trails date back to 1955 and today cover more than 85 miles in 12 neighborhoods throughout the city. Take a drive, a walk, or a bike ride and enjoy the scenic natural beauty of our region!

History: In 1947, New York newspaper reporter John Gunther came into town, checked out the area, then returned to New York and wrote “Knoxville is the ugliest city I ever saw in America, with the possible exception of some mill towns in New England. Its main street is called Gay Street; this seemed to me to be a misnomer.” Thus, in 1955, members of the Knoxville Garden Club, led by Betsey Creekmore, Martha Ashe and Betsy Goodson, along with a group of concerned citizens with a vision began a civic beautification project–the Dogwood Trails..

Dogwood Arts, 123 W. Jackson Ave, Knoxville, TN 37902. Information: 865-637-4561, www.dogwoodarts.com

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