Calendar of Events

Thursday, April 14, 2022

Nourish Knoxville: New Harvest Farmers Market

  • April 14, 2022 — September 29, 2022

Category: Culinary arts, food, Fine Crafts, Free event, Health, wellness and Science, nature

2022 NEW HARVEST FARMERS’ MARKET (THURSDAYS)
Every Thursday (3 pm – 6 pm), April 14 through September 29, 2022
New Harvest Park, 4775 New Harvest Lane, Knoxville, TN.

The New Harvest Farmers’ Market is an open-air, producer-only farmers’ market located in east Knox County at New Harvest Park. Everything at the NHFM is grown or raised within a 150-mile radius of Knoxville. Products vary by the season, and include fresh fruits and vegetables, meats, eggs, honey, cut flowers, edible and ornamental plants, prepared foods, baked goods, crafts, and much more! New Harvest Park also features a splash pad, playground, walking trails, public restrooms, and a covered pavilion for patrons to enjoy.

https://www.nourishknoxville.org/new-harvest/

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 Apr 14, 21, 28; May 5, 19, 26
• 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/

Knox County Public Library: History of Rock 'n' Roll

  • April 14, 2022 — May 5, 2022

Category: Free event, Lecture, discussion, panel and Music

Thursdays, April 14–May 5 | 6:30–8:00 PM at Lawson McGhee Library
Reservations: (865) 215-8729 or nhill@knoxlib.org

Back by popular demand, one of Knoxville’s most beloved musicians, Sean McCollough, presents "A History of Rock n' Roll". In a quartet of Thursday evenings beginning April 14, McCollough brings his extensive knowledge of music history to Lawson McGhee Library for an unconventional, performance-laced romp through the history of rock ‘n roll. In the four-part series, McCollough will explore the roots of rock through the 1970s with lectures, discussions, stories, and live performances.

• April 14 - Roots of Rock
• April 21 - The 50s
• April 28 - The 60s
• May 5 - The 70s

https://www.knoxcountylibrary.org/event/music-mezzanine-history-rock-n-roll-0

Ijams Nature Center: Hike at Night

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

(Ages 6+) Become a creature of the night and use all your senses during a night hike from 7:30-9 p.m. on Thursday or Friday!

Ijams Nature Center, 2915 Island Home Ave, Knoxville, TN 37920. Visitor Center open daily 10-5; grounds and trails open during daylight hours. Information: 865-577-4717, www.ijams.org

Bijou Theatre: The Zombies

Category: Music

THE ZOMBIES
with BRUCE SUDANO
THURSDAY, ARPIL 14 • 8PM

Bijou Theatre, 803 S. Gay Street, Knoxville, TN 37902. Information/tickets: 865-522-0832, www.knoxbijou.com, www.ticketmaster.com

Collectively Speaking

  • April 14, 2022

Category: Literature, reading, writing

Collectively Speaking is where it goes down. Our next event is April 14. $15 in advance and $20 at the door. You are not guaranteed to be admitted unless you get your ticket in advance. For more information, send me an email or a text on Facebook or Instagram.

Shoe Game and RheaSunshine presents Collectively Speaking. Hosted by RheaSunshine Knoxville's Laureate. Our featured Headliners are Bluz from Charlotte, NC a four-time Emmy Winner & Slam Master and Dasan Ahanu from Raleigh, NC a public speaker & spoken word artist. This month's Rising Star is Knoxville's own Lelani who will be sharing a few of her favorite poems. Since we're Collectively Speaking be prepared to grab the microphone to share some of your favorite poems. You will be encouraged and supported by local Poetry lovers from the area. Seating is limited so get your tickets today.

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

Union Ave Books: Virtual Author Event with Majora Carter

  • April 14, 2022

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

Via Zoom at 8 PM
https://www.unionavebooks.com/event/414-virtual-author-event-majora-carter

Union Ave Books is excited to present Majora Carter in conversation with Trevor Decker Cohen!

About Majora Carter:
Majora Carter is a real estate developer, urban revitalization strategy consultant, MacArthur Fellow and Peabody Award winning broadcaster. She is responsible for the creation of numerous economic developments, technology inclusion & green-infrastructure projects, policies and job training & placement systems. She currently serves as the Senior Producer for GROUNDTRUTH, Groundswell’s communications platform for telling the stories of people who are building community power and is author of the acclaimed book, Reclaiming Your Community: You Don't Have to Move Out of Your Neighborhood to Live in a Better One.

TVUUC: New Exhibitions by Suzanne Jack and David Liles

  • April 10, 2022 — June 7, 2022

Category: Exhibitions, visual art and Free event

Reception: Friday, April 29, 2022, 6 - 7:30 p.m.
Artists’ Talks: 6:30 p.m.

"THE PROMISE OF THE HEART" in Exhibition Hall B
I believe that the power of art can inspire and affect change in one's self and others. This exhibit is an expression of a joyful heart that flows from a spirit that is nourished by understanding one's emotions, character, and passions. It features thirty-six original works of art by Suzanne Jack.

Photography by David Liles Exhibition Hall A
I seek to create art through photographic imagery. Inspiration often comes from the natural world. Great material is everywhere & seeing it is limited only by opportunity and imagination. My eyes are trained to look for textures, patterns, contrasts, and plays of color in everything I experience on a daily basis. My imagery is often an abstraction, a departure from the normal “snapshot” type photograph. I use mostly digital photography with cropping and image enhancements of color saturation, tone, and contrast, but no additions. The computer is my darkroom, via software tools of digital manipulation.

Gallery Hours: Mondays 10 am - 4 pm, Tuesdays and Wednesdays 10 am - 3 pm. Other times are by appointment only. Sign-in and masks are required. At Tennessee Valley Unitarian Universalist Church, 2931 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37919. Information: 865-523-4176 x101, www.tvuuc.org

Bennett: Richard Jolley Retrospective

  • April 9, 2022 — May 28, 2022

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

Sat Apr 9, 11 AM - 4 PM - champagne opening and meet the artists (1-3 PM)

In conjunction with the premier of the concerto Cycle of Life, created in celebration of Richard Jolley’s monumental Cycle of Life: Within the Power of Dreams and the Wonder of Infinity permanently installed in the Ann and Steve Bailey Hall at the Knoxville Museum of Art, Bennett is proud to be mounting a gallery-wide exhibition of Richard Jolley’s work focusing on both large scale hot formed glass sculpture, smaller blown pieces, and acrylic paintings from the last 20 years. The work of his partner, Tommie Rush, will be displayed alongside Richard’s work.

The progression of work during Richard’s 4-decade career will include glass pieces, works on paper, and paintings. Bennett has partnered with Richard and the KMA to present a truly spectacular reflection of Richard’s career and growth as a glass artist, and as a Knoxville art icon. Cycle of Life is a violin concerto composed by Michael Schachter that was jointly commissioned by the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra, the Knoxville Museum of Art, and their supporters. GRAMMY nominated violinist Tessa Lark will return to Knoxville to take perform this long-awaited concerto.

Richard’s art falls into distinct series, each serving as a stage in his evolution toward increasingly evocative and technically challenging forms. Jolley spent much of his childhood in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, and became fascinated with sculpting glass as a student at Tusculum College in Greeneville, Tennessee. Since 1975, he has maintained a studio in West Knoxville, where he continues to create glass sculpture notable for its inventiveness and sophistication. He is represented in public and private collections across the country.

For more information contact claras@bennettgalleries.com or roberts@bennettgalleries.com. Bennett, 5308 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37919. Hours: M-Sa 10-5:30. Information: 865-584-6791, https://bennetthome.com/

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.

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

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/

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