Calendar of Events
Friday, April 22, 2022
Knoxville Museum of Art: Women Artists: Highlights from the Hunter Museum of American Art
The Knoxville Museum of Art, in conjunction with the Hunter Museum of American Art in Chattanooga, showcases what two important Tennessee cultural organizations are doing to support and empower women artists. Women Artists: Highlights from the Hunter Museum of American Art is on view at the KMA April 22-July 24, 2022, and Currents: Women Artists from the KMA Collection is on view May 13-August 14, 2022. Both exhibitions pay tribute to contemporary women artists represented in each museum’s respective collections.
Since 2000, the Hunter Museum of American Art has prioritized the acquisition of works by women artists from around the United States, who have long lagged behind their male counterparts when it comes to museum-level recognition. Highlights of the Hunter exhibition include an installation by Lesley Dill featuring floor-to-ceiling banners and hand-embroidered text, a silhouette pop-up book by Kara Walker examining the history of American race relations, a textile by Vadis Turner questioning inherited gender roles, and a mixed media installation by Beverly Semmes inspired by composer John Cage’s minimalist music.
Like the Hunter, the Knoxville Museum of Art has actively sought to acquire outstanding works by women for its collection. The selection on view reflects women’s broad technical and aesthetic range found in contemporary art. A mixed media painting on wooden sections by Alison Moritsugu conveys a monumental landscape, expansive yet incomplete. Nancy Rubins elevates graphite drawing into a large sculptural construction apparently shaped by violent forces. British artist Marilène Oliver constructs provocative portraits of her family in the form of acrylic sheets imprinted with digital medical scans. Patty Chang uses water and mirrors to transform her own image taken in a Belgian church into a complex photographic work fragmented by harsh angles and provocative reflections. In her video Joan of Arc, Alex McQuilkin responds to Maria Falconetti’s memorable lead role in the legendary 1928 French silent film by Carl Dreyer and the film’s themes of adolescent desire, faith, and suffering. These and other selected works call overdue attention to women’s significant role in reshaping the contemporary art landscape.
Knoxville Museum of Art, 1050 World's Fair Park, Knoxville, TN 37916. Hours: Tu-Sa 10-5, Su 1-5. Information: 865-525-6101, www.knoxart.org. Admission and parking are free.
Dogwood Arts: Dogwood Arts Festival
Established in 1961, the Dogwood Arts Festival is one of the most celebrated cultural events in Knoxville! The festival is held on the beautifully redesigned Performance Lawn at World’s Fair Park and features art vendors working in mixed media, pottery, painting, photography, glass, jewelry, sculpture, and more.
Performance Lawn at World’s Fair Park
With 92 fine art vendors, live music on two stages, children's activities, and a rotating lineup of local food vendors, there is something for the entire community to enjoy!
Friday, April 22nd: 10AM-7PM [live music until 8:30PM]
Saturday, April 23rd: 10AM-7PM [live music until 8:30PM]
Sunday, April 24th: 10AM-5PM
This event is completely free and open to the public––no pre-registration is required.
Dogwood Arts, 123 W. Jackson Ave, Knoxville, TN 37902. Information: 865-637-4561, www.dogwoodarts.com
Great Smoky Mountains Fiber Fair
Great Smoky Mountains Fiber Fair
At this Festival, you will have a chance to meet the alpacas, llamas, sheep, goats, and angora rabbits whose fleece becomes the fibers that are spun into yarn and used to create functional and art pieces. Experienced fiber artists will share their knowledge by demonstrating techniques and use of tools that can be applied to your own pursuits.
Friends of Knox County Public Library: Used Book Sale
Farragut Branch Library 10 AM - 5 PM
Proceeds benefit Knox County Public Library
The Concourse: Mojo Tweed and Leftfoot Dave & The Magic Hats
Friday Night Live at The Concourse!
Friday, April 22nd, 2022
Tickets: $10 Advance | $15 At The Door (children 12 & under are free)
5PM Doors | 6PM Show
Limited seating available.
Mojo Tweed came together from a group of friends who like playing a variety of blues, funk and R&B. Most of them have been playing for some 20+ years in a variety of bands and settings. The name Mojo Tweed came from their desire to play through small tweed tube amplifiers to evoke Mojo or Voodoo. They like playing classics by Muddy Waters, Little Walter and Howlin Wolf as well as their originals and stirring it all up with some New Orleans attitude to create a gumbo of music that some have called “Swamp Boogie Blues.” This music is most fun when mixed with good food, good friends and a relaxed vibe, and of course we will have plenty of all three at Friday Night Live at The Concourse!
Dave Overall was a member of the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra when he caused more than a few heads to turn when he started bringing his French horn to some Blues Jams around town. Then we learned he can sing the blues as well as play them on his horn, and he formed his own band, The Magic Hats, with some of the best blues players in town. Primarily a blues band, Leftfoot Dave & The Magic Hats stir in some R&B, funk, and soul, with a pinch of Cajun, to create a tasty stew of music that you are sure to love!
Bluegill Productions at The Concourse, 4328 N. Broadway Avenue, Knoxville, TN, 37917. Information/tickets: 865-851-7818, https://concourseknox.com/
UT Science Forum: Soil Health & Community Conservation
The event is free and open to the public, but registration is required.
Erich Henry, director of conservation for the Blount County Soil and Water Conservation District, will present “Soil Health & Community Conservation,” Friday, April 22 at 12 p.m. via Z0om.
Nationwide, soil and water conservation districts provide locally led conservation programming to improve soil, water, and air quality for agricultural and non-agricultural lands. Zero-till gardens, pollinator meadows, and rain gardens are just a few conservation practices that can be implemented in our own backyards. Similarly, livestock and cropland farmers are implementing conservation practices that improve natural resource conditions for community-wide benefits. Henry will discuss how success of this programming can only be achieved through the continued partnerships of federal, state, and county entities as well as private landowners.
Knox County Museum of Education: Sock Hop Fundraiser
April 22, 2022, 6:00 until 9:00 pm, Friday Admission price: $25.00 per person
Featuring Smokin’ Bill Rutherford with Pro-Audio DJ’s; the South High Alumni Boys Octet; Silent Auction. Sock Hop food will be available for purchase.
Tickets may be purchased in advance at the Museum or at the door the night of the event. Museum phone number is 865-579-8264 ext 5.
At Historic South High School (Sarah Simpson Professional Development and Technology Center), 801 Tipton Ave., Knoxville, TN 37920
Great Smoky Mountains Heritage Center: The Dillards
Join us as we welcome International Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame members, The Dillards, to the Heritage Center! This show is scheduled for Friday, April 22 at 7 pm ET. Food, soft drinks, and beer will be available at our concessions kitchen prior to and during the performance.
Great Smoky Mountains Heritage Center, 123 Cromwell Dr, Townsend, TN 37882. Hours: M-Sa 10-5, Su 12-5. Information: 865-448-0044, www.gsmheritagecenter.org
Roots in South Knoxville Spring Fling
705 Tipton Ave, Knoxville, TN 37920
Free plant and seed swap, children's activities, food trucks, guided hikes, craft fair, and more! Everyone is welcome to attend feel free to bring house plants, seeds or live outdoor plants to swap. You so not need to bring plants/ seeds to attend.
Bearden High School Theatre Dept: Scenes from Metamorphoses
The Bearden High School Theatre Department will present Scenes from Metamorphoses by Mary Zimmerman for their 2022 spring production. Metamorphoses will play Thursday, April 21, Friday, April 22, Saturday, April 23, and Sunday, April 24 at 7:00 PM. Matinee performances will play on Saturday, April 23 and Sunday, April 24 at 2:00 PM.
There will be limited on-stage seating for approximately 150 patrons per show. Tickets will be $15 and can be purchased in April.
Based on the legendary tales of Ovid, Metamorphoses mixes elements of music, play and dance to tell a tale of universal transformation through Greek mythology. The Tony award-winning script has been hailed for its ability to mix ancient tragedy and pathos with contemporary language, humor and thought.
Live music composed by BHS senior, Eli Adkin accompanies the storytelling. The play is set in and around a pool of water, a symbol of reflection and transformation. The play is directed by Katie Alley.
Knoxville Cheese Festival
Join us for our second annual Knoxville Cheese Fest! Back for a second year, and formerly known as Come to Cheezus, this weekend-long event offers opportunities to sample local, domestic and international cheeses and learn from the experts about how to pair cheeses with other foods, ciders, beers and wines. World Cheese Judge Michael Landis is back with his expertise to help guide you through pairings and learn where you can purchase the cheese for yourself.
Check out the Facebook event, and the Simpletix site for details and tickets!
TAPestry Event Space at Barrelhouse
621 Lamar Street, Knoxville, Tennessee, 37917
Knoxville Symphony Orchestra: The Cycle of Life: World Premiere
Moxley Carmichael Masterworks Series
Thursday, April 21, 2022, 7:30 p.m.
Friday, April 22, 2022, 7:30 p.m.
Aram Demirjian, conductor
Philippe Quint, violin
Join us for a momentous evening as we present the world premiere of Michael Schachter's "Cycle of Life" violin concerto. Inspired by Richard Jolley's Cycle of Life glass and steel installation at the Knoxville Museum of Art, the KSO and KMA co-commissioned concerto features your Knoxville Symphony Orchestra, Music Director Aram Demirjian, and Grammy-nominated violinist Tessa Lark. Be the first to hear this concerto as stunning visuals are displayed above the stage.
MICHAEL SCHACHTER Violin Concerto: Cycle of Life (KSO commission; World Premiere)
SERGEI RACHMANINOFF Symphony No. 2
865-291-3310 or https://knoxvillesymphony.com/