Calendar of Events
Monday, April 25, 2022
Pellissippi State: Animation Student Showcase
Mondays-Fridays, April 25-May 13, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Hardin Valley Campus of Pellissippi State: 10915 Hardin Valley Road, Knoxville, TN 37932. Information: 865-694-6405, www.pstcc.edu/arts
Friends of Music and the Arts: Chamber Music Concert
Members of the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra - music of Beethoven, Prokofiev, and McKay
Friends of Music and the Arts is dedicated to providing a variety of performance offerings appropriate to Church of the Ascension's sacred space. Bring a friend and join us for a time of relaxation and enjoyment!
800 S. Northshore Drive
Knoxville, TN 37919
Knoxville Civic Auditorium: Rainbow Kitten Surprise
Monday, April 25, at 8 PM // Civic Auditorium
As if channeling another dimension where genres simply don’t exist, Rainbow Kitten Surprise find harmony in unpredictability, weaving together lyrical poetry, hummable melodies, and a rush of instrumental eccentricities. They quietly built an audience with Seven + Mary  and RKS  before serving up their 2018 full-length debut for Elektra, “HOW TO: FRIEND, LOVE, FREEFALL” – produced by Grammy Award-winner Jay Joyce (Cage The Elephant, Sleeper Agent). Igniting a two-year whirlwind, it brought the band’s total stream tally well past half-a-billion, while they garnered widespread praise from Billboard,TIME, Vice, and NPR who described their sound as “…a mix of jam and indie and whatever else you can throw into the soup…very earnest, beautiful, political, loving rock n’ roll.” Meanwhile, “Fever Pitch” marked their first Top 10 at AAA. Not to mention, they’ve performed on “CBS This Morning Saturday,” “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert,” PBS’s “Austin City Limits,” and graced the bills of Bonnaroo, Lollapalooza, and Osheaga, to name a few. Moving 80,000 tickets, they embarked on the sold-out Friend, Love Freefall Tour earmarked by a packed night at Red Rocks Amphitheatre and three consecutive gigs in Athens, GA—as chronicled on their first official live album, Live From Athens Georgia, which came out in 2021.
Rainbow Kitten Surprise is: Sam Melo (lead vocals, piano), Darrick “Bozzy” Keller (guitar, vocals), Ethan Goodpaster (lead guitar, vocals), Charlie Holt (bass, vocals), Jess Haney (drums)
Knoxville Civic Auditorium and Coliseum, 500 Howard Baker Jr Blvd, Knoxville, TN 37915. Information: www.knoxvillecoliseum.com
Tennessee Theatre: Primus
Union Ave Books: Virtual Celebration of R. Cathey Daniels
Union Ave Books is proud to present A Virtual Celebration of R. Cathey Daniels's newest book Live Caught
R. Cathey Daniels is the author of Live Caught, a novel forthcoming from Black Lawrence Press April 25, 2022 (https://blacklawrencepress.com/books/live-caught/). Daniels grew up in the mountains of Western North Carolina and graduated from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill with a master’s degree in education. She taught high school mathematics in East Tennessee prior to becoming an award-winning newspaper reporter for The Oak Ridger covering education as well as science coming out of the Oak Ridge National Laboratory. In 2016, Daniels graduated from the Stanford University Novel Writing Program. Her novel Live Caught won first prize in the 2018 Retreat West First Chapter Competition and was a semi-finalist in the 2020 University of New Orleans Press Novel Contest. For her short fiction, Daniels was a semi-finalist in the 2021 North Carolina Writers’ Network Doris Betts Fiction Prize. In 2021, Daniels retired from Information International Associates as program manager on the Department of Energy Office of Scientific and Technical Information contract. When she isn’t writing, she can be found at Crossfit Knoxville, in her garden, hiking, or shooting hoops with her grandchildren in her backyard.
About the Book:
Lenny’s out of options. He’s lost his arm to his abusive older brothers and he’s lost his bearings within his family. Determined not to lose hope, yet desperate to escape, Lenny steals a skiff and attempts to ride the Carolina rivers from his family’s farm deep in the western North Carolina mountains all the way to the Atlantic Ocean. A torrential storm sinks his boat and delivers him into the hands of a profanity-slinging priest whose illegal drug operation provides food and wages for the local parish. Snared within a power struggle between a crooked cop and the priest, Lenny once again relies on the thinnest shred of hope in his attempt to escape.
Appalachian Mountain Bike Club: Monthly Meeting
Monday April 25
Get the latest updates from AMBC at our monthly meeting BOTH In Person at South Coast Pizza and broadcast live on FaceBook and YouTube!!!
Pizza by the slice will be available and all the news starts at 7pm sharp!
Have something to add? Get it to firstname.lastname@example.org
Can’t make it? No worries, the videos are archived on our Facebook and YouTube video page.
Clayton Center for the Arts: Southern Circuit screening of Lily Topples the World
Lily Topples the World follows 20-year-old sensation Lily Hevesh – the world’s most acclaimed domino toppler and the only girl in her field – as she rises as an artist, role model, and young woman. Filmed for over 3 years across countless cities and featuring appearances by Jimmy Fallon, Katy Perry, Will Smith, YouTuber Casey Neistat, and a steady stream of Gen-Z creators, Lily Topples the World is a coming-of-age story cloaked within a unique portrait of an artist, a story of how passion and artistry can make dreams come true, and an unlikely American tale of a quiet Chinese adoptee who transforms into a global artistic force with over 1 billion YouTube views.
April 24-27, 2022: Online screening followed by a conversation with the filmmaker(s).
Screening Partner: Clayton Center for the Arts - Maryville
Clarence Brown Theatre: Always...Patsy Cline
Created and originally directed by Ted Swindley – Based on a true story
Directed by Lianne Kressin
April 20 – May 15 | CBT MainStage
Back by popular demand after a sold-out run in 2003, this fabulous musical is based on the true story of Patsy’s long friendship with fan, Louise Seger, and features 27 classic songs including Crazy, Walkin’ After Midnight, She’s Got You, Sweet Dreams, and Back in Baby’s Arms.
Single tickets on sale March 31. https://clarencebrowntheatre.com/2021-2022-season/
TVUUC: New Exhibitions by Suzanne Jack and David Liles
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
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 email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org. 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
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.
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
(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.