Calendar of Events

Sunday, May 8, 2022

Anthology: A Collection of Selected Works by Ted Richards

  • May 8, 2022 — July 29, 2022

Category: Exhibitions, visual art and Free event

Opening May 8, 2-4 PM - meet the artist, refreshments
Exhibition hours M-F 9-4

Ted Richards lives in Loudon, TN. www.tedart.com

The Gallery at Rarity Bay Community Activity Center (second building on right as you enter Rarity Bay), 150 Rarity Bay Pkwy, Vonore, TN 37885.

Knoxville Symphony Orchestra: Community Concert

Category: Kids, family and Music

The Knoxville Symphony Orchestra provides classical music for communities that do not usually have the opportunity to hear a live orchestral performance.

KSO musicians have performed in communities throughout Tennessee, including Athens, Crossville, Dandridge, Greeneville, Harrogate, Jefferson City, Maryville, Morristown, Sevierville and Tellico Village, as well as in Richlands, VA. The KSO takes pride in its dedication to serving this region, and we are thrilled to provide live orchestral music for the people of East Tennessee. For information on hosting the KSO in your community contact the Director of Education and Community Partnerships.

In support of Watershed Association of Tellico Reservoir
Sunday, May 8, 2022 3:00 p.m.
Location TBD
Ticket info coming soon

Free and open to the public: 865-291-3310 or https://knoxvillesymphony.com/education-community/community-concerts/

Old City Market

  • May 8, 2022

Category: Festivals, special events, Fine Crafts and Free event

At the 100 block of West Jackson Avenue!
2ND SUNDAY OF EVERY MONTH, 11AM TO 4PM

MAY 8 · JUNE 12 · JULY 10
AUG 14 · SEPT 11 · OCT 9 · NOV 13 · DEC 11

DOLLY FEST JUNE 5 · SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY NOV 26

Our artist market is hoping to be as large as ever. We are looking for makers, artists, bakers, and even farmers to share their wonderful creations with the community. The Old City Market is made possible by our generous sponsors: Downtown Knoxville Alliance, Arrowmont School of Arts & Crafts, Old City Association, Robin Easter Design, Rala, and many, many volunteers.
https://oldcityknoxville.org/market/

A1LabArts: Life Drawing (with Clothes)

Category: Exhibitions, visual art and Free event

A1LabArts is hosting its second Life Drawing (with Clothes) event during Central Filling Station's Sunday Brunch & Browse, which includes food trucks, a bar, and unique craft vendors. The Life Drawing begins at noon and is free to A1LabArts members & $5 for non-members. Please bring your own supplies and a few dollars for the models' tip jar.

Our 4 models consist of an artist, a stand-up comic/activist, a belly dancer, and a man who likes the Oxford comma. We will have a 10 minute warm up pose, two 15 minutes poses, and one 20 minute pose. Look for us under the awning. A1LabArts~it's art with an attitude!
www.a1labarts.com
www.knoxfoodpark.com

Ijams Nature Center & Knoxville Opera: Viva la Mamma!: A Musical Tribute to Mothers

Category: Festivals, special events, Health, wellness, Music and Science, nature

Ijams Nature Center is delighted to present Viva la Mamma!, a Musical Tribute to Mothers, by Knoxville Opera on the Pavilion Lawn on Sunday, May 8 at 3:00 p.m. The diverse program features American, Irish, Spanish, and Italian songs in addition to selections from Porgy and Bess, Carmen, and much more!

Knoxville Opera Artistic Director Brian Salesky will host and accompany soprano Jacqueline Brecheen and tenor Tim Pope. Parking is available in the main lot by the Visitor Center (2915 Island Home Avenue) and in adjacent lots along Island Home Avenue. Guests are welcome to bring their own chairs or sit on the lawn. In the event of rain at performance time, the event may be postponed to a later date.

Tickets are $8.00 for adults and $5.00 for students. Admission may also be paid at the entrance to the Pavilion Lawn area on the day of the performance. https://www.ijams.org/event-details/special-event-viva-la-mamma-a-musical-tribute-to-mothers-with-the-knoxville-opera

Ijams Nature Center, 2915 Island Home Ave, Knoxville, TN 37920. Visitor Center open daily 10-6; grounds and trails open daily from 8 AM - dusk. Information: 865-577-4717, www.ijams.org

Bennett: Maggie Taylor Book Signing

  • May 8, 2022

Category: Free event and Literature, reading, writing

Bennett is proud to host digital artist Maggie Taylor for a signing of her latest book, Internal Logic. Maggie Taylor’s images “vacillate between the surreal world of pure imagination and the sensorium of the real”. Her work captures a surrealness and lucidity seen in dreams and fantasies.

Maggie Taylor earned her degree in philosophy from Yale University and her MFA in photography from the University of Florida. She began using computers to create her work in 1996. Maggie’s work exists in various private collections and is in the collections of The Center for Creative Photography, Tucson; The George Eastman House, Rochester; Harn Museum of Art, Gainesville; Harry Ransom Center, The University of Texas; The High Museum, Atlanta; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; Ogden Museum of Southern Art, New Orleans; The Art Museum, Princeton University; The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland; The Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University; The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City; and The Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara.

Maggie Taylor will be present at Bennett on May 8th, 2022, from 1 PM to 3 PM. For more information contact claras@bennetthome.com or roberts@bennetthome.com.

Bennett, 5308 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37919. Hours: M-Sa 10-5:30. Information: 865-584-6791, https://bennetthome.com/

Appalachian Arts Craft Center: Spring Plant & Garden Art Sale

Category: Exhibitions, visual art, Festivals, special events, Fine Crafts, Free event and Science, nature

Make plans to join us at the Appalachian Arts Craft Center (AACC) on Saturday, May 7 to kick off their Spring Plant & Garden Art Sale. Throughout the day (10AM-4PM) there will be live artist demonstrations. The live demonstrations include mosaic glass, wood whittling, weaving, tying flies and more! Beautiful garden-themed artwork by local artists, such as garden markers, garden décor, and nature photography, will also be featured. In addition, the Spring Plant & Garden Art Sale features a variety of donated plants: perennials, annuals, and native varieties – with proceeds directly benefiting the Appalachian Arts Craft Center. Guests can grab lunch while they are there! FATS BBQ Food Truck will be on site from 11AM-2PM. Can’t make it on May 7? The Plant & Garden Art Sale runs from May 7 – May 21.

Appalachian Arts Craft Center, 2716 Andersonville Highway, Clinton, TN. Hours: M-Sa 10-6, Su 1-5. Information: 865-494-9854, www.appalachianarts.net

Tri-Star Arts: The Dangers We Swallow

  • May 6, 2022 — July 9, 2022

Category: Exhibitions, visual art and Free event

Tri-Star Arts is pleased to announce the next exhibition in their main gallery at the historic Candoro Marble Building: a solo show, The Dangers We Swallow, by artist Vanessa Mayoraz of Johnson City.

Public receptions will be held on Friday, May 6, 2022 from 5:00- 8:00 pm (artist in attendance) and Friday, July 1, 2022 from 5:00- 8:00 pm. Mayoraz will give a public artist talk prior to the opening reception on Friday, May 6 at 3:30pm in the main gallery.

Since 2015, Vanessa Mayoraz has been a Professor of Extended Media at East Tennessee State University. She received a BFA from the Haute Ecole d'Art et Design in Geneva, Switzerland, and an MFA in Art and Public Spaces and New Artistic Strategies at the Bauhaus University Weimar in Germany. Mayoraz’s interest centers on observing the paradoxical relations built between humanity, social landscape and the natural world. One could say that her work is the result of an analytical and unromantic examination of nature with which she warns us on how economy (understood as a motivating power of extraction, production, distribution, exchange, and consumption of goods and services to meet our human needs) subjugates these relationships.

She has exhibited nationally and internationally, including Qui Vive! Young Artist Moscow Biennial, the Museum of Contemporary Art of Belgrade, Le Commun at the Building of Contemporary Art in Geneva, Switzerland, Gleisdreieck Parc, Berlin, Germany, Chashama Gallery in New York City, the DC Art Center in Washington DC, and ArtPrize in Grand Rapids, MI. In 2019 in conjunction with ArtBo Fin de Semana, she presented a solo exhibition at Sketchroom Gallery in Bogotà, Colombia. She has been performing workshops and lectures on subjects such as "artist as archivist" and "contemporary art practices." She received a Pro-Helvetia national Swiss grant three times for her work, as well as a Swiss Cultural Program in the Western Balkan grant. Mayoraz also serves on the executive board of the Johnson City Public Art Committee.

Tri-Star Arts at Candoro Marble Building, 4450 Candora Drive, Knoxville, TN 37920. Hours: Tu-Sa 11-5. Information: https://tristararts.org/visit

Tri-Star Arts: même pas, pourtant proche | not even, yet close

  • May 6, 2022 — July 9, 2022

Category: Exhibitions, visual art and Free event

Tri-Star Arts is pleased to announce a new exhibition in their Golden Chain Gallery project space located at the historic Candoro Marble Building: même pas, pourtant proche | not even, yet close by Quynh Lâm of Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

This show has been installed within the unique architectural space of a steep wooden stairwell. Public receptions will be held on Friday, May 6, 2022 from 5:00- 8:00 pm and Friday, July 1, 2022 from 5:00- 8:00 pm.

Quynh Lâm is an interdisciplinary artist and Fulbright scholar with a background in architecture, working on conceptual and archival projects, Quynh has created a diverse body of work in performance, video, painting, and installation, that highlights the tensions between personal and collective memory, particularly the experiences of herself as a Vietnamese woman both in Vietnam and abroad. She is a winner of The 2021 American Austrian Foundation Seebacher Prize for Fine Arts; a recipient of Special Jury Prize – 2019 Art Future Prize in Taiwan; a presenter at the international conference “ReVIEWING Black Mountain College 11”; and artist fellow at Ragdale Foundation (Illinois, USA), Hambidge Center for Creative Arts & Sciences (Georgia, USA); and Oak Spring Garden Foundation (Virginia, USA).

Quynh has exhibited work in Vietnam and abroad; some highlights include The Factory Contemporary Arts Center (Ho Chi Minh City), Art Formosa (Taipei), The Vincom Center for Contemporary (Hanoi), Richard Koh Fine Art Gallery (Singapore), Gallery ONKAF (New Delhi), Mana Contemporary (New Jersey, Chicago, Miami) – in partnership with CADAF (Contemporary & Digital Art Fair), Stamford Arts Center (Singapore), Museum of Contemporary Art Nashville (MOCAN), Palazzo Costanzi Museum (Trieste), Moggio Udinese (Udine), and A.I. Gallery (London). Her works have been featured in many publications: Imago Mundi–Vietnam: New Winds (Luciano Benetton Collection, 2015), Saigon Artbook (edition 6, 2016), Frame to Focus: Vietnamese American Women Artists (sponsored by The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery, 2020), Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center Journal (Volume 12: Expanding the Canon, 2021), Reconnexions, la Photographie en Transition (Textuel éditions, 2022), and have been accessioned to several libraries, e.g. the MoMA, Yamamoto Gendai, Bay Library, Salon Saigon, Dia Project, UCLA library, UTK John C. Hodges Library (Special Collections), and other art hubs.

Tri-Star Arts at Candoro Marble Building, 4450 Candora Drive, Knoxville, TN 37920. Hours: Tu-Sa 11-5. Information: https://tristararts.org/visit

Dogwood Arts: Epiphone Guitar Exhibition + Auction

Category: Exhibitions, visual art, Free event, Fundraisers and Kids, family

Join us on Friday, May 6th from 5-8PM for the First Friday opening reception of the "2022 Epiphone Student Art Guitar Exhibition + Auction." The exhibition includes 20 guitars designed by youth artists from across East Tennessee. Professional artist Curtis Glover also designed and painted a guitar for the fundraiser this year!

The First Friday opening reception will include live music featuring Brooks Coker & Alex Carter.

The guitars were on display at the Songbirds Guitar Museum in Chattanooga during the month of April and are moving to the Dogwood Arts Gallery in Knoxville during the month of May. Each guitar is available for auction online with proceeds benefitting Dogwood Arts and the Songbirds Foundation’s youth art programs.

The exhibition will be on display at Dogwood Arts from May 6-31st. Several of the guitars will also be on display at the Southern Skies Music Festival on Saturday, May 14th in World's Fair Park.

Bid online through May 31st here: https://bit.ly/3OxpYbL

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

Art Market Gallery: Lil Clinard and Cathie Fitzjohn

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

First Friday Reception: May 6, 5:30 – 9:00 pm

Lil Clinard, Painting
Known as a traditional watercolorist, Lil discovered the joy and excitement of painting with acrylics during the pandemic isolation. With a touch of the familiar, Lil’s new paintings emphasize color and form and exude a vibrancy that reflects the spectrum of color and movement in water and rhythm of flowers in a landscape. With a closer look, they almost appear abstract. She hopes the viewer is drawn to the bright and cheery colors and glints of light while creating a narrative of their own.

Cathie Fitzjohn, Glass
Cathie Fitzjohn began her journey with glass in 1980. Initially working with stained glass, she created custom windows for private residences. In 2002 Cathie took a weekend workshop in glass fusing or kiln-formed glass and fell in love with the process. Now she works exclusively in this medium, drawing inspiration from nature and wildlife.

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

Awaken Coffee: Featuring Marianne Woodside

  • May 6, 2022 — May 29, 2022

Category: Exhibitions, visual art and Free event

Awaken Coffee will host an opening reception for artists Marianne Woodside Friday, May 6, from 6-8 pm.

Woodside is a professor emerita from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. In her career at UTK, she integrated responsibilities of teaching, administration, research, and writing in human services and counselor education. For the past ten years, Marianne has focused on her interest in photography. Her subjects range from still life images of glass within a natural context, to landscapes, and flora and fauna here in East Tennessee and beyond. During pandemic times, with her camera in hand, she concentrated on photographing images of subjects closer to her home in Maryville. https://www.mariannewoodsidephotography.com/

Please join us for some amazing art, light refreshments, and of course great coffee!

Awaken Coffee, 125 W Jackson Ave, Knoxville, TN 37902. Open daily. Information: 865-951-0427, www.instagram.com/awaken_coffee or www.facebook.com/awakencoffeeoldcity/

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