Calendar of Events

Tuesday, May 10, 2022

Ijams Hallway Gallery: Alex Rifwald Photography

Category: Exhibitions, visual art, Free event and Science, nature

Visit the Ijams Hallway Gallery in May to view the work of Knoxville native Alex Rifwald! This collection, entitled "Revival," celebrates her return to photography after a 10-year hiatus. After running a commercial photography business, Alex had lost her joy for the medium and put her camera down, but she has rediscovered herself and her love for this art form. You'll be inspired!

https://www.instagram.com/alexbeephoto/

Ijams Nature Center, 2915 Island Home Ave, Knoxville, TN 37920. Information: 865-577-4717, www.ijams.org

Bijou Theatre: Hal & Phil Off the Record 7 (with Bob!)

Category: Comedy, Fundraisers and Theatre

Rescheduled from 10/5/21 to TUESDAY, MAY 10, 2022

Join NewsTalk 98.7 for the 7th Annual Hal & Phil Off The Record, now with Bob! Hallerin Hilton Hill, Phil Williams, and Bob Yarbrough host a celebration of good times with comedians, some of East Tennessee’s best musicians, and special performances by the NewsTalk 98.7 All Stars! Each year this show is a spectacle to behold, so don’t miss out as Hal, Phil & Bob show you a side of themselves that you don’t hear on the air! Proceeds benefit Emerald Youth Foundation. Presented by NewsTalk 98.7 FM WOKI.

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

Boys & Girls Clubs of the TN Valley: Behind the Blue Doors Tour

Category: Free event and Kids, family

Interested in learning more about Boys & Girls Clubs of the Tennessee Valley? Join us for a Behind the Blue Doors Tour at our Regal Teen Center Club, 967 Irwin Street, Knoxville.

Tuesday, May 10
Wednesday, May 18
Tuesday, June 7
Wednesday, June 15
Thursday, June 23

RSVP to bjones@bgctnv.org. Information: https://bgctnv.org

Knoxville History Project: Journalist Jack Brubaker

Category: Free event, History, heritage and Lecture, discussion, panel

Our next Maple Hall event, on Tuesday, May 10, will feature our first-ever out-of-state guest speaker: Jack Brubaker, a career journalist in Pennsylvania, got fascinated with a Knoxville and UT story a few years ago, and wrote a book about it. Sons of East Tennessee is about the tragic dual fates of two UT alumni who happened to be killed simultaneously in the Spanish American War, at the bloody Battle of El Caney, in Cuba, on July 1, 1898. Together they were memorialized with special services on UT’s Hill, and then buried together at Knoxville’s National Cemetery. Because the men came from families who had been Union and Confederate before the war, Brubaker sees their shared fate and dual memorialization as a symbol of the reunion of North and South.

Knoxville History Project: 865-300-4559, www.Knoxvillehistoryproject.org

Bike Walk Knoxville: Walking Tour with Elected Officials

  • May 10, 2022

Category: Free event and Health, wellness

Join us on May 10 at 6:00 pm for a walking tour of the Burlington area of East Knoxville with local elected officials! The walk will begin at Fern Street Missionary Baptist Church, 121 Fern Street. This tour is sure to be an excellent way learn about both the good and the bad of walking facilities in our community. With this tour, we hope to highlight the economic and public health benefits of walkability as well as demonstrate how policy and funding can make walking (and biking) safer. For more details, visit our website!

Check out the event on Facebook!
https://www.facebook.com/events/712487766604026/
www.bikewalktn.org

Music on the Mezzanine: Jorge Variego and Hilary Herndon

  • May 10, 2022

Category: Free event and Music

Tuesday, May 10 | 6:30 PM
Lawson McGhee Library
500 W. Church Ave
Knoxville, TN 37902

Join duo Jorge Variego, clarinet, and Hillary Herndon, viola, for an evening of newly composed music. All works on this program were selected from a call for scores that yielded 44 submissions from three continents. The program includes works by Sabastian Birch, Piotr Sqewczyk, Brian Field, and Aaron Hunt.

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.

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

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