Calendar of Events

Thursday, May 12, 2022

Dancers Studio Knoxville: Evening of Dance

  • May 12, 2022 — May 14, 2022

Category: Dance, movement

The Evening of Dance Is Back at the Carousel Theatre! Performance dates/times:

~Thursday, May 12, 2022, at 6:45 pm
~Friday, May 13, 2022, at 6:45 pm
~Friday, May 13, 2022, at 8:45 pm
~Saturday, May 14, 2022, at 6:45 pm
~Saturday, May 14, 2022, at 8:45 pm

Adult Tickets: $20 each. Student/Child Tickets: $10 each. There are several ways to get your tickets.

1. Stop by the studio and place your order. There will be a box downstairs in the main studio (Studio 1). Write your name and show date with time on the outside of the envelope, and place your cash/check in the envelope. You can pick up your tickets in the same box approximately 24-48 hours afterward.

2. Call the studio at (865) 584-9636 and place your order by phone. Payment can be dropped off at the studio when you pick up your tickets.

3. Set up a WILL CALL order. Contact the studio at (865) 584-9636 or email cheri@dancersstudioknox.com or heidi@dancersstudioknox.com with your order.

www.dancersstudioknox.com

Knoxville Jazz Orchestra: Rahsaan Barber Quintet: Live at Lucille's

Category: Music

Live at Lucille’s brings the tradition of exciting and innovative PBS music programming right here to East Tennessee.

Saxophonist Rahsaan Barber and his twin brother trombonist Roland have been making waves on the international music scene since they were teenagers growing up in Nashville, TN. Rahsaan matriculated to Indiana University and Manhattan School of Music before returning to Nashville to continue his professional career performing, composing, recording and educating.

Rahsaan founded his own record label, Jazz Music City, in 2011 to highlight the impressive talent abundant in Nashville and has released several acclaimed recordings. His performance at Live at Lucille's will highlight music from his latest recording, Mosaic.

Quotes about Rahsaan's Mosaic:

"a 95-minute masterpiece...Sometimes there’s actually something very right about bucking the trends, following your gut and going big, as saxophonist Rahsaan Barber ably demonstrates with Mosaic."

- Dan Bilawky (JazzTimes Magazine)

"Recorded amid the pandemic, Mosaic somehow manages to capture the vibe of the proverbial smoke-filled, wood-paneled jazz club of yore: offering an expansive collection of vintage-flavored straightahead jazz...and for all the throwback vibes Mosaic has to offer, it also offers timely statements." - Ayana Contreras, (Downbeat Magazine)

Rahsaan's performance is made possible through the generous support of Jazz Road Tours through South Arts.

Thursday, May 12
8:00 PM – 9:30 PM EST
East Tennessee PBS Studio
1611 East Magnolia Avenue
Knoxville, TN 37917

Knoxville Jazz Orchestra: 865-573-3226, www.knoxjazz.org

Legacy Parks: Garden Party

  • May 12, 2022

Category: Culinary arts, food, Fundraisers and Science, nature

A very special cocktail party in the historically significant gardens of former Governor and First Lady, Bill and Crissy Haslam, will let guests hear from a celebrated author and tour the recently restored Jens Jensen Garden.

Author Victoria Johnson will speak on American Eden, her acclaimed biography of Dr. David Hosack and his journey in post-Revolutionary America to create our country’s first botanical garden.

Nashville Landscape Architect Ben Page will introduce the recently restored Jens Jensen Garden. Danish-born Jensen was a highly original landscape architect whose works are marked by harmonious use of natural terrain and native flora.

Tickets to the event are $250 per person and attendance will be limited. The event benefits Legacy Parks and a portion of the contribution is tax deductible. Reserve your spot online or send a check payable to Legacy Parks, noting “Legacy Garden Party” on your check and include names of those for whom you are purchasing tickets. Mail to Legacy Parks Foundation, 900 Volunteer Landing Lane, Knoxville, TN 37915.

https://legacyparks.networkforgood.com/events/36305-legacy-garden-party

Cancer Support Community: Good Vibrations

  • May 12, 2022

Category: Fundraisers, Health, wellness and Music

Outdoor concert fundraiser to benefit CSCET
Featuring Wes Bailey Trio
Thursday, May 12
Amphitheater at World's Fair Park
Doors open at 6pm
Music starts at 7pm

Early Bird General Admission: $65 (available until April 8)
General Admission: $75
https://www.cancersupportet.org/good-vibrations/ or 865-546-4661

UT School of Music: Appalachian String Band

  • May 12, 2022

Category: Free event and Music

Join us for a night of bluegrass, old-time and other Appalachian roots music.

May 12 at 8:00 p.m.
Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie L. Haslam Music Center

UT School of Music: Unless otherwise noted, concerts are FREE and open to the public. Venues: Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall in the Natalie L. Haslam Music Center, 1741 Volunteer Boulevard; James R. Cox Auditorium and Performance Hall 32, Alumni Memorial Building, 1408 Middle Drive. Information: 865-974-8935, https://music.utk.edu/events/

Big Brothers Big Sisters of East Tennessee: The Big Night Out

  • May 12, 2022

Category: Festivals, special events and Fundraisers

THURSDAY AT 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM
The Mill & Mine
https://www.facebook.com/events/1324301434757074
Tickets: https://one.bidpal.net/tbno/welcome

Join us at The Big Night Out, presented by FirstBank, to celebrate the driving force to accomplish our mission, mentors. Our Bigs and mentors throughout East Tennessee make a large impact in our community and create opportunities for Tennesseans, especially our youth. The evening will feature a live auction, dinner, and awards.

BBBS-ETN will be honoring:
Hall of Fame Inductees, presented by KaTom Restaurant Supply: Beal Bourne, Chip DeBlois, William "Ed" Harmon

Community Partners, presented by Regal: Compassion Coalition and First Horizon

East Tennessee Mentor of the Year, presented by FirstBank: Jim Clayton

Leading up to the event anyone has the opportunity to bid on specially curated packages in a virtual auction featuring gift packages as well as one-on-one mentoring hours with leaders in East Tennessee.

Knoxville Jazz Orchestra: Live at Lucille's: Rahsaan Barber Quintet

Category: Music

Live at Lucille’s brings the tradition of exciting and innovative PBS music programming right here to East Tennessee.

Tickets: www.eventbrite.com/e/live-at-lucilles-rahsaan-barber-quintet-tickets-278882203177

Rahsaan Barber Quintet: CD Release Party for "MOSAIC," the saxophonist's latest double-album release

Saxophonist, composer and music educator Rahsaan Barber has set on a singular path of musical excellence in performance, composition, education and entrepreneurship. Rahsaan enjoys a career that encompasses an ever-expanding range of musical styles including jazz, blues, funk, classical, fusion, soul, Latin and world music. Rahsaan’s passionate, sincere and studious approach to music-making has garnered professional appearances onstage alongside such heavyweights as Christian McBride, Brian Blade, The Temptations, Delfeayo Marsalis, The Spanish Harlem Orchestra, the late Duffy Jackson, Winard Harper, Kirk Franklin, Meghan Trainor and The Wooten Brothers.

Barber's performance will highlight music from his latest acclaimed recording, Mosaic.
Quotes about Rahsaan's Mosaic:
"a 95-minute masterpiece..." - JazzTimes Magazine
"Sometimes there’s actually something very right about bucking the trends, following your gut and going big, as saxophonist Rahsaan Barber ably demonstrates with Mosaic."
- Dan Bilawky (JazzTimes Magazine)
"Recorded amid the pandemic, Mosaic somehow manages to capture the vibe of the proverbial smoke-filled, wood-paneled jazz club of yore: offering an expansive collection of vintage-flavored straightahead jazz...and for all the throwback vibes Mosaic has to offer, it also offers timely statements." - Ayana Contreras, (Downbeat Magazine)

8:00 PM – 9:30 PM EST
East Tennessee PBS Studio, 1611 East Magnolia Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37917
Knoxville Jazz Orchestra: 865-573-3226, www.knoxjazz.org

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

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

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