Calendar of Events

Friday, August 19, 2022

Fountain City Art Center: Student Show

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

Fountain City Art Center, 213 Hotel Ave, Knoxville, TN 37918. Hours: Tu 9:30-3:30, W-R 9:30-4:30 or by appointment. Information: 865-357-2787, www.fountaincityartcenter.com

Tennessee Theatre Summer Movie Magic weekend

Category: Film and Kids, family

On Friday nights, movies about some of the best bands of all time will be featured for the Summer of Sound series. Popular Picks will be a staple for Saturday nights. Matinees on Sunday will be all about Family Fun and feature movies that everyone can enjoy. Friday and Saturday night showings will begin at 8 p.m. and Sunday matinees begin at 2 p.m. Doors open one hour prior to each movie’s start time at 7 p.m. and 1 p.m., respectively. The full schedule of the Summer Movie Magic series includes:

Summer of Sound
• The Song Remains the Same – Friday, Aug. 19

Popular Picks
• Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope – Saturday, Aug. 20

Family Fun
• The Princess Bride – Sunday, Aug. 21

Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for children under 12 as well as seniors 65 and older. Tennessee Theatre, 604 S. Gay Street, Knoxville, TN 37902. For information/tickets: 865-684-1200, www.tennesseetheatre.com

Knoxville Tattoo Convention

  • August 19, 2022 — August 21, 2022

Category: Exhibitions, visual art and Festivals, special events

The 10th annual Knoxville Tattoo Convention will take place at The Worlds Fair Exhibition Hall on August 19-21, 2022. KTC was founded by tattoo artist Danny Fugate in 2010, who has garnered recognition on the national and international level. He and the crew at Ambition Tattoo, some of Knoxville's best, are set on bringing the best tattooing experience possible to the greater Knoxville area.

The KTC will be held at The Worlds Fair Exhibition Halll. Easily accessible to Historic Downtown Knoxville, The Old City, Women's Basketball Hall of Fame, Knoxville Museum of Art, the Sunsphere and much more all within walking distance! We have over 150 Artists from all over the country attending this huge event. That means everyone will have a chance to get tattooed and pierced by some of the best in the industry, as well as the up-and-coming artists. View a complete list of attending artists, under the artists tab on our website. Attendees will also enjoy sideshows, burlesque performances, human suspension, tattoo contests, Body jewelry, unique vendors, and media coverage from various industry magazines. This 3-day live tattooing extravaganza will be something you will not want to miss! Face coverings are NOT required.

www.knoxvilletattooconvention.com

Knox Food Fest

  • August 19, 2022 — August 20, 2022

Category: Culinary arts, food, Festivals, special events and Kids, family

The Knox Food Fest provides both new and well known vendors a chance to showcase their creative and delicious works of art while bringing together Knoxville’s local community.

August 19 – 20
https://knoxfoodfest.com

Davis Family Y: Crafter & Maker Market

  • August 19, 2022

Category: Exhibitions, visual art, Festivals, special events, Fine Crafts, Free event, Health, wellness and Kids, family

The Davis YMCA and West Knoxville communities are full of talented crafters, makers, and small business owners. Come to our Davis Y Market to shop from local vendors and support your neighbors! Items will include: collectibles, handmade items, jewelry, pet gifts, apparel, prints, and artwork.

• Date & Time: 10am-4pm, the third Friday of each summer month
o August 19th

• Location: Davis Family Y, 12133 S. Northshore Dr. Knoxville, TN 37922
• Payment: Cash or check only to vendors

https://ymcaknoxville.org/

Lenoir City: Movies in the Park

  • August 19, 2022

Category: Film, Free event, Kids, family and Science, nature

Our Movies in the Park series offers a free, outdoor movie night each month beginning in May and running through September. This season's movie themes include family, children and comedies. Pack some snacks, grab a blanket or chair, and come watch a movie with us! All movie ratings are posted with the title. Movies begin at dusk.

Location: Lenoir City Park
6707 City Park Dr, Lenoir City, TN 37772
https://lenoircitytn.gov/special-events/

Knoxville Classical Guitar: Open Ensembles

Category: Free event and Music

Come play music with us on August 18th! If you play guitar or ukulele, consider joining the fun! Participation in the KCG ensemble is open to the public, and all skill levels are welcome. The Knoxville Classical Guitar Ensemble will meet weekly at 7 PM at the Fountain City Art Center, 213 Hotel Road, in Knoxville.

For more information, contact Andy LeGrand at info@knoxvilleclassicalguitar.com

Information: 865-686-2067, https://knoxvilleclassicalguitar.com

Free Spirit Theatre: Love Letters

  • August 18, 2022 — August 20, 2022

Category: Culinary arts, food and Theatre

August 18-20: Free Spirit Theatre presents a dinner theatre production of LOVE LETTERS by A.R. Gurney. Jubilee Banquet Facility (6700 Jubilee Center Way). See www.freespirittheatre.org for more information.

Ewing Gallery: From Then to Now, work by Diane Solomon Kempler

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

From Then to Now will open at 2pm on Wednesday, August 17. The Ewing Gallery will operate under Summer hours (M-F 10am - 5pm) until Wednesday, August 24. Then we will resume full operating hours. (M-F 10am - 5pm, TR 10am - 7:30pm, and Sundays 1-4pm)

FROM THEN TO NOW is a retrospective that includes work from the past twenty plus years as well as present explorations. All these works utilize change as a thematic thread. The most recent work is influenced by frequent travel where rich and varied observations of the natural world are recorded. The oldest works consist of clay sculptures that are weathered, narrative and psychological, while the present work. especially the photographs, looks at the idea of finding beauty in the deciduous, the dying, the changing.

Diane Solomon Kempler was a professor at Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia where she taught ceramic sculpture for many years. She has been a practicing artist for over thirty years, has had major exhibitions and received many awards. She has also created public art works in the United States and Bosnia. Her ceramic work focuses on the ideas of transition and transformation in the natural world as well as in humans. She has traveled extensively to such places as Mali, Turkey, Indonesia, Peru, and Nepal. Her travels to Asia, especially Burma and India, allowed her to pursue one of her research interests, observing hand building pottery techniques that exist in rural villages. She was awarded a Fulbright Research Scholar grant to pursue this research in India and created several films from this research. She has participated in ceramic studio residencies in Hungary, France, India, and Denmark where she has spent time developing her ceramic and photography work.

Ewing Gallery, 1715 Volunteer Blvd on the UT campus, Knoxville, TN 37996. Information: 865-974-3200, www.ewing-gallery.utk.edu

Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts: Arrowcraft Textiles 1930s-1940s

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

GEOFFREY A. WOLPERT GALLERY

2022-2023 Kenneth R. Trapp Craft Assistant/Curatorial Intern Kelli Fisher explores the early history of Arrowcraft, an important facet of Gatlinburg’s history and the history of Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts. Building on the knowledge of Arrowmont friend Frances Fox, historian and past apprentice to the Master Weaver for Arrowcraft, she has curated materials from Arrowmont’s collection and archives. Kelli will also be presenting her research at the Tennessee State Museum’s Lunch and Learn program, telling the stories of some notable Appalachian women who worked and shaped Arrowcraft and, in turn, Arrowmont as it exists today.

Opened in 1926, the Arrowcraft Shop continued the project established by the Pi Beta Phi Settlement School of meeting the needs of those who lived in the Smoky Mountains. The shop also allowed Appalachian makers the opportunity to make and sell their crafts for more equitable prices than they could find on their own. Their wares – including handmade baskets, coverlets, and chairs – were incredibly popular, in part due to the revival of the American Arts and Crafts movement, which prized high-quality workmanship.

While Arrowcraft employed diverse craft makers, its main focus was weaving. Partially, this decision had to do with storage – only so many baskets and chairs could be stored in the Arrowcraft shop, while weavings of different sizes and complexities (and varying prices) could be more economically stored. Weaving also allowed for both the designer and the weaver to earn credit, as is seen in the small selection of textiles on view in this gallery. Gatlinburg’s weaving women were highly skilled, and between 1935 and 1945 242 different women wove for Arrowcraft. Within Arrowmont’s permanent collection is a sizeable collection of coverlets, hand towels, window tapestries, aprons, handbags, wallets, purses, coats, and more, collected from the early days of Arrowcraft and lasting until its dissolution in the 1990s. Arrowcraft’s success came from the high quality of the items, as Pi Beta Phi alumnae and tourists for the national park sought to buy from the accomplished women makers.

The success of Arrowcraft’s weaving program encouraged the Pi Beta Phis to expand their craft classes, which in turn led to Arrowmont’s workshops that celebrate craft’s histories, its present, and its many futures. Arrowcraft was instrumental in making both Arrowmont and Gatlinburg the spaces they are today.

Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, 556 Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN 37738. Information: 865-436-5860, https://www.arrowmont.org

TVUUC: Works by Terri Swaggerty and Ken Moffett

  • August 14, 2022 — October 5, 2022

Category: Exhibitions, visual art and Free event

Free and open to the public
Reception Friday, August 19, 6:00 to 7:30 pm. Artists’ talks at 6:30 pm.
Gallery hours: 10-3, Monday and 10-4, Tuesday through Thursday

Terri Swaggerty began a career in Art at Expo 82 as a sidewalk portrait artist. She then became a self-employed photo retouch artist, specializing in photo restoration and photo enhancement utilizing airbrush, pencil and dye work, and oils for hand coloring. As a member of the Tennessee Professional Photographers association, she received many First-Place awards in photo retouching and received the Artisan Degree in 1997. She also received First Place awards in national PPA competition. Beginning in 1998 she transitioned to a photography career. In 1999, competing as a photographer, she received TPPA First Place honors in Portrait and received First Place in Wedding the following year. Her wedding photography business, Terri Swaggerty Portraiture, flourished in Knoxville for 15 years. Terri now works part time for Little Log Wedding Chapel in Gatlinburg. Terri began taking oil painting workshops in 2014. and is now a member of the Art Market Gallery in both photography and painting. She has previously shown at TVUUC, Tomato Head, Artemis Gallery in Apalachicola Florida, Post Modern Spirits, and Crafty Bastard Brewery.

For me the process of creating Art, whether through a lens or with a paint brush, is where soul meets body. I am always looking for and discovering Art in the changing environments of daily life. Finding it is so exciting! ~ Terri Swaggerty


Kenneth M. Moffett is retired from a career in architecture, having been design director at the Knoxville/Nashville firm Bullock Smith Architecture and Planning since joining in the formation of the firm in 1984. The firm has received numerous design awards with projects nationwide and abroad. Moffett has also worked as an artist throughout his life. His works in watercolor and acrylics on canvas have been widely exhibited, including at TVUUC. In recent years he has become involved in writing about architecture and urbanism, having a book on foundational issues published in 2017 with two further books published earlier this year by ORO Editions, publishers of architecture, art, and design. As an amateur musician he is a long-standing member of the Tennessee Wind Symphony and a member of the Knoxville Music Study Club. Moffett is presently co-chair of the TVUUC Art Gallery Committee.

These works are selected from the many I produced during a year of travel and study abroad in 1969-’70, under the auspices of the Lloyd Warren Fellowship (“Paris Prize”). Works on paper in pencil, ink, or watercolor, they represent varied approaches to capturing qualities of the architectural, urbanistic, or cultural subject matter, ranging from realistic rendition to mannered sketch techniques. These and others were produced “en plein air” in Italy, France, Spain, Germany, Switzerland, Belgium, Greece, Turkey, Morocco, Norway, and England, and they initiated a long tradition of sketching on trips abroad. Unearthed from the flat files, this is their first gallery showing. Some of the works in Venice are featured in my new book Urban Lessons of the Venetian Squares.

Tennessee Valley Unitarian Universalist Church, 2931 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37919. Information: 865-523-4176, www.tvuuc.org

KnoxFill: August Pop-Ups and Markets

  • August 14, 2022 — August 26, 2022

Category: Free event, Health, wellness and Science, nature

Refill with Us at Our Upcoming August Pop-Ups and Markets

All your favorite refills will be available! Bring your own containers (BYOC) or use ours. Just pay for what you fill.

Sun Aug 14, 11-4 - Old City Market on West Jackson Ave
Sat Aug 20, 10-2 at Oglewood Ave, 3524 N Broadway
Fri Aug 26, 9-4 at Habitat for Humanity ReStore, 1511 Downtown W. Blvd

https://linktr.ee/KnoxFill

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