Calendar of Events

Monday, August 22, 2022

Catron Gallery: A Modern Bee

  • August 22, 2022 — December 2, 2022

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

The artistry of quilting is the focus of the fall exhibit at the Catron Art Gallery. The gallery is located inside the R. Jack Fishman Library on the Walters State Morristown Campus.

“The Modern Bee” celebrates the quilts of Emily Doane, Melissa Everett and Michelle Bolt. The quilts were created during a decade of the trio’s friendship, challenge and artistic growth. The artists take a modern approach to the historically significant quilting bee, social gatherings of quilters dating back to the 1800s.

“Each quilt in this room has its own story, and each quilt’s stitches hold grief, rage, heartache, compassion, joy, and beauty in tension,” the artists said in a written statement. “Through their creation, we three women have grown closer over a decade of deep friendship shared creating quilts and honing our artistic perspectives. The techniques used to design and create the quilts are timeless, but the designs are distinctly modern, influenced by improvisation, careful use of negative space, solid colors, and bold graphic statements.”

Artists will be on campus to discuss their work during an artist talk at 1 p.m. Oct. 5 in the Catron Gallery.

The Catron Gallery is open during the library’s regular hours, 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday. Admission is free.

Walters State Community College, 500 South Davy Crockett Parkway Morristown, TN 37813
423-585-2600 or https://www.ws.edu/news/current/art-article.aspx?story=21975

Knoxville Children's Theatre: Auditions for Magic Treehouse: Pirates Past Noon Kids

Category: Auditions, Free event, Kids, family and Theatre

Knoxville Children’s Theatre (KCT) will hold auditions on Monday, August 22nd for our upcoming production of MAGIC TREEHOUSE: PIRATES PAST NOON KIDS. The show will be directed by guest director, Chris Freeman and choreographed by Donya Walker Bacon.

The audition will take place from 4:30 PM to 8:00 PM at KCT, 109 E. Churchwell Avenue. Detailed instructions for what to prepare will be included with audition confirmation.

Artistic Staff at Auditions: Chris Freeman, Guest Director; Steve Sherman, Artistic Director; Alex Montgomery, Assistant Director/Directing Intern
There are great parts for boys and girls and there will be several roles for new KCT actors. This production will gear towards our younger performers ages 8-14.

Magic Tree House: Pirates Past Noon KIDS is an adaptation of the fourth of Mary Pope Osborne’s award-winning fantasy adventure books from the Magic Tree House book series. Jack and Annie’s tree house takes them to an exotic island with pirates, where the two discover the power of friendship and the simple pleasures in everyday life. The two siblings return to visit the magic tree house on a dreary, rainy day. They find a book where the sun is shining and the waves are crashing, so they wish to travel to this tropical place. They realize that they are in the eighteenth-century Caribbean, the time of pirates! The siblings meet Captain Bones, a mean old pirate who captures the two and forces them to help him find buried treasure. It’s up to Jack and Annie to find their way back to the tree house and make their way home.

No calls for appointments, please.
https://knoxvillechildrenstheatre.com/register-for-an-audition/

Social Dance for Every Body workshop

  • August 22, 2022

Category: Classes, workshops and Dance, movement

Monday, August 22nd, 6:30pm @ Knox Pride Center

This is a 45 minute introduction to social partner dances. Each class introduces the basics of a specific dance, including rhythm, patterns, non-gendered lead and follow, consent based dance etiquette. Everyone will be taught both parts and encouraged to dance whatever roles they prefer. No dance experience is required, no partner is required, and no special shoes are required.

People with zero experience are encouraged to attend, and this class will be made accessible to all who join. Price is pay what you can with a recommended donation of $10. No one will be turned away due to lack of funds.

Social Dance Knoxville: https://socialdanceknoxville.com/ and https://www.facebook.com/SocialDanceKnoxville/

Blackhorse Brewery: Legacy Parks Trail Ale Launch

  • August 22, 2022

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

At Sunspot on Monday, August 22nd 6:00 - 8:00 pm

Join us for a private event on the rooftop patio at Sunspot to celebrate the launch of the Legacy Parks Trail Ale! Your ticket includes five specialty appetizers, each paired with a different beer from Blackhorse Brewery. There are no physical tickets to the event, we will have your name on the guest list once you purchase a ticket. $30

https://legacyparks.networkforgood.com/projects/166099-sunspot-trail-ale-launch-party

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

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

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

Knoxville Choral Society: Auditions

  • August 8, 2022 — August 22, 2022

Category: Auditions, Free event and Music

August 8, 15, and 22
5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Ebenezer United Methodist Church
1001 Ebenezer Road, Knoxville, TN 37923
Sign-up at www.knoxvillechoralsociety.org
Contact – membership@knoxvillechoralsociety.org

Rose Center: Cosmic Portals by Cosima

  • August 7, 2022 — September 2, 2022

Category: Exhibitions, visual art and Free event

An ART EXHIBITION of oil & watercolor works: www.cosimaaryee.net

Reception on Sun Aug 7, 2-4 PM
Join us in the Edith Davis Gallery for a fun afternoon of art, mingling and light refreshments

The Rose Center, 442 West Second North St, Morristown, TN, 37814. Hours: M-F 9-5. Information: 423-581-4330, www.rosecenter.org

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