Calendar of Events

Tuesday, January 3, 2023

Knox Makers: Open Hack Night

Category: Festivals, special events, Free event and Technology

Tuesdays, 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Open Hack Night – Public Welcome

Open hack nights are a chance for people to come out to Knox Makers and hack on anything at any skill level. You can come out to practice a new programming language, get help working on your personal projects, or try your hand at using the 3d printer. You might just come out to see what other folks are working on and lend a hand. If you know anyone who has been curious to come out to Knox Makers, please invite them along!

Like all other Tuesday nights, this event is free and open to the public. Our night will begin with a Show and Share where attendees are encouraged to bring out the projects they have been working on. This is a great time to request feedback for the future direction of your project, or you can just bring out something you want to show off. We hope to see you there!

Directions- Knox Makers parking and entrance is located around the back of the SPARK building in the fenced in area.

Knox Makers is a place for the Knoxville area’s engineers, artists, hobbyists, innovators, educators and entrepreneurs to work and play. We are a technology and art collective dedicated to the promotion of creativity enabled and informed by science. Our lectures, workshops, and outreach programs inspire and educate both members and the general public. Our workshop provides members with both the space for large projects and the tools to complete them. We are a non-profit educational organization supported by member dues and staffed by volunteers.

Knox Makers: 116 Childress Street, Knoxville, TN 37920. Information: https://knoxmakers.org/events/

Social Dance Knoxville: Weekly Group Classes

  • January 3, 2023 — January 31, 2023

Category: Classes, workshops and Dance, movement

January 3rd, Tango; 6pm - Beginner; 7pm - Intermediate/Advanced
January 10th, Cha Cha; 6pm - Beginner; 7pm - Intermediate/Advanced
January 17th, Waltz; 6pm - Beginner; 7pm - Intermediate/Advanced
January 24th, Swing; 6pm - Beginner; 7pm - Intermediate/Advanced
January 31st, Foxtrot; 6pm - Beginner; 7pm - Intermediate/Advanced

We offer two regular group classes every Tuesday at Broadway Academy of Performing Arts.
6pm - Newcomer/Beginner class - This class is for people with no or minimal experience. No partner and no special shoes are required!
7pm - Intermediate/Advanced class - This class is for Bronze level students and covers the whole Bronze syllabus as well as variations. No partner and no special shoes are required!

These classes are drop-in, so attend when you can. We teach everyone lead and follow in these classes, and rotate through the 6 core dances every 6 weeks. A single class costs $20, and 10 group classes can be purchased for 25% off ($150).
https://socialdanceknoxville.com/

Broadway at the Tennessee Theatre: Tootsie

Category: Comedy, Music and Theatre

TOOTSIE includes eight performances from Jan. 3-8, 2023. This laugh-out-loud love letter to the theater tells the story of Michael Dorsey, a talented but difficult actor who struggles to find work until one show-stopping act of desperation lands him the role of a lifetime. Featuring a hilarious Tony Award®-winning book by Robert Horn and an outrageously clever score by David Yazbek (The Band’s Visit, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels), TOOTSIE is a joyful delight.

Tennessee Theatre, 604 S. Gay Street, Knoxville, TN 37902. For information/tickets: 865-684-1200, www.tennesseetheatre.com

Muse Knoxville: Winter Break Camp

Category: Classes, workshops, Kids, family, Science, nature and Technology

Session I: December 27th - 30th, 2022
Session II: January 3rd - 6th, 2023
8:30 AM - 2:30 PM daily

Join us for Winter Break Camp Muse, where we'll practice basic mindfulness skills through breathing exercises, sensory engagement, mindful meditations, yoga, arts and crafts (Two sessions covering the same material).

Muse Knoxville, 516 N. Beaman Street, Knoxville, TN 37914. Information: 865-594-1494, www.themuseknoxville.org

Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts: Story Sticks: Rob Millard-Mendez

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

JERRY DROWN WOOD STUDIO GALLERY | JANUARY 2 – MARCH 3, 2023

Rob Millard-Mendez was born in a New England textile town with an incredible industrial past. From an early age, he was enthralled with mechanics, motion, and the wonders created by practical, no-nonsense makers.

“The primary aim in my work is to illustrate and analyze concepts that I find enthralling. The resulting objects deal on many levels with formal and conceptual issues. In my work, I hope to show an equal blending of art, craft, and the presentation of engaging ideas in intriguing ways. The works are meant to involve the viewer visually and intellectually. My sources include mythology, science, history, and American Folk Art (among others). The objects I make reflect the sensibilities of a person steeped in New England practicality who (for better or worse) ended up learning about things like art history, existentialist philosophy, and post-structuralist theory. Some of my sculptures are based on themes from classical mythology viewed through the lens of contemporary events. I have a strong interest in how mythemes surface and re-surface throughout human history in many varied (but related) guises. Craft is an important aspect of my work. I identify strongly with the idea of the artist as a kind of Daedalean hybrid: artist/artisan/shaman. Visual art, like mythology, has the power to compel us with its resonant imagery. It is my hope that my works will, in some small way, enrich the viewer and make her/him see the world as slightly more tragic or laughable (or possibly both at the same time).”

Rob’s work has been shown in over 500 exhibitions in all fifty states as well as internationally. He has had many solo exhibitions and he has received over 120 awards for his art and his teaching. Rob’s sculptures are in over sixty private and public collections and images of his work have appeared in Sculpture Magazine, American Craft, two Lark Books, Art New England, and many other publications. Rob is a Professor of Art in the Art and Design Department at the University of Southern Indiana in Evansville, Indiana. He teaches 3-D Design, Woodworking, and Sculpture. He received an MFA in Sculpture from UMASS Dartmouth. https://www.arrowmont.org/story-sticks/

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

Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts: Devices for Filling a Void - Lauren Kalman

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

JANUARY 2 – MARCH 3, 2023 | GEOFFREY A. WOLPERT GALLERY

Lauren Kalman is a visual artist based in Detroit, whose practice is rooted in contemporary craft, sculpture, video, photography and performance. Through performances using her body, her work investigates constructions of the ideal and the feminine and their impacts on self-image and identity, the politics of craft, and the built environment.

“I use assertive and powerful performances of the female body in relationship to wearable objects, functional objects, and environments. I make objects and then use those objects in performance videos and photographs. My body is the site for these performative interactions. I use a variety of methods in my work including traditionally fabricated metal objects, textiles, beading, and ceramics folded together with installation, 3D printing, computer-controlled objects, performance, photography, and video. Over the years, my work has transitioned from jewelry as the format of my work, to adornment and decoration as a subject of my work. I work with craft materials as a strategic choice, because of their strong tie to the body through their proximity to bodies through jewelry, cutlery, vessels, hygiene implements, and clothing. Devices for Filling a Void, combines a jewelry vocabulary with forms reminiscent of reconstructive surgical devices and body-like growths. Rather than presenting or holding the body in an ideal position, they distort the body through actions that are sometimes grotesque or violent. The objects literally fill the voids of the body, but the forms also imply a psychological filling of emotional or erotic voids. The work points to ideas about women being incomplete or lacking, requiring augmentation by men, objects, dress, makeup and adornment.”

Raised in Cleveland, Ohio, Kalman completed her MFA in Art and Technology from the Ohio State University and earned a BFA with a focus in Metals from Massachusetts College of Art. https://www.arrowmont.org/devices_kalman/

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

Free Movement Classes

  • January 1, 2023 — December 31, 2023

Category: Classes, workshops, Free event, Health, wellness and Virtual

Held via Zoom and open to everyone. These classes qualify for credit with Silver Sneakers, but membership is not required. The online schedule is:

Mon 9:15 AM - Flow Yoga (no floor work) and at 10 AM - Shibashi (18 gentle movements)

Tue 9 AM - Classic Exercise (requires hand weight, a small ball, and a resistance tube with handles), 9:45 AM Stability (a balance and leg strengthening class)

Thu 9:15 AM - Seated Yoga (mostly sitting down), 10 AM Classic Exercise, and 11 AM Stability

Contact Don Parsley, certified instructor, for more info or to be added to his zoom listing at spiritofthedragon01@gmail.com

Printshop Beer: Explore Knox Bike Rides

  • January 1, 2023 — December 31, 2023

Category: Culinary arts, food, Free event and Health, wellness

Year-round, join us Saturdays at 11:00 for our weekly slow ride through different Knoxville neighborhoods as we explore our city via bike. Although distances and routes vary, most rides last for 60-75 minutes (4-8 miles) and potentially include a stop at various landmarks, sites of interest, and even other breweries!

Please note that rides will be cancelled in the event of inclement weather to ensure the safety and comfort of all participants. (If it's raining or snowing, we'll cancel the ride. When the temperature is below about 40 or so at ride time, it's usually too cold for our group to want to ride.) We'll announce any cancellations on our Instagram feed at https://www.instagram.com/printshopbeer/

https://www.printshopbeer.co/events

Flats and Taps: Work by Lauren Adams

  • January 1, 2023 — January 31, 2023

Category: Exhibitions, visual art and Free event

Throughout the month of January - featuring work from the “nocturnal landscape” series.
www.laurenadamsartstudio.com
instagram @laurenadamsartstudio

1204 N Central St, Knoxville, TN 37917

Westminister Presbyterian Church: Exhibition by Michael Graham and Pat Clapsaddle

  • December 30, 2022 — February 23, 2023

Category: Exhibitions, visual art and Free event

Painting by Michael Graham and Pottery by Pat Clapsaddle

Westminster Presbyterian Church, 6500 S Northshore Dr, Knoxville, TN 37919. Hours: M-R 9-4, Fri 9-12. Information: (865) 584-3957 or www.wpcknox.org

Oak Ridge Art Center: Selections from the Permanent Collection and Souper Bowl Auction

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

At Oak Ridge Art Center, 201 Badger Avenue, Oak Ridge, TN 37830. Hours: Tu-F 9-5, Sa-M 1-4. Information: 865-482-1441, www.oakridgeartcenter.org

Knoxville Museum of Art: Landfall Press: Five Decades of Printmaking

Category: Exhibitions, visual art and Free event

Landfall Press: Five Decades of Printmaking celebrates the fiftieth anniversary of one of the country’s most renowned printers-publishers. Founded in 1970 by Jack Lemon, Landfall Press played a key role in expanding the geography of the American postwar print renaissance. In the late 1950s and 1960s, new printmaking workshops, including Universal Limited Art Editions, Tamarind Lithography Workshop, and Gemini G.E.L., opened on the East and West Coasts. Jack Lemon helped bring this printmaking revival to the Midwest. He learned lithography at the Kansas City Art Institute, then later established and directed lithography workshops there in 1965 and at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design in 1968. He opened Landfall Press in Chicago, effectively creating a new hub for printmaking that attracted artists from around the country.

Landfall Press is known for its outstanding innovation and exacting technical standards. It specializes in lithography but has also produced etchings, woodcuts, books, and multiples that have often redefined what a print can be. As a publisher, Lemon has collaborated with a diverse range of international artists, introducing many of them to the process of printmaking. Landfall operated out of Chicago for thirty-five years and, in 2004, relocated to Santa Fe, New Mexico, where it continues to serve new generations.

Knoxville Museum of Art, 1050 World's Fair Park, Knoxville, TN 37916. Hours: Tu-Sa 10-5, Su 1-5. Information: 865-525-6101, www.knoxart.org. Admission and parking are free.

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