Calendar of Events
Sunday, February 5, 2023
Amadeus Chamber Ensemble: Mozart! An Operatic Feast
The Amadeus Chamber Ensemble is delighted to announce “Mozart! An Operatic Feast,” the third concert of its 2022-2023 Season presented by the Cathedral Concert Series. The program, devoted to operatic works by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, will take place on Sunday, February 5, 2023, at 6:00 p.m. in the Cathedral of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus (711 S. Northshore Drive, Knoxville).
Brian Salesky, former Executive and Artistic Director of Knoxville Opera, will conduct the concert featuring beloved favorites and intriguing rarities from 15 Mozart operas. Maestro Salesky, who made his 1999 Knoxville debut conducting Mozart’s Don Giovanni at the Tennessee Theatre, produced a unique Mainly Mozart Festival here in 2006. The quintet of soloists includes Venezuelan soprano Maria Brea (Knoxville debut), soprano Jacqueline Brecheen (previously heard with the Amadeus Chamber Ensemble), New York mezzosoprano Kara Cornell (Knoxville debut), tenor Kirk Dougherty (previously featured in Knoxville Opera productions of Mefistofele, Gianni Schicchi, and The Impresario), and Minnesota Opera baritone Aaron Keeney (Knoxville debut). The Ensemble’s concertmaster is internationally renowned violinist Miroslav Hristov who will play solos in scenes from The Shepherd King and The Abduction from the Seraglio.
Admission is free. Reservations are suggested to ensure a seat and may be made at
For further information, please contact Brian Salesky at 865-643-6600 or email@example.com
Oak Ridge Playhouse: Gingerbread - A Hansel and Gretel Story
GINGERBREAD - a Hansel and Gretel Story
The whimsical tale of two very hungry siblings who spend their days dreaming of full bellies. Lost within the forest, Hansel & Gretel stumble upon an enchanted house made entirely of gingerbread, but with a Gobbling Witch on the loose, dare they stop and take a nibble? Lucky for them, the sweet old woman living within the confection insists they stay for dinner. Enticed by her delicious treats, the children soon learn the age-old lesson that looks can be deceiving.
• February 4th @ 2:00 pm & 5:00 pm
• February 5th @ 2:00 pm
FOR YOUNG AUDIENCES
Oak Ridge Playhouse, 227 Broadway, Oak Ridge, TN 37830. Information and tickets: 865-482-9999, https://www.orplayhouse.com/
Rala: People, Plants, and Other Myths by Annie Rochelle
Rala is pleased to present local artist Annie Rochelle as our featured artist for the months of February and March! Her show "People, Plants, and Other Myths" continues her exploration of the intersection of culture and the environment. Please join us for the show opening on Friday, February 3rd from 6 to 8pm.
Annie Rochelle is a practicing artist working and living in her hometown of Knoxville, Tennessee. Her artistic interests are divided: between draftsmanship and experimental abstraction; the challenging marriage of Old Masters’ techniques and traditional subject matter with contemporary aesthetics and social sensibilities. Her new interest in botanical forms have opened a new investigation into the relationships among human, artificial, and natural aesthetics. Annie Rochelle is also a two-time 1st place winner of Rala's Annual Dolly Art Contest.
Art Guild at Fairfield Glade: Featuring Bob Stevens
Bob Stevens is the Art Guild’s Featured Artist for February 2023, and will be honored at the Fun and Wine Friday Reception on Friday, February 3 from 5:00 - 7:00 PM at the Plateau Creative Arts Center. The membership special exhibit for February is “Books We Love.” The public is invited to come to this free event and enjoy a glass of wine or non-alcoholic beverage, meet Bob and other artists, and view a wonderful variety of artwork. Light refreshments will also be served.
Originally from Illinois, Bob lived and worked in Atlanta, Georgia as an auditor, and later he went into computer programing and systems design. After retirement, Bob and his wife moved to Sparta, Tennessee to be closer to family. Bob always enjoyed doodling during meetings and his habit developed into drawing. After moving to Tennessee, he was drawing in a waiting room where he met artist, Eric Buechel. Eric invited him to one of his painting classes, and Bob has been painting ever since. Bob’s artwork features a wide variety of painting styles and subject matter, ranging from portraits to abstracts, still lifes to landscapes. He enjoys painting with acrylic, oils, air brush, glass and ink. Bob states, “I just like to put paint on stuff. Canvas, wood, glass, saw blades, ... My wife says I'm like the old lady who puts the hot sauce on everything.”
The artwork of Bob Stevens will be on display along with the members’ gallery artwork exhibit from February 3 through March 2. The Arts Center is open to the public Monday through Saturday during our winter hours which are from 10:00-2:00. All artwork in the gallery and in the Endless Possibilities Shop is available for purchase.
Art Guild at Fairfield Glade at the Plateau Creative Arts Center, 451 Lakeview Drive, Fairfield Glade, TN 38558. Information: 931-707-7249, www.artguildfairfieldglade.net
Art Market Gallery: HeART Works
Awaken Coffee: Featuring GCA Honor Students
Awaken Coffee will host an opening reception for GCA Honor Students Friday, Feb. 3, from 6-8 pm.
The show includes work by Grace Christian Academy Honors students, Melanie Guyette, Stella Foreman, Peyton Williams and Grace Oliwa, who are instructed by artist Allison Meriwether. At the beginning of the year, students were guided to reflect on the words "authentic" and "authenticity" and how they relate to the concept. A selection of their artwork was chosen for display.
Please join us for some amazing art, light refreshments, and of course great coffee!
Broadway Studios and Gallery: First Friday “Flannel Frontier”
February 3, 5:00-9:00
The BSG studio artists present paintings, sculpture, mixed media and photography, flannel wear encouraged!
Broadway Studios and Gallery, 1127 Broadway St, Knoxville, TN 37917. Hours: By appointment, or when the "open" sign is illuminated. Information: 865-556-8676, www.BroadwayStudiosAndGallery.com and www.facebook.com/broadwaystudiosandgallery/
HoLa Hora Latina: Amor Latino Exhibición
Our February First Friday Show will be called "Amor Latino Exhibición" a Valentine's Day celebration. Our featured artists are Héctor Saldivar and Stephanie Villagran. Opens Feb 3, 5-9 PM
Casa HoLa is located inside the Emporium for the Arts on the bottom floor in Suite 112 at 100 S. Gay St., Knoxville, TN 37902.
865-335-3358 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Mighty Mud: Resist, Repair, Reclaim ceramic exhibition
Opening Reception: February 3rd, 6-9 pm
The Bottom's Ceramic Exhibition: Resist, Repair, Reclaim: Building Community, Celebrating Culture & Engaging Creativity through Ceramics.
“Resist Repair Reclaim” is a community exhibition of The Bottom’s ceramics class. Over the course of the last 6 months students have been coming together every week to make, explore creative expressions, and grow the Knoxville Black Creative community through the ceramic art form. The very existence of this class is a testament to the power of individual and collective imagination to resist expectations, repair our ever-expanding souls, and reclaim our creative voices and the culminating exhibition is a celebration of that.
Exhibiting artists include Jalynn Baker, Dee Clark, Maggie Connolly, Jazzmine Curtis, Joyce Drew, Fitrah Hamid Golden, George Habeib, Alex Kellam, Miz Kip, London Martin, Ty Murray, Jeremy Myles, Jaleria Rivera, and Eric Sherwood. Read more at https://tennesseetriennial.org/community-venues/mighty-mud
At Mighty Mud, 126 and 127 Jennings Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37917. Hours: Tu-F 11-6, Sat 9-5. Information: 865-595-1900, www.mightymudclay.com
Traditional Irish Arts of Knoxville: Tune Junkie Weekend
Founded to preserve our Irish music community, we provide an avenue for learning and participation through sessions and public performances. As well as offering educational opportunities in the form of workshops, house concerts, and concert series featuring local and visiting artists. Irish/Celtic music is a communal experience and one that is accessible by all and requires that we gather in common spaces and engage in musical conversation, passing on to the next generation our love of Irish/Celtic music and social culture. It is our mission to present, promote, and preserve our rich Irish/Celtic music culture in East Tennessee.
Tune Junkie Weekend includes a full weekend of performances, a masterclass, workshop and more! Register and learn more at https://www.tradknox.com/tunejunkieweekend
Children's Museum of Oak Ridge: Mud: A Photographic Exhibition of Life in the Secret City
Mud: A Photographic Exhibition of Life in the Secret City, is on display through February 28 in the Imagination Gallery. This exhibition has been provided for display by the Manhattan Project National Historical Park.
During WWII, what we know today as Oak Ridge was a quickly built “secret” government town of 70,000 workers. This secret city was blanketed in a thick layer of mud, something that all residents, regardless of their occupation, had to deal with. Most of the photographs in this exhibition were taken by James Edward “Ed” Westcott, a renowned photographer who worked for the U.S. government in Oak Ridge during the Manhattan Project. The Children’s Museum has added several special Gallery activities for Mud including the Mud Hunt Activity Guide, which will help young visitors take a closer look at the photos, and a voting station so visitors can vote for their favorite Mud photo.
Children's Museum of Oak Ridge, 461 West Outer Drive, Oak Ridge, TN 37830. Hours: T-Sat 10-4, Sun 1-4. Information: 865-482-1074, www.childrensmuseumofoakridge.org
Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts: Sevier County Biennial Juried and Youth exhibitions
Pablo Picasso is credited with saying, “Every child is an artist; the problem is staying an artist when you grow up.” That’s not a problem for Sevier County, whose residents for generations have been renowned artists and craftspeople. Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts invites the community to celebrate Sevier County artists of all ages in the 21st Sevier County Biennial Juried Exhibition and 2023 Sevier County Youth Exhibition Reception, February 17, 2023, 5:30 – 8:30 pm, free and open to the public.
The Sevier County Biennial is a juried, mixed-media art exhibition presented by Arrowmont to recognize and foster artists in the rich region of Sevier County. Guest juror Kreneshia Whiteside-McGee chose from 178 works delivered by 78 artists, 29 of whom were first-time submitters. The exhibition is on view in Arrowmont’s Sandra J. Blain Galleries in Gatlinburg, Tennessee, January 31 through March 3, 2023.
For the first time, the Sevier County Biennial Juried Exhibition includes a companion exhibit: the 2023 Sevier County Youth Exhibition, showcasing work created by young Sevier County artists, ages 5 – 18. Arrowmont instructor and director of Knoxville Arts & Fine Crafts Center, Kelly Sullivan, is the awards juror for the Youth Exhibition. Awards will be presented to artists in both exhibits during the February 17, 2023 reception.
Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, 556 Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN 37738. Information: 865-436-5860, https://www.arrowmont.org