Calendar of Events
Friday, February 10, 2023
Fountain City Art Center: Open Show – Wall of Fame
Category: Exhibitions, visual art, Fine Crafts and Free event
Fountain City Art Center, 213 Hotel Ave, Knoxville, TN 37918. Hours: Tue-Thu 10 AM - 4 PM. Information: 865-357-2787, www.fountaincityartcenter.com
Beck Cultural Exchange Center: Friday Conversations
Category: History, heritage and Lecture, panel
Make Plans to join us in celebration of Black History Month!
Fridays, Live at Beck @4pm
Feb 10 : Black Cemeteries: Loosing our History "Crestview"
Feb 17 : Racial Justice Part XXII
Justice for a Young Black Girl: Commissioner Dasha Lundy Speaks
Feb 24 : The Creation of Wealth in the Black Community
Beck Cultural Exchange Center, 1927 Dandridge Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37915. Hours: Tu-F 10-2. Information: 865-524-8461, www.beckcenter.net
Dogwood Arts: House & Garden Show
Category: Exhibitions, visual art, Festivals, special events, Fundraisers, Health, wellness and Kids, family
At KNOXVILLE CONVENTION CENTER
Friday, February 10th :10:00am – 6:00pm
Saturday, February 11th: 10:00am – 6:00pm
Sunday, February 12th: 10:00am – 4:00pm
TICKETS: $10 Adults / $8 Seniors 65+ & Military / Free for Children 12 & Under
From the ground to the gutters, the Dogwood Arts House & Garden Show has something for everyone. Our perennial preview of spring invites guests to leave winter at the door, experience over 10,000 sq. ft. of Grand Gardens, and meet the top vendors in home improvement, interior design, appliances, and more—all under one roof. Find unique art, jewelry, and handmade products from local and regional artists at the Maker Market.
On the How-to Stage, local experts and tastemakers will provide DIY demonstrations, tips on real estate trends, cooking, home improvement, gardening, and much more. Don’t forget the kids! The ORNL Federal Credit Union Creation Station has art activities, character meet & greets, and entertainment for kids of all ages.
Make your house and garden dreams come true! The show is the largest annual fundraiser for Dogwood Arts and is presented by ORNL Federal Credit Union.
Dogwood Arts, 123 W. Jackson Ave, Knoxville, TN 37902. Information: 865-637-4561, www.dogwoodarts.com
Gallery 1010: To Be Woman
Category: Exhibitions, visual art and Free event
An Exploration of Femininity and Insanity
This show will explore the intersections of female identity and mental illness by presenting a collection of artworks that examine this powerful combination. The work in this exhibition will range from traditional paintings to digital installations and everything in between. All will be exploring the complexities of gender identity, mental health, and oppression. Through these pieces, the artist hopes to better understand and represent how women's experiences intersect with their mental well-being and how both are shaped by societal expectations.
Hours: Friday 5-7 PM, Saturday 10 AM - 1 PM
Gallery 1010, 100 S. Gay Street, Suite 114, Knoxville, TN 37902. Information: https://gallery1010.utk.edu/
Oak Ridge Art Center: Souper Bowl Fundraiser
Category: Culinary arts, food, Fine Crafts and Fundraisers
February 10, seatings at 4, 5, 6, & 7 PM.
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
Friday Night at The Concourse: Liquid Velvet with The Thrift Store Scores
Feb. 10 - Liquid Velvet with The Thrift Store Scores 6:00-8:30PM (Doors at 5:00)
Food will be available!
The Concourse, 4328 N. Broadway Ave., Knoxville, TN 37917
(865) 851-7818 or www.concourseknox.com
Knoxville Museum of Art: Alive After Five
Category: Exhibitions, visual art, Kids, family and Music
6:30pm - 9:00pm
Join us for a
Special Valentine's Day
Alive After Five Concert!
February 10 • 6:30-9pm
Feature love-themed music and romantic favorites that speak to your HEART and move your SOUL. Special musical guests include East Tennessee-based duo THE YOUNG FABLES, Knoxville vocalist JEANINE FULLER, and Atlanta-based jazz saxophonist TAJ DAVIS!
Enjoy the casual elegance of the Knoxville Museum of Art for this vivacious Friday night tradition. Once a month, the KMA is transformed, as the world-class art museum becomes a center of entertainment, a melding of art, music, and nightlife. AA5 showcases incredible, diverse musical talent from all over the Southeastern United States. Kick off your weekend with musicians and entertainers as they take the stage with a backdrop of awe-inspiring art from East Tennessee and beyond. Adding to the flavor of the Alive After Five experience, each concert has food available from various food vendors, plus cash bars!
TICKETS: Members: $20, Non-Members: $25, Members with AA5 pass: FREE, Kids under 12: FREE
EVENT DETAILS: Doors open at 5:30pm. Music begins at 6:30pm. Cash bar. Street level galleries remain open until 8pm and attendees can view the beautiful exhibitions on display. The KMA Gift Shop is open to guests until 6pm and offers a variety of exciting and unique gifts for everyone.
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.
Open Chord: Allie Colleen
Open Chord Brewhouse & Stage, 8502 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37919
8 PM EST Performance
Tickets Here (All Ages): https://www.prekindle.com/promo/id/531433528889928931
• Artist to Watch by People Country Magazine
• Artist of the Week on Bobby Bones Top 30 Countdown
• “Halos and Horns” - Best New Songs (Apple Music Country)
• Named 2022 Country Evolution Artist To Watch
• Nash News as one of three artists ON THE VERGE
• Top Ten on Women in Country Playlist
• Music Mayhem’s 21 Country Artists To Watch In 2021
• Country Thang Daily’s Top 15 to Watch in 2021
• Wide Open Country’s Artists to Watch 2020
Allie Colleen is a Country Artist, Singer and Songwriter who recently released her well received debut album, STONES. Her music style defines how life shaped her, alongside the personal lyrics and transparency in both her vocals and performance. Allie Colleen is no stranger to the music industry. A passion for singing and songwriting since a young age has garnered her a reputation of being a notable songwriter with an iconic-sounding voice. Her impeccably strong voice with hints of timeless tradition falls between classic country and the emerging country sound. The room never fails to silence as Allie Colleen begins to sing about the layers of love and heartbreak that have shaped her. Some of her newest songs bring witty lyrics and a connection to the song unlike most today.
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UT Science Forum: An Urban Waters Report Card for the State of Tennessee
Category: Lecture, panel, Science, nature and Virtual
Friday, Feb. 10, 12 PM via Zoom
Join us Friday, Feb. 10 as we kick off the spring 2023 Science Forum lecture series with John Schwartz, professor in the UT Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and director of the Tennessee Water Resources Research Center, presenting “An Urban Waters Report Card for the State of Tennessee,” at noon via Zoom.
Professor Schwartz leads a statewide working group to develop an Urban Waters Report Card including the cities of Nashville, Chattanooga, and Memphis, and the counties of Hamilton, Shelby, and Knox; plus staff from the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation. The main goal of the Urban Waters Report Card is to provide municipal separate storm sewer systems with an assessment tool to incrementally quantify improvements and “grade” stream quality after implementation of stormwater-control measures and stream restoration projects.
In his presentation, Professor Schwartz will provide background on the project and describe the work in progress of this statewide working group.
The event is free and open to the public, but registration is required.
Pellissippi State: All for One or Whatever … by Tom Wegrzynowski
Category: Exhibitions, visual art, Fine Crafts and Free event
Fans of artist Tom Wegrzynowski can see oil paintings from both his “Lucky” series and his “Entertainment” series in a new exhibit at Pellissippi State Community College. “All for One or Whatever …” is the artist’s first exhibition that combines pieces from both his bodies of work, “a visual dialogue that presents new opportunities for finding meaning,” Wegrzynowski said in an artist statement for the show.
The new exhibit is on display through March 2 at the Bagwell Center for Media and Art Gallery, 10915 Hardin Valley Road, Knoxville. Gallery hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays or by special appointment. All exhibits in the Bagwell Gallery are free and open to the public.
A closing reception with the artist is scheduled for 3-4 p.m. Thursday, March 2.
Wegrzynowski is a full-time instructor of Art and Art History at the University of Alabama, where he received his Master of Fine Arts in 2006. He has exhibited his work regionally and nationally and won several awards including the Reese Museum Award in 2022 International FL3TCH3R Exhibit: Social & Politically Engaged Art, East Tennessee State University. Wegrzynowski’s exhibit at Pellissippi State includes 19 oil paintings from his “Lucky” series, which explores history, mythology and how mutable these structures are when placed in the service of power, as well as from his “Entertainment” series, which allows Wegrzynowski to paint in a faster, more spontaneous way. “The first Entertainment paintings, or ‘panels’ as I think of them, were each executed in one sitting, sometimes in as little as an hour,” Wegrzynowski explained, as opposed to the works in the “Lucky” series, which could take months or even years to complete. “Most of these images were taken from screen captures of television commercials or movies, creating fragments of meaning. As such, they create opportunities for a more expansive investigation of the space between representation and formal abstraction.”
Hardin Valley Campus of Pellissippi State: 10915 Hardin Valley Road, Knoxville, TN 37932. Bagwell Center Gallery hours: M-F 9-5 or by appointment. Information: 865-694-6405, www.pstcc.edu/arts
Clarence Brown Theatre: Trouble in Mind
Broadway, 1957. An integrated theatre company gathers to rehearse a new play—the one they hope will be the next big hit on the Great White Way. Against the backdrop of misperceptions and stereotypes within the company, veteran actress Wiletta Mayer grapples with the choice between a once in a lifetime chance to play the lead role in a Broadway show, and the cost of compromising her principles. Alice Childress’ Tony-nominated masterpiece “Trouble in Mind” will play on the Clarence Brown Theatre Mainstage. Born in 1916 and raised during the Harlem Renaissance under the watchful eye of her maternal grandmother, Alice Childress grew up to become first an actress and then a playwright and novelist.
UT students see all performances for FREE. UT faculty/staff receive a 15% discount. For tickets, please visit https://clarencebrowntheatre.com/plays/trouble-in-mind/.
The Pay What You Can performance, where patrons can name their own price, will be held Wednesday, February 8. Behind the Scenes Sunday will take place Sunday, February 12 after the 2:00 pm matinee. A Talk Back will take place Sunday, February 19 following the matinee. Deaf Night @ the Theatre, where all patron interactions including the performance is interpreted in American Sign Language, will take place Tuesday, February 21 at 7:30 pm. The Open Captioned performance is Sunday, February 26 at 2:00 pm.
Clarence Brown Theatre, 1714 Andy Holt Ave on the UT campus, Knoxville, TN 37996. For information/tickets: 865-974-5161, www.clarencebrowntheatre.com
Broadway at the Tennessee Theatre: Hamilton
Category: Dance, movement, History, heritage, Music and Theatre
HAMILTON includes 16 performances from Feb. 7-19, 2023. This is the story of America then, told by America now. Featuring a score that blends hip-hop, jazz, R&B and Broadway, HAMILTON has taken the story of American founding father Alexander Hamilton and created a revolutionary moment in theatre—a musical that has had a profound impact on culture, politics, and education. HAMILTON is based on Ron Chernow’s acclaimed biography and completely transformed theater and the way we think about history.
Tennessee Theatre, 604 S. Gay Street, Knoxville, TN 37902. For information/tickets: 865-684-1200, www.tennesseetheatre.com