Calendar of Events
Wednesday, March 8, 2023
Dogwood Arts: Synergy Student & Art Educator Exhibition
Synergy showcases gifted K-12 art students alongside their teachers and current art interns/student-teachers from East Tennessee. See the results of the artistic student-teacher synergy that happens every day in our schools! Awards and scholarships are presented to encourage further development of these art students’ artistic aptitude.
March 8 - 23, 20223: Exhibition Open (Monday - Friday 9AM-6PM)
A Closing Reception and Awards Ceremony will be held at the Clayton Center for the Arts (502 East Lamar Alexander Parkway, Maryville, TN 37804) on March 23rd from 5:30-7:30PM. Awards will be presented at 6:30pm. All artists, families, and friends are encouraged to attend this wonderful celebration!
Best In Show Student: $100
Student Awardees (13 total): $50 Cash Each (First place in grade levels K-12)
Best In Show Educator: $500
First Place: $200
Second Place: $100
Best in Show Student’s Educator: $100
Dogwood Arts: 865-637-4561, www.dogwoodarts.com
UT Humanities Center: Duncan Ryūken Williams’ book, American Sutra: A Story of Faith and Freedom in the Second World War
7 PM Eastern via Zoom. Register for the link at tiny.utk.edu/PBC-Bryson
Join Megan Bryson, associate professor of religious studies, on March 8, 2023 for an online discussion of Duncan Ryūken Williams’ book, American Sutra: A Story of Faith and Freedom in the Second World War.
This groundbreaking history tells the little-known story of how, in one of our country’s darkest hours, Japanese Americans fought to defend their faith and preserve religious freedom. Williams reveals how, even as they were stripped of their homes and imprisoned in camps, Japanese American Buddhists launched one of the most inspiring defenses of religious freedom in our nation’s history, insisting that they could be both Buddhist and American. In the face of discrimination, dislocation, dispossession, and confinement, Japanese Americans turned to their faith to sustain them, whether they were behind barbed wire in camps or serving in one of the most decorated combat units in the European theater. Using newly translated sources and extensive interviews with survivors of the camps and veterans of the war, American Sutra reveals how the Japanese American community broadened our country’s conception of religious freedom and forged a new American Buddhism.
Buy a copy of the book or check it out from the library. Read, enjoy, and then join the book discussion online to hear an expert in the field talk about the major ideas of a text that you have read!
About the Speaker:
Megan Bryson’s research focuses on themes of gender and ethnicity in Chinese religions, especially in the Dali region of Yunnan Province. The geographical specificity of her work is balanced by its temporal breadth, which ranges from the Nanzhao (649-903) and Dali (937-1253) kingdoms to the present, as reflected in her monograph, Goddess on the Frontier: Religion, Ethnicity, and Gender in Southwest China (Stanford Univ Press, 2016), which traces the worship of a local deity in Dali from the 12th to the 21st centuries.
865-974-4222 or https://humanitiescenter.utk.edu
Mabry-Hazen House: Night at the Museum
Mabry-Hazen House is hosting its first Night at the Museum of 2023 on Wednesday, March 8, 2023 from 6pm-9pm! Attend for a chance to visit the house museum after-hours on a weekday and drink up a little history. Explore the 1858 historic house in an entirely different light as twilight falls upon Mabry’s Hill, watch the sun set behind Sharp’s Ridge and North Knoxville flicker alight, all while enjoying drinks provided by a local brewery.
The historic home will be open for self-guided tours and there will be behind-the-scenes access to the bottom floor at 7:30pm. Mabry-Hazen House also will continue its history series where we share an artifact or objects that normally are not on display.
Outdoor seating will be set-up on the front porch and lawn for groups to safely enjoy the site in a casual atmosphere. We’ll have a fire pit and outdoor games available and guests are encouraged to bundle up and bring their games, stories, blankets, and camp chairs.
Tickets are $10 per adult and visitors under 16 are free. Each purchased ticket includes 2 (two) adult beverages and additional drinks are $5. A small processing fee is applied to tickets purchased online. Some tickets may be available at the door. Light refreshments will be available for purchase. All proceeds benefit Mabry-Hazen House.
RAIN POLICY: In the event of rain, Night at the Museum will be rescheduled for Wednesday, March 16, 2022 and all tickets will transfer to new date. Refunds will be offered by request. Tickets are limited and some may be available at the door. Purchase tickets at www.mabryhazen.com/natm.
Mabry-Hazen House, 1711 Dandridge Avenue, Knoxville, TN, 37915. Information: 865-522-8661
Central Cinema: Knoxville Poetry Slam
Category: Literature, spoken word, writing
Wednesday 3/8 at 7pm
Knoxville Poetry Slam is a $5 live event presented on the second Wednesday of every month by Lane Shuler and Jonathan “Courageous” Clark, who travel the country performing as I.N.K. Spoken Word.
UT School of Music: Kaleidos Duo
Kaleidos Duo: Marisolav Hristov; violin & Vladimir Valjarević; piano
Mozart's Complete Violin Sonatas, Concert 3.
March 7 at 7:30 p.m.
Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall
Natalie L. Haslam Music Center
Mozart's Complete Violin Sonatas, Concert 4.
March 9 at 7:30 p.m.
Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall
Natalie L. Haslam Music Center
UT School of Music: Unless otherwise noted, concerts are FREE and open to the public. Venues: Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall in the Natalie L. Haslam Music Center, 1741 Volunteer Boulevard; James R. Cox Auditorium and Performance Hall 32, Alumni Memorial Building, 1408 Middle Drive. Information: 865-974-8935, https://music.utk.edu/events/
Dogwood Arts: Converge: Coming Together, Embracing Balance
Join us at Dogwood Arts during March First Friday for the opening reception featuring work by 25 local immigrant & refugee artists.
• Opening Reception: Friday, March 3rd from 5-8PM
• Gallery Hours: M-F 9AM-5PM
Converge is a multimedia group exhibition that explores the concept of balance. Seemingly opposing forces are really two sides of the same coin and both must be embraced to live fully. As we reckon with light and dark, loss and joy, loneliness and belonging amidst the organized chaos of life, we find ways to deposit beauty into the world through artistic self-expression. Featuring work by 25 local immigrant and refugee artists, the exhibition aims to reveal the beauty of community when many people and cultures come together. The choice of media in the selected artworks varies as much as the artists’ individual stories, experiences, and cultures. Standing side by side, embracing all that life brings, we are weaving a new tapestry together. The exhibition was curated by Jalynn Baker, the Inclusion & Community Outreach Coordinator for Dogwood Arts. Collaborating with several local organizations to assemble this multinational group of artists, we hope viewers will consider how they can embrace the convergence of different people and ideas in their own lives.
Participating Artists: Eugenia Almeida, Maria Elena Mendez Aquino, Reem Arnouk, Ilina Arsova, Kybreiana Barham, Jose and Pepe Calabres, Manuel Carreon, Enrique Cruz, Luiza Francisco, Maria Pedro Francisco, Marina Gulevich, Nidhi Jani, Estefania Jose, Markiian Lukyniuk, Mene Manresa, Eve Andres Martin, Hei Park, Dolores Francisco Pedro, Arely Recimos, Ramirez, Héctor Saldivar, Antoine Seni, Ruchi Singh, R.E. Toledo, Rocio Valenzuela, and SK Yi.
Dogwood Arts, 123 W. Jackson Ave, Knoxville, TN 37902. Information: 865-637-4561, www.dogwoodarts.com
HoLa Hora Latina: Astrid Galindo Artistic Scholarship & Competition
Participating students ages 15 - 21 will showcase their artwork and the community will vote to determine the winners during March First Friday.
HoLa Hora Latina, 100 S. Gay Street, Suite 112, Knoxville, TN 37902. Information: 865-335-3358, www.holahoralatina.org
Art Market Gallery: Lynda Best and Sherrie Wilson
March Featured Artists
First Friday Reception: March 3rd, 5:30 – 9:00 pm
Lynda Best, Painting
Lynda developed her own style for showing the frozen moment - “That moment when time stops, when we are a witness to nature and it fills us with a sense of wonder and awe.” Our spirit is found and often rediscovered in nature and it is this spiritual connection that nourishes and inspires her art. Lynda captures this “moment” with acrylic paint in a modern impressionistic style using entrancing outlines and colors to “freeze” that continual, ever changing movement of nature.
Sherrie Wilson, Fiber
A 4th generation fiber artist, Sherrie created couture clothing, art quilts, and watercolors before discovering SAORI weaving in 2015. She was immediately enthralled by the philosophy of self- expression without the need to conform. SAORI’s four directives inform her work: “Consider the difference between man and machine; See with eyes that shine; Be bold and fearless; Share freely within the group.”. Sherrie often uses found items, hand spun wool and wool locks in her work as well as traditional weaving yarn.
UT Downtown Gallery: Lonnie Holley
Opening Reception: Friday, Mar 3, 2023, 5-9pm
Lonnie Holley’s life and work read as a narrative retelling of Black American history—the residual effects of the Jim Crow era, the triumphs of the Civil Rights movement, and the struggles with false narratives around class mobility and race. Holley’s multidisciplinary practice seeks to educate viewers as a means of remedying the historical amnesia surrounding these topics. Rooting himself in the events of the past, the artist moves into the future—presenting synesthetic, multimedia work that visually engages its viewers with unique found objects and intricate motifs to subsequently inform on topics such as inequity and history as memory. Known throughout the art world for his found-object sculptures, paintings, and installations, Lonnie Holley gained a new audience when he started releasing and performing his music during the 2010s.
The UT Downtown Gallery is pleased to present a selection of recent works on paper, sculpture, paintings, and short films. Throughout the exhibition, we will be screening I Snuck Off the Slave Ship, I Went A Little Too Far (Mistreating Love), and I Woke Up… This exhibition is in collaboration with Knoxville's Big Ears Music Festival, where Holley will be performing at the end of March. The UT Downtown Gallery is proud to be a free Big Ears Festival venue.
Lonnie Holley (b. Birmingham, AL, 1950) lives and works in Atlanta, Georgia. His work is represented in the permanent collections of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA; Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY; Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, D.C.; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY; among many others. Holley’s work has been presented in numerous solo exhibitions including at Dallas Contemporary, Dallas, TX (2022); Parrish Art Museum, Water Mill, NY (2021); Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, Atlanta, GA (2017); Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art; Charleston, SC (2015); Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham, AL (2004), and many more. Holley has been the subject of several documentary films, and his own directed short film I snuck off the slave ship premiered at Sundance in 2018.
UT Downtown Gallery, 106 S. Gay St, Knoxville, TN 37902. Hours: W-F 11-6, Sa 10-3 with special hours during Big Ears. Information: 865-673-0802, https://downtown.utk.edu
RED Gallery: Old and New: Works by Carl Gombert
Opens 6:00 to 9:00 PM, runs through March.
RED Gallery, at 130 E Jackson Ave, Knoxville, TN, features local and regional artists. The gallery is located in the historic Jackson Atelier building in Knoxville’s Old City. Gallery owner Robin Easter is proud to provide a unique space for Knoxville to experience and enjoy a broad range of visual arts. To learn more about RED Gallery, email email@example.com.
865-524-0146 | www.robineaster.com
Awaken Coffee: Photography by Emily McTyre
Awaken Coffee will host an opening reception for artist Emily McTyre Friday, March 3, from 6-8 pm.
Emily McTyre is an artist, filmmaker, and writer from Maryville, Tennessee. From 2021-2022, Emily studied for an MPhil degree at the University of Cambridge, during which she was able to travel across the UK and parts of Europe. This collection of 35mm black and white film spans many miles and seasons. It includes scenes from Nürnberg, Germany, and cities across England: Cambridge, Brighton, Ely, and Glossop. Place is a distinct feature of this collection, as is the photographer's (or viewers’) position in it.
Please join us for some amazing art, light refreshments, and of course great coffee!
Broadway Studios and Gallery: The GAUDY GOLD FRAME show
March 3rd 2023 “The GAUDY GOLD FRAME show” juried open show…… its back! Anything goes as long as it is in a gaudy gold frame.
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/