Calendar of Events
Sunday, March 12, 2023
Children's Museum of Oak Ridge: 50th Anniversary Gallery Exhibition
Category: Exhibitions, visual art, History, heritage and Kids, family
CMOR @ 50: Past, Present, Future
in the Imagination Gallery
Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Children’s Museum of Oak Ridge with this special exhibition that features historical photos, objects from the Museum’s collection, and a chance to think about what the Museum means to our community. This exhibition is curated by Mary Klages, CMOR’s Gallery Coordinator, with assistance from Caitlynn Fine, the Museum’s Collections Assistant.
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
Knoxville Museum of Art: Second Sunday Art Activity & Docent Tours
Category: Exhibitions, visual art, Free event, Kids, family and Lecture, panel
Bring your children in grades K-6 to the KMA for Second Sunday Art Activity Day. Children will do a hands-on art activity taught by a certified art teacher. FREE and open to the public! 1-4 PM
Join us for a Docent Guided Tour on the second Sunday of every month at 2pm! KMA visitors can follow a trained docent educator through the galleries to learn more about the KMA collection and temporary exhibitions. Tours are 60 minutes; visitors can meet at the front desk at 1:55pm to join the tour. FREE and open to the public!
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.
Union Ave Books: Author Event featuring Patricia Hudson
Category: Free event and Literature, spoken word, writing
We are proud to bring local author Patricia L. Hudson and her newest title, Traces, to Union Ave
on Sunday, March 12, 2023 at 2 pm.
While this is a free event, we ask that you register for your spot at this link.
Patricia Hudson has been a freelance writer for more than 30 years. She's written for magazines ranging from Country Living to Women's Sports and Fitness, but her favorite assignments focus on historical topics. She was a contributing editor at Americana magazine for more than a decade, writing about historic preservation, folk art, and travel destinations for history lovers. As a frequent contributor to Southern Living magazine, she traveled extensively in the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic, profiling people whose passion for those regions matched her own. She's a long-time member of the American Society of Journalists and Authors. Her book credits include: Inns of the Southern Mountains, and Listen Here: Women Writing in Appalachia, as well as The Carolinas and the Appalachian States, a volume in the Smithsonian Guide to Historic America series. She lives in Knoxville, Tennessee with her husband, photographer, Sam Stapleton.
Union Ave Books, 517 Union Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37902. Information: 865-951-2180, www.unionavebooks.com
Knox County Public Library: History Making Women of Knoxville Walking Tour
Category: History, heritage and Lecture, panel
History Making Women of Knoxville: A Walking Tour on March 12 at 2:00PM.
As the saying goes, "Well-behaved women rarely make history." Well-behaved or not, this month, we pay homage to our trailblazing sisters who have shaped East Tennessee and the country. They are writers, suffragists, preservationists, artists, activists and educators. Because of their work, we have a national park, a world-class symphony, a thriving art scene, and a woman's right to vote. Join us as Laura Still leads us on a tour to walk in their footsteps.
March 12, 2:00PM, Lawson McGhee Library, 500 W. Church Ave
Knoxville, TN 37902
(865) 215-87502:00 | Registration is required at https://www.knoxcountylibrary.org/event/walking-women-who-made-history
Knox County Public Library: 500 West Church Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37902. Information: 865-215-8750, www.knoxcountylibrary.org/
The Bottom: Women's History Month Tea Party
Category: Culinary arts, food, Festivals, special events and Literature, spoken word, writing
Celebrating the women who tell our stories, join us for an afternoon Tea Party! Each tickets include a tea, homemade refreshments from local Black owned businesses, plus a special take home gift and discounts on in-store purchases!
Mar 12, 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM
The Bottom, 2340 E Magnolia Ave, Knoxville, TN 37917, USA
Join us for an afternoon of community story telling, celebrating the great women who tell our stories! We invite attendees to bring along a poem, passage or story written from their favorite Black female authors, we also invite attendees to share stories of women who have empowered and still inspire them. https://www.thebottomknox.com/events-1/womens-history-month-tea-party
Bennett: DUO - Italian Furniture & Art
Category: Exhibitions, visual art, Fine Crafts and Free event
Includes work by Scott Duce, Franco Cimitan, Brad Aldridge, Michael Underwood & others
Champagne Saturday - March 11, 11-4
Bennett, 5308 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37919. Hours: M-Sa 10-5:30. Information: 865-584-6791, https://bennetthome.com/
Theatre Knoxville Downtown: Things My Mother Taught Me
By Katherine DiSavino
Director: Windie Wilson
Thu-Sat at 7:30 PM, Sun at 3 PM
Olivia and Gabe are moving into their first apartment together. They’ve just packed up all of their belongings and driven halfway across the country to start a new life together in Chicago. Their moving day doesn’t go exactly as planned, though, and things become slightly more complicated when all of their parents show up to help! Can a two-bedroom apartment contain all of the love, laughs, worry, and wisdom that’s about to happen?
This project is being supported in whole or in part, by federal award number 21.027 awarded to the City of Knoxville by the U.S. Department of the Treasury and the Arts & Culture Alliance
Theatre Knoxville Downtown, 800 S. Central Street, Knoxville, TN 37902. Information & tickets: 865-544-1999, www.theatreknoxville.com
Oak Ridge Playhouse: God of Carnage
by Yasmina Reza
The TONY® Award-winning comedy of manners that lacks manners. After a playground scuffle between eleven-year-old boys leaves one with missing teeth, two sets of Brooklyn parents meet to resolve the matter. At first, diplomatic niceties are observed, but as the meeting progresses (and the rum flows) tensions emerge. The couples' gloves come off, and the evening degenerates into childish chaos.
Oak Ridge Playhouse, 227 Broadway, Oak Ridge, TN 37830. Information and tickets: 865-482-9999, https://www.orplayhouse.com/
Dogwood Arts: Synergy Student & Art Educator Exhibition
Category: Exhibitions, visual art, Festivals, special events, Free event and Kids, family
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
HoLa Hora Latina: Astrid Galindo Artistic Scholarship & Competition
Category: Exhibitions, visual art, Free event and Kids, family
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
Category: Exhibitions, visual art, Fine Crafts and Free event
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.
Art Market Gallery, 422 S. Gay St, Knoxville, TN 37902. Hours: Tu-Sa 11-6, Su 1-6. Information: 865-525-5265, www.artmarketgallery.net, www.Facebook.com/ArtMarketGallery
RED Gallery: Old and New: Works by Carl Gombert
Category: Exhibitions, visual art and Free event
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