Calendar of Events
Tuesday, March 14, 2023
Knoxville Civic Auditorium: Third Eye Blind
Third Eye Blind
March 14th at the Knoxville Civic Auditorium
Third Eye Blind has announced an expanded run of their 25 Years in the Blind tour in support of their latest albums, Our Bande Apart (2021) and Unplugged (2022). "Twenty-five years of Third Eye Blind finds us feeling glorious, as if everything is coming into deeper focus," says Stephan Jenkins. "It's not lost on us that this is a miracle, and that we are in it because of the new fans that keep discovering us and the people who, over the years, have made our music part of their culture." Their latest album Unplugged reimagines the back catalog, including the previously unreleased live favorite, "Second Born."
Knoxville Civic Auditorium and Coliseum, 500 Howard Baker Jr Blvd, Knoxville, TN 37915. Information: www.knoxvillecoliseum.com
Knoxville Museum of Art: Cocktails & Conversation with Suzanne Jackson and Dr. Maria Magdalena Campos-Pons
5:30pm - 7:30pm
Savanah, GA based artist Suzanne Jackson will be joined by guest curator Dr. Maria Magdalena Campos-Pons for an evening discussing her work in the Tennessee Triennial exhibition. Jackson typically works in large-scale, semi-sculptural “anti-canvases” which speak to the artist’s interest in nature, upcycling, and humanity’s relationship with the planet. Free and open to the public! Eventbrite reservations are requested. Cash bar and light refreshments.
ABOUT SUZANNE JACKSON—
Suzanne Jackson (b. 1944, St. Louis) first moved westward with her parents to San Francisco, after which the family continued north to Yukon Territory. She came of age in the remote natural environment of pre-statehood Alaska, later returning to the Bay Area to study painting and theater at San Francisco State University, and dance at the Pacific Ballet. In a career spanning more than five decades, Jackson has worked experimentally across genres including drawing, painting, printmaking, bookmaking, poetry, dance, theater and costume design. In her lyrical work from the 1960s and 70s, figures and recurring symbols are built up through multiple layers of acrylic wash on canvas, creating ethereal paintings in which any firm distinction between depicted elements is dissolved. Built up through layers of pure acrylic, Jackson’s recent “anti-canvases” are partially structured with netting, rods, and paper fragments, and strewn with cast off color and other prosaic elements: peanut shells, bamboo, bells, loquat seeds, leather string. The artist’s handmade gestural impressions—pinching, crimping, and pleating—occur within a material transparency that lends each composition a uniquely lyrical and luminous dimensionality.
ABOUT MARIA MAGDALENA CAMPOS-PONS—
María Magdalena Campos-Pons is the Cornelius Vanderbilt Endowed Chair Professor of Fine Arts. Campos-Pons interdisciplinary practice has been the subject of solo exhibitions at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Indianapolis Museum of Art, and the National Gallery of Canada, among other institutions. She has presented over thirty solo performances commissioned by institutions like the Guggenheim and the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery. She also participated in the 49th Venice Biennial, the 55th Venice Biennial, Documenta14, Johannesburg Biennale, Liverpool Biennial, 3rd Biennial of Bahia, Prospect 4 and Havana Biennials. Her works are held in over 50 museums around the world, including the Art Institute of Chicago; the Victoria and Albert Museum, London; the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and the Perez Art Museum, Miami. A survey of her practice was held at IMA in 2007. Campos-Pons is the founder EADJ Vanderbilt and of Intermittent Rivers / Rios Intermitentes project in Matanzas, Cuba. Campos-Pons is the recipient of numerous awards.
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.
Pretentious Beer Co.: Crywank
Tuesday, March 14th at Pretentious Beer Co.
Crywank are DIY band legends from The UK. They've racked up hundreds of millions of streams. Their 2021 album Just Popping In To Say Hi was the #1 album on Bandcamp. And the music publication Noisy called them "the internet's most beloved anti-folk duo."
And if all that wasn't enough, Knoxville favorite Grady Milligan is kicking off the show with a full band with some much anticipated new music to show off.
Doors open at 7:00, and music starts at 7:30. The show is open to all ages. Advance tickets are $12, and $15 the day of show, so be sure to get yours early! DON'T MISS OUT on this UK artist's first time in Knoxville!
Pretentious Beer Co 131 South Central Street Knoxville, TN 37902
Knoxville Civil War Roundtable
March 14—Gordon Rhea, Historian & Author, “Stephen A. Swails: Black Freedom Fighter in the Civil War and Reconstruction”
April 11—Frank O’Reilly, Historian & Author, “Barksdale and the Street Fighting at Fredericksburg”
May 9—Gary Walrath, Historian, “Hubris or Heroism: General Sterling Price and the 1864 Missouri Raid”
June 13—Allen Ellis, Historian & Author, “The Thrilling Adventures of Daniel Ellis”
July 11—Curt Fields & Warren Brown, Living Historians, “Grant and Twain: The Men and the Memories”
August 8—Steven Cowie, Professor & Author, “When Hell Came to Sharpsburg”
September 12—Scott Mingus, Historian & Author, “The Second Battle of Winchester: The Confederate Victory That Opened the Door to Gettysburg”
October 10—Eric Jacobson, Historian & Author, TBA
November 14—David Goetz, Historian & Author, “Ever the Gray Ghost: Colonel John Singleton Mosby and the Lincoln Conspiracies”
December 12—Jim Ogden, Chief Historian, Chickamauga & Chattanooga NMP, TBA
The Knoxville Civil War Roundtable is a organization dedicated to remembering and studying the Civil War in East Tennessee. Meetings are held at the Bearden Banquet Hall (5806 Kingston Pike). A dinner buffet is served at 6:30 p.m. Cost is $17 for members and $20 for nonmembers. Reservations must be made or cancelled not later than 11:00 am on the day before the meeting. Call (865) 671-9001 to make or cancel reservations.
Cost (for those not dining) is $5 for members and $8 for nonmembers.
The normal schedule of events at each meeting is as follows:
6:30 p.m. - Buffet Dinner
7:15 p.m. - Roundtable Business
7:30 p.m. - Speaker + Questions/Discussion
8:45 p.m. - Adjournment
Knoxville History Project: Lights, Camera, East Tennessee! with Eric Dawson
Tuesday, March 14 at 6:00 p.m. at Maple Hall, 414 S. Gay Street
Join us on the second Tuesday of the month for an entertaining and informative program with Eric Dawson, manager of the McClung Historical Collection as a tie-in to the current exhibition, “Lights, Camera, East Tennessee!” currently open at the East Tennessee History Center through July 3.
Eric is the former manager of the Tennessee Archive of Moving Image & Sound, part of the McClung Collection, and is an authority on film preservation and local film and music history. He has also contributed a story for each book in KHP’s Knoxville Lives series. Free program. Dinner and drinks available to purchase.
Knoxville History Project: 865-300-4559, www.Knoxvillehistoryproject.org
Ijams Nature Center: Bathe in the Forest
(All ages) Forest bathing is back! The first workshop of 2023 is Tuesday, March 14, from 6-8 p.m. Join forest therapy guide Sarah Schortz at the Ijams Homesite, where you'll learn to slow down and receive nature's gifts through guided, relaxing activities. Learn More and Register online
Ijams Nature Center, 2915 Island Home Ave, Knoxville, TN 37920. Visitor Center open daily 10-6; grounds and trails open daily from 8 AM - dusk. Information: 865-577-4717, www.ijams.org
Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts: 2022-2023 Artists in Residence Exhibition
Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, 556 Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN 37738. Information: 865-436-5860, https://www.arrowmont.org
Bijou Theatre: Banff Mountain Film Festival
The Banff Mountain Film Festival, a program of Banff Centre, is the largest, and one of the most prestigious, mountain festivals in the world. This year’s tour features a collection of the most inspiring action, environmental, and adventure films from the festival.
Traveling to exotic landscapes and remote cultures, and bringing audiences up-close and personal with adrenaline-packed action sports, the 2023/2024 World Tour is an exhilarating and provocative exploration of the mountain world.
Get your tickets for this awe-inspiring event for as little as $25!
Bijou Theatre, 803 S. Gay Street, Knoxville, TN 37902. Information/tickets: 865-522-0832, https://knoxbijou.org/
Children's Museum of Oak Ridge: 50th Anniversary Gallery Exhibition
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
Bennett: DUO - Italian Furniture & Art
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/
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
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