Calendar of Events
Monday, March 20, 2023
Ewing Gallery: MFA Thesis Exhibitions
ZOE BRESTER-PENNINGS, SARAH BERNSTEIN, HALEY TAKAHASHI
Reception: Friday, March 24, 5-7pm
In partial fulfillment of their graduation requirements, students pursuing the Master of Fine Arts (MFA) degree are required to mount a solo exhibition of work, and to defend their work during an oral examination in front of a faculty committee. Due to the number of graduate students enrolled in the UT School of Art, these exhibitions generally take the form of small groups of students presenting concurrent solo exhibitions in the gallery space.
Art and Architecture Building, Ewing Gallery of Art + Architecture: A+A 115
1715 Volunteer Boulevard, Knoxville, TN 37996
Cattywampus Puppet Council: Big Ears Parade - Open Studio Days
At West Jackson Armature
Sunday, March 19th~2-6pm: Giant Flag Making
Monday, March 20th~4-7pm: Parade Art Workday
Sunday, March 26th~2-6pm: Kids & Family Make n’ Take
Monday, March 27th~4-7pm: Parade Art Workday
We’ll be hosting maker space at the Cattywampus Clubhouse during the days leading up to the Big Ears Festival for community members to help us work on big puppets for the parade, as well as make their own art to carry. We’ll have cardboard, paint, and some additional supplies available for making giant cardboard flats, flags, and noisemakers. Feel free to bring your own projects already in process. All ages are welcome! Masks are encouraged.
Clarence Brown Theatre: Men On Boats
In the CBT Lab Theatre
No men. No boats. All adventure! In this true(ish) retelling of the 1869 Grand Canyon expedition, a one-armed captain and a crew of loyal volunteers set out to chart the course of the Colorado River.
Behind the Scenes Sunday will take place following the March 19 following the matinee. A Talk Back will take place Sunday, March 26th following the matinee. The Open Captioned performance is Sunday, April 2nd at 2:00 pm.
Ashlee Latimer (Director) is a writer, producer, and director focused on creating work that supports and celebrates young people of all ages.
Clarence Brown Theatre, 1714 Andy Holt Ave on the UT campus, Knoxville, TN 37996. For information/tickets: 865-974-5161, https://clarencebrowntheatre.com/plays/men-on-boats/
Ijams Hallway Gallery: Melanie Fetterolf
Come to Ijams during the month of March to view Melanie Fetterolf's collection, which features watercolor, acrylic and 3-D metal mesh works. The beautiful colors of nature are her inspiration for these creations!
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
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/
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
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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!