Calendar of Events
Wednesday, March 22, 2023
Knoxville Civic Auditorium: The Champions Of Magic
The Champions Of Magic team perform incredible interactive illusions, an impossible escape from Houdini’s water torture cell, a mind-blowing prediction that has to be seen to be believed, levitation high above the stage and a finale beyond explanation. The show features spectacular magic that can’t be seen anywhere else.
Their skills have been seen on screen around the world with appearances on The CW’s ‘Penn & Teller: Fool Us’, NBC’s ‘Caught on Camera with Nick Cannon’, ‘The Today Show’ & ‘Access Hollywood Live’.
Don’t miss your chance to catch some of the greatest magicians on the planet in Knoxville, with a show that never fails to amaze.
Knoxville Civic Auditorium and Coliseum, 500 Howard Baker Jr Blvd, Knoxville, TN 37915. Information: www.knoxvillecoliseum.com
Historic Ramsey House: Stained Glass Quilt Square
Wednesday, March 22nd 2023 @ 10am
We're excited to be partnering with Marc from Master Repurposers for this special one-of-a-kind Stained Glass Quilt Square! Craft your very own Stained Glass with no prior experience! Be sure to book your ticket, and join us on March 22nd, at 10am and another class at 6pm! These workshops need a minimum of 5 people to run.
Tickets are $125 for non-members, and $110 for members!
Artist Bio: Spiritually, I have been an artist for most of my life. For the last 27 years, I have worked in the medium of Stained Glass, utilizing both the copper foil and lead techniques, but those categories don’t define my work. I regularly integrate repurposed and recycled items into my original works as they bring inspiration, surprise, and a little fun into each composition. In example, you may find a vintage citrus juicer or an antique tail light lens adding pattern and dimension to a piece, with a little bit of history thrown in for good measure. I enjoy my work most when working with these unconventional elements, as I find them to be both inspirational and challenging at the same time.
My relocation to Knoxville, 2 years ago, has presented me with a wide range of artistic opportunities, with exhibitions at the Fountain City Library, The Emporium, the Big Ears Festival and the Rossini Festival, along with numerous “Makers Markets” within the East TN region. I also teach stained glass in my home studio as well as in other Art Centers around the region. I also enjoy my association with the Arts and Culture Alliance and The Maker City organizations.
Historic Ramsey House, 2614 Thorngrove Pike, Knoxville, TN 37914. Information: 865-546-0745, www.ramseyhouse.org
UT School of Music: UT Percussion Ensembles
The University of Tennessee Percussion Ensembles will perform featuring the UT Chamber Percussion Group, the UT Percussion Ensemble, and the University of Tennessee Steelband.
March 22 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/
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.
Knoxville Museum of Art: Kolaj Magazine's Mythical Landscape: Secrets of the Vale
Opening Reception SUNDAY MARCH 19, 2:30 PM – 4 PM
During this reception, Ric Kasini Kadour will present a Curator's Talk. In addition to any artists in attendance, we will be joined by artists in the Folklore & Collage Residency taking place that week at the museum. If you plan to attend the opening event, please RSVP to Christopher Byrne at firstname.lastname@example.org. After the opening, we invite you to join us and the residency artists at Marble City Market for dinner and/or drinks at 6pm.
Kolaj Magazine is a quarterly, printed, art magazine reviewing and surveying contemporary collage with an international perspective. The publication explores collage as a medium, a genre, a community, and a 21st century art movement. Critical reviews and essays are cut and pasted with artist profiles, event highlights, and articles on techniques and materials. Kolaj is published in Montreal, Quebec by Maison Kasini.
ABOUT "MYTHICAL LANDSCAPE: SECRETS OF THE VALE"—
“The peaceful valley,” wrote William Wilson in 1904, “appears to have had a peculiar attraction for beings supernatural; and for generations its bosky glens and leafy braes have been the reputed haunt of ghosts, fairies, witches, and other beings of an uncanny kind. This sweet, pastoral vale in its nine miles course can boast of scenery unequaled in its quiet beauty, possessing in its woods and waters, its hazelly glens and green-clad hills, everything that can contribute to the making of the finest landscape, while to increase the charm it abounds in the most romantic tales of byegone days.” Sanquhar is a village on the River Nith, up from Dumfries, down from Glasgow, a former Royal Burgh, home to the world’s oldest working post office and the oldest curling society. The Crichton Family ruled the land from the time of Robert the Bruce until they threw such a lavish party for James VI and I in 1617 that they went bankrupt. A monument in town is dedicated to Covenanters who fought against government interference in religious affairs. A forge on Crawick Water made shovels and other tools. A carpet factory boasted fifty-four working looms at the height of production. Saint Bride’s Church, the Tolbooth, sheep grazing the fields, the castle ruins, rabbits in Queensberry Square. What stories does this mythical landscape hold? “Mythical Landscape: Secrets of the Vale” is an exhibition by an international group of artists, all of whom traveled to Sanquhar to investigate a sense of place and make artwork that speaks to the rich history and folklore of the region. Artworks reference stories from the past (true or otherwise) and consider the history of the region. Many of the works were shown at MERZ Gallery during Sanquhar’s Festival of Folklore, 22-25 September 2022. The artwork will be the subject of a film by David Rushton and used to illustrate a forthcoming, abridged version of William Wilson’s 1904 book, Folk Lore and Genealogies of Uppermost Nithsdale.
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
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
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/
Piecing Together History: A look at the Ramsey House Quilt Collection
Hours: Wednesday - Saturday, 10:00am - 4:00pm
Join the Historic Ramsey House during March for a special look at our quilt collection! "Piecing Together History: A look at the Ramsey House Quilt Collection" will highlight some of our rarely displayed collection pieces that showcase a rich and vibrant textile history! Throughout the month, we will have several different workshops and lectures happening, so be sure to mark your calendars!
The Historic Ramsey House’s permanent collection is home to more than 50 historic quilts and other textiles dating from the early 1800's to the mid 1900's. From the Pickle Dish to the Rose and Bud, these beautiful works of art, help to tell the story of East Tennessee families, from all walks of life, one stitch at a time. Our ongoing effort to protect and store the collection is integral to ensuring its survival for future generations.
Historic Ramsey House, 2614 Thorngrove Pike, Knoxville, TN 37914. Information: 865-546-0745, www.ramseyhouse.org