Calendar of Events

Tuesday, April 18, 2023

St John's Episcopal Cathedral - Cathedral Arts: The Choir of Clare College, Cambridge

  • April 18, 2023

Category: Music

Tuesday April 18, 7:30pm
The acclaimed Choir of Clare College, Cambridge, one of the most highly esteemed choirs in the world, will sing at St. John’s as part of their Spring tour of the United States. Ticketed event.

Saint John's Episcopal Cathedral, 413 Cumberland Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37902. Information: 865-525-7347,

Mill & Mine: Wilder Woods

  • April 18, 2023

Category: Music

7:30 PM (Doors 6:30 PM)
Advance Price: $31 + fees / Day of Show Price: $36 + fees
*This is a standing room only venue.*
This event is 18+ (Under 18 permitted with parent or legal guardian)

The Mill & Mine, 227 W. Depot Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37917. Tickets/information: 865-343-6000 or

Bijou Theatre: Jimmie Vaughan and the Tilt-A-Whirl Band

Category: Music

SATURDAY, APR 15, 8:00PM at the Bijou Theatre.

Bijou Theatre, 803 S. Gay Street, Knoxville, TN 37902. Information/tickets: 865-522-0832,

Tennessee Artists Association: Monthly Meeting with Katie Romba and Debbie Alley

Category: Free event, Lecture, panel and Meetup

The Tennessee Artist’s Association will hold its regular monthly meeting on Tuesday, April 18 from 7:00 - 8:30 pm at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 6500 Northshore Dr., Knoxville. This meeting is free and open to anyone interested in the arts in East Tennessee. CDC Covid guidelines will be followed. Refreshments will be served.

The program will feature Katie Romba and Debbie Alley, members of the TAA Social Media Team. Katie and Debbie are both working artists with a special interest and experience using social media to promote their work. Romba will present the new TAA website highlighting the membership, store, classes, blog, and calendar features that have been updated. Alley will discuss how social media can expand community exposure to art. She will share simple things artists can do to reach more people through Instagram and Facebook. She will share tips on reading analytics within each of these platforms to monitor social media growth. Katie’s Instagram page can be found at katierombastudios, and Debbie’s Instagram page is under debzmcalley.

Tennessee Artists Association - A place to learn and grow as an artist. Monthly programs of TAA include practical art demonstrations, discussions, and opportunities for individual artists to get involved in learning, community and shows. More on the Tennessee Artist’s Association can be found on the web at, on Instagram at @tn_artists, and on Facebook at TNArtistsAssociation.

Ijams Nature Center: Spring Migration Magic

  • April 18, 2023

Category: Classes, workshops, Kids, family and Science, nature

(Ages 16+) Join an Ijams naturalist for an illustrated lecture on spring migration Tuesday, April 18, from 7-8 p.m. You'll leave with tips to attract these feathered friends! 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,

The District Gallery: American Impressionist Society

  • April 14, 2023 — June 3, 2023

Category: Exhibitions, visual art and Free event

The District Gallery will be hosting a national show and weeklong art event. We are honored to present this national exhibition by the American Impressionist Society’s Signature and Master Members. This 7th annual small works showcase will feature 174 juried paintings by some of the top contemporary impressionist painters in the country. Awards will be judged and presented by longtime Nashville artist Anne Blair Brown.

Friday, April 14, 5-8 pm: Opening Reception & Awards Ceremony of Impressions
174 juried paintings by some of the top contemporary impressionist painters in the country will be judged with a top prize of $4000. We'll have over 60 artists from around the country, including judge Anne Blair Brown from Nashville, at this prestigious event.

During the week of April 11-15, there will be several art events and workshops that require registration. For a full calendar of events and our show catalog, please go to

Saturday, April 15, 5-7 pm: Wet Works Exhibit and Awards
The impressionist painters will be in Knoxville painting at various locations the week of April 11-15, this exhibit is a culmination of their freshly painted works that will be on display for one day only.

The District Gallery, 5113 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37919. Hours: M-F 10-5:30, Sa 10-4. Information: 865-200-4452,

Ewing Gallery: MFA Thesis Exhibitions - Sean Latif Heiser, Noah Lagle, Emily Rice

Category: Exhibitions, visual art, Fine Crafts and Free event

Reception: Friday, April 14, 6-8pm
Free and open to the public

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.

Sean Latif Heiser: Discretionary Monuments
Discretionary Monuments explores ideas of world-building, personal histories, time, and the pathways between reality and fantasy.

Noah Lagle: Raised on Replicas
Raised on Replicas is an installation of structural prints and plaster multiples that explores the gap between commemoration and conservation. Envelopes that evoke architectural spaces and imitations of common shipping materials construct interconnected provisional enclosures that address facets of identity and communication through a historical lens.

Emily Rice: Gleaning the Spirit
From intimate scales to monumental immersion, their work embodies storytelling and belief sourced through archival research and memory. These generative fictions make way for imagined narratives that explore collaboration with living and non-living things and consider the transmutation and transcendence of materials and witnesses.

Gallery Hours:
Mon-Wed and Fri 10am-5pm
Thursday 10am-7:30pm
Sunday 1pm-4pm

Art and Architecture Building, Ewing Gallery of Art + Architecture
1715 Volunteer Boulevard, Knoxville, TN 37996 or 865-974-3200

River & Rail Theatre Company: White Rabbit Red Rabbit

Category: Theatre

River & Rail’s White Rabbit/Red Rabbit Features A Different Actor Every Night
by Nassim Soleimanpour

No director. No set. No rehearsal. This one-person show is written to be handed to its performer on the night of their performance, in front of a live audience. Called “playful, enigmatic and haunting”, “a tense, entrancing piece of theatre” and “unpredictable, and completely unforgettable”, White Rabbit/Red Rabbit experiments with new ways of making and understanding theatre.

Barred from leaving his country after refusing military service under Iran’s brutal dictatorship, playwright Nassim Soleimanpour sent a play out into the world instead. The result is a thrilling, experimental allegory which has been performed in over 30 languages since its premiere in 2011, and which is different every night. Performed live at River & Rail's Old City Performing Arts Center by nationally-recognized artists like pulitzer-nominated playwright Octavio Solis, Tony-nominated actor, Andy Grotelueschen, the Book of Queer's Marlon Meikle, Pokemon’s Martha Harms, Kenneth Herring and Emily Ernst of River and Rail, and Knoxville’s own Jed Diamond, Jonathan Clark, and Dale Mackey! Tickets are $25 for General Admission, $40 for premium seating, and $10 for students with ID: Stay tuned for a full list of performers.

Kenneth Herring - Performing April 11th at 7:30pm
Dale Mackey - Performing April 13th at 7:30pm
Marlon Meikle - Performing April 14th at 7:30pm
Martha Harms (Performing April 15 at 2:30pm)
Octavio Solis (Performing April 18 at 7:30pm)
Andy Grotelueschen (Performing April 21 at 7:30pm)

River & Rail Theatre, 111 State Street, Knoxville, TN 37902. Information: 865-407-0727,

Rala: Tallulah Dearest and Her Coterie by Cynthia Markert

  • April 7, 2023 — May 28, 2023

Category: Exhibitions, visual art and Free event

Rala is pleased to present Cynthia Markert as our featured artist for April and May. "Tallulah Dearest and Her Coterie" continues Cynthia's unique and recognizable style of oil painting on wood. Please join us for the show opening from 6 to 8pm on Friday, April 7.

Artist Cynthia Markert has been creating her mixed media portraits on wood for over four decades. She finds inspiration in historical icons such as The Odd Woman, The New Woman, The Flapper, and The Free Thinking Woman from the 1890s to the 1930s, and the Belle Époque to the jazz age. Her paintings infuse these inspirations with personal expression of spiritual bonding.

Rala: Regional and Local Artisans, 112 W. Jackson Ave, Knoxville, TN 37902. Hours: Tu-Sa 11-6, Su 11-5. Information: 865-525-7888, or

Art Guild at Fairfield Glade: Members’ Judged Art Show

Category: Exhibitions, visual art, Fine Crafts and Free event

The Art Guild at Fairfield Glade will host a Fun and Wine Opening Reception for the Members’ Judged Art Show on Friday, April 7 from 5 - 7 p.m.

Art Guild members Al Hansen, Beverly Olin and Kay Wode will serve as a judges panel and will determine the winning entries. Winners will be announced to the public during the April 7 reception. This event is free and open to the public! Browse through eye-catching displays of artwork in our gallery, available for purchase. Unique gifts can also be found in our retail space, “Endless Possibilities, Fine Arts and Crafts.”

Gallery: Mon-Sat 9-4. Art Guild at Fairfield Glade at the Plateau Creative Arts Center, 451 Lakeview Drive, Fairfield Glade, TN 38558. Information: 931-707-7249,

Art Market Gallery: Roger Kroll and Cindy Marrazzo

Category: Exhibitions, visual art, Fine Crafts and Free event

A First Friday opening reception for the exhibits is planned from 5:30 pm - 9 pm, April 7th, with complimentary refreshments and music.

Roger Kroll has been working in the jewelry business for over 50 years. After receiving an MFA degree from the Rochester Institute of Technology, majoring in metal and jewelry arts, he taught special education for four years in upstate New York. He then joined the faculty at East Tennessee State University where he helped build the MFA program in metal arts. He then left the university to pursue his own career producing jewelry in Sarasota, Florida, where he opened a small jewelry shop and manufacturing business. After a successful nineteen years of business in Florida, he returned to East Tennessee where he continued his love of creating beautiful expressive jewelry using traditional techniques in a contemporary fashion. He cuts and polishes unique stones in addition to fusing dichroic glass, which he then sets in sterling silver. He has exhibited in many juried shows throughout the country and is a former member of the Foothills Craft Guild in Knoxville and also a long-time member of the Art Market Gallery.

Born and raised near Chicago, Cindy Marrazzo is an international painter and engineer living in Jacksboro, TN. Her art education began as a child with private oil painting lessons and continued throughout her high school years, receiving multiple awards and support from her teachers for art scholarships. Shortly after her graduation from high school at 16, Cindy enlisted in the US Marine Corps. She then chose a path in the sciences which included instruction in anatomy, light & reflection, fluid mechanics (water, cloud, & wind movement), the color spectrum and other physics & architectural classes that could be applied to her art. Although passionate about art, she instead worked with math and science for most of her adult life. After losing her engineering job in a down economy, Marrazzo took a friend’s suggestion and took up her paint brushes to rekindle her love of painting. “I apply my physics and math to my art & I use my Marine Corps discipline to finish many paintings that require a lot of time and patience.” Many of Marrazzo’s pieces are painted in a traditional realism style. She uses math & science to deliver realistic details to every scene, while her use of darks and lights provide amazing light to her paintings. Marrazzo artwork can be found throughout the US, Canada and Europe.

Art Market Gallery, 422 S. Gay St, Knoxville, TN 37902. Hours: Tu-Sa 11-6, Su 1-6. Information: 865-525-5265,,

Mighty Mud: Terra Madre: Women in Clay

  • April 7, 2023 — April 30, 2023

Category: Exhibitions, visual art, Fine Crafts and Free event

Terra Madre: Women in Clay announces their upcoming Exhibition to be held at Mighty Mud located at 126 Jennings Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37917.

The exhibition includes a First Friday evening opening reception on April 7 from 6 pm – 9 pm. The exhibit is free and open to the public and refreshments will be provided at the opening reception.

This show will feature the handmade pottery and clay art of several members of the group. Terra Madre is an eclectic group of female artists with diverse approaches to clay. Unique additions to the home and distinctive gifts for the season will be featured including functional, sculptural, traditional, contemporary and whimsical works of clay art. Some of the Madres whose work will be included in the upcoming exhibit are: Donna Beshore, Ellie Kotsianas Christner, Pat Clapsaddle, Debbie Corley, Emily Burgess, Amy Evans, Annamarie Gundlach, Lynn Fisher, Pat Herzog, Lynne Johnson, Lisa Kurtz, Karen Kyte, Patty Lewis, Wendy Mosca, Diahn Ott, Linda Sullivan and Debbie Whalen.

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