Calendar of Events

Thursday, September 7, 2023

16th Biennial Carson-Newman Art Faculty Exhibition

  • September 7, 2023 — October 28, 2023

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

Featuring varied works by current faculty: Heather Hartman Folks, Matthew Jessie, Julie L. Rabun, Jennifer Stoneking-Stewart, and David Underwood.

Opens Thu Sep 7, 3-5 PM and closes Sat Oct 28, 9:30 AM - 12

The Michael Alvis Art Gallery at Carson-Newman University, Warren Art Building, corner of Branner & Ken Sparks Way, Jefferson City, TN 37760. Gallery hours: M-F 8-4. Information: 865-471-4985,

Friends of the Library: Used Book Sale

  • September 7, 2023 — September 9, 2023

Category: Festivals, special events, Free event, Kids, family and Literature, spoken word, writing

Upcoming Sales

Karns Branch: September 7 and 9; 10-5

Gallery 1010: Agapē: Depicting Love in All Aspects

Category: Exhibitions, visual art and Free event

Hours: Thursday 5-7 PM, Saturday 10 AM - 1 PM

Gallery 1010, 100 S. Gay Street, Suite 114, Knoxville, TN 37902. Information:

Mill & Mine: Rival Sons

  • September 7, 2023
  • 8:00PM

Category: Music

Rival Sons, Thursday, September 7, at The Mill & Mine, 227 W. Depot Avenue.
8:00 PM (Doors 7:00 PM)

Ages 18+
Advance Price: $29.50 + fees / Day of Show Price: $35+ fees
*This is a standing room only venue.*

The Mill & Mine, 227 W. Depot Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37917. Tickets/information:

Authors Guild of Tennessee: Monthly Meeting

  • September 7, 2023
  • 11:00AM

Category: Literature, spoken word, writing

The Authors Guild of Tennessee (AGT) will hold its monthly meeting on Thursday, September 7, 2023 at 11:00 am at the Faith Lutheran Church,225 Jamestowne Blvd, Knoxville, TN 37934. Social time and book exchange begins at 10:30. Published authors are invited to attend. AGT is now accepting applications for associate membership from authors who have written a book but are not yet published. Serious authors only. In the event of inclement weather, check the AGT Website for updates and information:

Knoxville Writers' Guild: Writing About Visual Art

Category: Literature, spoken word, writing

Knoxville Writers’ Guild, Thursday, September 7, 2023, 7-8 PM
Addison’s Bookshop and Event Center, 126 S. Gay Street, Knoxville, TN

Since ancient Greek times, writers have worked to express visual mediums in written forms, a process called ekphrasis. For contemporary writers, visual art can help generate new ideas. It can also help us find deeper meaning in our existing projects. From “Ode on a Grecian Urn” to the newest issue of The Ekphrastic Review, we'll look at the many ways visual art can inspire and help us generate new work. We’ll have a few exercises for practice, too.

Denton Loving is the author of the poetry collections Crimes Against Birds (Main Street Rag) and Tamp (Mercer University Press). He is a co-founder and editor at EastOver Press and its literary journal Cutleaf. His writing has appeared in numerous publications including Iron Horse Literary Review, Kenyon Review, Tupelo Quarterly, Harvard Divinity Bulletin, The Threepenny Review, and Ecotone.

Knoxville Writers’ Guild meetings take place at Central United Methodist Church's Fellowship Hall, 201 E. Third Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37917. Information:

UT Arboretum Society: East TN Birds of Prey

Category: Free event, Lecture, panel, Science, nature and Virtual


Did you know that we now have Bald Eagles living around us in East Tennessee? Can you tell the difference between a mature eagle and a juvenile? And what time of the year would you expect to see a Northern Harrier and where? When do Broad-winged Hawks migrate? Often you only get a quick look at a fast-moving bird-of-prey and it is difficult to ID them.

To learn the answers to these questions and gain some valuable tips for identifying our East Tennessee birds of prey join UT Arboretum Education Coordinator, Michelle Campanis and local author and naturalist Stephen Lyn Bales, via Zoom Thursday, September 7 at 7pm Eastern. Some of the local birds-of-prey we will discuss are eagles, hawks, vultures and falcons.

You can watch this Zoom class from the comfort of your home. Closed captions are available. The recording will be sent to everyone who registers. The program is free, but registration is required to receive your Zoom link and the recording. Register at Please contact Michelle at for any questions or registration issues. To contact Stephen Lyn Bales or buy one of his UT Press books, email him at

Clarence Brown Theatre: Murder on the Orient Express

Category: Literature, spoken word, writing and Theatre

By Agatha Christie
Clarence Brown Theatre
September 6 – 24, 2023

The story you are about to witness is one of romance and tragedy, primal murder, and the urge for revenge! Wax your mustache and hop on board the Orient Express for a ride you won’t soon forget! A snowdrift has halted the train in its tracks…with a killer onboard. Over the next 48 hours, Hercule Poirot must find the villain before he or she strikes again. Back by popular demand!

Clarence Brown Theatre, 1714 Andy Holt Ave on the UT campus, Knoxville, TN 37996. For information/tickets: 865-974-5161,

Westminster Presbyterian Church: Current Works by Mike Berry and Linda Sullivan

  • September 5, 2023 — October 27, 2023

Category: Exhibitions, visual art and Free event

Local-scape is an exhibition of works illustrating the beautiful and poetic places in and around East Tennessee. These places have inspired Berry to use his own personal language of color and composition to create unique works that are created from everyday scenes to become a work of the local-scape. These works fix one's memory onto one particular moment that in turn inspires a thousand interpretations of place or experience through expressive color application. Mike Berry received his M.F.A. from the Savannah College of Art & Design in 1997, and has been managing the University of Tennessee Downtown Gallery since 2004. Berry’s artwork has been exhibited regionally, including solo and group exhibitions throughout the southeast during the last 20 years. Berry maintains a studio in Knoxville TN and works with private collectors and corporate businesses on commissioned pieces. Berry also is the official framer for the Beauford Delaney Estate located in Knoxville. Knoxville has been the main subject of Berry’s work for more than a two decades and he has made Knoxville his home since 1999.

Linda Sullivan has a Bachelor of Arts and Math from the University of Evansville (Indiana) and a Master of Fine Arts from Northern Illinois University where she focused on glaze chemistry and glaze testing. Her functional pottery has evolved to include interpretations of landscapes through the glazing process. All her glazes are self developed and poured to overlap each other in a painterly way. She especially draws inspiration from the landscapes of the Southwest.

Works will be on view in the Schilling Gallery Monday-Thursday, 9-4; and Friday, 9-noon.
Westminster Presbyterian Church Schilling Gallery, 6500 Northshore Drive, Knoxville, TN 37919
Information: 865-584-3957.

Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts: National Juried Exhibition

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

Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, 556 Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN 37738. Information: 865-436-5860,

Pienkow Art Gallery: RETRoSPECT with UTK Printmaking Faculty & Staff

  • September 1, 2023 — February 23, 2024

Category: Exhibitions, visual art and Free event

RECEPTION: Friday September 8th, 5-7pm

“RETRoSPECT” surveys recent and past works by UT Printmaking faculty members Beauvais Lyons, Althea Murphy-Price and Koichi Yamamoto, as well as 2D Printmaking Technician Elysia Mann. Included in the exhibition are both traditional print processes, from engravings and intaglios, to screenprints and lithographs, as well as experimental uses of print media. The UT Printmaking program is consistent ranked among the top graduate programs in the United States. It has a long-standing exchange program with the Eugeniusz Geppert Academy of Art and Design in Wrocław, Poland. The exhibition is free and open to the public, and is a project of the Marek Maria Pienkowski Foundation. For more information on the UTK Printmaking Program, see:

Pienkow Art Gallery, 7417 Kingston Pike Knoxville, TN 37919
Hours: Mon-Fri 8-5 and Sat 8-11

Lilienthal Gallery: Metamorphosis

  • September 1, 2023 — November 26, 2023

Category: Exhibitions, visual art and Free event

Opening Night, September 1, First Friday, 5 - 8pm

Please join us for the unveiling of our new exhibition, Metamorphosis, which features creations suspended on the precipice of blossoming—encapsulating hibernation, transformation, and rebirth. At 6:00 pm, Hungarian artist Eszter Bornemisza will give a gallery talk about her mixed media fiber works. Dress Code: Exquisite Autumn Colors with Gold Accessories

Metamorphosis is a familiar occurrence in nature, as the changing seasons bring leaves from vibrant greens to the subdued, regal hues of ochre, amber, and earth tones. Nature evolves silently before one's eyes, a constant process of metamorphosis. Like a breath held in anticipation, the moment before transition is pregnant with possibility and quiet vitality. The very change itself holds an extraordinary power– energetic hope and new life. These works, made with raw materials, are suspended on the precipice of blossoming, encapsulating hibernation, transformation, and rebirth.

Eszter Bornemisza
Alke Reeh
Martha Rieger

Lilienthal Gallery, 23 Emory Place, Knoxville, TN 37917. Information: 865-200-4401,

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