Calendar of Events

Monday, March 18, 2024

Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts: 2023-2024 Artist in Residence 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,

Ewing Gallery: MFA Thesis Exhibitions

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

March 18 – 24, 2024
Work by Megan Wolfkill, Chloe Wack, Gino Castellanos, and Anthony Huang

Location: The Ewing Gallery of Art + Architecture, 1715 Volunteer Boulevard
Times: M, T, W, F: 10am - 5pm, Thur: 10am - 7:30pm, Sun: 1-4pm
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UT School of Art: Megan Wolfkill, Chloe Wack, Gino Castellanos, Anthony Huang

Category: Exhibitions, visual art and Free event

MFA Thesis Exhibition - Group 1
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.

Reception: Friday, March 22, 5-7pm
Ewing Gallery of Art + Architecture

Exhibiting students:

Gino Castellanos - I’ve Been Here All Along
I’ve been Here All Along, an exhibition of works on paper, showcases the struggle of adaptation and transformation.

Anthony TungNing Huang - Soften the Glare, Unify as Dust
Soften the Glare, Unify as Dust, explores Daoist philosophy, Spiritual Sublimation, and a Flow State.

Chloe Wack - we live here.
we live here. depicts the Knoxville neighborhood of Belle Morris through the lens of artist and resident Chloe Wack. Part documentary, part mapping, and part homemaking, we live here. hopes to remind viewers to say hi to their neighbors.

Megan Wolfkill - Back to Back
Back-to-Back is an exhibition of paintings that explores archives, disorientation, abstraction, the passage of time, and the body’s role in each of these concepts. Megan Wolfkill stains unprimed canvas surfaces with fluid pigment, which integrates the surface, the material, and the mark into one inseparable entity. The surfaces of the paintings hold softness, sensitivity, and a “lived-in” feeling that invite an intimate and quiet read of the nuanced abstract forms.
Ewing Gallery, 1715 Volunteer Blvd on the UT campus, Knoxville, TN 37996. Hours: M-T-F 10-5, W-R 10-7:30, Su 1-4. Information: 865-974-3200,

UTHC Distinguished Lecture Series: “Imagining Operation Reinhard in Contemporary Holocaust Fiction” with Erin McGlothlin

  • March 18, 2024

Category: Free event, History, heritage, Lecture, panel and Virtual

Monday, March 18
When: 3:30 PM ET

Lindsay Young Auditorium (rm. 101)
John C. Hodges Library
1015 Volunteer Blvd.
Knoxville TN
OR via livestream at

About the Talk:
Visiting scholar Erin McGlothlin (Washington University in St. Louis) will give a public talk titled "Imagining Operation Reinhard in Contemporary Holocaust Fiction" as part of the UT Humanities Center’s 2023-2024 Distinguished Lecture Series. This presentation focuses on the mechanisms by which the canon of Holocaust literature has come to posit the Auschwitz killing center and labor camp as the dominant site of Jewish suffering during the Holocaust. While the specific horror of the Auschwitz experience is without question of central importance to the history and representation of the genocide, the cultural proclivity to reduce the complexity of the Holocaust to Auschwitz has left little space for the literary imagination of other important sites and experiences of the Holocaust, particularly the Operation Reinhard killing centers Treblinka, Sobibór and Bełźec, at which collectively around 1.7 million mostly Polish Jews were murdered. This presentation will examine how the genocide manifested differently at those sites and consider the ways in which the historical experience of the Operation Reinhard killing centers brings distinct challenges to the project of literary representation.

The lecture is free and open to the public and is held in Hodges Library’s auditorium on the UT Knoxville campus. Public parking is available in the Volunteer Hall parking garage for our off-campus visitors. Everyone is welcome!

About the Speaker:
Erin McGlothlin is a professor of German and Jewish Studies and vice dean of Undergraduate Affairs at Washington University in St. Louis. She has published widely on fictional and non-fictional representations of the Holocaust, focusing on such topics as the narrative structure of Holocaust literature and film, perpetrator representation and perpetrator trauma, ethical questions related to Holocaust representation, and generational discourse. She is the author of Second-Generation Holocaust Literature: Legacies of Survival and Perpetration (2006) and The Mind of the Holocaust Perpetrator in Fiction and Nonfiction (2021) and co-editor of four volumes: After the Digital Divide?: German Aesthetic Theory in the Age of New Digital Media (2009, with Lutz Koepnick), Persistent Legacy: The Holocaust and German Studies (2016, with Jennifer Kapczynski), The Construction of Testimony: Claude Lanzmann's Shoah and its Outtakes (2020, with Brad Prager and Markus Zisselsberger), and Lessons and Legacies of the Holocaust 15: The Holocaust: Global Perspectives and National Narratives (2023, with Avinoam Patt). Together with Stuart Taberner, she is also co-editor of the forthcoming Cambridge History of Holocaust Literature, which aims to set the path of the scholarly discourse on the literature of the Holocaust for the next twenty-five years.

Ijams Nature Center: Upcoming Events

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

3/17 • The Big Camera: Anna Atkins Cyanotype Pop-Up Event
3/17 • Self-Care Sunday Yoga
3/17 • ETNBA Monthly Bluegrass Jam
3/20 • World Storytelling Day

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,

Tomato Head: Three Dames exhibition

  • March 13, 2024 — April 28, 2024

Category: Exhibitions, visual art and Free event

Three Dames are Cheryl Massey, Marcia Shelly, Linda Blair

Tomato Head, 7240 Kingston Pike, Suite 172 (865-584-1075), in Knoxville.

Maker Exchange: 2nd Annual Mural Workshop Murals

Category: Exhibitions, visual art and Free event

Mural Workshop: Six new murals are now on display in the Curio at Maker Exchange as a part of the 2nd Annual Mural Workshop hosted by Dogwood Arts and professional muralist Megan Lingerfelt. Six local/regional artists were selected to participate in the workshop — with each one designing and painting an 8x8ft mural over the last two weeks. The murals will remain on display through the end of May 2024.

Participating Artists:
• Dustin Avilla
• Orel Brodt
• Laney Haskell
• Whitney Herrington
• Gared Luquet
• Allison Meriwether

710 Clinch Ave, Knoxville, TN 37902. Information: 865-637-4561,

Theatre Knoxville Downtown: Cactus Flower

Category: Theatre

Fri. Mar 8th 2024, 7:30 pm
Sat. Mar 9th 2024, 7:30 pm
Sun. Mar 10th 2024, 3:00 pm
Thu. Mar 14th 2024, 7:30 pm
Fri. Mar 15th 2024, 7:30 pm
Sat. Mar 16th 2024, 7:30 pm
Sun. Mar 17th 2024, 3:00 pm
Thu. Mar 21st 2024, 7:30 pm
Fri. Mar 22nd 2024, 7:30 pm
Sat. Mar 23rd 2024, 7:30 pm
Sun. Mar 24th 2024, 3:00 pm

Theatre Knoxville Downtown, 800 S. Central Street, Knoxville, TN 37902. Information & tickets: 865-544-1999,

Appalachian Arts Craft Center: Spring Porch Sale

Category: Exhibitions, visual art, Festivals, special events, Fine Crafts and Free event

The Porch Sale held twice a year features locally made artwork from members of Appalachian Arts. It’s an excellent time to shop for discounted handmade gifts.

Appalachian Arts Craft Center, 2716 Andersonville Highway, Clinton, TN. Hours: M-Sa 10-6, Su 1-5. Information: 865-494-9854,

Dogwood Arts: Synergy Student & Art Educator Exhibition

Category: Exhibitions, visual art, Free event and Kids, family

March 6 - 28, 2024: Exhibition Open (Monday - Friday 9AM-6PM)
The Dogwood Arts Synergy Exhibition showcases artwork by gifted K-12 art students alongside their art educators in an exhibition at the Clayton Center for the Arts in Maryville! 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.

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 28th from 5:30-7:30PM. Awards will be presented at 6:30pm. All artists, families, and friends are encouraged to attend this wonderful celebration!

Dogwood Arts, 123 W. Jackson Ave, Knoxville, TN 37902. Information: 865-637-4561,

Tomato Head: Exhibition by Holly Pawlowski

  • March 4, 2024 — April 7, 2024

Category: Culinary arts, food, Exhibitions, visual art and Free event

Solo show featuring 13 works comprised of a mix of original paintings and photography.

Tomato Head, 12 Market Square (865-637-4067)

The Bottom: Jars of Clay by Stephen Phillips

  • March 2, 2024 — March 31, 2024
  • 4-6 PM

Category: Fine Crafts and Free event

Join us on the second Saturday in March for the exhibition reception for 'Jars of Clay' by Stephen Phillips! Stephen Phillips has always been intrigued by the arts whether music, dance, or visual arts. His start in ceramics can be linked back to his childhood as a kid who found enjoyment in the mixing of earth with water.

On display through March 31

Artist Statement: In my recent work, I have been exploring the juxtaposition of textures and colors. I use underglazes as the base color and gloss glazes to give a differentiation between the textures and appearances provided by both glazes.

The Bottom, 2340 E Magnolia Ave, Knoxville, TN 37917. Information:, 865-444-5915 or

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