Calendar of Events

Monday, March 25, 2024

Bijou Theatre: Banff Mountain Film Festival

Category: Film

The annual collection of mountain-focused outdoor adventure documentaries. Each night features a different program, with some films emphasizing amazing vistas and physical feats, while others focus on environmental protection and preservation. The festival is sponsored by the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity in Alberta, Canada.

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

Union Ave Books: UTK's Creative Writing MFA Program

  • March 25, 2024

Category: Free event and Literature, spoken word, writing

UTK's Creative Writing MFA Program presents Chiasmus Reading Series and Open Mic!

The next installment of this program will take place on Monday, March 25th at 6:00 pm.

Join us for the Chiasmus monthly reading series on Monday, March 25th from 6pm-7pm at Union Ave Books. This reading will feature two UTK writers: Maggie Rue Hess and Nome Emeka Patrick! We also invite anyone interested to read after our featured writers for a 5-minute slot during the Open Mic portion. Face masks are encouraged, but not required. https://www.unionavebooks.com/event/chiasmus-reading-and-open-mic-0

Union Ave Books, 517 Union Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37902. Information: 865-951-2180, www.unionavebooks.com

O'Connor Senior Center: Artist Trading Card Meeting

  • March 25, 2024

Category: Exhibitions, visual art, Free event, Lecture, panel and Meetup

The O’Connor Senior Center will host a regular monthly Artist Trading Card meeting on Monday, March 25th from 1:00 - 2:00 pm at Knoxville. This meeting is free and open to anyone interested in making and trading ATCs. Refreshments will be served.

March program: Stamping and printing techniques are a quick and easy way to begin an ATC with fabulous results! Margaret Sidenstick is a Design Team member and artist at Scrappin’ In the City, a scrapbooking and creative resource in Knoxville. Margaret will lead participants through a stamping and printing exercise that will lead to ATCs and other applications.

No art experience is required. The goal is to have fun, create something and connect with others by trading and sharing cards. History and background of ATCs, instruction, materials, prompts and creative ideas will be provided by Tim Wiegenstein, Creative Aging Teaching Artist. No age requirements apply for this program; ATCs are for any age, and intergenerational events are encouraged.

The O’Connor Center is located at 611 Winona Street, Knoxville, TN 37917. For more information, call (865) 523-1135, or email info@oconnorcenter.org

Tennessee Artists Association: Spring Exhibition at KMA

Category: Exhibitions, visual art and Free event

Featured artists are Melinda Adams, Sandra Ange, Sarazen An Yin, Linda Blair, Glenda Bowles, Betty Bullen, Deb Cikovic, Lil Clinard, Stephanie Cobb, Aleex Conner, Michele Croslin, Michelene Deisher, Kira Evans, William Holbert, Lynn Flowers, Jan Cole, Suzanne Jack, Kathleen Janke, Carol Robin King, Andreas Koschan, Merry Koschan, David Liles, Cheryl Massey, Sylvia Milanez, Alessandra Page, Holly Pawlowski, Buddy Person, Cosimo Risolvo, Kaylie Roy, Mary Ruden, Marcia Shelly, Allan Sibley, Judy Sinclair, Roberta Smashey, Joe Tate, Cynthia Tipton, JeAnne Triplett, Janet Weaver, and Caroline West.

TAA is the oldest member supported arts organization in Tennessee, and is dedicated to promoting the arts in East Tennessee. Monthly programs of TAA include practical art demonstrations, discussions, and opportunities for individual artists to get involved in learning, community and shows. More on TAA can be found on the web at https://tnartists.org, on Instagram at @tn_artists, and on Facebook at TNArtistsAssociation. The Knoxville Museum of Art celebrates East Tennessee’s rich, diverse visual culture and its connections to the wider currents of world art. Find more about the KMA and its’ events and shows at knoxart.org.

In the Kramer Gallery, 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

Appalachian Arts Craft Center: Student Art Show

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

The Appalachian Arts Craft Center will be conducting a Student Art Show on Thursday, March 21 from 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM. The Student Art Show will feature artwork recently created by students in the 6-week AACC Homeschool Club. Light refreshments will be available. This event is free and open to the public. The Student Art Show will be on exhibit until March 31.

Location: Appalachian Arts Craft Center, 2716 Andersonville Hwy, Clinton, TN 37716. For questions call 865-494-9854.

Appalachian Arts mission is promoting creativity! We offer education and mentoring in art and craft, studios to explore and develop skills, and a retail market for qualified artists. Our vision is to be a center of excellence for artistic expression serving the creative needs of the Appalachian community. www.appalachianarts.net

Clarence Brown Theatre: Anon(ymous)

Category: Theatre

Anon(ymous)
By Naomi Iizuka
The Lab Theatre
March 21 – 30, 2024

How do you create a home when your homeland no longer exists? Separated from his mother while fleeing their war-torn country, a young refugee called Anon journeys throughout the United States. On his quest to find home and family, he dodges those who would entrap him, finds unexpected friendship, and experiences supernatural help from a goddess. A modern retelling of Homer’s The Odyssey.

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

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, https://www.arrowmont.org

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. https://thetomatohead.com/

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, www.dogwoodarts.com

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, www.dogwoodarts.com

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.
https://www.instagram.com/hollypawlowskiart

Tomato Head, 12 Market Square (865-637-4067)
https://thetomatohead.com/

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: thebottomknox@gmail.com, 865-444-5915 or www.thebottomknox.com

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