Calendar of Events

Dogwood Arts :: 2014-2015 Events

Dogwood Arts Festival
April 2, 2014 :: A Very Special Arts Festival
April 3, 2014 :: SYNERGY [Student Art Exhibition & East Tennessee Art Educator Exhibition] Openings
April 4, 2014 :: Art in Public Places KnoxvilleNEXUS 2014, and Regional Fine Art Exhibition Openings
April 4-6, 2014 :: Rhythm N’ Blooms
April 5, 2014 :: Chalk Walk
April 9, 2014 :: Dogwood Luncheon 
April 9-27, 2014 :: Dogwood Trails, Open Gardens & Camera Sites and Walking Trails
April 12-13, 2014 :: Dogwood Art DeTour
April 25-27, 2014 :: Market Square Art Fair
April 25-27, 2014 :: Bus Tours of the Dogwood Trails
April 26-27, 2014 :: Bikes & Blooms

Knoxville Film Festival
September 11-14, 2014 :: Knoxville Film Festival

Bazillion Blooms
December 6, 2014 :: Bazillion Blooms

House & Garden Show
February 13-15, 2015 :: House & Garden Show


Featured Art Events:

APRIL 1 – 27
THE ART MARKET GALLERY ANNUAL MEMBERS AUCTION
Bid in a silent auction of over 50works of original art by Art Market Gallery memberartists. Choose from paintings, glasswork, jewelry, pottery, wood designs and more!
Art Market Gallery
422 S. Gay Street
Tues.-Sat. 11:00am-6:00pm, Fri. 11:00am-9:00pm, Sun. 1:00pm- 5:00pm
Free Admission!
(865)525-5265
artmarketgallery.net

APRIL 4
ART ON THE BLOCK
Aerial acrobatics, fire twirlers (Poi artists) and hoop dancers, drummers, popular local artists doing live paintings and live music performances on the street. Galleries and businesses open and displaying artwork throughout the event.
Sponsored by The 100 Block Association and Central Business Improvement District.
The 100 Block Association
100 Block of Gay St.
6:00pm-9:00pm
Free Admission!

APRIL 11
VISION OF HOME: RECENT WORKS BY KATHIE ODOM
Plein air painter Kathie Odom works in oils. Almost exclusively Kathie’s compositions are places where the possibility of life exists: barn, nest, field, dwelling, bud, shed—the vision of home. On display until May 3rd.
The District Gallery
5113 Kingston Pk.
5:30pm-9:00pm
(865)200-4452
thedistrictgallery.com

APRIL 12
FAMILY FUN DAY: ANCIENT GLASS
Join us for activities, crafts, tours and more centered around our new exhibit “Glass of the Ancient Mediterranean.”
McClung Museum of Natural History and Culture
1327 Circle Park Dr.
9:00am-5:00pm
Free Admission!
(865)974-2144
mcclungmuseum.utk.edu 

APRIL 12
FARRAGUT BOOK FEST FOR CHILDREN
This event will feature storytellers, book signings by local authors, art activities, face painting, music, giveaways and refreshments.
Sponsored by Farragut Arts Council and Knox County Library- Farragut Branch.
Campbell Station Park
405 N. Campbell Station Rd.
10:00am-2:00pm
Free Admission!
townoffarragut.org

APRIL 13
KNOXVILLE FILM FESTIVAL & REGAL ENTERTAINMENT GROUP PRESENT A SPECIAL SCREENING OF BANDIT AND THE SAINTS OF DOGWOOD
Sunday, April 13 at 7:00pm
Regal Downtown West Cinema 8 [1640 Downtown West Blvd.]
Lenna, her furry best friend Bandit, and a few other students plan to pull a prank on the Principal the last day of school… The night of their dastardly deed, they encounter treasure map toting thieves looking for gold buried underneath the school’s gym. The students are discovered by the thieves and barely escape. They are blamed by the principal for the damage! Bandit recruits a few of his own four legged pals to help the kids and lead them home. Co-Produced by Knoxville-based Will*Rock Entertainment, Bandit And The Saints Of Dogwood, was filmed in East Tennessee during June of 2013. In celebration of the new movie, Regal Cinemas and the Knoxville Film Festival are hosting this private screening for East Tennessee director Brooks Benjamin along with the local cast and crew who created this family-friendly film.
Presented in partnership with the Visit Knoxville Film Office.

APRIL 14
MCCLUNG MUSEUM STROLLER TOUR: NATIVE AMERICAN BEADWORK
Join the Museum Educator at McClung as they lead a gallery tour of ‘Brightly Beaded: North American Indian Glass Beadwork’ for parents/ caregivers and their young ones.
McClung Museum of Natural History and Culture
1327 Circle Park Dr.
10:00am-11:00am
Free Admission!
(865)974-2144
mcclungmuseum. utk.edu

APRIL 26
LOCAL LITERARY LIGHTS
Meet known and not so known area writers who will be at Union Ave Books. Authors’ books will be available for sale and signing by the authors.
Sponsored by Union Ave Books and The University of Tennessee Press.
Union Ave Books
517 Union Ave.
11:00am-2:30pm
Free Admission!
(865)951-2180

APRIL 26-27
4TH ANNUAL FARRAGUT ART IN THE PARK
Two days of plein air painting and photography at various parks and other scenic locations throughout Farragut. The public is invited to observe as participants paint and photograph their subjects both days.
Sponsored by Farragut Business Alliance and the Town of Farragut.
Various Farragut parks
9:00am-4:00pm Free Admission!
(865)307-2486
farragutbusiness.com

APRIL 26
FARRAGUT ART FOR KIDS!
A special feature of Farragut Art in the Park, this event features interactive art opportunities and entertainment for children.
Sponsored by Farragut Business Alliance and the Town of Farragut.
Campbell Station Park
405 N. Campbell Station Rd.
1:00pm-3:00pm
Free Admission!
(865)307-2486
farragutbusiness.com

APRIL 24-JULY 27
LEGACY: LOST FOOTAGE FROM THE ARROWMONT FILM COLLECTION
A celebration of the Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, featuring a screening of Legacy: Lost Footage From the Arrowmont Film Collection (1930-1960), a new film by Chris Barrett, featuring archival footage preserved by the Tennessee Archive of Moving Image and Sound. Live music performance. A display of vintage Arrowmont artifacts and crafts.
Sponsored by the East Tennessee Historical Society, Tennessee Archive of Moving Image and Sound and Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts.
East Tennessee History Center
601 S. Gay St. 6:30pm-8:00pm
Free Admission!
(865)215-8830

MAY 2
GLASS BLAST STREET PARTY
This street party, to celebrate Glass Fest 2014 at the KMA, will include live music, food and beverages.
Knoxville Museum of Art
1050 World’s Fair Park Dr.
5:00pm-9:00pm
$20 per person
(865)525-6101
knoxart.org

MAY 4
KMA FAMILY FUN DAY
This Family Fun Day is packed with fun art-making activities, artist demonstrations, face painting, balloon twisting, continuous entertainment on stage, and docents in the galleries.
Knoxville Museum of Art
1050 World’s Fair Park Dr.
12:00pm-5:00pm
Free Admission!
(865)525-6101
knoxart.org

MAY 9
4TH ANNUAL ART IN THE PARK: RECEPTION AND GALLERY SALE
Farragut Art in the Park culminates with a Reception & Gallery Sale. Mingle with the artists and enjoy hors d’oeuvres and wine. Best of Show, First Place and Second Place works will be awarded cash prizes.
Sponsored by Farragut Business Alliance and the Town of Farragut.
The Gallery at Renaissance
7:00pm-9:00pm
Free admission!
Wine: $3/glass
(865)307-2486
farragutbusiness.com

MAY 17
FAMILY FUN DAY: NATIVE AMERICAN BEADWORK
Join us for activities, crafts, tours and more centered around our new exhibit- Brightly Beaded: North American Indian Glass Beadwork.
McClung Museum of Natural History and Culture
1327 Circle Park Dr.
1:30pm-4:30pm
Free Admission!
(865)974-2144
mcclungmuseum.utk.edu

FEATURED ART EXHIBITS

THRU APRIL 6
CONTEMPORARY FOCUS 2014
Contemporary Focus recognizes, supports, and documents the development of contemporary art in East Tennessee. Featured artists for 2014 are Jean Hess, Althea Murphy-Price and Jessica Wohl.
Presenting Sponsor: Texas Instruments.
Knoxville Museum of Art
1050 World’s Fair Park Dr.
Tues.-Sat. 10:00am- 5:00pm, Sun. 1:00pm- 5:00pm, closed on Mondays
Free Admission!
(865)525-6100
knoxart.org

APRIL 24
CONTEMPLATIONS
O’Connor Art Exhibition features the artwork of seniors who have participated in art classes at the O’Connor Center under the direction of Ms. Ann Birdwell, local artist and instructor. Watercolors, oils, and acrylics will be on display and an Open House and Reception will be part of the evening’s festivities.
Sponsored by O’Connor Advisory Board.
O’Connor Senior Center
611 Winona St.
4:00pm-6:00pm Free Admission!
(865)523-1135

APRIL 24-JULY 27
FACETS OF MODERN AND CONTEMPORARY GLASS
Facets is an exhibition surveying the work of modern and contemporary artists who approach glass using innovative methods and techniques. Among the featured artists are Daniel Clayman, Andrew Erdos, Luke Jerram, Karen LaMonte, Beth Lipman, Harvey Littleton, and Ivan Navarro. Organized by the KMA.
Knoxville Museum of Art
1050 World’s Fair Park Dr.
Tues.-Sat. 10:00am- 5:00pm, Sun. 1:00pm- 5:00pm, closed on Mondays
Free Admission!
(865)525-6101
knoxart.org

THRU MAY 4
SIGHT AND FEELING: PHOTOGRAPHS BY ANSEL ADAMS
This exhibition of 23 Ansel Adams photographs emphasizes the role of the artist’s intuitive and emotional response to the landscape in the creation of his powerful and enduring photographs. Organized by the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts.
Presenting Sponsor: Emerson Process Management; Additional Sponsorship: Kim and Stephen Rossen.
Knoxville Museum of Art
1050 World’s Fair Park Dr.
Tues.-Sat. 10:00am- 5:00pm, Sun. 1:00pm- 5:00pm, closed on Mondays
Free Admission!
(865)525-6100 knoxart.org

APRIL 25 MAY 4
CYCLE OF LIFE: WITHIN THE POWER OF DREAMS AND THE WONDER OF INFINITY
“Cycle of Life: Within the Power of Dreams and the Wonder of Infinity,” is a monumental masterwork; one the largest figural glassand- steel assemblages in the world by the internationally acclaimed artist Richard Jolley. This permanent exhibition will be located in the museum’s Great Hall.
Knoxville Museum of Art
1050 World’s Fair Park
Tues.-Sat. 10:00am- 5:00pm, Sun. 1:00pm- 5:00pm, closed on Mondays
Free Admission!
(865)525-6101
knoxart.org

RESCHEDULED: FRIDAY, MAY 2
UNVEILING RIGHT ANGLE REPLY (KBGA)
Right Angle Reply is a zigzag pathway that highlights the site’s topography. It exists somewhere between sculpture and architecture and functions as a place to gather, move, and think. Opening on May 2 from 4:00-6:00pm with ribbon cutting at 4:15pm.
Sponsored by General Shale, Sequatchie Concrete Service, Inc. and Johnson & Galyon Construction.
Designed and installed by Brian R. Jobe Studio.
Knoxville Botanical Garden & Arboretum
2743 Wimpole Ave.
2:00pm
Free Admission!
(865)862-8717
knoxgarden.com

THRU JUNE 1
BRIGHTLY BEADED: NORTH AMERICAN INDIAN GLASS BEADWORK
From cradleboards to moccasins, this exhibit explores how Native American beadwork served as a highly visible expression of cultural identity and pride that continues to this day.
McClung Museum of Natural History and Culture
1327 Circle Park Dr.
9:00am-5:00pm
Free Admission!
(865)974-2144
mcclungmuseum.utk.edu

THRU JUNE 1
GLASS OF THE ANCIENT MEDITERRANEAN
This exhibit explores the beauty and manufacture of ancient glass through highlights from the Yale University Art Gallery.
McClung Museum of Natural History and Culture
1327 Circle Park Dr.
9:00am-5:00pm
Free Admission!
(865)974-2144

THRU JUNE 21
WOVEN OF WOOD: EAST TENNESSEE BASKETS, 1880-1940
During the past year, the East Tennessee Historical Society has documented the traditional basket makers of our region through photographs, family stories, and baskets. The resulting exhibition highlights selected examples from this groundbreaking survey. Sponsorship in honor of Natalie L. Haslam and support provided by the Arts & Culture Alliance’s Arts & Heritage Fund.
East Tennessee Historical Society
601 Gay St. 9:00am-5:00pm
Admission is $5 for adults, $4 for seniors, children 16 and under free. Sundays: free.
(865)215-8830
easttnhistory.org

PERMANENT EXHIBITION
CURRENTS: RECENT ART FROM EAST TENNESSEE AND BEYOND
Currents examines recent developments in international contemporary art. It features a selection of objects from the KMA’s collection by artists currently working in East Tennessee and beyond.
Knoxville Museum of Art
1050 World’s Fair Park Dr.
Tues.-Sat. 10:00am- 5:00pm; Sun. 1:00pm- 5:00pm; closed on Mondays Free Admission!
(865)525-6101
knoxart.org

PERMANENT EXHIBITION
HIGHER GROUND: A CENTURY OF THE VISUAL ARTS IN EAST TENNESSEE
Higher Ground is the first ongoing exhibition devoted to the history of art in East Tennessee. It features a selection of more than 60 objects from the KMA’s holdings supplemented by those borrowed from public and private collections from all over the country.
Knoxville Museum of Art
1050 World’s Fair Park Dr.
Tues.-Sat. 10:00am- 5:00pm, Sun. 1:00pm- 5:00pm, closed on Mondays
Free Admission!
(865)525-6101

Featured Garden Events:

APRIL 19
KNOX HERITAGE SEQUOYAH HILLS TROLLEY TOUR
To celebrate Westwood, the new home of Knox Heritage and the
60th anniversary of Sequoyah Hills as a Dogwood Trail, Knox Heritage will be giving free tours of the neighborhood.
Sequoyah Hills – start location to be given at confirmation of reservation.
10:00am & 1:00pm
Free admission, but space is very limited;reservations are required.
(865)523-8008
knoxheritage.org

APRIL 26
EARTHFEST
Celebrate Earth Day at World’s Fair Park for the 15th Annual EarthFest! EarthFest is a free, “zero-waste” event with food, fun and entertainment for the whole family, including your pets. World’s Fair Park
502 Henley St.
10:00am-7:00pm
Free Admission!
(865)382-7476
knox-earthfest.org

APRIL 26
21st ANNUAL SPRING GARDENS FESTIVAL
21st Annual Spring Gardens Festival Join the Knox Co. Council of Garden Clubs as they help shoppers with their planting needs. Local vendors will provide a wide variety of annuals, perennials, herbs, fruit and berry plants, Certified Naturally Grown plants, and garden art. Children’s activities including a bounce house and crafts will be offered.
Sponsored by The Shops at Franklin Square.
Franklin Square
9700 Kingston Pk.
9:00am-3:00pm
Free Admission!
(865)621-2475
franklinsq.com

APRIL 27
HISTORIC FOURTH & GILL 2014 TOUR OF HOMES
The Historic Fourth & Gill Neighborhood Organization proudly announces the 2014 Tour of Homes.
Tour begins at Central United Methodist Church: 201 Third Ave
Tickets $10 Ahead, $12 Tour Day.
(865)567-7980
fourthandgill.wordpress.com

Featured Grand Performances:

APRIL 1
SPRING CHORAL CONCERT
University of Tennessee Chamber Singers and Concert Choir
James R. Cox Auditorium,
Alumni Memorial Building
1408 Middle Dr.
8:00pm
Free Admission!
(865)974-8935
music.utk.edu

APRIL 3
DORIC STRING QUARTET
Guest artists concert
Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall,
Natalie L. Haslam Music Center
1741 Volunteer Blvd.
7:00pm
Free Admission!
(865)974-8935
music.utk.edu

APRIL 3
SPRING CHORAL CONCERT
Mens and Womens Chorales with VOLume, ReVOLution and Four O’Clock Shadow
James R. Cox Auditorium, Alumni Memorial Building
1408 Middle Dr.
8:00pm
Free Admission!
(865)974-8935
music.utk.edu

APRIL 4
UT PERCUSSION ENSEMBLE SPRING CONCERT
Guest artists Anders Åstrand and Eric Hollenbeck; featuring works by Takemitsu, Hollo, Åstrand, Kotche, and more.
Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie L. Haslam Music Center
1741 Volunteer Blvd.
8:00pm
Free Admission!
(865)974-8935
music.utk.edu

APRIL 6
UT CHAMBER ORCHESTRA AND CONTEMPORARY MUSIC ENSEMBLE
Featuring Copland’s Appalachian Spring
Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie L. Haslam Music Center
1741 Volunteer Blvd.
4:00pm
Free Admission!
(865)974-8935
music.utk.edu

APRIL 6
CHAMBER CLASSICS: PRINCIPAL QUARTET
The Knoxville Symphony Orchestra Principal Quartet will perform a concert of Haydn, Villa Lobos and Schubert. This concert is presented with support by the Aslan Foundation.
Bijou Theatre
803 S. Gay St.
2:30pm
Tickets range from $15-$33 and can be purchased online, by phone or at the door.
(865)291-3310
knoxvillesymphony. com

APRIL 8
UT JAZZ BIG BAND SPRING CONCERT
Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie L. Haslam Music Center
1741 Volunteer Blvd.
8:00pm
Free Admission!
(865)974-8935
music.utk.edu

APRIL 10-13
UT OPERA THEATRE PRESENTS
Cosi Fan Tutte by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; directed by James Marvel, UTOT Direction; conducted by Kevin Class, UTOT Music Director.
UT Carousel Theatre (next to Clarence Brown Theater)
1710 Andy Holt Ave.
Thurs.-Sun. 8:00pm, Sat. matinée 2:30pm
(865)974-8935
music.utk.edu/cosi

APRIL 10
HEAR OUR STORIES/ SEE OUR ART
A reception and reading by high school students of their poems on identity and diversity; an exhibit of their work published in books created and illustrated by them.
Sponsored by Target and HoLa Hora Latina.
Casa Hola Suite
109 Emporium Building 100 S. Gay St.
6:00pm for the performance Free Admission!
(865)335-3358
holafestival.org

APRIL 11
DIAMOND RIO
Diamond Rio has sold over 10 million albums, won the CMA’s Vocal Group of the Year award four times, two ACM in the top Vocal Group of the Year category and thirteen GRAMMY® nominations.
Sponsored by DENSO, McGhee Tyson Airport, Foothills Bank and Trust and Roger L. Newman, LLC.
Clayton Center for the Arts
502 E. Lamar Alexander Pkwy.
8:00pm
Ticket prices vary.
(865)981-8590
claytonartcenter.com

APRIL 12 AND 13
CLAYTON CENTER AND CARPETBAG THEATRE PRESENT COMPANHIA URBANA DE DANCA
Companhia Urbana de Dança is an ensemble of street performers working to foster the human experience through dance.
Sponsored by National Performance Network Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts and the Robert Sterling Clark Foundation.
Clayton Center for the Arts
502 E. Lamar Alexander Pkwy.
April 12
8:00pm, April 13 4:00pm Ticket prices vary.
(865)981-8590
claytonartcenter.com

THRU APRIL 13
WRENS
On the eve of the Victory in Europe Day, seven women in the British Women’s Royal Navy Service confront the prospect of peace, which also means an end to the newfound wartime independence.
Sponsorship by Stowers Machinery
Clarence Brown Theatre
1714 Andy Holt Ave.
7:30pm
Ticket prices vary.
(865)974-5161
clarencebrowntheatre. com

APRIL 14
CELEBRATING DUKE ELLINGTON WITH AARON DIEHL
Composer, pianist and jazz orchestra maestro Duke Ellington was a giant among giants in 20th century American music. His musical inventiveness, charismatic persona and eloquent use of language helped to elevate the perception of jazz to that of high art. Young pianist extraordinaire Aaron Diehl (who joined Wynton Marsalis’ band right out of high school) will be on hand as the KJO mines Ellington’s vast library of popular favorites and hidden gems.
Bijou Theatre
803 S. Gay St.
8:00pm
Ticket prices vary.
(865)684-1200
knoxjazz.org

APRIL 15
CONCERT BAND, SYMPHONIC BAND, WIND ENSEMBLE CONCERT
James R. Cox Auditorium, Alumni Memorial Building
1408 Middle Dr.
8:00pm
Free Admission!
(865)974-8935
music.utk.edu

APRIL 24 AND 25
KNOXVILLE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA: GREIG AND SIBELIUS
The KSO Moxley Carmichael Masterworks Series presents Grieg & Sibelius, conducted by Maestro Lucas Richman, the KSO will be joined by pianist Andrew Staupe for Grieg’s Piano Concerto.
Sponsored by Moxley Carmichael
Tennessee Theatre
604 S. Gay St.
7:30pm
Tickets: $15-$85; discounts for students and groups of 10 or more
(865)291-3310
knoxvillesymphony. com

APRIL 24-MAY 11
MONTY PYTHON’S SPAMALOT
A musical comedy “lovingly ripped off” from the 1975 film “Monty Python and the Holy Grail.” This Broadway smash features flying cows, killer rabbits, taunting Frenchmen and showstopping musical numbers!
Sponsored by Schaad Companies and Pilot Flying J.
Clarence Brown Theatre
1714 Andy Holt Ave.
2:00pm & 7:30pm
Ticket prices vary.
(865)974-5161
clarencebrowntheatre. com

APRIL 25 & 26
MOMENTUM DANCE LAB: ART MOVES
This innovative 13th annual live performance is a collaboration of local dancers and musicians who take inspiration from the Dogwood Arts Festival’s Regional Fine Art Exhibition.
Sponsored by: Momentum Dance Lab, The Jodie Manross Trio, ORNL Federal Credit Union, by an Arts Build Communities Grant through the Tennessee Arts Commission and the Arts and Culture Alliance of Greater Knoxville.
The Emporium Center
100 South Gay Street
Friday 7:30pm, Saturday 2:00pm & 7:30pm
$15 General/$12 students and seniors. Buy advance tickets and save $2. A Penny For Arts performance.
momentumdancelab.com

APRIL 26
MARBLE SPRINGS STORYTELLING
Storytelling for the whole family at Marble Springs State Historic Site. Professional Storytellers perform live with humor, traditional, historic, Appalachian, and Tall Tales. Easy access, free parking, bring chairs. Sponsored by Smoky Mountain Storyteller’s Association.
Marble Springs State Historic Site
1220 W. Gov. John Sevier Hwy.
2:00pm-4:00pm
$7 per adult, $5 for seniors and students, children aged 6 and under free.
(865)573-5508
marblesprings.net

MAY 2
CTE GOES LIVE
Come and listen to Knoxville’s young talent at our singing competition. Students representing each Knox County High School will perform live for the public.
Market Square Stage
Market Square Mall
7:00pm-9:00pm
Free Admission!
(865)773-9290
ctepartnership.org

MAY 2
COMEDIAN JON REEP
Winner of Last Comic Standing. This self proclaimed “Metro Jethro”, Jon Reep’s show is supersonic energy filled with nonstop characters and super clever writing.
Sponsored by DENSO, McGhee Tyson Airport and Roger L. Newman, LLC.
Clayton Center for the Arts
502 E. Lamar Alexander Pkwy.
8:00pm
Reserved seating from $10-$25
(865)981-8590
claytonartscenter.com

MAY 9
WDVX WORLD CLASS BLUEGRASS SHOW
The eighth installment of the popular WDVX World Class Bluegrass concert series welcomes the legendary Dr. Ralph Stanley on his Farewell Tour to the historic Bijou Theatre in downtown Knoxville. Joining him is Jim Lauderdale backed by top bluegrass artists.
Sponsored by Lawler Wood Housing and Broadway Carpets.
Bijou Theatre
803 S. Gay St.
8:00pm
Tickets: $40
(865)656-4444
knoxbijou.com

JUNE 14
THE MEADOW LARK FESTIVAL
The Meadow Lark Festival is hosted by WDVX Radio and Ijams. This Americana music festival features bands, great food and craft vendors.
Ijams Nature Center
2915 Island Home Ave.
2:00pm-11:00pm
Admission is $10 advanced and $20 at the gate.
(865)637-2657
ijams.org