‘Gathering Light’, Works by Beauford Delaney, Opens at KMA

In an article from the Knoxville Mercury in 2016, Jack Neely wrote this about painter Beauford Delaney: “Beauford Delaney (1901-1979) is the best-known artist who ever lived in Knoxville.” That statement is inarguably true, but sadly requires some qualification. Although born in Knoxville in 1901, his artistic, but impoverished, life was spent in the art and literary…

May 2: Concerts on the Square Begin

Concerts on the Square—Market Square, that is— begin tonight for the summer with events on Tuesday evenings (through August 29) and Thursday evenings (through June 29). Tonight, May 2, kicks off Jazz Tuesdays on the Square with Knoxville Jazz Orchestra’s Youth Orchestra from 6:30-7:30 p.m., with Knoxville Jazz Orchestra performing from 8-10 p.m. (www.knoxjazz.org) Subsequent Tuesdays will feature the Marble City 5.…

This Weekend: Dogwood Arts Fair Downtown

Festival month continues this weekend as Market Square and adjacent streets will become the Dogwood Arts Fair this weekend—Friday, Saturday, and Sunday—with over 75 juried artists showing and selling their work. The artist work on display covers a huge range of media: drawing, painting, photography, ceramics, jewelry, wood, glass, and metal. There will be food vendors in…

Thursday: Knoxville Chamber Chorale Spring Concert

The Knoxville Chamber Chorale, a subset of the larger Knoxville Choral Society, will present its Spring Concert this Thursday evening, April 27, at Church of the Ascension at 7:00 pm. The concert is a part of Church of the Ascension’s Friends of Music and the Arts series. The Chamber Chorale consists of 31 members auditioned from the membership of the Knoxville Choral Society and conducted by Dr. John R. Orr.

A Big Weekend for Knoxville

Not particularly by design, there are those weekends in Knoxville when multiple diverse arts events converge on the same time period. This weekend, April 21-23, is one of those biggies. Music, theatre, and street fair festivals offer more opportunities for entertainment and enlightenment than a normal human being can absorb. But, do your best. Friday,…