Arts & Culture Calendar

Fall 2014

“Radiant Geometry" by Dr. Carl Gombert | Art Exhibit

Aug. 18-Sept. 26 | M-F 10 am-5 pm
Clayton Center for the Arts, Blackberry Farm Gallery

Featuring the work of Maryville College Professor of Art Dr. Carl Gombert. The exhibit will include ink drawings, which consist only of straight lines drawn with a T-square, and rubber stamp monotypes. Most of the work was created during Gombert’s recent sabbatical in Finland and Vermont. Free and open to the public.

TBA | Art Exhibit

Aug. 1-29 | M-F 10 am-5 pm
Clayton Center for the Arts, DENSO Community Gallery

Free and open to the public.

Last Friday Art Walk | Art Reception

Aug. 29 | 6-8 pm
Clayton Center for the Arts, Blackberry Farm Gallery

Featuring the work of Maryville College Professor of Art Dr. Carl Gombert. The Last Friday Art Walk, organized by the Maryville Arts Coalition, is an event that celebrates the arts on the last Friday of every month in Historic Downtown Maryville. Free and open to the public.

 

“Radiant Geometry" by Dr. Carl Gombert | Art Exhibit

Through Sept. 26 | M-F 10 am-5 pm
Clayton Center for the Arts, Blackberry Farm Gallery

Featuring the work of Maryville College Professor of Art Dr. Carl Gombert. The exhibit will include ink drawings, which consist only of straight lines drawn with a T-square, and rubber stamp monotypes. Most of the work was created during Gombert’s recent sabbatical in Finland and Vermont. Free and open to the public.

TBA | Art Exhibit

Sept. 1-29 | M-F 10 am-5 pm
Clayton Center for the Arts, DENSO Community Gallery

Free and open to the public.

Blount County College Fair | Admissions Event

Sept. 9 | 6:30-8 pm
Cooper Athletic Center

Over 50 colleges, universities, technical schools and art institutes are invited to attend. Area high school students, their parents and others involved in a college search are invited to attend the fair. Reservations are not required, and there is no cost to attend. For more information, please call 865.981.8092.    

Clayton Center Presents: Michael Lynche | Concert

Sept. 12 | 8 pm
Clayton Center for the Arts, Ronald and Lynda Nutt Theatre

Michael Lynche’s life has been defined by two things: love and second chances. The Florida native and devoted family man’s rise from obscurity was well documented through his riveting appearance on American Idol. Michael finished in the top 4 and toured as part of American Idol LIVE! Over 100 million TV viewers embraced his soulful voice and inspirational story. For tickets, please call the Clayton Center Box Office at 865.981.8590 or visit the website.

Clayton Center Presents: Senegal St. Joseph Gospel Choir | Concert

Sept. 17 | 8 pm
Clayton Center for the Arts, Ronald and Lynda Nutt Theatre

Created now more than forty-four years ago, the Senegal St. Joseph Gospel Choir is now lead by its Music Director, Mr. Ambroise N'Diong, and is composed of the Cathedral’s chorale, that of St. Joseph’s of Medina, who each Sunday, in the heart of Dakar’s most working-class neighborhood, interprets Gospel/Negro Spirituals, traditional African Songs, and the magnificent masses that Julien Jouga composed in his country’s four national languages: Ouolof, Diola, Sérère and Portugese Creole. The voices – to which drums, guitar and kora are occasionally added – rise in a local polyphony invented by Mr. Jouga, testifying at the same time not only to his mastery of language, but to his profound knowledge of his country’s rhythms and music traditions. For tickets, please call the Clayton Center Box Office at 865.981.8590 or visit the website

Student Repertoire Recital | Recital

Sept. 25 | 7 pm
Clayton Center for the Arts, Harold and Jean Lambert Recital Hall

A performance featuring Maryville College music majors. Free and open to the public.

Last Friday Art Walk | Art Reception

Sept. 26 | 6-8 pm
Clayton Center for the Arts, Blackberry Farm Gallery

Featuring the work of Maryville College Professor of Art Dr. Carl Gombert. The Last Friday Art Walk, organized by the Maryville Arts Coalition, is an event that celebrates the arts on the last Friday of every month in Historic Downtown Maryville. Free and open to the public.

Meet Maryville Preview Day | Admissions Event

Sept. 27 | 9 am-2:45 pm
Maryville College campus

Calling all high school students and parents! Join us and experience how students live, work and play at Maryville College. Meet Maryville and discover where you could spend the best four years of your life. For more information, please call 865.981.8092 or visit the event page.

Clayton Center Presents: New West Guitar Group | Concert

Sept. 27 | 7:30 pm
Clayton Center for the Arts, Harold and Jean Lambert Recital Hall

New West Guitar Group has been making their mark as a fresh, cutting-edge guitar ensemble. Performing classic popular covers, jazz standards and exciting originals, NWGG combines the acoustic and electric guitar to create their signature sound. For tickets, please call the Clayton Center Box Office at 865.981.8590 or visit the website.

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Erica Beck and Mary Sullivan | Art Exhibit

Oct. 1-31  |  M-F 10 am-5 pm
Clayton Center for the Arts, Blackberry Farm Gallery

Featuring the work of Maryville College alumnae Erica Beck ‘04 and Mary Sullivan ‘06. Free and open to the public.

TBA | Art Exhibit

Oct. 1-31  |  M-F 10 am-5 pm
Clayton Center for the Arts, DENSO Community Gallery

Free and open to the public.

Biology Classes at MC: Location, Location, Location | Community Lecture

Oct. 3  |  1-2 pm
Lawson Auditorium, Fayerweather Hall

In this community lecture, MC Professor of Biology Dr. Drew Crain will discuss the unique education that MC students get in the east Tennessee outdoors, including the College Woods, the MC orchards and the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. An orchard walk will follow the lecture. Free and open to the public.

MC Theatre presents: “Impulse” by Cameron Hite | Theatre Production

Oct. 3-4 | 8 pm
Clayton Center for the Arts, Haslam Family Flexible Theatre

“Impulse,” written and performed by MC senior theatre major Cameron Hite as part of his senior thesis, is a comedic one-man show that deals with the life and experiences of a young man living with Tourette’s Syndrome. Tickets are $10 for adults; $7 for area students and seniors; and free for MC students, faculty and staff. For tickets, please call the Clayton Center Box Office at 865.981.8590.

Homecoming Music Medley | Performance

Oct. 4 | 10 am-12 pm
Clayton Center for the Arts, Plaza & Harold and Jean Lambert Recital Hall

Hear some of Maryville College’s finest as they present their musical talents at the Clayton Center for the Arts. Voices of Praise will perform at 10 a.m. on the plaza. Off Kilter and the Lads & Lassies will perform at 10:30 a.m. on the plaza. At 11 a.m., the MC alumni choir, Off Kilter Reunion Ensemble and the MC Concert Choir will perform in the Harold and Jean Lambert Recital Hall. Free and open to the public.

MC Theatre presents: “Impulse” by Cameron Hite | Theatre Production

Oct. 5 | 2 pm
Clayton Center for the Arts, Haslam Family Flexible Theatre

“Impulse,” written and performed by MC senior theatre major Cameron Hite as part of his senior thesis, is a comedic one-man show that deals with the life and experiences of a young man living with Tourette’s Syndrome. Tickets are $10 for adults; $7 for area students and seniors; and free for MC students, faculty and staff. For tickets, please call the Clayton Center Box Office at 865.981.8590.

Clayton Center Presents: Rioult Dance | Performance

Oct. 11 | 8 pm
Clayton Center for the Arts, Ronald and Lynda Nutt Theatre

Founded in 1994, RIOULT dance NY fast became an established name in modern dance with a reputation for presenting the sensual, articulate, and exquisitely musical works of Pascal Rioult. For tickets, please call the Clayton Center Box Office at 865.981.8590 or visit the website.

Last Friday Art Walk | Art Reception

Oct. 31 | 6-8 pm
Clayton Center for the Arts, Blackberry Farm Gallery

Featuring the work of Maryville College alumnae Erica Beck ‘04 and Mary Sullivan ‘06. The Last Friday Art Walk, organized by the Maryville Arts Coalition, is an event that celebrates the arts on the last Friday of every month in Historic Downtown Maryville. Free and open to the public.

Orchestra at Maryville College Halloween Concert | Concert

Oct. 31 | 7 pm
Clayton Center for the Arts, Ronald and Lynda Nutt Theatre

The Orchestra at Maryville College, under the direction of Maestro Mathew Wilkinson, will present a Halloween concert. Tickets are $5 for adults, seniors and area students. Admission is free for MC students, faculty and staff, although a printed ticket is required for admission. You may purchase tickets online or by calling the Clayton Center Box Office at 865.981.8590.

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Clayton Center presents: "Letters Home" by Griffin Theatre | Theatre production

Nov. 2 | 7 pm
Clayton Center for the Arts, Ronald and Lynda Nutt Theatre

 A deeply moving play, which brings to life actual letters written by soldiers serving in the Middle East. The play defines patriotism and what it means to serve our country today. For tickets, please call the Clayton Center Box Office at 865.981.8590 or visit the website.

Frank Martin | Art Exhibit

Nov. 3-28 | M-F 10 am-5 pm
Clayton Center for the Arts, Blackberry Farm Gallery

Featuring the work of Frank Martin, associate professor at the University of Tennessee’s School of Art (ceramics). Free and open to the public.

TBA | Art Exhibit

Nov. 3-28 | M-F 10 am-5 pm
Clayton Center for the Arts, DENSO Community Gallery

Free and open to the public.

Maryville College Invitational Choir Festival | Performance

Nov. 1 | 6 pm
Clayton Center for the Arts, Ronald and Lynda Nutt Theatre

Keyboard Night | Performance

Nov. 4 | 7 pm
Clayton Center for the Arts, Harold and Jean Lambert Recital Hall

Featuring the students of Rachel Acuff, Ashley Burell and Gina Milligan. Free and open to the public.

Student Repertoire Recital | Recital

Nov. 6 | 7 pm
Clayton Center for the Arts, Harold and Jean Lambert Recital Hall

A performance featuring Maryville College music majors. Free and open to the public.

Senior Recital: Ethan Patterson | Recital

Nov. 7 | 7 pm
Clayton Center for the Arts, Harold and Jean Lambert Recital Hall

A senior voice recital featuring MC student Ethan Patterson. Free and open to the public.

Meet Maryville Preview Day | Admissions Event

Nov. 8 | 9 am-2:45 pm
Maryville College campus

Calling all high school students and parents! Join us and experience how students live, work and play at Maryville College. Meet Maryville and discover where you could spend the best four years of your life. For more information, please call 865.981.8092 or visit the event page.

Clayton Center Presents Bobby Horton: Songs and Stories from the Civil War | Concert

Nov. 8 | 7:30 pm
Clayton Center for the Arts, Harold and Jean Lambert Recital Hall

Bobby Horton is widely recognized as one of the country’s leading authorities of music from the Civil War period.  Dressed as a 19th century performer, using period musical instruments, Bobby explores the stories of both the North and South through the music they loved. Each song is placed in context with historical background and portrays the struggles, hopes and fears of Americans during this long and bloody conflict. For tickets, please call the Clayton Center Box Office at 865.981.8590 or visit the website.

Senior Recital: Tina May | Recital

Nov. 13 | 7 pm
Clayton Center for the Arts, Harold and Jean Lambert Recital Hall

A senior voice recital featuring MC student Tina May. Free and open to the public.

MC Theatre presents: Macbeth (is the new black) | Theatre Performance

Nov. 13-15 | 8 pm
Clayton Center for the Arts, Haslam Family Flex Theatre

Adapted and directed by guest artist Jayne Morgan, a local actor/director/producer, who plans to set the Scottish play in a women's prison. Tickets are $10 for adults; $7 for area students and seniors; and free for MC students, faculty and staff. For tickets, please call the Clayton Center Box Office at 865.981.8590.

 

MC Theatre presents: Macbeth (is the new black) | Theatre Performance

Nov. 16 | 2 pm
Clayton Center for the Arts, Haslam Family Flex Theatre

Adapted and directed by guest artist Jayne Morgan, a local actor/director/producer, who plans to set the Scottish play in a women's prison. Tickets are $10 for adults; $7 for area students and seniors; and free for MC students, faculty and staff. For tickets, please call the Clayton Center Box Office at 865.981.8590.

MC Jazz Band Fall Concert | Concert

Nov. 18 | 7 pm
Clayton Center for the Arts, Harold and Jean Lambert Recital Hall

The Maryville College Jazz Band will present a fall concert. Free and open to the public.

Last Friday Art Walk | Art Reception

Nov. 21 | 6-8 pm
Clayton Center for the Arts, Blackberry Farm Gallery

Featuring the work of Frank Martin, associate professor at the University of Tennessee’s School of Art (ceramics). The Last Friday Art Walk, organized by the Maryville Arts Coalition, is an event that celebrates the arts on the last Friday of every month in Historic Downtown Maryville. Free and open to the public.

All East Chorus | Performance

Nov. 20-22 
Clayton Center for the Arts, Ronald and Lynda Nutt Theatre

Maryville College will host the East Tennessee Vocal Association’s “All East Chorus” Nov. 20-22 at the Clayton Center for the Arts. 

Senior Art Show | Art Exhibit

Nov. 22-Dec. 5 | M-F 10 am-5 pm
Clayton Center for the Arts, Blackberry Farm Gallery

Featuring the work of Maryville College senior art majors. Free and open to the public.

MC-Community Concert Band Fall Concert | Concert

Nov. 23 | 3-4 pm
Clayton Center for the Arts, Ronald and Lynda Nutt Theatre

The Maryville College-Community Concert Band, under the direction of Tom Delozier, will present a fall concert. Free and open to the public.

Youth Choirs Holiday Concert | Concert

Nov. 25 | 6 pm
Clayton Center for the Arts, Harold and Jean Lambert Recital Hall

MC’s youth choirs will perform holiday favorites. Ensembles include the Scottie Singers, a youth choir for students in grades two through five; the Scots Chorale, an ensemble of intermediate and middle school-aged singers; and the Highlander Chorale, a high school-aged student ensemble. Free and open to the public.

Senior Art Show | Art Exhibit

Through Dec. 5 | M-F 10 am-5 pm
Clayton Center for the Arts, Blackberry Farm Gallery

Featuring the work of Maryville College senior art majors. Free and open to the public.

TBA | Art Exhibit

Dec. 1-31 | M-F 10 am-5 pm
Clayton Center for the Arts, DENSO Community Gallery

Free and open to the public.

Orchestra at MC and Community Chorus present Handel’s “Messiah” | Holiday Concert

Dec. 1 | 7 pm
Clayton Center for the Arts, Ronald and Lynda Nutt Theatre

The Orchestra at MC, under the direction of Mathew Wilkinson, the MC Community Chorus, under the direction of Alan Eleazer, and the MC Concert Choir, under the direction of Stacey Wilner, will join forces to present Handel’s “Messiah.” Ticket prices TBA. Tickets can be purchased online or by calling the Clayton Center Box Office at 865.981.8590. Due to the popularity of the performance, attendees are strongly encouraged to purchase tickets in advance.

MC Directing Class productions | Theatre Production

Dec. 5-6 | 8 pm
Clayton Center for the Arts, Haslam Family Flex Theatre

Plays directed by students in MC's directing class. Tickets are $10 for adults; $7 for area students and seniors; and free for MC students, faculty and staff. For tickets, please call the Clayton Center Box Office at 865.981.8590.

 

MC Directing Class productions | Theatre Production

Dec. 7 | 2 pm
Clayton Center for the Arts, Haslam Family Flex Theatre

Plays directed by students in MC's directing class. Tickets are $10 for adults; $7 for area students and seniors; and free for MC students, faculty and staff. For tickets, please call the Clayton Center Box Office at 865.981.8590.

Clayton Center presents Mark O'Connor & Friends: "An Appalachian Christmas" | Concert

Dec. 16 | 8 pm
Clayton Center for the Arts, Ronald and Lynda Nutt Theatre

A wondrous mixture of Christmas carols, fiddling, bluegrass and other traditional music. For tickets, please call the Clayton Center Box Office at 865.981.8590 or visit the website.

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Spring 2015

Milt Friedly | Art Exhibit

Jan. 1-30 | M-F 10 am-5 pm
Clayton Center for the Arts, Blackberry Farm Gallery

Free and open to the public.

TBA | Art Exhibit

Jan. 1-30 | M-F 10 am-5 pm
Clayton Center for the Arts, DENSO Community Gallery

Free and open to the public.

Opera Scenes Concert | Performance

Jan. 29 & 30 | 7 pm
Clayton Center for the Arts, Harold and Jean Lambert Recital Hall

Students in Maryville College’s January Term Opera Scenes course will perform. Ticket info TBA.

Last Friday Art Walk | Art Reception

Jan. 30 | 6-8 pm
Clayton Center for the Arts, Blackberry Farm Gallery

The Last Friday Art Walk, organized by the Maryville Arts Coalition, is an event that celebrates the arts on the last Friday of every month in Historic Downtown Maryville. Free and open to the public.

Clayton Center presents: Enso String Quartet | Concert

Jan. 31 | 7:30 pm
Clayton Center for the Arts, Harold and Jean Lambert Recital Hall

The Enso regularly performs the classics of the string quartet literature, but also champions lesser-known works that deserve to be heard, along with much contemporary music, including works the Enso has commissioned. The ensemble also performs many of its own transcriptions, including arrangements of 16th Century Renaissance music. For tickets, please call the Clayton Center Box Office at 865.981.8590 or visit the website.

Milt Friedly | Art Exhibit

Feb. 2-27 | M-F 10 am-5 pm
Clayton Center for the Arts, Blackberry Farm Gallery

Free and open to the public.

TBA | Art Exhibit

Feb. 2-27 | M-F 10 am-5 pm
Clayton Center for the Arts, DENSO Community Gallery

Free and open to the public.

Clayton Center presents Ken Waldman: From Maryville to Moose Pass | Concert

Feb. 6 | 7:30 pm
Clayton Center for the Arts, Harold and Jean Lambert Recital Hall

Known as Alaska's Fiddling Poet, Ken Waldman has drawn on his 25 years in Alaska to produce poems, stories, and fiddle tunes that combine into a performance that is uniquely his. Here in Maryville, Ken will be joined by a pair of multi-instrumentalists: John Fabke from Nashville and former Knoxville resident Brian Vollmer. For tickets, please call the Clayton Center Box Office at 865.981.8590 or visit the website.

Clayton Center Presents: PUSH Physical Theatre | Performance

Feb. 7 | 8 pm
Clayton Center for the Arts, Ronald and Lynda Nutt Theatre

 This talented group astounds audiences with physical illusions and gravity defying, dance-infused, acrobatic high-jinx. For tickets, please call the Clayton Center Box Office at 865.981.8590 or visit the website.

Clayton Center Presents: Mandy Barnett | Concert

Feb. 13 | 8 pm
Clayton Center for the Arts, Ronald and Lynda Nutt Theatre

A native of Crossville, TN, Mandy Barnett's style is rooted in the classic country and pop crooning of iconic singers. Seymour Stein, who introdued the world to Madonna, Seal, The Barenaked Ladies and K.D. Lang, heard Mandy's voice and was, he said, "spellbound." When he launched Sire Records, Mandy was the first artist he signed. In March 2014, Mandy performed two duets with Ronnie Milsap on his "Summer Number Seventeen" album. For tickets, please call the Clayton Center Box Office at 865.981.8590 or visit the website.

Maryville College Invitational Choir Festival | Concert

Feb. 19 | 7 pm
Clayton Center for the Arts, Ronald and Lynda Nutt Theatre

Adjudicated concert featuring area middle school, high school and community college choirs. 

Last Friday Art Walk | Art Reception

Feb. 27 | 6-8 pm
Clayton Center for the Arts, Blackberry Farm Gallery

The Last Friday Art Walk, organized by the Maryville Arts Coalition, is an event that celebrates the arts on the last Friday of every month in Historic Downtown Maryville. Free and open to the public.

MC Theatre presents: "Venus in Fur"| Theatre Production

Feb. 27-28 | 8 pm
Clayton Center for the Arts, Haslam Family Flex Theatre

MC student Danny Noles will direct "Venus in Fur" by David Ives. Tickets are $10 for adults; $7 for area students and seniors; and free for MC students, faculty and staff. For tickets, please call the Clayton Center Box Office at 865.981.8590.

Clayton Center Presents: Danú 20th Anniversary Tour | Concert

Feb. 27 | 8 pm
Clayton Center for the Arts, Ronald and Lynda Nutt Theatre

From County Waterford in Ireland, Danú is one of the leading traditional Irish ensembles today. For two decades, Danú’s virtuosi players on flute, tin whistle, fiddle, button accordion, bouzouki, and vocals (Irish and English), have performed around the globe and recorded nine critically acclaimed albums.  For tickets, please call the Clayton Center Box Office at 865.981.8590 or visit the website.

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MC Theatre presents: "Venus in Fur"| Theatre Production

March 1 | 2 pm
Clayton Center for the Arts, Haslam Family Flex Theatre

MC student Danny Noles will direct "Venus in Fur" by David Ives. Tickets are $10 for adults; $7 for area students and seniors; and free for MC students, faculty and staff. For tickets, please call the Clayton Center Box Office at 865.981.8590.

Mary Sullivan | Art Exhibit

March 2-27 | M-F 10 am-5 pm
Clayton Center for the Arts, Blackberry Farm Gallery

Featuring the work of Maryville College alumna Mary Sullivan ‘06, who is this year's artist-in-residence at MC. Free and open to the public.

TBA | Art Exhibit

March 2-27 | M-F 10 am-5 pm
Clayton Center for the Arts, DENSO Community Gallery

Free and open to the public.

Student Repertoire Recital | Recital

March 5 | 7 pm
Clayton Center for the Arts, Harold and Jean Lambert Recital Hall

A performance featuring Maryville College music majors. Free and open to the public.

Clayton Center Presents: Aquila Theatre in William Shakespeare's "The Tempest" | Performance

March 8 | 3 pm
Clayton Center for the Arts, Ronald and Lynda Nutt Theatre

The famed company presents what was thought to be Shakespeare’s last play, filled with magic and a heightened sense of theatricality. For tickets, please call the Clayton Center Box Office at 865.981.8590 or visit the website.

Clayton Center Presents: The Annie Moses Band | Concert

March 13 | 8 pm
Clayton Center for the Arts, Ronald and Lynda Nutt Theatre

 The AMB combines the best of beloved genres in a style that unifies classical connoisseurs and roots enthusiasts, jazz aficionados and bluegrass buffs. For tickets, please call the Clayton Center Box Office at 865.981.8590 or visit the website.

Clayton Center Presents Tango Buenos Aires: “The Song of Eva Perón” | Performance

March 20 | 7 pm
Clayton Center for the Arts, Ronald and Lynda Nutt Theatre

“The Song of Eva Perón” is a Tango dance and music presentation inspired by the life of Eva Perón. For tickets, please call the Clayton Center Box Office at 865.981.8590 or visit the website.

MC Concert Choir Homecoming Concert | Concert

March 26-27 | 7:30 pm
Clayton Center for the Arts, Ronald and Lynda Nutt Theatre

The Maryville College Concert Choir will celebrate its return from the 2015 Spring Choir Tour with a Homecoming Concert. Tickets are $5 and can be purchased online or at the Clayton Center Box Office at 865.981.8590.

Last Friday Art Walk | Art Reception

March 27 | 6-8 pm
Clayton Center for the Arts, Blackberry Farm Gallery

The Last Friday Art Walk, organized by the Maryville Arts Coalition, is an event that celebrates the arts on the last Friday of every month in Historic Downtown Maryville. Free and open to the public.

Student Repertoire Recital | Recital

March 31 | 7 pm
Clayton Center for the Arts, Harold and Jean Lambert Recital Hall

A performance featuring Maryville College music majors. Free and open to the public.    

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Dogwood Arts Festival Student Show | Art Exhibit

April 1-30 | M-F 10 am-5 pm
Clayton Center for the Arts, Blackberry Farm Gallery

Free and open to the public.

TBA | Art Exhibit

April 1-30 | M-F 10 am-5 pm
Clayton Center for the Arts, DENSO Community Gallery

Free and open to the public.

Clayton Center Presents Hot Club of San Francisco: Cinema Vivant | Performance

April 10 | 8 pm
Clayton Center for the Arts, Ronald and Lynda Nutt Theatre

You will imagine yourself in the French countryside in the 1930’s during this evening of vintage silent films accompanied by live gypsy swing. For tickets, please call the Clayton Center Box Office at 865.981.8590 or visit the website.

Clayton Center Presents Cashore Marionettes | Performance

April 11 | 2 pm and 8 pm
Clayton Center for the Arts, Harold and Jean Lambert Recital Hall

2 pm performance: The program, Simple Gifts, is a series of touching portrayals and poignant scenes from everyday life set to stunning music by such composers as Vivaldi, Strauss, Beethoven and Copland. Through a combination of virtuoso manipulation, beautiful music, theatrical illusion, and artistic insight, the original vignettes presented in Simple Gifts provide an entertaining and sensitive vision of what it is to be human. The performance explores a range of emotions with characters and actions that are amazingly convincing. The marionettes are engineering marvels and the quality of movement is extraordinary.

8 pm performance: "Life in Motion." At the age of 11, Joseph Cashore created his first marionette from clothespins, wood, string and a tin can.  It was while playing with this puppet that he was startled by the sudden but momentary sensation that the puppet was alive. During the late 1980s Mr. Cashore had a breakthrough. He had always admired Ralph Vaughan Williams’ The Lark Ascending and decided to make a puppet which would convincingly “play” the violin solo note for note. “It seemed almost impossible to get the quality of movement that I wanted,” Mr. Cashore explains. “But once I began to solve the technical problems and gain subtle control of the marionette body, I saw that there was the possibility for greater depth of expression with the marionettes.” That puppet, Maestro Janos Zelinka, was the turning point in Mr. Cashore’s career and became the impetus for his present productions.

For tickets, please call the Clayton Center Box Office at 865.981.8590 or visit the website.

Meet Maryville Preview Day | Admissions Event

April 11 | 9 am-2:45 pm
Maryville College campus

Calling all high school students and parents! Join us and experience how students live, work and play at Maryville College. Meet Maryville and discover where you could spend the best four years of your life. For more information, please call 865.981.8092 or visit the event page.

MC-Community Concert Band Fall Concert | Concert

April 12 | 3-4 pm
Clayton Center for the Arts, Ronald and Lynda Nutt Theatre

The Maryville College-Community Concert Band, under the direction of Tom Delozier, will present a spring concert. Free and open to the public.

Keyboard Night | Performance

April 13 | 7 pm
Clayton Center for the Arts, Harold and Jean Lambert Recital Hall

Featuring the students of Rachel Acuff, Ashley Burell and Gina Milligan. Free and open to the public.

Youth Choirs Spring Concert | Concert

April 15 | 6 pm
Clayton Center for the Arts, Harold and Jean Lambert Recital Hall

MC’s Youth Choirs include the Scottie Singers, a youth choir for students in grades two through five; the Scots Chorale, an ensemble of intermediate and middle school-aged singers; and the Highlander Chorale, a high school-aged student ensemble. Free and open to the public.

MC Theatre presents: "The Real Inspector Hound"| Theatre Production

April 23-25 | 8 pm
Clayton Center for the Arts, Haslam Family Flex Theatre

Heather McMahon, associate director of theatre at Maryville College, will direct "The Real Inspector Hound" by Tom Stoppard. Tickets are $10 for adults; $7 for area students and seniors; and free for MC students, faculty and staff. For tickets, please call the Clayton Center Box Office at 865.981.8590.

Last Friday Art Walk | Art Reception

April 24 | 6-8 pm
Clayton Center for the Arts, Blackberry Farm Gallery

Featuring the Dogwood Arts Festival Student Show. The Last Friday Art Walk, organized by the Maryville Arts Coalition, is an event that celebrates the arts on the last Friday of every month in Historic Downtown Maryville. Free and open to the public.

MC Theatre presents: "The Real Inspector Hound"| Theatre Production

April 26 | 2 pm
Clayton Center for the Arts, Haslam Family Flex Theatre

Heather McMahon, associate director of theatre at Maryville College, will direct "The Real Inspector Hound" by Tom Stoppard. Tickets are $10 for adults; $7 for area students and seniors; and free for MC students, faculty and staff. For tickets, please call the Clayton Center Box Office at 865.981.8590.

MC Senior Art Show | Art Exhibit

April 27-May 15 | M-F 10 am-5 pm
Clayton Center for the Arts, Blackberry Farm Gallery

Featuring the work of MC senior art majors. Free and open to the public.

Orchestra at Maryville College Spring Concert | Concert

April 27 | 7 pm
Clayton Center for the Arts, Ronald and Lynda Nutt Theatre

The Orchestra at Maryville College, under the direction of Maestro Mathew Wilkinson, will present a spring concert. Tickets are $5 for adults, seniors and area students. Admission is free for MC students, faculty and staff, although a printed ticket is required for admission. You may purchase tickets online or by calling the Clayton Center Box Office at 865.981.8590.

MC Jazz Band Spring Concert | Concert

April 30 | 7 pm
Clayton Center for the Arts, Harold and Jean Lambert Recital Hall

The Maryville College Jazz Band will present a spring concert. Free and open to the public.

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MC Senior Art Show | Art Exhibit

Through May 15 | M-F 10 am-5 pm
Clayton Center for the Arts, Blackberry Farm Gallery

Featuring the work of MC senior art majors. Free and open to the public.

TBA | Art Exhibit

May 1-29 | M-F 10 am-5 pm
Clayton Center for the Arts, DENSO Community Gallery

Free and open to the public.

Student Repertoire Recital | Recital

May 7 | 7 pm
Clayton Center for the Arts, Harold and Jean Lambert Recital Hall

A performance featuring Maryville College music majors. Free and open to the public.

MC Theatre presents: "Almost, Maine"| Theatre Production

May 8-9 | 8 pm
Clayton Center for the Arts, Haslam Family Flex Theatre

Maryville College student Sarah Bond will direct "Almost, Maine" by John Cariani. Tickets are $10 for adults; $7 for area students and seniors; and free for MC students, faculty and staff. For tickets, please call the Clayton Center Box Office at 865.981.8590.

Clayton Center Presents Rhythmic Circus: Feet Don't Fail Me Now! | Performance

May 9 | 8 pm
Clayton Center for the Arts, Ronald and Lynda Nutt Theatre

A family-friendly show with internationally known artists who hit the road with a trunk full oftap shoes, funky costumes and a big brass band ready to burst onto the stage. For tickets, please call the Clayton Center Box Office at 865.981.8590 or visit the website.

 

MC Theatre presents: "Almost, Maine"| Theatre Production

May 10 | 2 pm
Clayton Center for the Arts, Haslam Family Flex Theatre

Maryville College student Sarah Bond will direct "Almost, Maine" by John Cariani. Tickets are $10 for adults; $7 for area students and seniors; and free for MC students, faculty and staff. For tickets, please call the Clayton Center Box Office at 865.981.8590.

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