Fall 2015 Calendar

Paula Campbell: Seeing in Black-and-White" | Art Exhibit

Aug. 26-Sept. 25 | M-F 10 am-5 pm
Clayton Center for the Arts, Blackberry Farm Gallery & William "Ed" Harmon Gallery

The exhibit, titled “Seeing in Black-and-White,” includes 30 black-and-white gelatin silverprints comprising three different series: Fabric, Urban Terrain and Dream Memories. Each series relies on traditional black-and-white photography to explore a contemporary theme.

Campbell received her MFA in studio art with an emphasis in photography from Eastern Michigan University in 2001. After moving to the Knoxville area, she designed and taught photography courses at Pellissippi State Community College and for the continuing education program at the University of Tennessee. Since 2011, Campbell has been an adjunct instructor at Maryville College, teaching both traditional black-and-white and digital photography. 

Free and open to the public.

Art Reception: Paula Campbell

Aug. 28 | 6-8 pm
Clayton Center for the Arts, Blackberry Farm Gallery & William "Ed" Harmon Gallery

Opening reception for Paula Campbell, who is the September featured artist in the gallery. The event is also part of the Maryville Last Friday Art Walk, an event that celebrates the arts on the last Friday of every month in Historic Downtown Maryville. Free and open to the public.

 

Paula Campbell | Art Exhibit

Through Sept. 25 | M-F 10 am-5 pm
Clayton Center for the Arts, Blackberry Farm Gallery William "Ed" Harmon Gallery

The exhibit, titled “Seeing in Black-and-White,” includes 30 black-and-white gelatin silverprints comprising three different series: Fabric, Urban Terrain and Dream Memories. Each series relies on traditional black-and-white photography to explore a contemporary theme.

Campbell received her MFA in studio art with an emphasis in photography from Eastern Michigan University in 2001. After moving to the Knoxville area, she designed and taught photography courses at Pellissippi State Community College and for the continuing education program at the University of Tennessee. Since 2011, Campbell has been an adjunct instructor at Maryville College, teaching both traditional black-and-white and digital photography. 

Free and open to the public.

Slovenian Peddlers' Art | Art Exhibit

Through Sept. 25  |  M-F 10 am-5 pm
Clayton Center for the Arts, DENSO Gallery

Produced and sponsored by the Embassy of the Republic of Slovenia. Free and open to the public.

Clayton Center presents Doc Severinsen and His Big Band | Concert

Sept. 8  |  7:30 pm
Clayton Center for the Arts, Ronald and Lynda Nutt Theatre

Doc Severinsen’s musicianship keeps this iconic American music fresh to this day. The repertoire includes Ellington and Basie standards, pop, jazz, ballads, big band classics, and of course, The Tonight Show theme.. A Grammy Award winner, Doc has made over 30 albums from big band to jazz-fusion to classical. Today, Doc has not lost his flair for outrageous fashion or his trademark wit. His gregarious nature has never interfered with the fact that he is one of the greatest trumpeters and musicians, respected in the worlds of classical music, jazz, big band and even world music. For tickets, please call the Clayton Center Box Office at 865.981.8590 or visit claytonartscenter.com.

Villamaría Day at Maryville College: Celebrating Hispanic Heritage and Higher Education Opportunities for Latino Communities

Sept. 12 | 8:30 am – 5 pm
Maryville College campus

 Join us for a day of reflection, conversation, and connection with Latino leaders and allies as we explore how individuals and groups (e.g., business, education and faith communities) can work together to support higher education opportunities for Latino families. The registration fee is $45 before Aug. 31 and $55 after Aug. 31 (fee includes lunch from local vendors). Find more information or to register.

Blount County College Fair | Admissions Event

Sept. 21 | 5:30-7 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.  

Info session: "Scottish Heartland Tour"

Sept. 22 | 7 pm
Harry H. Harter Choral Rehearsal Room

An information session on the May 2016 “Scottish Heartland Tour,” a tour of Scotland with the MC Concert Choir. Free and open to the public. 

Last Friday Art Walk 

Sept. 25 | 6-8 pm
Clayton Center for the Arts, Blackberry Farm Gallery and William "Ed" Harmon Gallery

Featuring the work of Paula Campbell. 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. 26 | 9 am-2:45 pm
Maryville College campus

Calling all high school students from freshmen to seniors and transfer students! Take a tour, meet our faculty and students, and discover where you could spend the best years of your life. You and your parents are invited to attend and learn more about the Maryville College experience. For more information, please call 865.981.8092 or visit the event page.

Dr. Aaron Astor: "No Man's Land: The Civil War Along Tennessee's Cumberland Plateau | Appalachian Lecture Series

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

Dr. Aaron Astor, Maryville College associate professor of history, will open the College’s 2015 Appalachian Lecture Series with a presentation of his book, The Civil War Along Tennessee’s Cumberland Plateau, published earlier this year by The History Press. Free and open to the public. Astor will sell and sign copies of the book ($20) following the lecture.

 

Liz and Brandon Shinn: Perceptions | Art Exhibit

Oct. 5-30 | M-F 10 am-5 pm
Clayton Center for the Arts, Blackberry Farm Gallery William "Ed" Harmon Gallery

“Perceptions,” an exhibit by Maryville College alumni Brandon Shinn ’08 and Liz Smith Shinn ’04 will be on display Oct. 5-30. More info.

A reception will be held in the galleries on Fri., Oct. 30 from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m., in conjunction with the Maryville Last Friday Art Walk.

The exhibit is free and open to the public. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m.

Townsend Artisan Guild: "A Sense of Place" | Art Exhibit

Oct. 3-31  |  M-F 10 am-5 pm
Clayton Center for the Arts, DENSO Gallery

An exhibit of new work by the Townsend Artisan Guild. An opening reception will be held on Oct. 9 from 6-9 p.m., and a closing reception will be held on Oct. 30 from 6-9 p.m. Free and open to the public.

MC Theatre presents “Stonewater Rapture” and “The Most Massive Woman Wins” | Theatre Production

Oct. 1-3 | 8 pm
Oct. 4 | 2 pm
Clayton Center for the Arts, Haslam Family Flex Theatre

For Maryville College Theatre’s fall main stage production, guest artist Doug James will direct two one-act plays: “Stonewater Rapture” by Doug Wright and “The Most Massive Woman Wins” by Madeleine George. Tickets are $10 for adults, $7 for seniors and area students, and free for MC students, faculty and staff. For tickets, please contact the Clayton Center Box Office at 865-981-8590.

“The Stonewater Rapture” tells the story of two teenagers whose sexual awakening has been severely hampered by the fundamentalist fervor that runs like power lines through the Bible Belt. Just after being elected president of the youth ministry at his church’s picnic, Whitney attempts to seduce the puritanical Carlyle. She coyly refuses Whitney’s advances, citing everything from teen pregnancy to hellfire and damnation as reasons to abstain. Later, Carlyle seeks Whitney’s help after she has been the victim of a sexual assault. Rather than face the grim reality of her experience, Carlyle transforms the attack from an act of violence to a vision of glory, in which the bodies of her assailants become the angels torn from the Sistine Chapel ceiling, and the alcohol they forced upon her becomes the blood of Christ. As Carlyle’s delusions grow, Whitney must convince her of the unfortunate truth. Together they struggle to wed their simplistic religious doctrine with the often painful complexity of the real world.

“The Most Massive Woman Wins” is described as challenging, brutal and hilarious. Four women of various shapes and sizes sitting in the waiting room of a liposuction clinic explore their perceptions of body image. The women reveal their experiences dealing with their weight issues through monologues, short scenes, and even schoolyard rhymes. From painful childhood memories to frustrations with the opposite sex, these experiences both haunt and empower these women as they imagine their way to a new vision of themselves as beautiful and whole.

Trillium | Concert

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

The Division of Fine Arts of Maryville College will present Trillium Piano Trio, who will be offering two all-time favorites works, the C Major Trio by Mozart and the “Dumky” Trio by Dvorak. Mozart’s Trio features both brilliant sparkle and a touch of pain, haunting beauty in the second movement, and concludes with a jovial hunting tune. The Dvorak Trio, consisting of six Dumkas, is imbued with Eastern European flavors. Dumkas are notable for elegiac expressions alternating with fast dances.

Members of Trillium are Robert Bonham, Professor Emeritus, piano, Alicia Handisi-Hooker, adjunct instructor, cello, and Alison Maerker Garner, violin.

The concert is free and open to the public.

Homecoming choir concert | Concert

Oct. 17 | 11 am - noon
Clayton Center for the Arts, Harold and Jean Lambert Recital Hall

MC's Homecoming Weekend will include combined performances from MC Concert Choir, as well as current and former MC choir members. Featuring Hal Laster '65 and Dwight Dockery '05 as co-directors. Shelley Maddox '05 will be a featured soloist.

Free and open to the public.

Clayton Center presents “The Traveling Kind Tour: Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell” | Concert

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

The Clayton Center is excited to be part of this national tour. The Traveling Kind Tour celebrates Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell’s second duet album—The Traveling Kind, produced by Joe Henry. The Traveling Kind follows the longtime friends’ first duet album, 2013’s Old Yellow Moon, which won Best Americana Album at the 56th annual Grammy Awards as well as two awards at the 2013 Americana Music Association Honors & Awards Show, for Album of the Year and Duo/Group of the Year. For tickets, please call the Clayton Center Box Office at 865.981.8590 or visit claytonartscenter.com.

Tennessee Theatre Association Conference

Oct. 22-25
Clayton Center for the Arts

TTA is proud to announce Cherry Jones as the Guest Artist for the 2015 Conference in Maryville, Tennessee.  A five-time Tony award nominee (most recently in 2014's revival of The Glass Menagerie), Ms. Jones has won two Tonys (Best Actress for The Heiress and Doubt), three Drama Desk awards and an Emmy for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series for her role as President Taylor on Fox's hit television action drama 24. She was recently inducted into the American Theatre Hall of Fame. For more information about the TTA conference or to register, please visit http://tennesseetheatreassociation.weebly.com/.

Student Repertoire Recital | Recital

Oct. 29 | 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.

Hannah White Senior Recital | Recital

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

A performance featuring Maryville College music major Hannah White. Free and open to the public.

Last Friday Art Walk | Art Reception

Oct. 30 | 6-8 pm
Clayton Center for the Arts, All Galleries

Featuring art by MC alumni Brandon Shinn ’08 and Liz Smith Shinn ’04 in the Blackberry Farm Gallery and William "Ed" Harmon and the Townsend Artisan Guild in the DENSO Community Gallery. Free and open to the public.

 

Jessica Callihan Senior Exhibit | Art Exhibit

Nov. 1-30 | M-F 10 am-5 pm
Clayton Center for the Arts, Blackberry Farm Gallery William "Ed" Harmon Gallery

A veteran and avid fly-fisher, Jessica Callihan ‘15 will display her senior art show, titled “On the Mend.”

Callihan’s pieces incorporate a wide range of mediums, including chalk pastel, oil, ceramics, printmaking, photography and woodwork. After a serious injury during her service in the Navy, Callihan found therapy in creating art and fly-fishing. Her artwork draws inspiration from these experiences, reflecting her struggle to overcome her injury and the solace that fly-fishing became for her.   

Free and open to the public.

Steve Foster: Drawings | Art Exhibit

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

Free and open to the public.

Orchestra at Maryville College Fall Concert | Concert

Nov. 2 | 7:30 pm
Clayton Center for the Arts, Ronald and Lynda Nutt Theatre

The Orchestra at Maryville College, under the direction of Dr. Christy Lee, will present a fall 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). To purchase tickets, please contact the Clayton Center Box Office at 865.981.8590.

Maryville College Invitational Choir Festival | Concert

Nov. 7 | 6 pm
Clayton Center for the Arts, Ronald and Lynda Nutt Theatre

The Maryville College Division of Fine Arts will host its annual Invitational Choir Festival, which will include choirs from area high schools. The event will serve as a benefit concert for the Blount County Boys & Girls Club Singers. Free and open to the public.

Appalachian Lecture Series: Rose McLarney

Nov. 9 | 7 pm
Clayton Center for the Arts, Harold and Jean Lambert Recital Hall

Rose McLarney's first book, The Always Broken Plates of Mountains, is available from Four Way Books. Her second book, Its Day Being Gone, won the National Poetry Series award and was published by Penguin in May 2014. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in several publications, including The Kenyon Review, OrionSlate, The New England Review, Painted Bride Quarterly, The Greensboro ReviewThe Missouri Review and Mudlark

McLarney earned her MFA from Warren Wilson College's MFA Program for Writers and has taught writing at the college. She is currently an assistant poetry professor at Auburn University. Most recently, she received fellowships from The MacDowell Colony and the Bread Loaf and Sewanee Writers' Conferences. In 2012, she was awarded The Fellowship of Southern Writers' George Garrett New Writing Award for Poetry. In 2011, her poems won Alligator Juniper’s National Poetry Prize, and in 2010 she was awarded the Joan Beebe Fellowship. 

The event is free and open to the public.

Clayton Center presents Claire Lynch Band with special guests The Railsplitters | Concert

Nov. 13 | 7:30 pm
Clayton Center for the Arts, Ronald and Lynda Nutt Theatre

Long recognized and praised as a creative force in acoustic music, Claire Lynch is a pioneer who continually pushes the boundaries of the bluegrass genre. She was the 2013 Female Vocalist of the Year for the International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA). At the 2014 IBMA Awards, she received “Song of the Year” for Dear Sister. The Railsplitters may operate with the instrumentation of a bluegrass band; they are making music totally unlimited by tradition. For tickets, please call the Clayton Center Box Office at 865.981.8590 or visit claytonartscenter.com.

Meet Maryville Preview Day | Admissions event

Nov. 14 | 9 am-2:45 pm
Maryville College campus

Calling all high school students from freshmen to seniors and transfer students! Take a tour, meet our faculty and students, and discover where you could spend the best years of your life. You and your parents are invited to attend and learn more about the Maryville College experience. For more information, please call 865.981.8092 or visit the event page.

MC-Community Concert Band Fall Concert | Concert

Nov. 15 | 3 pm
Clayton Center for the Arts, Ronald and Lynda Nutt Theatre

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

Maryville College Jazz Band Fall Concert | Concert

Nov. 16 | 7 pm
Clayton Center for the Arts, Harold and Jean Lambert Recital Hall

The Maryville College Jazz Band, under the direction of Will Yager, will present a fall concert. Free and open to the public.

Student Repertoire Recital | Recital

Nov. 19 | 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.

Megan Kolb Senior Recital | Recital

Nov. 20 | 7 pm
Clayton Center for the Arts, Harold and Jean Lambert Recital Hall

A performance featuring Maryville College music major Megan Kolb. Free and open to the public.

Art Reception: Jessica Callihan

Nov. 20 | 6-8 pm
Clayton Center for the Arts, Blackberry Farm Gallery William "Ed" Harmon Gallery

A reception featuring the work of Jessica Callihan, who is the November 2015 featured artist in the gallery. Free and open to the public.

Art Reception: Steve Foster

Nov. 20 | 6-8 pm
Clayton Center for the Arts, DENSO Gallery

A reception featuring the work of Steve Foster, who is the November 2015 featured artist in the gallery. Free and open to the public.

Alpha Psi Omega presents “The Blue Room” by David Hare | Theatre Production

Nov. 20-21 | 8 pm
Nov. 22 | 2 pm
Clayton Center for the Arts, Haslam Family Flex Theatre

A sensation in London and on Broadway, The Blue Room centers on a series of 10 individuals’ intimate interactions. These interactions show how the characters change themselves to connect with their partners and how society interferes with private moments. Freely adapting La Ronde by Arthur Schnitzler, Hare has moved the action from turn-of-the-century Vienna to modern London and infused the sketches with witty and provocative modern nuances. The show is directed by MC senior Haley Sullivan as part of her senior thesis. 

Tickets are $10 for adults, $7 for seniors and area students, and free for MC students, faculty and staff. For tickets, please contact the Clayton Center Box Office at 865-981-8590.

 

Youth Choirs Holiday Concerts | Concerts

Nov. 24 | 6 pm & 7:30 pm
Clayton Center for the Arts, Harold and Jean Lambert Recital Hall

MC’s youth choirs will perform holiday concerts. 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.

Clayton Center presents Direct from Beijing, The National Circus & Acrobats of the People’s Republic of China Company of 45 Performing ‘Peking Dreams’ | Performance

Nov. 24 | 7:30 pm
Clayton Center for the Arts, Ronald and Lynda Nutt Theatre

The National Acrobats of The People’s Republic of China was founded in 1951 and has been one of the most acclaimed acrobatic troupes in China. The Company has toured five hundred cities in seventy countries. Since its inception in 1951, there have been more than two hundred artists of the Company that have won the gold and silver awards at international and national acrobatic competitions and circus festivals. For this tour, the Company will bring a brand new production that will continue to amaze and astound audiences. For tickets, please call the Clayton Center Box Office at 865.981.8590 or visit claytonartscenter.com.

 

Bethany Badeaux and Hunter McGinnis Senior Shows| Art Exhibit

Dec. 1-31 | M-F 10 am-5 pm
Clayton Center for the Arts, Blackberry Farm Gallery William "Ed" Harmon Gallery

Featuring the work of Maryville College senior art majors Bethany Badeaux and Hunter McGinnis. Free and open to the public.

Hannah Harper | Art Exhibit

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

Featuring the work of Hannah Harper. Free and open to the public.

A Celtic Christmas | Concert

Dec. 3 & 4 | 7 pm
Clayton Center for the Arts, Harold and Jean Lambert Recital Hall

The Maryville College Concert Choir, Off Kilter, Lads & Lassies, will present “A Celtic Christmas." Featured guest performers include MC faculty member Dr. Sheri Matascik on guitar and senior music education major Amber Nejme on marimba. The choir will be accompanied on the piano by adjunct instructor Chase Hatmaker and on organ by senior music major Josh Sumter. 

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). To purchase tickets, please contact the Clayton Center Box Office at 865.981.8590.

Clayton Center presents The Boston Brass All-Stars Big Band: Christmas Bells are Swingin’ | Concert

Dec. 4 | 7:30 pm
Clayton Center for the Arts, Ronald and Lynda Nutt Theatre

The ensemble of all brass (trumpets, French horns, trombones, and tubas with jazz rhythm section) features fiery big band arrangements of classics like the Stan Kenton Christmas Carols, Greensleeves, and Motown Jingle Bells in a setting that will delight audiences of all ages. The ensemble’s lively repartee, touched with humor and personality, attempts to bridge the ocean of classical formality to delight audiences in an evening of great music and boisterous fun. For tickets, please call the Clayton Center Box Office at 865.981.8590 or visit claytonartscenter.com.

 

Orchestra at MC and MC Community Chorus Holiday Concert | Concert

Dec. 7 | 7:30 pm
Clayton Center for the Arts, Ronald and Lynda Nutt Theatre

The Orchestra at MC, under the direction of Dr. Christy Lee, and the MC Community Chorus, under the direction of Alan Eleazer, will join forces to present a holiday 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). To purchase tickets, please contact the Clayton Center Box Office at 865.981.8590..

Financial Aid Night | Admissions Event

Dec. 10 | 6:30 pm
Fayerweather Hall, Lawson Auditorium

Although presented by Maryville College’s financial aid staff, this is a general information session to help prospective students and parents, regardless of the type of college they are considering.

The event is free and open to the public. For more information, please call the College’s Office of Financial Aid at 865.981.8100.

 

Spring 2016 Calendar

d'Arte | Art Exhibit

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

An exhibit featuring art created by students in D'Arte: Ariana Hansen, Minh Hoang, Brian Reid, Bethany Evans, Germani Williams, as well as students in Dr. Carl Gombert's "Intro to Drawing" course. The exhibit includes one collage, one typographic design, five paintings, seven drawings, three ceramic pieces and one crane curtain. The purpose of the student organization d'Arte is to share and expand appreciation and knowledge of the Arts as well as to create a more unified art community around campus. The exhibit is free and open to the public.

Colber Prosper '08: "Beef Up Your Service Inside Out" | MLK Day Event

Jan. 18 | 10:30 am
Clayton Center for the Arts, Harold and Jean Lambert Recital Hall

Colber Prosper ’08, founder and senior consultant for international consulting firm Prosper & Partners, will speak to the Maryville College community as part of the College’s Martin Luther King Jr. holiday observances. The title of his presentation is “Beef Up Your Service Inside Out” (#serviceinsideout).

Prosper, who identifies as Haitian African American, earned a bachelor of arts degree in history from Maryville College in 2008 and a master’s degree in college student personnel from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. In 2011, he founded Prosper & Partners, a Washington, D.C.-based international consulting firm that specializes in professional and organizational development. In his role as senior consultant, he has had the opportunity to work, study and present with leading professionals in higher education, immigration policy, political science and organizational management.

Blount County MLK Celebration and Parade

Jan. 18 
Clayton Center for the Arts, Ronald and Lynda Nutt Theatre

Blount County's annual Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration will feature guest speakers and a performance by the MLK Celebration Choir.

Schedule:
-Noon – Parade marchers are asked to assemble at the MLK Community Center (209 East Franklin Street) in Alcoa.
-12:30 p.m. – The annual MLK March, honoring the peaceful protests that Martin Luther King, Jr. led across the South, will begin at the MLK Center and end at the Clayton Center for the Arts.
-2 p.m. – The MLK Celebration Program will begin in the Clayton Center for the Arts’ Ronald and Lynda Nutt Theatre, featuring Dr. Barbara Hampton, professor at Hunter College, City University of New York, as the keynote speaker. The event is free and open to the community.

d'Arte | Art Reception

Jan. 26 | 6-8 pm
Clayton Center for the Arts, DENSO Gallery

A reception featuring art created by students in D'Arte: Ariana Hansen, Minh Hoang, Brian Reid, Bethany Evans, Germani Williams, as well as students in Dr. Carl Gombert's "Intro to Drawing" course. The exhibit includes one collage, one typographic design, five paintings, seven drawings, three ceramic pieces and one crane curtain.

The purpose of the student organization d'Arte is to share and expand appreciation and knowledge of the Arts as well as to create a more unified art community around campus. Free and open to the public.

 

Mark Hall: "The Domestic Violence Valentines" | Art Exhibit

Feb. 1-26 | M-F 10 am-5 pm
Clayton Center for the Arts, Blackberry Farm Gallery

Mark Hall, professor of art at Maryville College, created a series of 10 wood engravings based on 19th-century Victorian and Art Nouveau images of women and the valentines created that used many of these stereotypes. The engravings "depict these female stereotypes with the marks of abuse and the words of the abuser," according to Hall.

Hall partnered with Haven House, an emergency shelter for victims of domestic violence in Maryville, for the exhibit. Dr. Frances Henderson, Maryville College associate professor of political science and Haven House board member, helped create labels for the exhibition that provide statistical information about the abuse of women in the United States. 

Free and open to the public. *Please note that the adjoining William "Ed" Harmon Gallery will be closed during the month of February.

Tony Henson | Art Exhibit

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

Featuring the art of Tony Henson. Free and open to the public.

Faculty Recital: Dr. Christy Lee 

Feb. 2 | 7 pm
Clayton Center for the Arts, Harold and Jean Lambert Recital Hall

Dr. Christy Lee, lecturer in collaborative piano and orchestra conductor at Maryville College, will present a faculty recital titled “A Little Off the Top: An Evening with the Barber. The recital, which is free and open to the public, will feature music by American composer Samuel Barber, as well as selections from Gioachhino Rossini’s The Barber of Seville and Stephen Sondheim’s Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street.

Joining Lee will be four guest artists: Wesley Baldwin, professor of cello at the University of Tennessee; soprano Caryn Marlowe, director of choral activities at Karns High School and a graduate of the prestigious Merola Program with the San Francisco Opera; baritone Phillip Marlowe, who appeared most recently in the Knoxville area as Jean Valjean in Les Miserables; and tenor Clay Jolly, a clinician, teacher and performer in the Atlanta area.

Lizzie Ruch Senior Recital | Recital

Feb. 12 | 7 pm
Clayton Center for the Arts, Harold and Jean Lambert Recital Hall

Lizzie Ruch ’16 will present a senior voice recital on Feb. 12. The recital will include sets of Italian, German, French and English pieces, and she will sing art songs, arias, selections from song cycles and musical theatre pieces. Ruch’s recital will also feature Maryville College students Megan Kolb ’16 and Grace Costa ’18. MC alumnus Chase Hatmaker ‘14 will serve as an accompanist. 

Free and open to the public.

Clayton Center presents Cantus: The Four Loves | Concert

Feb. 12 | 7:30 pm
Clayton Center for the Arts, Ronald and Lynda Nutt Theatre

As one of the nation’s few full-time vocal ensembles, Cantus has grown in prominence with its distinctive approach to creating music. The “intellectually, emotionally and musically rich” (Star Tribune) nine-member men’s vocal ensemble Cantus is known worldwide for its trademark warmth and blend and its engaging performances of music ranging from the Renaissance to the 21st century. For tickets, please call the Clayton Center Box Office at 865.981.8590 or visit claytonartscenter.com.

Alan Eleazer: "Sacred Jazz & Spiritual Songs" | Faculty Recital

Feb. 18 | 7:30 pm
Clayton Center for the Arts, Harold and Jean Lambert Recital Hall

Alan Eleazer, an adjunct instructor of music and voice at Maryville College, will present a faculty recital on Feb. 18. The recital is free and open to the public.

Eleazer is in his eighth season as conductor of the Maryville College Community Chorus, having been a professional musician, conductor and college educator in the East Tennessee area for more than 30 years. In addition to directing the Maryville College Community Chorus, Eleazer directs the Lads (an all men's ensemble at MC) and serves as director of music and adult ministries at Broadway United Methodist Church.

Art Reception: Mark Hall

Feb. 26 | 6-8 pm
Clayton Center for the Arts, Blackberry Farm Gallery William "Ed" Harmon Gallery

Featuring the work of Mark Hall. His exhibition, "The Domestic Violence Valentines," will be on display during the month of February. Hall will be present to answer questions about the exhibit, and Dr. Frances Henderson, MC associate professor of political science and Haven House board member, will serve as a representative of Haven House to answer questions about the nonprofit organization. Free and open to the public.

Art Reception: Tony Henson

Feb. 26 | 6-8 pm
Clayton Center for the Arts, DENSO Gallery

Featuring the work of Tony Henson. Free and open to the public.

Clayton Center presents Aquila Theatre in Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

Feb. 27 | 7:30 pm
Clayton Center for the Arts, Ronald and Lynda Nutt Theatre

The legendary sleuth, Sherlock Holmes, takes the stage in this witty, fast paced production by the acclaimed Aquila Theatre. The clever Holmes skillfully maneuvers the twisted web of London’s most intriguing cases with his split second deductions revealing intimate and useful details of a person’s life. The Aquila Theatre brings its energetic and physical style to this new adaptation. With actors drawn from the top British and American stages, The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes is a thrilling and memorable ride. For tickets, please call the Clayton Center Box Office at 865.981.8590 or visit claytonartscenter.com.

 

Mark Runge: "Peace is Patriotic: A Soldier's (mis)Remembrances" | Art Exhibit

March 1-25 | M-F 10 am-5 pm
Clayton Center for the Arts, DENSO Gallery 

“Peace is Patriotic: A Soldier's (mis)Remembrances,” a collection of drawings and sculptures by Mark Runge, will be on display in the Clayton Center for the Arts’ DENSO Gallery March 1-25.

A reception will be held in the gallery on Fri., March 25 from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. A spoken-word performance will begin at 7 p.m. The exhibit and reception are free and open to the public. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m.

Mark Hall: "A Phrenological Study of a MAD Man" | Art Exhibit

March 1-31 | M-F 10 am-5 pm
Clayton Center for the Arts, Blackberry Farm Gallery William "Ed" Harmon Gallery

Free and open to the public. Hall, who is retiring at the end of the 2015-16 academic year, will hold a "Last Lecture" at 3 p.m. on March 21 in the Clayton Center's Harold and Jean Lambert Recital Hall. A reception will follow in the gallery from 4-6 p.m.

Student Repertoire Recital | Recital

March 3 | 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.

Orchestra at Maryville College Spring Concert | Concert

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

The Orchestra at MC, under the direction of Dr. Christy Lee, will perform 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). To purchase tickets, please contact the Clayton Center Box Office at 865.981.8590.

Workshop: iPhoneography Basics | Artist-in-Residence Paula Campbell

March 7 | 1-4 pm
March 9 | 1-4 pm
Clayton Center for the Arts Building B, Room 212

Paula Campbell, a photographer and adjunct instructor of art/photography at MC, is MC's artist-in-residence for the month of March. She will present two workshops on "iPhoneography Basics." The workshops are free and open to the public. For details, please call the MC Division of Fine Arts at 865.981.8150.

Paula Campbell: Recent Work | Artist Talk

March 10 | 4 pm
Clayton Center for the Arts, Harold and Jean Lambert Recital Hall

Paula Campbell, adjunct instructor of art/photography at MC, is MC's artist-in-residence for the month of March. She will present an artist talk to discuss her recent work. Free and open to the public. For details, please call the MC Division of Fine Arts at 865.981.8150.

Paula Campbell received her MFA in studio art with an emphasis in photography from Eastern Michigan University in 2001. After moving to the Knoxville area, she designed and taught photography courses at Pellissippi State Community College and for the continuing education program at the University of Tennessee. Since 2011, Campbell has been an adjunct instructor at Maryville College, teaching both traditional black-and-white and digital photography. Her work has been included in exhibitions in Soho Photo Gallery, New York City; Society for Contemporary Photography, Kansas City; Ford Gallery, Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, Mich.; Detroit Street Gallery, Ann Arbor, Mich.; Holter Museum of Art, Helena, Mont.; and The DeFoor Centre, Atlanta, Ga.

Clayton Center presents Million Dollar Quartet | Musical

March 15 | 7:30 pm
Clayton Center for the Arts, Ronald and Lynda Nutt Theatre

Million Dollar Quartet is the high voltage Tony® Award-winning Broadway musical, inspired by the phenomenal true story of the famed recording session where Sam Phillips, the “Father of Rock ‘n’ Roll,” brought together icons Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins for one unforgettable night. This thrilling musical brings you inside the recording studio for a monumental night of rock and roll that explodes off the stage, featuring 21 timeless hits, including “Blue Suede Shoes,” “Sixteen Tons,” “Great Balls of Fire,” “I Walk the Line,” “Fever,” “Hound Dog” and more. For tickets, please call the Clayton Center Box Office at 865.981.8590 or visit claytonartscenter.com.

Last Lecture & Art Reception: Mark Hall

March 21
Last Lecture: 3 pm, Clayton Center for the Arts, Harold and Jean Lambert Recital Hall
Reception: 4-6 pm, 
Clayton Center for the Arts, Blackberry Farm Gallery

Featuring the work of Mark Hall. His exhibition, "A Phrenological Study of a MAD Man," will be on display during the month of March.  Hall, who is retiring at the end of the 2015-16 academic year, will hold a "Last Lecture" at 3 p.m. on March 21 in the Clayton Center's Harold and Jean Lambert Recital Hall. A reception will follow in the gallery from 4-6 p.m. Free and open to the public.

Art Reception: Mark Runge

March 25 | 6-8 pm (spoken word performance at 7 pm)
Clayton Center for the Arts, DENSO Gallery

“Peace is Patriotic: A Soldier's (mis)Remembrances,” a collection of drawings and sculptures by Mark Runge, will be on display in the Clayton Center for the Arts’ DENSO Gallery March 1-25.

A reception will be held in the gallery on Fri., March 25 from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. A spoken-word performance will begin at 7 p.m. The exhibit and reception are free and open to the public. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m.

"Journey to the Heartland" | Choir Concert

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

The Maryville College Concert Choir, directed by Stacey Wilner, will present a spring concert in preparation for its upcoming choir tour to Scotland in May 2016. 

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). To purchase tickets, please call the Clayton Center Box Office at 865.981.8590.

 

Dogwood Arts Festival | Art Exhibit

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

Free and open to the public.

Dogwood Arts Festival | Art Exhibit

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

Free and open to the public.

"Journey to the Heartland" | Choir Concert

April 1 | 7 pm
Clayton Center for the Arts, Harold and Jean Lambert Recital Hall

The Maryville College Concert Choir, directed by Stacey Wilner, will present a spring concert in preparation for its upcoming choir tour to Scotland in May 2016. 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). To purchase tickets, please call the Clayton Center Box Office at 865.981.8590.

Meet Maryville Preview Day | Admissions Event

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

Calling all high school students from freshmen to seniors and transfer students! Take a tour, meet our faculty and students, and discover where you could spend the best years of your life. You and your parents are invited to attend and learn more about the Maryville College experience. For more information, please call 865.981.8092 or visit the event page.

February Meetings Lecture: Jeanne Bishop

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

Jeanne Bishop will give a talk titled "Beyond Forgiveness: A Murder Victim's Family Member on Redemption, Reconciliation and Restoration." Bishop is the sister of Nancy Bishop Langert, who was murdered in 1990 along with her husband and their unborn baby. Since the murders of her family members, Bishop has been a passionate advocate of gun violence prevention, abolition of the death penalty, forgiveness and the role of victims in the criminal justice system. She is the author of Change of Heart: Justice, Mercy and Making Peace with My Sister's Killer (Westminster John Knox Press 2015) and has written for publications including CNN.com's Belief Blog, The Huffington Post and The Christian Century. Bishop is a felony trial attorney with the Office of the Cook County Public Defender and an adjunct professor at Northwestern University School of Law.

The event is free and open to the public, and a book signing will follow Bishop's lecture. Held annually at the College since 1877, February Meetings have offered the College and local community an opportunity to come together to consider questions of faith and responsible living in the world. In years past, guest speakers and special music have been highlights of the condensed lecture series, which is open to all members of the College community, people in the area, and visitors, including the College’s Board of Church Visitors.

Student Repertoire Recital | Recital

April 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 Tomáš Kubínek: Certified Lunatic and Master of the Impossible | Performance

April 8 | 7:30 pm
Clayton Center for the Arts, Ronald and Lynda Nutt Theatre

A collision of theatre and music hall, his exuberant one-man show is equal parts comic brilliance, virtuosic vaudeville and irresistible charm. Transcending categorization, his work leaves audiences clutching their sides with laughter, breathless and madly in love. The one and only Dr. Professor Kubínek is a comic genius, virtuoso vaudevillian and all-around charmer who gives audiences an utterly joyous experience they’ll remember for a lifetime. For tickets, please call the Clayton Center Box Office at 865.981.8590 or visit claytonartscenter.com.

Maryville College Veterans Conference

April 9
Maryville College campus

Info TBA

MC Concert Choir Performs at New Providence Presbyterian Church

April 10 | 6 pm
New Providence Presbyterian Church, Maryville

A preview of the choir’s “Heartland Tour” to Scotland later in 2016, this concert will feature the Maryville College Concert Choir, as well as the small groups Off Kilter and Lads & Lassies. It will highlight music that reflects a spiritual, musical and historical journey.

Youth Choirs Spring Concerts | Concert

April 12 | 6 pm & 7:30 pm
Clayton Center for the Arts, Harold and Jean Lambert Recital Hall

MC’s youth choirs will perform spring concerts. 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.

MC Jazz Band Spring Concert | Concert

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

The Maryville College Jazz Band, under the direction of Will Yager, will present a spring concert. Free and open to the public.

MC Theatre Presents: Seussical | Theatre Production

April 15 | 7 pm
April 16 | 4 pm
April 17 | 2 pm
Clayton Center for the Arts, Ronald and Lynda Nutt Theatre

MC Theatre presents "Seussical" by Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Aherns. Directed by Dr. Heather McMahon, associate professor of theatre at MC.

Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for area students (non-MC students), and $7 for children 12 and under. Admission is free for MC students, faculty and staff. Please note that tickets are for reserved seats, so we encourage attendees to purchase tickets in advance.

For tickets, please contact the Clayton Center Box Office at 865-981-8590.

Trillium Spring Recital | Concert

April 19 | 7 pm
Clayton Center for the Arts, Harold and Jean Lambert Recital Hall

Trillium, a piano-violin-cello trio, will be offering two master pieces, the B-Flat by Schubert, and the D Minor by Arensky, during a concert on April 19. Schubert’s Trio, composed during his final year, features his remarkable lyricism, folk-like dances, and powerful drama. The Arensky trio offers lush Russian romanticism with haunting melodies, a quirky and brilliant scherzo, a deeply felt elegy, and an exuberant finale.

Founded in January of 2014, Trillium, an ensemble of strings and piano that combines many years of performing experience throughout the United States, Europe, South America, and even India, is fast establishing its presence as a musical force on the east coast of the US. In the short time they have been performing together, Trillium has engaged numerous audiences with its expressive and passionate interpretations at the heart of the piano trio literature, in addition to performances of quartets and quintets. Members are Robert Bonham, piano, Professor Emeritus from Maryville College, Alicia Randisi-Hooker, cello, Adjunct Instructor for Maryville College, and Alison Maerker, violin.

MC Concert Choir performs at Church Street United Methodist Church | Concert

April 19 | 7:30 pm
Church Street United Methodist Church, Knoxville

A preview of the choir’s “Heartland Tour” to Scotland later in 2016, this concert will feature the Maryville College Concert Choir, as well as the small groups Off Kilter and Lads & Lassies. It will highlight music that reflects a spiritual, musical and historical journey. Free and open to the public, the concert is part of the Church Street United Methodist Church’s Jubilate Deo Master Arts Series for 2015-16.

Spring Transfer Day | Admissions Event

April 20
Maryville College campus

Students who are looking to transfer from two- or four-year colleges and universities are invited to learn more about Maryville College at Spring Transfer Day. For more information, please call 865.981.8092.

Ashley Norwood Senior Recital | Recital

April 21 | 7 pm
Clayton Center for the Arts, Harold and Jean Lambert Recital Hall

Ashley Norwood ’16, a music education with teacher licensure major who is minoring in psychology, will present an oboe recital on April 21. All of the music she will perform is music she has learned while attending Maryville College, including George Frideric Handel’s “Sonata No. 1.” She will also perform “Romance No. 3” by Robert Schumann and “Elegiac Dance” by Michael Head. Three other Maryville College students will perform with Norwood during her recital: Megan Kolb ’16, vocals; Kathleen Staller ’18, flute; and Lizzie Ruch ’16, narrator. MC alumnus Chase Hatmaker ‘14 will serve as an accompanist. Free and open to the public.

Orchestra at MC and MC Community Chorus Concert | Concert

April 25 | 7:30 pm
Clayton Center for the Arts, Ronald and Lynda Nutt Theatre

The Orchestra at MC, under the direction of Dr. Christy Lee, and the MC Community Chorus, under the direction of Alan Eleazer, will join forces to present a 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). To purchase tickets, please contact the Clayton Center Box Office at 865.981.8590.

MC Concert Choir performs at Community Church at Tellico Village | Concert

April 28 | 7 pm
Community Church at Tellico Village, Loudon, TN

A preview of the Maryville College Concert Choir’s “Heartland Tour” to Scotland later in 2016.  Free and open to the public.

Clayton Center presents Mike Farris & The Roseland Rhythm Revue | Concert

April 28 | 7:30 pm
Clayton Center for the Arts, Ronald and Lynda Nutt Theatre

Whether rearranging songs of centuries past of infusing new lyrical life to half-songs, it becomes clear that Mike’s vocal gift is simply the surface of a very deep well. Mike won an Americana Music Award for New/Emerging Artist in 2008, followed by a Dove Award in 2010 and a 2015 GRAMMY® award for Best Roots Gospel Album. Overcoming addiction and finding a new normal brought Farris to Shine For All the People, the 2015 Grammy Award winner for Best Roots Gospel album which bears witness to the determination of putting one foot in front of the other and to the power of music to get you there. Mike’s spirited, soul-gospel fusion has found an enthusiastic audience. For tickets, please call the Clayton Center Box Office at 865.981.8590 or visit claytonartscenter.com.

 

Senior Art Shows | Art Exhibit

May 1-13 | M-F 10 am-5 pm
Clayton Center for the Arts, All Galleries

The work of 11 Maryville College senior art majors will be on display May 1-13 in the Clayton Center for the Arts’ galleries. Maryville College seniors Kira Chambers, Matt Davis, Abigail Swabe, Joshua Lindamood, Jackie Fowler, Brian Reid, James Troutman, Minh Hoang, Kristien Scott, Helena Hofmeyer-Lancaster and Ariana Hansen will display works they have prepared as part of their Senior Study requirement. A reception, which is free and open to the public, will be held in the galleries on Fri., May 13 from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m.

 

MC-Community Concert Band Spring Concert | Concert

May 1 | 3 pm
Clayton Center for the Arts, Ronald and Lynda Nutt Theatre

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

Zeb Phillips Senior Recital | Recital

May 3 | 6 pm
Clayton Center for the Arts, Harold and Jean Lambert Recital Hall

Zeb Phillips ’16, a music major and mezzo-soprano, will present a vocal recital, which will feature Phillips singing women’s roles from musicals and operas. He will perform several selections, including “Come What May” from Moulin Rouge; “Black Swan” from The Medium; and “I Am Easily Assimilated” from Candide. Several Maryville College students will perform with Phillips during the recital, including Hannah White '16, Megan Kolb '16, Blaine Coyle '16, JoJo Mahler '16,Maddie Carpenter '18, Jordan McCullough '18 and Alex McCullough '19. Emily Randles '17 will serve as stage manager, and MC alumnus Chase Hatmaker ’14 will serve as accompanist. Free and open to the public.

"Splattered Ink, Neatly Arranged" | MC Playwriting Class Presentations

May 4 | 8 pm
Clayton Center for the Arts, Haslam Family Flex Theatre

Maryville College offers a playwriting class led by national playwright Lisa Soland, who has produced and/or directed over 80 productions and play readings, and is the founder of The All Original Playwright Workshop. Her plays The Sniper's Nest and Waiting were both produced in the Haslam Family Flex Theatre in the Clayton Center for the Arts.

 This semester, four theatre students and aspiring playwrights participated in the semester-long class. Under the inspirational guidance of Ms. Soland, they produced a prolific amount of work. Trevor York completed his one-man show, The Incident, which will be produced at Maryville College next year as his senior thesis. Leonard Lively, Jennings Kelley, and Michaela Prysmont wrote 10-minute and one-act plays, as well as several monologues.

Working actors from the community visited Ms. Soland's class, cold reading the students' newly crafted dialogue while the playwrights listened for possible rewrites. Visiting performers included Randy Springer, Kris Phillips, Tiffany Tallent, Lisa Slagle, as well as Maryville College student Sara Deatherage. This group of talented artists will be participating in the final production, which is free and open to the public.

Art Reception: MC Senior Art Shows

May 13 | 6-8 pm
Clayton Center for the Arts, All Galleries

The work of 11 Maryville College senior art majors will be on display May 1-13 in the Clayton Center for the Arts’ galleries. Maryville College seniors Kira Chambers, Matt Davis, Abigail Swabe, Joshua Lindamood, Jackie Fowler, Brian Reid, James Troutman, Minh Hoang, Kristien Scott, Helena Hofmeyer-Lancaster and Ariana Hansen will display works they have prepared as part of their Senior Study requirement.

Free and open to the public.