- Pellissippi State Community College will host its annual Winter Choral Concert at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 23, in the Clayton Performing Arts Center. This showcase musical performance features two local high school choirs as special guests. The event is free and the community is invited.
- “The Anxious Landscape Artist: Jeffery Morton” exhibit will be held at Pellissippi State Community College through Feb. 26 in the Bagwell Center for Media and Art Gallery. This free exhibit, by self-described East Tennessee transplant Jeffrey Morton, focuses on the importance of place in shaping and molding human life through depictions of East Tennessee’s geography and that other well-known transplant, kudzu. Gallery hours are 10 a.m.-6:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.
- Pellissippi State Community College second-year photography students will exhibit their work during the annual Photography Student Show, Feb. 29-March 23 in the Bagwell Center for Media and Art Gallery. Gallery hours are 10 a.m.-6:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. The exhibit is free to attend and the community is invited.
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So says Angela Niazmand, a Humphrey Fellows scholar from Afghanistan, who will visit Pellissippi State Community College the week of Feb. 8. She will share a presentation at 1 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 11, in the Goins Building Cafeteria Annex, 10915 Hardin Valley Road. The presentation is free and open to the public.
Niazmand will spend time shadowing Pellissippi State administrators to learn more about the community college model and how Pellissippi State interacts with its community.
“Afghan women are capable the same as other women in the world. They are enhancing their capacity and building their nation. I believe we should be strong and stay firm with our goals and not let life challenges stop us from moving forward. Try to challenge life difficulties; do not let life difficulties challenge you,” Niazmand said.
Humphrey Fellows are mid-career professionals from other nations who travel to the U.S. and spend one academic year at a university or other higher education institution. The program, sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, was established in 1978. Professionals from 24 countries participate.
Before receiving the Humphrey Fellows award, Niazmand served as the acting registrar at the American University of Afghanistan. She holds two bachelor’s degrees, one in Dari language and literature from Kabul University and another in social science from the American University of Afghanistan. This year, she is based at Penn State University, where she is studying the American higher education system.
“My goal is to continue with my education in master’s degree and doctorate levels in higher education outside Afghanistan, then return to help the higher education system of my beloved country, Afghanistan,” Niazmand said.
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- Pellissippi State Community College will hold a “Painted Paper Baskets” exhibit Feb. 16-March 4 in the lobby of the Bagwell Center for Media and Art, 10915 Hardin Valley Road. Admission is free; hours are 7 a.m.-7 p.m., weekdays. The exhibit will showcase baskets crafted from painted paper that were created by students in a non-credit basket making course. For more information, visit www.pstcc.edu or call 865-694-6400.
- Appalachian photographer Rob Amberg will be at Pellissippi State Community College Thursday, Feb. 18, for a lecture and exhibit of selected works covering five decades chronicling Appalachia. Amberg’s lecture begins at 2 p.m. in the Goins Building Auditorium, 10915 Hardin Valley Road. The lecture is free and the community is invited. The exhibit of Amberg’s art will be in the Educational Resources Center’s new first floor exhibition space, also at 10915 Hardin Valley Road, through Feb. 29. Hours are 7 a.m.-7 p.m., weekdays. For more information, visit www.pstcc.edu or call 865-694-6400.
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Pellissippi State Community College will host the Knoxville Jazz Youth Orchestra and special guest Joe Murphy for a free community concert Thursday, Feb. 18.
The concert will be held at 7 p.m. in the Clayton Performing Arts Center, 10915 Hardin Valley Road. Seats will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis.
The Knoxville Jazz Youth Orchestra is an honors band of East Tennessee high school students under the direction of Knoxville Jazz Orchestra’s lead trombonist, Tom Lundberg.
Joe Murphy is one of the top recording tuba players in the United States. He has played live and recorded with dozens of artists, including Michael Bolton, Vince Gill, Alison Krauss, Brad Paisley, Michael W. Smith and The Fifth Dimension, among others. His music has been heard in the soundtracks of video games like “Call of Duty: Black Ops” and “Star Wars,” in the History Channel series “Texas Rising” and in the film “The Last Witch Hunter.”
The Knoxville Jazz Youth Orchestra concert is one of the events that makes up Pellissippi State’s arts series, The Arts at Pellissippi State. The series brings to the community cultural activities ranging from music and theatre to international celebrations, lectures and the fine arts.
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