Student artwork from study abroad on display at Pellissippi State

Symbol by Jennifer Brickey
“Symbol,” by Pellissippi State Community College faculty member Jennifer Brickey, was taken in Paris in 2015. Brickey led a study abroad excursion this summer through the Tennessee Consortium of International Studies.

Students will present artwork they created from their 2015 study abroad experiences during Pellissippi State Community College’s “Paper Trail Vol. 2” exhibit Sept. 14-Oct. 2.

“This is the second edition of this exhibit, which highlights the artwork of students created while they were studying abroad with the Tennessee Consortium for International Studies,” said Jennifer Brickey, an assistant professor in Liberal Arts. “This year’s exhibit includes student work from Paris, Amsterdam, Berlin, Vienna, Budapest, Prague, and various cities in India and Scotland.”

The free exhibit takes place in the Bagwell Center Gallery on the Hardin Valley Campus, 10915 Hardin Valley Road. Gallery hours are 10 a.m.-6:30 p.m. A reception to meet the student artists is set for 3-5 p.m. Monday, Sept. 14.

The event is part of The Arts at Pellissippi State, which brings to the community cultural activities ranging from music and theatre to international celebrations, lectures, and the fine arts.

TnCIS, whose headquarters are at Pellissippi State, organizes study abroad opportunities as part of its mission of boosting international experience and culture in higher education across the state. In the eight years since its founding, TnCIS has supported 2,656 students statewide in pursuing a global education through study abroad. Pellissippi State sent 204 of its own students abroad in 2015, setting an institutional record.

For more information about TnCIS, visit www.tncis.org or call (865) 539-7280.

For more information about The Arts at Pellissippi State, visit www.pstcc.edu/arts or call (865) 694-6400. To request accommodations for a disability, contact the executive director of Equity and Compliance at (865) 539-7401 or accommodations@pstcc.edu.

Download this press release: Paper Trail Vol 2

"Over the Edge," by Pellissippi State Community College student Megan Leader
“Over the Edge,” by Pellissippi State Community College student Megan Leader.
"Why" by Pellissippi State Community College student Shannon Mazza.
“Why” by Pellissippi State Community College student Shannon Mazza.

This week at Pellissippi State, Aug. 31-Sept. 7

Knoxville Opera Company presents “A Spectacular Opera Season!” at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 10, in the Clayton Performing Arts Center at Pellissippi State Community College, 10915 Hardin Valley Road. This sneak peek at Knoxville Opera Company’s 2015-2016 season includes performances by soprano Linda Barnett, bass-baritone Peter Johnson, and maestro Brian Salesky from “Mefistofele,” “Hansel and Gretel,” and “Tosca.” 

Day of Remembrance, in memory of 9/11, takes place at Pellissippi State Community College, 10915 Hardin Valley Road, at 9 a.m. Friday, Sept. 11. The remembrance is free and open to the community. The gathering is in the Courtyard or, in event of rain, Goins College Center.

Tennessee Handgun Carry Permit Class begins at 8 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 19, at Pellissippi State Community College’s Hardin Valley Campus, 10915 Hardin Valley Road. Cost is $70 for any two students who register at the same time. One person must register for both students simultaneously to qualify for the special pricing. Space is limited. Students who successfully complete the eight-hour training course can then apply for a state carry permit. An $8 range fee for each student is payable to the instructor during class. To register, visit www.pstcc.edu/bcs or call 865-539-7167.

Download this press release: PSCC Briefs Aug. 31

The Arts at Pellissippi State kicks off with ‘Evening of Jazz’

Local band Five Plus Six comprises Vance Thompson's Marble City 5 plus six additional horn players. Five Plus Six will perform at Pellissippi State Sept. 3.
Local band Five Plus Six comprises Vance Thompson’s Marble City 5 plus six additional horn players. Five Plus Six will perform at Pellissippi State Sept. 3.

Come one, come all to the kickoff event for the fifth annual Arts at Pellissippi State.

“An Evening of Jazz With Vance Thompson and Friends: Ellington, Monk, and Beyond” is 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 3, in the Clayton Performing Arts Center at Pellissippi State Community College’s Hardin Valley Campus, 10915 Hardin Valley Road.

The concert features Vance Thompson’s Five Plus Six group performing music by Duke Ellington, Thelonius Monk, Billy Strayhorn, Louis Armstrong and even Dolly Parton. The event is free and the public is invited.

“The group is high energy and a lot of fun,” said Thompson, who both leads the band and plays trumpet. Five Plus Six comprises the Marble City 5 plus six additional horn players. The group’s pianist, Keith Brown, is a Pellissippi State alumnus and faculty member.

The Arts at Pellissippi State brings to the community cultural activities ranging from music and theatre to international celebrations, lectures, and the fine arts. Typical of all concerts in the series, donations will be accepted at the door for the Pellissippi State Foundation on behalf of the Music Scholarship Fund.

Here are some of the other highlights of the fall 2015 season:

  • Knoxville Opera Company Presents: “A Spectacular Opera Season!” Sept. 3 in the Clayton Performing Arts Center
  • Knoxville Watercolor Society Exhibition, Oct. 5-23 in the Bagwell Center Gallery
  • Brock McGuire Band, Oct. 7 in the Clayton Performing Arts Center
  • Heather Schroeder: “From P!$$ed to Perfect: Tales of a Farm Woman,” Oct. 20, Goins Building Auditorium
  • “She Kills Monsters” by Qui Nguyen, Nov. 13-15 and 20-22 in the Clayton Performing Arts Center
  • The ever-popular Holiday Spectacular, Dec. 3 in the Clayton Performing Arts Center

For more information about The Arts at Pellissippi State, visit www.pstcc.edu/arts or call (865) 694-6400. To request accommodations for a disability, contact the executive director of Equity and Compliance at (865) 539-7401 or accommodations@pstcc.edu.

Download this press release: Evening of Jazz

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This week at Pellissippi State, Aug. 18-24

Peggy Wilson, vice president of College Advancement and executive director of the Pellissippi State Foundation, has been named Rotary District 6780’s assistant governor. The position oversees Knox County’s four Rotary clubs, and Wilson will serve as an administrator to help each club become more effective. Wilson has been a member of the Rotary Club of Farragut for 10 years with 100 percent attendance. She served as the club’s president from 2010-2011.

“Hypostyle Paths,” featuring the work of faculty member Brian Jobe, will premiere in the Bagwell Center Gallery of the Hardin Valley Campus, 10915 Hardin Valley Road, Monday, Aug. 24. Opening reception is 4-7 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 27. Exhibit runs through Sept. 10, and gallery hours are 10 a.m.-6:30 p.m., Monday-Friday. “Hypostyle Paths” invites viewers to physically enter the interior space of an installation. For more information, visit pstcc.edu/arts/bagwell.

Community auditions for The Arts at Pellissippi State’s upcoming theatre season are 7:30-9:30 p.m., Sept. 1-2, in the Clayton Performing Arts Center at Pellissippi State Community College, 10915 Hardin Valley Road. Men and women of all ages are encouraged to audition. Two contrasting monologues plus a headshot and/or resume are preferred, but not required. Auditions will include cold readings from the upcoming productions “She Kills Monsters,” “Which Side Are You On: The Florence Reece Story” and “Still Life.” For more information, contact Charles R. Miller, head of Theatre productions, at cmiller@pstcc.edu

Download this press release: This Week at Pellissippi State, Aug. 18-24.

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Brian Jobe Right Angle Reply
Pellissippi State Community College’s upcoming exhibit “Hypostyle Paths” will feature the work of faculty member Brian Jobe. Jobe’s previous work has included “Right Angle Reply,” pictured above.
Peggy Wilson
Peggy Wilson
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