Pellissippi State Community College offers free art exhibits and musical performances each month – and no tickets are required.
Beginning Monday, Feb. 7, The Arts at Pellissippi State presents Muriel Condon: Fabric Print and Quilt in the Bagwell Center for Media Art Gallery. Gallery hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Fridays.
Condon, a printmaker who is pursuing her Master of Fine Arts at the University of Tennessee, curated a fabric quilt print exchange with fellow printmakers from across the United States in 2021. Each printmaker, including Knoxville’s own Jake Ingram, contributed works on 12-inch by 12-inch fabric quilt squares, which Condon then pieced together.
“The overall installation touches on the tension between collaborative and individual art, two-dimensional vs. three-dimensional art, fine art vs. craft and objects that we use,” said Pellissippi State Professor Herb Rieth.
Condon received her Bachelor of Fine Arts from Montana State University in Printmaking and Painting in 2016 and has studied and served at Frogman’s Print Workshops in Omaha, Nebraska; the Fabric Workshop and Museum in Philadelphia; and Whiteaker Printmakers in Eugene, Oregon. Before moving to Knoxville, she also participated in the Print Arts Northwest’s Emerging Printmaker residency and was an instructional assistant for screen printing at Linn-Benton Community College in Oregon.
Muriel Condon: Fabric Print and Quilt will be on display until Friday, March 4. The Bagwell Gallery is on Pellissippi State’s Hardin Valley Campus, 10915 Hardin Valley Road, Knoxville.
The college also will offer six free concerts this month, all of which will be held on the Hardin Valley Campus. Mark your calendars now for these opportunities through The Arts at Pellissippi State:
- Spring Faculty Recital – Thursday, Feb. 10, 7 p.m., Clayton Performing Arts Center
- Knoxville Jazz Youth Orchestra Concert – Thursday, Feb. 17, 7 p.m., Clayton Performing Arts Center
- Winter Choral Concert – Thursday, Feb. 24, 7 p.m., Clayton Performing Arts Center
The public also is invited to Pellissippi State for three musical events in honor of Black History Month:
- Grammy-award winner Dom Flemons in Concert – Wednesday, Feb. 23, 11:50 a.m., Clayton Performing Arts Center, followed by a free workshop on the African roots of the banjo and its influence on American music at 3:45 p.m.
- Pellissippi Party and Motown Concert by Soulful Sounds Revue – Friday, Feb. 25, 6 p.m., College Center, Goins Administration Building
- Variations Ensemble performs a collection of African American Spirituals – Monday, Feb. 28, 1:30 p.m., Goins Rotunda and Facebook Live
Masks are not required at Pellissippi State, but the college recommends you wear one when you cannot maintain social distancing of at least 6 feet between yourself and others in your party.
For a sneak peek at upcoming events in The Arts at Pellissippi State, visit www.pstcc.edu/arts.