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An Ashton Ludden weaving of salvaged plastic waste

Engravings and weavings of wildlife aim to invoke passion for conservation

Copper, wood and even salvaged plastic waste come together in a new art exhibition exploring the natural world at Pellissippi State Community College.  The Ashton Ludden Exhibit is on display at the Bagwell Center for Media and Arts Gallery until March 1. Gallery hours are 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.… Read More »Engravings and weavings of wildlife aim to invoke passion for conservation

Greg Moody on alto sax

Multi-instrumentalist Greg Moody joins Knoxville Jazz Youth Orchestra at Pellissippi State

The Knoxville Jazz Youth Orchestra welcomes guest artist Greg Moody at its concert Thursday, Feb. 15, at Pellissippi State Community College.  The free event, which is open to the public, will start at 7 p.m. in the Clayton Performing Arts Center on the college’s Hardin Valley Campus, 10915 Hardin Valley… Read More »Multi-instrumentalist Greg Moody joins Knoxville Jazz Youth Orchestra at Pellissippi State

Shon Sievers, Chelsea Aylward, Caden Elliott, Megan O'Neal

Pellissippi State Theatre students rack up accolades for ‘Peter and the Wolf’

Six Pellissippi State Community College students have been nominated for regional college theatre awards for their recent production of “Peter and the Wolf,” a devised theatre piece using shadow puppets, overhead projections and other technology to tell the classic children’s story in a new way.    Pellissippi State students McKenzie Dawson,… Read More »Pellissippi State Theatre students rack up accolades for ‘Peter and the Wolf’

Peter and the Wolf graphic for upcoming Theatre piece

Shadow puppets bring ‘Peter and the Wolf’ to life in Pellissippi State Theatre production

The creative process of 16 Pellissippi State Community College students comes to fruition in November with 12 showings of “Peter and the Wolf,” a theatre piece using shadow puppets, overhead projections and other technology to tell the classic children’s story in a new way.  “We have never created a play… Read More »Shadow puppets bring ‘Peter and the Wolf’ to life in Pellissippi State Theatre production

Lovers, a cyanotype on cotton, is one of Anna Halliwell Gianferante's 2023 works on display at Pellissippi State through Nov. 17.

Pellissippi State art exhibit explores memory, truth and loss

Photos developed from film and handwritten notes passed in class take on a new life in the mixed media exhibit “what abides here” at Pellissippi State Community College.  The solo exhibition of artist Anna Halliwell Gianferante is on display in the Bagwell Center for Media and Art Gallery on the… Read More »Pellissippi State art exhibit explores memory, truth and loss

Artist Aaron Coleman in front of some of his prints

Pellissippi State hosts prints, collages by internationally renowned artist

Pellissippi State Community College will host a solo exhibit of prints and collages by artist Aaron Coleman Sept. 25-Oct. 20 in the Bagwell Center for Media and Arts Gallery.  The gallery, located on Pellissippi State’s Hardin Valley Campus, is free and open to the public. Hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m.… Read More »Pellissippi State hosts prints, collages by internationally renowned artist

Two ceramic pieces in "Turn to the Fool" exhibit

Arts at Pellissippi State series kicks off fall with ceramics, drawings

Ceramics and drawings combine in “Turn to the Fool,” the first exhibit in the Arts at Pellissippi State series for fall 2023.  This mixed media exhibition by Maggie Connolly and Eric Sherwood, both teachers at Mighty Mud ceramics studio in Knoxville, will be on display in the Bagwell Center for… Read More »Arts at Pellissippi State series kicks off fall with ceramics, drawings

Painting of a white cat with large wings

Painting and installation combine in Pellissippi State art exhibit

“Dance of the Mythmakers” is the third and final exhibition in the 2023 Summer Alumni Exhibition Series in Pellissippi State Community College’s Bagwell Center for Media and Art Gallery.  The show features work by Kevin Krieps and Jana Ghezawi. Krieps earned a certificate for Visual Communication Graphic Design from Pellissippi… Read More »Painting and installation combine in Pellissippi State art exhibit

Sarah Howell in cap and gown with diploma in front of piano

Howell finds her voice as Pellissippi State’s Outstanding Music Graduate

From as far back as Sarah Howell can remember, music has been a part of her life. “I think as soon as I had my first word, I was singing my first song,” she recalls. So when she started at Pellissippi State in the fall of 2020, majoring in music… Read More »Howell finds her voice as Pellissippi State’s Outstanding Music Graduate

Pierce Torano, Josh Leslie, Caryss Johnson, Alexander Guadagno, Lux Boone work on recording a radio play during spring 2023

A classic Dashiell Hammett script comes to life in radio play at Pellissippi State

Necessity is the mother of invention, and renovations to a performing arts space has led to a collaboration between two different groups of students.  Pellissippi State Community College presents Radio Noir: “The Attitude Caper,” a radio play available through April 30 on the college’s YouTube channel. The play stars Theatre… Read More »A classic Dashiell Hammett script comes to life in radio play at Pellissippi State