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Art Exhibit: Bicentennial Timeline

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

Timeline highlighting Maryville College’s 200-year history, on display during MC's Bicentennial year (2019). Free and open to the public.

Art Exhibit: Marty Komorny

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


Exhibit is titled "Not Really a Group Show" featuring the art of Marty Komorny. The exhibit is free and open to the public. A reception will be held on Aug. 30 from 6-8 p.m. in the gallery.

College & Community Day | Bicentennial Event

Aug. 10 | 11am until 2 pm
Clayton Center for the Arts, Plaza

Maryville College, founded in 1819, is celebrating its Bicentennial this year! To celebrate, MC is inviting the community to a College & Community Day (free event), which will include food trucks, bounce houses, face painting and two screenings of a Bicentennial video that will feature unique historical footage. The first 200 people to check in at the Maryville College tent each will receive a $5 food voucher. The first 100 people also will receive a free T-shirt. We hope to see you there!

Bicentennial Church and College Community Worship

Aug. 18 | 7 pm
Clayton Center for the Arts, Ronald and Lynda Nutt Theatre

The community is invited to attend Maryville College’s Bicentennial Worship Service. In addition to welcoming first-year students, this year’s worship service will celebrate our area’s faith communities and our history of shared mission and service. And shared music will be a highlight! If a quartet or several members of your church choir would like to participate in a community choir for the service, please contact Kathleen Farnham or Alan Eleazer.

MC3Band Rehearsals Begin

Aug. 21 | 7 pm
Clayton Center for the Arts, Ronald and Lynda Nutt Theatre

The MC3Band, under the direction of Dr. Eric Simpson, will begin fall rehearsals for its 2019-20 concert season on Wed., Aug. 21 at 7 p.m. in the Clayton Center for the Arts’ Ronald and Lynda Nutt Theatre. Rehearsals, which will be held on Wednesdays from 7 until 9 p.m., will focus on preparation for performances during the fall/winter of the band’s 27th season.

Area musicians who play a wind or percussion instrument are encouraged to audition. Serious high school participants are also welcome. Band members include working musicians, educators, college students, business professionals and retirees from throughout East Tennessee.

New community members must complete a successful audition to join the ensemble. Auditions for the fall will be held on Wed., Aug. 21 from 7 until 9 p.m. Woodwinds, brass and string bass performers should be prepared to: play the chromatic scale (full practical range in a tempo that demonstrates skill with clarity); play a short lyrical section of a solo, etude or excerpt (30-40 seconds max); play a short technical section of a solo or etude (30-40 seconds max); and sight-read a short selection. Percussionists should be prepared to: play a section of a snare drum solo, etude or excerpt (30 seconds max); play a section of a xylophone or marimba solo, etude or excerpt (30 seconds max); play a section of a timpani solo, etude or excerpt (30 seconds max); and sight-read a short selection.

For additional details or to schedule an audition, please visit maryvillecollege.edu/mc3band and complete the form on the page. If you have any questions, please contact Simpson at eric.simpson@maryvillecollege.edu or the Division of Fine Arts at 865.981.8150.

Youth Choirs Registration/Rehearsals

Aug. 20 | 4-5 pm (Meet & Greet and Registration for Scottie Singers)
Aug. 22 | 5-6:30pm (Highlander Chorale)
Aug. 27 | 4:15-5:15pm (Scottie Singers)
Clayton Center for the Arts

The Scottie Singers, a youth choir for students in grades three through eight, will begin fall semester on Tues., Aug. 27. The group rehearses on Tuesdays from 4:15 until 5:15 p.m. in the Harry H. Harter Choral Rehearsal Room of the Clayton Center for the Arts and is directed by Martha Robinson. A “Meet & Greet and Registration” event for interested singers will be held on Tues., Aug. 20 from 4 p.m. until 5 p.m. in the Clayton Center for the Arts’ William Baxter Lee III Grand Foyer. Rehearsals will begin the following Tues., Aug. 27. The ensemble will present a fall concert on Tues., Nov. 26 at 6 p.m. in the Clayton Center for the Arts’ Harold and Jean Lambert Recital Hall. For more information, please contact Robinson at martha4robinson@gmail.com.

The Highlander Chorale, an ensemble for high school age students that is directed by Hannah White, will begin rehearsals on Thurs., Aug. 22. The group rehearses on Thursdays from 5 until 6:30 p.m. in the Harry H. Harter Choral Rehearsal Room of the Clayton Center for the Arts. The ensemble will present a fall concert on Tues., Nov. 26 at 7 p.m. in the Clayton Center for the Arts’ Harold and Jean Lambert Recital Hall. For more information, please contact White at Hannah.white@maryvillecollege.edu.

The fee is $85 per semester. Registration for both ensembles can be completed online at maryvillecollege.edu/youth-choirs. The focus of the ensembles is to learn the fundamentals of music and the foundations of singing. Music education majors from Maryville College also assist with the groups.

Orchestra at Maryville College Rehearsals Begin

Aug. 26 | 7 pm
Clayton Center for the Arts, Ronald and Lynda Nutt Theatre

The Orchestra at Maryville College, under the direction of Dr. Eric Simpson, will begin fall rehearsals on Mon., Aug. 26 at 7 p.m. in the Clayton Center for the Arts’ Ronald and Lynda Nutt Theatre. A college and community ensemble, the Orchestra at Maryville College brings live symphonic performances to the public stage three times per season.

Rehearsals will be held on Mondays from 7 until 9 p.m. and will focus on preparation for a fall performance on Mon., Nov. 4 at 7 p.m. in the Clayton Center for the Arts' Ronald and Lynda Nutt Theatre. The orchestra will also be performing in Handel’s “Messiah” featuring several Maryville College music ensembles on Fri., Dec. 6 at 7 p.m. in the Clayton Center for the Arts' Ronald and Lynda Nutt Theatre.

The Orchestra at Maryville College uses a traditional symphony orchestra instrumentation. Area string musicians are encouraged to join. Serious high school string players are also welcome. Wind players and percussionists may audition for placement at the beginning of the season. Auditions for interested wind players/percussionists will be held on Mon., Aug. 26 from 7 until 9 p.m. For additional details, to schedule an audition or to request a list of required audition excerpts, please contact Simpson at eric.simpson@maryvillecollege.edu or the Division of Fine Arts at 865.981.8150. 

Art Reception: Marty Komorny

Aug. 30 | 6-8 pm
Clayton Center for the Arts, Blackberry Farm Gallery & William "Ed" Harmon Gallery

A reception featuring the work of Marty Komorny. Free and open to the public.

Art Exhibit: Bicentennial Timeline

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

Timeline highlighting Maryville College’s 200-year history, on display during MC's Bicentennial year (2019). Free and open to the public.

Art Exhibit: Carl Gombert's "New Things"

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

“New Things,” an exhibit by Maryville College Professor of Art Dr. Carl Gombert, is on display at the Clayton Center for the Arts. The exhibit is free and open to the public. A reception will be held on Sept. 27 from 6-8 p.m. in the gallery.

“I love to draw. I love the tools and I love the processes of drawing. These handmade rubber stamp monotypes are simple drawings with ink on paper, and they all rely on radial structure to explore complexity and pattern arising from the application of simple rules,” Gombert wrote in his artist statement. “These works explore rotation and repetition as formal strategies and the patterns that emerge from the process. Many take the form of mandalas, others are inspired by traditional quilt designs. They attempt to balance opposites, relying equally on dark and light and on positive and negative shapes. Described by one critic as cerebral kitsch,’ these pieces are both humorous and serious. In this little world there is symmetry and balance and order, but neither rhyme nor reason. And, they sparkle.” Read the press release.

Maryville College Community Chorus Begins Rehearsals

Sept. 3 | 7pm
Clayton Center for the Arts, Harry H. Harter Choral Rehearsal Room

The Maryville College Community Chorus, under the direction of Alan Eleazer, will begin fall rehearsals at 7 p.m., Tues., Sept. 3 in the Clayton Center for the Arts' Harry H. Harter Choral Rehearsal Room. Rehearsals will be held on Tuesdays from 7 until 9 p.m. and will focus on preparation for a performance of Handel’s “Messiah” featuring several Maryville College music ensembles on Fri., Dec. 6 at 7 p.m. in the Clayton Center for the Arts' Ronald and Lynda Nutt Theatre.

The chorus is open to all area singers of all talent levels above the age of 16. Music reading experience is helpful but not required. Registration for the choir will be at the first rehearsal, and singers are encouraged to provide their own copy of G.F. Handel’s “Messiah.” Any edition will work, but the preferred edition is the Watkins-Shaw version published by Novello.

This established chorus of over 50 singers has a strong tradition of presenting quality choral music and frequently joins other community ensembles such as the Maryville College youth choirs and the Orchestra at Maryville College. The chorus performs quality literature of various styles and genres in the highest caliber and often features the music of area composers and arrangers, as well as the classic gems of the masters. Eleazer is in his 12th season as conductor of the chorus.

For more information, please contact Eleazer at alan.eleazer@maryvillecollege.edu or 865.382.4970 or Stacey Wilner, coordinator of choral music, at stacey.wilner@maryvillecollege.edu or 865.981.8151.

Southern Circuit Tour of independent Filmmakers: "Same God"

Sept. 17 | 7 pm
Clayton Center for the Arts | Harold and Jean Lambert Recital Hall

In 2015 a black, female professor at a prominent Christian college wore a hijab and said that Christians and Muslims worship the Same God. The firestorm that followed exposed the rifts among evangelicals over race, Islam, religious freedom...and Donald Trump.

Tickets are $5 and can be purchased online or at the Clayton Center Box Office. A Q&A with filmmaker Linda Midgett will be held after the screening.

The Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers is a program of South Arts and brings the best of new independent film to communities across the South. Southern Circuit screenings are funded in part by a grant from South Arts in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts.

Constitution Day Event

Sept. 17 | 12:25 pm
Anderson Hall, Room 140 & Crawford House

Members of the Maryville College and local community are invited to participate in “Constitution Day Constitutional” on Tues., Sept. 17.

The Fit. Green. Happy.®-themed event, which will include a lecture and yoga/meditation activity, is part of Maryville College’s observance of the 232nd anniversary of the signing of the United States Constitution. The event will begin at 12:25 p.m. in Room 140 of Anderson Hall, with a brief, 15-minute lecture. Following the lecture, participants will take a short walk across campus to Crawford House for a yoga and meditation workshop, which will conclude by 1:15 p.m. All participants will receive a free copy of the Constitution, and red, white and blue fruit will be served.

But what does Constitution Day have to do with Fit. Green. Happy.®? Or yoga and meditation? Read the story on the MC website. 

Clayton Center Presents: Wynonna and the Big Noise

Sept. 19 | 7:30 pm
Clayton Center for the Arts | Ronald and Lynda Nutt Theatre

WYNONNA and her band The Big Noise are bringing their highly anticipated new tour to the Clayton Center for the Arts! The "Roots & Revival Tour" will explore the past, present and future of WYNONNA's extensive 33-year career. Respected by the millions of fans who are drawn to her music and undeniable talent, Wynonna's rich and commanding voice has sold over 30 million albums worldwide. Once dubbed by Rolling Stone as "the greatest female country singer since Patsy Cline," she has received over 60 industry awards, with numerous charting singles, including 20 number one hits such as "Mama He's Crazy," "Why Not Me," and "Grandpa, (Tell Me 'Bout The Good Ole Days)." 

WYNONNA's live shows are well known not only for the energy of her talented band, but also for the undeniable connection that she has with her audience. The show is part nostalgia, part comedy, and all rich, soulful music featuring WYNONNA's incomparable vocals. 

For tickets, please call the Clayton Center Box Office at 865.981.8590 or visit claytonartscenter.com.

Faculty Showcase Recital

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

Maryville College’s vocal and jazz faculty will be featured during this year’s faculty showcase, which will include works by Jason Robert Brown; Marcy Heisler and Zina Goldrich; Norman Blake; Johnny Mercer and Harold Arlen; and more.

Faculty and staff performers include: Rachel Acuff, adjunct instructor of music, piano/keyboard and oboe; Noelle Brundige, adjunct instructor of music and voice; Chase Hatmaker ’14, adjunct choral assistant; Alicia Massie-Legg, lecturer in music; Harold Nagge, adjunct instructor of guitar; Bill Swann, professor of music; Hannah White ʼ18, part-time choral assistant; and Kate Wogoman, adjunct accompanist.

Free and open to the public. For more information, please call the Maryville College Division of Fine Arts at 865.981.8150.

Meet Maryville Preview Day 

Sept. 21 | 9 am-2:45 pm
Maryville College campus, various locations

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, visit the MC website or call 865.981.8092.

Blount County College Fair

Sept. 26 | 5:30-7 pm
Clayton Center for the Arts, William Baxter Lee III Grand Foyer

Representatives from more than 50 colleges, universities, technical schools and art schools are expected at the annual Blount County College Fair. Area high school students, their parents and other persons involved in a college search are invited to attend the fair. 

Reservations are not required for attendees, and there is no cost to attend the fair. We do encourage all students to create an online registration account and print out their individual barcode to save time and allow you to have more in-depth conversations with college representatives. Register here.

For more information, email admissions@maryvillecollege.edu or call 865-981-8092.

Financial Aid Night

Sept. 26 | 7-8 pm
Clayton Center for the Arts, Ronald and Lynda Nutt Theatre

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. Parents and students will learn what they need to do to apply for all types of financial aid. Terminologies, student eligibility, timelines and information on grants and loans will be explained. From institutional aid to state and federal aid programs, this financial aid primer will help decipher the terms, raise the issues, review best approaches and answer financial aid questions. Participants will also be briefed on the Tennessee Educational Lottery Scholarship Program, as well as the importance of searching out free money awards like scholarships to help pay for education costs. Financial Aid Night is free and open to the public. No registration is required. For more information, email admissions@maryvillecollege.edu or call 865-981-8092.

Art Reception: Carl Gombert

Sept. 27 | 6-8 pm
Clayton Center for the Arts, Blackberry Farm Gallery and William "Ed" Harmon Gallery

Free and open to the public. Read the press release about Gombert's exhibit, "New Things."

Trillium Fall Concert

Sept. 28 | 7:30 pm
Clayton Center for the Arts, Harold and Jean Lambert Recital Hall

The Division of Fine Arts of Maryville College will present the Trillium Piano Trio and Friends. The event is free and open to the public. Founded in January 2014, Trillium, an ensemble of strings and piano, has engaged numerous audiences with its expressive interpretations at the heart of the piano trio literature, in addition to performances of quartets and quintets. The members of the trio are Alison Maerker Garner, violin; Alicia Randisi-Hooker, cello, adjunct faculty, Maryville College; and Robert Bonham, piano, Professor Emeritus, Maryville College.

MC alumnus John Wesley Wright '87, tenor, will be a guest soloist during the concert. The program will open with two Bach arias: “Hallelujah” and “I Trust His Grace.” Violist Shelley Armer will join the ensemble for the Brahms Piano Quartet in G Minor, Op. 25, which contains the ever-popular Gypsy Rondo. The program will end with three songs for tenor and piano trio by Robert Kahn. Read the press release.

Art Exhibit: Bicentennial Timeline

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

Timeline highlighting Maryville College’s 200-year history, on display during MC's Bicentennial year (2019). Free and open to the public.

Art Exhibit: Student Art Club

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

Exhibit featuring the art of the student Art Club. The exhibit is free and open to the public. A reception will be held in the gallery on Oct. 25 from 6-8 pm.

Concert: Small Ensembles

Oct. 8 | 6 pm
Clayton Center for the Arts, Harold and Jean Lambert Recital Hall

Concert featuring the Maryville College Jazz Band and the Tartanband. Free and open to the public. 

Senior Recital: Chelse Vega & Michaela McCarthy

Oct. 10 | 6 pm
Clayton Center for the Arts, Harold and Jean Lambert Recital Hall

Senior recital featuring music majors Chelse Vega '20 and Michaela McCarthy '20. Free and open to the public.

MC Theatre Presents: Much Ado About Nothing

Oct. 10-12 | 8 pm
Oct. 13 | 2 pm
Clayton Center for the Arts’ Haslam Family Flexible Theatre

Tickets are $10 for adults and $7 for seniors (ages 60 and older) and students. Admission is free for Maryville College faculty, staff and students, but a printed ticket is required. To purchase tickets, please call the Clayton Center Box Office at 865.981.8590.

“‘Much Ado About Nothing’ is one of Shakespeare’s most famous comedies,” said Walker Harrison '13, who is the director of the production. “We have set our particular production in the Greek Islands in modern day as Don Pedro’s peace-keeping forces return from a refugee crisis to Leonato’s Mediterranean villa. The play centers around two couples; the quarrelsome and witty Benedick and Beatrice, and the instantly smitten Claudio and Hero. However, with villain Don Jon aiming to thwart any chance of happiness, what ensues is a classic Shakespearean tale of jealousy, betrayal, love and mischief.”

Read the press release!

MC Homecoming

Oct. 18-20
Maryville College Campus

Will we see you at Maryville College’s Bicentennial Homecoming this year? The schedule for the weekend – Oct. 18-20 – includes something for everyone: musical performances (including the premiere of a commissioned piece during the Homecoming Choir concert!), athletic events, Homecoming parade, Decades Bash, children’s activities, awards ceremonies, open houses, tailgates, reunions, Harvest Craft Festival, bake sale and more. A special Bicentennial Celebration will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 19 at the Clayton Center for the Arts. Visit maryvillecollege.edu/homecoming for a full schedule, and make plans to attend!

 

MC Homecoming: Homecoming Choir Concert

Oct. 19 | 11 am
Clayton Center for the Arts, Ronald and Lynda Nutt Theatre

During Maryville College's Homecoming Weekend, the Homecoming Choir, featuring former MC choir members, as well as current members of the Maryville College Concert Choir, will perform. Free and open to the public.

This year's directors are Stacey Wilner and Alan Eleazar. Alumni Louise Wyman '57 and James Laster '56 will be conducting their own compositions, and Paul Rudoi will conduct a commissioned work. To join the group on stage this year, please complete this simple RSVP form prior to Oct. 6, 2019.  We need all participants (new or returning) to complete this form to save your spot and help plan for logistics of the event.  This event is organized by Chaz Barber '71 at chazdb@gmail.com or (865) 640.5226.  Please contact Chaz with questions.

MC Homecoming: Admissions Tailgate

Oct. 19 | 9:30 am - 4 pm
MC campus

Join the Maryville College Admissions team on the College's 200th birthday in preparation of the Fighting Scots take on Methodist University at 2pm. Prior to kickoff, meet current students, take a campus tour, participate in Homecoming activities and more! Guests will received free entrance to the football game. For details, call (865) 981-8092.

Bicentennial Gala

Oct. 19 | 7:30 pm
Clayton Center for the Arts

This event is a celebration for everyone! The College will commemorate its actual founding date during the Bicentennial year with a special event.

Part one of the celebration is interactive and invites guests to move to various locations in the Clayton Center for the Arts. There will be hors d’oeuvres, desserts and a cash bar to enjoy. Part two takes place in the Ronald and Lynda Nutt Theatre and includes guest speakers, a storyteller, musical performances, short films, student performances, a reveal and other surprises! Each guest will receive a unique MC commemorative gift.

Please join us for this event, 200 years in the making.  Dress up or dress down, just come as you are!

Shuttles to the Clayton Center will be available from campus. Tickets, which are $25, are on sale now through the Clayton Center for the Arts Box Office website or by calling (865) 981-8590. The deadline to purchase tickets is Fri., Sept. 18.

National Geographic Live: On the Trail of Big Cats | Clayton Center Season Extra Performance

Oct. 22 | 7:30 pm
Clayton Center for the Arts | Ronald and Lynda Nutt Theatre

The National Geographic Live Speaker Series brings premium storytelling and visually stunning imagery to the stage with first-hand accounts of science, adventure, and exploration told by our world-class explorers who inspire change in the world.

Join award-winning National Geographic photographer Steve Winter for a thrilling journey into the world of big cats. From trekking high in India’s Himalaya in search of rare snow leopards and stalking the elusive jaguar through Latin American jungles to chronicling the nocturnal activities of the “American lion” or cougar, this determined explorer ventures far and wide to come face-to-face with his subjects. This is no easy task. Since many big cat species are in danger of extinction, they have good reason to avoid humans. While these felines may be endangered, they’re still wild, unpredictable creatures⎯and caution is required in their presence. Negotiating their habitats can be more dangerous still. Winter has been attacked by rhinos and gotten stuck in quicksand while working in the field. There have been lighter moments as well: mishaps with remote-control cameras, and waiting on a southern California hillside to catch a shot of a cougar under the famous “Hollywood” sign. Throughout it all, Winter’s mission is to share the beauty of big cats while reinvigorating efforts to save them. One of Winter’s snow leopard images won him the BBC Wildlife Photographer of the Year award. His decade-long project to document the world’s shrinking but resilient tiger species recently culminated in the stunning National Geographic book, Tigers Forever, co-authored with Sharon Guynup.

For tickets, please call the Clayton Center Box Office at 865.981.8590 or visit claytonartscenter.com.

Fit. Green. Happy.® conference

Oct. 24
MC campus

Fit. Green. Happy.® conference for high school students. More details coming soon!

Art Reception: Student Art Club

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

A reception featuring the Student Art Club. Free and open to the public. 

Clayton Center Presents | Cirque Mechanics 42ft - A Menagerie of Mechanical Marvels

Oct. 27 | 3 pm
Clayton Center for the Arts | Ronald and Lynda Nutt Theatre

At the center of every circus rests a 42ft ring full of thrills, laughs and excitement. 42FT – A Menagerie of Mechanical Marvels, is the latest invention from the creative minds of Cirque Mechanics. The company dares us to leap into the circus ring and experience the timelessness of this evolving art form. The shows’ unique mechanical interpretation of the traditional, and its story full of the lore of the historic one-ring circus, create a welcoming place, like a big top, where we can be amazed. The action in 42FT is full of theatricality and a modern sensibility, showcasing a galloping mechanical metal horse and a rotating tent frame for strongmen, acrobats and aerialists. 
Cirque Mechanics, inspired by modern circus, finds its roots in the mechanical and its heart in the stories of American industrial ingenuity. The shows, imbedded in realism, display a raw quality rarely found in modern circus. Cirque Mechanics signature style is wrapped in acrobatics, mechanical marvels, and a bit of clowning around. 42FT follows the great successes of Birdhouse Factory, Boomtown, and Pedal Punk. Step right up ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, to the Cirque Mechanics world of gears and canvas, pulleys and sawdust- within 42FT.

For tickets, please call the Clayton Center Box Office at 865.981.8590 or visit claytonartscenter.com.

 

Student Repertoire Recital

Oct. 29 | 6 pm
Clayton Center for the Arts, Harold and Jean Lambert Recital Hall

A Halloween-themed performance featuring Maryville College music majors. Free and open to the public.

Southern Circuit Tour of independent Filmmakers: "Wrestle"

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

Hoop Dreams goes to the mat in this intimate, coming-of-age documentary about four members of a high-school wrestling team at Huntsville's J.O. Johnson High School, a longstanding entry on Alabama's list of failing schools. Teammates Jailen, Jamario, Teague, and Jaquan each face challenges far beyond a shot at the State Championship: splintered family lives, drug use, teenage pregnancy, mental health struggles, and run-ins with the law threaten to derail their success on the mat and lock any doors that could otherwise open.

Tickets are $5 and can be purchased online or at the Clayton Center Box Office. A Q&A with filmmaker and director Suzannah Herbert will be held after the screening.

The Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers is a program of South Arts and brings the best of new independent film to communities across the South. Southern Circuit screenings are funded in part by a grant from South Arts in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts.

Art Exhibit: Bicentennial Timeline

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

Timeline highlighting Maryville College’s 200-year history, on display during MC's Bicentennial year (2019). Free and open to the public.

Art Exhibit: Mark Hall

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

Exhibit featuring the art of Mark Hall, Maryville College professor emeritus of art. The exhibit is free and open to the public. A reception will be held on Nov. 15 from 6-8 pm in the gallery.

"To Know You" | Theatre Performance/Bicentennial Event

Nov. 1 | 7 pm
Nov. 2 | 3 pm
Clayton Center for the Arts, Harold and Jean Lambert Recital Hall

“To Know You” is a play about Susan Wiley Walker (MC benefactor and architect/first resident of Morningside, which is now known as RT Lodge). The performances are free and open to the public, but a printed ticket from the box office is required for admission.

The play was written by Mary Donnet-Johnson of Nashville, who learned about Walker during a visit to RT Lodge and wanted to share her story. The play is set just few weeks before Maryville College’s Bicentennial, when a young archivist is racing to find more information about an almost forgotten figure in the College’s history: Susan Wiley Walker. “Though Mrs. Walker was a generous benefactor in the 1930s and 40s, clues to her life at the College are surprisingly scarce,” the play’s description reads. “Just as the archivist makes an important discovery, the benevolent ghost of Mrs. Walker appears and conjures a series of entertaining characters from her era who emerge from the dusty files to bring their stories to life. As this mystical journey unfolds, we are taught important lessons about the value of connection and the wisdom of preserving our precious past.” MC alumni will recognize several of the characters mentioned or portrayed in the play!

Read the story about the play!

Orchestra at Maryville College Fall Concert

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

The Orchestra at Maryville College, under the direction of Dr. Eric Simpson, 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). For tickets, please call the Clayton Center Box Office at 865.981.8590.

Senior Recital: Lindsey Lively '20 

Nov. 5 | 6 pm
Clayton Center for the Arts, Harold and Jean Lambert Recital Hall

Senior recital featuring music major Lindsey Lively '20. Free and open to the public.

Senior Recital: Leeanna Beeler '20 

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

Senior recital featuring music major Leeanna Beeler '20. Free and open to the public.

Invitational Choir Festival at Maryville College | Concert

Nov. 9 | 6 pm
Clayton Center for the Arts, Ronald and Lynda Nutt Theatre

The Maryville College Division of Fine Arts will host the annual Invitational Choir Festival, which will include choirs from area high schools and colleges. Tickets are $5 and can be purchased at the Clayton Center Box Office by calling 865.981.8590.  Admission is free for MC faculty, staff and students although a printed ticket is required for admission.

Meet Maryville | Admissions Preview Day

Nov. 9 | 9 am-2:45 pm
Maryville College campus, various locations

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, visit the MC website or call 865.981.8092.

Student Repertoire Recital

Nov. 14 | 6 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.

Art Reception: Mark Hall

Nov. 15 | 6-8 pm
Clayton Center for the Arts, Blackberry Farm Gallery & William "Ed" Harmon Gallery

Art reception for Mark Hall, Maryville College professor emeritus of art. Free and open to the public.

MC3Band Fall Concert

Nov. 15 | 7 pm
Clayton Center for the Arts, Ronald and Lynda Nutt Theatre

The MC3Band, under the direction of Dr. Eric Simpson, will present a fall concert. The concert is free and open to the public.

Clayton Center Presents | Dallas String Quartet - DSQ Electric

Nov. 16 | 7:30 pm
Clayton Center for the Arts | Ronald and Lynda Nutt Theatre

Dallas String Quartet is where Bach meets Bon Jovi. Dallas String Quartet- DSQ Electric is an international music sensation.  Their music is a fusion of classical and contemporary music on both traditional and electric strings.  As a result, with the 2016 release of their fourth album “DSQ”, they continue to expand their passionate following on Pandora, Spotify, and Sirius XM radio.  Additionally, DSQ performs as a quartet with the full accompaniment of drums and guitar.

For tickets, please call the Clayton Center Box Office at 865.981.8590 or visit claytonartscenter.com.

Keyboard Night

Nov. 19 | 6 pm
Clayton Center for the Arts, Harold and Jean Lambert Recital Hall

A student performance. Free and open to the public.

Southern Circuit Tour of independent Filmmakers: "Float"

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

This intriguing documentary, with its stunning cinematography, chronicles the small but dedicated scene of competitive model aviation.

Tickets are $5 and can be purchased online or at the Clayton Center Box Office. A Q&A with filmmaker and director Phil Kibbe will be held after the screening.

The Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers is a program of South Arts and brings the best of new independent film to communities across the South. Southern Circuit screenings are funded in part by a grant from South Arts in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts.

All-East Chorus

Nov. 21-23
Clayton Center for the Arts

Maryville College will host the East Tennessee Vocal Association’s “All-East Chorus” at the Clayton Center for the Arts. The annual event attracts select students and directors from middle schools and high schools in the East Tennessee region – about 800 participants and 100 instructors. The students, who are selected in September through a rigorous audition process, meet for two days of rehearsals with guest conductors in preparation for a performance at the end of the weekend.

Holiday Concerts: Scottie Singers & Highlander Chorale

Nov. 26 | 6 & 7 pm
Clayton Center for the Arts, Harold and Jean Lambert Recital Hall

The Scottie Singers, a youth choir for students in grades two through five that is directed by Martha Robinson, will perform at 6 p.m. The Highlander Chorale, an ensemble for high school age students that is directed by Hannah White, will perform at 7 p.m. Free and open to the public.

Art Exhibit: Bicentennial Timeline

Dec. 2-13
M-F 10 am-5 pm
Clayton Center for the Arts, DENSO Gallery

Timeline highlighting Maryville College’s 200-year history, on display during MC's Bicentennial year (2019). Free and open to the public.

Art Exhibit: Senior Art Show

Dec. 2-13
M-F 10 am-5 pm
Clayton Center for the Arts, Blackberry Farm Gallery & William "Ed" Harmon Gallery

An exhibit featuring works by Maryville College senior art majors. The exhibit is free and open to the public. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m.  A reception, which is free and open to the public, will be held on Dec. 6.

MC Division of Fine Arts presents: Handel's "Messiah" | Bicentennial Concert

Dec. 6 | 8 pm
Clayton Center for the Arts, Ronald and Lynda Nutt Theatre

Maryville College student and community ensembles will join forces to present Handel's "Messiah." Tickets are $25 for adults and $20 for seniors (60 and older) and students. Ticket sales will begin Sept. 23 at 10 a.m.

Clayton Center Presents | 35th Anniversary of Windham Hill's Winter Solstice

Featuring Will Ackerman, Barbara Higbie, Todd Boston with special guest Mia Pixley
Dec. 11 | 8 pm
Clayton Center for the Arts | Ronald and Lynda Nutt Theatre

Celebrate the winter solstice and its warm traditions with a concert of original and traditional acoustic music. This season marks the 35th anniversary of the multi-platinum selling Winter Solstice album series originally released on Windham Hill Records. Label found and Grammy-winning guitarist, Will Ackerman joins Grammy Award-nominated singer, fiddler, pianist, and songwriter Barbara Higbie and composer Todd Boston with special guest cellist Mia Pixley, to lead a joyous holiday concert.

For tickets, please call the Clayton Center Box Office at 865.981.8590 or visit claytonartscenter.com.

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Art Exhibit: TBA

Jan. 6-31
M-F 10 am-5 pm
Clayton Center for the Arts, Blackberry Farm Gallery & William "Ed" Harmon Gallery

Exhibit information TBA. A reception will be held on Jan. 31 from 6-8pm in the galleries. Free and open to the public.

Art Exhibit: TBA

Jan. 6-31
M-F 10 am-5 pm
Clayton Center for the Arts, DENSO Gallery

Exhibit information TBA. A reception will be held on Jan. 31 from 6-8pm in the galleries. Free and open to the public.

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Event

Jan. 20
Clayton Center for the Arts, Harold and Jean Lambert Recital Hall

Details TBA. Free and open to the public. 

Student Repertoire Recital

Jan. 23 | 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 | Bandstand Musical

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

Bandstand Musical - From three-time Tony® winner and Hamilton choreographer Andy Blankenbuehler comes a poignant and inspiring new American musical that explodes with infectious music and high-octane, heart-stopping dancing.

It’s 1945.  America’s soldiers come home to ticker-tape parades and overjoyed families.  Private First Class Donny Novitski, singer and songwriter, is struggling to rebuild the life he left behind. When NBC announces a national competition to find the nation’s next great musical superstars, Donny sees a lifeline for himself and some fellow veterans. Finally it gives them the purpose they so desperately need. Together, they form a band unlike any the nation has ever seen. Along the way, they discover the power of music to face the impossible, find their voice, and finally feel like they have a place to call home.

For tickets, please call the Clayton Center Box Office at 865.981.8590 or visit claytonartscenter.com.

Art Reception

Jan. 31 | 6-8 pm
Clayton Center for the Arts, All Galleries

An art reception for the January featured artists in the Clayton Center galleries. Free and open to the public. 

Art Exhibit: TBA

Feb. 3-28
M-F 10 am-5 pm
Clayton Center for the Arts, Blackberry Farm Gallery & William "Ed" Harmon Gallery

Exhibit information TBA. A reception will be held on Feb. 28 from 6-8pm in the galleries. Free and open to the public.

Art Exhibit: TBA

Feb. 3-28
M-F 10 am-5 pm
Clayton Center for the Arts, DENSO Gallery

Exhibit information TBA. A reception will be held on Feb. 28 from 6-8pm in the galleries. Free and open to the public.

Clayton Center Presents | The Tap Pack

Feb. 6 | 7:30 pm
Clayton Center for the Arts | Ronald and Lynda Nutt Theatre

The Tap Pack is an elegant and entertaining nod to the Rat Pack era featuring high energy performances of mind-blowing tap dancing, smooth vocals, a swinging live jazz band and witty on-stage banter. The five-member cast wins the audience from the first downbeat and the pace of their amazing performances never slows. They joke, they compete, they croon and they cajole while performing cool classics with a fresh twist.

For tickets, please call the Clayton Center Box Office at 865.981.8590 or visit claytonartscenter.com.

Dr. Sheri Matascik Recital | Faculty Recital

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

Dr. Sheri Matascik, Maryville College associate professor of music, will present a faculty recital. The recital is free and open to the public.

Matascik, who joined the Maryville College faculty in 1995, has a bachelor’s degree in classical guitar performance and a master’s degree in music theory and composition from the Dana School of Music at Youngstown State University in Ohio. She holds a doctorate in music theory and composition from Kent State University. Matascik's interests include music theory and aural skills pedagogy and music composition pedagogy. As a composer, Matascik has written many works for chamber groups, synthesizer and guitar, among other instruments and ensembles.

In October 2009, Matascik released her first solo guitar CD, At the End of the Day, a collection of guitar compositions that celebrate classical, contemporary folk, Appalachian, jazz and Celtic styles. In October 2011, she released her second solo guitar CD, Spirit Wood, which features a “classical/pop fusion” style of music. Digital downloads of Matascik’s music can be found on iTunes and Amazon.

Student Repertoire Recital

Feb. 11 | 6 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 | The Chieftans: The Irish Goodbye

Feb. 14 | 7:30 pm
Clayton Center for the Arts | Ronald and Lynda Nutt Theatre

Cultural ambassadors, The Chieftains started their journey in Ireland in 1962. Since then they have won six Grammy Awards and are highly recognized for reinventing traditional Irish music on a contemporary and international scale. Their ability to transcend musical boundaries to blend tradition with modern music has hailed them as one of the most renowned and revered musical groups to this day. 

They can claim some unique and sometimes 'firsts' as they were the first Western musicians to perform on the Great Wall of China, participate in Roger Water's "The Wall' performance in Berlin in 1990 and were the first ensemble to perform a concert in the Capitol Building in Washington, DC. In 2010, their experimental collaborations extended to out of this world, when Paddy Moloney's whistle and Matt Molloy's flute traveled with NASA astronaut, Cady Coleman, to the international space station. Their Journey continues....

For tickets, please call the Clayton Center Box Office at 865.981.8590 or visit claytonartscenter.com.

Southern Circuit Tour of independent Filmmakers: "The Infiltrators"

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

A rag-tag group of undocumented youth DREAMers deliberately get detained by Border Patrol in order to infiltrate a shadowy, for-profit detention center.

Tickets are $5 and can be purchased online or at the Clayton Center Box Office. A Q&A with filmmaker and director Darren Dean will be held after the screening.

The Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers is a program of South Arts and brings the best of new independent film to communities across the South. Southern Circuit screenings are funded in part by a grant from South Arts in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts.

Art Reception

Feb. 28 | 6-8 pm
Clayton Center for the Arts | All Galleries

Art reception for the February featured artists in the Clayton Center for the Arts' galleries. Free and open to the public. 

Art Exhibit: TBA

March 2-31
M-F 10 am-5 pm
Clayton Center for the Arts, Blackberry Farm Gallery & William "Ed" Harmon Gallery

Exhibit information TBA. A reception will be held on March 27 from 6-8pm in the galleries. Free and open to the public.

Art Exhibit: TBA

March 2-31
M-F 10 am-5 pm
Clayton Center for the Arts, DENSO Gallery

Exhibit information TBA. A reception will be held on March 27 from 6-8pm in the galleries. Free and open to the public.

Southern Circuit Tour of independent Filmmakers: "Light From Light"

March 3 | 7 pm
Clayton Center for the Arts | Harold and Jean Lambert Recital Hall

A single mom and sometimes paranormal investigator investigates a possible "haunting" at a widower's farmhouse in East Tennessee. The independent film that was filmed in Knoxville, Tenn., premiered at the Sundance Film Festival. Stars Jim Gaffigan and Marin Ireland

Tickets are $5 and can be purchased online or at the Clayton Center Box Office. A Q&A with filmmaker and director Paul Harrill will be held after the screening.

The Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers is a program of South Arts and brings the best of new independent film to communities across the South. Southern Circuit screenings are funded in part by a grant from South Arts in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts.

East Tennessee School Band and Orchestra Association Clinic

March 3-4
Clayton Center for the Arts

The East Tennessee School Band and Orchestra Association (ETSBOA) will hold a clinic at the Clayton Center for the Arts.

National Geographic Live: Life on the Vertical | Clayton Center Season Extra Performance

March 6 | 7:30 pm
Clayton Center for the Arts | Ronald and Lynda Nutt Theatre

The National Geographic Live Speaker Series brings premium storytelling and visually stunning imagery to the stage with first-hand accounts of science, adventure, and exploration told by our world-class explorers who inspire change in the world.

Mark Synnott is a man ever on the brink of new discovery. A big wall rock-climber of the highest order, he’s made legendary first ascents of some of the world’s tallest, most forbidding walls, from Baffin Island to Pakistan. Today, he uses his skills to break scientific ground, reaching incredibly inaccessible environments in search of rare species. It’s all in the spirit of adventure and exploration in order to educate about these sites of strange, remote beauty.

For tickets, please call the Clayton Center Box Office at 865.981.8590 or visit claytonartscenter.com.

Trillium Spring Concert

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

The Maryville College Division of Fine Arts will present Trillium, an ensemble of strings and piano. The concert is free and open to the public. The members of the trio are: Alison Maerker Garner, violin; Alicia Randisi-Hooker, cello and adjunct faculty at Maryville College; and Robert Bonham, piano and professor emeritus at Maryville College.

Maryville College alumna Laura Atkinson '05 will perform as a guest soloist. After graduating from Maryville College with a degree in music education, she earned a master’s degree in vocal performance from Yale University’s Institute of Sacred Music. An active performer in both the United States and Germany, she was a recipient of the prestigious Fulbright Grant in 2010 to study in Leipzig, Germany.

Clayton Center Presents | The Play That Goes Wrong

March 10 | 7:30 pm
Clayton Center for the Arts | Ronald and Lynda Nutt Theatre

The time is right to see THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG, Broadway's funniest smash hit! This Olivier Award-winning comedy is a hilarious hybrid of Monty Python and Sherlock Holmes. Welcome to opening night of The Murder at Haversham Manor where things are quickly going from bad to utterly disastrous. With an unconscious leading lady, a corpse that can’t play dead, and actors who trip over everything (including their lines), it’s “A RIOTOUS EXPLOSION OF COMEDY!” (The Daily Beast) and “TONS OF FUN FOR ALL AGES!” (HuffPost). Ben Brantley of The New York Times calls THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG “A GUT-BUSTING HIT,” and Cindy Adams of the New York Post has just one word for you: “GO!” Get tickets now – it would be WRONG to wait!

For tickets, please call the Clayton Center Box Office at 865.981.8590 or visit claytonartscenter.com.

Maryville College Concert Choir | Spring Concert

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

The Maryville College Concert Choir, directed by Stacey Wilner, will perform selections from its upcoming Scotland tour in May 2020. The concerts will serve as a fundraiser for the choir tour. More details and ticket info TBA.

Student Repertoire Recital

March 24 | 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.

Art Reception

March 27 | 6-8 pm
Clayton Center for the Arts | All Galleries

Art reception for the March featured artists in the Clayton Center for the Arts' galleries. Free and open to the public. 

Maryville College Theatre Department Presents: “Shrek: The Musical”

March 27 | 7 pm
March 28 & 29 | 2 pm
Clayton Center for the Arts, Ronald and Lynda Nutt Theatre

Directed by Doug James. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for seniors (ages 60 and older), theatre alumni, area students (under 18) and college students with identification. MC students, faculty and staff are admitted free, although a printed ticket is required for admission. For tickets, please visit the Clayton Center Box Office online or call 865.981.8590. 

Art Reception

March 27 | 6-8 pm
Clayton Center for the Arts | All Galleries

Art reception for the March featured artists in the Clayton Center for the Arts' galleries. Free and open to the public. 

Art Exhibit: Senior Art Show

April 1-24
M-F 10 am-5 pm
Clayton Center for the Arts | All Galleries

The work of Maryville College senior art majors will be on display. The exhibit is free and open to the public. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. A reception will be held on April 24 in the galleries.

MC3Band Spring Concert

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

The MC3Band, under the direction of Dr. Eric Simpson, will present a spring concert. Free and open to the public.

The Maryville College-Community Concert Band (MC3Band) serves a dual purpose: to provide a means of artistic expression for all its members (community, faculty, staff, and students) within the wind band medium, and to provide Maryville students with the opportunity to perform and learn within a large ensemble setting.

Student Repertoire Recital

April 7 | 6 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 | The Choir of Man

April 3 | 7:30 pm
Clayton Center for the Arts | Ronald and Lynda Nutt Theatre

The runaway hit of numerous international music festivals is hitting the road for its first U.S. tour! Known across the globe as "the ultimate-feel good show," THE CHOIR OF MAN offers up 90 minutes of indisputable joy! It's a party. It's a concert. It's a pint-filled good time set in a working pub that combines hair-raising harmonies, high-energy dance, and live Percussion with foot-stomping choreography. The multi-talented cast of nine handsome blokes sings everything - pub tunes, folk, Broadway, classic rock - all to roof-raising heights. It's the best singing, dancing, stomping, pub crawl of a concert you'll ever attend! CHEERS!

For tickets, please call the Clayton Center Box Office at 865.981.8590 or visit claytonartscenter.com.

MC Jazz Ensemble and Tartanband | Spring Concert

April 14 | 6 pm
Clayton Center for the Arts, Harold and Jean Lambert Recital Hall

Maryville College’s Division of Fine Arts will present a spring concert, which is free and open to the public. The concert will include performances by student ensembles: Tartanband, directed by Dr. Eric Simpson, and the MC Jazz Ensemble, directed by Dr. Bill Swann.

Keyboard Night

April 16 | 6 pm
Clayton Center for the Arts, Harold and Jean Lambert Recital Hall

A student performance. Free and open to the public.

Theatre Performance | MC Theatre & Alpha Psi Omega

April 17 & 18 | 8 pm
Clayton Center for the Arts, Haslam Family Flex Theatre

Presented by the Maryville College Theatre Department and Alpha Psi Omega. Details and ticket info TBA.

Meet Maryville Preview Day

April 18 | 9 am-2:45 pm
Maryville College campus, various locations

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, visit the MC website or call 865.981.8092.

Spring Concerts: Scottie Singers & Highlander Chorale

April 21 | 6 & 7 pm
Clayton Center for the Arts, Harold and Jean Lambert Recital Hall

The Scottie Singers, a youth choir for students in grades two through five that is directed by Martha Robinson, will perform at 6 p.m. The Highlander Chorale, an ensemble for high school age students that is directed by Hannah White, will perform at 7 p.m.  Both concerts are free and open to the public.

Orchestra at Maryville College and Maryville College Community Chorus | Spring Concert

April 21 | 7 pm
Clayton Center for the Arts, Ronald and Lynda Nutt Theatre

The Maryville College Community Chorus, under the direction of Alan Eleazer, and the Orchestra at Maryville College, under the direction of Dr. Eric Simpson, will present a spring concert.

Tickets are $5 for adults, seniors and area students. Admission is free for MC students, faculty and staff with ID, although a printed ticket is required for admission. To purchase tickets, please contact the Clayton Center Box Office at 865.981.8590 or visit claytonartscenter.com.

For more information about the concert, please contact the Maryville College Division of Fine Arts at 865.981.8150.

Southern Circuit Tour of independent Filmmakers: "Little Miss Westie"

April 22 | 7 pm
Clayton Center for the Arts | Harold and Jean Lambert Recital Hall

Little Miss Westie follows the life of two siblings: Luca McCarthy (a 14 year old transgender boy) and his little sister Ren (an 11 year old transgender girl). Before transitioning Luca had participated in the Lil' Miss Westie beauty pageant, which is a local rite of passage in the small town of West Haven, Connecticut. Now, it is Ren's turn; in the first year following her transition, she will compete in the pageant with Luca's expert guidance.

Tickets are $5 and can be purchased online or at the Clayton Center Box Office. A Q&A with filmmaker and co-director and editor Joy E. Reed will be held after the screening.

The Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers is a program of South Arts and brings the best of new independent film to communities across the South. Southern Circuit screenings are funded in part by a grant from South Arts in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts.

An Evening of Short Plays | MC Theatre Directing Class

April 22 | Time TBA
Clayton Center for the Arts, Ronald and Lynda Nutt Theatre

Students in Maryville College's Theatre Directing Class will present short plays. Free and open to the public. 

Meet Maryville Preview Day

April 18 | 9 am-2:45 pm
Maryville College campus, various locations

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, visit the MC website or call 865.981.8092.

Art Reception | Senior Art Show

April 24 | 6-8 pm
Clayton Center for the Arts, Blackberry Farm Gallery and William "Ed" Harmon Gallery

Reception for the spring 2020 Senior Art Show, featuring work by MC seniors. The reception is free and open to the public.

Art Exhibit: TBA

May 1-29
M-F 10 am-5 pm
Clayton Center for the Arts, Blackberry Farm Gallery & William "Ed" Harmon Gallery

Exhibit information TBA.  Free and open to the public.

Art Exhibit: TBA

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

Exhibit information TBA. Free and open to the public.