Fall 2018 Calendarclick or touch to open

Art Exhibit: Tone Haugen-Cogburn

Aug. 1-31
M-F 10 am-5 pm
Clayton Center for the Arts, DENSO Gallery

Art exhibit featuring quilts made by Tone Haugen-Cogburn. 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 Aug. 3 from 6-8 p.m. in the DENSO gallery.

Art Exhibit: Jon Hendricks

Aug. 1-31
M-F 10 am-5 pm

Clayton Center for the Arts, Blackberry Farm Gallery
Art exhibit featuring the art of Jon Hendricks. 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 Aug. 31 from 6-8 p.m. in the Blackberry Farm gallery.

Art Reception: Tone Haugen-Cogburn

Aug. 3 | 6-8 pm
Clayton Center for the Arts, DENSO Gallery

A reception featuring the work of Tone Haugen-Cogburn in the DENSO Gallery. Free and open to the public. 

Youth Choirs Registration/Rehearsals

Aug. 14 | 4-6 pm (Registration for both ensembles)
Aug. 21 | 4:15-5pm (Scottie Singers)
Aug. 23 | 5-6:30pm (Highlander Chorale)
Clayton Center for the Arts

The Scottie Singers, a youth choir for students in grades three through eight that is directed by Martha Robinson, will begin rehearsals on Tues., Aug. 21. The group rehearses on Tuesdays from 4:15 until 5 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. 27 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 Jill Purvis, will begin rehearsals on Thurs., Aug. 23. 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 with Maryville College student choral ensembles on Tues., Nov. 27 at 7 p.m. in the Clayton Center for the Arts’ Harold and Jean Lambert Recital Hall. For more information, please contact Purvis at jpurvis75@gmail.com.

Registration for the Scottie Singers and the Highlander Chorale will be held on Tues., Aug. 14 from 4 p.m. until 6 p.m. in the Clayton Center for the Arts’ Harold and Jean Lambert Recital Hall. The fee is $85 per semester. 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.

MC Theatre hosts auditions for fall 2018 production of "Metamorphoses"

Aug. 21 | 6 pm (callbacks are scheduled for Aug. 22)
Clayton Center for the Arts, Haslam Family Flexible Theatre

The Maryville College Theatre Department is inviting community members to audition for the fall 2018 production of Mary Zimmerman’s “Metamorphoses.” Please see this press release for more details. 

 

MC3Band Rehearsals Begin

Aug. 22 | 7 pm
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 “Something Old, Something New,” a Nov. 8 fall concert that will be held at 7 p.m. in the Clayton Center for the Arts’ Ronald and Lynda Nutt Theatre. The band will also be performing in "A Celtic Christmas" featuring several Maryville College music ensembles on Tues., Dec. 4 at 7 p.m. in the Clayton Center for the Arts' Ronald and Lynda Nutt Theatre.

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. Using a symphonic band instrumentation, the band performs repertoire from the entire scope of the wind band tradition.

The MC3Band, now in its 26th year, serves a dual purpose: to provide a means of artistic expression for all of its members (community and student) within the wind band medium, and to provide MC students with the opportunity to perform and learn within a large ensemble setting. Dr. Eric Simpson is the director of the ensemble.

For additional details or to schedule an audition, please contact Simpson at eric.simpson@maryvillecollege.edu or the Division of Fine Arts at 865.981.8150. For more information about the band, please visit https://maryvillecollege.edu/academics/divisions/fine-arts/mc3band/.

Maryville College-Community Chorus Begins Rehearsals

September 4 | 7 pm
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 “Play a Simple Melody: Songs from Broadway,” a fall performance with the Orchestra at Maryville College on Tues., Nov. 6 at 7 p.m. in the Clayton Center for the Arts' Ronald and Lynda Nutt Theatre. The chorus will also be performing in "A Celtic Christmas" featuring several Maryville College music ensembles on Tues., Dec. 4 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 and music for the choir will be available at the first rehearsal. Alan Eleazer is the conductor.

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, an adjunct instructor of music and voice at Maryville College, is in his 11th season as conductor of the chorus, having been a professional musician, conductor and college educator in the East Tennessee area for more than 30 years. In addition to directing the Maryville College Community Chorus, Eleazer directs the Lads (an all men's ensemble at MC) and serves as director of music and adult ministries at Broadway United Methodist Church. Eleazer is a graduate of the University of Tennessee, where he earned a bachelor's degree in music education and master of music degree in choral conducting and sacred music. 

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.

Art Reception/Friday Night Lights: Jon Hendricks

Aug. 31 | 6-8 pm
Clayton Center for the Arts, Blackberry Farm Gallery

A reception featuring the work of Jon Hendricks in the Blackberry Farm Gallery. Free and open to the public. All of the Clayton Center for the Arts' galleries will be open that evening, during Downtown Maryville's "Friday Night Lights" event.

 

Art Exhibit: Tatiana Potts

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

Art exhibit featuring the art of Tatiana Potts.  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 Sept. 28 from 6-8 p.m. in the gallery, in conjunction with Downtown Maryville's "Friday Night Lights" event.

Art Exhibit: Alan Shuptrine

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

Art exhibit featuring the art of Alan Shuptrine, whose work will be on display in the gallery through December. 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 Sept. 28 from 6-8 p.m. in the gallery, in conjunction with Downtown Maryville's "Friday Night Lights" event.

Southern Circuit Film Series: "Sadie"

Sept. 11 | 7 pm
Clayton Center for the Arts, Harold and Jean Lambert Recital Hall

While her father is away serving in the military, Sadie battles to preserve his place on the home front when her mother takes an interest in the newest resident at the Shady Plains Trailer Park.

The film is part of the Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers, the nation’s original regional tour of independent films and filmmakers which coordinates multi-week tours for invited filmmakers and their new work. Filmmakers participate in community screenings and audience engagement activities. Tickets are $5 for general admission (free for Maryville College students). For tickets, please call the Clayton Center Box Office at 865.981.8590.

Student Repertoire Recital

Sept. 18 | 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: The Fabulous Equinox Orchestra

Sept. 21 | 7:30 pm
Clayton Center for the Arts, Ronald and Lynda Nutt Theatre

Founders Jeremy Davis and Clay Johnson are true southern gentlemen in every sense of the term. In school, they both excelled in band where Jeremy played the saxophone and Clay played the trombone. They continued performing together through high school and into college at Louisiana Tech, and it was there that they began experimenting with different kinds of music – Rhythm & Blues, Rock-N-Roll, Classical, Jazz, Christian, and even Hip Hop. Their fascination with all types of music combined with roots planted firmly in the south and Clay’s gospel background (having been raised by preachers, teachers and gospel singers) led to the founding, and eventual success, of one of the most musically diverse bands in the south: The Fabulous Equinox Orchestra.

Today, the group continues to gain traction and find success as the first “southern big band”. This band is unlike any other, and the terms “orchestra” and “big band” don’t even begin to scrape the surface of all that the group offers.

Performing everything from the toe-tapping, front porch picking sounds of Appalachian Bluegrass to the smooth jazzy sounds of the French Quarter in NOLA; from the roots of country music in Nashville to the pride and glory-filled songs of Texas – this group does it all and pays homage to the culture that raised and inspired them.

For more information or to purchase tickets, please visit the Clayton Center website or call the box office at 865.981.8590.

Trillium Fall Concert

Sept. 22 | 7 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. 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.

Blount County College Fair

Sept. 26 | 5:30-7 pm
Cooper Athletic Center

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
Fayerweather Hall, Lawson Auditorium

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.

Faculty Showcase Recital

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

Maryville College Fine Arts faculty will perform a diverse program. Free and open to the public.

Art Receptions/Friday Night Lights: Tatiana Potts and Alan Shuptrine

Sept. 28| 6-8 pm
Clayton Center for the Arts, Blackberry Farm Gallery and DENSO Gallery

Receptions featuring the work of Tatiana Potts and Alan Shuptrine. Free and open to the public. All of the Clayton Center for the Arts' galleries will be open that evening, during Downtown Maryville's "Friday Night Lights" event.

Meet Maryville Preview Day with STEMFest

Sept. 29 | 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 Exhibit: Aaron Carroll ’13

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

Art exhibit featuring the art of MC alumnus Aaron Carroll ’13. 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 Oct. 26 from 6-8 p.m. in the Blackberry Farm gallery.

Art Exhibit: Alan Shuptrine

Oct. 1-31
M-F 10 am-5 pm
Clayton Center for the Arts, DENSO Gallery

Art exhibit featuring the art of Alan Shuptrine, whose work will be on display in the gallery through December. The exhibit is free and open to the public. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m.

Clayton Center Presents: Del McCoury Band & Friends

Oct. 11 | 7:30 pm
Clayton Center for the Arts, Ronald and Lynda Nutt Theatre

For more than fifty years, Del McCoury ‘s music has defined authenticity for hard core bluegrass fans as well as a growing number of fans among those only vaguely familiar with the genre. McCoury is something special, a living link to the days when bluegrass was made only in hillbilly honkytonks, schoolhouse shows and on the stage of the Grand Ole Opry, yet also a commandingly vital presence today, from prime time and late night talk show TV to music festivals where audiences number in the hundreds of thousands.

Additional Artists: The Travelin’ McCourys, Sierra Hull and The Gibson Brothers. For more information or to purchase tickets, please visit the Clayton Center website or call the box office at 865.981.8590.

MC Theatre Presents: Metamorphoses

Oct. 11-13 | 8 pm
Oct. 14 | 2 pm
Clayton Center for the Arts’ Haslam Family Flexible Theatre

“Metamorphoses,” written by Mary Zimmerman, is based on the poetry of Ovid and set in and around a large pool of water (literally – a 10-by-15-foot pool filled with water will be constructed as part of the set). The play underscores the persistence of transformation in all aspects of life. Told as a series of vignettes that blend the ancient with the contemporary, Zimmerman’s play highlights universal themes such as longing, grief, and suffering— but ultimately affirms the transformative and healing powers of love.

Directed by Dr. Heather McMahon, MC associate professor of 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.

Student Repertoire Recital

Oct. 16 | 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.

MC Chamber Music Concert

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

A concert featuring the Maryville College Jazz Band and tartanband (MC student ensembles). Free and open to the public.

Southern Circuit Film Series: "Man Made"

Oct. 24 | 7 pm
Clayton Center for the Arts, Harold and Jean Lambert Recital Hall

MAN MADE takes us into the heart of transgender male (FTM) culture, revealing unexpected truths about gender, humanity and love. The film follows the extraordinary lives of four transgender men as they prepare to compete at TransFitCon, the only all-trans bodybuilding competition in the world (held in Atlanta, GA). 

The film is part of the Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers, the nation’s original regional tour of independent films and filmmakers which coordinates multi-week tours for invited filmmakers and their new work. Filmmakers participate in community screenings and audience engagement activities. Tickets are $5 for general admission (free for Maryville College students). For tickets, please call the Clayton Center Box Office at 865.981.8590.

Art Reception: Aaron Carroll ’13

Oct. 26 | 6-8 pm
Clayton Center for the Arts, Blackberry Farm Gallery

A reception featuring the work of MC alumnus Aaron Carroll ’13 in the Blackberry Farm Gallery. Free and open to the public. 

MC Homecoming Choir Concert

Oct. 27 | 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.

Senior Recital: Mindy Reagan

Oct. 30 | 6 pm
Clayton Center for the Arts, Harold and Jean Lambert Recital Hall

A recital featuring Maryville College senior music education major Mindy Reagan. Free and open to the public.

 

Art Exhibit: David King, Sarah Curry, and Andrea Geller

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

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 Nov. 30 from 6-8 p.m.

Art Exhibit: Alan Shuptrine

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

Art exhibit featuring the art of Alan Shuptrine, whose work will be on display in the gallery through December. The exhibit is free and open to the public. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m.

Maryville College Invitational Choir Festival Concert

Nov. 3 | 6 pm
Clayton Center for the Arts, Ronald and Lynda Nutt Theatre

The Maryville College Division of Fine Arts will host its annual Invitational Choir Festival, which will include choirs from area high schools and colleges.

Meet Maryville Preview Day

Nov. 3 | 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.

Southern Circuit Film Series: "Chasing Portraits"

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

Painter Moshe Rynecki’s body of work reached close to eight hundred paintings and sculptures before his life came to a tragic end. It was his great-granddaughter, Elizabeth, who sought to rediscover his legacy, setting upon a journey to seek out what had been lost but never forgotten. The everyday lives of the Polish-Jewish community depicted in Moshe Rynecki’s paintings simply blended into the background of Elizabeth Rynecki’s life when she was growing up. But the art transformed from familiar to extraordinary in her eyes after her grandfather, Moshe’s son George, left behind journals detailing the loss her ancestors had endured during World War II, including Moshe’s art. Knowing that her family had only found a small portion of Moshe’s art, and that many more pieces remained to be found, Elizabeth set out to find them.

The film is part of the Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers, the nation’s original regional tour of independent films and filmmakers which coordinates multi-week tours for invited filmmakers and their new work. Filmmakers participate in community screenings and audience engagement activities. Tickets are $5 for general admission (free for Maryville College students). For tickets, please call the Clayton Center Box Office at 865.981.8590.

Orchestra at Maryville College and Maryville College Community Chorus: Fall Concert

Nov. 6 | 7 pm
Clayton Center for the Arts, Ronald and Lynda Nutt Theatre

The Orchestra at Maryville College, under the direction of Dr. Eric Simpson, and the Maryville College Community Chorus, under the direction of Alan Eleazer, will present a fall concert titled “Play a Simple Melody: Songs from Broadway.” 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.

MC3Band Fall Concert

Nov. 8 | 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 titled “Something Old, Something New.” The concert is free and open to the public.

Clayton Center Presents: Voces8

Nov. 9 | 7:30 pm
Clayton Center for the Arts, Ronald and Lynda Nutt Theatre

The British vocal ensemble VOCES8 is proud to inspire people through music and share the joy of singing. Touring extensively throughout Europe, North America and Asia, the group performs repertoire from Renaissance polyphony to contemporary commissions and arrangements; versatility and a celebration of diverse musical expression is central to the ensemble’s performance ethos. The ensemble demonstrates the sheer beauty of voices in harmony though a vast range of repertoire from churches, courts and concert halls, alongside folk, jazz and pop arrangements. The result is a rare mix of the ethereal and angelic, paired with pure toe-tapping fun.

For more information or to purchase tickets, please visit the Clayton Center website or call the box office at 865.981.8590.

Student Repertoire Recital

Nov. 13 | 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.

All-East Chorus

Nov. 15-17
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.

Senior Recital: Ross Earl

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

A recital featuring Maryville College senior music major Ross Earl. Free and open to the public.

Holiday Concerts: Scottie Singers, Highlander Chorale & MC Ensembles

Nov. 27 | 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 Jill Purvis, will perform at 7 p.m., along with Maryville College ensembles. Free and open to the public.

Keyboard Night

Nov. 29 | 7 pm
Clayton Center for the Arts, Harold and Jean Lambert Recital Hall

A student performance. Free and open to the public.

Art Reception: "Figuratively Speaking"

Nov. 30 | 6-8 pm
Clayton Center for the Arts Blackberry Farm & William "Ed" Harmon Galleries

An art reception for David King, Sarah Curry, and Andrea Geller will be held in the Blackberry Farm and William "Ed" Harmon galleries on Friday, November 30, 2018 from 6-8 p.m.  Free and open to the public. 

Alpha Psi Omega presents: “5 Lesbians Eating a Quiche”

Nov. 30-Dec. 1 | 8 pm
Dec. 2 | 2 pm
Clayton Center for the Arts, Haslam Family Flexible Theatre

The Maryville College Theatre Department and Alpha Psi Omega present “5 Lesbians Eating a Quiche,” directed by MC senior theatre major Anna Dieter. 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.

 

Art Exhibit: Senior Art Show

Dec. 3-14
M-F 10 am-5 pm
Clayton Center for the Arts, Blackberry Farm Gallery

An exhibit featuring works by Maryville College senior art majors: Savannah Bain '19, Gail LaVoie '18, Brandi Frizzell '18, and Emily Qualkenbush Davis '18.

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 Friday, December 7 from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m.  During the reception, live entertainment will be provided by MC students Trevor Finegan '21 and Andrew Kosky '21. 

Art Exhibit: Alan Shuptrine

Dec. 1-31
M-F 10 am-5 pm
Clayton Center for the Arts, DENSO Gallery

Art exhibit featuring the art of Alan Shuptrine, whose work will be on display in the gallery through December. The exhibit is free and open to the public. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m.

Alpha Psi Omega presents: “5 Lesbians Eating a Quiche”

Nov. 30-Dec. 1 | 8 pm
Dec. 2 | 2 pm
Clayton Center for the Arts, Haslam Family Flexible Theatre

Alpha Psi Omega presents “5 Lesbians Eating a Quiche,” directed by MC senior theatre studies major Anna Dieter. 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.

Clayton Center Presents: Christmas with the Annie Moses Band

Dec. 1 | 7:30 pm
Clayton Center for the Arts, Ronald and Lynda Nutt Theatre

Christmas With the Annie Moses Band is a high-spirits holiday tour-de-force, featuring fiery string playing and soulful renditions of enduring favorites and fresh originals, infused with that unmistakable instrumental sparkle that makes the Annie Moses Band experience so unforgettable. From the spirited rendition of ‘God Rest Ye, Merry Gentlemen’ to the breathtaking beauty of ‘O Holy Night’, this evening of Christmas music is invigorating, reverential, and transporting.

For more information or to purchase tickets, please visit the Clayton Center website or call the box office at 865.981.8590.

MC Division of Fine Arts Presents: “A Celtic Christmas” | Christmas Concert

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

Maryville College ensembles will join forces to present a Christmas concert titled “A Celtic Christmas.” Ensembles include the Maryville College Concert Choir, the Orchestra at Maryville College, the Maryville College Community Chorus, the Maryville College Jazz Ensemble, Off Kilter and the MC3 Band.  Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for area students, and free for children 5 and under.  Admission is free for MC students, faculty and staff, although a printed ticket is required for admission.  To purchase tickets, please call the Clayton Center Box Office at 865.981.8590 or visit claytonartscenter.com.

 

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Art Exhibit: Writers in Modern Appalachia

Jan. 2-4 (Opening reception Jan. 2 from 6-7:30 pm)
M-F 10 am-5 pm
Clayton Center for the Arts, Blackberry Farm Gallery

The exhibit is an extension of the “Writers in Modern Appalachia” project by Bloodroot Mountain (bloodrootmountain.org), a literary-arts nonprofit co-directed by novelist Amy Greene and husband Trent Thompson. The coffee table style art book, Writers in Modern Appalachia, forthcoming in 2019 from Blair Publishing (www.blairpub.com) will feature photo essays profiling influential writers whose lives and work have shaped contemporary Appalachian culture. Photographs and excerpts from the book will be on display, highlighting images of the authors (Wendell Berry, Lee Smith, Silas House, Adriana Trigiani, Crystal Wilkinson, Ron Rash, George Ella Lyon) and their native landscapes. 

Bloodroot Mountain is also pleased to publish Sam Stapleton's art book, Stilled Life, a weaving together of poetry and fine art photography into a visual and literary masterpiece. The January exhibit will showcase Stapleton as featured modern Appalachian artist. Copies of his book will be available at the event.

Both the exhibit and reception are free and open to the public. 

Art Exhibit: Elizabethtown College

Jan. 7-31
M-F 10 am-5 pm
Clayton Center for the Arts, Blackberry Farm Gallery

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 Jan. 25 from 6-8 p.m. in the Blackberry Farm gallery.

Art Exhibit: MC Bicentennial

Jan. 3-31
M-F 10 am-5 pm
Clayton Center for the Arts, DENSO Gallery

Exhibit highlighting Maryville College’s Bicentennial year (2019). The exhibit, which will be on display through February, is free and open to the public. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m.

Clayton Center presents: “Kinky Boots”

Jan. 12 | 2 pm & 7:30 pm
Clayton Center for the Arts, Ronald and Lynda Nutt Theatre

KINKY BOOTS is Broadway’s huge-hearted, high-heeled hit! With songs by Grammy® and Tony® winning pop icon Cyndi Lauper, this joyous musical celebration is about the friendships we discover, and the belief that you can change the world when you change your mind. Inspired by true events, KINKY BOOTS takes you from a gentlemen’s shoe factory in Northampton to the glamorous catwalks of Milan.

For more information or to purchase tickets, please visit the Clayton Center website or call the box office at 865.981.8590.

MLK Day Event: Hasan Davis

Jan. 21 | 11 am
Clayton Center for the Arts, Harold and Jean Lambert Recital Hall

Hasan Davis, a lawyer, juvenile criminal justice reform advocate, author and actor, will speak to the Maryville College community during the College’s Martin Luther King Jr. holiday observances. Read the press release for more details about the event, as well as the Blount County MLK Celebration events that are planned.

MC Division of Fine Arts Presents: “Bicentennial Concert”

Jan. 24 | 7 pm
Clayton Center for the Arts, Harold and Jean Lambert Recital Hall

The MC Division of Fine Arts will present a "Bicentennial Concert." Several ensembles will be performing. The event is free and open to the public.

Art Reception

Jan. 25 | 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: Tremont

Feb. 1-28
M-F 10 am-5 pm
Clayton Center for the Arts, Blackberry Farm Gallery

Details TBA. 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 Feb. 22 from 6-8 p.m. in the Blackberry Farm gallery.

Art Exhibit: MC Bicentennial

Feb. 1-28
M-F 10 am-5 pm
Clayton Center for the Arts, DENSO Gallery

Exhibit highlighting Maryville College’s Bicentennial year (2019). The exhibit, which will be on display through February, is free and open to the public. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m.

Clayton Center Presents: Rioult Dance: Women on the Edge

Feb. 2 | 7:30 pm
Clayton Center for the Arts, Ronald and Lynda Nutt Theatre

WOMEN ON THE EDGE…Unsung Heroines of the Trojan War is a trilogy of dances inspired by Euripides’ tragic heroines Iphigenia, Helen of Troy, and Cassandra. Pascal Rioult’s interpretations of these timeless stories highlight not only grace, strength, and resilience of women in society but also the futility and immorality of war. The program includes Iphigenia, On Distant Shores, and Cassandra’s Curse set to commissioned music by contemporary American composers Michael Torke, Aaron Kernis, and Richard Danielpour respectively.

For more information or to purchase tickets, please visit the Clayton Center website or call the box office at 865.981.8590.

MC Choirs with Paul Phoenix

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

A performance featuring the Maryville College choirs and Paul Phoenix, a Grammy Award-winning singer and former member of the internationally acclaimed ensemble The King’s Singers. Tickets are $10 (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.

Student Repertoire Recital

Feb. 12 | 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.

Southern Circuit Film Series: "306 Hollywood"

Feb. 19 | 7 pm
Clayton Center for the Arts, Harold and Jean Lambert Recital Hall

Elan and Jonathan Bogarín lose their grandma, they face a profound question: When a loved one dies, what do we do with everything they left behind? When siblings the Bogarín’s embark on a magical-realist journey that transforms Grandma’s cluttered New Jersey home into a visually exquisite ruin where tchotchkes become artifacts, and the siblings become archaeologists. With help from physicists, curators, and archivists, they excavate the extraordinary universe contained in a family home.

The film is part of the Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers, the nation’s original regional tour of independent films and filmmakers which coordinates multi-week tours for invited filmmakers and their new work. Filmmakers participate in community screenings and audience engagement activities. Tickets are $5 for general admission (free for Maryville College students). For tickets, please call the Clayton Center Box Office at 865.981.8590.

Senior Recital:  LaKwan Bain

Feb. 21 | 6 pm
Clayton Center for the Arts, Harold and Jean Lambert Recital Hall

A recital featuring Maryville College senior music major LaKwan Bain.  Free and open to the public.

Maryville College Theatre Department Presents: “Boeing Boeing”

Feb. 21-23 | 8 pm
Feb. 24 | 2 pm
Clayton Center for the Arts, Haslam Family Flexible Theatre

Directed by Dr. Heather McMahon. 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. For tickets, please call the Clayton Center Box Office at 865.981.8590.

Art Reception

Feb. 22 | 6-8 pm
Clayton Center for the Arts, All Galleries

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

Junior Recital: Robby Clemens

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

A recital featuring Maryville College junior music major Robby Clemens.  Free and open to the public.

 

Art Exhibit: Dogwood Arts Festival

March 1-31
M-F 10 am-5 pm
Clayton Center for the Arts, All Galleries

Dogwood Arts Festival student art exhibit. The exhibit is free and open to the public. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m.

Clayton Center Presents: LA Theatre Works’ “Steel Magnolias” by Robert Harling

March 1 | 7:30 pm
Clayton Center for the Arts, Ronald and Lynda Nutt Theatre

Steel Magnolias remains one of the great stories of female empowerment and resilience. The L.A. Theatre Works national tour features a diverse cast of six extraordinary women. Within the walls of Truvy’s beauty shop, set in the deep Bayou of Louisiana, are six strong women whose lives increasingly hinge on the existence of one another. Together, they absorb the passing seasons, just like the weathered wooden structure of the salon “home” that they share.

Under the leadership of Producing Director, Susan Albert Loewenberg, L.A. Theatre Works (LATW) has been the foremost radio theater company in the United States for four decades.

On the road, LATW has delighted audiences with its unique live radio theater style performances. An L.A. Theatre Works performance is immediate, spontaneous, and features a first-rate cast, live sound effects, and a connection to the audience.

A unique experience where the actors direct their dialogue to the audience, with costumes, sound effects and small sets, this is an intimate theatre experience not to be missed.

For more information or to purchase tickets, please visit the Clayton Center website or call the box office at 865.981.8590.

Trillium Spring Concert

March 2 | 7 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. 

Southern Circuit Film Series: "Hale County This Morning This Evening"

March 5 | 7 pm
Clayton Center for the Arts, Harold and Jean Lambert Recital Hall

Composed of intimate and unencumbered moments of people in a community, this film is constructed in a form that allows the viewer an emotive impression of the Historic South, trumpeting the beauty of life and consequences of the social construction of race, while simultaneously a testament to dreaming, despite the odds.

The film is part of the Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers, the nation’s original regional tour of independent films and filmmakers which coordinates multi-week tours for invited filmmakers and their new work. Filmmakers participate in community screenings and audience engagement activities. Tickets are $5 for general admission (free for Maryville College students). For tickets, please call the Clayton Center Box Office at 865.981.8590.

East Tennessee School Band and Orchestra Association Clinic

March 6-7
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.

Choir Tour Send-Off | MC Concert Choir

March 6 | Noon
Location TBA

The traditional Choir Tour Send-Off will include a mini-concert, which is free and open to the public. The MC Concert Choir's annual choir tour will feature a Florida itinerary in 2019.

Senior Recital: Alex McCullough

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

A recital featuring Maryville College senior music education major Alex McCullough.  Free and open to the public.

Student Repertoire Recital

March 26 | 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.

Homecoming Choir Concerts

March 28 | 7 pm
March 29 | 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 2019 Spring Choir Tour. Ticket information TBA.

Art Reception

March 29 | 6-8 pm
Clayton Center for the Arts, All Galleries

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

Alpha Psi Omega Presents: "Noble, Grand, and True: Our Bicentennial Story"

March 30 | 2 pm & 8 pm
March 31 | 2 pm
Clayton Center for the Arts, Haslam Family Flexible Theatre

“Noble, Grand, and True: Our Bicentennial Story” is written and directed by MC theatre major Leonard Lively ’19 as part of his senior thesis. Maryville College is celebrating its bicentennial in 2019. 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.

Meet Maryville Preview Day

March 30 | 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 Exhibit: TBA

April 1-30
M-F 10 am-5 pm
Clayton Center for the Arts, Blackberry Farm Gallery

Details TBA. 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 26 from 6-8 p.m. in the Blackberry Farm gallery.

Art Exhibit: MC Bicentennial

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

Exhibit highlighting Maryville College’s Bicentennial year (2019). The exhibit, which will be on display through December, is free and open to the public. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m.

Keyboard Night

April 2 | 7 pm
Clayton Center for the Arts, Harold and Jean Lambert Recital Hall

A student performance. Free and open to the public.

MC3Band Spring Concert

April 4 | 7 pm
Clayton Center for the Arts, Harold and Jean Lambert Recital Hall

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

Student Repertoire Recital

April 9 | 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.

MC Chamber Music Concert

April 16 | 7 pm
Clayton Center for the Arts, Harold and Jean Lambert Recital Hall

A performance featuring Maryville College student music ensembles. Free and open to the public.

Southern Circuit Film Series: "Minding the Gap"

April 17 | 7 pm
Clayton Center for the Arts, Harold and Jean Lambert Recital Hall

Three young men bond together to escape volatile families in their Rust Belt hometown. As they face adult responsibilities, unexpected revelations threaten their decade-long friendship.

The film is part of the Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers, the nation’s original regional tour of independent films and filmmakers which coordinates multi-week tours for invited filmmakers and their new work. Filmmakers participate in community screenings and audience engagement activities. Tickets are $5 for general admission (free for Maryville College students). For tickets, please call the Clayton Center Box Office at 865.981.8590.

"Our Stories on Stage" | MC Playwriting Class

April 22-23 | Time TBA
Clayton Center for the Arts, Haslam Family Flex Theatre

MC students in a playwriting/improv class will tell stories about the College's history. 

Orchestra at Maryville College and Maryville College Community Chorus Spring Concert

April 23 | 7 pm
Clayton Center for the Arts, Ronald and Lynda Nutt Theatre

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

Clayton Center Presents: The Illusionists – Live from Broadway

April 24 | 7 pm
Clayton Center for the Arts, Ronald and Lynda Nutt Theatre

This mind-blowing spectacular showcases the jaw dropping talents of five of the most incredible Illusionists on earth.  THE ILLUSIONISTS – LIVE FROM BROADWAY has shattered box office records across the globe and dazzles audiences of all ages with a powerful mix of the most outrageous and astonishing acts ever to be seen on stage. This non-stop show is packed with thrilling and sophisticated magic of unprecedented proportions.

For more information or to purchase tickets, please visit the Clayton Center website or call the box office at 865.981.8590.

Art Reception

April 26 | 6-8 pm
Clayton Center for the Arts, All Galleries

An art reception for the April featured artists in the Clayton Center galleries, including Maryville College seniors who are displaying their senior art shows. Free and open to the public.

Spring Concerts: Scottie Singers, Highlander Chorale & MC Ensembles

April 30 | 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 Jill Purvis, will perform at 7 p.m., along with Maryville College ensembles. Free and open to the public.

 

Art Exhibit: Senior Art Shows

May 1-31
M-F 10 am-5 pm

Clayton Center for the Arts, Blackberry Farm Gallery

The work of Maryville College senior art majors will be on display. Free and open to the public. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m.

Art Exhibit: MC Bicentennial

May 1-31
M-F 10 am-5 pm
Clayton Center for the Arts, DENSO Gallery

Exhibit highlighting Maryville College’s Bicentennial year (2019). The exhibit, which will be on display through December, is free and open to the public. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m.

Clayton Center Presents: California Guitar Trio & Montreal Guitar Trio

May 11 | 7:30 pm
Clayton Center for the Arts, Ronald and Lynda Nutt Theatre

California Guitar Trio is celebrating their 25th Anniversary! The performances astounding, diversity unparalleled, The California Guitar Trio is Paul Richards from Los Angeles, Bert Lams from Belgium and Hideyo Moriya from Japan. Together, their technical wizardry is breathtaking, as is the wide range of instrumental music the group renders…from unique originals to dazzling, cleverly arranged interpretations of music from Queen and the Beatles, to Bach and Beethoven, and surf music from the Ventures. 

Described by the CBC as the “hottest” guitar ensemble in Canada, MG3 has quickly established itself as a force to be reckoned with, as well as an interactive force in various musical forms. For over 20 years, the trio’s virtuosity, rigour, creativity and impressive stage presence – where humour and interacting with the public go hand in hand – have been winning over audiences around the world. The trio, composed of guitarists Sébastien Dufour, Glenn Lévesque and Marc Morin, has given hundreds of concerts in some of the most prestigious venues across North America, Europe, New Zealand and Australia.

For more information or to purchase tickets, please visit the Clayton Center website or call the box office at 865.981.8590.