The Appalachian Ballet Company is the resident dance company of the Clayton Center for the Arts. ABC is East Tennessee's premier classical performing company that makes its home at Van Metre School of Dance in Maryville, Tennessee. Chartered in 1972, ABC's talented company of dancers performs an annual three-program season, providing the region with the highest quality dance performances. ABC offers a wide repertory from traditional classics to creative contemporary ballets and regularly performs with the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra, the Knoxville Youth Symphony, and the Knoxville Opera Company. The company also collaborates with area performing arts groups and is active in educational outreach.Address:
215 W Broadway Avenue
Maryville TN, 37801
The Blount County Arts and Crafts Guild was founded in 1964 and continues the love of Arts and Crafts in our community. The Guild has been instrumental in establishing the need for art instruction in area schools. Through its Art-in-Schools program, professional artists were employed to provide for those schools which did not have art teachers.
Monthly meetings help each person grow in the knowledge of arts and crafts that are available in our community and to enjoy their own creative ability as we each share the friendship of others. The meetings are held on the first Monday of each month from October to June, and in September when the meeting is held on the 2nd Monday of the month. There is no meeting in July, and a family picnic in August. Meetings are at 6:30pm at the Blount County Library and programs are presented at each meeting featuring demonstrations or guest speakers.
Blount County Arts and Crafts Guild
P.O. Box 4514
Maryville, TN 37801
508 N. Cusick Street
Maryville TN, 37804
Monday through Friday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
1 hour prior to events.
Online tickets are available only through Clayton Center website and/or www.knoxvilletickets.com
Online ticket sales end 1 1/2 hours prior to events.
Tickets are available at the Box Office until 1/2 hour after show opens unless the performance is sold out.
Tickets may also be purchased by calling the Box Office at 865-981-8590 or 865-981-8591Address:
502 E Lamar Alexander Pkwy
Maryville TN, 37804
I was born and raised here in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains, the Townsend, Tennessee area. At ten years old I started wood carving from scrap wood. My first carvings were tiny shoes, chickens, cows, and other farm animals. I would complete these carvings and then discard them as scrap. My uncle realized my talent and he would rescue these figures. Little did I know then that I would make wood carving my life-time career.
Now mountains and animals in this area inspire my carvings of deer, bear, mt. lions, snakes, wild hogs, and bobcats. My "way of life is wildlife;" however, I do carve cowboys, Indians, mountain men, dogs, totem poles, and a wide variety of subjects too numerous to mention. I enter my wood carvings in competitions. I have won Blue Ribbons in every competition I have entered, and have won Best of Show many times, plus People''s Choice awards.
Nearly fifteen years ago I started teaching others wood carving. I teach all levels of carving. Several of my students have won Blue Ribbons and People''s Choice awards. I am very proud to call them my students. I have been featured on television and also made wood carvings for the "Christy" TV series. I've been featured in Chip Chats wood carving magazine, and in several newspaper articles. I have produced 15 wood carving classes on DVD.
My family and I live in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains. You are welcome to come visit my shop, and while here check out my wood carving classes. Maybe take a class or two. Make sure you visit our beautiful Smoky Mountains. Meanwhile, browse my web site and see some of the things I have to offer. If you have any questions please ask. I''ll do my best to answer them.Address:
7052 East Lamar Alexander Parkway
Townsend TN, 37882