Category Archives: Art

“You all have a kick-ass town!”

That’s what Don Short, the star of the Scripps Networks TV show, West End Salvage, had to say when he made an appearance here recently at a Knox Heritage Summer Supper fundraiser. Short, whose show runs on Scripps’ DIY Network, … Continue reading

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Houston, we don’t have a problem

If Stephen Wicks, the curator at the Knoxville Museum of Art, ever decides to change careers, he needs to be a travel agent. I can’t imagine anyone putting together a more interesting, educational and fun three-night trip than the one … Continue reading

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‘Artsclamation!’ earns its exclamation point

Artsclamation!, an art sale benefiting Peninsula Hospital, has THE BEST ART every year. Held in the gym of Sacred Heart Cathedral School right before the holidays kick off, the juried show offers a chance to meet the artists and discuss … Continue reading

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Beauty blooms when art imitates art

It was Natalie Haslam’s voice on my phone Wednesday. “You have GOT to go to the Museum of Art and see the flower show!” she gushed. “It blew me away!” Knowing that Natalie has the best taste in the world … Continue reading

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Got art? Great stuff at Artscapes!

Artscapes is a wonderful art sale benefiting the Knoxville Museum of Art. But it’s also one of the best opportunities around to purchase beautiful original jewelry and art for your home, office or for gifts. (It’s almost the season, you … Continue reading

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Museum ‘Collectors’ find culinary masterpiece

We were reminded once again recently that if you pay attention and remain flexible, awesome cultural opportunities can come your way in our little part of the universe. The most recent example: a five-course dinner at Blackberry Farm complete with … Continue reading

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“God’s Answer to Our Prayers”

A few miles from downtown Knoxville — less than 10 minutes, for sure — lies a romantic, unique and inspiring garden called God’s Answer to Our Prayers – or GATOP, for short. It belongs to a brilliant cancer physician and … Continue reading

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Glittering Glass Ball launches new era at museum

When I tell folks the Glass Ball at the Knoxville Museum of Art was one of the best parties I’ve ever attended, many ask what made it so great. I think it was a combination of things. Continue reading

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Downtown welcomes Dogwood, runners, EarthFest

Was anybody anywhere else Saturday except in downtown Knoxville? It sure seemed as if everyone were here. And we downtown residents were delighted to have you. You were generally friendly and well-behaved and we are happy to share this amazing urban experience with you. Continue reading

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L’Amour du Vin: food, wine and a peek at the sky

Chef Patrick O’Connell, dubbed “the Pope of American cuisine,” knocked ’em dead earlier this month at L’Amour du Vin, the annual wine dinner and auction that raises funds for the Knoxville Museum of Art. But, equally mesmerizing to the hundreds of … Continue reading

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