Category Archives: Art

For the love of food, wine and Sam Beall

L’Amour du Vin 2016, the wine auction that has been the Knoxville Museum of Art’s largest fundraiser for the past 13 years, was an immediate sellout earlier this month, as usual. And, as usual, the food and wine were top … Continue reading

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New art in downtown park!

You know it’s officially spring when the good folks from Dogwood Arts change out the sculptures in downtown Knoxville. They’ve been hard at work doing that over the past two weeks. It’s part of the organization’s Art in Public Places … Continue reading

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Artsclamation! draws a crowd

Thank you to Lauren Miller of Moxley Carmichael for writing this guest post for the Blue Streak. –Cynthia Moxley  Saturday is starting out with dreary rain, but this morning’s post offers a suggestion for an opportunity that’s dry, indoors and … Continue reading

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Spooning up big fun

There are so many silent and live auctions to attend in Knoxville every year that most of us have reached the capacity of what our homes and offices will hold. That’s why Alan and I now almost always purchase “experiences” … Continue reading

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“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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