Tag Archives: Jayne Ely

Longtime couple tie knot quietly, celebrate out loud

David Butler and Ted Smith have been together as a couple for 20 years. This past Thanksgiving, they decided to get married in a small, quiet ceremony in Connecticut attended only by the couple who first introduced them. This past … Continue reading

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That bird didn’t fly, but wine was divine

I might not be the most adventurous eater you’ve ever met, but I do try to sample new things from time to time. Thanks to the wonderful Trust Fall dinners (click here and here and here and here), I have … Continue reading

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See the art of Chicago – and what’s on the way here!

If you see 16 people walking the streets of K-town looking dazed and disoriented, it will be the group who just returned from the Knoxville Museum of Art’s Collectors Circle trip to Chicago. We saw so much art in such … Continue reading

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Hungry in Chicago? Go here!

Sixteen hardy Knoxvillians have just returned from an action-packed trip to Chicago. The purpose of the trip, organized by the Knoxville Museum of Art for members of its Collectors Circle, was to take in a wide variety of art, some … Continue reading

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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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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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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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Jolley on his art’s scale, history and private ‘parts’

Every year, in connection with its huge wine auction fundraiser called L’Amour du Vin, the Knoxville Museum of Art has an Artist’s Luncheon at Blackberry Farm showcasing the weekend’s featured artist. Since an epic glass and steel installation by Knoxville’s … Continue reading

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New Orleans food: worth the trip, of course

When folks find out we have been to New Orleans on a Knoxville Museum of Art trip, they ask all about the art we saw, right? No. “Where did you eat?” is what they really want to know. As folks … Continue reading

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