It’s Cold, It’s Spring and Knoxville is about to Explode

Sculpture on Gay Street, Knoxville Just when we thought we’d moved past winter, it has re-emerged from its lair. It was just cold and damp enough this weekend in the city, that short sleeve shirts didn’t do the trick no matter how much you told yourself that April starts this week. It is that happy […]

Friday Night in the Art of the City: Keegan Luttrell at the Emporium

First Friday, Market Square, Knoxville, March 2011 I’m startled to realize I’ve got one more post about First Friday from March and just next week we have another First Friday. Where did the month go? So, here is one final post on the last one, just in time to write about the next one. First […]

Creative Explorers or Con-men wanting to see the World on Your Dime?

Justin Valee and Jeremiah Taylor create on Market Square Sometimes it’s hard for me to tell the difference between creative, brave and thus admirable people and others who are simply avoiding the real world the rest of us have to deal with. I don’t want to be naive, but I also don’t want to be overly cynical. […]

Downtown Sculptures – Keep it or Lose it, Part One

I haven’t taken the time to talk about one of the most conspicuous installations downtown. These are the several dozen sculptures displayed in various places around the area, but concentrated downtown, that were placed as part of the Arts in Public Spaces effort of the Dogwood Arts Festival.  I believe I mentioned them in the blog I wrote […]

Take another little piece of my art, now baby!

Well, public art is a controversial topic in a number of ways. Who should pay for it? Should public funding be used? How should it be selected? Whose are and which topics are worthy of display in the city? Knoxvillians hold varied opinions on all the above. We have a significant number of citizens who would […]