Contemporary Art in Tennessee – Where Do You Find It?

I enjoy my conversations with local artist Brian Jobe. Last winter I introduced you to his art installation at the Knoxville Botanical Gardens. Our conversation then, as our conversation recently, tended toward the philosophical as much as the aesthetic. Thoughtful and serious, he’s often focused and now is no exception. His goal is simply to […]

Brian Jobe and “Right Angle Reply (Tall Grasses)”

I first heard of artist Brian R. Jobe at the most recent Pecha Kucha. I’d like to say that I immediately understood what he was up to and recognized his genius but, honestly, that didn’t come until later. Mostly I scratched my head at why someone would want to build a brick wall in a […]

Pecha Kucha from the Perspective of the Stage

I attended the first Pecha Kucha several years ago at the Jackson Avenue Workshops. I left feeling my intelligence was a bit below average and my creativity didn’t register on the graph. It would never have occurred to me that I might be a presenter at one of the events. But last night I was […]