A New York Moment and a Fine Friday Night into Saturday in Knoxville

Memory is tied to all the senses: a touch on the skin, a glimpse of something familiar, a smell that transports. I have what I call San Francisco mornings. It’s something about a chill on a spring morning along with a fresh-baked smell and leisurely moments on a patio. It hits me sometimes in downtown […]

Art Slams, Wine Bars and Bricks? A First Friday Weekend

After not doing so for some time, last month I got out into the thick of First Friday, focusing on outlying participants. I noted that it’s been a while since our gang participated very much in the monthly ritual. Well, maybe this First Friday thing is going to catch on . . . we made […]

Cruising Through a Different First Friday

It might surprise some of you to learn that I don’t always go out on First Friday. I’m usually wanting to relax at home, spend some time outside with the neighbors or attend a particular event. In a way, it’s a luxury of living downtown – I can drop by the galleries anytime I want […]

A New Art Exhibit Explores Parkinson’s and Creativity Link

Many of you know David Denton, retired architect, personally and many readers of this site know him for his previous articles published here. You may not know he has a diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease. In this article he explores the possible link of the disease to creativity and an upcoming exhibition that explores the theme. […]

As Seen on First Friday

Before we dive head-long into news from the city this week, I wanted to acknowledge the pleasant First Friday just ended. We may have caught the best weather for a February First Friday ever, as temperatures moderated under blue skies. I’m not sure the pleasant temperatures registered in the public brain because attendance in general […]