Monthly Archives: May 2012

Tupelo’s a Honey!

We had seen the Tupelo Honey Cafe booth at both the Dogwood Arts Festival and the International Biscuit Festival.  And we’d seen workmen gutting the old Soup Kitchen right around the corner from The Oliver Hotel in downtown Knoxville, getting ready for Tupelo … Continue reading

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Art DeTour Finale: Bill Cook, Jr., and Suzanne Jack

We wrapped up our Dogwood Arts DeTour — “an intimate look into local artists’ working studios,” according to the brochure — with sculptor Bill Cook, Jr., and artist Suzanne Jack. I guess I’ve driven down Westland Drive a thousand times … Continue reading

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Biscuit Fest: 2012

We’re at the International Biscuit Festival — one of the tastiest, best-laid-out, exciting new festivals in the South (and a little bit zany, too — judging from this Miss Biscuit contestant — Erin)! But we only had about an hour and … Continue reading

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Art DeTour 4: Fountain City Art

Not all of the Dogwood Arts Festival Art DeTours are held in the homes and studios of artists.  The Fountain City Art Center — about a block past the Duck Pond on Hotel Avenue in Knoxville– opened its doors, too, so … Continue reading

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Art DeTour 3: Highland Pottery

You see, my love of Lisa Kurtz’s pottery began at the Webb School ArtXtravaganza when this drippy brown, ragged edge piece beckoned . . . again and again and again.  Believe me, I resisted.  I told Lisa I was looking for … Continue reading

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Art DeTour 2: Two Pines Pottery

You almost have to know where you’re going to find Two Pines Pottery, studio and shop of Janet Harper and Judy Brater.  Drive slowly down winding Duncan Road in West Knoxville, past the family house, onto a curvy driveway and then stop.  … Continue reading

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ARTitude: Furniture with an Attitude

You never know how one Facebook post can highlight your whole weekend, but that’s how we found out about ARTitude: Furniture with an Attitude, an evening of food, friends, and furniture!  Artist and interior decorator of This Is It Interior Design, Morena … Continue reading

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