Bee Balm

Christopher RobinArts 865

Too often in landscape photography we focus on giant distant mountains, the vast prairie or the far horizon of the open ocean. We try to capture the grandeur of it …

Butterfly Festival goes virtual

Melanie StatenAnderson, Arts 865

The UT Arboretum Society’s fifth annual Butterfly Festival will be available online Saturday, Sept. 19. This year’s Butterfly Festival will be virtual so it will be a bit different, with …

Two for dinner

Christopher RobinArts 865

Two American Oystercatchers wade a tide pool in Ecuador’s Galapagos Islands looking for their next meal. Typical of the wildlife of these islands, this pair was completely oblivious to our …

‘Fantastic artwork’ at Emporium

Suzanne CadaArts 865

Artwork above is a sampling of the wonderful new artwork at the Emporium this month.
Our newest exhibitions celebrate over 80 local artists. Schedule a visit to explore the colors, textures …

Guest cottage

Christopher RobinArts 865, Inside 640

Atop Mabry Hill overlooking downtown Knoxville sits a jewel you may not know. The Mabry-Hazen House, built in 1858 and now a museum, houses thousands of artifacts, furniture and intrigue.
This …

School daze

Christopher RobinArts 865

Successful art evokes emotions from the viewer. Whether it is a photo, painting, sculpture, music or dance, the goal is to get the observer to hesitate and consider the work …

Playing around

Christopher RobinArts 865

I took a shot, photo I mean, of this guy while on a trip to California, painting him after I returned home. At the time I was not focused on …