Pride and Plumes

Christopher RobinOur Town Arts

Tradition. Can you feel it?

This is Homecoming week at the University of Tennessee. The football team is bursting with success, and the chests of alumna are swelling with pride.

The Pride of the Southland Band has more members than ever before (over 400) and their performance should not be missed. Get up close as they high step towards the stadium giving a “Salute to the Hill.” Every color of orange can be seen in the crowd hanging off buildings. You feel the drum vibrations come through your chest and out the hand holding the orange and white shaker. The Pride is more than a marching band. They are an essential element; they are tradition.

Feel it. Hear it.

Home Sweet Home to me. …

First Friday Art Walk in downtown Knoxville is this week. Chris and Robin will be in our studio until 9 p.m. Please stop in and introduce yourself and see what we have been creating.

Photographer Chris and painter Robin Rohwer each week share a painting or photograph that captured their interest in hopes that it will also capture yours. They have a small studio and gallery in the Phoenix Building at 418 South Gay Street where you can stop and see their work. Their website is All works are copyright protected.


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