Morning glory

Christopher RobinOur Town Arts

“Early to bed, early to rise. . . “
“The early bird gets the worm.”
Or my favorite, “I’ll sleep when I’m dead.”
Being out early is a job requisite if you intend …

Save room for the good stuff

Christopher RobinDowntown, Our Town Arts

A Wordle success? A new job, baby, house? Your favorite team advances in tournament play? A birthday, an anniversary or maybe a long-planned trip? Any of these can be a …

America’s best idea

Christopher RobinOur Town Arts

Yellowstone National Park turns 150 years old this month. Filmmaker Ken Burns called our national park system “America’s Best Idea.”
My family truly has had a love affair with America’s first …

A respite from the real world

Christopher RobinOur Town Arts, West Knoxville

Built on the outskirts of Knoxville in the 1890s, Westwood was the home of prominent residents Adelia Armstrong Lutz and her husband, John. The couple brought great exhibits, dignitaries and …

A road less traveled in the Smokies

Christopher RobinOur Town Arts

I try not to be repetitive in presenting art for your review. How can I not come back to the wonderful colors of fall in our Great Smoky Mountains National …

Fragrant bloom has returned for fall

Christopher RobinOur Town Arts

Quintessentially southern.
Large glossy leaves and giant flowers with an unmistakable fragrance tell you it’s a southern magnolia. Painted on location at Knoxville Botanical Gardens, a beautiful big space full of …

On golden pond

Christopher RobinOur Town Arts

There is a celebration of color marching toward East Tennessee. It starts in the woods of Canada and moves steadily south following the cooler weather of fall.
We all love the …