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TAMIS preserving Knoxville’s history by film

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) — Cannisters of old film footage of historic people and places in Knoxville, including WATE, are stored in a special vault deep within the East Tennessee History Center downtown. It’s all part of the Tennessee Archive of Moving Image and Sound or TAMIS.

TAMIS Audio Visual Archivist John Morton likes nothing better than to carefully go through old film reels, never knowing what kind of treasure he’ll find from some of your old home movies.

“A lot of our most fascinating artifacts are coming from these family collections, and it’s really interesting for folks to rediscover their movies and to kind of take stock of how time has passed and how all of a sudden their home movies have historical content,” Morton said.


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Knoxville and Paris make plans for Beauford Delaney’s art to get its due

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Residents in Knoxville, Tenn., and Paris, France, are trying to make sure Beauford Delaney doesn’t get lost to time.

He’s one of many noteworthy American artists of the 20th century.

Delaney interacted with the entire canon, using techniques of Van Gogh, the color of Fauves, and design principles of abstract expressionism. His work was grounded in spontaneity and emotion.

Knoxville writer and historian Jack Neely says going to the Knoxville Museum of Art’s show of Delaney in the 1990s opened his mind to abstract expressionism.


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KMA presents 2021 East Tennessee Regional Student Art Exhibition

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The Knoxville Museum of Art presents the16th Annual East Tennessee Regional Student Art Exhibition that is open now through Sunday, Jan. 9, 2022, according to a news release. Many Oak Ridge High School students were among the winners. Now a long-standing tradition, the exhibition showcases the strength and diversity of art education programs in East Tennessee, celebrates talented middle and high school students, and supports arts education.


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Knoxville’s getting a new mural

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) – There is a new mural that is starting to come together.

Paris Woodhull is the woman behind the new mural in Strong Alley. While studying Fine Art at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville, Woodhull is the perfect girl for the job.

The mural represents some of Knoxville’s most popular landmarks. Although she isn’t finished yet, people are still stopping by to see her painting in action.

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Bob Dylan coming to Knoxville in November as part of latest world tour

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Legendary singer-songwriter Bob Dylan is bringing his world tour to Knoxville in November after announcing he is hitting the road again for the first time since 2019.

Dylan is set to perform at the Knoxville Civic Auditorium and Coliseum on November 10, 2021. Tickets for the show go on sale October 1 at noon through Ticketmaster. Ticket presales begin on September 30 at 10 a.m.

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Art Show at the Clayton Center

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The Tennessee Artists Association will be holding an exhibition of member works at the Clayton Center for the Arts on the campus of Maryville College in the Denso and La Dolce Galleries from September 1st through September 28th.  A reception to meet the artists will be Friday, September 17, from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Betty Bullen, President of TAA stated that this show, titled “What is Important to Us”, represents some of the very best work of its members, and is a very personal show for the organization.  TAA represents artists of various skill levels, working in a variety of mediums and is a volunteer organization created by artists for artists.

The Tennessee Artists Association is a dynamic organization that will be celebrating 50 years of arts advocacy in 2022.   TAA holds monthly meetings at 7:00 p.m. on the third Tuesday of the month at Westminster Presbyterian Church located at 6500 Northshore Drive, Knoxville, TN.  Meetings provide artists with mutual support in the pursuit of artistic expression, opportunities to share practical skills and knowledge, as well as workshops, demonstrations and classes.  Additionally, members are eligible to participate in multiple juried and non-juried shows and sales opportunities, including an annual show in conjunction with the Dogwood Arts Festival.  TAA maintains a working studio/gallery, Studio 106, in the Emporium, at 100 South Gay St., Knoxville, TN.

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Beck Cultural Exhange Center to open museum honoring Knoxville artists

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) — The Beck Cultural Exchange Center is working to create a new international museum to celebrate black artists from Knoxville. When members of The Beck Cultural Exchange Center were working to purchase the home that was right next door to their building, they weren’t aware of the history that lay within.

Now, they’re hoping to open its doors for the world to experience a piece of Knoxville History. If you drive by 1935 Dandridge Avenue, you’ll see an old boarded-up home. Many wouldn’t think twice when passing by.

A new museum will recognize two Knoxville native artists — Joseph and Beauford Delaney

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — A Knoxville museum plans to shine the light on two Knoxville native brothers, Joseph and Beauford Delaney. Back in the 20th century, they were known as some of the greatest modern artists.

The restoration of the only remaining ancestral home of the Delaney family will preserve history, becoming the future Delaney Museum at the Beck Cultural Center. It was built in 1910, and the Delaney home still stands to this day.

“Beauford Delaney is known as one of the world’s greatest art is probably many will argue the greatest of the 20th century,” said Beck Cultural Exchange Center president, Renee Kesler.

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Knoxville artist creating mural for Marble City neighborhood

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) —Keep Knoxville Beautiful is planning a mural for the corner of Sutherland Avenue and Concord Road. The mural will be located on the concrete block wall at the entrance of the Marble City neighborhood, near the Third Creek Greenway.

Knoxville artist Megan Lingerfelt, who will be painting the mural, was inspired by the lush and flourishing spirit of the Third Creek Greenway. The mural will be made up of spade-shaped leaves in a pattern meant to give a sense of nature experienced on the greenway. There will also be a light pink line woven through the leaves to reference Tennessee pink marble.

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Painting With a Twist hiring in Downtown Knoxville

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) – Painting With a Twist in Knoxville announced it’s looking for people who love art to work at its location in Knoxville.

According to the job posting, Painting with a Twist is looking to hire artists “that love being on stage, hosting parties, and teaching what they do best: painting!”

Painting With a Twist said the job is flexible and would work best for art teachers searching for a side job, or college students who want to make extra money.

The venue requests a resume, professional references and photos of your artwork with acrylic paints.

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