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Karly Stribling

Karly Stribling’s business, Soil & Steel, started as a half gardening/half metalwork business, has grown into mostly metalworking and sculpture business. Growing up in Louisville, Kentucky, she attended DuPont Manual Magnet…

Gordon Fowler

For every artist, there is a defining moment when a hobby moves to a passion—for Gordon Fowler that moment has continued to resonate with him. Starting as a stay-at-home dad who put together birdhouses in his free time, Fowler has grown his…

Laura Goff

Over the years, Laura Goff has produced thousands of stained glass projects for private residences and businesses throughout the Southeast. After graduating from UT, she set off for a six-month backpacking trip across Europe. “I was an…

Bobbie Crews

The bond between a person and their car is a tale so familiar that you’ve probably given your ride a personality and a name, or at least know a song about it. Knoxville painter Bobbie Crews brings that bond to life through her paintings…

Jennifer Brickey

“What we have is our experiences.” This phrase captures Jennifer Brickey’s approach and philosophy to her work. Born in Michigan and moving to Tennessee at 14, Jennifer’s parents were factory workers and their drive to go…

John D. Powers

Currently an Assistant Professor of Art at UT, Knoxville, 2016 Guggenheim Fellowship winner John D. Powers realized his love for sculpture during his studies at Vanderbilt University. His work explores contemporary culture while seeking to…

Denise Stewart-Sanabria

Shaped by a childhood steeped in art, music, and photography, Denise Stewart-Sanabria creates art that captures humanity at its best and at its worst. Hailing from a small town in Massachusetts, Denise grew up with a family that encouraged…

Cynthia Markert

For Cynthia Markert, art speaks to her as much as she speaks through art. Using mixed media on plywood, she creates intricate, flapper-style women who “draw out the creative impulses inside a human being as they are looking at the art.”…

Kelly Brown

With a passion for shaping spaces and constructing stories, Kelly Brown of Bower Bird Sculptures is as connected to building with nature as his company’s namesake. Since childhood, he has used his hands to shape the world…