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Donald McCorkle

A master of many art forms, artist Donald McCorkle is currently exploring a new medium. With no formal training, McCorkle began painting, drawing, and sculpting at an early age and is currently perfecting his craft of 3D…
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Lily Allen

Farragut Intermediate School art teacher Lily Allen says she has never met a student that isn’t excited to be in art class. She works with third, fourth, and fifth graders—while keeping up with her own art as well. Allen says her…
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Matthew Cummings

Glass sculpture artist Matthew Cummings, owner of Pretentious Glass Company, has found that it is much more rewarding to get your art into the hands of many rather than few. “After drinking a little too much one day, because that’s when…
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Jill Stone

Like many great artists, Jill Stone was inspired at a young age. Jill's influence was her art teacher: Mrs. Price at East Ridge Middle School in Morristown, Tennessee. Sixteen years ago, while living and working in the Washington D.C. area,…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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