What do you get when you mix a Texan, former college pitcher, a server, faux finisher, and a framer? You get one of Knoxville’s most successful muralists. Curtis Glover has been enhancing the walls of several states and countries for the last four years, starting with his first commission at Boyd’s Jig & Reel. Glover was already familiar with the art industry through working various jobs at places such as a faux-finish cabinetry company and an art gallery doing framing and installation. Through networking, word of mouth, and growing popularity, he has completed 15-20 murals. Combining bold imagery with vivid colors, his work has expanded to commissioned signage for local businesses, live paintings at events, and much more. Pictured here is one of Glover’s most recent works, and first horizontal surface, located at the Pond Gap Elementary School basketball court. Some of his larger pieces can be seen around the city at Jerry’s Artarama on Homberg Drive, DreamBikes on N. Central Street, the alley behind Preservation Pub, and First Watch restaurants just to name a few. Glover maintains a busy schedule, and we encourage you to look for his upcoming work in the Old City, Art Slam, First Friday in December, and a live painting at the Tennessee Valley Fair.
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When she isn't writing and editing, Emily Stevens can be found adding to her never-ending bucket list–she hopes to visit all of the U.S. National Parks.