Friday, May 5th from 7-11pm, the historic Mary Boyce Temple House in downtown Knoxville will be hosting my Fearsome Critters art show! There will be prizes, food, wine, and dozens of new sculptures and paintings I’ve been working hard on for weeks! I want to see y'all there!
“The site for the future county seat of Marion County was selected because it was within a mile of the geographic center of the county, reasonably level and near a good source of timber. The first town lots were sold in 1845, and the town was named after Knoxville, a small town in Iowa which was created in 1845 to be the county seat for Marion County.”
Visited the Thorne Miniature Room Collection at the Art Institute of Chicago today and it was spectacular! Photos don’t do it justice.
Artist: Narcissa Niblack Ward Thorne
Narcissa Niblack Thorne (May 2, 1882 – June 25, 1966) was an American artist known for her extremely detailed miniature rooms. Her works depict historical interiors from Europe, Asia and North America from the late 13th to the early 20th century.
The Thorne rooms are honored with dedicated exhibits in the Art Institute of Chicago, where a special wing was built to house them, the Phoenix Art Museum, and the Knoxville Museum of Art.