Thursday, August 5, 2010

Blue mountains

This Summer, what about a trip to... Knoxville, TN.

The Dogwood Festival is in full swing, bringing artists from different backgrounds: musicians, sculptors, actors, painters.

Knoxville is putting on a show. Marketplace is filled with visitors and the crowd applauds a piece of Shakespeare played by local comedians. Downtown is thriving.

Sculptures are lining the streets and the parks.

Crowds of parents and children are making family pictures next to the sculptures, finding a background, a space to inhabit.

This is a giant step for this city which appears to ignore the economic downturn.

"Tower of Remembering" Robert Pulley
"Gilding the Lily" Duke Oursley
"Threaded" Isaac Duncan"
"Wrapped around you" Davis Whitfield
"Prism Arc with Folded Circle" Carl Billingsley
"The Storyteller" Mike Rolg

photographs by the author