June 14th, 2017 | 1 hr 7 mins
art, chris mcadoo, culture, david butler, knoxville, museum, visual art
David Butler has been at the helm of the Knoxville Museum of Art since 2006, and has watched the art world change dramatically. We talk about the journey that brought him to Knoxville, what he's seen along the way, and what he sees for the future of the visual arts. We also dig deep into what makes art approachable (...such as free admission to museums!), what makes it unapproachable , and the kind of lasting impact the arts can have on an individual and a community. We also dig into the capital "C" of Culture and the ever changing meaning of what art is in the first place...and what a "first slide" experience can be for you...
May 15th, 2017 | 40 mins 19 secs
art, audio engineering, best behavior, graphic design, musician, recording, web development
Our very own George Middlebrooks is our guest on episode #7 of Enjoyable Listen Time. We talk baseball card club, general (and specific) nerdery, design and all things swiss, Paula Scher and all things cool, loud electric guitars, mountain biking, and what it means to be a lifelong learner.
May 15th, 2017 | 33 mins 52 secs
Episode 8 of Enjoyable Listen Time! Jennifer Willard talks about the winding road that led a musical loving military brat in Texas to studying piano in Chicago, and how she ended up in Knoxville, TN, as executive director of Community School of the Arts. What does it take to succeed in the arts - and what does that even look like in the first place?