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There's always something more to discover at Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies, voted the county's Number 1 Aquarium by TripAdvisor. The aquarium showcases many favorite aquatic species, from the awesome predators of the deep who gives the name to Shark Lagoon to the adorable African Blackfooted penguins who roam Penguin Playhouse. Buzzed-about happenings at the aquarium have included a dinosaur retrospective, a live mermaid show and the recent birth of a penguin, an important milestone in the aquarium's conservation work. Available for private event rentals, the attraction also hosts kids' educational outings, camps and family-fun nights, and it is an accredited member of the prestigious Association of Zoos and Aquariums.

HOURS, LABOR DAY THROUGH NEW YEAR'S DAY: Mon. – Thurs. 9 a.m. – 9 p.m.; Fri. – Sun. 9 a.m. – 10 p.m.

Woods lives in Tennessee, where he graduated Magnum Cum Laude from the University of Tennessee Knoxville.

I specialize in Drawing, Painting, and sculpture. My experience as a student has given me a sound platform for my daily practice. I also work as a freelance artist. My work is a blend of realistic imagery and surreal subject matter. The work is supposed to engage the viewer visually, while allowing them to create their own narrative.

My daily practice is married with freelance work, which allows connections between the two. For inquiries and services see the contact page.