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'Power Surge' by David W. Martin

Photo by Coury Turczyn

"Power Surge" by David W. Martin

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  • DRIFTING ALONG: One of the most well known pieces of public art downtown is the (sinking?) “rowing man” on the corner of Gay and Church.
  • Meanwhile, the Dogwood Arts Festival’s annual Art in Public Places program is the only source for new public-art pieces downtown.
  • WHAT’S MISSING? For many years, the only public art downtown was the “treble clef” commemorating Knoxville’s country music past. It was removed in 2009 due to structural problems; Mayor Rogero’s proposed budget allots $150,000 for new public art in the Cradle of Country Music Park.
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  • 'Power Surge' by David W. Martin
  • “Lovearch” by Andrew Denton
  • CONTROLLED GRAFFITI: Equestrian artist Kim Campbell puts her mark on the Alley Revamp Project in Armstrong Alley between Market Square and Gay Street, which includes wall art from a variety of artists (above left and facing page).
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  • Zachary Widgren
  • Lauren Hulse

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