Photos by David Luttrell

  • TOUCH ME NOT: Knox County Sheriff’s Office head of corrections, Chief Rodney Bivens, says the jail is meeting state standards. “[They] don’t say you have to be able to touch me. … It says, you have to have a visit.”
  • Thomas Mitchell
  • Kenny Ye
  • Ethan Young
  • Adam Hasan
  • FANBOY MASTERMIND: Fanboy Expo organizer David Heynen takes a holistic approach in choosing celebrities for the convention. “We try to pick people who will be cool,” he says.  “We don’t want a bunch of a-holes sitting there being mean to fans.”
  • Glowing Body
  • Rick Terry Jewelry Design
  • Fort Sanders Yacht Club
  • Felix and Oscar at Nostalgia
  • Bliss
  • Frank's Barber Shop
  • Stock & Barrel
  • Tomato Head
  • Pete's Coffee Shop
  • Coolato
  • Crown & Goose
  • Holy Land
  • Tennessee School of Beauty
  • Calhoun's on the River
  • Zak Klapperich (Central Flats * Taps)
  • Sawworks
  • Central Flats and Taps
  • Java
  • Preservation Pub
  • Bob's Wine and Liquor
  • McKay
  • Tomato Head
  • BUST A CAP: Jolley’s familiar busts, with their baseball caps and cartoonish expressions, are his most emblematic work, but they can make him seem like something less than a serious artist.
  • THE BUTLER DID IT: KMA director David Butler has overseen a major fund-raising campaign and renovation to prepare the museum for Richard Jolley’s “Cycle of Life,” a $1 million glass installation that will be unveiled in May. Butler says the new piece will elevate KMA to “a whole new level.”
  • JOLLEY GOOD: Richard Jolley has worked out of the same West Knoxville glass studio for almost 40 years. As the scale of his work and the size of his staff have gotten bigger, Jolley has become the city’s most celebrated and widely collected artist; his immediately recognizable work routinely sells for tens of thousands of dollars.
  • THCC volunteers and CACs make plenty of information available to people who attend enrollment events.
  • Carl Wheeler organized the THCC enrollment events, and volunteers at the ones held at Mount Calvary Baptist Church.
  • With the help of a CAC, Rena Reeve was able to get her family signed up for TennCare.
  • CAC Tonya Sweet explains the TennCare application to Hayden.
  • Stanley Madden wanted to make sure he signed up for the right plan to cover his wife and himself.