Last night I attended the holiday reception at Candoro Marble Arts and Heritage Center - and I am both proud and happy to announce that I will be serving on the 2018 Board of Directors to this beautiful site.
Candoro represents an important part of East Tennessee history and why Knoxville has as one of its nicknames "Marble City." East Tennessee was a center for Tennessee pink marble, a building stone that has been used worldwide and is only found in this section of the country. Need examples? My favorite is one from my hometown of New York - the famous lions, Patience and Fortitude, that grace the front of the New York Public Library at 5th Avenue and 42nd Street. Or how about the National Gallery of Art in Washington DC?
Candoro Marble Arts and Heritage Center is the former office of the Candoro Marble Company and is a historic structure, built in the Beaux-Arts style of architecture. I am excited about what 2018 will bring with events every month. Candoro is in South Knox and that area is rapidly becoming one of Knoxville's hip art centers. Candoro offers an event space for weddings and photo shoots, as well. Brides, listen up - this is one of the best deals for your wedding in Knoxville, offering style and history to your special day! Photographers, this is a great space for both indoor and outdoor shoots, and has the room to create a studio setting if you choose.
I am eager to start my work with Candoro and helping to preserve the story of Knoxville's contribution to architecture. There will be exciting things happening here in the future and I am happy to be part of it!