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Famed Artist Creates Life-like Backdrop In Tennessee Aquarium’s New Island Life Gallery

Sitting cross-legged on wooden scaffolding 10 feet off the concrete floor of an active construction site at the Tennessee Aquarium, David Rock’s face is a mask of poise and concentration, rarely shifting more than a foot or two away from his enormous canvas. A muralist with more than three decades of experience, Mr. Rock is a specialist in crafting transportive landscapes to serve as backdrops for exhibits in zoos, museums and aquariums. ... (click for more)

Artist David Rock inside the Tennessee Aquarium’s Ocean Journey building where the new Island Life gallery is being constructed. See story for details.
Photo by Casey Phillips/Tennessee Aquarium
Artist David Rock inside the Tennessee Aquarium’s Ocean Journey building where the new Island Life gallery is being constructed. See story for details.

The Tennessee Magazine Announces The Museum Of Appalachia The Best Of Tennessee

Highland Lakes – A Gem Of The Texas Hill Country


The Tennessee Magazine, published monthly by the Tennessee Electric Cooperative Association, hosts an annual reader’s choice awards. In the October 2018 publication, the resulting winners of the 28 categories were announced, with more than one million readers voting the Museum of Appalachia ... (click for more)

Bluebonnet season draws millions of visitors to Hill Country every spring for country drives, festivals, and wine tasting. During the second week of April, the town of Burnet, officially designated bluebonnet capital of Texas, hosts an annual bluebonnet festival. But besides spring festivities ... (click for more)



Dahlonega Hosts 23rd Annual Bear On The Square Festival Apr 27-28

Tennessee Tourism Round Up: February Events

Tennessee Aquarium IMAX Theater Extends Special Run Of Climbing Film Free Solo Through February


The 23rd annual Bear on the Square Mountain Festival returns to Dahlonega’s historic public square on Saturday and Sunday, April 27-28, 2019. Pre-festival events, including musicians starting ... (click for more)

The inaugural Tennessee Songwriters Week is the last full week of February, celebrating the foundation of the craft, recognizing past and present songwriters and paving the way for future artists ... (click for more)

There are certain accomplishments that can only be described as “singular.” These rarest of achievements are so fundamentally incredible as to be, or at least seem, unrepeatable. Fortunately, ... (click for more)


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