Mural being donated, location sought


I’ve asked Knoxville’s deputy director for redevelopment Dawn Michelle Foster if she can connect us with the developer at University Commons. I know Dawn from work on the Greenways Commission. She’s very receptive to new ideas to improve the city.

University Commons is actually a re-developed brownfield site, home to the former Fulton Bellows, one of Knoxville’s first industries.

Also right on UT campus, and in Knoxville’s most denseley populated neighborhood (Fort Sanders and UT-Knoxville Campus). Hundreds of thousands of SEC football fans will also have the chance to see it.

I’m optimistic about it. A mural would be a big improvement over a blank concrete wall. Plus, since it’s a new wall, it’ll probably hold paint well.




About Tanner Jessel

I am a recent M.S. in Information Science graduate from the University of Tennessee School of Information Science. I was formerly a graduate research assistant funded by DataONE (Data Observation Network for Earth). Prior, I worked for four years as a content lead and biodiversity scientist with the U.S. Geological Survey's Biodiversity Informatics Program. Building on my work experience in biodiversity and environmental informatics, my work with DataONE focused on exploring the nature of scientific collaborations necessary for scientific inquiry. I also conducted research concerning user experience and usability, and assisted in development of member nodes with an emphasis on spatial data and infrastructure. I assisted with research designed to understand sociocultural issues within collaborative research communities. Through August 1, 2014, I was based at the Center for Information and Communication Studies at the University of Tennessee School of Information Science in Knoxville, Tennessee.

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