Johnson Architecture Names Shehara Hapuarchy Project Architect

Johnson Architecture has named Shehara Hapuarachy a project architect following successful completion of the Architect Registration Examination.

Shehara has worked with a variety of clients and projects since joining the firm in 2016, including Blackberry Farm, Clayton-Bradley STEM Academy, Dollywood’s Wildwood Grove expansion, Lakeway Christian Academy, University of Tennessee West Campus Redevelopment – Dining Facility and Young-Williams Animal Center.

Tranzonic Companies Hires Danya Johnson as Product Assurance Manager

The Tranzonic Companies recently hired Danya Johnson as product assurance manager at the national manufacturing firm’s West Knoxville facility.

Based in Cleveland, Ohio, the Tranzonic Companies has been in business for more than 90 years and manufactures wiping cloths, personal hygiene products, textiles, washroom supplies and accessories, wiping and cleaning supplies, and safety products. The Knoxville facility, located off Hardin Valley Road, is the largest manufacturing and distribution site for the Tranzonic Companies.

Big Ears Festival

This year’s Big Ears Festival, March 21-24, includes artists from 18 countries, 42 states and more than 2,200 cities. The mission of the Big Ears Festival is to create, nurture and support artistic expression and cultural education that transcends traditional boundaries; strengthens and builds relationships; and connects across communities through genre-defying music, film, arts programming and interactive experiences. 

Founded in 2009, Big Ears is a singular festival experience that explores connections between musicians and artists, effortlessly crossing the boundaries of musical genres as well as artistic disciplines. Big Ears is a weekend of world-class musical performances that celebrate Knoxville’s historic theaters, nightclubs, churches, museums and outdoor spaces with concerts, discussions, interactive workshops, installations, film screenings, surprise collaborations and unexpected artistic collisions. It celebrates the never-ending adventure of artistic creation and exploration. 

In 2016, Big Ears was hailed by The New York Times as “the widest-angle music festival in the country, bridging the spaces between the classical tradition, improvised music, electronics and guitars,” and by Alex Ross of The New Yorker as “the most open-minded music gathering in the country.”

2018 Record-Breaking Year for HSTV Volunteer Program

The Humane Society of the Tennessee Valley is a 501(c)(3) no-kill animal shelter that offers dog/cat adoptions, low-cost spay/neuter surgeries, vaccine clinics, humane education, volunteer and foster programs. Last year was a banner year for the volunteer program, which is a necessary component for the success of the shelter. The HSTV is always looking for great volunteers to help with its mission. Volunteers work with animals and assist in day-to-day operations both onsite and at community events. Junior volunteers, ages 12 to 18, are welcome if joined by a parent/guardian. Students under 12 are welcome to volunteer with the Reading Team. 

Help make 2019 even more successful by signing up to volunteer with the Humane Society of the Tennessee Valley.