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Holsomback and Page show their new work at Graffiti
Walking through Chattanooga’s art scene is like going on a scavenger hunt: There are cool things to find across the city and looking for them is at least half the fun. No matter what your art preference is, there’s something here for everyone.
For modern art, one treasure trove is Graffiti, which strives “to bring modern art to Chattanoogans and visitors who share its progressive attitude toward design.” On Friday, May 2, at 5 p.m., Graffiti will host the opening reception of “Cock and Bull: The Paintings of Michael Holsomback and Ken Page.”
Georgia-born Holsomback and Page are both professors of art at Chattanooga State Community College—but artists with two completely different styles.
Self-described as “the son of a white sharecropper,” Holsomback’s paintings and collages have not only been showcased at art institutes, universities, galleries, museums, and colleges across the United States, but also in several private, corporate and government collections.
Page spent a summer abroad in Cortona, Italy teaching and studying art, and was one of ten artists chosen to work with abstract expressionist Helen Frankenthaler at the Santa Fe Institute of Fine Arts. His work has been included in both public and private collections, including The Hunter Museum’s “Spectrum Exhibition”.
Graffiti is located at 505 Cherokee Blvd., (next to Sluggo’s). For more information, visit hillcityart.com
— Madeline Chambliss