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Hayley Graham

Finding Comfort in Not Being Alone

"I have said these words before.” As a mother sings a rock anthem of a hauntingly real battle in her mind, audience members hear an echo of conversations they’ve held. As she deals with demons that refuse to leave her ... more »

Jul 22, 2015 1:34 PM Features

Art From The Heart To The Home

Out for an evening stroll on the Southside, Ellen Heavilon came upon a sculptural pillar of mosaic tiles created by local homeless people called Homes, a public work by Frances McDonald, Julie Clark and ... more »

May 20, 2015 12:48 PM Features

Putting the Play in Playwright

A lanky 12-year-old girl swings her legs nervously in her chair, at the side of a stage where she’s illuminated by the soft twinkle of icicle lights. She looks around with apprehension as the lights dim and a group of ... more »

Apr 16, 2015 10:49 AM Features

More Than Eastern Calisthenics

Now is typically time for creating resolutions for the new year, ranging from “learning to balance a checkbook” to “trying not to insult my in-laws.” But the most common resolutions involve losing weight ... more »

Dec 31, 2014 4:27 PM Cover Story

Stories That Inspire And Enlighten

My father volunteered weekly for Room at the Inn. I would sometimes come along in to help feed those who came to share in a hot meal. I remember that, even as a child, I felt a great sense of sympathy ... more »

Oct 16, 2014 12:00 AM Features

Sculpture Fields: Dream Builds to Reality

Sculptor John Henry has a dream for Chattanooga—and slowly but surely that dream is coming to fruition. “I think you can say that this is no longer a dream, you know, it’s very much a reality and we’re just taking the steps ... more »

Sep 25, 2014 12:00 AM Features

Sculpting A New Arts Landscape

Montague Park, donated to the city by the Montague family in 1911, had fallen into disrepair over the years. “When we moved in, it was a dumping ground…you couldn’t walk in there. It was like a jungle,” Henry says. more »

Jan 30, 2014 12:00 AM Arts