Janis Hashe

Op-Ed: Cast a Vote for Fairness

"There is a very large community of people of faith that supports this measure.” more »

Aug 7, 2014 12:00 AM News, Views, Rants, Raves

Get Ready to Capture Chattanooga

Second year of AVA film project looking for filmmakers, editors and musicians more »

Aug 7, 2014 12:00 AM Screen

Zen Group Collecting Materials For Prison Donation

For more than a year, the Chattanooga Zen Center has been participating in an outreach program at Walker State Prison, sometimes leading a class on Buddhism for groups of inmates... more »

Nov 20, 2014 10:34 AM The Bowl

If Santa Claus Wore Shades and Flip-Flops

It’s almost sunset on Oyster Bay on Alabama’s Gulf Shores, and the captain pilots your boat into the perfect place to watch the flaming ball descend into the water. more »

Nov 13, 2014 12:00 AM Cover Story

The Artist Emerges and Evolves

Take a long look at “Emerge,” the largest sculpture in Shadow May’s new exhibit at AVA. At more than three feet tall, the clay piece is impressive simply for its size—but there’s much more to the story than that. more »

Nov 13, 2014 12:00 AM Features

Finding Utopia on the Cumberland Plateau

1880. Thomas Hughes, British utopian reformer and author of the classic “Tom Brown’s Schooldays,” arrives in a remote area on the Cumberland Plateau, fired up with a new scheme. more »

Nov 13, 2014 12:00 AM Cover Story

Examining the Ephemeral—And More

What inspires artists to create what they create? In each case, the answer is different, but in the case of the exhibit opening Friday at the Northshore Gallery of Contemporary Art, a theme has emerged. more »

Nov 6, 2014 12:00 AM , Features


For Halloween, Janis Hashe shares a short, haunting tale with us in the fine storytelling tradition ... more »

Oct 30, 2014 9:45 AM Cover Story

For The Times, They Were a-Changin’

Tony Kushner’s plays don’t skirt complex topics—they thrive on them. The multiple award-winner of “Angels in America” tackled race relations in 1999’s Tony Award-nominated “Caroline, or Change.” more »

Oct 30, 2014 12:00 AM Theater Reviews

New Leash on Life at McKamey

Esme the pitbull is chewing on toys in Jamie McAloon Lampman’s office at McKamey Animal Center. Lampman, who became executive director of the center last February, is spending socializing time with Esme ... more »

Oct 23, 2014 12:00 AM Cover Story

Get Informed For November

If you’re like many people, you’re postponing dealing with the November election until you absolutely have to. And you may not even know what the four proposed amendments to Tennessee’s state constitution are. more »

Oct 9, 2014 9:42 AM News, Views, Rants, Raves

Mind The Art

Fall in Chattanooga means art is bustin’ out all over. So this week, instead of featuring just one artist or one event, we’re giving you a sampler of all the choices. Consider cloning yourself to take them all in! more »

Oct 2, 2014 10:22 AM Features

Get This Series On Your Wavelength

The art of radio drama isn’t lost—not yet, anyway. The engaging experience of visualizing a whole story and all the characters using only your mind and your ears can in fact be found right here in Chattanooga ... more »

Sep 18, 2014 12:00 AM Features

Got to Get Back to the Garden…or Do We?

Some archetypes are powerful beyond our conscious mind’s ability to articulate the reason why. Such a one is Lilith, portrayed in medieval Jewish folklore and writings as Adam’s first wife ... more »

Sep 4, 2014 12:00 AM Theater Reviews 1 Comments

The Fabric of Their Lives

Our friends at Garuda Screenprinting, already known for fine-quality screen prints, have now added screen-printed fabric to their art offerings. more »

Aug 21, 2014 12:00 AM News & Notes

Trading for Green Spaces

You’re a homeowner who either needs to build a new house or make some major changes to the one you have. Then consider this statement from a recent presentation to the Remodelers’ Council by local nonproft green|spaces... more »

Aug 21, 2014 12:00 AM , Cover Story

Even More Reasons to Save The Date

There’s so much going on in the local arts community that even our big State of the Arts issue last week couldn’t get it all in, so here’s another helping of events and info arts-lovers’ inquiring minds will want to know… more »

Aug 21, 2014 12:00 AM Features

Bye-bye Williams Street, Hello MLK Boulevard

Since the summer of 2010, a warm and intimate space on the Southside has become one of Chattanooga’s favorite small music…and readings…and business birthing…and general hanging-out venues. more »

Aug 14, 2014 12:00 AM Cover Story

Live, Work and Make Art...Under One Roof

Those of us in the arts community have seen it time and time again in cities across the country: Artists move in to decaying neighborhoods because of cheap rents for plentiful studio/rehearsal space, help renew those neighborhoods ... more »

Aug 14, 2014 12:00 AM Cover Story

Art, Life not Black-and-White

ETC’s “Keely & Du” tackles polarizing issue more »

Aug 14, 2014 12:00 AM News & Notes 1 Comments

Big Red Shoes, Big Red Hearts

Cole Porter famously proclaimed, “Be a clown, be a clown/All the world loves a clown.” And only the most extreme sufferers of coulrophobia (fear of clowns) don’t immediately fall in love with the 18 members of ... more »

Aug 14, 2014 12:00 AM Features

Taking Strength from the Mountains

“Twisted Roots” celebrates Emma Bell Miles more »

Jul 31, 2014 10:26 AM News & Notes