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“Curtain Call” Not Their Final Bow

Surprising as it may sound, a group contemporary art show in Chattanooga seems unprecedented. Works of 17 artists are currently on view at the Northshore Gallery of Contemporary Art. more »

Dec 10, 2014 5:19 PM Features

Floor-to-Ceiling Expression

During the rest of August, Chattanoogans and visitors will probably have no better opportunity to explore the state of the arts here than to spend some time at AVA Gallery. more »

Aug 14, 2014 12:00 AM Features

The Fine Art of Ink

"Vision energizes fine art media. We often credit artists’ skill in realization of such visions. Warner is quick to point out that ink is a particularly unforgiving medium.” more »

Jun 12, 2014 12:00 AM Features

An Artistic Labor of Love

Contreras’s vision, as exemplified in “Hands of God”, shows a cosmic view, and the two surfaces of curves and rises may be seen as abstractions of feminine forms and as abstractions of ancient fertility icons. more »

Apr 24, 2014 12:00 AM Arts

Exploring the Art Frontiers

Interestingly, Rasmussen has two sculptures named for important writers: “Cohen” and “Beckett.” These nuanced works suggest ways in which different kinds of art may inspire new art works. more »

Feb 20, 2014 12:00 AM Arts

Fantastic and Future

Those who like depth in their hangings may want to check into Chattanooga artist Star Roberts. Her constructions combine elements into stimulating, unique integrations. Like a “poetry of things.” Her works suggest thoughts brought together. more »

Feb 14, 2014 12:00 AM Arts

Why Anime Matters

Anime fan Lazarus Hellgate, of Chattanooga's Subterranean Cirqus performance troupe, agrees with Miller. "Anime writing is full of strange and interesting details that are really absorbing." more »

Dec 5, 2013 12:00 AM Arts

Women Seen By Women Seers

To be sure, throughout art history, men have dominated the representation of women, from deities and Madonnas to the ecstatic and sometimes lurid exploitation of the female nude, leading to the aesthetic theory of “the male gaze.” more »

Sep 12, 2013 12:00 AM Arts

Café Latte With A Side of String Quartet

People who have regularly attended this series since its first concert in July 2011 have enjoyed grand piano, guitar and ensemble instrumentalists, as well as choirs and large ensembles. more »

Aug 22, 2013 12:00 AM Arts

Novels At The World’s End

To return to Williams’ remarks: “The great difficulty of understanding, and communication, lies in the fact that we who are asked this question [see above] and those who ask it do not really inhabit the same universe.” more »

Jul 18, 2013 12:00 AM Arts

Life As a Moving Target

How do you think it feels to live in the crosshairs of a target scope? Shanequa Gay’s return exhibition at the Bessie Smith Cultural Center, “The Fair Game Project,” shows many aspects of this oppressive condition. more »

Jul 4, 2013 12:24 PM Arts

A Steely Tipping Point in Time

Moment’ stretches an instant of time into a much longer temporal arc by bringing into play diverse forms that in turn invite familiar invisible forces. more »

May 23, 2013 12:00 AM Arts

Glass Works Bring the Light

Visitors to the Hunter Museum may now view the newly arranged acquisitions in the contemporary gallery, featuring 18 glass works, African-American works in a range of styles, and some large paintings. more »

Mar 15, 2012 12:00 AM Arts

Lookout! Mountain

Okay Mountain brings provocative humor, irony and satire to UTC’s Cress Gallery. more »

Feb 23, 2012 12:00 AM Arts

Snake Doctors: Musical Medicine

Lon Eldridge and Chris Ryan Casbarro comprise the Americana duo known as the Snake Doctors, who will bring their wide-ranging stylistic musical adventuring to The Office on Friday. more »

Feb 9, 2012 12:00 AM News & Notes

Hinck hosts Aaron Roche at Easy Lemon ‘happening’

The Lemon’s “loft shows” are intended to provide 15-30 minute doses of artistic stimulation and sometimes a wine-enhanced dialogue after wards. more »

Feb 9, 2012 12:00 AM News & Notes

The Art of the Cons

Unlike Chattacon, where artists display their work in a gallery-like setting, Con Nooga allows artists to present at booths so viewers can meet the creators as they encounter the art. This concentration of fantastic art can be wonderfully heady. more »

Feb 2, 2012 12:00 AM Arts

Hunter Gatherer

In less than a year, the Hunter Museum’s new director is engaging locals and visitors alike with a broad range of fascinating work. more »

Jan 19, 2012 12:00 AM

Displaced People, Ruined Places

As a studio photographer, Lange (1895-1965) had already developed her fine arts skills, but her decision to bring her camera to documentary pursuits became an aesthetic breakthrough. more »

Jan 19, 2012 12:00 AM Arts

Diversity at AVA, River galleries

New works are hung at two of the city's galleries. more »

Jan 12, 2012 12:00 AM Arts