Michael Crumb http://www.chattanoogapulse.com/topics/micheal_pulse_arts_contributor_crumb/index.rss en-us © 2014 The Pulse and Brewer Media. All rights reserved. Thu, 14 Aug 2014 00:00:00 GMT 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.

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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.”

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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."

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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.”

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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.

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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.”

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Diversity at AVA, River galleries New works are hung at two of the city's galleries.

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The Year in Visual Arts 2011 brought a good share of Creators and Curators to our city's table.

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