Tony Mraz

One of the most ancient techniques for crafting jewelry is making a comeback here in the Scenic City. Wrapping wire around precious stones is a process that has been used for thousands of years, with some ... more

Oct 12, 2016 12:39 PM Features

Eddie Bridges has a quote hanging in his home that he looks at every day. It reads, “The true meaning of life: We are visitors on this planet. We are here for ninety or one hundred years at the very most ... more

Sep 28, 2016 1:29 PM Features 3 Comments

At some point in their careers, most creatives have to contend with day jobs to make a living. One of the best ways for artists to do this exists within the world of graphic design, where they can use their creative ... more

Sep 14, 2016 12:54 PM Features

This weekend, Chattanooga's art community will be celebrating the ninth annual AVA Gallery Hop. This exciting event will showcase the many galleries and artist studios here in town and is one of the year's best opportunities to experience the ... more

Sep 7, 2016 1:01 PM Features

In this age of climate change, we are facing the intersection of human progress and wildness. Chattanooga’s own storyteller, playwright, and actor Jim Pfitzer is addressing this issue with a monumental one-man production ... more

Aug 24, 2016 2:42 PM Features

While in art classes at Brentwood High School in Nashville, Claire Bloomfield took a picture of a barn and made a painting from it. Finding joy in recreating the image she captured, she became obsessed with going on walks and looking for ... more

Aug 17, 2016 1:05 PM Cover Story

Devon Kronenberg’s mixed media paintings walk an ocular tightrope, balancing between complexity and simplicity. “Rhythm is not only musical, it’s also a visual thing. Pattern is rhythm. The same way there’s swing in music, there’s swing in ... more

Aug 17, 2016 1:05 PM Cover Story

Art is there to make people happy—especially yourself if you’re the one making it. That’s the first and foremost thing that the Reverend Thomas Foote believes about his work. He sees art as a form of self ... more

Aug 3, 2016 11:28 AM Features

Big things (and paintings) are happening this year in the art department at Chattanooga School for the Arts and Sciences. Eric Keller’s progressive approach to art education has elevated the CSAS art program to a collegiate level ... more

Jul 20, 2016 1:02 PM Features

Next week Cirque du Soliel is coming to UTC’s McKenzie Arena, bringing with it a show that is guaranteed to delight audiences of all ages. The “Circus of the Sun” is the biggest circus organization on earth, with ... more

Jul 13, 2016 10:07 AM Features 1 Comments

Traditional theories on the brain postulate that creativity is focused in the right hemisphere of the brain, but recent studies by a group of Belgian scientists have yielded different results. Their findings indicate ... more

Jul 6, 2016 11:39 AM Features 1 Comments

One of humanity’s greatest artistic traditions is seeing a major resurgence here in the Scenic City, where the ink is as beautiful as the vistas. The practice of tattooing has a rich history that permeates through every culture ... more

Jun 15, 2016 11:55 AM Cover Story

If you stay up late at Cherokee Farms, you might find yourself wandering through the woods. You might see a shimmering light off in the distance and think that you’re hallucinating—but it wouldn’t be a psychedelic vision. more

Jun 1, 2016 11:59 AM Features

In recent years, Encaustic (wax) painting has been gaining popularity with artists and collectors alike. Though the medium has been around for several thousand years, its use was uncommon until the ... more

May 18, 2016 11:09 AM Features

The Puppet Revolution is upon us. Unlike the Robot Uprising or the Zombie Apocalypse, this fabulously fine following of fantastic freaks is filled with fluffy felt and funky friends. If you’ve never seen Nick Lutsko ... more

May 4, 2016 12:31 PM Features

One of the most audacious collaborations in Chattanooga’s history is happening right now at the Area 61 Gallery on East Main Street. The innovative mind of W. Michael Bush has conceived of a ... more

Apr 20, 2016 12:03 PM Features

A monumental event for the arts in Chattanooga is happening this weekend on the Southside. The grand opening of the Sculpture Fields at Montague Park is taking place Friday and Saturday on Polk St. ... more

Apr 6, 2016 11:56 AM Features

Magic is the science of the future, and the alchemy of the present is alive and well at Sequatchie Valley Institute’s Liquidambar Art Gallery. The highly advanced Prochronistic Sculptures of Patrick Ironwood will undoubtedly delight ... more

Mar 23, 2016 10:45 AM Features

A Disney Imagineer has to be more than an artist. They have to be a scientist, inventor, carpenter, mechanic, engineer, salesman, and more. Innovation is what they are hired to do, and they take their ... more

Mar 2, 2016 9:43 AM Features

The process that an artist uses to create their art is every bit as important as the final product. One could say that this truth applies to many things in life—entertainment, food, and clothing being just a few examples. more

Feb 17, 2016 10:41 AM Features

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