Tony Mraz

Give A Hoot About Nature—And Arts

Everyone with an arts bone in their body will be at 4 Bridges this weekend. But next weekend features another festival you’ll want on your calendar—one of our area’s best yearly events for families, bird enthusiasts ... more »

Apr 8, 2015 4:42 PM Features

Paint Under Her Fingernails

When you see one of Lorri Kelly’s paintings up close, you can feel something that you won’t get from a photograph of the work. The fascinating compositions that inhabit the surfaces of her art have a story to tell ... more »

Feb 4, 2015 5:02 PM Features

Not Just For Churches Anymore

Visionary artists are almost unanimously inspired by the metaphysical; by mysticism, dreams, visions, and even hallucinations. Their art seeks to take the viewer away from reality in an attempt to transcend the physical world. more »

Jan 15, 2015 9:27 AM Features

Dark Art From Paint to Vinyl

Amy Mayfield’s art is not something you will ever see on the cover of Southern Living. Punk rock’s big sister wouldn’t want her work to be doted upon by the masses, so don’t stare too long at the picture we printed here. more »

Dec 24, 2014 11:25 AM Features

The Art of Learning As You Teach

If the art world were a republic like the one in “Star Wars”, then Mike Holsomback would definitely be a Jedi Master. more »

Oct 9, 2014 10:01 AM Features

The Images Pop Into His Head

There is something truly delightful about the paintings of Michael Jenkins. His use of color is exciting, the forms tight and well rendered, and his subjects simultaneously whimsical and serious. more »

Sep 11, 2014 9:48 AM Features

Flash Mobs With Easels?

There is a lot of talk about supporting the arts, but little discussion of supporting the artists who make the art. more »

Aug 28, 2014 12:00 AM News, Views, Rants, Raves

The Basics About “The Bessie”

Chattanoogans are very fortunate to have a cultural institution that is, in fact, famous nationwide: The Bessie Smith Cultural Center, African American Museum & Performance Hall, located in Bessie Smith Hall at 200 E. Martin Luther King Blvd. more »

Aug 14, 2014 12:00 AM Cover Story

Be Still, Listen and Create

Potter Mark Issenberg infuses clay with nature’s voice more »

Jul 31, 2014 12:00 AM Features

Danger, Danger, Mark A. Ritch!

“I asked my mom to draw me a robot and she gave me a blue ballpoint pen and a brown paper bag and said, ‘You draw it!’” more »

Jul 10, 2014 12:00 AM Features