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The Wow Factor on Frazier Ave.

I meandered around the AVA All-Member show opening a couple of Fridays ago, checking out the exhibit. The quality of the art was outstanding—but even more excellent was an energetic feeling that radiated through the room ... more »

Aug 19, 2015 12:05 PM Features

Dancing to Frankenthaler’s Tune

A symphony by Philip Glass played as I walked into the theater. Mercy Junction is the creative space that director/producer Kayla Mae Anderson is using to rehearse for her upcoming production at the Hunter Museum. more »

Aug 12, 2015 12:58 PM Cover Story

The Light Interacting

In our Smart Phone Age, when anybody and everybody can easily snap pictures, it takes something more than a camera to be a photographer. Michael McCamish’s pictures have a substance grounded on the gritty sidewalks ... more »

Jul 15, 2015 1:30 PM Features

Illustrating the Other Side of Real

One thing that successful bands have is good art to accompany their music. What would your favorite bands be like without album art, fliers, show posters, T-shirts, pins, stickers, and other art products? more »

Jul 8, 2015 5:03 PM Features

Dancing Out The Questions

I recently had the pleasure of spending an afternoon with Ann Law, the creative force behind Barking Legs Theater, watching her lead a group of dancers in an incredible practice session for their upcoming production entitled “RED.” more »

Jun 3, 2015 12:06 PM Features

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 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