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Tony Mraz

Incubating Both Business and Art

One of Chattanooga’s newest and largest gallery spaces is not just an interesting place, it is in an interesting place. One might not expect to see fine art at the Hamilton County Business Development Center, but they are ... more »

Feb 3, 2016 10:59 AM Features

Southside Gallery Presents Art With A Bang

There is a very good chance that future generations will view our current era as a second Renaissance. Evidence of this can be seen everywhere—in the media, on the walls of buildings around ... more »

Jan 13, 2016 2:55 PM Features

Bold Colors, Strong Lines...And Very Good Taste

They could be portraits from another dimension, dreams from the unconscious, or the hallucinations of a shaman—the psychedelic illustrations, paintings and murals of J.W. ... more »

Jan 6, 2016 12:32 PM Features 1 Comments

The Biggest of Big Hair

The Bluff View Arts District has welcomed a new piece to its River Gallery Sculpture Garden. The monumental clay sculpture “Big Hair” is every bit as interesting as the man who made it, Michigan-based ceramicist Mark Chatterley. more »

Dec 16, 2015 1:21 PM Features

Even Snape Would Have A Great Time

For 24 hours straight this Saturday, the South Side Historic District celebrates its creative culture with over 100 interlocking events. It’s not every day you can go to one place and have coffee, do yoga, paint an ... more »

Dec 2, 2015 1:45 PM Features

In-Town Sheds Its Skin Again

This week marks the beginning of an exciting season for one of Chattanooga’s most prestigious galleries. On Friday, Nov. 6, the In-Town Gallery presents its biannual “Renewal” show to kick off the holidays. more »

Nov 4, 2015 2:49 PM Features

A Toast to Thirty Years of Shaking Up Art

For the past three decades, the Shaking Ray Levi Society (SRLS) has been a major driving force for the arts in Chattanooga. This month, the UTC Art Department and the SRLS will be presenting a “30-Year ... more »

Oct 7, 2015 11:57 AM Features

The Elegance of Line and Structure

Some unique educational opportunities are coming soon from The Goldsmith Collaborative, a new jewelry studio/gallery in St. Elmo. Lead jeweler and owner Ben Sault will be offering classes and workshops dedicated to ... more »

Sep 23, 2015 12:43 PM Features

Knowing—and Then Breaking—the Rules

The brilliance of her work is undeniable. Leslie J Dulin’s newest works were flying off the walls this past week at the In-Town Gallery’s monthly opening. The compositions are all extremely tight and balanced ... more »

Sep 9, 2015 11:29 AM Features

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

An Artist’s Journey Out of Darkness

When I visited Ashley Hamilton’s studio at Mercy Junction to learn about her prolific body of work and its origins, we talked as she added red paint to a series of turquoise canvasses. more »

Aug 5, 2015 2:56 PM Features

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

Bonnaroovians, Rejoice. It’s Time Again.

Summer’s almost (officially) here, festival season is in full swing, and for many that means a trip to Manchester for the 14th annual Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival. more »

Jun 10, 2015 1:50 PM News, Views, Rants, Raves

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

Making It Up As She Goes Along

One of Chattanooga’s most successful art-ists is challenging her media as well as society’s concept of what art is. more »

May 13, 2015 1:46 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