Tony Mraz

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

In the past few years, artisan burgers have become something of a cultural phenomenon in Chattanooga. This fabulous trend in culinary art is partially a result of the hard work and determination of Christian Siler ... more »

Sep 16, 2015 1:05 PM Featured Dining

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

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

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

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