Tony Mraz

So far this year, the state of Chattanooga’s Art Galleries has been like a train rolling down the tracks. Steady, smooth, and predictable, with the occasional stop for a cow. There haven’t been very many new galleries opening, and there haven’t ... more

Aug 16, 2017 12:24 PM Cover Story

Photography is an extremely diverse and expansive realm of the visual arts. Since its invention in 1685, the camera has had a serious impact on humanity, allowing us to document the world with a new efficiency. A scene that might have taken a ... more

Jul 26, 2017 11:12 AM Features 1 Comments

One of the most important developments in recent art history is the inception of the internet meme. Materially and conceptually, the meme is the first truly new and distinctive artform to emerge in the 21st century. This is likely because a meme ... more

Jul 20, 2017 10:01 AM Features

An exciting new pop-up art show is happening next week at Love’s Hall, aka the headquarters of Relik. Entitled “Offline,” the event promises to be a showcase of cutting edge art and music from some of our region’s brightest young artists. more

Jul 5, 2017 11:23 AM Features

Seven years ago, the Mise En Scenesters film club started doing pop-up movie screenings here in Chattanooga. At that time, the organizers noticed that the bulk of the club’s supporters were from the art and music communities here in town. more

Jun 28, 2017 11:41 AM Features

If you like to exercise, ride a bicycle, work out at a gym, and participate in fundraisers for global charities, then mark July 22 on your calendar. The 2017 Mobile Gym Ride-A-Thon is the perfect way for you to accomplish all of these things at once. more

Jun 14, 2017 12:05 PM Features

Local luthier Jesse O’Neal is currently producing high-end electric guitars for Ergo Instruments. In addition to being finely crafted, these shredding machines are incredible works of art. No two are alike, and each makes a distinctive statement ... more

May 17, 2017 11:41 AM Features

There are many good printing companies around town, but none are quite like pre•poster•ous. The tiny North Chattanooga startup has been in the printing business for several years, and in that time they have built a reputation for design ... more

May 3, 2017 11:51 AM Features

Live Again Lumber, a new company in Red Bank, is producing some of the finest and most creative furniture in the region. The furniture’s unique aesthetic comes from a combination of upcycled materials and an innovative combination of ... more

Apr 26, 2017 11:56 AM Features 1 Comments

One of the newest members of the Chattanooga Workspace community, Mercedes Llanos, has just returned from a triumphant adventure in South America. After visiting her hometown of Mar De Plata, winning a design contest, and painting some murals ... more

Apr 12, 2017 12:22 PM Features

Chattanooga’s foremost community pottery studio, Scenic City Clay Arts, is now open in its new location in the basement of the Arts Building downtown. The large new facility is hosting a variety of classes and workshops for all ages and skill ... more

Mar 29, 2017 4:25 PM Features

If art were a research science like physics, local surrealist sculptor Matthew Dutton could be considered to be like Einstein or Heisenberg. His darkly whimsical pieces immediately lodge themselves in the memories of their observers, evidence ... more

Mar 1, 2017 11:16 AM Features

For almost a year, a remarkable artist collective has been bringing new life to the South Side. Artists on the Loose is a group of eleven independent artists who share a studio and exhibition space, and lots of good times. It is not a co-op, not ... more

Feb 22, 2017 11:06 AM Features

There is truly no need to go to Nashville, or anywhere else, to record music—the industry is alive and well right here in Chattanooga. Our local studios offer a wide variety of services that can suit the needs of any recording artist, from ... more

Feb 15, 2017 12:58 PM Cover Story 1 Comments

Some of the most interesting and ruggedly original paintings coming out of Chattanooga are being made on Signal Mountain by Mark Leamon. His art can be described as a mix of Pop Art, Surrealism, Expressionism, and Dada, but from this mix emerges ... more

Feb 8, 2017 11:19 AM Features

The Plein Air painting movement is becoming increasingly popular in Chattanooga art circles, a development that makes perfect sense for one of America’s best outdoor cities. Plein Air, from the French “Open Air,” has its roots in mid-19th century ... more

Feb 1, 2017 10:26 AM Features

One of Chattanooga’s most important natural resources is its artists. A perfect example of this is renowned painter Kevin Bate, who in addition to art has created the McCallie Walls Mural Project ... more

Jan 11, 2017 11:08 AM Features

Going into its fifth year, the Chattanooga WorkSpace continues to be a hub for the arts. In the small, unassuming building across from the ... more

Jan 4, 2017 11:14 AM Features

Some of the most interesting eye candy available for your viewing pleasure this holiday season is being produced by Chattanooga’s Lauren Coakley. An expert behind the lens, Lauren ... more

Dec 21, 2016 11:19 AM Features

This Friday the Townsend Atelier is offering a unique opportunity to study the process of two master painters, Timur Akhriev and Mia Bergeron. Located in the Arts Building on 11th Street, the Townsend is ... more

Dec 14, 2016 11:33 AM Features

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