Tony Mraz

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

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