Tony Mraz

The historic Tivoli Theatre is without a doubt the crown jewel of Chattanooga’s performance spaces. Nestled in the heart of downtown in the 700 block of Broad Street, the city’s most beautiful venue hosts a variety of musicals, operas, ballets ... more

Feb 28, 2018 11:32 AM Features

For some fine art connoisseurs, seeing a nice piece of performance art scratches an itch that can’t be scratched by any other scratching post. There’s nothing quite as stimulating as an uncommon event. For some, there is nothing more vital than ... more

Feb 14, 2018 12:25 PM Features

Some artists are like a force of nature, like a big art hurricane barreling at beach eyes. One bright shining example of this is Matthew Dutton, whose work has been a driving force within Chattanooga’s art community for over two decades. more

Jan 31, 2018 11:37 AM Features 1 Comments

All artists are like gems, but there are few who have as many facets as Edward Verner. If variety is the spice of life, then this multi-disciplinarian creator is like an entire spice rack. Though the material content and composition of his work ... more

Jan 17, 2018 11:51 AM Features

Though Wayne White’s show at the Hunter Museum is over, and Wayne-O-Rama is gone, the effects of his tenure are still lingering. Perhaps the most profound result of Wayne’s time in Chattanooga is the inspiration he has given to the local arts ... more

Jan 3, 2018 11:52 AM Features 1 Comments

A new art institution called Stove Works is being developed for Chattanooga starting in 2018. The local arts community is extremely fortunate to have this massive project taking place—in addition to boosting the local art economy and providing ... more

Dec 27, 2017 11:32 AM Features 1 Comments

A brief investigation will reveal that Chattanooga has an incredible quilting scene, filled with hundreds of active quilters, many of them organized into quilting clubs and societies. These artisans are continuing one of humanity’s oldest art ... more

Nov 22, 2017 11:54 AM Features

This weekend, one of Chattanooga’s human treasures is gifting the community with a rare opportunity to visit his studio. A lifelong artist, Bob Fazio is a veteran art teacher and member of the Rising Fawn school of pottery. Many patrons of Area ... more

Nov 15, 2017 11:55 AM Features

This fall, the chefs at Easy Bistro are serving up delicious fine art, creating food that is as pleasing to the eye as it is to the palette. The most crucial part of their visual presentation of culinary masterpieces is the plating process. more

Nov 1, 2017 1:03 PM Features

A stunning new collection of paintings by Brianna Bass is on display at the LIT Gallery in St. Elmo until the end of the month. Her constant development of style and experimentation with color has caused these pieces to represent a departure from ... more

Oct 18, 2017 12:29 PM Features

This month, one of Chattanooga’s best and brightest young sculptors is moving away to pursue his career in Los Angeles, and we will miss him. Turry Lindstrom’s H.R. Giger-esque non-objective sculptures are visions of alien forms, conceived by the ... more

Oct 4, 2017 1:49 PM Features

A treasure trove of delightful mixed media copper sculptures are being made right here in the Chattanooga area by local artisan Mont Overton. These fascinating pieces walk a tightrope between folk art and fine art, ranging from playful cartoon ... more

Sep 20, 2017 12:05 PM Features

This past weekend, the Southern Brewer’s Festival hosted the unforgettable indie rock duo Hank and Cupcakes. The pair are known for delivering high-energy performances that are accented by creative stage sets and costumes. The continuing ... more

Aug 30, 2017 12:35 PM Features

Chattanooga’s Lisa Michele Norris has created a line of fashion-savvy collages that are challenging the medium, and gaining national popularity. All of her fine collages are based on vintage clothing designs. For inspiration, she looks at old ... more

Aug 23, 2017 11:32 AM Features

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

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