On March 11, ArtsBuild Chattanooga will present Ruth Holmberg with their first Arts Leadership Award. Holmberg was the publisher of the Chattanooga Times from 1964 until 1992. She’s also chaired the boards of the Chattanooga Symphony and Opera association and the Hunter Museum, and is a founding member of the Tennessee Arts Commission. WUTC's Richard Winham talked to the president of ArtsBuild, Dan Bowers, and Chair of the Board Patti Frierson.
MEET THE AUTHOR: Bill Dedman will be in Chattanooga on Tuesday, March 11th to sign books and give a presentation at the Chattanooga Writer’s Guild Meeting. The event is free and open to the public, and will take place 6:30pm – 8pm at the Chattanooga Public Library downtown.
Frank Tavares is a fiction writer, college professor and former NPR announcer.
Credit Richard Glinka
For three decades, Frank Tavares was one of the most-heard voices on NPR stations. He’s the one who voiced NPR’s underwriting credits—those short “Support comes from….” statements that appear during shows like Morning Edition and All Things Considered.
Six months before her wedding, Kjerstin Gruys decided to do something that surprised her friends and family: she vowed to quit looking at herself in the mirror. For a year, she avoided her own reflection… and even on her wedding day, getting ready, she wouldn’t look at herself. By avoiding her reflection, she challenged her ideas and society's ideas about beauty.
She blogged about the experience, which garnered national attention, and then wrote a book.
“Ninety percent of our existence is tangents. So tangents are actually the real plot. But even more importantly, if you avoid a tangent you normally would have taken, you could create a rip in the quantum fabric of the universe”. –Serge Storms
Charles McNair's first novel, Land O' Goshen, was published in 1994 and nominated for a Pulitzer Prize. McNair spent nearly two decades writing and rewriting his next book, Pickett's Charge.
Nominated for a 2014 Townsend Prize for Fiction, Pickett's Charge is the story of 114-year-old Civil War veteran Threadgill Pickett, who escapes from an Alabama nursing home and embarks on a wild, absurd, tragic quest for vengeance.
One of the portraits included in the Face to Face Mural
What better way to understand a neighborhood than to see the faces of its community? This is the theme of the latest mural from Mark Making, an organization that brings art to underserved communities in Chattanooga.
Mark Making unveiled their newest mural on Martin Luther King Day. It’s called FACE to FACE and features abstract portraits of several East Chattanooga teenagers. The mural also tackles subjects such as violence, pollution, and poverty.
The new Members Exhibition at Reflections Gallery on Lee Highway will feature the work of more than 30 Chattanooga area artists. WUTC's Richard Winham stopped by the gallery to talk to two of the painters whose work is included in the exhibition, which opens on Thursday, January 23. It will be on display until March 20th.