Chattanooga's In-Town Gallery boasts that it is one of the oldest cooperative galleries in the United States. The gallery, currently located on the North Shore, opened in 1974 and has occupied several different spaces throughout its history. Members are celebrating with special exhibits and events throughout the year. WUTC's Mark Colbert visited the gallery to talk with artists.
Chattanooga has a vibrant, expanding arts community. Painters, writers and musicians have moved here, attracted by the support for the arts from both the city and the community. But that support isn’t widely reflected in city and county middle and high schools.
Voice of Cherokee Women, edited by Carolyn Ross Johnston. John F. Blair, Publisher.
Carolyn Ross Johnston edited Voices of Cherokee Women, which recounts hundreds of years of Cherokee history through primary documents such as letters, diary entries, oral history transcriptions and newspaper articles. These documents vividly demonstrate how events such as the arrival of European missionaries, the Trail of Tears and the Civil War affected Cherokee women.
Jennifer Edge is truly passionate about art and enjoys her profession as a tattoo artist. Edge joined Dan Siviter and Lynn Buckner to open Main Line Ink, a tattoo parlor at 317 East Main Street, Chattanooga.
Launched November 25th, the 423 PK Web site seeks to be a comprehensive database of Chattanooga musicians, and already features more than a dozen profiles.
Brothers David and Joel Ruiz are building an online database of Chattanooga bands and musicians. Their Web site, launched November 25th, could become a comprehensive directory that gives local music fans more information about artists, and helps venue owners book acts.
Paul Barys has been the Chief Meteorologist on Channel 3 television here in Chattanooga since 1985. He began his career in private weather forecasting in 1974 before moving to television broadcasting in 1975. He joined Channel 3 after working in stations in Washington, North Carolina, Fort Wayne, Indiana and Cleveland, Ohio. He has a B.S. in Meteorology from Northern Illinois University, and the American Meteorological Society’s Television Seal of Approval in 1975.
Chattanooga filmmaker Daniel Griffith has created a feature-length documentary about Mystery Science Theater 3000 for the 25th anniversary of the cult sci-fi show. Griffith produces all the bonus materials for the DVD box sets of MST3K. WUTC's Richard Winham spoke with Griffith, who said that since his childhood, he’s been a fan of the kind of music and movies most people are happy to ignore.
Mark Making, a Chattanooga organization which transforms under-served communities through art, has had a busy fall. The organization recently received a Community Foundation Grant to begin a mural in East Chattanooga. The mural will feature portraits of those in the community.
And these portraits are not only two-dimensional, but three-dimensional. Frances McDonald of Mark Making describes the process in this interview.
Tennessee Tails: Pets and Their People, by Dr. Kathryn Primm
Dr. Kathryn Primm, a veterinarian who owns Applebrook Animal Hospital in Ooltewah, has written a memoir. It's a collection of short, true stories about her four-legged patients and the people who love them. Tennessee Tails: Pets and Their People is available from Amazon. Proceeds from the book's first year of sales will benefit the Chattanooga Humane Society and the Pet Placement Center.