Arts & Culture

3:47pm

Fri June 13, 2014
Arts & Culture

'Walk In My Shoes' Tells a Homeless Man's Story From His Point of View

The documentary 'Walk in my Shoes' is available on YouTube. It centers on a homeless man named Lee and a theatrical production about homelessness in Chattanooga.

Walk In My Shoes is a six-minute film about a homeless man called Lee. The film is a documentary about a stage play featuring actors recounting  the stories about their lives told to them by homeless people in Chattanooga. Staged in the salvation Army’s recreate café, the play was conceived by the café’s artistic director, Tenika Dye.

This segment features Tenika Dye, as well as Leif Ramsey, the film’s director, and Rodney Van Walkenburg from Arts Build Chattanooga. Arts Build funded the play and the film with a Community Cultural Connections grant.

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3:17pm

Fri June 13, 2014
Arts & Culture

Mark Making Is On the Move

Frances McDonald, Executive Director of Mark Making, joins us to discuss how the organization helps underserved populations and creates large-scale public art projects that give a voice to people who are often ignored or marginalized.  Long housed on the North Shore, the organization is now moving to the Glass Street area, which will allow it to grow and further its mission.

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11:45am

Thu June 12, 2014
Arts & Culture

Open Spaces Brings Interactive Art to the City Center

Credit River City Company

The River City Company is calling for proposals to turn empty storefronts in the City Center in to interactive animated Open Spaces

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2:31pm

Tue June 10, 2014
Arts & Culture

Reflections Gallery's Upcoming Exhibition Features Abstract and Contemporary Paintings

The Reflections Gallery on Lee Highway specializes in original work by local artists. Their next exhibition, which opens on Thursday, June 12, is a collection of abstract and contemporary paintings by thirty local artists. In this segment, two artists are featured: Jake Kelley and Miki Boni, whose work is in the exhibition.

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12:16pm

Mon June 9, 2014
Books

3 Chattanooga Authors Offer Free Audiobooks This Month

In this interview, Chattanooga authors Becky Wooley and Michael W. Gardner and Chattanooga audiobook narrator George Taylor explain how to get free downloads of their work--available in June only.

From a media release:

THREE CHATTANOOGA AUTHORS, ONE CHATTANOOGA NARRATOR

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12:33pm

Wed June 4, 2014
Best New Read

Shaara’s ‘The Smoke At Dawn: A Novel Of The Civil War’ Dramatizes Chattanooga Battles

Jeff Shaara's "The Smoke At Dawn" takes place in 1863 and dramatizes Chattanooga-area battles.

“There’s a lot that happened [in Chattanooga] that people are not aware of,” acclaimed Civil War author Jeff Shaara says of the battles that took place in 1863, when Union forces controlled the city and Confederates cut off supply lines.  Shaara’s new novel The Smoke At Dawn dramatizes what happened, including conflicts such as the Battle of Lookout Mountain and the Battle of Missionary Ridge.

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3:03pm

Tue June 3, 2014
Arts & Culture

Chattanooga Artists are Creating a Drive-by Gallery on McCallie Avenue

Ali Kay, one of five artists involved in the project, created this mural.
Credit Kevin Bate

11:56am

Tue June 3, 2014
Arts & Culture

Art Outside the Bag at the Creative Discovery Museum

Baggs McKelvey Creating Art From Recycled Bags.
Credit Rabbit Zielke

The Creative Discovery Museum has started a new installation art project that will bring temporary art projects inside and outside of the museum spaces. 

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5:41pm

Mon June 2, 2014
Arts & Culture

Cleveland Museum Center Hosts Dirt Track Exhibit, Film Screening

Photographs, a trophy, a racer's uniform and a restored hot rod are part of the Museum Center's dirt-track exhibit.

WUTC's Michael Edward Miller speaks with historians Ron and Debbie Moore about their film "It’s a Dirt Track Life: Memories of Dirt Track Racing from Dawsonville to Gatlinburg." Also, Lisa Chastain, Curator of Collections at the museum, gives a tour of the exhibit "In the Dirt: The Fast & Dirty World of Dirt Track Racing."

Cleveland's Museum Center at 5ive Points has a lot to offer racing fans this summer.  The exhibit In the Dirt: The Fast and Dirty World of Dirt Track Racing will be on display until August 16th, and the documentary film It’s a Dirt Track Life: Memories of Dirt Track Racing from Dawsonville to Gatlinburg will be screened on June 5th at 7:30 p.m.  Created by Cleveland historians Ron and Debbie Moore, the film explores the world of dirt-track racing in Tennessee and Georgia.

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5:30pm

Fri May 30, 2014
Arts & Culture

At the Hunter: Moroccan Photographer Challenges Stereotypes of Islamic Women

Lalla Essaydi (b. 1956), Les Femmes Du Maroc: La Grande Odalisque, 2008, 43 1/2 x 54 1/2 inches (110.5 x 138.4 cm), photographic print, edition of 10, Museum purchase, 2011.1

Lalla Essaydi is a painter and photographer whose work hangs in galleries all over the country, as well as in England, Japan and Syria and a number of other countries around the world. Born in Morocco, she’s lived here in the U.S. for the past 18 years. She recently visited Chattanooga to talk about her work. One of her photographs is part of the permanent collection at the Hunter Museum of American Art here in Chattanooga. While she was here, Essaydi sat down to talk about her work.

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3:35pm

Thu May 29, 2014
Arts & Culture

Ensemble Theatre's 'Lunch Money' Teaches Bullying Awareness

The Ensemble Theatre of Chattanooga's production Lunch Money  is based on children's real experiences with bullying, and is intended to open a dialogue among children.  Eleven Ooltewah Middle School students recently performed it.  In this segment, Ensemble Theatre Artistic Director Garry Lee Posey, Ooltewah Middle theater teacher Chris Cooper and student Ryan Cain talk about the play's impact and where it may next be seen.  The play can be customized for different schools--it can be re-written to reflect the specific expe

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11:15pm

Wed May 14, 2014
Books

100+ Blue Ridge Recipes Featured in New Tupelo Honey Cookbook

Two authors co-wrote the latest Tupelo cookbook: Elizabeth Sims, who is a food writer, and Brian Sonoskus, the executive chef at the original Tupelo Honey Cafe in Asheville, N.C.  The book centers on food from the Blue Ridge Mountains, and it explains how such recipes can differ from the usual Southern fare.  In this interview, the authors speak with WUTC's Michael Edward Miller about Tupelo Honey Cafe: New Southern Flavors From the Blue Ridge Mountains.  The cookbook is available at Tupelo Honey's

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12:05pm

Wed May 7, 2014
Arts & Culture

How Music Can Be Medicine: A Conversation with Robert Gupta

Robert Gupta performs during a 2012 Ted Talk.

When Robert Gupta was only 17 years old, he graduated college with a degree in pre-med.  However, in graduate school, he went in a different direction, earning a master's in music from Yale University.  At 19 years old, he became a violinist with the Los Angeles Philharmonic.  In this interview with WUTC's Michael Edward Miller, Gupta talks about the positive effects music can have on the brain.  Gupta will be in Chattanooga May 9th for the Cam Busch Lecture Series.

From a media release:

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5:02pm

Fri May 2, 2014
Books

For the Love of Kaiju

The anthology Kaiju Rising features a short story by Chattanooga author Shane Berryhill.

Every few years, giant monsters rise from the ocean and smash cities--at least, in Hollywood movies and in fiction.  Last year, Pacific Rim presented a new twist on the theme, and this summer, yet another Godzilla remake will be released.

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11:46am

Fri May 2, 2014
Arts & Culture

Singer T. Graham Brown Shares Story of Recovery, Talks About New Album

Nashville singer/songwriter T. Graham Brown had a string of hits in the 1980s, but his career faltered as he struggled with alcoholism and bipolar disorder.  He stopped drinking, and his song "Wine into Water" came from the experience.  In this interview, Brown talks about it, and reveals details about the gospel album he's currently recording, which will feature guest stars such as Vince Gill and Leon Russell.

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