Arts & Culture


Tue September 3, 2013
Arts & Culture

'FACADE' Event at UTC Features Poetry, Music, Art, & Animation

UTC Music Department

A collaboration with the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga's Music, Art, and Theater departments along with the artistic creations of local school children brings together a project more than a year in the making.  FACADE will be performed on Thursday September 5th in the Roland Hayes Concert Hall at the Fine Arts Center on UTC's campus. 

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Thu August 29, 2013
Performing Arts

Chattanooga Theatre Centre Opens 90th Season with ‘The Secret Garden’

When The Secret Garden opens on September 6th, 2013, it will mark 90 years’ worth of CTC productions.  CTC Executive Director George Quick joins WUTC’s Michael Edward Miller in this conversation about the Chattanooga Theatre Centre’s long history.  

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Thu August 29, 2013
Arts & Culture

Vintage Printmaking at Warehouse Row

As part of the on-going series Crafted by Southern Hands in Warehouse Row, two print shops are going to demonstrating the hands on art of letter press printing on Friday evening beginning at 5:30 in Warehouse Row. As well as the opportunity to try your hand at printing, the reception will also be offering  local food from Champy’s and Southern Burger and handcrafted beers from the Chattanooga Brewing Company.  

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Wed August 28, 2013
Civil War History

Traveling 'Free at Last' Exhibit Comes to Bessie Smith Cultural Center

The Free at Last exhibit explains how Tennessee slaves secured freedom with the help of the Union Army.  Contraband camps controlled by Union Army troops led to the develop of communities throughout Middle and West Tennessee during the Reconstruction Era, between 1865 and 1877.  The four-panel display emphasizes the significance of emancipation as a result of the Civil War.  The exhibit runs through October 1st at the Chattanooga’s Bessie Smith Cultural Center.  


Tue August 27, 2013
Arts & Culture

Vibrant Color & Contrast Characterize 2013 UTC Department of Art Faculty Exhibition

The Biennial 2013 UTC Department of Art Faculty Exhibit is on display at UTC’s Fine Arts Center.  Fifteen UTC faculty members  are showcasing paintings, sculpture, drawings and photography, as well as conceptual and time-based media.  Works are on display inside the Cress Gallery Of Art, located in the lobby of the UTC Fine Arts Center.  The exhibit runs until  Friday, October 4, 2013.


Fri August 23, 2013

Wooley Pens Clerical Crime Novel 'Murder, Intelligently Designed'

Becky Wooley's Grit and Grace mystery novels feature amateur detectives Grit Griffin and Grace Willis, two churchgoing sleuths whose cases are often entangled with church drama and theological questions.

Murder, Intelligently Designed is the second book in the series,  a clerical crime novel that combines questions about faith and science with a whodunit plot.

Becky Wooley lives in Chattanooga, and is a minister's wife and former church secretary.   

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Thu August 15, 2013
Live Music & More

UTC Patten Performances Series Set for Banner Year


   Having produced the Patten Performances series at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga for six years now, Bob Boyer is confident he has the series back on track. When he took over ticket sales were lackluster and the series was moribund. For the first three years he booked sure-fire acts, and slowly began re-building the audience for the heritage fine arts program.

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Wed August 14, 2013

2014 Lookout Wild Film Festival Seeks Submissions

The Lookout Wild Film Festival seeks to showcase short and feature-length films about adventure sports, conservation efforts and exploration activities.

Although the festival won't happen until March 2014, submissions are sought right now.


Thu August 8, 2013
Arts & Culture

Homeless and Non-Homeless Trade Stories For Upcoming Performance

    It's no surprise that the homeless and non-homeless lead different lives in different ways. But what would happen if the two could switch for the day, the homeless become non-homeless and vice versa? An upcoming event called Walk in My Shoes will test what happens when the two populations switch.

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Tue August 6, 2013
Doc Film

Big Star May (Finally) Receive Their Due

 A documentary about the band Big Star will be screened at Chattanooga's Barking Legs Theatre Saturday, August 10th at 8:30.

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Thu August 1, 2013
Arts & Culture

The Open Press Wants To Give Everyone A Chance To Get 'Their Hands Dirty'

The Open Press, a project started by Matt Greenwell, head of the Art department at UTC, and Paul Rustand, the creative director at Widgets and Stone, a local design company, resulted from their mutual passion for hands-on creativity. They are both comfortable using the tools and techniques of the digital age, but at the same time they both have a yen for a time when everything moved a little more slowly, and the work produced had the immediately recognizable stamp of an artisanal, made by hand product. Not necessarily perfect, but(for them) beautiful in its imperfection.

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Mon July 29, 2013

Crowdfunding Sought for 'Game of Horror' Graphic Novel

Promo art for GAME OF HORROR, a graphic novel by Shane Berryhill and James E. Lyle.

Chattanooga, Tennessee author Shane Berryhill and Waynesville, North Carolina artist James E. Lyle collaborated to create Game of Horror, a graphic novel described as "The Hunger Games meets classic monster cinema in an action-packed tale of terror."

In the story, an undead girl named Lily fights ghouls in a combat tournament, and the tale is meant as an allegory for human trafficking.  The creators are seeking Kickstarter funds to publish the graphic novel.

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Thu July 25, 2013
Arts & Culture

One-Woman Music School: Jessica Nunn Teaches Violin, Viola, Cello & String Bass at 'Muse A Palooza'

Jessica Nunn is a gifted musician. She placed first on viola in 2005 in the annual statewide competition organized by the Tennessee Music Education Association. But while she is a gifted performer, Jessica is equally enthusiastic about teaching. 

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Tue July 23, 2013
Looks Good Enough To Eat?

Designer Natalie Chanin Bringing Barbecued Dresses to Warehouse Row

Fashion designer Natalie Chanin hickory-smoked this dress, creating smoky shades on the fabric.
Credit Contributed photo

Natalie Chanin is a designer/entrepreneur who runs Alabama Chanin, a company where all the clothing is hand-made.  An Alabama native, she combined slow, Southern barbecue and experimental fashion by hickory-smoking dresses.  Her dresses will be on display in Chattanooga at Warehouse Row starting Thursday, July 25th.  An opening reception is planned from 6 - 8 p.m., as well as a a Trunk Show at Amanda Pinson Jewelry on 7/26 and 7/27 and a workshop at SPACE on 7/27.

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Thu July 11, 2013

Elle Woods Sings on the Main Stage in 'Legally Blonde: the Musical'

Legally Blonde at the Chattanooga Theatre Centre with Bobby Burkich as Warner Huntington II, Brittni Rhodes as Elle Woods, and Dobby as Bruiser.
Credit Chattanooga Theatre Centre

Legally Blonde: the Musical opens on the main stage at the Chattanooga Theatre Centre Friday July 12  and runs through July 28. 

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