Arts & Culture

11:20am

Thu March 29, 2012
Art Exhibition

MakeWork's Inaugural 10x10 Artist Showcase Starts April 13th

From April 13th to the 22nd, MakeWork will present the 10x10 Artist Showcase in Chattanooga as a part of the first annual Hatch Festival. According to MakeWork's Web site, the festival is hosting a "a 10 -day exhibition of 100 creative works. Streets, parking lots, parks, and abandoned buildings will become a medium to construct, innovate, and celebrate creativity." MakeWork's 10x10 will have showcases at Walnut Street Bridge, Ross' Landing, and Miller Plaza.

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8:46am

Wed March 28, 2012
Arts & Culture

Think Nutrition - Think Dessert

March is National Nutrition Month and the focus for 2012 is the importance of making informed decisions.  Knowing what ingredients are in the food you purchase can help plan nutritious meals.  Desserts are not always part of the focus for a nutritious diet plan but a food producer in the natural food market offers products that are natural, wholesome and nutritious.  Wholly Wholesome products include pie shells and desserts that are quick frozen at the factory and baked at home by the consumer.  The company uses all natural ingredien

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11:10am

Sun March 25, 2012
Arts & Culture

Chattanooga Audubon Society presents 'Little Owl Festival'

March 31st, 2012 from 12-6, the inaugural 'Little Owl Festival' happens at Audubon Acres on Sanctuary Road in Chattanooga.    Two stages will be set up for music and spoken word performances.   Save our American Raptors will fly birds of prey over the fields during the afternoon.    For more details about the 'Little Owl Festival' click here.     Listen to the story with Ray Zimmerman, Finn Bille and Peggy Douglas, 3 of the scheduled performers for the festival.

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10:22am

Fri March 23, 2012
Arts & Culture

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga's Opera Theater presents 'The Gondoliers'

The Opera Theater Department at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga will present Gilbert and Sullivan's The Gondoliers March 29 through 31 at the Roland Hays Concert Hall at the Fine Arts Center.  The Thursday March 29th dress rehearsal performance provides a special discount for students to attend this working rehearsal.  All performances begin at 7:30 pm.  Tickets available at the door or by calling 423-425-4269.

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1:22pm

Thu March 22, 2012
Art Exhibit

Local Homeless Art Exhibit at Chatt State Library

From now until April 13th, you can visit the Augusta R. Kolwyck Library at Chattanooga State Community College and view a local homeless art exhibit. It features charcoal and oil portraits, fine knitting, and hand-made jewelry. The exhibit comes from Hart Gallery Tennessee, a local nonprofit gallery dedicated to homeless and non-traditional artists.

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11:48am

Thu March 22, 2012
Books

Novelist Chad Prevost Delays 'Happiness'

This is a story about writing--a story that involves bigger questions about the current e-book revolution and the future of publishing.  It's a story about the way that writing can go off in unexpected directions.

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9:34am

Tue March 20, 2012
Arts & Culture

3D chalk artist to visit Chattanooga

The Craniofacial Foundation of America is hosting the 5th annual Palate 2 Palate gallery stroll and art celebration on Saturday April 14, 2012.  The event includes a gallery stroll through art galleries on the Southside of Chattanooga with fine wines and local culinary art to sample.  A special performance of street art will feature internationally known 3D chalk artist Tracy Lee Stum at the Loose Cannon Studio and the evening will wrap up with Bubbles and Sweets, a champa

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12:08pm

Sun March 18, 2012
Arts & Culture

'Living Newspaper' Premieres at ETC

This genre of theatre began in the 1930's through the Work Progress Administration.  It's a dramatic storytelling form that uses fictional characters to talk about real issues.  Ensemble Theatre of Chattanooga is employing this form for a new play written by cast and crew and ripped from newspaper headlines of today.  'Living Newspaper' runs from March 23rd through April 1st at the St. Andrew's Center.

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12:06pm

Thu March 15, 2012
Demons In Dixie

Demons Invade Atlanta; Riley Blackthorne Gets Busy

The Demon Trapper's Daughter, by Jana Oliver. Book I of the Demon Trappers Series

Set in a future Atlanta, the Demon Trappers books combine a bleak, bankrupt future with elements of urban fantasy--demons, magic and the walking dead.  The premise sounds dark, but the series is actually a fun, fast-paced read starring seventeen-year-old Riley Blackthorne, whose job involves hunting and trapping demonic pests.  The series is marketed as young adult, but it's winning many adult readers.

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9:32am

Tue March 13, 2012
Sculpture

Sunlight Shines Through McLeod's 'Sundial,' Casting Shadows

Sundial with Donnie Hutcherson and Hugh Huffaker

When the accounting firm of Henderson Hutcherson and McCullough decided to remove an old parking hut from the center of their parking lot, the concrete pedestal offered the perfect location for a piece of art that could be shared with everyone who passed by.  They commissioned a work from local sculpture artist John McLeod.  Between the firm's input and McLeod's artistic exploration of their wishes, the piece Sundial was created.

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11:11am

Sun March 11, 2012
Arts & Culture

Chattanooga Theatre Centre Stages 'Mousetrap'

Director George Quick produces Agatha Christie's most famous play in celebration of its 60th  anniversary.  Mousetrap runs March 16th-April 1st, 2012.  Click here for more details.

    

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8:44am

Fri March 9, 2012
Stand-Up Comedy

Mencia Performing In Chattanooga 3/9 and 3/10

Carlos Mencia, best known for his Comedy Central show The Mind of Mencia, is coming to Chattanooga to perform stand-up comedy at the Vaudeville Café.  He has shows on Friday, March 9th and Saturday, March 10th.  In this interview, he discusses changes in his life and his act.

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2:13pm

Thu March 8, 2012
SYNONYM Art Project

Local Artist Awarded Creative Capital Grant

Phillip Lewis is a UTC professor in the Art Department. He teaches courses in photography and video. Recently, he was awarded the Creative Capital Grant for his ongoing SYNONYM art project. According to Lewis, SYNONYM will explore an experimental drug rehabilitation program that appeared in the United States during the 1980s and 90s. Phillip Lewis talked to WUTC about his upcoming project and being awarded the Creative Capital Grant.

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3:22pm

Tue March 6, 2012
Arts & Culture

Southern Circuit Film Series Features Modern Dance Doc

The latest Southern Tour of Independent Filmmakers screening will feature A Good Man, a documentary about controversial choreographer Bill T. Jones.  Several years ago, the Ravinia Festival asked Jones to create a dance production based on Abraham Lincoln's life.  Documentary filmmakers Gordon Quinn and Bob Hercules spent two years chronicling Jones's creative process.

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1:59pm

Tue March 6, 2012
Up and Coming Writer

Local Writer Sells Short Stories to Grove/Atlantic

Jamie Quatro is a fiction writer who lives on Lookout Mountain. Her first book of short-stories will be published by Grove/Atlantic in 2013. Her work has appeared in Tin House, Ploughshares, and McSweeney’s. Garrett Crowe spoke with Jamie Quatro about becoming a writer, her influences, and rejection. She also reads excerpts from her story “Holy Ground”.

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