Fifty-eight years ago, a Swiss photographer, Robert Frank, visited Chattanooga and photographed people going about their daily business downtown. He took fascinating snapshots of everyday life in 1955. But much more fascinating, at least for local photojournalist Billy Weeks, is that Frank failed to get any information about the people he photographed.
Random House recently published a new novel from Southern author (and Chattanooga resident) Susan Gregg Gilmore. She won acclaim for her first two novels, Looking for Salvation at the Dairy Queen and The Improper Life of Bezellia Grove. The Funeral Dressis inspired by real seamstresses who worked at a Dunlap shirt factory in the 1970s.
Opening September 12th and showing through October 24th, the new Reflections Gallery exhibit features farm animals, wild animals and household animals. Patrons can even commission portraits of their cats, dogs and other pets. Reflections Gallery is located at 6922 Lee Highway.
Photographer/pilot Ron Lowery has taken aerial photos of the Tennessee River from the Appalachian Mountains to Paducah, Kentucky. He is seeking Kickstarter support to publish a coffee table book, Tennessee River: Sparkling Gem Of The South.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.