An interview with Teneka Dye, artistic director of Recreate Café
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Closed Door Entertainment will perform Spring Awakening at Chattanooga's Memorial Auditorium's RKW Theater on July 19th and 20th. Intended for mature audiences only, this rock musical is based on a controversial German play from 1891. Director J.C. Smith and actor Damon Gillespie join WUTC for this interview.
In this segment, WUTC’s Michael Edward Miller finds out why wines from Argentina are becoming popular with Scenic City wine drinkers. He visits Jax Liquors, which has a section of Argentine wines, talks to Damon Levy from Vine Connections, and chats with Mariano Cebrian from Panoram Imports. Panoram hosts a regular Argentine wine cruise on the Tennessee River.
An interview with Justin Burd of Set in Stone and Max Poppel of the Crash Pad about the Southside ArtStroll
The south side of Chattanooga is home to artists, art galleries, restaurants, stylists, and even a hostel. In an attempt to celebrate the culture of the area, the Southside ArtStroll happens every last Friday of the month until September.
Beth Kirby, a food blogger and amateur chef who lives in Chattanooga, is a weekly contestant on MasterChef. Gordon Ramsay hosts the cooking competition, which airs Wednesday evenings on Fox. In this interview, Kirby tells WUTC what it's like to be on the show, and she talks about her blog, Local Milk.
It might seem unexpected—a group of medieval re-enactors has a Twitter feed? But they do, and in this interview, Avery Krouse talks live-tweeting medieval combat. He’s the social media director for the Society for Creative Anachronism, an international living-history organization with around 30,000 members. “We like to spread medieval awesome all over the place,” said a recent tweet.