Jennifer Edge is truly passionate about art and enjoys her profession as a tattoo artist. Edge joined Dan Siviter and Lynn Buckner to open Main Line Ink, a tattoo parlor at 317 East Main Street, Chattanooga.
Launched November 25th, the 423 PK Web site seeks to be a comprehensive database of Chattanooga musicians, and already features more than a dozen profiles.
Brothers David and Joel Ruiz are building an online database of Chattanooga bands and musicians. Their Web site, launched November 25th, could become a comprehensive directory that gives local music fans more information about artists, and helps venue owners book acts.
Paul Barys has been the Chief Meteorologist on Channel 3 television here in Chattanooga since 1985. He began his career in private weather forecasting in 1974 before moving to television broadcasting in 1975. He joined Channel 3 after working in stations in Washington, North Carolina, Fort Wayne, Indiana and Cleveland, Ohio. He has a B.S. in Meteorology from Northern Illinois University, and the American Meteorological Society’s Television Seal of Approval in 1975.
Chattanooga filmmaker Daniel Griffith has created a feature-length documentary about Mystery Science Theater 3000 for the 25th anniversary of the cult sci-fi show. Griffith produces all the bonus materials for the DVD box sets of MST3K. WUTC's Richard Winham spoke with Griffith, who said that since his childhood, he’s been a fan of the kind of music and movies most people are happy to ignore.
Let Beauty Awaken is an initiative spearheaded by four local high school students. The idea originated with Thomas West. Thomas, a senior at McCallie, is a singer. After performing on the NPR show, From The Top, he performed at a local public school. While he was there he became painfully aware of the lack of funding for the arts and music in local public schools and determined then and there to do something about it.
Mark Making, a Chattanooga organization which transforms under-served communities through art, has had a busy fall. The organization recently received a Community Foundation Grant to begin a mural in East Chattanooga. The mural will feature portraits of those in the community.
And these portraits are not only two-dimensional, but three-dimensional. Frances McDonald of Mark Making describes the process in this interview.
The Ex-Club Tong Pang by Janis Hashe/Twilight Times Books (2013)
In the relatively short time she has been in Chattanooga, Janis Hashe has realized several of her goals, including establishing a repertory company that has presented a number of Shakespeare's plays in a variety of locations such as Coolidge Park and Grace Episcopal Church. She also works as an editor for local weekly The Pulse, and teaches classes on theater at Chattanooga State. But one goal has eluded her for a long time.
Tennessee Tails: Pets and Their People, by Dr. Kathryn Primm
Dr. Kathryn Primm, a veterinarian who owns Applebrook Animal Hospital in Ooltewah, has written a memoir. It's a collection of short, true stories about her four-legged patients and the people who love them. Tennessee Tails: Pets and Their People is available from Amazon. Proceeds from the book's first year of sales will benefit the Chattanooga Humane Society and the Pet Placement Center.
Dacre Stoker is the great-grand-nephew of Dracula author Bram Stoker. In this segment, Dacre discusses his famous ancestor's inspiration. Was Vlad the Impaler really the inspiration for the world's most famous vampire? Was one of Bram Stoker's brothers the inspiration for Van Helsing?
Chad Prevost runs C&R Press, a Chattanooga-based, nonprofit book publishing company. Prevost and C&R authors are keeping busy with the Fusebox reading series, the Meacham Writers’ Workshop, and more. For Prevost, it’s not enough to put books on a shelf—he also wants his company to be an active part of the community.