Arts & Culture


Wed January 15, 2014
Arts & Culture

Evatt & Bloom Productions Seeks Actors, Writers

Evatt & Bloom Productions films video comedy sketches and produces live comedy & stand-up shows in Chattanooga.

The company seeks writers and actors for its 2014 season.  Auditions will happen January 20th at 7 p.m. at the Heritage House Arts and Civic Center in East Brainerd.  People unable to attend the live auditions can send video submissions instead.  Writers should send sample scripts to with 'Writer Application' as the subject line.

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Mon January 13, 2014
Arts & Culture

In-Town Gallery Celebrates 40 Years in Chattanooga

Chattanooga's In-Town Gallery boasts that it is one of the oldest cooperative galleries in the United States.  The gallery, currently located on the North Shore, opened in 1974 and has occupied several different spaces throughout its history.  Members are celebrating with special exhibits and events throughout the year.  WUTC's Mark Colbert visited the gallery to talk with artists.

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Tue January 7, 2014
Let Beauty Awaken

Student-Created Arts Funding Initiative May Soon Be Chattanooga City & Hamilton County Program

Chattanooga has a vibrant, expanding arts community. Painters, writers and musicians have moved here, attracted by the support for the arts from both the city and the community. But that support isn’t widely reflected in city and county middle and high schools.

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Fri January 3, 2014
Best New Read

History Speaks in ‘Voices of Cherokee Women’

Voice of Cherokee Women, edited by Carolyn Ross Johnston. John F. Blair, Publisher.

Carolyn Ross Johnston edited Voices of Cherokee Women, which recounts hundreds of years of Cherokee history through primary documents such as letters, diary entries, oral history transcriptions and newspaper articles.  These documents vividly demonstrate how events such as the arrival of European missionaries, the Trail of Tears and the Civil War affected Cherokee women.

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Tue December 17, 2013
Arts & Culture

Tattoo An Artistic Expression

Jennifer Edge
Credit Main Line Link

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. 

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Mon December 16, 2013
Storyteller Series

Peyton Miller Recalls A 'Failed Existential Moment'

Chattanooga resident Peyton Miller joins us for the latest edition of WUTC’s Storyteller Series.  This tale involves an island, a screaming girl in a Porta-Potty, and St. Augustine’s City of God.

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Fri December 6, 2013
Arts & Culture

In A Band? The Chattanooga Music Database Seeks Info

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.

Artists can fill out a profile and get listed.

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Tue December 3, 2013
Arts & Culture

Paul’s Playlist: In This WUTC Special, Meteorologist Barys Shares Favorite Songs

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.

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Tue November 26, 2013
Reel Cool

Filmmaker Daniel Griffith Celebrates Mystery Science Theater 3000 in New Documentary

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.

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Wed November 20, 2013
Arts & Culture

'Let Beauty Awaken' Project Releases CD to Fund Local Arts Education

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.

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Tue November 19, 2013
Arts & Culture

Family Fun With Winter Wonder at the Creative Discovery Museum

The Winter Wonders exhibit has returned to the Creative Discovery Museum with seasonal fun for the entire family through mid January. 

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Thu November 14, 2013

Mark Making Creating Murals With 3-D Portraits

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.

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Thu November 7, 2013
He's a Poet, Producer & Performer

Poet Collier Steps Into Studio for ‘Between Beauty & Bedlam’

'Between Beauty & Bedlam' by Christian J. Collier (Released 10/06/2013 )

Christian J. Collier, a Chattanooga poet/musician, knows how to wow a crowd—he’s been invited to poetry slams in Atlanta and Nashville, and he hosts a local performance series, The Speakeasy.

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Mon November 4, 2013

Hashe's Debut Novel 'Ex-Club Tong Pang' Combines Comedy, Crime

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.

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Fri November 1, 2013

'Tennessee Tails' Features Pet Stories from Ooltewah Vet

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.

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