This YouTube video shows children participating in a SPLASH workshop in February.
Credit YouTube/SPLASH Youth Arts
It's three p.m. on a sunny July afternoon, and even though it’s summer, the children inside the old James A. Henry school building look thrilled to be inside a classroom. Some of them are grinning as if they were on a trip to Disneyworld.
Chattanooga artists Rondell Crier and Olga de Klein join us to discuss their Urban Heroes project, which brings arts education and training to youth who are housed in the Hamilton County detention center.
An ArtsBuild Community Cultural Connections grant is helping to fund the project. From an ArtsBuild media release:
On March 11, ArtsBuild Chattanooga will present Ruth Holmberg with their first Arts Leadership Award. Holmberg was the publisher of the Chattanooga Times from 1964 until 1992. She’s also chaired the boards of the Chattanooga Symphony and Opera association and the Hunter Museum, and is a founding member of the Tennessee Arts Commission. WUTC's Richard Winham talked to the president of ArtsBuild, Dan Bowers, and Chair of the Board Patti Frierson.