Chattanooga, TN – Ruth Grover is the director and curator for the gallery, and she says the showing consists of thirteen artists from their permanent collection. The Cress Gallery is located on the UTC Campus in the Fine Art Center, and visitors may enter the gallery Monday through Friday between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.
Chattanooga, TN – Kayte Couch and her husband researched, designed and built their home using alternative energies. Between passive solar design, photovoltaic cells and propane gas, the couple manages to live completely off the grid--they're not even connected to the local power company.
Chattanooga, TN – Members of the Chattanooga Yarn Mafia are yarnbombers, yarn graffiti artists that have been covering parts of Chattanooga in brightly colored yarns. They are also promoting fiber arts while having a lot of fun. Part of the mission of this unofficial organization is to spread the joy of hand made hats and scarves through charity fiber art projects.
Chattanooga, TN – Mark Holder, better known as Porkchop, is a Chattanooga blues musician. He says he appreciates Bessie Smith because she was also a Chattanooga musician. So Porkchop wrote the song "Worried Blues" as a tribute. Listen to this performance/interview.
Chattanooga, TN – Laura and Lydia Rogers have been performing as the Secret Sisters for only a short time, but they're already finding great success, working with producers such as T Bone Burnett and Jack White. At Riverbend's opening night, this duo from Muscle Shoals, Alabama tried out a new song called "River Jordan," to gauge audience reaction.