Archive for August, 2011

Taste of Hamilton Place For Childhood Cancer

August 31, 2011

Reporting: Bobby Sullivan

On Sunday, September 18th at 7 p.m., Hamilton Place Mall will be having the ‘Taste of Hamilton Place’ benefit. All proceeds from this event will go directly to the Children’s Hospital Foundation at Erlanger. Various restaurants in the Chattanooga area will be participating. Here are a few:

The Acropolis
Buffalo Wild Wings
Café LeMont
Cherry Street Diner
Fox and Hound
Gigiâs Cupcakes
Jasonâs Deli
Macaroni Grill
Melting Pot
Moeâs Southwest Grill
P.F. Changâs China Bistro
Piccadilly
Red Robin Gourmet Burgers
Salsaritaâs
The Terminal Brewhouse

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In Town Gallery Offers One Last Glimpse

August 31, 2011

Gay Arthur‘s “Going Within … and One Last Glimpse” is the featured September exhibit at the In-Town Gallery.  The opening reception will happen Friday, September 2nd from 5 to 8 p.m.  Arthur’s paintings portray historic sites in Chattanooga, especially abandoned historic sites–places that are disappearing from the landscape such as Wheland Foundry and US Pipe.

In this segment, Gay Arthur talks about how it is that sees artistic beauty in decrepit foundries, mills and other buildings that are being demolished.

Shop Local Shop Hope

August 31, 2011

Reporting:  Rabbit Zielke

In support of National Children’s Cancer Awareness Month, the Austin Hatcher Foundation is asking everyone to support pediatric cancer services by shopping.  Shop Local Shop Hope involves businesses providing support for the Austin Hatcher Foundation and Hatch’s House of Hope.  Local merchants donate a designated portion of sales to the foundation during the month of September.  These funds will help provide  free services to the families of pediatric cancer patients through programs offered at Hatch’s House of Hope.

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Newly formed Chattanooga Film Society Hosts Independent Film Series

August 30, 2011

CHATTANOOGA FILM SOCIETY DEBUTS ACCLAIMED FILM SERIES:
THE SOUTHERN CIRCUIT TOUR OF INDEPENDENT FILMMAKERS
Chattanooga Joins Circuit as Participating Host of Prestigious Film Series

The Chattanooga Film Society is a non-profit organization working to celebrate film and encourage filmmaking in Chattanooga and the surrounding area. 
The Chattanooga Film Society
 was formed as the result a public visioning process begun in November 2009. The organization supports independent filmmaking locally, promotes professional film and television production across the region, coordinates local film education efforts, and is currently working on the launch of a major professional film festival in Chattanooga.

Southern Circuit provides communities across the South with a tour of highly talented independent filmmakers. Southern Circuit is the nation’s only regional tour of independent filmmakers, providing communities with an interactive way of experiencing independent film. The tour takes the audience away from their televisions, DVD players, and computers to connect them with independent filmmakers and encourage them to talk with one another about the films and their meanings. Southern Circuit transforms watching independent films from a solitary experience into a communal one.

The Film Series Tour opens with Concrete, Steel and Paint on September 12th, 2011 at Loose Cannon Gallery.

 

“Race Through History” with the Chattanooga History Center

August 30, 2011

“Get a New Perspective on Chattanooga’s Past!”

                     

Chattanooga, TN The Chattanooga History Center will present, in conjunction with the River Rocks Festival, The 2011 Race Through History, at 10:00am on Saturday, October 1, 2011. The race will begin at the Chattanooga Pier on Chattanooga’s beautiful riverfront, and each team will determine its own route along a 5 kilometer course throughout downtown Chattanooga.  Four-person teams will be given clues which send them to several historic sites in the downtown area.  Teams will be given a task to perform at each site before proceeding to the next.  This race is a fitness activity designed for fun.  Teams can be co-ed, and members must be at least 18 years of age.

A set of Written Rules will be provided for each team, along with an Entry Form and Waiver, both of which must be completed and returned to the History Center office prior to the race.  Race Through History  t-shirts will be provided for all runners at the start of the race, and prizes awarded at the finish line.  Winning team members will receive a Chattanooga History Center membership (beginning immediately and continuing through one full year after the new Center’s exhibits open).

Registration will be accepted through the History Center’s business office, and the entry fee is $60 per team.  Call 423-265-3247, extension 10 for additional information.

Association for Visual Artists Presents Gallery Hop

August 30, 2011


Chattanooga, Tenn…Presented by the Association for Visual Arts (AVA), the sixth annual AVA Gallery Hop will take place on Saturday, September 10 from 2 to 9 p.m.The Gallery Hop will feature more than 20 galleries and artist studios, all open to the public for this one-night collaborative celebration of Chattanooga’s acclaimed arts community.

During the Gallery Hop, the public can meet local artists, watch live art demonstrations and learn about the artists’ creative processes at their studios. Galleries will have special exhibitions on display and most will provide refreshments.

Some of the special events taking place during this year’s Gallery Hop are:

ASSOCIATION FOR VISUAL ARTS
30 Frazier Avenue, 423-265-4282
Opening reception for FRESH, an annual exhibition to help young and emerging artists gain valuable professional experience and exposure for their work. This competitive, juried exhibition is designed to feature artists that display artistic promise, commitment to their work and fresh ideas. This opportunity is only open to artists who have not had a major solo show and who do not have gallery representation and who reside in the Southeast.
http://www.avarts.org

CHENOWETH • HALLIGAN STUDIOS
1800 Rossville Avenue, Suites 1 & 2, 423-243-3778
FRONT GALLERY at Chenoweth•Halligan Studios is very pleased to host its second sculpture exhibition of the year featuring fiber installations by Atlanta artist Ann Rowles and mixed media 3-D works and large drawings by South Carolina artist Linda McCune. On exhibit in the Side Gallery will be sculpture and drawings by Roger Halligan and installations by Jan Chenoweth.
http://www.janchenoweth.com
http://www.rogerhalligan.com

HANOVER GALLERY
111 Frazier Avenue,  423-648-0533
Come visit Hanover Gallery during the AVA Gallery Hop this year! We will be ready with new work, drinks, snacks, and music––the ideal atmosphere to chat with friends, appreciate, and discuss art! We have an awesome selection of work, from oils to watercolors and perfect gifts to buy for your loved ones! It’s not a real party unless you’re at Hanover Gallery during the AVA Gallery Hop 2011!
http://www.hanovergallery.com

IGNIS GLASS GALLERY & STUDIO
1800 Rossville Avenue, Suite 4, 423-265-2565
Live pottery demonstration by Shadow May and blow your own glass sessions throughout the day.
http://www.ignisglass.com

RIVER GALLERY
400 East Second Street, 423-265-5033 x 5
Meet artist Courtenay James and watch his oil painting demonstration on Saturday, September 10 from 2-6 p.m. during the AVA Gallery Hop.  Stay and meet the artist and enjoy refreshments until 8 p.m.
http://www.river-gallery.com

SHUPTRINE’S GOLD LEAF DESIGNS
2646 Broad Street, 423-266-4453
Go Hopping at Shuptrine’s at 27th and Broad with a events for all art lovers. There will be showcasing demos of laying gold leaf in the Working Gallery area from 2-4 p.m. From 5-8 p.m. appetizers and desserts from our own NIKO’S and Gigi’s Cupcakes and some beverages from Carter Distributing. You can also view other events on Shuptrine’s new website, http://www.shuptrines.com. Shuptrine’s Gold Leaf Designs gallery will showcase new works by Kathleen Mack in the contemporary north gallery; an array of oils by artist’s Timothy West, John Bunker, Bob Ichter, and Brett Weaver will flow through the hallways. Special exhibiting space will highlight international artists Stephen Scott Young, Peterson, Trost Richards, David Johnson and Hubert Shuptrine and watercolors by Alan Shuptrine.
http://www.shuptrines.com

TOWNSEND ATELIER
201 West Main Street, Suite 102, 423-266-2712
Help us celebrate our one year anniversary in our Main Street location! To mark this special occasion and to support the annual AVA Gallery Hop, we have organized a very special art exhibition. This non-juried show will feature the works of over 50 students and instructors who have participated in our classes and workshops over the past year. We are so grateful to everyone who has supported us and made our first year a huge success.
http://www.townsendatelier.com

WINDER BINDER GALLERY & BOOKSTORE
40 Frazier Avenue, 423-413-8999
Regional folk art gallery & bookstore representing over 80 artists. Featured artists for the AVA Gallery Hop 2011 will be new selections from R. Michael Wimmer’s “Cultural Fragments” collection.
http://www.winderbinder.com

Sew Bee It Opens for Business

August 30, 2011

Reporting:  Rabbit Zielke

Sew Bee It in Ringgold Georgia was completely destroyed by a tornado in April 2011.  This fabric shop specializes in quilting and knitting supplies and has been providing a welcome environment to North Georgia patrons for years.  After the devastation, shop owner Gloria Black could not even bring herself to see the destruction at the shop but her employees and customers helped her rebuild.  The Grand Opening of the new Sew Bee It is September 3, 2011 in the new building at the same location as before, 6103 Alabama Highway in Ringgold Georgia.

Proud to be Back

This sign was hanging in the door to the shop.

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Storytelling In Cleveland

August 30, 2011

 

 

Reporting: Bobby Sullivan

The Cleveland Storytelling Guild offers storytelling to the public every second Tuesday of the month. On September 8th, they will be holding a benefit called the Blue Tarp Special. At this event, survivors from the April storms will have the opportunity to share their stories.

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George T. Hunter Lecture Series Approaching

August 29, 2011

 

Reporting: Bobby Sullivan

The George T. Hunter lecture series will start September 20th with education advocate Michele Rhee. The series will be at the Tivoli theater in downtown Chattanooga. The lectures were previously held at the Roland Hayes Concert Hall on University of Tennessee at Chattanooga campus. But with the growing audience, the Benwood Foundation had to make the relocation decision.

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Urban Design Challenge Unveils First Project

August 29, 2011

Reporting:  Rabbit Zielke

The River City Company‘s Urban Design Challenge will be unveiling the first of six potential projects to update portions of downtown.  Each team was directed to a specific site in Chattanooga and challenged to create a new design for the space.  The first team will be unveiling their plans for the 700 block of Market Street this Thursday, September 1st at 5:30 pm in the Chattanoogan.  The event is free and open to the public.

The team developing the 700 Block of Market Street is Dynamic Diversity.

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Related story:  Urban Design Challenge