Posts Tagged ‘In Town Gallery’

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.


Michael Largent’s New Photo Collection: Bokeh And Zen

March 1, 2011

"Bokeh Triangulation," by Michael Largent, from the In-Town Gallery's Web site


The In-Town Gallery is gearing up for its March exhibit, Bokeh and Zen.  It’s a collection of nature images from Michael Largent, a Chattanooga photographer who is one of the In-Town Gallery’s newest members.

Largent joins us today to talk about his work.  He says, the word Bokeh refers to the aesthetic quality of the out-of-focus areas of a photograph.  In other words, the images are kind of blurry.  (At least, some of the photos in this new exhibit are partially blurry.)  But the thing is.. they’re blurry in a way that looks purposeful.  Think of a hazy, shadowy close-up of green leaves against a white background.

"Bokeh Nandina," by Michael Largent, from the In-Town Gallery's Web site

Listen to an interview with Michael Largent.

More information about Michael Largent is at his Web site.

In-Town Gallery Presents pARTnership

January 25, 2011

January will be over in a few days, but there’s still time to visit the In-Town Gallery in Chattanooga and check out their new exhibit.  It’s called pARTnership.  It’s unusual because people who’ve never worked together before are collaborating at the In-Town Gallery.

"Flutter," mixed-media collaboration by Jennie Kirkpatrick and Linda Thomas

Listen to an interview with Jennie Kirkpatrick and Linda Thomas, two of the artists.

McCoy’s “Myth of Man” Premiering At In-Town Gallery

September 1, 2010


Man Made, by Doug McCoy

A new exhibit called “The Myth of Man” will premiere on Friday, September 3rd at the In-Town Gallery.  It will feature ink drawings, and acrylic paintings.  Doug McCoy is the artist.  His ink drawings have a very striking, and slightly surreal look to them.

Listen to an interview with McCoy about his work.

We Built This City, by Doug McCoy

Pixel Party Red, by Doug McCoy

The Surprising Second Career of Paul Fontana

August 11, 2010


Fontana's Paintings

Paul Fontana's paintings are on display at the In-Town Gallery's entrance.

If you went to school in Dalton, Georgia, you might remember Paul Fontana.  He was a sixth grade math teacher in Dalton for many years.  In 2000, he retired, and you might be surprised to find out that he’s now re-invented himself as a successful painter.  His new exhibit, called “Horizons,” has opened at the In-Town Gallery in Chattanooga.

In this interview, I ask him how he did it–how he made the switch from the world of equations and chalkboard erasers to the world of easels and paintbrushes.

Listen to the interview.