AVA’s Juried Members Exhibition Opens Dec. 7

Friday, November 9, 2012

The Association for Visual Arts will end its 2012 exhibition season with its annual juried member show. This show, for AVA members only, will feature some of the best professional and emerging artists in Chattanooga as selected by a guest juror. 

There will be an opening reception on Dec. 7 from 5:30-8 p.m. The exhibit will be open until Dec. 31.

The winner of the Best in Show award from the exhibition will receive a solo show at AVA in November 2013. Additionally, artists selected to participate in this exhibit will receive the chance to display their work at The Emporium Center in Knoxville, in Spring 2013. This opportunity is made possible because of an artist exchange program between AVA and the Arts and Culture Alliance of Greater Knoxville.

This year, Paul Lee will jury the exhibition. Mr. Lee is a photographer and a professor of Art at the University of Tennessee Knoxville. He received his M.F.A. from Cranbrook Academy of Art. His work has been included in group and solo exhibitions in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Seattle, Philadelphia, Cleveland, Detroit, San Antonio, and Vladivostok, Russia.

The AVA Gallery is at 30 Frazier Ave.  Gallery hours are Tuesday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.  The cost is free. 


5th Annual Veterans' Business And Education Expo Is Tuesday

The Tennessee Veterans Business Association will hold its fifth annual Business and Education Expo from  8 a.m.-4 p.m. on Tuesday  at the Holiday Inn - World's Fair Park in Knoxville. This is a dual purpose event, a business trade show and hiring/education expo, and will provide opportunities for business to business networking, career opportunities showcase, ... (click for more)

3 Chief Petty Officers Pinned In Ceremony on Saturday

Three chief petty officers were officially pinned during their chief pinning ceremony on Saturday  at the downtown YMCA in Chattanooga .  The chief petty officer is the highest attainable rank in the United States Naval Sea Cadet Corps. Chief petty officers must be in the Sea Cadet program for a minimum of 33 months, attend certain advanced trainings, complete ... (click for more)

Investigators Found Trail Of Blood, Beer Bottles Near Site Of Slaying Of Riverman

An investigator said a trail of blood and beer bottles was near where the lifeless body of 46-year-old Donald Rogers was found in an aluminum fishing boat on April 24, 2012. Detective Robin Langford said when he arrived at the site by boat docks off Johnson Road the body was still in the boat. He said the victim's head and arms were over the side of the boat. Chance Loftis, ... (click for more)

Man Stabbed In Domestic Dispute On Sunrise Lane Saturday Morning

A man was stabbed Saturday morning on Sunrise Lane.   At approximately  11:41  a.m., the Chattanooga Police Department responded to a reported stabbing at 309 Sunrise Lane.  Officers located a 45-year-old black male suffering from a non life-threatening stab wound. The victim was transported to a local hospital for his injury.   The ... (click for more)

Obama Doesn't Want You To Save For College

Over the past few decades, federal aid for post-secondary education has decreased and transitioned largely from grants to guaranteed student loans.   At the same time, the cost of college has far exceeded the cost of inflation creating a situation in which college has become less affordable and causing students to pile up debt that is at an all-time high.   This debt ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: The Great Peace Pipe

There is a serious rift between our state legislators and Erlanger Hospital that has me worried. If I worry about something, it doubles the power of the worry. My problem? I am convinced we have the best collection of people at the State Legislature in Nashville we’ve ever had – I adore each of them. I am also blessed to believe Erlanger is back on track and, after a sensational ... (click for more)