March Events At Shuptrine's Gold Leaf Designs

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Here are the March events scheduled at Shuptrine’s Gold Leaf Designs.  The gallery is at 2646 Broad St.  For more information visit

New Artist Spotlight:  Karen K. Brown

March-April 5: View just finished works by one of Shuptrine's painters, Karen K. Brown.  Ms. Brown is an oil and acrylic artist from Asheville, N.C., and her work reflects her passion for painting as she conveys on canvas the beauty of the ever changing ethereal landscapes of the Smokey and Blue Ridge mountains.  Ms. Brown’s style is loose, emotional, and whimsical, full of bright colors and strong movement that provides the viewer a peaceful experience in an atmospheric perspective. Large spatial works and smaller room fillers on view.  The New Artist Spotlight runs until the first week of April.

Saturday, March 16: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.  - The Gilded Arts Workshop 

Using the art of sgrafitto, which means "to scratch the surface," participants will transfer creativity to the surface of a water gilded 22Kt gold leaf panel.  Joshua Terney, an artisan of Shuptrine's Gold Leaf Designs who was trained by owner Alan Shuptrine, will give step-by-step instructions to learn etching,  burnishing, and finishing techniques on a provided water gilded 22Kt gold leaf 5 x 5 inch panel. The workshop includes a finished panel to take home, as well as a 30 minute water gilding class. Participants may bring their own design, or one will be provided.  There is a limit of 12 spaces. Deadline for participation is Friday, March 8. Cost is $200 per person. Contact Stephanie Valencia at Shuptrine's Gold Leaf for more details.

Late Night Thursdays:  Twisted Night - Thursday, March 21, 5-7:30 p.m. 

Shuptrine's newest product, Twisted Relish, is a family recipe from the Mountain South passed down through many generations. Twisted Relish is a sweet-spicy relish.  Stop by the gallery on Thursday, March 21, to  sample some of Shuptrine's Twisted Relish, enjoy other twisted treats, and twisted punch.  The Twisted Relish is available in Shuptrine's Galleries for $8 a jar. This summer's Twisted Taste Test Contest  is where the best recipe using one of Shuptrine's twisted products will win grand prizes.

Call for artists:  Scenic City Paint Out in April  

Accepting applications now: $55 per person

All artists and mediums are welcome to apply.  April 12-19 to take workshops in oils, watercolors, and pastels, paint various views in Chattanooga, win prizes, and showcase work.  There is a $55 application fee and all mediums will be considered for the Scenic City Paint Out. This event supports Reflection Riding Nature Center, a non-profit organization in Chattanooga, the application fee grants unlimited access in and around Reflection Riding for the week, as well as a special day of painting at The Hunter Museum of American Art and a backstage tour with a Hunter Museum curator. Contact Shuptrine's at 266-4453 or for application requirements, and more information and to find out how to participate.

Kiwanis Club Fund Raiser Will Be Held Oct. 18

The Hixson Kiwanis Club’s Fall Scholarship Dinner will be held Sunday, Oct. 18 from 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at Hixson Middle School.   The dinner features baked ham or chicken, veggies, bread and desserts and the cost is $10 per person, 6 and under are free.   The proceeds are used by the club to support two scholarships at Hixson High School each year in memory of long ... (click for more)

Zoo Hosts Annual Banana Ball Saturday

The Chattanooga Zoo will present its annual Banana Ball on Saturday.   Banana Split, just for kids will be held Saturday from 2-4 p.m.  Jack Hanna is visiting the Chattanooga Zoo and he's hosting a special presentation.  Guests will hear about Jack's adventures and visit with some of his animal friends. The Banana Split event will include animal encounters, ... (click for more)

Legislative Hearing On Volkswagen Emissions Scandal To Be Held In Chattanooga Oct. 29; Haslam To Visit VW Plant Wednesday

The Senate Finance, Ways and Means Committee’s Appropriation Subcommittee will be conducting a hearing in Chattanooga to review the financial impact on the state from Volkswagen’s violation of U.S. emissions standards. The meeting will be held at the Hamilton County Department of Education, 3074 Hickory Valley Road, on Thursday, Oct. 29, from 1:30-3:30 p.m.  Members ... (click for more)

Bradley County Commission Decides Not To Provide Animal Pickup Service

Bradley County Commissioners on Monday finally put animal control to rest. It was not easy and it was not without confusion, but in the end, the county will not provide animal pickup service. Confusion began when commissioners were asked to approve the agenda, which included two options for animal control pick up. Item “D” provided for the SPCA of Bradley County to pick ... (click for more)

VW PILOT Crash Landing

The Volkswagen emission scandal proves the point citizen activist, Ms. Helen Burns Sharp, has repeatedly brought to the attention of local government officials. She urged them to "beef up" the PILOT contracts before approving PILOT tax abatements. Any logical person would agree, because it is the only way to recoup a tax loss when unthinkable situations arise. Volkswagen's willful ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: VW’s Primer In Disaster

Volkswagen America has gotten into a real bad “tight,” causing their red-faced leaders to huddle with spin doctors, crisis consultants and countless priests in confessional booths. Conversely, I suspect I have found a solution that would get them out of the mud and hasten their return as one of the top automotive providers in the world. You see, on Aug. 14, 1979, the playbook on ... (click for more)