Kris Light To Present Workshop At Chattanooga Photographic Society Meeting

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Kris Light will present a workshop at the February 21 Chattanooga Photographic Society meeting.

Kris Light is a lifetime Tennessean who grew up in Nashville. After graduating from UT Knoxville, she lived in Johnson City for two years where she worked at the Quillen Medical School at East Tennessee State University, then moved to Oak Ridge in 1980.

Her life-long love of nature carried over into a profession of teaching science outreach programs to elementary school students for the Oak Ridge National Laboratory in 1987 and the American Museum of Science and Energy. She also taught science part-time at Willow Brook Elementary School in Oak Ridge for 13 years.

Ms. Light became seriously interested in photography in 2003 when she switched from film cameras to digital. In 2009 she began photographing individual snowflakes with a 105mm macro lens, which led to making note cards and jewelry. The following summer she began photographic moths and soon had images of more than 250 species.

Her photographs have been published in Tennessee Conservationist, Cooking Light, several nature field guides, a German homeopathic medicine book, several science textbooks, and a Rexall herbal supplement label. She and her husband have travelled to all four corners of the United States and Costa Rica. They especially enjoy visiting the western states for their wonderful geological and biological diversity. However, they are always happy to return to beauty of east Tennessee.

The presentation will begin at 7:00 p.m. at the St. John United Methodist Church, 3921 Murray Hills Drive, Chattanooga, TN 37416.  For more information call 344-5643 or e-mail Bill Mueller at president@chattanoogaphoto.org.   

 


Nancy Ward Chapter DAR Active Across The State

The ladies of the Nancy Ward Chapter have wrapped up a busy spring.  They inducted five new members, including second generation chapter member and former T. S. C. A. R. state president, Ashleigh Cook.   Several members attended the TSDAR State Conference in Franklin, Tn., where the chapter received 29 awards including the Cherokee District award for Outstanding Chapter ... (click for more)

Museum Of Flight Has Crowdfunding To Acquire F-14 Tomcat

The Museum of Flight at the Richard B. Russell airport in Rome, Ga. is currently trying to acquire an F-14 Tomcat from the Virginia Aviation Museum in Richmond. This Tomcat, aside from being one of only 14 surviving Tomcats, was on the deck of the U.S.S. Abraham Lincoln during George W. Bush's "Mission Accomplished" speech.  It is the last Tomcat to perform a carrier ... (click for more)

Public Markets To Manage And Operate Finley Stadium

The Stadium Corporation has selected Public Markets, Inc. as the primary management group for Finley Stadium/Davenport Field and the First Tennessee Pavilion. Public Markets, which stepped in as interim managers in April, will take on broader responsibilities and oversight moving forward. “We evaluated several strong candidates and management options, but ultimately felt ... (click for more)

Eyewitness To Murder Says Man In Back Seat Told Another Youth To Fire After Failed Drug Deal

An eyewitness to a murder told a Criminal Court jury that a man in the back seat of her boyfriend's car told another youth to shoot the boyfriend. Charles "Chaz" Holsey, 19, died as a result of the gunfire after a drug deal gone bad on March 2, 2015. Briston Smith, who was 18 at the time of the slaying, is standing trial for felony murder and attempted especially aggravated ... (click for more)

Tom Edd Wilson Was A Great Visionary

We want to add to the many heart-felt messages that have been expressed regarding the recent passing of Tom Edd Wilson, a truly great visionary.    While he made his mark on many local organizations, Tom Edd will always hold a special place in the hearts of those who worked closely with him at Erlanger.   We benefited greatly from his steady guidance, leadership ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Leaders Stand ‘Way Back’

Franklin McCallie, a former principal at Howard School and the maverick in one of Chattanooga’s finest families known for education, delivered an impassioned speech before the Hamilton County Commission on Wednesday. Sadly, his remarks came after the commissioners had passed the FY2018 budget that has no financial methodology for the Department of Education, much maligned in the ... (click for more)