Graffiti, A Hill City Art Joint, Showcases Jeff Rogers Pottery At Gallery Hop

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Visiting artist and potter Jeff Rogers, former Chattanoogan, will be at Graffiti Gallery in Hill City on Saturday, Sept. 7. His pots and sculptural pieces will be showcased, alongside Haitian metalwork from Epple Seed Arts, as part of the eighth annual Galley Hop from 2-8 p.m. that day.

The Hop marks the Hill City gallery’s first anniversary since its debut at the 2012 event. Grafitti owner David Jones said he is excited to welcome the potter and always invites guests and visitors to spend time with art, of any color, shape and size. 

This opening will be the final stop on a home show tour for Mr. Rogers and his partner Laura Jane Walker, both former Chattanoogans who now live in Miami. 

“The opening at Graffiti seemed like a perfect fit and end to our tour—these handcrafted pieces are intended to become part of your home and your life,” says Ms. Walker, an independent writer and editor. “David has created this space, Graffiti, in this neighborhood and community, for people to really connect with and enjoy art. We’re excited to bring Jeff’s work, which is made to be picked up and handled, to be part of an event like this.”

Mr. Rogers, who has more than 20 years of experience throwing on the wheel. Over the years, he has brought exhibitions and workshops to the Scenic City and North Georgia. In addition to showcasing his pottery, Mr. Rogers will exhibit the metal artwork of Haitian artists through Epple Seed Arts, an arm of nonprofit organization Beyond Borders.

“I believe in enhancing the art community of Chattanooga—we all have a positive obligation to bring whatever beauty we can to a community,” says Mr. Rogers. “Chattanooga has always been a place very receptive to diversity, and I’m eager to bring both pottery and Haitian metalwork back to the community. Epple Seed Arts celebrates the creative spirit of our counterparts in Haiti who have the same dreams and visions that we artists have here.”



The Salvation Army Of Cleveland Hosts Its Fifth Annual Jingle Bell Jog

The Cleveland Salvation Army's Jingle Bell Jog is a 5K run and 1 mile walk to raise money to support Salvation Army Youth Programs. Runners and walkers are welcome to participate to support The Salvation Army of Cleveland.  The event will take place on Saturday at Tinsley Park on the Greenway , 4031 Keith St. NW, in Cleveland.  Registration begins at 9 a.m., ... (click for more)

Special Event Street Closures Nov. 23-24

Reggie White Blvd. between West 19th St. and the entrance to the Skate Park will be closed from 7 a.m.-7 p.m. on Sunday for the Chattanooga Market. ML King Blvd. between Market St. and Georgia Ave. and Cherry St. between East 8th St. and ML King Blvd. will be closed from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on Monday for Thanksgiving Pot Luck. In order to view a map of these closures, click ... (click for more)

County Schools Have Plan To Put Security Cameras At Every School

The Hamilton County Schools have a plan to put security cameras in every school, Supt. Rick Smith told the County School Board Thursday night. He said the money would come from the $2,201,000 the schools received last year from the sale of the old Ooltewah Elementary School property. The proposal must get approval from the School Board at the December meeting, then from the ... (click for more)

Bryant Found Guilty Of Aggravated Rape, Robbery In Finley Stadium Jogger Case

A Criminal Court jury on Thursday afternoon, found Devontavious Bryant guilty of aggravated rape and robbery in the October 20, 2012 rape of a woman jogging past Finley Stadium.   Sentencing by Judge Don Poole is Jan. 5. Bryant decided to testify, saying, "I didn't rape that woman." He told prosecutor Cameron Williams, "I can't force the jury to believe nothing ... (click for more)

Always Read The Fine Print - And Response (2)

So, Chief Dodd retired before 25 years of service and is angry that he's being charged a five percent fee for surviving spouse benefits, even though that change was enacted prior to his retiring? Well, welcome to the real world, Mr. Dodd. Always read the fine print. City employees were also once able to carry their health insurance with them if they retired earlier than 25 years, ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: A Pre-Thanksgiving Nudge

This time next week it will be Thanksgiving and, as I was browsing on the Internet yesterday, I was absently searching for something to catch the holiday mood when I found it. In 1978 Ronald Reagan was running hard to become the President of the United States, which he became in 1981-89, and, as fate would have it, suddenly it came that time during the week when he would record ... (click for more)