Reflections Art and Framing Gallery To Open 2-Month Exhibit

Saturday, January 18, 2014

The Chattanooga-based, family owned and operated Reflections Art and Framing Gallery is welcoming 2014 with a brand new two-month exhibit of original artwork representing a large group of current gallery members. Reflection’s member artists are all residents of Chattanooga and surrounding areas, and the gallery’s main focus is the promotion of local talent. 

The new open-themed show, opening Thursday is simply entitled Member’s Exhibition.

It is set to showcase the variety of work presented by these talented individuals at the gallery’s main location and framing studio on Lee Highway. Member’s work is also displayed year round at Reflection’s secondary display location in the main Atriums and halls of Eastgate Town Center, and includes over 60 participating artists.

The art mediums and subject matter on display are widely varied; sweeping between pastoral and abstract, photography and traditional oils, mixed media and experimental. Despite the open-themed nature of the collection, the exhibit offers a surprising visual congruency and flows nicely through the display space, which is a clean-lined open area with concrete floors and crisp deep grey walls which make the art “pop” as the main attraction. Patrons are encouraged to vote for their favorite pieces throughout the length of the exhibit, on display until March 20, and at the end of the show a “people’s choice” award will be announced.

The public receptions that traditionally accompany art exhibit openings at Reflections Gallery are suave yet casual events that allow patrons and artists to mingle amidst a backdrop of art, live music, beverages and Hors d'oeuvres. This provides a rare opportunity for the public to pose questions of the artists and gain insight to the purpose and meaning behind the work on display. The reception for the Member’s Exhibition will be held on Thursday from 4-7 p.m. and is open to the public and free of charge.

The show includes local gallery members:

Allen Friedman

Amanda Farris

Ann Rutledge

Barbara Lotspiech

Becky Fried

Bobbie Crow

C.L. Allen

Effton Mitchell

Evelyn Williams

Helen Brooks

Jere Chumley

Lamar Phillips

Lee Glascock

Lee Porter

Leslie O'Rear

Linda Kerlin

Lora Miller

Lu Litvinkova

Lynne Mayer

Madeline Sims

Melanie Bianculli

Nathan Kilpatrick

Peggy Jennings

Rosemary Williams

Sandra Babb

Sherry Hullender

Steve Brandon

Terry West

Tim West

Virginia Skipper

Will Lassetter

William Hughes

Obedience Club Of Chattanooga Begins New 6-Week Session July 20

The Obedience Club of Chattanooga will begin its next 6-week session of obedience, rally, and agility classes for puppies and dogs on Monday, July 20, at its training facility 4 miles south of Chattanooga on Highway 193 in Flintstone, Ga. Registration will be held on Sunday, July 19, from 1-3 p.m. at the training facility.  During registration, various OCC dog/handler ... (click for more)

Lake Winnie Reschedules Fireworks

Due to the current weather and this evening's forecast, Lake Winnie will be closing early on Friday, at 6 p.m.  The Fireworks Display originally scheduled for 10 p.m. tonight  will be rescheduled for a later date. (click for more)

Plumbers Bring Complaints To WWTA; Told New Contracts Are Ready

Several plumbers on Thursday brought complaints to a committee of the Hamilton County Water and Wastewater Treatment Authority (WWTA) and got little response other than being told that new contracts are ready. Kay Keefe of Keefe Plumbing said the small number of plumbing companies still participating in the program to repair leaky lines to homes, have long been operating without ... (click for more)

Non-Custodial Father Who Picked Up Children At Chattanooga Daycare Is Caught In Ohio

A non-custodial father who picked up his children at a Chattanooga daycare and headed north has been caught in Ohio. T ony Thomas and the children have been located in Toledo. T homas is in custody in Lucas County and awaiting extradition. T he children were unharmed and will be in Child Protective Services custody until the mother is able to pick them up. ... (click for more)

Could The Marriage Decision Spark A New Independence Day?

I confess that this year I am having a hard time with the idea of celebrating the 4th of July Independence Day. It is not because I am not thankful to God for what was done on that day, what it represents, and the blessings I’ve experienced that flow from it. On the other hand, I want to think that maybe this year’s celebration will mark a period in our history in which a new movement ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: My Pre-Fourth Observations

I hate to do this, right on the heels of my monthly ‘Walk in the Garden,’ but I have more things on my desk that I dare not leave unnoticed before tomorrow’s Star-Spangled celebration. Foremost is the plea to anyone who shoots off firecrackers to please wear eye protection and ask watchers to stand back. Our eye doctors say firecracker-related injuries have doubled in the last three ... (click for more)