Annual Palate 2 Palette Event Set For April 26

Event To Benefit Craniofacial Foundation Of America

Wednesday, March 19, 2014
The Craniofacial Foundation of America (CFA) will host its seventh annual Palate 2 Palette event on Saturday, April 26. Palate 2 Palette is one of Chattanooga’s most unique fundraisers featuring the best of the city’s visual, floral and culinary talent in an evening dedicated to celebrating the arts in the historic Southside District.
 
The event will begin at 5 p.m. with the Gallery Stroll. Guests will stroll among Southside galleries to view the featured fine art, culinary art and breathtaking floral designs while meeting with artists and enjoying fine wine and cuisine.
In addition, the Youth Gallery, sponsored by the Tennessee Valley Federal Credit Union, will display outstanding artwork from area high school students. The theme for this year’s Youth Gallery is “Steampunk Carnivale.” A special Youth Gallery reception will be held on Friday, April 25th as an opportunity to preview the juried exhibit prior to the Gallery Stroll.
 
Each year, the Living Art Gallery is one of the most highly anticipated venues at Palate 2 Palette. This year’s gallery, located at Niedlov’s Breadworks, will feature James Parker, one of the most recognized artists in the fruit and vegetable sculpting industry. He is the current reigning champion of the fruit sculpture competitions on the Food Network’s hit show, Challenge. He will join P2P to create “edible fashion.”
 
The Debarge Winery will play backdrop for the 2014 Fashion Gallery. Local artist, Lisa Norris, will render a 3D paper dress that will be on display, while Elizabeth Marek, a sugar-pulling artist from Portland, OR, will create statement jewelry made entirely of sugar. Brenda Dellagicoma of Brenda’s Dream Cakes in New York, and Kim Simons of Cakes by Kim Simons, will make an appearance to perform mind-bending, avant-garde face painting on live models.
 
After it’s debut last year, the Foundation Gallery at Cobblestone Rue will return featuring artwork collaborations between local artist and CFA patients. Guests will also have an opportunity to participate in the “Reasons to Smile” auction.
 

Following the gallery stroll, guests are invited to the “Fire and Ice” themed Bubbles and Sweets after party at Track-29. Desserts and dancing will be accompanied by musicalselections from Willie Kitchens and his band.

Terry Smyth, executive director of the CFA said, “Palate 2 Palette is a very unique event, as it not only serves as our signature fundraiser but it also showcases Chattanooga’s love for the arts. We are immensely thankful for the support of our guests, sponsors, artists and volunteers year after year. By shining a light on the CFA through this event, we are together helping local children with facial differences lead a normal life.”
 
Proceeds from the event will benefit the Craniofacial Foundation of America. The CFA is a non-profit organization that supports the work of the Tennessee Craniofacial Center at Children’s Hospital at Erlanger and Erlanger Health System. The TCC specializes in the evaluation and treatment of patients of all ages with craniofacial deformities with services covering a broad range of operations and treatment from birth defects, tumors and trauma.
 
Patron tickets to the event are $75 per person and $150 for VIP. For tickets or information, visit www.p2pchattanooga.com and get event updates by following Palate to Palette on Facebook and Twitter.
 


Chattanooga Down Syndrome Society's Buddy Walk Is This Saturday

The Chattanooga Down Syndrome Society will host its annual Buddy Walk on Saturday. More than 1,000 people are set to welcome Steven from the award-winning reality show Born This Way and walk to help raise awareness for those with Down syndrome. Officials said, "Join us for the brand new Buddy Strut where special guests will escort our loved ones down the runway so we can celebrate ... (click for more)

President And CEO Darrell Moore To Retire From Parkridge Health System

Darrell Moore, president and CEO of Parkridge Health System, will retire in December after a 40-year health care career. Mr. Moore has served the last decade of his career in this role at Parkridge, an HCA facility. “I’m grateful that I am able to retire after a rewarding career committed to providing the best patient care through a compassionate, professional and friendly environment,” ... (click for more)

City To Begin Shipping Much Of Its Garbage To Bradley County

City Public Works Administrator Justin Holland said the city plans to begin shipping much of its garbage to Bradley County. He said the deal is projected to extend the life of the city landfill at Birchwood by 15 years. Mr. Holland said Bradley County "has a huge landfill and takes garbage from Knoxville and other municipalities. It's regional." He said Bradley County charges ... (click for more)

Man Says He Did Nothing To Provoke Shooting At Bakewell Gas Station; Suspect Says Victim Was Coming Toward Him

A 33-year-old man who was shot in the face during a clash at a Bakewell gas station said he did nothing to provoke the shooting. The man charged said the victim cursed him, then started toward him. General Sessions Court Judge Clarence Shattuck, after a hearing on Tuesday, bound to the Grand Jury a charge of attempted first-degree murder against Donald Stuard II, 29, of Old Washington ... (click for more)

Jimmy Templeton Will Be Missed At The City Yards

If only we had known about the Chattanooga City Council's planned retirement send off for Jimmy Templeton of Public Works, the room would have been filled to overflowing with his friends and admirers - including me.   I have had the honor of knowing and working with Jimmy since the 1970's (and also knew his father "Big Jim").  Jimmy was a strong right hand for whoever ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Vin Scully’s Last Time

It is said that the opening paragraph of my favorite ode to baseball should be the centerpiece for the canon of sports literature. It was written by former commissioner Bart Giamatti in "The Green Fields of the Mind,” a most marvelous essay to the last day of the regular season in the major leagues. “It breaks your heart. It is designed to break your heart. The game begins in ... (click for more)