Art + Issues: A Community On The Way To Heaven Is Thursday

Monday, April 21, 2014
John Biggers, Shotgun, Third Ward #1, 1966, tempera and oil, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Museum purchase made possible by Anacostia Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
John Biggers, Shotgun, Third Ward #1, 1966, tempera and oil, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Museum purchase made possible by Anacostia Museum, Smithsonian Institution.

Art + Issues:  A Community on the Way to Heaven will be held Thursday from 6-7 p.m. at the Hunter Museum.  

Charles Neal, retired minister of First Centenary United Methodist Church, will explore the idea of community through a painting by John Biggers in the current exhibition "African American Art: Harlem Renaissance, Civil Rights Era and Beyond."  Just as this piece represents community coming together as one, it also explores the traumas of living with one another in community. With this as a focus, participants will explore the idea that all are bound together in eternal love - the same eternal love shared for all.  

The event is free to all in the community. This is presented in partnership with The AIGA.


PHOTOS: Gravestones At National Cemetery Surprisingly Diverse

While over at the National Cemetery visiting the grave of my late mother, Velma Shearer, Monday afternoon and photographing it with a flag and a floral arrangement in front of it, I began to notice how different some of the graves nearby are. Around the area just left of the entrance, the markers are all kinds of shapes and sizes, not just the vertical shape with a rounded ... (click for more)

Chickamauga Chapter Has 4 First Place Wins In DAR Heritage Contest

The Chickamauga Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution had four first-place wins in the Tennessee State, NSDAR Division of the annual NSDAR American Heritage contest. The winners will advance to the national level to compete with other division winners.  The theme of this year’s competition is “Moving Family Traditions Forward with the Arts”. ... (click for more)

Fire Destroys Commercial Building On Dodson Avenue

Chattanooga firefighters responded to a commercial fire shortly after 1 a.m. Monday.   Captain Wadie Suttles with Engine 4 said heavy smoke and flames were visible when the first of four fire companies arrived on the scene at 3019 Dodson Ave. As firefighters forced their way inside to began an interior attack, Captain Suttles called for a second alarm response to bring ... (click for more)

Bradley Detectives Investigating Death Of 18-Month-Old Child; Foul Play Not Suspected At This Time

Detectives in the Bradley County Sheriff's Criminal Investigations Division are investigating the death of an 18-month old child that occurred Saturday evening.   Multiple phone calls into the 911 Communications Center led to patrol deputies responding to a residence on Lowery Street, N.E. Upon arrival deputies discovered a deceased child inside the residence, which ... (click for more)

What We Owe Our Veterans

As our church, Warren Chapel AME Church  paid honors to the veterans and my viewing of the PBS feature,  Sunday , evening, I began to feel and think differently than before. Each year to sort of "go all out" celebrating Veteran's Day.  WE provide flags, certificates, notes of appreciation and acknowledgements.  My  brother, father and grandfather were ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: The Good, Bad & Ugly

Last week I came across a wonderful story about one of my favorite personal causes – preventing suicide – and the response to the article (“A Suicide Letter”) was heavy. Many people appreciated what I had gleaned from the “I Am Second” website and, among the emails was a plea for help from a single mother, desperate to help her son. I immediately passed her email “up the ladder” ... (click for more)