Hunter Underground Set For March 10

Party In The Basement Of The Hunter Musuem

Thursday, February 8, 2018

The Hunter Museum’s young patron group, Avant-art, will host its premier annual museum fundraiser, Hunter Underground, for the twelfth consecutive year on Saturday, March 10, at 8 p.m. At Underground, the museum’s basement will be converted from a maze of art storage to a chic night club with music, entertainment, and art. The evening will feature DJ Summer Dregs, heavy hor d’oeuvres, creative cocktails and – new this year – a dance party in the loading dock. 

Tailored to veteran and young collectors alike, Underground’s silent art auction features works at a variety of price points. Silent auction works will be available from several established local galleries as well as newcomers Lit and Frequency, with additional works from Charlotte, North Carolina galleries Hidell Brooks, Alison Sprock Fine Art, and Shain Gallery.

The evening also includes the Smash & Grab Gallery. Underground attendees can purchase Smash & Grab Gallery tickets; those whose tickets are drawn will have 30 seconds to enter the Smash & Grab Gallery to grab a work of art to add to their personal collections. This year’s Smash & Grab Gallery includes more than 40 works donated by artists such as Myles Freeman, Daryl Thetford, and Aloyse Blair.

Hunter members at the Avant-art level and above who purchase tickets to Underground receive exclusive access to the second annual Hunter Underground Preview Party, which begins at 7 p.m. and includes a champagne toast and the first two Smash & Grab Gallery drawings. To learn more about Avant-art or to become a member, please call 752-2045. 

Hunter Underground sponsors include Alice & Billy Oehmig, Acura of Chattanooga, BB&T Insurance Services, and Maycreate. 

Hunter Underground tickets must be purchased in advance and are available at or by calling 267-0968. Tickets are $60 for Hunter Museum members and $75 general admission and include event admission, food, and drinks. Must be 21 or older to attend.

Chattanooga Mentoring Collective To Host Male Mentor Breakfast Friday

United Way of Greater Chattanooga’s Mentoring Collective will host the third Male Mentor Breakfast on Friday. The agenda includes the kick-off of the 100 Men in 100 Days campaign and keynote speaker Josiah Golson.  The breakfast will be held from 9-10:30 a.m. at United Way of Greater Chattanooga, 630 Market St. The 100 Men in 100 Days campaign, facilitated by Chattanooga ... (click for more)

Nancy Ward Chapter, NSDAR Inducts 2 New Members

Nancy Ward Chapter, NSDAR, started its 2018 calendar year on Valentine’s Day with the monthly meeting at Mountain City Club.  The Daughters selected a “Go Red!” theme to remind members about American Heart Month.  Information on Heart Month and how to reduce the risk of heart disease was later distributed to all members.  Two new members were inducted, Keely Farris ... (click for more)

City Files Petition To Turn Confederate Cemetery Over To Sons Of The Confederacy

The city of Chattanooga has filed a petition in Chancery Court asking that management of the Confederate Cemetery be turned over to the Sons of the Confederacy. The Sons of the Confederacy, a group that has long taken care of the cemetery, joined in the petition. The cemetery is located by the UTC campus. It is beside the Citizens Cemetery and the Jewish Cemetery on the old ... (click for more)

Candidate For County Commission District 5 Lives In District 7; Election Office Says Geter Plans To Move Prior To August Election

A candidate who qualified to run for County Commission District 5 currently lives just across the line in District 7. The election office said Katherlyn Geter advised that she plans to move into District 5 prior to the Aug. 2 general election. She is running against District 5 incumbent Greg Beck in the May Democratic primary. Ms. Geter lives in a neighborhood near Silverdale ... (click for more)

Reflections On Billy Graham

Sandra and I are saddened this morning after learning of the death of Billy Graham. We rejoice today, because Mr. Graham once said "It will be reported that Billy Graham has died, but that won't be the truth. He said the truth is that he had only moved to a new location".  I remember when we named 15th Street as Billy Graham Avenue, his daughter Gigi came for the dedication ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Me & Billy Graham

For several years in my life it seemed my bad arm and I spent more time at Mayo Clinic than we did in my own house. I hold the record for the most different infections in an elbow at the same time, and my medical charts never had my name on them, instead I was simply, “Mr. Complication.” One morning in particular I spent a horrible three hours in the “nerve conduction lab” with ... (click for more)