Chattanooga Artist Makes International Waves With Public Art Installations

Tuesday, June 13, 2017
The Blue Trees in Chattanooga
The Blue Trees in Chattanooga

Konstantin Dimopoulos is an internationally-recognized, Chattanooga-based artist and activist whose public installations, sculptures, and 2D work are created for raising awareness for environmental issues (such as ecocide of forests) and the country’s problem with homelessness.  

Mr. Dimopoulos is back in the South after a trip to Denver, Co. where he created his well-recognized “The Blue Trees,” a publicly immersive installation. This would mark the 20th city Mr. Dimopoulos has impacted with his work. Other works include “The Purple Rain”, which compares the increase in homelessness to a downpour, and “The Barbed Wire Buddha,” demonstrating a juxtaposition of materialism and faith.  

Mr. Dimopoulos and his family were exiled from his home country at an early age. This forced emigration affected him tremendously, leading him to travel the world for decades before settling down in Chattanooga.

More can be found on his website
 

The Barbed Wire Buddha
The Barbed Wire Buddha

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The Beta Chapter of Alpha Delta Kappa met Saturday to finalize their Toys for Tots collection effort. Alpha Delta Kappa is an international honorary organization for women educators. According to Alpha Delta Kappa representatives, while its focus is education, ADK participates throughout the year in several community-based altruistic projects and educational scholarships. (click for more)

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The McKamey Animal Center annual Holiday All Nighter will be Friday from 10 a.m.-10 p.m. with 12 non-stop hours of adoptions. The event features $25 cat and dog adoption fees and excludes puppies and ambassadors. Each adoption includes spay/neuter, microchip, vaccines, parasite prevention and a week of food. This is an over $300 value. To prevent overcrowding and stress (for ... (click for more)

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