CHI Memorial Foundation To Host 19th Annual Cam Busch Endowed Arts For Health Lecture Series

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

CHI Memorial Foundation and the Hunter Museum of American Art are co-presenting the 19th annual Cam Busch Endowed Arts for Health Lecture Series.  This year’s event will be Thursday, April 11 at the Hunter Museum of American Art.  Nashville singer/songwriter Steve Dean is the featured guest.  The reception will begin at 5 p.m. with pre-program performances by East Lake Expression Engine and Chattanooga Ballet, followed by Mr. Dean’s program at 6 p.m.

Mr. Dean has co-written nine number one hits for artists such as George Strait, Lee Greenwood, Reba McEntire and The Oakridge Boys.  He is also part of Operation Song, traveling with Don Goodman to Chattanooga every Wednesday to write with veterans from World War II through Iraq, helping them tell their story through the healing power of music.  As a singer/songwriter, Mr.

Dean gives his audience a behind-the-scenes look at the inspiration for, and why, these songs were written. He also discusses the art of songwriting’s impact on the healing process.
 
The Cam Busch Endowed Arts for Health Lecture Series is part of CHI Memorial’s Arts in Healthcare Program which uses performing and visual arts to enhance healing.  “We are excited to offer this year’s program with a focus on the impact of music. Songwriting, music education, and dance can transform the way life’s experiences are expressed and understood; songs have the power to inform our memories and feelings in ways that other forms of communication do not,” says Chyela Rowe, CHI Memorial Arts in Healthcare program coordinator, and registered drama therapist.
 
"CHI Memorial’s Arts in Healthcare program is an important component in our region’s vibrant arts community," officials said. "We are proud to announce the following organizations join us as Arts Partners for this event: AIM Center, ArtsBuild, AVA (Association for Visual Arts), Bessie Smith Cultural Center, Chattanooga Ballet, Chattanooga Symphony and Opera, Hart Gallery, Sculpture Fields and WTCI-PBS."
 
Individual tickets are $50. Tickets for active and retired military are $40. Admission includes heavy hors d’oeuvres, a host bar, a program featuring Mr. Dean and admission to the Hunter Museum of American Art.  Tickets may be purchased online at www.memorial.org/healingarts or by calling the CHI Memorial Foundation office at 423-495-4438.


Center For Mindful Living’s Catalyst 2019 Fundraiser To Feature PechaKucha Format

Welcome Home Conference "Demystifying Death And Dying" Set For April 5

Strides Of March Scheduled For Saturday, March 23


The Center for Mindful Living’s annual fundraising event on Wednesday, April 3, will bring together individuals interested in the possibility of health and well-being through positive change. ... (click for more)

Welcome Home of Chattanooga will be having their third annual conference, "Demystifying Death and Dying," on Friday, April 5 from 8:30 a.m-4:15 p.m. at First Baptist Church, 401 Gateway Ave. ... (click for more)

Cempa Community Care's 24th Annual Strides of March is set for Saturday, March 23. The event will be held at Renaissance Park from noon-2 p.m., featuring a memorial walk at 1 p.m. "The first ... (click for more)


Living Well

Center For Mindful Living’s Catalyst 2019 Fundraiser To Feature PechaKucha Format

The Center for Mindful Living’s annual fundraising event on Wednesday, April 3, will bring together individuals interested in the possibility of health and well-being through positive change. Catalyst 2019 will take place at The Peyton of Stratton Hall on 3146 Broad Street from 5-8 p.m., and will feature drinks and delicious food as three community leaders use the engaging, fast-paced ... (click for more)

Welcome Home Conference "Demystifying Death And Dying" Set For April 5

Welcome Home of Chattanooga will be having their third annual conference, "Demystifying Death and Dying," on Friday, April 5 from 8:30 a.m-4:15 p.m. at First Baptist Church, 401 Gateway Ave. in Chattanooga. Deborah Grassman, N.P. of Opus Peace will be the keynote speaker. Ms. Grassman is a mental health nurse practitioner whose 30-year career at the Department of Veterans Affairs ... (click for more)

Breaking News

Chattanooga Firefighters Battle 2-Alarm Blaze Involving 2 Houses On Dodson Avenue Late Saturday Night

Shortly after 11 p.m. on Saturday, Chattanooga firefighters responded to a report of a house fire on Dodson Avenue. Firefighters with Engine 5 were the first on the scene. Captain Joey Smith said two houses at 610 and 612 Dodson Ave. were engulfed in flames on the backside of the structures, and the flames were spreading quickly. Captain Smith said they took hand-held ... (click for more)

Tennessee Members Of Congress Urge President To Approve Federal Disaster Assistance For 58 Tennessee Counties

Every member of Tennessee’s congressional delegation on Saturday urged President Trump to quickly approve Governor Bill Lee’s request for a major disaster declaration for the state of Tennessee to help 58 Tennessee counties impacted by flooding and severe weather in February and March. “On behalf of the State of Tennessee, we are writing to support Governor Bill Lee’s request ... (click for more)

Opinion

Growth Can Continue At Ooltewah On Septic Tanks

I want to set the record straight about growth in North Hamilton County. On Feb. 21, 2019, County Mayor Coppinger called a “reset” meeting with the residents of Ooltewah/Harrison over the proposed sewer plant in North Hamilton County. In front of this community, I stood up and specifically asked the county mayor if growth could continue in Ooltewah and Harrison on septic tanks ... (click for more)

Our Roads Need To Be Repaired For Ironman - And Response

Chattanooga being a finalist for the 2021 Ironman is great news. The business gained at the local bicycle repair shops from bent rims, busted tires and warped frames should produce some great local revenue. The local physicians should see a surge as well from the twisted ankles and busted up knees from dips, humps and pot holes on our area roads that could swallow a small child. ... (click for more)