Upcoming Events At The Hunter Include Coming To America

Monday, March 20, 2017

Here are upcoming events at the Hunter Museum of American Art:

The Hunter Museum will welcome artist Alex Loza as he and Hunter curators discuss several works of art in the exhibit Our America: The Latino Presence in American Art. It will be held Thursday from 6-7 p.m. Following the discussion, Alex will do a live drawing demo inspired by the works discussed. 

A collective of Chattanooga's refugee and immigrant communities share their stories about their journeys to the U.S. at Coming to America: Stories of Journeys North to the United States.  It will be held Sunday from 1-4 p.m. at the Hunter Museum.  There will be a group discussion, and guests will also have an opportunity to visit the current exhibit Our America. This program is presented in partnership with Coming to America: The Story of Us. 

The Hunter welcomes all who have lost a loved one and are seeking a space for reflection and support to Art of Hope.  It will be held Wednesday, March 29, from 12-1 p.m. This program will be held in front of a permanent collection painting by George Inness, allowing participants to explore their own memories and hopes for the future. Hunter staff and bereavement counselor Cathy Meyer of Avalon Hospice will guide participants in a safe, secluded space, said officials.

Art Alive will be Thursday, March 31, from 6-7 p.m.  Hunter curators and Mattie Waters and Jules Downum of Zanzibar Studio will use movement to explore the Hunter's largest collection piece. The performance is free to the public.

Dia De Diversion Familiar Family Day will be Sunday, April 2, 2-4 p.m. Participants will explore "Our America" and dance, sing, create, play, build, learn stories, and experience art. This Family Fun Day will welcome all families as part of our exhibit  Our America: The Latino Presence in American Art. 



Lt. Governor Randy McNally To Speak At Pachyderm Meeting On Thursday

Lt. Governor Randy McNally will speak at the Pachyderm meeting on Thursday. It will be held at the Western Sizzlin' in Ooltewah. Social hour begins at 5:30 p.m. and the meeting will be at 6:30 p.m. (click for more)

D9 Mailbox Gathering Is Sept. 9

Traditionally, the "Mailbox" was where people gathered to receive and send important information. Therefore D9"s stakeholders will gather at the location below in a family friendly meeting environment.  The District 9 "Mailbox" Gathering will be held at 615 Derby St. on Saturday, Sept. 9, from 10 a.m.-noon.  Make a reservation to attend at dcoonrod@chattanooga.gov.  ... (click for more)

TVA Budget Remains Flat For FY 2018; Includes 1.5 Percent Retail Rate Increase

The Tennessee Valley Authority Board of Directors on Wednesday approved a $10.37 billion budget that will keep TVA on track to achieving its long-range goals of improving financial and operational performance and reducing debt. The FY 2018 budget keeps operating and maintenance spending flat, maintains low energy costs and invests in TVA’s generation and transmission systems.  ... (click for more)

Girlfriend Says Wright Was Driving Her PT Cruiser When He Left With Pair Whose Bodies Were Found At Cemetery

The girlfriend of William Howard Wright testified Tuesday that Wright and "Little Tony" were with two youths whose bodies were afterward found in a cemetery at Shepherd. General Sessions Court Judge Clarence Shattuck bound two counts of criminal homicide and especially aggravated robbery to the Grand Jury against Wright. A 17-year-old is facing similar charges. The girlfriend ... (click for more)

Is This Really About Slavery?

The greatest thing that came out of the American Civil War came after the cessation of hostilities. After four years of deadly, devastating, agonizing war and over 600,000 Americans had died, the armies came to a halt. The killing ended, but the suffering continued for many of the wounded and those whose homes and fortunes had gone up in smoke and been left as rubble. ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Ordinary To Extraordinary

A handsome black guy, from the looks of it still in high school, appeared in a video during the A Celebration of Valor luncheon at the Chattanooga Convention Center Tuesday afternoon and described a Medal of Honor winner. Easily over 500 were there, including our famed Charles Coolidge, and all heard this young achiever say, “A Medal recipient is an ordinary person who performs ... (click for more)