Category Archives: Interviews with Artists

The Art of Bryan Rasmussen

   See more of Bryan’s art at: Bryan Rasmussen For interviews with other sculptors see: Turry Lindstrom / Maria Willison As a sculptor, Bryan works primarily with steel and his studio, designed around the manipulation and fabrication of that metal, … Continue reading

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A Conversation with Maria Willison

Born in St. Louis, Missouri, Maria Willison moved to Bristol, Tennessee when she was six years old, upon her father’s taking a position at King University. Her interest in art began in high school, where she pursued painting and drawing, … Continue reading

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A Conversation with Josiah Golson

At 27, Josiah Golson already has definite accomplishments to his name. A graduate of the University of Tennessee-Chattanooga and the University of Texas-Austin law school, he recently began practicing real estate law in Chattanooga. He is also an artist. He is … Continue reading

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The Art of Renel Plouffe

Rien ne se perd, Rien ne se crée, Tout se transforme!* — Antoine Lavoisier 1743-1794 (Note on Renel’s studio wall) *Nothing is lost, Nothing is created, All is transformed! Artist Renel Plouffe www.renelplouffe.com French Canadian artist, Renel Plouffe, throws herself … Continue reading

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A Conversation with James McKissic

 See more of James’s art at:  James McKissic For interviews with other painters see: Ellyn Bivin / Josiah Golson  / David Jones / Renel Plouffe / James Tucker / Larry Young Born in Cleveland, Tennessee, James McKissic, currently Director of Multicultural Affairs … Continue reading

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A Conversation with Turry Lindstrom

 See more of Turry’s art at: Turry Lindstrom  For interviews with other sculptors see: Bryan Rasmussen / Maria Willison  Turry Lindstrom comes from a family of artists: his father and sister are professional portrait artists, and another sister is a talented … Continue reading

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A Conversation with Bradley Shelton

 The following interview was done with Bradley Shelton just prior to his show “Please Seat Yourself”at The Northshore Gallery of Contemporary Art. This photographic essay explores the world of Chattanooga’s Zarzour’s Cafe. A tradition in Chattanooga, Zarzour’s Cafe first opened for business … Continue reading

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The Art of Ellyn Bivin

Ellyn Bivin’s paintings are by turns colorful, whimsical, thoughtful, and mysterious. Nuanced surfaces, painted with analogous colors, provide the background for local images that appear to dance in their relation to each other. The viewer immediately sees the artist’s joy … Continue reading

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A Conversation with the Members of Art Nomad

The Members of Art Nomad — April Bell, Caitlin Sciscoe, Jordan Bailey, and Le Le Leseur  See more of Art Nomad’s art at: Art Nomad For additional interviews with photographers see: Bradley Shelton In March of 2014, four photographers who often … Continue reading

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The Art of Larry Young

For interviews with other painters see: Ellyn Bivin / Josiah Golson  / David Jones / James McKissic / Renel Plouffe /  James Tucker “When I’m working in the studio, I listen to classical music and just let the art come out. How do … Continue reading

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