Art Retrospective: Seniors Celebrate Four Years of Work and Growth

Senior year for Covenant students is a time of looking forward to post-grad opportunities, but also looking backward at the things accomplished and the growth experienced over the past four years of life. For art majors, the perfect opportunity to reflect on the work done during their time here occurs each Fall when the Art Department hosts the Senior Retrospective Show.

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Review of UTC's "Silent Sky"

Two weeks ago, some friends and I had the opportunity to attend the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga’s production of Silent Sky, directed by Gaye Jeffers. Written by Lauren Gunderson, the play is a dramatization of the inspiring story of nineteenth-century astronomer and mathematician Henrietta Leavitt. The show proved to be a thought-provoking biography of a woman who fought for her place in the universe, and I am glad that U.T.C. offered their stage to such a compelling play.

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Sculpture Fields at Montague Park

Located on the southside of Chattanooga, Sculpture Fields at Montague Park exists as an open conversation between art and nature. Approximately two dozen installations of different shapes and sizes occupy this seemingly stray and lonely field. A little off the beaten path, many people might not usually venture towards this park, centered in an industrial part of town.

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There's no Need to Understand

Art, whether written, visual, musical, or in any other form, is suffering of neglect. We are like parents who, when our child takes its first steps, says, “Whew! *smacks child on back* another milestone, now, time to work on running *cracks whip*!” without ever appreciating those life-affirming first steps. To translate this to an artistic situation: someone journeys to a museum to see a Mark Rothko painting and upon seeing the Rothko and observing it for less than fifteen seconds says, “I saw the Rothko *checks mental mark* now, let’s see, any Pollocks here?”

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St. Elmo's Inaugural Incline Art Crawl

On October 14 and 15, while Covenant students enjoyed a well-earned Fall Break, St. Elmo hosted the first ever Incline Art Crawl. The Art Crawl, free to the public, is a pop-up art gallery along the lower portion of the Incline Railway. With Lookout Mountain as a backdrop, the artwork is surrounded by beautiful October foliage, making the event all the more enjoyable.

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