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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Art Professor Presents Sabbatical Work

I spend a lot of time thinking about places, but I also go places,” began Professor Jeffrey Morton on the evening of Wednesday, October 11, presenting the product of his sabbatical work. The pieces displayed in the Lucas Art Workshop are only a small representation of an almost ten-year-long project entitled “Thinking of a Place: Finding Home in the Wilderness.”

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Chattanooga Mini Maker Faire

On Sept. 9, 2017, artists, engineers, and scientists all mingled together resulting in the annual Chattanooga Mini Maker Faire. A maze of booths showcasing makers of all kinds covered the grounds at the First Tennessee Pavilion with ingenuity. The Chattanooga Mini Maker Faire is put on by CO.LAB, a nonprofit organization in southeast Tennessee whose goal is to encourage and enable entrepreneurs in their growth and success. The purpose of the Maker Faire is to promote makers and learners no matter where they are from. It is the pinnacle of the unexpected.

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Inmaterial: Cloth in Collaboration

On Thursday, Sept. 21, Jenine Shereos led a discussion about her art collection titled “Immaterial: Cloth in Collaboration,” which is currently on display in the Kresge second-floor gallery. She fielded questions about her art with humility and openness in her pleasant, soft-spoken manner. Jenine’s art reflects her graceful, unimposing personality, and leaves the thoughtful viewer with questions about man’s place in nature and art’s ability to bring the two closer together.

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