My Life at the MACC
The Office of the Director
By Michelle Michaud
“Bluegrass” Vocalist in Concert
It’s not every day an International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) artist makes their way to Signal Mountain, that’s why you should make your reservations for her only performance on October 10, at the MACC today.
Dale Ann Bradley is a former Coon Creek Girl and mainstay at Kentucky’s Renfro Valley Barn Dance. She has recorded stellar solo albums and has done impressive collaborations with Alison Krauss (“I’ll Take Love” and “I wish It’d Been You,” among others) and country songstress Pam Tillis, (“Somewhere South of Crazy”). She also performed at the Tivoli with Vince Gill for the Children’s Fundraiser he does each year and she is a presenter at this year’s IBMA Awards.
Bradley’s vocals are gentle, soothing and the perfect lullaby. Dale Ann is down to earth, solid bluegrass, one of a kind, awesome voice. Her show is on Friday, October 10, 7:00 PM, tickets $15, and are available in advance at the MACC.
FREE Music at the MACC
Neshawn Calloway, local artist, is headlining the MACC’s October installation of its “Free Music at the MACC” Concert Series. Once a month, on Thursdays, the MACC opens its doors and invites the public to hear great music free of charge -- as a thank you to everyone that makes the MACC so great.
Neshawn Calloway will be singing a "Tribute to Great Female Vocalists, Thursday, October 23, at 7:00 PM.
Calloway is a choir teacher at Center for Creative Arts. The concert will feature popular songs made famous by well-known female artists. Neshawn has performed at the MACC before, to sell out audiences, as "Bessie Smith." You won’t want to miss this one.
First Friday comes to Gallery 5 at the MACC
First Friday is the brainchild of Friends of Local Artists (FLAG) and the Association of Visual Artists (AVA). All galleries and arts centers in the area are invited to be open and do something special on the first Friday of each month. Gallery 5 at the MACC is now a member of that gallery mix.
First Friday has become a well-known, or at least familiar, association with the arts nationwide in larger or arts friendly cities and the hope was that Chattanooga would join that ever-growing list of cities. It begins October 3rd. Gallery 5 at the MACC will be participating, and “We encourage everyone to make it a habit to visit an art gallery or arts center every month. It's free, and it's fun,” said Barb Storm, executive Director. Gallery 5 at the MACC will be open between 5-7PM on October 3.
GALLERY 5 AT THE MACC TO HOST CAROLYN WRIGHT EXHIBIT
Celebrated Signal Mountain artist, Carolyn Wright, will be featured at “Gallery 5 at the MACC” starting Friday, September 12, 2014 with a public reception from 5-7 pm. The exhibit runs through Friday, October 17th.
Her work is in the collections of Memorial Hospital, Baylor School, UTC, as well as portraits in the offices of prominent citizens. “I get a thrill out of using color. I want people to experience happiness when they see my work” Carolyn says with a great smile on her face.
She has taught watercolor, oil, and pastel techniques at Chattanooga State, the Hunter Museum, and Chattanooga Christian School and led workshops in Aiken, SC and Cohutta Lodge in Georgia. She has been honored with many prizes in various media from a long list of art associations.
Carolyn holds a BFA from the University of AL, studied at the Harris School in Nashville, and studied under a royal portrait artist for British Royalty.
The “Plants, Patterns, and Portraits” exhibit includes artwork that reflects her delightful and warm personality and brings happiness to us all. Artwork of her late husband, Jim Wright, will also be on exhibit.
Gallery is open during MACC hours. Monday - Thursday 9AM - 6PM and Friday 9AM - 4PM. For more information contact the Mountain Arts Community Center located at 809 Kentucky Ave., Signal Mountain, TN 37377, 423-886-1959 or visit our website signalmacc.org.