Blind contour drawing with Shea Brill
Jul
20
4:00 PM16:00

Blind contour drawing with Shea Brill

In this workshop, we will examine how blind contour drawings act as a physical mark of inputting visual information. By challenging our eyes to only look at the subject of our drawing, judgment becomes suspended allowing for honest expression. The uninhibited lines become an authentic depiction of the viewer’s perspective. We will use blind contour drawings to slow down, observe, and engage with 52 Hertz Whale, recording our personal experiences and creating documentation that gives insight into the intimate connections of viewing works within the show.

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Screening: The Brother From Another Planet
Jul
25
6:30 PM18:30

Screening: The Brother From Another Planet

A quirky and important film from the mid-80’s, The Brother From Another Planet explores race, selfhood, assimilation, and technological influence by allegorizing the experience of an extra-terrestrial, the other, who presents as a young black man. An early and important example in a long list of film, literature, and music that have been included and influential in Afrofuturist thought. This film will be an excellent primer for Sunday’s reading group.

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Artist Talks: Kayla Green, Sara-Anne Waggoner, Christy Singleton, Jazmine LeBlanc (Ella Library)
Jul
26
5:30 PM17:30

Artist Talks: Kayla Green, Sara-Anne Waggoner, Christy Singleton, Jazmine LeBlanc (Ella Library)

A wonderful opportunity to witness the work, thinking, and process of several local artists exhibiting in 52 Hertz Whale. Please join us as the artists explore, among other things, art taking the form of short, self-published, books or zines. Talks will be follow a short format such that multiple artists will present in the span of the allotted hour and a half. A Q&A will immediately follow.


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Afrofuturism-Reading Group led by Josiah Golson
Jul
28
2:00 PM14:00

Afrofuturism-Reading Group led by Josiah Golson

A short excerpt from Ytasha L Womack’s pioneering book, Afrofuturism will be the topic of an informal but thoughtful discussion on this critical contribution to thinking about identity, colonialism, liberty, speculative futures, and the political agency of the imagination.

Led by artist and community organizer, Josiah Golson; and Stove Works’ curator, Mike Calway-Fagen

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Playshop - Who's That Noise
Aug
3
2:00 PM14:00

Playshop - Who's That Noise

Join Art/Dev for an afternoon of experimenting with making things that make noise. We've gathered up a bunch of materials that you can use to build noise-makers and we need you to come and experiment with them. It'll be a lot of trial and error: putting things together with tape and hot glue and then taking them back apart and trying other combinations. What kind of creative noise making contraptions can you come up with? This is a free, drop-in and open-ended activity open to all ages though children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult.

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Panel Discussion with Audrey Molloy
Jul
13
4:00 PM16:00

Panel Discussion with Audrey Molloy

Please join exhibiting artists, Skye Gilkerson (Brooklyn, NY), Christine Rebhuhn (Brooklyn, NY), Mia Liana Garcia (Nashville, TN), Bethany Springer (Fayetteville, AR), Sara-Anne Waggoner (Chattanooga, TN), Christy Singleton (Chattanooga, TN), Kayla Green (Chattanooga, TN), Stephanie Loggans (Chattanooga, TN), Stove Works’ Curator, and our exciting Moderator, Audrey Molloy, a Nashville-based writer, thinker, critic, and driver of one of the Southeast’s best online platforms for compelling essays and reviews on the region’s contemporary art (https://www.theartindex.org/).


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32 Documentary Screening & QnA with Filmmakers
Jun
8
2:00 PM14:00

32 Documentary Screening & QnA with Filmmakers

  • Chattanooga Public Library - Downtown (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Please join us for a screening and Q&A with Maurice McDowell Jr. of Lil Mo Films and Jamaal Hicks, the executive producer of the documentary "32".

The documentary investigates the 32-man federal roundup that occurred in 2013. McDowell Jr. and Hicks explore the arrests and the subsequent narrative generated by news outlets, including the Chattanooga Times Free Press, in order to highlight and inspire dialogue around racial inequity and injustice in the legal system.

This event, like all Stove Works events, is FREE

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Performance: Aaron Cowan
Jun
7
5:30 PM17:30

Performance: Aaron Cowan

The action of a body, generally mine, in space and time is the most direct way to make work, often by upending cultural constructs in a subversive manner to explore a variety of topics in an effort to discuss the pressures on the individual within a dominant and violent culture

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People’s History Walking Tour
May
16
3:00 PM15:00

People’s History Walking Tour

  • At the Union Depot Historical Marker (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join Chattanooga Organized for Action (COA) for The People’s History of Chattanooga Walking Tour; an overview of the legacy of white supremacy and anti-racist resistance in the city.  It covers antebellum Chattanooga, the establishment of Jim Crow and its resistance, the violence, and arson of the late 1950s, sit-ins, civil rights demonstrations, the riots of 1971, the Klan shooting on 9th St. at MLK Blvd, the court-ordered change in government, and the modern day.  The tour is based on the theme of our first set of People’s History posters.

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Opening Night: Dreamt Dark Days
May
10
6:00 PM18:00

Opening Night: Dreamt Dark Days

“It was great spending time with you,” you might say as you drift out the door of an old friend’s home. You’ve known one another since you were kids, going back to grade school. Once you became adults, you grew apart but still managed to keep touch, connecting once a month over the telephone. Recently you shared the tragedy of your mother’s passing and how the winter made it feel like you just couldn’t handle it anymore. You’re not the first to feel this way, you know this, but that doesn’t seem to help anyone understand.

Now take the “you” from above and try imagining that “you” is not “you” but someone else. Someone from another country, someone from another income bracket, or family environment, or ethnic group, or grew up in a rural setting, or in a tenement building in a crowded metropolis, or even from a different decade, or religious affiliation. Now that you’ve imagined all these possible people see if you can’t recalibrate time, based on their perspective(s).  

In Dark Dreamt Days/ Dreamt Days Dark/ Days Dark Dreamt, the 4thexhibition in Stove Works’ satellite series, artists examine the endless identities of time. We invite you to explore time’s variable nature; the innovation, evolution, decay, and violence within.

 

PARTICIPATING ARTISTS

Aaron Cowan, Ana Carolina Meza, Arlyn Ende, Bonnie Begusch, Chattanooga Public Library & C-Grimey, Clayton Aldridge, Damien Crisp, Emily Bivens, Josiah Golson, Laura Denzer, Shane Ward, Traci Tullius


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Chess Ninja: Adults
Mar
9
4:00 PM16:00

Chess Ninja: Adults

  • 1404 Cowart Street Chattanooga, TN, 37408 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Chess is a dynamic exchange of position and power, where territorial claims can evaporate in an instant. It’s universal, transcending language, race, and social-economic barriers. Thomas Lane, creator of Chess Ninja, will host two workshops on March 9th, both centered around making chess accessible and, most of all, fun. There will be storytelling, community building, and a giant chess board.

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Chess Ninja: Kids
Mar
9
1:00 PM13:00

Chess Ninja: Kids

  • 1404 Cowart Street Chattanooga, TN, 37408 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Chess is a dynamic exchange of position and power, where territorial claims can evaporate in an instant. It’s universal, transcending language, race, and social-economic barriers. Thomas Lane, creator of Chess Ninja, will host two workshops on March 9th, both centered around making chess accessible and, most of all, fun. There will be storytelling, community building, and a giant chess board.

The morning is geared towards children ages 7-12 

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Reading Group
Mar
3
2:00 PM14:00

Reading Group

  • 1404 Cowart Street Chattanooga, TN, 37408 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join Stove Works and guests for lively group discussions over readings that were greatly influential to the exhibition’s development.

Reading for this group:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Lihyz9-i34FSGWijpLMmZ7Rh8iyhyt9b/view?usp=sharing

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Oct
28
2:00 PM14:00

Reading Group

Join Stove Works and guests for lively group discussions over readings that were greatly influential to the exhibition’s development. These texts have been pulled from books such as: Listening to Noise and Silence by Salome Voegelin, Spell of the Sensuous by David Abram, The Community of Those Who Have Nothing in Common by Alphonso Lingis, and Heart Into Art: Interviews with Deaf and Hard of Hearing Artists.


Listening To Noise and Silence

Spell of the Sensuous

Heart Into Art: Interviews with Deaf and Hard of Hearing Artists and Their Allies

The Community of Those Who Have Nothing in Common


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Oct
21
2:00 PM14:00

Reading Group

Join Stove Works and guests for lively group discussions over readings that were greatly influential to the exhibition’s development. These texts have been pulled from books such as: Listening to Noise and Silence by Salome Voegelin, Spell of the Sensuous by David Abram, The Community of Those Who Have Nothing in Common by Alphonso Lingis, and Heart Into Art: Interviews with Deaf and Hard of Hearing Artists.


Listening To Noise and Silence

Spell of the Sensuous

Heart Into Art: Interviews with Deaf and Hard of Hearing Artists and Their Allies

The Community of Those Who Have Nothing in Common


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Sideshow Slideshow
Oct
19
7:00 PM19:00

Sideshow Slideshow

THIS IS A FREE EVENT!!! 
and BYOB. 

Sideshow Slideshow brings together a dynamic group of creative individuals, enthusiastic volunteers from an array of pursuits. In recent editions the roster of participants have included painters, sculptors, politicians, film-makers, activists, amateur historians, gallery staff, and a woman who dances with her dog.
 

 

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Reading Group
Oct
14
2:00 PM14:00

Reading Group

Join Stove Works and guests for lively group discussions over readings that were greatly influential to the exhibition’s development. These texts have been pulled from books such as: Listening to Noise and Silence by Salome Voegelin, Spell of the Sensuous by David Abram, The Community of Those Who Have Nothing in Common by Alphonso Lingis, and Heart Into Art: Interviews with Deaf and Hard of Hearing Artists.


Listening To Noise and Silence 10/14 Click title to read!

Spell of the Sensuous

Heart Into Art: Interviews with Deaf and Hard of Hearing Artists and Their Allies

The Community of Those Who Have Nothing in Common


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Film Screening: Two Went In
Sep
7
7:00 PM19:00

Film Screening: Two Went In

Erica Scoggins, Two Went In, 2018

Two Went In is an experimental narrative film that follows two young friends as they leave the safety of their homes in search of a fabled cave. Drawing on the metaphorical connotations of the cave and the myth of the changeling, Two Went In symbolizes the trauma of puberty, sexual initiation, and the often unexplainable violence in this world. The local landscape becomes a portal from the familiar human-built space to the mysterious and sacred darkness within the earth.

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Reading Group
Sep
2
2:00 PM14:00

Reading Group

Join LAND AND SEA curator, Mike Calway-Fagen and UTC art professor, Katie Hargrave for a lively group discussion over short readings that were influential to the exhibition's development. These texts will be pulled from books such as: A Field Guide to Getting Lost by Rebecca Solnit, Inventing Niagara by Ginger Strand, The Machine in the Garden by Leo Marx, and Urban Palimpsests and the Politics of Memory.

This week's reading is an excerpt from Common Space: The City as Commons

READINGS (click here)


 

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Making Mountains Move (Part 2)
Sep
1
1:00 PM13:00

Making Mountains Move (Part 2)

These two events, one for LAND and another for SEA, will be a whole lot of fun and introduce children to large-scale cardboard construction techniques, mixed-media assemblage, and teamwork. Your kids will work with professional artists to create something spectacular in just an afternoon's time. Partnering with Jules and Mattie (Pop Up Project) and Jazmine (ELLA).

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Reading Group
Aug
26
2:00 PM14:00

Reading Group

Join LAND AND SEA curator, Mike Calway-Fagen and UTC art professor, Katie Hargrave for a lively group discussion over short readings that were influential to the exhibition's development. These texts will be pulled from books such as: A Field Guide to Getting Lost by Rebecca Solnit, Inventing Niagara by Ginger Strand, The Machine in the Garden by Leo Marx, and Urban Palimpsests and the Politics of Memory.

READINGS (click here)

Following Reading Group Meetings: August 26th and September 2nd
 

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