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"Scenic Roots" offers conversations that matter in the heart of Chattanooga and the Tennessee Valley.From the mountains to the river, our conversations are rooted deep within every corner of our community - reflecting who we are, who we were and who we can become.We engage with the news that affects our community, behind and beyond the headlines. We build bridges that span from creators and innovators to storytellers and the outdoors. We focus on our challenges as many communities in one - as we celebrate what inspires us. We resonate with countless voices - in words and spaces, sounds and songs.We are "Scenic Roots."Ray Bassett hosts and produces "Scenic Roots" at WUTC.

Scenic Roots - Thu 4/14/22

Scenic Roots - Thu 4/14/22
  • From plastic trash into aquatic artwork for “Washed Ashore.”
  • Sculpture infused with poetry in “Intimacy of a Stranger.”
  • Kelly Shimel; Creative Arts Guild; CTC’s “The Velveteen Rabbit";
  • These voices - and more - on this edition of “Scenic Roots.”
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  • Let’s talk about turning trash into art for a cleaner world. Starting Saturday, more than a dozen art installations of aquatic animals - created from plastic debris recovered from the ocean - will go on display at the Tennessee Aquarium here in downtown Chattanooga.
  • Moll King and Erika Roberts are two Chattanooga poets who were hired as models for a sculpture workshop Townsend Atelier - led by an internationally acclaimed sculptor.
  • Creative Arts Guild in Dalton is home to a sculpture garden. On Saturday, April 30th - from 11 AM to 2 PM - the Guild will host its annual Spring for the Arts with a champagne brunch in the garden, celebrating International Sculpture Day.
  • Kelly Shimel is fine arts coordinator for the Hamilton County Schools - and she works with our colleagues at the Arts-Based Collaborative on our campus, the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.
  • A century ago - in 1922 - “The Velveteen Rabbit” was first published in Britain. On Friday, April 29th, the timeless tale in the children’s book by Margery Williams comes to Chattanooga Theatre Centre in an original adaptation by Scott Dunlap, director of CTC’s Youth Theatre.