Ways to Connect

Libby Mize
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Libby Mize is Early Head Start Coordinator for the City of Chattanooga.

She works closely with teaching artists serving our community through the Wolf Trap program at UTC’s Arts-Based Collaborative:  ABC at UTC.


Paige Retchko

Paige Retchko is a dancer who believes in how what she teaches can inspire and empower students - transcending age, culture and abilities.

During her seven years at Creative Arts Guild in Dalton, Georgia, she helped build and produce “The Snow Queen” - its annual classical ballet.


Danny Grzesik
Danny Grzesik

Imagine toys as a leadership tool.  Danny Grzesik will tell you how.

Here on our campus - the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga - Danny is the director of leadership development and programs at UTC’s Center for Career and Leadership Development.

Madison Parker

Since the summer, we’ve introduced you to teaching artists and other talented people at what is now the Arts-Based Collaborative here on our campus, the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.

Kofi Mawuko
Kofi Mawuko / Facebook

Kofi Mawuko was born in Ghana, West Africa.

He learned singing, dancing and playing music at an early age - traveling the world as lead dancer and master drummer with a performing troupe.

Bruce Blohm
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Let’s talk about the arts - and outdoor learning.

Bruce Blohm has seen it all in action.

He is a board member of the Arts-Based Collaborative here at UTC - ABC at UTC.

Jennifer Daniels

Jennifer Daniels of Lookout Mountain is a singer-songwriter who plays guitar and ukulele.

She uses rhythm and movement to create dynamic experiences for her audiences, including workshops for early childhood educators and children in the classroom.

Music With Meaning That Tranforms Learning

Sep 12, 2020

Staci Spring is a professional bassoonist, educator and advocate for the arts here in Chattanooga.

A Musician Who Teaches In A Universal Language

Aug 12, 2020
Rick Rushing
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Rick Rushing learned how to play guitar here in Chattanooga.

He performs locally and regionally with his blues band:  Rick Rushing & The Blues Strangers.

Where Teaching Artists Create Community

Aug 2, 2020
Angela Dittmar, top right, with Wolf Trap teaching artists at SCEA.

This summer, we’ve brought you conversations with teaching artists in the Chattanooga area who have worked with our community in a learning residency through the Wolf Trap program at UTC’s Southeast Center for Education in the Arts - or SCEA.