Art, Coffee, Tea and Blogs.

So after a short summer hiatus I’m back on track with my blog giving you links to stuff around the web that you might not have seen or cared about that is, until now. I was in Chattanooga (stayed at the Cho Cho Hotel, the old train station.) spent time talking to artists and all sorts of folk. There are two things I want to mention to you about things you should definitely put on your agenda if you’re in that area


Trail of Tears, The Passage
Weeping Wall

First up is The Passage. This is a pedestrian link between downtown Chattanooga and the Tennessee River and marks the beginning of the Trail of Tears. If you don’t know, the Trail of Tears refers to the forced removal of the Cherokee tribes from Chattanooga to Oklahoma which took the lives of 4000 Cherokees before the reached their destination.
The visitors guide says about the Passage”…The Passage is a permanent outdoor exhibit, with symbolism of the seven clans of the Cherokee Nation. There is a ‘weeping wall’ representing the tears shed as the Cherokee were driven from their homes and removed on the Trail of Tears. Seven, six-foot ceramic disks tell the story of the Cherokee Nation from hundreds of years of Native American habitation in the southeast. Seven, 14-foot tall stainless steel sculptures of stickball players will grace the wall facing the river, educating visitors about the game and its importance to Cherokee culture.”

city-cafe-dinerBeing originally from the north, we are always on the search for a good Diner. And Chattanooga did not disappoint. This little out of the way place The City Cafe, was on the route of the free electric trolley that ran across downtown. Forgive me for sounding like a food critic but the menu was extensive and was served on vintage, Fiesta ware. The portions, well we ordered one dinner and split it, and the dessert, remember those giant cakes you used to see, I mean the really big ones, well they had them, probably about 40 of them.

I know you’re probably saying “Hey where are those great links you always have?” Okay so here are a few;

Here is a listing of exhibitions from MOMA covering from 1929 to the present 

And while we’re on the subject of museums  a totally irreverent website, has put together an off beat group of photos showing you how to enjoy your next museum trip. But don’t let the kids see it

That’s it for now  but remember, as always

Imagination is never still. The marks we make are verbs.





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Donald Kolberg graduated with a Fine Arts Degree from California State University, Los Angeles. He taught at the Los Angeles School of Art and co-founded Art Core, an organization dedicated to the open dialogue and display of the work of emerging artists. He continued his Master studies at Otis Art Institute. While at Otis Art Institute his teacher and main influence was internationally recognized painter Arnold Mesches. In Artcore he worked under the guidance of Lydia Takashita. With their teaching Donald learned the value of depth, texture and form in images and surface. He incorporated this into his concept of Life Forms, the portrayal of the human figure as a landscape of life and a celebration of form through Sculpture and Painting.

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