The mission of AVA is to connect visual arts and community in personal and experiential ways because art makes people and communities better.
CAPTURE - A COMMUNITY FILMMAKING PROJECT
2015 was our third year producing this unique film creation project that uses community submitted video to produce professionally edited final films. New for 2015, AVA expanded the program to include another city for the first time. Kansas City and Chattanooga both participated in this three-day simultaneous event.
Our film creation theme this year was 'Origins'. You can view the four final films below and learn more at our Capture website.
By Hand: Books, Letterpress & Printmaking Presented by The Open Press
Sept 12 - Oct 17
Exclusive AVA Supporters Event at the Studio of Isaac Duncan III
Isaac Duncan III is a local sculpture artist who has achieved international acclaim. After several years of working for renowned sculptor John Henry, Isaac opened his own studio in 2008. Since then he has installed numerous pieces for both private collectors and public installations. If you’ve been to Alleia Restaurant or driven down Main Street you have probably seen his work shown above.
CAPTURE 2015 ARRIVES THIS SEPTEMBER
Capture is a unique, Community-Sourced 48 Hour Film Project. Led by AVA, the aim is to encourage and empower the community. Anyone with access to a digital HD Camera, smartphone (iPhone, Droid, etc.) or other digital video device can participate by coming together to shoot and upload video to Capture's video library where professional editing teams with use the videos to create three short competing films. Watch our 2014 short films presentation below. Get more info at our Capture website: capturechatt.org
March 6th DRIVEN Reception work by AIM Center members
Dec 2, 2014 - AVA Members Jury Show
Oct 21, 2014 - AVA MEMBERS SCULPTURE FIELDS TOUR
On a beautiful October afternoon our AVA Members enjoyed an exclusive tour of Sculptor John Henry's gallery and were treated to a preview of his Sculpture Fields installation. John spoke to our member guests about it's progress and the mission to create this cultural destination. Thanks to John and his staff for a great experience. The Sculpture Fields will be an important artistic asset for our city and region.