Chattanooga

The Art Car Project

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Project Description: Calvin Donaldson Environmental Science Academy (CDESA) and neighboring Chattanooga Christian School (CCS) art students collaborated to create an Art Car for exhibition in the third annual Chattanooga Art Car parade on April 5th 2014. The Art Car parade is a three day event, attended by Art Car artists from all over the country and is hosted [...]

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Bright Spark: Design Thinking for Middle and High School Students

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Following a couple of enthusiastically received trial runs, Jenny Whitener has launched Bright Spark, an inspirational workshop for students ages 10-16. The goal of this program is to provide the youth of Chattanooga with a truly unique educational experience that cultivates and encourages creative confidence. Students will learn to collaborate with one another and participate [...]

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Art with Me Inspires a Neglected Community

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Sharon Turner’s Catalyst-supported project, Art with Dad, was created to introduce art into an elementary school in one of the poorest and most under-served areas of Tennessee. The program is now in its fourth year, and it has a new name: Art with Me, reflecting the students’ pride in their artwork and their school. Sharon [...]

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Meet and Greet: Jenny Whitener

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With more than 25 years of experience working with top business leaders around the world in the executive leadership and business transformation space, Jenny thrives on turning the greatest challenges into successful ventures. An expert facilitator and architect of large-scale experiential leadership sessions, she is known for accelerating business transformation by maximizing the power of [...]

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Catalyst Project Update: Art with Dad

Sharon Turner reports on her catalyst project, Art with Dad and a recent visit to the Hunter Museum in Chattanooga. We had Art with Dad without art for the first time.  For our 16th event, we took our families to the Hunter just to look at the collections-and to show them a part of Chattanooga [...]

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“Creativity is a big gift you can give a child”

The project, Art with Dad led by Sharon Turner, received a catalyst start up grant. The completely Fellow-created and Fellow-led endeavor is turning the halls of Calvin Donaldson Environmental Science Academy into a pallet of color and art. “You walk through the building and it’s exploding with color,” said Art with Dads program administrator Sharon Turner, a member of [...]

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Chattanooga-New York Network Exchange

Two RSA networks more than 800 miles apart recently came together for the first US Networks Exchange. What could each network learn from the other? One thing is for sure – when it comes to RSA networks, one size does not fit all. Each region has its own personality, each community has unique needs and [...]

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Chattanooga: an Overview of Projects

At the October 16-17 Networks Exchange in New York, there were a number of questions with respect to Chattanooga project development. RSA-US Trustee and lead Fellow in Chattanooga David Turner responds here with an overview of each of the current projects underway and the different levels of network involvement and ownership: • Art with Dad [...]

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