‘Fearless & ‘ Resilient’ art exhibit opens in the Cress Gallery of UTC

Cress Gallery of Art at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, in partnership with Chattanooga’s AIM Center Inc., opens the newest exhibit, “Fearless & Resilient,” for a three-week series including the work of Ken Grimes, Laura Craig McNellis and Dan Miller.

There is A series mounted in Gallery II at UTC. It is a choice of work curated by Roger Ricco that features 12 artists out of AIM Center’s arts application. The AIM Center provides education, occupation, housing, wellness and health opportunities for adults in recovery from mental disease.

“The adjectives employed to name this display, ‘bold’ and ‘resilient,’ reference traits some other artist should cultivate,” states Ruth Grover, gallery curator. “Nevertheless with this group of musicians, their fearlessness of making in the surface of disadvantage, and their resilience to ardently carry on, are equally inspirational and remarkable.”

The Cress Gallery series kicks off with a lecture by Ricco tonight, Nov. 16, at 5:30 p.m. in Derthick Hall, Room 201, 624 Vine St.

The performer and writer will discuss his experiences and research with Grimes, McNellis, both Miller along with other musicians with disabilities. In the Fine Arts Center, 752 Vine St.’s lobby, an opening reception will be held following his talk

Shuttle service will be accessible between UTC Fine Arts Center and also Derthick Hall. Parking to the lecture and reception is in Lot 10, located at the intersection of Fifth and Palmetto streets.

There’s absolutely not any admission charge for Cress Gallery. Gallery hours are 9:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m. Monday-Friday, 1-4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

Parking is free after 5 p.m. daily in any UTC lot not marked “24 Hour Reserved.”

For more information: www.cressgallery.org.