Chattanooga Now Grace Episcopal Church to dedicate gallery in memory of Bobbie Crow

Chattanooga Now Grace Episcopal Church to dedicate gallery in memory of Bobbie Crow

September 28th, 2017 by Staff Report in Chattanooga Now - Art

The late Bobbie Crow's paintings represented her love of vibrant colors and bold shapes, as shown in this fish. Her personal favorites included evocative abstract images and paintings of angels and animals.

Photo by Contributed Photo /Times Free Press.

If you go

› What: Bobbie Brooks Crow Gallery Dedication

› Where: Grace Episcopal Church, 20 Belvoir Ave.

› When: 6-8 p.m. Monday, Oct. 1

› Admission: Free

› For more information: 423-277- 9464

Bobbie Brooks Crow

Bobbie Brooks Crow

Photo by Contributed Photo /Times Free Press.

A gallery inside Grace Episcopal Church will be dedicated to the late Bobbie Brooks Crow on Monday night, Oct. 2.

The Civic Arts League Inc., in a joint venture with the church where Crow was a member, will host the dedication of the new Bobbie Crow Gallery from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday in the Brainerd church. The public is invited for light refreshments as well as to view original works by members of the Civic Arts League.

In celebration of Crow's life and artwork, CAL artists will showcase works commemorating their personal experiences with the late artist and her influence upon them.

"Art was always a part of Ms. Crow's life and she delighted in encouraging other artists to express themselves through their creations, and to exhibit their art for others to enjoy. She loved to watch other artists draw, paint and sculpt. To further encourage artists in our community, she founded the St. Catherine's Artist Guild at Grace Episcopal Church," says a guild news release.

Crow's pieces were exhibited over the years at such venues as the Walnut Street Bridge, the campus of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, the Creative Discovery Museum, Miller Plaza, the River Gallery Outdoor Festival and the Catoosa County Library. Her work was known for bold shapes and vibrant colors.

The new gallery space will be open to the public during the church's weekday business hours and on Sundays. The gallery will serve as a venue for a variety of community art exhibits throughout the year.

The Civic Arts League Inc. is a nonprofit consisting of multitalented artists dedicated to the stimulation of the creative arts and the promotion of its cultural and educational interests in our area.

To more information about membership or to host an exhibit, call Sandra Babb, president, at 423-277- 9464.