McDonas (solo piano) at Barking
Legs Theater, Dec. 6
Wayne-O-Rama is now
closed! It was open from Nov. 19, 2016 through Sept. 30, 2017. Designed
by Emmy-winning artist Wayne White, it's a funhouse of Chattanooga
history for all ages. Wayne-O-Rama is sponsored by See Rock City, Inc.
and presented by The Shaking Ray Levi Society at the Tenn Arts space,
with generous support from the Benwood Foundation, the Footprint
Foundation, the Lyndhurst Foundation and the McKenzie Foundation.
Founded in 1986, the
Shaking Ray Levi Society is a volunteer-run, 501(c)(3) non-profit arts
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The mission of the Shaking Ray Levi Society is to nurture and support
music, film, and performance art that is challenging, non-traditional,
and falls outside the mainstream, in order to help nourish the cultural
growth of Chattanooga.
This is done by sponsoring shows by artists recognized on a national and
international level, supporting original work by area musicians and
filmmakers, and engaging the community through workshops and educational
"Only in our country are our children not receiving the benefits of the
dynamic energies taking place in our culture and in the heritage of our
culture and so, the work of the Shaking Ray Levi Society in my
opinion is very important because they are seeking to provide
an alternative to the marketplace dynamics." - composer, saxophonist and
MacArthur fellowship recipient Anthony Braxton (video)
"SRLS is a very sound organization that has made a strong contribution
to Chattanooga over the years" - Dr.
Thomas Wolf, WolfBrown
Ray Levi Society
P.O. Box 21534,
Chattanooga, TN 37424
Contact us to discuss the possibility of bringing this program to
your classroom or event.
For the last
four years, Jarrod Whaley has taught video production to students of all
ages and in a variety of settings including, but not limited to: classroom
workshops in public schools, Summer camps, and after-school programs.
The basic premise of the workshop is to provide students with hands-on
experience in the production of a short film. Students collaborate to
write a story, and then act it out before the camera. Each student is
part writer, part actor, and part director. In special situations where
sufficient time has been set aside to more thoroughly explore the production
process, students may also draw storyboards to flesh out their visual
ideas and/or build props, sets, and costumes.
are completely scalable to the needs of the program or classroom in which
they are taught--the amount of classroom time required to teach the workshop
can be as little as three hours, or as much as thirty-five or forty, depending
upon the situation. In addition, sessions may be scheduled in one block
of time, or divided up over any number of days.
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