Congratulations to alumnus Billy Weeks ‘84! Weeks recently received an award of Excellence for editorial photography in the Communication Arts Photography Annual.
'I Love UTC' Week begins today! It's a week of blue and gold fun! (at University of Tennessee at Chattanooga)
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Chattanooga has become well known for tourism especially with so many scenic attractions located nearby including Rock City, the Incline Railway, and Ruby Falls. More recently the Chattanooga Sports Committee, which is overseen by the Chattanooga Convention and Visitors Bureau, has tried to specifically highlight Chattanooga as a destination for sports tourism as well. Now two of our recent grads, UTC alumni Patrick Sutton and Brant Donlon, have been hired to join the team and help out with this mission.
Click here to read the whole story: http://blog.utc.edu/news/2014/02/two-recent-grads-hired-grow-sports-tourism-chattanooga/
Lady Gaga in her song Applause says “Pop culture was in art, now art’s in pop culture in me”. Popdust breaks down these lyrics by saying Gaga’s implying one must “be willing to collaborate with other artists and trade styles”.
One artist that CNN's labeled as Japan's Lady Gaga, a moniker no doubt open to interpretation, is Kyary Pamyu Pamyu! Even before the release of Applause Kyary Pamyu Pamyu fully embodied the idea of collaboration by blending together cute and eccentric simultaneously in her art, music, and fashion. In a world of ever increasing homogeneity in music, her synchronicity of styles may be the reason why her debut music video (seen above) for her single “PonPonPon” has reached 60 million views and counting on YouTube.
Kyary Pamyu Pamyu isn’t without creative support though as Sebastian Masuda, aka ‘King of Harajuku’ and founder of %6DOKIDOKI, has filled the role of Art Director for many of her music videos including her breakout single “PonPonPon”.
On March 3rd from 6:30PM - 8PM, at UTC’s Card Auditorium (EMCS 201), we have the pleasure to host Sebastian Masuda himself. His lecture What is Kawaii? will touch on the history of Harajuku, Japanese pop street culture, as well as his own artistic style and creative process.
This event is free and open to the public.