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Women in History; from then to now Showcase

Women in History; from then to now is a full length evening showcase of pre-professional/ professional visual and performing arts in honor of Women's History Month, presented by Tennessee Arts Collective on Saturday, March 5th 2022 at 7:00pm EST.

The showcase will present an immersive, in the round, non- traditional theatre experience with a diverse offering of visual and performing art. The Women in History Showcase will include 2D and 3D visual art, project installation, dance, and theatre work that has been influenced from a woman/women in history reflecting how then has impacted now.

Women in History, from then to now will be performing at Arts Avenue, in Chattanooga, TN on Saturday March 5th 2022 at 7:00pm EST. 

Meet The Artist's

We are pleased to announce the following nine artists who will present work in the Women in History showcase. Each artist was selected through an application process and panel selected by Tennessee Arts Collective. It is with great honor for us to work with each artist to create a unique experience coming to Chattanooga, TN. 

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Kris Bespalec

Kris Bespalec's work integrates found and precious objects, encapsulating the fragile life of memory while reflecting on the plural acts of womanhood.


Miki Boni

Miki Boni is one of the first American women artists whose work was chosen for inclusion in the permanent collection of the Museo de Arte Contemporaneo in the State of Nayarit. 

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Courtenay Cholovich

YOU DON'T KNOW HIM LIKE I KNEW HIM is a work in development imagining a meeting of minds between some of the great women "behind" some of history's most infamous men - Yoko Ono, Eva Braun, Courtney Love, and more.


Darcie Denton

 Denton's work draws from the nostalgia, memory, and documentation – particularly that of the seemingly mundane moments that often pass by unnoticed. It is in these that life’s greatest meaning and beauty can be found, and her work seeks to memorialize them as an act of gratitude and recognition

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Brooke Tinsley

Brooke Tinsley is a graduate of the Ohio State University, with Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance Production with an emphasis on stage management and theatre production minor


Haleigh Eicher

This piece showcases the infamous voodoo queen Marie Laveau. She of mixed race owned property and businesses in a white male dominated world. Today she is remembered as New Orleans famous voodoo queen.

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Allison Hetzel

"Considering Georgia O'Keeffe" is a solo show, written, performed and produced in 2009 and 2010 by Allison Hetzel. The show has been performed at Edinburgh Festival Fringe in Scotland and New York City at the East to Edinburgh Festival.


Melissa Miller

Inspired by works of art by Beverley Semmes, Leslie Dill, and others featured in The Hunter Museum's all-female art exhibit, this work is a celebration of the women who have come before us, paving the way for progress.



Kara Robertson

"Hopes Rise" is a solo work exploring the juxtaposition of vulnerability and control.  This abstract, modern piece recognizes the power of hope amidst mankind's desire for authority.  The individual dancer experiences dynamic shifts as they explore the varying emotions accounted in Anne Frank's diary."

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