Awakenings

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Site: H*Art Gallery of Tennessee (110 East Main Street)

Artists: CADAS’ Scholze Center teens in treatment for alcohol and drug abuse, in collaboration with professional artists Frances McDonald and Judy Mogul

Partners: CADAS (Council for Alcohol and Drug Abuse Services) and H*Art Gallery of Tennessee

Description: Drawing on inspiration from the late Dennis Palmer, one of Chattanooga’s most innovative painters, ‘Awakenings’ symbolizes hope and inspiration, not only for the teens who helped to create it, but to all people of Chattanooga who seek inspiration to not give up hope in their own personal battles. Awakenings now stands as a memorial to Dennis Palmer and a testimony to the teens’ courage to live a new life.


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