James Edger

James Edger is a native of Huntsville, Alabama. His education ended in the 7th grade when he joined his father as a commercial and residential painter. He moved to Chattanooga 10 years ago and found counseling shortly after; he found it to be a good way to cope and unload the problems he was carrying. He found the H*Art Gallery through classes at Salvation Army and the Community Kitchen, and has been creating here off and on for 10 years. He finds that making art brings him joy and helps to see him through the hard times.