published Thursday, August 29th, 2013

Chattanooga area arts calendar — Aug. 29-Sept. 4

THEATER

BLUE RIDGE COMMUNITY THEATER -- 420 W. Main St., Blue Ridge, Ga. 706-632-9223, www.BlueRidgeCommunityTheater.com.

• "Love, Sex & the IRS," 7:30 p.m. Aug. 29-31, 2 p.m. Sept. 1, 7:30 p.m. Aug. 5-7, 2 p.m. Sept. 8. $20 adults, $18 seniors, groups $14.40, students $11.

• Auditions for "Tom Sawyer," 4 p.m. Sept. 9-10.

BUTTONWILLOW CHURCH CIVIL WAR DINNER THEATER -- 1060 Main St., Whitwell, Tenn. 423-658-7478, www.buttonwillowchurch.com. "Granddaddy's Watch," dinner and two-hour live show, 5:15 p.m. CDT Fridays and Saturdays year-round and other days for groups.

CALHOUN LITTLE THEATER -- Harris Arts Center, 212 S. Wall St., Calhoun, Ga. 706-629-2599, www.cgarts.org. "The Queen of Bingo," 7 p.m. Aug. 30-31.

CHATTANOOGA THEATRE CENTRE -- 400 River St. 423-267-8534, www.theatrecentre.com. "The Secret Garden," season opener, Sept. 6-22. $25 ($30 opening night).

COLONNADE -- 264 Catoosa Circle, Ringgold, Ga. 706-935-9000, www.colonnadecenter.org. "Romeo and Juliet," Back Alley Productions steampunk version of Shakespearean tragedy, 7:30 p.m. Aug. 30, 1 and 7:30 p.m. Aug. 31. $11 adults, $9 students, $8 groups.

CUMBERLAND COUNTY PLAYHOUSE -- 221 Tennesse Ave., Crossville, Tenn. 931-484-5000, www.ccplayhouse.com.

• "The King and I," through Aug. 30. $12-$26.

• "Man of La Mancha," through Sept. 27. $12-$24.

• "Ring of Fire," through Oct. 19. $12-$25.

• "Hank and My Honky-Tonk Heroes," 2:30 p.m. CDT Sept. 1. $22 adults, $12.50 children.

• "To Kill a Mockingbird," Sept. 6-Nov. 3. $12-$24.

ENSEMBLE THEATRE -- Eastgate Town Center, 5600 Brainerd Road. 423-987-5141, www.ensembletheatreofchattanooga.com. "The Tempest," Shakespearean comedy, 7:30 p.m. Sept. 5-7, 2:30 p.m. Sept. 8, 7:30 p.m. Sept. 12-14, 2:30 p.m. Sept. 15. $15 adults, $10 students.

RIDGEDALE BAPTIST CHURCH -- Christian Life Center, 1831 Hickory Valley Road. 423-499-0994, www.ridgedalebaptist.org. "Steel Magnolias," 7 p.m. Sept. 6-7, 2 p.m. Sept. 8. $6.

STAGEWORKS OF CLEVELAND -- Cleveland State Community College, George R. Johnson Cultural Heritage Building, 3535 Adkisson Drive, Cleveland, Tenn. 423-380-8073. "Steel Magnolias," 7 p.m. Sept. 5, 8 p.m. Sept. 6, 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. Sept. 7, 3 p.m. Sept. 8. $15 adults, $10 students/seniors.

FILM EVENTS

CENTER PARK -- 728 Market St. Movies at Center Park presentation of family movie "The Sandlot," 9 p.m. Sept. 7. Activities including food trucks, beer vendors and performance by local funk band The Power Players start at 7 p.m. Free. Bring chairs or blankets for seating. 423-265-3700.

MUSEUM CENTER AT FIVE POINTS -- 200 E. Inman St., Cleveland, Tenn. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday. Admission: $5 adults, $4 students and seniors. 423-339-5745, www.museumcenter.org. "Linotype: the Film," documentary focuses on the linotype type-casting machine and its impact on communication, 6 p.m. Sept. 5.

ARTISTS/EXHIBITS

ARTIFACT STUDIOS -- 1080B Duncan Ave. teamartifact.com. AVA Gallery Hop, 2-8 p.m. Sept. 7.

AVA GALLERY -- 30 Frazier Ave. Hours: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. 423-265-4282, www.avarts.org.

• "Mark Making -- More Than Art," photo exhibition of the nonprofit's projects, through Aug. 30.

• AVA Gallery Hop, 2-8 p.m. Sept. 7.

• "Fresh," annual juried exhibit of emerging artists in Southeast, Sept. 7-Oct. 25.

BESSIE SMITH CULTURAL CENTER -- 200 E. M.L. King Blvd. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday, noon-4 p.m. Saturday. Admission: $7 adults, $3 children 6-12, $5 seniors and students. 423-266-8658.

• "The Fair Game Project," exhibit of work on the black male by Shanequa Gay, through Aug. 30.

• "For All the World To See: Visual Culture and the Struggle for Civil Rights," National Endowment of the Arts traveling exhibition of photographs, television clips, art posters and historic artifacts, Sept. 1-Oct. 20.

CATOOSA COUNTY LIBRARY -- Old Mill Road at Benton Place, Ringgold, Ga. Hours: 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 1:30-5:30 p.m. Sunday. 706-965-3600. Exhibit of abstract images of tornado recollections by Chattanooga artist Bobbie Crow, through Aug. 31.

CHICKAMAUGA CIVIL WAR CENTER AND HERITAGE MUSEUM -- 100 Gordon St. (railroad depot), Chickamauga, Ga. 706-375-4488. Hours: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. Admission: $2 adults, $1 children. "Flags of Our Fathers," captured, war trophy and prayer flags from the WWII Pacific theater, through Aug. 31.

CRESS GALLERY OF ART -- UTC Fine Arts Center, 752 Vine St. Hours: 9:30-7:30 p.m. Monday-Friday, 1-4 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. Free. 423-425-4600. www.utc.edu/cressgallery.

• Department of Art Faculty Exhibition, with works in a wide range of media, through Oct. 4.

• AVA Gallery Hop, 2-8 p.m. Sept. 7.

GALLERY 1401 -- 1401 Williams St. Hours: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday. 423-265-0015, www.gallery1401.com. AVA Gallery Hop, 2-8 p.m. Sept. 7.

GANNON ART GALLERY -- 3250 Brainerd Road. Hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday and by appointment. 423-622-8236. AVA Gallery Hop, 2-8 p.m. Sept. 7.

GRAFFITI -- 629 Spears Ave. 423-400-9797, www.hillcityart.com. Hours: 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday and by appointment.

• Work by Ellyn Bivin, Fennel Blythe, James McKissic, Jim Tucker, Larry Young, Tony Mraz, Tony Russo, Donyale Gibbs and Eric Riggs, through Sept. 7.

• AVA Gallery Hop, 2-8 p.m. Sept. 7.

HAMILTON COUNTY COURTHOUSE -- 625 Georgia Ave. "In Visible," student self-portrait photography exhibit, through fall.

HARRIS ARTS CENTER -- 212 S. Wall St., Calhoun, Ga. Hours: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Friday-Saturday. 706-629-2599, www.harrisartscenter.com. Regional Art Show, exhibit of two-dimensional and three-dimensional work in variety of mediums, through Aug. 30.

HART GALLERY TENNESSEE -- 110 E. Main St. Hours: 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Wednesday-Friday, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday. 521-4707, www.hartgallerytn.com. AVA Gallery Hop, 2-8 p.m. Sept. 7.

HUNTER MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ART -- 10 Bluff View. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Tuesday; noon-5 p.m. Wednesday; 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Thursday; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday-Saturday; noon-5 p.m. Sunday. Admission: $9.95 adults, $4.95 children. 423-267-0968. www.huntermuseum.org. "Whitfield Lovell: Deep River," artwork created since 2008 by the artist, including charcoal drawings on vintage wood juxtaposed with found objects and a site-specific installation, through Oct. 13.

IGNIS GLASS GALLERY & STUDIO -- Suite 4, 1800 Rossville Ave. 423-265-2565. www.ignisglass.com. AVA Gallery Hop, 2-8 p.m. Sept. 7.

IN-TOWN GALLERY -- 26A Frazier Ave. Hours: 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Saturday, 1-5 p.m. Sunday. 423-267-9214. www.intowngallery.com.

• "Pooled Elements -- a Jewelry Collective," by Mary Clor, Laura Brock, Barbara Murnan, Marian Kern and Eleanor Goodson, through Aug. 31.

• "Flavor of the Market," watercolors and acrylics of marketplace scenes by Jennie Kirkpatrick, Sept. 1-30. Opening reception, 5-8 p.m. Sept. 6.

• AVA Gallery Hop, 2-8 p.m. Sept. 7.

JEWISH CULTURAL CENTER -- 5461 North Terrace. Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday and by appointment. 423-493-0270, ext. 13. Exhibit highlighting front pages of Chattanooga Jewish community monthly newspaper The Shofar, through Oct. 4.

LUPTON LIBRARY -- University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. Hours: 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday or by appointment. http://www.lib.utc.edu/archivist. "They Played the Roundhouse: Concert Posters and Flyers From the 1980s and 1990s," offers look at performers for most of the venue's first 20 years, through summer.

LYNN H. WOOD ARCHAEOLOGICAL MUSEUM -- Hackman Hall, Southern Adventist University, Collegedale. Hours: 9 a.m.-noon and 1-5 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday, 9 a.m.-noon Friday and 2-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. 423-236-2030, www.southern.edu/archaeology.

• "Vessels in Time: A Journey Into the Biblical World," permanent exhibit of 200 ancient artifacts.

• "The Battle Over King David: Excavating the Fortress of Elah," artifacts on loan from the National Treasure of Israel, through April.

MARSH HOUSE MUSEUM -- 308 N. Main St., LaFayette, Ga. Hours: 1:30-3:30 p.m. Thursday, Saturday, Sunday and groups by appointment. 423-718-9918, 706-638-5187, www.marshhouseoflafayette.com. See period furniture and hear home's history during docent-guided tours. $5 adults, $1 children.

MICHAEL'S FINE ARTS -- 1325 Dug Gap Road, Dalton, Ga. Hours: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Friday. 706-278-8840, www.michaelsfinearts.com. "North Georgia Sky Painters: Dancing With Clouds," through Aug. 30.

MIKI BONI STUDIOS -- 1611 Mitchell Ave. 423-475-5533. AVA Gallery Hop, 2-8 p.m. Sept. 7.

MUSEUM CENTER AT FIVE POINTS -- 200 E. Inman St., Cleveland, Tenn. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday. Admission: $5 adults, $4 students and seniors. 423-339-5745, www.museumcenter.org. "Cleveland Works!," hands-on exhibit highlights the city's history of industry with themes of transportation, communication and labor relations, through Oct. 12.

NATIONAL MEDAL OF HONOR MUSEUM -- Northgate Mall, 5000 Hixson Pike. Hours: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday, 1-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. 423-877-2525. www.mohm.org. Exhibit examines exploits of America's heroes through photos, narratives, uniforms and artifacts from Revolutionary War through Iraqi Freedom.

NORTH RIVER CIVIC CENTER -- 1009 Executive Drive, Suite 102, Hixson. Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday. 423-870-8924. "Personal Vision II," identity-based work by diverse group of artists, through Aug. 31.

REFLECTIONS GALLERY -- 6922 Lee Highway. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday. 423-892-3074. Free. "Iconic Chattanooga," fine art and photography, through Aug. 30.

RIVER GALLERY -- 400 E. Second St. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday, 1-5 p.m. Sunday and by appointment. 423-265-5033, ext. 5. www.river-gallery.com.

• "Sense of Place," paper sculptures by Wade Brickhouse, paintings by Brooke Marks-Swanson and textured ceramics by Holden McCurry and Ed Byers, through Aug. 31.

• "Journeys," etching, monotypes and aquatints by Betty MacDonald and carved heads and wall mosaics by Mitch Yung, Sept. 1-30.

• AVA Gallery Hop, 2-8 p.m. Sept. 7.

ST. PAUL'S EPISCOPAL CHURCH -- 305 W. Seventh St. Hours: 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Tuesday-Friday. 10 a.m.-noon Saturday and by appointment. 423-266-8195, www.stpaulschatt.org. "Icons in Transformation," 180-piece exhibit by abstract expressionist Russia native Ludmila Pawlowska, Sept. 10-Nov. 9. Opening reception, 5-8 p.m. Sept. 8.

SHUPTRINE FINE ART GROUP -- 2646 Broad St. Hours: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Thursday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. select Saturdays. 423-266-4453, www.Shuptrines.com. AVA Gallery Hop, 2-8 p.m. Sept. 7.

SIXTH CAVALRY MUSEUM -- 2 Barnhardt Circle, Fort Oglethorpe, Ga. Hours: 9 a.m.-noon and 1-4 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. Admission: $3 adult, $2 child or senior adult. 706-861-2860, www.6thcavalrymuseum.com.

• Permanent exhibit chronicles the "Fighting 6th" from 1861 to present.

• "Lives and Lands of the Civil War," images of the people, architecture and landscapes of the Civil War by 17 artists, Sept. 3-Oct. 26. Opening reception, 4-7 p.m. Sept. 6.

TANNER/HILL GALLERY -- 3069 S. Broad St., Suite 3, and Warehouse Row, 1110 Market St. Hours: noon-5 p.m. Wednesday-Friday, and by appointment. 423-280-7182, www.tannerhillgallery.com. AVA Gallery Hop, 2-8 p.m. Sept. 7.

THE ART CENTER -- 420 W. Main St., Blue Ridge, Ga. Hours: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday-Saturday. 706-632-2144, www.blueridgearts.net.

• North Carolina Wildlife Artist Society exhibit, through Aug. 30.

• "Off the Wall," 3-D exhibit, through Aug. 30.

• "The Art of Pebbie Mott," through Sept. 27.

• National Juried Photography Exhibit, Sept. 7-Oct. 13.

TOWNSEND ATELIER -- 201 W. Main St. 266-2712, www.townsendatelier.com.

• "Women Painting Women: Revolution 2013," juried exhibit of 36 subjects as part of international project, Sept. 7-28. Opening reception, 2-9 p.m. Sept. 7.

• AVA Gallery Hop, 2-8 p.m. Sept. 7.

• "Throw Down," demonstration of portrait painting by studio instructors Cindy Procious and Mia Bergeron, 5-8 p.m. Sept. 7.

WAREHOUSE ROW -- 1110 Market St. 423-267-1127. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday.

• "Crafted by Southern Hands" exhibit of barbecue-smoked, hand-sewn couture wedding dresses by former Chattanoogan Natalie Chanin, through Aug. 30.

• "Crafted by Southern Hands" exhibit of prints by Micah and Marianna Whitson of Old Try, through Sept. 30. Opening reception/workshop, 5-7:30 p.m. Aug. 30.

WINDER-BINDER GALLERY OF FOLK ART -- 40 Frazier Ave. Hours: noon-7 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday; 1-6 p.m. Sunday. 423-413-8999, www.winderbinder.wordpress.com/. AVA Gallery Hop, 2-8 p.m. Sept. 7.

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