published Thursday, March 20th, 2014

Arts Calendar - March 20-27


BLUE RIDGE COMMUNITY THEATER -- 2591 E. First St., Blue Ridge, Ga. 706-632-9223,

■ Sunny D Children's Theater production of "Jack and the Giant Beanstalk," 7:30 p.m. March 21-22, 2 p.m. March 23. $20 adults, $18 seniors, groups $16, students $11.

CUMBERLAND COUNTY PLAYHOUSE -- 221 Tennessee Ave., Crossville, Tenn. 931-484-5000,

■ "The Dixie Swim Club," through March 21. $13-$25.

■ "The Foreigner," through April 25. $13-$26.

■ "The Diary of Anne Frank," March 28-May 22. $13-$25.

ENSEMBLE THEATRE -- Eastgate Town Center, 5600 Brainerd Road. 423-987-5141, "Fat Pig," 7:30 p.m. March 20-22. $15 adults, $10 students.


BARKING LEGS THEATER -- 1307 Dodds Ave. 423-624-5347, Mise En Scenesters screening of thriller "Grand Piano," 8:30 p.m. March 22. $7.

EASTGATE SATURDAY CINEMA -- Eastgate Public Library, 5705 Marlin Road, Suite 1500, 5900 Building. Big-screen showings of the latest motion pictures and classics, including "Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs" (PG), 2:30-4 p.m. March 22. Bring your own snacks and drinks with lids. Free. 423-855-2689.

FATHOM EVENTS --Hamilton Place 10-17, 2000 Hamilton Place Blvd.; East Ridge 18, 5080 South Terrace; UEC Theatres 14, 137 Pleasant Grove Road, McDonald, Tenn."Elton John: The Million Dollar Piano," concert film captured live during entertainer's residency at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, plus behind-the-scenes look at the making of the 1973 album "Goodbye Yellow Brick Road," 7 p.m. March 26. $15.

LOCAL HERO PROJECT -- Mellow Mushroom, 205 Broad St. Viewing party for Mini Film Festival of 3-minute serene to extreme outdoor activity films, 5:30 p.m. March 20.

LOOKOUT WILD FILM FESTIVAL -- Chattanooga Choo Choo Centennial Theatre, 1400 Market St. 770-315-3277, March 21-23: Screening of 34 outdoor adventure and conservation films from around the world, 7:30 p.m. Friday, 2 and 6:30 p.m. Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday. $5 any matinee or evening session, $10 entire weekend.


AVA GALLERY -- 30 Frazier Ave. 423-265-4282, "ReForm: A Habitat for Humanity Exhibition," works by artists Adam Kirby, Stephen Nemecek, Andrew Nigh, Carrie Pendergrass, Karen Rudolph and Ann Steverson, using repurposed materials from Habitat's ReStore, through March 29.

CHICKAMAUGA CIVIL WAR CENTER AND HERITAGE MUSEUM -- 100 Gordon St. (railroad depot), Chickamauga, Ga. 706-375-4488. Admission: $2 adults, $1 children. Exhibit of World War II weapons, uniforms and equipment, through March 31.

COMFORT SKATESHOP -- 1467 Market St. "The Shadow, the Window, the Frame, Pt. 1," painting and collage show by Devon Kronenberg, through March 28. 423-653-5090.

CRESS GALLERY OF ART -- UTC Fine Arts Center, 752 Vine St. 423-425-4600. "Michelle Segre: Sculptures and Drawings," part of Diane Marek Visiting Artist Series, through March 20.

E.G. FISHER LIBRARY -- 1289 Ingleside Ave., Athens, Tenn. 423-745-7782. "Spring," works in oil, acrylic and pastels by Community Artist League members Debbie Kowalczyk and Becky Pico, through March 31.

EXUM GALLERY & MEMORIAL GARDEN -- St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 305 W. Seventh St. 423-266-8195, "Fr:Ac/TurE(d)," featuring the work of Jake Kelly, through April 27. Opening reception, 5-7 p.m. March 20.

GRAFFITI -- 505 Cherokee Blvd. 400-9797, "Symbiosis" by Art Nomad photographers of Savannah College of Art and Design, through March 22.

HUNTER MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ART -- 10 Bluff View. Admission: $9.95 adults, $4.95 children. 423-267-0968.

■ "Slavery: A Continued Legacy," through April 6.

■ "African American Art: Harlem Renaissance, Civil Rights Era and Beyond," organized by the Smithsonian American Art Museum, through May 25.

■ Art + Issues: "Diversity Is! Now Deal With It," featuring UTC professors Dr. Bart Weathington and Dr. Brian O'Leary, 6 p.m. March 20. Free.

■ Art Wise: Distinguished Speakers series presents Virginia Mecklenburg, chief curator at the Smithsonian American Art Museum and one of the curators of current "African American Art" exhibit, 6 p.m. March 27.

■ "Preface: An Introduction to Artists' Books," drawn from the W.S. Hoole Special Collections Library at the University of Alabama, March 28-June 15.

IN-TOWN GALLERY -- 26A Frazier Ave. 423-267-9214. "Satan's Breath," black-and-white photographs of a thermal plant by Virginia Webb, through March 31.

MARSH HOUSE MUSEUM -- 308 N. Main St., LaFayette, Ga. 423-718-9918, 706-638-5187 or Guided history tours. $5 adults, $1 children.

McMINN COUNTY LIVING HERITAGE MUSEUM -- 522 W. Madison Ave., Athens, Tenn. Admission: $5 adult, $3 student or senior adult. 423-745-0329, "Art Underfoot," annual exhibit of hooked rugs, through March 27.

MUSEUM CENTER AT FIVE POINTS -- 200 E. Inman St., Cleveland, Tenn. Admission: $5 adults, $4 students and seniors. 423-339-5745,

■ FiberWorks Fashion Show and Market, March 29. Market open 10 a.m.-3 p.m. with break for lunch and fashion show, noon-1:30 p.m. Free to shop. Lunch and fashion show $28 members, $35 nonmembers; all tickets $40 after March 24.

■ "In the Dirt: The Fast and Dirty World of Dirt Track Racing," opens May 30. Items related to local tracks, racers and cars may be loaned now begin accepted.

NORTH RIVER CIVIC CENTER -- 1009 Executive Drive, Suite 102, Hixson. 423-870-8924. "East Asian Inspired Art: 7 Artists," through May 29.

REFLECTIONS GALLERY -- 6922 Lee Highway. 423-892-3074. "Members Exhibition," through March 20.

RIVER GALLERY -- 400 E. Second St. 423-265-5033, ext. 5.

■ "Impressions," works by Mia Merlin, Joe Parrot and Yaffa and Jeff Todd, through March 31.

■ "Collaborations," side exhibit of works by Daud Akhriev, Melissa Hefferlin and Mary Lynn Portera, opens March 28.

THE ART CENTER -- 420 W. Main St., Blue Ridge, Ga. 706-632-2144, "The Art of Keith Burgess," oil paintings of landscapes and portraits by center's artist in residence, through March 29.

UNIVERSITY ART GALLERY -- 735 University Ave., Sewanee, Tenn. 931-598-1223. "Laurel Nakadate: Strangers and Relations," through April 6. Artist talk/reception, 4:30 p.m. April 4.

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