published Thursday, May 15th, 2014

Arts Calendar - May 15-21

THEATER

BARKING LEGS THEATER -- 1307 Dodds Ave. "America's Got Talent" contestant Jaden Maxwell presents "Sleeveless," show of illusion, comedy and dance, 7 p.m. today, May 15. $15. 423-624-5347, www.barkinglegs.org.

BLUE RIDGE COMMUNITY THEATER -- 2591 E. First St., Blue Ridge, Ga. 706-632-9223, www.BlueRidgeCommunityTheater.com. "Cactus Flower," May 15-31 (7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sundays).

BUTTONWILLOW CIVIL WAR DINNER THEATER -- 1060 Main St., Whitwell, Tenn. 423-658-7478, www.buttonwillowchurch.com. "Granddaddy's Watch," daily lunch and dinner shows, 10:45 a.m. and 5 p.m. CDT, by reservation only.

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

"The Foreigner," through May 16 (held over). $13-$26.

"The Diary of Anne Frank," through May 22. $13-$25.

"Annie Get Your Gun," through July 11. $13-$26.

"American Icon 2014," by students and teachers from CCP Performance Education Department, May 22-24.

ENSEMBLE THEATRE -- Eastgate Town Center, 5600 Brainerd Road. 423-987-5141, www.ensembletheatreofchattanooga.com."Rumors," 7:30 p.m. May 15-17, 2:30 p.m. May 18. $15 adults, $10 students.

HUNTER MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ART -- 10 Bluff View. 423-267-0968, www.huntermuseum.org. TheaterQuest playwrights and actors present original works inspired by "African American Art: Harlem Renaissance, Civil Rights and Beyond," 6-7 p.m. May 22. Co-presented by Chattanooga Theatre Centre. Free to high school students and families.

THEATER FOR THE NEW SOUTH -- Jim G. Lewis Studio, UTC Fine Arts Center, 752 Vine St. "Tick, Tick ... Boom," 7:30 p.m. May 15-18. Co-sponsored by UTC Theatre Company. $20. theaterforthenewsouth.com.

DANCE PERFORMANCE

BALLET TENNESSEE -- Roland Hayes Concert Hall, UTC Fine Arts Center, 752 Vine St. 423-821-2055, www.ballettennessee.org.$15 adults, $12 seniors, students, children. www.utc.edu/fine-arts-center.

May 16: Spring Repertory performance, 7:30 p.m.

May 17: VanCura Ballet Conservatory recital, 2 p.m.

May 17: Spring Festival of Dance, 7:30 p.m.

FILM EVENTS

EASTGATE SATURDAY CINEMA -- Eastgate Public Library, 5705 Marlin Road, Suite 1500, 5900 Building. Screening of "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" (PG-13), 2:30-5 p.m. May 17.Bring your own snacks and drinks with lids. Free. 423-855-2689.

JEWISH CULTURAL CENTER -- 5461 North Terrace Road. 423-493-0270, atreadwell@jcfgc.com. Jewish Film Series continues with "Kidon," in Hebrew and French with English subtitles, 7 p.m. May 21. Series suitable for ages 16-up. $7 (includes popcorn, soft drink).

ART EVENTS

REGIONAL ART ALLIANCE -- East Ridge Community Center, 1517 Tombras Ave., East Ridge. Monthly third-Thursday meeting features guest speaker Thomas Caleb Goggans, portrait artist, naturalist painter and plein air course instructor at Townsend Atelier, 7-9 p.m. May 20. Includes refreshments and games inspired by "Family Feud" and "Deal or No Deal."

ARTISTS/EXHIBITS

ATHENS ARTS CENTER -- 320 N. White St., Athens, Tenn. 423-745-8781, www.athensartscouncil.org. "Artists Behind the Exhibits," by Jerry Hagaman, Chris Ingram, Jan Burleson, Jen Nunley and Lauren Brown Shepherd, members of Visual Arts Committee of Athens Area Council for the Arts, through June 13.

AVA GALLERY -- 30 Frazier Ave. 423-265-4282, www.avarts.org.

"The Seasoned Eye: A Celebration of Artists Working 20+ Years," through May 30.

Submission deadline for "Fresh," works by emerging visual artists, May 23 (show,June 6-July 25).

BESSIE SMITH CULTURAL CENTER -- 200 E. M.L. King Blvd. Admission: $7 adults, $3 children 6-12, $5 seniors and students. 423-266-8658.

Gallery talk by historian John Edwards, curator of "Bright Ideas" exhibition, 6 p.m. May 20. Regular admission (free for members).

"The Fine Art of Jazz," 50 black-and-white photographic portraits of Kansas City jazz musicians by Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer Dan White, through May 24.

"Bright Ideas: African American Inventors and Inventions," through June 14.

E.G. FISHER LIBRARY -- 1289 Ingleside Ave., Athens, Tenn. 423-745-7782. Athens Community Art League features "All About the Story," artwork and photos by Lisa Bell and Rose Diaz-Bare, through May 31. Reception, 5:30-6:30 p.m. May 16.

EXUM GALLERY & MEMORIAL GARDEN -- St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 305 W. Seventh St. 423-266-8195, www.stpaulschatt.org. "Postcards From Prague, On Site Drawings," through June 8.

FOODWORKS RESTAURANT -- 205-C Manufacturers Road. 423-580-2270. "Spring Colors," by Civic Arts League members, through June 28.

GALLERY AT BLACKWELL -- Blackwell Automotive, 71 Eastgate Loop, Eastgate Mall. 423-344-5643, www.chattanoogaphoto.org. "Monochrome & Variations," through July.

GRAFFITI -- 505 Cherokee Blvd. 423-400-9797, www.hillcityart.com. "Cock and Bull: The Paintings of Michael Holsomback and Ken Page, through June 4.

HARRIS ARTS CENTER -- 212 S. Wall St., Calhoun, Ga. 706-629-2599, www.harrisartscenter.com. Harris Potters & Booth Art Guild exhibition, through May 30.

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

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

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

Museum Store sidewalk sale, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. May 16-17, 1-4 p.m. May 18. Plus treats from Monkey Town Donuts and Miller's Lemonade.

Artful Yoga with Barbara Major, 1 p.m. May 17. Free (bring your own mat).

International Art Museum Day features discussion on artists' books by former chief curator Ellen Simak and demonstration by book artists Hollie Berry and Juanita Tumelaire of The Open Press, 3 p.m. May 18.

"Twenty Original American Etchings," through summer.

IN-TOWN GALLERY -- 26A Frazier Ave. 423-267-9214. www.intowngallery.com. "New Work -- Year 40," new work from 34 regional artists, through May 29.

JEWISH CULTURAL CENTER -- 5461 North Terrace. "Kitchen Tables: Memories of Growing Up Jewish in Chattanooga," May 15-July 18. Community reception, 5:30 p.m. May 15.

LOSTNEST EXHIBITION SPACE -- 1511 Williams St. "Lostnest," paintings, drawings, sculptural installations and performance art by Fennel Blythe, Aaron Cowan, Stephen Nemecek and Brent Weston, 5-9 p.m. May 17, 3-6 p.m. May 18. (Second-floor space, no handicap access.)

MUSEUM CENTER AT FIVE POINTS -- 200 E. Inman St., Cleveland, Tenn. Admission: $5 adults, $4 students and seniors. 423-339-5745, www.museumcenter.org. "Common People in Uncommon Times: The Civil War Experience in Tennessee," traveling exhibit from Tennessee State Museum, through May 17.

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. "From the Earth," through May 30.

RINGGOLD ART AND FRAME -- 7825 Nashville St., Ringgold, Ga. 706-991-7533. "Far Horizons: A Study of the Skies" by Janice Kennedy, Sandra Babb, Carol Hobbs, Sherry Hullender and Evelyn Marie Williams, through May 31.

RIVER GALLERY -- 400 E. Second St. 423-265-5033, ext. 5; www.river-gallery.com. "Materials Intertwined," by Kim Keats and Bernie Rowell, through May 31.

SIXTH CAVALRY MUSEUM -- 2 Barnhardt Circle, Fort Oglethorpe, Ga. Admission: $3 adult, $2 child or senior adult (free Saturdays in May). 706-861-2860, www.6thcavalrymuseum.com.

Permanent display chronicles the "Fighting 6th" from 1861 to present and features soldier's life when Fort Oglethorpe was active Army post (1902-1946). Patton M47 tank and Cobra gunship helicopter are featured exhibits.

"Over Here & Over There: Georgia & Georgians in WWII," interactive traveling exhibit explores daily life on home front and battle front, through June 16.

THE ART CENTER -- 420 W. Main St., Blue Ridge, Ga. 706-632-2144, www.blueridgearts.net. "Celebration of Artisans: Southern Appalachian Artists Member Show," through June 15.

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