published Thursday, May 29th, 2014

Arts Calendar - May 29-June 4


BLUE RIDGE COMMUNITY THEATER -- 2591 E. First St., Blue Ridge, Ga. 706-632-9223, "Cactus Flower," (7:30 p.m. today-Saturday, May 29-31.

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

CHATTANOOGA THEATRE CENTRE -- 400 River St. 423-267-8534, "To Kill a Mockingbird," MainStage, 7 p.m. today, May 29; 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, May 30-31; 2:30 p.m. Sunday, June 1. $12.50-$25.

COLONNADE -- 264 Catoosa Circle, Ringgold, Ga. 706-935-9000, Back Alley Productions holds auditions for "You Can't Take It With You," 6-8 p.m. Monday-Tuesday, June 2-3 (show dates July 25-Aug. 2).

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

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

* "Smoke on the Mountain," May 30-Aug. 8.


A MOVIE IN THE PARK -- Engleman Park, Monroe and Fair streets, Sweetwater, Tenn. Marcella Center for the Arts & Education presents classic, G-rated, family movie, 8 p.m. Friday, May 30. Bring your own seating. Free admission. Concession sales raise funds for Marcella Center's youth programs. 423-337-0075.

EASTGATE SATURDAY CINEMA -- Eastgate Public Library, 5705 Marlin Road, Suite 1500, 5900 Building. Big-screen showing of "Saving Mr. Banks" (PG-13), 2:30-4:30 p.m. Bring your own snacks and drinks with lids. Free. 423-855-2689.

SCREEN ON THE GREEN -- Dalton Green Park, Spencer St., Dalton, Ga. Family fun with inflatables and popcorn starting at 7 p.m. Friday, May 30, and movie at dusk. Additional dates: June 27 and July 25. Free.


AMBI ARTISTS CREATIVE CLUSTER -- Heritage House, 1428 Jenkins Road. A monthly cross-pollination gathering for creatives of all types (writers, poets, fine artists, sculptors, photographers, filmmakers), based on Julia Cameron's "The Artist's Way," 6-9 p.m. June 5. Bring potluck dish, nonalcoholic beverage, side or dessert to share. Also welcome: a recent completion or work-in-progress for feedback and inspiration. 423-855-9474.

ARTAMAJIG -- The Church on Main. 1601 Rossville Ave. Annual fundraiser for Southern Lit Alliance's educational outreach programs includes silent auction of works by 70-plus local artists, food by Enzo's Market and libations by Riverside Wine & Spirits, 6:30-9 p.m. July 31. Tickets on sale May 1. 423-267-1218,

UPTOWN ART -- 2 Cherokee Blvd., Suite 2. Painting party creating "Starry Night Over Chattanooga," benefiting Chattanooga Down Syndrome Society, 7-10 p.m. June 5. Food and door prizes. 423-602-8580,


ARTCRAFTERS GALLERY -- 1356 Market St., Dayton, Tenn. 423-775-1401, Hours: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday. "Summer Fun & Frolics," photos, paintings and other summer adventure art by Dee Grove and Kimberly McMillian, June 7-21. Meet-and-greet, 1-3 p.m. June 7.

ATHENS ARTS CENTER -- 320 N. White St., Athens, Tenn. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays. 423-745-8781, "Artists Behind the Exhibits," members of Visual Arts Committee of Athens Area Council for the Arts, through June 13.

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

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

* "Fresh," works by emerging visual artists, June 6-July 25. Opening reception, 5:30-8 p.m. June 6.

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.

* Community yard sale, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, May 31.

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

CREATIVE ARTS GUILD -- Dalton, Ga. 520 W. Waugh St. Gallery hours: 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday, and by appointment. 706-278-0168, First Friday reception features watercolor artist Del Martin and painter Amanda Brazier, 5:30-7:30 p.m. June 6. Free admission.

E.G. FISHER LIBRARY -- 1289 Ingleside Ave., Athens, Tenn. Hours: 9:30 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Wednesday and Friday (closed first Wednesdays), 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday. 423-745-7782. Community Artists League call for art for June open show, receiving entries 4-6 p.m. Friday, May 30. Open to artists living within 100 miles of Athens. $25 entry fee for up to two pieces; cash prizes awarded. Contact: Susan Ector Ward, 423-333-5388,

EXUM GALLERY & MEMORIAL GARDEN -- St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 305 W. Seventh St. Hours: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday. 423-266-8195, "Postcards From Prague, On Site Drawings," through June 8.

FOODWORKS RESTAURANT -- 205-C Manufacturers Road. 423-580-2270. Hours: Open daily at 11 a.m. "Spring Colors," show and sale of 40-plus watercolors, oils, acrylics and collages by Civic Arts League members, through June 28.

GALLERY AT BLACKWELL -- Blackwell Automotive, 71 Eastgate Loop, Eastgate Mall. Hours: 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-noon Saturday. 423-344-5643, "Monochrome & Variations," through July.

GRAFFITI -- 505 Cherokee Blvd. 423-400-9797, Hours: 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, noon-3 p.m. Sunday. "Cock and Bull: The Paintings of Michael Holsomback and Ken Page, through Wednesday, June 4.

HARRIS ARTS CENTER -- 212 S. Wall St., Calhoun, Ga. Hours: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Friday. 706-629-2599,

* Harris Potters & Booth Art Guild exhibition, through Friday, May 30.

* Photographs from Cuba by Kathryn S. Sproull and Janice S. Smith and sculptures by Tom Chambers, June 2-July 11. Reception, 3-4:30 p.m. June 8.

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.

* Art + Issues: Mapping a New World," by Chattanooga Public Library assistant director Nate Hill, 6-7 p.m. today, May 29.

* "Preface: An Introduction to Artists' Books," through June 15.

* "Twenty Original American Etchings," through summer.

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

* "New Work -- Year 40," new work from 34 regional artists to celebrate gallery's 40th anniversary year and introduce new membersDenice Bizot (metal sculpture), Eugenia Johnston (painting), Eric Davidson (stone sculpture) and Irene Catlin (fiber), through today, May 29.

* "Watercraft in Watercolor," 12-year collection by John McLean, June 1-30. Opening reception, 5-8 p.m. June 6.

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, "In the Dirt: The Fast and Dirty World of Dirt Track Racing," opens Friday, May 30.

NORTH RIVER CIVIC CENTER -- 1009 Executive Drive, Suite 102, Hixson. Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday. Free. 870-8924. "East Asian Inspired Art: 7 Artists," through today, May 29.

REFLECTIONS GALLERY -- 6922 Lee Highway. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday. 423-892-3074. "From the Earth," fine-art show by 25 local artisans, through Friday, May 30.

RINGGOLD ART AND FRAME -- 7825 Nashville St., Ringgold, Ga. 706-991-7533. "Far Horizons: A Study of the Skies" by North Georgia Sky Painters Society, through Saturday, May 31.

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;

* "Materials Intertwined," natural sculptures by Kim Keats and quilts by Bernie Rowell, through Saturday, May 31.

* "Inside & Out," steel botanical sculptures by Grace Cathey, June 2-30 inside gallery; through May 2015 in Sculpture Garden. Opening reception and garden stroll with the artist, 6:30-8 p.m. Friday, May 30.

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. Free admission Saturdays in May for National Military Appreciation Month. 706-861-2860,

* Permanent display chronicles the "Fighting 6th" from 1861 to present.

* "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. Hours: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday-Saturday. 706-632-2144, "Celebration of Artisans: Southern Appalachian Artists Member Show," through June 15.

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