Chattanooga Now Arts Calendar

Chattanooga Now Arts Calendar

June 18th, 2009 in Chattanooga Now - Art


ATHENS ARTS CENTER -- 320 N. White St., Athens, Tenn. 423-745-8781, Auditions for Sweetwater-based Monroe Area Opera, roles of all ages and voice types for four productions during 2009-2010 season, 2 p.m. June 28. 423-351-9013

a BEAR HOLLOW THEATRE -- 11885 U.S. Highway 41 South, Monteagle, Tenn. 931-924-2327, 866-764-2327, Saturday Night Live, Friday and Saturday through July, with dinner at 6:30 p.m. CDT and show at 7:30. Prices begin at $20 for shows only.

CHATTANOOGA THEATRE CENTRE -- 400 River St. Box office: 267-8534,

* Circle Theatre, "Southern Connections," play by local playwright Katie Hutcheson centers around a Chicago businesswoman who returns to the South after a long absence, 8 p.m. today, 2:30 and 8 p.m. Saturday. $15 adults, $10 students.

* Auditions for CircleStage production of "Almost, Maine," roles for two women and two men, 7:30 p.m. June 28-29 (performances Aug. 7-22).

* Circle Theatre, "Psycho Beach Party," spoof of 1960s beach movies, 8 p.m. June 26-27, July 10-11, July 17-18. $15 adults, $10 students.

COLONNADE -- 264 Catoosa Circle, Ringgold, Ga. 706-935-9000,

* "Brothers of St. Benedict," comedic drama centers around four men who grow up in Catholic orphanage and return to serve under their old teacher, 7:30 p.m. today, Saturday and June 26-27, 10 a.m. June 27. $12-$15.

* Auditions for "Cotton Patch Gospel," musical and nonmusical parts for ages late teens to adults, 6 p.m. June 29-30 (performances Aug. 21-22, Aug. 28-29), e-mail

a CUMBERLAND COUNTY PLAYHOUSE -- Crossville, Tenn. All times Central. 931-484-5000,

* "On Golden Pond" by Ernest Thompson features couple spending 48th summer together, held over until July 15. $23 adults, $22 seniors, $20 groups, $13 children/students.

* "Smoke on the Mountain," the original, unmatched family gospel musical, through Oct. 23. $23 adults, $22 seniors, $20 groups, $13 children/students.

* "The Foreigner," through Oct. 4. The Larry Shue comedy is CCP's most requested show. $24 adults, $23 seniors (62 and older), $21 groups, $14 children/students.

DALTON LITTLE THEATRE -- 210 N. Pentz St., Dalton, Ga. 706-226-6618, "Anything Goes," classic Cole Porter musical, 8 p.m. today and Saturday. $12 adults, $10 senior adults and students, $8 children, group rates.

ST. ANDREW'S CENTER -- 1918 Union Ave. Ensemble Theatre of Chattanooga presents Short Attention Span Theatre 10-Minute Play Festival, featuring the plays "200 Feet and Counting," "3:59 a.m.: A Drag Race for Two Actors," "The Packer," "Fish Story," "Giraffes and Icons," "Mary; Love Lester" and "Evol," 7:30 p.m. today and Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday. $8 adults, $6 student. 987-5141.

TENNESSEE VALLEY THEATRE -- 184 W. Jackson Ave., Spring City, Tenn. For reservations, call 365-7529. 423-365-7529. "Twelfth Night," six-person adaptation of William Shakepeare comedy presented by touring Kingsport, Tenn.-based Drifting Theatre Company and Uncovered Theatre Company. 2 p.m. June 28. $10.

VAUDEVILLE CAFE -- 138 Market St. 517-1839. All shows feature Italian dinner plus audience-interactive comedy-mysteries. Southern premier of "Wedding Belles" by Alan Bailey

* "Mystery at the TV Talk Show," 7 p.m. each Thursday. $21.50 adults, $14 children (ages 3-11).

* "Mystery of the Nightmare Office Party," 6 p.m., and "Mystery of Flight 138," 8:30 p.m. each Friday. $26. 50 adults, $14 children for either show.

* "Mystery of the Nightmare High School Reunion," 6 p.m., and "Mystery at the Redneck-Italian Wedding," 8:30 p.m. each Saturday. $26.50/$14 for either show.


ST. THADDAEUS EPISCOPAL CHURCH -- 4300 Locksley Lane. Family double feature movies at 6 p.m. on last Friday of month. June 26 titles: "Love Finds Andy Hardy" and "The Bad News Bears."Free (with popcorn). 892-2377.


ATHENS ARTS CENTER -- 320 N. White St., Athens, Tenn. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays. Free admission. 423-745-8781, "Changing Perspectives," retrospective of paintings by Cleveland, Tenn.-based artist Jennie Kirkpatrick, through July 31.

AVA GALLERY -- 30 Frazier Ave. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, 1-5 p.m. Sunday. 265-5233,

* "The Salty Side of Sweet: Works by Kirsten Stingle," mixed media of human form ceramics and found objects, through June 26.

* "The Works of Emily Pietrantrone," exhibition of works by student awarded AVA Award of Excellence in Chattanooga Times Free Press Student Art Contest, through June 30.

BILL SHORES FRAMES AND GALLERY -- 307 Manufacturers Road, Suite 117. 756-6746. Fourth Thursday exhibit: fine art bird photography by Dan Williams, through Monday.

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. Wearable art, hand-painted silk scarves, and jewelry sets made from glass beads by Evelyn Marie Williams, through June 30.

CHATTANOOGA AFRICAN-AMERICAN MUSEUM -- 200 E. M.L. King Blvd. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday, noon-4 p.m. Saturday. Admission: $5 adults, $3 senior adults, $2 for ages 6-12. 266-8658.

* "The Untold Story of the Great Black Jockeys," through July 10. Paintings and sculpture by George Nock, Tim Hinton and Audrey Menefee.

* Permanent exhibit: a look back at black history through African artifacts, oral histories, documents, photographs, art and personal effects.

CHATTANOOGA-HAMILTON COUNTY BICENTENNIAL LIBRARY -- 1001 Broad St. Hours: 9 a.m-9 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday-Saturday. 757-5310, Documentary photographic exhibit from Appalachian Institute of Wheeling Jesuit University compares life in 1946 coal communities to today's conditions captured by photojournalist Earl Dotter, through July 17.

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,

* "Life's Dance," exhibit of 15 bronze casts and several prints by Russian artist Oleg Zakomorny, through today. See samples of artwork at

* Gallery 111 Exhibit: Paintings of Cortona, Tuscany, Barbados and North Georgia by Del Martin. Martin's third one-woman show at Guild on view through June.

* American flag exhibit, works in various media by professional and amateur artists of all ages depicting U.S. flag, July 6-24. Reception, 5:30 p.m. July 10.

EXUM GALLERY -- St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 305 W. Seventh St. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday. Gallery's grand-opening exhibit is photography of Bob Wright, through June 29. 266-8195.

GANNON ART GALLERY -- 3250 Brainerd Road. Showing works by Dorothy Gannon, Lisa Norris, Ellen Franklin, Mike Shalett and Blake Moore. Chattanooga Artists Reserve, one-day show by 14 local artists of handmade, original work, noon-7 p.m. June 27. 622-8236.

HOUSTON MUSEUM OF DECORATIVE ARTS -- 201 High St. First guided tour begins at 9:30 a.m. and the last at 4 p.m. Monday-Friday. Open by appointment Saturday and Sunday. 267-7176. Featured exhibit: "Barrage of Butterflies," tea paraphernalia with butterfly handles, through June. $9 for ages 18 and older, $3.50 ages 4-17.

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. $9.95 adults, $4.95 children, free to younger visitors and to members. 267-0968.

* "Jellies: Living Art," joint exhibit with Tennessee Aquarium, through Aug. 9. Features room-size "Laguna Murano Chandelier" and other works by world-renowned glass artist Dale Chihuly. Reception for Stephen Rolfe Powell, whose works are featured in the exhibit, 6 p.m. Thursday.

* "Window on the West: Views From the American Frontier -- The Phelan Collection" includes works by artists such as Frederic Remington, Samuel Colman and Alfred Jacob Miller as well as less known artists, through Aug. 9.

IN-TOWN GALLERY -- 26A Frazier Ave. Hours: 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Saturday, 1-5 p.m. Sunday. Free admission. 267-9214. "Spring Into Summer" features original work from 34 regional artists, through June 30.

LOOKOUT MOUNTAIN GALLERY -- 3535 Broad St., Suite A. Hours: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday. 580-8117. "Cultural Fragments: From the Past to the Present Time," works by Chattanooga artist R. Michael Wimmer from found objects pay homage to architecture, rhythm and balance, June 26-July 25. Opening reception, 6-9 p.m. June 26.

LYNN H. WOOD ARCHAEOLOGICAL MUSEUM -- Hackman Hall, Southern Adventist University, Collegedale. Summer hours: 2-5 p.m. Saturday and by appointment. 236-2030, "Vessels in Time: A Journey Into the Biblical World," permanent exhibit of 200 ancient artifacts (from pottery to weapons of war) spanning 3,500 years of history.

MOSAIC MARKET -- 412 Market St. Hours: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday. 624-3915. Artist market features handmade original art, specialty and unique items, on-the-spot portraits and demonstrations.

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, free for members and children younger than 5. 423-339-5745, "Young Guns and Ol Geezers," display of work by 17 potters who have lived and worked in Brasstown, N.C., home of the John C. Campbell Folk School, through June 27.

NORTH RIVER CIVIC CENTER -- 1009 Executive Drive, Suite 102, Hixson. Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday. 870-8924. Chattanooga Professional Photography Guild Photography Exhibition, through July 3.

RIVER GALLERY -- Bluff View Art District, 400 E. Second St. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday, 1-5 p.m. Sunday and by appointment. Free admission. 265-5033, ext. 5. "A Modern Twist," featuring works of sculptor Andrew Crawford and abstract acrylic artist Michael Kessler, through June 30. Reception, 6:30-8 p.m. today.

SHUPTRINE FINE ART GROUP -- 2646 Broad St. Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and by appointment. 266-4453, "Luminosity," photographic emulsion by Cornel W. Wilde, through June 26.

SOUTHERN ADVENTIST UNIVERSITY -- Brock Hall (second floor), 5055 Hickman Drive, Collegedale. Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Thursday. Free admission. General art show features works in variety of genres created by students from the university's School of Visual Art and Design, through summer. 236-2732.

WINDER-BINDER GALLERY OF FOLK ART -- 40 Frazier Ave. Hours: noon-7 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday; 1-6 p.m. Sunday. 413-8999, Art 'til Dark, featured artists are jewelers Nicole Thurman and Deb Prater, noon-8 p.m. Saturday.

* MainStage, "Ring Round the Moon," satire of upper-class pretension and lower-class ambition with a fairy-tale ending, 8 p.m. today and Saturday, 7 p.m. Thursday, 8 p.m. June 26-27, 2:30 p.m. June 28, 7 p.m. July 9, 8 p.m. July 10-11, 2:30 p.m. July 12. $10-$20.

RIPPLE THEATER -- 3264 Brainerd Road. "12 Angry Jurors," Destiny Theater Co. production based on Emmy Award-winning television movie "12 Angry Men," 8 p.m. today and Saturday, 4 p.m. Sunday, 8 p.m. June 26, 2:30 and 8 p.m. June 27, 4 p.m. June 28. $17 adults, $14 seniors and students, $12 (June 27 matinee). 642-8497, 266-8658, 648-4206 or,

* "A Night With an Artist," gallery talk and sculpture stroll with Andrew Crawford, creator of "Pure Americana" presently in gallery's sculpture plaza, 6 p.m. June 27.

MCKEE LIBRARY -- 4865 Promenade, Southern Adventist University, Collegedale. Hours: Noon-11 p.m. Sunday, 7:45 a.m.-11 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m.-noon Friday. 236-2788. Paintings of machines, trains and airplanes, along with illustrations, drawings and sketches, by local artist Frank Mirande, through Dec. 17.

MCMINN COUNTY LIVING HERITAGE MUSEUM -- 522 W. Madison Ave., Athens, Tenn. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday. Admission: $5 adult, $3 student or senior adult. 423-745-0329, "Threads of History," exhibit of historic and contemporary textiles, through June 27. Among items displayed are many textiles, from quilts to samplers, which originally served a practical purpose and today are viewed as fiber art.

MEDAL OF HONOR EXHIBIT -- Northgate Mall, next to Piccadilly Cafeteria, 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. The National Medal of Honor Museum of Military History, exhibit that examines exploits of America's heroes through pictures, narratives, uniforms and artifacts from Revolutionary War through Iraqi Freedom. Free admission. 394-0710.

CREATEHERE -- 55 E. Main St. Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. 648-2195, "Zero Sum: Experiments in Game Theory" examines role of games in contemporary culture. Opening games/fun activity, 6-9 p.m, through July 17.

SIXTH CAVALRY MUSEUM-- 2 Barnhardt Circle, on former parade field, a National Register of Historic Places site in Fort Oglethorpe. Hours: 9 a.m.-noon and 1-4 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. $3 adult, $2 child or senior adult. 706-861-2860. Display chronicles the "Fighting 6th" from 1861 to present day and features soldier's life when Fort Oglethorpe was an active Army post (1902-1946). Patton M47 tank and Cobra gunship helicopter are featured exhibits.

MARSH HOUSE MUSEUM -- North Main Street in downtown LaFayette, Ga. Hours: 1-3 p.m. Thursdays and Sundays. Special exhibit, "From Cradle to Grave," features clothing from the 1860s, with discussion by local expert Tina Rogers, through June 28. $5 adults, $1 children. Also included in tours are period furniture and other of-the-era artifacts, stories about Marsh-Warthen family and Walker County from 1840-1900. Contact: David P. Boyle of Marsh House management team, 706-272-2682.

MICHAEL'S FINE ARTS AND FRAMING -- 1325 Dug Gap Road, Dalton, Ga. Hours: 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday. 706-278-8840. "Pain," new work by Tommy Payne, through June.