Chattanooga Now Arts on Tap

Chattanooga Now Arts on Tap

March 11th, 2011 by Staff Reports in Chattanooga Now - Art


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

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

  • "Disney's Camp Rock, The Musical," through Saturday. $7-$21.

  • "The Perils of Pinocchio," Thursday through April 1.

  • "The Silver Whistle," through April 15. $7-$22.

  • "Tuesdays With Morrie," through May 12. $7-$22.

DALTON LITTLE THEATRE - 210 N. Pentz St., Dalton, Ga. 706-226-6618,

  • "The Member of the Wedding," drama based on book by Carson McCullers finds a 12-year-old tomboy trying to understand herself and her world in the 1940s South, Thursday-March 20, March 24-26.

  • Auditions for "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof," March 20-21.

ENSEMBLE THEATRE - 1918 Union Ave. (St. Andrews Center). 987-5141, "Ghosts," Henrik Ibsen's darkly comic play is commentary on incest, infidelity and euthanasia as it follows a day in the life of Helen Alving as she prepares to dedicate an orphanage in memory of her late husband, 7:30 p.m. today, 2 p.m. Saturday, 6:30 p.m. Sunday, 7:30 p.m. March 18, 2 p.m. March 19, 6:30 p.m. March 20. $10 adults, $8 students

OAK STREET PLAYHOUSE - Flo Summitt Theatre, First-Centenary United Methodist Church, 419 McCallie Ave. 756-2428. Auditions for "The Foreigner," roles available for five men and two women, 7 p.m. Sunday and Monday (show dates, May 6-16).

VAUDEVILLE CAFE - 138 Market St. 517-1839. All shows feature Italian dinner plus audience-interactive comedy-mysteries. Prices vary; discounts on tickets bought by phone or online.

  • Each Thursday: "Mystery at the TV Talk Show," 7 p.m.

  • Each Friday: "Mystery of Flight 138," 8:30 p.m.; additional 6 p.m. show, "Mystery at the Nightmare Office Party," March 18.

  • Each Saturday: "Mystery of the Nightmare High School Reunion," 6 p.m., and "Mystery at the Redneck-Italian Wedding," 8:30 p.m.


GREENSPACES - 63 E. Main St. 322-7866, Tennessee Wild, coalition for protecting lands in Cherokee National Forest, concludes winter film series/discussion with "Never Cry Wolf" (rated PG), 7:30 p.m. March 18. $5 adults, $3 children; snacks and beverages available.


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

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

  • "Ghanaian Kente and African-American Identity" through Wednesday.

BOOTH WESTERN ART MUSEUM - 501 Museum Drive, Cartersville, Ga. 770-387-1300,

  • "Ansel Adams: A Legacy," through Sunday.

  • "Kevin Nickell: Into the Fog," through April 10.

CHATTOOGA ACADEMY SCHOOLHOUSE MUSEUM - 304 N. Main St., LaFayette, Ga. 706-639-1519. Exhibition on the Great Locomotive Chase, through April 3.

CREATIVE ARTS GUILD - Dalton, Ga. 520 W. Waugh St. 706-278-0168,

  • "Waldo Vinces & Victoria Martin-Gilly - A Retrospective," Main Gallery, through March 25.

  • "Savannah College of Arts - Mapping Next Steps," Gallery 111, through April 29.

CRESS GALLERY OF ART - UTC Fine Arts Center, corner of Vine and Palmetto streets. Free. 425-4600. "Living Daylights," exhibit of eight new works by Alaska native and New York City resident Ian Pedigo, through March 21.

EXUM GALLERY & MEMORIAL GARDEN - St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 305 W. Seventh St. 266-8195. "Small Treasures" by Janie Galloway, through April 24. Reception, today.

HARRIS ART CENTER - 212 S. Wall St., Calhoun, Ga. Free admission. 706-629-2599, Middle school art show, exhibit includes work of Gordon County students, through March 25.

HOUSTON MUSEUM OF DECORATIVE ARTS - 201 High St. $9 nonmembers, $3.50 children. 267-7176. "American Art Pottery" through March 31.

HUNTER MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ART - 10 Bluff View. $9.95 adults, $4.95 children. 267-0968. "Lois Mailou Jones: A Life in Vibrant Color," through April 24.

IN-TOWN GALLERY - 26A Frazier Ave. Free admission. 267-9214. "Bokeh & Zen," through March 31.

JEWISH CULTURAL CENTER - 5461 N. Terrace. 493-0270, ext. 13. "Needlework, Cultural and Contemporary" through today.

LINDA WOODALL FINE ARTS - 7836 Ooltewah-Georgetown Road. 238-9985. "Angels," work by Mary Ferris Kelly, through April 30.

MARSH HOUSE MUSEUM - North Main Street in downtown LaFayette, Ga. Hours: 1-3 p.m. Thursdays and Sundays. 706-638-5187. Docent-guided tours and exhibit on historic churches of Walker County, extended through March 20 (tours 1-3 p.m. Thursday, Saturday and Sunday). $5.

MARTHA BERRY MUSEUM - Georgia Loop 1 and U.S. Highway 27, Rome, Ga. $5 adults, $4 seniors, $3 students/children. "Erasing the Color Line," with new addition focusing on the black community of Freeman town, through March 31.

MCMINN COUNTY LIVING HERITAGE MUSEUM - 522 W. Madison Ave., Athens, Tenn. $5 adult, $3 student or senior adult. 423-745-0329, Exhibit of original drawings of unique automobiles by 50-plus students from McMinn Career Technical Center's drafting, engineering and computer-aided design class, through April 4.

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. 877-2525.

MOSAIC GALLERY - 412 Market St. 320-6738. "The Art of Portraits," approaches to portrait painting by Daniel Swanger, Jerry Allen, Charlie Newton and Hyacinth Bailey, today-April 16. Reception, 7 p.m. March 25.

MUSEUM CENTER AT FIVE POINTS - 200 E. Inman St., Cleveland, Tenn. $5 adults, $4 students and seniors, free for members and children younger than 5. 423-339-5745, "Stiches in Time," 11th annual quilt exhibit features more than 70 contemporary and antique quilts from across the region, through Saturday.

MY COLOR IMAGE BOUTIQUE & GALLERY - 330 Frazier Ave., Suite 100. 598-6202. "Music to the Eyes," exhibit by Mike Williams and Stephanie Wilson, through March 31.

NORTH GEORGIA HERITAGE MUSEUM - 100 Gordon St. (railroad depot), Chickamauga, Ga. 706-375-4488. "Arrowheads, Axes and Pipes of Early People of Southeastern American," through May 31.

NORTH RIVER CIVIC CENTER - 1009 Executive Drive, Suite 102, Hixson. Free. 870-8924. "Skies," exhibit by North Georgia Sky Painters Society, through May 31.

RIVER GALLERY - 400 E. Second St. (Bluff View Art District). Free. 265-5033, ext. 5. "Journey," exhibit includes encaustic paintings by Judy Klich that seek to find a spiritual relationship to the natural world and oil paintings by David Swanagin that study light and shadow and color and form, through March 31.

SHUPTRINE FINE ART GROUP - 2646 Broad St. Free. 266-4453,

  • "Whisper," ballet-themed oil paintings by Marie Channer, through April 15.

  • Exhibit of etchings by Steven Scott Young, through April 15.

SIXTH CAVALRY MUSEUM - 2 Barnhardt Circle, on former parade field, a National Register of Historic Places site in Fort Oglethorpe. $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.

THE ART CENTER - 420 W. Main St., Blue Ridge, Ga. 706-632-2144, Artists-in-residence exhibit includes watercolors by Don Maier and impressionistic images of people, animals and landscapes by Suzie Maier, through March 25.

UNIVERSITY ART GALLERY - Sewanee: University of the South, Georgia Avenue, Sewanee, Tenn. 931-598-1223. "The New English Art Club: Contemporary Figurative Painting from Britain," exhibit includes portraits and landscapes by painters Ken Howard, Tom Coates, John Ward and Benjamin Sullivan, through April 10.