Chattanooga Now Arts on Tap

Chattanooga Now Arts on Tap

March 18th, 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. CDT Fridays and Saturdays year-round and other days for groups.

CHATTANOOGA STATE COMMUNITY COLLEGE - Humanities Auditorium, 4501 Amnicola Highway. 697-3246. "Little Women," production by the CSCC music and theater departments of Broadway musical of the classic novel by Louisa Mae Alcott, 7:30 p.m. March 25-26, 2:30 p.m. March 27. $10 donation (free for CSCC students, faculty).

COLONNADE - 264 Catoosa Circle, Ringgold, Ga. 706-935-9000, "The Music Man," Closed Door Entertainment production of the classic musical in which Harold Hill drums up trouble in River City, 7:30 p.m. March 25-26 and April 1, 1 and 7:30 p.m. April 2. $15 adults, $12 seniors and students, $11 groups.

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

  • "The Perils of Pinocchio," 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, today-Sunday, Thursday-March 26.

  • Auditions for "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof," Sunday and Monday.

MEMORIAL AUDITORIUM - 399 McCallie Ave., 642-8497 or 757-5050, "Barney Live! Barney's Birthday Bash," live concert features more than 25 songs, 3 and 6:30 p.m. March 29. $10.50-$51.50 (plus fees).

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. Also tonight: "Mystery of the Nightmare Office Party," 6 p.m.

  • 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 or Tennessee Wild, coalition for protecting lands in Cherokee National Forest, concludes winter film screening/discussion series with "Never Cry Wolf" (rated PG), 7:30 p.m. today. $5 adults, $3 children; snacks and beverages available.


BESSIE SMITH CULTURAL CENTER - 200 E. M.L. King Blvd. Admission: $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. "The Southern Way: Grits, Gals and Glory," opens March 29.

CATOOSA COUNTY LIBRARY - Old Mill Road at Benton Place, Ringgold, Ga. 706-965-3600. Friends of Catoosa County Library exhibit and sale of segmented bowls by Dave Edwards and spindle turning by Wayne Loveless, through March 31.

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

CIVIC ARTS LEAGUE - Reflections Gallery, 6922 Lee Highway. 892-3072. Exhibit of contemporary, abstract and experimental art forms, through April 8.

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

  • International Baccalaureate Students exhibition, Main Gallery, Monday-April 1. Reception, April 1.

  • "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 Monday.

EXUM GALLERY & MEMORIAL GARDEN - St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 305 W. Seventh St. "Small Treasures," exhibit of miniature room reproductions by Janie Galloway, through April 24.

HARRIS ART CENTER - 212 S. Wall St., Calhoun, Ga. Free. 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. Admission: $9 nonmembers, $3.50 children. 267-7176. "American Art Pottery," exhibit of earthenware, stoneware and porcelain clays made by women, through March 31.

HUNTER MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ART - 10 Bluff View. Admission: $9.95 adults, $4.95 children. 267-0968. "Lois Mailou Jones: A Life in Vibrant Color," exhibit includes 70 paintings, drawings and textile designs in wide array of subjects and styles explored by the 20th-century artist, through April 24.

IN-TOWN GALLERY - 26A Frazier Ave. Free admission. 267-9214. "Bokeh & Zen," collection of new photo imagery by Michael Largent that focuses on the out of focus and minimal content, through March 31.

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

LUPTON LIBRARY - University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. "Women and the Cultural Record: An Exploration and Celebration," Special Collections exhibit of letters and other artifacts by women, through May 5.

LYNN H. WOOD ARCHAEOLOGICAL MUSEUM - Hackman Hall, Southern Adventist University, Collegedale. Free. 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.

MARSH HOUSE MUSEUM - North Main Street in downtown LaFayette, Ga. 706-638-5187. Exhibit on historic churches of Walker County, through Sunday (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," Black History Month exhibit, through March 31.

MCMINN COUNTY LIVING HERITAGE MUSEUM - 522 W. Madison Ave., Athens, Tenn. Admission: $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.

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, through April 16. Reception, 7 p.m. March 25.

MY COLOR IMAGE BOUTIQUE & GALLERY - 330 Frazier Ave., Suite 100. 598-6202. "Music to the Eyes," exhibit includes nonenhanced photography work of Mike Williams and earrings of Stephanie Wilson, through March 31. Closing reception, 4:30-7 p.m. March 31.

NORTH RIVER CIVIC CENTER - 1009 Executive Drive, Suite 102, Hixson. Free. 870-8924. "Skies," exhibit by North Georgia Sky Painters Society, through May 27.

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," exhibit features ballet-themed oil paintings by Marie Channer, through April 15.

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

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.

  • Exhibit of art by K-12 Fannin County students, through March 25.

UNIVERSITY ART GALLERY - 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.

GALLERY AT BLACKWELL - Blackwell Automotive, 71 Eastgate Loop, Eastgate Mall. 894-7112, Spring print show and sale, features 55 works of architecture and member's choice images, through June 30.

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