Chattanooga Now Arts on Tap

Chattanooga Now Arts on Tap

May 20th, 2011 by Staff Reports in Chattanooga Now - Art


BLUE RIDGE COMMUNITY THEATER - 420 W. Main St., Blue Ridge, Ga. 706-632-9223, "The Dixie Swim Club," five Southern women who met at age 18 reconnect once a year at the beach without husbands, children or phones to interrupt, 7:30 p.m. today and Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday, 7:30 p.m. May 27-28, 2 p.m. May 29.

BUTTONWILLOW CHURCH CIVIL WAR DINNER THEATER - 1060 Main St., Whitwell, Tenn. 423-658-7478, "Granddaddy's Watch," dinner and two-hour live show based on events during the "real War Between the States," 5:15 p.m. CDT Fridays and Saturdays year-round and other days for groups.

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

* "The House at Pooh Corner," Christopher Robin and his friends run away in light of the mysterious threat of something called Education, 7:30 p.m. today, 2:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

* "The Women," MainStage production of comedy of gold-diggers, schemers, gossips and social climbers, 8 p.m. today and Saturday, 2:30 p.m. Sunday, 7 p.m. Thursday, 8 p.m. May 27-28, 2:30 p.m. May 29. $10-$25.

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

* "My Fair Lady," through June 9.

* "Duck Hunter Shoots Angel," through July 14.

* "Little Shop of Horrors," through Aug. 6.

ENSEMBLE THEATRE - 1918 Union Ave. (St. Andrews Center). 987-5141, Short Attention Span Theatre: Speed Dating, 10-minute play festival showcases the work of several local playwrights and budding national playwrights, 7:30 p.m. May 27, 2 p.m. May 28, 6:30 p.m. May 29, 7:30 p.m. June 3, 2 p.m. June 4, 6:30 p.m. June 5, 7:30 p.m. June 10, 2 p.m. June 11, 6:30 p.m. June 12. $10 adults, $8 students.

VAUDEVILLE CAFE - 138 Market St. 517-1839. Theater shows include Italian dinner. Schedule may change without notice.

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

* Each Friday."Mystery of Flight 148," 7 p.m., and stand-up comedy, 9:30 p.m. $26.50 adults, $14 children (show); $12 plus $5 drink/food minimum (adults-only stand-up).

* Each Saturday: "Mystery at the Nightmare Office Party," 5:30 p.m.; "Mystery at the Redneck-Italian Wedding," 8 p.m.; and stand-up comedy, 10:30 a.m. $26.50/$14 (shows); $12 plus $5 drink/food minimum (adults-only stand-up).


ARTS CENTER OF CANNON COUNTY - 1424 John Bragg Highway, Woodbury, Tenn. 615-563-2787 or 800-235-9073, "Letters to Myself," contemporary dance by Heritage Dance Project, 7:30 p.m. today. $15 adults, $12 seniors/students/groups.

BARKING LEGS THEATER - 1307 Dodds Ave. 624-5347, "Dances in Raw States," informal performances that actively involve the audience in each dancer's creative process, 7 p.m. today. $5 donation.


JEWISH CULTURAL CENTER - 5461 North Terrace Road. 493-0270 or Fourth annual Jewish Film Series, award-winning films for ages 16-up, concludes with "Where I Stand: The Hank Greenspun Story," 7 p.m. Wednesday. $5 (includes popcorn).


ATHENS ARTS CENTER - 320 N. White St., Athens, Tenn. Free. 423-745-8781, "Visual Footprint, a Legacy of Art," exhibit of acrylic paintings and collages by Howard Hull and pottery by Paul Watkins, through Thursday.

AVA GALLERY - 30 Frazier Ave. Hours: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday. 265-5233, "Point Time," through June 24.

BESSIE SMITH CULTURAL CENTER - 200 E. M.L. King Blvd. Admission: $7 adults, $3 children 6-12, $5 seniors and students. 266-8658. "The Southern Way: Grits, Gals and Glory," exhibit is collection of paintings using multiple mediums and celebrating the hospitality and tranquility of the Southern woman through themes of family and music, through June 24.

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

* "Recent works by Courtenay James," Main Gallery, through May 27.

* "The Artists of Cross Plains," Gallery 111, through May 27.

FRONT GALLERY - 1800 Rossville Ave. (Chenoweth-Halligan Studios), Suite 1. Exhibition includes "Black Mirror" by Ron Buffington and "Recent Accumulations" by John Tallman; drawings by Roger Halligan; and installations by Jan Chenoweth, through May 28.

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.

GARDEN PLAZA OF GREENBRIAR COVE - 4586 Forsythia Way, Ooltewah. 396-5100. Exhibit of 60 French-themed works in various mediums by members of the Civic Arts League, through May 31.

HARRIS ART CENTER - 212 S. Wall St., Calhoun, Ga. Free admission. 706-629-2599,

* "Eggstravaganza Egg Art Show," exhibit includes Pysanky (Ukranian folk egg art), egg sculptures/carvings and Fabergé- style eggs, through June 10.

* "Beyond the Mountains: The Interior Life of Afghanistan," Blue Ridge Mountain Arts Association exhibit of 28 large photos of ordinary Afghans by Pickens County resident Lisa Schnellinger, through May 2012.

HOUSTON MUSEUM OF DECORATIVE ARTS - 201 High St. Admission: $9 nonmembers, $3.50 children. 267-7176. "Bottles, Baskets and Bowls," exhibit highlights art and pattern glass pieces, through July 31.

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

*"Between the States: Photographs of the American Civil War from the George Eastman House Collection," exhibit of more than 100 photographs that explore how the medium was used to record the war, promote popular causes and commemorate those who died, through Aug. 28.

*"Beverly Semmes: Starcraft," exhibition by Brooklyn artist includes photographic, collage and video work, along with pottery and glass pieces, through Oct. 23.

IN-TOWN GALLERY - 26A Frazier Ave. 267-9214. "Spring Showcase," new work from 32 regional artists, through May 31.

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.

MEDAL OF HONOR EXHIBIT - Northgate Mall, next to Piccadilly Cafeteria, 5000 Hixson Pike. The National Medal of Honor Museum of Military History exhibit examines exploits of America's heroes from Revolutionary War through Iraqi Freedom. Free admission. 877-2525.

MUSEUM CENTER AT FIVE POINTS - 200 E. Inman St., Cleveland, Tenn. Admission: $5 adults, $4 students and seniors. 423-339-5745, "Colors of Spring: Regional Artists From the Tennessee Watercolor Society," exhibit features 38 landscapes, still lifes, florals, figures studies and abstract paintings, through Saturday.

NORTH GEORGIA REGIONAL HERITAGE MUSEUM - 100 Gordon St. (railroad depot), Chickamauga, Ga. 706-375-3289. Exhibit includes display of American and NVA/VC items from the Vietnam War-era years, 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 27.

PLANET ALTERED - 48 E. Main St. 400-4100, "Natural Motion," exhibit of work by Linda Kay White, Samuel E. Burns and Ted Reeder, through May 31.

RIVER GALLERY - 400 E. Second St. Free. 265-5033, ext. 5. "Insight," mixed media of steps and portals by Heather Allen-Swarttouw, sculpture by Melisa Cadell, porcelain art by Karen Swyler and weaving and found objects by Vicki Essig, through May 31.

SHUPTRINE FINE ART GROUP - 2646 Broad St. Free. 266-4453, Summer salon exhibit of works by Bob Ichter and Tim West, through June 30.

SIXTH CAVALRY MUSEUM - 2 Barnhardt Circle, on former parade field, a National Register of Historic Places site in Fort Oglethorpe. Admission: $3 adult, $2 child or senior adult. 706-861-2860. Display chronicles the "Fighting 6th" from 1861 to present day.

THE ART CENTER - 420 W. Main St., Blue Ridge, Ga. 706-632-2144, Spring exhibit by Southern Appalachian Artist Guild members, in Richard Low Evans Gallery, through May 29.