Chattanooga Now Arts on Tap

Chattanooga Now Arts on Tap

May 25th, 2012 in Chattanooga Now - Art


BLUE RIDGE COMMUNITY THEATER -- 420 W. Main St., Blue Ridge, Ga. 706-632-9223, www.BlueRidgeCommunity "A Murder Is Announced," Agatha Christie mystery, 7:30 p.m. today and Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday. $18 adults, $14.40 groups, $16.20 seniors, $9 students.

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.

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

• Auditions for "Aladdin Jr." parts for all ages, 6-8 p.m. June 4-5 (show dates, July 27-Aug. 4).

• Auditions for "The Never-Ending Story," 6:30-8:30 p.m. June 11-12 (show dates, Aug. 17-25).

CUMBERLAND COUNTY PLAYHOUSE -- Crossville, Tenn. 931-484-5000,

• "The Moving of Lilla Barton," through today. $12-$24.

• "Driving Miss Daisy," through Saturday. $12-$24.

• "Walking on Water: A Journey in Musical Theater and Song," world premiere of autobiographical show by Broadway and Hollywood star Bob Gunton, through June 16.

• "Cowboys," through July 20. $12-$24.

• "Smoke on the Mountain," through Aug. 10. $12-$24.

• "See Rock City," Thursday-Aug. 17. $12-$24.

ENSEMBLE THEATRE -- St. Andrews Center, 1918 Union Ave. 987-5141, "Drift," contemporary concert musical concerns a man's journey to gain peace and perspective on his life after the breakup of his marriage and family, June 1-17.

GEM THEATER -- L&N Depot, 700 S. Tennessee Ave. (Highway 411), Etowah, Tenn. 423-263-3270, www.gem "Soldier, Come Home," dramatization of actual Civil War letters by Philip and Mary Pringle, 7:30 p.m. today and Saturday, 2:30 p.m. Sunday. $10 adults, $8 children ages 11-under.

MILLENNIUM THEATRE -- 128 E. Main St., Manchester, Tenn. 931-570-4489, "The Odd Couple," 7:30 p.m. Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday, 7:30 p.m. June 1-2, 2 p.m. June 3 (all times Central). $13 adults, $11 seniors/students/military.

MOUNT CANAAN BAPTIST CHURCH -- 2800 N. Chamberlain Ave. 838-5663, 313-7343. Auditions for "The Battle Ain't Over," church production with the Voters Empowerment Group of Tennessee, 7-8:30 p.m. today.


CHATTANOOGA PUBLIC LIBRARY -- 1001 Broad St. (auditorium). 757-5310. "The Innocents," Movies That Keep You Up at Night screening by Chris Dortch of Mise En Scenesters film club, 6:30 p.m. Saturday.


ARTCRAFTERS GALLERY -- 1356 Market St., Dayton, Tenn. Hours: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday. 423-775-1401, Exhibit of work of the late Ella Mae Peavyhouse, through June 2.

ATHENS ARTS CENTER -- 320 N. White St., Athens, Tenn. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays (closed Memorial Day). Free admission. 423-745-8781, "Rhythm & Roots, Southern Music Traditions," traveling exhibit dedicated to musicians of the South, through Tuesday.

AVA GALLERY -- 30 Frazier Ave. Hours: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. 265-4282, "Small Works," exhibition of work by members, through June 16.

BESSIE SMITH CULTURAL CENTER -- 200 E. M.L. King Blvd. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday, noon-4 p.m. Saturday (closed Memorial Day). Admission: $7 adults, $3 children 6-12, $5 seniors and students. 266-8658. "No Crystal Stair," exhibition of abstract work by Charlotte Riley-Webb, through Saturday.

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 (closed Memorial Day). 706-965-3600. Exhibit and sale of bird paintings by Jan Dysinger, through Thursday.

CHATTOOGA ACADEMY SCHOOLHOUSE MUSEUM -- 304 N. Main St., LaFayette, Ga. Hours: 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday, 1-3 p.m. Sunday. 706-639-1519. Exhibit on Civil War hospitals and medicine, through Thursday.

CROSSVILLE CITY HALL -- 99 Municipal Ave., Crossville, Tenn. Hours: 7 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday (closed Memorial Day). Exhibit of photographs by Crossville resident Denise Brinkley, through June 30.

EXUM GALLERY & MEMORIAL GARDEN -- St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 305 W. Seventh St. Hours: 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday (closed Memorial Day). 266-8195. "Personal Vision 8+2," exhibit features works by artists Ann Aiken, Terry Childers, Joan Clark, Maddin Corey, Susan Doubleday, Marie Miller, Anne Thomas, Jane Yelliot, Ed Kellogg and Denton Ridge, through July 14.

GANNON ART GALLERY -- 3250 Brainerd Road. Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday and by appointment (closed Memorial Day). 622-8236. "Spring Art Fling!" new work by artists studying under Durinda Cheek, through Saturday.

GEORGIA HERITAGE MUSEUM -- 100 Gordon St. (railroad depot), Chickamauga, Ga. 706-375-4488. Display of World War II helmets, equipment, uniforms, edged weapons, arms, personal items and Army Air Corps items, through Sept. 3.

HARRIS ART CENTER -- 212 S. Wall St., Calhoun, Ga. Hours: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Friday-Saturday (closed Memorial Day). Free admission. 706-629-2599, "Four Female Friends," exhibit of work by current and retired art educators associated with Columbus State University, Tuesday-July 5. Opening reception, 2-4 p.m. June 3.

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 (open Memorial Day). Admission: $9.95 adults, $4.95 children. 267-0968. www.hunter "Sound and Vision: Monumental Rock and Roll Photography," exhibit of 40 large-scale prints that look at the intersection between popular music and photography, through Aug. 12.

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

• "Spring Is in the Art," new work by 34 member artists, plus jewelry by Barbara Murnan and photography by Spears McAllester, through Thursday.

• "Feast Your Eyes," collection of new ink drawings and acrylic paintings by Doug McCoy, June 1-30. Opening reception, 5-8 p.m. June 1.

L&N DEPOT MUSEUM -- 727 Tennessee Ave., Etowah, Tenn. Hours: 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday and as train schedules permit Saturday-Sunday (closed Memorial Day). 423-263-7232. "Traditional -- Tennessee Lives & Legacies," exhibit highlights state's folk heritage through profiles of 25 accomplished artists, through June 12.

LYNN H. WOOD ARCHAEOLOGICAL MUSEUM -- Hackman Hall, Southern Adventist University, Collegedale. Hours: 9 a.m.-noon and 1-5 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday, 9 a.m.-noon Friday and 2-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. 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. Hours: 1-3 p.m. Thursdays and Sundays. 423-718-9918, See period furniture and other of-the-period artifacts during docent-guided tours, hear stories about Marsh-Warthen family and Walker County from 1836-1900.

McMINN COUNTY LIVING HERITAGE MUSEUM -- 522 W. Madison Ave., Athens, Tenn. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday (closed Memorial Day). Admission: $5 adult, $3 student or senior adult. 423-745-0329, "Narrative Artwork: Second Annual Comic Book Exhibit," through June 22.

MEDAL OF HONOR EXHIBIT -- Northgate Mall, 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 (closed Memorial Day). The National Medal of Honor Museum of Military History exhibit examines exploits of America's heroes through pictures, narratives, uniforms and artifacts from Revolutionary War through Iraqi Freedom. Free admission. 877-2525.

MIKI BONI STUDIOS -- 1611 Mitchell Ave. 475-5533. "The Art of Clowning," series inspired by five Shriner clowns, 5-8 p.m. today as part of Southside Stroll.

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, "Vanishing Appalachia: Photographs by Don Dudenbostel, Field Recordings by Tom Jester," people, place and practices of Appalachian life, through June 30.

NORTH RIVER CIVIC CENTER -- 1009 Executive Drive, Suite 102, Hixson. Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday (closed Memorial Day). Free. 870-8924. "Hixson Treasures From the Past," exhibit about the pioneers of the Hixson community, through June 15.

RIVER GALLERY -- 400 E. Second St. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday, 1-5 p.m. Sunday and by appointment. 265-5033, ext. 5. www.river- "Histories of Nature," exhibit of work by printmaker Jay Pfeil and sculptor Becky Gray, through Thursday.

SHANKS CENTER FOR THE ARTS -- 140 N. Main St., Crossville, Tenn. 931-787-1936. Hours: 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Thursday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday-Saturday (all times Central). "Stone, Metal and Motion," exhibit includes 40 pieces of abstract sculpture by Jean Liberty, through June 30.

SHUPTRINE FINE ART GROUP -- 2646 Broad St. Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday; 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Thursday; 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday and by appointment (closed Memorial Day). 266-4453, "Be Still and Know," works by 19th-, 20th- and 21st-century American artists of the West, South and coastal settings, through Thursday.

SIXTH CAVALRY MUSEUM -- 2 Barnhardt Circle, Fort Oglethorpe. Hours: 9 a.m.-noon and 1-4 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. Admission: $3 adult, $2 child or senior adult. 706-861-2860. Display chronicles the "Fighting 6th" from 1861 to present day and features a 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. Hours: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday-Saturday. 706-632-2144,

• Appalachian Renaissance exhibit, work by Southern Appalachian Artist Guild members, through Sunday.

• Spring Plein Air Festival, juried exhibition of work done in Blue Ridge area May 4-6, through Sunday.

• "The Art of Fred Anderson," bear series, through Sunday.

• "The Art of Estelle Schwarz and Janet K. Smith, exhibit of work by the mother and daughter artists-in-residence team, through June 22.