Chattanooga Now Chattanooga area arts calendar - Aug. 15-21

Chattanooga Now Chattanooga area arts calendar - Aug. 15-21

August 15th, 2013 by Staff Reports in Chattanooga Now - Art


BLUE RIDGE COMMUNITY THEATER -- 420 W. Main St., Blue Ridge, Ga. 706-632-9223, "Love, Sex & the IRS," 7:30 p.m. Aug. 22-24, 2 p.m. Aug. 25, 7:30 p.m. Aug. 29-31, 2 p.m. Sept. 1, 7:30 p.m. Sept. 5-7, 2 p.m. Sept. 8. $20 adults, $18 seniors, groups $14.40, students $11.

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.

CALHOUN LITTLE THEATER -- Harris Arts Center, 212 S. Wall St. Calhoun, Ga. 706-629-2599, "The Queen of Bingo," 7 p.m. Aug. 23-24, 3 p.m. Aug. 25, 7 p.m. Aug. 30-31.

CHATTANOOGA THEATRE CENTRE -- 400 River St. 423-267-8534, Auditions for "Blithe Spirit," roles available for two men and five women, 7:30 p.m. Monday-Tuesday, Aug. 19-20 (show dates, Oct. 18-Nov. 3).

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

• "Shrek," musical version of the DreamWorks movie, 7:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 16, 1 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 17. $15 adults, $12 students/seniors, $11 groups.

• "Romeo and Juliet," 7:30 p.m. Aug. 23-24, 7:30 p.m. Aug. 30, 1 and 7:30 p.m. Aug. 31.

CUMBERLAND COUNTY PLAYHOUSE -- 221 Tennessee Ave., Crossville, Tenn. 931-484-5000,

• "The King and I," through Aug. 30. $12-$26.

• "Man of La Mancha," through Sept. 27. $12-$24.

• "Ring of Fire," through Oct. 19. $12-$25.

RECREATE CAFE -- Salvation Army's 614 Corps, 800 McCallie Ave. 423-756-1023,

• "Walk in My Shoes: An Evening of Stories From Chattanooga's Homeless and Non-Homeless Communities," 7:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 16. Free but donations accepted.

• Auditions for "Macbeth," 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 18, and 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 19 (show date, late November).

SHAKESPEARE CHATTANOOGA -- Grace Episcopal Church, 20 Belvoir Ave. 423-622-2862 or "All's Well That Ends Well," co-production with Grace Players, canceled.


MOVIES IN THE PARK AT DARK -- Heritage Park, 1428 Jenkins Road. 423-463-0202, Bridge Christian Church screens family film about the friendship between a young boy and a dolphin with an injured tail, 8 p.m. Aug. 23, on large inflatable screen. Free admission and popcorn. Bring blankets or lawn chairs.

POP-UP MOVIE THEATER -- Barking Legs Theater, 1307 Dodds Ave. Chattanooga film club Mise En Scenesters screens horror film "V/H/S 2", 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 17. $7. Payable in advance at

POV FILM SERIES -- Downtown YMCA, 301 W. Sixth St. 423-266-3766, Chattanooga Film Society screens "Best Kept Secret" in summer Point of View series of documentary films, 6:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 19. Free.


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 photos and paintings on canvas and tile by Dee Grove and Kimberly McMillian, through today, Aug. 15.

• Works by Peggy Thurman and Virginia Morgan, Aug. 17-28.

AVA GALLERY -- 30 Frazier Ave. Hours: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. 423-265-4282, "Mark Making -- More Than Art," photo exhibition of the nonprofit's projects, through Aug. 30.

BESSIE SMITH CULTURAL CENTER -- 200 E. M.L. King Blvd. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday, noon-4 p.m. Saturday. Admission: $7 adults, $3 children 6-12, $5 seniors and students. 423-266-8658.

• "The Fair Game Project," exhibit of work on the black male by Shanequa Gay, through Aug. 30.

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. Exhibit of abstract images of tornado recollections by Chattanooga artist Bobbie Crow, through Aug. 31.

CHICKAMAUGA CIVIL WAR CENTER AND HERITAGE MUSEUM -- 100 Gordon St. (railroad depot), Chickamauga, Ga. 706-375-4488. Hours: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. Admission: $2 adults, $1 children. "Flags of Our Fathers," captured, war trophy and prayer flags from the WWII Pacific theater, through Aug. 31.

EXUM GALLERY & MEMORIAL GARDEN -- St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 305 W. Seventh St. Hours: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday. 423-266-8195. "Katakana: Photographs of Kudzu and Wisteria in My Back Yard," exhibit of work by Joseph Reynolds, through Aug. 25.

GRAFFITI -- 629 Spears Ave. 423-400-9797, Hours: 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday and by appointment. Works by Ellyn Bivin, Fennel Blythe, James McKissic, Jim Tucker, Larry Young, Tony Mraz, Tony Russo, Donyale Gibbs and Eric Riggs, through Sept. 7.

HAMILTON COUNTY COURTHOUSE -- 625 Georgia Ave. "In Visible," student self-portrait photography exhibit, through fall.

HARRIS ARTS CENTER -- 212 S. Wall St., Calhoun, Ga. Hours: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Friday-Saturday. Free admission. 706-629-2599, Regional Art Show, exhibit of two-dimensional and three-dimensional work in variety of mediums, through Aug. 30.

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. Admission: $9.95 adults, $4.95 children. 423-267-0968, "Whitfield Lovell: Deep River," artwork created since 2008 by the artist, including charcoal drawings on vintage wood juxtaposed with found objects and a site-specific installation, through Oct. 13.

IN-TOWN GALLERY -- 26A Frazier Ave. Hours: 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Saturday, 1-5 p.m. Sunday. 423-267-9214. "Pooled Elements -- A Jewelry Collective," new work in gold, silver, copper, pearls, beads and gems by Mary Clor, Laura Brock, Barbara Murnan, Marian Kern and Eleanor Goodson, through Aug. 31.

LUPTON LIBRARY -- University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. Hours: 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday or by appointment. "They Played the Roundhouse: Concert Posters and Flyers From the 1980s and 1990s," offers look at performers for most of the venue's first 20 years, through summer.

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. 423-236-2030,

• "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.

• "The Battle Over King David: Excavating the Fortress of Elah," artifacts including pottery and stone vessels from the remains at the Fortress of Elah on loan from the National Treasure of Israel, through April 2014.

MARSH HOUSE MUSEUM -- 308 N. Main St., LaFayette, Ga. Hours: 1:30-3:30 p.m. Thursday, Saturday, Sunday and groups by appointment. 423-718-9918, 706-638-5187 or 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. $5 adults, $1 children.

MICHAEL'S FINE ARTS -- 1325 Dug Gap Battle Road, Dalton, Ga. Hours: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Friday. 706-278-8840, "North Georgia Sky Painters: Dancing With Clouds," through Aug. 30.

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, "Cleveland Works!," hands-on exhibit highlights the city's history of industry with themes of transportation, communication and labor relations, through Oct. 12.

NATIONAL MEDAL OF HONOR MUSEUM -- 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. 423-877-2525. Exhibit examines exploits of America's heroes through photos, narratives, uniforms and artifacts from Revolutionary War through Iraqi Freedom. Free.

NORTH RIVER CIVIC CENTER -- 1009 Executive Drive, Suite 102, Hixson. Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday. Free. 423-870-8924. "Personal Vision II," identity-based works by diverse group of artists, through Aug. 31.

REFLECTIONS GALLERY -- 6922 Lee Highway. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday. 892-3074. "Iconic Chattanooga," fine art and photography, through Aug. 30.

RIVER GALLERY -- 400 E. Second St. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday, 1-5 p.m. Sunday and by appointment. 423-265-5033, ext. 5.

• Demonstration by glass artist Sherry Nickell, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 17.

• "Sense of Place," paper sculptures by Wade Brickhouse, paintings by Brooke Marks-Swanson and textured ceramics by Holden McCurry and Ed Byers, through Aug. 31.

SIXTH CAVALRY MUSEUM -- 2 Barnhardt Circle, Fort Oglethorpe, Ga. 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 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. Hours: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday-Saturday. 706-632-2144,

• North Carolina Wildlife Artist Society exhibit, through Aug. 30.

• "Off the Wall," 3-D exhibit, through Aug. 30.

• *The Art of Pebbie Mott," through Sept. 27.

WAREHOUSE ROW -- 1110 Market St. (first floor of North and South buildings). 423-267-1127. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday. Exhibit of barbecue-smoked, hand-sewn couture wedding dresses by former Chattanoogan Natalie Chanin, through Aug. 30.