Chattanooga Now Chattanooga area arts calendar

Chattanooga Now Chattanooga area arts calendar

January 24th, 2013 in Chattanooga Now - Art


ACT PLAYHOUSE - 907 Gaston St., 907 Dalton Ga. 706-278-4796, "Radio Gals," Hazel Hunt carries on daily on her radio station with singer/musicians and homey chat until the government inspector arrives, 8 p.m. today-Saturday, Jan. 24-26. $9-$15.

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. 267-8534, "The Red Badge of Courage," Youth Theatre production of story of Union Army private who searches for courage as he is tested during the Civil War, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 1, 2:30 p.m. Feb. 2-3, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 8, 2:30 p.m. Feb. 9-10. $8-$10.

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

• "Steel Magnolias," clients and proprietors of Truvy's beauty salon debate ups and downs of life, through March 29. $12-$25.

• "Footloose," musical stage version based on the 1980s movie, Feb. 1-24.

ENSEMBLE THEATRE - Eastgate Town Center, 5600 Brainerd Road. 987-5141, "Avenue Q," coming-of-age parable that satirizes the issues and anxieties associated with entering adulthood, 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Jan. 25-26, 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 27. $20 adults, $15 students.

MILLENNIUM THEATRE - 128 E. Main St., Manchester, Tenn. 931-570-4489, "A Midsummer Night's Dream," comedy by William Shakespeare, Friday, Jan. 25-Sunday, Feb. 3. $13 adults, $11 students/seniors/military.

WHOLE BACKSTAGE THEATRE - Albertville Fine Arts Center, Albertville, Ala. 256-582-7469, or Auditions for "A Few Good Men," Jan. 31-Feb. 2.


GIG CITY FILM FESTIVAL - Heritage House, 1428 Jenkins Road. 855-9474, "A Season for Nonviolence"-themed event offers five award-winning films highlighting the need for tolerance and understanding, Feb. 2. Schedule: 9 a.m., "The Interruptors"; 11:30 a.m., "Kinyarwanda"; 2:30 p.m., "Bully"; 4:30 p.m., panel on school bullying; 7 p.m., "Erasing Hate"; 8 p.m., "The Intouchables"; $15 (all day, plus tickets), $5 (individual screen, plus tickets).

PRINCESS THEATER - 215 S. Cedar Ave., South Pittsburg, Tenn. Screenings of "Paper Clips," 2004 documentary about the Whitwell Middle School Holocaust memorial project, 1 and 4 p.m. CST Saturday, Jan. 26. Sponsored by South Pittsburg Rotary Club. 423-802-8098,


ATHENS ARTS CENTER - 320 N. White St., Athens, Tenn. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays. 423-745-8781, "Reflections," oil on canvas paintings by Mitchell de la Garza, through Feb. 25.

AVA GALLERY - 30 Frazier Ave. Hours: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. 265-4282, Exhibition of work by Knoxville Arts & Culture Alliance members, through Feb. 23.

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. 266-8658. "We Shall Not Be Moved," exhibit created for 50th anniversary of Tennessee's first civil-rights sit-ins, through Feb. 28.

CLEVELAND STATE COMMUNITY C0LLEGE - Johnson Cultural Heritage Building, 3535 Adkisson Drive, Cleveland, Tenn. Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday. "Ms Conception," re-creations of historical work that depict mothers and their children by student artist Kate Leko, through Feb. 21.

CRESS GALLERY OF ART - UTC Fine Arts Center, 752 Vine St. Hours: 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Monday-Friday, 1-4 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. 425-4600. Department of Art Juried Student Exhibition, through Feb. 1.

EXUM GALLERY & MEMORIAL GARDEN - St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 305 W. Seventh St. Hours: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday. 266-8195. "The Mask Behind the Masks," paintings by Michael Smelcher and Mardi Gras masks by Curt Hodge, through Feb. 10.

GALLERY 301 - 1800 E. Main St. and 301 Cherokee Blvd. 531-7411, Hours: 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Thursday-Friday, noon-8 p.m. Saturday (Southside) and 5-10 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday, 5-11 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 3-7 p.m. Sunday (North Shore). "The Art of Magical Realism," exhibit of work by Miki Boni and others, through Jan. 28.

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. 267-0968.

• "Exploring the Land: Landscapes From the Hunter Collection," includes works by Worthington Whittredge, Thomas Doughty, Currier and Ives, Louis Ritman, Ansel Adams, Robert Glenn Ketchum, and George Cress, through April 28.

• "Sound and Image in the Jazz Age: An Exploration of Music and Art," program featuring UTC adjunct professor of saxophone Clint Schmitt and Hunter curators exploring early 20th-century art and sound as reflected by works in museum collection, 6 p.m. today, Jan. 24. Free with regular admission.

• CreaTech: The Amazing World of Cell Phone Photos," first in series of programs, with Chattanooga Public Library, on the intersection of technology and creativity, 6 p.m. Jan. 31. Free with regular admission.

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

• "Lucky 13," works by 36 artists in paint, photography, glass, clay, wood, fabric, metal and jewelry capture the spirit of the new year, through Jan. 31.

• "Traveling Paints," collection of plein air paintings by a group of artists who paint regional landscapes on location, Feb. 1-28. Opening reception, 5-8 p.m. Feb. 1.

JEWISH CULTURAL CENTER - 5461 North Terrace. Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday and by appointment. 493-0270, ext. 13. "Another Point of View: How Israel and the United States Are Portrayed by Arab Media," cartoons selected from the Anti-Defamation League's publications, through Feb. 1.

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. 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: 1-3 p.m. Thursday, Saturday, Sunday and groups by appointment. 423-718-9918, 706-638-5187, 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.

NATIONAL MEDAL OF HONOR MUSEUM OF MILITARY HISTORY - 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. Examines exploits of America's heroes through pictures, narratives, uniforms and artifacts from Revolutionary War through Iraqi Freedom. 877-2525.

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, "Stitches in Time," exhibit of contemporary and antique quilts, Saturday, Jan. 26-Saturday, March 9.

NORTH RIVER CIVIC CENTER - 1009 Executive Drive, Suite 102, Hixson. Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday. 870-8924. Exhibit of wildlife works, through Feb. 28.

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.

• "Vivid Interpretations," oil and gesso paintings by David Swanagin, pastel paintings by Mike Berry and glass art by Algar Dole, through Jan. 31.

• "Inside & Out," outdoor sculpture by Mark Chatterley, through June.

SHUPTRINE FINE ART GROUP - 2646 Broad St. Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Thursday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday and by appointment. 266-4453,

• New Artist Spotlight, works in oils, watercolors and pastels in all sizes and mediums by Karen K. Brown, Robert Calcagno, Paula Ann Ford and Maggie Siner, through Monday, Jan. 28.

• Exhibition of oil paintings of female forms, floral bouquets, ornate fabrics and other subjects by Evan Wilson, through Jan. 31.

• "New Works," exhibition of oil paintings by Karen Brown of Asheville, N.C., through March 31. Opening reception, 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 26.

• Open house and tours of facility, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26.

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 soldier's life when Fort Oglethorpe was an active Army post (1902-1946). Patton M47 tank and Cobra gunship helicopter are featured exhibits.

UNIVERSITY ART GALLERY - University of the South, Georgia Avenue, Sewanee, Tenn. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. CST Tuesday-Friday; noon-4 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. 931-598-1223. "Jessica Wohl: Domestic Disturbance," through Feb. 17.

WAREHOUSE ROW - 1110 Market St. (first floor of North and South buildings). 267-1127. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday. "State of the Union," modern Civil War photography by Gregg Segal, through Jan. 31.