Chattanooga Now Chattanooga area arts calendar

Chattanooga Now Chattanooga area arts calendar

March 28th, 2013 by Staff Report in Chattanooga Now - Art


ATHENS ARTS CENTER -- Sue E. Trotter Theater, 320 N. White St., Athens, Tenn. 423-745-8781, "A Midsummer Night's Dream," co-production of Tennessee Wesleyan College and Athens Community Theater, 7:30 p.m. April 4-6, 2 p.m. April 7, 7:30 p.m. April 11-13. $12 adults, $8 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.

CHATTANOOGA THEATRE CENTRE -- 400 River St. 423-267-8534, "How I Became a Pirate," Youth Theatre production, 7:30 p.m. April 5, 2:30 p.m. April 6-7, 7:30 p.m. April 12, 2:30 p.m. April 13-14. $8-$10.

COLONNADE -- 264 Catoosa Circle, Ringgold, Ga. 706-935-9000, "The Pirates of Penzance," Gilbert & Sullivan comic operetta presented by Chattanooga Southeast Tennessee Home Education Association, 1 p.m. April 4, 7 p.m. April 5 and 6 p.m. April 6. $8 adults, $5 students, $3 children ages 4-under.

COVENANT COLLEGE -- Dora Maclellan Brown Memorial Chapel, 14049 Scenic Highway, Lookout Mountain, Ga. 706-419-1051. "Into the Woods," musical involving storybook characters, 7:30 p.m. April 5-6, 7:30 p.m. April 11-12, 2 p.m. April 13. $15 adults, $10 seniors/college employees, $5 students.

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

• "Steel Magnolias," through March 29. $12-$25.

• "Golden Anniversary Songbook -- Playhouse Songs of Yesterday & Tomorrow," CCP actors and husband and wife Nicole Begue Hackmann and Nathaniel Hackmann, 7:30 p.m. CDT March 30. $14-$23.

• "Les Misérables," through May 3. $14-$29.

• "The Miracle Worker," April 5-May 17.

LEE UNIVERSITY -- Dixon Center, 1053 Church St., Cleveland, Tenn. 423-614-8343, "Sabrina Fair," romantic comedy, 8 p.m. April 5, 7:30 p.m. April 6, April 11-13. $10 adults, $7 students/seniors/children.

MEMORIAL AUDITORIUM -- 399 McCallie Ave., 423-642-8497, 423-757-5050, Evening of comedy by Southern author, entertainer Chonda Pierce, 7 p.m. April 6. $20.75, $18.75 groups (plus fees).


CREATIVE ARTS GUILD -- 520 W. Waugh St., Dalton, Ga. Tenth annual Spring for the Arts fundraiser, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. March 28. Includes raffle, silent auction, fashion show and lunch. $45; proceeds benefit Arts in Education programming in Dalton City, Murray and Whitfield County schools. Call 706-217-6677 for ticket availability.


CLEVELAND STATE COMMUNITY C0LLEGE -- Johnson Cultural Heritage Building, 3535 Adkisson Drive, Cleveland, Tenn. Films connected with school's Accessibility2013 arts/technology project. Free.

• "Indie Game, the Movie," 3 p.m. March 27.

• "Press Pause Play," 3 p.m. April 1.

• "Atom Style," 10:30 a.m. April 4.

WEB SERIES -- Evatt & Bloom Productions, 423-322-8325, Chattanooga filmmaker/comedian casting local actors and extras 18 to 35 years old for new Web-based comedy series, "Outpatient," about an outpatient rehab program.


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,

• "Think Spring," work by members of Dayton Arts League, through March 30.

• "Through the Years," paintings of birds, boats, landscapes and other things by Nell Moretz, April 6-17.

ARTISAN DEPOT GALLERY -- 201 E. Cumberland St., Cowan, Tenn. "A Natural Selection: Plants and Animals of the Plateau and Beyond," works by Mary Priestley of Sewanee, Tenn., March 28-April 30. Opening reception, 5-7 p.m. CDT April 6.

ATHENS ARTS CENTER -- 320 N. White St., Athens, Tenn. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays. 423-745-8781, "With a Little Help From My Friends," art quilts produced by Sisters With Artistic Attitude of Loudon County, through April 30.

AVA GALLERY -- 30 Frazier Ave. Hours: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. 423-265-4282,

• Drawings and paintings by Chattanooga State Community College sophomore art students, through March 29.

• "I Guess You Had To Be There: An Installation Art Exhibition," includes works by Ashley Hamilton, Tim Hinck, Baggs McKelvey and James O'Donnell, through April 27.

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. "Swan Dreams Project: The Power of Imagery," work to make the language and imagery more accessible to the black community, through June 3.

CHATTANOOGA STATE COMMUNITY COLLEGE -- C.C. Bond Humanities Building, 4501 Amnicola Highway. Hours: 8 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday-Friday. 423-697-4400, Juried end-of-year exhibition of work by students in the Visual Arts Department, April 1-May 10.

CRESS GALLERY OF ART -- UTC Fine Arts Center, 752 Vine St. Hours: 9:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m. Monday-Friday, 1-4 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. Free. 423-425-4600. Exhibit of Department of Art senior BFA theses projects, April 2-26. Opening reception (Group 1), 5:30 p.m. April 2. Opening reception (Group 2), 5:30 p.m. April 16.

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. "Art and Stole," work by fabric artist Audrey Workman, through March 31.

HAMILTON COUNTY-CHATTANOOGA COURTS BUILDING -- 600 Market St. "Universal Space," Mark Making photo documentation of mural of outer space in jail's fourth-floor classroom by Hamilton County jail inmates, through May 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. Admission: $9.95 adults, $4.95 children. 423-267-0968,

• "Beauty Beyond Nature," glass art of Paul Stankard, through April 21.

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

• Work by retiring University of Tennessee at Chattanooga professor Alan White, March 30-June 9.

• "Art, Community and Museums: Collaborations at the Hunter Museum," 6 p.m. March 28. Program features Jeffreen M. Hayes of Birmingham Museum of Art, free with regular admission. Cash bar available.

IN-TOWN GALLERY -- 26A Frazier Ave. Hours: 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Saturday, 1-5 p.m. Sunday. 423-267-9214.

• "Fire and Salt," salt-glazed stoneware by Roger Harvey, through March 31.

• "Souvenirs: More Than Memories ... Inspiration," new work by jeweler Barbara Murnan and photographer Spears McAllester, April 1-27. Opening reception, 5-8 p.m. April 5.

ST. MARKS CHURCH -- 701 Mississippi Ave. 423-267-5530, "FaithMarks," photographs of spiritual tattoos and the stories that accompany them, noon-7 p.m. March 28, noon-9 p.m. March 29, 9 a.m.-noon March 30, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. March 31.

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. 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 -- North Main Street in downtown 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.

McMINN COUNTY LIVING HERITAGE MUSEUM -- 522 W. Madison Ave., Athens, Tenn. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday. Admission: $5 adult, $3 student or senior adult. 423-745-0329,

• "Art Underfoot," hooked rug show, through March 28.

• "Tradition -- Tennessee Lives & Legacies," Tennessee Arts Commission Project exhibition Tennessee folk artists, through May 3.

MOUNTAIN ARTS COMMUNITY CENTER -- 809 Kentucky Ave., Signal Mountain. 423-886-1959, "A Splash of Color: Paintings, Prints, Pottery and Marbled Paper," encaustic paintings by Evie Durant and acrylic paintings, monotype prints, marbled paper designs and pottery by Olive B. "Lolly" Durant, through April 30.

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. 423-877-2525, Examines exploits of America's heroes through photos, narratives, uniforms and artifacts from Revolutionary War through Iraqi Freedom.

NORTH RIVER CIVIC CENTER -- 1009 Executive Drive, Suite 102, Hixson. Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday. 423-870-8924. "Sky Rhythms," exhibit and sale by members of the North Georgia Sky Painters Society, through May 30.

REFLECTIONS GALLERY -- 6922 Lee Highway. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday. 423-892-3074. Free. "Express Yourself," work by 24 artists in the Tennessee Watercolor Society, April 4-May 10. Opening reception, 4-7 p.m. April 4.

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,

• "Foundations," short-lived offerings of nature by Lisa Ernst and fiber works by Karen Linduska, through March 31.

• Following Form," ceramic works by Brad Schwieger, abstract works by Courtenay James and clay forms by Mary-Ann Prack, April 1-30. Opening reception, 6:30-8 p.m. April 5.

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

ST. ANDREWS-SEWANEE GALLERY -- Simmonds Hall, 290 Quintard Road, Sewanee, Tenn. Hours: 9 a.m.-3 p.m. CDT Monday-Friday and by appointment. 931-968-0210, ext. 3151. "Art on the Rise," two- and three-dimensional work by area students, through April 13.

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. 423-266-4453, "New Works," oil paintings by Karen Brown of Asheville, N.C., through March 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 active Army post (1902-1946). Patton M47 tank and Cobra gunship helicopter are featured exhibits.

TANNER/HILL GALLERY -- 3069 S. Broad St., Suite 3, and Warehouse Row, 1110 Market St. Hours: noon-5 p.m. Wednesday-Friday, and by appointment. 423-280-7182, "Beautifully Boring," work by Holly Farrell, Mark Bradley-Shoup, Leah Giberson and Samantha French, through March 29.

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,

• Work by area students, through March 28.

• "The Art of Nancy Oliver Smith," artist-in-residence, through March 29.

• "The Bascom Exhibit," featuring works by Camille Day, Bill Dealy, Joyce Dumas, Sheryl Holstein, Paula Van Huss and Zoe Schumaker, through March 31.

• Exhibit by Georgia Watercolor Society, April 5-May 15. Opening reception, 5-7 p.m. April 5.

• "The Photography of Joyce Dumas," April 5-June 28.

WALLS OF COLOR -- 3200 Brainerd Road. Hours: 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday. 865-414-6669. Show and sale of variety of work by local artists as part of Art for Autism fundraiser, 2-4 p.m. April 6.