Chattanooga Now Chattanooga area arts calendar

Chattanooga Now Chattanooga area arts calendar

May 30th, 2013 by Staff Reports in Chattanooga Now - Art


ACT PLAYHOUSE -- 907 Gaston St., Dalton Ga. 706-278-4796, Auditions for "Happy Day:" A New Musical," with roles with actors ages 15-up, 6-9 p.m. June 3-4.

BLUE RIDGE COMMUNITY THEATER -- 420 W. Main St., Blue Ridge, Ga. 706-632-9223, "A Bad Year for Tomatoes," 7:30 p.m. May 30-June 1, 2 p.m. June 2. $20 adults, $18 seniors, $14.40 groups, $11 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 "Shrek," 6-8 p.m. June 3-4 (show dates, Aug. 9-17).

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

• "9 to 5: The Musical," through July 14. $12-$26.

• "Smoke on the Mountain," through Aug. 2. $12-$24.

ENSEMBLE THEATRE -- Eastgate Town Center, 5600 Brainerd Road. 423-987-5141, "Jekyll and Hyde," musical version of Robert Louis Stevenson's classic story, 7:30 p.m. June 7-8, 2:30 p.m. June 9, 7:30 p.m. June 14-15, 2:30 p.m. June 16, 7:30 p.m. June 21-22, 2:30 p.m. June 23. $15 adults, $10 students.

THEATER FOR THE NEW SOUTH -- Jim G. Lewis Studio Theatre, UTC Fine Arts Center, 752 Vine St. 423-503-0589. "Monster," 7:30 p.m. June 7-8, June 13-16 (adults only).


JEWISH CULTURAL CENTER -- 5461 North Terrace. 423-493-0270, Jewish Film Series of Jewish-themed, award-winning films for ages 16 and older, 7 p.m. Wednesdays. June 5: "The World Is Funny." $7 (includes popcorn, soft drink).


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,

• Youth Music and Arts Festival, exhibit of work by city, county, private school and home-schooled art students, through May 31.

• "Beyond the Horizon," work by members of the North Georgia Sky Painters, June 1-29.

ATHENS ARTS CENTER -- 320 N. White St., Athens, Tenn. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays. 423-745-8781, "Greek Masks of the Golden Ration Project," exhibit of masks in various media created by autistic students in VSA TN workshop in Sweetwater, Tenn., through May 31.

AVA GALLERY -- 30 Frazier Ave. Hours: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. 423-265-4282, "Damage," work by multimedia artist Michael Murphy, through June 29.

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," exhibit of works to make the language and imagery more accessible to the black community, through June 3.

• "The Fair Game Project," exhibit on the black male by Shanequa Gay, June 7-Aug. 30.

E.G. FISHER LIBRARY -- 1289 Ingleside Ave., Athens, Tenn. Hours: 9:30 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday. 423-475-7782.

• Watercolor, pastels and batik work by Community Artist League member Joy Merckson, through May 30.

• Community Arts League Juried Competition and Art Exhibit, June 2-June 30.

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 Tony Russo, through July 5.

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. 706-629-2599,

• Photo-realism landscapes by Joe Glasser, watercolors/pastels by Don Maier and sculpture/paintings by Will Linn, through June 7.

• Bronze sculpture by Julia Knight and abstracts by Paul Fontana, June 10-July 19.

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.

• Works by retiring University of Tennessee at Chattanooga professor Alan White, through June 9.

• "Whitfield Lovell: Deep River," artwork created since 2008 by the artist, including 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.

• "fresh stART," new work by 33 regional artists, through May 31.

• "Water Lovers," works by Linda White, June 1-30. Opening reception, 5-8 p.m. June 7.

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 -- North Main Street in downtown LaFayette, Ga. Hours: 1:30-3:30 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. 423-877-2525. Exhibit examines exploits of America's heroes through photos, narratives, uniforms and artifacts .

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.

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.

• "Defining Roots," exhibit of black-and-white photographs by Don Dudenbostel and sculpture by Mark Russell, through May 31.

• "Inside & Out," outdoor sculpture by Mark Chatterley, through May 31.

• "Inside & Out, steel sculpture by Russell Whiting of Los Angeles, June 1-30. Opening reception, 6:30-8 p.m. June 1.

SHANKS CENTER FOR THE ARTS -- 140 N. Main St., Crossville, Tenn. 931-787-1936, Hours: 10 a.m.-7 p.m. CDT Wednesday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday-Saturday. "The Art of Eric Buechel," through June 1.

SHUPTRINE FINE ART GROUP -- 2646 Broad St. Hours: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Thursday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. select Saturdays. 423-266-4453, "Plein Air: The Art of Outdoor Painting," through June 6.

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.

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," works by members of the Southern Appalachian Artist Guild, through June 14.

• "The Photography of Joyce Dumas," through June 28.

TOWNSEND ATELIER -- 201 W. Main St. 266-2712, "Mixing Oil and Water," watercolor and oil paintings by students of Durinda Cheek, 5-7 p.m. June 7.