Chattanooga Now Arts calendar - July 17-23

Chattanooga Now Arts calendar - July 17-23

July 17th, 2014 by Staff Report in Chattanooga Now - Art


BACK ALLEY PRODUCTIONS -- Catoosa County Colonnade, 264 Catoosa Circle, Ringgold, Ga.706-621-2870, "You Can't Take It With You," 7:30 p.m. July 25-26 and Aug. 1, 1 and 7:30 p.m. Aug. 2. $11 adults, $9 students, seniors, children. Purchase at or at box office day of show.

BLUE RIDGE COMMUNITY THEATER -- 2591 E. First St., Blue Ridge, Ga. 706-632-9223, "Always a Bridesmaid," through July 27 (7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sundays). $11-$22.

BRAINERD HIGH SCHOOL -- 1020 N. Moore Road. "Solomon Gary: A Bird Without Feathers," 7:30 p.m. July 18-19, 5:30 p.m. July 20. Benefits Brainerd High School, Glenwood Recreation Center and Shoes for Feet Foundation. $12.50.

BUTTONWILLOW CIVIL WAR DINNER THEATER -- 1060 Main St., Whitwell, Tenn. 423-658-7478, "Granddaddy's Watch," daily lunch and dinner shows (10:45 a.m. and 5 p.m. CDT) by reservation only.

CHATTANOOGA THEATRE CENTRE -- 400 River St. 423-267-8534, "Les Miserables," 7 p.m. July 17 (with real-time captioning); 8 p.m. July 18 (Ghost Light session follows performance); 2:30 and 8 p.m. July 19; 2:30 p.m. July 20; 7 p.m. July 24; 8 p.m. July 25 (Girls Night Out); 2:30 and 8 p.m. July 26; 2:30 p.m. July 27. $25 ($12.50 side sections Thursdays and Sundays).

CURTAIN CALL DINNER THEATRE -- Crossville Outlet Mall, 228 Interstate Drive, Crossville, Tenn. "Curtain Call Rat Pack," dinner show featuring music of Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr. and Dean Martin, plus Judy Garland and Marilyn Monroe, 6:45 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, July 17-Aug. 30; doors open at 5:15 p.m., optional dinner at 5:45 p.m. (all times Central). $10-$30. 931-337-7469.

EVER AFTER PRODUCTIONS -- Catoosa County Colonnade, 264 Catoosa Circle, Ringgold, Ga. "Disney's Peter Pan Jr.," 7:30 p.m. July 18, 1 and 7:30 p.m. July 19. $15 adults, $12 students/seniors, $11 groups of 15 or more.

SIGNAL MOUNTAIN PLAYHOUSE -- Corner of Rolling Way and James Boulevard (behind Signal Mountain Police and Fire departments), Signal Mountain. 423-886-5243, "The King and I," 8 p.m. July 18-19, 24-26; gates to outdoor amphitheater open at 6 p.m. for chair placement and picnic dinners. $15 adults, $5 children 12 and younger.


BREATHING ARTIFACTS -- Barking Legs Theater, 1307 Dodds Ave. Secret Weave and Shaking Ray Levi Society present fourth in five-part Dilating Nexus Series, 7 p.m. July 19. Includes video and film screenings, live tapings, installations, projections and live scores by directors, actors, cinematographers, musicians and editors. $5 at the door. 423-624-5347,

FIREHOUSE FILM FESTIVAL -- Dalton Little Theatre, 210 Pentz St.Dalton, Ga. 706-226-6618,, Fourth annual event includes short and feature films from domestic and foreign filmmakers, July 25-27.

MOVIES IN THE PARK -- Coolidge Park, 200 River St. Family-friendly film screenings by First Things First and other activities, 8:30-10 p.m. last three Saturdays in July. Free. Picnic baskets, blankets, strollers, lawn chairs welcome. Concessions available. Children under age 18 must be accompanied by a parent after 6 p.m. in the park. 423-267-5383,

July 19: A genius dog and his boy must travel back in time to correct history.

July 26: An ordinary figure is mistakenly chosen to save the stackable universe from being glued together.

MOVIES IN THE PARK AT DARK -- Heritage Park, 1428 Jenkins Road. 423-855-9474. Free family summer movie series by Bridge Christian Church and city of Chattanooga continues, 8-10:30 p.m. July 18. Movie clue: More Minion madness in this sequel starring the former supervillain Gru. Movies shown on large inflatable screen; popcorn will be served. Bring lawn chairs and blankets. Movies will be canceled if raining.


ARTAMAJIG -- The Church on Main, 1601 Rossville Ave. Annual fundraiser for Southern Lit Alliance's educational outreach programs includes silent auction of works by 70-plus local artists, food by Enzo's Market and libations by Riverside Wine & Spirits, 6:30-9 p.m. July 31. 423-267-1218,


ARTCRAFTERS GALLERY -- 1356 Market St., Dayton, Tenn. 423-775-1401, Hours: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday. "The Sizzlin' Summer," by Dayton Arts League artists, July 19-31. Meet-and-greet, 1-3 p.m. July 26.

ARTISAN DEPOT GALLERY -- 201 E. Cumberland St., Cowan, Tenn. Shows presented by Franklin County Arts Guild. "It's Just Trash," member show featuring works made from recycled materials including wood, iron and plastic sculptures, and paintings, through Aug. 2.

ATHENS ARTS CENTER -- 320 N. White St., Athens, Tenn. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays. 423-745-8781, "A Very Good Place To Art," painting, drawings and pottery by students and instructors of the Athens Area Council for the Arts visual arts classes, through July 31.

AVA GALLERY -- 30 Frazier Ave. Hours: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. 423-265-4282, "Fresh," works by 11 emerging visual artists, through July 25.

CATS GALLERY -- Crossville Outlet Center, 228 Interstate Drive. Hours: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday (all times Central). Cumberland Artists of Tennessee Studio/Gallery displays member works that have won awards, ribbons or other honors, through July.

CHIEF JOHN ROSS HOUSE -- 200 E. Lake Ave., Rossville. Free tours through historic site, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Thursday-Saturday through August. Group tours by appointment throughout year. 706-861-3954.

CROSSVILLE CITY HALL -- 392 N. Main St., Crossville, Tenn. Hours: 7 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday. "Through Veronica's Eyes," photographs by Veronica Fay, through July.

EXUM GALLERY & MEMORIAL GARDEN -- St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 305 W. Seventh St. Hours: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday. 423-266-8195, "Flying Colors," by North Georgia Sky Painters, through Aug. 3.

GALLERY AT BLACKWELL -- Blackwell Automotive, 71 Eastgate Loop, Eastgate Mall. Hours: 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-noon Saturday. 423-344-5643, "Monochrome & Variations," through July.

GRAFFITI -- 505 Cherokee Blvd. 423-400-9797, Hours: 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, noon-3 p.m. Sunday. "Abstract Expressions: The Paintings of James McKissic and Larry Young," through Sept. 3.

HARRIS ARTS CENTER -- 212 S. Wall St., Calhoun, Ga. Hours: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Friday. 706-629-2599, Regional Art Show, through Aug. 25. Reception, 3-4:30 p.m. July 20.

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.

"Hunter Invitational III," featuring recent works by regional artists Jan Chenoweth, Alicia Henry, Philip Andrew Lewis, Jiha Moon, Jeffrey Morton, Greg Pond, Jered Sprecher and Martha Whittington, through Oct. 19.

"Twenty Original American Etchings," through summer.

IN-TOWN GALLERY -- 26A Frazier Ave. Hours: 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Saturday, 1-5 p.m. Sunday. 423-267-9214. "Magnificent Minis," featuring works no larger than 8x10 in various mediums, through July 31.

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. 423-493-0270, ext. 13. "Kitchen Tables: Memories of Growing Up Jewish in Chattanooga," through July 18.

"Wings," Aug. 14-Sept. 19. Opening reception, 5:30 p.m. Aug. 14. Images of works to be considered for show due July 23.

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.

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 Guided history tours. $5 adults, $1 children.

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,

"In the Dirt: The Fast and Dirty World of Dirt Track Racing," through Aug. 16.

"Crisps, Cobblers, Buckles and Crumbles," live cooking demonstration with Sissy Figlestahler, food writer/photographer for Whisk Culinary Magazine, 6 p.m. July 17. Includes samples and recipes. Free with regular admission.

Collage Class with Blythe Mayfield, 10 a.m. July 26. Includes your collage design to take home. $5 members, $7 nonmembers.

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. Pastel, oil and watercolor paintings by Judi Ann Hostetter, through Aug. 27.

REFLECTIONS GALLERY -- 6922 Lee Highway. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday. 423-892-3072. "Abstract & Contemporary," works by 23 local artists, through Aug. 14.

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;

"Constant Motion," featuring works by Clara Blalock, Edie Maney, Cal Breed and Pat Snyder, through July 31.

"Inside & Out," steel botanical sculptures by Grace Cathey, through May in Sculpture Garden.

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, Permanent 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.