Chattanooga Now Arts Calendar - June 5-11

Chattanooga Now Arts Calendar - June 5-11

June 5th, 2014 by Staff Report in Chattanooga Now - Art


CALHOUN LITTLE THEATER - Harris Arts Center's Ratner Theater, 212 S. Wall St., Calhoun, Ga. 706-629-2599, Alice in Wonderland parent/child tea party, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. June 21. Games, crafts, costumed characters skit, photo-ops, face painting, harp music. $15 per ticket. Reservations required by June 16.

CHATTANOOGA STATE - Humanities Theatre, 4501 Amnicola HIghway. Chattanooga State Repertory Theatre presents Chekhov's "Three Sisters," 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, June 6-7, 2:30 p.m. Sunday, June 8. Mature subject matter. $10.

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

"Annie Get Your Gun," through July 11. $13-$26.

"Smoke on the Mountain," through Aug. 8.

"Shrek," June 13-Aug. 31.

DALTON LITTLE THEATRE - 210 N. Pentz St., Dalton, Ga. 706-226-6618, $15 adults, $12 seniors and members, $10 students (age 13 through college with ID), $5 children 12 and younger. "Smoke on the Mountain: Homecoming," 7 p.m. June 6-7 and 13-14, 2 p.m. June 15, 7 p.m. June 20-21.

TENNESSEE VALLEY THEATRE - 184 W. Jackson Ave., Spring City, Tenn. 423-365-7529, "Oklahoma," June 13-15, 20-22.


"CITIZEN KOCH" SCREENING - East Ridge 18, 5080 South Terrace. Move To Amend Chattanooga promoting film that follows the money behind the rise of the Tea Party and the impact of unlimited, anonymous spending by corporations and billionaires on the electoral process, 6:30 p.m. June 23. Enough tickets must be sold by June 16 to guarantee screening. Q&A will follow. $12.

EASTGATE SATURDAY CINEMA - Eastgate Public Library, 5705 Marlin Road, Suite 1500, 5900 Building. Screening of "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" (PG-13), 2:30-5 p.m. Saturday, June 7. Bring your own snacks and drinks with lids. Free. 423-855-2689.

MUSEUM CENTER AT FIVE POINTS - 200 E. Inman St., Cleveland, Tenn. Museum Movie Night in outdoor courtyard, 7:30 p.m. every Thursday in June. Free admission. Reserved seating, popcorn, soda and water free to members; nominal fees for nonmembers. 423-339-5745,

June 5: "It's a Dirt Track Life," documentary on dirt track racing in Southeast Tennessee and North Georgia.

June 12: "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang."


AMBI ARTISTS CREATIVE CLUSTER - Heritage House, 1428 Jenkins Road. A monthly cross-pollination gathering for creatives of all types (writers, poets, fine artists, sculptors, photographers, filmmakers), based on Julia Cameron's "The Artist's Way," 6-9 p.m. today, June 5. Bring potluck dish, nonalcoholic beverage, side or dessert to share. Also welcome: a recent completion or a work-in-progress for feedback and inspiration. 423-855-9474.


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. "Summer Fun & Frolics," photos, paintings and other summer adventure art by Dee Grove and Kimberly McMillian, June 7-21. Meet-and-greet, 1-3 p.m. Saturday, June 7.

ATHENS ARTS CENTER - 320 N. White St., Athens, Tenn. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays. 423-745-8781,

"Artists Behind the Exhibits," by Jerry Hagaman, Chris Ingram, Jan Burleson, Jen Nunley and Lauren Brown Shepherd, members of Visual Arts Committee of Athens Area Council for the Arts, through June 13.

"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, June 23-July 31. Registration deadline June 16.

AVA GALLERY - 30 Frazier Ave. Hours: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday (gallery closed June 16-21). 423-265-4282, "Fresh," works by emerging visual artists, June 6-July 25. Opening reception, 5:30-8 p.m. Friday, June 6.

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. "Bright Ideas: African American Inventors and Inventions," through June 14.

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, "Postcards From Prague, On Site Drawings," through Sunday, June 8.

FOODWORKS RESTAURANT - 205-C Manufacturers Road. 423-580-2270. Hours: Open daily at 11 a.m. "Spring Colors," show and sale of 40-plus watercolors, oils, acrylics and collages by Civic Arts League members, through June 28.

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.

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, Photographs from Cuba by Kathryn S. Sproull and Janice S. Smith and sculptures by Tom Chambers, through July 11. Reception, 3-4:30 p.m. Sunday, June 8.

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.

Art + Issues: "21st-Century Pioneers, Millennials and New Frontiers," 6 p.m. today, June 5. Voyage of discovery through a 19th-century painting, "Hunters Old and New" by Lawrence Carmichael Earle, with Tiffanie Robinson, director of operations at Lamp Post Group and founder of WayPaver. Free.

Club Hunter, a Riverbend sanctuary, 6:30-11:30 p.m. June 6-8 and 13-14. Includes live video and sound feed from Coca-Cola and Bud Light stages, use of the museum's air-conditioned facilities, reserved seating on Hunter Terrace for fireworks finale and guaranteed parking (until lot is full) during entire festival. $55 Hunter members, $65 nonmembers (includes Riverbend pass).

"Preface: An Introduction to Artists' Books," from the W.S. Hoole Special Collections Library at the University of Alabama, through June 15.

"Twenty Original American Etchings," through summer.

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.

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.

Pinewood Derby track practice in museum lobby for end-of-summer race, through Aug. 16.

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.

REFLECTIONS GALLERY - 6922 Lee Highway. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday. 423-892-3074. "Contemporary and Abstract," June 12-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; "Inside & Out," steel botanical sculptures by Grace Cathey, through June 30 inside; through May 2015 in Sculpture Garden. Opening reception and garden stroll with the artist, 6:30-8 p.m. June 20.

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).

"Over Here & Over There: Georgia & Georgians in WWII," interactive traveling exhibit explores daily life on home front and battle front, through June 16.

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, "Celebration of Artisans: Southern Appalachian Artists Member Show," featuring pottery, paintings, photography and other media, through June 15.