Chattanooga area arts calendar

Chattanooga area arts calendar

May 2nd, 2013 by Staff Reports in Chattnow Art

THEATER

ACT PLAYHOUSE -- Gaston St., 907 Dalton Ga. 706-278-4796, www.actdalton.org. Auditions for "Guys and Dolls Jr.," for ages 10-up, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. May 11 (show dates, June 18-22).

BUTTONWILLOW CHURCH CIVIL WAR DINNER THEATER -- 1060 Main St., Whitwell, Tenn. 423-658-7478, www.buttonwillowchurch.com. "Granddaddy's Watch," dinner and two-hour live show, 5:15 p.m. CDT Fridays and Saturdays.

CALHOUN LITTLE THEATER -- Harris Art Center, 212 S. Wall St., Calhoun, Ga. 706-629-2599, www.cgarts.org. Auditions for Calhoun's Got Talent, 5:30-7 p.m. May 6-7 (show dates, July 20, July 27, Aug. 3).

CHATTANOOGA THEATRE CENTRE -- 400 River St. 423-267-8534, www.theatrecentre.com.

• "The I Play," by TheatreQuest students for young children, 10:30 a.m. May 4, May 11 and May 18.

• "The Divine Sister," CircleStage, 8 p.m. May 10-11, May 17-18, May 24-25. $18.

• "Sideways Stories From Wayside School," a special teacher finds a way to help each of the students learn in his or her own way at the otherwise usual Wayside School in the Youth Theatre production, 7:30 p.m. May 10, 2:30 p.m. May 11-12, 7:30 p.m. May 17, 2:30 p.m. May 18-19. $8-$10.

COLONNADE -- 264 Catoosa Circle, Ringgold, Ga. 706-935-9000, www.colonnadecenter.org. Auditions for "Twelve Angry Men," 6-8 p.m. May 6-7.

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

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

• "The Miracle Worker," through May 17. $12-$24.

• "9 to 5: The Musical," May 10-July 14.

DALTON LITTLE THEATRE -- 210 N. Pentz St., Dalton, Ga. 706-226-6618, www.daltonlittletheatre.com. "Cabin Fever," May 3-5, May 10-11. $15, $12 seniors, $10 students, $5 children 12-under.

ELLIJAY FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH -- 164 Dalton St., Ellijay, Ga. "Your Great Name" musical, 7 p.m. May 4, 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. May 5. Free. 706-635-5611.

ENSEMBLE THEATRE -- Eastgate Town Center, 5600 Brainerd Road. 423-987-5141, www.ensembletheatreofchattanooga.com.

• "An Evening of Ten Minute Plays," by first-year students of the Professional Actor Training Program (adult themes, language), 7:30 p.m. May 6-7, $5, free for CSCC students, faculty.

McMINN COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL -- 2215 Congress Parkway South, Athens, Tenn. 423-745-4142. "Once Upon a Mattress," musical by Fine and Performing Arts departments, 7 p.m. May 3-4. $10 adults, $8 students.

MOUNTAIN ARTS COMMUNITY CENTER -- 809 Kentucky Ave., Signal Mountain. 423-886-1959. "Beastie's Birthday Party," 7 p.m. May 2-3, 2 p.m. May 4-5. $5.

ST. JOHN UNITED METHODIST CHURCH -- 3921 Murray Hills Drive. www.stjohnumc.org. "Seussical the Musical," 7 p.m. May 3-4, 2 p.m. May 5. $1-$5.

SODDY-DAISY MIDDLE SCHOOL -- 200 Turner Road, Soddy-Daisy. 423-332-8800, ext. 268. "Into the Woods Jr.," 6 p.m. May 3. $5 adults, $3 students.

DANCE PERFORMANCE

CREATIVE ARTS GUILD -- 520 W. Waugh St., Dalton, Ga. 706-278-0168, www.creativeartsguild.org.

• "Summer Vacation," spring concert/recital/dessert reception by intermediate 3-year-olds through Ballet Dalton Company members, 7 p.m. May 10. $15 adults, $10 students/seniors.

• "Summer Vacation," concert by entire ballet school, 2 p.m. May 11. $5.

FILM EVENTS

JEWISH CULTURAL CENTER -- 5461 North Terrace. 423-493-0270, atreadwell@jcfgc.com. "From Silence to Recognition: Confronting Discrimination in Emory's Dental School History," dessert reception for film by Chattanooga native Dr. Perry Brickman, 7 p.m. May 6. Free but reservations needed.

ARTISTS/EXHIBITS

ARTCRAFTERS GALLERY -- 1356 Market St., Dayton, Tenn. 423-775-1401, www.artcraftersdayton.com. Youth Music and Arts Festival, exhibit of work by city, county, private school and home-school art students, May 4-31. Opening reception, 1 p.m. May 4.

ATHENS ARTS CENTER -- 320 N. White St., Athens, Tenn. 423-745-8781, www.athensartscouncil.org. "Greek Masks of the Golden Ration Project," by autistic students in VSA TN workshop in Sweetwater, Tenn., through May 31.

AVA GALLERY -- 30 Frazier Ave. 423-265-4282, www.avarts.org.

• "Damage," by multimedia artist Michael Murphy, May 3-June 29. Opening reception, 5:30-8 p.m. May 3.

• Free lecture by the artist at 5:30 p.m. May 2 in Evans Center at Girls Preparatory School, 205 Island Ave. 423-634-7600.

BESSIE SMITH CULTURAL CENTER -- 200 E. M.L. King Blvd. Admission: $7 adults, $3 children 6-12, $5 seniors and students. 423-266-8658. "Swan Dreams Project: The Power of Imagery," through June 3.

CHATTANOOGA STATE COMMUNITY COLLEGE -- C.C. Bond Humanities Building, 4501 Amnicola Highway. 423-697-4400, www.chattanoogastate.edu. Juried end-of-year exhibition by students in the Visual Arts Department, through May 10.

COLONNADE -- 264 Catoosa Circle, Ringgold, Ga. 706-935-9000, www.colonnadecenter.org. Exhibition and sale of paintings and jewelry by Regional Art Alliance, through May 24.

CREATIVE ARTS GUILD -- Dalton, Ga. 520 W. Waugh St. 706-278-0168, www.creativeartsguild.org.

• First Friday program features works by Linda Mitchell and music by L'Abri String Ensemble, 5:30 p.m. May 3. Free.

• "Flesh Art Expo 2," exhibit of tattoo photographs, 6-10 p.m. May 9.

EXUM GALLERY & MEMORIAL GARDEN -- St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 305 W. Seventh St. 423-266-8195. "Two Men From Magi," watercolors and oils by Lee Fritch and John McLean, through May 19.

GALLERY ON MAIN -- 500 N. Main St., Sweetwater, Tenn. 423-337-7400. Saturday series of artist demonstrations features oil painter Gary Dagnan, 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. May 4.

GRAFFITI -- 629 Spears Ave. 423-400-9797, www.hillcityart.com. Works by Tony Russo, May 3-July 5. Opening reception, 5-9 p.m. May 3.

HAMILTON COUNTY-CHATTANOOGA COURTS BUILDING -- 600 Market St. "Universal Space," Mark Making photo documentation by Hamilton County jail inmates, through May 3.

HAMILTON COUNTY COURTHOUSE -- 625 Georgia Ave. "In Visible," student self-portrait photography exhibit, through fall.

HUNTER MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ART -- 10 Bluff View. Admission: $9.95 adults, $4.95 children. 423-267-0968. www.huntermuseum.org.

• Art Wise speaker series continues with sculptor Albert Paley, 6 p.m. today, May 2. Cash bar at 5:30 p.m. Free with regular admission.

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

IN-TOWN GALLERY -- 26A Frazier Ave. 423-267-9214. www.intowngallery.com.

"fresh stART," new work by 33 regional artists, through May 31. Opening reception, 5-8 p.m. May 3.

LYNN H. WOOD ARCHAEOLOGICAL MUSEUM -- Hackman Hall, Southern Adventist University, Collegedale. 423-236-2030, www.southern.edu/archaeology.

• "Vessels in Time: A Journey Into the Biblical World," permanent exhibit.

• "The Battle Over King David: Excavating the Fortress of Elah," through April 2014.

MARSH HOUSE MUSEUM -- North Main Street, LaFayette, Ga. 423-718-9918, 706-638-5187, www.marshhouseoflafayette.com. See furniture and other of-the-period artifacts during docent-guided tours, 1:30-3:30 p.m. each Thursday, Saturday and Sunday.

McMINN COUNTY LIVING HERITAGE MUSEUM -- 522 W. Madison Ave., Athens, Tenn. Admission: $5 adult, $3 student or senior adult. 423-745-0329, www.livingheritagemuseum.com. "Tradition -- Tennessee Lives & Legacies," Tennessee Arts Commission Project exhibition Tennessee folk artists, through May 3.

MUSEUM CENTER AT FIVE POINTS -- 200 E. Inman St., Cleveland, Tenn. Admission: $5 adults, $4 students and seniors. 423-339-5745, www.museumcenter.org. Lee University Senior Showcase, exhibit of paintings, sculptures, digital work and photography by art students Sophia Briseno, Leslie Clemmer, Jessica Davis and Jeremy Osobrn, through May 3. Closing reception, 3:30-5 p.m. May 3.

NATIONAL MEDAL OF HONOR MUSEUM OF MILITARY HISTORY -- Northgate Mall, 5000 Hixson Pike. 423-877-2525. www.mohm.org. 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. 423-870-8924. "Sky Rhythms," by North Georgia Sky Painters Society, through May 30.

REFLECTIONS GALLERY -- 6922 Lee Highway. 423-892-3074. "Express Yourself," by artists in the Tennessee Watercolor Society, Region III, through May 10.

RIVER GALLERY -- 400 E. Second St. 423-265-5033, ext. 5. www.river-gallery.com.

• "Defining Roots," photographs by Don Dudenbostel and sculpture by Mark Russell, through May 31. Opening reception, 6:30-8 p.m. May 3.

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

SHUPTRINE FINE ART GROUP -- 2646 Broad St. 423-266-4453, www.Shuptrines.com. "Plein Air: The Art of Outdoor Painting," through June 6.

SIXTH CAVALRY MUSEUM -- 2 Barnhardt Circle, Fort Oglethorpe, Ga. Admission: $3 adult, $2 child or senior adult. 706-861-2860, www.6thcavalrymuseum.com. Display chronicles the "Fighting 6th" from 1861 to present.

THE ART CENTER -- 420 W. Main St., Blue Ridge, Ga. 706-632-2144, www.blueridgearts.net.

• Exhibit by Georgia Watercolor Society, through May 15.

• Spring Plein Aire Event, through May 26.

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