Chattanooga area arts calendar

Chattanooga area arts calendar

May 16th, 2013 by Staff Reports in Chattnow Art

THEATER

BLUE RIDGE COMMUNITY THEATER -- 420 W. Main St., Blue Ridge, Ga. 706-632-9223, www.BlueRidgeCommunityTheater.com. "A Bad Year for Tomatoes," 7:30 p.m. May 16-18, 2 p.m. May 19, 7:30 p.m. May 23-25, 2 p.m. May 26, 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, www.buttonwillowchurch.com. "Granddaddy's Watch," dinner and two-hour live show, 5:15 p.m. CDT Fridays and Saturdays.

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

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

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

• "Sideways Stories From Wayside School," Youth Theatre production, 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. "Steel Magnolias," by Colonnade Players, 7:30 p.m. May 17-18, 7:30 p.m. May 24, 1 and 7:30 p.m. May 25. $11 adults, $9 seniors/students, $8 groups.

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

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

• "9 to 5: The Musical," through July 14.

ENSEMBLE THEATRE -- Eastgate Town Center, 5600 Brainerd Road. 423-987-5141, www.ensembletheatreofchattanooga.com. "All in the Timing," 7:30 p.m. May 17-18, 2:30 p.m. May 19. $15 adults, $10 students.

GEM THEATER -- L&N Depot, 700 S. Tennessee Ave. (Highway 411), Etowah, Tenn. 423-263-3270, www.gemplayers.com. "The Crazy Quilt Club," 7:30 p.m. May 16-18, 2:30 p.m. May 19, 7:30 p.m. May 23-25, 2:30 p.m. May 26. $12 adults, $10 children ages 12-under.

MILLENNIUM THEATRE -- 128 E. Main St., Manchester, Tenn. 931-570-4489, http://millenniumrep.org. "M*ASH," 7:30 p.m. CDT May 17-18, 2 p.m. May 19, 7:30 p.m. May 23 and May 25, 2 p.m. May 26. $13 adults, $11 students/seniors/military.

TENNESSEE VALLEY THEATRE -- 184 W. Jackson Ave., Spring City, Tenn. 423-365-7529. www.tennesseevalleytheatre.com.

• Show by comedian/magician Tom Vorjohan, 7:30 p.m. May 18. $10.

• "Twinderella," youth production, 7:30 p.m. May 20-23. $5 adults, $3 students.

THEATER FOR THE NEW SOUTH -- 1400 Cowart. St. "Monster," May 24-25, May 30-31, June 1-2.

ARTISTS/EXHIBITS

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, www.artcraftersdayton.com. Youth Music and Arts Festival, exhibit of work by city, county, private school and home school art students, through May 31.

ATHENS ARTS CENTER -- 320 N. White St., Athens, Tenn. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays. 423-745-8781, www.athensartscouncil.org. "Greek Masks of the Golden Ration Project," 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, www.avarts.org. "Damage," 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," through June 3.

COLONNADE -- 264 Catoosa Circle, Ringgold, Ga. Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday. 706-935-9000, www.colonnadecenter.org. Paintings and jewelry by Regional Art Alliance, through May 24.

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. Exhibit of watercolor, pastels and batik work by Community Artist League member Joy Merckson, through May 30.

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. "Two Men From Magi," by Lee Fritch and John McLean, through May 19.

GALLERY ON MAIN -- 500 N. Main St., Sweetwater, Tenn. 423-337-7400. Demonstration by jewelry and stained-glass artist Tomi Kyker, 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. May 18.

GRAFFITI -- 629 Spears Ave. 423-400-9797, www.hillcityart.com. 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.

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, www.huntermuseum.org.

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

• "Whitfield Lovell: Deep River," May 18-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. www.intowngallery.com. "fresh stART," new work by 33 regional artists, through May 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, http://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 -- 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, www.marshhouseoflafayette.com. 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, www.livingheritagemuseum.com. "Lens and Brush: the Visual Textures of East Tennessee," by Sandy Brown and Jim Caldwell, through July 15.

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. 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. Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday. 423-870-8924. "Sky Rhythms," by 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. www.river-gallery.com.

• Demonstration of encaustic (oil and wax) medium by Judy Klick, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. May 18.

• "Defining Roots," by Don Dudenbostel and Mark Russell, through May 31.

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

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, www.Shuptrines.com. "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, www.6thcavalrymuseum.com. 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, www.blueridgearts.net.

• Spring Plein Aire Event, through May 26.

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