Chattanooga Now Arts Calendar - May 15-22

Chattanooga Now Arts Calendar - May 15-22

Exhibition depicting President James Monroe's 1819 tour of the South extended through Thursday, May 23, at the Chief Vann House Historic Site

May 15th, 2019 by Lisa Denton in Chattanooga Now - Art

"Your Obedient Servant," an exhibition depicting President James Monroe's 1819 tour of the South, has been extended through Thursday, May 23, at the Chief Vann House Historic Site, 82 Georgia Highway 225 N. in Chatsworth, Georgia. This painting from the collection of the Worthington Libraries in Worthington, Ohio, depicts the fifth president's fondness for entering a town on horseback rather than a carriage. Visitors on Saturday, May 18, also can take part in Archaeology Day activities. Events are included in admission: $5.50-$6.50. For more information, call 706-695-2598 or visit / Photo from University of Mary Washington

Photo by Contributed Photo /Times Free Press.


BACK ALLEY PRODUCTIONS — Mars Theatre, 117 N. Chattanooga St., LaFayette, Ga. 706-621-2870,

* "Peter Pan," 7:30 p.m. May 17, 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. May 18, 7:30 p.m. May 24, 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. May 25. $16 adults, $13 seniors/students.

* Auditions for Agatha Christie mystery thriller "And Then There Were None," 6:30-8:30 p.m. May 20-21 (show dates, weekends in July).

CHATTANOOGA THEATRE CENTRE — 400 River St. 423-267-8534,

* Agatha Christie's "Murder on the Nile," 8 p.m. May 17-18, 2:30 p.m. May 19, 7 p.m. May 23, 8 p.m. May 24-25, 2:30 p.m. May 26, 7 p.m. May 30, 8 p.m. May 31-June 1, 2:30 p.m. June 2, 7 p.m. June 6, 8 p.m. June 7-8, 2:30 p.m. June 9. $15-$30.

CHESTER FROST PAVILION — 7989 Causeway Road, Hixson. Chattanooga Magic Club's Family Magic Night: 100 Years of Magic, featuring Mike Edwards, Capt. Jack Heart and headliner Michael Frisbee, 7-9 p.m. May 25. Advance tickets: $6 ages 3-17, $12 adults, $30 for five all-ages tickets, $25 VIP with private preshow, front-row seating and gift bag. Day-of tickets: $6 ages 3-17, $15 adults (cash only).

COMEDY AT THE MOXY — 1220 King St. Featuring Greg Behrens, Aaron Chasteen, Donnie Marsh and host Bridgette Martin, 6:30-8:30 p.m. May 21. Free. Dogs welcome.

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

* "Forever Plaid," through May 24. $16-$30.

* "Bright Star," through June 6. $16-$32.

IMPROV CHATTANOOGA — 1800 Rossville Ave., Suite 106. 423-843-1775. Improv vs. Standup, with host Bridgette Martin, 10-11:30 p.m. May 18. Hard R rating; no one under 18 admitted. $10 in advance, $15 day of show, $5 students. Free small popcorn with online ticket purchase. No dogs.

TIVOLI THEATRE — 709 Broad St. 423-757-5580, PJ Masks Live, 6 p.m. May 22. $30-$60.



CHATTANOOGA BALLET — Chattanooga Theatre Centre, 400 River St. 423-265-0617, "Le Papillon" and new works by guest choreographers, 2 and 8 p.m. May 18, 2 p.m. May 19. $12-$25.



BOBBY STONE FILM SERIES — Tivoli Theatre, 709 Broad St. 423-757-5580, Doors open one hour before showtime. $12 adults, $10 students/seniors.

* May 25: "Us," rated R, 3 and 7 p.m.

* May 26: "The Princess Bride," rated PG, 2 and 6 p.m.

FREE MOVIE NIGHT — Chester Frost Park, 2277 Gold Point Circle N., Hixson. Family film about half-human Arthur, who must embrace his destiny and become the protector of the ocean, 9 p.m. May 24. Rated PG-13. Concessions available., 423-209-6892.

JEWISH FILM SERIES — Jewish Cultural Center, 5461 North Terrace. 423-493-0270, Twelfth annual Jewish Film Festival, 7:15 p.m. next five Wednesdays. May 22: "The Tobacconist," 90 minutes, German with English subtitles. Suitable for ages 16 and older. $8 per person, $3 for students with ID. Complimentary popcorn and soft drink.



ARTISAN DEPOT GALLERY — 204 E. Cumberland St., Cowan, Tenn. Operated by Franklin County Arts Guild. Hours: noon-5 p.m. Thursday, Friday, Sunday, 11 am.-5 p.m. Saturday (all times Central). 931-308-4130,

* Student show, Rock Creek Elementary School, through May. Reception, 5 p.m. May 26.

* Member show by Andy Gay, through June 2.

* Community show, "Found in the Making," through June 9.

* Student show, Winchester Wriggle Winners (all schools), through June 30.

ATHENS ARTS CENTER — 320 N. White St., Athens, Tenn. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays. 423-745-8781, High School Art Show, through May 17.

AVA GALLERY — Association for Visual Arts, 30 Frazier Ave. Hours: 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, noon-5 p.m. Saturday. 423-265-4282,

* Solo watercolor exhibit, "Tender Layers," by Arline Mann, Best in Show winner in juried member show, through June 14.

BLUE RIDGE MOUNTAINS ARTS ASSOCIATION — 420 W. Main St., Blue Ridge, Ga. Hours: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday. 706-632-2144, Spring Arts in the Park fine arts and craft festival at Downtown City Park of Blue Ridge, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. May 25-26. $5 weekend admission; free for children under 12.

BRAXTON MILL ARTISANS — 8717 Hixson Pike, Hixson. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. 423-596-9217, Ongoing sale of donated artwork by artists to benefit Nickels for Nepal.

CAPTURE CLEVELAND PHOTO CONTEST — City of Cleveland's second annual contest for amateur and professional photographers ages 12 and older, through June 30. Three categories: Downtown/Historic Buildings, Culture & Community and Nature/Parks & Recreation. $100 check to each category winner.

CHAPEL ART GALLERY — Second Presbyterian Church, 700 Pine St. Hours: 1-3 p.m. Thursday-Friday, 10 a.m.-noon Saturday and by appointment. 423-266-2828. Proceeds from gallery sales support St. Matthew's Shelter for Homeless Men. Multi Media Inspired Artists works on view.

CHATTANOOGA PUBLIC LIBRARY — 1001 Broad St. 423-643-7700, Live demonstration of silk painting by Claire Vassort, noon-2 p.m. May 18. Her Silk & Shades classes as artist-in-residence are full, but visit for possible cancellations.

CHATTANOOGA STATE COMMUNITY COLLEGE — 423-697-4400, Student drawings, paintings and photographs on view in Center for Advanced Technology, Center for Engineering, Technology Arts & Sciences and Andrews Center Student Gallery, through May.

THE CHATTERY — Chattanooga WorkSpace, 302 W. Sixth St., unless otherwise noted. 423-413-8978. Register (and see classes not listed here) at

* May 17: Make your own lipstick or lip gloss; play at blush bar, 5:30-7:30 p.m. May 17 at Elea Blake Cosmetics and Color Studio, 831 Chestnut St. $50 includes snacks and adult beverage. Call 423-266-6222 to avoid fees.

* May 18: Beginner French, 10 a.m.-noon. $25.

* May 18: Introduction to Fluid Art, to learn how to create archival-quality artwork, 1-3 p.m., $45.

* May 21: Spring Garden Cocktails, 6-7:30 p.m. $35 includes take-home recipe cards.

CHIEF VANN HOUSE HISTORIC SITE — 82 Georgia Highway 225 N, Chatsworth, Ga. 706-695-2598, Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Thursday-Saturday (last tour begins at 4 p.m.). $5.50-$6.50.

* "Your Obedient Servant: James Monroe's 1819 Presidential Tour of the Southern States" exhibition, extended through May 23.

* Archaeology Day, with dig boxes, take-home clay activity and make-and-take brick activity, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. May 18.

COMMUNITY ARTISTS LEAGUE — McMinn County Living Heritage Museum, 522 W. Madison Ave., Athens, Tenn. Awards reception for juried open show, noon-2 p.m. May 25. Information: Becky Pico, 423-508-5953.

ERLANGER GALLERY CORRIDOR — 975 E. Third St. "Birds, Bees and Butterflies," through Aug. 21.

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, Opening reception for "Southern Appalachia Memories" by Jerry Pace, 5-7 p.m. May 17.

FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH — 650 McCallie Ave. 423-267-4506, "The Artist's Eye: A Celebration of Nature," by 21 local artists, through June 30. Opening reception, 5-8 p.m. May 16. Benefits Chattanooga Community Kitchen.,

GALLERY AT BLACKWELL — Blackwell Automotive, 71 Eastgate Loop. Hours: 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Monday-Friday. 423-344-5643, Photographic Society of Chattanooga show, "Springtime in Chattanooga," June 7-Oct. 4. Opening reception, 6:30-8:30 p.m. June 7.

HART GALLERY — 110 E. Main St. 423-521-4707, Grief and Loss Art Expression Group, 9-11 a.m. each Thursday. $15 per session, due at arrival. Reservations required at least 24 hours in advance at

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: $15 ages 18 and older. 423-267-0968,

* Un/Folding With Paper, discussion of "Un/Folding" exhibition and hands-on paper activity led by local artist Carrie Pendergrass, 6-7 p.m. May 16. All experience levels welcome; no registration required. Regular admission.

* Special exhibition, "Alyson Shotz: Un/Folding," through May 27.

* Richard Hunt: Graceful Fluidity," through Aug. 11.

IN-TOWN GALLERY — 26A Frazier Ave. Hours: 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Saturday, 1-5 p.m. Sunday. 423-267-9214, "All-Member Show," through May 30.

MICHAEL'S FINE ARTS — 1325 Dug Gap Road, Dalton, Ga. Hours: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Friday. 706-278-8840, "Line and Form" by Chattanooga region of Tennessee Watercolor Society, through May 26.

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, "The History of Sewing Machines," through June 30.

NORTH RIVER CIVIC CENTER — 1009 Executive Drive, Suite 102, Hixson. Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday. 423-870-8924. "Strong Women," through May 31.

PERSIAN RUG CO. — 917 E. 16th St. Hours: 3-7 p.m. Thursday-Friday, noon-7 p.m. Saturday, noon-5 p.m. Sunday. "Dark Dreamt Days / Dreamt Days Dark / Days Dark Dreamt," by more than a dozen artists in fourth exhibition in Stove Works' satellite series, through June 9.

PET POP — 5 Points Northshore, 328 Cherokee Blvd. Petcentric pop-up art show with art about and for pets, through May 20. Benefits McKamey Animal Center.

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;

* Abstract paintings by Edie Maney and sculpture by Mike Roig, through June 30.

* Plein air painting demonstration by Mississippi artist Dennis Heckler, 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m. May 25.

UNIVERSITY OF THE SOUTH — University Archives and Special Collections, Sewanee, Tenn. "Sewanee's Historic Houses," through July 31.