Chattanooga area arts calendar

Article posted on Thu. Nov. 22nd, 2012

THEATER

ATHENS ARTS CENTER -- Townsend Auditorium, Tennessee Wesleyan College, 204 E. College St., Athens, Tenn. 423-745-8781, www.athensartscouncil.org. Auditions for "A Midsummer Night's Dream," 25 roles for variety of ages and types available, 6 p.m. Monday, Nov. 26 (show dates, April 4-14).

BLUE RIDGE COMMUNITY THEATER -- 420 W. Main St., Blue Ridge, Ga. 706-632-9223, www.BlueRidgeCommunity Theater.com. "Over the River and Through the Woods," 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Nov. 23-24, 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 25, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 30-Dec. 1, 2 p.m. Dec. 2, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 7-8, 2 p.m. Dec. 9.

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. "It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play," 7 p.m. Nov. 29-Dec. 1, 2:30 p.m. Dec. 2. $15 general admission, $12 students/seniors, $10 members.

COLONNADE -- 264 Catoosa Circle, Ringgold, Ga. 706-935-9000, www.colonnadecenter.org. "A Christmas Carol," by Closed Door Entertainment, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 30, 1 and 7:30 p.m. Dec. 1. $18 adults, $15 seniors/students, $13 groups.

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

• "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat," through Dec. 23.

• "A Sanders Family Christmas," through Dec. 22.

TENNESSEE VALLEY THEATRE -- 184 W. Jackson Ave., Spring City, Tenn. 423-365-7529. www.tennesseevalleytheatre.com. "The Least of These," original Christmas musical, Nov. 30-Dec. 9. $22 (play and dinner), $20 (play and lunch), $12 (play only).

WHOLE BACKSTAGE THEATRE -- Albertville Fine Arts Center, Albertville, Ala. 256-582-7469, www.wholeback stage.com. "White Christmas," 7 p.m. CST Nov. 30-Dec. 1, 2 p.m. Dec. 2, 7 p.m. Dec. 3, 7 p.m. Dec. 6-8, 2 p.m. Dec. 9. $16 adults, $14 seniors/students.

ARTISTS/EXHIBITS

ATHENS ARTS CENTER -- 320 N. White St., Athens, Tenn. 423-745-8781, www.athensartscouncil.org. "The Art of Still Life," juried art competition/exhibition by residents of Bradley, McMinn, Meigs, Monroe and Polk counties ages high school and older, through Jan. 4.

AVA GALLERY -- 30 Frazier Ave. 265-4282, www.avarts.org. "Eclectica: Watercolor Works by Maggie Vandewalle," recent works by winner of 2011 AVA Juried Members Exhibition, through Nov. 30.

CHATTANOOGA PUBLIC LIBRARY -- 1001 Broad St. 757-5310, www.lib.chattanooga.gov. "Red, White and Blue and Recorded: Collecting and Preserving Politics in Tennessee Archives," political memorabilia and historical documents from state archives, through Nov. 30.

CRESS GALLERY OF ART -- UTC Fine Arts Center, 752 Vine St. 425-4600. www.utc.edu/cressgallery. "Pictures at an Exhibition," exhibition by Matthew Deleget of New York City, through Dec. 7.

E.G. FISHER LIBRARY -- 1289 Ingleside Ave., Athens, Tenn. 423-475-7782. "Small Works Show & Sale," exhibit of works by Community Artists League members, through Dec. 31.

EXUM GALLERY & MEMORIAL GARDEN -- St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 305 W. Seventh St. 266-8195. "Journey of Two Artists," exhibit of paintings by Ann Currey and Martha Elder, through Jan. 6.

GALLERY 301 -- 301 Cherokee Blvd and 1800 E. Main St. 531-7411, www.Gallery301.org.

• "Faces & Sculpture," works by Kevin Bate and Maria Larson, through Dec. 4.

• Small Works Show, smaller pieces from local artists, through Dec. 25.

GEORGIA HERITAGE MUSEUM -- 100 Gordon St. (railroad depot), Chickamauga, Ga. 706-375-4488. Admission: $2 adults, $1 children. Display of Civil War weapons, equipment, recovered relics and personal items, through Nov. 30.

HUNTER MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ART -- 10 Bluff View. Admission: $9.95 adults, $4.95 children. 267-0968. www.huntermuseum.org. "Exploring the Land: Landscapes From the Hunter Collection," Dec. 1-April 28.

IN-TOWN GALLERY -- 26A Frazier Ave. 267-9214. www.intowngallery.com. "The Art of Gifting," new work from 36 artists, through Nov. 30.

JEWISH CULTURAL CENTER -- 5461 North Terrace. 493-0270, ext. 13.

• "Interpretations: Contemporary Jewish Art," works by Kem Alexander, Jane Sheindal Muller and Flora Rosefsky, through Nov. 30.

• "Windows of Identity," joint exhibition of artists from the Hadera-Eron region of Israel and the southern United States, through Nov. 30.

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

• "Vessels in Time: A Journey Into the Biblical World," permanent exhibit of 200 ancient artifacts.

• "The Battle Over King David: Excavating the Fortress of Elah," artifacts from the remains at the Fortress of Elah on loan from the National Treasure of Israel, through April 2014.

MARSH HOUSE MUSEUM -- 308 N. Main St., LaFayette, Ga. 423-718-9918, 706-638-5187, www.marshhouseoflafayette.com. See period furniture and hear stories about Walker County history in guided tours, 1-3 p.m. Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays. Santa and Mrs. Claus visit 2-4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 25.

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.

• "Wood Carved Folk Art Santa," through Dec. 3.

• "Tennessee Gourd Art," through Dec. 31.

MEDAL OF HONOR EXHIBIT -- Northgate Mall, 5000 Hixson Pike. Exhibit examines exploits of America's heroes through pictures, narratives, uniforms and artifacts. 877-2525. www.mohm.org.

PLANET ALTERED -- 48 E. Main St. 400-4100, www.planetaltered.com. "Visual Odyssey," paintings and assemblages by Sandra Paynter Washburn, through Dec. 22.

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

• "Quiet Spaces," work by Georgia husband-and-wife landscape painters Scott and Tatiana Hill, through Nov. 30.

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

SHUPTRINE FINE ART GROUP -- 2646 Broad St. 266-4453, www.Shuptrines.com.

• "Femme," works by Maggie Siner and Robert Calcagno," through Nov. 30.

• New Artist Spotlight, featuringKaren K. Brown, Robert Calcagno, Paula Ann Ford and Maggie Siner, Nov. 30-Jan. 28.

SIXTH CAVALRY MUSEUM -- 2 Barnhardt Circle, Fort Oglethorpe. Admission: $3 adult, $2 child or senior adult. 706-861-2860. Display chronicles the "Fighting 6th" from 1861 to present day and features soldier's life when Fort Oglethorpe was an active Army post (1902-1946). www.6thcavalrymuseum.com.

TANNER/HILL GALLERY -- 3069 S. Broad St., Suite 3, and Warehouse Row, 1110 Market St. 280-7182, www.tannerhillgallery.com. "Sacred and Profane," exhibit of works by Cessna Decosimo, through January.

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

• Exhibit of works by artist-in-residence Marsha Hamby Savage, through Jan. 4.

• Holiday show and sale, through Jan. 4.

THE GALLERY -- 3918 Dayton Blvd. 870-2443, www.redbankgallery.com. "Artisans French Escapade 2012: Provence to Paris," work by six Chattanooga artists who traveled to France, through Jan. 1.

WAREHOUSE ROW -- 1110 Market St. (first floor of North and South buildings). 267-1127. "State of the Union," modern Civil War photography by Gregg Segal, through Jan. 31.

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