This Week In The Arts

Thursday, January 3, 2013


This week in the Arts:

Special Events 

"Celebrate Winter" Kids' Days Out for children in grades K - 5 will take place at the Creative Discovery Museum Friday, Monday and Tuesday from 9 a.

m.-3:30 p.m. Call 756-2738 or visit for more information.

Glass House Collective will host a Better Block Prep Meeting at 2523 Glass St. on Monday at 6 p.m. to help plan for their Better Block project event to be held on Saturday, Feb. 23. Visit for more information.

To help raise awareness for the arts for elementary aged students, middle schoolers from The Center for Creative Artswill host Art N U, a festival for children to explore the arts through dance, acting, painting, puppetry, instruments, singing and more, on Saturday, Jan. 12, from 12:30-3:30 p.m. For more information, visit the group's Facebook page "Chattanooga Art N U."

Planet Altered will host CAFE, a Community Arts Funding Event, on Sunday, Jan. 13, from 6-8 p.m. For more information or to apply, visit


Theatre, Music & Dance


The CSO Masterworks Series continues with the performance of Rodrigo's Concierto de Aranjuez on Saturday, Jan. 12, at 8 p.m. at the Tivoli Theatre. Call 267-8583 or visit to purchase tickets.


New classes, including Introduction to Mandolin, Intermediate Bluegrass Guitar, and Introduction to Clawhammer Banjo, as well as classes for children, begin at Folk School of Chattanooga the week of Jan. 7. In addition, private lessons are available in guitar, mandolin, dulcimer, piano, fiddle, dobro, pedal steel, bass, banjo, singing, and ukulele. To register or for more information, visit or call 827-8906.


The Athens Community Theater will hold auditions for Evening With the Stars X, a Community Showcase of Talent, on Monday at 7 p.m. at The Arts Center in Athens. Visit or call 745-8781 for more information.


The Ensemble Theatre of Chattanooga will present their production of Avenue Q Friday-Saturday, Jan. 11-12, at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, Jan. 13, at 2:30 p.m. in their new theatre space at Eastgate Town Center. Tickets may be purchased by calling 987-5141 or visiting


The Tennessee Valley Theatre will present Divas and Gents, four professionally trained singers who will perform selections of opera, operetta, and Broadway, on Saturday, Jan. 12, at 7:30 p.m. For ticket information, call 365-PLAY or visit

Visual Art & Film


AVA will host the opening reception for an exhibit showcasing selections from Knoxville Arts and Culture Alliance Member Show on Friday from 5:30-8 p.m. For more information, visit


The opening reception for "Lucky 13," an exhibit featuring works in paint, photography, glass, clay, wood, fabric, metal and jewelry, will be held on Friday from 5-8 p.m. at In-Town Gallery. For more information, call 267-9214 or visit


River Gallery will host the opening reception for "Vivid Interpretations" on Friday rom 6:30-8 p.m. Artists Mike Berry, Algar Dole and David Swanagin will be present to discuss their works. Call 265-5033 ext. 5 or visit for additional information.


Townsend Atelier will offer painting classes in watercolor  for beginning and advanced students Mondays, Jan. 7-Feb. 18, beginning oil and impressionist landscape on Tuesdays, Jan. 8-Feb. 19, and self portrait on Tuesdays, Jan. 8-Feb. 12. For more information or to register, visit


An Architectural Photography workshop with instructor Stephanie Valencia will take place Saturday, Jan. 12, from 2-6 p.m. at Shuptrine's Gold Leaf Designs. Call 266-4453 to make a reservation.

Urban League Offers Free Tax Prep Assistance To First Responders

Police officers and firefighters are invited to have their taxes prepared for free next week through the Urban League of Greater Chattanooga’s VITA program. Urban League and the IRS are designating one day to do free tax preparation and e-filing services for all Chattanooga and Hamilton County police officers and firefighters. The VITA program is co-sponsored by the city of ... (click for more)

HCSO Hosts Seminar On Homicide Investigations With Emphasis On Opioid Deaths

Throughout this week, beginning on Monday, March 12, the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office hosted a seminar taught by the world renowned Law Enforcement Training firm, Wicklander-Zulawski & Associates, to area law enforcement investigators to help investigate potential opioid related deaths.  This week long training contained modules in crime scene analysis, interview ... (click for more)

Young Boy Struck By Car On South Beech Street; Hit And Run Driver Sought

A young boy was hit by a car on South Beech Street on Saturday. He was taken to the hospital, where he was listed in stable condition. Police said the car left the scene. Officers were looking for two men in a red or orange Dodge Challenger. (click for more)

Clark D. Nolan, Accused Of Imprisoning And Assaulting Wife, Found Competent To Stand Trial

A Graysville, Tn., man who allegedly strangled, assaulted and threatened to kill his wife while holding her prisoner in their home is competent to stand trial, according to two forensic evaluators. Psychologist Robert W. Brown Jr. and forensic coordinator Todd Wiggins reported to Sequatchie County General Sessions Court that they evaluated Clark Dean Nolan on charges of aggravated ... (click for more)

Why Are Pictures Of Our President And Vice President Not Hanging At Our Federal Courthouse?

I would like to know why the pictures of our President and Vice President have not been hung in our Federal Courthouse. They have been approved by the White House. Every time I call they tell me they are on order. Tommy Fryar (click for more)

Roy Exum: Battling The Beggars

The revelation that Chattanooga Police Chief David Roddy wants to crack down on the city’s panhandlers is every bit as refreshing as the beautiful jonquils now bursting forth across our city. In a recent poll on, over 80 percent of those who live here indicated they are scared to go downtown and that is inexcusable. This is no way for anyone to live. But I can ... (click for more)