This Week In The Arts

Thursday, June 13, 2013

This week in the Arts:

Special Events 

Free Family Night at the Creative Discovery Museum will take place Thursday from 5:30-8 p.m. Visit www.cdmfun.org for more information. 

Registration for Summer Camp at the Creative Discovery Museum is currently being held. Camps include Trolls, Mittens, and Mice: Investigating Jan Brett Stories for ages 4 - 5, Castles, Kings, and Other Things for Kindergarten - 2nd grade, and Mysteries Abound! for 3rd - 5th grades, among others. The museum will also offer Friends' Discovery Camp, an inclusive camp designed for children with autism and their typically developing peers. Visit www.cdmfun.org for more information and to register. 

The Mountain Arts Community Center is holding Summer Camp registration for camps taking place in June and July for children and adults. Offerings include drama, beginning classical guitar, painting, puppets, film, recycled art and cooking, among others. For additional information or to register, call 886-1959 or visit www.signalmountainmacc.org.

City Share will be held on Wednesday at 12 p.m. at green|spaces and feature a presentation by Selina Mack, executive director of Durham Community Land Trustees. For more information, email info@glasshousecollective.org.

Theatre, Music & Dance 

Bloody, Bloody Andrew Jackson will be performed in the Circle Theater beginning Friday at 8 p.m. and continue each weekend through Saturday, July 13, at the Chattanooga Theatre Centre. Summer Academy, theatre workshops for rising Kindergarten-12th grades plus dance and performance training, will continue through Friday, Aug. 2. For more information, visit www.theatrecentre.com.

Theater for the New South will present Neal Bell's Monster, an adaptation of Mary Shelly's Frankenstein, Thursday-Sunday at 7:30 p.m. at the Jim G. Lewis Studio Theatre in the UTC Fine Arts Center. For ticket information, visit www.theaterforthenewsouth.com

Ensemble Theatre of Chattanooga will present their production of Jekyll & Hyde Thursday-Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2:30 p.m. Tickets may be purchased at the door, by visiting www.ensembletheatreofchattanooga.com, or by calling 987-5141.

Lee University's School of Music will present its International Piano Festival and Competition Monday-Saturday, June 17-22. Concerts will take place Monday-Wednesday evenings at 7:30 p.m. in the Squires Hall and will feature recitals by guest artists Russell Sherman and Tian Ying, Lee faculty member Ning An and selected festival participants. Visit www.leeuniversity.edu/academics/music/piano-festival for additional information. 

The Folk School of Chattanooga will host a Sacred Harp singing workshop on Thursday, June 20, at 7 p.m. Beginners are welcome and books will be provided. Visit www.chattanoogafolk.com for more information.

UTC's Music Department and Master Chorale will present the Master Chorale 2013 Summer Concert on Thursday, June 20, at 7:30 p.m. at Second Presbyterian Church. Donations to benefit the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund will be accepted at the performance. For more information, visit www.utc.edu/music or call 425-4612.

Lee University Music Camp will take place Monday-Friday, June 24-29, for rising high school freshmen to college freshmen vocalists and instrumentalists desiring an in-depth study of music. For more information, please visit www.leeuniversity.edu/academics/music/music-camp.

Registration is being held for the Exploring the Boundaries of Applied Theatre Conference to take place at The Salvation Army's ReCreate Café Thursday-Saturday, June 27-29. The conference includes hands-on training for the theatre novice or professional in the Applied Theatre techniques of "Forum Theatre" and "Playback Theatre" that can be used to help marginalized populations gain a voice. Visit www.appliedtheatrecenter.org for more information or to register. 

Registration for Glee-T-C camp, a week-long day camp consisting of training in dance, acting and singing taking place July 8-12 and 15-19, is currently being held at the Ensemble Theatre of Chattanooga. Register online at www.ensembletheatreofchattanooga.com or by calling 987-5141.

Chattanooga Filmmaker/Comedian Joel Ruiz is seeking to cast for Outpatient, a new web-based comedy series revolving around an outpatient rehab program and the bizarre and frequently funny cast of characters forced to attend. Please email joelwruiz@gmail.com for more information. 

Visual Art & Film 

Michael Murphy's "Damage" is currently on display in the AVA Main Gallery until Saturday, June 29. Visit www.avarts.org for more information.

AVA's Art Camp and Film Institute, week long, in-depth classes led by professional artists that cover a range of topics in 2-D art, 3-D art, and filmmaking for ages 4 - 17, is currently holding registration. Register online at www.baylorschool.org/summer/enrichment-camps/index.aspx or contact Lauren Goforth at lgoforth@avarts.org or 265-4282 ext. 105 for more information.

The Community Foundation of Northwest Georgia and the Creative Arts Guild are currently accepting entries for their inaugural The Art of Giving contest and exhibit, an art contest with a cash award of $1,000 and an invitation for a 2014 exhibition. The application submission deadline is Friday, Aug. 9. For more information, visit www.communityfoundationnwga.org

North Georgia Sky Painters Society will present their "Beyond the Horizon" exhibit at ArtCrafters in Dayton through Saturday, June 29. For more information, visit www.artcraftersdayton.com. 

The UTC Cress Gallery of Art is hosting a summer exhibition offering a selection of seldom seen art from the UTC Permanent Collection, including drawings, original artist's prints, installation, and video.  For more information, visit www.cressgallery.org.

Mise En Scenesters will present a showing of Room 237, a documentary examining the hidden meanings within Stanley Kubrick's film The Shining, on Friday at 8:30 p.m. at the Barking Legs Theater. For more information, email Chris Dortch at chris@mesfilmclub.com.

The Athens Area Council for the Arts will host the opening reception for "Not Just a Snapshot, photography by Sheila Silvus Chesanow," on Friday from 5:30-7 p.m. at The Arts Center. The exhibit continues through Thursday, July 25. For more information, call 745-8781 or visit www.athensartscouncil.org.

Lee University Art Camp will take place Monday-Friday, June 17-21, for students in grades 2-10. For more information or to register, contact John Simmons, Lee University Assistant Professor of Art, at 614-8690 or jsimmons@leeuniversity.edu.

The Jewish Cultural Center will conclude their annual Jewish Film Series on Wednesday at 7 p.m. with the showing of The Other Son. Visit www.jewishchattanooga.com for additional information.

A watercolor workshop with Alan Shuptrine will be held Thursday, June 20, from 3-6 p.m. at Shuptrine's Gold Leaf Designs. Please call 266-4453 to make a reservation.

The Photographic Society of Chattanooga will meet Thursday, June 20, beginning at 6 p.m. at St. John United Methodist Church. Photographer Andy Mitchell will present a lecutre entitled "A Complete Image Workflow for Sports & Nature Photography" at 7:00 p.m. Visit www.chattanoogaphoto.org for more information.

Writing, Literature & Poetry 

The Eastgate Page Turners Book Club will meet Saturday at 11 a.m. at the Eastgate Public Library to discuss John Krakauer's Under the Banner of Heaven. For more information, visit www.chattlibrary.org.

Registration continues for the children's summer reading program, "Dig into Reading," at the Chattanooga Public Library through Saturday, July 13. Visit www.chattlibrary.org to register or for more information.


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