This Week In The Arts

Thursday, June 20, 2013

This week in the Arts:

Special Events 

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 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

The Southside Stroll, celebrating our artists, musicians, photographers, craftsmen, chefs, roasters, stylists, galleries, businesses, hostels, and neighborhoods, will be held Friday, June 28, from 5-8 p.m. Visit for more information.

The Chattanooga Theatre Centre will host their annual Star Spangled Supper on Wednesday, July 3, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. The event includes food, drinks and free parking, and guests are invited to bring a lawn chair or blanket to enjoy the CSO's Pops on the River concert and the fireworks from the Theatre Centre's lawn. Reservations are required. To purchase tickets, visit or call 267-8534

Theatre, Music & Dance 

The All-American Summer concert series at the Hunter Museum of American Art begins Thursday at 6 p.m. and will feature a performance by Moonlight Bride. Visit for more information.

Bloody, Bloody Andrew Jackson will be performed in the Circle Theater 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

The Folk School of Chattanooga will host a Sacred Harp shape note singing workshop on Thursday at 7 p.m. Beginners are welcome and books will be provided. Visit for more information.

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, or by calling 987-5141. 

Victoria's House will be performed at the Tennessee Valley Theatre Thursday-Saturday at 7:30 p.m. For more information or to purchase tickets, call 365-PLAY or visit

UTC's Music Department and Master Chorale will present the Master Chorale 2013 Summer Concert on Thursday 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 or call 425-4612. 

Members of the operatic ensemble Artisti Affamati will provide live music for Italian Night at The Chattanoogan Hotel on Thursday from 6-9 p.m. For more information, please call 424-3700.

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

Comedian Dave Chappelle will perform at the Tivoli Theatre on Wednesday, June 26, at 7:30 p.m. and at 10 p.m. Call 642-TIXS or visit to purchase tickets.

Comedian Ralphie May will perform on Saturday, June 29, at 7:30 p.m. at the Tivoli Theatre. For more information, visit

The Chattanooga Music Club will present the 7th Annual Patriotic Organ Concert Spectacular on Monday, July 1, at 7 p.m. at the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Auditorium.

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 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 or by calling 987-5141.

Visual Art & Film 

Michael Murphy's "Damage" is currently on display in the AVA Main Gallery until Saturday, June 29. Visit 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 or contact Lauren Goforth at 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

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

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

A watercolor workshop with Alan Shuptrine will be held Thursday 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 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 p.m. Visit for more information.

An Oil Painting Bootcamp with instructor James Courtenay James will be held Saturday, June 29, from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at Townsend Atelier. To register, visit

Writing, Literature & Poetry 

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

The Chattanooga Storytelling Circle will meet Thursday, June 27, from 6-7:30 p.m. at the Northgate Library. The event is family-friendly, and guests are welcome to tell a story or just sit and listen. For more information, please call Steve Daugherty at 779-4466 or 875-4341.

Favorite Poem, a public reading of poetry modeled after Robert Pinsky's Favorite Poem Project, will be held Thursday, June 27, from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at the Chattanooga Public Library. Visit for more information.

Reflections Gallery Has Artist Reception Nov. 3

Reflections Gallery will host an open house and artist reception on Thursday, Nov. 3, from 5-7 p.m.  The artists, Don Hill Ellyn Bivin and Peggy Creswell will be at the reception.  The reception is free and open to the public, with wine and hors d'oeuvres to enjoy while browsing. Reflections Gallery is at 6922 Lee Hwy.  (click for more)

"Toyvention" Workshop Aims To Adapt Toys For Children With Disabilities

Local makers and innovators are invited to help deconstruct and rebuild toys to make them more accessible for children with disabilities. Toyvention: An Adapt-A-Toy Workshop will take place on Nov. 12 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at The Edney. "Toys provide a way for children to learn and engage with the physical world while expanding their imagination. Often children with disabilities ... (click for more)

Cold Case Unit Makes Arrest In Murders Of Brothers In Brainerd Almost 20 Years Ago; Detectives Say Brainerd Jeweler Rick Davis Tied To Incident

The Cold Case Unit set up by District Attorney Neal Pinkston has made an arrest in the murders of two brothers in Brainerd almost 20 years ago. The Hamilton County Grand Jury on Monday indicted 52-year old Christopher Jeffre Johnson on two counts of first-degree murder in the January 1997 deaths of Sean and Donny Goetcheus. The 25-year old Sean Goetcheus and his ... (click for more)

Gang Member, 22, Shot In The Arm On Wilcox Boulevard Early Tuesday Morning

A 22-year-old man was shot in the arm in the 1800 block of Wilcox Boulevard early Tuesday morning. Just after midnight, Chattanooga Police responded to a report of shots fired. Upon arrival, police located Jakobi Buthelezi Johnson suffering from a very minor, single gunshot wound. Hamilton County EMS transported the victim to a local hospital for treatment. The victim ... (click for more)

October Is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Picture a sold-out baseball game at Wrigley Field or Nationals Park packed with 40,000 fans. That image represents roughly the same number of women and men who die from breast cancer each year.  In Tennessee alone, an estimated 900 women will die from the disease in 2016. It is a sad statistic, but there is some good news: thanks to early detection and improved treatments, ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: What Southerners Sing

Barry Norris plays the organ at Birmingham’s East Lake United Methodist Church and two days ago the church hosted what we used to call “A Singing on the Grounds.” Today it is called a “Hymnfest” and, believe it or not, it is has to be just as fun today as it was 100 years ago when our forefathers tied their horse and wagon to a tree. It just so happens I know a little bit about ... (click for more)