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.

Ooltewah Ringgold Road (SR 321) At Standifer Gap Road Roundabout Construction Phase II Traffic Detour

In order to safely construct the roundabout, the west side of Standifer Gap Road, (Eastbound approach), will be closed to thru traffic, and detour signs will be posted, beginning on Oct. 17, and scheduled for completion on Dec. 31.  Ooltewah Ringgold Road (SR 321) will remain open (North and Southbound thru traffic.)  Motorists are reminded of the reduced ... (click for more)

Alan Shuptrine Presents His Serpentine Chain Collection At Haskell Interiors

In conjunction with Haskell Interiors design studio, Shuptrine Fine Arts Group will present a celebration of art and design featuring master watercolorist Alan Shuptrine.   At an open house from 5-8 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 22, the artist will present his new project, The Serpentine Chain Collection. Several pieces from the upcoming collection will be on view, and the artist ... (click for more)

Chattanooga Putting World Class Guitar Collection On Display At The Choo Choo

A world class guitar collection is set to go on display permanently at the Chattanooga Choo Choo. "Songbirds," which is built around the collection of Lookout Mountain businessman Thorpe McKenzie, was introduced to the public on Thursday night. Invited guests at the Choo Choo heard Nashville guitar star Doyle Dykes perform in the Choo Choo's new Revelry Room. He played some ... (click for more)

Father Killed By Train Just After Pushing Daughter To Safety In East Brainerd

A 31-year-old man was killed just after he pushed his 10-year-old daughter to safety in an encounter with a train on a trestle in East Brainerd on Thursday afternoon. Police said two pedestrians were walking on the train tracks on a trestle at Audubon Acres when a train came around a bend and struck one of them. Justin McCary was struck by the train as he pushed ... (click for more)

Regulations As A Whole On Signal Mountain

A few years ago I was flying over Chattanooga on my way to Atlanta.  The sun had just come up and I enjoyed picking out Signal Mountain’s location, on Walden’s Ridge, in the morning light.  What was amazing was that I could not tell that a town existed under the tree canopy.  I hope that the same can be said 10, 20, or even 50 years from now.  During last ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: We Must Learn To Tell

On July 4th of this year, FBI agents – acting on a tip -- arrested Alexander Ciccolo, a 23-year-old with known mental problems, as he carried a duffel bag full of automatic-attack weapons. Moments before, he had bought the illegal firearms from an undercover informant outside of Boston. As agents later scoured his apartment, they found bomb-making equipment including a pressure ... (click for more)