This Week In The Arts

Thursday, June 27, 2013

This week in the Arts:

Special Events 

Registration for Summer Camp at the Creative Discovery Museum is currently being held. Camps include Castles, Kings, and Other Things for Kindergarten - 2nd grade and for 3rd - 5th grades as well as 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 July for children and adults. Offerings include beginning classical guitar, painting, 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 from 5-8 p.m. Visit for more information.

The Chattanooga Theatre Centre will host their annual Star Spangled Supper on Wednesday 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.

An Independence Day celebration will take place on Thursday, July 4, at 11:30 a.m. at the Jewish Cultural Center and will feature a picnic lunch and a performance by The Power Players Show Band. Call 493-0270 ext. 10 or for reservations.

Theatre, Music & Dance 

The All-American Summer concert series at the Hunter Museum of American Art continues Thursday at 6 p.m. and will feature a performance by Slim Pickins. 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

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

Comedian Ralphie May will perform on Saturday 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 at 7 p.m. at the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Auditorium.

Zach Laliberte will appear in concert on Saturday, July 6, at 7 p.m. at the Mountain Arts Community Center. Call 886-1959 or visit for ticket information.

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. 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. 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

Glass House Collective will host summer camps during the month of July for youth and adults. Activities include designing and constructing art bikes with Art 120, learning how to paint, make self-portraits and clay pots, and learning basic drawing and construction skills with local architects. Please email or call 402-0565 for more information or to make a reservation.

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

Mise En Scenesters will present a showing of Terrence Malick's film To the Wonder on Saturday at 8:30 p.m. at the Barking Legs Theater. For more information, visit or email Chris Dortch at

"Thenwedieatron," a collaborative sculpture by Mattew Gorgol and Natali Leduc that is a giant pyramid inflated by a stationary fan-bicycle, will be on display at the Chattanooga Public Library on Monday from 9 a.m.-8  p.m. and Friday, July 5, from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Visit for more information.

The opening reception for "Natural Collections," an exhibit featuring works by Dan Essig, Vicki Essig and Kelly Jean Ohl, will take place on Friday, July 5, from 6:30-8 p.m. at River Gallery. Call 265-5033 ext. 5 or visit for more information.

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 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 from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at the Chattanooga Public Library. Visit for more information.

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