This Week In The Arts

Thursday, July 18, 2013
This week in the Arts:


Special Events 

The Southern Lit Alliance will host the 11th annual Art.a.ma.jig, a celebration of culinary and fine arts featuring local chefs, artists and community members, on Thursday, July 25 from 6:00 - 8:30 p.m. at Tanner-Hill Gallery. To purchase tickets, please call (423) 267-1218.

  
The Lookout Mountain Conservancy's "Hot Fun in the Summertime" fundraising event will be held on Thursday, July 18 from 6:00 - 10:00 p.m. at The Crash Pad. Shuptrine's Gold Leaf Designs will host an open house before the event from 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. For more information, visit www.lookoutmountainconservancy.org or www.shuptrines.com.

The 25th annual Scopes Festival will be held Friday - Saturday, July 19 - 20 at the Rhea County Courthouse and will include performances of Front Page News, telling the story of how the Scopes trial came to be held in Dayton, and And on the Eighth Day..., featuring an imaginary conversation between William Jennings Bryan and Clarence Darrow some time after the trial. Additional activities include music on the courthouse lawn, crafts, a demonstration of the Charleston dance, and a series of interviews with descendants of trial participants. For more information, visit www.scopesfestival.com or call (423) 775-9847.

The Southside Stroll, celebrating our artists, musicians, photographers, craftsmen, chefs, roasters, stylists, galleries, businesses, hostels, and neighborhoods, will be held Friday, July 26 from 5:00 - 8:00 p.m. Visit www.facebook.com/southsideartstroll for more information.
  
    
Theatre, Music & Dance 

The All-American Summer concert series at the Hunter Museum of American Art continues Thursday, July 18 at 6:00 p.m. and will feature performances by DJ Emcee and Christian Collier. Visit www.huntermuseum.org for more information.

Ballet Tennessee invites community dancers to attend evening classes taught by acclaimed national and regional guest artists as part of the Summer Intensive. Classes will be held on Tuesday and Thursday evenings throughout July from 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. For more information or to reserve a spot in the class, please call (423) 821-2055 or email balletoffice@ballettennessee.org.

Performances of Legally Blonde continue each weekend through Sunday, July 28 at the Chattanooga Theatre Centre. A Youth Theatre open forum to discuss production lineup, audition information, rehearsal schedules, volunteers, and all other matters pertaining to the Youth Theatre's 2013 - 2014 season will take place on Thursday, July 18 from 4:30 - 6:30 p.m. in the Circle Theatre. Parents and actors are encouraged to attend. Call (423) 267-8534 for more information or visit www.theatrecentre.com to purchase tickets.

The Folklife Summer Music Series will continue at the Creative Discovery Museum on Saturday, July 20 from 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. with a performance by The Tennessee Schmaltz Klezmer Band. Visit www.cdmfun.org for more information.

The Shaking Ray Levi Society will host ARS Supernova featuring Davey Williams on Thursday, July 25 at 8:00 p.m. at the Barking Legs Theater as well as the What Cheer? Brigade at 10:00 p.m. at Sluggo's North. For ticket information, visit www.shakingray.com.

Balconies will be performed Thursday - Saturday, July 18 - 20 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, July 21 at 2:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. at the Ensemble Theatre of Chattanooga. For more information, visit www.facebook.com/balconiesplay or www.artful.ly/store/events/1429.

The Signal Mountain Playhouse will present their production of The Wizard of Oz Thursday - Saturday, July 18 - 20 at 8:00 p.m. Tickets are available for purchase at the door. For information, visit www.smph.org or call (423) 886-5243.

Closed Door Entertainment will present its production of Spring Awakening Friday - Saturday, July 19 - 20 at 7:30 p.m. at the Memorial Auditorium Community Theatre. For ticket information, visit www.chattanoogaonstage.com or call (423) 642-TIXS.

The Jan Pennington Gray Harp Scholarship Fund will host harp camp with instructors Angi Bemiss and Lorinda Jones Tuesday - Thursday, July 23 - 28. For more information or to register, call (423) 877-1695 or visit www.harpscholar.org.

The Scenic City Chorus will perform on Saturday, July 27 at 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. at the Mountain Arts Community Center on  Signal Mountain. Tickets may be purchased at the door or by visiting www.sceniccitychorus.com.

Visual Art & Film 

A Digital Fine Art Printing class with instructor Tom Griscom will be held Saturdays, July 20 - August 3 from 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. at AVA. Visit www.avarts.org to register or for more information.
  
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.
  
Glass House Collective will host summer camps during the month of July for youth and adults. Activities include learning how to paint, making self-portraits and clay pots, and learning basic drawing and construction skills with local architects. Please email info@glasshousecollective.org or call (423) 402-0565 for more information or to make a reservation.
  
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, August 9. For more information, visit www.communityfoundationnwga.org.
  
The Civic Arts League, Inc. of Chattanooga will showcase an art exhibit entitled "Art-Naturally," featuring paintings in watercolor, oil, acrylic and mixed media, through Sunday, December 1 at The Terrace at Mountain Creek.
  
The Photographic Society of Chattanooga will meet Thursday, July 18 at St. John United Methodist Church beginning at 6:00 p.m. Photographer Colby McLamore will present "What Makes a Winning Image" at 7:00 p.m. Visit www.chattanoogaphoto.org for more information.
  
The entry deadline for artists wishing to participate in a nation-wide exhibition project called "Women Painting Women: (R)evolution 2013," a juried show featuring artwork of women by women, is Wednesday, July 24 at 4:00 p.m. Visit www.townsendatelier.com/events/women-painting-women/, call (423) 266-2712 or email peggy@townsendatelier.com for more information.
  
As part of its Crafted by Southern Hands event series, Warehouse Row will bring world-renowned fashion designer Natalie Chanin and her Alabama Chanin design team to Chattanooga Thursday - Saturday, July 25 - 27. An opening reception on July 25 will feature an exclusive exhibition of Chanin's rare collection of barbecue-smoked, couture wedding dresses, and additional events include a trunk show and a sewing workshop. For more information, visit www.craftedbysouthernhands.com.
  
River Gallery will host an acrylic painting demonstration by artist James Conner on Saturday, July 27 from 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Visit

www.river-gallery.com for more information.

WritingLiteraturePoetryWriting, Literature & Poetry

No event listings this week.




W Road Closed Tuesday

The Hamilton County Highway Department announced the W Road will be closed Tuesday from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. for general  maintenance and clean up.   (click for more)

Dalton Police Department Celebrates Brad Jones’ Retirement

The Dalton Police Department said goodbye to one of its own Friday as longtime employee Brad Jones celebrated his retirement from the agency. Mr. Jones served the department as a civilian employee. He joined the DPD in 1988 as a dispatcher.  Mr. Jones served as a dispatcher until 1994 when he moved into the property and evidence room as a P&E custodian.  He retired ... (click for more)

Additions And Improvements At Camp Jordan Arena Coming Soon

Additions and improvements are coming to Camp Jordan Arena in the near future. At the Thursday night meeting of the East Ridge city council, approval was given for buying new playground equipment. It will come from Gametime, a locally-based company. The VP of Marketing lives in East Ridge and made a proposal to set up the playground at Camp Jordan so his company could use it for ... (click for more)

Teenager Killed In ATV Accident Thursday Night

Damon Lee Jones, 15, was killed Thursday night in an ATV accident in Walker County. It was reported he was riding with a 17-year old, when they tried to enter a church parking lot, but ran into a cable barrier. The accident happened on Dunwoody Road in LaFayette. The other rider, identified as Timothy J. Wallin, was not injured.   (click for more)

Tom Dugan Was A Good Man

Tom was my boss for most of my 36 years at Carta.  At the ceremony where I was awarded my 30-year service award, Tom said, "Don disagrees with 85% of my decisions, but I wish I had 80 more employees just like him." This kind of indicates our relationship. When I asked him to help with my plans for a reunion for the group of Veterans that I served with in Vietnam, he quickly ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: A Veterinarian’s Horse Sense

I suspect you’ve heard by now that a doctor in New York City, who volunteers with “Doctors Without Borders,” just got back from the African nation of Guinea on October 17 – last Friday – and on Thursday tested positive for the deadly Ebola virus. Luckily, he came in actual contact with only a few people but he reportedly rode a subway, took a taxi, went on a three-mile run and ... (click for more)