This Week In The Arts

Thursday, January 16, 2014
This week in the Arts:


Special Events     

Preschool Adventure Day will be held at the Creative Discovery Museum on Saturday, January 25 from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Visit www.cdmfun.org for more information.

Theatre, Music & Dance 

String Theory at the Hunter will continue on Thursday, January 16 at 6:30 p.m. at the Hunter Museum of American Art with a concert featuring harpist Bridget Kibbey, violinist Kristin Lee and percussionist John Hadfield. For more information or to purchase tickets, call (423) 267-0968 or visit www.stringtheorymusic.org.

The Chattanooga Symphony & Opera will perform Camille Saint-Saëns Symphony No. 3, on Thursday, January 16 at 7:00 p.m. at First Centenary United Methodist. The piece will celebrate the anniversary of the Church's organ and will feature performances by Dr. Walter Breland and David L. Patton. The event is free to the public. More information can be found at www.chattanoogasymphony.org

Auditions for Agatha Christie's And Then There Were None will be held Monday - Tuesday, January 20 - 21 at 7:30 p.m. at the Chattanooga Theatre Centre. Please visit www.theatrecentre.com for additional information.

"The Odd Couple" will open at the Chattanooga Theatre Centre on Friday, January 24 at 8:00 p.m. and continue each weekend through February 16. An opening night gala will begin at 7:00 p.m. Visit www.theatrecentre.com for ticket information.

The Chattanooga Symphony & Opera will perform "All Brahms" on Thursday, January 30 at 7:30 p.m. at the Tivoli Theatre. Works to be performed are Symphony No. 3 and Piano Concerto No. 1. Tickets are available at www.chattanoogasymphony.org or by calling (423) 267-8583  

The Chattanooga Music Club and MacDowell Music Club will present their annual joint concert at First Cumberland Presbyterian Church on Sunday, January 19 at 2:30 p.m. A variety of musical genres will be performed on the piano, organ, violin, flute, piccolo, bells and accordion, along with operatic performances. For more information, please contact Buddy Shirk at buddy@summittpianos.com or call (423) 529-0315.

From the Top, the preeminent showcase for young musicians heard weekly on NPR stations across the country, will be taping a radio broadcast on January 23 at 7:00 p.m.at the Tivoli Theatre.For more information, please call (423) 757-5050 or visit www.wsmc.org.

Lee University will continue its 22nd Presidential Concert Series with a concert by the Chameleon Arts Ensemble of Boston, featuring Lee's own Gloria Chien, on Thursday, January 23 at 7:30 p.m. For more information, please call (423) 614-8240

The Patten Performance Series continues at the UTC Fine Arts Center with a performance by Sybarite 5 on Monday, January 27 at 7:30 p.m. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.tickettracks.com or call (423) 425-4269.  

Visual Art & Film 

The Hunter Museum of American Art and Townsend Atelier will host "Go Figure Live" with a gallery talk and painting demonstration on Thursday, January 23 from 5:30 - 8:00 p.m. at the Hunter Museum and a figurative painting workshop on Saturday - Sunday, January 25 - 26 from 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m, both featuring instructor Caleb Goggans. Visit www.townsendatelier.com for more information or to register.

"Pictures Tell the Story," an exhibit featuring the work of Dr. Ernest C. Withers, will be on display at the Bessie Smith Cultural Center through Saturday, March 1. Visit www.bessiesmithcc.org for more information.

Townsend Atelier will host an Art Throw Down! on Friday, January 17 from 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. with artists Lisa Gloria and Cindy Procious. In addition, a painting workshop with instructor Lisa Gloria will take place Saturday - Sunday, January 18 - 19 from 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Visit www.townsendatelier.com for more information or to register. 

WritingLiteraturePoetryWriting, Literature & Poetry

Author Janis Hashe will sign copies of her new novel The Ex-Club Tong Pang on Saturday, January 18 from 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. at Winder Binder Gallery & Bookstore. The author will be joined by the book's cover artist, Robin P. Seaman. For more information, visit www.facebook.com/winderbinder or call (423) 413-8999.

Market Street Bridge To Undergo Quarterly Testing On Sunday

The Tennessee Department of Transportation will conduct quarterly testing and maintenance on the Market Street Bridge in downtown Chattanooga on  Sunday, during which time the bridge will be closed to through traffic.  From  8 a.m.- 2 p.m. , the bridge will be closed to traffic as the testing is performed.     This work is weather dependent.  ... (click for more)

Mainstreet Cleveland Announces Bobby Taylor Award Recipient

Main Street Cleveland held its annual Christmas party on Wednesday evening. A new award that acknowledges an individual’s long-term commitment to downtown Cleveland was presented to Allan Jones in memory of George R. "Bobby" Taylor.   Mr. Taylor was founder and CEO of bank of Cleveland and instrumental in founding the Mainstreet Cleveland organization. He was a strong supporter ... (click for more)

County Schools Prepare To Set Priorities For Next Round Of School Building Funding

County school board members are gearing up to set priorities for the next round of new school construction in Hamilton County. Lee McDade, assistant superintendent, said officials may know by the spring how much money will be available to build new schools or add on to existing ones - or do a combination of both. Board member Rhonda Thurman said a proposal to build a new Chattanooga ... (click for more)

New Walker County Commissioner Whitfield To Move Public Meetings To Evenings And To Larger Venue; Will Also Be Listening Sessions

Walker County Sole Commissioner-Elect Shannon Whitfield said there will be a new arrangement for holding of public commissioner sessions when he takes place at the start of January. Current Commissioner Bebe Heiskell has held Thursday meetings at 3:30 p.m. from time to time in a conference room at her office near the Walker County Courthouse in LaFayette. Mr. Whitfield said those ... (click for more)

Roy Couldn't Possibly Be More Wrong - And Response (3)

Spreading false information isn't only harmful, as we've been made aware recently. The spread of false information can be outright dangerous.   Calling himself a Christian and all, Roy truly disappoints on so many levels with his recently opinion piece about black students attending predominately white schools being the cause of so much problems and grief at those schools. ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Our Senseless Divide

If I could change one thing about the schools in Chattanooga, my wish would be that everybody could become good friends. I’m talking about the private schools versus the public schools. The rancor is so bad we hardly ever play in sports anymore and what the loathsome TSSAA has done in recent years to the out-numbered private schools is sinful. My dream would be that there would ... (click for more)