This Week In The Arts

Thursday, July 10, 2014

This week in the Arts:

Theatre, Music & Dance 

The All American Summer concert series continues at the Hunter Museum of American Art with a performance by Rick Rushing & The Blues Strangers on Thursday at 6 p.m. Visit www.huntermuseum.org for more information. 

Les Misérables will open on Friday beginning with an opening night gala at 7 p.m. at the Chattanooga Theatre Centre. Performances continue each weekend through July 27. For more information, please call 267-8534 or visit www.theatrecentre.com.

The Dilating Nexus Series continues on Saturday, July 19, at 7 p.m. with Breathing Artifacts at the Barking Legs Theater. Visit www.shakingray.com/nexus for more information.

The application deadline for Young Women in Harmony (Rising Stars Competition) is Friday. The competition is open to young women ages 14 - 25, and the winner receives a cash scholarship. Applications will continue to be received a few days after the deadline, if space allows. For more information or to apply, please contact Stephanie Harris at sccrs2010@yahoo.com or visit www.sceniccitychorus.com

The River City Sessions will be held Friday at 7:30 p.m. at The Camp House. Scheduled performers include The Earl Brackin Band, India Ramey, and members of the cast of Twisted Roots. Visit www.facebook.com/therivercitysessions for more information.

The Signal Mountain Playhouse will present Rodgers and Hammerstein's The King and I Friday-Saturday and July 19-20 at 8 p.m. For more information, visit www.smph.org or call 886-5243. 

Jericho Brass Band will perform their 16th anniversary concert on Sunday at 3 p.m. at First Cumberland Presbyterian Church. Visit www.jerichobrassband.org for more information.

Closed Door Entertainment will host auditions Monday-Tuesday from 6-8 p.m. at The CDE Loft for its upcoming production of Chicago. Visit www.cdoorent.com for more information. 

The Southside Casual Classics concert series continues on Monday at 7:30 p.m. at The Camp House with a performance by the No One Two Reed Trio. For more information, please visit www.southsidecasualclassics.weebly.com

The Tennessee Valley Theatre will present Divas and Gents, featuring Beth DuRoy, Sara Snider Schone, Keith Rollins and Ted Long, on Saturday, July 19, at 7:30 p.m. For ticket information, call 365-PLAY or visit www.tennesseevalleytheatre.com.

Visual Art & Film  

The Hunter Invitational III, featuring works by regional artists Jan Chenoweth, Alicia Henry, Philip Andrew Lewis, Jiha Moon, Jeffrey Morton, Greg Pond, Jered Sprecher and Martha Whittington, and Open 24 Hours, an exhibition including prints, preparatory drawings, maquettes and watercolors by artists such as Dennis Oppenheim, Mark di Suvero and Richard Hunt, continue at the Hunter Museum of American Art. Please visit www.huntermuseum.org for more information.

The opening reception for "Abstract Expressions: The Paintings of James McKissic and Larry Young" will take place at Graffiti on Friday from 5-10 p.m. Visit www.hillcityart.com for more information.

River Gallery will host the opening reception for "Constant Motion," an exhibit featuring works by Clara Blalock, Cal Breed, Edie Maney, and Pat Snyder, on Friday from 6:30-8 p.m. Visit www.river-gallery.com for more information. 

Anatomy drawing workshops with instructor Roberto Osti will take place Friday-Tuesday at Townsend Atelier. A public lecture entitled "The Human Figure and Today's Art" will be held Friday from 6-8 p.m. In addition, a Classical Drawing for Youth class will take place Friday - Sunday, July 18-20, with instructor Laura Bohon Hausler. Visit www.townsendatelier.com for more information and to register.

A photography workshop will be held Saturday from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. at the Business Development Center. Visit http://snapgreatphotos.com for more information. 

"Kitchen Tables, Memories of Growing Up Jewish in Chattanooga" is currently on display at the Jewish Cultural Center through Friday, July 18. For more information, please contact Ann Treadwell at atreadwell@jewishchattanooga.com or 493-0270 ext. 13.

Submissions are currently being accepted for the Lookout Wild Film Festival to be held in March 2015 at the Chattanooga Choo Choo. For more information or to submit a film, please visit www.lookoutfilmfestival.org

Writing, Literature & Storytelling  

Chattanooga Writers Guild Critique Groups will meet Thursday and Tuesday-Thursday, July 15-17, in various locations around the Chattanooga area. Groups include Fiction and Nonfiction, Poetry, and Writers for the Christian Market, among others. For a complete schedule of meetings, please visit www.chattanoogawritersguild.org.

 

Event To Support Troops Is Thursday

Friends of East Brainerd and the D.A.R. will be hosting an event to support troops on Thursday at 6 p.m. at the Heritage House Arts and Civic Center, 1428 Jenkins Road.  This is a free event with special guest Lt. Radzyminski, who has just returned from a 10-month tour in Iraq.  Attendees are asked to please drop off items to be shipped overseas to our troops. Items ... (click for more)

Day On Capitol Hill With Rep. Favors Is March 14

The Annual Day on Capitol Hill in Nashville with Rep. JoAnne Favors will be held on Tuesday, March 14.  The price to attend is $20 and includes transportation and lunch.  Guests will begin boarding bus at 7 a.m. at the Kingdom Center parking lot across from Olivet Baptist Church (740 East M.L. King Blvd.).  The bus will depart at 7:30 a..m. and return ... (click for more)

Commissioner Boyd Asks County Auditor To Get Detailed Data On Visitors Bureau Spending; Graham Says CVB Should Be Left Alone

County Commission Finance Committee Chairman Tim Boyd said he is asking County Auditor Jenneth Randall to supply him with details about spending at the Chattanooga Visitors Bureau, including actual credit card and travel expense statements. He said he also wanted copies of contracts for office renovations made to the SunTrust Building 18th floor where the CVB has offices and all ... (click for more)

Developer Agrees To Set Aside 5 "Affordable" Units At Bread Factory Lofts After City Board Is Vote Short Of Approving Refinancing

A South Carolina developer who is purchasing the Bread Factory Lofts on the Southside agreed to set aside five units for "affordable housing" in order to get the approval of a city board for the financing of the purchase. Only four members of the Health, Education and Housing Facility Board were present, and Lloyd Longnion said he would not give approval unless the developer ... (click for more)

Getting The Message

Our school age youth have inspired me with their responses during “Q and A” sessions after my readings as a volunteer during African American History Celebrations and Read across America Celebration, too.  Before this school year, I read to classes at Orchard Knob Elementary School and at Rivermont Elementary School, here in Hamilton County.   Their answers to factual ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Ed Chief ‘Embarrassed’

At the start of the school year in September, Tennessee’s Commissioner of Education Dr. Candice McQueen held an “educational summit” with state legislators from embattled Hamilton County. The entire “summit” took a prescribed 90 minutes and was such a dog-and-pony show her strongest statement was, "Create your plan around the right vision, have some metrics and align to the right ... (click for more)