This Week In The Arts

Thursday, July 17, 2014

This week in the Arts: 

Special Events     

Tickets are currently on sale for the Southern Lit Alliance's fundraiser to be held on Thursday, July 31, at 6 p.m. at The Church on Main.  Visit for more information or to purchase tickets.

The Southside Stroll continues on Friday, July 25, from 5-8 p.m. and will feature a celebration of the "3 Squares: Food for the Soul" exhibit at H*Art Gallery. For more information, visit  

Theatre, Music & Dance  

The All American Summer concert series continues at the Hunter Museum of American Art with a performance by Eight Knives on Thursday at 6 p.m. Visit for more information.

Performances of Les Misérables continue Thursday-Sunday at the Chattanooga Theatre Centre. For ticket information, please call 267-8534 or visit

The Dilating Nexus Series continues on Saturday at 7 p.m. with Breathing Artifacts at the Barking Legs Theater. Visit for more information. 

Ballet Tennessee's Dance Alive and Summer Intensive performances will be held Friday, July 25, at 6 p.m. at the UTC Fine Arts Center. For more information, visit

The Shaking Ray Levi Society will present a performance by Davey Williams, with special guests Bob Stagner & Evan Lipson, on Friday, July 25, at 7:30 p.m. at AVA. Visit for more information.

The Ensemble Theatre of Chattanooga's production of La Cage Aux Folles will take place Thursday-Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2:30 p.m. For more information, call 602-8640 or visit

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

The Signal Mountain Playhouse will present Rodgers and Hammerstein's The King and I Friday-Saturday and Thursday-Saturday, July 24-26, at 8 p.m. For more information, visit or call 886-5243.

The Ultimate Music Showcase Tour will stop at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Auditorium on Saturday, July 26, at 8 p.m. Visit for more information.

The application deadline for Young Women in Harmony (Rising Stars Competition) is Monday, July 28. The competition is open to young women ages 14-25. For more information or to apply, please contact Young Women in Harmony Director, Stephanie Harris, at or visit  

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 for more information. 

A Classical Drawing for Youth class will take place Friday-Sunday with instructor Laura Bohon Hausler at Townsend Atelier. Visit for more information and to register.

The submission deadline for artists wishing to participate in the Jewish Cultural Center's "Wings" exhibit is Wednesday, July 23. For more information, please contact Ann Treadwell at 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

Writing, Literature & Storytelling  

The Chattanooga Writers Guild Sci-Fi, Fantasy, and Horror Critique Group will meet Tuesday at 7 p.m. at Cadence Coffee Co. Contact Virginia Perry at for more information. 

The North Georgia Writers Group for Fiction and Nonfiction will meet Thursday, July 24, at 3:30 p.m. at the Catoosa Library at Colonnade. For more information, contact Bruce Gaughran at

Historical Meeting Held At The Brainerd Mission Cemetery

The chapters of the Daughters of the American Revolution and Sons of the American Revolution, hosted the Chattanooga Area Historical Association, met Monday evening at the Brainerd Mission Cemetery.  Approximately 50 people were in attendance for the event.   Marti Rutherford introduced Hamilton County Historian Linda Mines who presented a historical program on the ... (click for more)

October League Of Women Voters Meeting Features Stewart Clifton

The Chattanooga members-at-large unit of the League of Women Voters of Tennessee will continue its schedule of programs on Monday, 5:30 p.m. in the Training Room, Business Development Center, 100 Cherokee Blvd, with Stewart Clifton, speaking on  “Issues Facing the Next TN General Assembly—and How You Can Have A Voice”.  The meeting is free, and open to all interested ... (click for more)

Lee University Social Media Threat Suspect Identified, Charged And In Custody

Lee University student Olayinka Opaso, from Nigeria, 18, confessed on Tuesday to a senior Lee University official about his involvement in the Yik Yak post describing potential threats to Lee University students. Opaso was immediately placed into custody by the campus security director, Matt Brinkman. Mr. Brinkman transported Opaso to the Cleveland Police Department where ... (click for more)

Bullets Ring Out Near Alton Park School Bus Stop Sending Students Scrambling; Vehicle Used Had Been Carjacked In Knoxville

Bullets rang out near an Alton Park school bus stop on Tuesday morning, sending students scrambling for cover. Police took two suspects into custody. The incident happened on W. 38th Street across from the Bethlehem Center and was believed to be gang related. Crime tape quickly went up at the shooting scene, and W. 38th Street was temporarily blocked. There were five ... (click for more)

A New Commercial Look For Signal Mountain

A speaker at the Signal Mountain Town Council meeting last night presented some very interesting information about the council’s new bigger and brighter vision of our commercial area. Councilman Spalding presented a list of sign changes to the Design Review Commission that the council wants and several of those items were approved last night.  Still to come on the list are ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: It Was Our Tool Shed

Some said the huge beams had been soaking in creosote for two or three years when the men finally stacked them to dry. They were long, about 20 feet each, and thick – maybe eight inches. I remember they were 14 inches wide but the biggest thing I remember was that it was the ugliest lumber I ever saw. They cured the beams for one entire hot summer in the Tool Shed, a huge building ... (click for more)