This Week In The Arts

Thursday, July 24, 2014

This week in the Arts:

Special Events     


The Creative Discovery Museum's annual Honey Harvest Celebration will be held Saturday - Sunday, July 26 - 27 from 12:00 - 4:00 p.

m. Activities include making honey lip balm, beeswax candles and honey soap, tasting different kinds of honey, participating in honey extraction and meeting beekeepers from the Tennessee Valley Beekeeper Association. Visit for more information.


The Southern Lit Alliance will host the 12th annual, a celebration of the culinary and fine arts, on Thursday, July 31 from 6:00 - 8:30 p.m. at The Church on Main. This year's theme is Stories and is based on the books of renowned Southern writer Clyde Edgerton. Tickets may be purchased by visiting or by calling (423) 267-1218


The Southside Stroll continues on Friday, July 25 from 5:00 - 8:00 p.m. and will feature a celebration of the "3 Squares: Food for the Soul" exhibit at H*Art Gallery. For more information, visit


The Cherokee Heritage Festival, featuring traditional singing and dancing, Cherokee foods, Cherokee artisans, plant demonstrations and hikes, living history presentations as well as lectures about the Cherokee removal and the formation of the Eastern Band, will be held at Red Clay State Historic Park Saturday - Sunday, August 2 - 3 from 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. For

more information, please call (423) 478-0339.





Theatre, Music & Dance 


The All American Summer concert series continues at the Hunter Museum of American Art with a performance by SoCro on Thursday, July 24 at 6:00 p.m. Visit for more information.


Performances of Les Misérables continue Thursday - Sunday, July 24 - 27 at the Chattanooga Theatre Centre. For ticket information, please call (423) 267-8534 or visit


Ballet Tennessee's Dance Alive and Summer Intensive performances will be held Friday, July 25 at 6:00 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.


Single tickets for the CSO's 2014/2015 season as well as a limited number of tickets for the Yo-Yo Ma Gala Event will be available for purchase beginning Monday, July 28.  For more information and a complete concert schedule, please visit


The Ensemble Theatre of Chattanooga's production of La Cage Aux Folles will take place Thursday - Saturday, July 24 - 26 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, July 27 at 2:30 p.m. For more information, call (423) 602-8640 or visit


The Signal Mountain Playhouse will present Rodgers and Hammerstein's The King and I Thursday - Saturday, July 24 - 26 at 8:00 p.m. For more information, visit or call (423) 886-5243.
The Ultimate Music Showcase Tour will stop at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Auditorium on Saturday, July 26 at 8:00 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


Music & Madness with Mark Lowry, The Martins, and Jason Crabb will take place on Thursday, July 31 at 8:00 p.m. at the Tivoli Theatre. Visit for more information.







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 six-week Drawing 102 class with instructor Thomas Caleb Goggans will be held beginning Wednesday, July 30 from 1:00 - 4:00 p.m., and a Materials Methods & Mayhem workshop with Bryan Strickland will take place Saturday - Sunday, August 2 - 3 from 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. at Townsend Atelier. Visit for more information or to register.


The opening reception for "Immortalized," an exhibit with works by Erin Gafill, Jim & Shirl Parmentier, and Bill Suttles, will be held Friday, August 1 from 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. at River Gallery. The exhibit continues through Sunday, August 31. Call (423) 265-5033 ext. 5 or visit for more information.


The submission deadline for the Lookout Wild Film Festival to be held in March 2015 at the Chattanooga Choo Choo is Friday, August 1. For more information or to submit a film, please visit






Writing, Literature & Storytelling  

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, email Bruce Gaughran at   


The Chattanooga Storytelling Circle will meet Thursday, July 24 at 6:00 p.m. at the Northgate Public Library.  Sarah Lord and Stanley Z. Lion will present a program on puppeteering and storytelling. Puppets will be provided, or attendees can bring their own. Contact Steve Daugherty at for more information.   





Journey Educational Services To Hold Fundraising Banquet

Journey Educational Services, Inc. will celebrate three months of service with its first Champions of Uniqueness Fundraising Banquet, to include a grand opening ribbon cutting. It will be Tuesday, from 6-8 p.m. at Ridgeview Baptist Church, 6 N. Moore Road. The Chattanooga Area Chamber of Commerce will coordinate the ribbon cutting and Journey Educational Services, ... (click for more)

Closure On East 3rd Street For Construction Project On Friday

Contractor Embark Project Services will be operating a concrete pumping truck on East 3rd Street, between Market Street and Cherry Street for the purpose of pouring walls at the Jax Liquors renovation project.  The closure is scheduled for Friday from 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m.  Detours will be posted. In order to view a map of all of these closures, click here . (click for more)

Christina Strickland, 35, Shot On Thursday

Christina Strickland, 35, was shot on Thursday.  Chattanooga Police were informed that a shooting victim had arrived by personal vehicle at a local hospital. A Violent Crimes investigator responded and interviewed her. She  suffered a single non-life threatening injury to the ankle. She  was unable to provide any information about her location when she was injured ... (click for more)

Family Escapes Early Morning House Fire

A home was damaged by fire early Thursday morning.  The Chattanooga Fire Department received a fire call at  3:48  a.m.  and responded to 1825 Dixon Street with four fire companies. The family inside the home was awakened by a passerby knocking at the door. All of them quickly made their way outside the home to safety.  Once firefighters ... (click for more)

An Extra Helping Of Gratitude

After being thankful for the grace of God, my family and good health, this year I have an extra helping of gratitude to live in a special place called Chattanooga.   We endured the trauma of terrorism on July 16 and emerged more united and stronger than ever before.  We claim our heritage and celebrate our diversity like no other city in America.  We honor our ... (click for more)

Why I Am Thankful, 2015

I can’t really remember when I first started this – sometime in the 1970s – but my favorite column every year comes during Thanksgiving when I literally pause and use my fingers to thank God for all His richest blessings. The year 2015 has been bountiful so here are just a few of the things I will carry in my heart as I take my place at today’s table: I AM THANKFUL that tomorrow, ... (click for more)