This Week In The Arts

Thursday, August 21, 2014

This week in the Arts:

Special Events     

The Chattanooga Theatre Centre's Miss Annie Awards will be presented Saturday at 8 p.m. with a pre-show reception at 7 p.m., and the Sonia Young Awards for Excellence in Youth Theatre will be held at 2:30 p.m. In addition, a celebration honoring Sonia Young will be held during the evening ceremony. Visit for more information. 

The Southside Stroll continues on Friday, Aug. 29, from 5-8 p.m. and will feature the work of artists from the AIM Center of Chattanooga at H*Art Gallery. For more information, visit

Theatre, Music & Dance  

The CSO's Yo-Yo Ma gala concert ticket scholarship deadline for full time high school and college students is Friday, Aug. 29. Students must be enrolled in a Tennessee, Georgia, Alabama, or North Carolina institution. For more information or to apply, please visit

The Ensemble Theatre of Chattanooga will perform Jane Martin's Keely & Du Thursday-Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2:30 p.m. To purchase tickets, please call 602-8640. 

The Mountain Cove Bluegrass Band will kick off the second annual Thursday evening concert series at the Mountain Arts Community Center on Thursday at 7 p.m. Visit for more information.

Scenic City Chorus will present Aca-Fest 2014, featuring special guests Lunch Break, the Young Women in Harmony, and the Rising Star Competition, at Girls Preparatory School on Saturday at 7 p.m. For ticket information, please call 413-3476 or visit

The General will be shown on Saturday at 7:30 p.m. at the Tivoli Theatre. Accompanying music for the film will be played by Ken Double, president and chief executive of the American Theatre Organ Society, on the Tivoli's Mighty Wurlitzer Pipe Organ. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit

The Savannah Disputation will be performed at the Ripple Theater Friday-Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 3 p.m. For ticket information, visit

Open registration is being held for the Jazzanooga Youth Music Academy, a 12-week music education and performance program provided free of charge to underserved youth ages 12-18 within the Hamilton County school system with little or no access to the arts.  For more information or to apply, visit

Visual Art & Film 

AVA is currently accepting applications from artists wishing to participate in the 4 Bridges Arts Festival to be held in April 2015. For more information, visit

The Hunter Museum of American Art's Art After School: Fall Series I for students ages 10-12 begins Thursday, Aug. 28, at 4:30 p.m. and continues each week through Sept. 25. For more information or to register, visit

The application deadline for editors and musicians wishing to participate in AVA's Capture: A Community Filmmaking Project is Friday, Aug. 29, at 5 p.m. Visit for more information.

Classic Movie Night at Heritage House will take place Thursday at 2 and 7 p.m. with the showing of Robin Hood (1922). Call 855-9474 or email for more information.

The Photographic Society of Chattanooga will meet Thursday at 7 p.m. at St. John United Methodist Church. Special guest Dianne Blankenbaker will discuss "Growing as a Photographer." Visit for more information. 

TN Craft: Southeast will present a Social Media Marketing for Artist and Creatives workshop with Lisa Gifford Mueller at Chattanooga WorkSpace on Thursday, Aug. 28, from 5:30-7 p.m. To register for the event, visit

The opening reception for "Literary Art," a fine art show celebrating books and their readers, will be held Thursday, Aug. 28, from 4-7 p.m. at Reflections Gallery. For more information, visit

The Chattanooga Public Library will host the "Disney and Beyond, some of the art work of Barry K. Snyder" exhibition, featuring a sample of artifacts, publication, Disney sculptures, props, and science fiction characters, through Thursday on the first floor.

The Cat Clinic of Chattanooga is asking artists to donate one or more pieces of original art of any style or medium to be sold at The Art's Meow fundraising event on Sunday, Oct. 12, at UpTown Art. All pieces should feature cats, either wild or domestic, and may be dropped off at the Cat Clinic any time before the event. For more information, visit

Mask kits are currently available at H*Art Gallery for artists and community members wishing to participate in FACES UnMasked, FACES' artistic fundraising event featuring masks created by local and national artists, and community members. Completed works may be returned to the gallery beginning Tuesday, Sept. 16. For more information, visit

Writing, Literature & Storytelling   

The Chattanooga Storytelling Circle will meet Thursday, Aug. 28, at 6 p.m. at the Northgate Public Library. Material is family friendly, and everyone is welcome to tell or listen. Contact Steve Daugherty at for more information.

The Junior League of Chattanooga Introduces Shop, Save, Support – Local

Junior League of Chattanooga is launching its newest fundraiser, Shop, Save, Support – Local. The League will be selling cards that provide shoppers with a discount of up to 20 percent at over fifty local stores.  Cards are $25 each, and the card can be used at any participating store. The Shop, Save Support – Local sale runs from Nov. 9-13. To see a list of participating ... (click for more)

Diversity And Inclusion Vice President Speaks At Hamilton Place Rotary Club Event

Ron Harris, VP of Diversity and Inclusion at BCBST, was the featured speaker at this week's Hamilton Place Rotary Club meeting.   In his role, Mr. Harris provides strategic leadership and counsel for diversity initiatives within the organization that include diversity awareness training recruitment, employee development, and community outreach.  He also ensures adherence ... (click for more)

Atlantic Capital Bank, Formerly FSG Bank, Moves Home Office To Warehouse Row

Atlantic Capital Bank, NA announced Friday that it has sold the current home office at 531 Broad St. to Harbert Realty of Birmingham, for  $5,375,000.  The bank’s new home office signals the start of a brand transition from the FSG Bank name, currently found in its eastern Tennessee and northwest Georgia markets.  Atlantic Capital will occupy the third floor ... (click for more)

TDEC Asks Residents In Southeastern Counties To Limit Water Usage To Ease Drought Conditions

The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) is asking the public to temporarily limit water usage for non-essential purposes as areas in Tennessee’s southeastern counties face extreme drought conditions. Residents who receive water from the following public utilities are advised to limit their use until drought conditions subside: Fall Creek ... (click for more)

Accountability Doesn't Have To Be A Bad Word

Am I making a difference? Isn’t that the basic question we all ask ourselves, and seek to demonstrate to others?  Ronald Reagan said:  “Some people spend an entire lifetime wondering if they made a difference in the world. But, the Marines don't have that problem.”   We would argue teachers do not have that problem either.    Educators make a huge difference ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Guess Who Backed Kelly?

Two weeks before the August election where three members of the Hamilton County School Board were angrily replaced, the organizer of what was called “a great way for the (challengers) to raise great money to help them run smart campaigns” made a bold statement. “I'm sure the current board is well-intentioned, but the results are not there," said Paul Brock. "Leadership matters ... (click for more)