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 www.theatrecentre.com 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 www.facebook.com/southsidestroll.

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 www.chattanoogasymphony.org.

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 www.signalmacc.org 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 www.sceniccitychorus.com.

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 www.chattanoogaonstage.com.

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 www.rippletheater.com.

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 www.jazzanooga.org

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 www.4bridgesartsfestival.org

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 www.huntermuseum.org.

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 www.capturechatt.org 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 holley_c@chattanooga.gov 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 www.chattanoogaphoto.org 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 www.tncraft-socialmediamarketing.eventbrite.com.

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 www.reflectionsgallerytn.com

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 www.facebook.com/artsmeow.

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 www.facesunmasked.org

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 stevedaugherty48@att.net for more information.



Riverpark Reopened

The section of the Riverpark that was closed on July 16 has now been reopened.  The general public is encouraged to use the entire Riverpark. (click for more)

Special Event Street Closures, July 31-Aug. 2

Friday:   The Fire Academy will conduct a burn training between 9 a.m.-3 p.m.  Davidson Road will be closed from Gunbarrel Road to Dodie Drive.  Through traffic will be allowed to residents entering off of roads east of Dodie Drive.  No access will be allowed off of Gunbarrel Road.   Nightfall will take place from 5:30 p.m.-11 p.m.  Market ... (click for more)

Thousands Line Route For Funeral Procession Of Sailor Slain In Chattanooga Shooting; Wife Sings Song At Funeral She Was Singing When They Met

Thousands of people waving flags and signs again lined the streets and highways of Chattanooga for the second of two local funerals for military personnel slain by a gunman on July 16. And at the funeral service for Petty Officer 2nd Class Randall Scott Smith, his wife, Angie, sang the song she was singing the first time they met. She said she was singing "You say it best when ... (click for more)

Chattanooga Man Who Declared He Was "An Innocent Man" On Child Pornography Charges Gets Conviction, 24-Year Sentence Overturned

The Federal Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals has reversed the conviction of a Chattanooga man who claimed at his trial and sentencing that he was wrongfully convicted by a jury of possession and distribution of child pornography. James Paul Lowe had been sentenced in May to serve 24 years in federal prison. After the sentencing, he had bid his family goodbye and told them to ... (click for more)

Chattanooga Strong

The hearts, minds and prayers of Tennesseans, and of the entire nation, have been turned toward Chattanooga this month.  We are sickened and saddened by the senseless tragedy, and we grieve for the families of the five service members who were killed, Gunnery Sgt. Thomas J. Sullivan, Sgt. Carson A. Holmquist, Lance Cpl. Squire “Skip” K. Wells, Staff Sgt. David A. Wyatt and ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Could Obama Win Again?

When President Barack Obama spoke to the African Union yesterday in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, he made a pretty brash statement: “I actually think I’m a pretty good president,” he told the African leaders. “I think if I ran, I could win. But I can’t.” While everyone is entitled to their opinion, I don’t think that’s true. Obviously, term limits keep Obama from running, but as I sit ... (click for more)