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.



Pending Road/Lane Closures

There will be a lane shift at 1305 Dodson Ave. for installation of sidewalk ramps beginning Monday.   This project is scheduled to be completed on Friday.   Hours of operation each day are 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m.   Traffic will be shifted and lanes narrowed to allow for the work to be done; motorists are advised to use caution when approaching and negotiating the work zone. ... (click for more)

Chattanooga Bookseller Billy S. Arant, Jr. To Be Featured At Florida Antiquarian Book Fair

Billy S. Arant, Jr., owner of Billy S. Arant, Jr. Bookseller in Chattanooga, will be among booksellers from all over the United States participating the Florida Antiquarian Book Fair on  March 13-15, at The Coliseum in downtown St. Petersburg.  As part of the book fair’s theme of Modern Literature: the truth and beauty of fiction, Mr. Arant will feature a signed ... (click for more)

Chance Loftis Set To Be Freed From Jail After Jury Finds Him Guilty Of Only Misdemeanor Charge

Chance Loftis is set to be freed from jail on Monday after a Criminal Court jury on Friday afternoon found him guilty of only a minor charge. Instead of murder in the death of 46-year-old Donald Rogers, the jury in the courtroom of Judge Don Poole found him guilty of the lesser charge of reckless endangerment. He was found not guilty of aggravated animal cruelty in the beating ... (click for more)

1 Dies In House Fire In Rhea County

Rhea County Fire Department officials said one person died in an early-morning house fire on Saturday. The call came at about 6:30 a.m. The brick residence is on Fisher Road. S tate arson investigators were on their way. (click for more)

It's Time To Insure Tennessee - And Response

Tennessee has a problem.  What is the value of saving the lives of 1,000 Tennesseans each year? That is exactly what can be expected if 176,000 Tennesseans gain health insurance through Insure Tennessee. A New England Journal of Medicine study showed that expansion of Medicaid was associated with a 6% reduction in yearly mortality for people in the 34-65 age group. Statistically, ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: What About The Ashes?

I attended my fifth funeral in the month of January the other day and, while I wish a lot of my friends would hang around a little longer, I was amused by the conversation in the pew before the service began. The question was “ … then what do you do with the ashes?” More and more people are being cremated and asking their loved ones to scatter their ashes -- more properly called ... (click for more)