This Week In The Arts

Thursday, August 28, 2014

This week in the Arts:

Special Events      

The AVA Gallery Hop will take place Saturday, Sept. 6, from 2-8 p.m. Participating galleries include AVA, area 61, Artifact, Brent Sanders Studio, Charlie Newton Studio, Chattanooga Workspace, Gallery 1401, Garuda Screenprinting, Northshore Gallery of Contemporary Art, H*Art Gallery, Ignis Glass Studio, In-Town Gallery, Island Avenue Studio, Miki Boni Studio, The Open Press, Plum Nelly, Reflections Gallery, River Gallery, Shane Darwent & Raymond Padron - Studios and Fine Art Frame Shop, Townsend Atelier, UTC Cress Gallery, and the Winder Binder Gallery & Bookstore. For more  information, visit www.avarts.org

The Southside Stroll continues on Friday 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.

The Ambi Artists Creative Cluster will meet Thursday, Sept. 4, from 6-8 p.m. at Heritage House. For more information, contact Chris Holley at 855-9474 or holley_c@chattanooga.gov.

Theatre, Music & Dance  

The CSO's Yo-Yo Ma gala concert ticket scholarship deadline for full time high school and college students is Friday. 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 Dilating Nexus Series will continue on Saturday at 7 p.m. at Mark Making with Soul in a Box, a festival dedicated to the late Chattanooga artist, musician, storyteller, improviser, educator, and icon Dennis J. Palmer. Visit www.shakingray.com for more information. 

Eve Apart will be presented at the Chattanooga Theatre Centre Thursday-Saturday, Sept. 4-6, at 8 p.m. and Sunday, Sept. 7, at 2:30 p.m. Visit www.theatrecentre.com for ticket information. 

Casting Crowns will present a concert at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Auditorium on Friday at 7 p.m. Visit www.chattanoogaonstage.com for more information. 

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.

Singer/Songwriter Butch Ross and Vocalist/Instructor/Performance Coach Trish Ferrell Wileman will present a six-week singer/songwriter workshop on Tuesdays, Sept. 4-Oct. 16, at 6:30 p.m. at the Mountain Arts Community Center. For more information and to register, please call 886-1959 or visit www.signalmountainmacc.org

Visual Art & Film 

The Hunter Museum of American Art's Art After School: Fall Series I for students ages 10-12 begins Thursday 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 at 5 p.m. Visit www.capturechatt.org for more information. 

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

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

Understanding Color, a workshop exploring all aspects of the dynamic nature of color including hue, chroma, and contrast, will be held Saturday-Sunday from 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at Townsend Atelier. Visit www.townsendatelier.com for more information and to register.

In-Town Gallery will host the opening reception for "Fowl Play," a collection of paintings and etchings by Linda Thomas, on Friday, Sept. 5, from 5-8 p.m. For more information, visit www.intowngallery.com.

The opening reception for "True to Nature," featuring works by Christina Goodman, D. Langford Kuhn, and Eleanor Miller, will take place Saturday, Sept. 6, from 6:30-8 p.m. at River Gallery.Visit www.river-gallery.com for additional information.

Artist W. Michael Bush will give a painting demonstration focusing on topics inspired by the upcoming IRONMAN competition on Saturday, Sept. 6, at area 61 Gallery. For more information, visit www.facebook.com/area61chattanooga.

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 at 6 p.m. at the Northgate Public Library. Loretta Swingle will present a program entitled "Writing Stories for Family and Friends." Contact Steve Daugherty at stevedaugherty48@att.net for more information.


East 5th Street Streetscape Project Begins Monday

East 5th St. will undergo sidewalk replacement and streetscape enhancements to add lights and trees along the streets starting on  Monday . During this time, parallel parking only will be allowed along E. 5th Street and the road will be closed to thru traffic from the ramp off Houston St. Work for this project is expected to continue until  Wednesday, Oct. 26 ... (click for more)

Weekly Road Construction Report

Here is the weekly road construction report for Hamilton County: U.S. 27 (I-124) widening from I-24/U.S. 27 interchange to north of the Olgiati Bridge over the Tennessee River, including widening the Olgiati Bridge:  Work on this project continues.  The speed limit on U.S. 27 in the construction zone has been lowered to 45 MPH.  The contractor may have temporary ... (click for more)

Boyd Questions Effectiveness Of Read 20 Program; Coppinger Defends It

County Commissioner Tim Boyd said he questions the effectiveness of the Read 20 pre-K literacy program and wants the director to come before the County Commission to answer questions.   County Mayor Jim Coppinger defended the program, noting that it was the creation of former County Mayor Claude Ramsey.   Commissioner Boyd said the low literacy level hearing ... (click for more)

Corker Says Without Budget Reform, Washington Is “Laying A Huge Burden On Future Generations”

In remarks on the Senate floor  on Wednesday , Senator Bob Corker joined a number of colleagues to discuss the broken federal budget process.   “The processes that we have in place make it impossible for us to really deal with our country’s fiscal issues,” said Senator Corker. “Today is the perfect example of that: we pass a continuing resolution ... (click for more)

Jimmy Templeton Will Be Missed At The City Yards

If only we had known about the Chattanooga City Council's planned retirement send off for Jimmy Templeton of Public Works, the room would have been filled to overflowing with his friends and admirers - including me.   I have had the honor of knowing and working with Jimmy since the 1970's (and also knew his father "Big Jim").  Jimmy was a strong right hand for whoever ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Vin Scully’s Last Time

It is said that the opening paragraph of my favorite ode to baseball should be the centerpiece for the canon of sports literature. It was written by former commissioner Bart Giamatti in "The Green Fields of the Mind,” a most marvelous essay to the last day of the regular season in the major leagues. “It breaks your heart. It is designed to break your heart. The game begins in ... (click for more)