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

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

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

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

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 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 for ticket information. 

Casting Crowns will present a concert at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Auditorium on Friday at 7 p.m. Visit 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

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

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

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 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

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

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 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

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 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

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 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 for more information.

Urban League Offers Free Tax Prep Assistance To First Responders

Police officers and firefighters are invited to have their taxes prepared for free next week through the Urban League of Greater Chattanooga’s VITA program. Urban League and the IRS are designating one day to do free tax preparation and e-filing services for all Chattanooga and Hamilton County police officers and firefighters. The VITA program is co-sponsored by the city of ... (click for more)

HCSO Hosts Seminar On Homicide Investigations With Emphasis On Opioid Deaths

Throughout this week, beginning on Monday, March 12, the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office hosted a seminar taught by the world renowned Law Enforcement Training firm, Wicklander-Zulawski & Associates, to area law enforcement investigators to help investigate potential opioid related deaths.  This week long training contained modules in crime scene analysis, interview ... (click for more)

Volkswagen Sets Press Conference To Announce New Project; Governor Haslam To Attend

Volkswagen has called a press conference at its Chattanooga plant on Monday to announce "a new project." Governor Bill Haslam is among those set to attend. Also taking part will be Antonio Pinto, president and CEO of the Volkswagen Chattanooga plant, and Hinrich J. Woebcken, president and CEO of Volkswagen group of America. The announcement will be at 2:30 p.m. at the plant ... (click for more)

Herman Brown Charged After Striking A Pedestrian March 10

Herman Brown, Sr. 50, was indicted by the Grand Jury and arrested by the Chattanooga Police Department for striking a pedestrian on E. 11th St. on March 10.  Brown was charged with aggravated vehicular assault, vehicular assault, driving under the influence (2nd offense), driving on revoked license, financial responsibility and due care. Police said the accident happened ... (click for more)

Why Are Pictures Of Our President And Vice President Not Hanging At Our Federal Courthouse?

I would like to know why the pictures of our President and Vice President have not been hung in our Federal Courthouse. They have been approved by the White House. Every time I call they tell me they are on order. Tommy Fryar (click for more)

Roy Exum: The Saturday Funnies

As your dress in your best green outfit today so you can join in the Saint Patrick’s Day revelry, here’s a conversation that was overhead at an Irish pub in Killarney. Finnegan is sitting in his favorite corner, using some of the proceeds after selling his friend Michael a donkey. Suddenly Michael bolts in the door and yells, “Hey, Finnegan, that donkey you sold me went and died.' ... (click for more)