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.

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