This Week In The Arts

Thursday, September 04, 2014

This week in the arts:

Special Events     

The AVA Gallery Hop will take place Saturday, September 6 from 2:00 - 8:00 p.m. Participating galleries include Apothecary, AVA, area 61, Art at the INCubator, Artifact, Brent Sanders Studio, Chambliss' Art Connection, Charlie Newton Studio, Chattanooga Workspace, Fennel Blythe & Brent Weston Studio, 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, UTC Cress Gallery, and Winder Binder Gallery & Bookstore.

For more information, visit www.avarts.org.

The Ambi Artists Creative Cluster will meet Thursday, September 4 from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. at Heritage House. For more information, contact Chris Holley at (423) 855-9474 or holley_c@chattanooga.gov.

Theatre, Music & Dance 

Eve Apart will be presented Thursday - Saturday, September 4 - 6 at 8:00 p.m. and Sunday, September 7 at 2:30 p.m., auditions for Fantastic Mr. Foxwill take place Monday - Tuesday, September 8 - 9 at 4:30 p.m., and Gee's Bend will be performed Wednesday - Sunday, September 10 - 14 at theChattanooga Theatre Centre. Visit www.theatrecentre.com for more information.

The Chattanooga Symphony & Opera will open its 2014/15 Barnett & Company Masterworks Series with a performance of Beethoven's 9th Symphony on Thursday, September 11 at 7:30 p.m. at the Tivoli Theatre. For ticket information, visit www.chattanoogasymphony.org.

Singer/Songwriter Butch Ross and Vocalist/Instructor/Performance Coach Trish Ferrell Wileman will present a six-week singer/songwriter workshopon Thursdays, September 4 - October 16 at 6:30 p.m. at the Mountain Arts Community Center. For more information and to register, please call (423) 886-1959 or visit www.signalmacc.org.

The Southside Casual Classics concert series continues Monday, September 8 at 7:30 p.m. at The Camp House with a performance by The Chattanooga Clarinet Quartet. Visit www.southsidecasualclassics.weebly.com for additional information.

The Chattanooga Songwriters Association will host a concert by Rye Baby,Noah Towe and Katy Burnette on Tuesday, September 9 from 6:30 - 9:30 p.m. at Heritage House Arts and Civic Center. For more information, emailholley_c@chattanooga.gov or call (423) 855-9474.

The River City Sessions will be held Friday, September 12 at 7:30 p.m. atThe Camp House. Scheduled performers include Jess Goggans and The Magnetics, Jeff Paulson, Jeremy Moore, and Mia Hansford. Visit www.facebook.com/therivercitysessions for more information.

Classical guitarist Phil Weaver will appear in concert on Saturday, September 13 at 4:00 p.m. at Bayside Baptist Church. Mr. Weaver will also conduct a guitar clinic at 2:00 p.m. For more information, please call (423) 344-8327.

The United States Navy Country Currents Band will perform Saturday, September 13 at 7:00 p.m. at the Robert Kirk Walker Community Theatre at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Auditorium. The concert is free, but tickets are required. Call (423) 642-TIXS for more information. 

Visual Art & Film 

The opening reception for "Needle & Thread," an exhibit celebrating the art of quilt making, will be held Saturday, September 6 from 2:00 - 8:00 p.m. atAVA. Visit www.avarts.org for more information.

In-Town Gallery will host the opening reception for "Fowl Play," a collection of paintings and etchings by Linda Thomas, on Friday, September 5 from 5:00 - 8:00 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, September 6 from 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. at River Gallery. Visit www.river-gallery.com for additional information.

"Please Seat Yourself: Zarzour's Cafe," a photographic essay by architect Bradley Shelton, will open at The Northshore Gallery of Contemporary Art on Saturday, September 6 with a reception to be held from 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. Visit www.hillcityart.com for more information.

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

Beginning and Intermediate/Advanced Watercolor classes with instructor Durinda Cheek will be held Mondays, September 8 - October 13, and Painting Techniques of the Old Masters with James Courtenay James will take place Tuesdays, September 9 - October 14 at Townsend Atelier. Visit www.townsendatelier.com to register.

"Plants, Patterns, and Portraits," an exhibit by Signal Mountain artist Carolyn Wright, will be featured at Gallery 5 at the MACC beginning Friday, September 12 with a public reception from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.  The exhibit runs through Friday, October 17. For more information, call (423) 886-1959 or visitwww.signalmacc.org.

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, September 16. For more information, visit www.facesunmasked.org

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The Southern Lit Alliance will present blogger and Food Network star Ree Drummond for An Evening with "The Pioneer Woman" on Thursday, September 11 at 7:00 p.m. at the Bright School auditorium.  Ms. Drummond will discuss her adventures and her cooking, and she will be available to sign books. To purchase tickets, visit www.southernlitalliance.org or call (423) 267-1218.



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