published Friday, April 13th, 2012

Arts on Tap

THEATER

ATHENS ARTS CENTER -- Sue E. Trotter Theater, 320 N. White St., Athens, Tenn. 423-745-8781, www.athensarts council.org. "Duck Hunter Shoots Angel," 6 p.m. Thursday (dinner theater), 7:30 p.m. April 20-21, 2 p.m. April 22, 7:30 p.m. April 26-28. $12 adults, $8 students (half price for duck hunters with permits April 26), $25 opening-night dinner theater.

BLUE RIDGE COMMUNITY THEATER -- 420 W. Main St., Blue Ridge, Ga. 706-632-9223, www.BlueRidgeCommunity Theater.com. "Sylvia," 7:30 p.m. today and Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday, 7:30 p.m. Thursday-April 21, 2 p.m. April 22. $18 adults, $14.40 groups, $16.20 seniors, $9 students.

BUTTONWILLOW CHURCH CIVIL WAR DINNER THEATER -- 1060 Main St., Whitwell, Tenn. 423-658-7478, www.buttonwillowchurch.com. "Granddaddy's Watch," dinner and two-hour live show based on events during the "real War Between the States," 5:15 p.m. CDT Fridays and Saturdays year-round and other days for groups.

CHATTANOOGA THEATRE CENTRE -- 400 River St. 267-8534, www.theatrecentre.com.

* "Mr. & Mrs. M," MainStage production of new take on Shakespeare's "Macbeth," 8 p.m. today and Saturday, 7 p.m. Thursday, 8 p.m. April 20-21, 2:30 p.m. April 22, 7 p.m. April 26, 8 p.m. April 27-28, 2:30 p.m. April 29. $10-$25 ($30 opening night).

* Winners in the biennial Festival of New Plays, staged readings of works by local playwrights, 8 p.m. today and Saturday, 8 p.m. April 20-21, 8 p.m. April 27-28. $18.

* Auditions for "Hair," CircleStage production, 7:30 p.m. Monday and Tuesday.

* "An Evening With Aldo," one-man show on influential, 20th-century conservationist Aldo Leopold by Jim Pfitzer, 8 p.m. Wednesday, Thursday and April 25-26. $10 adults, $5 students or children. www.jimp fitzer.com.

CUMBERLAND COUNTY PLAYHOUSE -- Crossville, Tenn. 931-484-5000, www.ccplayhouse.com.

* "Driving Miss Daisy," through Saturday. $12-$24.

* "All Shook Up!" through May 12. $13-$25.

* "The Moving of Lilla Barton," through May 25. $12-$24.

DALTON LITTLE THEATRE -- 210 N. Pentz St., Dalton, Ga. 706-226-6618, www.daltonlittle theatre.com. Auditions for "Nunsense Amen," roles available for five men with musical and some dancing ability, 7 p.m. Sunday and Monday.

ENSEMBLE THEATRE -- St. Andrews Center, 1918 Union Ave. 987-5141, www.ensemble theatreofchattanooga.com. "These Shining Lives," 7:30 p.m. April 20, 2 p.m. April 21, 6:30 p.m. April 22. Adult themes, language. $5 adults, free for students/faculty/staff.

GIRLS PREPARATORY SCHOOL -- Frierson Theater, 205 Island Ave. "Les Misérables," musical by GPS and McCallie School students, 7 p.m. April 20, 7 p.m. April 21, 2:30 p.m. April 22. $8-$12.

HILLTOP PLAYERS -- Rudd Auditorium, Bryan College, Dayton, Tenn. 423-775-7500 or 775-7271. "Curtains," 7:30 p.m. Thursday and April 20-21. $11 adults, $9 non-Bryan College students, $7 Bryan College community.

LEE UNIVERSITY -- Dixon Center, 1053 Church St., Cleveland, Tenn. 423-614-8343, www.leeuniversity.edu/theatre. "See How They Run," 7:30 p.m. today and Saturday, 2:30 p.m. Sunday, 7:30 p.m. April 20-22. $10 adults, $7 seniors/students.

THEATRE SEWANEE -- Proctor Hill Theatre, Tennessee Williams Center, University of the South, Sewanee, Tenn. 931-598-3260. "South Pathetic," 7:30 p.m. CDT today and Saturday.

UTC FINE ARTS CENTER -- Dorothy Hackett Ward Theatre, 752 Vine St. 425-4269, www.tickettracks.com. "The Winter's Tale," 7:30 p.m. today, 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday. $12 adults, $10 students/seniors.

WHOLE BACKSTAGE THEATRE -- Albertville Fine Arts Center, Albertville, Ala. 256-582-7469, www.whole backstage.com. "Dearly Beloved," April 20-29.

FILM EVENTS

BACK ROW FILM SERIES -- Gaining Ground, 55 E. Main St. Arts & Education Council presents "Food Stamped," 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. $10. 267-1218,www.ArtsEdCouncil.org.

CHATTANOOGA FILM SOCIETY -- Loose Cannon Gallery, 1800-A Rossville Ave., www.chattanoogafilm society.org. Tour of Southern Circuit of Independent Filmmakers presents "Lunch Line, 7 p.m. Monday. Reception 6:30 p.m. $10.

ARTISTS/EXHIBITS

ATHENS ARTS CENTER -- 320 N. White St., Athens, Tenn. 423-745-8781, www.athensartscouncil.org. Autism awareness exhibit features work by Nashville teenager Grace Goad, through April 27. Reception, 10 a.m. Saturday.

AVA GALLERY -- 30 Frazier Ave. 265-4282, www.avarts.org. "Re: Structure," through today.

BESSIE SMITH CULTURAL CENTER -- 200 E. M.L. King Blvd. Admission fees. 266-8658. "No Crystal Stair," through May 26.

CHATTANOOGA STATE COMMUNITY COLLEGE -- C.C. Bond Humanities Building, 4501 Amnicola Highway. 697-4400, www.chattanoogastate.edu. Juried exhibition of work by students in the Visual Arts Department, Monday-May 5.

CHATTANOOGA STATE COMMUNITY COLLEGE -- Augusta R. Kolwyck Library, 4501 Amnicola Highway. 697-4448, www.chattanoogastate.edu. Exhibit of art by local homeless and other nontraditional artists on loan from Hart Gallery, through today.

CHATTOOGA ACADEMY SCHOOLHOUSE MUSEUM -- 304 N. Main St., LaFayette, Ga. 706-639-1519. Exhibit on quilts and their history from LaFayette area families, through April 29.

CRESS GALLERY OF ART -- UTC Fine Arts Center, 752 Vine St. 425-4600. www.utc.edu/cressgallery. Department of Art BFA Thesis Exhibitions, through today (Show One). Department of Art BFA Thesis Exhibitions, Wednesday-April 27 (Show Two). Opening reception, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesday.

EXUM GALLERY & MEMORIAL GARDEN -- St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 305 W. Seventh St. 266-8195. "Mixing It Up," through Sunday.

GEORGIA HERITAGE MUSEUM -- 100 Gordon St. (railroad depot), Chickamauga, Ga. 706-375-4488. "Crafters and Knappers: 10,000 Years of Native American Points," through May 15.

HARRIS ART CENTER -- 212 S. Wall St., Calhoun, Ga. 706-629-2599, www.cgarts.org.

*Exhibit of work from Gordon County high school students, through today.

* "New Harmonies: Celebrating American Roots Music," April 21-May 26.

* "Beyond the Mountains: The Interior Life of Afghanistan," through May.

HUNTER MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ART -- 10 Bluff View. Admission fees. 267-0968, www.huntermuseum.org.

* "Dorothea Lange's America," through April 20.

* Synchrony: Contemporary Video Work," through April 22.

IN-TOWN GALLERY -- 26A Frazier Ave. 267-9214. www.intowngallery.com. "Multimedia Minis," through April 30.

INVASION GALLERY -- 1200 McCallie Ave. "Outsiders; Extremists; and Children," 6:30-9 p.m. April 28.

JEWISH CULTURAL CENTER -- 5461 N. Terrace. 493-0270, ext. 13. "Jewels: Small Works," through May 11.

LYNN H. WOOD ARCHAEOLOGICAL MUSEUM -- Hackman Hall, Southern Adventist University, Collegedale. 236-2030, www.southern.edu/archaeology. "Vessels in Time: A Journey Into the Biblical World," permanent exhibit.

MARSH HOUSE MUSEUM -- North Main Street in downtown LaFayette, Ga. 423-718-9918, www.marshhouseoflafayette.com. See period furniture and hear history of Walker County in guided tours, 1-3 p.m. Thursdays and Sundays.

MEDAL OF HONOR EXHIBIT -- Northgate Mall, next to Piccadilly Cafeteria, 5000 Hixson Pike. The National Medal of Honor Museum of Military History exhibit examines exploits of America's heroes through pictures, narratives, uniforms and artifacts from Revolutionary War through Iraqi Freedom. 877-2525, www.mohm.org.

MUSEUM CENTER AT FIVE POINTS -- 200 E. Inman St., Cleveland, Tenn. Admission fees. 423-339-5745, www.museumcenter.org. "Vanishing Appalachia: Photographs by Don Dudenbostel, Field Recordings by Tom Jester," through June 30.

RIVER GALLERY -- 400 E. Second St. 265-5033, ext. 5. www.river-gallery.com.

* Trunk show of wearable clothing art by Jen Swearington of North Carolina, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and 1-5 p.m. Sunday.

* "Pathways," exhibit by sculptor Annie Evans and painter David Kidd, through April 30.

ST. ANDREWS-SEWANEE GALLERY -- Simmonds Hall, 290 Quintard Road, Sewanee, Tenn. 931-968-0210, ext. 3151. "Merissa Tobler: Works in Clay," through April 30.

SHANKS CENTER FOR THE ARTS -- 140 N. Main St., Crossville, Tenn. 931-787-1936.

* Open exhibit (in one gallery) and "Spring Palette" (in second gallery), through April 30.

* Youth Expo, featuring student art, student pianists and activities for youth, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. CDT Saturday at Cumberland Community Complex, 1398 Livingston Road. More artwork at Art Circle Public Library, Palace Theatre, Shanks Center and Crossville City Hall, through April 30.

SHUPTRINE FINE ART GROUP -- 2646 Broad St. 266-4453, www.ShuptrineFineArtGroup.com. "Be Still and Know," through May 31.

SIXTH CAVALRY MUSEUM -- 2 Barnhardt Circle, Fort Oglethorpe. Admission fees. 706-861-2860. Display chronicles the "Fighting 6th" from 1861 to present day and features soldier's life when Fort Oglethorpe was an active Army post (1902-1946). www.6thcavalrymuseum.com.

SOUTHERN ADVENTIST UNIVERSITY -- Hickman Science Center (second floor), 5055 Hickman Drive, Collegedale. 236-2732. "Origins," permanent exhibit in Biology Department hallways is tour through evidence supporting intelligent creator as explanation for life's origin, opening 5-7 p.m. Sunday. www.southern.edu/faithandscience/exhibit.

SPRING CITY HISTORY MUSEUM -- West Rhea Avenue (museum annex). Tennessee civil-rights exhibit, traveling exhibit commemorating 50th anniversary of sit-ins in state, through April 22.

THE ART CENTER -- 420 W. Main St., Blue Ridge, Ga. 706-632-2144, www.blueridgearts.net.

* "The Art of Billie F. Mathis," through April 27.

* "The Art of Fred Anderson," bear series, through May 27.

* "The Art of Estelle Schwarz and Janet K. Smith," through June 22.

1800 MAIN GALLERY -- 1800 Main St. 531-7411.

* Showcase for featured artist Nathan Foxton, 5-9 p.m. today.

* Free catered lunch, Monday-April 20, for HATCH festival.

* Tony Thompson and Teresa Tatum featured noon-5 p.m. Wednesday, with hammered dulcimer music by Rick Davis, noon-2 p.m.

* Portrait painting by Mia Bergeron, 4-8 p.m. Thursday and noon-4 p.m. April 20.

* Shaun LaRose featured 4-5 p.m. April 20.

about Clint Cooper...

Clint Cooper is the faith editor and a staff writer for the Times Free Press Life section. He also has been an assistant sports editor and Metro staff writer for the newspaper. Prior to the merger between the Chattanooga Free Press and Chattanooga Times in 1999, he was sports news editor for the Chattanooga Free Press, where he was in charge of the day-to-day content of the section and the section’s design. Before becoming sports ...

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