published Thursday, November 15th, 2012

Chattanooga arts calendar

THEATER

BARKING LEGS THEATER -- 1307 Dodds Ave. Diva Nation presents "Steel Magnolias," 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Nov. 16-17. $15 in advance, $18 at the door. 624-5347, www.barkinglegs.org.

BLUE RIDGE COMMUNITY THEATER -- 420 W. Main St., Blue Ridge, Ga. 706-632-9223, www.BlueRidgeCommunityTheater.com. "Over the River and Through the Woods," Nov. 23-Dec. 9.

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, 5:15 p.m. CST Fridays and Saturdays year-round and other days for groups.

CHATTANOOGA STATE COMMUNITY COLLEGE -- Humanities Theatre, 4501 Amnicola Highway. Opera Theatre students present popular opera scenes, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 20. Free; donations accepted. 697-3246.

CHATTANOOGA THEATRE CENTRE -- 400 River St. 267-8534, www.theatrecentre.com. "The Santaland Diaries" and "Season's Greetings," Circle-Stage, 8 p.m. Nov. 23-Dec. 8. $18.

COVENANT COLLEGE -- Great Hall, 14049 Scenic Highway, Lookout Mountain, Ga. 706-419-1051, www.covenant.edu/covenantarts. Shakespeare's "As You Like It," 8 p.m. today-Friday, Nov. 15-16, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17. $7 adults, $5 students/seniors.

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

• "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat," Nov. 16-Dec. 23.

• "A Sanders Family Christmas," through Dec. 22.

ENSEMBLE THEATRE -- St. Andrews Center, 1918 Union Ave. 987-5141, www.ensembletheatreofchattanooga.com. "The Curious Savage," 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 16, 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17, 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 18. $10.

TIVOLI THEATRE -- 709 Broad St. 642-8497, 757-5156, www.ChattanoogaOnStage.com. "A Christmas Carol," by Closed Door Entertainment, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 23-25. $20-$28 (plus fees).

UTC FINE ARTS CENTER -- Dorothy Hackett Ward Theater, 752 Vine St. 425-4269, tickettracks.com. "My Three Angels," 7:30 p.m. today-Friday, Nov. 15-16, 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17. $10-$12.

ARTISTS/EXHIBITS

ARTCRAFTERS GALLERY -- 1356 Market St., Dayton, Tenn. 423-775-1401, www.artcraftersdayton.com.

• Works by Tim Baisley, the Puzzle Guru, through today, Nov. 15.

• Pastels by Dayton Senior Neighbors, Saturday, Nov. 17-Wednesday, Nov. 28.

ATHENS ARTS CENTER -- 320 N. White St., Athens, Tenn. Free admission. 423-745-8781, www.athensarts council.org.

• Holiday Trunk Show, show and sale of fine art, crafts and handmade goods from local and regional artisans, 6-8 p.m. today, Nov. 15, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 16, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17. $5 for tonight's preview party, otherwise free.

• "The Art of Still Life," juried art competition/exhibition of two- and three-dimensional still life compositions by residents of Bradley, McMinn, Meigs, Monroe and Polk counties ages high school and older, through Jan. 4.

AVA GALLERY -- 30 Frazier Ave. 265-4282, www.avarts.org.

• "Eclectica," works by 2011 AVA Juried Member Exhibition, through Saturday, Nov. 17.

• Juried Members Exhibit, Nov. 23-Dec. 22.

CHATTANOOGA PUBLIC LIBRARY -- 1001 Broad St. 757-5310, www.lib.chattanooga.gov. "Red, White and Blue and Recorded: Collecting and Preserving Politics in Tennessee Archives," political memorabilia and historical documents from state archives, through Nov. 30.

CRESS GALLERY OF ART -- UTC Fine Arts Center, 752 Vine St. 425-4600. www.utc.edu/cressgallery. "Pictures at an Exhibition," works by Matthew Deleget of New York City, through Dec. 7.

E.G. FISHER LIBRARY -- 1289 Ingleside Ave., Athens, Tenn. 423-475-7782. "Small Works Show & Sale," works by Community Artists League members, through Dec. 31.

EXUM GALLERY & MEMORIAL GARDEN -- St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 305 W. Seventh St. 266-8195. "Journey of Two Artists," paintings by Ann Currey and Martha Elder, Friday, Nov. 16-Jan. 6. Opening reception, 5-7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 16.

GALLERY 301 -- 301 Cherokee Blvd. and 1800 E. Main St. 531-7411, www.Gallery301.org.

• "Faces & Sculpture," works by Kevin Bate and Maria Larson, through Dec. 4.

• Small Work Show, smaller, less expensive pieces from local artists, through Dec. 25.

GEORGIA HERITAGE MUSEUM -- 100 Gordon St. (railroad depot), Chickamauga, Ga. 706-375-4488. Admission: $2 adults, $1 children. Display of Civil War weapons, equipment, recovered relics and personal items, through Nov. 30.

IN-TOWN GALLERY -- 26A Frazier Ave. Free admission. 267-9214. www.intowngallery.com. "The Art of Gifting," new work from 36 artists, through Nov. 30.

JEWISH CULTURAL CENTER -- 5461 North Terrace. 493-0270, ext. 13.

• "Interpretations: Contemporary Jewish Art," mixed-media exhibit includes work by Kem Alexander, Jane Sheindal Muller and Flora Rosefsky, through Nov. 30.

• "Windows of Identity," joint exhibition of artists from the Hadera-Eron region of Israel and the southern United States, through Nov. 30.

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 of 200 ancient artifacts.

• "The Battle Over King David: Excavating the Fortress of Elah," artifacts from the remains at the Fortress of Elah on loan from the National Treasure of Israel, through April 2014.

MARSH HOUSE MUSEUM -- North Main Street in downtown LaFayette, Ga. 423-718-9918, 706-638-5187, www.marsh houseoflafayette.com. See period furniture and hear stories about Walker County history in guided tours 1-3 p.m. Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays (other times by appointment for groups).

McMINN COUNTY LIVING HERITAGE MUSEUM -- 522 W. Madison Ave., Athens, Tenn. Admission: $5 adult, $3 student or senior adult. 423-745-0329, www.livingheritagemuseum.com.

• "Wood Carved Folk Art Santa," through Dec. 3.

• "Tennessee Gourd Art," today, Nov. 15-Monday, Dec. 31.

MEDAL OF HONOR EXHIBIT -- Northgate Mall, 5000 Hixson Pike. The National Medal of Honor Museum of Military History exhibit examines exploits of America's heroes. Free admission. 877-2525. www.mohm.org.

PLANET ALTERED -- 48 E. Main St. 400-4100, www.planet altered.com. "Visual Odyssey," paintings and assemblages by Sandra Paynter Washburn, through Dec. 22.

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

• "Quiet Spaces," work by Georgia landscape painters Scott and Tatiana Hill, through Nov. 30.

• "Inside & Out," outdoor sculpture by Mark Chatterley, through June.

SHUPTRINE FINE ART GROUP -- 2646 Broad St. 266-4453, www.Shuptrines.com. "Femme," new works by contemporary painter Maggie Siner and impressionist Robert Calcagno," through Nov. 30.

SIXTH CAVALRY MUSEUM -- 2 Barnhardt Circle, Fort Oglethorpe. Admission: $3 adult, $2 child or senior adult. 706-861-2860. Display chronicles the "Fighting 6th" from 1861 to present day. www.6thcavalrymuseum.com.

TANNER/HILL GALLERY -- 3069 S. Broad St., Suite 3, and Warehouse Row, 1110 Market St. 280-7182, www.tanner hillgallery.com. "Sacred and Profane," works by Cessna Decosimo, Friday, Nov. 16-Friday, Jan. 11. Opening reception, 5:30-8:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 16.

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

• Works by artist-in-residence Marsha Hamby Savage, through Jan. 4.

• Holiday show and sale, Saturday, Nov. 17-Jan. 4. Opening reception, 6-8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17.

THE GALLERY -- 3918 Dayton Blvd. 870-2443, www.redbankgallery.com. "Artisans French Escapade 2012: Provence to Paris," work by six Chattanooga artists who traveled to France, through Jan. 1.

UNIVERSITY ART GALLERY -- University of the South, Georgia Avenue, Sewanee, Tenn. 931-598-1223. "Richard Fleming: Walking to Guantanamo," photographs and stories from a journey across Cuba, through Tuesday, Nov. 20.

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