published Thursday, December 26th, 2013

Arts Calendar - Dec. 26-Jan. 1


BUTTONWILLOW CHURCH CIVIL WAR DINNER THEATER — 1060 Main St., Whitwell, Tenn. 423-658-7478, “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. Box office: 267-8534, Auditions for “The Taming of the Shrew,” with roles for women and men, 7:30 p.m. Jan. 6-7 (Feb. 28-March 16).

MARS THEATER — 117 N. Chattanooga St., LaFayette, Ga. 423-315-4335. Southern Jesters comedy dinner theater, 7 p.m. Dec. 28.


ARTCRAFTERS GALLERY — 1356 Market St., Dayton, Tenn. 775-1401. Hours: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday. 775-1401 or “Winter Frolics,” exhibit of winter-themed works on canvas, tiles and other formats, Jan. 4-16.

ATHENS ARTS CENTER — 320 N. White St., Athens, Tenn. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays. Free admission. 423-745-8781, “Literary Visions,” juried art competition/exhibit for residents of Bradley, McMinn, Meigs and Monroe counties in high school, college and open categories in which a title, line, theme or character from a literary work inspires an original piece of art, through Jan. 3.

AVA GALLERY — 30 Frazier Ave. Hours: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. 265-4282, Juried members exhibition, through Jan. 4.

BESSIE SMITH CULTURAL CENTER — 200 E. M.L. King Blvd. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday, noon-4 p.m. Saturday. Admission: $7 adults, $3 children 6-12, $5 seniors and students. 266-8658. “Pictures Tell the Story,” 60 images of a changing society by 1940s-1970s photojournalist Ernest C. Withers, through Feb. 24.

BOOTH WESTERN ART MUSEUM — 501 Museum Drive, Cartersville, Ga. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Thursday. 1-5 p.m. Sunday. 770-387-1300,

* “My West: The Art of Theodore Waddell,” nearly 50 paintings, handmade prints and sculpture based on the artist’s experience on rural ranches and in urban art centers, through Dec. 29.

* “Kids Cowboy Up,” 10th annual exhibit of work in various media by members of the Cartersville Boys & Girls Club and the Hands of Christ after-school program, through Jan. 5.

* “Today’s West!” contemporary art from the collection of the Buffalo Bill Center of the West in Cody, Wyo., through April 13.

CHATTANOOGA CONVENTION CENTER — 1100 Carter St. 756-0001. Modelcon 2014, fourth annual show by Chattanooga Scale Modelers Association offers museum-scale models in categories such as aircraft, armor, autos, dioramas, figures, science fiction and ships, 2-7 p.m. Jan. 10, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Jan. 11. $5.

CHICKAMAUGA CIVIL WAR CENTER AND HERITAGE MUSEUM — 100 Gordon St. (railroad depot), Chickamauga, Ga. 706-375-4488. Hours: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tues.-Sat. $2 adults, $1 children. Exhibit of World War II weapons, uniforms and equipment, through March 31.

CREATIVE ARTS GUILD — Dalton, Ga. 520 W. Waugh St. Gallery hours: 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday, and by appointment. 706-278-0168,

* “Not All Wear Capes,” Guild fundraiser in Main Gallery of photographs by Brandon Cawood honors unsung heroes in the community, through Dec. 30.

* Gallery 111 exhibit of work by Cindy McCreery, through Dec. 30.

CROSSVILLE CITY HALL — 392 N. Main St., Crossville, Tenn. Hours: 7 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday. Exhibit of pine needle fiber art by Sharron Eckert, through Dec. 31.

E.G. FISHER LIBRARY — 1289 Ingleside Ave., Athens, Tenn. Hours: 9:30 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday. 423-475-7782. “The Small Works OVERSET FOLLOWS:& Miniature,” show and sale of works by Community Artists League of Athens members, through Dec. 30.

EXUM GALLERY & MEMORIAL GARDEN — St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 305 W. Seventh St. Hours: 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Tuesday-Friday. 10 a.m.-noon Saturday and by appointment. 266-8195, “Harmony & Hostility,” recent sculptural work in wood, stone and metal by John McLeod, through Dec. 29.

GALLERY AT BLACKWELL — Blackwell Automotive, 71 Eastgate Loop, Eastgate Mall. Hours: 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-noon Saturday. 344-5643, Exhibition and sale of framed prints by members of the Photographic Society of Chattanooga and the Camera Club Council of Tennessee, through Jan. 15.

HUNTER MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ART — 10 Bluff View. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Tuesday; noon-5 p.m. Wednesday; 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Thursday; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday-Saturday; noon-5 p.m. Sunday. $9.95 adults, $4.95 children, free to younger visitors and to members. 267-0968.

* Holidays at the Hunter, exhibit of Christmas trees inspired by holiday traditions from around the world and decorated by Chattanooga designers and florists, through Jan. 5.

* “Go Figure,” nearly 40 selections from the museum’s permanent collection of figurative works by artists of the late 20th and early 21st centuries, through Feb. 2.

IN-TOWN GALLERY — 26A Frazier Ave. Hours: 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Saturday, 1-5 p.m. Sunday. Free admission. 267-9214.

* “Baubles, Bangles and Beads,” holiday collection by jeweler Eleanor Goodson, through Dec. 31.

* “Celebrate Art!” exhibit highlighting the variety of mediums that gallery artists use, Jan. 3-31. Opening reception, 5-8 p.m. Jan. 3.

JEWISH CULTURAL CENTER — 5461 N. Terrace. Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday and by appointment. 493-0270, ext. 13. “Wrapped in Tradition,” exhibit of contemporary and traditional Jewish prayer shawls called tallitot by 21 artists from the community, around the country and Israel, through Jan. 15.

LYNN H. WOOD ARCHAEOLOGICAL MUSEUM — Hackman Hall, Southern Adventist University, Collegedale. Hours: 9 a.m.-noon and 1-5 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday, 9 a.m.-noon Friday and 2-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. Free. 236-2030,

* “Vessels in Time: A Journey Into the Biblical World,” permanent exhibit of 200 ancient artifacts (from pottery to weapons of war) spanning 3,500 years of history.

* “The Battle Over King David: Excavating the Fortress of Elah,” artifacts including pottery and stone vessels from the remains at the Fortress of Elah on loan from the National Treasure of Israel, through April 2014.

MUSEUM CENTER AT FIVE POINTS — 200 E. Inman St., Cleveland, Tenn. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday. Admission: $5 adults, $4 students and seniors, free for members and children younger than 5. 423-339-5745, “Building Cleveland Up,” artifacts including posters, theater seating and working harness stitcher that demonstrate how city grew between 1880 and 1930, through Jan. 4.

NATIONAL MEDAL OF HONOR MUSEUM — Northgate Mall (next to Piccadilly Cafeteria), 5000 Hixson Pike. Hours: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday, 1-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. 877-2525. Exhibit examines exploits of America’s heroes through photos, narratives, uniforms and artifacts from Revolutionary War through Iraqi Freedom. Free.

NORTH RIVER CIVIC CENTER — 1009 Executive Drive, Suite 102, Hixson. Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday. Free. 870-8924. “Art for the Holidays,” through Feb. 28.

PLANET ALTERED — 48 E. Main St. 400-4100, Hours: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Friday. “The Sky Is the Limit,” exhibit by North Georgia Sky Painters, through Dec. 31.

REFLECTIONS GALLERY — 6922 Lee Highway. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday. 892-3074. Free. Exhibit of fine art landscapes from 22 East Tennessee and North Georgia artists, through Jan. 3.

RIVER GALLERY — 400 E. Second St. (Bluff View Art District), Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday, 1-5 p.m. Sunday and by appointment. Free. 265-5033, ext. 5. “Triple Whipple,” mixed media assemblages by Lynn Whipple and John Whipple and jewelry by Marty Whipple, through Dec. 31.

SEWN TO THE SKY — 827 Chestnut St. 531-0447. “Passage,” exhibition of abstract, geometric plants by Cat Collier Martinez, through Jan. 3.

SIXTH CAVALRY MUSEUM — 2 Barnhardt Circle, Fort Oglethorpe, Ga. Hours: 9 a.m.-noon and 1-4 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. $3 adult, $2 child or senior adult. 706-861-2860, Display chronicles the “Fighting 6th” from 1861 to present and features soldier’s life when Fort Oglethorpe was active Army post (1902-1946). Patton M47 tank and Cobra gunship helicopter are featured exhibits.

THE ART CENTER — 420 W. Main St., Blue Ridge, Ga. Hours: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday-Saturday. 706-632-2144,

* *The Art of Rob Winchester,” through Jan. 3.

* “The Art of Marc Moss,” exhibit of realism, minimalism, abstract and other works by center’s artist in residence, through Jan. 10.

* Holiday Show & Sale, through Jan. 10.

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