published Thursday, April 17th, 2014

Arts Calendar - April 17-23

THEATER

ATHENS ARTS CENTER -- Sue E. Trotter Theater, 320 N. White St., Athens, Tenn. 423-745-8781, www.athensartscouncil.org. Athens Community Theatre presents "I Hate Hamlet," about a hot young television star who encounters the ghost of actor John Barrymore, 6 p.m. April 24 (opening night includes dinner, $25); 7:30 p.m. April 25-26; 2 p.m. April 27; 7:30 p.m. May 1-3. $12 adults, $8 students.

BLUE RIDGE COMMUNITY THEATER -- 2591 E. First St., Blue Ridge, Ga. 706-632-9223, www.BlueRidgeCommunityTheater.com. "Beached Wails," through April 27 (7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sundays).

BUTTONWILLOW CHURCH CIVIL WAR DINNER THEATER -- 1060 Main St., Whitwell, Tenn. 423-658-7478, www.buttonwillowchurch.com. "Granddaddy's Watch," lunch and dinner shows daily, by reservation only.

CHATTANOOGA THEATRE CENTRE -- 400 River St. 423-267-8534, www.theatrecentre.com.

* "Pump Boys and Dinettes," April 24-27, May 1-4 (no shows Easter weekend).

* Real-time captioning for "Pump Boys and Dinettes," 7 p.m. April 24.

* Talk-back with cast and director of Pump Boys and Dinettes, following 8 p.m. performance April 25.

COLONNADE -- 264 Catoosa Circle, Ringgold, Ga. 706-935-9000, www.colonnadecenter.org. "The Wizard of Oz," April 24-25.

CUMBERLAND COUNTY PLAYHOUSE -- 221 Tennessee Ave., Crossville, Tenn. 931-484-5000, www.ccplayhouse.com.

* "The Foreigner," through April 25. $13-$26.

* "The Diary of Anne Frank," through May 22. $13-$25.

GEM THEATER -- L&N Depot, 700 S. Tennessee Ave.(Highway 411), Etowah, Tenn. 423-263-3270, www.gemplayers.com. "The Marvelous Wonderettes," April 24-May 4.

TENNESSEE VALLEY THEATRE -- 184 W. Jackson Ave., Spring City, Tenn. 423-365-7529. www.tennesseevalleytheatre.com. "Murder for Dummies," a "how to" mystery/comedy, 7:30 p.m. April 18-19, 2 p.m. April 20. $10.

FILM EVENTS

EASTGATE SATURDAY CINEMA -- Eastgate Public Library, 5705 Marlin Road, Suite 1500, 5900 Building. Big-screen showings of the latest motion pictures and classics, including "Frozen" (PG), 2:30-4 p.m. April 19. Bring your own snacks and drinks with lids. Free. 423-855-2689.

ARTISTS/EXHIBITS

Note: Easter weekend hours may vary from the norm. Call before visiting.

ATHENS ARTS CENTER -- 320 N. White St., Athens, Tenn. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays. 423-745-8781, www.athensartscouncil.org. "High School Art Show," more than 40 pieces in variety of media from pencil to printmaking to papier mache, through April 30.

AVA GALLERY -- 30 Frazier Ave. Hours: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. 423-265-4282, www.avarts.org. "The Seasoned Eye: A Celebration of Artists Working 20+ Years," April 25-May 30. Opening reception, 5:30-8 p.m. May 2.

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, www.creativeartsguild.org. Reception for retiring music instructor Jeri Zacharias, 5:30-7:30 p.m. April 21.

CRESS GALLERY OF ART -- UTC Fine Arts Center, 752 Vine St. Hours: 9:30-7:30 p.m. Monday-Friday, 1-4 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. 423-425-4600. www.utc.edu/cressgallery. "Senior Bachelor of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibitions," featuring works in sculpture, graphic design, painting and drawing, photography and media arts by 24 students enrolled in professional curriculum of Department of Art. Show 2, April 15-25.

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 and Friday (closed first Wednesdays), 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday. 423-745-7782. "Students Art Show," featuring students ages 8 to adult taught by Community Artist League members, through April 30. Reception 1-3 p.m. April 26.

EXUM GALLERY & MEMORIAL GARDEN -- St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 305 W. Seventh St. Hours: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday. 423-266-8195, www.stpaulschatt.org. "Fr:Ac/TurE(d)," works by Jake Kelly, through April 27.

FOODWORKS RESTAURANT -- 205-C Manufacturers Road. 423-580-2270. Hours: Open daily at 11 a.m. "Spring Colors," show and sale of 40-plus watercolors, oils, acrylics and collages by Civic Arts League members, through June 28. Artist meet-and-greet, 4-6 p.m. April 3 on second floor.

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. 423-344-5643, www.chattanoogaphoto.org. "Creative," through April 25.

GRAFFITI -- 505 Cherokee Blvd. 423-400-9797, www.hillcityart.com. Hours: 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, noon-3 p.m. Sunday. "Texture and Shadow: Paintings by Ellyn Bivin and Renel Plouffe," through May 1.

HARRIS ART CENTER -- 212 S. Wall St., Calhoun, Ga. Hours: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Friday-Saturday. 706-629-2599, www.harrisartcenter.com. Harris Potters and Booth Art Guild exhibition, April 21-May 30. Reception, 3-4:30 p.m. May 4.

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. 423-267-0968, www.huntermuseum.org.

* "What's Your Color?" program on finding your color personality, led by Darin Wright of Elea Blake, 6-7:30 p.m. April 24. Includes works of art from the permanent collection and create-your-own collages. $20 general public, $17 Hunter members (includes art supplies and one glass of wine; additional wine may be purchased).

* "African American Art: Harlem Renaissance, Civil Rights Era and Beyond," exhibition organized by the Smithsonian American Art Museum includes 100 works by 43 artsts, through May 25.

* "Preface: An Introduction to Artists' Books," drawn from the W.S. Hoole Special Collections Library at the University of Alabama, through June 15.

IN-TOWN GALLERY -- 26A Frazier Ave. Hours: 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Saturday, 1-5 p.m. Sunday. 423-267-9214. www.intowngallery.com. "Serendipitous," floral paintings, landscapes and abstracts by Helen Brooks and clay forms by Sheila Fulghum, through April 25.

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. 423-236-2030, www.southern.edu/archaeology.

* "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.

MARSH HOUSE MUSEUM -- 308 N. Main St., LaFayette, Ga. Hours: 1:30-3:30 p.m. Thursday, Saturday, Sunday and groups by appointment. 423-718-9918, 706-638-5187, www.marshhouseoflafayette.com. See period furniture and other of-the-period artifacts during docent-guided tours, hear stories about Marsh-Warthen family and Walker County from 1836-1900. $5 adults, $1 children.

MOUNTAIN ARTS COMMUNITY CENTER -- 809 Kentucky Ave., Signal Mountain. Hours: 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday. 423-886-1959. Studio 5 gallery debuts with 52 two- and three-dimensional works by 13 local artists of Regional Art Alliance, through April 30.

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. 423-339-5745, www.museumcenter.org.

* "Lee Senior Showcase," featuring works by Lee University seniors Caroline Peoples, Anna Snider and Oleg Voytenko, through May 9 (additional work on display in Squires Lobby inside Lee's Humanities Building).

* "Common People in Uncommon Times: The Civil War Experience in Tennessee," traveling exhibit from Tennessee State Museum, through May 17.

* Screening of documentary on dirt track racing by Ron and Debbie Moore, April 17.

NATIONAL MEDAL OF HONOR MUSEUM -- Northgate Mall, 5000 Hixson Pike. Hours: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday, 1-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. 423-877-2525. www.mohm.org. Examines exploits of America's heroes through photos, narratives, uniforms and artifacts from Revolutionary War through Iraqi Freedom.

NORTH RIVER CIVIC CENTER -- 1009 Executive Drive, Suite 102, Hixson. Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday. 423-870-8924. "East Asian Inspired Art: 7 Artists," exhibit of sumi-e brush paintings mounted on scrolls, East Asian-themed paintings on canvas and watercolor, and photographs, through May 29.

RIVER GALLERY -- 400 E. Second St. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday, 1-5 p.m. Sunday and by appointment. 423-265-5033, ext. 5; www.river-gallery.com. "Nature at Its Best," featuring hardwood bowls by Steve Noggle, digital botanical prints by Kim Kauffman and oil paintings by Ceasar Citraro, through April 30. Artist talk and presentation by Kim Kauffman, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. April 26.

ST. JOHN UNITED METHODIST CHURCH -- 3921 Murray Hills Drive. 423-344-5643, president@chattanoogaphoto.org, chattanoogaphoto.org.Photographic Society of Chattanooga presents Youth Photography Showcase, slide show of contest winners and award presentations, 6 p.m. April 24.

SEWN TO THE SKY -- 827 Chestnut St. 531-0447. "Digital Watercolors: Scenes of Chattanooga" by Allison Fuller-Mulloy, through April.

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, www.6thcavalrymuseum.com. Display chronicles the "Fighting 6th" from 1861 to present and features soldier's life when Fort Oglethorpe was active Army post (1902-1946).

THE APOTHECARY -- 744 McCallie Ave. Opening reception for "Collaboration on Mapping: Space, Self and Surroundings," featuring the work of 48 first-year students in Drawing II classes at University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, 6 p.m. April 17. Includes large-scale collaborative drawings and individual projects with mapping as a central theme.

UNIVERSITY ART GALLERY -- 735 University Ave., Sewanee, Tenn. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. CST Tuesday-Friday; noon-4 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. 931-598-1223. "Senior Art Majors: Transparency and Impressions," through May 10. Baccalaureate reception, 1-3 p.m. May 10.

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