published Thursday, January 2nd, 2014

Arts Calendar - Jan. 2-8

THEATER

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-Saturdays year-round and other days for groups.

CHATTANOOGA THEATRE CENTRE — 400 River St. 423-267-8534, www.theatrecentre.com. Auditions for “The Taming of the Shrew,” with roles for women and men, 7:30 p.m. Jan. 6-7 (show dates: Feb. 28-March 16).

TIVOLI THEATRE — 709 Broad St. 423-642-8497 , 423-757-5156, www.ChattanoogaOnStage.com. Shen Yun 2014 World Tour, classical dance and music from 5,000 years of Chinese civilization, 7:30 p.m. Jan. 14. $50-$120.

ARTISTS/EXHIBITS

ARTCRAFTERS GALLERY — 1356 Market St., Dayton, Tenn. Hours: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday. 423-775-1401, www.artcraftersdayton.com. “Winter Frolics,” exhibit of 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. 423-745-8781, www.athensartscouncil.org. “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. 423-265-4282, www.avarts.org. 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. 423-266-8658. “Pictures Tell the Story,” 60 images of a changing society by 1940s-1970s photojournalist Ernest C. Withers, through Feb. 24.

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

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. 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. Admission: $9.95 adults, $4.95 children. 423-267-0968, www.huntermuseum.org.

* 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. 423-267-9214. www.intowngallery.com. “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 North Terrace. Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday and by appointment. 423-493-0270, 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. 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. Admission: $5 adults, $1 children.423-718-9918, 706-638-5187, www.marshhouseoflafayette.com. See period furniture and other artifacts during docent-guided tours, hear stories about Marsh-Warthen family and Walker County from 1836-1900.

MOON GALLERY — Berry College, Rome, Ga. Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday or by appointment. 706-236-2289, 706-290-2692. Exhibit of works by sculptor McArthur Freeman, Jan. 13-Feb. 7. Gallery talk, 7 p.m. Jan. 13.

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. “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, 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. 423-877-2525. www.mohm.org. 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. 423-870-8924. “Art for the Holidays,” through Feb. 28.

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. “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. 423-531-0447. “Passage,” exhibition of abstract, geometric plants by Cat Collier Martinez, through Jan. 3.

SHANKS CENTER FOR THE ARTS — 140 N. Main St., Crossville, Tenn. 931-787-1936, www.shankscenter.org. Hours: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. CDT Wednesday-Saturday. “Gifts,” holiday exhibit of original arts and crafts by local and regional artists.

SIXTH CAVALRY MUSEUM — 2 Barnhardt Circle, Fort Oglethorpe, Ga. Hours: 9 a.m.-noon and 1-4 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. Admission: $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). 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, www.blueridgearts.net.

* 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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