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FEBRUARY
2017
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For events around the area
www.calendarcolumbusga.com/
ltryon@infionline.net
Check out our updated class schedule at www.columbusga.org/parks. We have
classes for all age groups posted    . Come by Britt David and sign up or over the phone with a credit
card.

Pottery and Art Classes are so much fun make a great gifts for everyone of
every age.

Britt David Studio
Cultural Arts
Columbus Parks and Recreation
http://www.columbusga.org/parks/arts/arts.htm
706-653-4196

GEORGIA ARTIST GUILD  (Albany, Ga.)


2017
Tom Lynch                 Watercolor Workshop      www.tomlynch.com
             4 day workshop
             March 14, 15, 16, 17, 2017
             Workshop fee 285.00
request supply list when you register for workshop.  Thank you

For more information contact:
             Carole Hall Gum
Georgia Artist Guild   Education/Workshop Coordinator
229-432-5417                       klgum@mchsi.com
ENTRY FORM FOR 2016:   
WHY DO GEESE CROSS
THE ROAD?

ACRYLIC ART CLASS AT THE CENTRAL ACTIVITIES CENTER IN PHENIX CITY

Art Class for March will be Tuesdays 7,14, & 21.
Composition will be a Seascape on an 18
X 24 canvas. Sign ups can be done via email to
tomcorley3@bellsouth.net.


The center is located at 1500 14th street in Phenix City (old Central High School) and is open to all
Seniors over the age of 50, for a $10 annual membership fee.  
Cost is $40 per month and all supplies but brushes are provided.  Contact: Tom Corley @
334-298-7480 or email   
tomcorley3@bellsouth.net

Class size is limited so please sign up early, or notify Tom Corley (334-298-7480)  to
reserve your spot.     Beginners are welcome.
ON BROADWAY
GARDEN HOTEI
MIKI
Sample of Tom Corley's painting from
previous class.
BRUSHES AND BEVERAGES:  Adult painting classes on Wednesday from 1:00-3:00. And also the
wine and painting Monday through Saturday from 7:00-9:00p.m. Also a family friendly time from
4:00-6:00 on Saturday's and we open for children's parties on Saturday's from 1:30-3:30. And of
course available during the day for corporate events.
Check out our updated class schedule at www.columbusga.org/parks. We have pottery and art classes for all
age groups updated monthly.
Pottery and Art Classes are so much fun and projects make great gifts for everyone of every age.

Come by Britt David and sign up or over the phone with a credit card, 706-653-4196, Britt David hours are
Mondays 9am till 8:30pm. Tuesdays 9am till 10pm, Wednesdays 10am till 5pm, Thursdays 9am till 10pm.


Britt David Studio
Cultural Arts
Columbus Parks and Recreation
http://www.columbusga.org/parks/arts/arts.htm
706-653-4196
IF YOU WOULD LIKE YOUR EVENTS OR
ACCOMPLISHMENTS MENTIONED IN THIS NEWSLETTER,
YOU HAVE TO SEND THEM IN TO:
ltryon@infionline.net
It must be that time again --  the scams are coming fast and furious.  Most are easy to spot, with
poor English and many misspellings, usually claiming connection with African countries, or
other third world areas.  Did you ever wonder why they keep coming?  Someone, somewhere
must fall for them.  There are also e-mails and phone calls from someone claiming to be from
the IRS, FBI or a police organization, usually saying you owe money for one reason or another.  
There's another e-mail that claims your background information was checked by someone, and
"they" want to verify it was or was not you.  Best advice is not to answer.  Never send money to
someone you don't know, and be wary of those you do know!  It's also been noted that some local
businesses are overcharging those who may be vulnerable.  Don't be afraid to get a second
opinion or estimate, and be sure you know with whom you are dealing.  Watch out for notices that
"your warranty has expired".  These "offers" do not come from the manufacturer of your product!
Britt David Studio
Cultural Arts
Columbus Parks and Recreation
http://www.columbusga.org/parks/arts/arts.htm
706-653-4196
MESSAGE FROM LEN JAGODA:

Portraying Triple Crown & Breeder's Cup Classic winner American Pharoah

It was an honor for me to be selected to portray American Pharoah by the Georgia Horse Racing Coalition. I
have been trying to do his portrait for quite some time but getting access to him proved challenging. In addition,
the photographs that I have seen all seem to be taken from the same angle, basically a front view and so many
repeated that same view. Doing it right calls for the opportunity to have enough time to study him and if possible
get a feel for his personality.

When arrangements were made for me to visit him at Ashford Stud (Coolmore's US base) by the GHRC I literally
dropped everything else. I left for Lexington having only three days notice for this chance of a lifetime. Jack
Damico and Steve Crayne from the GHRC made the arrangements and Adrian Wallace at Ashford was my host.
I was allowed as much time as I needed with American Pharoah, and I was with him for about an hour, a privilege
few are granted. I owe Adrian for that privilege, a debt that can never be sufficiently repaid.

That time was well spent and I studied him closely. What an impression he made! Physically he is a terrific
specimen. It was clear to see the strength he possesses when viewing his physical makeup; yet all that power is
contained inside a calm, intelligent individual whose kindness is assured by his eye. So easy going, he showed
nobility with confidence as opposed to indifference. This individual must be portrayed with total accuracy to his
image and his soul and I was determined to do him the justice a champion deserves.


There was an added purpose to this portrait. Museum quality reproductions, each signed and numbered from a
special Georgia Horse Racing Coalition are to be sold to help raise money for their efforts to get horse racing in
Georgia. Those prints are now available and being offered through the GHRC. You can visit the GHRC web site
if you would like a print of this portrait. These prints are on archival paper and each is personally inspected by
me before I sign and number it. It is a great cause and he is a great horse.

http://backstretchstudio.com


Backstretch Studio
 Len Jagoda
604 Twin Lakes Road
Waverly Hall, GA 31831
JASMINE & ALLIE
OIL
Front Porch Gallery
1309 Wildwood Ave
Columbus.
Gallery Hours
Tuesday - Friday 10 - 5:30. Saturday 10 - 4
Www.thefrontporchcolumbus.com
Call Britt David 706 653 4196,  and register for the Glass Mountain Scene class on Tuesday, January 31, at 10am till
11:30.
Create this wonderful dish using step by step cutting and design techniques taught by instructor.


Call Britt David for registration, 706-653-4196,  Mondays 9am till 8:30pm. Tuesdays 9am till 10pm, Wednesdays 10am till
5pm, Thursdays 9am till 10pm
oxbowmeadows@columbusstate.edu
Glenda Gibson and Marcia Myles were selected Artist of the
Month (January) for the Central Activities Center Acrylic Art
Class.
I have an Epson 4000 color printer that prints on fine art paper
or canvas.  It does a super job.  I have 2 printers and plan to
only use one so I am selling the 17" wide printer sheets or roll
paper and canvas.  Asking price $900.  Donna Peters, e-mail:
donnapeters@mindspring.com, 256-747-4141
Donna Peters
Deep South Studio
P.O. Box 10
Crane Hill, AL 35053

256-747-4141 (voice and text)
www.donnapeters.com
Sunset for Two
by Donna Peters
1. Geri Davis has had her painting, "Dancing Ginkgo" accepted into the 2017 Georgia Watercolor Society
National Exhibition to be held March 11-4/29 at the Rousch Family Gallery in Carrollton, GA. Juror was Internationally
renowned artist, Fealing Lin.

2.
The Bo Bartlett Center, in conjunction with GALLERY ON 10th and New Horizons Behavioral Health will be
celebrating an exhibition of artwork done by Adults with Special Needs on March 2 at 5-8pm in the Wright Room of
the Columbus Museum.

Artists,
Geri DAVIS, Curriculum Planner, Susan DOLAN and Rebecca Conner were artist/ mentors for the project.
3.
GALLERY ON 10th hosted CSU's Talk & Tea at the Gallery on Sunday Feb. 19. Michele McCrillis spoke about
female portrait painter Mary Beale an artist in the 1600's.

Call Britt David for registration, 706-653-4196,
Mondays 9am till 8:30pm. Tuesdays 9am till 10pm, Wednesdays 10am till
5pm, Thursdays 9am till 10pm.

Britt David Studio
Cultural Arts
Columbus Parks and Recreation
http://www.columbusga.org/parks/arts/arts.htm
706-653-4196
DANCING GINKGO
by Geri Davis
SUZANNE FINE'S “Lark” was selected for the American Watercolor
Society 150th Anniversary International Exhibition in New York. This is my
second acceptance to the AWS show and quite an honor. Over 2000
images, from over 26 countries were reviewed by a jury of 5 top watercolor
artists and 150 paintings were chosen for this exhibition. Paintings must be
of watermedia on paper, yupo or aquabord for eligibility.

A little history of the AWS:
Following the Civil War, citizens were looking for beauty to enhance their
lives and bring them joy. Watercolor painting had been considered a
sketching medium, but was coming into its own and competing with other
media. Girls’ finishing schools were teaching watercolor classes along with
fashion and etiquette. In 1866, eleven artists got together and formed the
American Society of Painters in Water Colors with the purpose of promoting
the art of watercolor painting in America. There were strict requirements for
membership, and many of the top painters hesitated to join as it was also
acceptable for women to become members.  Some more well known earlier
members of the society included Winslow Homer, Louis Comfort Tiffany,
Edward Hopper, William Merrit Chase, Thomas Eakins, Samuel Colman,
Charles Burchfield, Gladys Rockmore Davis, Childe Hassan and Alphonse
Mucha.

EMPTY BOWL


Benefitting Feeding the Valley food bank’s Kids Café Program
March 12, 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. at Northside Recreation Center
2010 American Way, Columbus, GA 31909
Cost: $15 for Adults, $5 for Children under 12

January 11, 2017:  “Empty Bowls” is an international, grassroots effort to raise funds and awareness in
the fight against hunger. Each year the Columbus Parks and Recreation Department holds its main
charity fundraiser “The Empty Bowl Brunch” benefitting the Kids Café program of Feeding the Valley
Food Bank. This program provides 6,225 hot, nutritional meals and snacks every week day to low-
income children at more than 12 locations in Columbus and Phenix City.  In addition to providing hot
meals to children, the Kids Café program also offers a safe haven, where under the supervision of
trustworthy staff, a child can get involved in educational, recreational and social activities.

This year the Empty Bowl Brunch will be on Sunday, March 12 from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm at Northside
Recreation Center, 2010 American Way, Columbus, GA 31909.  
(706) 576-5532.

Ticket holders will be able to choose a hand painted or created bowl (to keep) from among hundreds of
uniquely made pieces and enjoy all-you-can-eat “homemade” style soups, breads, desserts and drinks
- and 100% of the proceeds go to the Kids Café.  Last year, this event raised $11,620 which provided
more than 69,720 meals for children in our community.

Cost: $15 for Adults, $5 for Children under 12

Tickets can be purchased in advance at Britt David Cultural Arts Studio, 2700 W. Britt David Road,
Columbus, GA 31906 (706) 653-4196 or at the event at Northside Recreation Center.
Dr. Garry Pound // Local Artist
Thursday, February 23, 2017
"Columbus and the Visual Arts:
A Sort of Personal Historic
Prospective"
Columbus Public Library
6:00 PM
3000 Macon Road
MANDY
GRUMPY CAT AND BOO DOG
EARLY SPRING
Two of Anneliesa Fritts' artworks, Murano
and Color Vibration are on display at the
Columbus Airport.  These pieces can be
viewed on her website
www.StudioAArtGallery.com along with her
other artwork and collections.
The Pea Ridge Arts Fest Committee is
accepting applications/registrations from artists
who wish to exhibit.  All information can be found
online at www.buenavistaga.org.  Click on the
“Pea Ridge Arts Fest” tab at the top of the page.  
It is also under the “Events” tab.  For more
information, call Sylvia Russell @ 649-3303 or
email PeaRidgeArtsFest@gmail.com.  * See
Festival Guidelines about the refundable entry
fee.

The event is sponsored by The Marion County,
Georgia Chamber of Commerce, the Marion
Tourism Team and in collaboration with
Columbus State University, Pasaquan
Preservation Society, and the Georgia
Department of Economic Development (Tourism
Product Development Division).