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Arts on the River.®
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www.calendarcolumbusga.com/
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GEORGIA ARTIST GUILD  (Albany, Ga.)  

For more information contact:
Carole Hall Gum
Georgia Artists' Guild--Education/Workshop Coordinator
229-432-5417                         klgum@mchsi.com  
GARDEN HOTEI
BUDDHA
oxbowmeadows@columbusstate.edu
NATIONAL
INFANTRY MUSEUM
IN  LOIS'  GARDEN
QUAN YIN
BEAM FROM WORLD
TRADE  CENTER
11th Street
REMEMBER WHEN....
WHITEWATER
"SONG OF THE
CHATTAHOOCHEE"
GARRY POUND'S MURAL
11th ST / 2nd AVE
SALLY BRADLEY'S MURAL
2nd AVE / 38th ST
MURAL ON BAY AVE
"DRAMA" AT
RIVERCENTER
www.maconartsalliance.org
REMEMBER WHEN....
For info on Phenix City art classes:
Central Activities Acrylic Art Class for      As usual, class time is from 8:45 until noon.
Monthly fee is $45, which covers canvas, paint, & instruction. Students must furnish their own brushes,
although we loan brushes to new students until we advise them of needs.  Please try to arrive no later
than 8:30 so that materials can be assembled and ready to paint by 9:00. March’s painting will be a
seascape.  The class meets the first 3 Tuesdays of each month.  The cost is $45 for the month.  
Canvas, paint and instructions for a painting is included in the cost.

Instructors are Tom Corley and Janice Crain    jlcrain52@aol.com  (706-332-6962)

Call Tom Corley @ 706-566-4010 to reserve your spot.   Beginners thru accomplished are welcome.  

If you have any questions please contact Tom  via email, text, or telephone. Tom Corley @ 334-298-
7480 or email   
tomcorley3@bellsouth.net
The Gallery on 10th has openings!  
Contact Lee Brantley at
cibachrome9@yahoo.com  or
ltryon@infionline.net
Check out the schedule and 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. Also check out the schedule on
line at www.columbusga.org/parks. There are three
studios, Northside, Psalmond Rd., and Britt David and
classes that fit any schedule, mornings, afternoon or
evening.
PINE MOUNTAIN
A NEW  MEMBER OF
THE ORHESTRA
BRITT DAVID POTTERY STUDIO

Membership Programs…
Pottery: Basic in hand building, wheel throwing, and glazing are required skills to sign up.
1 Month: $35, 3 Months: $75   1 Year: $270

Glass Slumping Fusing: Prices vary for size of piece. Only system 96 glass is used in studio. Basic
skills in glass fusing/ slumping, cutting glass, and knowledge of firing techniques are required to sign up.
$3 to $12 per firings + fusing glass. (25% out of county fee for residents not in Muscogee County for all
programs and classes)

Britt David Studio, Northside & Psalmond Rd. Studios offer classes in pottery for all ages.
Call Britt David (706)653-4196 for all class registration.
Britt David Studio
(706) 653-4196
2700 W. Britt David Rd.
Columbus, GA 31909
JOHN TUCKER
has been carving.
WHAT WE'RE DOING to ward off the boredom of the quarantine...
LOIS TRYON
MEMORIAL BRICK BY
THE KIOSK ON BAY AVE.
(C. 2000)
GALLERY ON TENTH is open to the public on Wednesdays
through Saturdays We are enforcing COVID19 protocol for our  
customers and our staff. We are also OPEN BY
APPOINTMENT: Contact- 706-323-8139
GLORIA MANI'S latest oil
painting of our beautiful river.
We hear a lot  about the mask controversy, but why is it even a "THING"?  Masks help
restrict the spread of infection,and those who refuse to wear one are accused of being
dangerous to others.  While in some cases, this may be true, but why take the
chance?  Even if  you had a negative COVID test 2 days ago, you may be positive
today.  Wearing a mask may be uncomfortable, but if it saves even one life, it's worth
it.  Many hospital personnel wear a mask all day every day for hours at a time - it's a
learning thing.  Wearing a mask will probably not harm YOU, but not  wearing  one
could seriously harm ME.  Error on the side of caution WEAR A MASK: when you are
out in public.  This thing is not going to be over in a few days or even months.  We all
have to do our part until a vaccine comes along.  Avoid groups, however small.  As
they say - this too shall pass.  Maybe more like a kidney stone than a rain shower, but
take care and be ones who survive.
Many classes have gone virtual, so check
out the web for new happenings.  Artists'
Magazine has a number of offerings, to
include live demos.   
THINK OF IT THIS WAY - BEATING THE HECK OUT OF A PILE OF
CLAY CAN BE A GREAT STRESS RELIEVER!
Find the hummingbird
GERI DAVIS
BEACH DIPTYCH
Dr. Fauci
shares the Art
Tree
TREES ON BROADWAY
2020 IS FINALLY IN THE HISTORY BOOKS.   
Will we miss it?  Yes, like we miss measles, mumps and chicken pox, asthma, and all those
maladies.  But they were replaced by the dreaded COVID, and it will be with us for awhile.  
Vaccines are available, but they are in limited supply and in many (most) instances not
available even to those eligible.  Hope that will improve.  Meanwhile, keep wearing those
masks, and save your hugs for when this is over.  Social distancing and masks are the only
weapons available to us common folks, so hang in there.  We hate to sound all doom and
gloom, but this will probably be with us for a year or two.  While we are virtually in quarantine
nearly all the time, maybe we can reinvent a part of ourselves and get some work done!
Santa's Off Season - old tree,
old ornaments, all repurposed
into a new theme
It's Different!
Life's a Beach
Either you love him
or you hate him.
Bob Ross, now
developing into a cult
icon!
INSTANT REPLAY OF SOME CHRISTMAS HOLIDAYS:
CHARLES WILLIS
ACRYLIC
SUSAN DOLAN
OIL
LOIS TRYON
DID YOU KNOW...........
Did you know that there are a lot of wrong ways to wear a
mask?  Both the nose AND the mouth must be covered, the
mask must be DRY, and should not leak (sides).  Not
recommended are the "gaiter" style of mask, and research has
indicated that sequins as a decoration reduce the effectiveness
of the mask.  Repeatedly adjusting it is a no-no, and  reaching
underneath it for an itch shouldn't be done.  (Just TRY not
scratching a serious itch!)  Those so-called face shields should
not be worn unless they are worn WITH a mask!

This web site will be undergoing
reconstruction this month.  Yahoo is not
going to support this format, so we will
change and hope it's for the better.