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A
UGUST
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GEORGIA ARTIST GUILD  (Albany, Ga.)
2019


Fealing Lin                   Watercolor Workshop       
www.fealingwatercolor.com
5 day Workshop
Date to be announced
Workshop fee 300.00
      

Janet Rogers                  Watercolor Workshop      
www.watercolorsbyrogers.com
            5 day Workshop
            October 28 -November 1, 2019
            Workshop fee 300.00



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

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.

Come and find one-of-a-kind pottery and glass art from over 30 local
artists.  Mondays 9am till 8:30pm. Tuesdays 9am till 10pm, Wednesdays
10am till 5pm, Thursdays 9am till 10pm.

Britt David Studio
Recreation Services Division | Cultural Arts
Parks and Recreation Department
2700 W. Britt David Road
Columbus, GA 31909 | 706-653-4196
RIVERCENTER
REMEMBER WHEN....
COLUMBUS BOTANICAL
GARDENS
WAR ON TERRORISM
MEMORIAL
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.rivercenter.org
www.maconartsalliance.org
A FRIEND ONCE TOLD ME that if I wanted to take art lessons, particularly painting, that I should find
someone who I wanted to imitate - paint like them, and then sign up.  I had not considered that before, but it
makes a lot of sense.  Should you want lessons, look carefully, find someone whose work you like, then
proceed.  Eventually, your own style will come through.  Keep in mind,
Rembrandt, Leonardo and Renoir are no longer available.
Parks and Recreation Department
2700 W. Britt David Road

Columbus, GA 31909 | 706-653-4196
Giles.Shirley@columbusga.org | www.columbusga.org/parks
This is Bill Walsh, the director of the writing program Etowah Valley MFA Program at Reinhardt University, 40 miles north of
Atlanta, near Canton. I am reaching out to tell you and your organization about the Summer Reading Series, which is free and open to
the public.   

2019 Summer Visiting Writers (June 20-29):

Craig Amason,Ray Atkins,.Valerie Boyd,Earl Braggs,Mary Anna Bryan,John Burrison,Tanya Caldwell,Anne Corbitt,Stephen Corey
Denise Duhamel.,Steve McCondichie,Rob Merritt,Bob Olmsted, Eustace Palmer,Megan Sexton,George Singleton,Jeffrey Stepakoff
George Weinstein,John Williams

Here are just a few of the past visiting writers:

Richard Blanco, Michael Bishop, David Bottoms, Christopher Dickey, Stephen Dunn, Pam Durban, Alice Friman, Tony Grooms, Beth
Gylys, John Holman, Ellen Malphrus, Sandra Meek, Janisse Ray, Leon Stokesbury, Sharon Strange, and Megan Volpert.

BIG NEWS for 2020 – Visiting Writers

Gina Apostol, PEN/Open Book Award Winner, will be a visiting writer in 2020. Her novel, Insurrecto, is making a big splash in the literary
world as Publishers' Weekly named one of the Ten Best Books of 2018.

Terry Kay, author of seventeen books, including To Dance with the White Dog, The Year the Lights Came On, After Eli, Dark Thirty,
Shadow Song, Taking Lottie Home, and The Valley of Light.

In addition to the fantastic writing workshops with our core faculty, each summer we host a symposium within the residency to discuss
literary topics. The past symposiums have included the Life and Work of James Dickey and Southern Women Fiction Writers. In the
Summer 2019, the symposium will be on Literature from a Global Place, with lectures on Appalachian literature and influences, Irish,
Pakistani, New 
Zealand, and African literature, as well as a presentation on the life and works of international traveler and author, Lillian
Smith.

You do not have to be an MFA student to attend. There is the Summer Writer’s Conference component where you can participate in all
the workshops, craft lectures, literary lectures, and evening readings. The cost, which includes food and lodging, is $1,000 for the entire
event (June 20-29). Or, $750 if you do not want to stay over night.

   If you have any questions about the writing program, please contact me directly via my email address: bjw@reinhardt.edu. I’ll be glad
to answer your questions. Here is a link to the program.  https://www.reinhardt.edu/academics/graduate-programs/mfa-cw/

   This is a wonderful place to become a great writer! We have what you need to move to the next level.
THE ARTS ON THE RIVER OCTOBER SHOW WILL NOT BE HELD THIS YEAR, partially due to my illness, though I am
recovering,  Work on the show begins in February, and we lost a significant amount of time due to my absence.   Watch
for notices of future shows.   Lois
THIS SITE  depends on news contributions.  Please
don't send any files I can't copy, but I will gladly list your
classes, for sale items and other news tidbits.  My
mailing list has been nibbled on by the cyber gremlins,
so please send on your news!   Lois
ltryon@infionline.net
September 21 & 22, 2019

Apply Today
Marietta StreetFest
Marietta, GA
September 21 & 22, 2019   

Deadline: June 20, 2019
Notification: July 28, 2019
Location:  Marietta Square, Marietta GA

www.mariettastreetfest.com

This art and craft festival is a Southeast Tourism Society Top 20 event and features artists from the southeast.  Accepted categories
include paintings, jewelry, wood and metal works, photography, pottery and textile.   Festival includes the Artist Market, Kids Area, Car
Show, Grassroots Music Festival.


28th year in same location
Community support
Estimated 35,000 guests
Promoter on site during festival hours
Easy load-in and out
Overnight security
Loads of corner spaces
Artist breakfast and snacks
Marketing is handled by an independent PR company

Carolyn Morris
Show Director
cmorrisga@gmail.com
PO Box 965296
Marietta, GA  30066
404-966-8497
FOR SALE -REALLY CHEEP (CHEAP)!
This frame is for sale - it is HUGE, will take a 24 x 36
inch canvas, and molding is 6 inches wide.  It
originally held a Thomas Kinkade painting that was
irreparably damaged, and my neighbor asked me to
sell it.  I do not usually work this big, and this frame is
HEAVY!  I will consider any reasonable offer ( will
share the results with my neighbor) so e-mail me at

                 
ltryon@infionline.net
  THE EUFAULA BARBOUR COUNTY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
& THE EUFAULA ART SCENE ARE CALLING ARTISTS, DESIGNERS, CRAFTSMEN & MAKERS OF GREAT
THINGS TO

SAVE THE DATE
SATURDAY & SUNDAY
OCTOBER 12 & 13, 2019

HISTORIC DOWNTOWN EUFAULA
ALONG NORTH RANDOLPH AVENUE

JOIN US THIS YEAR AS WE CELEBRATE OUR NEWEST FESTIVAL…EUFAULA FEST, FORMERLY KNOWN
AS INDIAN SUMMER.

FOR MORE INFORMATION & TO OBTAIN AN APPLICATION
WWW.EUFAULAFEST.ART
Nationally Acclaimed Artist, IAIN STEWART  will return to Columbus, GA for a
WATERCOLOR WORKSHOP.
Hosted by THE BO BARTLETT CENTER & GALLERY ON TENTH.
DATES: February 20-23, 2020
FEE: $350
CONTACT: Geri DAVIS at:
gerimdavis@mchsi.com
REMEMBER WHEN....
For info on Phenix City art classes:
Central Activities Acrylic Art Class for August will be Tuesday’s 6th. 13th, & 20th from 8:45 until noon.
We have a couple of vacancies left.
Call Tom Corley @ 706-566-4010 to reserve your spot. All materials furnished & cost is still only $40
per month.  Beginners thru accomplished are welcome.  

The Tree is the composition for July.  August's subject will be a seascape.

If you have any questions please contact Tom  via email, text, or telephone. Tom Corley @ 334-298-
7480 or email   
tomcorley3@bellsouth.net
"Sketching under the skylight" at the Bo Bartlett Center. Second Thursday of
every month 4-6, costumed model, come draw or watch. Catch the creative
spirit! It is free! Bring your own supplies
THE TREE
by Tom Corley
THE MARSHES OF GLYNN I
by Lois Tryon
www.ronaldlewisart.blogspot.com  
Drop by Ron's web site and see some of his latest!  Ron is from
Birmingham (or nearby) and is a past winner at Arts on the River.
SCAMS:  In one day, I had a message that my Windows license had
expired, and my computer would be shut down if I didn't comply with
instructions; it was possible that the warranty on my car was no longer
good, and I was going to be hit with monumental expenses unless I
contacted the caller; and my social security number had been
compromised and I was in danger of identity theft.  All of these could be
solved by signing up for heaven only knows what at a cost that was
minimal to the possible damages.  I keep repeating that SOMEONE,
SOMEWHERE must fall for these scams or they wouldn't keep on
coming.  The news once said that a single person was responsibly for
about a billion calls alone.  BEWARE! Do not return any of these calls!  
Legislation is pending to stop them, but that hasn't happened yet.  
Meanwhile, hang in there and just report the calls.
NEWS FROM BARBARA Smenner : She has been having problems with double vision, and  is happy to
report she is once again able to paint.  Also recovering is Geri Davis, who had a fall and is now
rehabilitating.  Best wishes to both!
CONDOLENCES TO Arlaine Morrison and her family upon the death of her
husband Jim.  He was a fixture at art shows and by Arlaine's side at her
showings.