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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



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
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.rivercenter.org
www.maconartsalliance.org
Parks and Recreation Department
2700 W. Britt David Road

Columbus, GA 31909 | 706-653-4196
Giles.Shirley@columbusga.org | www.columbusga.org/parks
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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
"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
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.
RED PINES

This painting by Columbus' Suzanne
Fine sold in Creede Colorado.  Her
paintings are spread around the
country, if not the world.
Check our Animal Art for sale at
OXBOW MEADOWS!  Our artists
range from our rat snakes to our
yellow bellied sliders and everything in
between!
THANKS TO
GLORIA MANI!
What is the saying? Go big or go home! 2019 has been a breakout exhibition competition year of sorts for this artist! Here's my
best attempt at answering "why?"

1. Making the move from creating 1/2 sheet (15" x 22") to full sheet (22" x 30") works:
When all things are equal in execution, a larger painting commands a stronger presence. Period!

2. Embracing the pouring technique:

This has helped me to focus on light and value placement and to break away from rendering so many details. My works now
have a more painterly feel.

3. Remaining disciplined in scheduling time to work on competitive pieces: You can't apply for a juried exhibition without
inventory! Happily, mine is growing!

4. Timing is just right:
CHINO
22 X 30
FOOT SPA
30 X 22
A message from Jean Weiner, who moved from Georgia to Iowa:
Earlier this month I launched a YouTube channel, Weiner Watercolors. The purpose for this channel is to
share videos showing many of the processes I use when creating small format original paintings.
Completed works will be offered in my online eBay and Etsy shops. Several time lapse videos are already
loaded for fun! Soon you'll find step by step tutorials in real time with special "blooper" guest appearances
by Jazzy, our cat! I hope you will subscribe to the channel for watercolor inspiration. Here's the link:
Weiner
Watercolors on YouTube
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.
Wheel Throwing $90 + pottery tool kit

3/5-4/23/20 ..................Psalmond Thursday 6-8pm..........$90
Hand Building $90 + pottery tool kit

3/5 – 4/23.........................Psalmond Thursday 11am-1pm.......$90
PINE MOUNTAIN
DR. CLARENCE
BUTLER
BANKING GEESE?
TRADEMARKS!  DO NOT TRESPASS
WITHOUT WRITTEN PERMISSION!
 
Sometimes you may not even realize you are
trampling on someone else's property.  The
Chapel at Callaway?  A famous movie star?  
Elvis??  Gone With the Wind?  Dangerous
territory!  The Lone Cyprus at Pebble Beach?  
No-No!
SHELTERING IN PLACE is now something we all share - those of us in critical
jobs continue to work, taking risks the rest of us at home do not have to face.  
As as "retired" nurse I understand both situations.  What I do NOT
understand is those who fail to see the seriousness of the situation even as
the death toll rises.  I am tired of hearing "hang in there" and "we're all in this
together", however true that may be.   But, listening to that is a small price to
pay to survive this mess.   

If you are at home on the verge of boredom, find something to do!  Read a
book (on line if you must), work on your art, try something new.  (My personal
challenge is learning to use an iPhone I just bought.)  I am working to finish
some paintings I abandoned last fall.  

To those who have lost or been furloughed from jobs you sorely need, check
the community resources available for possible assistance.  If you can help,
speak up!          LOIS
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
THIS YEAR'S ART SHOW is still up in the air, seeking a non-profit
sponsor, and a location.  The site of the last show flooded during a rain,
and is not a good bet to use again.  If we have the show this year, it will
still be on the 3rd Saturday of October, though another event close to that
time may interfere.  We will keep you posted!  Arts on the River ®
Gloria Mani and Geri Davis with
Geri's watercolors at "Beyond Go
Figure" at the Bo Bartlett Center.
GERI DAVIS has been keeping busy
with some watercolor flowers.
PHOTOS BY GERI DAVIS, IAIN STEWART
watercolor workshop at Bo Bartlett Center.
CAMELLIA SHOW at the
COLUMBUS MUSEUM
JOHN TUCKER has been carving.
WHAT WE'RE DOING to ward off the boredom of the quarantine...
BETTY JEAN McLENDON took a
palate knife workshop.
Glover Park on the Historic Marietta Square
Marietta Georgia


September 5 - 7, 2020 | 10 am- 5 pm

COVID-19 Policy:

In light of the COVID pandemic, we are extending our application deadline to May 4 to allow
everyone ample time to apply and have also revised our refund policy to reflect a FULL refund
of booth fees should local or state officials require us to cancel the Festival.

Marietta StreetFest, September 19 & 20, 2020
www.mariettastreetfestcom
Carolyn Morris,
cmorrisga@gmail.com | 404-966-8497
|
www.artparkmarietta.com  
This little guy was visiting in my side garden - I
think he's going to live there.  It's been a long time
since I've seen that vivid a green on a tree frog.
Courtesy of Gloria Mane, who is
much more adventuresome than
some of us!
WE ARE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER...?
We hear that a lot these days, but unfortunately we are NOT all in this
together.  Look at the incidences that border on "mob rule",  people thwarting
the guidelines on the now opened beaches, refusing to wear masks, most
with the "I'm in it for me" attitude.  

These people are hurting the rest of us, and there doesn't seem to be any
way to reach them.  It's hard to tell someone who has no foods to put on the
table that they can't go back to work because of "social distancing".  The
only thing we can do is donate when we can - Bono wrote a song with the
lyrics "If you can't do what you do, do what you can" that seems like pretty
good advice.
Two of Lois Tryon's "COVID" paintings, oil on canvas
still in progress.
NEW E-MAIL THREAT:  Someone is sending e-mails addressed to what they think is
your password.   In some cases it's close, but they claim to have compromising footage of
you, which they will make public and completely damage your reputation and business
unless you pay them a specified number of bitcoins.  In at least one case, the footage
was claimed to have been taken by a computer that did not have a camera, so that was
one signal that is was a fake.  It was a very forceful message, and was reported to the
fraud department of the server and also to the local police - who may or may not have a
way of reporting and dealing with things like this. Beware of ransom threats, especially if
you do online banking, etc. and remember to change those passwords frequently!
AS YOU MAY HAVE NOTICED, last week Columbus lost one of its
most ardent supporters of the arts :  SALLY FOLEY.  Sally had her
hands in so much and so many organizations it's not possible to list all
of them here.  Those who knew her saw her great determination to
accomplish whatever she set out to do.  Her own gardens are a
landmark here, and are a wonder to behold.  
AMY PATTERSON