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AROUND TOWN
RIVER NEWS
MAY
2017
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Lois M. Tryon and
Arts on the River.
RIVER CURRENTS
HAPPENINGS
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.

Spring Pottery & Art Sale continues through the month of May. 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.


GEORGIA ARTIST GUILD  (Albany, Ga.)
2017

Lian Zhen                Watercolor Workshop   www.lianspainting.com
                               3 day Workshop
                                June 26, 27 & 28, 2017
                                Workshop fee 195.00

Suzanna Winton       Watercolor Workshop    Suzanna Winton watercolors
                                3 day Workshop
                                October 16, 17 & 18, 2017
                                Workshop fee 180.00

2018

Janet Rogers               Watercolor Workshop    
www.watercolorsbyrogers.com
                                  5 day "Watercolor Impressions-                                
Flowers,                   Faces                                         &                 Figures"
                                   May 14 - 18, 2018
                                   Workshop fee 300.00

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  
ENTRY FORM FOR 2016:   

ACRYLIC ART CLASS AT THE CENTRAL ACTIVITIES CENTER IN PHENIX CITY

Blue Heron on the Hootch!
Central Activities Acrylics class for May will be held on Tuesdays 2, 9, & 16, after which our
summer vacation begins and we will resume classes July 11-18  25.


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.
HARMONY PARK
GARDEN HOTEI
BLUE HERON ON THE HOOCH
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. T
here is 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
 .http://brushesandbeverages.com/
SCAMS ABOUND!  Chances are you've heard of the scam involving a phone call threatening
your arrest if you do not return the recorded call.  Some of them have been very nasty, and very
intimidating.  Please report these calls, to your Internet Service Provider and to the Police
department.  Under NO circumstances send money in any form.  If they say they are calling of
one of your relatives, you can hang up and call that relative to be sure.  Don't be a victim!  
Britt David Studio
Cultural Arts
Columbus Parks and Recreation
http://www.columbusga.org/parks/arts/arts.htm
706-653-4196
BUDDHA
SPLASH PAD
Front Porch Gallery
1309 Wildwood Ave
Columbus.
Gallery Hours
Tuesday - Friday 10 - 5:30. Saturday 10 - 4
Www.thefrontporchcolumbus.com
oxbowmeadows@columbusstate.edu

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
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).
BUENA VISTA EVENT
Interested in History?

Like meeting new people? Have some time to volunteer? This is your
perfect opportunity. The museum is looking for volunteers to serve as tour
guides and guest services representatives. Scheduling is flexible and no
extensive knowledge of Civil War naval history is necessary. Training will
be provided. Attend our informationalmeet-up and see if this is a good fit
for you. RSVP appreciated but not required.

Naval Museum Volunteer Meet Up
Monday, March 27th @ 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
National Civil War Naval Museum
1002 Victory Drive
Columbus, GA 31901
706-327-9798
PORT COLUMBUS CIVIL WAR NAVAL MUSEUM
THE BANKS BUILDING
Market Days
You are invited to Darla Bostick’s 10th Annual Ghost Ranch Workshop/Retreat in Abiquiu, NM  1-7 October
2017.  Includes digital photography, watercolors/acrylics, pencil, ink, incorporating text and mixed media work with
options for plein air painting and comfort of a group activity room (floor to ceiling vista views). For 7 days/6 nights you
can relax, enjoy, and create. Lodging and meals included at Ghost Ranch property. The Georgia O'Keeffe Landscape
Tour takes you where she painted from the local, magnificent area scenery. Visit the O’Keeffe studio/home on tour.  
Space is limited to 16 participants. Bring materials you love to work with (or try something new) and join us! The
workshop fee is $550. Room and board at the Ranch are not included and are their rates—which has recently been
redesigned to provide the ultimate discount for those sharing a room, so bring a friend! Unclaimed rooms will be
released 25 August. Currently there are 12 spaces left!

Come and see for yourself why Georgia O’Keeffe loved Ghost Ranch! Last year each participant received $300+ in art
merchandise in their welcome bag…and door prizes exceeded $800!

My website has more details:
 www.darlabostick.com
Darla Bostick, 940.320.5660       Email: darlabostickart@gmail.com
The Georgia Equine Rescue League's Help a Horse Day April 29thThe
Georgia Equine Rescue League's
Help a Horse Day April 29th



This is a great opportunity to buy some artwork and simultaneously help
support the Georgia Equine Rescue League. A share of the proceeds from
the sale of all artwork offered by Backstretch Studio will be going to the
Georgia Horse Rescue League to support their efforts rescuing horses in
trouble. This is a cause that we feel strongly about and we hope that you will
make the effort to attend Help A Horse Day. So come to the event, buy some
art and help a horse.


When: April 29th from 9 AM - 6 PM
Where: The Walton County Ag and Education Center
1208 Creswell Road
Monroe, GA











                                                                                                      The Campaigner  by Len Jagoda
MARCH PAINTING
KIDS ART CAMP 2017
starts June 4 for 4 weeks only.
This is our 5th year to hold this art camp at MT ZION church
on Double Churches Rd.
call Rose Ogle 706-289-1326

LAVENDER
KAYAKS ON THE
HOOCH
MOTH  ORCHID
CHOLEUS
ACANTHUS
IRIS MARIE CAILLET
IN THE GARDEN
QUAN YIN
RED HOT POKER
SUZANNE REED FINE was the subject of a nice write-up in the local paper on the
occasion of her acceptance into the National Watercolor 150th anniversary show in New
York.  It's been very difficult for artists to get local recognition, so we all cheer when
someone succeeds!
"LARK"
by Suzanne Reed Fine