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AROUND TOWN
RIVER NEWS
DECEMBER
2019
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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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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
STILL AVAILABLE!  Not quite free, but really good
price.

        
ltryon@infionline.net
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 21-23, 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   Jan.  classes will be the 7th ,14th, & 21st
19th.   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. Composition for November
will be a winter landscape on an 18" X 24" canvas.
Instructors are Tom Corley and Janice Crain  (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
WINTER HAS ARRRIVED
by Tom Corley
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.
Sketching Under the Skylights Exhibition

Join us as we welcome the wonderful work of the Sketching
Under the Skylight participants to the Bo Bartlett Center! This
exhibition is FREE and open to the public and as are the
Sketching Under the Skylight sessions!

Sketching Under the Skylights started at the Bo Bartlett Center in
February 2019. Being surrounded by Bo Bartlett's fabulous,
mammoth paintings is a source of inspiration to many, so we
decided it would be wonderful to have a model and invite the
public to come see us create and join in.
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!
WATERCOLORS BY
IAIN STEWART
THANKS TO
GLORIA MANI!
Britt David Studio offers a variety of art classes, including pottery, glass, painting and drawing, and soon will offer
metals and jewelry. We also offer independent membership programs.
Membership Programs…
Pottery: Basic skills in hand building, wheel throwing, and glazing are required 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.

8 Week Adult Pottery Classes
8 week classes are designed for exploration of hand building and wheel throwing pottery techniques for the beginner. While
taking extended adult classes, 2 hours of practice time on Mondays at Britt David Studio is included to work on new skills
learned in class.

Wheel Throwing $90 + pottery tool kit

3 week classes are designed to learn the basic properties of glass fusing and slumping
for the beginner. Supplies
are supplied for days 1 and 2 of class. On day 3, students will be ready to purchase glass from Britt David.

The Metals and Jewelry class teaches techniques of Fabrication. Fabrication includes how to saw and polish metal, cold
connect, form by chasing, connect by soldering, set a stone in a bezel, and make findings. Students will eventually produce a
piece of jewelry that incorporates these methods.
1/6- 2/24/20 Britt David Monday 10 am -12 pm………….$90
1/7-2/25/20 Britt David Tuesday 6-8pm .................$90

Glass
Call and register for all classes at Britt David Studio.
706-653-4196
2700 W. Britt David Rd., Columbus, GA 31909
Reserve your class now!
Metals/Jewelry Making
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
                                      Marian Brighte here again with more tips and hints and holiday ideas!  Do you like
the idea of multiple trees of varying sizes with different themes?  This is best done with artificial trees, not the
real ones, but you can have one real one and save labor on the rest.  Plan on saving your ornaments from
year to year, and re-using and re-purposing them.  Example:  a "Shoe Tree" one year can be combined with
brass instruments the next year to become "Shoe Horns".  Get the idea?  Or use the brass with the former
"Frog Tree" to become "Frog Horns".  
      Want to make a small tree look bigger?  Some of those artificial 3' trees can be a major focal point if you
just think about it.  Place the tree on a plant stand or pedestal, and drape the tree skirt around both the plant
stand and the tree base.  Get some artificial long stemmed ferns or pine branches and make a tree topper by
weaving them carefully through the branches.  If you have lights on the tree, get another small set to run
through the additions.  You can rig a regular tree topper to a dowel or such and fasten it far above the actual
top of the tree.  Use floral wire to secure the stems to the main trunk.  Decide on a theme, and hang your
ornaments.  To finish the look, put a door swag or garland around the base of the tree skirt -  don't forget to
leave room for the presents!  You now have a 5' tree!
SHOULD I PAINT SOMETHING SEASONAL for the
holidays?

That's a tough one.  Most Christmas of seasonal
paintings do no sell well out of season.  They are the
ones that are usually relegated to the closet for most of
the year.  If there's a special event that has a holiday
theme, go ahead and take a chance if you get the urge!
GOT SOME CHRISTMAS MEMORIES
TO SHARE?  
The holidays have
certainly changed over the years.  Lois is
from Pennsylvania, where snow and cold
were abundant. " It was so cold we had to
wear a heavy coat just to get the mail---
and the mail box was on the front porch!
"  Send your thoughts to
ltryon@infionline.net.

In your decorating efforts, check your local hardware store and
pet supply store for centerpiece ideas.  Aquarium decorations
are great for unusual pieces!
THINK OUTSIDE
THE BOX
2 SISTERS'
GALLERY
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!
CREATIVE EXAMPLES:
WINGS:  Basically white, with
fabric machete angels, most hand
painted.  Detail on right.  Tree is 7'
tall, with 1 foot added.
12 DAYS  OF CHRISTMAS:  Several
sets of 12 Days ornaments, with fill
in ornaments.  6' feet made to look
7 1/2 feet.
A SEA TREE: Room has tropical
feel, so it fits right in.  Mermaids,
shells and starfish are the main
ornaments.  Tree is 5', made to look
7'.
CALL ME CAROUSEL:  A fan of
the old-timey menagerie of carved
animals, they are faithful
reproductions of a by-gone era.  
Tree is 4', made to look 6'.
SANTA CLAUS LANE:  Santas from
around the world are here, as well
as some of their reindeer, and lots
of red.  Tree is 6', made to look 8'.
THE ART TREE:  All kinds of paint,
brushes and palettes as well as
some artsy Santas.  The plain
white ornaments are there for the
painting.  4' tree, made to look 7'.
FESTIVAL OF TREES sponsored by the
Pastoral Institute:  Preview at Columbus
Trade Center now, Closing Bid Party Dec. 17
at WC Bradley Museum 5-7 pm.  
2018 Event
2019 Event -
"NotaGrinch" by
Lois Tryon
PARADE OF TREES,
UPTOWN COLUMBUS on
Broadway.  Make a bid
on these sponsored
trees!  
CONDOLENCES to Columbus (Pine Mountain) artist
Susan Dolan, whose husband Tom passed away this
week.  Tom was well known in the area as an expert in
politics, had a PhD in Political Science and was an
instructor at CSU prior to his retirement.