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AROUND TOWN
RIVER NEWS
MAY
2019
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GEORGIA ARTIST GUILD  (Albany, Ga.)
2018


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

                 

2019

Lian Zhen                       Watercolor Workshop      www.lianspainting.com
                    3 day Workshop    
                   May 8,9 & 10, 2019
                   Workshop fee 195.00

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  
ENTRY FORM FOR 2018:   
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
DOGS AT THE SHOW
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
ARTBEAT AT the
GALLERY ON 10th
www.rivercenter.org

For info on Phenix City art classes:


If you have any questions please contact Janice or Tom  via email, text, or telephone. Janice will be out
of the country until June 5th and Tom will be out of town a portion of that time. Tom Corley @
334-298-7480 or email   
tomcorley3@bellsouth.net
www.maconartsalliance.org
MY RIVER VALLEY
WHAT IS HAPPENING TO COLUMBUS?    Is it going to disappear only to be absorbed by cities, though smaller
that Columbus, who seem to be more aggressive in their marketing who are taking our newspaper, our mail
delivery?  Downtown (Uptown) started off in a good direction, but now a large segment of the population is being
excluded.  Some of us learned the hard way that there is no law enforcement to be seen on weekends
(sometimes), the parking garages are not accessible because streets are blocked, and access in not available to
those with physical limitations.  If you cannot walk at  least 3 blocks or more, how does a parking garage help, and
the "handicapped" spaces are few and far between.  Dodging the skateboards on the sidewalks is not a recognized
sport, and seldom enforced by whatever law presence is available.  
THE COLUMBUS RIVERWALK has now been declared "complete" which seems to be about the only really
local news in today's paper.  Let's hope the developers can leave it alone now.  I remember when in 1992 the
project was begun -- I don't remember how long they were planning for it to take to be finished, but I do
remember when, during the first big flood, the concrete steps at the 10th St. entrance were washed away --
moved about 6 - 10 feet.  The emphasis was on the walk itself, how it was designed to withstand floods.  
Come to think of it, they didn't mention the steps.

Now it is the job of the citizens of Columbus to care for this 22 mile linear park:  keep it free of crime, trash,
behave ourselves when utilizing the walk and the River itself. Be friendly and smile, and those you meet will
stay awhile and contribute to our economy.


Parks and Recreation Department
2700 W. Britt David Road

Columbus, GA 31909 | 706-653-4196
Giles.Shirley@columbusga.org | www.columbusga.org/parks
WARNING TO EXHIBITORS:  Those gold leaf frames look great on your paintings, but beware!  Even a post-it note will remove the
gold leaf, and render your frame useless, unless you are skilled in re-applying gold leaf.  Museum goop or anything STICKY will
damage the frame. Scotch tape is deadly!  If you must stick something on your frame,or someone elses frame, put it on the back in
a safe place!
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.
NOTRE DAME IN GLORY DAYS - on the Ile de la Cite in Paris.  
The world watched as it burned, and will watch as it comes
to life once again.  The bell towers (above) did not burn.  
There was a story once that those towers were to be 2 more
spires, but were never completed back in the 1300's.
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
REMEMBER WHEN THERE WAS LITERALLY NOTHING TO DO IN COLUMBUS?  Now there is the
opposite problem -- there's so much to do it's practically impossible to do it all.
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