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Arts on the River.
For events around the area
GEORGIA ARTIST GUILD (Albany, Ga.)
Fealing Lin Watercolor Workshop
5 day Workshop
Date to be announced
Workshop fee 300.00
Janet Rogers Watercolor Workshop
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
|BEAM FROM WORLD
Check out our updated class schedule at www.columbusga.org/parks.
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
|"SONG OF THE
|GARRY POUND'S MURAL
11th ST / 2nd AVE
|SALLY BRADLEY'S MURAL
2nd AVE / 38th ST
|ARTBEAT AT the
GALLERY ON 10th
For info on Phenix City art classes:
The Central Activities Center has been closed for the past year for renovations.
However, we are back up and running and will begin our next class In June on the first, second, and
third Tuesdays of the month from 9:00 until 12:00.
If you have any questions please contact Tom via email, text, or telephone. Tom Corley @
334-298-7480 or email email@example.com
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.
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
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,
Zealand, and African literature, as well as a presentation on the life and works of international traveler and author, Lillian
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: firstname.lastname@example.org. 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
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September 21 & 22, 2019
September 21 & 22, 2019
Deadline: June 20, 2019
Notification: July 28, 2019
Location: Marietta Square, Marietta GA
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
Estimated 35,000 guests
Promoter on site during festival hours
Easy load-in and out
Loads of corner spaces
Artist breakfast and snacks
Marketing is handled by an independent PR company
PO Box 965296
Marietta, GA 30066
"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
|BEWARE THE SCAMMERS! Since the government and phone companies are working hard (we
assume) to cut back Spam and robocalls, Those who initiate those calls are rushing to get some final
calls in. One is posing as a debt-collector, company rep, who leaves a message with a phone number
you MUST call. The name she uses in "Chris Peale". Then there's the MicroSoft calls, that are really
not from MicroSoft, telling you that you must renew your contract or lose service, then they leave a call
back number. DO NOT return any of these calls! We don't know what happens if you do, but your
personal information is now at risk. There must be money to be made somewhere or they wouldn't keep
going. Don't assist them in their efforts.
|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