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JANUARY
2017
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For events around the area
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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.

Pottery and Art Classes are so much fun make a great gifts for everyone of
every age.

Britt David Studio
Cultural Arts
Columbus Parks and Recreation
http://www.columbusga.org/parks/arts/arts.htm
706-653-4196

GEORGIA ARTIST GUILD  (Albany, Ga.)


2017
Tom Lynch                 Watercolor Workshop      www.tomlynch.com
           4 day workshop
           March 14, 15, 16, 17, 2017
           Workshop fee 285.00
request supply list when you register for workshop.  Thank you

For more information contact:
           Carole Hall Gum
Georgia Artist Guild   Education/Workshop Coordinator
229-432-5417                       klgum@mchsi.com
ENTRY FORM FOR 2016:   
THE NUTCRACKER

ACRYLIC ART CLASS AT THE CENTRAL ACTIVITIES CENTER IN PHENIX CITY

The Central Activities Center Acrylic Art Class will resume Tuesday, January 3, 10, & 17.
Beginning time is 8:55 and runs until noon. Cost is still $40 per month.
Janice Crain is now assisting with instruction.

January composition will be a winter landscape.

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.
"CRUSTYS"
MARDI GRAS
MARKET DAYS
ART TREE
Sample of Tom Corley's painting from
previous class.
oxbowmeadows@columbusstate.edu
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. Also 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.
LOOK FOR THE DETAILS
CHECK THE 2016 WINNERS -CLICK HERE!

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
Check out our updated class schedule at www.columbusga.org/parks. We have pottery and art classes for all
age groups updated monthly.
Pottery and Art Classes are so much fun and projects make great gifts for everyone of every age.

Come by Britt David and sign up or over the phone with a credit card, 706-653-4196, Britt David hours are
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
IF YOU WOULD LIKE YOUR EVENTS OR
ACCOMPLISHMENTS MENTIONED IN THIS NEWSLETTER,
YOU HAVE TO SEND THEM IN TO:
ltryon@infionline.net
HERE WE ARE IN 2017 -- as they say on TV, "who'd a thunk it?"  The holidays
are over for a while, and it's time to get back to work.  Dust off those pallets, check
your brushes,  get to work!  In case you missed an earlier message, Mabel
Ditchfield is offering her display materials (without cost) to anyone who can use
them.  Call Mabel at
706-687-2860.  She has not deserted art, but does not plan on
doing any shows.
Britt David Studio
Cultural Arts
Columbus Parks and Recreation
http://www.columbusga.org/parks/arts/arts.htm
706-653-4196


February 25 - April 1, 2017:
LEARN TO BEE A BEEKEEPER!
The Chattahoochee Valley Beekeepers Association (CVBA) is presenting a six-week course that will take you
from a beginner to a BEEKEEPER!
When:  Saturdays, February 25 through April 1, 2017
Time:   3:00-5:00pm
Cost:  $100 per person and $50 for immediate family
Where:  Oxbow Meadows, 3535 South Lumpkin Road
Register:  Call 706-507-8559 TODAY!
What’s Included:  Classes, textbooks, handouts and one year membership to the CVBA.
MESSAGE FROM LEN JAGODA:


Portraying Triple Crown & Breeder's Cup Classic winner American Pharoah

It was an honor for me to be selected to portray American Pharoah by the Georgia Horse Racing Coalition. I
have been trying to do his portrait for quite some time but getting access to him proved challenging. In addition,
the photographs that I have seen all seem to be taken from the same angle, basically a front view and so many
repeated that same view. Doing it right calls for the opportunity to have enough time to study him and if possible
get a feel for his personality.

When arrangements were made for me to visit him at Ashford Stud (Coolmore's US base) by the GHRC I literally
dropped everything else. I left for Lexington having only three days notice for this chance of a lifetime. Jack
Damico and Steve Crayne from the GHRC made the arrangements and Adrian Wallace at Ashford was my host.
I was allowed as much time as I needed with American Pharoah, and I was with him for about an hour, a privilege
few are granted. I owe Adrian for that privilege, a debt that can never be sufficiently repaid.

That time was well spent and I studied him closely. What an impression he made! Physically he is a terrific
specimen. It was clear to see the strength he possesses when viewing his physical makeup; yet all that power is
contained inside a calm, intelligent individual whose kindness is assured by his eye. So easy going, he showed
nobility with confidence as opposed to indifference. This individual must be portrayed with total accuracy to his
image and his soul and I was determined to do him the justice a champion deserves.


There was an added purpose to this portrait. Museum quality reproductions, each signed and numbered from a
special Georgia Horse Racing Coalition are to be sold to help raise money for their efforts to get horse racing in
Georgia. Those prints are now available and being offered through the GHRC. You can visit the GHRC web site
if you would like a print of this portrait. These prints are on archival paper and each is personally inspected by
me before I sign and number it. It is a great cause and he is a great horse.

http://backstretchstudio.com


Backstretch Studio
Len Jagoda
604 Twin Lakes Road
Waverly Hall, GA 31831
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Front Porch Gallery
1309 Wildwood Ave
Columbus.
Gallery Hours
Tuesday - Friday 10 - 5:30. Saturday 10 - 4
Www.thefrontporchcolumbus.com
February Art & Painting w/ Larissa Fogelman

2/7    6-16       Britt David   Mod Podge Dog, Tues 6-7pm, 8 x 10 canvas …….$10
2/9    Adult      Britt David  Lady in Hat  Thurs. 6-8pm, 12 x 16 canvas………..$15
2/14  Adult     Britt David  Wine Bottles   Tues. 6-8pm, 12x16 canvas…$15
2/16   6-Adult  Britt David   Kindness Like Confetti Thurs. 6-7pm, 8x10 canvas…$10
2/21  Adult     Britt David  Pineapple Tues. 6-8pm, 12x 16 canvas……..$15
2/23  6-16     Britt David  Dino, Thurs. 6-8pm, 8x10 canvas……$10.

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.
Call Britt David 706 653 4196,  and register for the Glass Mountain Scene class on Tuesday, January 31, at 10am till
11:30.
Create this wonderful dish using step by step cutting and design techniques taught by instructor.


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