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GEORGIA ARTIST GUILD  (Albany, Ga.)  

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
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
REMEMBER WHEN....
For info on Phenix City art classes:
Central Activities Acrylic Art Class for      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. March’s painting will be a
seascape.  The class meets the first 3 Tuesdays of each month.  The cost is $45 for the month.  
Canvas, paint and instructions for a painting is included in the cost.

Instructors are Tom Corley and Janice Crain    jlcrain52@aol.com  (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
The Gallery on 10th has openings!  
Contact Lee Brantley at
cibachrome9@yahoo.com  or
ltryon@infionline.net
Check out the schedule and 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. Also check out the schedule on
line at www.columbusga.org/parks. There are three
studios, Northside, Psalmond Rd., and Britt David and
classes that fit any schedule, mornings, afternoon or
evening.
PINE MOUNTAIN
ZIP LINE OVER
THE RIVER
A NEW  MEMBER OF
THE ORHESTRA
BRITT DAVID POTTERY STUDIO

Membership Programs…
Pottery: Basic in hand building, wheel throwing, and glazing are required skills 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.
Call Britt David (706)653-4196 for all class registration.
Britt David Studio
(706) 653-4196
2700 W. Britt David Rd.
Columbus, GA 31909
Paintings by Eric Maddox
JOHN TUCKER
has been carving.
WHAT WE'RE DOING to ward off the boredom of the quarantine...
CALM
LOIS TRYON
Afghan #5
MEMORIAL BRICK BY
THE KIOSK ON BAY AVE.
(C. 2000)
GALLERY ON TENTH is open to the public on Wednesdays
through Saturdays We are enforcing COVID19 protocol for our  
customers and our staff. We are also OPEN BY
APPOINTMENT: Contact- 706-323-8139
GLORIA MANI'S latest oil
painting of our beautiful river.
We hear a lot  about the mask controversy, but why is it even a "THING"?  Masks help
restrict the spread of infection,and those who refuse to wear one are accused of being
dangerous to others.  While in some cases, this may be true, but why take the
chance?  Even if  you had a negative COVID test 2 days ago, you may be positive
today.  Wearing a mask may be uncomfortable, but if it saves even one life, it's worth
it.  Many hospital personnel wear a mask all day every day for hours at a time - it's a
learning thing.  Wearing a mask will probably not harm YOU, but not  wearing  one
could seriously harm ME.  Error on the side of caution WEAR A MASK: when you are
out in public.  This thing is not going to be over in a few days or even months.  We all
have to do our part until a vaccine comes along.  Avoid groups, however small.  As
they say - this too shall pass.  Maybe more like a kidney stone than a rain shower, but
take care and be ones who survive.
Many classes have gone virtual, so check
out the web for new happenings.  Artists'
Magazine has a number of offerings, to
include live demos.   
THINK OF IT THIS WAY - BEATING THE HECK OUT OF A PILE OF
CLAY CAN BE A GREAT STRESS RELIEVER!
Find the hummingbird
Acrylic by RON LEWIS
24 " x 36"
GERI DAVIS
KNITTING cuts down on Nibbling,
but still doesn't burn many Calories!.
3' TREE is 4'
tall
These PASSION FLOWERS
attracted Monarch butterflies
They laid their eggs on the leaves, and
developed into caterpillars.
The caterpillars
munched on the
leaves, they were
left undisturbed.
The result: a new crop
of Monarchs.
The garden
outside Lois'
kitchen window.
IF THERE'S ANYONE OUT THERE WHO HASN'T BEEN PAYING  ATTENTION .........

All our lives have been altered by the pandemic known as COVID 19 whether we know it
or not.  The end of this thing is not in sight, regardless of what some say.  Yes, masks are
a big help in lessening the spread of the virus, but only if YOU wear one.  The
non-believers will probably stay that way until they are personally affected, and there's
not much anyone can do about that.  BUT, at least humor the rest of us and wear a mask!  
Get creative with it if you like, but wear the darn thing!  Stay out of crowds, wash your
hands, and stay alert.  Those Plexiglas screens may protect others from a direct hit from
saliva, but unless they are sealed on all sides, once the virus gets into the air, it can float
around to any thing or any one.   Learn the meanings of the words QUARANTINE and
ISOLATION.  SOCIAL DISTANCING isn't a joke either.  All those patrons crowded onto a
deck or patio of their favorite restaurant just because it's outside are probably not doing
anyone a favor.    Do your part -- it's a lot better than contracting COVID and facing the
possibility of dying from it!
HELLO AGAIN!  Associate Holiday Editor MARIAN BRITE here!  With a little creativity you
can ,make your holidays really POP!  The Elf on the Shelf is already at work, busily tending to
his duties, so I'm here to give you some hints and ideas.  Who says you only need one
Christmas/ Holiday tree?  If you're the type who has been creating huge elaborate centerpieces
or arrangements for that sideboard that only gets used once a year, try a small artificial tree.  I
have a small 3 foot tree that I "grew" to a height of 5 feet by using pine stems and fern.
   Because of COVID19 we will have to adjust our holiday gatherings to include masks and
social distancing; don't think you can get away with anything in that category, just make it a part
of your event.
   Followers will recall that I frequently mention themes for different trees.  This year I have a
new one:  "Santa's Off Season".  No new ornaments on this one, all were used before, just
re-grouped.  It depicts Santa as a lawyer, a doctor, a cook, baker, and having a great BBQ.  It's
like a teacher taking a summer job.  "S'more S'mores" is back, as well as Bigfoot and the
dragons, "Frozen", and, of course, an Art tree, dedicated to Bob Ross.
Iris blooming in
November
Santa's Off Season
It's Different!
Life's a Beach
Peppermint
Lane
The Art Tree,
Bob Ross