Monday, May 6, 2013
Country singer and former "The Voice" contestant Jordan Rager and two other young Nashville Hopefuls to go on tour in the fall.
A year ago, Jordan Rager was just coming off his stint as a contestant on NBC’s show “The Voice” and getting ready to graduate from Loganville High School. This year, he's getting ready to go on tour. According to his mother, Connie Rager, this tour is just what the budding young musician needs to kickstart his career. "Since graduating LHS last May, he's full speed ahead with his music career and this upcoming tour is just what he needs to continue to build his fan base with tons of college age folks," Rager said, adding he's continued to work hard. "He hasn't slowed down at all." Jordon Rager was well known in the local and surrounding area before his stint on the national stage when he was a contestant on NBC's "The Voice." He graduated…
Monday, January 23, 2012
Dacula resident and award-winning watercolorist Henry M. Wood Jr. judged the first of three winter gallery shows for the local nonprofit arts organization.
The Georgia Piedmont Arts Center has deemed its first gallery show of the new year a success. "There was great diversity of work and all skill levels were represented," Kathleen Gill, president of the arts center, said in a news release on "Fire & Ice", the first of three scheduled winter gallery shows for the local nonprofit arts organization. Guest judge for the show was award-winning watercolorist and Dacula resident Henry M. Wood Jr. Best of show honors went to Patricia Schumacher of Lawrenceville for her fiber art piece titled “Sunflower I”. Awards for two-dimensional entries were presented to Bobbie Austin of Social Circle, who took first place for an acrylic piece titled "Fire", and Jacqueline Stadler of Dacula, who received second…
Tuesday, September 6, 2011
Participants can choose from three different lessons during Saturday’s event — pastels, cartooning and watercolor painting.
Tuesday, September 6, 2011
Do you have artistic aspirations? Consider participating in a free mini art lesson during this weekend’s Harvest of Art festival, hosted by the Georgia Piedmont Arts Center. Participants have three different lessons to choose from during Saturday’s event — pastels, cartooning and watercolor painting. Lessons in pastels will be taught by Joan Duffey at 10:30 a.m., 12:30 and 2:30 p.m. Apalachee High School grad and current Savannah College of Art and Design student Whitney Wheeler will teach cartooning at 10:30 a.m., 12:30 and 2:30 p.m. Renee Hewitt will offer mini lessons in watercolor painting at 11:30 a.m., 1:30 and 3:30 p.m. Festival-goers can also observe demonstrations of woodturning by internationally recognized artist Michael Gibson …
Friday, July 15, 2011
Brad Kelly, an international photographer who hails from Winder, said the current market is the worst for art he has seen in his 51-year career.
Friday, July 15, 2011
Brad Kelly, an international photographer who hails from Winder, said the current market is the worst for art he has seen in his 51-year career. Kelly was interviewed for a story on the impact of the economy on festival artists during the Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts in State College, Penn. He said economic conditions have made him more willing to negotiate with buyers on pricing and he has become more selective about which shows he attends. Art appears to something consumers give up when the economy goes down. "It's the first to go and the last to come back," Kelly said. "In a bad economy, they (people) can't eat art."
Sunday, April 10, 2011
The Georgia Piedmont Arts Center held its "Spring Phling" tent festival Saturday.
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Sunday, April 10, 2011
The Georgia Piedmont Arts Center held its "Spring Phling" tent festival Saturday at the GPAC cottage in Auburn. The event included musical entertainment, free art lessons for adults, art activities for children and a wide array of arts and crafts from local vendors.
Friday, February 11, 2011
Winder-Barrow Community Theatre prepares for its 2011 season.
Winder-Barrow Community Theatre will be open its ninth season Feb. 25 with the dark comedy Dearly Departed. This will be the first of four shows in the local theater groups' 2011 Main Stage Season. The play, written by David Bottrell and Jessie Jones, follows the Turpin family and their dysfunctional lives in the days leading up to their father’s funeral. The three Turpin children, Raybud, Junior and Delightful, each have their own share of problems. Raybud drinks too much, Junior has been unfaithful to his wife and Delightful eats her feelings and anything else in sight. This will be Leslie Kimbell’s fifth show directing. She has always loved theater, since the days when she performed plays at home for her parents. “I love this theatre …
Monday, January 17, 2011
The Winder-Barrow Community Theatre Children’s PLAYhouse will hold auditions Saturday for a special group to present plays at local elementary schools.
Calling all thespians with free time during the day. Winder-Barrow Community Theatre Children’s PLAYhouse is creating a new drama program to offer live theater at local elementary schools. This acting group will be open to home-schooled teenagers and adults ages 16 and up. Performers must be available during the day as plays will presented during school hours. Rehearsals will be scheduled both during the day and also in the evenings, and roles will be double cast. Plans for performances include eight shows presented the last three weeks of March. The group will offer a play appropriate for students in pre-K through first grade and a play for students in second through fifth grades to each elementary school in Barrow County. Auditions for …
Saturday, January 15, 2011
Georgia Piedmont Arts Center is seeking exhibitors for its spring event.
Calling all artists. The Georgia Piedmont Arts Center is seeking entries for its Spring Tent Festival, dubbed the Spring Phling. The event will showcase the talents and work of local fine artists and crafters and will be held April 19 on the lawn of the GPAC cottage, which is located at 1396 3rd Ave. in Auburn. All art shown and sold during the event must be original work created by the exhibitor. Booth fees prior to Feb. 1 are $35 for GPAC members and $45 for nonmembers. For more information on the Spring Phling, call Kathleen Gill at 404-202-3044 or view and print an application from the organization’s website.
Tuesday, December 28, 2010
Fred and Terri Wulf run a downtown Winder business where customers can paint their own pottery.
The first time Terri Wulf painted at Mudpatch Creations, she sat for hours with a brush in hand, a piece of clay pottery her canvas, and with each stroke made the piece her own. Wulf's trip to the downtown Winder art shop, where visitors can purchase and paint their own pottery, was a Mother's Day gift more than two years ago from the Dacula resident's daughter, Tania. "We just were absorbed," Wulf remembered. "I don't think I moved for about six hours outside of the paint brush. That's what caught me." Leaving Mudpatch Creations that day, Wulf picked up a free newspaper and saw that the business was actually up for sale. "I said, 'Wouldn't that be cool if I could do that?'" she said. Wulf's husband, Fred, had money set aside to invest, …