Stories by Keith Claussen

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

The Artside: See, hear about artists' work at Aiken Center for Arts

Five artists - Ron Melick, Alicia Kelemen, William Brown, Evelyn Davis-Walker and Carol Sue Roberts - are featured in exhibits opening Thursday, March 19, at Aiken Center for the Arts.
By Keith Claussen

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

The Artside: Gala, Springfest usher in arts exhibits for the season

While winter may not have retreated completely, Augusta's arts community is heading confidently into spring with the first weekend in March full of events ranging from the Morris Museum's gala to ...
By Keith Claussen

Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2015

The Artside: Artists partner with animals to create 'Sheltered' exhibit

Art created on behalf of shelter animals is among several new exhibits opening Thursday, Feb. 19, at Aiken Center for the Arts.
By Keith Claussen

Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2015

The Artside: Some art for show, sale; some artists to show, tell

The arts calendar is packed with events for the first weekend in February, beginning with a preview party in Aiken, a juried show opening in McCormick, S.C., an Art Now talk at the Morris Museum ...
By Keith Claussen

Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015

The Artside: Sloat exhibit mirrors color and light

New York-based artist Ben Sloat has created an installation titled The One in the Center Cannot See the Whole, in the Mary S. Byrd Gallery in the Summerville campus of Georgia Regents University.
By Keith Claussen

Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2015

The Artside: Exhibits to feature local artists, musician Mellencamp

The 2015 season in the visual arts launches this week with three consecutive opening receptions on the calendar.
By Keith Claussen

Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2014

The Artside: Mellencamp brings his art, then his music to Augusta

There's another side to rock 'n' roll legend John Mellencamp. Best known for such musical hits as Jack & Diane, Hurts So Good and Pink Houses, he is also a well-trained artist.
By Keith Claussen

Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2014

The Artside: Artist turns old books into new works of art

Brian Dettmer explores beneath the surface in his intricately sculpted works, which will go on exhibit Dec. 11 at Morris Museum of Art.
By Keith Claussen

Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014

The Artside: Photographs by GRU's Rust featured at Kentucky park

Brian Rust, multi-talented professor of art at Georgia Regents University, recently completed an eight-image installation within Raven Run Nature Sanctuary in Lexington, Ky.
By Keith Claussen

Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014

The Artside: Exhibits present Civil War from different perspectives

Two new exhibits at the Morris Museum of Art look back 150 years, presenting images of the Civil War era from very different visual perspectives.
By Keith Claussen

Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014

The Artside: Reality, delusion are topics of art exhibit

The creative space between reality and delusion is the topic explored in a group exhibition, "We Should Talk to Each Other, the Cloud and I," at the Mary S. Byrd Gallery on Georgia Regents ...
By Keith Claussen

Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014

The Artside: Thomason's oil paintings offer view of Appalachia

At the Morris Museum of Art, an exhibition features 26 of Eugene Thomason's oil paintings including a series depicting a fictional mountain clan he called the Hankinses, as well as portraits, ...
By Keith Claussen

Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014

The Artside: October is month to experience fine art, fine wines

Fine art and fine wines top the October calendar at the Aiken Center for the Arts. The events begin Thursday, Oct. 2, with a gallery reception to open the exhibits that constitute the "art" part ...
By Keith Claussen

Westobou Festival art exhibits incorporate location

Contemporary art can be experienced in multiple permutations at this year's Westobou Festival.
By Keith Claussen

Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014

The Artside: Sacred Heart exhibit features Swanagin landscapes

Artist David Swanagin returns to Augusta for a solo exhibit opening Sept. 18 at Sacred Heart Cultural Center.
By Keith Claussen

Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014

The Artside: Documentary captures life, work of artist Edward Rice

The first weekend in September will open with a flurry of arts activities including a screening of the new 30-minute documentary film on artist Edward Rice, and events for First Thursday and First ...
By Keith Claussen

Monday, Aug 18, 2014

The Artside: Artist Activist exhibit explores art for social change

Artist Activist, a group show exploring art as an agent for social change, is the first show of the season at the Mary S. Byrd Gallery on Georgia Regents University's Summerville campus.
By Keith Claussen

Wednesday, Aug 6, 2014

The Artside: Photos, mosaics to draw attention

Photographer Colleen Morgan will be featured in a solo exhibit opening Aug. 7 at Aiken Center for the Arts, and Midtown Market is ramping up its First Thursday event featuring Tina Goldsmith.
By Keith Claussen

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

The Artside: Deadlines approaching to enter best photographs, more

The Augusta Photography Festival will return this fall with more than 40 activities ranging from exhibits and gallery shows to workshops, field trips, photo walks and special events. The biennial ...
By Keith Claussen

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

The Artside: Sacred Heart to show paintings by artist-teacher Kuhlke

Exhibits are opening that will feature works by Bea Kuhlke, one of Augusta's best-known artists, and Bill Updegraff, an award-winning watercolorist.
By Keith Claussen
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