Stories 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

Monday, June 23, 2014

The Artside: Simmons takes top prizes in Aiken Artist Guild show

Suzanne Simmons is a double winner in the Aiken Artist Guild's annual members' show, taking both best in show and people's choice awards for her oil portrait titled "Kim."
By Keith Claussen

Sunday, June 8, 2014

The Artside: Exhibits feature solo artists, works collected by artists

While most Augusta art patrons are familiar with Jonathan Green's vibrant paintings of Gullah life and culture in the Lowcountry, what's not so well known is the artist's extensive collection of ...
By Keith Claussen

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

The Artside: New exhibits include Entrekin's realist paintings, clay teapots

William Entrekin, a Georgia realist painter whose works have drawn comparison to those of Andrew Wyeth, will be featured in a solo exhibit opening May 30 at the Morris Museum of Art.
By Keith Claussen

Monday, May 12, 2014

The Artside: Summer series includes workshop with artist Lambeth

Randy Lambeth will share his 30 years of experience as an artist in Augusta in a Drawing the City workshop May 17 at the Morris Museum of Art.
By Keith Claussen

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

The Artside: Tarleton Blackwell will talk about his visual world

Distinguished South Carolina artist Tarleton Blackwell will be at the Morris Museum of Art on May 1.
By Keith Claussen

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

The Artside: Local artists entered ArtFields competition

Several Augusta-area artists are exhibiting in the second ArtFields competition and festival in Lake City, S.C. April 25-May 4.
By Keith Claussen

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

The Artside: Arts community in Augusta is in full bloom for April

When bright yellow Masters Tournament flags start to brighten our storm-damaged neighborhoods, it's a sure sign visitors from around the world are on the way, and we will be ready to show them our ...
By Keith Claussen

Monday, March 17, 2014

The Artside: Exhibits include paintings, photography, wood-turning

See paintings by Amy Dobbs and Betsy Wilson-Mahoney in Aiken and a collection of drive-in movie theater photographs and wood-turned bowls in Augusta.
By Keith Claussen

Monday, March 3, 2014

The Artside: Morris Gala to offer first look at Bartlett's art

When the Morris Museum of Art presents its 21st gala on Friday, March 7, patrons will have the first look at a grand selection of Bo Bartlett's paintings, along with an exhibit of works by his ...
By Keith Claussen

Monday, Feb. 17, 2014

The Artside: Let art draw you away from mayhem of the past week

We are all working on recovery, and as we do, the artists and musicians, writers and performers are here to draw us away from our focus on the hole in the ceiling or perhaps even help us ...
By Keith Claussen

Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014

The Artside: Photographer to explain wet-plate collodion process

Photographer Keliy Anderson-Staley will be at the Morris Museum of Art this weekend to present a not-so-familiar photographic process that has drawn considerable interest around the country.
By Keith Claussen
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