Originally created 02/22/98

Fine arts calendar



The fine arts calendar is a roundup of performing arts events in Augusta and Aiken. Send information to Fine Arts Calendar, The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903-1928. Send information by fax to 722-7403. Mark the release to the attention of Kent Kimes and include a contact name and phone number.

Looking for more information on happenings in the arts community? Please visit our online Arts Calendar at Community@ugusta, www.augustachronicle.com/community. Visitors to Community@ugusta can post their own events to our online calenders and even create their own Web sites easily and for free. For more information, call Mike McLeod at 828-3858 (mmcleod@augustachronicle.com).

ON STAGE

HOUSE WITHOUT WINDOWS: A play by Richard Reich; and 4 p.m. today, Office Park Auditorium, Waynesboro, Ga.; adults $10, students and seniors $5, call Maxine Barnett, 790-9970, for details. PIPPIN: Augusta State University Theatre Company's production of the Broadway musical; 8 p.m. Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday, Grover C. Maxwell Performing Arts Theatre, 2500 Walton Way; $8; 737-1500. YOU'RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN: Presented by the Circle Theatre; 8 p.m. ThursdaySaturday, Circle Theatre, Barnwell, S.C.; adults $10, students and seniors $9; call the box office at (803) 259-7046, limited seating. DAMN YANKEES: National touring company production of Broadway favorite; 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 24, Bell Auditorium, 712 Telfair St.; $16.50, $26.50, $30.50; Augusta Ticketmaster, 828-7700.

MUSICAL PERFORMANCES:

SONGWRITERS' SHOWCASE: 8 tonight, Unitarian Universalist Church of Augusta; featuring Andy Offut Irwin and Ray Chesno; $10 at the door or $8 in advance, tickets available at P.J.'s Coffee & Tea Cafe. SACRED HEART ANNIVERSARY CONCERT AND TEA: Celebrating Sacred Heart's centennial anniversary with a catered tea and concert featuring the Accidentals and the University of Georgia Men's Glee Club; 2 p.m. today, Sacred Heart Cultural Center, 1301 Greene St.; $10. ORGAN CONCERT: Featuring Joseph Golden of Columbus State University; 3 p.m. Sunday, Woodlawn United Methodist Church, 2220 Walton Way; free. TUESDAY'S MUSIC LIVE: Lunchtime concerts noon to 12:30 p.m., St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 605 Reynolds St.; concert free, but $6 for reserved lunch seating; Tuesday, Jamie Keena and Children, Balladeers, lunch by Poppy Seeds; Tuesday, March 10, Celtic harp with Cynthia Douglass, lunch by La Maison on Telfair; 722-3463 for lunch reservations. AUGUSTA CHORAL SOCIETY: Music for choir, organ and brass; 8 p.m. Friday, Sacred Heart Cultural Center, 1301 Greene St.; adults $15, seniors and students $12, tickets available at Sacred Heart or call 826-4713. AUGUSTA JAZZ PROJECT: Chamberjazz concert featuring All That Jazz, 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 28, Unitarian Universalist Church of Augusta, 3501 Walton Way; adults $10, students $5. Call 863-4650. THE AMERICAN BOYCHOIR: Featured in the Riverwalk Series; 8 p.m. Saturday, March 7, St. Paul's Episcopal Church; single tickets $15, children 12 and younger $5. THE SOUND OF THEIR MUSIC: The Augusta Symphony presents winners of the Young Artist Competition; 3 p.m. Sunday, March 8, Grover C. Maxwell Performing Arts Theater, Augusta State University; adults $20, students $10. GOING FOR BAROQUE: Gala performance featuring the S.C. Philharmonic Orchestra; 8 p.m. Saturday, March 14, Memorial Hall, Erskine College, Due West, S.C., adults $10, students $5; sponsored by the Abbeville County Visitors Council. AUGUSTA CONCERT BAND SPRING CONCERT: 3:30 p.m. Saturday, March 22, Augusta State University; adults $6, children and seniors $3, Augusta State faculty, staff and students free with ID, call Dr. Alan Drake, 736-9098.

DANCE:

THE THREE MUSKETEERS: Featuring the Augusta Ballet; 8 p.m. Thursday, March 12, and Friday, March 13, 3 and 8 p.m. Saturday, March 14, Imperial Theatre; tickets $27, $17 and $8.50.

LITERATURE

BOOK SIGNING: Featuring Michael Porter, author of Kill Them Before They Grow: Misdiagnosis of African-American Boys in American Classrooms; 6:30-8:30 p.m. Saturday, Books-A-Million, 2834 Washington Road, 481-9090. SOUTH CAROLINA WRITERS WORKSHOP: Book signing featuring 12 local authors featured in the workshop's anthology, Horizons; 12:30-4 p.m. Saturday, March 7, Aiken Center for the Arts. BOOK SIGNING: Featuring Kevin Palmer, author of The Ed and Ellen Story; 5-7 p.m. Saturday, March 7, Books-A-Million, 2834 Washington Road, 481-9090.

FINE ART MUSEUMS:

GERTRUDE HERBERT INSTITUTE OF ART: 506 Telfair St.; A World Perspective: Photographs by Manuel Bravo, Robert Doineau and Edward Boubat through March 7, main gallery; 722-5495. LUCY CRAFT LANEY MUSEUM OF BLACK HISTORY: 1116 Phillips St.; permanent exhibits include the Augusta Ebony Legacy, the Alice Davis Collection and artists' collection; Dolls on Parade exhibit by Joyce Miller Bailey through February; Women of Color: Prestigious Portraits through February; Black History Essay Contest through February; stories for children 9 a.m. to noon first Saturdays; 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. weekdays, by appointment weekends and holidays; $2 adults, 75 cents children; 724-3576. MORRIS MUSEUM OF ART: 1 10th St.; Thomas Hart Benton exhibit through May 10; gallery tour and lecture on Thomas Hart Benton 2 p.m. Sunday; regular hours are 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays, 12:30-5:30 p.m. Sundays; admission free Sundays; 724-7501. SACRED HEART CULTURAL CENTER: 1301 Greene St.; tours of 100-year-old former Catholic church noted for stained-glass windows, brickwork and architecture; exhibit by Diane KavorkianDavis through February; Davidson Fine Arts School exhibit; 100th anniversary celebration event, anniversary concert and tea featuring the University of Georgia Men's Glee Club and the Accidentals 2 p.m. today, $10; architectural tours Tuesday through Friday; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays; $1, no charge for children; 826-4700.

ART GALLERIES:

ARTISTS' ROW: AUGUSTA ART EXCHANGE GALLERY: 1028 Broad St.; paintings by Lucy Weigle and pottery by Jeanette James; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, 1-5 p.m. Sunday; 722-6722. ARTISTIC PERCEPTIONS: 551 Broad St.; oil paintings and stained glass and custom framing by Wanta Davenport; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday; 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday; 724-8739. CAROL'S STUDIO: 1026 Broad St.; porcelain art by Carol Craig; 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday; 722-5900. DUNLAP STUDIO AND GALLERY: 1002 Broad St.; works by Dickson Dunlap, Wendy Perry, Judy Avrett, Keil Alderson, Carol Kelly Dorn and Jim Gensheer; 722-7333. ECLECTIC DESIGN GALLERY: 1118 Broad St.; ancient crucifixes from Europe, jewelry from South and Northwest, Bali and West Africa, exotic sculpture by Kathleen Girdler-Engler, pillows by Andrea Stanton; noon to 5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday; 724-1553. FAHNOE ART AND DESIGN: 1016 Broad St.; works and classes by Will Fahnoe; 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; 724-0084. GALLERY TOULOUSE: 1022 Broad St.; works by Judy Brand, Susan Childs, Eva Thompson and Donetta Weaver; 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday through Saturday; lessons available; 860-0774. GALLERY 1006: 1006 Broad St.; original works by Lou Ann Zimmerman and Michael Pearson, metal sculpture by Monty Albert, pottery by Judie Jacobs; classes, murals, corporate and residential commission work; 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Sundays; 774-1006. THE RAVEN'S HOARD: 131 12th St.; original jewelry design studio; 724-3830. REMEMBER WHEN GALLERY: 126 Ninth St.; home accents created from architectural artifacts; 738-1266. STUDIO FOTOGRAFICA: 1008 1/2 Broad St.; fine art photography by Tom Barrett, Jeri Polito, Keith Saxon, Matt Skinner and Barbara Smith; group show, Obsessions, through February; 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday; Tom Barrett, 823-0332. AIKEN CENTER FOR THE ARTS: 122 Laurens St. S.W., Aiken; Graphic Expression featuring graphic artwork by Lorenzo Williams and oils by Linda Pope through February; taking registration for spring classes; 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday; (803) 641-9094.

THE ARNOLD GALLERY: 321 Richland Ave., Aiken; works by Al Beyer, Jean McWhorter, Boris Buzji, Jim Palmer and Trish Arnold; (803) 502-1100.

EDGEFIELD COUNTY ARTS COUNCIL: Gallery at the Frame Corner, Buncombe and Simkins streets, U.S. Highway 25, Edgefield, S.C.; 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. weekdays except Wednesdays and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays; (803) 637-5527.

LATTIMORE GALLERY & STUDIO: 406 Kershaw Place S.E., Aiken; portraits, etchings and paintings by Anne Lattimore; painting and drawing classes for children and adults; gallery visits by appointment; (803) 648-3564.

MOUNT HELICON: 1036 Broad St.; works by Daniel Foreman through February; 828-0087.

PHORUM: 802 Ellis St.; collages by Paul Bright, studio visits by appointment; 737-6659.

DAVID STUART'S WILD HARE POTTERY: 1627 Georgia Ave., North Augusta; pottery on display; classes in hand-built and wheel-thrown pottery; children's classes available; 279-7813.

BARBARA WHETSTONE STUDIO GALLERY: 2803 Wrightsboro Road, Daniel Village shopping center; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday-Saturday; hand-painted and handcrafted items; 729-9111.

BARNES AND NOBLE BOOKSELLERS: 1336 Augusta West Parkway; multimedia works by MaryAnne Kelly Hand through February; 860-2310.

; bottles by Carol Breland and MaLea Shved in Grover C. Maxwell Performing Arts Theatre ends today; 737-1453.

Get in on the act

BARBERSHOP HARMONY SINGERS: Singers, especially tenors and baritones, sought; 7:15 p.m. Tuesdays, First Baptist Church, 3500 Walton Way, adult education building.

AUGUSTA COLLEGIUM MUSICUM: Auditioning tenors and altos; group specializes in Renaissance music, rehearsals Mondays; call music director William Toole, 733-5619.

AIKEN CHORAL SOCIETY COMMUNITY CHORUS: No auditions required; rehearsals 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays, All Saints Anglican Church, Fairfield Street and Richland Avenue, Aiken; call J.B. Hartley, (803) 642-0467.

AUGUSTA CONCERT BAND: Limited openings in all sections; call Dr. Alan Drake, 736-9098, for band and audition information.

ART FACTORY: St. Luke United Methodist Church, 309 Crawford Ave.; now accepting registration for winter classes; 731-0008.

CIRCLE IN THE SQUARE THEATRE SCHOOL: New York theater auditioning for Professional Acting Workshop, Musical Theater Workshop and Summer Acting Workshop; auditions March through June in New York, Los Angeles, Seattle, Denver and Chicago; write Admissions, Circle in the Square Theatre School, 1633 Broadway, New York, NY 10019-6795 or call (212) 307-0388 for details.

THEATER WORKSHOPS: Sponsored by the Rising Star Theatre; open to grades 3-6; 4-5:30 p.m. Tuesdays beginning March 10, Historic Haynes Auditorium, Batesburg-Leesville, S.C.; pre-registration fee $25; call Ridge Arts Council, (803) 532-2388.