Articles from the Arts section archive

Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014

J. Travis Duncan wins third annual Applaud the Artist contest

A design painted by Evans artist J. Travis Duncan is the winner in the third annual Applaud the Artist Cover Design Contest.
By Mary Frances Hendrix

Tuesday, Sept. 2, 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

Edgefield Theatre troupe to stage its first mystery, 'Night Watch'

Director Dave Engleman said Edgefield County Theatre Company's very first murder mystery, Night Watch, will keep theatergoers on the edge of their seats.
By Anne Waits

Tuesday, Aug 26, 2014

Pop Rocks: Westobou offerings appeal nicely to different audiences

Like any event that books multiple acts, the Westobou Festival schedule - mark your calendars for Oct. 1-5 - is coming together with evenings of art and entertainment that will appeal to and ...
By Steven Uhles

Director pulls new strings for 'Music Man' opener in Aiken

When Lisa Kirschner was asked to direct Meredith Wilson's "The Music Man" for the Aiken Community Playhouse season opener, she had one request - to perform with a live orchestra.
By Charmain Z. Brackett

Tuesday, Aug 19, 2014

Musical artists to perform at Jessye Norman benefit

The Jessye Norman School of the Arts is bringing three lauded international musicians to Augusta in celebration and support of the school through a benefit concert at 5 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 24.
By Jeremy Craig

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

Tuesday, Aug 12, 2014

Gordon starts new jazz project, to play Sky City shows

One of jazz's most acclaimed trombonists is coming home to Augusta to share his passion with students as a scholar - and for the public through a live show.
By Jeremy Craig

Tuesday, Aug 5, 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

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Augusta Amusements season to include Jim Brickman, more

From August through March, 16 acts in genres as diverse as Big Band, country, jazz, Christian, gospel plus balladeers and singers of quintessential pop standards will take the stage during Augusta ...
By Jeremy Craig

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

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Wycliffe Gordon to perform at USC Aiken

Renowned musician will perform concert with USC Aiken Summer Jazz Camp faculty on July 15.

'Steel Magnolias' forges friendships on, off stage

Set in a Louisiana beauty shop, Steel Magnolias is a story about the lives, loves and losses of six women. At its heart are the friendships that have been forged.
By Charmain Z. Brackett

'Memories From the Heart' will entertain while raising money

Attendees at the upcoming Memories From the Heart performance will hear musical selections that are recognizable to all - from popular and oldies to country and gospel.
By Anne Waits

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

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

'Miss Firecracker' is comedy with some sad moments

The Edgefield County Theatre Company will present the comedy, The Miss Firecracker Contest, for two weekends at the William Miller Bouknight Theatre.
By Anne Waits

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

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Morris Museum film series to show 'Of Mice and Men'

Friday film series offers free admission, conversation to classic films of 1939.

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

'Unavailable' tackles domestic violence

Monique Kenny is not afraid to tackle tough issues through the vehicle of theater. "This one focuses on domestic violence," said the playwright, whose comedic drama, Unavailable, will be staged at ...
By Charmain Z. Brackett
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