This month the North Augusta Artists Guild is exhibiting its annual Fall into Art Exhibit. This is the big exhibit for their year. The opening reception was Nov. 13 and Henry Winn entertained. Awards were given in out in painting, photography and three-dimensional art work. Voting for the People’s Choice Award continues through Dec. 3 for the same three fields. Now is the time to go into the Art and Heritage Center and vote on your choice. While there, check out the gift shop, the history exhibit and see the Artist of the Month's exhibit. The AHC will be open six days a week in December from 10 to 4 p.m.
The Arts and Heritage Center's Holiday Open House is Dec. 7 and 8 as a rest stop for the Tour of Homes and the AHCNA Holiday Artisan Market from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Great time to shop and get unique gifts.
The La Patite Gallery will open Nov. 30 from 6-9 pm and Dec. 1 from 1 to 4 p.m. Featured artists will be Michael Pearson and Janet Sterzen. Michael works in watercolor and is renowned for her floral art work. She will be present to discuss her works and will be presenting new work and her note cards.
Janet will feature her hand-painted silk scarves and Wendy Cuico, the owner of the gallery, will have her work, note cards and Christmas cards on sale. They are hoping to add jewelry and more unique Christmas for the opening.
The gallery is open for special events in the Hammond Ferry neighborhood and city as well as by appointment to see works and arrange commissioned pieces. The gallery is located at 526 Arrington Ave. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. Wendy suggests you look for easel signs along the way and a sign on the front porch.
Don’t forget the Artist of the Month exhibits in Dec. at the following locations: Arts and Heritage Center, North Augusta Today, North Augusta Chamber office, North Augusta Family Y, The Beveled Edge Gallery and Framing, Jim Bush Flowers, and Quality Printing.
Remember to stop and take time to enjoy this beautiful holiday season, keep a smile on your face and art in your life. Shop locally and support your community.
YVONNE KINNEY IS THE PRESIDENT OF THE NORTH AUGUSTA ARTISTS GUILD.