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Art at River's Edge: Students' artwork impressive

Posted: May 20, 2014 - 7:18pm
Kinney
Kinney

This month we had the wonderful student art exhibit at the Arts and Heritage Center of North Augusta. It showcased how great the art teachers in our area are by the artwork created by their students.

There was this adorable piece of Tweety Bird, which made me smile every time I saw it.

On May 3, the center was filled with students, family and friends. The students’ excitement was a joy. One very young lady received flowers from her grandparents. How wonderful to see them encourage her this way. Art brings joy to our lives in so many ways and our youth need to feel free to enjoy their talent and to have the chance to grow and reach their full potential. The encouragement of their families is the first step in reaching their dreams.

From June 7-14, the Arts and Heritage Center will feature artwork from the Riverfront Festival, an eight- day event beginning with an expanded arts area at the Augusta Market located at Eighth and Reynolds streets. There will be a juried art exhibit opening the same day.

There will be workshops each night of the festival for artists interested in expanding their talent and learning new techniques.

The awards ceremony announcing the winners for the festival will be June 14 on the second floor balcony of the Arts and Heritage Center.

For more information about this event, contact Syd Padgett at (706) 513-0916.

The Arts and Heritage Center will host What’s in your Attic? June 14 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will be appraisers available in several fields including art, photos, glass and ceramics. There is a $5 fee per item to be appraised.

For more information contact the Arts and Heritage Center at (803) 441-4380 or go the artsand
heritagecenter.com.

The Arts and Heritage Center is offering an art class with Thomas Needham on Mondays from noon to 3 p.m. The cost is $135 for five classes – with a sixth one free – or $27 per class. Class sizes are limited so that he can have plenty of time to work with each student. Students bring in a piece they want to work on and he will offer instruction and suggestion on how best to complete the piece.

Tuesday Painters meet at the Arts and Heritage Center from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. each week. There is no fee for this group. Donations to the Arts and Heritage Center are encouraged. For information on this group, contact Yvonne Kinney at (803) 349-5112.

The city of North Augusta and the surrounding areas have turned into a beautiful painting with all of the spring blooms popping up for all of us to enjoy.

Stop by local businesses and check out the artwork created by North Augusta Artist Guild members.

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