Arts Calendar 2011 - 2012
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August 2011 - 2012
August 1-September 4
Civil War Redux: Pinhole Photographs by Willie Anne Wright. A unique exhibition of sepia-toned gelatin silver print photographs shot with a pinhole camera, which mimics vintage photographs. Wright followed reenactors for 13 years, capturing the essence of mid-19th century life. Morris Museum of Art. (706) 724-7501.
Rembrandt: From Sacred to Profane. Celebrated 17th-century artist Rembrandt van Rijn rose as a painter of portraits and historical narratives—particularly religious scenes. Columbia Museum of Art. (803) 799-2810.
Philip Juras: The Southern Frontier Landscapes Inspired by Bartram’s Travels. Augusta native Juras recreates the Southern wilderness inspired by the writings of 18th-century naturalist William Bartram. Morris Museum of Art. (706) 724-7501.
August 1-October 23
An Artist’s Eye: A Journey Through Modern and Contemporary Art With Sigmund Abeles. Guest curator Abeles has selected more than 80 works from the museum’s esteemed collection. Columbia Museum of Art. (803) 799-2810.
August 1-October 23
It Figures: The Art of Sigmund Abeles. Exhibit highlights the work of Sigmund Abeles, painter, sculptor, craftsman, teacher, storyteller and printmaker and guest curator for the adjacent exhibition An Artist’s Eye. Columbia Museum of Art. (803) 799-2810.
August 1-October 23
Michael Kenna: Venezia. Exhibition features 53 black-and-white images that demonstrate a skilled photographer’s ability to capture on film what we cannot see with our eyes, such as the movement of time and the presence of atmosphere. Columbia Museum of Art.
About Face. An exhibit that focuses on the elegance of portraits, torso and full-length styles across various media. Arts & Heritage Center. North Augusta. (803) 441-4380.
August 1-September 25
The Augusta Ebony Legacy Exhibition. This ongoing exhibition highlights the contributions and achievements of many African Americans who have lived and worked diligently to help make Augusta what it is today. Lucy Craft Laney Museum of Black History. (706) 724-3576.
Day Trip to Beaufort, S.C. Tour the Mark Verdier House, learn about Gullah culture at the Penn Center’s York W. Bailey Museum and explore the ruins of the Old Sheldon Church. $45 members. $60 non-members. Morris Museum of Art. (706) 828-3867.
In CASE You Haven’t Seen It. Clay Artists of the Southeast pottery show. Opening reception Aug. 4, 6-8 p.m. Gallery on the Row. 1016 Broad St. (706) 863-7929.
God’s Little Acre (1958). Films on Friday series. Discussion to following viewing. Noon. Morris Museum. (706) 724-7501.
Bike for the Ballet. The Augusta Ballet partners with the Greater Augusta Sports Council to present this event that celebrates the athleticism of dance. Both cyclist and non-cyclist will follow the training route of the ESI Ironman 70.3. 9 a.m. To register call (706) 261-0555.
Artrageous! Family Sunday: We’re With the Band! Special performance of Civil War-era music by reenactors from the Eighth Regiment Band. 2 p.m. Morris Museum of Art. (706) 724-7501.
Sunday Sketch. Sketch in the galleries with materials supplied by the museum. 2-3:30 p.m. Morris Museum of Art. (706) 724-7501.
Terra Cognita: Juan Logan. Painter, sculptor and mixed-media artist Juan Logan discusses his work. Reception follows. 6 p.m. Morris Museum of Art. (706) 724-7501.
Acrylic Painting With William Willis. Art workshop with Morris Eminent Scholar William Willis focusing on acrylic painting techniques inspired by his exhibition No Nature, No Art. Materials included. Sat. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sun. 12:30-4:30 p.m. Paid reservations. Morris Museum of Art. (706) 828-3867.
Art at Lunch: Confederate Faces in Color. David Wynn Vaughan provides a detailed look at 50 hand-painted photographs of Confederate soldiers drawn from his private collection. Paid advanced reservations. Noon. Morris Museum of Art. (706) 744-7501.
August 19, 20, 21, 26, 27
Tuesdays With Morrie. In this autobiographical story, Mitch Albom is reunited with Morris Schwartz, his former college professor. 8 p.m. Aug. 21, 3 p.m. Aiken Community Playhouse. URS Center for the Performing Arts. Aiken. (803) 648-1438.
August 19, 20, 25, 26, 27
Ruthless. A play by Joel Paley and Marvin Laird. Le Chat Noir. (706) 722-3322.
Aiken Arts Alive. A day of fun that includes live entertainment. This year’s theme is That’s Entertainment, featuring Porkchop Productions play Sleeping Beauty. Plus art demonstrations, summer camp art shows, refreshments and a wide variety of children’s activities. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Aiken Center for the Arts. (803) 641-9094.
August 25-October 8
Sarah Hobbs Exhibit. Mary S. Byrd Gallery. Reception Aug. 26. ASU campus. (706) 667-4888.
Preservation of Place: The Art of Edward Rice. Exhibit Opening. Rice will be available to sign the exhibit catalogue and posters. 6 p.m. Morris Museum of Art. (706) 724-7501.
August 27-November 20
Preservation of Place: The Art of Edward Rice. Retrospective exhibition of one of the South’s most renowned contemporary painters. Includes landscape and cityscape paintings–specifically Rice’s signature images, representing the details of the vernacular architecture of Georgia and South Carolina. Morris Museum of Art. (706) 724-7501.
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