Monday, April 29, 2013
Patch is giving away a pair of prime tickets to the last show of the downtown Lawrenceville theatre's season.
Enter to win a pair of fifth row tickets to an opening weekend performance of Lark Eden at the Aurora Theatre in Lawrenceville on Saturday, May 4, at 8 p.m. from Patch. Aurora's final play of its 17th season, Lark Eden is a southern comedy about chosen family and best friends. The play by Natalie Symons follows three lifelong friends over 75 years. The play runs from May 2 through May 26. Full-price tickets start at $20. Visit www.auroratheatre.com for discount and matinee prices. To enter Patch's ticket giveaway, simply tell us about your best friend in the comment section below by Thursday, May 2, at 12 p.m. We will randomly choose the winner from the comments. The winner will be announced by Thursday, May 2, at 6 p.m. See our rules for…
Saturday, March 3, 2012
Three exhibits with floral themes are open now through May 12 at the Hudgens Center for the Arts in Duluth.
Saturday, March 3, 2012
Three art exhibits with flower themes opened this week at the Hudgens Center for the Arts in Duluth. “Bloom! An Invitational Exhibition Featuring Steve Penley” includes works by 16 artists from throughout the Southeast interpreting floral subjects in their own styles and mediums. Visitors can expect to see paintings, woodworking, jewelry and more. Two companion exhibits will open at the same time: “Buds! Children’s Flower Artwork Invitational” and “Blossoms! Emerging Talent from North Gwinnett High School.” All three exhibits, sponsored by the Primerica Foundation, will be on display through May 12. Penley, known for large-scale portraits and murals in a style described as expressionistic realism, shifts to floral themes for the “Bloom” …
Tuesday, May 17, 2011
Numerous honors garnered by students in the art department of Norcross High School.
Throughout the year, students and faculty alike have put in many long hours of work which has paid off in numerous awards for Norcross High School art students. On the national level there are art and writing awards offered to high school students. Of 185,000 works entered and 1,500 awarded, Norcross Senior Julio Gonzales won three of these himself; two American Visions Awards and one Scholastic Art and Writing Award. Two Norcross art students, Caitlin Joyce and Madeline Traylor, are finalist for the Governors Honors Program. This summer they’ll spend four weeks in the GHP program at Valdosta State U. The other competitors for this at Norcross were Erick Holmquist, Tyler Smith and Khanh Tran. Every year there is a juried show called the …
Tuesday, March 8, 2011
Larry Smith, a former advertising executive turned artist, is pursuing his true passion.
On entering Larry and Pam Smith’s Peachtree Corners home I was greeted by lovely artwork, a friendly dog and a sense of home. Moving to the back of the house I was surprised to find instead of a small office, a beautiful, sunlit art studio; the perfect place to paint. Smith, a graphic designer and owner of a successful advertising agency for 23 years, always had painting in the back of his mind. His wife Pam had encouraged him to paint since early in their marriage. He agreed that when the last of their three children left for college he would begin. So for Christmas of that year Pam presented him with an easel, canvases and paints. That was the start of something good. True to his word, Smith began to paint on a weekends only basis and …