Tuesday, February 19, 2013
ArtWorks! Gwinnett will recognize contributions to the arts at Feb. 25 ceremony in Buford. D
ArtWorks! Gwinnett will recognize contributions to art at the second annual “Fusion ArtWorks! Gwinnett Art Awards” Monday, Feb. 25, at the Buford Theatre and Community Center. The awards celebrate the artists, arts administrators, and citizens who support the arts countywide. The two nominees from Snellville are: Awards will given in more than a dozen categories, and this year’s nominees consist of almost 30 individuals and almost 20 companies and partnerships. Combined, the nominees represent seven municipalities from around Gwinnett. Including Buford, Duluth, Grayson, Lawrenceville, Norcross, Snellville, and Suwanee. Fusion tickets are $100. Discounts are available for ArtWorks! Gwinnett members and Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce members…
Tuesday, October 9, 2012
So what's all the fuss about? Take a peek at the proposed sculpture for the community garden.
"Beauty is in the eye of the beholder," said councilman Bobby Howard during last night's council meeting when the issue of sculpture at the community garden came up. (I'm pretty sure he's not the original person to have said this, but it was very fitting.) When the council first discussed the idea of sculpture at the community garden, councilman Dave Emanuel had something classic in mind, something similar to the art Suwanee has on display downtown. Others thought of something more whimsical, something more folk-artsy. The folk-artsy folks won. What's in the works now will be a project sponsored by the Snellville Arts Commission, and a welding class from a local high school will build it. The materials will be donated by Lowes and will …
Friday, August 31, 2012
His powerful work features spiritual and historical themes.
Snellville artist Charly Palmer will exhibit his paintings at Art off the Main in New York at the Javits Center Oct. 19-21. He will also participate in an art show called Stories at the ZuCot Gallery in Atlanta beginning Sept. 7. Born in Alabama and raised in Milwaukee, Wisc., Palmer, 52, has lived in Gwinnett County for twenty years. After graduating with a BFA from The American Academy of Art in Chicago and The School of the Art, also in Chicago, he and a business partner opened an art design firm. “We were very successful,” said Palmer, “but my love was always fine art.” Slowly, he shifted over from the business side of the arts to becoming a full-time fine artist. His work is constantly changing and evolving. At one point, it was more…
Thursday, June 7, 2012
There will be a grand opening 9 a.m. on Friday for the new arts nonprofit.
Thursday, June 7, 2012
PRESS RELEASE/Time2Inspire School of Arts Time2Inspire School of Arts is presenting its grand opening Friday, June 8, at 9 a.m. Time2Inspire School of Arts is located at 2400 Wisteria Drive, Suite J, in Snellville. Contact Time2Inspire at (770)559-9944 or visit their website at www.t2ischoolofarts.com or www.eapofamerica.org. Time2Inspire School of Arts offers theory and professional instruction in performing arts programs to develop the skill set and career opportunities of youth. We provide a variety of programs in: There will be performances by our students to commemorate our mission in the community, which is to build an arts initiative. The summer camp program is now underway and talented youth are preparing for an upcoming musical …
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
In an effort to fill the gaps left by downsizing during the recession, Carol Counter inadvertently began her own company called My Time, Not Yours.
Like so many other people across the nation, Carol Counter found herself without a job a few years back. Rather than rely on unemployment or blame her troubles on the economy, she decided that it would be the perfect time to start her own business. “I thought, 'what can I do? What do I like to do? And what would people be willing to pay for?'” she said. Counter grew up in Minnesota, then moved in the 1980s to California, where she played oboe with the Sacramento Community Orchestra. She has a wildly artistic streak, and she sang with the Gwinnett Choral Guild for sixteen years. Music is a passion of hers, and although she does not play the oboe anymore, she does still sing. She has been actively involved with the New London Theatre in …
Tuesday, February 21, 2012
Snellville's nonprofit community theater must close its Main Street doors in March.
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Tuesday, February 21, 2012
(Editor's Note: Below is a message to patron from New London Theatre, Snellville's own nonprofit community theater.) Dearest Patrons, You know the saying, "When one door closes, another one swings open"? I've always felt that was true, but no more than now. I was drafting up the final letter to you, our Patrons, letting you know that the board of New London Theatre decided the only course of action due to financial hardship was to close the doors after our current show Cheaper by the Dozen. Through the support of our patrons and benefactors, we have done our best to continue bringing you quality shows even through these unfortunate hard economic times. We just could not handle the high overhead of our lease and bills. The Board spoke …