Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Upcoming Events at the Cultural Arts Center

More exhibits, classes, performances, shows and concerts on the way at the Carroll Cultural Arts Center.

The Georgia Watercolor Society presents The National Watercolor Show
March 5-April 21
in the Roush Gallery and the Galleria
Reception Saturday, April 9 at 2:45
There will be workshops the preceding week at the CAC April 6-8 in CR #1

Carrollton Artists Helen Helwig, Don McWhorter, Ron Free, Randy Ayers, and Melanie Drew will be exhibiting sculpture, pottery, and mosaics in the Galleria from March 1 through June 30.

The Taiwan International Watercolor Society presents The 2011 International Watercolor Exhibition
May 6-June 30 in the Roush Gallery and the Galleria
This exhibit will come to Carrollton from its showing in New York City
Opening reception Friday, May 6 from 5-7pm

The Community Foundation of West Georgia presents The 2ND Annual Juried Art Show and Exhibit
May 10 through May 31 in the Lobby
Opening reception Friday, May 13, 5-7pm

Alan Kuykendall presents “Robots”
June-August, 2011 in the Lobby
A body of work created from scraps

Top National Watercolor Artists to Exhibit at 

Carrollton Cultural Arts Center 

The Carrollton Cultural Arts Center, Carrollton, GA is hosting the Georgia Watercolor Society 32nd National Exhibit. The show features approximately 80 paintings by many acclaimed watercolor artists from across the United States. These pieces were selected from 161 artists from 27 states and 333 submissions. The exhibit showcases dynamic abstracts, captivating portraits, awe-inspiring landscapes and entrancing still lifes, all created in watermedia.

The paintings are on display from March 4 through April 20, 2011. “We are so lucky to have such a wonderful venue to display all the remarkable artwork in this year’s exhibit. Please come by and enjoy the outstanding art and impressive venue,” says Kathy Kitz, GWS Chair of the show.

The Georgia Watercolor Society was founded in 1975 and now boasts more than 500 members. “From the minute I saw the paintings come in, I knew this would be a wonderful show. There is so much versatility and talent, it will captivate us all. I am proud to represent such a great group of artists,” states Judy Greenberg, GWS, President of the organization.

Nationally recognized watercolor artist and instructor, Christopher Schink from Santa Rosa, California judged the show. He is teaching a three-day workshop in conjunction with the exhibit from April 6 through April 8. Georgia Watercolor Society will host a demo by Mr. Schink on April 9 at 10:30 am, followed by a Members’ Luncheon and Meeting, 12:30-2:30. A reception and awards ceremony begin at 2:45 pm on April 9, and are free and open to the public.

“We are honored to welcome back the Georgia Watercolor Society National Exhibition to the Carrollton Cultural Arts Center. I am thrilled to have so many high-caliber artists in the Cultural Art Center at one time. This show will take your breath away! The exhibit spotlights the talents of the finest watercolor artists in the country. This is very exciting for the Carrollton Cultural Arts Center to give our patrons and community an opportunity to enjoy the colors and creativity of the watercolor artists,” says Phoebe Swatek, Visual Arts Supervisor.

The Carrollton Cultural Arts Center is located at 251 Alabama St., Carrollton, GA. Hours are Monday through Friday from 8:30 am – 5 pm. and Saturday from 9 am to 2 pm. Closed Sunday. Admission is free. For more information, please call 770-838-1083. For exhibition information, view the website at http://www.cprcad.org/.

For more information on the Christopher Schink workshop, visit the GWS website: www.georgiawatercolorsociety.com and go to the prospectus

Carroll County Community Chorus presents the spring concert series: A Tribute to Disney on Friday, April 15 at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, April 16, 2011 at 4:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. at the Carrollton Cultural Arts Center in the Danny Mabry Theatre. Charles Allen Conductor. Tickets are $10. Call 770-838-1083.

Children’s Hour Spring Concert on Thursday, April 28, 2011 at 6 p.m. in the Carrollton Cultural Arts Center Theatre. The concert will feature performances by participants in CPRCAD Cultural Arts programs. Free. Call 770-838-1083 for more information.

The Georgia Kiwanis Art and Music Showcase will be held on Saturday, April 30, 2011 at the Carrollton Cultural Art Center. The showcase begins at 3:00 p.m. and features art and music showcase winners from Kiwanis Clubs throughout the state. This is a one-day competition and students will be competing for $15,000 in college scholarships that are sponsored by the Georgia Kiwanis District Foundation. Free Admission. Call 770-838-1083 for more information.

The Taiwan International Watercolor Society presents the 2011 International Watercolor Exhibition at the Carrollton Cultural Arts Center in the Roush Gallery and the Galleria for the months of in May and June. It will come to Carrollton from its’ showing in New York City. An opening reception will be held May 6th, 2011from 5-7pm in the lobby. The exhibit closes on June 30th, 2011. This exhibit and reception are free and open to the public. For more information call 770-838-1083 or email pswatek@carrollton-ga.org.

Teen Theatre Auditions for Footloose for ages 13-19, Saturday, May 14 at 10AM and Monday May 16 at 6PM at the Carrollton Cultural Arts Center in the Theatre Rehearsal Room.( A call back audition is scheduled for May 17 at 6 pm as needed.) All actors should come prepared to sing a song a cappella or with accompaniment. $50 participation fee for all cast members is due at first rehearsal. Fee includes a cast t-shirt. Rehearsals are Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays beginning Monday, May 23 from 6-10 p.m. (Only soloists will be scheduled to rehearse May 31-June 2 to allow Teen Improv participation.) Production dates are Thursday, August 11, and Friday, August 12 at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, August 13 at 2:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Kathy Waldrop, Director. Support for this program is provided by Target and the Community Foundation of West Georgia. Register on line at www.cprcad.org or call 770-838-1083.

The Carroll County Cultural Arts Alliance Board of Directors Invites You To the 30th Annual Arts Gala Garden Party, Thursday, May 19 from 7 pm-9pm at the home of Ray and Linda Fulford 1355 Mt Zion Rd, Carrollton, GA 30117. Admission is membership in CCCAA at the Sustaining Level or higher. This event benefits various children’s art programs throughout the year. 770-838-1083

Teen Theatre Improv Workshop Tuesday, May 31-June 3 from 6-9 p.m. Instructor: Tommy Futch from “Laughing Matters” comedy troupe. Fee is $25 per participant. Performance and reception on Friday, June 3 at 7:00 p.m. in the Carrollton Cultural Arts Center Theatre. Performance is Free and open to the public. Funding for this program is provided by the Carrollton Kiwanis Club. Register on line at www.cprcad.org or call 770-838-1083.

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