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SWG Events January & February 2023

Norcross City Cemetery Tour
Norcross City Cemetery Tour

Dates to Remember

January

New Year’s Day | January 1

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day | January 16

February

Black History Month

Groundhog Day | February 2

Lincoln’s Birthday | February 12

Valentine’s Day | February 14

President’s Day | February 21

March

Women’s History Month

Ash Wednesday | March 2

Purim | March 17

St. Patrick’s Day | March 17

January 

January 6

First Friday Concert — Grains of Sand

7-9 p.m.

Norcross Cultural Arts & Community Center

10 College St., Norcross

Admission: free; reservations required

About the band: From Athens, Ga., the Grains of Sand is a seven-member band consisting of a three-piece horn section followed by a lead and backup vocalist. They entertain crowds with soul, R&B, and beach music and get everyone dancing. There’s additional info at norcrossga.net.

https://www.norcrossga.net/2066/First-Friday-Concert-Series

January 7

Wesleyan School Family Open House

1 p.m.

Wesleyan School

5405 Spalding Dr., Peachtree Corners

Admission: free; registration required

Interested parents of students in kindergarten to 12th grade are encouraged to bring their children to the open house, as it is designed for students and their families. Guests are welcome to attend the head of school’s address, tour the campus with student ambassadors, visit athletic practices, talk to teachers and coaches, and experience performances by student ensembles. Register and learn more at wesleyanschool.org.

https://www.wesleyanschool.org/admissions/events

January 7

Eddie Owen Presents Randall Bramblett Band

8 p.m.

Red Clay Music Foundry

3116 Main St., Duluth

Tickets: $20 in advance, $25 day of the show

About the artist: Georgia-born multi-instrumentalist Randall Bramblett has played on stage with Bonnie Raitt, The Allman Brothers Band, Steve Winwood, and Widespread Panic. He’s also respected for his songwriting and has a successful career as frontman, creating 11 albums. Visit eddieowenpresents.com for details and tickets.

https://eddieowenpresents.com/events/eddie-owen-presents-randall-bramblett-band-2/

January 11

Winter Cornhole League Registration

6-9 p.m.

Peachtree Corners Town Center

5200 Town Center Blvd., Peachtree Corners

Georgia’s largest and fastest-growing cornhole league is back with seven weeks of fun beginning in January. CornholeATL’s winter league has four different divisions of play to accommodate all levels. Find out more on the Peachtree Corners calendar at peachtreecornersga.gov.

https://www.peachtreecornersga.gov/Calendar.aspx?EID=861&month=1&year=2023&day=8&calType=0

January 12

Septic Tanks

6-7 p.m.

OneStop Norcross

5030 Georgia Belle Ct., Norcross

Admission: free

Adults, 18+, will learn how septic systems work and get tips on keeping them working to save money. There will also be an explanation of how the systems protect our water resources. Go to the calendar at GwinnettParks.com to learn more.

https://secure.rec1.com/GA/gwinnett-county-parks-recreation/catalog/index?filter=c2VhcmNoPW9zbjE4NzAzJnJlbnRhbCU1QmZyb20lNUQ9JnJlbnRhbCU1QnRvJTVEPQ==

January 12

Authors and Dessert in Duluth

7-8 p.m.

Gwinnett County Public Library — Duluth Branch

3180 Main St., Duluth

Admission: free

Adults and seniors are invited to meet and talk with authors Michael Gagnon and Matthew Hild about their book, ‘Gwinnett County, Georgia, and the Transformation of the American South, 1818-2018.’ For more info, visit gwinnettpl.org or call 770-978-5154.

https://gwinnettpl.libnet.info/event/7499543

January 13

Eddie Owen Presents Songwriters in the Round

8 p.m.

Red Clay Music Foundry

3116 Main St., Duluth

Tickets: $20 in advance, $25 day of the show

About the artists: Matt Urbanek, originally from Texas, is based out of Atlanta and Sandy Springs; his 80s and 90s rock influences add a modern tone to his original songs. Andy Liechty and Amanda Henke, based in Duluth, are also known as Death Beard. They form a multi-instrumental duo featuring expressive harmonies and heartfelt lyrics. Philip Sanders, known for his emotive voice and haunting melodies, is originally from Belgium. He grew up in South Florida and now lives in the Atlanta area. Get tickets and more info at eddieowenpresents.com.

https://eddieowenpresents.com/events/songwriters-in-the-round-matt-urbanek-death-beard-andy-liechty-amanda-henke-phillip-sanders/

January 14

Songs and Rhymes

10:30-11:15 a.m.

OneStop Norcross

5030 Georgia Belle Ct., Norcross

Admission: $2 for Gwinnett residents; $4 for non-residents

Children ages 8 and under get an enriching experience through music, games, and oral literature, presented in English and Spanish. Learn more at the GwinnettParks.com calendar or call 678-225-5400.

https://secure.rec1.com/GA/gwinnett-county-parks-recreation/catalog/index?filter=c2VhcmNoPW9zbjEyMDAxJnJlbnRhbCU1QmZyb20lNUQ9JnJlbnRhbCU1QnRvJTVEPQ==

January 14

Eddie Owen Presents Jacob Harshman and Layne Denton

8 p.m.

Red Clay Music Foundry

3116 Main St., Duluth

Tickets: $20 in advance, $25 day of the show

About the artists: Jacob Harshman is a songwriter, guitarist and pianist hailing from Dahlonega, Ga., and was the 2015 Champion of EOP’s Open Mic Shootout. Layne Denton is a local storyteller, songwriter and front man for the Layne Denton Band. For tickets and info, go to eddieowenpresents.com.

https://eddieowenpresents.com/events/eddie-owen-presents-jacob-harshman-and-layne-denton/

January 17

MLK Day Trivia Challenge

4-5 p.m.

Gwinnett County Public Library — Peachtree Corners Branch

5570 Spalding Dr., Peachtree Corners

Admission: free

People of all ages are invited to test their knowledge and learn about Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Civil Rights Movement. Players may participate in groups or as individuals. Click on gwinnettpl.org or call 770-978-5154 for more info.

https://gwinnettpl.libnet.info/event/7537859

January 18

Eddie Owen Presents A Night with Amy LaVere and Will Sexton

8 p.m.

Red Clay Music Foundry

3116 Main St., Duluth

Tickets: $22 in advance, $25 day of the show

About the artists: Amy LaVere’s songs are both original and timeless, making her well known among songwriters and critics alike. She has a knack for documenting simple moments and making them riveting. Her record ‘Painting Blue’ (2019), showcasing her creative storytelling, was produced by her husband, Will Sexton. Tickets and details are at eddieowenpresents.com.

https://eddieowenpresents.com/events/amylavere/

January 19

Lunar New Year 2023

6-7:30 p.m.

Gwinnett County Public Library — Duluth Branch

3180 Main S., Duluth

Admission: free

Also known as Spring Festival, Lunar New Year is the most important and most festive holiday of the year in many east and southeast Asian countries. Kids are invited to learn about the holiday and create your own bouncing rabbit, miniature origami and rattle drum to celebrate the Year of the Rabbit. Supplies will be provided. Find more info at gwinnettpl.org or by calling 770-978-5154.

https://gwinnettpl.libnet.info/event/7537798

January 19

Eddie Owen Presents Anya Hinkle and Lynne Hanson

8 p.m.

Red Clay Music Foundry

3116 Main St., Duluth

Tickets: $22 in advance, $25 day of the show

About the artists: Anya Hinkle’s music is steeped in the tones of folk and bluegrass. She won the MerleFest Chris Austin Song Contest and was a finalist in the Hazel Dickens Songwriting Competition in 2019 for her song “Ballad of Zona Abston.” Lynne Hanson’s hard-living music has earned her the nickname “Canada’s Queen of Americana.” She is known for her high-energy, roots guitar-driven live performances. For tickets and more info, visit eddieowenpresents.com.

https://eddieowenpresents.com/events/eddie-owen-presents-anya-hinkle-and-lynne-hanson/

January 20

Kid’s Night: Minute to Win It

5:30-8:30 p.m.

Lucky Shoals Park Community Recreation Center

4651 Britt Rd., Norcross

Admission: $12 for Gwinnett residents; $24 for non-residents

It’s a kids-only event for ages 7-12. They’ll enjoy a light dinner and fun activities while their parents/caretakers enjoy an evening out. Details are on the GwinnettParks.com calendar.

https://secure.rec1.com/GA/gwinnett-county-parks-recreation/catalog/index?filter=c2VhcmNoPWxzcDExNjAxJnJlbnRhbCU1QmZyb20lNUQ9JnJlbnRhbCU1QnRvJTVEPQ==

January 20

Eddie Owen Presents Crys Matthews

8 p.m.

Red Clay Music Foundry

3116 Main St., Duluth

Tickets: $20 in advance, $25 day of the show

About the artist: A prolific lyricist and composer, Matthews have found inspiration in her surroundings; from driving through the Blue Ridge Mountains to the compelling and heart-breaking love story of Richard and Mildred Loving. The place for tickets and info is eddieowenpresents.com.

https://eddieowenpresents.com/events/eddie-owen-presents-crys-matthews/

January 20

Yesterday – A Tribute to The Beatles

8 p.m.

Gas South Arena

6400 Sugarloaf Pkwy., Duluth

Tickets: $27-52

About the band: Performing the Beatles since 2001, Yesterday – A Tribute to The Beatles, tours in the U.S. and internationally. These entertainers have performed on five continents. Go to gassouthdistrict.com for tickets and details.

https://www.axs.com/events/444014/yesterday-a-tribute-to-the-beatles-tickets?skin-gassouthdistrict=

January 21

Sensory Sensation

10 a.m.-12 p.m.

Pinckneyville Park

4758 S. Old Peachtree Rd., Norcross

Admission: $5

During this sensory exploration event, youngsters ages 2 to 6, and their caretakers, squeeze, feel, smell and make a mess with a variety of textures, objects and odors.

Go to the calendar at GwinnettParks.com for more.

https://secure.rec1.com/GA/gwinnett-county-parks-recreation/catalog/index?filter=c2VhcmNoPXB2cDEyMDAxJnJlbnRhbCU1QmZyb20lNUQ9JnJlbnRhbCU1QnRvJTVEPQ==

January 21

Family Stories: Creating Genuine Emotions in Your Characters

10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Gwinnett County Public Library — Norcross Branch

5735 Buford Hwy., Norcross

Admission: free; registration recommended

Author and educator Susan Beckham Zurenda leads a hands-on writing workshop on creating family stories. Visit gwinnettpl.org or call 770-978-5154 for info and to register.

https://gwinnettpl.libnet.info/event/7542926

January 26

Meet TV Star Matt Paxton: Keep the Memories, Lose the Stuff

7-8 p.m.

Gwinnett County Public Library — Norcross Branch

5735 Buford Hwy., Norcross

Admission: free; registration recommended

“Hoarders” star Matt Paxton will discuss ways to declutter so you can focus on living in the present. His book, “Keep the Memories, Lose the Stuff,” is available at Eagle Eye Bookshop. Find out more and register at gwinnettpl.org, or call 770-978-5154.

https://gwinnettpl.libnet.info/event/7543937

January 27

B2Anywhere — Dino Town

10-11:30 a.m.

Shorty Howell Park Activity Building

2750 Pleasant Hill Rd., Duluth

Admission: free, pre-registration required

Early learners, ages 16 months to 4 years, and their caregivers learn about dinosaurs in a dino-themed indoor playroom. The play supports the learning of math, literacy, and other skills. Get details and pre-register through the GwinnettParks.com calendar or B2Anywhere.com; call 770-822-771 for info.

https://secure.rec1.com/GA/gwinnett-county-parks-recreation/catalog/index?filter=c2VhcmNoPWRpbm8lMjB0b3duJnJlbnRhbCU1QmZyb20lNUQ9JnJlbnRhbCU1QnRvJTVEPQ==

January 27

Artist Reception: Winter Wonderland

6:30-8:30 p.m.

Pinckneyville Park Community Recreation Center

4758 S. Old Peachtree Rd., Norcross

Admission: free, pre-registration appreciated

Paintings by Janina Ridgway, representing a personal journey celebrating life in all its forms, are displayed through March 2. The artist reception features a visit with the artist and light refreshments. All ages are welcome. Go to the GwinnettParks.com calendar for details and to pre-register.

https://www.gwinnettcounty.com/web/gwinnett/calendar/general

January 28

Construction Conversations with Gwinnett Transportation

12-4 p.m.

4650 Peachtree Industrial Blvd., Berkeley Lake

Admission: free, registration required

Learn about the research, design, development, and maintenance of Gwinnett County roads during this open forum that highlights the successful completion of county construction projects. Lunch, lemonade and dessert will be provided. Attendees will also enjoy music and gifts. For more info and to register, visit the GwinnettParks.com calendar or call 770-822-7400.

https://www.gwinnettcounty.com/web/gwinnett/calendar/general

February

February 1-4

Hello, Dolly!

Wesleyan School Powell Theatre

5405 Spalding Dr., Peachtree Corners 30092

About the show: This musical follows matchmaker Dolly Gallagher Levi as she tries to find a match for miserly “half-a-millionaire” Horace Vandergelder. Get tickets and details at wesleyanschool.org.

https://www.wesleyanschool.org/arts/drama

February 3

First Friday Concert — Myles Brown

7-9 p.m.

Norcross Cultural Arts & Community Center

10 College St., Norcross

Admission: free; reservations required

About the artist: Myles Brown is a professional songwriter and guitarist from Atlanta. An elite-level electric guitarist, Myles performs classical and jazz guitar and composes symphonic music, jazz, funk, jam, dance, pop, and instrumental world music. For details, visit norcrossga.net.

https://www.norcrossga.net/2066/First-Friday-Concert-Series

February 4

Storm Bugs

11 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Lionheart Theatre

10 College St., Norcross

404-919-4022

Tickets: $5 for all ages

About the show: Author and educator Andrea Zoppo, known as Ms. Ladybug, presents a fun-filled time teaching about our pollinator friends and what happens to them and other crawlies during a storm. Visit lionhearttheatre.org for tickets and info.

February 4-5

AtlantaBrickCon

Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Sunday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Gas South Arena

6400 Sugarloaf Pkwy., Duluth

Tickets: $20 per day; children 2 and under, free

Join thousands of LEGO fans for two LEGO-filled days with attractions and events for the whole family. Visit facebook.com/AtlantaBrickCon for details and tickets.

http://www.atlantabrickcon.com/?fbclid=IwAR1pIA3ErTuakueFD5Vf2tLuNL0R9UkihSGzBA8RZ6HTu8U2isawaXJW5q8 

February 5

Norcross City Cemetery Tour

2 p.m.

Norcross City Cemetery

211 S. Cemetery St., Norcross

Local historian Gene Ramsay leads a tour of the Norcross City Cemetery and shares the history of the town and the lives of Norcross’ founders and builders. Where do the names Buchanan Street, Jones Street, Lively Street, Adams Vineyard, Ollie Avenue, and many others originate from? Have you heard of the downtown fires in 1904 and 1908 or the visitor in town who shot up the local hardware store in 1894? The tour includes those stories and many more. Get more info at norcrossga.net.

https://www.norcrossga.net/Calendar.aspx?EID=2466&month=2&year=2023&day=5&calType=0

February 10

Kids Night: Pizza and Play

5:30-8:30 p.m.

OneStop Norcross

5030 Georgia Belle Ct., Norcross

Admission: $12 for Gwinnett residents; $24 for non-residents

Kids aged 7-12 get a kids-only night, with pizza, board games and brain teasers while their parents/caretakers have time to themselves. For more info, go to the GwinnettParks.com calendar.

https://secure.rec1.com/GA/gwinnett-county-parks-recreation/catalog/index?filter=c2VhcmNoPW9zbjExMDAxJnJlbnRhbCU1QmZyb20lNUQ9JnJlbnRhbCU1QnRvJTVEPQ==

February 11

Songs and Rhymes

10:30-11:15 a.m.

OneStop Norcross

5030 Georgia Belle Ct., Norcross

Admission: $2 for Gwinnett residents; $4 for non-residents

Music, games, and oral literature are presented, for children ages 8 and under, in English and Spanish. Learn more at the GwinnettParks.com calendar or call 678-225-5400.

https://secure.rec1.com/GA/gwinnett-county-parks-recreation/catalog/index?filter=c2VhcmNoPW9zbjEyMDAyJnJlbnRhbCU1QmZyb20lNUQ9JnJlbnRhbCU1QnRvJTVEPQ==

February 11

Eddie Owen Presents Ray Bonneville

8 p.m.

Red Clay Music Foundry

3116 Main St., Duluth

Tickets: $25 in advance, $30 day of the show

About the artist: Acclaimed raconteur Ray Bonneville recorded his first album, ‘On the Main,’ in 1992. He’s since released nine albums, earned wide critical and popular acclaim, and won an enthusiastic following in the U.S., Canada, and Europe. For tickets and details, click on eddieowenpresents.com.

https://eddieowenpresents.com/events/eddie-owen-presents-ray-bonneville/

February 17 and 24

B2Anywhere — Dino Town

10-11:30 a.m.

Shorty Howell Park Activity Building

2750 Pleasant Hill Rd., Duluth

Admission: free; pre-registration required

Early learners, ages 16 months to 4 years, and their caregivers learn about dinosaurs in a dino-themed indoor playroom. The play supports the learning of math, literacy and other skills. Get details and pre-register through the GwinnettParks.com or B2Anywhere.com; call 770-822-771 for info.

https://secure.rec1.com/GA/gwinnett-county-parks-recreation/catalog/index?filter=c2VhcmNoPWRpbm8lMjB0b3duJnJlbnRhbCU1QmZyb20lNUQ9JnJlbnRhbCU1QnRvJTVEPQ==

February 18

Celebrating Katherine Johnson: NASA Computer

3-4 p.m.

Gwinnett County Public Library — Peachtree Corners Branch

5570 Spalding Dr., Peachtree Corners

Admission: free

Children will learn about the remarkable life of Katherine Johnson, one of the women at NASA, featured in the Hidden Figures story, who helped put a man in space. Visit gwinnettpl.org or call 770-978-5154 for details.

https://gwinnettpl.libnet.info/event/7466199

February 24

Lip Sync Battle

6 p.m.

Duluth Wildcat Theatre

3737 Brock Rd., Duluth

Everyone is invited to watch the fun and vote for their favorites. Learn more at duluththeatre.weebly.com.

https://duluththeatre.weebly.com/

February 24

Eddie Owen Presents End of the Line

8 p.m.

Red Clay Music Foundry

3116 Main St., Duluth

Tickets: $25 in advance, $28 the day of the show

About the band: End of the Line is an Allman Brothers tribute band comprised of six members from various musical backgrounds. Band members range in age from the mid-20s to early 40s and blend a mature sound with explosive, youthful energy. For details and tickets, go to eddieowenpresents.com.

https://eddieowenpresents.com/events/eddie-owen-presents-allman-bros-tribute-end-of-the-line-3/

February 24-26

Matilda the Musical

Greater Atlanta Christian School King’s Gate Theatre

1575 Indian Trail Rd., Norcross

About the show: Based on Roald Dahl’s novel, Matilda the Musical is centered on a precocious 5-year-old girl with telekinesis. Get times and other info at greateratlantachristian.org.

https://www.greateratlantachristian.org/arts/theatre

February 25

Black Heritage Festival

1-4 p.m.

Shorty Howell Park Activity Building

2750 Pleasant Hill Rd., Duluth

Admission: free

Enjoy music and food and visit with merchants while learning about African American history and culture. All ages are welcome. Visit the calendar at GwinnettParks.com or call 678-277-0900 for more info.

https://www.gwinnettcounty.com/web/gwinnett/calendar/general

March

March 3

First Friday Concert — The Rainmen

7-9 p.m.

Norcross Cultural Arts & Community Center

10 College St., Norcross

Admission: free; reservations required

About the band: A group of Atlanta-based music veterans, The Rainmen specializes in rock ‘n roll hits from the 1960s and 70s. Go to norcrossga.net for more info.

https://www.norcrossga.net/2066/First-Friday-Concert-Series

March 3-19

Deli

Friday and Saturday, 7:30 p.m.

Sunday, 2 p.m.

Lionheart Theatre

10 College St., Norcross

Tickets: $18, $16 for seniors and students

About the show: This is the world premiere of a new play by local playwright Diane Dexter. In 1990, the Davidson family is confronting changes. Chain restaurants are cutting into their business, the customer base is shifting, and the younger generation of Davidsons sees opportunity elsewhere. They need to decide whether to hang on, adapt or let go. Check out lionhearttheatre.org for details and tickets.

March 7

Great Women in History Team Trivia

6-7 p.m.

Gwinnett County Public Library — Norcross Branch

5735 Buford Hwy., Norcross

Admission: free

Celebrate Women’s History Month with a game of ‘Great Women in History Trivia.’ Everyone is welcome to participate and learn. Go to gwinnettpl.org or call 770-978-5154 to find out more.

https://gwinnettpl.libnet.info/event/7537736

Norcross Gallery and Studios

116 Carlyle St., Norcross

norcrossgalleryandstudios.org, 770-840-9844

Exhibits and Events

Winter Warmth, a collaborative show

January 12-February 25

Fine Art, With Love, a juried show

March 2-April 15

Meet the Artist of the Month

January 26 — Chitra Ramanathan

February 22 — Larry Hall

4:30-6:30 p.m.

45 South Café

45 S. Peachtree St., Norcross

Opportunities

Figure and Portrait Study Sessions

Tuesdays, 1-4 p.m.

Cost: $16 members, $22 non-members; package prices available

Moderators: Lynda Ellis, lyndaellis@gmail.com; Anne Emerson Hall, annehallstudio@yahoo.com

Evening Open Studio

Wednesdays, 6-9 p.m., starting February 15

Cost: $5 members, $10 non-members

Moderator: Patty Grewe-Mullins, pgrewemullins@gmail.com

Daytime Open Studio

Thursdays, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

Cost: $5 members, $10 nonmembers

Moderator: Anne Labaire, labaireart@gmail.com

Open Critique Sessions 

Mondays, January 23, February 6, March 13, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Thursdays, February 23, March 30, 2:30-4:30 p.m.

Saturday, February 4, 10 a.m.-12 p.m.

Cost: $5 cash or check

Moderator: Larry Hall, Leader, larry.hall@yahoo.com

Bring one or more works to an upbeat, relaxed, friendly discussion led by an experienced instructor/artist. Everyone is invited to contribute constructive help and observations.

Demonstration of Abstract Painting in Acrylic

Friday, January 27, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

Cost: $5 members, $10 nonmembers

Artist: Chitra Ramanathan, chitra.fineart@gmail.com

If a picture is worth a thousand words, a demonstration by a notably successful abstract artist will be invaluable for those curious about how to transition from painting what you see to painting what you feel.

Classes

Painting with the Palette Knife

Wednesdays, January 25, February 1 and 8

10 a.m.-1 p.m.

Cost: $100 members, $120 non-members

Instructor: Larry Hall, larry.hall@yahoo.com

Learn the basics: palette knife versus painting knife; modifying acrylic or oil paint to a workable consistency; practice applying your tools through creative painting assignments.

Selling Yourself as an Artist Part 1

Wednesdays, January 25, February 1

1:30-4:30 p.m.

Cost: $85 members, $105 non-members

Instructor: Larry Hall, larry.hall@yahoo.com

Start with the end in mind: describe your work to clients and patrons! Your 30-second ‘elevator pitch’, artist’s biography and statement will arise from the narrative of your artist‘s journey.

Beginning Drawing 

Mondays, January 30, February 13 and 27, March 6

10 a.m.-12 p.m.

Cost: $135 members, $155 non-members

Instructor: Lucy Brady, lucyart2@yahoo.com

You can draw better than you think! Gain an understanding of drawing materials and basic concepts such as perspective and composition. Suitable for beginning and intermediate students.

Beginning Painting in Oil 

Mondays, January 30, February 13 and 27, March 6

 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Cost: $135 members, $155 non-members; $40 material fee paid to instructor

Instructor: Patty Grewe-Mullins, pgrewemullins@gmail.com

Experienced painter and professional art conservator Patty Grewe-Mullins teaches carefully constructed lessons to orient you to the magic of oil painting. 

Drawing the Portrait in Graphite

Tuesdays, January 31, February 7, 14 and 21

6:30-8:30 p.m.

Cost: $135 members, $155 non-members; model fee collected separately

Instructor: Anne Emerson Hall, annehallstudio@yahoo.com

You will gain an understanding of the construction of the head, its planes, and the placement and forms of the features to a completed portrait. Suitable for intermediate and advanced artists.

Abstract Painting in Acrylic

Fridays, February 3, 10, 17 and 24

10 a.m.-1 p.m.

Cost: $135 members, $155 non-members

Instructor: Chitra Ramanathan, chitra.fineart@gmail.com

Chitra provides practical guidance based on her many years of teaching, miles of canvas covered, and abstract compositions created.

Abstract Realism with the Palette Knife

Wednesdays, February 8, 15 and 22, March 1

1:30-4:30 p.m.

Cost: $135 members, $155 nonmembers

Instructor: Larry Hall, larry.hall@yahoo.com

Learn and practice using your palette (painting) knife as you combine your experience painting realistically with your imagination to create stunning pieces of art. Oil and acrylic painters are welcome.

Selling Yourself as an Artist Part 2

Wednesdays, February 15 and 22, March 1

10 a.m.-1 p.m.

Cost: $135 members, $155 nonmembers

Instructor: Larry Hall, larry.hall@yahoo.com

With the end in mind: continuing practice describing your work to clients and patrons with including your 30 second ‘elevator pitch’, artist’s biography and statement.

Depth with Dimensional Grounds in Acrylic

Saturday, February 18

10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Cost: $120, includes all supplies

Instructor: Micah Goguen, micahgoguenart@gmail.com

Ethereal Monoprint Landscape in Acrylic

Saturday, March 4

10 a.m.-1 p.m.

Cost: $60, includes materials and use of supplies

Instructor: Micah Goguen, micahgoguenart@gmail.com

Get Looser in your Painting

Wednesdays, March 8, 15, 22 and 29

10 a.m.-1 p.m.

Cost: $135 members, $155 non-members

Instructor: Larry Hall, larry.hall@yahoo.com

Learn and practice painting techniques for a more ‘painterly’ effect, such as deciding what to focus on and what to simplify, using more decisive brush strokes, being less stressed. Oil and acrylic painters are welcome.

Using Strong Color in Your Painting

Wednesdays, March 8, 15, 22 and 29

1:30-4:30 p.m.

Cost: $135 members, $155 non-members

Instructor: Larry Hall, larry.hall@yahoo.com

Freshen up your painting style using strategically placed strong colors and practice applying through creative painting assignments. Oil and acrylic painters are welcome.

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