It's been a super busy year for me! Here is another group show that I'm thrilled to be a part of, this time at my favorite black box theatre.
On Friday evening, July 21, please join us at Le Chat Noir on 8th Street in downtown Augusta for Art of the Rings, the Fellowship of the Art Show. Heather Dunaway of the Greater Augusta Arts Council has curated this show celebrating The Lord of the Rings. As a portrait artist, you know I had to paint someone. So, I painted my interpretation of Gandalf.
I hope to see you there!
Gandalf by Francie Klopotic
On First Friday, July 7, there will be a celebration of women, goddess style, at 600 Broad in downtown Augusta! 4P Studios hosts the 2nd Annual Femmes de Pouvoir art show, and you're invited! Several local women artists have gathered together to explore what it means to be a woman of power, and the artwork is absolutely stunning. I'm honored to have a few pieces in this show and am sharing a wall with the insanely talented Christina Rice!
My work on the left. Christina Rice's work on the right. All goddess inspired women of power!
The reception will be held on July 7 starting at 7pm. Please mark your calendars now to join us in celebration of all things women!
Melinda Swift, owner of the Olde Town Inn, is hosting the upcoming Olde Town Inn Peach Gala to be held on Friday, July 7 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the Olde Town Inn. Parking is located behind the Inn at 410 4th Street, Augusta, GA 30901.
This Gala is being held in celebration of Melinda's 7 years of Inn ownership in addition to the Inn’s 153rd anniversary. Each of the Inn's five rooms are being dedicated to one of five local women of Augusta history. Those women are Butterfly McQueen, Celia DeLaigle, Marion Hollins, Agnes Holliman, and Princess Augusta.
With sponsor support, Melinda will be raising funds to house breast cancer patients at her Inn while they receive treatment. Melinda is a recent breast cancer survivor, so this event is very special to her personally. In addition to this, she will be awarding a $500 scholarship to a student at Davidson Fine Arts.
I have been chosen to curate this art show and sale, and I can't express my gratitude and excitement at this opportunity! Dipping my toe in the sea of art show curating is scary but thrilling and I look forward to helping local artists find new collectors at this special art buying event.
Tickets for the Gala are $40 per person. Victorian dress is encouraged but not mandatory.
Click HERE to learn more and to purchase your tickets! Hope to see you at the Gala!