Celebrating the literary arts through the Museum’s arts outreach program titled College Connections IV: Placing the Capstone. ART SPEAKS presents written works by graduating seniors from the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Georgia on the life and art of Master Artist Steffen Thomas. An anthology of the students’ work has been printed and will be on display at STMA through May 19. College Connections IV is a collaboration between the Museum and the Grady College at UGA.
STMA, 4200 Bethany Road, Buckhead, GA 30625. 706-342-7557. WWW.STEFFENTHOMAS.ORG
Convergence: Wood, Wool & Stones Exhibit @ Madison Artist Gallery
March 2 -May 5
Three artists working in three different mediums but sharing a common thread of creating sustainable art. Mike Zimmer showcases his primitive carved wood pieces. Andrea Wellnitz features her other-worldly felted sculptures inspired by nature, and Amy Pieroni shows off her repurposed jewelry made from reclaimed precious metals, rare vintage finds and conflict-free stones. 123 South Main St in Madison. 706.342.9360. https://www.themadisonartistsguild.org
Lake Oconee Quilt Guild at the Steffen Thomas Museum of Art
As many as 50 new quilts from the hands of skilled quilters will be showcased at this highly-anticipated exhibition. Many entries have won awards in prior shows, and all are works of art. The beautiful Queen size quilt pictured is offered as a raffle prize with proceeds benefiting the Quilt Guild. To purchase raffle tickets, call the Steffen Thomas Museum at 706-342-7557. Steffen Thomas Museum of Art. 4200 Bethany Road, Buckhead, GA. 30625. 706-342-7557. www.steffenthomas.org
16th Annual Madison Chamber Music Festival: Rhiannon Giddens
Tuesday, April 24, 2018 8:00 PM MMCC Auditorium
Singer-songwriter Rhiannon Giddens performs in the intimate, historic auditorium at the Madison-Morgan Cultural Center. Giddens is the co-founder of the GRAMMY award-winning string band Carolina Chocolate Drops, in which she also plays banjo and fiddle. She began gaining recognition as a solo artist when she stole the show at the T Bone Burnett–produced Another Day, Another Time concert at New York City’s Town Hall in 2013. The elegant bearing, prodigious voice, and fierce spirit that brought the audience to its feet that night is also abundantly evident on Giddens’ critically acclaimed solo debut, the Grammy-nominated album, Tomorrow Is My Turn, which masterfully blends American musical genres like gospel, jazz, blues, and country, showcasing her extraordinary emotional range and dazzling vocal prowess.
Giddens' follow-up album Freedom Highway was released in February 2017. It includes 9 original songs Giddens wrote or co-wrote along with a traditional song and two civil rights-era songs, “Birmingham Sunday” and Staple Singers’ well-known "Freedom Highway," from which the album takes its name.
Rows A-F : $52.00 (includes all fees) Rows G-M: $46.00 (includes all fees) Student: $35.00 (with valid student ID)
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