Category Archives: Dawson

Public Information Open House in Dawson County

On Tuesday, May 15, 2018  from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. the Georgia DOT will host a public information open house at Riverview Elementary school located at 370 Dawson Forest Road, Dawsonville, GA 30534.

The meeting  will be an informative public meeting and  citizens in  attendance will  learn more about the plans for the future roundabouts on State Route (SR) 9 and Dawson Forest Road.

Citizens will be able to view a layout and also speak with Georgia DOT engineers and staff to provide answers to any questions they may have.

More about this project:
The purpose of the proposed project is to enhance traffic operations and reduce crash frequency.There are two intersections on SR 9 and both provide right turn access to Dawson Forest Road via a connector street. This project will update the current unsignalized intersections by constructing two independent single- lane roundabouts.

Two Glass Arts Events at The Bowen

The Bowen is pleased to announce the month-long exhibit GLASS ART from April 28 to May 25, 2018. This show features over 20 glass artists which include instructors and students from Dunwoody’s Spruill Center for the Arts and Dawsonville’s own glass studio, Pamela Mayer of Substantial Lion Glass.

Glass techniques include stained glass, blown glass, fused glass, mosaics and art sculptures. From delicate to durable or wall hangings to useable, these works of art bend light and color in all forms. Come stroll through the glass menagerie.

All Bowen exhibits are free and open to the public.

GLASS HARP CONCERT with Brien Engel

On May 11, 2018 at 7:00p.m., the Bowen is featuring an evening concert GLASS HARP with Brien Engel performing.

Brien Engel of Pine Lake, GA will create an intriguing and educational demonstration which combines glass and music and it’s origin and process. He also relates historical stories of the inventive process of musical instruments, including the physics and scientific background of sound. Prepare yourself for a unique and entertaining experience of musical ambiance.

Tickets for this performance are $10 and can be purchased online or at the Bowen.

 

The Bowen Center for the Arts is located at 334 Highway 9 North, Dawsonville, just North the historic square next to Lanier Tech.

Visit www.BowenArts.org or call 706.216.ARTS(2787) for more information.

Tour Appalachia at the Bowen Appalachian Mountain Treasures Juried Photo Show

Show hosts Bowen Center for the Arts, Georgia ForestWatch and The Georgia Chapter of the Sierra Club held their Awards Reception for their Appalachian Mountain Treasures Photo Show March 3rd.

This juried event attracted 66 Southeastern professional and amateur photographers to compete for over $4,000 in prizes and awards. Cash prize sponsors for this event, who provided $500 for first prize and $250 for second, were The Dobbs Fund, The Bowen Center for the Arts, North Georgia Community Foundation, Mohawk Carpet Foundation and the Georgia Chapter of the Sierra Club. Merchandize sponsors were Patagonia, Len Foote Hike Inn and the Bowen.

PHOTO AWARDS

Best of Show

The Bowen Center for the Arts award: Peter Pino, Misty Morning Visitor

Landscape category

1st The Dobbs Fund award: Tom Reed, Red Barn

2nd The Dobbs Fund award: Harriet Dye, Morning Storm

3rd Patagonia and The Bowen awards: Deborah Larsen, Fall Foliage

Native Animal category

1st North Georgia Community Foundation award: Connie White, I’m Up Here Moma

2nd The Dobbs Fund award: Lucy Banks, Monarch on Goldenrod

3rd Len Foote Hike Inn award: Mary Jo Cox, Watching the Herd

Native Plant category

1st The Georgia Chapter of the Sierra Club award: Randy Lewis, Turk’s Cap Lily

2nd The Dobbs Fund award: Randy Lewis, White Anemone

3rd Patagonia and The Bowen awards: Diane Kirkland, Turkey Tail Fungus

Cultural category

1st Mohawk Carpet Foundation award: Bob Kelley, Appalachian Lumber Mill

2nd The Dobbs Fund award: Bob Kelley, Days End

3rd Patagonia and The Bowen awards: Diane Kirkland, Folk Artist

 

The Bowen wishes to thank all those who contributed their time and talent in artwork, as well as the incredible volunteers who make it work. Also a special thanks to Judges Larry Winslett of Dahlonega, GA, Peter McIntosh of Clayton, GA and Horace Hamilton of Duluth, GA. They created a one of a kind show of over 126 works from the 253 entries received. These judges will also have work on display.

Come tour the Appalachian at The Bowen Center for the Arts located at 334 Highway 9 North, Dawsonville, .1 miles north of the historic square. The Bowen Art Center hours are Tuesday through Friday 10-4 and Saturday 12-4. All exhibits are free and open to the public.

Visit www.bowenarts.org or call 706.216.ARTS(2787) for more information.