Category Archives: Arts

The Bowen Center for the Arts 15th Annual Juried Photo Show ‘LIGHT ON SUBJECT’

The Bowen Center for the Arts will be hosting an Awards Reception for their 15th Annual Juried Photography Show Saturday, September 2nd from 1:00-3:00pm. On exhibit are some of the finest works produced by 36 regional artists (including 8 first timers to a juried event) from all over Georgia. Almost all works presented in this show are for sale.

Photo Judge is Travis Rhoads of Alpharetta
by Travis Rhoads of Alpharetta

This year’s Photo Judge is Travis Rhoads of Alpharetta. Travis’ artistic background began in high school with awards for fine art drawings and paintings. He received his Masters Degree from The Savannah College of Art & Design where he studied architecture and which also lead him to his passion for photography. He is currently Vice President of the Roswell Photographic Society. He has won several awards including First Prize in Bowen’s 2016 Annual Photo Show.

He will be awarding a First Prize of $500, Second $300 and Third $150. He also added Four Honorable Mention awards due to the high quality of works presented.

Participants this year include artists from:

Auburn: Karen Cannon

Blairsville: Deborah Larsen

Blue Ridge: David Goodspeed

Buford: Marilyn Padzinski

Canton David Ferguson, Bob Kelley

Cartersville: Linda Henderson

Cumming: Susan Branham

Dahlonega: Jack Anthony, J.B. Fox, Robbie Peerson

Dawsonville: Donna Ayers, Tom Reed, Susan Bush, Michelle Wittmer Grabowski, Tara Hardwick, Shirley Hawkins, Linda Henderson, Jimmy Hill, Tom Reed, Donna Waters.

Ellijay: Nadine Yawn

Flowery Branch: Reed T. Miller

Gainesville: Jill Haack, Travis Massey, Cynthia Todd

Jasper:Jeanette Buffalo, Kat Alikhan, Janice Edens, Kathleen Gill, Mark Green, Sandra Plevin, Bill Rigby

Kennesaw: Yolanda Santiago White

Powder Springs: Barbara Bowen

The Bowen always appreciates these photographic artists who contributed their time and talent in artwork. Also thank you to Travis Rhoads for his hard work and critical eye that brought us this fantastic display. Don’t miss this Exhibit which continues through September 29th.

The Bowen Center for the Arts is located just North of Dawsonville’s Historic Square at 334 Highway 9 North. Admission is free. Hours are Tuesday to Friday 10 to 4, Saturday Noon to 4.

For more information contact Ginny Greenwood at 706.216.ARTS(2787) or Email: director@BowenArts. org or visit our website at

Southern Appalachian Artist Guild Presents Its Member Exhibit ‘Coalescence’

Blue Ridge artists have invaded Dawsonville!

Come see the fantastic art now on display at the Bowen Center for the Arts.

Southern Appalachian Artist Guild's Coalescence

The Southern Appalachian Artist Guild (SAAG) show is titled “Coalescence” (everyone coming together) and features 28 members with 51 works in 2D and 3D. We’re always glad to see their work down mountain. SAAG’s mission is to enhance the professional and business development of artists and to maintain the art-centric vision of the artistic community.

Join for the free opening and reception June 9 from 5:00-7:00p.m. to meet these wonderful artists. If you miss the opening be sure to visit the exhibit on display until July 14th.

Don’t miss it.

The Bowen is located just North of Dawsonville’s Historic Square at 334 Highway 9N (Next door to Lanier Technical College). Hours are Tuesday to Friday 10-4 and Saturday 12-4. For further information, call 706.216.ARTS (2787), email: or check us out on FaceBook or web

Special Performance of ‘See Rock City’ Benefits Ellijay Legion Post 82

special performance of See Rock City in Ellijay

See a special performance of See Rock City live on stage at Gilmer Arts on Sunday May 21, 2017 and 1/3 of your ticket purchase will be donated to our own Ellijay Legion Post 82.

This tender portrayal of married life, set against the backdrop of World War II, shows the best of the human spirit and its ability to overcome any and all obstacles.

The second play of a trilogy, and the recipient of the MacLean Foundation’s “In the Spirit of America” Award, SEE ROCK CITY stands alone as Rock City is a dramatic comedy about a young couple, recently married, returning from their honeymoon during WWII to her parents’ home in middle TN. He has epilepsy and has been 4F from the war but is a writer and she is a school principal.

The story follows their lives as they struggle to adjust to his declining career, the war’s end, and her job loss plus other changes as society moves on after the war.

This is the second in an award-winning trilogy of Americana plays.

Get your tickets on line or at the box office.
Seating is limited. So reserve your tickets now.

$17.50 Non-Members/ $15.75 Members General Admission Seating.
207 Dalton Street
Ellijay, GA 30540