Category Archives: Arts

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


Hart, Jackson, Hall County Students Stand Out in Congressional Art Competition

Three northeast Georgia students have been honored as part of the 2017 Congressional Art Competition. Congressman Doug Collins (R-Ga.) welcomed submissions from northeast Georgia students in grades 9-12.

Rachel Tellano of Hart County High School won the competition with her piece, “Marsh at Dusk.” The charcoal drawing will be displayed with the art work of other Congressional Art Competition winners for the next year in Cannon Tunnel, which connects the House of Representatives office buildings and the U.S. Capitol.

“Each spring, I look forward to meeting new students from around our corner of Georgia and seeing their talent on display. Their ideas and creativity remind me that our communities are rich with perspective, and I’m honored to share Rachel’s piece with Washington this year,” said Collins.

Congressman Collins held a reception to celebrate the student artwork in Gainesville. Jackson County High School’s Lauren Beatty took second place with a charcoal and ink work entitled “Milky Way.” Katie Manders of Flowery Branch High School placed third for her multimedia piece, “Con Motto.”

Each of this year’s honored artists participated in the competition in 2016 as well.