Category Archives: Arts

The Bowen Center for the Arts Culinary Arts Exhibit Awards

The Bowen Center for the Arts held their Culinary Arts Awards Reception September 7th. Over $500 in prizes were given for both the fine arts and photography categories. These prizes included Gift certificates from B&H Photo Supply, Hobby Lobby, The Tomato House of Murrayville and of course, the new Bowen Gift Shop. This exhibit runs until September 21.

The Bowen judging panel awarded the following:

In the Fine Arts category:

First Place to Carol Sheder of Jasper for her still life oil Leeks & Tropical Bowl.
First Place to Carol Sheder of Jasper for her still life oil Leeks & Tropical Bowl.

First Place to Carol Sheder of Jasper for her still life oil Leeks & Tropical Bowl.

Second Place and Honorable Mention went to Rosie Coleman of Athens for her vivid oil still lifes Fruit and Cups and Turnip Trio.

Third Place and Honorable Mention went to Wanda Smith of Dahlonega for her beautiful chiaroscuro oil Pears Fresh from Tree and Pitcher & Pears.

Honorable Mention also went to Mary Bogle of Gainesville for her amusing More Carrots Please!

 In the Photography category:

First Place and Honorable Mention went to Kathleen Gill of Jasper for her beauty Four Part Harmony and Onion Study.
First Place and Honorable Mention went to Kathleen Gill of Jasper for her beauty Four Part Harmony and Onion Study.

First Place and Honorable Mention went to Kathleen Gill of Jasper for her beauty Four Part Harmony and Onion Study.

Second Place to Cynthina Todd of Gainesville for her delightful singing green onions Joyful Chorus.

Third Place to Tom Reed of Dawsonville for his unique double canvas Apples.

Honorable Mentions went to:

Marla Puziss of Hapeville for her adorable Boy with Watermelon

Bob Kelly of Canton his unique light study Winefest

Stephen Weiss of Atlanta for his luscious work on metal Berry Berry Nice.

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

Elvis is ‘In the House’ at the Falany on Sept. 23 with Tribute Artist Travis

Travel back in time to a 1960s Elvis concert with look-a-like tribute artist Travis LeDoyt at the Falany Performing Arts Center on Sept. 23.

Elvis is ‘in the house’ at the Falany on Sept. 23 with Tribute Artist Travis

LeDoyt was featured in a two-page photo spread in the “New York Times” as the world’s best young Elvis and has entertained audiences around the world with Elvis hits from 1954 to 1964.

“Travis looks like Elvis.  He sings like Elvis.  He moves like Elvis,” said Jessica Akers, director of the Falany Performing Arts Center. “Audiences of all ages will enjoy Elvis ‘in the house’ at Falany.”

The talented tribute artist and his three-piece band, “Tales from the Heartbreak Hotel,” will perform at Flint Hall at Falany Performing Art Center Sept. 23 at 3 p.m.

LeDoyt regularly performs sold-out shows at casinos and performing arts center and is the headline entertainer for cruise lines, festivals and corporate events.  He has been an opening act for performers including Little Richard, Johnny Rivers, B.B. King, Jerry Lee Lewis and Bill Haley’s Original Comets. 

 Tickets cost $35 to $40 for adults, $30 to $35 for seniors and $10 to $15 for children (12 and younger). Tickets can be purchased at Reinhardt.edu/fpac or by calling the box office at 770-720-9167.

The Drifters Come to Waleska

The Drifters, one of R&B’s founding vocal groups, will return to the Falany Performing Arts Center on Sept. 15 with shows at 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

The Drifters come to Waleska

The Drifters are the second most successful recording artists of all time, according to Billboard magazine. Mega hits include Under the Boardwalk, On Broadway, Stand by Me, Up on the Roof and Save the Last Dance for Me.

“Join us for ‘This Magic Moment’ at Falany with familiar hits from the 50’s and 60’s,” said Jessica Akers, director of the Falany Performing Arts Center. “The Drifters are a rock and roll legend, and we are pleased to have them return to our stage.”

The popular group performed at Falany two years ago to a sold-out audience. A second matinee show was added this year.

The Drifters have been inducted into both the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Vocal Group Hall of Fame. They were the first musical group to include string instruments into rhythm and blues with the hit, There Goes My Baby. Their classic tune, Under the Boardwalk, is the most played R&B record of all time.

The Drifters have performed for audiences around the world including three U.S. Presidents, the Pope, the Queen of England and Nelson Mandella. They have also given a benefit concert in Berlin the day the wall fell and performed at three war zones for the USO.

Tickets cost $40 to $45 for adults, $35 to $40 for seniors and $10 to $15 for children (12 and younger). Tickets can be purchased at Reinhardt.edu/fpac or by calling the box office at 770-720-9167.