Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Greater Augusta Arts Council Events & News

Arts in the Heart 2010

The Arts in the Heart of Augusta Festival, now in its 30th year, is a 2 ½ day event featuring visual, performing, and literary arts, while showcasing Augusta's diverse ethnic and cultural heritage.

Brazil is the featured country for 2010. Brazil has expanded their culinary display and will be bringing in the

Brazilian Dance Group Capoeira Cordao de Ouro. Capoeira is a martial arts/dance form that originated from African slaves brought to Brazil during the Colonial period. Photopgraher D.K. Bhaskar will also be discussing his book featuring photography from the Brazilian Amazon. The festival features a global food village, with cuisine from over 35 different countries, a fine arts and crafts market with over 100 artist's booths, and four stages with over 40 performances. The Children's Area provides FREE hands-on art experiences for more than 3000 kids.

The fine arts and crafts market includes artists such as Fred Fisher who specializes in fish rubbings, Georgia folk-artist Kay Edenfield, and local potter Betsey Borgatti.

The Arts in the Heart of Augusta festival serves as an economic engine driving over 70,000 people to downtown Augusta each September. Visit artsintheheart.com for more information!

Terra Cognita: Baker Overstreet After Party

Join fellow art lovers on August 26th at artist Chad Downard's (backyard) studio as we welcome back Augusta native son, Baker Overstreet, and celebrate his Terra Cognita lecture. This CONTEMPORARIES ONLY event includes drinks and hors d'oeuvres and time to get up close and personal with this unique artist.

Terra Cognita: Baker Overstreet is the third in a series of four lectures on contemporary art in which Overstreet will discuss his abstra...ct paintings. The reception will be held at 5:00 p.m. and lecture at 6:00 p.m., both at the Morris Museum of Art. FREE. After Party will follow immediately after the Lecture.

*After Party for Contemporaries only* Call 706-828-3803 to RSVP or join

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