Good News for Arts Funding!
House increases proposed funding for arts in FY19 Budget
Via Americansforthearts.org – “Under the leadership of Chairman Ken Calvert (R-CA) and Ranking Member Betty McCollum (D-MN), both the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) are proposed at $155 million for FY 2019 in the U.S. House Interior Appropriations Subcommittee bill that was released [May 14].
This proposed $2 million increase matches the unified ask that Americans for the Arts and more than 85 national arts and arts education organizations made at Arts Advocacy Day in March!”
Two Upcoming Gallery Receptions with the Arts Council
Save the date for two very special upcoming gallery receptions with the Arts Council, the Business of Being an Artist students’ show and the current exhibition at the City Gallery.
May 31 – Vital Connections
The artists participating in this year’s “Business of Being an Artist” class will present their group exhibition, “Vital Connections,” Thursday, May 31 6-8pm at the Ann and Ellis Johnson Gallery at the Jessye Norman School of the Arts.
The series, presented annually by the Greater Augusta Arts Council and the Gertrude Herbert Institute of Art, forms a cohort of artists that learn the necessary skills to present a professional art exhibit and further their artistic careers.
This year’s student group includes: Laura Bowers, Donald Carter, Ollie Carswell, Nancy Clements, Stephanie Gerace, Holly Curtis, Rhian Swain, and Pam Thompson
June 7 – Fusion
A reception for “Fusion: A Celebration of Modalities” currently showing at the City Gallery at the Municipal Building will be held Thursday, June 7 11:30-1pm. The show features work by regional artists and highlights several unique ways of creating art.
Featured Artists include: Colleen Beyer, Ginny Bojanowski, Dawn Cardona, Marian Owens, Bonita Martin, Rabia Rana, and Ryan Rood.
Exhibition info and online gallery available at AugustaArts.com. Click here to learn more.
Arts in the Heart Performer Deadline June 1!
Interested in performing at Arts in the Heart of Augusta 2018? Applications to perform at this year’s festival close June 1. Perform on one of 5 stages located throughout the festival to connect with new and familiar fans alike! Click here to learn more at artsintheheart.com.
Monica Campana of Atlanta’s “Living Walls,” to present tomorrow
The Morris Museum of Art will be hosting Monica Campana, executive director of Atlanta’s “Living Walls” program, as part of their Art Now Contemporary Art Lecture Series on Thursday, May 24. Learn about this revolutionary public art program in our region!
May 24, 6-7pm. Located in the Morris Museum of Art, at 1 Tenth St. Admission is free. Light refreshments.