Across My Desk with Brenda Durant
February 2024

Written by: Brenda Durant
Feb 2024

It’s already time to celebrate February. January whizzed by in a flash. My husband turned 70, I completed Dry January (completely by accident), the weather was cold… then hot… then warm. We attended a Southern Soul and Song concert, I visited the Arts Council’s gallery shows and the January opening at the Gertrude Herbert Institute of Art. AND… We finally got Christmas back into the attic (it took a while) so our house is back to normal. All good, Onward.


Augusta is always chock-a-Block full of very cool events to suit any taste. In February, I am looking forward to: The Morris Museum of Art “Artist Portraits and Self Portraits” exhibit. It’s up until June. I will attend the Linda McCune Artist talk at the Gertrude Herbert on February 9 at noon, as well as catching Rhonda Vincent and the Rage at the Imperial. I am also thinking about the Creedence Clearwater Revival Show at the Miller. Of course, there is so much more to see and do. Check out our calendar to see what lights your fire:


February is Black History month and the Augusta Art Scene has stepped up with exhibits at the North Augusta Arts and Heritage Center, the Destination Augusta Gallery in Augusta & Co at 1010 Broad, the City Gallery with the Mayor’s Black History Exhibit featuring art by Devin Lovett, and the Ann and Ellis Johnson Gallery at Jessye Norman School on Greene Street. Take time to tour the galleries and be sure to take your kids!

Brenda Durant at the Market

As the weather gets warmer (for real – not just toying with us), remember we offer a short Public Art Tour. It includes a visit to Humanitree House to learn about the owners and cold pressed juice, with an opportunity to add your talents to a mural slated for Broad Street, once completed. Augusta actually has 10 very cool, experiential tours so you can schedule one a month and enjoy a large variety of activities!


Be kind to yourself.