Staci Swider’s visual history includes stints as both a corporate and freelance textile designer, professional painter, and author. Currently she paints with acrylics, layering those with oil pastels and grease pencil, incorporating a little collage on occasion, and building things just to shake it up a little. Elizabeth Moretz-Britt was born in Utah, raised in Augusta and now resides in North Augusta. Her work is influenced by the Impressionists and Fauvist painters of the 20th century, along with her personal environment and the people who surround her.
The AU Writing Project will welcome nine nationally known, award-winning authors to its Spring 2021 series of virtual author talks! Free and open to both the AU community and members of the National Writing Project. Jamieson is an author and illustrator best known for her graphic novel, Roller Girl. Her newest work, When Stars are Scattered, was shortlisted for the 2020 National Book Award for Young People’s Literature.
The Fabulously Funny Comedy Festival featuring Mike Epps, Lavell Crawford, DC Young Fly, Jess Hilarious, and Mark Curry! The Fabulously Funny Comedy Festival was originally scheduled for April 24th but it is BACK and READY TO GO on March 14th, 2021! Tickets for the original April 24 show WILL be honored for the new date, so please hold on to them! New tickets are also on sale!
“From Mozart to Motown- An Evening with Russell Joel Brown” is a high-energy, tour de force performance by Broadway actor and Augusta native, Russell Joel Brown. Backed by a 7-piece band and 15-member high school student ensemble, this performance features 10 different styles of music: classical, spirituals, Broadway, jazz, blues, country, African, R & B, rock, and gospel. The show is a benefit concert for Boys With A Future.
Aiken Center for the Arts welcomes artwork inspired by the beauty of shared spaces. Watercolorist Dwight Rose will be exploring areas from the coastal low country alongside local artwork which celebrates Hopelands Gardens and Rye Patch in honor of the 50th anniversary of the Friends of Hopelands and Rye Patch.
The Augusta Symphony presents a reimagined concert to feature a smaller orchestra, limited audience capacity, physical distancing, and no intermission. Symphony Series subscribers may choose to attend the Concert at 7:30 pm OR Livestream the performance. The night’s performance will feature FANNY MENDELSSOHN Overture in C, SIBELIUS Cazzazione, RACHMANINOFF Vocalise, and MENDELSSOHN Symphony No. 4, Italian.