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Beyond Van Gogh The Immersive Experience at the James Brown Arena

Imagine being completely immersed in more than 300 of the greatest works of post-Impressionist artist Vincent Van Gogh. Now imagine experiencing all of this art liberated from its two-dimensional limitations into a three-dimensional experience that exhilarates every sense and brings to life one of the most influential artists the world has known.

It’s all part of Beyond Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience, which has sold over 2.5 million tickets globally making it one of the most popular current traveling exhibitions. The sensory extravaganza produced by Paquin Entertainment Group and presented by Outback Presents will open at the James Brown Arena on May 21.

Open for a limited engagement, Beyond Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience was created by French-Canadian Creative Director Mathieu St-Arnaud and his team at Montreal’s world-renowned Normal Studio.

While journeying through Beyond Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience guests witness more than 300 iconic masterpieces, including such instantly recognizable classics as “The Starry Night,” “Sunflowers,” and ‘Café Terrace at Night,” as well many revealing self-portraits.

Prices start at $36.99 for adults and $21.99 for children (ages 5-15), plus ticketing fees. This world-renowned art experience will be open for a limited time.

Tickets, which will sell out quickly, are on sale to the general public on Thursday, February 10.

Tickets can be purchased at vangoghaugusta.com – the SRP Box Office at James Brown Arena will not be selling tickets to this exhibit.

“An imaginative and fully-immersive adventure, Beyond Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience takes on the challenge of breathing new life into Van Gogh’s vast body of work. Through the use of cutting-edge 3D projection technology and music to illuminate all of his genius, guests can experience the artist with all their senses,” says Mathieu St-Arnaud, Normal Studio.

Guests are transported into Van Gogh’s world through an all-new, exclusively designed space comprised of three areas that segue fluidly into each other. The Education Room leads into the unique Waterfall Room which flows into the Immersive Experience Room.

Freed from their frames, Van Gogh’s spectacular paintings appear on projection-swathed walls inviting guests to fully immerse themselves into the incredible detail of his work and be enveloped in his ever-shifting, swirling, and colorful flowers, cafes, and stunning landscapes. And, hearing the artist’s own dreams, thoughts, and words set to a symphonic score drives an unmatched narrative experience.

“This distinctive and unique multimedia artistic adventure is deeply resonating with audiences. Encompassing a refreshing new twist unlike art lovers have seen before, Beyond Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience gives a new appreciation of this tortured artist’s stunning work. Unsurprisingly millions of people all over the world credit Van Gogh with enhancing their relationship with art. Beyond Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience will only strengthen that connection,” says Justin Paquin, co-producer, Paquin Entertainment.

Cinematic Van Gogh exhibitions have crossed the ocean from European cities to North America in recent years and met with great critical acclaim, with sold-out audiences in every market. Beyond Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience continues to amaze audiences and will stay in Augusta for a limited engagement before moving across North America. Art lovers near and far will have the opportunity to live this truly unique and unforgettable experience.

Terry Rowlett Exhibit

Born and raised in Arkansas, Rowlett earned his master of fine arts degree in painting and drawing from the University of Georgia in 1995 and remained in Athens until 2003, when he embarked on a four-year sojourn, living, painting, pondering, and teaching in Nova Scotia, Brooklyn, the Hudson River Valley, Nashville, and Cortona, Italy. He returned to Athens in 2007 and has lived and worked there ever since.

To understand Terry Rowlett’s oil paintings is to take a glimpse into his life’s journey from its evangelical roots in the Ozarks to hipster-bohemian Athens. As a young man, he studied in Italy, where he found his technique, format, and the inspiration for his storytelling. To this day, his principal concerns remain man, nature, God, and the relationship of one to another.


Landmarks, which is a body of work completed by the seniors at the Georgia School of Innovation and the Classics.

Focusing on iconic buildings and monuments from all around the Augusta River Region, these students have a unique view of our city and have translated that into beautiful artworks.

This showcase will be April 22nd through May 20th, with an opening reception April 23rd from 2 – 4:00 PM.