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Remember You Are Dreaming by Jacki Mayo – Westobou Exhibition

Exhibition Dates: February 1st – March 15th, 2019
Gallery: Westobou Gallery
Gallery Hours: Mon –  Fri 10 AM – 5 PM

Artist Reception: First Friday, February 1st, 5 PM – 8 PM

Each year, Westobou seeks to support the work of local artists through an annual solo exhibition. This year, Westobou selects Jacki Mayo as our featured local artist. Her exhibition, Remember You Are Dreaming, will be on display at Westobou Gallery from February 1-March 15, 2019.

The human condition is forever bound to the impressions that are received through the senses.  Jacki’s latest work explores a multi-dimensional dream world of tricks and illusions we perceive from those senses which often fail us. She aims to make viewers question what is real by exploring beyond our own perceptions of reality and to be awakened to the infinite possibilities of life. Remember You Are Dreaming is on display at Westobou Gallery from February 1 through March 15, 2019.

Artist Statement: I enjoy exploring themes of space and sea, two vastly unexplored regions of mankind. Painting these scenes has become a tool for me to navigate and process my thoughts as I delve into the depths of my own consciousness. It has provided catharsis in the sometimes painful process of illuminating the dark corners of myself while also helping me to live in the present moment. It is my goal to inspire others, to encourage them to question their realities, to integrate the wholeness of their beings, and to awaken the creative child within, while also bringing attention to the natural and supernatural world.

Artist Bio: Born and raised in Augusta, Georgia, Jacki first became interested in art at a very young age after watching her mother doodle a woman’s portrait. Later influences of Lisa Frank, Bob Ross, Alex Grey, and Jay Jacobs would build on that foundation and help shape the work she creates today. It has since become her goal to plant seeds of creativity in hopes that others may find solace in the wonderful worlds of their own imaginations.

Learn more about the Westobou Gallery online at westoboufestival.com

Friends of the Augusta Library Book Sale

February 2nd, 2019 | 10 AM – 3 PM | Augusta Library

An entire lobby full of books! We’re doing it all over again!

Fiction & Non-Fiction, Children’s books, and home-schooling materials!
Friends Book Shop will be open selling Vintage & Collectible Books, DVDs, CDs & other audio-visual items.

Hardcovers $1, Small paperbacks $.50
Final hour (2-3PM )$5/bag sale

Visit the Friends of Augusta Library Facebook Page HERE! For more information, email friends@arcpls.org or call 706-469-3356.

Augusta Symphony Gala feat. Leslie Odom, Jr.

Saturday, January 5th, 2019 | 8 PM – 11 PM | Miller Theater

This year’s Symphony Gala will feature guest artist Leslie Odom, Jr., most well-known for his performance as Aaron Burr in Hamilton. Join the devoted and growing Symphony community in celebrating one of our city’s most alluring cultural assets. Toast our talented Maestro and orchestra during an elegant evening that embodies our cosmopolitan spirit. This is a black tie event.

Ticket Prices and Benefits:

Platinum – $275
– 6:00pm Arrival
– Valet Parking
– Shuttle Service
– Open Bar
– Heave Hors d’oeuvres and Dinner Stations
– Platinum Seating
– Commemorative program
– Gourmet Intermission Concessions

Gold – $175
– 7:00pm Arrival
– Shuttle Service
– Open Bar
– Gold Seating
– Commemorative program
– Gourmet Intermission Concessions

Silver – $150
– 7:00pm Arrival
– Shuttle Service
– Open Bar
– Silver Seating
– Commemorative program
– Gourmet Intermission Concessions

Tickets are on sale NOW! Get yours online at the Augusta Symphony website HERE,
or through the Miller Theater box office at 706-842-4080, Monday – Friday from 10 AM to 6 PM. 

Friends of the Augusta Library Quarterly Book Sale

Saturday, November 3rd, 2018 | 10 AM – 3 PM | Augusta Library

The Main Library Lobby will be filled with books for sale, Non-fiction and Fiction! Pick from a selection of Children’s and Young Adult books, plus items for home-schoolers. There will also be movies, audiobooks, and CDs. In addition, our nearby Friends Book Shop will be open during the sale!

Hardcover books are $1, mass-market paperbacks are 50 cents each. There will be a final hour $5/bag sale from 2-3 PM.

Augusta Handmade Fair

Friday, November 2nd, 2018 | 5 PM – 9 PM | The Doris Building

Over 40 local artists and makers will showcase and sell their handmade items & artwork at the 8th semi-annual Augusta Handmade Fair on Friday, Nov. 2 from 5 to 9 p.m. The free event, hosted by Redemption Church, will be held in the Doris Building at 930 Broad Street.

Items for sale include art, bath & body, accessories, home decor, jewelry, gifts, holiday items and more. Attendees can shop for the holidays and may even find something for themselves.  There will be a kids area with face painting & a craft with a $1 donation. Also new this Fall there will be a food court including sandwiches, gluten free Papa Mountain bread, cookies, bubble tea, thai rolled ice cream, light up cotton candy, cupcakes, & New Moon coffee.

Vendor space for the Fall event is sold out, but interested parties can go to augustahandmadefair.com and fill out a form to be added to the contact list for the 2019 spring event.  Event proceeds benefit Sojourn Uganda.

Follow the event on Instagram @augustahandmadefair & Facebook for giveaways prior to the event and attendees can play a scavenger hunt game during the event to win prizes from the vendors.

The event is sponsored by Artsy Me, Mod Ink, Westobou, The Metro Spirit, Field, New Moon Cafe, Augusta Candle Company, The Book Tavern, Redemption Church, The JB Whites Building, & The Doris Building.