Tag Archives: Local Artist

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

Westobou Exhibition Opening: Remember You Are Dreaming by Jacki Mayo

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

The Columbia County Ballet, Imperial Theatre and SRP Federal Credit Union Present ‘Michael Viator’s Cinderella’

Friday, September 21st | 7 PM – 9 PM 

The Columbia County Ballet will perform Cinderella for The Imperial Theatre’s 100th Anniversary!

The story of Cinderella can be found in many stories and legends dating back to ancient China. Today, some 1,500 variations of the story exist.  The story we are most familiar with serves as the base of the ballet and was written by Charles Perrault.  It, like The Sleeping Beauty, was one of eight stories in the book titled Histoires ou Contes du temps pass (Stories and Tales of the Past).  Originally, in 1870 the Bolshoi theater requested Tchaikovsky to write the music for the ballet but it never materialized.  Many decades later, a composer by the name of Sergei Prokofiev took on the task of scoring the music for the ballet of Cinderella. He began his work in 1940, but put it on hold during World War II to write the opera War and Peace.  In 1944, Prokofiev picked up work on Cinderella and finished the score a year later.  Based on the world’s greatest fairy tale, the Columbia County Ballet presents Michael Viator’s Cinderella.

Tickets On Sale Now! Get Yours HERE! 
Reserved Seating: $14-$30
Military and Student Discount available

60th & Final Reunion Concert Johnny Hensley and the Red Hots

Johnny Hensley and the Red Hots Present their Final Reunion Concert on Saturday July 28th at 8Pm. 60 years of Rock N’ Roll by Augusta’s first Rock n’ Roll Band. This is predicted to be another SOLD OUT event just like the past 5. All your favorite 50’s and 60’s rock n’ roll music starring George Croft, Sid Hatfield, Tillman Ezernack, Frank Mears, Johnny Hensley, a full brass section full violin section, additional overhead video, lighting and of course, classy wardrobe. The Concert will be taped for future television broadcast. All profits go to Natalie’s light to raise awareness of teen suicide in the Augusta Area.

Vintage old cars and shaggers, from the CSRA Shag Club, will be on the street prior to the concert. Ask anyone and they’ll tell you this is one of the most fun nights in Augusta with non-stop Rock n’ Roll.  There will be and after party after the show.

Augusta University’s Art Department Presents ‘The Eyes Have It’: Opening Reception

The Eyes Have It is presented in conjunction with Augusta University’s Art Department featuring four graduating seniors. The Pamplin College/Westobou collaboration provides art students the opportunity to complete a body of work and to exhibit this work in a professional gallery space. Featured artists: Kenneth James Benson, Macy Shawn Goodwin, Rebecca Hogue, and Alexandra Ries.

An opening reception with the artists will be held on May 4 from 5-8 pm.