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Women’s History, Still Being Written – An Artistic and Academic Discussion

Friday, March 6th, 2020 | 6 PM – 8 PM | Westobou

An artistic and academic discussion with a local poet, photographer, and professor on feminism, femme fatale, the centennial of the 19th Amendment, and the #MeToo movement.

In 1920 the 19th Amendment, granting American women the right to vote (known as women’s suffrage), was ratified. When one reflects over the 100 years since, it is apparent women’s history is still being written. In a time where #MeToo was necessary to bring sexual harassment and abuse to the forefront, where a women confident in her sexuality is seen as threat to men, and when advocating for rights carries a negative perception it is of benefit for our community to have a forthright discussion. One that is both artistic and academic in nature.

The agenda for the evening includes; hearing poetry from Leah Savant ‘The Activist Artist’, viewing works and hearing about the recapturing of femme fatale from photographer Christy Flaherty, and hearing a historic and sociological overview of the journey from the 19th Amendment to present day from Dr. Melencia Johnson (USC-Aiken). It will also include a moderated discussion between the panel and the audience, within the beautiful Westobou Gallery in downtown Augusta.

*Light refreshments and hors d’oeuvre will be served.

Tickets: $5 | Get your tickets online HERE!
For more information on the speakers, check out the Westobou Event Page HERE!

BASIC DIGITAL CAMERA & PHOTOGRAPHY – Daytime Class for Adults!

Mondays | September 30, October 7, 14, 21, and 28, 2019 | 10 AM – 12 PM | Gertrude Herbert Institute of Art

This class is designed to teach students essential functions while using a digital SLR camera. Instruction will include, shutter speeds, controlling motion, exposure control, and menu items such as resolution, file types, ISO and white balance. Instruction will also include an introduction to downloading, sizing and e-mailing images, basic image editing using Photoshop and taking better pictures using great composition techniques. Bring your camera, manual, and a jump drive to the first class.  Five sessions!

*Students will need a SLR digital camera and camera manual

Cost:
Members – $144
Non Members – $166

Register Online HERE! 

BASIC DIGITAL CAMERA & PHOTOGRAPHY – Adult Evening Class!

Wednesdays | October 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30, 2019 | 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM | Gertrude Herbert Institute of Art

This class is designed to teach students essential functions while using a digital SLR camera. Instruction will include, shutter speeds, controlling motion, exposure control, and menu items such as resolution, file types, ISO and white balance. Instruction will also include an introduction to downloading, sizing and e-mailing images, basic image editing using Photoshop and taking better pictures using great composition techniques. Bring your camera, manual, and a jump drive to the first class. Five sessions.

*Students will need a SLR digital camera and camera manual.

Cost:
Members – $144
Non Members – $166

Register Online HERE! 

Exhibit Opening Reception for ‘Unforgettable’

Friday, August 2nd, 2019 | 6 PM – 8 PM | Aiken County Historical Museum

The Aiken County Historical Museum (ACHM) presents a photography exhibit of 40 works by Cecil Williams titled “Unforgettable: Celebrating a Time of Life, Hope and Bravery.” These images provide a rare glimpse of events, portraits, and moments of significant social change during the 1950s through the 1970s.

There will be a public opening reception with light refreshments for the exhibit on Friday, August 2 from 6 pm to 8 pm at the Aiken County Historical Museum. “Unforgettable” is open for public viewing from Tuesday, July 23 to Sunday, October 6, 2019.

Visit the Event Page HERE!

Jessye Norman School of the Arts Summer Camp

The Jessye Norman School offers two completely free summer camps every year! Campers spend three weeks working in art, dance, drama, music, or photojournalism. Each camp culminates in a performance and art reception on the last day of camp.

All campers must submit an application to be considered for one of the summer camp sessions.
If your child has never attended the program you will be contacted regarding an audition.

1st Session: June 3rd-21st
9am to 3pm Monday-Friday (before care 8-9am; after care 3-4pm)

2nd Session: July 8th-19th
9am to 3pm Monday-Friday (before care 8-9am; after care 3-4pm)

Apply online HERE!