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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!

Seeds Opening Reception

Exhibition Dates: November 1st, 2019 through December 20th, 2019
Gallery: Westobou Gallery
Gallery Hours: Mon –  Fri 10 AM – 5 PM

Opening Reception: First Friday, November 1st, 5 PM – 8 PM

An Annual Visual Arts Exhibition at Westobou Gallery

Westobou is pleased to announce SEEDS, our fifth annual juried exhibition of small works priced at an affordable $300 or less. SEEDS opens to the public on Friday, November 1 with a juror talk at 4 PM followed by a reception from 5-8 PM at Westobou Gallery.

Twelve local and regional artists, with a variety of artistic styles and backgrounds, come together in Westobou Gallery for a unique display of works. To stay true to Westobou’s values, our 2019 juror, Kreneshia Whiteside, chose artists based on quality, variety, creativity, craftsmanship and inclusivity. Chattanooga native, Whiteside is an advocate for the arts with a passion to sustain culture in the community. She has now been the Chief Curator at the Association for Visual Arts for the past two years.

Featured artists include:

Natalia Taylor Bowdoin
Jay Jacobs Art
Franklin Delgado
June Klement
Jacki Mayo Art Van Dyke
Chase Lanier Art
John Hayes
Alexandra Ries
Roxane Hollosi
George Stankus
Alea Hurst Art
Marianna Williams

Visit the Event Page HERE!
Learn more about the Westobou Gallery online at westoboufestival.com

Screening of “The Pushouts” Film at Jessye Norman

Friday, April 19th, 2019 | 7:30 PM – 10 PM | The Jessye Norman School of Art

The Jessye Norman School of the Arts, Westobou, the National Endowment for the Arts, and South Arts present a screening of The Pushouts, a film following the story if Dr. Victor Rios who, by 15, was a high school dropout and gang member with three felony convictions and a death wish. But when a teacher’s quiet persistence, a mentor’s moral conviction, and his best friend’s murder converge, Rios’s path takes an unexpected turn.

The screening will be followed by a Q&A with Film Creators at 9:30 PM!

Visit the Event Page HERE!

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