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Deal recognizes individuals for achievements in the Arts and Humanities Gov. Nathan Deal today announced the recipients of the second annual Governor’s Awards for the Arts and Humanities. Fifteen individuals and organizations have been recognized for their significant contributions to Georgia’s civic and cultural vitality through service to the humanities or excellence in the arts. The awards were presented in partnership with the Georgia Council for the Arts and the Georgia Humanities Council. “The arts contribute to state and local economic growth by providing a diversified and sustainable means for creating jobs and attracting revenue,” said Deal. “These individuals and organizations contribute significantly to Georgia’s excellent quality of life that we are able to provide our citizens, relocating or expanding businesses, and visitors.” Fifteen members of Georgia’s arts and humanities communities were chosen from a selection of nominations from around the state. These recipients represent a diverse group of individuals and organizations that have laid the groundwork for Georgia’s growing creative industry through innovative programs, community collaboration and long-term financial commitment. The recipients of the 2013 Governor’s Award for the Arts and Humanities are: • Kay Beck, Atlanta • Linda Crowe Chesnut, Athens • Dr. John Ferling, Carrollton • Melissa Fay Greene, Atlanta • Tim Howard, Chatsworth • Marianne Lambert, Atlanta • Chuck Leavell, Dry Branch • Frank Maloy, Tifton • Merryll Penson, Athens • Allan Vigil, Morrow • The Center for Puppetry Arts, Atlanta • Colquitt County Arts Center, Moultrie • Fox Theatre Institute, Atlanta • Moving in the Spirit, Atlanta • United Shape Note Singers, Atlanta Detailed information about the recipients is available on

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Winter 2014 Newletter 401 7th Avenue S. W. Moultrie, GA 31768 (229)985-1922 fax: (229)890-6746 Find us on Facebook Too!

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The Colquitt County Arts Center was recently awarded Institution of the Year by The Georgia Association of Museums and Galleries. Pictured here is Jeff Ophime, Director of the Colquitt County Arts Center, receiving the GAMG Award from Michelle Lewis, President of The Georgia Association of Museums and Galleries.

Our Mission Statement The Colquitt County Arts Center is a creative cultural resource that makes quality visual and performing art available to a diverse population. The arts center provides engaging arts education for children and adults, acts as a steward of permanent collections, and maintains a landmark facility that enriches the whole community.”

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The Colquitt County Arts Center is the recipient of the 2013-14 Georgia Governor's Award for Arts & Humanities and has also been awarded by the Georgia Association of Museums and Galleries as the Institution of the Year!

“The Art of the Craft” March 8 - May 30, 2014 Reception: March 8th 11:00 - 1:00pm Hosted by Moultrie Service League The Bright Ring Foundation, a non-profit organization that helps other not-for-profits.

Frank Francese Workshop March 20-23 $360 for 4 days 9am - 4 pm Experience a Francese Watercolor Workshop The signature of a Francese watercolor is his use of big shapes, color, color and more color! No matter where a Francese watercolor is displayed, it will radiate a flash of color that literally jumps off the wall, immediately capturing the eye of the casual observer and art critic alike. Francese brings a new style to the time tested combination of color and interesting shapes. His style employs the use of large brushes and a wet-on-wet method where in much of the color mixing is accomplished on the paper. Frank's technique often produces brilliant, at other times subtle, and always unique shades of color. The only limits are the artist’s imagination and willingness to experiment with every combination of color on his palette. Color provides the stage for the artist’s performance; shapes provide the characters. Detail is only used after the color and big shapes, positive and negative, are in place. Francese states “One must not over do the detail in any painting. It should be using it sparingly and with great thought. I have seen many paintings where the artist used too much detail, thinking that is the key to a great painting.” The goal of a Francese workshop is to teach artists of all skill levels to combine color, shape and then detail into a unique work of art.

Kitty Dodd Colored Pencil Workshop April 25-27 $175


March is Youth Art Month! Middle, Junior, and High School students will display their works as organized by art teachers Alisha Montgomery, Candy Clements and Whitney Hood.

Reception: Saturday, March 8 11:00 to 1:00 Hosted by the Moultrie Service League

Auditions Thursday, March 6, 2014 5:00 pm - 7:00pm Grades 6 thru 12 Performance Thursday and Friday April 24 & 25 7 PM Saturday and Sunday, April 26 & 27 2 PM

Entries from last year’s Youth Art Month

2014 Downtown Moultrie Spring Fling Juried Arts Competition April 19, 2014 Moultrie, Georgia

The Main Street Program & The Colquitt County Arts Center are sponsoring an opportunity for professional artists to participate in the Spring Fling Juried Arts Competition and Sales Opportunity. Selected artists will compete in two categories for awards and must offer original works of art for sale. $1000 in Cash Awards! Call the Arts Center at 229-985-1922

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Kids Art Classes ADVENTURES IN ART W/LIN Mondays 5:30-6:30 Cost: $50/month Supply fee $30 Be inspired! Be creative! Immerse yourself in the wonderful world of art and explore everything from painting to sculpting to drawing. You'll have fun developing your own unique artistic style and creating your own fantastic works of art. Something different each month.

Kid’s Mixed Media Art Classes w/Kathy Nelson Kids will create wonderful keepsake pieces of artwork while learning to draw, paint, sculpt using clay and other mediums. Mondays $45.00 4:30 - 5:30 Grades K-2 5:30 - 6:30 Grades 3rd -5th Tuesdays $55.00 4:30 - 6:00 Middle School & up Plus $25 supply fee (quarterly)

Ballet, Tap, Jazz & HipHop with Mrs. Lovedy 3 & 4 Yrs. (pre-ballet) - 4:00pm - 4:30pm $45per month 5,6,& 7 Yrs. (ballet, tap & hip-hop)- 4:30pm - 5:15pm $55 per month 8,9,10 Yrs. (ballet, tap & hip-hop) - 5:15pm - 6:00pm $55 per month 11 & up (ballet technique) - 6:00pm - 7:00pm $65 per month Costume/Recital Fee - $60 payable to Lovedy Griner Supplies needed (please label all items with dancer's name) Pink or black leotard, pink footed tights, pink ballet shoes, black tap shoe, dance bag

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AdultTeen Drawing w/Shovar Mondays 6:30 - 7:30p.m $40/$10 supply

Adult Painting w/Shovar Thursdays 11:00am - 2:00pm $50

Senior Art Class w/Karen Sasine $25/month includes supplies and instruction Tuesdays from 10:30 - 12:00 Come out and enjoy learning how to paint with acrylics with a great group of adults. The artwork being turned out from this class is just fabulous!

Kids will create wonderful keepsake pieces of artwork while learning to draw, paint , sculpt using clay and other mediums.

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