0

Piedmont Arts Center's 'Phling' declared success

Special Photo<br> The Georgia Piedmont Arts Center presented their spring tent festival April 9 to an enthusiastic crowd.

Special Photo
The Georgia Piedmont Arts Center presented their spring tent festival April 9 to an enthusiastic crowd.

AUBURN -- It must have been something in the unseasonably warm air.

Kathleen Gill, president of the Georgia Piedmont Arts Center, said the group's spring tent festival -- "Spring Phling" -- was universally enjoyed, despite near-record heat.

Held on the lawn of the GPAC cottage in Auburn, the event saw music, arts and crafts, free mini art lessons and continued the center's string of weather-appropriate shows, Gills said.

The Phling crowd, she observed, was "enthusiastic."

The cost for exhibitors was $40 for GPAC members and $50 for non-members.

In the same positive vein, center officials declared their inaugural gallery show at the art cottage -- the winter-themed "Shades of White" -- a success earlier this year. Seventeen artists showed 27 pieces, spanning the two-day event.

Another color-themed show, "Radically Red," was planned for February, followed by "Envy Green" in March. Artists of all skill levels were invited to participate.

The not-for-profit center recently relocated from Winder to a historic house in downtown Auburn. Its mission is to "cultivate, facilitate and promote a community in which all art forms can thrive cooperatively," according to the center's website.

On deck for GPAC is the Kids Summer Camps, which starts in mid-June. Full details will be on the center's website (www.GeorgiaPiedmontArtsCenter.com) by Monday, Gill said.