ART BEAT: Gwinnett Ballet Theatre's Youth Performance Division presents "Dreams" at the GBT studios Oct. 26
Young dancers follow their dreams. It is the motivation behind all of the hard work, time, tears and joy that go into the serious pursuit of a professional career, or the “dream” of one.
Consider kicking off the spooky season with comedy instead of candy! Gwinnett’s OTC Comedy Troupe has invited fellow comedians from Dad’s Garage and Laughing Matters in Atlanta for an evening of chuckles on Friday, October 17 at Lionheart Theatre.
Two young producers are bringing something spooky to the Lionheart Theatre stage on October 9th through the 12th.
ART BEAT: North Gwinnett Arts Association and The City of Suwanee Offer 'Plein Air,' Classic Car Show
The City of Suwanee is always bustling with arts events, and this fall the burg has two special offerings for artists and those who appreciate beauty.
Catherine Vecchio and fellow designer Linda Whitten make the world a more beautiful place and reach out to others at the same time. The two floral artistsare using their talents to give back to the community in unique and beautiful ways.
A few years ago, as Gwinnett’s population grew increasingly diverse, the city of Snellville felt that it was time to celebrate all of the wonderful arts, crafts, food and friendliness of these cultures.
Artworks Gwinnett Executive Director Raye Varney has fond memories of growing up participating in community theatre with her sister and her father. It is no wonder that she wanted to pass along the experience to her daughters by finding a theatrical experience they could share.
Lionheart Theatre’s upcoming play “Moon Over Buffalo” serves up situation comedy, shtick, screwball farce, sexual innuendo, mistaken identity, swordplay and slapstick. And if that’s not enough, the admission price includes dessert!
Beautiful handwriting is as much of an art form as it is a means of communication. The Hudgens Center will prove this by featuring calligraphy in an event on Thursday, September 11th from 4:00 to 8:00 pm at the Museum.
New London Theatre in Snellville has chosen 9 very special plays to make up their 2014-2015 season.
The Gwinnett Choral Guild has been active in Gwinnett since 1983, making it one of the oldest non-profit arts groups in the community. Now led by Artistic Director Renee Wilson-Wicker, the organization is looking to expand as it prepares for an exciting season.
Owen and Gwinnett School of Music’s Kelly Bowlin will officially open the doors of an expanded music education facility at Red Clay Theatre as soon as Aug. 1.
Norwood wins Atlanta’s Next Legend competition
Columnist Holley Calmes follows up on the career of Lawrenceville native and musical artist Norwood.
“Grease” is the final show for New London Theatre’s 2013-14 season.
The Snellville Arts Commission came into being in 2012 with the first meeting in August of that year and is continuing its commitment to foster participation in the arts.
“Treasure Island” will be performed July 11, 12 and 13 at Central Baptist Church in Lawrenceville.
Varnerin is a graduate of Duluth High School.
Guests are invited to come as their favorite movie stars or just to doll up like one. The night will be filled with stars of all kinds, including famous look-alike celebrities.
Bennyroyce Royon, a nationally known choreographer, dancer and teacher, will be teaching summer intensive at GBT, whose artistic director, Wade Walthall, was Royon’s first teacher.
A women’s barbershop chorus recently won its area competition.
Southern Ballet Theatre and Gwinnett Ballet Theatre attended the Southeastern Regional Ballet Association’s spring festival.
Everyone who visits Suwanee on May 17 and partakes in the pleasures of “Peace, Love and Arts in the Park” will leave “feelin’ groovy.”
“Fiddler on the Roof” will be presented May 1 through 4 and 8 through 11 by Fifth Row Center Theatre at the Buford Community Center.
The Ludwig Symphony will perform its season finale, “A Cherry Blossom Spring Fling,” on April 26 at the Gwinnett Performing Arts Center.
The Crane Classical Music Society is located at 834 Pleasant Hill Road in Lilburn, and within its doors string students are flourishing.
Auditions for the scholarships are April 23 and are free and open to the public, making this event a wonderful opportunity to appreciate the young talent in the Gwinnett community.
A Norcross theater company is gearing up for its summer offerings.
The Hudgens Center for the Arts in Duluth has announced its summer offerings.
The Gwinnett Ballet Theatre will present the fairy tale “Cinderella” on March 29 and 30 at the Gwinnett Performing Arts Center.
Suwanee’s Independent Film Series consists of six films shown in September, October and November and continuing in February, March and April, with one film per month. April’s film will be “The Retrieval,” a film set in the American Civil War era.
A women’s nonprofit organization of female barbershop singers will present its annual anniversary show March 22.
Four performances will be held. Evening shows will be at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, March 7 and 8, and matinees will be presented at 2:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, March 8 and 9.
The play “Wit” is opening on the New London Theatre stage in Snellville.
The Youth America Grand Prix will hold its Southeastern Semi-Finals at the Gwinnett Performing Arts Center February 21 through 23.
The festival is one of the most popular spring events in Gwinnett.
The Suwanee City Council member is a photographer and painter.
Originally, the showcase was designed as a special training exercise to provide motivation and choreography experience to aspiring young dancers and choreographers. Now, the event has expanded into a full length production.
Kudzu Art Zone artists are taking their work outside of their Norcross location.
Non-musicians can enjoy several upcoming performances.
The Norcross theater has several plays lined up for the new year.
Art effects people differently through the holidays
Art beat writer Holley Calmes asked local leaders about how art effects their lives during the season of giving.
Two exhibits are open through the new year
Kudzu Art Zone and The Gallery at St. Edwards Episcopal Church are offering the free exhibits, featuring several local artists.
It is free and open to the public
Sugarloaf Ballet will be offering this vision of Jesus’ birth to audiences at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 18 in the Gwinnett Performing Arts Center for free.
The show returns to Gwinnett Performing Arts Center
The ballet’s annual holiday performance kicks off Dec. 7 and runs through Dec. 22.
The Lawrenceville nonprofit to host open house Dec. 5
During the open house, attendees have a chance to buy hand crafted holiday pieces made by the clients at Creative Enterprise.
It is the work of local artist Mikki Root Dillon
The exhibit is on display in Snellville’s City Hall through Dec. 31.
The Lawrenceville troop to present a “Grinchy” show
For the past four years, the company has presented “A Very Grinchy Christmas” based on the popular characters of Dr. Seuss’s book “How the Grinch Stole Christmas.”
The classic tale of Willy Loman comes to Snellville
Audiences have a chance to see the performans on Fridays through Sundays until Nov. 17, when the play closes.
The chorus performs its fall program at 8:30 p.m. Nov. 15 and at 2 and 7 p.m. Nov. 16. All performances will be held at the Duluth First United Methodist Church located at 3208 Duluth Highway in Duluth.
The backdrop for this fling is the exhibition “Hispanoamericanos – Traveling Souls,” based on Felix Berroa’s Hispanic American Visual Arts Project on Oct. 26.