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Holley Calmes

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ART BEAT: Home By Dark to engage audiences with intimate concert

The in-the-round style concert will be at the Performing Arts Center at Gwinnett Center on Sept. 13.

ART BEAT: Anita's ArtsCool continues to grow for all ages

The Buford studio is adding classes for children, teenagers and adults.

ART BEAT: Kudzu Arts Zone draws smiles with 'Tickling Your Fancy'

There is still plenty of time to “get happy” at Kudzu Art Zone. The “Tickling Your Fancy” exhibition that launched on Aug. 2 will continue through Sept. 7, inviting art lovers to experience what makes an artist smile.

ART BEAT: Mott family experiences miracles through art, dance community

The family talks after ballerina Anna Mott, their daughter suffers a stroke and battles cancer.

ART BEAT: Gallery in Lawrenceville to feature Gwinnett artist

Mikki Dillon has 19 pieces of work on display through Sept. 6.

ART BEAT: Gwinnett Choral Guild launches its 30th season

The 2013-2014 will be directed under the organization’s first Artistic Director Renee Wilson-Wicker.

ART BEAT: International Film Festival includes documentary about Gwinnett Dancer

The Gwinnett Center presents 60 films from across the USA and numerous foreign countries this weekend.

ART BEAT: 16-year-old to direct Lionheart's "Suessical Jr."

One young Gwinnett artist is enjoying a summer filled with challenging artistic experiences. Sam Casey, son of Lionheart Theatre’s Sean and Chris Casey, is at the helm of the play “Seussical Jr.” as its director, managing and inspiring dozens of other teen actors and technical workers.

ART BEAT: Suwanee's 2013-2015 SculpTour is a walkable art encounter

The 2013-2015 SculpTour is installed and presenting workers, walkers and other visitors with encounters with all types of three-dimensional images.

ART BEAT: Young Gwinnett dancers to travel for summer intensives

Several performers are traveling around the United States and out of the country to sharpen their skills.

ART BEAT: Kudzu Art Zone's 'Open' juried exhibit an eclectic mix

"Open" show features 51 pieces of art juried by Larry Walker of Atlanta.

ART BEAT: Singer Norwood promotes music for youth through foundation

His next event on June 23 at 4 p.m. at the Red Clay Theatre.

ART BEAT: Hudgens Center's summer programming approaches a sold-out status

There is still room for other classes at the Center throughout the summer.

ART BEAT: Drama and dance camps abound in Duluth

Sugarloaf Performing Arts and New Dawn Theater offers several camps this summer.

ART BEAT: Lionheart Theatre to offer summer camps for all ages

The Norcross theatre will host classes for singing, dancing, acting, improv and comedy.

ART BEAT: 'Aladdin' takes stage by Northeast Atlanta Ballet

This ballet was brought back to the stage due to popular demand.

Suwanee welcomes annual Arts in the Park event

The fourth annual event returns to Suwanee's Town Center Park May 18.

ART BEAT: A summer full of dancing awaits at Gwinnett Ballet Theatre

Summer camps for all levels begin in June.

ART BEAT: Duluth Fine Arts League to hold scholarship auditions

This year, three scholarships will be presented to first-, second- and third-place winners in the respective amounts of $2,500, $1,500 and $1,000.

ART BEAT: 'Real/Unreal/Surreal' challenges viewers' concept of reality

The exhibit explores individual notions of reality with a mix of abstract, semi-abstract and realistic works that utilize a variety of traditional and non-traditional media in fresh and innovative ways.

ART BEAT: Anita's ArtsCool holding art contest for five scholarships

This will mark the third year these scholarships have been given, which can be used in several classes.

ART BEAT: Hudgens Center offers summer camps for creative kids

Four "Color Wheel" camps and three "Summer Pottery Camps" are being offered in June and July.

ART BEAT: Gwinnett Ballet Theatre presents romantic ballet 'Giselle'

The story follows a young peasant girl who falls in love with a young nobleman in disguise.

ART BEAT: 'Capture Culture' photo contest celebrates diversity

The Exchange, an organization that bridges cultures with diverse programming, announced its hosting a photography competition.

Independent filmmakers introduce 'The Dunderheads' in Suwanee

Suwanee and the Movie Tavern joined up last fall to present six independent films to the public.

ART BEAT: Southern Ballet Theatre presents 'Rapunzel'

The fairy tale about the captive princess with the long, long locks opens Friday in Duluth.

ART BEAT: Tannery Row Artist Colony presents 'Current'

The artists display works with lake, boating and ocean themes.

ART BEAT: Lawrenceville Community Orchestra to launch in spring

The new group's first performance is slated for April 4.

ART BEAT: Visual arts are blooming in Peachtree Corners, Norcross

Just in time for spring, the visual arts are blooming in Peachtree Corners and Norcross, with activities and opportunities for visitors to admire, acquire and learn.. Objet d'Art Gallery in Peachtree Corners is a relatively new studio and gallery space. Located at 5270 Peachtree Parkway, Suite 110, the business opened

ART BEAT: Artist Adrian Green paints larger-than-life personalities

Green's murals and artwork can been seen at several Gwinnett schools and two Gwinnett businesses, the Bigg Headz Barber Shops.

ART BEAT: 'Heart Throbs' celebrates the search for love at Lionheart

The theater presents a collection of nine short plays produced by Dave Fisher.

ART BEAT: Mark your calendars for 'Barefoot in the Park' arts festival

The annual festival is adding folk art and a multicultural area to the event.

ART BEAT: 9 GBT dancers to participate in the Youth America Grand Prix

Gwinnett Ballet Theatre and the Gwinnett Performing Arts Center announced in August that they will host this segment of the world-wide event.

ART BEAT: Youth Concert Series returns to Gwinnett for its ninth edition

This year, the performance will feature five student choreographers with six entries.

ART BEAT: Metropolitan Atlanta Arts Fund luncheon highlights Gwinnett arts groups

Three nonprofit art organizations were recognized in early December.

ART BEAT: Suwanee sends out a call to artists for 'SculpTour' 2013

2013's SculpTour has been extended to a 22 month exhibit period.

ART BEAT: Artful gift ideas around Gwinnett

With the holidays around the corner, here's a list of art shops in the county with one-of-a-kind gifts.

ART BEAT: Gwinnett Ballet celebrates 50 'Nutcracker' performances with orchestra

In 2006, the company added a live, professional orchestra to accompany its dancers in the Gwinnett Performing Arts Center.

ART BEAT: Sugarloaf Performing Arts offers the 'Nativity Ballet'

The two performances are free to the public for the holidays.

Duluth Fine Arts League invited art lovers into area homes

Four Duluth homes open its doors for the arts.

ART BEAT: Southern Ballet Theatre gets 'Grinchy' for the holidays

The arts are busy Nov. 17 in Gwinnett County.

ART BEAT: Young artists from The Actor's Edge prepare for holiday production

The Duluth troupe brings "The Great Christmas Mash-Up" to The Dancing Goat Theatre Dec. 15

ART BEAT: Gwinnett Ballet Theatre invites community to 'Backstage Pass'

The event will have food, drinks and an auction.

ART BEAT: Stone Mountain Chorus fall show features new director, international champions

The group performs at the Gwinnett Performing Arts Center Nov. 9 and 10.

ART BEAT: Dancers take flight during Sugarloaf Ballet's 'Peter Pan'

Under the direction of Lori Zamzow-Wire, the Duluth company presents the Disney classic Oct. 20 and 21.

ART BEAT: ArtWorks! Gwinnett celebrates service to the community

The nonprofit raised $3,000 additional funds in its first grass roots call-a-thon.

ART BEAT: Zephyr Instrumental launches its first 'Master Season' of concerts

The Gwinnett group kicks off its concert season Oct. 13 and 14.

ART BEAT: Gwinnett community theaters collaborate to produce 'The Foreigner'

Live Arts Community Theatre and Fifth Row Center Theatre come together for new production.

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ART BEAT: Anita's Art School opens its doors for an open house, homecoming

Anita Stewart has been a mainstay of the visual arts and arts education community in Gwinnett for a long time.

ART BEAT: 'Gwinnett Parks Challenge' inspires local artists to paint

The winning artwork will be shown around the county through March 2013.