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Holley Calmes

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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.

ART BEAT: Lionheart presents Steinbeck's 'Of Mice and Men'

The production opens Sept. 14.

ART BEAT: Visual arts take center stage in Norcross and Suwanee

Both cities display new works of art in September.

ART BEAT: Hudgens Center's fall classes include workshops

The nine workshops planned begin Saturday and run through Nov. 4.

ART BEAT: Lawrenceville Community Children's Choir warms up with weekend camp

The local choir is hosting a music camp Aug. 17 and 18 for children.

ART BEAT: Gwinnett Ballet to host Youth America Grand Prix's Southeastern Semifinals

The competition is slated for March 1 to 3, 2013 in Lawrenceville.

ART BEAT: Atlanta's 'Pen Women' offer visual art

National League of American Pen Women, Atlanta branch, are featured in a multi-media exhibition at the gallery at St. Edward's Episcopal Church in Lawrenceville.

ART BEAT: DE Fine Art offers a colorful display of international artists

Upcoming events include "Valencian Summers" from Aug. 1 to 31 and "French Inspirations" from Sept. 5 to 28.

ART BEAT: Disney's 'The Little Mermaid Jr.' swims into Suwanee for annual fundraiser

Suwanee Performing Arts performs July 27 and 28 to raise money for Broadway in the Park.

ART BEAT: All youth version of Disney's "Jungle Book" will support Norcross Co-op Ministry

The Norcross theater plans to donate money and school supplies gathered from the audience.

ART BEAT: 'Arts at Twilight' celebrates the creative spirit in Duluth

The fourth annual "Arts at Twilight" fundraiser titled "An Evening in Paris" is an event in an effort to raise money for the arts in Duluth and for high school scholarships for students planning to major in the fine arts.

ART BEAT: OTC Comedy Troupe invokes laughter at Lionheart Theatre

This improv troupe brings a 90-minute show to Norcross.

ART BEAT: Gwinnett Ballet Theatre moves to new state-of-the-art facility in Lawrenceville

The new studio will be at 1800 MacLeod Drive across Sugarloaf Parkway from Gwinnett Tech.

ART BEAT: Onion Man Productions harvests a bumper crop at Lionheart

A collection of eight original 10-minute plays will be performed at the Lionheart Theatre in Norcross.

ART BEAT: Hudgens Center opens four new exhibitions

"DRAWN: From Athens," "Summer Sk8," "Pulp Fashion: The Art of the Paper Dress" and "Altered Books" are on display through Aug. 25.

ART BEAT: Lionheart Theatre's drama camps for young artists offer creative fun

The Norcross theater offers three summer camps from June 25 to 29 for performers of all ages.

ART BEAT: Suwanee holds third annual Arts in the Park

Great emphasis is being placed on the entertainment this year, and there are some interesting groups being offered to festival-goers.

ART BEAT: Northeast Atlanta Ballet finishes the season with 'Beauty and the Beast'

"Beauty and the Beast" will hit the stage of the Gwinnett Performing Arts Center on May 18 and 20.

ART BEAT: Barefoot in the Park Fine Arts Market celebrates a new era for Gwinnett's arts community

The Duluth festival welcomes art of all mediums to the Duluth Town Green May 5 and 6.