To discover what a creative artist can do with everyday objects, talk to Julie Baxter. She turns “worn” into “wonderful” and “discarded” into “delightful,” simply by visualizing aesthetic uses for throwaway items that others would never imagine.
Whether you see an art show in a gallery or online, looking at each piece can be a one-on-one experience. This is especially true with Jacksonville State University’s BFA Senior Art Exhibition — which you can view online at www.jaxstateart.org.
Hard work and planning has continued despite the pandemic at both Parker Memorial Baptist Church and the Calhoun County Historical Society. Parker Memorial’s new Kids City project expresses the essence of making children a priority through artwork. The historical society, starting in Septemb…
In order to ensure the future of the most important historic sites and the music we enjoy in our community, preservation is a must.
Music in the past, music in the present and, now, music in the future: These cultural advantages are central to Anniston’s story.
In my neighborhood, springtime means getting out and walking. It means walking dogs, walking rapidly for health or simply walking to enjoy the weather, sometimes with baby carriages in tow.
A calendar of the Christian church year marks feast days and holy days. These days call attention to Easter, All Saints Day, Ascension Day, Christmas Day and more. When these days fall on Sundays, they are observed by pastors and congregations, depending on the denomination.
Although they feature totally different styles and meanings, two musical performances this weekend have one asset in common: The melodies and lyrics of both have staying power.
Applause is due to more than 40 artists in music and visual art in Calhoun County this month for their honors and accomplishments. But their success involves more than the recognition. In the case of pianist Rachel Park and 40 artists selected for the annual juried student exhibit at Jackson…
The arts bring people together, it has been said. This week, arts events will do just that in three different ways. A gardening presentation, a piano quartet performance and an organ recital of sacred music appeal to different tastes, but each will be fresh and interesting and a learning exp…
History’s happenings are not merely past events. They live on with us today and impact our decisions and lifestyles.
Everyone who takes the arts calendar seriously knows that Anniston, Oxford and Jacksonville offer a bounty of events. Here are three more, all scheduled for Thursday and Friday. The photography and piano music occasions happen at different hours. You can make all three!
History repeats itself, as they say. And thank goodness for that, when it comes to art trends today. Three arts happenings on this month’s calendar wouldn’t be possible without attainments centuries ago in hymnody, tatting and a deserving individual’s trip to Rome, Italy. All three elements …
The creativity in music and theater has a way of bringing our attention to special occasions. Locally, music and theater can enhance our celebration of Mardi Gras and Valentine’s Day. If we can dance at a Mardi Gras ball and hear romantic songs on stage — songs from the heart — on Valentine’…
“Everyone has a part to play on the stage of life: What will be your part?” Georgia Calhoun, Choccolocco community historian, often asks her young friends this question when the subject turns to their future.
Coming events in entertainment range from fun to festive to reverent. After the New Year, a program on historic highlights of Calhoun County shifts the aura to spooky. You never know what you can find in area arts, but there’s likely something for every preference.
When wintry weather chills the air outside, remember it’s warm inside at events where there’s holiday fare. A Christmas pageant and a concert are scheduled at area churches today, while the Oxford Performing Arts Center is the venue for a dinner theater production of “A Tuna Christmas.”
It’s a challenge to find new ways each year to tell the timeless story of Christ’s birth. But through the skill of singers and instrumentalists performing time-honored and new compositions, it’s possible to experience anew the wonder of Christmas.
The sights and sounds of Christmas are already with us. Visual merriment is available now at the Magic of Lights show in Oxford, while a more meditative lights event is the Anniston Civitan Club’s Luminary on Dec. 7 at Forestlawn Gardens.
There’s much to be said for going to area arts events this month. Several works on display at Nunnally’s Custom Frame and Gallery in Anniston reflect various vistas from countries near and far. Viewers can share the experiences of world travel in one afternoon without even leaving the galler…