The 2014-15 arts season includes dance performances by Columbia County Ballet, Dance Augusta, Aiken Civic Ballet and more.
AIKEN CENTER FOR THE ARTS: 122 Laurens St. SW, Aiken, (803) 641-9094, aikencenterforthearts.org; open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Saturday...
The first weekend in September will open with a flurry of arts activities including a screening of the new 30-minute documentary film on artist Edward Rice, and events for First Thursday and First Friday.
Artist Activist, a group show exploring art as an agent for social change, is the first show of the season at the Mary S. Byrd Gallery on Georgia Regents University's Summerville campus.
The Augusta Photography Festival will return this fall with more than 40 activities ranging from exhibits and gallery shows to workshops, field trips, photo walks and special events. The biennial celebration will open Oct. 24 and run for 10 days.
Photographer Colleen Morgan will be featured in a solo exhibit opening Aug. 7 at Aiken Center for the Arts, and Midtown Market is ramping up its First Thursday event featuring Tina Goldsmith.
Exhibits are opening that will feature works by Bea Kuhlke, one of Augusta's best-known artists, and Bill Updegraff, an award-winning watercolorist.
Suzanne Simmons is a double winner in the Aiken Artist Guild's annual members' show, taking both best in show and people's choice awards for her oil portrait titled "Kim."
While most Augusta art patrons are familiar with Jonathan Green's vibrant paintings of Gullah life and culture in the Lowcountry, what's not so well known is the artist's extensive collection of works by other artists.