The Artside: Some art for show, sale; some artists to show, tell

The arts calendar is packed with events for the first weekend in February, beginning with a preview party in Aiken, a juried show opening in McCormick, S.C., an Art Now talk at the Morris Museum and First Thursday at Midtown - all happening Feb. 5.

The Artside: Sloat exhibit mirrors color and light

New York-based artist Ben Sloat has created an installation titled The One in the Center Cannot See the Whole, in the Mary S. Byrd Gallery in the Summerville campus of Georgia Regents University.

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Georgia Milestone Assessment Informational Session: 10 a.m.-noon Thursday, Jan. 15, Glenn Hills Middle School; Georgia's New Student Assessment for grades 3-8.

2014 Holiday Preview

See our list and check it twice so you won't miss the Christmas concerts, lights and magic of the season.

The Artside: Thomason's oil paintings offer view of Appalachia

At the Morris Museum of Art, an exhibition features 26 of Eugene Thomason's oil paintings including a series depicting a fictional mountain clan he called the Hankinses, as well as portraits, landscapes and scenes of everyday life in Appalachia.

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THIS WEEK CLOTHES CLOSET: 10 a.m.-noon Saturday, Dec. 27, New Exodus Missionary Baptist Church, 3604 Morgan Road, Hephzibah; clothing for all sizes and genders; free NEW YEAR'S EVE CD RELEASE CONCERT AND COUNTDOWN TO NOON: 11 a.m. Wednesday, Dec.

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...6-8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 20, Lucy Craft Laney Museum of Black History; independent documentary about the activism...m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 6, Lucy Craft Laney Museum of Black History, 1116 Phillips St.; for ages 12 and...

The Artside: Photographs by GRU's Rust featured at Kentucky park

Brian Rust, multi-talented professor of art at Georgia Regents University, recently completed an eight-image installation within Raven Run Nature Sanctuary in Lexington, Ky.

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Shoe collection for the homeless: New and used shoes accepted; make donations of all types of shoes, regardless of size or condition, to Dr. Kent Kronowsky at The Foot and Ankle Group, 1519 Laney-Walker Blvd., through Jan. 2; (706) 724-1224

Augusta Recreation, Parks and Facilities plan pulled from committee agenda

A $225,230 engineering and master plan for Augusta Recreation, Parks and Facilities has been pulled from the Public Services committee agenda because it conflicts with a $100,000 assessment included in the 2015 budget.