6/6/2018 1:01:00 PM - Harris Arts Center is a busy place in June
  by AllAroundGordon.com / Calhoun, GA / Compiled

School is out, Summer is here, and the Harris Arts Center is a happening place during June.

Georgia Clay Council Art Show

Georgia Clay Council Art Show is in its final days, but it’s not too late to see and enjoy sculptural, functional, and mixed media works by eighteen Georgia ceramic artists in “Talking With Our Hands,” on view through June 7.

According to Mary DeFoor, co-chair of the Visual Arts Guild, the title of the show reflects the fact that each of the artists has a story to tell through the medium of clay.  From figurative and symbolic sculptures to graceful and colorful functional tableware, the exhibit features a diverse spectrum of artistic expression.

Artists participating in the show include Tisa Barton, Sue B. Chisholm, Triny Cline and Mike Sherrer, Dan and Mary DeFoor, Fred and Laura Ellis, Sheryl Holstein, Jerry Jankovsky, Deborah Macknight, Phoebe Maze, Cathy Meincer, Janet Smith, Marie-Luce Van Asten, Tina Vamvakias, Ann Wallin, and Linda Zlotnik.

Toddler Friday

Toddler Friday, a new program for your little ones meets the second Friday of each month from 10:30 a.m. ‘til Noon.

Leading the program is retired Art Educator Deanna Dodd. Deanna has led this same program at the The Hudgens Center for Art & Learning in Duluth for more than 3 years, and is excited to bring her experience to Calhoun.
This program is designed for children ages 6 months to 5 years. Toddler artists enjoy story time, music, sensory activities and a hands-on project.
Non-member pricing is $7.00 per session for the first child and $5.00 for each additional child. Members are offered the discounted price of $5.00 for each child. For more information or to register, call 706-629-2599. A parent or other adult must attend.

Regional Art Show

If you’re a regional artist and would like to participate in the annual Harris Arts Center show, applications are now available, but the deadline to apply is Monday, June 4. The show will hang from June 12 through August 10.  Artists from throughout Northwest Georgia are invited to submit original two and three dimensional work in any medium for this non-juried show.
An artist reception will be Sunday, June 24, from 3:00 until 4:30 p.m.

Summer Beach Party featuring The Tams

Experience the beach without leaving Calhoun! Join the Harris Arts Center on Friday, June 22 at 7:00 p.m. for a Summer Beach Party featuring The Tams. This indoor/outdoor event will feature beach games, raffles and photo ops. Of course, don’t forget the main attractions of the evening – a concert by The Tams and all you can eat from the Varsity food truck!

The Tams have been entertaining audiences for over 50 years! Known for their Beach Music, the Tams have had such hits as “Be Young, Be Foolish, Be Happy”, “What Kind of Fool”, and “Hey Girl Don’t Bother Me”.  Over the years, the Tams have traveled with the Temptations, Four Tops, Jimmy Buffet, Rod Steward, Otis Redding, James Brown and more. The Tams are known for their fun, fresh and exciting shows. Kick off your summer with the Tams!

Tickets are $40 per person and are available at the Harris Arts Center and online at www.harrisartscenter.com. Tickets should be purchased in advance. Harris Arts Center is located at 212 South Wall Street in Calhoun.  For further information on any of these programs, contact the center at 706-629-2599.

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