Arts center hosting Fiber Arts Exhibit this weekend

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The Fiber Arts Exhibit will be hosted at the Hoschton Heritage Arts Center this weekend.

Stop by the center from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday or Saturday or from 1-5 p.m. on Sunday to see items that contributed to the history of clothing or developed because of the industry. Also see how many items made of fiber are true art. The fee for the Fiber Arts Exhibit is $5 for adults and $2 for students.

The center is located at 74 White St., in downtown Hoschton.

Sixteen artists will be participating in the Plein Air Event beginning Oct. 19 when the participates must have their canvas stamped. They have one week to paint a historical site in Braselton or Hoschton and bring the finished painting to the arts center on Oct. 26 for judging.

The winner receives $200 and a one-night stay at Chateau Elan in Braselton. The second place winner receives $100 and a bottle of Chateau Elan wine. The third place winner gets $50 and a bottle of wine.

All entries will be displayed in a booth at the Antique & Holiday Festival on Oct. 27-28 in the Braselton Park. You can purchase an original art piece with historical significance.

The final Concert on the Veranda for the Summer 2012 Concert Series will be from 8-10 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 20. Bring you lawn chair and a light blanket for the cool event because you don’t want to miss Danny Ray Cole, who plays guitar and fiddle and sings country and bluegrass, He is a member of the Georgia Music Hall of Fame.

“The HHAC Board of Directors has several great artists who have worked hard to get the arts center started and we are very grateful,” said Robbie Bettis, who heads the art council board of directors. “It is only fitting that our first art show feature art from our board members.”

The Cornucopia Art Show will be for the entire month of November but begins with a 5-7 p.m. reception on Nov. 3.

“Each of our artists will have an exhibit area, and you can view and purchase original drawings, paintings, stain glass, jewelry or other art items from these talented ladies,” said Bettis.

The artists showcased at the Cornucopia Arts Show will include Donna Bailey, Debra Swantek Brooks, Astra Graham, Regie Kennedy, Martha Moore, Lynn Paige, Mia Rodriguez, Sandra Stephens and Carol Tanner.

If you are an artist or artisan you can sign up to have a table at the Hoschton Heritage Arts Center on Dec. 1-2 for $15. A Holiday Market is being planned and the public is invited to come and shop for Christmas.The center’s gift shop is open at other times.

 UPCOMING CLASS OFFERINGS

A 108 Learning the Basics of Painting for Teens with Michelle Hardigree – Oct. 20-Nov. 17 (1:30-5:30 p.m.)

A 103 Learning the Basics of Drawing for Teens with Michelle Hardigree – Oct. 20-Nov, 10 (9 a.m. to 1 p.m.)

F 107 Wisteria Vine & Reed Basket Weaving with Terri Estes – Oct. 20 (10 a.m. to 1 p.m.)

C101 Knitting for Beginners with Karen Beckstein – Oct. 23 – Nov. 13 (6:30-8:30 p.m.)

K 101 Pumpkin Carving with Astra Graham – Oct. 27 (9 a.m. to 1 p.m.)

J 102 More with Herringbone Jewelry Making with Lillian Hicks – Oct. 17 & 24 (6:30-8:30 p.m.)

F 108 Introduction to Backyard Beekeeping with Bill Jaynes – Nov. 2 (4-6 p.m.) & 3 (9 a.m. to 3 p.m.)

A 106 Art with Re’gie-Painting – Re’gie Kennedy – Nov. 3 – Dec. 6 – no class Nov. 24) – Large Snow Scene – (2 -5 p.m.)

 Download your application for a class and mail it to HHAC, P.O. Box 577, Hoschton, GA 30548 or phone 706-654-2693 and register using a credit card. Register soon so a class will not close due to lack of participation.