<![CDATA[Allied Arts - News]]>Tue, 20 Feb 2018 09:27:47 -0800Weebly<![CDATA[Ken Waldman to Begin Residency at Baldwin County Schools]]>Tue, 13 Feb 2018 16:59:33 GMThttp://milledgevillealliedarts.com/news/ken-waldman-to-begin-residency-at-baldwin-county-schoolsPicture
​Alaskan Fiddle Poet Ken Waldman is set to begin two week-long residencies with Baldwin County fourth graders. From February 26 – March 2, Waldman will work with Midway Hills fourth graders. From March 12 – 16, he will work with Lakeview Academy students. His literacy residencies will include workshops and programs for teachers. The Midway Hills Academy residency will end with a performance at Allen’s Market. Waldman will perform his own works, as well as poems composed by students during the week. There is no admission cost for this free community event, and parents are encouraged to bring children. 

​Ken Waldman is a former college professor with an MFA in Creative Writing. His unique residencies and performances combine his love of literature and music. Waldman has written eight full-length poetry collections, a memoir of his life as a touring artist, a volume of acrostic poems for children, and has recorded nine CDs of Appalachian-style string band music. Waldman has traveled the country and taught at 220 colleges, city schools, remote villages, and teacher workshops in thirty-three states.
            During his school residencies, Waldman focuses on poetry and other genres of literature. His writing residencies also incorporate lessons in geography, math, critical thinking, and of course, music.  Waldman uses his fiddle to keep the attention of young students and to enhance to beauty of the written word. Students love attending his entertaining classes, and come out knowing something they didn’t know about literature and music.
            Ken Waldman’s performance at Allen’s Market will be at 7:30 on March 2. Doors will open at 7:00. There are no tickets for this free community performance. Call Allied Arts at (478) 452 – 3950 with questions, or visit www.MilledgevilleAlliedArts.com.
<![CDATA[Maryllis Wolfgang to Display Photography]]>Tue, 13 Feb 2018 16:57:13 GMThttp://milledgevillealliedarts.com/news/maryllis-wolfgang-to-display-photographyPicture
Allied Arts will host an exhibit by Milledgeville photographer Maryllis Wolfgang from February 25 through April 6. The exhibit, titled “Take Me Away,” will be on display at the Marlor Art Center at 201 N. Wayne Street.

​Maryllis Wolfgang moved to Milledgeville in 1980 and earned a B.S. and an M.S. in Psychology from Georgia College. She worked at Georgia College in Admissions and Enrollment Services until 2007. Her passion for photography developed in the early 2000s, after she received her first digital camera in 2001. In 2007, Maryllis established her photography business, The Crazy W, LLC. Later that year, she became a first-time vendor at the Daylily Festival in Gray, Ga. Since her first festival, Maryllis has participated in multiple festivals each year, including “Christmas Made in the South” and the Lake Oconee Festival.
            Maryllis has won numerous awards through the years, including wins at Allied Arts’ annual Big Click exhibit, Middle Georgia Art Association exhibits, Jasper Artfest, and the Mullberry Street Festival. In addition to showing and selling her work, Maryllis is also the official photographer for the Milledgeville-Baldwin Chamber of Commerce and the Managing Photographer and Feature Writer at Milledgeville Living Magazine. She has worked as a photographer for Deep Roots Festival, Jones County Magazine, Houston County Magazine, and currently works with a Canon 5D Mark III.
Mrs. Wolfgang’s first camera was a gift from her husband, and she is thrilled that photography has taken her places she never expected. She is excited about sharing her photography during the exhibit: “There is beauty all around- in people, animals, and landscapes. I am constantly amazed at the ability of the camera to record what I see so that I can share my vision with others.” Maryllis has been married to her husband, Jim, since 1979 and has two daughters and a grandson. She is currently a member of the Allied Arts Friends Council.
“Take Me Away” will be on display at the Marlor Arts Center from February 25 until April 6. On February 25, the Milledgeville community is invited to attend the gallery reception from 1:00 – 3:00 at the Marlor Art Center. Maryllis will give an art talk about the process and inspiration behind some of her favorite pieces, and guests will have the opportunity to speak with her individually. Call (478) 452 – 3950 with any questions, or visit www.MilledgevilleAlliedArts.com. 
<![CDATA[Town and Gown Begins with the Intersection Trio at Allen’s Market]]>Tue, 30 Jan 2018 14:30:30 GMThttp://milledgevillealliedarts.com/news/town-and-gown-begins-with-the-intersection-trio-at-allens-marketPicture
2018’s Town and Gown Series begins with the Intersection Trio on February 15. At 7:30, the acclaimed trio will present a concert at Allen’s Market.
Intersection Trio performs a wide variety of repertoire. A single concert can contain works by Bizet, Brahms, Debussy, Gershwin, Bernstein, and Williams. Audiences are enchanted by the seamless fusion between traditional and the surprising, and the trio’s effortless interaction with each other and the audience. 

​Violinist Laura Frautschi, cellist Kristina Reiko Copper, and pianist John Novacek are the talented musicians behind the music. Each artist performs and records on their own, as well as in small ensembles across the country.
Laura Frautschi, a Julliard graduate, performs a wide range of classic and contemporary works. She is a concertmaster of the New York City Opera Orchestra, and has toured internationally as a concertmaster of the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra.
Kristina Reiko Cooper, also a Julliard graduate, recently toured with the Shanghai Symphony and is a contemporary music enthusiast. She has been hailed by the New York Times as “sensational in concert,” and as a “stunning virtuoso” by the Los Angeles Times.
John Novacek, Intersection’s Grammy-nominated pianist, regularly tours the Americas, Europe, and Asia. He has played with Yo-Yo Ma and Josh Bell and works closely with composers like Sebastian Currier and John Williams.
Tickets are $15 to see this incredible trio perform works by Pyotr Tchaikovsky, Maurice Ravel, John Williams, Leonard Bernstein, and more. Purchase your tickets online at www.milledgevillealliedarts.com, or call (478) 452 – 3950.  
<![CDATA[David Gerald Returns to Allen's Market]]>Fri, 19 Jan 2018 19:16:49 GMThttp://milledgevillealliedarts.com/news/david-gerald-returns-to-allens-market
Acclaimed blues and rock guitarist David Gerald will perform with his band on Friday, February 2 at 7:30 PM in Allen’s Market. This concert is part of Allied Arts’ First Friday concert series.
Gerald, a Mississippi to Detroit transplant, began playing guitar at the age of 15. Inspired by Prince and 80s rock guitarists, he performed in multiple local bands trying to find his signature sound. He experimented with pop, rock, and finally, blues as he listened to the likes of Stevie Ray Vaughan, ZZ Hill, and B.B. King.  The struggle of keeping a band together caused Gerald to learn bass, keys, and drums in addition to his guitar.
​Now, gone are the days of overdubbing each instrument on a cassette recorder and piecing together old scrap guitars to make a whole. His signature combination of rock and blues has entranced listeners from all over the country. Gerald tours the United States year-round, and can be heard on blues radio stations. He was listed as #1 on the ReverbNation blues charts for Michigan blues artists, and his debut album, “Hell and Back,” reached #1 on Roots Music Report’s Blues Chart for Michigan. Gerald’s next album, “N2U,” is scheduled to be released later this spring, and will showcase his talent in 10 new blues-infused soul rock songs.
Tickets for this performance are $15 and can be purchased at www.milledgevillealliedarts.com, or by calling (478) 452 – 3950. Doors will open at 7:00. Tickets purchased online or over the phone will be held at will-call. 
<![CDATA[Faye Maxwell to Display Works]]>Thu, 28 Dec 2017 17:09:48 GMThttp://milledgevillealliedarts.com/news/faye-maxwell-to-display-worksPicture
​From January 7 – February 16, Allied Arts will host “Art From East to West,” an exhibit of Faye Maxwell’s pastel works. Allied Arts Executive Director Brian Renko is excited to host Maxwell’s exhibit, saying that “we love hosting local talent, because it gives the artist a chance to show off to the town, and it gives the community a chance to get to know another great local artist.” The exhibit will be on display at the Marlor Art Center. 

​Faye Maxwell graduated from the University of Georgia in 1970 with a BSED in Art Education. Before moving to Milledgeville in 1978, she taught in Commerce City and Gwinnett County Schools. Ms. Maxwell then taught at John Milledge Academy for 3 years. She has studied pastels with Victor Richardson from Ireland and Aaron Schuerr in Montana.
Maxwell has previously shown her work as part of the annual Oconee Artists Exhibit at Allied Arts. “Art From East to West” will showcase her incredible talent with pastels. Her pieces show gentle scenes of serene prairies, flowing waterfalls, and beautiful sunsets. 
There will be an opening reception on Sunday, January 7, from 1:00 – 3:00 in the Marlor Art Center. Call (478) 452 -3950 with any questions, or visit www.milledgevillealliedarts.com
<![CDATA[Monroe Crossing Returns to Allied Arts]]>Mon, 18 Dec 2017 18:47:33 GMThttp://milledgevillealliedarts.com/news/monroe-crossing-returns-to-allied-artsPicture
​Named after the Bill Monroe, “The Father of Bluegrass Music,” Monroe Crossing has been a favorite of bluegrass fans for seventeen years. The internationally acclaimed group returns to Allen’s Market for the fourth time on January 22. At 7:30 PM in Allen’s Market, the band will perform original compositions as well as classic bluegrass pieces. 

​Monroe Crossing was formed after the five members met through the music of Bill Monroe. The group Derek Johnson (guitar and lead vocals), Lisa Fuglie (fiddle, mandolin, guitar, and lead vocals), Matt Thompson (mandolin, fiddle, and harmony vocals), Mark Anderson (bass and bass vocals), and David Robinson (banjo, dobro, harmonica, and harmony vocals).
Monroe Crossing has performed in venues across the country, as well as Canada, Europe, and South Korea. The group was invited to perform at the 2007 and 2014 International Bluegrass Music Association “World of Bluegrass” Convention, and have twice performed at Carnegie Hall in New York City.  Monroe Crossing was inducted into the Minnesota Music Hall of Fame in 2007, and was awarded the “Bluegrass Album of the Year” by the Minnesota Music Academy in 2003.
The group has recorded sixteen CDs, including a Christmas album, and covers of classic bluegrass hits. Monroe is one of the most active and most entertaining acts on the bluegrass scene today. The concert on January 22 is sure to sell out. Tickets are $15.00 each, and can be purchased at www.milledgevillealliedarts.com, or by calling (478) 452 – 3950. 
<![CDATA[Ballroom Dancing Course Announced]]>Wed, 29 Nov 2017 19:57:22 GMThttp://milledgevillealliedarts.com/news/ballroom-dancing-course-announcedAllied Arts, in a partnership with Dynamic Movement Academy, will host a 12-week ballroom dancing course. Led by instructor Steven Graham, the course will instruct couples in many styles, including Foxtrot, Waltz, Salsa, Bachata, and Swing.
Steven Graham founded Dynamic Movement Academy after beginning to teach ballroom dancing to couples at his local church. Graham names ballroom dancing as a great way to help strengthen marriages. Graham has become a familiar face in Milledgeville through teaching percussion, dance, and performance skills at John Milledge Academy and Sinclair Christian Academy.
The course is $50 per person, per month for the 3 month/12 week program. The course begins on Thursday, January 4. The class will meet the 1st, 3rd, and 4th Thursdays of each month. The course welcomes beginners and more advanced dancers.
To register for the course, please call Dance Movement Academy at (478) 456 – 4940, or visit www.dynamicmovementacademy.com, or www.milledgevillealliedarts.com. 

<![CDATA[Big Click Winners Announced]]>Wed, 29 Nov 2017 19:56:27 GMThttp://milledgevillealliedarts.com/news/big-click-winners-announcedThe Eleventh Annual Big Click Exhibit opens on Sunday, December 3. On Monday, November 27, accomplished photographer David Veal visited Allied Arts to judge the entries to this year’s exhibit.
First place was awarded to Dana Thompson for her studio portrait titled “One December Night.” Mr. Veal awarded first place to this whimsical portrait due to the creativity in creating the photo. Mr. Veal awarded second place to “Lady Paige” by Maryllis Wolfgang, a snapshot of a fishing boat. He awarded third place to “Keepsake” by Mary Anne May.
Mr. Veal stated that “all three of the winners scored highly in each of the elements I consider crucial to good photography. These four elements are originality, creativity, skill and craftsmanship, and attractive and neat presentation.” Mr. Veal uses a rating scale of 1 – 5 to judge each entry. He noted that creativity is especially important, as most subject matter has been photographed numerous times.    
On December 3, from 1:00 – 3:00, gather at the Marlor Art Center to view the exhibit and speak with the photographers. During the reception, Allied Arts Executive Director Brian Renko will present the winners with awards. All pieces submitted for judging will be on display until December 29, and most pieces are available for purchase. Please call Allied Arts at (478) 452 – 3950 with any questions. 
<![CDATA[Alicia Dallago to Lead Photogrpahy Lecture]]>Wed, 29 Nov 2017 19:52:58 GMThttp://milledgevillealliedarts.com/news/alicia-dallago-to-lead-photogrpahy-lecturePicture
​Master Photographer Alicia Dallago will give a lecture as part of the Big Click Lunch and Lecture Series. Ms. Dallago will lecture from 12:00 – 1:00 on Tuesday, December 12 in Allen’s Market. During this lecture, Allied Arts will announce the winner of the 2017 Genie Hargrove People's Choice Award. 

Alicia Dallago has earned top credentials in the field of photography, including Master Photographer and Photographic Craftsman from the International School of Photography. Her work has been displayed in the Cleveland Museum of Art, Epcot Center, and art galleries around the country. She received two Kodak Gallery Awards, and is the recipient of the prestigious international Athena Award. Ms. Dallago operated her portrait studio in Pennsylvania for over 35 years, and is one of the few photographers in the world trained to take portraits of special needs people. She is active in charity work, Milledgville’s Chamber of Commerce, and is a member of the Rotary Club.
Ms. Dallago will share her knowledge during the lecture on Tuesday, December 12 from 12:00 – 1:00 in Allen’s Market. Guests are encouraged to bring a sack lunch. For more information about the Lunch and Lecture series and the Big Click Exhibit, please call (478) 452-3950, or visit www.milledgevillealliedarts.com
<![CDATA[Harold Lawrence to Sign Copies of "Nightflyers and Other Stories"]]>Tue, 07 Nov 2017 15:24:23 GMThttp://milledgevillealliedarts.com/news/harold-lawrence-to-sign-copies-of-nightflyers-and-other-stories
​Author Harold Lawrence will sign copies of his book, Nightflyers and Other Stories, at the John Marlor Art Center on Sunday, November 19 at 1:00 PM. Nightflyers is a “collection of stories that are thoroughly immersed in the landscape of the deep South,” and have a pervasive sense of menace and mystery.
Lawrence currently lives in Milledgeville and has written over a dozen books, including five novels of The Steward series, five books of poetry, and many genealogical and historical source books. Nightflyers, his latest book, includes stories “where fantasy and reality blend,” and things may not be exactly as they seem. The book is filled with urban legends and mysterious tales of the South.
Copies of Nightflyers will be for sale during the signing. Each book is $18.19 (including tax), and can be purchased with cash, check, or card. Call Allied Arts (478) 452 – 3950 with any questions.