Jody Harris featured at First Friday
First Friday in Gallery 111
July 1 - 5:30 p.m.
KRYLON & BEYOND - An Installaion by Jody Harris
Writers Guild Meeting July 6th
The Dalton Area Writers Group will meet Monday, July 6 at 6:00pm in the Jonas Performance Hall of the Guild located at 520 West Waugh Street, Dalton. Open to the public. Annual dues are $30 but there is no charge for visiting to learn more about us!
2nd Annual Low Country Boil! A Recipe for Fun!
A delicious, refreshing start to the Summer!
What better way to celebrate the beginning of summer than with good food, cool beverages, and great music? The Creative Arts Guild really served it up at the 2nd Annual Low Country Boil and Cook-Off on Saturday, June 20th. Oh, and great music also meant great dancing! Think “60’s” rock n’ roll and classic beach music! The Idol Rejects played all those great sun-tanning, surf-riding, clam-digging, board-waxing, shag-dancing, party songs that everyone loves.
It was a fabulous & fun family event!
This evening of fun took place on Saturday, June 20th from 6:00 PM until the food was gone and the dancing was done. The celebration included a variety of savory low country dishes served up by competing teams of good-natured chefs each vying for “Best of” awards, one of which was the People’s Choice Award. Everyone got to sample food from each team’s table and then vote on their favorite recipes. Naturally, good low country cooking goes best with a cold drink; there was plenty of iced tea, lemonade, beer, sangria, and soft drinks.
Above: The Winners of "Most Unique Recipe," "Best All Around", and "People's Choice": "T-Lady and the Shrimpettes."
At right: Cathy Snyder of team "Cotton Pickin' Good".
More than 200 people enjoyed low country dishes and danced the night away to Carolina Shag music Saturday at the Creative Arts Guild's Second Annual Low Country Boil Cook-Off.
This year's contenders:
Participating in the Cook-Off were six teams comprised of local chefs hoping to be awarded titles such as "Most Unique Recipe" or "Best Smack Talkin'." Judging the competition were Mayor Dennis Mock, Lori McDaniel and Joey Parrott.
"CCR," made up of Stephen and Amy Cole, and Tim and Amy Ross, took home the "Most Enthusiastic Team" award. "Cinderella Story," with team members David Aft, William Bronson, Bill Davies, Zach Hash and John Wilson, was awarded the "Best Decorations" prize.
"Cotton Pickin' Good," including chefs Cindy and David McCreery, Diane and Dan Rogers, and Cathy and Steve Snyder, won the "Best Smack Talkin'" award, while "Holy Smoke," made up of Wayne Bell, Kenneth Harless, David and Mary Julian Renz, Greg Renz, and Jim Touey, were honored with "Best Side Dish."
"T-Lady and the Shrimpettes," including cooks Zack and Anna Adamson, Will Dendy, Jason and Stephanie Reynolds, Michelle and Clay Shaw, and Lee and Toki Starks, swept the competition, winning the "Most Unique Recipe," "Best All Around" and "People's Choice" awards.
Judging the competition were Mayor Dennis Mock, Lori McDaniel and Joey Parrott.
The Guild would like to extend thanks to the sponsors of the event, Mohawk, Shaw, the City of Dalton, the Dalton-Whitfield Community Foundation of Northwest Georgia, and Barrett Properties for their support. Thanks are owed as well to the Low Country Boil Committee, made up of Cathy Snyder, Diane Rogers, Cynthia Wilson and Alana Langford, and additional volunteers Brandon Langford and Monica Elrod.
Creative Arts Guild also thanks the Idol Rejects for providing a soundtrack for the event and all of the attendants and judges for making the Second Annual Low-Country Boil Cook-Off a memorable night and a success.
First Friday Gallery Opening and Artist Reception June 5th
3 NEW EXHIBITS AT THE CREATIVE ARTS GUILD ON FRIDAY!
The Creative Arts Guild held its June 2015 First Friday Exhibit Opening and Artist Reception Friday, June 5, 2015. The exhibits are on display at the Guild’s facility at 520 West Waugh Street, in Dalton. Don't miss the wonderful opportunity to see these unique works of art. There is no charge and the Guild is open weekdays from 9:00am - 4:30pm.
IN THE MAIN GALLERY:
The exhibit displayed in the Main Gallery is titled “Sin Twisters” (a twist on twin sisters), a two-artist exhibit of Lisa Q. Caldwell’s mixed media paintings and Laurie C. Steele’s hand built ceramics. This show marks the second time the two artists have exhibited together. "Sin Twisters" started their journey at Berry College, Rome GA in 2012. The theme for the CAG show incorporates the elements of earth, air, fire and water with a unique perspective on nature that moves seamlessly from Lisa’s paintings to Laurie's clay vessels. Sin Twisters Art is described as twisting traditional media of canvas and clay into unusual form and imagery blurring the line between reality and dreams. Paints and glazes, bugs and shed snake skin flow with other assorted curiosities to intrigue the onlooker.
IN GALLERY 111:
Popular local artist, Del Martin, returned with a new show in Gallery 111. A lifelong artist, Del Martin lives in Atlanta but was born and raised in Dalton. As a girl, her work was displayed at the annual Creative Arts Guild Firehouse Festival, where her barn-wood paintings and custom-decorated river rocks were popular for many years. Her paintings and original works have been featured in galleries in Atlanta, Athens, Ga., and Michigan. Her “Santa Gourds,” paintings and other original works reside in a number of private collections as well.
Del's work is always fresh and always illustrative of her wonderful imagination and skillful techniques. This year's show will be no exception; do yourself a favor and drop by First Friday to see what she is exhibiting now.
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IN THE JONAS PERFORMANCE HALL:
In the Jonas Performance Hall, the winners and all entries in the annual Dalton Flower Show (June 4 and 5) were on display Thursday and Friday, June 4 - 5. Awards were made for entries in two main Divisions with various subcategories. Division I - Design includes Formal Centerpiece, Casual Centerpiece, One-Sided Arrangement, Bed Tray, Miniature, Oriental, Novice, and Designers' Choice. Division II - Horticulture includes Potted Plants (Blooming), Potted Plants (Non-Blooming), Cut Flowers, Herbs, Trees, Vines, Shrubs, and Ground Covers. (Due to the naturally short display time of fragile floral arrangements, the exhibit was retired Friday night.)
For more information about the Dalton Flower Show call: Brelinda Bolles (706) 226-2154 or Leanne Lawson (706) 278-0168.