Blended with Jack Felice

Blended with Jack Felice

 July 18th– Oct. 10th   
 Opening Reception with Artist Talk  | July 18th | 10 – 11 a.m.

Jack Felice’s work explores the ever-evolving landscape of culture and identity; questioning, at times, the importance of identity in everyday life. Focusing on form and design, the materials used in his collage range from fashion magazine cut-outs to pages from discarded novels.

Afternoon in the Field Band Announced

Afternoon in the Field Band Announced

The 5th Annual Afternoon in the Field will be held on the opening weekend of the 24th Annual Plantation Wildlife Arts Festival. Afternoon in the Field gives adults and kids alike the opportunity to enjoy the music of Bishop Gunn under the pines in a beautiful and historic setting.

ABOUT THE BAND

Bishop Gunn, of Natchez, Mississippi, is rooted in the history and sounds of their home and the surrounding Delta, and features a blend of rock and roll, soul and blues. In 2017, the band appeared on Kid Rock’s 8th Annual “Chillin’ the Most Cruise” and was voted the best band on the boat by the “chillers.” The group went on to do commercial film for Southern Comfort in Clarksdale, Mississippi and spend their summer touring. In September, Bishop Gunn took the stage at the Pilgrimage Festival in Franklin, Tennessee alongside artists like Justin Timberlake, Eddie Vedder, Mavis Staples and Gary Clark Jr. The band then played Laid Back Festival dates with Jaimoe’s Jasssz Band, Jimmie Vaughan, The Gregg Allman Band and Lynyrd Skynyrd.

Bishop Gunn released their debut full-length album Natchez in May 2018. They worked on the release with Grammy Award-winning producers Casey Wasner and Mark Neill at legendary Muscle Shoals Sound Studio and FAME Studios, as well as The Purple House in Leiper’s Fork, Tennessee where the band lives and creates in a farmhouse on the outskirts of Nashville. The album, named after the band’s hometown, entered the Billboard charts as the #4 Blues Album and also appeared as #8 on their Heatseekers South Central chart.

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Rhythm & Roots

Rhythm & Roots

Have you ever looked up the story behind your favorite song?

Of course you have. 

Knowing the heartbreak that inspired the world’s most powerful lyrics is a guilty pleasure most of us just can’t resist. A quick Google search and you’re immersed in the songwriter’s world, sharing the ebb and flow of each melody right along with them.

Rhythm & Roots, presented by Thomasville Center for the Arts in partnership with Flowers AutoGroup, doesn’t shy away from audience members’ curious side. 

Instead of simply watching a performance, guests are given the chance to sit down in an intimate setting with living legends to hear their tales of love and loss, laughs and tears, uninterrupted. 

Rhythm & Roots, which has been imbedded in Due South Art Food and Musical Festival for years, broke off on its own this summer. The series next showing is September 13thand January 17th; tickets are available for both concerts now. 

Each show boasts a “listening-room” atmosphere that will put guests at ease from the moment they walk in. 

Rhythm & Roots is bigger, better and bolder than ever,” said Mariam Mirabzadeh, who oversees festivals and events at the Center. 

“It’s always been one of the sweeter points of Due South because of its laidback, easy vibe. As a separate series, it shines light on the soul of an artist – the highs and lows and everything in between – in an extremely authentic and accessible way. Music enthusiast will be able to feel the heart of the music, and the true sound of the instruments in a setting free of pretension.”

Expect a diverse mix of talented singer-songwriters to grace the stage at the Center’s newly restored historic theatre, where Rhythm & Roots events outside of Due South will be held. 

Those interested in reserving the best seats in the house will want to make sure to purchase “Roadie Reserve” tickets for the added benefit of preferred seating and drink tickets. Libations will be available for purchase before and during the show for all guests. Click here for tickets.


Young Creators Club | A Hub for Creative Kids

Young Creators Club | A Hub for Creative Kids

As a member of the Young Creators Club, students will use the design process to imagine a more beautiful world.

Inspired by current exhibits, students (grades 4-6) will experiment with a combination of arts to collaboratively create a solution to a challenge. Club members develop critical thinking skills as they build their creative capacities. 

DETAILS
Wednesdays | 3:30 – 5 p.m. | September 4 – December 18
$55 per month, per student

CALENDAR NOTES
October 9 – No Class – Fall Break
November 27 – No Class – Thanksgiving Break

Step 1: Register
Step 2: Complete Payment

Young Creators Club is based at Thomasville Center for the Arts Downtown at 209 West Remington Avenue. Free bus transportation from Thomasville City and Thomas County schools is provided courtesy of the school systems. Classes follow the city and county schools calendar.

Music for a New Age

Music for a New Age

South Georgia Youth Orchestra is proving what’s old can be made new again at the Thomasville Center for the Arts this fall. 

Under the leadership of Tallahassee’s celebrated cellist Dr. Boyan Bonev, budding youth musicians (grades 6-12) will be exploring the rich history of classical music by examining history, culture and their own creative potential.

DETAILS
Mondays | 4-6 p.m. 
August 19 – December 16
$75 per month, per student

No audition is necessary but aspiring musicians interested in strings, winds, brass and percussions are encouraged to apply. South Georgia Youth Orchestra’s fall season will culminate on Monday, November 18 with a concert at the Center’s historic theater.

South Georgia Youth Orchestra is based at Thomasville Center for the Arts at 600 East Washington Street. Free bus transportation from Thomasville City and Thomas County schools is provided courtesy of the school systems.