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Check out Arts on the Coast's annual rite of Spring
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Ever wonder what the local artistic talent in Bryan County is like?

The community is invited to come and find out during the 3rd Annual Spring Art Show, hosted by Arts on the Coast, April 25 and 26 at the Wetlands Center.

Friday’s show will be from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. followed by a formal reception from 6-8 p.m. and Saturday’s show will be 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

"There will be more artists this year and it looks like there will be sculpture, painting, photography, mixed media and graphics displays," said Sarah Volker, a board member with Arts on the Coast. "All artists are primarily from Bryan County, but some will also be from Liberty and Chatham."

Even if you’ve been to their Spring Art Show in years past, Volker says there will only be new works on display.

"Each artist is able to bring between three and five original works of art to hang or display," she said, noting prints and other works will also be available. "Only new, original works will be displayed."

Volker said the art show is the culminating event for the group. During the year, Arts on the Coast participates in a revolving art show that moves through various local businesses. The visual artists also meet quarterly to showcase their projects and get feedback and critiques from their peers.

"The art show is our opportunity to give something back to the community," Volker said, noting Arts on the Coast is funding the reception. "We want to thank everyone in Bryan County for their support and let everyone know we will continue to promote the arts. It’s a great thing for the area; we think it improves the quality of life here in Bryan County."

For those interested in purchasing works, all sales will be between the artist and the buyer; Arts on the Coast does not take a percentage from anything sold. Volker said Richmond Hill is allowing the group to use the Wetlands Center free of charge and Community Developer Jan Bass has added the art show to the Georgia Cities Week calendar of events.

"We have generally had a good turnout in the past and we look forward to having everyone attend," Volker said, noting invitations for the reception will be sent out. "All the artists will be present during the formal reception and there will be wine and hors’d’oeuvres served at that time. It’s a great chance for people to see the artists in the area and appreciate the local talent."

The musical division of Arts on the Coast will also be performing at the park during Georgia Cities Week and throughout the art show.

For more information, call Volker at 727-1002, Arts on the Coast Director Barbara Estes at 727-2538 or Tina Eberline at 884-3726.

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