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Arts and Entertainment

  • Summerfest to bring art, fun to Buchanan Park

    Every year, passers-by can watch as the athletic fields at Buchanan Park are transformed into the artists’ extravaganza known as Summerfest. First the white-roofed tents are raised, then the walkways between the tent pods are carefully established, and finally the artists arrive.  Buchanan Park and all of Evergreen are filled with a buzz as a whole new group of artists display their fine arts and handmade crafts for all to see and purchase.

  • 'Putnam County Spelling Bee’ spells out some feel-good fun

  • Jazz Fest group brings revival of genre to Evergreen

    By Sterling Nelson
    For the Courier
    Patrons of the Evergreen Jazz Festival will have the opportunity to experience “the San Francisco style” of traditional jazz when the Yerba Buena Stompers set foot on stage at the Elks Ballroom at 4:15 p.m. July 29 with their “Dixieland Jazz” theme set.
    The Stompers will play three other theme sets, including “King Oliver” and “Jelly Roll Morton” (my hero), as well as four other “un-themed” sets on that Friday and during the next two days.

  • Ice House barista set to serve up laughs

    Kristina Hall has lived in Evergreen for almost three years. During her days as a barista and bartender at the Ice House coffee shop on Main Street, she meets the finest and the quirkiest of our mountain town.

  • Sculpture Walk is woven into Evergreen’s consciousness

    Even after 18 years in existence, very few people know they have Art for the Mountain Community to thank for the vast array of public art that greets us at every turn in Evergreen. AMC is a dedicated group of professional artists and art lovers who come together each year to select innovative, whimsical and beautiful sculptures to welcome visitors and citizens alike to our mountain town.

  • For EAA, finally, a home of its own

    Since its founding in 1958, the Evergreen Artists Association has been a vibrant organization promoting the visual arts with shows, member activities, scholarships, monthly programs and the annual Evergreen Fine Arts Festival.  However, for the majority of those 53 years of existence, the EAA has been homeless — with no physical structure and gallery space to call its own. That is about to change.

    On Friday, June 24, the EAA will open the doors to Main Street Fine Art Gallery next to Beau Jo’s in downtown Evergreen.

  • Shakespeare is a dream on a midsummer night

    Some of my first and greatest memories of Shakespeare were of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” at the Goodman Theater in Chicago. I was a youthful theatergoer — maybe 11 or 12 — and too young to be intimidated by the alleged inaccessibility of Shakespeare’s works.

  • Teacher sculpts her own place in art world

    A wise man once said, “A teacher affects eternity; she can never tell where her influence stops.” In the case of Ann Simpson, beloved art teacher at Evergreen Middle School, this is definitely true. Simpson has guided her students through the creation of award-winning pieces of art and taught them a deeper appreciation for other cultures, quirky objects or the human figure — all the while maintaining a professional art career of her own in her free time.

  • Nicklow named education coordinator at Center for the Arts

    The Center for the Arts Evergreen has hired Jonathan Nicklow as its coordinator of education and community outreach.
    Nicklow is a recent master of fine arts graduate from the University of Colorado in printmaking; he received his bachelor of fine arts in painting from the Savannah College of Art. He is an exhibiting artist both in printmaking and mixed-media arts with an extensive exhibition record. Nicklow is also a teacher.

  • Chorale to close season with Beethoven’s 9th

    The Evergreen Chorale has taken part in many collaborations over the years — each one bringing a new twist to musical performance. Whether it is an Irish celebration with Colcannon or a Dixieland extravaganza with the Queen City Jazz Band, these partnerships make the musical experience of a Chorale performance even stronger. On May 7 and 8, the Chorale takes the concept of collaboration to a new level, taking on one of the top five choral masterpieces in the world, Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9.