Songs of Freedom, Songs of Peace focuses on the songs of the years of The Civil Rights Movement and Peace Movements with current day motivational songs written by the presenter.
These are songs that trace the development of humans and our consciousness, as we move closer and closer to a more diverse and peaceful co-existence.
"Marcus Wilkerson, a native of Louisville, Kentucky, mixes American roots music with the rhythms of Traditional African and Afro-Latin music and song. A talented vocalist, hand drummer and guitarist, Marcus weaves in and out of the genres that cross all cultures with his mixture of acoustic soul and what he calls bio-rhythmic expression, using percussion and his body as his instrument.
Deeply steeped in the classic song writing traditions of early Civil Rights Movement and The Peace Movement of the 60's and 70's, Marcus Wilkerson is a student, teacher and performer of all music that marks the development of human consciousness."
This will take place in the Montgomery County Public Library in the Community Room and refreshments will be provided.
Join us for a night of music with local talent. We’ll have all of the standards for you. We will also have salad and pizza for dinner. A cash bar will be available. Tickets are $15 and are available HERE or by visiting the GRAC. This will be a great way to celebrate Valentine’s Day with a dinner and a show.
Looking for that new, special someone? Find your match at Speed Dating with a Book. You’ll spend 7 minutes (in heaven) with each selection and then move on to your next potential date. Tickets are $8 for adults and $5 for students and are available HERE or at the GRAC. Your ticket price includes one beverage. A cash bar will be available.
After our wildly successful Ugly Sweater Trivia Night, we decided to make it a monthly event during the winter. Join us tonight for 80s and 90s Trivia. Remember Screech? Who said, "Nobody puts Baby in the corner!"? Who is the Fresh Prince? Which NFL team did the Super Bowl Shuffle? Throw on your favorite 80s or 90s look (or come as you are) and get your team together for a fun night of trivia, laughing and a lot of trash talking. Cash bar available and light snacks offered. Tickets are available HERE or at the door.
Join us for our Woodsongs Winter Revival to kickoff our new Woodsongs Coffeehouse season. Our revival features Sean Whiting, Geno Seale and Bedford Band. The event is held in our GRAC Cafe and a cash bar is available. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for students and are available HERE or at the door.
Find your ugliest holiday sweater and come out for Christmas Movie Trivia night at the GRAC. We will have light snacks, a cash bar and prizes for winning teams and sweaters. Teams of 1 or 2 members are $5 tax included. Teams of 3-6 are $10 tax included. We will have light snacks and a cash bar. Prizes for the winning team, best sweater and best team name. Tickets are available at the door!
The Gate City Arts Guild is offering a class where you can learn how to make a marbled silk scarf. The class is limited to 12 people. The cost is $15 (tax included) for the one scarf. Please purchase your ticket before December 11th. If you wish to marble 2 scarves, please bring an additional $10 to class.
The Polar Express is rolling into the GRAC! We will have trains, Santa, legos for playing, a Lego Village, Gingerbread Houses, arts and crafts, snacks and of course, be showing the Polar Express movie. Each child will receive a ticket upon entering and will get this ticket stamped at each "station". Tickets are $4 per person, no more than $20 per family (tax included) and are available at the door.
A great holiday gift
The Gate City Arts Guild is offering a class where you can learn how to make a marbled silk scarf. The class is limited to 12 people. The cost is $15 for the first scarf. Please purchase your ticket before November 16th. If you wish to marble 2 scarves, please bring an additional $10 to the class. Tickets are limited to 12 people.
It's a scientific fact (probably) that zombies don't melt in rain. We're on for our zombie walk tonight! ZOMBIES, MEET AT THE TENT BEHIND the GRAC at 6:30PM. We will start walking from the GRAC around 6:50PM and have the Thriller Flash Mob in front of Main Street Park at 7PM.
Don't forget that October 24 from 6-8 pm at the Montgomery County Public Library, our own Wanda Kester will be hosting a preliminary writing session entitled "To Write or Not to Write" to get our creative juices flowing for NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) in November.
The 43rd Mountain Workshops will be held Oct. 23-27 in Mt.Sterling, Kentucky. The Mountain Workshops are five concurrently-running programs. The Workshops are held each year in a small town in Kentucky. Participants document a story about people in the county and receive intensive critiques from nationally recognized professional visual journalists. Participants are responsible for their own travel arrangements, lodging and food. Participants, other than picture editing, must have their own transportation during the workshops. Please visit http://mountainworkshops.org/
To apply go to: https://application.mountainworkshops.org/
Join us in celebrating the opening for the Appalachian Fiber Arts Guild for our First Friday Gallery Opening.
Light appetizers and refreshments are available. Gallery talk will begin at 5:30pm.
Join us for a night of food, fashion, literature and music from India. Food, fashion, art, music, literature and culture from the subcontinent. This event is being catered by Maria W. Warsoldier and will have a vegetarian option. The Bluegrass Indo-American Civic Society is also attending and will be instructing us on Indian culture, fashion and art. Tickets are $23.59 + tax ($25) and are available HERE or at the Arts Center.
We apologize for the short notice. Don’t forget to save the date for our last Open-Mic of the year on Thursday, October 18 at 6PM.
Our September gallery opening is The Gift of Color featuring the work of Henry Lawrence Faulkner. Faulkner was a gifted Kentucky artist and poet. John Hockensmith of Hockensmith's Fine Art Editions Gallery and Press has produced The Gift of Color: Henry Lawrence Faulkner, a visual overview that chronologically unfolds giving the reader a sense of Faulkner’s evolution as an artist. The artwork is accompanied by his poetry and selected writings allowing the reader additional access to the feelings and moods of this prolific thinker and artistic technician.
For our September, we are reading two books concerning India ending with a book discussion before the International Dinner Series on September 29th at 5:30 pm. The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri will be available to borrow from the GRAC and Behind the Beautiful Forevers by Katherine Boo will be available to check out at the Montgomery County Public Library.
The Local Honeys are coming to Woodsongs Coffeehouse. From their website..."The Local Honeys are comprised of Linda Jean Stokley and Montana Hobbs. Stokley from the rolling hills of the Bluegrass, and Hobbs from the foothills of the Appalachian region have developed a sweet sound of the bluegrass kissing the mountains." Tickets are sold at the door.
Join us for Mt. Sterling's third outside painting extravaganza on Saturday, August 18, 2018. Artists will paint from 8:00am-2:00pm. Judging will be held from 4:00pm to 5:00pm by Ray Hassard, a plein aire artist from Cincinnati.
There will be an Artist's Reception open to the public 5:00pm-8:00pm with hors d'oeuvres, beverages, and live music. In addition to "Best in Show" and 2nd and 3rd Place Awards there will be a "People's Choice." All exhibited works will be for sale and will remain on display at Gateway Regional Arts Center through the month of August.
For registration, please click HERE