Gertrude Herbert Institute of Art

ArtScape: A trio of artists at Sacred Heart and Whiskey at Ware’s

If you’re looking for art this week, check out Sacred Heart Cultural Center and the Gertrude Herbert Institute of Art special happenings.

Whiskey at Ware’s will be from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, March 15. The event kicks off the annual Spring Artists’ Market. Sample high-end whiskey and get a 10% discount on all art purchases.

There will be music by DJ Coco Rubio, hors-d’œuvres and a beer and wine bar. Tickets are $75 per person in advance and $85 at the door. For tickets, go here.

A family day and an artists’ reception will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday with free activities, art demos and a chance to meet the artists featured in this year’s market.

Artists include Marlena Bergeron, Colleen Beyer Stewart, Jim Brownlow, Ronda Bryce, Frank Carstarphen, Mel Cearley, Si-Long Chen, Bill Daniel, Ann deLorge, Haley Harden, Kelley Igo, Susan Johnston, Rich Klein, June Klement, Susan Lanier, Becca Lynn, Deepti Malik, T.J. McSherry, Grace Monroe Elizabeth Moretz-Britt, Cynthia Panzella and Sindhu Pillai.

 Their work will be on display through March 22.

 While at the Gertrude Herbert take in the 45th annual Agnes Markwalter Youth Exhibition

“Held in conjunction with National Youth Art Month, the Agnes Markwalter Youth Art Competition and Exhibition seeks to promote the value of art education for all children and to encourage support for quality school art programs throughout the CSRA,” according to the Gertrude Herbert website. “The 2024 competition will showcase work inspired by the theme ‘Dream in Art’ created by K-12 students from public, private and home schools in Aiken, Burke, Columbia, McDuffie, and Richmond counties. This exhibition is generously sponsored by the Markwalter family.”

An artists’ reception will be at Sacred Heart Cultural Center from 5 to 7 p.m., Tuesday, March 12.

The works of Melanie Bussey, Alissa Curtis and Lilyan West will be on display from March 13 to May 3.

Melanie Bussey is a floral and landscape artist who likes working in acrylics and watercolors. Along with flowers and landscapes she enjoys painting the occasional pet and home portrait, according to a news release.

Alisa Curtis is a self- taught painter who hopes to convey “beauty and grace in her work,” the news release said.

Lilyan West grew up in Macon surrounded by azaleas, cherry trees and dogwoods and now lives in North Georgia and often visit the mountains. These subjects often end up as the subjects of her paintings.

Charmain Z. Brackett, the publisher of Augusta Good News and Inspiring: Women of Augusta, has covered Augusta’s news for 35 years. Reach her at Sign up for the newsletter here.

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