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ArtScape: August First Friday features music, live painting, fire

(Featured photo of Aort Reed at his Westobou Gallery show. Charmain Z. Brackett/Augusta Good News)

A new month brings new art.

At the 600 Broad Gallery, 4P Studios will celebrate the work of several artists beginning Aug. 4.

billy s, Blaine Prescott, Brian Stewart, Jacki Mayo and Katie Scarborough are featured at the gallery during the month and will paint live during the opening reception from 7 to 9 p.m.

T. Hardy Morris Photo credit: Alec Stanley.

The gallery is open from noon to 5 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday and by appointment by calling 4P Studios (706) 267-6724.

The Westobou Gallery at 1129 Broad St. says “goodbye” to CON*TEXT by Aort Reed at its season wrap party from 5 to 7 p.m. Aug. 4.

Across the street from Westobou at CANDL Fine Art, 1128 Broad St. will be a concert by  singer-songwriter T. Hardy Morris from 7 to 8 p.m. Aug. 4.

“Known for his evocative storytelling and distinctive sound, Morris weaves elements of folk, rock, and Americana. With a soulful voice and thought-provoking lyrics, Morris has garnered critical acclaim and a devoted following,” according to a news release from the gallery. “Accompanying Morris will be pedal steel guitarist Tyler Key, a long-time collaborator whose touch adds atmosphere and resonance to the music.”

Admission is “Pay What You Wish” with a suggested donation of $10.

The August First Friday Drum Circle is also in the 1100 Block of Broad in front of Vintage Ooollee featuring drum, dance, and live painting.

And the Arcane Arts will feature its fire show.

At Field Botanicals, 215A 12th St., Faith Faucet will be part of a pop-up art exhibition with visual art, theatrical thrift and “historically hilarious artifacts.”

More art is on the way Aug. 9 in North Augusta, with the Columbia County Artists Guild, the Clay Artists of the Southeast and the Stony and Friends Exhibition at the Arts and Heritage Center.

A reception will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Aug. 17.

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

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