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Spring Art Walk in Downtown Newnan

Spring Art Walk in Downtown Newnan

NEWNAN, Ga. --   On Friday, March 25th from 5PM until 8PM, join the merchants of Main Street for a spring evening of art and excitement. 

Stroll the streets and enjoy a walking gallery show.  Visit each downtown store to view the works of different professional artists. The art walk will be held downtown on the square.

Charles Wadsworth and Friends Concert is SOLD OUT

NEWNAN -- The Charles Wadsworth and Friends Concert is SOLD OUT!  Due to the tremendous response from the community Charles Wadsworth and fellow performers will be greeted Saturday evening, March 19th with a full house. 

“A big thank you is expressed by the Newnan Cultural Arts Committee for the continued support of patrons and other ticket holders.”

Wadsworth & Friends Concert Presents “Master Classes” to Coweta’s Students

Wadsworth & Friends Concert Presents “Master Classes” to Coweta’s Students

NEWNAN – The Newnan Cultural Arts Commission (NCAC) recently sent letters to principals and music instructors at the county’s public and private high schools and middle schools inviting students studying vocal arts and the flute to participate in Master Classes at the Centre for Performing and Visual Arts.

The classes are free and are held as a part of the Wadsworth and Friends Concert which will be held on the following evening.

Students will meet with Angela Jones-Reus - a flutist who now serves as Professor of Flute at the University of Georgia and has traveled the world in her multi-faceted career as soloist, chamber artist, orchestral artist, and teacher. They will gain a special insight and knowledge of playing the flute.

Vocal students will have the opportunity of hearing local artist Sarah Taylor share her special knowledge of singing and her experiences while growing up in Newnan and singing to local audiences.

Cecilia Smith is Named Artist of the Month for March

Cecilia Smith is Named Artist of the Month for March

NEWNAN – (City of Newnan) Cecilia Smith is named Newnan-Coweta Art Association’s Artist of the Month for the month of March.  She started doing portraits in 1975, expanding her use of media to include portraits in pastel, oil-pastel, acrylic, pencil, watercolor, and ink. 

She also enjoys creating murals.  Her mural work can be seen at Newnan’s A.

2012 Georgia Teacher of the Year Finalists Announced Ten Teachers Chosen from 154 Applications

2012 Georgia Teacher of the Year Finalists Announced Ten Teachers Chosen from 154 Applications

ATLANTA – (Office of State School Superintendent) Recently, Dr. John Barge announced the finalists for 2012 Georgia Teacher of the Year. The 10 finalists were chosen from a pool of 154 applicants who were selected as the Teacher of the Year in their school districts. The applications were read by a panel of judges that included teachers, past Georgia Teacher of the Year winners and finalists, administrators, community leaders and others. The finalists were chosen based on the strength of their essay responses.

Over the next several weeks, a panel of judges will observe and interview each of the finalists. The finalists will also give a speech at a luncheon sponsored by Georgia Power on April 1. The winner will be announced at the Georgia Teacher of the Year banquet on May 6, 2011, at the Georgia World Congress Center. The banquet, paid for through donations from sponsors, will honor each local district Teacher of the Year.

Globe traveler Andrés Díaz Joins Wadsworth & Friends Concert Performers

Globe traveler Andrés Díaz Joins Wadsworth & Friends Concert Performers

NEWNAN -- Andrés Díaz travels the globe and plays his cello on the world's most illustrious concert stages. He has, at the very same time, a special link to Newnan's Wadsworth Auditorium stage and anticipates his return to Newnan and his performance before this area's audiences.

Native born in Chile, Díaz came to the US at a very tender age when his father immigrated to the US and joined Robert Shaw's Atlanta Symphony Orchestra as a viola player. Already a student of playing the cello, Andrés' skills increased while living in Georgia. As it happened, he also became much more familiar with Newnan and surrounds when his father re-married and he became the stepson of Newnan's Betty Ann Bailey. It was during that time that he became familiar with Newnan and Coweta County. He remembers Newnan well and also recalls playing his cello in Newnan's Presbertian Church.

City of Newnan, There's an App for That

City of Newnan, There's an App for That

NEWNAN -- The City of Newnan has become one of a handful of communities around the country to leverage Smartphone technology to encourage citizens to report service needs or issues of concern. Leveraging SeeClickFix, a tool that can be used on any Android, Blackberry or iPhone, citizens can simply click a picture of an issue and send it to the City of Newnan. Issues can also be reported using the SeeClickFix link on the City’s website.

SeeClickFix.com is an online web application that allows any individual to report non-emergency issues such as graffiti, potholes or traffic safety issues on a map for everyone to see. Once reported, the issue appears as a flag on a Google Map that can be viewed from the City of Newnan website or within the SeeClickFix application.