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Jere Flint’s Last Hoorah!

Jere Flint’s Last Hoorah!.


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16 LOVE starring Georgia’s own CHANDLER MASSEY


The Arts Council, Inc. is proud to present 16 LOVE as part of its annual summer MOVIES ON THE GREEN Series. This silver-screen flick is for kids and family and will screen on Friday, July 13, 2012 at The Arts Council Smithgall Arts Center and is RATED- PG. The movie will start at dusk. Our gates will open at 7:30 with pre-movie activities for children. Tickets are $3 Members and Students; $5 Non-Member. For tickets call 770.534.2787 or visit www.TheArtsCouncil.net

Local heart-throb Chandler Massey will display his acting talents on screen in a starring role in 16 LOVE! Gates will open at 7:30PM and the movie will start at dusk.Yes, kids, teens and adults, it is time to get seriously excited. Tennis lovers, your summer tennis season just got a new boost! Ally “Smash” Mash (Lindsey Shaw from Ned’s De-Classified School Survival Guide, 10 Things I Hate About You and Pretty Little Liars) dominates all comers on the tennis court. She has no time for lazy heartthrob Farrell Gambles (Emmy-winning Chandler Massey from Days of Our Lives and One Tree Hill). Ally Mash may be 16 years old, but in tennis she’s, like, 50. She puts in more hours on the court than she does off it — her world exists between the carefully painted white lines of Junior Tennis. Farrell Gambles would rather play tennis on the Wii than in real life. But they don’t give out college scholarships for Wii tennis (at least not yet). Farrell lives in the real world – the one where some day you have to put down the remote and get a job. As cute as he may be, Farrell barely registers on tennis champion Ally’s radar gun. He’s too slow, too lazy, too… unpredictable. She has tournaments to win. She’s going pro soon. She doesn’t have time to mess around with boys and their teenage friends in their teenage world. But in a twist of fate, or rather a twist of ankle, Ally finds herself with plenty of time; time to worry about Katina Upranova, the Russian tennis star who was beating Ally when she hurt her ankle. Time to go through her hard-driving former tennis champion Dad’s rehab schedule of physical therapy and psychotherapy and aromatherapy or whatever it is he wants her to do. And time, lots of time, to coach none other than goof-off Farrell Gambles in his quest to qualify for the upcoming Open and secure a college scholarship.16 Love, released in January 2012, topped iTunes’ Sports Movies chart for several weeks.

Chandler Massey is an Emmy-winning actor, best known for his portrayal of Will Horton on the daytime soap opera, Days of our Lives. Chandler received the 2012 Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Younger Actor in a Drama Series. He was born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia, with his two younger siblings. He is the son of Lewis (former Secretary of State of Georgia) and Amy Massey and Grandson of Gainesville’s own Abit and Kayanne Massey. Chandler graduated from Norcross High School in May, 2009. While there, he was active in the Drama Club and took part in many of the school productions including playing a lead role in Little Shop of Horrors, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, Guys and Dolls and How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying. Later that year, he moved to Los Angeles to attend UCLA and pursue his dream of acting. In December 2009, after completing his first quarter at UCLA, Chandler auditioned for the role of “Will Horton” on NBC’s top-rated daytime drama, Days of Our Lives and won the role. Previously, he has appeared in episodes of One Tree Hill, Eastbound & Down and Army Wives. In 2010, Chandler landed a starring a role in his first feature film entitled 16-Love. The film released in January 2012. Chandler currently resides in Los Angeles. And where might Chandler keep his first Emmy? “I’m going to put it right on my pillow next to mine where I sleep so I can wake up in the morning and see it,” he said. Reminded that the pointy wings on the statue might not be something he’ll want to roll over on while sleeping, the actor replied, “Maybe I’ll drill a hole in it and wear it around on my neck like a chain.”

Mark this date on your calendar and book your tickets NOW!!! We assure you this will be a summer to remember. Bring your blankets/lawn chairs and picnics and soak in some summer fun. Rick’s Smokin’ Pig BBQ will be available for your convenience. Other movies in our MOVIES ON THE GREEN series include THE LORAX (August 24th) and TOP GUN (with Vertigo Band – date TBD). For a complete listing of our summer concerts, movies and events please call 770.534.2787 or visit www.TheArtsCouncil.net. Member discounts are available so make sure you ask about them! As always, the Arts Council, Inc. serving Northeast Georgia is bringing the best of entertainment to you!

From Atlanta: Take I-85 north to Exit 113 bearing left onto I-985 north to Exit 20 GA Highway 60 (Queen City Pkwy/Candler RD). Turn left onto GA 60 and proceed approximately 2 miles to intersection with GA Hwy 369 (Jesse Jewell Pkwy). Turn right onto GA 369 and proceed approximately 1 / 2 mile to intersection with W. Academy St (Poultry monument/railroad museum on left & BB&T on right). Turn left onto W. Academy and proceed two blocks and the Arts Council Smithgall Arts Center will be on the right at the intersection of W. Academy and Spring St.




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You are cordially invited…

Wedding season is here and we at The Arts Council couldn’t be more excited! From flowers and decorations to dresses and the location-we love helping make every wedding celebrated at The Arts Council unique and memorable!

THE PERFECT DESTINATION-downtown Gainesville

THE ARTS COUNCIL SMITHGALL ARTS CENTER where you can have the best of both worlds: our green lawn, bricked patio, and wrought iron gates make for a perfect outdoor wedding while the marble atrium with focal crystal pendant chandelier afford glamour and sophistication.

At The Arts Council we believe in giving our clients the freedom to choose their own licensed caterers, florists, wedding coordinators, and decorators.

 We have compiled a list of some of our personal favorite decor, fashions, and trends. The versatility of The Arts Council Smithgall Arts Center lends itself to every style and fashion!

For rental information and booking visit our website or call The Arts Council at (770) 534-2787.

Green and white hydrangeas with a pop of pink

Simple and effortlessly elegant bouquet of white tulips

The perfect splash of color for a summer tabletop straight from the backyard


Bright beautiful bouquets!

When it comes to tabletop decor, we agree less is MORE!

Seated dinner simplicity

Pop of color


Tent done well-just the right balance of twinkle lights and candlelight

Gorgeous arrangements and great use of color!

Even seaside chic will work wonders on our lawn and patio

Perfect pink peonies-simple, elegant, and eye catching

Beautiful arbor for  an outdoor wedding!

Apple green + crisp white=great wedding colors for spring or summer

Ginna’s wedding dress pick!

Gown custom designed by Amy Smilovic of Tibi, also love her bouquet!

The bride’s colors were gray and yellow so the bridesmaids got to pick there own Tibi dress within the color scheme! Great idea and they really will wear them again!

Terrifically elegant from every angle

Nairika’s wedding dress picks!

Lace and sleeves the latest in trends

Simple and elegant

Tired of the white? Give color a chance!

Another trend: desert/candy bars! Great for favors!

Happy planning! The Arts Council wishes all newlyweds a lifetime of happiness and love!

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Buy Local, Give Local, Live Local! Part 2

North Georgia Writers: Juliana Finch singer/songwriter May 2 


Sounds of Sawnee SPring FLing at the Dawsonville Council for the Arts may 6 at 2pm


I.N.K.: Mother’s Day Craft Week May 7-May 11


Gainesville State College: May 10, Face it: Substance Abuse Prevention Video Contest 


Elachee Nature Center: Flights of Fancy Garden Art Auction May 11 6:30-9pm 



Dahlonega Arts Council 2012 Mountain Flower Festival May 19-20


Brenau’s 4th Annual Memphis BBQ championship, gates open at 10am May 26  

The Arts Council presents Northeast Georgia resident The Larry Barker in a quartet as the last performance in the Evenings of Intimate Jazz Series 2012!


The Larry Barker Quartet will perform at The Arts Council Smithgall Arts Center

Saturday May 19, 2012 at 8pm

Go to our website to purchase tickets or call The Arts Council (770) 534-2787

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Buy Local, Give Local, Live Local

The Arts Council salutes its affiliates for producing high quality entertainment and events for our wonderful community. To showcase a few scroll down to see some upcoming performances and events for the ENTIRE FAMILY:

Main Street Gainesville presents The Spring Chicken Festival & Parade

 April 28 9am-4pm in Downtown Gainesville



Gainesville Ballet Company 

Dancing at Dusk

One of our newest affiliates:  Fifth Row Center


Memorial Day Concert, May 28, 2012 at 7:30pm at First Baptist Church, Gainesville, GA


Come celebrate our great nation and its heroes!


The Arts Council presents Northeast Georgia resident The Larry Barker in a quartet as the last performance in the Evenings of Intimate Jazz Series 2012!


The Larry Barker Quartet will perform at The Arts Council Smithgall Arts Center

Saturday May 19, 2012 at 8pm

Go to our website to purchase tickets or call The Arts Council (770) 534-2787


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Arts in Schools

We at The Arts Council believe in the importance of art in education and want to introduce and expend local students interest and benefits of art in academia. Recently, we have had the opportunity to present two very well known artists, Lynne Arriale and Evan Christopher into local schools. Lynne and Evan performed at The Arts Council’s Evenings of Intimate Jazz to standing ovations. The Arts Council sponsored two clinics at North Hall High School and Chestatee Academy of Inquiry and Talent Development respectively. We were all thrilled to find young, talented students eager to learn from the best in their art.

Both artists were so complimentary of the jazz programs in both schools and look forward to more clinics of this nature in our area.

Lynne Arriale instructing the musicians in the North Hall High School Jazz Band.

The very enthusiastic, attentive, and talented musicians in the North Hall High School Jazz Band.

Lynne teaching them the importance of the rhythm section in a jazz band.

Lynne was very impressed by the students talent and eagerness to learn.

The North Hall High School Jazz Band with their talented teacher Kevin Carwile, Lynne Arriale, Principal Joe Gheesling, and  Chair of the Arts in Schools Committee for the Arts Council,Vicki Hough.

Evan Christopher presenting valuable instruction to the musicians of Chestatee Academy of Inquiry and Talent Development.

An attentive group of Chestatee musicians!

Evan’s jazz style pays homage to the earliest creators of jazz. Armstrong and Bichet used to listen to opera for inspiration. They saw their instruments as the voice in opera. Here Evan demonstrates the clarinet singing an aria from La Traviata. The children were mesmerized!

 The jazz musicians of Chestatee Academy of Inquiry and Talent Development.

Evan Christopher performing for Chestatee jazz musicians! We thank Terry Sleister, band director for Chestatee, for being such a wonderful leader to these future stars!

Thank you to both Lynne and Evan for giving such wonderful clinics! And thank you to the teachers, band directors, and students at both schools for allowing The Arts Council and these awesome musicians time in your classrooms! As always we strive to keep the arts vibrantly alive in Northeast Georgia.

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Did You Know… Liv a Little…

Did you know…

Livingston Taylor, James Taylors brother, is coming HERE March 15!

Some little known facts about the artist:

Livingston is the fourth child born into the very musical Taylor family, including; Alex, James, Kate, and Hugh.

He has had top 40 hits recorded by his brother James like “Going Round One More Time”.

Livingston has toured with major artists such as, Linda Ronstadt, Jimmy Buffett, and Jethro Tull.

He hosted a nationally syndicated television show called This Week’s Music.

His single, “I Will be in Love With You”, reached #30 on the Billboard Charts.

He recorded a duet with his brother James, called “City Lights” in the late 80’s.


“I got the early attention,” James Taylor said, “but there is no real reason that it couldn’t have been Liv. We could easily have swapped. Our sense of the world is informed by each other.” 

He has been a full professor at Berklee College of Music in Boston since 1989 where he teaches Stage Performance to aspiring artists.

We are beside ourselves with excitement as we anticipate the arrival of Livingston Taylor!

Purchase tickets today for his show March 15, 2012, 8pm at Pearce Auditorium by calling The Arts Council, (770) 534-2787, or go online!

PS-We heard he is bringing a special guest with him!! 

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