Glynn Visual Arts Presents “Spatial Concepts”: Tuesday 3rd to Tuesday 31st, January 2017
Three-dimensional (3-D) art is observed in terms of its height, width, and depth. Conceptual art is art in which concepts or ideas are communicated through unique and often metaphorical use of time, space, materials, and imagery, inviting the viewer to do more than just take the casual, off-handed glance. It invites viewers to think and ask questions. What is the artist attempting to communicate? Why this material, why this juxtaposition, why this size, why this image, why this color…? In this new exhibition at Glynn Visual Arts, the 3-D work of Jim Jones will make you think.
Local artist Jim Jones is both a dedicated conservator and a lifelong hunter-gatherer. Jones’ sculptural efforts focus upon the darker side of nature, in which evolutionary fact sometimes becomes mixed with anthropomorphic allusion, in a cornucopia of life forms gone wrong. An uncomfortable relationship between man and beast and suggestions of man’s beastly behavior suffuse these works with an intrinsic strength of expression that is, at times, too close for comfort. Shadows sometimes suggested in Jones’ paintings become real as life in the three dimensions of his sculptural works. http://www.jimjonesart.com/ Phone: 912-638-8770
First Friday in Historic Downtown Brunswick: Friday, January 6th, 2017 – 5:00pm to 8:00pm
Visit the shops, galleries, and restaurants of Historic Downtown Brunswick. Enjoy live music from local musicians, art openings, and food and beverage samples from 5:00pm – 8:00pm.
The 5th Annual Polar Plunge is for anyone brave enough to take a refreshing dip in the chilly waters of the Neptune Fun Zone Pool. The plunge will be at 12:00 noon on January 7. The gates will open at 11:30 a.m. and admission is FREE!!! There will be hot chocolate for anyone brave enough to dive in. Phone: 912-279-2836
Make plans to appreciate Mother Nature’s beauty with drink and dining specials at ECHO – St. Simons’ only oceanfront restaurant. Each month, we will showcase a variety of local farmers and purveyors for three evenings, while the moon rises over the horizon and glistens on the ocean. Phone: 912-268-5967
The Coastal Georgia Historical Society, in conjunction with the St. Simons Land Trust, will offer in-depth history tours of Cannon’s Point Preserve on January 13. Archaeology consultant Myrna Crook will provide detailed interpretation of this historic site, including the John Couper family and life at Cannon’s Point during the plantation period. Tour groups will meet at the A.W. Jones Heritage Center at 9:30 a.m. and will return at 12:30 p.m. The tour is $65 per person. Visit saintsimonslighthouse.org to register, or call 912-634-7090 for assistance.
Send a local Child in Need to Summer Day Camp. It costs about $750 per child for 10 weeks of Summer Break. The non-profit Pull for a Kid organization (established by a philanthropic group of former rugby players) sends almost 40 kids to camp every summer with the money raised from the Pull for a Kid Tug O’War family-friendly fun competition. Help them send even more this year! Grab your friends, family or coworkers to put together a 5 member team and come PULL! Divisions: Women, Men, High School, Coed. $100 entry donation per team.
If you don’t feel up to showing off your brawn, just come out and cheer everyone on, because the REAL winners here are the kids! This is a great community event!
The annual St. Simons Land Trust Oyster Roast is on the calendar for Saturday, Jan. 14, 2017, from 5 to 8 p.m. at Gascoigne Bluff. Now in its 17th year, the oyster roast continues the tradition of highlighting the talents of local chefs, who prepare and donate Southern favorites such as Low Country Boil, barbecue, and oysters, plus sides and desserts. Making it all happen will be more than 130 donors and volunteers, under the direction of event chair Judie Mattie.
Again this year, folk singer and acoustic guitarist Owen Plant will perform onstage under the majestic live oaks. “The oyster roast is a celebration of the Land Trust’s conservation work,” says David Pope, executive director of the St. Simons Land Trust. “After Hurricane Matthew, we all have an even greater appreciation for the need to preserve and protect the natural and scenic character of St. Simons.”
Tickets are $75 each. The price for members, through Jan. 6, is just $50. Non-members who wish to join can do so online here. For information about tickets or membership, call 912-638-9109.
The Literary Guild presents Bridge of Spies: Wednesday, January 18th, 2017 – 7:00pm to 9:30pm
The Literary Guild of St. Simons Island Film Series presents Bridge of Spies. USA, 2015, directed by Steven Spielberg.
In the cold war, a lawyer, James B. Donovan (Tom Hanks) is recruited by the CIA and involved in an intense negotiation mission to release and exchange a CIA U-2 spy-plane pilot, Francis G. Powers. The pilot was arrested after his plane was shot down by the Soviet Union during a mission and stays in the company of a KGB intelligence officer, Rudolf Abel (Mark Rylance, who earned an Academy Award for his portrayal), who was arrested for espionage in the US. 144 minutes; Rated PG 13. They are free and open to all, although a $3.00 donation is suggested to offset film and theatre rental fees. Phone: 912-289-7357
Coffee with the Author Mary Ellen Donavan Fuller: Thursday, January 19th, 2017 – 7:00pm to 9:00pm
The Literary Guild of St. Simons Island’s “Coffee with the Author” series presents Mary Ellen Donovan Fuller talking about Strangers on the Bridge. You’ve seen the film, now hear about the book that was the basis for the movie. Strangers on the Bridge was written by James B. Donovan in 1967. Ms. Fuller, his daughter, will discuss the book, talk about her father’s legacy and what it was like to live the real story. At the Casino Building in room 108. Free to Literary Guild members. $10 for guests. Reservations recommended: click here.
Award winning, internationally acclaimed duo, Aubrey Atwater and Elwood Donnelly return to the Ritz to present an evening of traditional American folk songs and percussive dance. Phone: 912-262-6934
Sip delicious wines – Shop designer fashions – Savor a delicious lunch – Bid on incredible auction lots – Enter the Best in Shoe contest – Have a chance to win your dream closet – Mingle with charming Shoe Guys & MORE! Benefiting Hospice of the Golden Isles
Coffee with the Author Maggie Toussaint: Thursday, January 26th, 2017 – 10:30am to 12:30pm
The Literary Guild of St. Simons Island’s “Coffee with the Author” series presents Maggie Toussaint. Whether it’s the puzzle of a relationship or a who-dun-it, she tackles them all with aplomb and wonder. Maggie writes cozy mystery and romantic suspense under her own name, and science fiction under the pen name of Rigel Carson. She is a member of Washington Romance Writers, First Coast Romance Writers, Southeast Mystery Writers of America, and Low Country Sisters in Crime.
Room 108, Casino Building. Free to Literary Guild members. $10 for guests. Phone: 912-289-7357. Reservations recommended: click here.
Tosca performed by Peach State Opera: Sunday, January 29th, 2017 – 3:00pm to 5:00pm
Giacomo Puccini’s melodrama about a volatile diva, a sadistic police chief, and an idealistic artist has offended and thrilled audiences for more than a century. Performed by Peach State Opera, Georgia’s only touring opera company, the show is a condensed version sung in English. Phone: 912-262-6934
Sunday Brunch at ECHO: Every Sunday- 11: 30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
You can’t come often enough to our a la carte brunch with oceanside view because the menu is always changing! Come to our Sunday Brunch to try our new recipes and enjoy the beautiful sea in the early afternoon.
You can enjoy it even more with the Unlimited Bloody Mary Bar or Bottomless Mimosas for $15 with the purchase of a breakfast sandwich or entree (alcoholic beverages cannot be served before 12:30 p.m.).
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