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New Classes at the Hudgens Center for the Arts

New Classes at the Hudgens Center for the Arts

The Hudgens Center for the Arts invites you to tap into your creative spirit and take an art class this winter!  The next class session starts the week of January 11, so sign up now to take advantage of the 30-plus classes offered for adults and for children, or the special classes scheduled just for home schoolers. 

There are several great new classes in pottery, Photoshop, photography and painting in the new session, as well as exciting one-day workshops in pottery glazing, applying dichroic paper (iridescent, color-shifting designs) to glass, handmaking glass beads, fusing dichroic glass to make unique jewelry, composing your artwork, and working with precious silver clay to create your own jewelry and accent pieces.

Gift certificates are available in the Gift Shop at The Hudgens for one year memberships, or you can sign a friend up for a special class or workshop.  Priced for any budget, memberships start as low as $20 for students, artists and sen

Gwinnett Ballet Theatre Presents "The Nutcracker", December 4th

The Gwinnett Ballet Theatre invites all to come witness their annual production of The Nutcracker in eleven public performances beginning Saturday, December 4 and continuing through Sunday, December 19, 2010. All performances are held in the Gwinnett Performing Arts Center located at Gwinnett Center, Duluth, GA.

This favorite family holiday event is a traditional telling of the story of a little girl, an enchanted Nutcracker, a battle with the Mouse King and his minions, and a fabulous trip through the Land of Sweets.

The Gwinnett Ballet Theatre Orchestra will again accompany the dancers for the last eight performances. Conducted by Predrag Gosta, this live, professional orchestra consists of 33 of the finest musicians in the Southeast.

Dates and Ticket prices for The Nutcracker range from $13.50 - $29.50. Tickets prices vary depending on your musical preference: live orchestra or recorded music.

72nd Annual Cat Fanciers’ Association Championship Show, November 6th

Seemingly, you can teach an old cat, new tricks; you can also teach a new cat, old tricks and the kitties and owners participating in this year’s Cat Show will show you exactly how.

This weekend, on November 6th and 7th, Gwinnett Center will host the 72nd Annual Cat Fanciers’ Association Championship Show. This annual show is composed of a number of separate, concurrently running, individual shows held in the various judging rings throughout a show hall.

Every cat entered in the show is evaluated by each judge, and judged according to a written standard for its breed (with the exception of the Household Pet Class, for which there is no written standard).

Individual shows can be classified as either allbreed or specialty. In an allbreed show all cats, regardless of coat length or type, compete for various awards.

Fall Art Classes at The Hudgens

Art classes for both adults and children start soon at the Hudgens Center for the Arts. The Hudgens offers classes in painting, drawing, mixed media, pottery wheel, as well as in jewelry making, fiber arts and photography.  Classes meet one day a week for eight weeks, and are scheduled on weekdays, evenings and weekends.  They also offer day classes in pottery, specifically for homeschoolers.

The Hudgens offers evening and weekend workshops where you can learn the art of bookbinding, study composition, portrait drawing or color theory, and learn to make your own soap or hand lotions.  You can study Feng Shui to bring harmony to your home in just 4 three-hour sessions.

The class listings, descriptions, cost and online registration are available at www.thehudgens.org under Education.

The Hudgens Center is located at 6400 Sugarloaf Parkway, Bldg.

Two New Exhibits at The Hudgens

The Hudgens Center for the Arts is hosting two exciting new exhibits which open on Tuesday, October 12.  An extraordinary photography exhibit, entitled “Works by John Lawrence,” will be on display alongside the 6th annual “Shuttersense & Non-sense” juried photography exhibit, showcasing work by art students from Gwinnett County Public Schools.  Both exhibits will be on view through Saturday, November 13.

Finalists for the Hudgens Prize

The Hudgens Center, a non-profit organization that has been focused on supporting the arts in Georgia since its establishment in 1981; is delighted to announce the names of five finalists for the Hudgens Prize visual arts competition.