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Announcing the WUGA 2016 Artists in Residence Events!

Upcoming WUGA Events

We’re excited to announce the line-up for the 2016 Artists in Residence!

The series kicks off February 27th at the gorgeous home of textile designer and color specialist Susan Hable Smith.
Smith’s home and her designs have been featured in several national magazines, and her new book, “A Colorful Home,” has received rave reviews in The New York Times and other periodicals. All the artists featured this third year are remarkable, accomplished . . . and diverse!
The slate of artists also includes photographer Rinne Allen, illustrator and tattoo artist David Hale, painter and muralist Jill Biskin, and painter Yvonne Studevan. Also featured are a couple of dynamic duos: brothers Matt and Ben Hobbs, who are woodworkers and the owners of Sons of Sawdust — and painter Michele Chidester and her husband, cartoonist Joey Weiser.
We’re happy to report that Marti’s at Midday and Shiraz are continuing their partnership with us! We’ll have fine wine and delicious hors d’oeuvres at each home.
Friends of WUGA pay $10 to attend each event; others pay $15. (Friends memberships are $30 or more annually.)
Each event is from 3 to 5 on a Saturday. See the list below for the date for each featured artist, and see some examples of his or her work below that. These photos are just a single example of a wide and wonderful body of work.
You must RSVP with Abbie Thaxton ( or 706/542-9842) to reserve a spot, as space is strictly limited. Addresses are provided when you register.
Join us as we celebrate and meet our town’s great artists!

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