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Final Friday celebrates women in the arts

Will feature an open mic event for poets and musicians

The Grayson Gallery & Art Center will host their annual “Women in the Arts” event, now in its eleventh year, with an opening reception this Friday, March 31 from 6 – 9 p.m.  Honoring Women’s History Month each year, the popular arts event has a focus on showcasing female artists in various genres, from the visual arts to music, poetry and the culinary arts as well. Up to 100 pieces in various mediums have been submitted with most available for purchase, representing artists from across the eastern Kentucky region and Tri-State area.

While enjoying the visual art, visitors to the gallery will also be entertained by female musicians.

Live music will be presented by Karen Combs and the Appalachian Ladies Revue with support and sound by 9 Lives Records of Ashland.
In addition to the musicians and those set to read poetry, an “open mic” portion of the evening will allow guests to join in on the festivities on the GGAC stage. 

Refreshments will be provided from Catering by Sheila Marie, and the event is free to the public with donations accepted at the door and tips for those on stage much appreciated. 

Awards and Announcements will take place at approximately 7 p.m. During the awards announcement three $50 awards will be presented for People’s Choice, chosen by popular vote; the GGAC Board Choice, as chosen by the board; and the Brandon Click Memorial Award, given by the late artists family.  

Coming up at the gallery next month will be the annual “Celebrate the Earth” art show and sale, while the month of May brings back the East Carter High School students’ and the works of art teacher Heather Berry during Grayson’s Memory Days weekend. For more information on these and other upcoming events at the gallery, or for information on participating in upcoming shows, contact Dan Click, GGAC director for all art-related information, classes and volunteer opportunities via email at graysongallery@gmail.com.

You can also find them online, on Facebook, at Grayson Gallery & Art Center.



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