Southern Culture. What does that phrase call to mind? What pictures do you see? Moonlight and magnolias? NASCAR and barbecue? Or maybe you can almost hear an old gospel song or a Patsy (do I really need to include her last name?) torch tune? Well, those elven folk at the Rudd Art Center have been toiling away again and the upcoming Southern Culture Celebration is sure to be a magical evening. The opening reception will be held on July 23rd from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. with the art to be exhibited through August 20th.
I was lucky enough to get a sneak peek at the art and entertainment to be offered at the reception and let me tell you, if you miss this you will be missing a big time. DCCAH members have gone above and beyond to offer a smattering of all things Southern and yes, Southern hospitality, too. There are original paintings and photographs all with a Dixie flair, as well as some home-around -the-kitchen-table storytelling by Ms. Vicky Gissendanner, Chuck Auman channeling the late great Lewis Grizzard, a presentation of a Ms. Ruby skit written by local author Laura Frost Crouch, a music presentation by local deejay Gil Anthony and a poetry reading by, er, um...me. In addition to all this Southern goodness there will be a silent cake auction. The cakes will all be traditional cakes of the South and the feature cake will be made by local pastry chef Samantha Dean, owner/ chef of Tanta’s Treats. The proceeds from the cake auction will go towards many upcoming needs at the art center as well as DCCAH’s continued aim to foster the arts in Dale County.
Join the celebration July 23rd at 6:00 p.m. for amazing art, food, stories, and laughs...maybe you will even become part of the exhibition by offering one of your own distinctly southern memories? Word has it that Rhett “You should be kissed and often by someone who knows how.” Butler will be there----swooning is encouraged, Ladies. Ya’ll Come!
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