Full weekend at GGAC

By Portia Williams - [email protected]

GRAYSON, Ky. — A weekend of art, music, dance and more will happen at the Grayson Gallery & Art Center (GGAC) on Nov. 12, and Nov. 13. The festivities will consist of two separate events which are free and open to the public.

GGAC doors will open at 5:30 p.m. on Nov. 12, to kick off the first of a new series of Second Saturday music and art events, which will continue to 10 p.m.

Dan Click, director of the GGAC, the ever increasing interest in the art centered events is what motivates the staff to host such events.

“As more and more people reach out to the Grayson Gallery to host various arts events, we subsequently find the gallery expanding it’s reach across the region,” Click said. “The events presented by the GGAC through year-end will feature an unprecedented list of partnerships; in addition to local arts organizations, collaborations will also include the Grayson Area Chamber of Commerce (via local businesses’ sponsorship) and co-hosting the Grayson Tourism Commission events planned for December. We invite everyone out to see what this family-friendly space has to offer.”

The weekend activities at GGAC will continue Sunday, Nov. 13, at 3 p.m., the GGAC will welcome for the first time the Huntington Blues Society. As part of their monthly musician jam sessions. The lineup of scheduled artists set to perform include Larry Whitt, Chris Sutton, Jeremy Short, Jim Rumbaugh, Jon Rickman, Bobby Lee Messer, Kayla Massie, Mike Lyzenga and others.

This informal fundraiser will go towards funding the organizations’ sponsorship of musicians Tony Harrah and the Putnam Prohibition as well as Jeremy Short (Short & Cmpany), who will be traveling to Memphis to compete in a Blues competition nationally in 2017, according to Click. Live performances may be viewed at: www.huntingtonbluessociety.com.

As always, the GGAC Artist Market will be open throughout the weekend and other events with original art in various mediums on display and for sale. Proceeds from commissions earned from sold works assist in the fund various gallery programs and expenses.

Forthcoming events at GGAC will be a program led by Tracy Schuman with a performance by the East Carter High School Choir on the evening of Nov. 21. The monthly Final Fridays Art walk will take place on Nov. 25, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. with an opening reception for the seasonal art show which will remain on display throughout the annual Hometown Holidays event in Grayson set for the weekend of Dec. 3 and 4 to wrap up the GGAC’s busy year expanding the arts in the region.

By Portia Williams

[email protected]

Reach Portia Williams at 740-464-3862, or on Twitter @PortiaWillPDT.

Reach Portia Williams at 740-464-3862, or on Twitter @PortiaWillPDT.