FLUXUS Hatches Plan at Chicken Fest
Yesterday’s Spring Chicken Festival in Gainesville was such fun! We spoke with over 200 families about our upcoming FLUXUS event on May 30th. The Quinlan Visual Arts Center was there with some interns who painted “little gnomies” faces all day. Kids made gnome hats and colored cool chick coloring sheets.Read More
Rembrandt in Gainesville? Yeah, we’ve got him.
A work of art from the private collection of Charles and Lessie Smithgall has been donated to the Quinlan Visual Arts Center permanent collection. The piece is by 17th century Dutch Baroque Artist Rembrandt Van Rijin and is an ink etching on paper of the artist’s father called “Rembrandt’s Father inRead More
FLUXUS in the News, Thanks Mountain Traveler!
The following article appears in The Mountain Traveler magazine’s May 2015 edition… FLUXUS 2015 is Coming! What in the World is FLUXUS? What FLUXUS is NOT…It’s NOT a gastrointestinal issue or disease and it’s NOT a dirty word! (Yes, we’ve heard it all!) So, WHAT IS FLUXUS???… It’s a stateRead More
Nature Based PreSchool at Elachee Rocks
Elachee Nature Science Center operates a nature-based preschool that is the first of its kind in the Southeast. “We’ve become a culture of indoor people,” said Elachee President and CEO Andrea Timpone. “We truly believe that getting children outdoors at any age, and particularly at an early age, helps toRead More
INK Makes Rainy Days Fun
For families who have been cooped up at home during the cold winter and rainy spring, Interactive Neighborhood for Kids has become a welcome destination. “We drove out here for the kids. It’s a great rainy day activity,” said Deliana Kostova of Decatur, who came with her two children. “ThereRead More
History Center Brings Past to Families Present
The Northeast Georgia History Center at Brenau University invited the community to attend Sunday’s family day event, which focused on the 1940s. The event was held from 1-4 p.m. and provided visitors with hands-on activities, historical performers and several demonstrations that called for volunteers. Titled “The 1940s-War and Peace,” theRead More
Who was Beulah Rucker?
Beulah Rucker Oliver was and remains one of Gainesville’s most fondly remembered citizens. Coming to Gainesville in the early 1900s, she established a school for African-American children that continued in various forms until the late 1950s. The school provided educational opportunities to the region’s African-American youth at a time whenRead More
Riders on the Storm: The Art of Grant Searcey
Grant Searcey is a fine art painter and professional illustrator currently based in scenic Dahlonega, Georgia. He has the gift of being able to tap into a child-like imagination and turn these visions into whimsical works of visual art. Grant’s artwork is on display at the Quinlan Visual Arts Center throughRead More
What is FLUXUS?
FLUXUS is a day of fun where participants will be Finding Local Unexpected eXperiences in oUr Surroundings! The word FLUXUS is a name taken from a Latin word meaning “flow, flux” (noun); “flowing, fluid” (adj.)—is an international network of artists, composers and designers noted for blending different artistic media and disciplines. TheRead More