We are coming up on our 20th season at the Averitt Center, but first, we have our summer camps. All of our camps will be announced soon, and this year we will have online registration! As always, we will still have walk-ins and phone calls to sign up all summer long. Finalizations are happening for our nine weeks of all- and half-day camps starting May 29, continuing all summer until July 28. We will have many of our old favorites such as Camp 9 ¾, Clay Adventures, and new camps such as The Art of Gardening Camp, taught by Haley Fritch from Bulloch Academy. We cannot wait for the fun to begin.
Our next gallery exhibition will be on May 11 for Michael Mallies. Michael is a good friend of mine and I encourage everyone to come to the opening reception. We will start at 5:30 in the Main Gallery at the Averitt building. We will have food and refreshments.
First, at the end of April, we will have “Bright Star” in our Emma Kelly Theater. The Averitt’s own Rachel Elkins will be in the role of Alice Murphy, with Ryan Wolfe as Billy Cane. Brandi Harvey will be directing this bluegrass musical, written by Steve Martin and Edie Brickell. “Bright Star” is the story of “when literary editor Alice Murphy meets a young soldier just home from World War II; he awakens her longing for the child she once lost. Haunted by their unique connection, Alice sets out on a journey to understand her past — and what she finds has the power to transform both of their lives.” Performances will be April 20 and 22 at 7:30 pm. There will also be a Sunday matinee performance at 3 p.m. Call us at the front desk to get your tickets, or you can purchase them online through our website. Tickets are $25.
We hope to see you there and thank you for supporting the local arts.