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First Friday Downtown postponed to Sept. 12
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    Hurricane Hanna may blow by today with little effect on Bulloch County, but First Friday officials decided not to take any chances and postponed the monthly celebration from Friday, Sept. 5 to next Friday — Friday Sept. 12.
    The Farmer’s Market, however, will be open on the first Saturday — Sept. 6 — in the downtown parking lot of Sea Island Bank.
    As part of next week’s First Friday, the Averitt Center for the Arts celebrates getting back into the swing of things with many new exhibits. Events get underway at 5:30 p.m., where there will be free food and chances to meet the artists themselves.
    Gerard Erley is opening in the main gallert. He is a landscape artist, influenced by Tonalism, a 19th century American landscape style. His paintings, both oil and pastel, are charged with emotion and reflect a sublime quality of light and atmosphere.The exhibit opens with a reception open to the public at 7 p.m. and will be on display the entire month of September!
    Patricia Carter, Georgia Southern’s Art Department Chair and an Associate Professor of Art Education, will display some of her work in the Legend’s Gallery, located on the second floor of the Averitt Center. Her specialties include intricate handmade paper and book art.
    Each month features a new exhibit by Bulloch County students. This month, the third floor Youth Gallery features the work of Chrystal Holman from Brooklet Elementary, and Maryann Shaw from Julia P. Bryant Elementary. The public is invited to an opening reception at 5:30 p.m.
    The work of modern artist Sandor Konyves will hang in the unique space of Yard & Haus for the month of September. The exhibit opens at 7 p.m. with a welcoming reception and a chance to meet this Hungarian artist who currently lives and exhibits his work in New York. Sandor invites his audience on his personal journey to “retrain his reincarnated artistic soul.” His truly energetic and exciting works have been compared to Jasper Johns, Miro and Picasso.
    Food and beverages are served at the gallery openings. For more information about these and other events taking place in September, contact the Averitt Center at (912) 212-2787.