Category: Local happenings
There is technically proficient “good” art, and then there is ART that sizzles and makes me wanna dance and go “Oh yeeeeeah!”
And I found it Sunday afternoon when I attended a combo art and music show/animal benefit that was hosted by a really unusual and personable artist and his lovely wife. He is known as Cap Man. When I say he is unusual, I mean unusual in a good way. He is not your run of the mill artist who is good with the paint brush and does up a nice and “pretty” painting that looks similar to most other paintings hanging behind sofas in paint by numbers art filled homes. This dude is an original who oozes creativity. Let me repeat that: he has originality with a giant “O”. Yes, I mean orgasmic creativity. He also had other really creative artists at the show, so be sure to check out the pics at the end of the blog post.
The location of the show was at Mr. and Mrs. Cap Man’s home and studio over in Winterville, Ga., or more specifically in their lush backyard. There was a band playing on the back deck, several artist displaying their works, an edible landscaping display (and I loved that so much that I will post pics of it later in a separate post!), dogs and kids and coffee…. And from reading Facebook posts, I know at least one dog found a new home via the show, and if my memory serves me correctly her name was Daisy. As far as I know the new home is not in the rv that Cap Man decorated with bottle caps, although I have to admit the RV was cute (and not a heckuva lot larger than a doghouse). As I am typing this, I am sitting here thinking that between the truck decorated in bottle caps and the RV decorated in bottle caps, that the Cap Man has a very tolerant Mrs. Cap Man. All Artist should be so fortunate! Check out his work at: WWW.Capman.us
A tiny little town called Bowman, Ga. has it going on with an equally tiny, but charming new coffee shop. They hosted a fantastic poetry reading called "When Words Collide" awhile back. I attended and loved watching the performances which took place from up in the small loft area. The doors were open and people also milled about outside as they listened to the creativity flowing down.
Now CJ (who I just realized shares the same initials as me – ok, I’m having a slightly narcissistic moment here!) , is also hosting open mic night for musicians, poets, etc. Next open mic is scheduled for Thursday, April 14th. at 7 p.m. So, cmon and brang it on with your own talent, or come support the local talent and make some new friends.