Several years ago, the Joseph House Art Gallery, 838 Broadway, had a fundraiser for the Columbus State University’s art department scholarship fund.
Geri Davis was in charge of getting local celebrities to create a small art piece that sold for $20 each. As a local celebrity -- a term that makes me cringe -- Geri asked me to draw something.
I told her that I have absolutely no talent. I can’t sing, I can’t dance, I can’t act, I can’t draw, I can’t play an instrument. I write about those who can.
She was persistent, and I created a little something and to my surprise, someone bought it. I can’t imagine why.
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This year, the Joseph House brought the “Celebrity Mini-Art Show” back, and on Nov. 18, a bunch of us descended on the Joseph House and got instructions from the real artists.
The Open House and Reception is 1-5 p.m. Sunday for our art and the real art, “100 Under $100,” by the artists of the Joseph House.
Ten of the Columbus Cottonmouths participated, and I swear, they are good. I’m sure those will sell like hotcakes on Sunday.
Other local celebs include Mike Gaymon, Skip Henderson, Joe Sanders, Michele McCrillis, Hannah Israel, Richard Bishop, Lance Duke, Vickie Carson, Helen Johnson, Gloria Sampson, Susan Wirt, Darlene Kittrell, Susan Gristina, Louise Tennent Smith, Claudya Muller, Shelby Guest, John Page, Patty Taylor, Gail Greenblatt, Billy Winn, Dick McMichael, Derek Kincaid, Jason Dennis, George Del Gobbo, Bobby Peters, Lauren Mescon, Julia Lumpkin, Bob Jeswal, JJ Musgrove, Alex Sapp, Teresa Whitaker, Kimberly Parker and Phil Scoggins.
And don’t laugh at my pathetic attempt.
Make a note of this date
I know this is almost 18 months from now, but write this down and don’t whine about not knowing.
June 29, 2012.
That’s when the new Cirque du Soleil show, “Michael Jackson the Immortal World Tour” will be in Philips Arena in Atlanta.
It will combine the late Jackson’s music with the unique Cirque du Soleil choreography.
You know it’s going to be good.
What I don’t understand is why it’s only going to be a one-night thing. Usually the Cirque du Soleil shows are in Atlanta about a month.
Unless it’s the kind of tour that travels to work out kinks so it can find a permanent home in Las Vegas with the umpteen other Cirque shows in Sin City.
I’ll believe that’s what it is. And this tour will probably let the producers gauge what kind of interest the show draws to make sure it will make tons of money in Vegas.
Tickets are on sale now through Ticketmaster and they are $63.20-$195.60. Why are the prices so bizarre, you ask? The service charges are added.
Remember that if you go to the local Ticketmaster outlets, to take cash. Checks and credit cards are not accepted.
Where are the local Ticketmaster outlets? Publix grocery stores and the Columbus Civic Center box office.
To charge by phone, call 800-745-3000.