Beginning with Friday night, there is a workshop on how to make glass paperweights at Orbix Glass. The workshop is from 5:00 to 9:00 and costs $130. You will make two paperweights during the class and they are great looking. Call Cal Breed at 256-523-3188 to make your reservation.
On Saturday, stop by the Mentone Realty Building an take in Alabama Waterways, A Photographic Celebration. It is a collection of photographs by some of Alabama's premier photographers, put together by the Alabama Rivers Alliance. The display which was brought to Mentone by the Mentone Area Arts Council is open on Saturday from 10:00 until 4:00, and from 12:00 untio 4:00 on Sunday. The exhibit is also open during the week from 9:00 until 4:00. The exhibit will remain on display until Sunday, November 1, 2009.
Also on Saturday, there is an art show in Cedar Bluff that runs from 10:00 until 6:00. Many of Mentone's artists are participating in the show and would like to see you there. It's just a short drive from Mentone.
Also, please don't forget the upcoming Mentone Area Arts Council Lecture Series Event featuring Joe Cook, Executive Director of the Coosa River Basin Initiative, on Thursday, October 15, 2009. Joe will update us on the status of the water wars between Alabama and Georgia and how this might impact our rivers in Alabama. The event begins at 7:00 at the Crystal Lake Lodge.
Also, John Dersham will lead a Fine Art Landscape Photography Workshop on Friday, October 23 (Classroom presentation at the Mentone Community Building) and onsite instruction at Little River Canyon on Saturday morning. The cost of the workshop is $25. Register for the workshop by emailing email@example.com.
And please don't forget to participate in the Artists' Gallery and Home Tour on Saturday, October 31 and Sunday, November 1. Pick up your map at the Mentone Fire Station and tour homes and studios at your leisure. Artists from all over the region will be in each home to display their work. It's great fun so don't miss it.
And finally, if you are interested in the activities of the Mentone Area Arts Council, please make plans to attend the Annual Meeting at 6:30 on October 28, 2009, at the Crystal Lake Lodge.