Alpharetta gallery bringing Asheville art; Boggs celebrates a life in song

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"Floral" by Julia Fosson will be included in the exhibit "The Asheville Art Connection" at Wild Hope Art Gallery in Alpharetta opening April 19.
"Floral" by Julia Fosson will be included in the exhibit "The Asheville Art Connection" at Wild Hope Art Gallery in Alpharetta opening April 19.

“Floral” by Julia Fosson will be included in the exhibit “The Asheville Art Connection” at Wild Hope Art Gallery in Alpharetta opening April 19.

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Alpharetta gallery bringing Asheville art

Many Atlantans sojourn yearly to Asheville to check out the Western North Carolina city’s bountiful art and crafts offerings.

Now metro residents can find a new outlet featuring Asheville arts on a regular basis here. Wild Hope Art Gallery plans to represent more than two dozen artists and craftspeople from that city’s River Arts District.

The Alpharetta gallery is opening “The Asheville Connection,” the first in a series of periodic exhibits, with a public reception 4-6 p.m. Sunday, April 19. The gathering provides the chance to meet participating artists Victoria Pinney, Mark Bettis, Karen Weihs, Phillip DeAngelo and Matt Tommey.

“We’re delighted with our new partnership with the Wild Hope Art Gallery,” River Art District President Julia Fossom said. “Atlanta is a vibrant art market and we’re looking forward to presenting our work there through our relationship with the Wild Hope Art Gallery.”

An open house for interior designers will be held 2-5 p.m. Saturday, April 18.

Through May 30. 8470 Holcomb Bridge Road, Suite 120, Alpharetta. 678-580-0493, www.wildhopeartgallery.com.

Georgia Festival Chorus maestro Frank Boggs.

Georgia Festival Chorus maestro Frank Boggs.

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Boggs celebrates ‘71 Years of Song’
At 88, baritone, maestro and teacher Frank Boggs has lived a life filled with song. That will be celebrated in the Georgia Festival Chorus program Sunday, April 26 at Johnson Ferry Baptist Church.

The free 7:30 p.m. concert, “Reflections — 71 Years of Song,” will feature Boggs, conductor of the 100-voice chorus, singing some of his favorite songs, accompanied by guest pianist David Carnes. Others singing Boggs’ personal selections will be Lisa Klausman, David Scott and Michael Cromwell.

Doors open at 6:45 p.m. The church is at 955 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta. 404-234-3581, www.tgafc.org.


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