Firehouse Arts Center plans a busy Fall season

Published 2:47 pm Friday, August 30, 2019

It promises to be an exciting fall season at the Firehouse Arts Center this year. Mike Inlow, Director, Lynn Davis, Art Director and Phyllis Lucas, Director of the Kirbo Gallery have put together a menu of activities and opportunities for all ages.

First up, beginning Monday September 9, individual private music lessons are being offered in three categories.

Debbie Sloan will teach voice. She has been musical director of Swamp Gravy in Colquitt since its creation. She is recently retired from Southwest Georgia Academy in Damascus.

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Pamela Ellis, a pianist and organist has served as organist at First Presbyterian Church in Bainbridge for 23 years, as well as in Thomasville. She holds a bachelor’s in organ studies from Valdosta State University and has prior piano studios in Bainbridge and Thomasville.

Victoria Pharis of Cairo will teach strings. A veteran teacher of elementary education, and a graduate of Florida State University, she has had five studios in Georgia and Kentucky, and is Suzuki certified. 

The lessons will be taught on Mondays, Tuesday and Wednesdays. There is still time and room to enroll in the classes. As of this publication date, two students have signed up for strings and one for piano. For more information, contact the Center by calling 229-243-1010, or by email

On Thursday, September 12, soprano Kirsten Scott will kick off the Firehouse Arts Center concert series. She will be in concert at the Kirbo Center on the ABAC campus beginning at 7 p.m. She has appeared as Rosina in the Barber of Seville and as Nicklausse in the Tales of Hoffman. She has been lauded by the New York Times and Opera News for her performances in those roles. Admission is free and there will be a reception in the lobby following the concert.

On Saturday, September 14, an exhibit titled Art Across the Ages, featuring the Rentz sisters, Bethany, Rosie and Aleyna along with Linda Skidmore. The exhibit will open with a public reception from 2 to 4 p.m. Gallery hours continue on Thursdays and Fridays from 2 to 4 and on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

A schedule of art classes will be offered beginning on September 10 when Lynn Davis teaches after school arts classes through October 21. September 24 will see a class on acrylic painting with Dargan Long, and October 29 Rebecca Cole will teach acrylic painting.

Intrepid traveler Henry Intili will open a show featuring his photography from around the world. It opens October 17 with a public reception from 6 to 8 p.m., and continues thru the 27th at regular hours.

Lynn Davis will offer a holiday wreath making class on November 19; then on  November 23, the Bizarre Bazaar returns for one day only, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Local artisans can sign up to display and sell their arts or food creations by contacting the Firehouse Staff at 229-243-1010.