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A Night at the Opry with Nashville Bound

Steve Pennington presents some of the best young performers Nashville has to offer.

February 18, 2017 @ 7:00 pm

February 19, 2017 @ 2:00 pm

Tickets are $10

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Auditions for The Dixie Swim Club

Auditions will be held on Monday, March 6 and Tuesday, March 7, 7:00 – 9:00 pm at the Leeds Theatre & Arts Center.

The play will be performed on April 21, 22, 23, 28, 29 and 30.

The characters are: 

  • Sheree Hollinger – eternal tomboy, a health nut and an all-American mom
  • Dinah Grayson – wise cracking cynic, a lawyer who excels at everything …except romance
  • Lexie Richards – true Southern belle, keeps her cosmetic surgeon on speed dial, man-magnet
  • Jeri Neal McFeeley – ray of sunshine of the group; former nun, perky and naive
  • Vernadette Simms – marriage and motherhood came shortly after college, hard luck case, self-deprecating by necessity, faces tribulations with humor and support of lifelong friends.

They will be portrayed at ages forty-four, forty-nine, fifty-four and seventy-seven.

Our award winning director/ actor, Cliff Keen, Jr. will direct.

For more information please call Cliff at 641-0975 or Sandi at 640-4491 as we do not have staff in the office.

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Chip Ghigna Exhibit – January 22, 2017

chip Chip Ghigna is the Leeds Arts Council’s featured artist in January.  The public is invited to the opening reception on January 22, 2017, 1:30-3:30 pm, to view his delightful paintings.  Admission is free.

Chip Ghigna is a painter working in oils and acrylics from his studio in Birmingham, Alabama.   He earned a B.A. in Studio Art from Auburn University.  His paintings are exhibited in galleries and collections in the U.S. and France.

Mr. Ghigna’s paintings will be on exhibit through February 4, 2017.  For more information, please visit his website at ChipGhigna.com

The Arts Center is located at 8140 Parkway Drive, in downtown Leeds.  The gallery is open during events.  In case of inclement weather, call the center at 205-699-1892 to confirm opening hours.

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Annette Holland Opening Reception – December 4

Annette Holland, of Odenville, is the Leeds Arts Council’s featured artist in December.  The public is invited to the opening reception at the Leeds Arts Center on Sunday, December 4, 2016, 1:30-3:30 pm, to view her beautiful paintings.  Admission is free.

The artist is a wife, mother, and grandmother who paints.  Her sons bought paints for her Christmas gift one year.  She came home from a cross country trip with her husband and decided it was time to try out the paints.  She had no idea where to start, so took a class at Michael’s.  Her family encouraged her after her first painting.  She also took classes from Wesley Dickman.  She was told to not waste time with classes, but to just paint.

Annette was a member of the Odenville Art Club and has painted with students at Odenville and Ashville Elementary Schools, in hopes of encouraging them.  Her advice is, “If you have ever thought about painting, try it!”

Ms. Holland’s work will be on exhibit through December 29, 2016.

The Arts Center is located at 8140 Parkway Drive, in downtown Leeds.  Call the center at 205-699-1892 to confirm opening hours.

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Dolores Hydock & Bobby Horton – December 16

Tickets $20  –  call 205-699-1892 for reservations!

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Refreshments served from 6:00-7:00; show begins at 7:00

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Saturday & Sunday

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Actfest Winners!

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The Leeds Arts Council  is so proud to announce that our play “THE RABBIT HOLE” won these honors at Actfest 2017 in Wetumpka:
Best in Show
Best Costumes
Best Set
Best Supporting Actress – May Page Wilson Lyons
As winners of the Alabama State Festival we have advanced to participate at the Southeastern Theatre Conference (SETC)  in Lexington Kentucky in March of 2017. We will be joined by the Wetumpka Depot Theater’s “GLASS MENAGERIE”. This is such a great honor to be representing our state in this competition as only two productions were chosen.
We will be sending our award winning cast Cliff Keen, Jr., Ashley Richardson, Pam Elders and Mary-Page Wilson Lyons, the lighting and sound tech Clark French and the Directors Dianne Rowe and Cliff Keen, Jr.
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Leeds Area Visual Artists – Nov. 6, 1:30-3:30

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The Leeds Arts Council will honor the Leeds Area Visual Artists (LAVA) with an opening reception on Sunday, November 6, 2016, from 1:30 to 3:30 pm at the Leeds Theatre & Arts Center in downtown Leeds.  The public is invited to meet the artists and enjoy their beautiful and varied works.  Admission is free.

Artists participating in the 2016 LAVA show include William Darby, Frank Dawson, Joan Dawson, Elizabeth Gregory, Jonathan Harris, Tina Miller, Gudrun Rominger, Tanna Rose, Grady Sue Saxon, Larry Whisenhunt, and Sherry Whisenhunt.  The exhibit comprises oil, acrylic, watercolor, and mixed media paintings; fabric art; graphite and pastel drawings; and photographs.

LAVA’s art will be on display through December 1, 2016. Gallery hours are Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm.

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Birmingham Arts Journal Meeting

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October 27 at 6:30 p.m.

Informal reading, reception, and refreshments to celebrate the newest issue of the Birmingham Arts Journal.

Bring your friends. Introduce them to the writers and artists whose creations appear in this edition of the BAJ.

Hosted by the Leeds Area Open Circle Poets & the Leeds Arts Council

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