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Upcoming Events

Artist Exhibit featuring Sam Traina

October 18 through November 30 10 AM to 4 PM, Daily

Mansfield artist, Sam Traina, is having a reception for his new gallery show at The Plaza Arts Center on October 17th from 5:30 - 7:30 PM. The show will run through late November. Sam's favorite medium is oil painting. Mansfield is a small town with only one caution light. It is these peaceful surroundings that Sam enjoys painting, in his words, "... anything that makes a statement to me."

Sam has won many awards, and a few to his credit are: Best of Show Covington Artful Fest 2014, 1st Place Georgia Bloom 2009, Best of Show Madison Plain Air 2011 and Finalist St. Simons 2012 Plain Air. Come see a sample of the diverse work of this artist and teacher who is a credit to the arts community of our region. To view more of his work visit samtrainaart.blogspot.com

Sam was born in Tampa Florida in 1947. He started drawing at an early age following one of his cousins whose drawings he admired. At age 14 Sam started playing the guitar and wound up in a local rock band playing local night clubs 6 nights a week from 9:30 pm till 2:30 am while still going to high school. Between school and the band, drawing was forgotten for many years. Sam later auditioned for and became a member of a band that had 5 hit songs in the late 60's. In the late 70's Sam received an Associate In Science degree and lacked 15 hours from his Bachelor's degree when a business opportunity came up. Owning two successful businesses for 20+ years, Sam decided to sell one to have more time to do other things. In 2005 he started painting with oils and the passion took over. Sam enjoys both plain air and studio painting. "Landscapes are my favorite subjects because there is so much variety, beauty, and depth. The more I paint, the more natural beauty I see in things. I notice things now that I never took notice of before such as colors, shapes, shadows, light, movement, etc." Sam has studied with artists such as Elizabeth Tolley, Larry Moore, and Barbara Dickerson.

Sam lives with his wife of 44 years in Mansfield, Ga. on a 16 acre spread with farms and livestock for miles around. He has two daughters and a son all of which are highly successful in their respective fields along with 7 grandchildren. Sam also teaches oil painting classes every Monday in Madison at the Madison Artist Guild Gallery.

Be on the lookout as Sam will be teaching at The Plaza in January 2015.

PAPA Presents "In-Laws, Outlaws, and Other People (That Should Be Shot)" by Steve Franco

November 14, 15, 21, 22 November 16 8:00 PM & 3:00 PM Matinee on November 16

It is 6pm and the Douglas family is busily preparing to be invaded by their quirky relatives for their annual Christmas Eve dinner. After robbing a neighborhood liquor store, high strung and irritable Tony, and his dim-witted side-kick Vinny, find themselves in need of a place to briefly hide out. Using a ruse to gain entrance into the Douglas home, they suddenly find themselves in charge of an ever-growing list of family members that they are forced to hold hostage. This is a holiday comedy you don't want to miss. Click Here to purchase tickets.

Sunday Cinema: The Adventures of Br'er Rabbit

Sunday, November 23 12:30 PM

The Eatonton-Putnam Tourism, Arts, and Heritage Committee will be featuring a classic picture show to add to the city-wide commemorations regarding the 150th anniversary of Sherman's March to the Sea. Get ready for all of the laughs, adventure and hip-hopping good times in this all-new imaginative and modern retelling of Uncle Remus' best-loved tales. Parents and kids alike will delight in the escapades of the most mischievous and clever Brer Rabbit as he gleefully outwits Brer Fox, Brer Bear and a whole cast of other critters! With irresistible and toe-tapping new songs and an all-star lineup of voice talent (Wayne Brady, Nick Cannon, Danny Glover, D.L. Hughley and Wanda Sykes), The Adventures of Brer Rabbit is sure to be a family favorite Admission is free but you must reserve a ticket. Cash soda bar and concessions will be available. Click Here to reserve your ticket. THIS EVENT IS BEING SPONSORED BY FARMERS & MERCHANTS BANK.

Sunday Cinema: Gone With The Wind Picture Show

Sunday, November 23 3:00 PM

The Eatonton-Putnam Tourism, Arts, and Heritage Committee will be featuring a classic picture show to add to the city-wide commemorations regarding the 150th anniversary of Sherman's March to the Sea. 2014 is also the 75th anniversary of the film as Gone with the Wind is a 1939 American epic historical romance film adapted from Margaret Mitchell's Pulitzer-winning 1936 novel. It was produced by David O. Selznick of Selznick International Pictures and directed by Victor Fleming. Set in the 19th-century American South, the film tells the story of Scarlett O'Hara, portrayed by Vivien Leigh, and her romantic pursuit of Ashley Wilkes (Leslie Howard) who is married to his cousin, Melanie Hamilton (Olivia de Havilland), and her marriage to Rhett Butler(Clark Gable). Set against the backdrop of the American Civil War and Reconstruction era, the story is told from the perspective of white Southerners. Admission is free but you must reserve a ticket. Cash bar and concessions will be available. Click Here to reserve your ticket. THIS EVENT IS BEING SPONSORED BY FARMERS & MERCHANTS BANK.

Christmas on the Avenue

Sunday, December 7 4:00 PM & 6:30 PM

The Churches along North Madison Avenue are ready to bring the family together for another Christmas Cantata, a much loved tradition at The Plaza! Please join us at one of the two shows, free of charge. Limit 10 tickets per order. Click Here to reserve your ticket.

Giving from the Heart

Sunday, December 13 3:00 PM

Local community churches present “Giving from the Heart,” a musical Christmas production by PCHS Drama Team and directed by Jenny Morris. Seating is general admission and this is a FREE community event. For ticket reservation or further information, please call 706-485-5511 or 706-485-0166.