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These stories about local art, entertainment and cultural events within our community and the people behind them are made possible through the continued support of Bulloch Solutions as part of our Community Leaders Program.

Crafting Worlds: The Storytelling Art of Nancey B. Price in 'Black In Bloom'

Crafting Worlds: The Storytelling Art of Nancey B. Price in 'Black In Bloom'

Analog collage and installation artist Nancey B. Price's “Black In Bloom” is a unique opportunity for Price to invite people into her creative space and process, allowing them to better understand her creative identity as a whole. While best known for her work in collage art, Nancey prides herself on being a storyteller and world-builder.
Savoring Success: The career of Patrick White, Food Fire + Knives 2023 Chef of the Year

Savoring Success: The career of Patrick White, Food Fire + Knives 2023 Chef of the Year

Statesboro native Chef Patrick White began as "extra help" in the kitchen at the beloved Emma's restaurant. Through his natural talent, hard work, and dedication to his craft, he quickly worked his way up to chef in the restaurant. Today, he is a private chef who recently had the opportunity to showcase his culinary skills for none other than billionaire Michael Bloomberg.
Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairies: Nutcracker tradition returns to the Statesboro stage

Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairies: Nutcracker tradition returns to the Statesboro stage

This holiday season, Statesboro had the pleasure of welcoming a timeless favorite back to the Emma Kelly Theater stage—the enchanting Nutcracker Ballet! Check out all of the December events at the Averitt in this story.
A Wide World of Arts: Check out Georgia Southern's November highlights

A Wide World of Arts: Check out Georgia Southern's November highlights

While the Averitt Center for the Arts downtown serves as the cornerstone of artistic resources for Statesboro, it's worth noting that Georgia Southern University contributes to the local arts scene and offers a diverse array of cultural experiences and events open to the public, as well. In the following month, there are several exciting opportunities you won't want to miss! Explore the arts beyond the familiar, and let's dive into what Georgia Southern has in store for you.
Broken Into Beautiful: An interview with Statesboro artist Marcy Simmons

Broken Into Beautiful: An interview with Statesboro artist Marcy Simmons

Grice Connect reporter Julianna Leverette recently sat down with Marcy Simmons, a local artist who has turned her unimaginable pain into a source of artistic inspiration. Simmons, who tragically lost her oldest son to a traumatic gun incident, has emerged as a testament to the resilience of the human spirit. This article delves deeper into the remarkable story of an artist whose work encapsulates the transformative power of art born from adversity.
Musician Jon Aktas shares his insights on performing live, music recording, and finding inspiration

Musician Jon Aktas shares his insights on performing live, music recording, and finding inspiration

If you make it out often to see live music in Statesboro, there’s a good chance you’ve seen Jon Aktas. Playing a mix of covers from artists like Jason Isbell and Tyler Childers, as well as his own originals, Jon frequently performs at venues such as Vandy's, Tandoor & Tap, Dolan’s, and Bites. In addition to performing, Aktas plans to record an EP of his original music. I sat down with Jon recently to talk about his experience as an artist and what he has planned for the future.
GS’s Dr. Chris Caplinger Shares His Unique Connection to Elvis's Graceland

GS’s Dr. Chris Caplinger Shares His Unique Connection to Elvis's Graceland

Grice Connect's Arts and Entertainment reporter, Austin Joyner, steps into the world of Elvis Presley with Statesboro resident and GS professor, Dr. Chris Caplinger. Dr. Caplinger shares his unique connection to Elvis's Graceland. You may even learn a few things about Elvis and Dr. Caplinger along the way. Step into the world of The King by reading the full story.
Catch a Local Treasure with hand made fishing lures by 89 year old Bulloch man

Catch a Local Treasure with hand made fishing lures by 89 year old Bulloch man

Fishing for a gift for the sportsman in your life? Lures by the Waters may be the perfect catch. Local sportsman, 89 year old Brooks Waters, produces some of the most interesting and high-quality fishing lures on the market, right here in Bulloch County.
Statesboro-native Josh Crews brings art to life in a BIG way

Statesboro-native Josh Crews brings art to life in a BIG way

From his home base in L.A., Statesboro native Josh Crews has made a name for himself in the digital art world. If you have watched college or NFL football, been to a top concert anywhere in the world, or been to Vegas recently then you have probably seen Josh Crew's work. Grice Connect's Arts and Entertainment reporter, Austin Joyner, takes a deep dive into the world of Josh Crews.
Statesboro knocks on Athens legendary music door

Statesboro knocks on Athens legendary music door

Grice Connect welcomes Statesboro native Austin Joyner to our team of writers. Austin will be focusing on local artists in our community who entertain, inspire, and encourage others through their art form. He begins with a look at the vibrant local music scene.