2023 Past Lectures and Programs

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Past Lectures and Programs from 2023 (click the images below to watch the past programs)

09.06.2023, 12:15 PM EDT Art for Lunch: Brad Quinlin – “My First Steps of Freedom” Civil War Program

Brad Quinlin speaks on “My First Steps of Freedom,” the story of men of African descent who were slaves in Tennessee, Georgia and Mississippi. During the Civil War these men were enlisted in White regiments as undercooks. Our guest speaker Brad, has a remarkable biography that covers his years of research, TV shows, movies, reenactor, and more! Also watch the unveiling of Gregory Christie’s remarkable painting that will hang in the Museum’s War is Hell Gallery. This painting depicts the day Harriet Tubman, under the command of Union Colonel James Montgomery, became the first woman to lead a military operation in the United States.  On June 2, 1863 Harriet and 150 African American Union soldiers rescued more than 700 slaves in the Combahee Ferry Raid in South Carolina. Watch virtually on Booth Museum’s Facebook page or YouTube channel.

8.2.2023, 12:15 PM EDT Art for Lunch: Margaret Dyer – Live Painting Demonstration

Join award winning artist Margaret Dyer for a live painting demonstration! She has won several awards, including the National Oil and Acrylics Painters Society Small Painting Exhibition 2019 for Best Impressionism, along with being featured in numerous creditable articles.Watch virtually on Booth Museum’s Facebook page or YouTube channel.

6.15.2023, 7:00 PM EDT Evening Lecture with R. Gregory Christie 

Evening Lecture with R. Gregory Christie on June 15. R. Gregory Christie is an award-winning children’s book illustrator and lecturer with a long track record of creating inspiring art. He is an NAACP Image award winner and was the artist for the United Postal Service’s “Kwanzaa Stamp” in 2013. He has done everything from designing John Coltrane album covers to animating films on Netflix.

6.11.2023, 2:00 PM EDT Booth Writers Guild Distinguished Songwriter Series, Bergman Theatre

Presented by the Booth Writers Guild, the Distinguished Songwriter Series is a quarterly program hosted by singer-songwriter Scott Thompson that brings top Nashville songwriters to talk about their writing process and current projects. They will also sing songs they wrote that helped make people like Gary Morris, Diamond Rio, Patty Loveless, Garth Brooks and Chris Young famous, as well as their favorite songs they’ve written but have not been recorded yet.

6.7.2023, 12:15 PM EDT Art for Lunch: Roger Byrd author of There Is Our Country: Georgians Who Followed the Sun

Why did Georgians such as Doc Holliday and numerous others head West? This question is answered in this Art for Lunch centered around Roger Byrd’s newly released book, There Is Our Country: Georgians Who Followed the Sun. Historian Jim Dunham will also join Roger for this discussion. Watch virtually on Booth Museum’s Facebook page or YouTube channel.

5.18.23, 7:00 PM EDT Evening Lecture with artist Jim Vogel

Evening Lecture with artist Jim Vogel on May 18. Vogel is known for his paintings depicting New Mexican landscapes and rural life. He often uses architectural frames around his paintings and exaggerated features in them, his work can be found on display in the Booth’s permanent collection. Watch virtually on Booth Museum’s Facebook page or YouTube channel.

5.3.2023, 12:15 PM EDT Art for Lunch: Amanda Lovett – Live Painting Demonstration

Amanda has been accepted into numerous national and regional shows and organizations, as well as earning her Signature Status with Oil Painters of America and American Women Artist. Join her as she conducts a live paining demonstration! Watch virtually on Booth Museum’s Facebook page or YouTube channel.

4.20.2023, 7:00 PM EDT Evening Lecture with Artists Jane Hunt and Michele Usibelli

Evening Lecture with artists Jane Hunt and Michele Usibelli. Hunt’s award-winning paintings have been exhibited at notable galleries and museums internationally. Now based in Colorado, she frequently paints plein air and continues to be awed by the beauty surrounding her. Working primarily in oils, Michele Usibelli is an award-winning artist who also enjoys acrylics, gouache and pastels. Her work has been shown in both group and solo gallery exhibitions as well as regional, national and international juried exhibitions. Watch virtually on Booth Museum’s Facebook page or YouTube channel.

4.5.2023, 12:15 PM EDT Art for Lunch: Mark Warren, 2022 Georgia Author of the Year lecture on “Billy the Kid” 
This program on “Billy the Kid” is also a book launch celebration for Mark Warren’s newest book, A Last Serenade for Billy Bonney. The book will be available for sale and signing at the event, and we will also have some free giveaways and door prize drawings! Lunch will be available for $12.00 plus tax. Deadline to register for lunch is, Noon, April 4. Go to boothmuseum.org to make your reservation for lunch or watch LIVE on Booth Museum’s Facebook page or YouTube channel

3.12.2023, 2:00 PM EDT Booth Writers Guild – NEW Distinguished Songwriters Series, Bergman Theatre

Presented by the Booth Writers Guild, the Distinguished Songwriter Series, is a quarterly program hosted by singer-songwriter Scott Thompson that brings top Nashville songwriters to talk about their writing process and current projects. They will also sing songs they wrote that helped make people like George Jones, Patty Loveless, Garth Brooks, Dolly Parton and George Strait famous, as well as their favorite songs they’ve written but have not been recorded yet. On Sunday, March 12 at 2:00 p.m. our special guest will be Tony Arata, writer of the Garth Brooks hits “The Dance” and “The Change,” plus many others. 

3.1.2023, 12:15 PM EDT Art for Lunch: Singer – Songwriter Scott Thompson

Join singer-songwriter Scott Thompson for a preview of the Booth Writers Guild new series featuring Distinguished Songwriters. This quarterly series will bring top Nashville songwriters to the Booth talk about their writing process and current projects. They will also sing songs they wrote that helped make people like George Jones, Patty Loveless, Garth Brooks, Dolly Parton and George Strait famous. During Art for Lunch Scott will talk about his writing, sing some songs and share what he is looking forward to hearing from the songwriters such as Tony Arata, who kicks off the series on Sunday, March 12 at 2:00 p.m. Arata wrote the Garth Brooks hits “The Dance” and “The Change,” and many more. Watch virtually on Booth Museum’s Facebook page or YouTube channel.

2.1.2023, 12:15 PM EDT Art for Lunch: Phil Epp – CAA Artist

Phil Epp, from Newton, Kansas is a member of The Cowboy Artists of America and is known for having the most contemporary style among the group. He recently won best of show at the 2022 CAA exhibition. He discusses his art career and unveil one of his newest paintings, recently acquired by the Booth Museum. Watch virtually on Booth Museum’s Facebook page or YouTube channel.

1.4.2023, 12:15 PM EDT Art for Lunch: What is Portraits of Hope? First of Its Kind Exhibition at the Booth

This special Art for Lunch will include multiple speakers and testimonies covering the topic of recovery from substance abuse, also how it affects Bartow County in itself. Portraits of Hope, Inc. provides support, encouragement, love, and hope to women and children facing life’s challenges after incarceration, drug addiction, and domestic violence. The portraits in the exhibition are by well-known portrait artists, several of whom are from Georgia and the Southeast. Watch virtually on Booth Museum’s Facebook page or YouTube channel.