The Rome Art Coterie, a local artists’ guild and Rome Area Council for the Arts affiliate, is hosting a juried art show at RACA’s gallery, 217 E. First St. The show is made up of approximately 40 pieces, including paintins in oil, acrylic, watercolor and pastel, drawings, photography, sculpture and ceramics. Six cash awards totaling $1,000 will be presented. All entries are judged by nationally acclaimed artist John de la Vega. The reception and awards presentation will be today from 7 to 9 p.m. For more information, visit the Web site at www.romeartcoterie.com or call RACA at 29502787.
Now through June 25
“Log Cabins: A Home, A Beginning” recently opened at Chieftains Museum. This new exhibit documents the evolution of log cabins from the 18th through the 19th century, as well as the craftsmanship that went into their construction. The exhibit runs through June 25. For more information, please call the museum at 291-9494.
Funk Heritage Center hosts Family Field Day at Reinhardt College from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Atlanta band “One Heart” will be featured, along with three-legged races, jump rope contests and kite flying. Admission is $4 for children and $6 for adults and includes all events and admission to the museum. For more information, call (770) 720-5969. Visit the Funk Heritage Web site at www. reinhardt.edu/ funk.htm. Directions to the college are available on the site.
Gary Greene, native Roman storyteller and musician, will perform from 1 to 4 p.m. at New Echota National Historic Site, 1211 Chatsworth Highway in Calhoun. The site is five miles east of I-75. The show is free, but admission to the park is required, $3.50 for adults and $2.50 for youth. Children five and under get in free. For more information, call New Echota at (706) 624-1321.
The Shorter College Chorus and Handbell Choir will make their debut at the Rome City Auditorium at 3 p.m. Featured music will include original works by Handbell Choir director Rick McKee, as well as arrangements of popular standards. Tickets are $8 for adults, $6 for students. For more information call the Choral Office at (706) 233-7331.
The Northwest Georgia Winds will present “Across the Big Pond III: Clash of the Tartans” at the Rome Forum at 8 p.m. In collaboration with the Chattahoochee Celtic Pipes and Drums and the Rossville-based Mid-South Concert Band, the 65-member Winds will perform selections of Celtic music under the direction of Sam Baltzer. Highlights include a 25-piece bagpipe band and a Riverdance finale, choreographed for members of the Elite Dance Academy by Tahnya Adkins. Admission is free, but tickets are required. Tickets are now available at both Rome Kroger stores, The Music Room and the offices of Rome Area Council for the Arts and the Rome News-Tribune. For more information, please call 233-7285