David Nicholson estimates he’s about a week away from completing interior renovations for his new art studio and gallery, Broad Strokes, at 430 Broad St.
Nicholson has owned the Body Canvas Tattoo shop next door at 428 Broad St. for 14 years, and with a degree from Shorter in art, he has always wanted a studio and gallery.
When the florist shop next door finally shut down, Nicholson moved quickly to get a lease on the space.
He has already done most of the painting work on the interior where he will have a ceramics wheel and sculpting room, in addition to a painting room where he anticipates offering a few classes from time to time.
The front area will be a gallery where he will have much of his own work on display. “I’ll probably take some works from others on consignment,” Nicholson said.
After learning a tough lesson relative to facade changes, Nicholson said he planned to review his options before determining whether or not he will undertake any kind of signage or structural changes that may need approval from the Historic Preservation Commission.
Last week the HPC voted to ask Nicholson to remove a stacked stone storefront bulkhead at 428 Broad St. because stacked stone was not a permitted use according to historic guidelines for the downtown corridor.
Want to be a state law enforcement officer?
The Georgia Department of Labor’s Rome Career Center will assist the Georgia Department of Public Safety recruit nearly three dozen state law enforcement officers to work in the northwest Georgia region.
The job recruitment will take place today, Feb. 20, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the career center at 462 Riverside Parkway.
Candidate must be at least 21 years of age, have a high school diploma, or GED.
All applicants are encouraged to dress appropriately and have no visible tattoos to improve their opportunities for jobs.
Salaries will be discussed with the applicants during the interview process.
Georgia Department of Public Safety positions would include potential positions with the Georgia State Patrol, Capitol Police and Motor Carrier Compliance and related agencies. The Department of Corrections is not part of the recruitment program.
Circus coming to Forum River Center
The Garden Brothers Circus will be making a one-night stop at the Forum River Center in Rome Feb. 28 at 4:30 p.m.
Free children’s tickets are being distributed at various locations around Rome, including the local schools, day care centers and some merchants. The free children’s tickets apply to youngsters between the ages of three and 12. One free children’s ticket is valid with one paid adult ticket.
The circus is produced by the same company that produces the famed Ice Capades and has been on the circuit for over 100 years.
Elephants and camels are among the animal acts during the 90-minute show, along with motorcycle daredevils, aerialists, clowns and much more.
Tickets at the door will range from $8 to $34.