Mind the Heart
Israeli artists Maya Gelfman and Roie Avidan started Mind the Heart in response to their observation that as we get used to our surroundings, we no longer pay attention to them. We become less connected with the world around us, missing the changes that occur over time and the fleeting moments of beauty and wonder . . . Read More
oakhurst porchfest 2017
Saturday, October 14 • 12-6 p.m. | oakhurstporchfest.org Porchfest, the ultimate grassroots music festival, is an afternoon when porches all over the neighborhood become stages and people meander from yard to yard, listening, hanging out and connecting with their neighbors. It’s the largest organic, free-range, crowd-sourced music festival in Georgia, and is what Georgia’s music tourism bureau called “very likely the most diverse . . . Read More
Book As Art: Illuminated
Book as Art: Illuminated August 11–September 29 | open during library hours The Periodicals Gallery of the Decatur Library 215 Sycamore St., Decatur, Ga. Opening Reception Friday, Aug. 25 | 7–9 pm The luminous sheen of copper, brass, gold leaf and enamel lights up the annual Book as Art exhibition. This juried show celebrates the . . . Read More
Expanding Roots Exhibition
In this body of oil paintings, artist Shannon Willow created “Talking Trees” to remind viewers to stand rooted in the practice of self-care and authenticity. These works offer positive energy, words of strength, and encouragement to love and care for oneself first, so that one may love others more deeply. “Talking Trees” gives tongue to . . . Read More
Artist Applications for YEA! 2017
Sunday Oct. 1 • 2-6 pm Arts event in the newly redesigned Harmony Park in Oakhurst Village. Artist application (PDF) Band application (PDF) Entry deadline is September 1. Pay for booth fees online here. This wildly popular one-day arts event has been embraced by local students grades K-12 as a way to showcase their creativity . . . Read More
Reclaimed by Nature: the Quarries of Arabia Mountain
This photography exhibit, by Virginie Drujon-Kippelen, features historic and contemporary photos of a former granite quarry at what is now the Davidson-Arabia Mountain Nature Preserve. These quarries were historically an important part of DeKalb County’s economy. Lithonia granite was used in paving and construction projects, including the Historic DeKalb Courthouse. In the 1970s the Davidson . . . Read More
on the wall
Mind the Heart started in 2009 in the streets of Tel Aviv and has since reached more than 40 cities worldwide – from Sydney to London, Paris to Bangkok, and the Israel National Museum to orphanages in Kenya and Uganda. Now Gelfman and Avidan are taking their art on the road, traveling across the United States from August 2017 to August 2018, handing out thousands of red yarn hearts along with a simple mission: to go and put it out there.
On Sept. 30, Decatur residents were invited to join the Heart Community, becoming artists for a day to mark a spot of significance and share the story behind it with the world. Their photos and stories will be on display at the Decatur Arts Alliance Gallery.