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The Lexicon of Sustainability

Written on June 2, 2014 at 4:20 pm, by Angie Macon
lexicon of sustainability

Slow Food Atlanta Presents The Lexicon of Sustainability
Informational Artwork Pop-up Show

Opening Reception June 5 • 6-9 pm
Decatur Arts Alliance Gallery /Decatur Visitors Center
113 Clairemont Ave., Downtown Decatur

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Last Call for the Fine Arts Exhibition • June 8

Written on June 2, 2014 at 3:49 pm, by Angie Macon
last call for the fine arts exhibition

Dalton Gallery at Agnes Scott College, Dana Fine Arts Building
141 E. College Ave. (map)

Join us for the closing of the Fine Arts Exhibition at Agnes Scott College’s Dalton Gallery in the Dana Fine Arts Building this Sunday from 4-6 pm. We’ll hear from some of the artists, share refreshments and enjoy some music. Free parking in the Agnes Scott parking deck (entrance on S. McDonough Street).

Take a peek at the exhibit here.

Tonight! Fine Arts Exhibit Opening Reception at ASC Gallery

Written on May 20, 2014 at 12:13 am, by Angie Macon
Dalton Gallery at Agnes Scott College, Dana Fine Arts Building
141 E. College Ave. (map)
Opening Reception Tuesday, May 20 • 5:15-7 pm

Be among the first to view an intriguing collection of paintings, prints, photographs, sculpture and mixed media selected by this year’s distinguished jury. Meet the artists and enjoy refreshments. Held in conjunction with the May meeting of the Decatur Business Association. Read more about this exhibition here.

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“Echoes of Freedom,” May 20-21 Only at Old Courthouse

Written on May 19, 2014 at 11:54 pm, by Angie Macon
May 20 and 21 Only!

Charmine-Minniefield“Echoes of Freedom,” an Installation by Visual Artist Charmain Minniefield

Celebrating the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation, this exhibit incorporates ancestry research and art specific to DeKalb County. View the visual “shrine,” and participate in a conversation with the artist on the importance of remembering the ancestors whose sacrifices paved the way to freedom today.

Tuesday, May 20, noon: Lunch and Learn
Wednesday, May 21, 7 pm: Reception, artist talk
Old Courthouse on the square, 101 E. Court Square

Donations encouraged. Tickets available here.
Find out more about the project here.

‘Persistent Eyes’ Exhibit Opens at Old Courthouse

Written on May 7, 2014 at 6:28 pm, by Angie Macon

Persistent Eyes/continuity of the creative

an exhibition of visual art created by homeless artists presented by the Central Outreach and Advocacy Center

Thursday, May 8 • 6:30-9 pm
Old Courthouse on the Square in Downtown Decatur [map]

Join us and experience the work of people for whom the creative impulse persists through all life circumstances, even as they travel the dark roads of homelessness.

Tickets are $40 ($25 for students) and include:

  • Delicious food, beer and wine, and other tasty beverages
  • Live music played by local artists
  • Time to enjoy beautiful and expressive artwork created by guests who participate in our weekly art program, as well as works created by staff and volunteers
  • The opportunity to buy art you like or purchase greeting cards, a Central ArtWorks book, and other gifts created with guest art

Click here for more information about the event and to purchase your tickets online. To learn more email Sharon Damelio or call 404-601-3110.

Central Outreach & Advocacy Center is a 501c3 nonprofit in downtown Atlanta that provides emergency services, such as access to food, clothing, shelter, and identification, to homeless and near-homeless individuals to help meet their immediate and critical needs. We also offer innovative employment readiness training to help our guests build job skills and find meaningful, living-wage employment, and we work with our community-housed and unhoused alike-to bring about positive changes in the policies and attitudes that contribute to homelessness.

Central Outreach & Advocacy Center
201 Washington St. SW, Atlanta, GA 30303

The Book as Art: Expanding the Limits Call for Entries

Written on April 5, 2014 at 2:02 pm, by Angie Macon

Artists who observe and interpret the idea of the book are invited to submit entries to the Decatur Arts Alliance’s inaugural juried exhibition visually celebrating the book form.

Artists’ books take many forms – from handmade and lusciously tactile to linear and informative, abstract and questioning to sculptural and monumental. Artists’ books can be a delight to the eye, a pleasure to the hand, and made tangible in forms that introduce us not only to new interpretations of an ancient concept but also to questions and ideas on 21st century form and format.

The Book as Art exhibition, July 18-Sept. 19 in the gallery at The Art Institute of Atlanta-Decatur, will be held in conjunction with the AJC Decatur Book Festival, the largest independent book festival in the country. It is expected to draw 85,000 book-lovers to downtown Decatur over Labor Day weekend (Aug. 29-31), demonstrating that books are cherished by multitudes in tangible and touchable form even as they morph into new forms and formats.

Entries for The Book as Art must be submitted digitally through (CaFÉ) April 15- May 21, 2014. 

For a pdf with more information about the exhibit, the jurors, and guidelines for entering, click here.

People and Places Photography Exhibition Opens April 18

Written on March 26, 2014 at 11:12 am, by Angie Macon

On Exhibit April 18-May 30

Decatur Arts Alliance Gallery / Decatur Visitors Center
113 Clairemont Ave.
Opening Reception Friday, April 18, 6-9 pm

Images by Decatur area women capturing the diversity of people and places in the moment. Photography by Debra Booth, Teri Darnell, Joanne Green, and Beate Sass.

Third Story: Works by Agnes Scott Senior Class Studio Art Students Opens April 12

Written on March 26, 2014 at 11:05 am, by Angie Macon

On Exhibit April 4-12

Decatur Arts Alliance Gallery / Decatur Visitors Center
113 Clairemont Ave.
Opening Reception Friday, April 4, 6-8 pm

This exhibition of work, by the nine senior studio art majors of the Agnes Scott College class of 2014, is the culmination of their creative explorations, thinking and working in their studios on the third floor of the Dana Fine Arts building.

We invite you to enjoy this show of nine very different perspectives in a variety of media by:

  • Mercedez Hart
  • Mia Jones-Walker
  • Yehimi Cambron
  • Meghan Joyce
  • Hande Sever
  • Yuanlin/Poppy Xing
  • Erica Moorehead
  • Vylencia Morton
  • Gala Cude

The Decatur Arts Alliance is proud to partner with Agnes Scott, a key hot spot for the arts in the city of Decatur.

Kristian Bush Headlines Decatur Arts Festival

Written on March 21, 2014 at 4:59 pm, by Angie Macon
Kristian Bush, of the Grammy Award-winning group Sugarland, will perform with Larkin Poe on Saturday, May 24 at the Decatur Arts Festival. Bush has left his mark on music for more than two decades and has sold more than 22 million Sugarland albums worldwide with partner Jennifer Nettles. Bush is a graduate of Emory University, an Atlanta resident, a frequent performer at Eddie’s Attic, and an active member of the Decatur community. We are proud and excited to have him headlining the Performing Arts Stage this year! Read more about Kristian and the rest of our amazing line-up here.

See Your Image of Decatur on a Postcard

Written on January 19, 2014 at 11:45 pm, by Angie Macon
What Is Your Most Iconic Image of Decatur?

The 2014 Decatur Postcard Project is looking for artists, students, residents, businesses and members of the community who would like to submit images that reflect different aspects of the city. If you have photos or other artwork that captures the essence of what Decatur is all about and would like to share, send in your work. Submissions are welcome from all ages.

A jury will select six pieces that best represent Decatur for a set of 6 x 4 postcards, which will go on sale in May. The cards will be available at the Decatur Visitors Center and local retailers.

Keep in mind as you select your entries: brides like to use the postcards for wedding “Save the Dates” and parents like to use them for children’s thank you notes.

Submission deadline: Friday, April 11, 2014.
More details about the guidelines and a printable application are available here. (PDF)

Additional forms
Artists release form (PDF)
Model release form (PDF)
Minor release form (PDF)

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