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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

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

Fine Arts Exhibition

May 23-June 11 | Dalton Gallery at Agnes Scott College, Dana Fine Arts Building, 141 E. College Ave. The Fine Arts Exhibition is a juried multimedia presentation that contributes a fresh and unique perspective to the Decatur Arts Festival. The exhibition attracts submissions from regional and national artists and is reviewed by respected members of . . . Read More

Flight & Figures Exhibition

“Flight & Figures” features selections from Lori Lejeune’s contemporary art installation series. Lori explores the intersection of art and technology using digital tools to create her mixed media artwork. The Flight series offers a modern interpretation of graceful birds. Also featured are selections from her Body Language series, which conveys emotion and feeling using figures that . . . Read More

19th Century British Prints Exhibition

Presented by VINSONart See a selection of 19th century British lithographs, engravings and more at the Decatur Arts Alliance Gallery and then see the companion show of works by contemporary British printmakers at Sycamore Place Gallery. These exhibits are part of the The Southern Graphics Council International Conference meeting in Atlanta, March 15-18, with a . . . Read More

In Circles

Opening reception: Friday, Feb. 3 • 6-8 pm On view Feb. 3 through March 11 Tuesdays through Saturdays, 10 am-4 pm Decatur Arts Alliance Gallery | 113 Clairemont Ave. Life moves in a continuous flow; nothing can last, but nothing is ever lost, either. Everything is layered and each step is a culmination of the step taken before,” . . . Read More

Strength and Beauty

Opening reception: Friday, Dec. 9, 6-8 p.m.  On view Dec. 9 through Jan. 21 Tuesdays through Saturdays, 10 am-4 pm Decatur Arts Alliance Gallery | 113 Clairemont Ave. Decatur artist and foster mom Julie Ann McKevitt created her Strength and Beauty series of acrylic paintings to illustrate the wide range of thought and emotions she’s discovered in . . . Read More

Escape Artist

Opening reception: Monday, Nov. 7, 6-8 p.m. On view Nov. 7 through Dec. 2 Tuesdays through Saturdays, 10 am-4 pm Decatur Arts Alliance Gallery | 113 Clairemont Ave. Award-winning photo artist Elena Vizerskaya creates uncommon and often surrealistic worlds intended for the viewer to perceive intuitively, on an emotional level. These are special, dreamlike spaces, . . . Read More