Monday, September 29, 2008

Plein Air Watercolor and Pastel Show: Donald Maier and Suzie Majikol-Maier

PLEIN AIR WATERCOLOR AND PASTEL SHOW of Donald Maier & Suzie Majikol-Maier October 2-14 at Rome Street Gallery at 108 Adamson Square, Carrollton, GA 30117. Reception Oct. 4, 7-9 p.m. These two artists have traveled to some of the most beautiful places in our country to paint on location. Join us at the reception on October 4th to see how both artists have captured breathtaking settings from the Pacific to the Atlantic coast. For more information call 770-838-4993.

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Natalie Cole Concert at Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre Cancelled

Natalie Cole's recent hospitalization and continued fight with Hepatitis C has prevented plans for a fall concert tour this year in support of her new CD, Still Unforgettable. As a result, the Atlanta performance set for Sunday, October 19 at 7:00 p.m. at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre has been cancelled. Ticket buyers should return their tickets to the point of purchase for a full refund.
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Friday, September 26, 2008

Atlanta Indo-American Film Festival Special Screening

Two Million Minutes and Khayal Darpan
October 3, 2008, 7:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.; Rich Theatre

Tickets: $8 general admission, $4 for students, seniors and Museum members, free for Patron-level members. One ticket includes admission to both screenings.

Tickets can be purchased in advance online at, at the Woodruff Arts Center Box Office or by calling 404-733-5000. Tickets may also be purchased at the door on the night of the screening. Phone and internet orders will incur a $1-per-ticket service fee.

FILM DESCRIPTIONSTwo Million Minutes: A Global ExaminationScreening begins at 7:30 p.m.This film takes a deeper look at how three superpowers of the 21st century —China, India and the United States— prepare their students for the future. Follow two students from each of these countries as the film composes a global snapshot of education, from the viewpoint of the children themselves. Khayal Darpan: A Mirror of ImaginationScreening begins at 8:30 p.m. This documentary explores the classical musical traditions of urban Pakistan. Indian filmmaker Yousuf Saaed traveled to large cities in Pakistan to interview musicians and scholars, attend music concerts and observe the teaching of music in various institutions. The film documents the music of the area while raising vital questions about cultural identity, nationalism, and music's role in religion and current affairs.
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Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Photographic Memories

September 25th-November 13th
Artist Reception
Saturday September 27th 7- 10 p.m.

The Junor Gallery, as a proud participant in the 10th annual city-wide festival "Atlanta Celebrates Photography", presents Photographic Memories. Here artists Jim Alexander, André Beckles, Lynn Marshall-Linnemeier,Curtis McHardy, and Jerome Walker explore the power, emotion and artistic connection between photography and the evoking of vivid memories. Their presentations allow viewers to relish the unique and powerful intertwinement of photography and memory

Exhibition curated by Donna Watson.

114 E. Ponce de Leon Ave.
Decatur GA 30030
Sun 12-5
Tues, Wed, Fri 11-6
Thurs 11-7

*Enjoy live entertainment, hor'dourves, and wine*
*Located on the Old Courthouse Square between Church St. and Clairemont Ave.*
*Parking available in Town Center garage behind Georgia Power on Church St.*
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6th Annual Southeastern Cowboy Festival & Symposium Celebrates Western Heritage

PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Celebrate Western Heritage during the 6th Annual Southeastern Cowboy Festival & Symposium at the Booth Western Art Museum. Visitors will enjoy a Western art symposium, art exhibitions, live entertainment, re-enactments, and more.

The weekend kicks off on Thursday, October 23, beginning at 5:00 p.m. with an opening reception for new art exhibitions: "Dust and Pearls: Showing Attitude in Cowboys and Cowgirls" showcasing the work of featured artist David DeVary, "Drawing on a Legacy: Recent Works by Cherokee Artist Tony Weldon," and "Weaving a Trail Back Home: Cherokee Basketry Traditions." DeVary and Weldon will meet guests, and at 7:00 p.m. DeVary will present a special lecture followed by a signing of the official event poster and his book, "Dust and Pearls."

For Western art enthusiasts, Friday, October 24, features a Western art symposium led by top Western art scholars. This year's topics range from the Taos and Santa Fe art colonies to cutting-edge contemporary Western imagery. The symposium begins at 10:30 a.m. in the Booth Museum Theatre.

Visitors will have the opportunity to attend three concerts during the weekend. Featured entertainers Wylie and the Wild West will perform at 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 25 at the historic Grand Theatre in downtown Cartersville. Wylie Gustafson, known as the original, world-famous Yahoo yodeler, leads Wylie and the Wild West. On Friday evening, October 24, Kip Calahan, Doc Stovall and the Tumbleweed Cowboy Band, and Tom Kerlin will present a show featuring music and poetry.

On Saturday and Sunday, guests will experience the West. Re-enactors will recreate the Gunfight at the O.K. Corral and the Big Mountain Family will demonstrate Indian dances. Guests can shop for Western art and collectibles and enjoy continuous entertainment on two stages including cowboy music and poetry, fast draw competitions, and more. History will come alive in Campfires and Canteens featuring Civil War and pioneer encampments and in the East Meets West Indian Village. Sunday activities will include a traditional cowboy church service.

Booth Western Art Museum

The Booth Western Art Museum is an 80,000 square foot museum where guests are invited to explore the American West through contemporary Western artwork. The Museum also houses a Presidential Gallery, Civil War art gallery, and Sagebrush Ranch. To learn more, visit

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Monday, September 22, 2008

"All that Glitters" by Linda McCarrey at Roush Family Gallery

The Roush Family Gallery of the Carrollton Cultural Arts Center presents “All that Glitters” a mixed media delight by renounced artist Linda McCarrey. The exhibit which is open to the public runs from October 3rd through November 2nd, 2008. There will be a closing reception on October 31st from 5:00 until 7:00 pm. The public is invited to attend and meet the artist.

Linda was born in a small town in southern Illinois about an hour east of St. Louis. After marrying her high school sweetheart, they moved to metropolitan Atlanta in 1972. They have lived in their current home for 30 years. She has her art studio there as well. With 42 years of marriage, 2 sons, 3 grandchildren, numerous cats and dogs, she shows no signs of slowing down.

Linda draws on her rich experiences and vast formal education to produce her works. She has received degrees from Clark College, Dubuque IA, Institute of European Studies in Vienna, Austria, University of Illinois, Urbana, IL and Georgia State University here in Atlanta. Rich textures, surfaces and combinations of rich pigments and natural elements set her art apart from many others. Before opening her studio, Linda was a commercial artist creating publication pieces for the DNR Human Resources. She was the principal artist for the DNR with the Georgia State Parks.

Linda has received many awards in art festivals all across the eastern seaboard. She was one of seventeen pre-invited artist to the Cherry Creek Arts Festival in Denver, CO. Her works hang in private collections from Massachusetts to Florida to Colorado. Linda’s work can also be found in the corporate collections of Saks Fifth Avenue, Seaman-Patrick Paper Company and the Office of the Dean of The University of Michigan.

The Roush Gallery is open Monday through Friday 9AM-5PM, Saturday 10AM-3PM and Sunday 1PM-4PM. For more information call the Carrollton Cultural Arts Center at 770-838-1083.

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Holcomb's Work on Display at Georgia State Capitol

Photo: Ruby Jo Sanders, Governor Perdue, Sandy Holcomb, Stella Mitchell

Georgia State Capitol displays three pieces of art by Fayetteville artist and retired educator, Sandy Holcomb. Holcomb’s artwork is on loan from the Arts Clayton Gallery in Jonesboro.

Holcomb is president of Fayette Society of Fine Arts (FSOFA) and is a member of Fayette County Retired Educators Association (FCREA). Retired educators, Ruby Jo Saunders and Stella Mitchell join Holcomb in exemplifying that educators never retiree, they find another forum.

Saunders is active in the Daughters of the American Revolution (D.A.R.) as well as FCREA, while Mitchell has become a well-known local author with two publications receiving great reviews.

FSOFA holds meetings the second Monday of each month 7:00PM Heritage Bank, Jeff Davis Drive, Fayetteville. Membership is open to anyone interested in the arts. FCREA holds meetings the first Thursday of each month, 10:30AM, First United Methodist Church, Fayetteville. Membership in FCREA is open to anyone interested in education. All meetings are open to the public.

For more information about Sandy Holcomb art visit For information about retired educators visit
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Friday, September 19, 2008

Savannah Jazz Festival is on Tap to Start September 20

AAG Note: There's just something about Savannah----

Savannah, Georgia is known for its commitment to the arts and the many festivals that are offered during the year. The week-long Savannah Jazz Festival, one of the largest and most popular of the Savannah festivals, is presented by the Coastal Jazz Association and is dedicated to the growth of jazz and jazz audiences in the Coastal Empire.

The 27th Savannah Jazz Festival, celebrating jazz as a living art built on a constantly evolving tradition will offer all types of jazz, from Dixieland, traditional swing, straight-ahead and bop to melodic standards, and funky down-home "gutbucket" blues. The Festival kick-off on Saturday night (Sept 20) will be a Jazz Concert-Wine Tasting event to raise money for the Backus Children's Hospital. The Jazz Trio featuring Ben Tucker, is headlining for this evening.

The festival features the best in international, national, regional and local jazz talent. The 2008 festival will feature (among others), Bob James, The Savannah Jazz Orchestra-Featuring "Simone", Donald Harrison, The Ben Riley Trio featuring 'Larry Willis', Ben Tucker, Teddy Adams, Wanda Johnson with Shrimp City Slim, James Cotton, Eric Culberson’s Blues Band, Freeport, Bob Baldwin, Eric Mintel, The Coastal Jazz Association All-Stars, The University of North Florida Jazz ensemble with Trombonist, Steve Davis, The Jazz Corner Quintet, Beer Parlor Ramblers, The Jazz Trio, & The Skylite Jazz Ensemble."

All events are at no charge to the public.

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Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Highly Anticipated 3rd Annual 'Shrimp & Grits: The Wild Georgia Shrimp Festival' Kicks Off Sept. 19

PRNewswire/ -- Join the Jekyll Island Authority, the Georgia Shrimp Association, and the Georgia Tourism Foundation for the only event in the Southeast dedicated to celebrating two southern favorites - shrimp and grits!

Set amid Jekyll Island's picturesque Jekyll Island Club National Landmark Historic District, "Shrimp & Grits: The Wild Georgia Shrimp Festival," will kick off on Friday, Sept. 19, at 5:30 p.m. Festivities will continue throughout the weekend, beginning Saturday at 10:00 a.m. and Sunday at noon.

The popular annual festival features delicious food, exciting shrimp & grits cooking competitions, great music, and a vendor area complete with arts, crafts, antiques, and collectables. "Uncle Bubba," the brother of southern celebrity-chef Paula Deen, will even make a special guest appearance on Saturday from 10:00 AM-12:00 noon. And to add to the excitement, guests can participate in the 3rd Annual Wild Georgia Golf Tournament, take fun-filled shrimp boat excursions, and play in the "Family Fun Zone" created just for kids. The winner of the 2006 and 2007 World Frisbee Dog Championship will showcase his skills, and area bands will perform throughout the weekend.

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Tuesday, September 9, 2008

MudFire Gallery Presents Compositions

September 13 - October 4, 2008
Opening Reception
Saturday, September 13, 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm

An outstanding collection of contemporary clay sculpture is on view at MudFire Gallery in the Compositions exhibit. On display are large sculptures, smaller work and wall installations, all available for sale. This collection features artists from across the Southeastern United States, including Jorie Berman, Naomi Dalglish, Mary Fischer, Erik Haagensen, Asia Mathis and Holden McCurry. The show opens Saturday, September 13 and continues through October 4, 2008.

Compositions explores some of the most fascinating themes of contemporary sculpture. Issues of self, our environment and our history are addressed and confronted in what may be the most malleable yet enduring medium available to sculptors. The subjects and ideas each of the sculptures express are as diverse as the artists represented. This is a wonderful opportunity to see new work by some of your favorite artists.

- visit Mudfire Gallery's website to learn more about the artists and see their work -
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High Hosts 23rd Annual Latin American Film Festival

Special appearances by “Used Parts” star Eduardo Granados and “Young Blood” director Leo Ricciard, and the premiere of Atlanta-based filmmaker Roberto Arevalo’s “A Cuban Family”

October 10–November 15, 2008

The High Museum of Art will present the 23rd annual Latin American Film Festival beginning October 10 and running through November 15, 2008. The festival features outstanding recent cinema from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Cuba, Mexico, Puerto Rico and Uruguay. Its twelve internationally award-winning films represent the best of comedy, drama, thriller and documentary in Latin American film today. The series will include special appearances by “Used Parts” actor Eduardo Granados, “Young Blood” director Leo Ricciardi and Atlanta-based director and media educator Roberto Arevalo, who will present the premiere of his short film “A Cuban Family.”

“The High is excited to present its 23rd year of the Latin American Film Festival as we continue to offer patrons a series deep in quality and breadth,” said Curator of Media Arts Linda Dubler. “With our festival program consultant Sandro Fiorin, we have curated a program that reflects the diverse film culture of Latin America. While themes of social and political justice are strongly represented with ‘The Zone,’ ‘Used Parts,’ ‘Kill Them All’ and ‘Elite Squad,’ this year’s festival also showcases brilliant love stories, family dramas and laugh-out-loud comedies.”

The Latin American Film Festival opens on Friday, October 10, with “The Zone.” Rodrigo Plá’s thriller serves up savage social critique along with suspense. Winner of the International Critics’ Award at the 2007 Toronto International Film Festival, “The Zone” centers on a home invasion and the panic-stricken residents who band together to mete out their own vigilante justice. This film is in Spanish with subtitles. A reception hosted by the Consulate General of Mexico in Atlanta will follow.

On Saturday, October 11, “Used Parts” is a vibrant film from debut director Aarón Fernández. Noteworthy for its realism, humanity and superb performances, the film is set in Mexico City and centers on 14-year-old Ivan, whose uncle Jaime runs a shady car-parts business. Ivan saves most of his earnings at the shop to pay for passage to the U.S., but when plans change, he is forced to leave childhood behind and face the future with only his street smarts and will to survive. This film is in Spanish with subtitles. Actor Eduardo Granados will be present to introduce the film and for a Q&A following the screening.

Showing on Friday, October 17, “Kill Them All” is an intricately plotted political thriller whose main character, Julia, investigates the kidnapping of a Chilean chemist sought by the international courts as a witness against one-time dictator Augusto Pinochet. Based on real events, Esteban Schroeder’s feature debut orchestrates the intrigue, betrayals and deal-making of its genre, and focuses on a woman with a strong social conscience, determined yet vulnerable, who is struggling to make it in a man’s world. This film is in Spanish with subtitles.

“A Cuban Family,” on Saturday, October 18, at 7 p.m., is an intimate documentary short produced by Atlanta-based director and media educator Roberto Arevalo. The film is a warm and revealing portrait of an Afro-Cuban family living in a modest Havana neighborhood. With humor and honesty, they reflect on the challenges, pleasures and sense of purpose that shape their lives. This film is in Spanish with subtitles. A brief Q&A with Arevalo will follow the screening. Admission is free with the purchase of a ticket to “Personal Belongings.”

“Personal Belongings” on Saturday, October 18, at 8 p.m., centers on humor, sensuality and an acute understanding of how the personal and political converge in today’s Cuba. Alejandro Brugués’s feature debut is the story of a group of twenty-something friends confronted by limited opportunities at home, seeking exit visas to work elsewhere. In one central relationship, Ernesto is drawn to Anita despite himself and must weigh the promise of their relationship against the lure of the unknown. This film is in Spanish with subtitles.

On Friday, October 24, “The Twelve Labors” stars Sidney Santiago who won the Best Actor Award at the Rio International Film Festival for his nuanced portrayal of a young motorbike courier in this fresh coming-of-age story set on the streets of São Paulo. Loosely based on the Greek myth of the twelve labors of Hercules, director Ricardo Elias crafts a richly human story, syncopated to the beat of Brazilian rap, peopled by an idiosyncratic cast of characters and teeming with life. This film is in Portuguese with subtitles.

“The Pope’s Toilet,” on Saturday, October 25, is set in 1988, the year Pope John Paul II made an extraordinary visit to Latin America. Amidst the frenzy of preparations in a downtrodden village in Uruguay, Beto undertakes his own project to benefit from the influx of tourists—building a public toilet in front of his house. Based on a true story, this multiple-award-winner from directors Enrique Fernández and César Charlone is a bittersweet comedy capturing the lives of ordinary people and the dreams that sustain them. This film is in Spanish with subtitles.

Showing on Friday, October 31, “Play,” from Chilean writer/director Alicia Scherson, won the Best New Narrative Filmmaker Award at the 2005 Tribeca Film Festival. The wry, romantic tragicomedy focuses on twenty-something Christina, a poor Mapuche country girl working in Santiago as a home nurse, and Tristan, a young architect obsessed with his ex. The two travel in completely different orbits, but when Tristan is mugged one night, Christina discovers his stolen briefcase and begins following him. This film is in Spanish and Mapudungun with subtitles.

On Saturday, November 1, Leo Ricciardi’s feature debut “Young Blood” is a poignant drama about a young boy who must bond with his elderly grandfather after a family tragedy. A city kid accustomed to computers and video games, Santiago is left in the care of his cranky, strict grandfather, Juan, a farmer with no use for modern entertainments. This film is in Spanish with subtitles. Director Leo Ricciardi will be present to introduce the film.

“Burn the Bridges,” on Friday, November 7, is an audacious debut from theatrical director turned filmmaker Francisco Franco. An air of Gothic decadence and lurid emotion surrounds the conflicted teenaged siblings who await the death of their terminally ill mother. 19-year-old Helena is a drama queen, and her younger brother Sebastian, the object of Helena’s incestuous flirtation, is infatuated with a new boy at school and grappling with his sexual identity. The tension mounts to a breaking point. This film is in Spanish with subtitles.

Screening on Saturday, November 8, “Lovesickness” comprises three stories of troubled love in this beautifully observed comedy from directors Carlitos Ruiz and Mariem Perez and executive producer Benicio Del Toro. Flora, a feisty 70-year-old, enjoys the companionship of her ex-husband, with whom she lives, and finds herself the object of competing affections; Lourdes, a wife and mother, discovers that her husband has been unfaithful; and Miguel, a love-addled man, is dominated by his controlling mother. This film is in Spanish with subtitles.

In “The Aerial,” showing on Friday, November 14, Esteban Sapir’s brilliantly original allegory tells the story of a metropolis that has fallen under the spell of a sinister industrialist, Mr. TV, who has robbed the citizens of their ability to speak. “The Aerial” is shot and scored like a silent film, and features a singer named The Voice, her blind son, a television repairman and his broken family as the only ones who can halt the media mogul’s quest for total mind control. This film is in Spanish with subtitles.

Closing the festival on Saturday, November 15, is José Padilha’s “Elite Squad,” the most talked-about Brazilian film of 2007. A searing look at an elite police squad called BOPE that was created to combat systemic corruption among law enforcement, the film is based on a book written by two former BOPE captains and a noted anthropologist. A harrowingly violent thriller shot in a documentary style, it won the Berlin Film Festival’s highest prize and eight Cinema Brazil Grand Prize awards. This film is in Portuguese with subtitles. Print courtesy of IFC Films. This film is not appropriate for children.

Film Series Schedule

All films are screened at 8 p.m. in the Richard H. Rich Theatre, *unless otherwise noted. The Richard H. Rich Theatre is located in the Memorial Arts Building, adjacent to the High at Peachtree and 15th Streets in midtown Atlanta. All films are in their original language with English subtitles. Most films are for mature audiences. Please contact us at if you have questions about whether or not a film is appropriate for children.

“The Zone/La Zona”
Friday, October 10

“Used Parts/Partes Usadas”
Saturday, October 11
* Actor Eduardo Granados will be present to introduce the film.

“Kill Them All/Matar a todos”
Friday, October 17

“A Cuban Family”
* 7 p.m., Saturday, October 18
* Director Roberto Arevalo will be present to introduce the film.

“Personal Belongings”
Saturday, October 18

“The Twelve Labors/Os 12 Trabalhos”
Friday, October 24

“The Pope’s Toilet/El baño del Papa”
Saturday, October 25

Friday, October 31

“Young Blood/Pura sangre”
Saturday, November 1
* Director Leo Ricciardi will be present to introduce the film.

“Burn the Bridges/Quemar las naves”
Friday, November 7

Saturday, November 8

“The Aerial/La Antena”
Friday, November 14

“Elite Squad/Tropa de Elite”
Saturday, November 15
Print courtesy of IFC Films.


The 23rd Latin American Film Festival is organized by Linda Dubler, curator of media arts at the High Museum of Art, and is sponsored by LAPTV. Appearances by special guests are made possible by a gift from Julie and Jerry Chautin. The Festival Program Consultant is Sandro Fiorin of FiGa Films. 35mm projection facilities in the Rich Auditorium were provided by a gift from George Lefont.

Please note that LAFF films sell out early and advance purchasing is advised. Tickets are $7 for the public and $6 for Museum members, students and seniors. Patron-level members enter free. Tickets can be purchased in advance online at, by visiting the Woodruff Arts Center Box Office or by calling 404-733-5000. Tickets may also be purchased at the door on the night of the screening. Phone and internet orders will incur a $1-per-ticket service fee.

The public may call the High’s film hotline at 404-733-4570 for up-to-the-minute information about visiting directors, receptions, changes or cancellations and for a free subscription to the quarterly film calendar. The Museum’s website is

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The High Museum of Art, founded in 1905 as the Atlanta Art Association, is the leading art museum in the southeastern United States. With more than 11,000 works of art in its permanent collection, the High Museum of Art has an extensive anthology of 19th- and 20th-century American and decorative art; significant holdings of European paintings; a growing collection of African American art; and burgeoning collections of modern and contemporary art, photography and African art. The High is also dedicated to supporting and collecting works by Southern artists and is distinguished as the only major museum in North America to have a curatorial department specifically devoted to the field of folk and self-taught art. The High’s Media Arts department produces acclaimed annual film series and festivals of foreign, independent and classic cinema. In November 2005, the High opened three new buildings by architect Renzo Piano that more than doubled the Museum’s size, creating a vibrant “village for the arts” at the Woodruff Arts Center in midtown Atlanta. In October 2006, the High launched an unprecedented three-year partnership with the Musée du Louvre in Paris to bring hundreds of works of art to Atlanta. For more information about the High, please visit

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Friday, September 5, 2008

Shakerag Arts & Craft Festival in Peachtree City Sept 20-22

It’s time for the 31st annual Shakerag Arts & Crafts Festival in Peachtree City. The Peachtree City Parks and Recreation Department festival begins Saturday, September 20 and continues through Sunday, September 21, and will be held at Shakerag Knoll located at 191 McIntosh Trail, Peachtree City, GA 30269. The hours on Saturday are from 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. and 12:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. on Sunday. Admission and parking is free.

“This is one of the biggest shows yet,” says Ashley Alonso, event coordinator. The only types of vendors they are no longer accepting are food, jewelry, crochet and handbags. The vendor applications are available at or they are available at The Peachtree City Parks and Recreation Administration building.

Shakerag Arts & Crafts Festival is known for its handmade arts, crafts, and food. We have a variety of vendors, from all over Georgia and the south, with unique items for sale including pottery, paintings, portraits, ceramics, floral designs, pet items, jewelry, candles, authors, etc. Alonso mentions, “This is a great time to shop for the holidays and find something unique and original for friends and family.”

The festival will go on rain or shine. For more information please contact Ashley Alonso at (770) 631-2542 or visit us on the web at

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Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Anne Frank Exhibit Opens in Carrollton September 7

"Since its publication in 1947, Anne Frank’s diary has served as personal witness to the Holocaust. 'Anne Frank: A History for Today' seeks to continue to teach the history and tragedy of the Holocaust, meanwhile making it clear that prejudice and intolerance are topics as real and relevant today as they were during the Nazi era." - Lorene Flanders

The Penelope Melson Society and the Ingram Library will open the exhibit “Anne Frank: A History for Today” on Sunday, Sept. 7. The exhibit is free and the community is welcome to attend during library hours.

Produced in the Netherlands and made available through the Georgia Commission on the Holocaust and the Anne Frank Center USA, the exhibit juxtaposes photographs of the Frank family with historical events of the time period.

With 55 exhibition panels that chronicle the rise of Nazism and a three-dimensional representation of the dining room of the Secret Annex, the exhibit challenges the audience to think about the value of tolerance, mutual respect and the significance of human rights.

Another component of the exhibit features photographs taken by soldier and photojournalist William A. Scott III as he participated in the liberation of the Buchenwald concentration camp in a segregated all-black army unit. Scott was also a member of one of the leading African-American families of Atlanta who founded and operated The Atlanta Daily World, the nation’s first black owned daily newspaper.

Adding more historical drama to the exhibit is guest speaker Dr. Leon Bass, an educator from Pennsylvania and an African-American soldier who participated along with Scott in the liberation of Buchenwald. He will speak on Tuesday, Sept. 16, at 7 p.m. in the Campus Center Ballroom. His presentation will also be free to the community through the sponsorship of the UWG Office of Minority Affairs.

Lorene Flanders, professor and director of university libraries, said that the exhibit would open the eyes of its viewers.

“The Anne Frank exhibit on the UWG campus gives members of the campus community and local residents the opportunity to view an exhibit that is touring the nation,” said Flanders. “We expect to welcome some 1,000 eighth grade students to campus to visit the exhibit and appreciate the volunteers who have agreed to serve as docents.”

Sponsors for the exhibit include the Office of the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, the College of Arts and Sciences, the College of Education, the Richards College of Business, the Honors College, the Advanced Academy of Georgia and the Office of Minority Affairs in association with Ingram Library’s Penelope Melson Society.

The exhibit will be on display through Monday, Sept. 29. Library hours are Sunday, 2 – 10 p.m.; Monday through Thursday, 7:30 a.m. – 10 p.m.; Friday, 7:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.; and Saturday, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. For more information, call 678-839-5337.