Friday, July 30, 2010

New Law Promotes Authentic Indian Arts and Crafts, Cracks Down on Fraudulent Art

Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar today highlighted the importance of legislation President Obama just signed into law that promotes economic opportunities for Native American artists and craftspeople and protects consumers from fraudulent art and craftwork.

“The Indian Arts and Crafts Amendments Act is good news because it increases economic development and job opportunities for Native Americans who produce and market authentic Indian art and craftwork while cracking down on counterfeit marketers who are hurting sales of this authentic Indian work,” said Secretary Salazar. The total market for American Indian and Alaska Native arts and crafts in the United States is estimated at a billion dollars, with an unknown but substantial amount of those sales going to misrepresented, non-authentic works.

The Secretary joined President Obama and Tribal leaders from across the nation yesterday at a White House signing ceremony for the Indian Arts and Crafts Amendments Act and Tribal Law and Order Act of 2010. The ceremony focused on the role of the law in helping tribal leaders combat violence and increase safety on Indian reservations by providing law enforcement resources.

The new law also strengthens the Indian Arts and Crafts Act, which makes it illegal to sell or offer or display for sale any art or craft product in a manner that falsely suggests it is Indian-produced, an Indian product, or the product of a particular Indian Tribe.

“The law signed by President Obama yesterday expands our ability to enforce the Indian Arts and Crafts Act by authorizing all federal law enforcement officers to conduct investigations of those who fraudulently market arts and crafts as Indian-made in violation of the Act,” the Secretary said.

The Indian Arts and Crafts Board (IACB), a federal agency under the Department of the Interior, administers and enforces the Indian Arts and Crafts Act. Before President Obama signed the new legislation into law yesterday, the Federal Bureau of Investigation was the only federal law enforcement agency with statutory authority to investigate alleged Indian Arts and Crafts Act violations. Under the new law, the IACB may refer potential Act violations for investigation to all federal law enforcement officers--including those from Department of the Interior bureaus, and can work with federal law enforcement officers who uncover violations of the Act in the course of their regular duties.

In addition, the new legislation strengthens the penalties for violations of the Act by imposing harsher penalties on those involved in more significant sales of arts and crafts misrepresented as Indian-made. For fraudulent works with a total sales transaction amount of $1,000 or more, a first-time violation by an individual will result in a fine of up to $250,000, imprisonment of up to five years, or both. A first-time violation by a business will result in a fine of up to $1 million.

For smaller cases with first-time violators, if the total sale amount is less than $1,000, an individual will face a fine of up to $25,000, imprisonment of up to a year, or both, and a business will face a fine of up to $100,000. In the case of a subsequent violation, regardless of the amount for which any item is offered or displayed for sale, or sold, an individual could be fined, imprisoned for up to 15 years, or both; and a business could be fined up to $5 million.

Established by Congress in 1935, the IACB promotes authentic Native American art and craftwork of members of federally recognized Tribes, as well as to implementing the Indian Arts and Crafts Act. For more information, see .

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Rumpelstiltskin! at the Center for Pupperty Arts

“My daughter can spin straw into gold!” brags Kate’s father. Desperate to make good on her father’s boast, Kate turns to a mysterious little man who helps her using his magical skills - but for a terrible price. Can Kate outsmart the curious stranger? What could be the answer to this puzzle?

You guessed it! This summer the Center for Puppetry Arts is spinning the tale of that infamous riddle-maker Rumpelstiltskin into a rollicking musical that will delight kids and adults alike. This classic Brothers Grimm fairy tale is brought to life onstage with beautifully hand-crafted marionettes in an original adaptation for the puppet stage by Bobby Box and Michael Haverty.

Rumpelstiltskin is also directed by Haverty, who commented, “In this season’s performance, many of the characters have been transformed into roles of the traditional Commedia dell’arte, a classic form of theater which originated in Italy and is known for its use of masked performers and physical comedy. Among the many characters, we have Edgar, a bumbling and boastful captain of the guard, as well as Harlequino, the Miller’s servant who is a classic Italian clown full of acrobatic energy and passion…for eating and sleeping!
Rumpelstiltskin is the consummate trickster.” The show is performed by Reay Kaplan and Dolph Amick; “two fantastic puppeteers and comedians” says Haverty, who are part of the Center’s own very talented company of puppeteers.

Rumpelstiltskin will run from August 6 – September 12, 2010 at the following times:

· Fri: 10am & 11:30pm
· Sat: 11am, 1pm, & 3pm
· Sun: 1pm & 3pm


Tickets for patrons two and older are $16.00 ($14.82 + tax) and include admission to the performance, Create-A-Puppet Workshop (or a Create-A-Puppet To-Go Kit), and all museum exhibits. Membership and group rates are available.



Don’t let your puppet experience end with the show! A recommended day at the Center includes an original performance, a visit to the Create-A-Puppet Workshop, and a self-guided tour of the Museum and special exhibits. Children can make their own “Rumpelstiltskin Rod-and-String Puppet” in the Create-A-Puppet Workshop. For workshop schedule, please visit
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Wednesday, July 28, 2010

“Stamp Collage” Art SHOW AT the Gwinnett Historic Courthouse

Abstract collages by nationally exhibited artist, Eugene Motz, will be featured in the Fall Art Show “Stamp Collage” at the Gwinnett Historic Courthouse August 5 through October 29. The artist will exhibit mixed media collages reusing stamps, advertisements and envelopes.

Motz’s self-taught skills include paint, collage, printmaking and glass, but his varied artwork often includes common abstract and colorful styles using found materials. The Romanian-born artist began his collages at 16 years old, using colored paper. Eugene Motz currently resides in Atlanta and continues his bold, mixed media artwork.

Visitors can meet the artist at the exhibit’s opening reception on Thursday, August 5, 7:00 – 9:00pm.

The Gwinnett Historic Courthouse is located at 185 Crogan St., in downtown Lawrenceville. For more information, call 770-822-5450. Exhibit hours are Monday – Friday 10:00am – 4:00pm and Saturday 10:00am – 2:00pm. Admission is free.

Shrew: the Musical is so hot, they had to add an extra performance!

We can attest, this is a fantastic play and a must-see! You will laugh, enjoy, have fun, tap your toes... We're looking at our calendar to see if there's a way we can squeeze it in a second time!!! - AAG

Here's the info:

Georgia Shakespeare's Summer Festival closes August 8 with TWO performances of Shrew: the Musical

There is only a week and half left to catch our 25th Anniversary Summer Festival, including out smash hit musical adaptation of Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew.

Originally set to close following a matinee performance on Sunday, August 8, demand for Shrew: the Musical has prompted us to add an additional evening show at 7:00 p.m.

Don't miss your chance to see the show that critics have called the "summer crowd-pleaser" (AJC) that is "sure to have you dancing in your seat." (Atl Insider)



Only a week and a half to catch the flagship Summer Festival...

There's something for every classic theatre lover in our 2010 summer repertory. Romance, adventure, and the world's greatest drama. Catch these other magnificent performances before they're gone!

King Lear

The AJC called this production "ravishing and nearly perfect."

"A good deal of the credit must go to Tim McDonough's Lear, who brings such formidable presence to the character that his spirit permeates the room even when he's offstage. McDonough is the genuine article..." (AJC)

See Shakespeare's masterpiece as you have never seen it before - or will ever see it again - through August 7 only.

Only 5 performances remain:
Wednesday, July 28 at 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, August 1 at 2:00 p.m. & 7:00 p.m.
Thursday, August 5 at 8:00 p.m.
Closing Saturday, August 7 at 8:00 p.m.


Love's Labour's Lost

This rarely-performed romantic gem "illustrate[s] the heart's timeless ability to cause sensible people to behave foolishly, but they also find words and melodies that evoke love's transcendent power." (Creative Loafing)

This beautifully staged ensemble piece brings the Bard's love story to life. Fall on love with Love's Labour's Lost through August 5.

Only 3 performances remain:
Saturday, July 31 at 2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.
Closing Friday, August 6 at 8:00 p.m.


The Legend of the Sword in the Stone

An adventure for the whole family!

Theatre lovers of all ages are mystified by our Family Classics Series presentation of The Legend of the Sword in the Stone. Catch this magical adaptation of TH White's beloved tale of the young King Arthur through August 7.

Audiences are saying:
"I LOVED IT!" - Megan, age 4 from Dunwoody
"It was awesome." - Mary Grace, age 9 from Alpharetta
"Excellent story - the actors were brilliant, funny - the best!" - Robert, parent from Dunwoody

10 performances remain:
Tuesday through Saturday mornings at 10:00 a.m. with additional shows
Tuesday, August 3 at 7:00 p.m. and
Saturday, August 7 at 2:00 p.m.


An update from Richard Garner on our rise to the challenge...

I am proud to announce that with just a little under two weeks to go in the summer season, Georgia Shakespeare has raised $40,000 toward our $50,000 challenge.

I want to take this opportunity to thank everyone who has contributed and helped us make it this far. I also encourage anyone who loves the artist-driven, world-class theatre we strive to bring to the stage year after year who hasn't given so far this year, to lend a hand in getting us to the finish line.

Remember, a new or increased gift in any amount helps us meet the challenge. Plus, when you give to the challenge grant, we will double your donor benefits - a $50 donation will get you all the benefits of a $100 donor and a $500 donation will get you all of the benefits of being a $1000 donor.

With just $10,000 remaining, we have just a short distance left to go! Help us send out our 25th Anniversary Summer with a bang by reaching our goal by August 8.

As always, thanks for being a part of Georgia Shakespeare.

Georgia Shakespeare
the professional theatre in residence at
Oglethorpe University
Conant Performing Arts Center
4484 Peachtree Rd NE
Atlanta, Georgia 30319-2797

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Indie Films at the Morris

The Morris Museum of Art (Augusta, GA) is hosting Southern Circuit, the nation’s only tour of independent filmmakers, September 2010 through April 2011. Sponsored by SouthArts, Southern Circuit brings an independent film and its maker to the Morris Museum, each month.

As museum director Kevin Grogan noted, “These screenings provide an interactive way of experiencing independent film and an opportunity for audience members to connect with filmmakers and engage in a dialogue about the films and their meanings.” Each screening starts at 6:00 p.m. Admission is free for Morris Museum members and $3.00 per person for nonmembers. The 2010–2011 film roster includes:

September 15, Dive!

The first film, Dive! follows filmmaker Jeremy Seifert and his circle of friends as they dumpster dive in the back alleys and gated garbage receptacles of L.A. supermarkets. In the process, they uncover thousands of dollars worth of good food and an ugly truth about waste in America: grocery stores know they are wasting and most refuse to do anything about it.

October 13, Pelada

Pelada is a documentary following Luke and Gwendolyn, two former college soccer stars who didn’t quite make it to the pros. Not ready for it to be over, they take off, chasing the game. From prisoners in Bolivia to moonshine brewers in Kenya, from freestylers in China to women who play in hijab in Iran, Pelada is the story of the people who play. Directed by Rebekah Ferguson and Ryan White.

November 10, Burning in the Sun
26-year-old Daniel Dembele decides to return to his homeland in Mali and start a local business building solar panels—the first of its kind in the sun drenched nation. Daniel’s goal is to electrify the households of rural communities, 99 percent of which live without power. Burning in the Sun tells the story of Daniel’s journey growing the budding idea into a viable company and of the business’ impact on Daniel’s first customers in the tiny village of Banko. Directed by Cambria Matlow.

February 9, Abel Raises Cain

Abel Raises Cain is an unprecedented glimpse into the life and bizarre career of infamous underground media prankster, Alan Abel. Over the past half-century, Abel has made a name for himself with stunts that are just ridiculous enough to be believable, especially to a media that feeds on salacious, far-fetched stories. Alan's daughter, Jenny, tells her firsthand account of what it was like growing up with this lovable but slightly demented prankster for a father. Produced and directed by Jenny Abel.

March 9, Awake, My Soul

Awake, My Soul is a feature documentary that explores the history, music, and traditions of Sacred Harp singing, the oldest surviving American music. While often linked only to its history, this haunting music has survived over 200 years tucked away in the rural deep south, where devoted singers break open The Sacred Harp, a shape note hymnal first published in Georgia in 1844. Awake, My Soul captures both the history and the vitality of a music that is utterly unlike any most have heard. Produced and directed by Matt Hinton.

April 13, Prodigal Sons

Returning home to a small town in Montana for her high school reunion, filmmaker Kimberly Reed hopes for reconciliation with her long-estranged adopted brother, Marc. But along the way she uncovers stunning revelations, including a surprise relationship to Orson Welles and Rita Hayworth, intense sibling rivalries, and unforeseeable twists of plot and gender that force them to face challenges no one could imagine. Prodigal Sons is a raw and provocative examination of one family’s struggle to come to terms with its past and present. Produced and directed by Kimberly Reed.

The 2010–2011 Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers is a program of South Arts, (formerly the Southern Arts Federation), a nonprofit regional arts organization that was founded in 1975 to build on the South's unique heritage and enhance the public value of the arts.. This screening is supported in part by an award from national Endowment for the Arts. To view movie trailers, visit the Morris Museum of Art’s blog ( or Facebook page.

The presentation of the 2010-2011 Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers at the Morris Museum of Art is made possible, in part, by the generous support of Kelly and Diana Combs of Rosemary & Lookaway Halls, Starkey Flythe, Dr. and Mrs. James B. Hudson, Summerville Rags Incorporated, and Surrey Center Pharmacy.

The Morris Museum of Art was founded in 1985 and opened to the public in 1992. It is the oldest museum in the country that is devoted to the art and artists of the American South. The museum’s permanent collection holds approximately five thousand works of art that date from the late-eighteenth century to the present. The permanent collection galleries are currently being reinstalled and will reopen March 6, 2010. The Morris is open to the public Tuesday through Saturday, 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m., and on Sunday, noon–5:00 p.m. For more information about the Morris Museum of Art, visit or call 706-724-7501.

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July at the Arts Clayton Gallery

June 29-July 30
Untitled. Unthemed. UnCatalogued – Artwork by Jason Morrison.

Arts Clayton’s 2009 Photography Best of Show winner, Jason Morrison is a 30 something dad, photographer, graphic designer and blogger who enjoys Mexican Food and debating on the best method for surviving a zombie outbreak. He is ½ of JayMar Photography, offering wedding, senior, family and event photography services.

June 1-July 30, 2010
Into the Wild
Arts Clayton Exhibiting Artists
Exhibiting Artists offer their different viewpoints on wildlife, wilderness and wildness in this group show featuring artwork of all mediums.

All artwork in this show is for sale, with the majority of the proceeds benefiting the local artist.

Congrats to this Show's winners:

First: "Call of the Camel", Kay Ridge
Second: "Elephant Walk", Pat Devane Burns
Third: "School's Out", Lynn Cordner

Honorable Mentions:
*Rebecca Bowen, "Magnolia #1"
*Daniel Piar, "Tree"
*Lamont Sudduth, "Eloise"
*Michael Sawecki, "Trapped"

Patron's Award: "Call of the Camel", Kay Ridge

Into the Wild features the work of:

Abe Huie-Jolly, Al Barker, Andrew Bones, Ariel Mitchell-Wilson, Arlene Ackerman, Barry Benner, Clayton Harris, Jr., Dan Tull, Daniel Piar, Denise Wood, Jerrell Steed, Janet Watts, Karin Fulton, Kay Ridge, Keith Black, Lamont Sudduth, Lee Duncan, Lisa Schumacher, Lynn Cordner, Mariah Spann, Marie Shifflett, Michael Sawecki, Oya Aydan, Pat DeVane Burns, Pete Hughie, Rachelle Nash, Rebecca Bowen, Ron Thomas, Ruth Roberts, Sally Storey Jones, Stephen Shifflett, Terry King, Thelma Johnson, Todd Fuller, Tom Kettles, Wanda Cox and William Buchanan.

Special thanks to Donna Parker, Karin Fulton and Michael Sawecki for their incredible help in hanging this month's exhibitions.

Admission: FREE
Gallery Hours:
T-F 9-5pm, Saturdays 10-4pm
136 S. Main Street
Jonesboro, GA 30236

MudFire Clayworks and Gallery Upcoming Shows

Spotlight Show: Diana Fayt
July 30 - August 1, 2010

Diana Fayt of San Francisco is visiting MudFire for back-to-back weekend workshops, and she's bringing with her a large selection of bowls, vases, a platter, and new cup forms. The Spotlight show will open July 30th at Noon. The show and sale of approximately 25 works will be up Saturday, Sunday and Monday only!

Diana is known for her elegant compositions with fine lines, painstaking detail, abstract embellishments, and bold blocks of color. Her work combines layers of visual information to create intrigue and invite thoughtful reflection. Her work doesn't linger on the shelves for long, so hurry over and don't miss this opportunity to lay your claim to a beautiful piece of Diana's pottery!

Our Spotlight Series of gallery exhibits focuses on individual artists, presenting a generous amount of new work for short run display and sale.

The gallery will be open all three days from Noon to 8:00 pm.


National Invitational Exhibit

August 7 - September 25, 2010

Reception Saturday, August 7, from 5-9 PM

MudFire Gallery is pleased to welcome 15 studio potters from across the nation for an in-depth look at the exquisite beauty of hand-crafted porcelain objects. This unique material offers properties unlike any other fired medium, with translucence, vivid glaze response, atmospheric subtleties, and technical challenges all its own. Come and see the creations that this fascinating material inspires and enables in the hands of a talented group of artists.

Please join us August 7th for this exploration of the mysterious goodness of porcelain. Our customary video tour of the exhibit will be posted next week.

The exhibit features new works by Chris Campbell, Jim Connell, Lucy Dierks, Annette Gates, Tina Gebhart, Ryan Greenheck, Bryan Hopkins, Marlene Jack, Kristen Kieffer, Allison McGowan, Karen Newgard, Emily Reason, Deborah Schwartzkopf, Gay Smith, and Julie Wiggins.

MudFire Gallery will be open during the run of the show from Noon to 8pm, Thursdays through Mondays weekly. The gallery is closed on Tuesdays & Wednesdays and will also be closed for Labor Day weekend.

You can learn more about the artists including representative imagery at

MudFire Clayworks Location and Hours

175 Laredo Drive, Decatur, GA 30030

Regular Gallery Hours
Open Noon to 8:00 pm
Open Studio Hours
Monday-Thursday-Friday, Noon to 10pm
Saturday-Sunday, Noon to 8pm

maps and directions

Please call us with questions at 404-377-8033.
Loads of information and images available at

Dali's Mustache Finds New Home on a Delta Plane

In celebration of the High’s new exhibition, “Dalí: The Late Work,” Delta has decked out a 757 plane with a Salvador Dalí-esque mustache. The plane, which went into service today, will fly domestically. The High invites travelers who spot or ride on the plane to share their experience on the museum’s Facebook page ( and on Twitter ( Delta Air Lines is the Official Airline of the High Museum of Art.

“Dalí: The Late Work,” the first major exhibition to reevaluate the last half of Salvador Dalí’s career, will be presented exclusively at the High Museum of Art. Beginning in the late 1930s, Dalí went through a radical change in which he embraced Catholicism, developed the concept of nuclear mysticism and, in effect, reinvented himself as an artist. Comprising more than 115 works, including paintings, drawings, prints and other Dalí ephemera, the exhibition will also explore the artist’s enduring fascination with science, optical effects and illusionism as well as his connections to such artists of the 1960s and 1970s as Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein and Willem de Kooning.

Among the highlights of the exhibition will be several works that have not been seen in the U.S. in 50 years, including the monumental “Christ of St. John of the Cross,” which was voted Scotland’s favorite painting in 2007, and “Santiago El Grande,” which has not left New Brunswick, Canada, since 1959. Designed as an altarpiece, this painting includes Dalí’s vision of the Crucifixion, an homage to Saint James (the patron saint of Spain) and an atomic explosion. The exhibition will also feature “Assumpta Corpuscularia Lapislazulina,” from a private collection in Spain, which has not been seen publicly since 1959.

“Salvador Dalí: The Late Work” is organized by the High Museum of Art in collaboration with the Salvador Dalí Museum, St. Petersburg, Florida, and the Fundació Gala-Salvador Dalí, Figueres, Spain. Support is provided by Official Airline Partner: Delta Air Lines; Art Partners, The Fay and Barrett Howell Exhibition Fund and The Forward Arts Foundation Exhibition Endowment and indemnity from the Federal Council on the Arts and the Humanities and will be accompanied by a fully illustrated catalogue to be published by the High Museum of Art.

Monday, July 19, 2010

Fourth Friday Art Stroll in Historic Downtown Canton

July 23 East Marietta Block 5-9pm
Come enjoy work by local artists with friends and hear music by The Kipley Jazz Trio
Come check out what merchants have in store for you
Refreshments and Good Times

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Murmurs. Paintings by Denise Wellenstein; figurative work by Kimberly Dean

The Seen Gallery
Saturday, July 24, 2010
7:00pm - 10:00pm
415 Church Street
Decatur, GA, 30030

Wellenstein's vibrant paintings hint at graphic design elements throughout the many layers of oil paint and glazes, sometimes revealing underlying handwritten text. The paintings are a process of exploration of color that rely on shapes, composition, contrast and texture to give depth, character and energy to the colors. Wellenstein earned her master's degree in Imaging Arts at Rochester Institute of Technology and currently works as and artist and graphic designer.

Dean's mixed-media pieces provide a glimpse into the heart and spirit, narrating emotions and somber moods through their surfaces. Dean's work combines clay and mixed media while using recycled and old materials. Her current work focuses on the worlds of emotion beneath the surface, and the pieces show the interplay between body and spirit, creating a visually awkward moment

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Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Plein Air Artists return to Indian Springs during Annual Pow Wow Sept. 11th

A Plein Air Event? What is it like to paint outdoors with fellow artists? They come early in the morning to register at Generations Gallery. Armed with their favorite easel and a variety of art
supplies, a dozen or more artists find their way to their favorite spot to paint outdoors in the historic village.

It's a great way to meet new friends as curious onlookers gather around the working
artists. About 3PM, they stop for refreshments at Pinky's Cafe and delight the public who gathers there, in the cool air conditioning, with an art auction and sale of their day's work.

It's fresh, invigorating and a bit disarming to have to show and sell what you have done in just 4-6 hours. But the competition recognizes real "talent under pressure." For more details, see

Membership is not required to participate in the events. The $25 entry fee goes toward the reception and purchase awards. If you would like to join the association, dues are a modest $10 annually and can be arranged by email at or Phone: 706-975-6419.

For more details on the event in September at Indian Springs in Middle Georgia, contact Generations Gallery at 800-352-7212. For directions to Indian Springs, see their website at For information on the Native American Pow Wow, go to

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High to Host "Dalí: A Passion for Film" Film Series

The High Museum of Art will present the film series “Dalí: A Passion for Film” from Saturday, August 21, through Saturday, September 11. Featuring films and shorts that showcase Dalí’s fascination with cinema, the series will celebrate the artist’s influence on prolific filmmakers from Walt Disney to Alfred Hitchcock. This series is presented in coordination with “Salvador Dalí: The Late Work,” on display at the High from August 7, 2010, through January 9, 2011.

“Salvador Dalí had a life-long passion for film, both as a viewer and as a creator. Many of the 20 film projects that he pursued were never realized, but the barriers to their completion never diminished his enthusiasm or imagination,” said Linda Dubler, curator of media arts at the High. “Films at the High will present a season of films beginning in August devoted to Dalí’s own creations to the filmmakers who inspired him to his on-screen persona as an artist and a celebrity. With guest speakers such as the exhibition’s curator Elliott King and a festival of fantasy and the surreal in November that focuses on the influence of Surrealism in cinema, this promises to be an eye-opening program of interest to art and film lovers alike.”

The festival opens on Saturday, August 21, with “Dalí the Filmmaker,” featuring a talk and screening with Elliott King, guest curator of “Salvador Dalí: The Late Work” and author of Dalí, Surrealism and Cinema. King will explore Dalí’s interest in the movies and his influence on classic filmmakers such as Walt Disney and Alfred Hitchcock. Films to be screened include Dalí and Bunuel’s short “An Andalusian Dog,” the restored short of Salvador Dalí and Walt Disney’s collaboration “Destino” and the Dalí-designed dream sequence from Alfred Hitchcock’s “Spellbound.”

On Saturday, August 28, “Dalí’s American Friends” presents Dalí’s admiration of both Walt Disney and Harpo Marx as American Surrealists. In Walt Disney’s classic animated short “Skeleton Dance,” four skeletons dance in various ways and play makeshift musical instruments in a spooky graveyard. The feature-length Marx Brothers’ 1933 classic “Duck Soup” is a Surrealist work and cinematic achievement. Critic Roger Ebert said of the comedy, “To describe the plot [of Duck Soup] would be an exercise in futility, since a Marx Brothers movie exists in moments, bits, sequences, business and dialogue, not in comprehensible stories.”

The Dalí film festival concludes on Saturday, September 11, with “Lights, Camera, Dalí.” This series of three shorts looks at Dalí as a celebrity and an on-screen personality. Shot in New York, Jack Bond’s “Dalí in New York,” Andy Warhol’s “Dalí Screen Tests” and Jonas Mekas’s “New York Encounters with Dalí” explore Dalí’s surreal universe and cinematic fascination.

Film Series Schedule
Unless otherwise noted, all films begin at 8 p.m. and are screened in the Richard H. Rich Theatre. The theatre is located in the Memorial Arts Building, adjacent to the High at Peachtree and 15th Streets in midtown Atlanta (MARTA stop N5).

Dalí the Filmmaker
Saturday, August 21

Dalí’s American Friends
Saturday, August 28

Lights, Camera, Dalí
Saturday, September 11

To purchase tickets in advance go to, visit the Woodruff Arts Center Box Office or call 404-733-5000. Tickets for all shows are $7 general admission and $6 for students, seniors and Museum members. Patron-level members enter free. Tickets may also be purchased at the door on the night of the screening. Outdoor screenings on the Sifly Piazza are free to the public and begin at 9 p.m. Bring your own blanket or seating, but outside alcohol is prohibited. In the event of rain the film will be moved to the 400-seat Rich Theatre.

The High Museum of Art
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 12,000 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. For more information about the High, please visit

The Woodruff Arts Center
The Woodruff Arts Center is ranked among the top four arts centers in the nation. The Woodruff is unique in that it combines four visual and performing arts divisions on one campus as one not-for-profit organization. Opened in 1968, the Woodruff Arts Center is home to the Alliance Theatre, the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, the High Museum of Art and Young Audiences. To learn more about the Woodruff Arts Center, please visit

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Monday, July 12, 2010

Arts on the Square Classes and Special Events

ART FOR YOUNG CHILDREN Ages 6-9 on Mondays. July Summer Art Camp 1 1/2 hr. classes starting at 12:45 pm. Children will learn the fundamentals of drawing, acrylic painting, and art histor. $60 per session (4 classes) Drop-in $20.00 if there is room . To register call Kate Hawkins Session II July 19, 26 & Aug. 2, 9. Young Kids Art for ages 6- 9 will continue on Monday afternoons after school starts. Includes home school classes and after-school classes.s home school classes and after-school classes.

JULY SUMMER ART CAMP AGES 10-18 WED through FRIDAY 10:00 am-3:00 pm $65 +$10 materials
Bookbinding: Make your own sketch book, Drawing / Sketching, Introduction to Photography Painting in Acrylic and Digital Drawing
July 14-16 July 21-23 July 28-30
$25 non-refundable deposit to hold a place
To register call 678-545-0275
or email

Friday Night Art Date
Next one is July 23rd. 7:00-9:00 pm. Enjoy a unique evening of uncovering your buried creative self with the step-by-step aid of an instructor. Bring a friend, coworker, partner, spouse, even mom .... along with your favorite wine or beverage to enjoy while making new friends and painting your masterpiece.

$35.00 a person includes a canvas, paints and brushes, coffee and snacks. To register, call 678-545-0275 or email Specialty cheesecakes for two ($6.75) can be preordered. Made by Cheesecake Boutique.

PS We hope to do this once a month if not more.

MOSAIC STAIN GLASS CLASS with Debbie Donathan: July 24th & 25th.  Aug. 21st & 22nd. $65.00 per weekend includes materials.
Register at ArtWorks or email

Visit their website for even MORE classes and to sign up for updates in your inbox!

107 Stonewall Avenue
Fayetteville, GA 30214
Telephone: 678-545-0275

Friday, July 9, 2010

“Antique House, Modern Fiber Art” - Open House Saturday, July 10th

Rosewood Cottage Studio and Gallery
468 Pylant Street in Senoia 30276

“Antique House, Modern Fiber Art”
Art quilts, purses, jewelry, accessories and gifts

Special Open House
Saturday, July 10th
9:00 to 3:00

In addition to our Open Studio and Gallery, we’ll be having a “Sewing and Art Garage Sale” with sewing/quilting books and magazines, fabric, ribbon, sewing patterns and more at great prices.

Furniture and other garage sale treasures will be in the carriage house and driveway.

Come visit Rosewood Cottage Studio and Gallery, have light refreshments and enjoy your day in beautiful historic Senoia.

Located in the pink house just down the street from the “Southern Living Idea House”
(Open Wed. – Sat. 11:00 to 5:00)

Join us for the Open Studio and Gallery other Saturdays in July (17th, 24th, 31st) for free art demos from 11:00 to 5:00.

Please spread the word!

For questions or directions, call Claudia Wood 770-599-0047

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Dogwood Gallery presents Cause for Wonder paintings by Troy Crisswell

Opening Reception Friday,
July 30th 6:30-9:30pm
Also, join us for a watercolor workshop with the artist @ Dogwood Gallery Saturday,
July 31st from 10am-3pm. Class size limited, $85 per person.

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Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Helen Hayes 95th Birthday Tribute Art Show

Sponsored by The Newnan Coweta Art Association

JULY 11, 2010
2:00 P.M. TO 4:00 P.M.

Please join us in honoring professional artist, Helen Hayes, on Sunday, July 11 at The Art House, 31
Hospital Road, Newnan. A selection of her paintings will be available for your viewing pleasure.

Refreshments will be served