Thursday, August 25, 2011

High Hosts 16th Annual High Arts Day

Exclusive Shopping, Luncheon and Home and Exhibition Tours; Special Guests Include Celebrity Fashion Designer Wes Gordon and Interior Designer Jackye Lanham

Monday, November 14, 2011

The High Museum of Art will host the 16th annual High Arts Day on Monday, November 14, from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. High Arts Day is a fundraiser hosted by Art Partners, the High’s social and volunteer organization. The day’s events will include a reception and private shopping at Saks Fifth Avenue, a luncheon at the High, two private Atlanta home tours, exhibition tours of “Picasso to Warhol: Fourteen Modern Masters,” a trunk show and a silent auction of original art. Tickets are $150 for Museum members and $200 for non-members (this includes a Family or Dual membership—a $90 value). All proceeds benefit the High Museum of Art. Tickets can be purchased online at or by calling 404-733-4429.

Schedule of Events:

· Opportunity to meet celebrity fashion designer Wes Gordon and featured designer Jackye Lanham
· Reception and private shopping at Saks Fifth Avenue
· Charter bus tour of two distinguished Atlanta homes
· Elegant seated luncheon in the Margaretta Taylor Lobby of the Wieland Pavilion at the High Museum of Art
· Informal modeling presented by Saks Fifth Avenue, featuring Wes Gordon’s spring 2012 collection
· Trunk show of exclusive merchandise
· Silent auction of original art
· Private tour of the exhibition “Picasso to Warhol: Fourteen Modern Masters”

On Sunday, October 23, the Gold Patron Evening will feature a private exhibition tour of “Picasso to Warhol” followed by an exclusive dinner reception at an historic Neel Reed home in Buckhead. Interior designer Jackye Lanham, whose exquisite interiors complement the original Neel Reed architecture of circa 1926, will be the special guest of the evening. Gold Patrons enjoy exclusive benefits at the $500, $1,000 and $2,500 levels in support of High Arts Day. Please visit for a full listing of exclusive Gold Patron benefits.

Organization and Support

The Platinum Sponsor for High Arts Day is Georgia Power and the Premier Event Partner is Saks Fifth Avenue. Additional support is provided by Gold Partner Max Media and High Arts Day Patrons Epting Events and Persimmon Creek Vineyards. Media sponsors are Flavors magazine and Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles. High Arts Day chairperson Rosalind Minkhorst leads the 38-member-strong volunteer committee of Art Partners. Honorary chair of the Gold Patron event is Jan Wallace, supported by Gold Patron committee members Patti Paddock, Hope Sheft and Ruth Schaefer. Valerie O’Neal is the 2011–2012 Art Partners president.

2011 ZAPP Conference Slated for Sept. 19-20 in Atlanta

Newsletter Editor Marc Duke to Speak 

The 2011 ZAPP® Conference will take place over two days in Atlanta, Georgia, at the W Atlanta Midtown Hotel, September 19-20, 2011. Among the featured speakers will be Marc Duke, editor of The Art Festival Newsletter and managing director of

The conference joins artists, art fair directors and staff, promoters-and also the ZAPP® Team-at this professional development event for the art fair field. Other sessions will explore the visual arts and copyright law, what the art festival jury process means to you as an artist, opportunities for artists for free image portfolio review (both one-on-one and group options), and more. Also featured is a symposium about re-envisioning and strengthening the art fair business.

"It is a privilege to join the conference as a speaker," Duke said. "At The Art Festival Newsletter, we place great value on developing important information about the people, events and trends in our industry. The opportunity to share that information with festival staffers and artists from across the nation represents its best and most productive use.

"At this year's ZAPP conference, I'll be leading a session entitled 'The Power of Knowledge,' designed to help art festivals and artists work together to create a blueprint for the future. After sharing the data from past Newsletter surveys, this session will explore how to go beyond providing insight about the preferences and interests of art festival participants to discussing specific ideas festivals can use to improve, protect, and build their events. I sincerely hope you'll join me there."

All are welcome; this event is not just for ZAPP® users and features tracks for both artists and art fair administrators. You can register now at

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

BeltLine Arts Installation - Volunteers Needed

Artist Ashley Kyber has teamed with Park Pride to install an exciting new Art on the BeltLine piece. The site is near the intersection of Alleen Avenue and Catherine Street in the Adair Park neighborhood.

What could be more rewarding then helping out with an Arts Installation and working with a fellow artists, right here in your own community!

This week: August 10th and 11th.

The team will be working all week, but is especially interested in hosting volunteers on Wednesday and Thursday of this week. Shifts are in the morning (9 to noon) and in the evening (6 to dark). On Wednesday and Thursday of this week, our good friends with Park Pride and the Atlanta Belt need some great volunteers.

The site is near the intersection of Alleen Avenue and Catherine Street in the Adair Park neighborhood.

Call our good friend Walt Ray for more details: If you're interested in helping or if you'd like additional information, please call Walt Ray of Park Pride at 404.432.9320 or e-mail

We'll be moving earth for the earthern serpentine mound and painting Native American symbols. So plan to get dirty!

Come Join us!
Atlanta Foundation for Public Spaces
P.O. Box 422571
Atlanta, Georgia 30342

Access the Arts at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre

Your Day To Secure Your Best Deals and Your Best Seats For The Shows You Love!

Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre will open its doors on Sunday, August 21 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and Monday, August 22 from 11 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. to offer the performing arts lover the opportunity to obtain information and purchase subscriptions for the 2011/2012 season presented by the Centre’s three resident companies, Gas South Broadway Series, The Atlanta Opera and the Atlanta Ballet. Each resident company will have special “Access the Arts” subscription offers available only at this two-day event. Additionally, the event offers arts patrons an opportunity to visit the venue and “test-drive your seats” in the theatre.

The special “Access the Arts” offers from the resident company are:

· Gas South Broadway Series will offer a complimentary ticket to the Neil Berg’s Broadway Holiday show for every subscription purchased at the event.

· The Atlanta Opera will waive the $15.00 handling fee when purchasing a series.

· Atlanta Ballet season subscribers will receive a limited edition Atlanta Ballet poster from the Charlie McCullers “Steel Toes” collection. Full premiere series package buyers will additionally receive 50% off all add-on performances, including Belk Presents Atlanta Ballet’s Nutcracker.

Attendees will enjoy a festive atmosphere, entertainment, giveaways, food and beverage sampling from the Centre’s own Executive Chef, M.G. Farris and the following local restaurants: Sunday – Cinco Restaurants, Copeland’s, Ted’s Montana Grill; Monday – Cinco Restaurants, Copeland’s, Ted’s Montana Grill, P. F. Chang’s, Crepe Revolution Restaurant, and Sip Wine at Riverside.

Sunday will also feature fun, family friendly activities including:

The Atlanta Opera will be presenting live stage combat demonstrations by stage combat expert, Marcus Durham. Guests will also have the opportunity to see how characters from our 2011-2012 season will be brought to life through stage-make-up demonstrations by make-up artist, Aida Scuffle.

Gas South Broadway Series will offer two fun opportunities, storytelling time with Eliza Doolittle from My Fair Lady, one of the four Broadway shows of the 2011 – 2012 season and a chance dress up in costumes from this season’s shows and have a complimentary photo taken.

ArtsBridge will feature Alice telling the beloved children’s story Alice in Wonderland, one of the offerings of the ArtsBridge education program for students.

Atlanta Ballet will provide a sampling of dance with a Hip Hop Class by Anwar Nasir and an introduction to ballet class taught by a member of the teaching staff of the Atlanta Ballet’s Centre for Dance Education

Attendees will also be able to register for the Grand Prize drawing that includes tickets to opening night of each of the four shows of the Gas South Broadway Series, and a pair of tickets to one performance of the Atlanta Ballet, and one production of The Atlanta Opera at the Centre. Once attendees have registered, they need not be present at the time of the drawing to win.

Self -parking at the Centre for this event will be free. For the latest information please visit, or call 770.916.2800.

About Cobb Energy Centre
The Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre, a $145 million, state-of-the-art facility, is located at 2800 Cobb Galleria Parkway in northwest Atlanta, inside the Perimeter. Cobb Energy Centre is a premier venue for opera, concerts, Broadway shows, ballet, educational performances, family shows and corporate meetings and events. The Centre hosts three resident companies, Gas South Broadway Series, The Atlanta Opera and the Atlanta Ballet. The facility includes the 2,750-seat John A. Williams Theatre, 10,000-square-foot Kessel D. Stelling, Jr. Ballroom and other meeting spaces, 1,000 parking spaces including a 700-space parking deck, and full-service food and beverage capabilities. The Centre, part of the Cobb-Galleria complex, is governed by the Cobb-Marietta Coliseum and Exhibit Hall Authority. Additional information about the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre is available at