Les Tres Riches Heures du Duc de Berry by The Limbourg Brothers 1412-1416
This painting is part of a medieval book of hours depicting the month of February in the book's calendar section. Little is known about the Limbourg brothers, Paul, Hermann and Jean. The brothers were from Flanders and it is believed that they created many pieces, but most of them were lost. The northern French renaissance image above is one of the first snow scenes ever depicted. The Limbourgs were trying to add a level of realism and naturalism not seen in other paintings during their lifetime.
Decatur CD is having another one of its great in-store performances this Thursday, December 21 at 6:30pm. Nicole Chillemi will perform followed by Richard Parsons (pictured above) at 8pm. Adult beverages and fresh-baked Christmas cookies will be available.
Enter in to win this artwork by going on the December Third Thursday Decatur Gallery Tour
6-9pm: Third Thursday Decatur Gallery Tour, win a painting by Dawn Kinney martin at Boswell Gallery. head over to Mudifre Gallery for pottery throwing demonstrations. For more information about the gallery tour please call 404.371.9583 or visit www.decaturartgalleries.com to see a listing of participating galleries.
8pm: Eddie's Attic presents In the Round with Troy Bieser (of Telegram), Kitty Snyder and Bo Bedingfield, 404.377.4976
Indie Coffe and Books will be showing Wes Anderson's Rushmore
6:30pm: Bring the children to see a one-hour stage performance at the Solarium by former Ringling Brothers clown Mr. Tone. Entrance is $4 or $3 for Decatur residents. For more info contact the Decatur Recreation Department at 404.377.0494
7:15pm: Georgia Center for the Book presents Atlanta-born author, Renee Dodd, granddaughter of Georgia Tech Hall of Fame football coach Bobby Dodd. Dodd discusses her remarkable debut novel A Cabinet of Wonders at Decatur Library, 404.370.8450
7:30pm: Eddie's Attic presents Julie Loyd, Heidi Hensley (with guest Holly Belle) and the Athens Boy Choir, 404.377.4976
Vinson Gallery Holiday Party Thursday, December 14 from 6 to 10pm
The gallery's annual Holiday Show & Sale is in full swing and includes plenty of great gifts. Please visit soon for the best selection of paintings, prints & photography by gallery artists. Vinson Gallery has many affordably priced pieces & some fantastica holiday discounts on select works.
9am-4pm: Artists & Eggnog will feature 20 artists at Ladies Workout Express in the Toco Hills Shopping Center, 404.320.0050
5pm and 8pm:Emory Music presents Festival of Nine Lessons & Carols with the Emory University Chorus and Emory Concert Choir at the Glenn Memorial Auditorium, 404.727.5050
8pm: Eddie's Attic presents Packaway Handle Band and the Hackensaw Boys, 404.377.4976
10pm:PushPush Theater's Doug Dank improv night hosts Ken Edelstein, editor of Creative Loafing, 404.377.6332
10:30pm:Academy Theater's Late Night Saturday continues with its usual potpurri of the unusual. Acts include guitarist and singer Leon Bass, The Ira Glass Menagerie, actress Minka Wiltz, and storyteller/writer Evan Guilford. Admission is only $8 or bring a receipt from any Avondale Estates business or restaurant and your ticket is only $5, 404.583.1270
Artists & Eggnog will feature 20 artists at Ladies Workout Express in the Toco Hills Shopping Center on Friday, Dec. 8. from 2:30-7pm and Saturady, Dec. 9 from 9am-4pm. For more information call 404.320.0050
5-8pm: Opening day of Emory Visual Arts Gallery's Transformative Experience - The Indian Dream Paintings, Julia Kjelgaard's mixed media and sculpture, 404.727.5050
7:15pm: Georgia Center for the Book presents John McCutcheon, five-time grammy nominee and one of America's finest folksingers, now a DeKalb County resident. McCutcheon visits to sing and talk about his new book for young readers, Christmas in the Trenches, Decatur Library, 404.370.8450
8pm: Opening night of Onstage Atlanta'sGreater Tuna, a hilarious comedy about Texas' third smallest town, where the Lion's Club is too liberal and Patsy Cline never dies, 404.897.1802
Sunday, December 3rd 2006 noon - 5pm The Solarium in Oakhurst Village
You are cordially invited to the 2nd annual holiday trunk show featuring cutting-edge, retro, fashionable and one-of-a-kind items created by the Southeast's best up-and-coming designers.
All things handcrafted are displayed within one of Atlanta's most unique and historic event facilities. The Mafiosi supply complimentary hors d'oeuvres and groovy holiday music. This is the perfect opportunity to avoid the mall and complete ye olde dreaded holiday gift list in one afternoon!
Proceeds benefit the Charles Drew Charter School's Marching Band.
10am-8pm: In conjunction with the Decatur Candlelight Tour of Homes, Decatur Holiday Marketplace and Cage at Clairemont Elementary will have more than 75 artists, homemade soups and desserts and entertainment by local musicians and carolers in the cafe, 404.371.9583
5-9pm:Mudfire Gallery will host its 3rd annual holiday pottery show with an artist reception and holiday party. The party is free and open to the public. All works exhibited will be available for sale, 404.377.8033
6:30pm: PushPush Theater hosts The Savage Tree Festival through December 31. Opening night party with a pre-show reception, show at 8pm, and a post-show party tonight, 404.377.6332
7-11pm: Last day of Foundation One Studio'sHigh Contrast exhibition in conjunction with the east coast release party and art show for Urbanmedium's Chetrooper. Come through for live artists signings of the Chetrooper busts and enjoy a unique mash up of art and photography, 404.806.0925
7:30pm: Eddie's Attic presents the Caroline Herring Band, Diana Jones and Ken Waldman, 404.377.4976
5:30-9:30pm: In conjunction with the Decatur Candlelight Tour of Homes, Decatur Holiday Marketplace and Cafe at Clairemont Elementary will have more than 75 artists, homemade soups and desserts and entertainment by local musicians and carolers in the cafe, 404.371.9583
6-9pm: First day of Temple Gallery'sThat's a Pretty Picture, featuring works by artist Lois Curtis, 404.371.8826
7:30pm: Georgia Center for the Book presents Broughton Coburn. Author and Asian expert, Coburn is an editor of a breathtaking new book Himalaya: Personal Stories of Grandeur, Challenge and Hope, at the Carter Center, 404.370.3070
8pm:Emory Music presents the Emory Guitar Ensemble at the Performing Arts Studio, 1804 North Decatur Road, 404.727.5050
8pm:Agnes Scott's Studio Dance Theater performs Danceworks, 404.471.6000
7:15pm: Georgia Center for the Book hosts James Alexander Thom. The acclaimed historical novelist takes an incident from the Mexican-American War when a group of immigrant Americans deserted Gen. Zachary Taylor's army and fought for the other side, 404.370.8450
7:30pm: Eddie's Attic presents Jeff Talmadge and Amy LaVere, 404.377.4976
8pm: Opening Night of PushPush Theater's production Holiday on Thin Ice III & The Most Wonderful Time of the Year Festival, through December 31, 404.377.6332
8pm: Indie Coffee and Books presents Thursday Indie Movie Nights with Al Gore's An Inconvenient Truth, 404.378.7110
7:15pm: Georgia Center for the Book hosts Amy Sedaris. No matter the style or size of the gathering - from the straightforward to the bizarre - Amy provides recipes and solid advice laced with her blisteringly funny take on entertaining in I Like You: Hospitality Under the Influence, 404.370.8450
7:15pm: Georgia Center for the Book hosts distinguished poet Thomas Lux. The holder of the Henry C. and Margaret Bourne Chair in Poetry at Georgia Tech reads from The Cradle Place and talks about the art of poetry with a panel of talented young Atlanta poets, Travis Denton and Chelsea Rathburn, 404.370.8450
8pm: Eddie's Attic hosts All American Open Jam. This is not an Open Mic - this is strangers playing together. All are welcome - just sign up at the door. Garrett Freireich hosts this jam session that was formerly based out of Mulligans in Oakhurst. Come participate or come listen, for more information visit www.myspace.com/aaoj, 404.377.4976
7pm: Agnes Scott College presents Bright Leaves with filmmaker Ross McElwee. Journey through the social, economic and psychological tobacco terrain of North Carolina with a native whose great-grandfather created the "Bull Durham" brand, 404.471.6430
6-9pm: Third Thursday Decatur Gallery Tour, visit each participating gallery and fill out a raffle ticket to win a pendant at Alexia Gallery, 404.371.9583. In conjunction with the Gallery Tour, Sycamore Place Gallery will be hosting the band Operation Download-Uplift along with the current gallery show The Perspectives of the Fandango, work by photographer and dancer Jose Romero of Sao Paulo, 404.378.9011
8pm: Opening night of Theatre Decatur's holiday production, The Third Howl, three rascally dogs and a streetwise cat learn during Thanksgiving and New Years that coopoeration and respect can overcome the mightiest of obstacles, through December 15, 404.373.5311
8pm: Indie Coffee and Book presents Thursday Indie Movie Nights with Pieces of April staring Katie Holmes, Oliver Platt and Patricia Clarkson, 404.378.7110
8pm: Emory Music presents Early Advent & Christmas featuring the Emory Early Music Ensemble, 404.727.5050
8pm: Emory Dance Company Fall Concert of faculty and guest choreography, 404.727.5050
The Decatur Arts Alliance is a nonprofit partnership of artists, business owners, residents and government dedicated to supporting and enhancing the arts in the city of Decatur. The DAA sponsors the annual Decatur Arts Festival as well as special art events for members only. It also provides a collaborative environment to coordinate the interests of artists, gallery owners, theater groups, dance groups and performance venues within Decatur and to help build the image of the city as a strong arts community.