The first A Million Little Pictures project was so popular last spring that the guys at Art House have put together another great one for us. This time the theme is family. For those of you who haven't seen the gallery's new space, the opening reception for this show is the perfect excuse for you to go check it out.
Saturday, you can spend the evening at the Academy Theatre – without spending a lot of cash – and see two great shows!
Beginning the evening at 8:00, Jackie Prucha, Adriana Warner and Vincent Murphy star in the Kingfisher Café Reading Series' My River, My Valley, a poignant drama by Ron Osborne. The play tells the story, set in 1941, of two elderly sisters battling to keep their land and their memories intact as the TVA project threatens to destroy their lifelong family home. The series is sponsored by Pine Lake's newest eclectic eatery, The Kingfisher Café (www.thekingfishercafe.com), 4600 Rockbridge Road in Pine Lake.
Then, at 10:30, the Late Night Saturday series presents 90 lively minutes of music and storytelling, with return performances from three LNS favorites: folk rockers with an agenda, Sean Kagalis and Brennan Bray; storyteller Audrey Galex's exploration of the oys and joys of growing up Jewish in a small town in the Midwest, a story for anyone who's ever felt "dissed" for being "different;" and 15-year-old cabaret sensation Chandler Converse, joined by fellow tenth-grader Patrick Dyer and accompanied by guitarist Andy Dyer.
Admission to either program is $10, or $15 for both. The Academy is at 119 Center Street, Avondale Estates. And -- refreshments and free parking are available. For information, call 404 583-1270 or visit: www.academytheatre.org.
This Saturday at 10:30 p.m. the Academy Theatre's Late Night Saturday series presents an evening of music and storytelling with return performances from three LNS favorites: folk rockers with an agenda, Sean Kagalis and Brennan Bray; storyteller Audrey Galex and her exploration of the oys and joys of growing Jewish in a small town in the Midwest in a story for anyone who's ever felt "dissed" for being different; and 15-year-old cabaret sensation Chandler Converse.
Admission to the program is $10. The Academy is at 119 Center Street, Avondale Estates. Refreshments and free parking are available. For more information call 404.583.1270 or visit www.academytheatre.org.
Last week it was New Street's Meshakai Wolf, this week it's Ivan Annikov, owner of Foundation One Gallery in East Decatur Station. Creative Loafing is having a love affair with our local gallery owners - and why shouldn't they? They're a talented, hardworking and driven bunch.
Note from Arts Alliance Blogger: I'll be the first to admit that a Pajama Party has nothing to do with the arts. So why include it in this blog? Well, you'll notice that it takes place at On Stage Atlanta (a Decatur Arts Alliance favorite) and the graphics were just too fun not to include it. Don't forget your pillow and blanket!
MudFire Gallery mounts its 50th exhibition, Patterns and Process - a show of Asian-influenced functional pottery and decorative vessels.
August 11 - September 8, 2007
For the finale of its five-year anniversary exhibition, MudFire Gallery mounts an impressive exhibition featuring works by North Carolina potter Becca Floyd and Alabama clay artist Dr. Christopher Greenman. While disparate in style, both artists reflect influences of the "Great Tradition" of British ceramicist Bernard Leach and the Asian aesthetic of Shoji Hamada. The artist reception and exhibit opening will be held Saturday, August 11, from 5-9 pm.
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.