Monday, November 03, 2008

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Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Coming up at Alcove Gallery

2 PM - 7 PM
5 Hour Sale!

7 PM - 12 AM
Show runs to DECEMBER 1

The Seen Gallery: Atlanta to Baghdad

Opening Saturday, Oct 25, 7-10 pm
Manuel Llaneras 2004: Atlanta to Baghdad

The year after the American invasion of Iraq, Llaneras accompanied playwright Eric McAfee to Baghdad. Llaneras photographed throughout Baghdad and several of the city's refugee camps. At home he documented public demonstrations to oppose and support the war. These photographs capture drama brought on by the war, and bring to light the absurdity and humanity of the everyday. The show runs through December 3.

Presented in Conjunction with Atlanta Celebrates Photogaphy

Friday, September 19, 2008

Sycamore Gallery

Healing From Trauma Through Art Barbara Hughes
ArtistLecture and Opening Sept 25 6:30-9 (Lecture begins at 7:15)
The exhibit will be from Sept 25-Nov 6
Viewiing Times:Wednesday afternoons 3-5
Friday afternoons 2-5 (except October 24)
By Appointment by Calling Virginia DuPre at 404-272-3890

Barbara Hughes is an artist and teacher who has offered workshops on art andspirituality for over 30 years for the Episcopal Church and in a variety ofother settings. Herself a survivor of childhood sexual violence, she has usedart in many forms as a central tool in her own healing journey, and with othertrauma survivors.
Sycamore Place Gallery
120 Sycamore Place, Decatur, GA 30030 USA
Email: sycsyl at

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

The Vinson Gallery presents The Irreverent Art of Skip Williamson

Skip Williamson started the Underground Comix movement in the late sixties when he created the Bijou Funnies with compatriots Jay Lynch and Robert Crumb. That was followed by stints as Art Director for Gallery and Hustler magazines and ten years at Playboy during the 'punk & disco era'.

Please join us on Friday, August 29th, for an artist's reception from 6 to 9 PM. Enjoy hors d'oeuvres by Badda Bing! and Peroni beer, meet Skip, and take home a painting, print, or a comic book signed by the man himself.

Skip will also give a presentation at the AJC Decatur Book Festival on Saturday, August 30, at 3 PM on the City Hall Stage.

The exhibition continues through September 27th.Gallery hours are Wed-Sat: 12 - 6 and by appointment.We'll be open until 9 PM every Saturday in September forDecatur Concerts on the Square.

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Thursday, July 31, 2008

DAA Hearts Pete the Cat

New Children's Book featuring Pete the Cat:

Pete the Cat was walking down the street in his new white shoes singing, "I love my white shoes, I love my white shoes," when…Oh, no…Pete stepped in a large pile of…
To find out what happens, buy NOW!"This delightful new children's book with music CD will leave you laughing and singing out loud. There's no way NOT to feel good once you've run into Pete the Cat."

Available at Little Shop of Stories.

Journey II at Junor Gallery

Journey II commemorates our one year anniversary. This exhibition will display work from our roster of fine artists. Join us in the celebration as the journey continues...Meet The Artists Reception Saturday, August 16th 7-10 p.m.

FeaturingRobert Kelly·Louis Delsarte·Charlotte Riley-Webb-Also View Works By-Kai Watson·Carly Clements·Charles Scoggins·Chery Baird·Cleve Webber·Desmond McFarlane·Eskender Seyoum·Eugene Campbell· FauZie As'Ad·Gregory Johnson·Jerome Walker·Henri Linton·Jhosell Castro·Raymond Watson·John Glover·Karen Ku·Lynn Marshall-Linnemeier·Karl "Jerry"Craig·Kevin Cole·Lamar Barber·Laurel Fry·Li Hardision·Liefje Smith·Linc Bennett·Nedra Bailey· Sarah Arnold·Yosef Berta·Jonas Allen·Chouaieb Saidi·Basil Watson·Errol Tomlinson

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Show Canceled

Boswell Gallery's August 2 Destinations show has been canceled.

Monday, June 09, 2008

Art Decade at Vinson Gallery

Vinson Gallery's 10 year anniversary celebration is still going strong with a stellar group-show of gallery artists called Art Decade.

The exhibition runs through July 5. Gallery hours are updated daily on the website:

Monday, June 02, 2008

The Seen Gallery presents

Opening Saturday, June 21, 7-10 p.m.

Junor Gallery: A Slice of Caribbean Art

Artists' Reception
and launch of the Georgia Caribbean American Coalilition's Youth Mentoring Program
Friday, June 13th 6-9 p.m.

Please join us as we celebrate our new exhibition and the launch of the Georgia Caribbean American Heritage Coalilition's Youth Mentoring Program. In recognition of June as Caribbean American Heritage Month, this exhibition features a diverse collection of pieces from artists of Caribbean descent. Countries represented include Trinidad, Bahamas, Jamaica, Guyana, Cuba, and Haiti.
View works by Karl "Jerry" Craig, Jhosell Castro, Basil Watson, Desmond McFarlane, Lillian Blades, Ivor Thom, Curtis McHardy, Errol Tomlinson, Cleve Webber, Henri Linton, Kai Watson, Cleve Webber, Linc Bennett, and Raymond Watson.

Upcoming Event at Mingei

Home, away from Home :
Photos of Karen people from the Thailand Burma border

Opening reception
Mingei World Arts
Sunday, June 8
An exhibit of photos taken by Gregory Scarborough
in refugee camps along the Thailand -Burma border in 2005.

The Karen, an ethnic minority group which comprises 1 in 7 of the Burmese population, has been fighting for independence from Burma for more than 50 years. As the fighting has intensified in the last 20 years, many Karen have fled to refugee camps in Thailand and hundreds of thousands more are displaced within Burma. Some Karen refugees are now being resettled in the metro-Atlanta area.

Gregory Scarborough is the founder and director of Cultural Cornerstones, an organization based in Decatur, Georgia which focuses on protecting cultural rights and cultural heritage for refugees and internally displaced peoples in emergency -affected communities. For the past eight years, he has worked extensively with Gypsy populations in Macedonia, with Kurds in Turkish Kurdistan and along the Thailand Burma border documenting life, musical traditions, and the struggle of these people against cultural assimilation and human rights abuses. This work has resulted in two collections of recordings of traditional music, “The Shutka Music Project,” (2001) and “Chave Mini, You Are My Eyes: Songs from Turkish Kurdistan” (Cultural Cornerstones, 2002). Both of these are available for sale at Mingei World Arts.

In 2005, Cultural Cornerstones began working with Karen refugees who have fled from Burma into refugee camps in Thailand to facilitate the protection of their cultural heritage and cultural rights. While in the camps Cultural Cornerstones worked with youth and elders to record a CD of music in Mae La and Umphiem Mai camps which demonstrates the flourishing of their traditions and also tells the story of their struggle through new musical compositions. Gregory Scarborough's report and photo essay from this mission was published in the Fall issue of Cultural Survival.

Cultural Cornerstones is now working to raise money to print a CD of Karen music Greg has recorded along the border. We will be playing this music on June 8, and showing authentic Karen instruments. 10% of all sales that day will go to Cultural Cornerstones.

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Katrina, Katrina Tonight!

Several Dancers Core and the Decatur Arts Festival present:

Thursday, May 22, 2008
8 pm
Presser Hall, Gaines Chapel
at Agnes Scott College
FREE Admission

"Live documentary" performance that addresses and embodies the unfathomable loss and love felt by so many about New Orleans.

Pearsonwidrig Dance Theater includes creative input from displaced New Orleanians, now relocated to Atlanta through a series of workshops on May 14-16.

For information about the performance, call Several Dancers Core at 404.373.4154.

Monday, May 19, 2008

Sycamore Gallery Presents:

"Teenage Kicks” by Rose M Barron

The Adolescence series by Atlanta artist Rose M Barron, is a photographic study of youth as complex and engaging human beings. Ms Barron says, “This body of work focuses on gend er roles, behavior, and identity. Think back to adolescence and the images in your mind of what you thought you and your friends were like, this series captures the reality of the subtleness of this beautiful experience. Youth can be a time of soul searching for identity while also being consumed with their own image. It is a time of prime physical condition and vitality juxtaposed with feelings of uncertainty about self. My work presents the complexity of young people and encourages the viewer to engage in in their complex and engaging humanity.'

Opening reception featuring Atlanta resident and artist Rose M Barron, Friday May 23 from 7pm until 10pm.Refreshments will be served. Music entertainment will be provided. Everyone is welcome.

For additional information:please contact Sylvia Cross at 404 352 5938 or Rose M Barron 404 274 3227

Sycamore Place Gallery
120 Sycamore PlaceDecatur, GA 30030
404 377 7747 or 404 352 5938
Sycamore Place Gallery is located at 120 Sycamore Place, at the intersection of Commerce Drive, across from Capre Diem in Decatur.

From the Seen Gallery:

Join us this Friday, May 23, 5-10 PM for the Decatur Artwalk to kick off the 20th Annual Decatur Arts Festival. The Seen Gallery's current show is "Sum of One" by Kathy Wolfe. See below for more information on the show or click here to view the show. We also have some fabulous new work by artist Madli Kirchhoff. Don't forget the other nearby businesses who are participating in Decatur Artwalk. More Seen Gallery art will be displayed at Decatur Eyecare. Also, Seen Gallery artists Madli Kirchhoff and Katherine Linn have been selected by an esteemed panel of jurors to display their work at the annual "Fine Art Exhibit" at Agnes Scott College. Be sure to get by to see this marvelous show from May 20 - June 1 at the Dalton Gallery at Agnes Scott.

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Jill Celeste Gallery Presents...

“The Human Monochromes” by Sean Rush
May 17-June 30

Contemporary figurative explorations that reference the classical sensitivity of Michelangelo and Da Vinci's drawings. Mr. Rush begins with a traditionally gessoed wood completely covered with a warm sienna oil pigment, then uses rags and brushes in a subtractive process, drawing from live models. The result is a series of very intimate views of stolen moments.
404-373-4702 321 West Hill Street, Decatur, 30030 in Oakhurst Village

Katy Dement's Art Camp at Sycamore Place

Summer art camp for middle & high schoolers will run for 2 weeks.
Tuesday June 17-20 & June23- 27 from 1-4pm.

This includes a sketching field trip,jewelry,papermaking,print making,& found object sculptures! The camp concludes with a gallery exhibition of Katy's & the campers' artwork with an opening reception on Friday June 27 from 4-7pm.

One week is $140 & both is $260.

Call 404 627-2209 or email

Thursday, May 08, 2008

Vinson Gallery Happenings


Private view for patrons -Thursday, May 22, 6 - 9 PM
please R.S.V.P. by email or phone

Opening reception - Friday, May 23, 5 to 10 PM
during the Decatur ArtWalk - featuring DJ Jamad

This Saturday at The Seen Gallery

Saturday, May 03, 2008

Check it Out!

The Decatur Arts Festival now how it's own website!

Friday, May 02, 2008

Function Presents...

Cooper Sanchez presents his second independent art event (one night only) at Function in Decatur, GA. His flag-inspired works range from the literal to the metaphoric, including textiles, narrative paintings, and explorations in illumination.
The show concept began after Cooper nearly lost an eye in the summer of '07. The paintings are a celebration of vision and the visual symbology flags connote � utilizing color, composition and references to battles and independence. The flags were designed as gifts to friends locally and internationally as part of the project.
Local seamsters and seamstresses formed an ad hoc "Betsy Ross Society" to sew remnant fabrics together and contribute in their own personal ways to Cooper's textile designs for "Flagship Mark."
FUNCTION508 Howard AveDecatur, GA 30030404-524-3075

Monday, April 28, 2008

Summer Classes at Sycamore Gallery

Join all the young artists at 120 Sycamore Place Gallery & Studios for Summer Art Camp 2008. Every week we work with clay,paint,collage, sculpture,books and more! We read,sing,climb the magnolia trees, dance,and learn the history about the artists in fun and imaginative ways. Each week has a rheme relating to an artist or country as we relate it to our own llives. Ms. Sylvia is the owner/director of the gallery and has been teaching children and adults for 30 years. A 5 day class is $125- from 9-noon and a 3 day class is $95-. Extended day is offered from 12-1pm daily and is 15-/extra/daywhich includes pizza from Fellini's. Call 404 377 7747 or email: to register.

week I: May 27-29 Jack the dripper/Abstract Expressionism/Jackson Pollack
week 2:June 2-6 Grimm's Fairy Tale Illustration
week3:June 9-13 Go Gauguin & Cezanne/Islands & Fruit
week 3June 16-20 :Picasso & Matisse/Paris Tea Party Hats
week 4:June 23-27 Paper Dolls & Marisol/Gallery Show!
week 5:July 1July 3:Finster's Folk & Flag Art
week 6: July 7-11:Mexican Murals of Frida Kahlo & Diego Rivera
week 7:July 14-18 Georgia O'Keefe and the Desert Rose
week 8: July 21-25 Michelangelo's Grocery List
week 9:July 28-August 1Architecture And ARTchitecture
week 10: August 4-8 Surrealism & A Midsummernight's Fairy Dream
week a:Aug 12-14 The Tropical Rainforest Butterflies & Trees
week b:Romare Bearden Paints to Jazz!
week c:Eric Carle Collage

Thursday, April 24, 2008

You're Invited

to the Decatur Arts Festival Poster Unveiling

Thurdsay, May 1 from 5-7pm at the Old Courthouse on the Square
The Decatur Arts Alliance invites you to kick off the 20th Annual Decatur Arts Festival at the Decatur Arts Festival Poster Unveiling.
Be among the first to see the 2008 Decatur Arts Festival poster, featuring a painting by Decatur artist Corey Barksdale. Meet the artist and take home a signed copy of the festival poster. Enjoy complimentary wine and food, and show your support for the arts by joining the Decatur Arts Alliance.

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Junor Gallery is proud to present

April 17-May 22
Please join us on Thursday, April 17th from 6-9 p.m. for the Meet the Artist reception.
International master sculptor Basil Watson's primary inspiration is the human figure. He works extensively with live models exploring various themes, media and techniques. His work ranges in size from small intimate studies to larger than life outdoor sculptures. This exhibition is a sampling of the full range of this master's expertise.

Monday, April 07, 2008

Vinson Gallery

Works on Paper
April 4- May 18

Junor Gallery

Interpretations of 9 Female Artists will be on view through Thursday, April 10th at Junor Gallery*.

*Located on the Old Courthouse Square between Church St. and Clairemont Ave. in downtown Decatur.

114 E. Ponce de Leon Ave.
Decatur, GA 30030

Gallery Hours
Sun. 12-5, Tues. 11-6, Wed. 11-6, Thur. 11-7, Fri. 11-6

Sunday, April 06, 2008

Public Art Bicycle Safari - April 6

The Seen Gallery will open at 9 AM on Sunday, April 6, and serve as the rendezvous point for a Public Art Bike Ride. The ride starts at 10 AM.

Join other bicycle riders as they explore the oldest sections of Atlanta and discover wall murals, sculpture and art parks. The course is 22 miles and slow-paced. The Bike Ride will start and finish at The Seen Gallery, and you are invited to a special viewing of the Seen Gallery with complimentary coffee and light refreshments served before the ride. There are moderate hills and lots of stops to view the public art. Bring your camera and submit your best photo for publication.

The neighborhoods are: Oakhurst, Kirkwood, Lake Claire, Reynoldstown, Cabbagetown, Inman Park, Little 5 Points, Sweet Auburn, Downtown, Midtown, Piedmont Park, Freedom Parkway, and Candler Park.

The course is never far from a Marta Station. Lunch will be in Oakhurst after the ride. No ride if raining or below 40 degrees. The ride is posted on the Southern Bicycle League website ( ). We encourage you to go to the website and peruse this and other activities sponsored by this organization!! For more information call Tom Morris at 404-289-3780 For more information, email Tom Morris, or call 404-289-3780.

Thursday, March 20, 2008

The Seen Gallery: Christopher Boehm

Christopher Boehm's Show Continutes until March 26

Christopher's Landscapes transport you to the locales portrayed on the canvases. His subtle use of color brings the landscape to life. Don't be surprised if you look into his work and it looks right back out at you.

A Wisconsin native, Christopher majored in Art at the University of Wisconsin, He has instructed classes in computer graphics at Reinhardt College in Waleska, Georgia and has taught drawing and painting for the Cherokee County Arts Council. He has also enjoyed a successful career in 3 dimensional graphic design and illustration. Mr. Boehm has won numerous awards for painting in Georgia and throughout the southeast, including the Grumbacher Gold Medal for painting at the 29th Annual Central South Art Exhibition in Nashville, Tennessee. Christopher also served several years on the Cherokee County Arts Council Board of Directors and was President of the Visual Arts League of Cherokee County from 1993 through 1995.

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Avondale Arts Alliance Benefit

Exclusive Sneak Preview Screening of Bonneville for the Avondale Arts Alliance
Thursday, Feb. 21
Cocktail reception at 6:45 p.m.
Show time at 8 p.m.
For more information about this event visit

Friday, February 08, 2008

Studio Night at The Seen

Friday, Feb. 8
6-10 p.m.

In association with The Decatur Artwalk and ATLart[08] we invite you to join us on a most enjoyable evening.
Come watch your favorite artists Including Christopher Boehm, Amy Bradford, James Dean, Madli Kirchhoff and Lorri Martinez, create works of art for your enjoyment. Madli Kirchoff's amazing pen and ink drawings will be featured for your enjoyment.

Monday, January 28, 2008

Classes at Sycamore Gallery

Ms. Sylvia teaches ongoing art classes for children and adults at 120 Sycamore Place Gallery & Studios. All classes are $95/month and include a makeup class every 2 months. The next group of classes begins the week of February 4 on Mondays:

Monday,Feb 4 Serious Sketchers Ages 12-16 from 6:15-7:15 pm 4 weeks

Monday Feb.4 Adult Abstract Acrylics Ages 17-71 from 7:30-9pm 4 weeks

Wed.Feb. 6 Multi Media, includes drawing,painting,clay.collage.bookmaking and more!
Ages 4-9 from 3;15-4:30PM 4 weeks

Wed.Feb5 6 Serious Sketchers Ages 9-12 from 4:45-6pm 4 weeks

Please call 404 377 7747 to register.Thank you!

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

The Art Institute of Atlanta-Decatur Gallery Debuts

Milk Aliens Campaign by Goodby, Silverstein & Partners
Gold winner of the Hybrid Multi-Channel category

The 86th Annual Art Directors Club (ADC) Awards Exhibition will be the debut exhibit at the Gallery at The Art Institute of Atlanta-Decatur on January 15. The exhibit will be on view through February 12. A reception will be held from 5 to 7 pm on Friday, February 8, as part of the quarterly Decatur ArtWalk. The reception and exhibit are open to the public at no charge.

Each year the Art Directors Club sends its International Annual Awards Exhibition on a worldwide tour. From New York to Sao Paolo, London to Beijing – and Atlanta, the exhibition of gold, silver, and distinctive merit winners are viewed by thousands.

This fascinating annual exhibit shows the work of gold and silver medalists in the oldest and largest international awards competition in the United States. Initiated in 1920, The Art Directors Club Annual Awards Exhibition celebrates the best work in advertising, interactive media, graphic design, illustration, and photography. This year, the top Gold Cube medalist in advertising was TBWAChiatDay for Skittles candy, and the Gold Cube medalist in Interactive Media is R/GA for the Nike + campaign. Five finalists in the Hybrid category were honored for the year’s most innovative, ground-breaking work. The newest category was the Corbis Creativity for Social Justice Award, presented to the top-scoring professional entry produced on a pro bono basis. The award went to The Walker Agency of Zurich, Switzerland, for its pro bono work on Amnesty International, and to a Pratt Institute student in New York for her project for Trees New York, a New York City-based not-for-profit environmental group.

The exhibit will be in The Art Institute of Atlanta-Decatur Gallery, One West Court Square, Suite 110, Decatur, GA 30030. Gallery hours are Monday-Thursday, 9 am – 7 pm; Friday from 9 am to 5 pm (except on February 8), and Saturday from 9 am to 3 pm. For information or directions, call 404-942-1800 or online at

The ADC is the premier organization for integrated media and the first international creative collective of its kind. Founded in New York in 1920, the ADC is a self-funding, not-for-profit membership organization that celebrates and inspires creative excellence, connecting creative visual communications professionals from around the world.

The Art Institute of Atlanta is one of The Art Institutes (, a system of over 40 educational institutions throughout North America, providing an important source of design, media arts, fashion, and culinary arts professionals. The Art Institute of Atlanta has one satellite location, The Art Institute of Atlanta-Decatur, and three branch campuses: The Art Institute of Charleston (SC), The Art Institute of Tennessee-Nashville, and The Art Institute of Washington (Arlington, VA).

Monday, January 14, 2008

January at The Seen Gallery

In January, The Seen Gallery features the work of two internationally acclaimed artists. The brilliant colors and three-dimensional texture of Judy Hawking-Burnett put you into the midst of the Australian landscape and takes you on a journey through the land down under. New photographs by Dominique Lauge (above), award winning French photographer, entice the eye and inspire the soul.

Monday, January 07, 2008

Historic Postcard Exhibition

A Collection of historic postcards is now on exhibit until February 29th at the Decatur Public Library on Sycamore St., Decatur. The exhibit is sponsored by the Georgia Postcard Club and includes the following subjects: Early Atlanta places; Early Forms of Transportation; The Gainesville, Georgia, Tornado of 1936; Popular figures from the movies and politics; World War II scenes and leaders; Presidents' Day featuring Washington and Lincoln; Leap Year Cards; Valentine's Day, and one on comic book characters.

The Georgia Postcard Club meets the third Saturday of each month, Sept. thru June from 11 a. m. to 2 p. m. at the Decatur Recreational Center, adjacent to the library. At many meetings dealers have cards for sale or members give presentations on their collections. The club will offer advice to anyone with postcards, whether its how to place them elsewhere, or evaluate them. For further information, call Ken Thomas at 404-377-4943 or Bob Basford at 770-926-2607.

Tuesday, January 01, 2008

Sycamore Gallery hosts the Breakfast Follies on New Year's Day

Join us at “The Winter Palace” on New Year’s Day 2008...

Theatre on the Prowl and Sycamore Place Gallery
The Break Fast Follies Bathrobe Brunch
Noon – 2 p.m. at Sycamore Place Gallery
120 Sycamore Place in Decatur

Eat, schmooze and enjoy visual & performing art in a relaxed atmosphere!

Cereal Box Art by Anthony Owsley & Friends
Celeste Miller, Movement Architect, meets Isadora Duncan
(and they have a lot to say to each other!)
Humorist Matt Huffman announces his candidacy
for Vice President
Appearances by Surprise Musical Guests

Suggested Donation: $25.00 per person
Suggested Attire: Morning Wear

For more info: Lesly (see above) or Sylvia at 404-377-7747 or