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…
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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.