Thursday, August 20, 2009

Two “Way-Cool” Ways to Enjoy Art, and Beat the Heat

Whether you prefer air-conditioned comfort or airy mountain breezes, here are two ways to keep your cool and enjoy some great art during these last sultry Dog Days of August.

Option One: Head for the Hills.
Aug. 29-30 - Don’t miss the first annual Blue Ridge Mountain Festival of Art at the Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds in Hiawasee, Georgia, just a two-hour drive north of Atlanta.

In the cool foothills of the Appalachians on Lake Chatuge in the Nantahala National Forest,
this juried art festival will showcase fine art and fine crafts. You can visit artist’s booths located along winding, shady pathways, and discover the way our forefathers lived in the Pioneer Village.

Artists will be demonstrating their work, there’ll be music in several locations around the grounds, and of course, great food! Admission & Parking: $5.

Option Two: Head for the High.
At The High Museum of Art, this is your final week to see Claude Monet’s “Water Lilies.” The installation includes MoMA‘s renowned 42-foot-wide triptych Reflections of Clouds.

You can also see several new exhibition, including “Alex Soth: Black Lines of Wood,” running through January 3, 2010. It comprises twelve large archival pigment prints that explore spiritual and hermetic life in the rural South.

In addition, The High also unveiled two new permanent collection installations, on view through January 10, 2010.

“Look Again: A Selection of Photographs from the Permanent Collection” investigates the intersection between reality and fiction through images created to challenge the viewer’s expectations. Artists such as Diane Arbus and William Eggleston are among the innovators that opened up new realms of possibilities for photography as a medium of expression.

Also from museum‘s permanent collection is “American Scenes: Art from the Depression Era” which features the stylized imagery of painters Grant Wood, Thomas Hart Benton, and John Stuart Curry. This installation also surveys the often stark compositions of photographers like Walker Evans and Dorothea Lange.

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Sunday, August 16, 2009

This Week @ BINDERS - August 17-23


Monday, August 17:
Guided Open Studio with Kay Powell
10:30am-2pm • Every Monday
Fee: $15/session. No sign up needed. Please pay the instructor.

Guided Open Studio with Kay Powell
6:30-8:30pm - see details above.

Tuesday, August 18:

Painting - Design and Technique with Charles Y. Walls
1-4pm, Tuesdays, July 21-August 25 • Fee: $140 per 6 session series • Open to all levels.

Bookmaking with Anne Elser
6-8:30pm, Tuesdays, July 28-September 1 • Fee: $140 per 6 session

Painting - Design and Technique with Charles Y. Walls
6-8:30pm - see details above.

Wednesday, August 19:
Italic Calligraphy with Anne Elser
6-8:30pm, Wednesdays, July 29-September 2 • Fee: $140 per 6
session series.

Painting Without Frustration with Frank Bannock
6-8:30pm, Wednesdays, July 22-August 26 • Fee: $160 per 6 session series.

Thursday, August 20:
No classes today.

Friday, August 21:

No classes today.

Saturday, August 22:

NEW! Sculptured Canvas Workshop with Kay Powell and Scott Wingret
Sat Aug. 22 10:30am-5pm, AND Sun. Aug. 23 11:30am-4pm • Fee: $140
Sign up now!

Chinese Brush Art with Gail Racy
11am-2pm • 8 sessions, Saturdays July 11-August 29 • Fee: $150

Sunday, August 23:
NEW! Sculptured Canvas Workshop with Kay Powell and Scott Wingret
11:30am-4pm - see details above.

See all upcoming Art Classes and Workshops at BINDERS

Please note: Classes on this schedule are in our Atlanta store unless otherwise indicated. For more information please contact: Kristina Breneman at 404.237.6331 ext. 203.


Days of Summer Art Exhibit
by members of the Atlanta Art Center
Showing August 3-27
Reception: Saturday August 8 • 5-7pm
Art lovers welcome

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