Thursday, October 8, 2009

College Students: $5 Ticket Special at the High Museum of Art in October

During October, the High Museum of Art is offering $5 tickets to college students.

$5 admission includes “Leonardo da Vinci: Hand of the Genius,” “John Portman: Art & Architecture” (beginning October 17), as well as all other exhibitions and the permanent collection. And October 16 is Friday Jazz night, so you can also groove the Tyrone Jackson Quartet's eclectic blend of fusion jazz styles till 10 pm.

So gather your artful friends to make it an educational field trip, or grab your main squeeze for a cheap but impressive date. Or just go solo, you complicated loner you.

Tickets must be purchased at the museum in person for day-of or online for advance reservations. A valid student I.D is required. The museum is closed on Mondays and has extended hours on Thursday evenings until 8 pm.

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Wednesday, October 7, 2009

The man who shaped the face of Atlanta

“John Portman: Art & Architecture” is coming to the High Museum of Art, October 17, 2009-April 18, 2010. It will feature architectural projects and works of art by Atlanta-based architect and artist John Portman, whose innovative design philosophy helped make Atlanta the world-class city it is today.

It may be hard to imagine that fifty years ago Atlanta had less than a handful of skyscrapers. And it might also be difficult to fully appreciate the huge impact that Portman’s design for the Regency Hyatt Hotel had when it opened in 1967. With its multi-storied atrium lobby, see-through elevators, and a flying saucer-shaped revolving restaurant on its roof, the Hyatt quickly became a magnet for vacationers, business travelers, and Atlantans alike. But that was just the beginning.

By the early 1970s, Portman‘s business spaces, imaginatively broken up by restaurants, sidewalk cafes and fountains, served as prima-facie proof that Atlanta was new, progressive and attractive. The city looked at itself and liked what it saw. The nation and the world took notice, too.

Atlanta’s love affair with Portman’s urban expressionism continues. The city’s skyline bristles with Portman-designed and developed properties: Peachtree Center, Marriott Marquis Hotel, Merchandise Mart, Atlanta Hotel, Inforum, SunTrust Plaza, Westin Peachtree Plaza, and dozens more. Portman’s global activities include hundreds of distinctive commercial and residential projects around the U.S., Asia, Europe, Africa, Australia and the Americas.

Portman is also an artist who engages in a more personal artistic practice as a painter and sculptor. He created hundreds of paintings, sculptures and furnishings to adorn the rooms, corridors, and courtyards of his architectural developments, offices and homes.

The High Museum’s exclusive exhibition traces Portman’s more than fifty-year career, covering national and international projects with large-scale photographs, design plans, elevations, text, articles, and architectural models. The exhibition will also feature paintings and sculptures by Portman—most never before publicly exhibited.

The High Museum is located in midtown at 1280 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta, GA, 30309, 404-733-4444.

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Sunday, October 4, 2009

This Week @ BINDERS: October 5-11


Huge discounts await you during BINDERS Fall Back-to-School Sale - but HURRY! - this money-saving sale ends next week on Oct. 15! On Saturday, come to a FREE Oil Painting Demo by Larry Leach, courtesy of Winsor & Newton (details below). Through the week several Art Classes are in progress (click on title for details). If you're interested in signing up for upcoming sessions, let us know and we will contact you when it's scheduled.

Monday, October 5:
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, October 6:

Painting - Design and Technique with Charles Y. Walls
6 sessions, Tuesdays, September 8-October 20 (no class on Sept.29) • 1-4pm • Fee: $140 per 6 session series

Bookmaking with Anne Elser
6 sessions, weekly on Tuesdays, Sept 15-Oct 20 • 6-8:30pm • Fee: $140

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

Wednesday, October 7:
Copperplate Calligraphy with Anne Elser
6 sessions, weekly on Wednesdays, Sept 16-Oct 21 • 6-8:30pm • Fee: $140

Thursday, October 8:
No classes today.

Friday, October 9:

No classes today.

Saturday, October 10:

NEW! FREE Winsor & Newton Oil Painting Demo with Larry Leach
Larry covers the “whys” and “hows” of oil painting, including colors, mediums, brushes, grounds and health concerns. His own landscape paintings are stunning examples of color, atmosphere and depth.

Chinese Brush Art with Gail Racy
11am-2pm • 8 sessions, Saturdays Sept. 5 - Oct. 10 • Fee: $150

Sunday, October 11:
No classes today.

Please note: Classes on this schedule are in our Atlanta store unless otherwise indicated. For more information please email or call Eli Pelizza at 404.237.6331 ext. 203.

Check out the full list of our upcoming art classes and art workshops!


Information about a new is exhibits coming soon!

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