Friday, January 15, 2010

Art Around Athens (and Beyond)

Athens Academy has an exhibition up in its Myers Gallery of work by more than 20 local teachers, through February 12.

If you happen to be in Atlanta this weekend, or any time after that, check out the "Professori di Cortona Exhibition" at the Gallery at Chastain Arts Center, a Facility of the City of Atlanta Office of Cultural Affairs (135 W. Wieuca Rd. NW, Atlanta, GA 30342). The exhibition consists of selected works from the Lamar Dodd School of Art faculty in the Cortona Studies Abroad Program, 1970–2009. Its opening reception (free and open to the public) is this Saturday, January 16, from 7 to 9 p.m., and the exhibition runs through February 27. The exhibition will include works by Jim Barness, Scott Belville, Kinzey Branham, R.G. Brown, Jim Buonaccorsi, Didi Dunphy, Mary Engle, Tad Gloeckler, Ian Hagarty, Melissa Harshman, Carole Henry, Christopher Hocking, Thom Houser, Rob Jackson, Rick Johnson, Jack Kehoe, Mary Ruth Moore, Margaret Morrison, Alex Murawski, Mary Hallam Pearse, Ben Reynolds, Chris Robinson, Frank Saggus, Zuzka Vaclavik, Eileen Wallace, Lanny Webb, Jeffrey Whittle, Gene Wright and Sunkoo Yuh.

This Sunday, January 17, from 2 to 4 p.m., the State Botanical Garden of Georgia will hold an opening reception and a gallery talk by the artist (at 3 p.m.) for an exhibition of works of silk batik fabric art by Jamie Kirkell. Kirkell will discuss his work, the history of batik and more. The exhibition will be on view through February 28.

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