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Lucinda W. Bunnen exhibition opens in Ventulett Gallery

Lucinda W. Bunnen exhibition opens in Ventulett Gallery

SANDY SPRINGS, Ga. -- Atlanta photographer, author, and patron of the arts Lucinda Weil Bunnen brings her special view of the world to Holy Innocents’ Ventulett Gallery on Thursday, April 23. The public is invited to a reception with refreshments from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

In this one exhibition, Bunnen will share works from two of her collections: “2010 Patzcuaro, Mexico” and “2012 Havana, Cuba.”

Bunnen is known in the Atlanta area, particularly, for The Lucinda Weil Bunnen Photography Gallery, which opened at Atlanta’s High Museum of Art last year. Her works have been on display at the Museum of Modern Art, The Whitney Museum of American Art, and The Smithsonian. And her collections have also been shown in national, international, and regional juried shows such as: “Atlanta Artists in Buenos Aires” in Argentina; “Atlanta in France” in Toulouse, France; and “New Southern Photography: Between Myth and Reality” at the Burden Gallery in New York City. 

2015 Shuler Hensley Awards nominees announced

2015 Shuler Hensley Awards nominees announced

ATLANTA -- Twenty-four productions have been nominated for the 2015 Georgia High School Musical Theater Awards, otherwise known as the Shuler Hensley Awards.

The program is named for Tony Award-winning actor Shuler Hensley, a Cobb County native. This year's winners will be announced Thursday, Apr. 23 during an awards ceremony at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre.

Winning a Shuler Hensley Award can reap major benefits for a budding performer. Just ask Jai'Len Josey, who won Best Actress in 2014 for her portrayal of Effie White in Tri-Cities High School's production of Dreamgirls.

Abstract artist stages exhibition at Holy Innocents' Ventulett Gallery

Abstract artist stages exhibition at Holy Innocents' Ventulett Gallery

SANDY SPRINGS, Ga. -- When discussing her paintings, award-winning artist Melissa Payne Baker likes to quote another kind of artist, entertainer Danny Kaye. “Life is a great big canvas: Throw all the paint you can at it.”

An exhibition of Baker’s acrylic-on-canvas works—described by Huff Harrington Fine Arts as “energetic and full of movement”—will open this Thursday, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Ventulett Gallery on the Holy Innocents' Episcopal School campus. The public is invited to a wine-and-cheese opening reception for "Ethereal Abstraction: Inspired by an Angel."

The exhibition, which runs through Jan. 16,  includes delicately colored, works—in pale blues, soft grays, and splashes of turquoise and red—as well as abstracts in strong, saturated colors. Baker is also known for her use of unique textures and works that sometimes include free-form crosses, and ethereal angels, or butterflies.

Holy Innocents' picture is 'My Atlanta' contest winner

Holy Innocents' picture is 'My Atlanta' contest winner

SANDY SPRINGS, Ga. -- Briana Neal, a Holy Innocents’ Episcopal School junior, has won first place in the high school competition for this year’s My Atlanta Exhibition.

The theme of this year’s show was Embracing Diversity—a theme meant to “communicate the significance of embracing cultural or religious differences,” according to contest guidelines. Neal's winning photo was titled “Poverty.”

Five hundred photos from students at 18 schools were entered in different categories, and judges were Joeff Davis and Gavin Godfrey of the Creative Loafing editorial staff.

The My Atlanta contest is sponsored by Atlanta Celebrates Photography. Photos are on view at the Piedmont Park Community Center during two upcoming Saturdays, Oct. 18 and Oct. 25, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The park is located at 1071 Piedmont Avenue, Atlanta, GA 30309 (Park Entrance at 12th street).

'Gone With the Wind' returns to theaters

'Gone With the Wind' returns to theaters

(WXIA) -- Frankly, plenty of people do give a damn about one of Hollywood's iconic films.

Gone With the Wind returns to movie theaters for its 75th anniversary later this year.

The movie, which won 10 Academy Awards, will be screened Sunday, Sept. 28 and Wednesday, Oct. 1 at select Atlanta-area theaters. Showings will be at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. both days. TCM Presents: Gone With the Wind also features an introduction from film historian Robert Osborne.

Visit fathomevents.com for more information and to buy tickets.

Gone With the Wind will be shown at these theaters:

Alpharetta
Regal North Point 8
6500 North Point Parkway

Chamblee
Regal Hollywood 24 @ North I-85
3265 Northeast Expressway NE

'Fat Sick & Nearly Dead 2' coming to metro Atlanta theaters

'Fat Sick & Nearly Dead 2' coming to metro Atlanta theaters

(WXIA) -- A sequel to the popular health documentary Fat Sick & Nearly Dead will be screened at several Atlanta-area movie theaters next month.

Fat Sick & Nearly Dead 2 will play Thursday, Sept. 18 at 7:30 p.m.

The first film, released in 2010, followed Australian filmmaker Joe Cross in his quest to lose 100 pounds by consuming fruit and vegetable juice. In the second movie, Cross and a team of experts will explore broader themes of diet and health.

Cross credited his juice-based diet with helping him lose a considerable amount of weight and rid his body of a chronic auto-immune disease. He has since founded Reboot with Joe, which supports people in their decision to make positive dietary and lifestyle changes.

Fat Sick & Nearly Dead 2 will be shown at these theaters:

Alpharetta
UA North Point 8
6500 North Point Parkway

Next at Chastain: Temptations, Four Tops, Pat Benatar

Next at Chastain: Temptations, Four Tops, Pat Benatar

ATLANTA -- This year's Delta Classic Chastain concert series will continue with two big shows this weekend.

The Temptations & The Four Tops will return, as they do most seasons, on Friday, June 27. The show will start at 8 p.m. Tickets range in price from $29.50 for the lawn and rear terrace to $297 for a terrace table that seats six.

On Saturday, June 28, Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo + Rick Springfield will perform with special guest William Beckett at 8 p.m. Tickets start at $30.50 for lawn seats and go up to $297 for a terrace table.

Visit classicchastain.com for more information.

Chastain Park Amphitheater is located at 4469 Stella Drive.