Our network

Arts & Culture

Watershed Alliance of Sandy Springs announces photo contest award ceremony

Watershed Alliance of Sandy Springs announces photo contest award ceremony

SANDY SPRINGS, Ga. -- Watershed Alliance of Sandy Springs will announce the winners of its first Stream Photo Contest and present their prizes on Sunday, Aug. 30, at the Morgan Falls Overlook Park Pavilion starting at 4 p.m.

Winning entries will be featured in a publication of WASS photo calendars and note cards, available for purchase at the awards ceremony, the 2015 Sandy Springs Festival, and throughout the year. It is the hope of WASS that the calendar will help raise awareness of this valuable but fragile resource residents have in their backyards. 

Maureen Engle exhibit opens at Ventulett Gallery

Maureen Engle exhibit opens at Ventulett Gallery

SANDY SPRINGS, Ga. -- Artist Maureen Engle brings her artistry to the Ventulett Gallery inside Holy Innocents’ Episcopal Church with an opening reception on Thursday, Aug. 20, at 6 p.m. The show, which Engle calls an experiment with “color and energy in nature,” runs through Sept. 24.

The public is invited to attend.

A Massachusetts native, Engle graduated from the University of Virginia and then spent a year living in Provence, France, where she studied art and began to experiment with a fresh approach to painting. She is well known today for her contemporary and abstract work, as well as her passion for color and its ability to convey energy and emotion.

Holy Innocents' partners with Center for Civil and Human Rights

Holy Innocents' partners with Center for Civil and Human Rights

SANDY SPRINGS, Ga. -- Holy Innocents’ Episcopal School (HIES) has been named an Affiliate Partner with Atlanta’s National Center for Civil and Human Rights, Inc., in downtown Atlanta—an engaging cultural attraction connecting the American Civil Rights Movement to today’s Global Human Rights Movements. The partnership is particularly appropriate for a school whose mission is, in part, to develop in students a respect for self and others.

“As an Episcopal school, we are called and compelled to stand for inclusivity of culture, diversity of thought, and the worth and dignity of every human being,” said Head of School Paul Barton.

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).