DeKalb History Center Rev. Hosea Williams Exhibit Opening

27 05 2009

FMFats forwards this note…

“Unbossed and Unbought” Rev. Hosea L. Williams Exhibit

Tuesday, June 2 – 5:00 – 7:00 PM

The Old Courthouse on the Square – Temporary Exhibit Room

Join us for an opening reception of a special exhibit that explores the work of Rev. Hosea L. Williams. Light refreshments will be served.

On loan from The Hosea Project/Hosea Feed the Hungry, the show features photographs, archival materials and artifacts from Rev. Williams’ years as a Civil Rights leader and politician and a glimpse into his personal life.

Exhibit open to the public: June 2nd – August 28th (Tuesdays – Fridays 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. and Saturdays 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.)

10 Year-Old Sydney Rhame Performs at the Rec

23 05 2009

“who decatur” writes in and notes that Glennwood student, Sydney Rhame, and “The Lock Outs” will perform today at noon on the eastern lawn of the Rec Center.  It’s 11:30a now, so I sure hope you’re reading this on a mobile device or you live within a quick walk of the Rec.

Watch Rhame perform a bunch of her songs here and then join my chorus of “Is she really only 10 years old?”

WePo Fab Friday To Complement ArtWalk

21 05 2009

Marc at Heliotrope (who will also be featuring an artist reception for John Ishmael on Friday night) sends in all the deals for tomorrow night’s West Ponce Fab Friday event.

Click the ad for a closer look.

wepo fab friday may 09

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DeKalb History Center Exhibits For ArtsFest Weekend

21 05 2009

Don’t forget to stop by the Old Courthouse this weekend when you’re up at the Decatur Arts Festival.  Lots of great exhibits of display.  Personally, I get really excited about old maps.

All Roads Lead to DeKalb – Join us as we showcase a portion of our extensive map collection. The exhibit consists of over 30 high quality scans, which were produced for us by the Georgia Archives. The full size reproductions represent the entire county and many cities and neighborhoods including Tucker, Brookhaven Estates, Druid Hills, Atlanta, Stone Mountain and Decatur. The display includes maps from 1900 to 1999.  Some maps will be available for immediate purchase; additional selections can be made available upon request.

The Harrison Room – Old Courthouse on the Square, 2nd Floor

May 23, from 10:00AM to 5:00PM & May 24, from 12:00PM to 5:00PM

Rev. Hosea Williams Exhibit – Enjoy a “sneak peek” of a special exhibit exploring and celebrating the life and work of Rev. Hosea L. Williams. The show, on loan from Hosea Feed the Hungry, features photographs, archival materials and artifacts highlighting Hosea’s work as a Civil Rights leader, a political figure and a glimpse into his personal life.

Temporary Exhibit Room – Old Courthouse on the Square, 1st Floor

May 23, from 10:00AM to 5:00PM & May 24, from 12:00PM to 5:00PM

Quilt Show – Local quilters from Intown Quilters Quilt Shop, Phoenix Quilt Guild, The Fearless Friday Guild and the Brown Sugar Stitchers will exhibit over 50 quilts, ranging from traditionally pieced quilts to very funky art quilts. Attendees can cast their vote for their three favorite quilts. Those artists will each win an Intown Quilters gift certificate! To show our appreciation, voters will be registered for door prizes donated by local Decatur businesses including Squash Blossom Boutique, Brick Store Pub and Intown Quilters, just to name a few.

Old Superior Courtroom – Old Courthouse on the Square, 2nd Floor

May 24, from 12:00PM to 5:00PM

2009 Decatur Arts Festival This Weekend

21 05 2009

If its Memorial Day weekend, it’s time for the Decatur Arts Festival!

You know the drill.  Saturday and Sunday, up on Decatur Square.  If you’re new to the drill, you can get all the details and maps here.

Also, don’t forget about the ArtWalk on Friday night from 5p-10p.  For the ful list of ArtWalk participants, click here.

UPDATE: From Beth – “the Clairemont Elementary School Rain Barrel Auction will be this Saturday, May 23 at 6:00 pm on the bandstand during Decatur’s Arts Festival.”

Decatur Fine Arts Exhibition Opens Tonight at Agnes Scott

19 05 2009

Lauren sends along this great poster…


Click the poster for more details

Rain Moves Martinis, Cancels Concert on the Square

16 05 2009

Like a little rain in your martini?  Neither does the Oakhurst Community Garden. Threats of rain in the forecast have forced the org to move its Martinis in the Garden fundraiser to the Friends School this evening.

Also, Cheryl announces that tonight’s Concert on the Square with Roxie Watson has been cancelled.   The Rain Barrel Auction, already once moved, is being pushed back again to the Arts Festival next weekend, according to Beth.