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Decatur Arts Alliance

Your Resource for the Arts in Decatur, Georgia

Updated: 2018-03-06T06:10:29.207-05:00


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Coming up at Alcove Gallery


2 PM - 7 PM
5 Hour Sale!
7 PM - 12 AM
Show runs to DECEMBER 1

The Seen Gallery: Atlanta to Baghdad


Opening Saturday, Oct 25, 7-10 pm
Manuel Llaneras 2004: Atlanta to Baghdad

The year after the American invasion of Iraq, Llaneras accompanied playwright Eric McAfee to Baghdad. Llaneras photographed throughout Baghdad and several of the city's refugee camps. At home he documented public demonstrations to oppose and support the war. These photographs capture drama brought on by the war, and bring to light the absurdity and humanity of the everyday. The show runs through December 3.

Presented in Conjunction with Atlanta Celebrates Photogaphy

Sycamore Gallery


Healing From Trauma Through Art Barbara Hughes
ArtistLecture and Opening Sept 25 6:30-9 (Lecture begins at 7:15)
The exhibit will be from Sept 25-Nov 6
Viewiing Times:Wednesday afternoons 3-5
Friday afternoons 2-5 (except October 24)
By Appointment by Calling Virginia DuPre at 404-272-3890


Barbara Hughes is an artist and teacher who has offered workshops on art andspirituality for over 30 years for the Episcopal Church and in a variety ofother settings. Herself a survivor of childhood sexual violence, she has usedart in many forms as a central tool in her own healing journey, and with othertrauma survivors.
Sycamore Place Gallery
120 Sycamore Place, Decatur, GA 30030 USA
Email: sycsyl at

The Vinson Gallery presents The Irreverent Art of Skip Williamson


(image) Skip Williamson started the Underground Comix movement in the late sixties when he created the Bijou Funnies with compatriots Jay Lynch and Robert Crumb. That was followed by stints as Art Director for Gallery and Hustler magazines and ten years at Playboy during the 'punk & disco era'.

Please join us on Friday, August 29th, for an artist's reception from 6 to 9 PM. Enjoy hors d'oeuvres by Badda Bing! and Peroni beer, meet Skip, and take home a painting, print, or a comic book signed by the man himself.

Skip will also give a presentation at the AJC Decatur Book Festival on Saturday, August 30, at 3 PM on the City Hall Stage.

The exhibition continues through September 27th.Gallery hours are Wed-Sat: 12 - 6 and by appointment.We'll be open until 9 PM every Saturday in September forDecatur Concerts on the Square.

Alcove Arts Gallery


(image) > Event details

The Seen Gallery: Melanie Eberhadt


Melanie Eberhardt's A Spoonful of Sugar continues through September 17.


DAA Hearts Pete the Cat


New Children's Book featuring Pete the Cat:

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Available at Little Shop of Stories.

Journey II at Junor Gallery


Journey II commemorates our one year anniversary. This exhibition will display work from our roster of fine artists. Join us in the celebration as the journey continues...Meet The Artists Reception Saturday, August 16th 7-10 p.m.

FeaturingRobert Kelly·Louis Delsarte·Charlotte Riley-Webb-Also View Works By-Kai Watson·Carly Clements·Charles Scoggins·Chery Baird·Cleve Webber·Desmond McFarlane·Eskender Seyoum·Eugene Campbell· FauZie As'Ad·Gregory Johnson·Jerome Walker·Henri Linton·Jhosell Castro·Raymond Watson·John Glover·Karen Ku·Lynn Marshall-Linnemeier·Karl "Jerry"Craig·Kevin Cole·Lamar Barber·Laurel Fry·Li Hardision·Liefje Smith·Linc Bennett·Nedra Bailey· Sarah Arnold·Yosef Berta·Jonas Allen·Chouaieb Saidi·Basil Watson·Errol Tomlinson

Show Canceled


(image) Boswell Gallery's August 2 Destinations show has been canceled.

Art Decade at Vinson Gallery


Vinson Gallery's 10 year anniversary celebration is still going strong with a stellar group-show of gallery artists called Art Decade.

(image) The exhibition runs through July 5. Gallery hours are updated daily on the website:

The Seen Gallery presents


(image) Opening Saturday, June 21, 7-10 p.m.

Junor Gallery: A Slice of Caribbean Art


Artists' Reception
and launch of the Georgia Caribbean American Coalilition's Youth Mentoring Program
Friday, June 13th 6-9 p.m.
Please join us as we celebrate our new exhibition and the launch of the Georgia Caribbean American Heritage Coalilition's Youth Mentoring Program. In recognition of June as Caribbean American Heritage Month, this exhibition features a diverse collection of pieces from artists of Caribbean descent. Countries represented include Trinidad, Bahamas, Jamaica, Guyana, Cuba, and Haiti.
View works by Karl "Jerry" Craig, Jhosell Castro, Basil Watson, Desmond McFarlane, Lillian Blades, Ivor Thom, Curtis McHardy, Errol Tomlinson, Cleve Webber, Henri Linton, Kai Watson, Cleve Webber, Linc Bennett, and Raymond Watson.

Upcoming Event at Mingei


Home, away from Home :
Photos of Karen people from the Thailand Burma border

Opening reception
Mingei World Arts
Sunday, June 8
(image) An exhibit of photos taken by Gregory Scarborough
in refugee camps along the Thailand -Burma border in 2005.

The Karen, an ethnic minority group which comprises 1 in 7 of the Burmese population, has been fighting for independence from Burma for more than 50 years. As the fighting has intensified in the last 20 years, many Karen have fled to refugee camps in Thailand and hundreds of thousands more are displaced within Burma. Some Karen refugees are now being resettled in the metro-Atlanta area.

Gregory Scarborough is the founder and director of Cultural Cornerstones, an organization based in Decatur, Georgia which focuses on protecting cultural rights and cultural heritage for refugees and internally displaced peoples in emergency -affected communities. For the past eight years, he has worked extensively with Gypsy populations in Macedonia, with Kurds in Turkish Kurdistan and along the Thailand Burma border documenting life, musical traditions, and the struggle of these people against cultural assimilation and human rights abuses. This work has resulted in two collections of recordings of traditional music, “The Shutka Music Project,” (2001) and “Chave Mini, You Are My Eyes: Songs from Turkish Kurdistan” (Cultural Cornerstones, 2002). Both of these are available for sale at Mingei World Arts.

In 2005, Cultural Cornerstones began working with Karen refugees who have fled from Burma into refugee camps in Thailand to facilitate the protection of their cultural heritage and cultural rights. While in the camps Cultural Cornerstones worked with youth and elders to record a CD of music in Mae La and Umphiem Mai camps which demonstrates the flourishing of their traditions and also tells the story of their struggle through new musical compositions. Gregory Scarborough's report and photo essay from this mission was published in the Fall issue of Cultural Survival.

Cultural Cornerstones is now working to raise money to print a CD of Karen music Greg has recorded along the border. We will be playing this music on June 8, and showing authentic Karen instruments. 10% of all sales that day will go to Cultural Cornerstones.

The Decatur Arts Festival is Here!


(image) Friday, May 23, 5-10 pm Decatur ArtWalk

Saturda, May 24-Sunday May 25 Decatur Arts Festival: Artist Market

Katrina, Katrina Tonight!


Several Dancers Core and the Decatur Arts Festival present:

(image) Thursday, May 22, 2008
8 pm
Presser Hall, Gaines Chapel
at Agnes Scott College
FREE Admission

"Live documentary" performance that addresses and embodies the unfathomable loss and love felt by so many about New Orleans.

Pearsonwidrig Dance Theater includes creative input from displaced New Orleanians, now relocated to Atlanta through a series of workshops on May 14-16.

For information about the performance, call Several Dancers Core at 404.373.4154.

Sycamore Gallery Presents:


"Teenage Kicks” by Rose M Barron

(image) The Adolescence series by Atlanta artist Rose M Barron, is a photographic study of youth as complex and engaging human beings. Ms Barron says, “This body of work focuses on gend er roles, behavior, and identity. Think back to adolescence and the images in your mind of what you thought you and your friends were like, this series captures the reality of the subtleness of this beautiful experience. Youth can be a time of soul searching for identity while also being consumed with their own image. It is a time of prime physical condition and vitality juxtaposed with feelings of uncertainty about self. My work presents the complexity of young people and encourages the viewer to engage in in their complex and engaging humanity.'

Opening reception featuring Atlanta resident and artist Rose M Barron, Friday May 23 from 7pm until 10pm.Refreshments will be served. Music entertainment will be provided. Everyone is welcome.

For additional information:please contact Sylvia Cross at 404 352 5938 or Rose M Barron 404 274 3227

Sycamore Place Gallery
120 Sycamore PlaceDecatur, GA 30030
404 377 7747 or 404 352 5938
Sycamore Place Gallery is located at 120 Sycamore Place, at the intersection of Commerce Drive, across from Capre Diem in Decatur.

From the Seen Gallery:


(image) Join us this Friday, May 23, 5-10 PM for the Decatur Artwalk to kick off the 20th Annual Decatur Arts Festival. The Seen Gallery's current show is "Sum of One" by Kathy Wolfe. See below for more information on the show or click here to view the show. We also have some fabulous new work by artist Madli Kirchhoff. Don't forget the other nearby businesses who are participating in Decatur Artwalk. More Seen Gallery art will be displayed at Decatur Eyecare. Also, Seen Gallery artists Madli Kirchhoff and Katherine Linn have been selected by an esteemed panel of jurors to display their work at the annual "Fine Art Exhibit" at Agnes Scott College. Be sure to get by to see this marvelous show from May 20 - June 1 at the Dalton Gallery at Agnes Scott.

Jill Celeste Gallery Presents...


“The Human Monochromes” by Sean Rush
May 17-June 30
Contemporary figurative explorations that reference the classical sensitivity of Michelangelo and Da Vinci's drawings. Mr. Rush begins with a traditionally gessoed wood completely covered with a warm sienna oil pigment, then uses rags and brushes in a subtractive process, drawing from live models. The result is a series of very intimate views of stolen moments.
404-373-4702 321 West Hill Street, Decatur, 30030 in Oakhurst Village

Katy Dement's Art Camp at Sycamore Place


Summer art camp for middle & high schoolers will run for 2 weeks.
Tuesday June 17-20 & June23- 27 from 1-4pm.

This includes a sketching field trip,jewelry,papermaking,print making,& found object sculptures! The camp concludes with a gallery exhibition of Katy's & the campers' artwork with an opening reception on Friday June 27 from 4-7pm.

One week is $140 & both is $260.

Call 404 627-2209 or email

Vinson Gallery Happenings


(image) Cheers!

Private view for patrons -Thursday, May 22, 6 - 9 PM
please R.S.V.P. by email or phone

Opening reception - Friday, May 23, 5 to 10 PM
during the Decatur ArtWalk - featuring DJ Jamad

This Saturday at The Seen Gallery



Check it Out!


The Decatur Arts Festival now how it's own website!


Function Presents...


(image) Cooper Sanchez presents his second independent art event (one night only) at Function in Decatur, GA. His flag-inspired works range from the literal to the metaphoric, including textiles, narrative paintings, and explorations in illumination.
The show concept began after Cooper nearly lost an eye in the summer of '07. The paintings are a celebration of vision and the visual symbology flags connote � utilizing color, composition and references to battles and independence. The flags were designed as gifts to friends locally and internationally as part of the project.
Local seamsters and seamstresses formed an ad hoc "Betsy Ross Society" to sew remnant fabrics together and contribute in their own personal ways to Cooper's textile designs for "Flagship Mark."
FUNCTION508 Howard AveDecatur, GA 30030404-524-3075