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Open Call: South Fulton Arts Center to exhibit creative holiday wreaths

Open Call: South Fulton Arts Center to exhibit creative holiday wreaths

FULTON COUNTY -- To celebrate the holiday season, the South Fulton Arts Center will host a wreath exhibit at the center in College Park on December 1.

They are now looking for artists and crafters to make artistic versions of holiday wreaths, using various materials to be shown and sold at South Fulton Arts Center's Holiday Arts and Crafts Market.

Submission guidelines are as follows:

Acclaimed organist launches Spelman College Annual Recital Series Nov. 14

Acclaimed organist launches Spelman College Annual Recital Series Nov. 14

ATLANTA  – Distinguished organist Nathaniel Gumbs, interim associate director of music and arts at Friendship Missionary Baptist Church in Charlotte, N.C, will launch the 2012-2013 Spelman College Harreld-James Organ Recital Series, Wednesday, Nov. 14, at 7:30 p.m. Gumbs’ program will include organ favorites and “A Spiritual Suite” by African-American composer Calvin Taylor. The recital series is presented by the Spelman College Office of the President and the department of music.

The recital is free and open to the public.

For more information, visit www.spelman.edu or call 404-270-5476.

WHERE:    
Spelman College, Sisters Chapel
350 Spelman Lane S.W., Atlanta 30314

GPS Address: 440 Westview Drive, Atlanta 30310

WHEN:        
Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012
7:30 p.m.

Spelman College Praise Fest celebration set for Nov. 9

Spelman College Praise Fest celebration set for Nov. 9

ATLANTA -- Gospel music tinged with jazz and neo-soul, and dance fused with praise are among the performances scheduled at Praise Fest “No Tears Beyond the Gate,” Friday, Nov. 9, at 7 p.m. Hosted by the  Spelman College Sisters Chapel Arts Ministries, a leadership development program emphasizing unique expressions of faith, culture and art,  Praise Fest will bring together students from the Atlanta University Center to minister through spoken word, dance (mime, liturgical and African) and music during an evening of dynamic praise and worship.
 
A diverse roster of artists and ministries are scheduled to appear at Praise Fest:

Artist Chakaia Booker in Conversation

Artist Chakaia Booker in Conversation

ATLANTA -- Spelman College Museum of Fine Art in collaboration with NBAF, presenters of the National Black Arts Festival, present "Chakaia Booker in Conversation" on Wednesday, Nov. 9 at 6:30 p.m. at the Museum of Fine Art. Booker is widely acclaimed for her abstract sculptures made of intricately woven, layered, shredded, and curled rubber tires. In this conversation with Andrea Barnwell Brownlee, Ph.D., director of the museum, Booker will discuss topics ranging from black identity to urban ecology.

One-woman play 'Fighting for the Title' at Spelman for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

One-woman play 'Fighting for the Title' at Spelman for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

ATLANTA -- In recognition of October as National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the Spelman College Department of Drama and Dance, the Office of Research Resources, the Women’s Research and Resource Center and the Office of Student Activities have partnered to present Fighting for the Title,” a one-woman musical written, produced and performed by award-winning gospel artist Delores Burgess, Oct. 4-7, 2012. In the play, Burgess blends her voice in R&B, gospel and blues styles to depict nine characters and share her triumphant and traumatic battle with breast cancer.

Performances for "Fighting for the Title" will be held in the Rockefeller Fine Arts Building, Baldwin Burroughs Theater, 350 Spelman Lane, Atlanta 30314. GPS Address: 440 Westview Drive, S.W. Atlanta, GA 30310.

Show times: Thursday - Saturday, Oct. 4-6, 8 p.m.; Sunday, Oct. 7, 3 p.m.

Ga. charter school advocates join forces with supporters of the film 'Won't Back Down'

Ga. charter school advocates join forces with supporters of the film 'Won't Back Down'

ATLANTA -- Parents "won't back down" from school choice.

Cosby Chair presents a discussion with award-winning film director Ava DuVernay

Cosby Chair presents a discussion with award-winning film director Ava DuVernay

Atlanta (Sept. 17, 2012) -- Award-winning director Ava DuVernay will break down the business of filmmaking during a discussion on Black to the Future: Era of the Artist Entrepreneur. Presented by 2012-2013 William and Camille Cosby Endowed Professor in the Humanities, Tananarive Due, the evening with the screenwriter and director will feature a clip from DuVernay’s prize-winning film Middle of Nowhere and dialogue centered on her artist-entrepreneur business model “Black Art Rising.”