All posts tagged: Georgia

Where To…Atlanta, Georgia

10.20.18 Back from London and now we are in Atlanta, Georgia. What can you do in Atlanta? Pretty much everything… Credit source: http://www.atlanta.net & City of Atlanta Office of Cultural Affairs   Launched in 2011, the first exhibition of ELEVATE hosted 15 events and 40 performances over 66 days. Artwork filled vacant properties, street corners and plazas to showcase artwork ranging from 13 story murals to contemporary dance, video, installation, and poetry. Although public funding allocated through our percent for art program was the direct source for the artist commissions, additional funding to execute an exhibition of this caliber was provided through local Atlanta businesses. Donation of art space, hotel rooms, theatrical lighting, food, advertising, and cash support nearly doubled the exhibitions initial budget, demonstrating the immediate community support. This intensive cultural programming brought in 13,313 new visitors to downtown Atlanta. At the end of the program, downtown property owners and businesses adopted the bulk of the visual work commissioned through ELEVATE. The artwork has now been incorporated into the permanent downtown landscape. In addition …

Where To…Nowhere

8. 25. 18 Hello again…this month we’re not going anywhere. I’m too busy exploring what my city has to offer. You should do the same. Find out what your city has to offer in art, music, films…where I’m from, downtown has a lot to offer in live music, the university’s museum is located in that area, along with a center for performing arts. Music festivals could be happening near or in your city, go ahead and see what artists are playing. The city we live in has lots of great activities to do, we just have to find it. So go see that arthouse film you’ve heard about or see an indie playing in a venue in town, browse around an art museum to appreciate good art, or a night out seeing a play. Enjoy your weekend, be blessed.   Image source: rivercenter.org

MidWeek Update: Illuminate Atlanta

8. 8. 18 One last post. Introducing Illuminate Atlanta. What is Illuminate Atlanta? It is all explained in their mission statement…“Our mission is to increase accessibility to photographic education and the arts by providing photography education and opportunities to underserved communities in metro Atlanta.” They have an event coming up and I wanted to share this with you guys… Credit source: Illuminate Atlanta     If you live in Atlanta and would like to know more about Iluminate Atlanta, go to the link posted above to get all the information you need. You can donate and volunteer too. Enjoy the rest of your Wednesday, be blessed. Hump, Hump! I had to…   Image source: Illuminate Atlanta & unknown

MidWeek Update: Photography Workshops from Atlanta School of Photography

8. 8. 18 Hello, and let’s celebrate Hump Day Wednesday, shall we? The Atlanta School of Photography has some upcoming workshops in the works. They just had their August Session Monday. Take a look at what they have in store… Credit source: Atlanta School of Photography   Photo 1 EXPRESS $125.00 Tuesday, August 14th / 10 – 3 with Julie Yarbrough Sunday, Sept 23rd / 10 – 3 with Allison Jarek Everything you need to know in one day! We get you off of AUTO in by the afternoon. Learn how to freeze motion for sports photography, have the perfect aperture for a portrait, and an immaculate ISO for landscapes. Know your camera better in this one day class. This ONE-DAY experience introduces you step-by-step to an understanding of  • Essential parts of your camera including lenses, focus & zoom, diopter, mirror, shutter, and sensor • Basic Camera functions including ISO, shutter, aperture, white balance • How your camera reads light (exposure) • Using the playback, delete functions • Memory and Raw vs Jpeg • …

Wednesday Scene: Atlanta Writers Conference

August 24 / 16 Good Morning…..didn’t I tell you that this month would be a bit slow? Don’t worry too much because I do have a few things to pass along to you. If you’re a member of the Association of Writers & Writing Programs (AWP), please read this…. cred: AWP Dedicated to teaching the craft and business of writing to those at any stage in their career, the Atlanta Writers Club created the Atlanta Writers Conference to give individuals an opportunity to meet with acquisition editors and literary agents for manuscript critiques, query letter critiques, and pitches. In addition, participants will learn about writing craft and the publishing industry through editor and agent Q&A panels, a workshop, and talks by successful, experienced authors. Highlights for November 4-5, 2016: – Six editors and six literary agents, with coverage of every major genre–from historical, literary, mysteries, and women’s fiction to middle grade, young adult, fantasy, and science fiction–and nonfiction topics such as memoir, narrative nonfiction, humor, pop culture, history, and science. They will critique your manuscript …

The Scene Weekend: Mercer University Press Book Award

November 7, 2015 Hello again….the last post for today. Found another award from Mercer University Press Book Award. If your interested, read below……   The Ferrol Sams Award for Fiction The award is given to the best manuscript that speaks to the human condition in a Southern context. This category includes both novels and short stories. Award includes a book contract and $500 advance Winners will be announced each December in Atlanta, Georgia during the annual Mercer University Press Authors Luncheon Ferrol Sams (1922–2013) was born in Fayetteville, Georgia. He graduated from Mercer University (1942) and Emory University (MD 1949), and in between he served in the US Army Medical Corps in France. He was a physician in Fayetteville until his retirement in 2006. In 1984 he became known as the author of Run with the Horseman. Since then, he has published seven more novels and story collections. He has published two books with Mercer University Press: Christmas Gift! (2010) and Down Town (2007) Award Guidelines Two (2) print copies of the manuscript must be …

Lit-Scene: Mercer University Press Book Awards

September 16, 2015 Hello! Wednesday has arrived and I found three flyers from Mercer University, which is located in Macon, Georgia. These flyers focuses on the Mercer University Press Book Awards. Here is one of them, The Will D. Campbell Award. The Will D. Campbell Award for Creative Nonfiction The award is given to the best manuscript that speaks to the human condition in a Southern context. This catagory includes memoir, natural history, essays, and other genres of nonfiction (Note: Any fictionalized narrative or dialogue makes the work a work of fiction. This is strictly NONFICTION.) Award includes a book contract and $500 Advance Winners will be announced each December in Atlanta, Georgia during the annual Mercer University Press Authors Luncheon Will D. Campbell (1924–2013) was born in Amite County, Mississippi. A graduate of Wake Forest College, Tulane University, and Yale Divinity School, Campbell was a pastor from 1952–1954. He left the local church pastorate to become pastor to the South through his activities in support of the Civil Rights Movement. His later activities included …

At the Museum: 5 Best Museums in Georgia

April 17, 2015 Morning, Friday has arrived with vigor. Today the post is going to be different. Which five museums are the best in Georgia? Let’s take a look….. 5 BEST MUSEUMS IN GEORGIA High Museum of Art, courtesy of GreatBuildings.com High Museum of Art / Atlanta, GA I visited this museum for the first time last year and I love it. There were so many exhibits to look at and I had little time to explore the whole museum, but I will keep coming back. The one exhibition I wanted to see was Go West! Art of the American Frontier and I wasn’t disappointed. It was everything I expected to be. All the art shown was in prime condition, that goes for the other exhibits I was able to explore. I’m planning a next trip later on this year. Georgia Museum of Art, courtesy of http://www.redandblack.com Georgia Museum of Art / Athens, GA Never been to this museum, but just looking at their website, I wouldn’t mind planning a visit. Not only is it …