Wednesday, January 2, 2013
The opening of The Art House will be held Satuday, Jan. 5
Lionheart Theatre Company will celebrate the opening of The Art House as an arts, special events and arts education venue this Saturday, Jan. 5, from noon to 3 p.m. During the open house, visitors can contribute to expedition by creating a collage that will be on display through January. The open house also will include storytelling, live music, a play reading and art on display from local artists including artists from the Kudzu Art Zone, paintings rom the private collection and Ann Labaire and photography by local potographer Nancy Caldwell. Enjoy delicious cookies and hot cider prepared by SugarBees Bakery, locally owned by entrepreneur and culinary student Allie Carroll. Open House Schedule of events: Noon -3 p.m.: Collage making …
Friday, April 20, 2012
The Blue Devils' Art Department has been busy this spring preparing for the Student Art Show and working hard on a community service project.
Not too long ago, Lisa Sharpe, Gwinnett County Recreation Program Supervisor, contacted the Norcross High School Art Department to ask them to help with a new county project. “We were preparing some corn hole games for special events throughout the county and also for a Corn Hole for Fun event coming up on April 28th," said Sharpe. "When we asked Martha Cook, the department head, if some students could paint the games they were all too willing to help out." The five corn hole games were painted by the Norcross High School La Voz Art Club and the National Art Honor Society. "We are extremely proud of the work our students have done on this community service project," said Cook. "They put in a lot of hours and worked very hard.” Students …
Monday, February 27, 2012
The event took place last Saturday to benefit the Norcross Cluster Schools Partnership.
Held at DE Fine Art in Peachtree Corners, the Art, Wine & Jazz event took place last Saturday to benefit grants through the Norcross Cluster Schools Partnership. The community gathered at the art gallery to drink wine, eat food and check out artwork while enjoying the company other others. The Traveling Vineyard provided the wine samples, and Mayor Bucky Johnson was on the drums in a quartet playing jazz standards. The event was led by Kim Dorough, president of the NCSP. "We just thought it would be a fun, one-of-a-kind event and a something great to do for the community," said Ranae Heaven, co-founder of NCSP. "In turn, we can fund some of the projects for the [school] cluster." The NCSP helps fund grants for educational programs, it's …
Friday, February 24, 2012
The event will help raise money for the Norcross Cluster Schools Partnership.
Looking for something to do this weekend? The Norcross Business Association is sponsoring the Art, Wine & Jazz event this Saturday to benefit the Norcross Cluster Schools Partnership. Held in Peachtree Corners' DE Fine Art gallery, the business-casual event will have artwork, drinks, food and dancing. The Traveling Vineyard will be having a professional wine tasting, too. "We just thought it would be a fun, one-of-a-kind event and a something great to do for the community," said Ranae Heaven, co-founder of NCSP. "In turn, we can fund some of the projects for the [school] cluster." A live band will be playing, with Norcross Mayor Bucky Johnson on the drums. What many may not have known about the mayor is that has had a long musical career: …
Monday, October 3, 2011
Thousands walked through downtown Norcross to get a taste of the arts on Sunday.
The annual Norcross Art Fest brought thousands of visitors to the downtown area on Saturday and Sunday. Festival-goers were introduced to a multitude of artists each selling unique works made from jewelry, glass, sculpture, photography, window panes and much more. With over 180 artists lining the streets, downtown Norcross was a bustling place over the weekend. Patch tried to capture some of the energy of the Fest.
Saturday, July 23, 2011
The official grand opening will be marked with festivities this evening.
Two local artists have been putting love and sweat into their gallery space at 27 S. Peachtree St. in Historic Norcross for months, building out the interior with their own own hands. Read about the artists and their histories in this Norcross Patch article. Tonight, the fruits of their labor will be realized with a gallery opening party. They are expecting a crowd for the festivities, which will begin at 6 p.m. and go until about 11 p.m. They plan to have music, small nibbles and refreshments on hand. Click on the above video to take a virtual tour of the space.
Wednesday, June 15, 2011
Vargas and Harbin Studio to open to the public in the next month.
Charles Harbin and Reinaldo Vargas couldn’t have more different backgrounds. Harbin worked in technology and recently came back to his true passion of photography. Vargas grew up a painter in Communist Cuba, then fled for France and the U.S. One makes haunting landscape photography, the other passionate and imaginative paintings. But both inspired artists, who will soon have side-by-side studios at a new gallery at 27 S. Peachtree St., have a wonderful banter and balance. “We surprise each other,” said Harbin. “We have good symmetry.” Harbin said he got his first darkroom equipment when he was 12, probably his first camera at 10 or 11. “I annoyed people in the camera shop when I was growing up,” he laughed. He said he never had enough …
Friday, May 20, 2011
From the Mona Lisa to Rembrandt, local artists pay homage to the classics.
Kudzu Art Zone opened its latest exhibit, "Inspired by the Masters," last week. Local artists borrowed a page from some of the most famous artists to ever live--adding their own unique flair. "I do think that (my favorite thing about this opening reception) is probably the variety of the artwork. The color, the style the different masters that they chose to embellish their own work," said Kudzu member Gwen McDonald. Susan Faircloth, who also makes a crowd-pleasing olive and pepper dip opening reception-goers learned, came dressed as the painting that inspired her piece, "The Mona Lisa." Some people didn't recognize her at first because she normally sports reddish-blonde hair. Her other entry in the exhibit, "Matisse Piece," won an …