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Bill Kettering
© Bill Kettering
Gallery 4463 Celebrates Photography
Gallery 4463 Celebrates Photography!
Featuring work by: Bill Graham, Damien Guarnieri, Tom Kells, Bill Kettering

Exhibition: Wed, Sep 29, to Fri, Oct 29 2010

From landscapes to surreal, a wealth of images, a variety of styles sum up this breathtaking exhibit. Each artist brings years of experience and a fresh approach to his craft. Gallery 4463 in Acworth Ga, just 30 miles north of downtown Atlanta on I-75 is a premier artist-run fine arts gallery featuring over 30 members. Displaying a wide variety of media and style, with new exhibits every first Saturday of the month.

Directions to the Gallery on our website: gallery4463.com

: Sat, Oct 2, 6pm - 9pm

Artist's Reception

Free and Open to the Public.

Gallery 4463 Celebrates Photography!
4463 Cherokee St.
Suite 100
Acworth, GA 30101-4985  [map: Google Maps]
hours: Wed, Thu, Fri: 3pm - 8pm
Sat: 12:30pm - 8pm
Sun: 1:30pm - 4pm
p: (404) 808-9971
web: http://www.gallery4463.com
permalink: http://festivalguide.acpinfo.org/listings/view/564
ACP Listing #: 063

Joel Conison
© Joel Conison
Birds In Portrait
Blue Heron Nature Preserve
Featuring work by: Joel Conison

Exhibition: Fri, Oct 1, to Mon, Nov 1 2010

This series of birds photographed by Joel Conison shows birds as you rarely are accustomed to seeing them. Photographed as one would make a portrait of a person, these birds return your gaze. These larger than life size images allow you to see the details of each bird. The birds have been placed into a portrait situation and lit as one would have their portrait taken in a studio. All photographs are printed with a printer whose color inks have been replaced with a set if black inks, solid black and six shades of gray.

To make an appointment, please email curator Diane Evans.

: Sat, Oct 2, 6pm - 8pm

Blue Heron Nature Preserve
4055 Roswell Rd.
Atlanta, GA 30342  [map: Google Maps]
hours: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri: 9am - 4pm
Sat, Sun: 12pm - 4pm
p: (404) 814-8228
web: http://BHNP.org
permalink: http://festivalguide.acpinfo.org/listings/view/449
ACP Listing #: 074

Chet Burgess
© Chet Burgess
The Atlanta Artists Center Sixth Photography Exhibit at the Buckhead Library
The Buckhead Library
Featuring work by: Aleta Aaron, Gay Allen, Andrea Baetti, Bill Boley, Chet Burges, W. A. Chamberlain, Howard Cutler, Cheryl L. D'Amato, Paul H. D'Amato, Mikki Root Dillon, Fran Geiger, Ruth Gogel, Joanne Green, Valerie Gruner, Tom Jenkins, Nafisa Valita Sheriff, John Sumner

Exhibition: Fri, Oct 1, to Thu, Nov 4 2010

The Atlanta Artists Center (AAC) Photography Exhibit at the Buckhead Library is a once a year event in October as part of ACP. This year will mark the sixth exhibit, highlighting images from over sixteen artists.

: Sat, Oct 2, 3pm - 5pm


A reception with artists presentations by the AAC photographers at the Buckhead Library. Open to the public.

The Buckhead Library
269 Buckhead Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30305  [map: Google Maps]
hours: Mon, Wed, Thu: 10am - 8pm
Tue: 10am - 6pm
Fri, Sat: 11am - 6pm
p: (404) 814-3500
web: http://www.atlantaartistscenter.org/libraries.htm
permalink: http://festivalguide.acpinfo.org/listings/view/661
ACP Listing #: 073

Terry Check
© Terry Check
Urban Living
Gordon Biersch
Featuring work by: Terry Check

: Sat, Oct 2, 6pm - 9pm

Exhibition: Sat, Oct 2, to Sun, Nov 7 2010

Urban Living

I love people …. maybe not people, but the diversity, interaction and emotions of people. Love, suffering, fear, laughter, anger, despair and complacency are powerful, without color or language. Urban Living, a segmented journey through Europe, documents people as themselves without their facades. Look once, you see a picture … look twice, you see the essence of others, and maybe yourself.

Wherever people gather or their memoirs linger behind, Terry strives to capture the moment transcending time and place. His work searches for the individual's meaning of life on earth and thereafter. Noticing what others don’t … reaching without consequences to expand his photography.

Gordon Biersch
848 Peachtree Street, NE
Atlanta, GA 30308  [map: Google Maps]
hours: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun: 11:30am - 12am
p: (404) 870-0805
web: http://gordonbiersch.com
permalink: http://festivalguide.acpinfo.org/listings/view/408
ACP Listing #: 097

Linda Plaisted
© Linda Plaisted
New Mixed Media Work by Linda Plaisted & Faryn Davis
Young Blood Gallery & Boutique
Featuring work by: Faryn Davis, Linda Plaisted

Exhibition: Sat, Oct 2, to Sun, Oct 24 2010

Linda Plaisted (Washington, DC) will be showing her Luna Park series with Faryn Davis' (North Carolina) nature-inspired work. Both will be showing their mixed media photography work. Davis' work being hushed and mysterious, powerful and precise,against Plaisted's Luna Park series which is bright and bold, embodying the colors, sights and sounds of the summer carnival, yet still a bit mysterious and bittersweet, shrouded in a sultry haze, like a distant memory of that one certain summer from the past. There is a lot of strict geometry in the photographic accuracy of the roller coaster and ferris wheel angles, but the over-painting is loose and a little wild not unlike an adolescent summer.

: Sat, Oct 2, 7pm - 10pm

Opening Reception: Linda Plaisted & Faryn Davis

Opening Reception for new mixed media work by
Linda Plaisted (Washington, DC) and Faryn Davis (North Carolina). Plaisted's "Luna Park" series of mixed media carnival photographs in contrast with Davis' layered resin nature inspired work.

Young Blood Gallery & Boutique
636 N. Highland Ave
Atlanta, GA 30306  [map: Google Maps]
hours: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Sun: 12pm - 8pm
Fri, Sat: 12pm - 9pm
p: (404) 254-4127
web: http://www.youngbloodgallery.com
permalink: http://festivalguide.acpinfo.org/listings/view/418
ACP Listing #: 099

Bo Shell
© Bo Shell
Discursive Documents: Performing the Catalogue
The Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia
Featuring work by: Wesley Chenault, Andy Ditzler, Joey Orr

Exhibition: Sat, Oct 2, to Sat, Jan 8 2011

Presented by the artist collective John Q (Wesley Chenault, Andy Ditzler, and Joey Orr), this exhibition explores the idea of discursive documents, a contemporary cataloging practice that takes the forms of printed matter, exhibition, programming and digital scholarship. By creating links between these various forms of documentation, the material itself takes on different forms and occupies different kinds of spaces. What if the catalog were not simply the printed text and image?

The Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia
75 Bennett Street, NW
Suite M-1
Atlanta, GA 30309  [map: Google Maps]
hours: Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat: 10am - 5pm
p: (404) 367-8700
web: http://www.mocaga.org
permalink: http://festivalguide.acpinfo.org/listings/view/491
ACP Listing #: 092

APG@ATL: The Airport Show
Atrium Gallery, Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport
Featuring work by: Corinne Adams, Iwan Bagus, Anne Berry, Lucinda Bunnen, Trey Cambern, Leslie Clements, Lisette deBoisblanc, Bob Demchuk, Gail Des Jardin, Desiree Edkins, David Foster, Debra Frieden, Valerie Gruner, Debra Jansen, Yvonne Klocek, Martin Krohne, E. Wright Ledbetter, Jan Lewin, Mark Maio, Ann Moller Janerio Morgan, Larry Paulsen, Gittel Price, Alan Schrank, DeWane Stone, Todd Suttles, David Swann, Carole Usdan

: Sat, Oct 2, 2pm - 4pm

Artists Reception at Houlihan's in Airport Atrium.

Exhibition: Fri, Oct 1, to Wed, Nov 17 2010

APG@ATL: The Airport Show

Big, bold, brash and beautiful.  Come see the best of the Atlanta Photography Group in an exhibition of large-scale work lighting up the Atrium Gallery at Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport. Jurored by Amy Miller, Executive Director of Atlanta Celebrates Photography. Images printed by Digital Arts Studio.

Atrium Gallery, Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport
6000 North Terminal Parkway
Atlanta, GA 30320  [map: Google Maps]
p: (404) 605-0605
web: http://www.apgphoto.org
permalink: http://festivalguide.acpinfo.org/listings/view/536
ACP Listing #: 089

Linda Rathke
© Linda Rathke
Women In Focus: Artist's Choice
Digital Arts Studio
Featuring work by: Hazel Berger, Anne Berry, Vicki Bethel, Debra Booth, Myrtie Cope, Gail Des Jardin, Bobi Dimond, Ruth Gogel, Valerie Gruner, Susan Helber, Toni James, Dana Kemp, Kate Lynch, Marty Maxwell, Melissa Moore, Amira Price, Gittel Price, Linda Rathke, Kelly Thompson, Tiffany Weigel

Exhibition: Sat, Oct 2, to Sat, Oct 30 2010

An exhibit of a variety of subjects by members of Women In Focus, a photography organization for women who have an interest in promoting and supporting the photographic arts. The club provides a opportunity to network with other women who want to grow in photography. www.womeninfocus.us

: Sat, Oct 2, 6pm - 9pm

Women In Focus: Artist's Choice

Join us for the opening night of the Women In Focus Artist's Choice Event at Digital Arts Studio.

Digital Arts Studio
1082-B Huff Road
Atlanta, GA 30318  [map: Google Maps]
hours: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri: 9am - 6pm
Sat: 10am - 5pm
p: (404) 352-9779
web: http://www.digitalartsstudio.net
permalink: http://festivalguide.acpinfo.org/listings/view/540
ACP Listing #: 098

Erin Spangler
© Erin Spangler
"Sun in an Empty Room"
Kibbee Gallery

Exhibition: Sat, Oct 2, to Sat, Oct 30 2010

An exhibition of film-based, photographic works by students of Kennesaw State University's Visual Arts Department.
This exhibition is being juried by Susan Todd-Raque, and organized by Matt Haffner.

: Sat, Oct 2, 6pm - 10pm

: Sat, Oct 30, 6pm - 10pm

Kibbee Gallery
688 Linwood Ave.
Atlanta, GA 30306  [map: Google Maps]
p: (404) 839-0331
web: http://kibbeegallery.com
permalink: http://festivalguide.acpinfo.org/listings/view/555
ACP Listing #: 096

Rob Nixon
© Rob Nixon
"Neorealism" - New Visions from Old Snapshots"
Little Tree Gallery
Featuring work by: Rob Nixon

Exhibition: Sat, Oct 2, to Sun, Oct 31 2010

This exhibit of deconstructed, fragmented, and manipulated found photographs grew as much from Rob Nixon’s work as a writer as from an interest in visual arts. In his plays, Nixon frequently deals with the idea of narrative, how we structure random events into stories through which we seek to impart meaning and order to our lives and the world around us. The snapshot photographer similarly acts as a creator of narrative, choosing what subjects and moments of real life to capture and present a form that can be told/read/seen over and over, not only representing but often superceding the reality on which it's based. Playing off the image's susceptibility to manipulation and falsification, just like the elements in storytelling, these pieces explore how, even in the most casual, mundane snapshot, the choice of framing and the composition within it always implies what has been left out, not seen, not told, not intentionally represented, including what lies outside the frame as well as what has been relegated to the background, the shadows, and the margins in order to privilege the subject—the story—the photographer most wants to capture. And in doing this, new visions emerge from the “facts” of reality.

Little Tree Gallery
2830 Franklin Street
Avondale Estates, GA 30002  [map: Google Maps]
hours: Tue, Wed, Thu: 12pm - 6pm
Fri: 12pm - 5pm
Sat: 12pm - 4pm
p: (404) 297-9960
web: http://www.littletreeartstudios.com
permalink: http://festivalguide.acpinfo.org/listings/view/625
ACP Listing #: 093

Susan Todd Raque
© Susan Todd Raque
Collecting Photography: Discussion and Gallery Crawl
Susan Todd-Raque, L.L.C.
Featuring work by: Various Artists

Art Walk: Sat, Oct 2, 11am - 1pm

Collecting photography is changing. Come learn about strategies to collecting and then go to look at what is in selected galleries. Go to www.SusanTodd-Raque.com for more information.

Susan Todd-Raque, L.L.C.
Curatorial + Sales + Investments
P.O. Box 550911
Atlanta, GA 30355  [map: Google Maps]
p: (404) 273-5103
web: http://www.SusanTodd-Raque.com
permalink: http://festivalguide.acpinfo.org/listings/view/643
ACP Listing #: 094

Peter Essick
© Peter Essick
Depth of Field ... Compositions in Nature
Featuring work by: Peter Essick

Exhibition: Sat, Oct 2, to Thu, Dec 30 2010

Award winning photographer, Peter Essick, has traveled to landmark settings throughout the world reveal the stunning spiritual and artistic power of nature. His work has been exhibited throughout the United States and Europe.

Essick’s photography has been a key element in over 33 National Geographic feature articles, these include the June, 2010 cover piece on Greenland and the September 2010 story on Fraser Island, Australia.

: Sat, Oct 2, 1:30pm - 2:30pm

The Global Eye

Peter Essick will discuss his photography from three decades photographing spectacular natural areas from around the world, illustrating environmental issues as well as the enduring artistic power of the land.

425 Peachtree Hills Ave, NE
Suite 29B
Atlanta, GA 30305  [map: Google Maps]
hours: Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat: 10am - 4pm
p: (404) 261-6100
web: http://lumieregallery.net
permalink: http://festivalguide.acpinfo.org/listings/view/657
ACP Listing #: 095

2009 Viewer's Choice Award Winner, Arielle Nadel
© 2009 Viewer's Choice Award Winner, Arielle Nadel
My Atlanta Exhibition
Piedmont Park Community Center
Featuring work by: Various Artists

Exhibition: Sat, Oct 2, to Sat, Oct 30 2010

An open to everyone exhibition!

Saturday, October 2nd, from 9am - 1pm
All photographers are invited to hang their best photo in the Piedmont Park Community Center!

Saturday, Oct. 16th, 23rd, & 30th, from 9am - 1pm

My Atlanta celebrates the democratic nature of photography. This is an opportunity for photographers of all ages and with all levels of experience to exhibit their work and to compete for prizes. You are invited to hang your best photo (the best you've ever taken or the best you've taken this week)!

The general public, Elementary Schools, Middle Schools, High Schools and Senior Centers are encouraged to participate.

This year ACP is proudly partnering with Creative Loafing for this event. One of CL's editorial staffers will be the judge, and prizes will be awarded in nine categories:

Critic's Choice
Viewer's Choice
Best Use of Color
Best Use of Black and White
Best High School
Youth under 12 (1st, 2nd and 3rd place)
Teen 13 -18 (1st, 2nd and 3rd place)
Adult (1st, 2nd and 3rd place)
Senior (1st, 2nd and 3rd place)

Photographs must be hung on Saturday, October 2nd, between 9am and 1pm, and must be picked up on Saturday, October 30th, between 9am and 1pm. Please bring photographs 11 x 14 or smaller. Framed photographs are not allowed.

This event is free and open to the public.

Sponsored by the Piedmont Park Conservancy, The Showcase School, and the City of Atlanta Department of Parks and Recreation and Creative Loafing.

Piedmont Park Community Center
1071 Piedmont Avenue
(Park Entrance at 12th St.)
Atlanta, GA 30309  [map: Google Maps]
hours: Sat: 9am - 1pm
p: (404) 876-4024
web: http://www.piedmontpark.org/visit/directions.html
permalink: http://festivalguide.acpinfo.org/listings/view/672
ACP Listing #: 004

© Olympus
Olympus Live-Drive & Photo Contest
Showcase Photographics
Featuring work by: Eli Reed

Workshop: Sat, Oct 2, to Mon, Oct 11 2010

Want to experience innovations in camera technology? Interested in winning prizes with your photographs? Want to be inspired to take better pictures? ACP, Showcase and Olympus have teamed up to bring you this great opportunity.

On Saturday October 2nd, see a presentation by famed Olympus Visionary and Magnum Photographer Eli Reed about his award winning work and the new Olympus E-PL1 and E-PL2 cameras. Then take a camera out on loan for a couple of days and have some fun! When you return the camera, bring us your best shot. Each photo will be entered into a contest. Olympus will judge the photos and the top three winners will receive a 16 x 20 gallery wrap print of their photo courtesy of Showcase, a certificate and some coveted ACP merchandise will be the icing on the cake.

About Eli Reed:
Olympus Visionary and Magnum photographer Eli Reed is capturing history-- and making it--with an Olympus camera in hand. An Olympus Visionary since 2003, Reed began his photojournalism career almost 40 years ago and became a Magnum photographer in 1988. Later that year, he photographed the effects of poverty on America's children for a film documentary called Poorest in the Land of Plenty, narrated by Maya Angelou. In the 1990s and 2000s, Reed took iconic photographs of celebrities including Russell Crowe, Ice Cube, Tupac Shakur, Tyra Banks and Eminem. He has penned notable books including Beirut: City of Regrets and Black in America.

About the camera:
The Olympus E-P1 marks an innovative new era in digital imaging. This camera has the photographic optics of an SLR and the size and simplicity of a point and shoot (12.3 megapixels). Combining the still image quality of a digital single lens reflex (DSLR) with the A/V quality of both a High Definition camcorder and high-end audio recorder, the E-P1 is a virtual full-service imaging studio in one ultra-portable and stylishly retro body.

How to participate:
To learn more and to sign up please visit bit.ly/ACPOlympus

Participation in this program is limited to 45 participants. You must register online or call ACP at 404-634-8664 to reserve your place. Registration closes at 5pm on September 30th.

Showcase Photographics
2323 Cheshire Bridge Rd., NE
Atlanta, GA 30324  [map: Google Maps]
p: (800) 866-1976
web: http://showcaseinc.com
permalink: http://festivalguide.acpinfo.org/listings/view/678
ACP Listing #: 005

Karen Brummund
© Karen Brummund
ACP Public Art: "Before 1190 Huff Road"
1190 Huff Road NW
Featuring work by: Karen Brummund

: Sat, Oct 2, 6pm - 8pm

Exhibition: Sat, Oct 2, to Sat, Oct 30 2010

ACP Public Art: "Before 1190 Huff Road"

ACP has a rich history of temporary public art projects that reach out to audiences who may never go into traditional arts venues. Each year a different artist is commissioned to produce a project. Our featured artist for 2010 is Karen Brummund. Looking down the tracks of the Western & Atlantic Railway, industrial buildings testify to Atlanta's past glory as "Terminus." Inside these historic warehouses worked a community that fueled the forward thinking and booming economy of the early 20th century. Now obsolete, these buildings take on new identities.

Returning to their home off Marietta Street soon after the surrender of Atlanta in 1864, Sara Huff can't recall a single country home or church that once destroyed was restored. A few months after escaping Sherman's march down the tracks, young Sara describes their homestead as a "monument to solitude" in a "picture of desolation." Built on the foundation of an 1830s log cabin, this pre-civil war home survived Sherman's march, but did not survive the industrial enlightenment of the 1950s.

In this installation, a photograph of the Huff House is placed on a warehouse from the 1950s that stands on the earlier Huff family property. Over time, this historical photograph will deteriorate and fall off. As the two dimensional representation of the past intermingles with the three-dimensional building, the installation reveals imaginative, abstract, and fresh ways to see the story of this community. As we look forward to a prosperous and generous city, this temporary public artwork considers what is gained and lost through time.

ACP would like to thank the following for allowing the use of their building for this project. Please visit these showrooms, artist studios and businesses while you are there:
RYR Properties
Provenance Antiques
Stanton Home Furnishings
Art Space International
M2M Draperies & Upholstery

1190 Huff Road NW
Intersection of Huff Road and Ellsworth Industrial
Atlanta, GA 30318-4124  [map: Google Maps]
permalink: http://festivalguide.acpinfo.org/listings/view/683
ACP Listing #: 006

Janerio Morgan
© Janerio Morgan
Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Atlanta
Featuring work by: Roy Gordon, Jim Harrison, Jack Martin, Al McLeod

: Sat, Oct 9, 7pm - 9pm

Awards reception. Free. The public is invited. Learn more about APS at:

Exhibition: Sat, Oct 2, to Sat, Oct 30 2010

Atlanta Photographic Society Salon

This group exhibition showcases the creative photography of over a dozen Atlanta Photographic Society (APS) members - both professionals and award winning amateurs. View 70+ fascinating images: color and black & white, of nature, people and the manmade. Awards for color, black & white and best in show. Free. The public is invited. Learn more about APS at www.atlantaphotographic.org.

Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Atlanta
1911 Cliff Valley Way
Atlanta, GA 30329  [map: Google Maps]
hours: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri: 1pm - 4pm
Sun: 9am - 2pm
p: (404) 634-5134
web: http://www.uuca.org
permalink: http://festivalguide.acpinfo.org/listings/view/551
ACP Listing #: 123

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