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Lori Lejeune
© Lori Lejeune
Lori Lejeune: Games and Constructed Reality
Studio Gallery, Building F, Georgia Perimeter College
Featuring work by: Lori Lejeune

Exhibition: Sat, Sep 1, to Wed, Oct 31 2012

Lori Lejeune's unconventional, other-worldly constructed realities push the bounds of traditional photography. Her chess series offers metaphors for the game of life.

Studio Gallery, Building F, Georgia Perimeter College
555 N. Indian Creek Drive
Clarkston, GA 30021  [map: Google Maps]
hours: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu: 8am - 10pm
Fri: 8am - 5pm
p: (678) 891-3556
web: http://www.gpc.edu/calendar/?type=11117-fine_arts
permalink: http://festivalguide.acpinfo.org/listings/view/1052
ACP Listing #: 009

Dinh Q. Lê
© Dinh Q. Lê
Burden of Proof: National Identity and the Legacy of War
Oglethorpe University Museum of Art
Featuring work by: Dinh Q. Lê, Keisha Luce, Sheila Pree Bright, Kirk Torregrossa

Exhibition: Sun, Sep 2, to Sun, Dec 9 2012

Explore the juxtaposition of the American and Vietnamese experience of the Vietnam War and its aftermath. Featuring artists Dinh Q. Lê, Sheila Pree Bright, Keisha Luce, and Kirk Torregrossa with a selection N. Vietnamese propaganda posters from the Shelley and Donald Rubin Private Collection. Admission: $5.00.

Photo credit:
Untitled from Vietnam to Hollywood (floating figure), 2004, Dinh Q. Lê, c-print and linen tape, 38” x 72”, Courtesy of the artist and PPOW Gallery, New York NY

Oglethorpe University Museum of Art
4484 Peachtree Road, N.E.
Atlanta, GA 30319  [map: Google Maps]
hours: Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun: 12pm - 5pm
p: (404) 364-8555
web: http://museum.oglethorpe.edu
permalink: http://festivalguide.acpinfo.org/listings/view/1148
ACP Listing #: 011

Donna Rosser
© Donna Rosser
The Southern Crescent; Views from the Southside of Atlanta
Serenbe Photography Center
Featuring work by: Various Artists, Anne Berry, Donna Rosser

Exhibition: Sat, Sep 8, to Sun, Nov 4 2012

The southern side of Atlanta is a very diverse section of the city and beyond. Not only is this area home to one of the world’s busiest airports; it is home to many farms and suburban neighborhoods. On the southside you will find the National Archives Southeast, the Georgia Archives, a Carnegie Library, Spivey Hall, the setting for Tara in Gone with the Wind, Serenbe, and Atlanta Motor Speedway. Senoia and Peachtree City are known as shooting spots for TV shows - Drop Dead Diva and The Walking Dead. And speaking of zombies, have you seen the zombies of Barbie Beach in Turin, Georgia?

Come to Serenbe Photography Center this September and October to see our juried exhibit "Southern Crescent." Photographer Greg Newington juried the show from entries that capture the essence of the southside. Also on display at SPC is "Barbie Beach," a collaboration between Anne Berry and Donna Rosser. Anne and Donna have their own individual views of a southside landmark. Like they say, once you visit Barbie Beach the sand gets in your shoes and brings you back.


Artists Reception: Sat, Oct 27, 6pm - 9pm

Serenbe Photography Center
9110 Selborne Lane
Suite 220
Chattahoochee Hills, GA 30268  [map: Google Maps]
hours: Thu, Fri, Sat: 11am - 4pm
p: (770) 463-9098
permalink: http://festivalguide.acpinfo.org/listings/view/1062
ACP Listing #: 015

Elyse Defoor
© Elyse Defoor
The Wedding Dress Project
Xchange Gallery at The Arts Exchange
Featuring work by: Elyse Defoor

Exhibition: Sat, Sep 15, to Sat, Oct 27 2012

The Xchange Gallery presents Elyse Defoor's multi-media, photography-based installation "The Wedding Dress Project," curated by Atlanta artist Jaynie Crimmins. Defoor’s work continually explores the many forms - hidden and exposed - of the feminine body and spirit. In her investigations of revealment and concealment, Defoor provokes simple questions that open to infinite complexities. How do we appear to others? Why do we cover ourselves? How do costumes reflect and deflect the world? In The Wedding Dress Project, Defoor considers the nuptial vestment as human artifact, charged by the hopes and dreams of the women who wore them. Through her intimate portrayals, Defoor evokes inner and outer dialogue that only begins at the concept of marriage.

Hours below, or by appt: 404.667.1902

Opening Reception: Sat, Sep 15, 6pm - 9pm

The Wedding Dress Project

You are invited to the opening reception for Elyse Defoor's solo exhibition of "The Wedding Dress Project." Saturday, September 15, 6:00 - 9:00. Refreshments will be served.

Artists Talk: Sun, Oct 21, 4:30pm

The Wedding Dress Project

At 4:30 pm, Elyse Defoor will host an artist talk and public discussion of her multi-media installation "The Wedding Dress Project," in conjunction with The Arts Exchange's Open House (4pm - 8pm.)

Xchange Gallery at The Arts Exchange
750 Kalb Street, SE
Atlanta, GA 30312  [map: Google Maps]
hours: Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri: 12pm - 6pm
Sat: 2pm - 6pm
web: http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Arts-Exchange/47377658851
permalink: http://festivalguide.acpinfo.org/listings/view/1107
ACP Listing #: 021

Fernbank Museum of Natural History
© Fernbank Museum of Natural History
Celebrating Fernbank Museum
Fernbank Museum of Natural History
Featuring work by: Decatur Digital Photo Meetup

Exhibition: Fri, Oct 5, to Mon, Jan 21 2013

In celebration of the 20th Anniversary of Fernbank Museum of Natural History, this exhibition reveals the beauty and wonder of the Museum’s exhibitions, Fernbank Forest, and more. Showcasing the artistic quality of the Decatur Digital Photography Meetup, visitors will experience a unique and modern view of natural history.

Fernbank Museum of Natural History
767 Clifton Road NE
Atlanta, GA 30307  [map: Google Maps]
hours: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat: 10am - 5pm
Sun: 12pm - 5pm
p: (404) 929-6300
web: http://www.fernbankmuseum.org/
permalink: http://festivalguide.acpinfo.org/listings/view/1035
ACP Listing #: 069

Anne Walker
© Anne Walker
Arts Clayton 10th Annual Juried Photography Show and Competition
Arts Clayton Gallery
Featuring work by: Various Artists

Exhibition: Fri, Oct 5, to Sat, Oct 27 2012

Our 10th Annual Juried Photography Show and Competition showcases photographers from across the state, entering their very best photography.

Opening Reception: Fri, Oct 5, 5:30pm - 7:30pm

Arts Clayton Gallery
136 South Main Street
Jonesboro, GA 30236  [map: Google Maps]
hours: Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri: 9am - 5pm
Sat: 10am - 4pm
p: (770) 473-5410
web: http://www.artsclayton.org/gallery
permalink: http://festivalguide.acpinfo.org/listings/view/1055
ACP Listing #: 062

Lydia Panas
© Lydia Panas
Atlanta Photography Group: The Airport Show
Atlanta Hartsfield Jackson Airport, Central Atrium
Featuring work by: Various Artists

Exhibition: Fri, Oct 5, to Wed, Nov 14 2012

Juror: Amy Miller, Executive Director of Atlanta Celebrates Photography.

The Airport Show is a special exhibition showcasing the very best work of APG photographers during Atlanta Celebrates Photography. Selected from a nationwide call for entries, The Airport Show consists of 7 single artist exhibitions in the central atrium of Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport. A second show of the work and auction will be held in the APG Gallery in January 2013. A limited edition catalog of the show is available through Fall Line Press.

As a member of APG you have opportunities to participate in exhibitions judged by nationally renowned photography experts, attend open reviews to help elevate and inspire your work and to learn and network during our Gallery Talks. Members also benefit from discounted rates with local and online photo-related businesses. All members have the opportunity to exhibit work in the APG Gallery.

Visit our Facebook page and website for ongoing events.

APG is a 501(c)(3)nonprofit artist initiated organization.

Atlanta Hartsfield Jackson Airport, Central Atrium
6000 North Terminal Parkway
Atlanta, GA 30337  [map: Google Maps]
p: (404) 605-0605
web: http://atlantaphotographygroup.org
permalink: http://festivalguide.acpinfo.org/listings/view/1121
ACP Listing #: 068

Linda Foard Roberts
© Linda Foard Roberts
Dreaming Identities
Arnika Dawkins Gallery
Featuring work by: Delphine Fawundu, Linda Foard Roberts, Susan kae Grant, Nashormeh Lindo, Lynn Marshall Linnemeier, Jeanne Moutoussamy-Ashe, Sheila Pree Bright, Susan Ross, Carla Williams, Cheryl Younger

Exhibition: Fri, Oct 5, to Sat, Dec 1 2012

An exhibition curated by Deborah Willis, PhD., Author and Chair of Photography and Imaging at the Tisch School, New York University, will include a wide range of imagery, exploring topics such as memory, family, culture, and history. Ten noted female fine art photographers have contributed forty works.

Opening Reception: Fri, Oct 5, 7pm - 9pm

Dreaming Identities

Opening Reception and Book Signing at the gallery following the Panel Discussion at SW Arts Center. Shuttle service provided.

Arnika Dawkins Gallery
4600 Cascade Road
Atlanta, GA 30331  [map: Google Maps]
hours: Wed, Thu, Fri: 10am - 5pm
Sat: 12pm - 3pm
p: (404) 661-8946
web: http://www.adawkinsgallery.com
permalink: http://festivalguide.acpinfo.org/listings/view/1143
ACP Listing #: 067

Panel Discussion: Fri, Oct 5, 6pm - 7pm

Dreaming Identities

Panel Discussion with the Artists moderated by Deborah Willis. Please see ACP #064 for more information.

Southwest Arts Center
915 New Hope Road
Atlanta, GA 30331  [map: Google Maps]

Atlanta Preservation Center
© Atlanta Preservation Center
Re-Placing Atlanta
The Atlanta Preservation Center
Featuring work by: John Dean, Jody Fausett, "Panorama" Ray Herbert, David Knox, Sheila Pree Bright, Marcia Vaitsman

Exhibition: Fri, Oct 5, to Fri, Nov 9 2012

Curated by Constance Lewis and Jerry Cullum, Re-Placing Atlanta encourages a closer look at what is historically woven into a contemporary landscape. New or recontextualized work by the artists presents a thoughtfully composed imagining of Atlanta to Atlanta. These artists approach the theme with diverse and distinctively individual aesthetics, materials, and points of view. Whether pursuing culturally and historically significant neighborhoods and landscapes or threatened pieces of Atlanta architecture, each uses the photographic medium as an invitation to contemplate layers of history in the vernacular environment through images that respond to local scenes and structures in which the past is hidden in plain sight.

The curators challenged these well-known photographers to address issues related to, but somewhat outside, their previous subject matter. Their new works investigate the traces of the past in the present—a past that includes the largely forgotten archives of the late Panorama Ray, whose panoramic photographs form a point of departure.

The exhibition, which reflects the Atlanta Preservation Center’s mission of promoting the preservation of Atlanta's historically and culturally significant sites through advocacy and education, is in APC’s Drawing Room Gallery in the 1856 Lemuel P. Grant Mansion.

Opening Reception: Fri, Oct 5, 6:30pm - 9pm

Artists Talk: Fri, Oct 19, 6:30pm - 9pm

The Atlanta Preservation Center
327 St. Paul Avenue SE
Atlanta, GA 30312  [map: Google Maps]
hours: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri: 10am - 4pm
p: (404) 688-3353
web: http://www.preserveatlanta.com
permalink: http://festivalguide.acpinfo.org/listings/view/1161
ACP Listing #: 065

Linda Foard Roberts
© Linda Foard Roberts
ACP Collaboration: Panel Discussion Moderated by Curator Deb Willis
Southwest Arts Center
Featuring work by: Delphine Fawundu, Linda Foard Roberts, Susan Kae Grant, Nashormeh Lindo, Lynn Marshall Linnemeier, Jeanne Moutoussamy-Ashe, Sheila Pree Bright, Susan Ross, Carla Williams, Cheryl Younger

Panel Discussion: Fri, Oct 5, 6pm

Deborah Willis will moderate a conversation with several of the exhibiting artists on the evolving meaning of memory. The panel discussion will be immediately followed by a reception for the artists and book signing at Arnika Dawkins Gallery at 4600 Cascade Road (a shuttle between the two venues will be provided).

The exhibition Dreaming Identities contains 40 works contributed by ten notable female fine art photographers. Dreaming Identities will be on view until December 1, 2012. This program is presented by Arnika Dawkins Gallery.

Southwest Arts Center
915 New Hope Road
Atlanta, GA 30331  [map: Google Maps]
p: (404) 613-3220
permalink: http://festivalguide.acpinfo.org/listings/view/1175
ACP Listing #: 064

Ruth Gogel
© Ruth Gogel
Atlanta Photographic Society Salon
UUCA
Featuring work by: Judith Dunne, Ruth Gogel, Stan Greenberg, Jim Harrison, Al McLeod, Vinnie Metzger, Janerio Morgan, Luis Pita

Exhibition: Tue, Oct 9, to Fri, Oct 26 2012

This group exhibition showcases the creative photography of over a dozen Atlanta photographic Society members, both professional and amateur.

Artists Reception: Sat, Oct 20, 7pm - 9pm

Reception and Awards Ceremony

This reception is free and open to the general public. Awards will be presented around 8PM.

UUCA
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://atlantaphotographic.org
permalink: http://festivalguide.acpinfo.org/listings/view/1015
ACP Listing #: 081

Richard Ross
© Richard Ross
Juvenile-In-Justice: Photographs by Richard Ross
Kennesaw State University: Sturgis Library Art Gallery
Featuring work by: Richard Ross

Exhibition: Tue, Oct 9, to Thu, Nov 1 2012

Richard Ross spent five years interviewing and photographing juveniles in the justice system.  He visited and documented over 350 detention and correction facilities, treatment centers, group homes, police departments, juvenile courtrooms, shelters, interview rooms, and maximum-security lock-down and non-lock-down shelters.  The resulting photographs reveal the realities and hardship of daily life for incarcerated minors.  A group of these photographs were published in Harper’s Magazine and were awarded the prestigious 2012 National Magazine Award for News and Documentary Photography.  The raw power of this work is certain to stimulate valuable conversation and debate. 

Juvenile-in-Justice:  Photographs by Richard Ross was organized by the Nevada Museum of Art where it had the exclusive sponsorship of the Wilhelm Hoppe Family Trust.  At Kennesaw State University, the work is presented in conjunction with the Center for Sustainable Journalism and the KSU student chapter of the Society for Professional Journalists, and supported by the Student Activities and Budget Advisory Committee (SABAC).

In addition to the hours listed below, the exhibition is open Wednesday and Thursday evenings from 7-9 p.m. and is closed on University and public holidays.

Opening Reception: Tue, Oct 9, 5pm - 8pm

Kennesaw State University: Sturgis Library Art Gallery
1000 Chastain Rd. Bldg. 17, lower level
Kennesaw, GA 30144  [map: Google Maps]
hours: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu: 11am - 3pm
Sat: 1pm - 4pm
p: (770) 499-3223
permalink: http://festivalguide.acpinfo.org/listings/view/1025
ACP Listing #: 080

Lecture: Tue, Oct 9, 5pm - 6pm

Juvenile-In-Justice: Photographs by Richard Ross

Kennesaw State University: Prillaman Hall Auditorium
1000 Chastain Rd. Bldg. 41, Room 1000
Kennesaw, GA 30144  [map: Google Maps]
p: (770) 499-3223
web: http://www.kennesaw.edu/arts/galleries/events.html

Gail Des Jardin
© Gail Des Jardin
Entwined
Bob Steele Salon Atlanta Post Riverside
Featuring work by: Gail Des Jardin

Exhibition: Fri, Oct 12, to Thu, Jan 31 2013

Bob Steele Salon proudly presents an exhibition by Atlanta photographer, Gail Des Jardin, that explores the inherent beauty of nature entwined with itself and the man-made world.

Opening Reception: Fri, Oct 12, 6pm - 8pm

Bob Steele Salon Atlanta Post Riverside
4403 Northside Parkway, Ste. 160
Atlanta, GA 30327  [map: Google Maps]
hours: Tue, Wed, Thu: 10am - 8pm
Fri: 9am - 5:30pm
Sat: 8am - 4:30pm
p: (404) 262-9499
web: http://www.bobsteele.com
permalink: http://festivalguide.acpinfo.org/listings/view/1132
ACP Listing #: 084

Larry H. Webb
© Larry H. Webb
Reinhardt University "Year of China" Photography & Video Exhibition
Reinhardt University Fincher Visual Arts Center
Featuring work by: Various Artists, Michelle Harlow, Larry H. Webb, Pamela Wilson

Exhibition: Thu, Oct 18, to Wed, Nov 14 2012

Reinhardt University's "Year of China" events during the 2012-2013 academic year include this exhibition of photographs and video projects featuring images of China and Tibet. All are created by Reinhardt faculty, staff, students and others, recorded during trips. Each academic year since 2003, Reinhardt designates a region of the world for students to learn more about. And students accomplish this through music, a film-and-discussion series, faculty and guest lectures, student-created videos and live presentations, a travel tour, personal and classroom in-depth study, and hands-on interaction. Through this "Year of ..." focus, Reinhardt intends to promote understanding of varied cultures, businesses, histories, geographies and faiths, and to help internationalize the Reinhardt experience. This "Year of China" exhibition's images reflect the different ways individuals in an academic community can approach recording visual images, whether still or moving: a biology professor's eye notes the scientific characteristics of a salamander; an English professor senses the drama of a herd of goats noisily blocking a dusty, rural road; and a communication professor captures universally shared subtleties reflected in a human face. These images of China and Tibet, whether urban or profoundly rural, reveal vivid details about life in this diverse region of our world.

Opening Reception: Thu, Oct 18, 6:30pm - 9:30pm

Reinhardt University "Year of China" Photography & Video Exhibition

Opening Night Reception for Reinhardt University's "Year of China" Photography & Video Exhibition

Reinhardt University Fincher Visual Arts Center
7300 Reinhardt Circle
Waleska, GA 30183  [map: Google Maps]
p: (770) 720-5600
web: http://www.reinhardt.edu/yearof
permalink: http://festivalguide.acpinfo.org/listings/view/1071
ACP Listing #: 105

Alex Darling
© Alex Darling
NINE: Frames of Reference
pb&j gallery
Featuring work by: Michael Bryant, Bob Burkhardt, Alex Darling, Robin Davis, Don Harris, Jodi Hersh, David Hollander, Joey Potter, Rob Simmons

Exhibition: Sat, Oct 20, to Fri, Nov 30 2012

NINE: Frames of Reference presented by pb&j gallery.

This annual exhibition showcases nine talented local and national photographers spanning diverse backgrounds, specialties and subject matter. Their singular visions range from traditional representational imagery to more unusual contemporary techniques.

Opening Reception: Sat, Oct 20, 7pm - 10pm

pb&j gallery
35 Howard St., SE
Atlanta, GA 30317  [map: Google Maps]
hours: Thu, Fri, Sat: 12pm - 5pm
p: (404) 606-1856
web: http://www.pbjart.com/shows.php
permalink: http://festivalguide.acpinfo.org/listings/view/1053
ACP Listing #: 111

William Albert Allard/Nat Geo
© William Albert Allard/Nat Geo
National Geographic Greatest Photographs of the American West
Booth Western Art Museum
Featuring work by: Ansel Adams, David Harvey, NASA

Exhibition: Sat, Oct 27, to Sun, Mar 10 2013

The romance – and reality – of the American West in real-time will be on display as “National Geographic Greatest Photographs of the American West” opens simultaneously in 10 national venues, including at Booth Western Art Museum in Cartersville, GA, and the National Geographic Museum in Washington, DC. The show presents for the first time in one exhibition an unprecedented collection of iconic images of the West created by 83 National Geographic photographers over a span of some 125 years and including such well-known names as William Henry Jackson and Ansel Adams. A companion book to the exhibition, "National Geographic Greatest Photographs of the American West: Capturing 125 Years of Majesty, Spirit and Adventure" (National Geographic Books, October 2012), features 175 photographs, including rarely published and never-before-seen images.

The exhibition is organized by the National Museum of Wildlife Art in collaboration with the National Geographic Society and Museums West. Presented by the Mays Family Foundation.

Lecture: Fri, Oct 26, 10:30am - 4pm

Photography Symposium

As part of the 10th Annual Southeastern Cowboy Festival & Symposium, four guest speakers will discuss the impact and evolution of photography in America. Scheduled to speak are: Michelle Anne Delaney, Director, Consortium for Understanding the American Experience - Smithsonian. Delaney will discuss "Selling Buffalo Bill" – based on the work of Ruth Casebier and others. Mark Osterman, Process Historian at George Eastman House, will present on the field techniques used by early Western photographers. Bob Yellowlees, Owner of Lumiere Fine Art Photography Gallery, will present a lecture on “Collecting Photography 101.” Rounding out the speakers will be Peter Essick,
Photographer, discussing “Shooting for National Geographic.”

Booth Western Art Museum
501 Museum Drive
Cartersville, GA 30120  [map: Google Maps]
hours: Tue, Wed, Fri, Sat: 10am - 5pm
Thu: 10am - 8pm
Sun: 1pm - 5pm
p: (770) 387-1300
web: http://www.boothmuseum.org
permalink: http://festivalguide.acpinfo.org/listings/view/1013
ACP Listing #: 116

Hapeville Historical Society
© Hapeville Historical Society
Over a Century of Things Changing and Things Staying the Same
Norton Arts Center
Featuring work by: Hapeville Historical Society, Local Groups & Individuals

Exhibition: Sat, Oct 27, 1pm - 7pm

The Atlanta airport area, including the small town of Hapeville, as a transportation center for the Southeast began to take form in the early 1800s. First railroads and trains, then automobiles and highways, and then airports and planes. The opportunities as well as challenges for development, growth, and prosperity for this area are tied very closely to the advances and challenges in transportation.

Norton Arts Center
781 N. Central Ave
Hapeville, GA 30354  [map: Google Maps]
hours: Sat: 1pm - 7pm
p: (404) 766-3442
web: http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Hapeville-Arts-Alliance/198028286880528
permalink: http://festivalguide.acpinfo.org/listings/view/1131
ACP Listing #: 118

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