Arts Agenda - Deliberate speed

Intimate space bodes well in Twelve Angry Men

Class Act Theatre exercised some sound judgment in choosing to stage the legal chestnut Twelve Angry Men. The new theater occupies a tiny storefront playhouse on the same Marietta block as Theatre in the Square. The intimate environment snugly suits Reginald Rose's jury drama, giving the audience, seated on folding chairs "in the round," the sense of being confined in the juror room along with the cast. When the play's arguments heat up, at times you're tempted to throw in your 2 cents as well.The simplicity of Twelve Angry Men also proves fitting for a fledgling theater with limited resources and some unpolished actors. The no-frills efficiency of Rose's construction and his plain, emblematic characterizations make it a relatively "easy" staging that carries its own momentum. Mostly brisk and involving, the story explores the tensions of jury deliberations when Juror Eight (Brian Turner) stands alone to argue reasonable doubt in a racially fraught homicide case that appears air-tight.

Despite the many discussions as to whether witness testimony holds up, Twelve Angry Men commands more interest for the ebb and flow of group dynamics, in which the men change or defend opinions not solely on the strength of evidence, but by their own feelings about Eight's integrity and the prejudices they carry with them. Fans of the "reality" TV shows "Survivor" and "Big Brother" will enjoy the jury's shifting factions.

The key players are generally solid, notably Turner as schoolteacherish Juror Eight, Chet Anekwe as imposingly learned Juror Four, and, despite his over-the-top tantrums, Tony Binaco as uncouth Juror Three. Some of the other actors are prone to awkwardly flying off the handle and barking at each other, perhaps taking the "Angry" of the title a little too literally.

Twelve Angry Men plays through Sept. 2 at Class Act Theatre, 6 Powder Springs St., Marietta, with performances at 8 p.m. Thurs.-Sat. $10-12. 770-579-3156.

?GARDENHOUSE DANCE COMPANY Mowing, a new outdoor dance piece by choreographer Nicole Livieratos using urban landscapes and a non-motorized mower to re-create the familiar in unfamiliar ways. Sat. Aug. 19-Sept. 9 at West End Park, 111 Oak St.; Sun. Aug. 20-Sept. 10 at Sunken Garden Park, 1000 East Rock Springs; Fri. Sept. 8-22 at Woodruff Park, Peachtree St. and Auburn Ave. Fri. 12:30 p.m., Sat.-Sun. 7 p.m. 404-870-0117.

?ATLANTA CONCERT BAND performs a free summer concert featuring saxophonist Lawrence Gwozdz. The program includes works by Strauss, Sousa, Gershwin and more. Roswell Cultural Arts Center, 950 Forrest St., Roswell. Aug. 27. 2:30 p.m. 404-237-9711.

Theater: Openings
?UN FOR YOUR WIFE The Polk Street Players present the farce by Ray Cooney at the Stellar Cellar Theater, St. James Episcopal Church, 121 Church St., Marietta. Aug. 25-26, Sept. 1-2 and 8-10. Fri.-Sat. 8 p.m., Sun. 2:15 p.m. $5-$12. 770-218-9669.

SOUL POSSESSED Alliance Theatre Company presents a dance/drama written, directed and choreographed by Debbie Allen telling the story of a passionate yet tragic love set in the hot cultural mix of the Louisiana bayou. Woodruff Arts Center, 1280 Peachtree St. Aug. 24-Sept. 24. Tues.-Fri. 8 p.m., Sat. 2:30 and 8 p.m., Sun. 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. $16-$45. 404-733-5000.

VINCENT VAN GOGH: LETTERS TO THEO The free performance features an actor in character reading Vincent's letters to his brother. Fritzi Gallery, Fine Art Int'l, 281 West Wieuca Road. Aug. 24-25. 7:30 p.m. 404-252-1717.

WEEKEND COMEDY A comedy about two couples who mistakenly rent the same cabin for the same weekend. Startime Dinner Theatre, 608 Holcomb Bridge Road, Roswell. Aug. 26-Oct. 7. Fri.-Sat. 6:30-8 p.m., Sun. 2 p.m. $14-$39.50. 770-924-3220.

Theater: Continuing
A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM Noble Productions of Roswell presents four free open-air performances of Shakespeare's classic tale of love and mayhem. Roswell Town Square and Heart of Roswell Park. Through Aug. 26. Sat. 8:30 p.m. 770-641-7922.

A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM The New American Shakespeare Tavern presents Shakespeare's tale about mischievous fairies and a night full of magic, chaos and love. Runs in repertory with Twelfth Night and As You Like It. 499 Peachtree St. Aug. 4, 13, 18 and 26. Fri.-Sat. 7:30 p.m., Sun. 6:30 p.m. $10-$15. 404-874-5299.

ARSENIC AND OLD LACE Cobb Players present the comedy about family madness and a glass of homemade elderberry wine laced with arsenic. The Little General/Cobb Community Playhouse, 2060 Lower Roswell Road, Marietta. Through Aug. 26. Fri.-Sat. 8 p.m. $2-$14. 770-565-4784.

AS YOU LIKE IT The New American Shakespeare Tavern presents Shakespeare's tale about assassination plots, forest hideaways, mistaken identities and weddings. Runs in repertory with Twelfth Night and A Midsummer Night's Dream. 499 Peachtree St. Aug. 6, 12, 20 and 25. Fri.-Sat. 7:30 p.m., Sun. 6:30 p.m. $10-$15. 404-874-5299.

THE DYING GAUL Actor's Express presents Craig Lucas' tale of sexual politics, seduction and treachery set against a sexy, fast-paced backdrop of modern technology. King Plow Arts Center, 887 Marietta St. Through Sept. 2. Thurs.-Sat. 8 p.m., Sun. 7 p.m. $20-25. 404-607-SHOW.

HOLD YOUR PIECE Captive City presents a collection of short plays by Anton Chekhov, Regina Taylor and others. The comic assortment of plays deals with various subjects but ultimately ends in gender warfare. Benefits AID Atlanta. 14th Street Playhouse, 173 14th St. Through Sept. 2. Wed.-Sat. 8 p.m., Sun. 3 p.m. $6-$12. 404-525-3664.

HOT 'N' THROBBING Synchronicity Performance Group presents Paula Vogel's disturbing and comic play with an ironic twist on family values. PushPush Theater, 1123 Zonolite Road. Through Sept. 9. Thurs.-Sat. 8 p.m., Sun. 7 p.m. $12-$15. 404-284-1151.

JUDGED TO DIE The Murder Mystery Players presents the interactive mystery/comedy about the murder of a wealthy lawyer who collected art at the company's expense. The performance includes dinner and prizes. Dave & Busters, 4000 Venture Drive, Suite #15, Duluth. Through Sept. 30. Sat. 8 p.m. $32.95. 770-497-1152.

KWAIDAN The Center for Puppetry Arts presents Ping Chong's full-scale theater work for adults based on three Japanese ghost stories. Mainstage Theater, 1404 Spring St. Through Aug. 27. Thurs.-Sat. 8 p.m., Sun. 5 p.m. $14-$16. 404-873-3391.

THE LIMOUSINE RIDE Peachtree Playhouse presents a comic tale about Hillary Clinton, Nancy Reagan, Barbara Bush and Rosalynn Carter riding in the back of one car. 878 Peachtree St. Through Aug. 27. Thurs.-Sat. 8 p.m., Sun. 7 p.m. $20. 404-875-1193.

LOST IN YONKERS The Aurora Theatre presents Neil Simon's Pulitzer Prize-winning drama about how two brothers' extended stay with their nutty aunt and uncle helps them discover profound lessons on love and life. 3087 Main St., Duluth. Through Aug. 26. Thurs.-Sat. 8 p.m., Sun. 2 p.m. $17-$18. 770-476-7926.

SUMMER THEATER ON THE PLAZA C.A.S.T. presents the series of one act plays, featuring "Nasty Things Murders," "Hello, Ma" and "Donna's Doll Donna." O'Neal Plaza, located between Church and Broad St. in Douglasville. Aug. 12, 19 and 26. 8 p.m. 770-949-2787.

TWELFTH NIGHT The New American Shakespeare Tavern presents Shakespeare's comic tale of mistaken identities and romance. Runs in repertory with A Midsummer Night's Dream and As You Like It. 499 Peachtree St. Aug. 5, 11, 19 and 27. Fri.-Sat. 7:30 p.m., Sun. 6:30 p.m. $10-$15. 404-874-5299.

TWELVE ANGRY MEN Class Act Theatre presents the classic drama. 6 Powder Springs St., Marietta. Through Sept. 2. Thurs.-Sat. 8 p.m. $10-$12. 770-579-3156.

THE TWO-CHARACTER PLAY Tennessee Williams' explosive drama that explores memory, reality and the mysteries of the heart. The Backstage Theatre at 7Stages, 1105 Euclid Ave. Through Sept. 3. Thurs.-Sat. 8 p.m., Sun. 4 p.m. $10. 404-627-6160.

Visual arts: Opening
ATLANTA COLLEGE OF ART GALLERY The 2000 Atlanta College of Art Faculty Exhibition, the annual exhibition of faculty artworks includes painting, computer animation, photography, sculpture and more. Opening reception Aug. 31 from 5-7 p.m. Gallery 100, 1280 Peachtree St. Aug. 25-Oct. 1. Tues., Wed. and Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Thurs.-Fri. 10 a.m.-9:30 p.m., Sun. noon-5 p.m. 770-719-7539.

THE B-COMPLEX Unison, an art exhibit that breaks away from gallery boundaries. Features painting, sculpture and photography from local artists. Opening reception Aug. 25 at 7 p.m. 1272 Murphy Ave. Aug. 25-27. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. 678-362-4996.

MAINSTREET ART COMPANY presents an exhibition of paintings by Kippy S. Hammond now on display. Champagne reception Aug. 26 from 2-6 p.m. 21 South Main St., Alpharetta. Aug. 25-26, 28-29. Mon.-Sat. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. 770-360-9797.

RAYMOND LAWRENCE GALLERY Journeys, an exhibition of Fred Budin's folk-art constructions and Clive King's intricate, oversized drawings. Opening reception Aug. 25 from 7-10 p.m. Zebu Center in the TULA Art Center, 75 Bennett St., Suite M-1. Aug. 25-Sept. 23. Mon.-Fri. 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Sat. noon-5 p.m. 404-352-5058.

THE SHEDSPACE EXHIBITIONS presents an exhibition of new works by Todd Carroll, James Wagner and Jeremy Dost now on display. 1447 Newton Ave., East Atlanta. Aug. 26. 6-8 p.m. 404-288-8572.

SUMMER MURAL PROGRAM Atlanta's Bureau of Cultural Affairs presents new murals created by children from local camps and clubs with the help of professional artists, such as Colleen Lynch, Jason Johnson and others. The murals to be unveiled include: "Fantasy World" Aug. 23 at Chastain Park "Swimming Pool," 240 W. Wieuca Road; "A Look at Atlanta" Aug. 24 at Peachtree Hills Gym, 308 Peachtree Hills Ave.; and "A World at Peace" Aug. 25 at The City Hall East Pedestrian Tunnel under North Ave. 6 p.m. 404-817-6815.

SWAN COACH HOUSE GALLERY A New Aesthetic: Reflective Fabric Sculpture, an exhibition of works by Japanese artists Junichi Arai and Junco Sato Pollack that explores high-tech processes for creating new fabrics. 3130 Slaton Drive. Aug. 23-Sept. 30. Mon.-Sat. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 404-266-2636.

Visual arts: Continuing
1000 TOWER WALK Tranquil Views, landscapes by Helen Zarin and Jeff Surret. 3340 Peachtree Road. Through Aug. 31. Mon.-Fri. 8 a.m.-7 p.m. 404-816-9777.

AMERICAN INTERCONTINENTAL UNIVERSITY Latin-American Expressions 2000, an exhibition of work from local Hispanic artists, including Juan Diaz, Waldo Vince, Agustin Bossio and more. 3330 Peachtree Road. Through Aug. 26. Mon.-Fri. 9 a.m.-6 p.m. 404-965-5804.

THE ART INSTITUTE OF ATLANTA Visions: Faculty Show 2000, an exhibition of faculty works now on display. 6600 Peachtree Dunwoody Road. Through Sept. 16. Mon.-Thurs. 9 a.m.-8 p.m., Fri. 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. 770-394-8300.

ARTISTS' ATELIER Cool Collections, an exhibition featuring contemporary and expressionistic works in watercolor, pastel, acrylic, mixed media, oil and more. 800 Miami Circle, Suite 200. Through Sept. 8. Mon.-Fri. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sat. noon-4 p.m. 404-231-5999.

THE ART PLACE presents an exhibition of works by members of the Artists' Atelier of Atlanta. 3330 Sandy Plains Road, Marietta. Through Sept. 8. Mon.-Fri. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 770-509-2700.

ARTS CLAYTON GALLERY Best of Show, an exhibition of winners from the annual Beaux-Arts Festival now on display. Featured artists include Jill King, Kay Ridge, William Evans and Linda Pollok. 106 N. McDonough St., Jonesboro. Through Aug. Tues.-Fri. 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Sat. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. 770-473-0848.

ARTWALK AT LENOX Manipulated Clay: Five Georgia Artists, an exhibit of clay sculptures by five women artists from Georgia. Lenox Square Promenade. Through Aug. 27. 770-435-1745.

ATLANTA COLLEGE OF ART GALLERY Recent Works By E.K. Huckaby '91, an exhibition of the works by Huckaby and Alice Nisbet now on display. Gallery 100, 1280 Peachtree St. Through Aug. 31. Tues.-Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun. noon-5 p.m. 770-719-7539.

ATLANTA CONTEMPORARY ART CENTER My Community, My World, an exhibition of photography by student participants in "As Seen By Teens 2000" now on display. 535 Means St. Through Nov. 17. Tues.-Sat. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. 404-688-1970.

ATLANTA FINANCIAL CENTER Beyond Speech: The Poetic Paintings of Robert Cogan, an exhibition of poet Bob Cogan's paintings that were inspired from the lyrical rhythms and conceptual underpinnings of his poetry. 3333 Peachtree Road. Through Oct. 26. Mon.-Fri. 8 a.m.-6 p.m. 404-816-9777.

ATLANTA HISTORY MUSEUM When the Spirit Moves: The Africanization of American Movement, an exhibit that examines the history of African American dance and how it became a central part of American culture. 130 W. Paces Ferry Road. Through Nov. 7. Mon.-Sat. 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Sun. noon-5:30 p.m. $4-$10. 404-814-4000.

ATLANTA INTERNATIONAL MUSEUM For God's Eyes: Plates and Vases, an exhibition of work resulting from the collaboration of ceramic artist Tom Spleth and painter Moshe Gershuni. Through Nov. 17. From Africa to America: Honoring Our Ancestors, an exhibit of a variety of works with local, regional and global significance. Through Nov. 11. 285 Peachtree Center Ave. Mon.-Fri. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. $3. 404-688-2467.

ATLANTA PHOTOGRAPHY GROUP GALLERY Alternative Process Show, an exhibition of works by artists who used alternative processes for photography to create aesthetic objects. Featured artists include Les Barta, Jamie Cook, Emily Ross and more. 660 9th St. Through Sept. 9. Wed.-Sat. noon-4 p.m. 404-877-1144.

BANK OF AMERICA PLAZA Decade, an exhibit of sculpture, photographs and prints from the past 10 years by Gregor Turk. 600 Peachtree St. Through Oct. 26. Mon.-Fri. 8 a.m.-6 p.m. 404-816-9777.

BARBARA ARCHER GALLERY Sam Doyle and Friends: 20th Century Folk Art Masters, a selection of paintings by legendary folk artist Sam Doyle as well as works by his contemporaries including Nellie Mae Rowe and Mose Tolliver. Through Sept. 30. 404-815-1545.

THE BLUEMILK PARADIGM ARTSPACE Bugism 2000, an exhibition of William Woolfolk's work that focuses on insects in complex, yet primitive patterns. 1123 Spring St. Through Sept. 1. Mon.-Fri. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 404-815-6991.

CALLANWOLDE FINE ARTS CENTER Zoo: A Morphology, an exhibit of paintings by Angela Willcocks now on display. 980 Briarcliff Road. Through Sept. 1. Mon.-Fri. 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. 404-872-5338.

CENTER FOR PUPPETRY ARTS An Asian Mosaic, an exhibition of characters and stages that embody the ancient art form of puppetry, including Indian string and Indonesian rod puppets, Burmese marionettes, Vietnamese water puppets and more. 1404 Spring St. Through Jan. 6. Mon.-Sat. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Free with admission, $3-$5. 404-873-3391.

CERULEAN FINE ART GALLERY How Does Your Garden Grow?, a new exhibit by the Roswell Fine Arts Alliance now on display. 41 Oak St., Roswell. Through Sept. 1. Daily noon-6 p.m. 770-645-2434.

CITY GALLERY EAST Sight, an exhibition of works by students in the ARTSCool 2000 program. Featured works range from paintings to live performances. 675 Ponce de Leon Ave. Through Aug. 27. Mon.-Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 404-817-6815.

CLARK ATLANTA UNIVERSITY ART GALLERIES To Conserve a Legacy: American Art from Historically Black Colleges and Universities, a consortium of more than 200 works of American art from the 19th and 20th centuries presented jointly with the High Museum of Art. Through Sept. 24. Tues.-Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun. noon-5 p.m. $2-$6. 404-880-6644 ext. 6102.

ECLECTIC ELECTRIC GALLERY A collection of light sculptures with a sense of humor by David Hoover on display. 1393 N. Highland Ave. Through Sept. 4. Mon.-Fri. 12:30-10 p.m., Sat. 12:30-11 p.m. 404-875-2840.

EYEDRUM Layers into Light, an exhibition of paintings, constructions and bookarts. 253 Trinity Ave. Through Sept. 2. Wed. and Sat. noon-5 p.m., Fri. 9 p.m.-midnight. 404-522-0655.

FAYE GOLD GALLERY The Dream Life of Babies, an exibition of works by Ralph Gilbert now on display. An exhibition of gallery artists also on display. 764 Miami Circle. Through Sept. 10. Tues.-Sat. 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. 404-233-3843.

FERNBANK MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY A Walk Through Georgia, large format landscape photography by Craig M. Tanner. Through Aug. 31. Life & Death Under the Pharaohs explores the span of Egypt's rich history from the Predynastic Period through the Byzantine Period. Featuring more than 300 objects including statues, mummies and more. Through Sept. 2. 767 Clifton Road. Mon.-Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun. noon-5 p.m. $9.95-$11.95. 404-929-6300.

FINE FAMILY ART GALLERY Starry Nights, photographs by Neil Folberg. Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta, 5342 Tilly Mill Road. Through Sept. 11. Sun. 1-6 p.m., Tues. and Thurs. 1-9 p.m. 770-395-2614.

GALLERIE DORITA presents an exhibition of works by Richard Gladson and Robert Gardner that highlight texture, color, contrast and form. 3224 Peachtree Road. Through Sept. 30. Tues.-Sat. 10:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. 404-869-0041.

GALLERY OF THE UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST CONGREGATION Presents an exhibit of works by Carolyn Cordell, Larry Darrow and Kevin Dyer. 1911 Cliff Valley Way. Through Aug. 30. Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun. 9 a.m.-noon. 404-634-5134.

GALLERY SKLO Soft Edges/Hard Lines, new drawings and sculpture by Mark Henderson with a preview of works by Christian Culver. TULA Art Center, Suite E-2, 75 Bennett St. Through Sept. 1. Tues.-Fri. 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Sat. noon-5 p.m. 404-350-9763.

GALLERY V LTD. A New Century, paintings by Helen Kahn on display. Retreat to Nature, watercolor by Ellen Lowderman also on display. 10 Elizabeth Way, Roswell. Through August. Mon.-Sat. 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. 770-992-4144.

GENEMA GALLERY Exile, an exhibit of 50 pieces representing individual responses to the theme of exile. ChristChurch Presbyterian, 81 Peachtree Park Drive. Through Aug. 27. Sun. noon-1 p.m. 404-605-0505.

GEORGIA PERIMETER COLLEGE ART GALLERY Faculty Art Show, an exhibition of paintings, sculpture, pottery, drawings and photography by the visual art faculty now on display. Artists reception Sept. 7 from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Building F, Clarkston campus, 555 North Indian Creek Drive. Through Sept. 18. Mon.-Thurs. 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Fri. 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. 404-299-4136.

GEORGIA STATE UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF ART & DESIGN GALLERIES Looking Forward; Looking Black, an exhibition of works by Emma Amos, Renee Cox, Lesley Dill, Bill Traylor and others. Presented in conjunction with the National Black Arts Festival. 10 Peachtree Center Ave. Through Oct. 6. Mon.-Fri. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. 404-752-8825.

GERTSEV GALLERY Presents works by William Bohlin, Beverly Crawford and Dianna Fitzgerald now on display. 1833 Peachtree Road. Through Sept. 7. Tues.-Sat. noon-9 p.m., Sun. noon-5 p.m. 404-603-8586.

HEAVEN BLUE ROSE GALLERY Celebrating the Curve, drawings of Elena Green with new work by other gallery artists. 934 Canton St., Roswell. Through Sept. 2. Tues.-Sat. 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Sun. 1-4 p.m. 770-642-7380.

HIGH MUSEUM OF ART Narratives of African American Art and Identity: The David C. Driskell Collection, a show comprised of 100 paintings, prints, photographs and sculpture representing the work of more than 60 African American artists. Through Sept. 24. Portraits of a Lady, an installation of portraits by Robert Henri. Through Dec. 10. 1280 Peachtree St. Tues.-Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun. noon-5 p.m. $2-$6. 404-733-HIGH.

HIGH MUSEUM OF FOLK ART AND PHOTOGRAPHY GALLERIES Local Heroes: Paintings and Sculpture by Sam Doyle, a collection of portraits painted in house paint on old roofing tin, works on paper and sculpture. 1280 Peachtree St. Through Oct. 14. Mon.-Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 404-733-HIGH.

JACKSON FINE ART Holding Venus, an exhibit of Keith Carter's works now on display. It Was So Hot We Had To Take Our Clothes Off, a group summer show. New works by Ian McFarlane also on display. 3115 E. Shadowland Ave. Through Sept. 16. Tues.-Sat. 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. 404-233-3739.

KIANG GALLERY In Good Form, an exhibition of abstract works by Timothy App, Grady Black, Robin Rose, Jim Waters and others. 1923 Peachtree Road. Through Sept. 9. Tues.-Fri. 10:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Sat. noon-5 p.m. 404-351-5477.

KUBATANA GALLERY Transgression & Transformation, an exhibition of works by Arturo Lindsay and Michael Harris that explore the surviving spirit and mobilization of Africans and their descendents. Presented with the National Black Arts Festival. 1841 Peachtree Road. Through Sept. 2. Tues.-Fri. 11 a.m.-6 p.m., Sat. noon-5 p.m. 404-355-5764.

LAGERQUIST GALLERY Presents an exhibition by its plein air painters who work directly in the ambience of light and atmosphere. Featured artists include Sandra Anderson, Jason Situ and Sue Stewart. 3235 Paces Ferry Place. Through Aug. 31. Tues.-Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 404-261-8273.

MATRE GALLERY Postures: Concerning the Nude Figure, an exhibition featuring works by Barry Gross, Drake Haley, Kate Sanel and more. 75 Bennett St., Tula Art Center, Space G2. Through Sept. 2. Tues.-Sat. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. 404-350-8399.

MICHAEL C. CARLOS MUSEUM Souvenirs of the Nile: Nineteenth-Century Photographs of Egypt, an exhibition that will be mounted in the Works on Paper Gallery. 571 Kilgo St. on the campus of Emory University. Through Sept. 24. Mon.-Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun. 12-5 p.m. 404-727-4282.

MODERN PRIMITIVE GALLERY Tenth Anniversary Show: Icons of Folk Art, an exhibition of works by Sam Doyle, Archie Byron and Thornton Dial now on display. 1393 North Highland Ave. Through Aug. Tues.-Sun. noon-6 p.m. 404-892-0556.

MUMBO JUMBO Patterns for Commercial Application, an exhibition of Lou Kregel's new paintings that focus on geometric relationships, color interactions and the rhythm implicit in visual patterns. 89 Park Place. Through August. Mon.-Fri. 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Mon.-Sun. 5:30-11 p.m. 404-523-0330.

ONE BUCKHEAD PLAZA Chery Baird: The Sequence Series Paintings, an exhibit of Baird's paintings that involve signs, symbols and patterns structured onto an underlying grid. Upper Lobby, 3060 Peachtree Road. Through Nov. 1. Mon.-Fri. 7 a.m.-6 p.m. 404-816-9777.

RIGHT BRAIN ART GALLERY Art & Antiques, an exhibit of original paintings, antique furniture, decorative arts and textiles from all over the world. 664 N. Highland Ave. Through Sept. 2. Tues.-Sat. noon-5 p.m. 404-872-2696.

SANDLER HUDSON GALLERY Brand New Beginning: A Documentary Project, an exhibit of mixed media works by Rana Rochat that explore the transition of a plant from its natural state to its conceptualization. 1831-A Peachtree Road. Through Sept. 9. Tues.-Fri. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sat. noon-5 p.m. 404-350-8480.

SPELMAN COLLEGE MUSEUM OF FINE ART When the Spirit Moves: The Africanization of American Movement, an exhibit that examines the history of African-American dance and how it became a central part of American culture. 350 Spelman Lane. Through Nov. 18. Tues.-Fri. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sat. noon-5 p.m. 404-881-3643 ext. 2224.

SUNTRUST PLAZA Observations, paintings by Benny Andrews encompassing themes of religion, American history, politics and jazz music. 303 Peachtree St. Through Aug. 30. Mon.-Fri. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. 404-816-9777.

THOMAS DEANS & COMPANY The Quiet Muse: The Still Lifes of John Sinclair, oil paintings and etchings by the British artist. Tula Art Center, 75 Bennett St. Through Aug. 31. Tues.-Sat. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. 404-352-3778.

VAKNIN SCHWARTZ Coming Attractions, an exhibition that compares the different approaches of young, underviewed artists to several central issues in contemporary art. Featured artists include Woody Cornwell, David Isenhour and Sharron Scott. 1831 Peachtree Road. Through Sept. 9. Tues.-Fri. 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sat. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. 404-351-0035.

YOUNGBLOOD GALLERY Altered Ego, a new exhibition now on display. 629 Glenwood Ave. Through Sept. 3. Tues.-Sun. noon-5 p.m. 404-627-6393.

YOUTH ART CONNECTION GALLERY Costume, Prop and Baggage: Behind the Performance, an exhibition of Cheryl Myrbo's work, consisting of large-scale, mixed-media paintings and screens that portray circus/festival life. 63 Auburn Ave. Through Sept. 12. Tues.-Fri. noon-6 p.m. 404-261-3554. u??

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