Arts Agenda - Outside's in

Eighty Exhibitors (including Clementine Hunter, whose "Life On the Plantation" is pictured above) will gather for Folk Fest 2000, one of the most comprehensive concentrations of Outsider art in the country. The three-day event at the North Atlanta Trade Center, I-85 and Indian Trail Road, kicks off Friday, Aug. 18, at 5 p.m. with a meet-the-artist party with hundreds of folk artists such as Woody Long and Annie Wellborn. Throughout the weekend, visitors may view, discuss and purchase rare folk art from mostly Southern collectors. A 50-lot Masterpiece Auction on Friday at 8:30 p.m. will include pieces by Sam Doyle and Clementine Hunter. Saturday and Sunday's festivities include the Folk Fest's recent addition of the Educational Symposia. Among the speakers is Lynne Spriggs who will discuss her two-year research and curating project on Sam Doyle and the culture of St. Helena, S.C. Her Local Heroes exhibit is currently at the High Museum of Folk Art and Photography Galleries. Folk Fest admission is $15 for the full weekend or $6 per day.


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


ELVIS WADE & THE ASO The Elvis impersonator performs with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra as part of the Country/Classic Chastain Concert Series. Chastain Park Amphitheatre, 4469 Stella Drive. Aug. 16. 8:30 p.m. $19-$42. 404-733-5000.

Theater: openings

BARD-A-THON Soul-stice Repertory Ensemble presents its Shakespeare-reading marathon, featuring Hamlet, Macbeth, Julius Caesar, Richard III and more. Conant Performing Arts Building, Oglethorpe University, 4484 Peachtree Road. Aug. 20. 8 a.m.-6 p.m. $5. 770-591-3036.

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. Aug. 17-Sept. 2. Wed.-Sat. 8 p.m., Sun. 3 p.m. $6-$12. 404-870-7734.

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. Aug. 18-Sept. 9. Thurs.-Sat. 8 p.m., Sun. 7 p.m. $12-$15. 404-284-1151.

KWAIDAN The Center for Puppetry Arts presents Ping Chong's full-scale theatre work for adults based on three Japanese ghost stories. Mainstage Theater, 1404 Spring St. Aug. 17-27. Thurs.-Sat. 8 p.m., Sun. 5 p.m. $14-$16. 404-873-3391.

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. Aug. 17-Sept. 3. Thurs.-Sat. 8 p.m., Sun. 4 p.m. $10. 404-627-6160.

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., N.E. Aug. 6, 12, 20 and 25. Fri.-Sat. 7:30 p.m., Sun. 6:30 p.m. $10-$15. 404-874-5299.

BRIAR PATCH Sensurround Stagings presents the play about a dark, comic love triangle set on the edge of the Great Dismal Swamp. The Art Farm, 835 Wylie St. in Cabbagetown. Through Aug. 19. Thurs.-Sat. 8 p.m., Sun. 5 p.m. $10-$12. 404-524-0302.

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.

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.

MASS APPEAL Centerstage North Theatre presents Bill C. Davis' play about a priest of a prosperous Catholic congregation and the new idealistic seminarian he takes under his wing. The Art Place-Mountain View, 3330 Sandy Plains Road, Marietta. Aug. 11-13 and 17-19. Thurs.-Sat. 8 p.m., Sun. 2 p.m. $10-$14. 770-529-3636.

THE MUSICAL COMEDY MURDERS OF 1940 John Bishop's comic romp about the more ridiculous aspects of show biz and the corny thrillers of Hollywood's heyday. Startime Dinner Theatre, 608 Holcomb Bridge Road, Roswell. Through Aug. 20. Fri.-Sun. 2 p.m. $29.50-$39.50. 770-924-3220.

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.

Visual arts: openings

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. Aug. 18-31. Tues.-Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun. noon-5 p.m. 770-719-7539.

FOLK FEST 2000 The event includes self-taught art, outsider art, 20th century folk art and more from more than 80 national galleries and dealers. Educational symposia and an auction also featured. North Atlanta Trade Center, I-85 and Indian Trail Road. Aug. 18-20. Fri. 5-10 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m.-7 p.m. & Sun. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. $6-$15. 770-932-1000.

GALLERIE DORITA presents an exhibition of works by Richard Gladson and Robert Gardner that highlight texture, color, contrast and form. 3224 Peachtree Road. Aug. 18-Sept. 30. Tues.-Sat. 10:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. 404-869-0041.

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. Opening Reception Aug. 19 from 7-10:30 p.m. 1393 North Highland Ave. Through Aug. Tues.-Sun. noon-6 p.m. 404-892-0556.

THE SHEDSPACE EXHIBITIONS Widget/Devil, an exhibition of new works by Charlotte and Tom Wegrzynowski now on display. 2459 Boulevard Drive, East Lake. Aug. 19. 6-8 p.m. 404-288-8572.

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.

AMERICAN MUSEUM OF PAPERMAKING Visions & Voyages: A Renaissance Within, a showcase of recent cast-paper sculpture by Kim Kettler. 500 10th St. Through August 18. Mon.-Fri. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. 404-894-6663.

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 CONTEMPORARY ART CENTER Between Space and Time: Contemporary Norwegian Sculpture and Installation, an exhibition with a deep interest in the spiritual and archetypal forms drawn from folklore and culture. 535 Means St. Through Aug. 19. Tues.-Sat. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. $1-$3. 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.

BENDER FINE ART Urban Aesthetic, a two-person show by David FeBland and Stephen Magsig who view the urban scene from very different perspectives. 309 E. Paces Ferry Road. Through Aug. 19. Tues.-Fri. 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Sat. noon-5 p.m. 404-842-1913.

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. Through Jan. 6. Reflections: The Global Representation of Puppetry in Posters, a collection of 85 rare posters from around the world. Rene: From Then Till Now, showcases the variety of Rene's work as a puppeteer. Through Aug. 19. 1404 Spring St. Mon.-Sat. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. $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 exhibition 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.

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 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. Visions of the Frontier: American Landscapes from the Collection of Ted Turner, an exhibition of 16 paintings depicting the unspoiled beauty of the American frontier from Turner's collection. Through Aug. 20. 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.

KNOKE GALLERIES Self-Taught American Artists of the South, an exhibition now on display. 5325 Roswell Road, N.E. Through Aug. 16. Mon.-Fri. 10 a.m.-6:30 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 404-252-0485.

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.

MACON & COMPANY FINE ART Recent paintings by Linda Mitchell that view life from the midpoint, obsessing with beginnings and endings, as well as the pull of extremes. 1198 Howell Mill Road. Through Aug. 19. Tues.- Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 404-603-9122.

MARIETTA/COBB MUSEUM OF ART Selections from the Permanent Collection, an exhibition that features works from the vault, showcasing a wide range of work from the late 19th and 20th century. 30 Atlanta St., Marietta. Through Aug. 20. Tues.-Sat. 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun. 1-5 p.m. $3-$5. 770-528-1444.

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.

MOVING SPIRITS GALLERY Goddesses: Forces Within, an exhibition of Tunde Afolayan's recent paintings that celebrate women and their spirituality. 1025 Edgewood Ave. Through Aug. 20. Wed.-Sat. 1-9 p.m. 404-525-2171.

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.

RAYMOND LAWRENCE GALLERY Renovating Painting, an exhibit of unusual works by local artists Jesse Hamrick, Jory Gaunce and Troy Eittreim. Zebu Center in the TULA Art Center, 75 Bennett St., Suite M-1. Through Aug. 19. Mon.-Fri. 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Sat. noon-5 p.m. 404-352-5058.

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.

SPRUILL CENTER GALLERY Take a Second Look, an exhibit of works made from recycled materials by artists Michael Asente, Sally Mankus, Robert Walden and more. 4681 Ashford Dunwoody Road. Through Aug. 19. Wed.-Sat. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. 770-394-4019.

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.

WILLIAM BREMAN JEWISH HERITAGE MUSEUM My Father's Pawnshop, a temporary exhibition of paintings by Maxine Yalovitz-Blankenship about her experiences growing up Jewish in a small town in Rome, GA. 1440 Spring St. Through Aug. 18. Mon.-Thurs. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Fri. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. $3-$5. 404-873-1661.

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.??

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