Arts Agenda - Welcome to paradise

The Contemporary launches ArtParty 2000

Looking for the bliss of El Dorado, Shangri-la or Nirvana? That quest might seem impossible in our heat- and traffic-choked city. Enter the Contemporary to deliver us from evil. Transforming its environs for just one night, the art center becomes Paradise for ArtParty 2000 on Sept. 9.This year, honorary chairman Michael Stipe lends his imprimatur to the event that promises a heady cocktail of art, music, fashion, performance and edibles. Outside, under the tented exo-skeleton, the evening's headliner will be international dance diva Crystal Waters on a bill that also includes performances by electronica band Aerial and Michelle Malone. Between other acts, DJ Zano will spin a web of everything from jazz to dance music. In addition to a 5,000-square-foot dance floor, the Oasis in the back courtyard will tempt guests to indulge in henna tattoos, psychic readings and massage. VIP ticket holders will have access to an air-conditioned rooftop terrace across the street for bird's-eye views of the bash and the Atlanta skyline.

As always, the annual ArtParty launches the opening for the art center's fall exhibitions: The Boat of My Life, a room-sized installation by Russian artist Ilya Kabakov; Drawings, by Atlanta artist Corrine Colarusso; mixed-media work by the late James Castle; and architect Wellington Reiter's Monumental Presence, which meditates on the form and concept of cemeteries through drawings and models. For other visual pleasures, Nexus Press debuts a new artists' book and the Contemporary studio artists invite guests to visit their creative spaces.

The event is a fundraiser for the city's largest alternative artspace and should draw more than 3,500 revelers, who are encouraged to "dress to thrill." — Cathy Byrd

Atlanta Contemporary Art Center hosts its 18th annual fundraising soiree, ArtParty 2000, Sept. 9 from 8 p.m.-1 a.m.. Tickets are $35 general admission, $75 VIP in advance, and $45 general admission, $100 VIP day of event. 404-688-1970. 535 Means St.?


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.

INDEPENDENCE FESTIVITY Grupo Cultura Foundation and Agnes Scott College Hispanic Awareness Society present the folk dance and music program to commemorate the independence of 12 countries, including Cuba, Mexico, Panama and more. Gaines Auditorium, Presser Hall, 141 East College Ave., Decatur. Sept. 9. 8-10 p.m. 770-623-6687.


THE DELUXE VAUDEVILLE ORCHESTRA performs in concert featuring a distinctive mixture of tangos, rancheras, beguines and American standards at the Art Station Theatre, 5384 Manor Drive, Stone Mountain. Sept. 7-9. Thurs.-Sat. 8 p.m., Sun. 3 p.m. $15-$21. 770-469-1105.

EARL KLUGH performs a jazz concert infused with sounds from almost every musical genre. Robert Ferst Center for the Arts, Georgia Tech, 349 Ferst Drive. Sept. 8. 8 p.m. $35. 404-894-2787.

THE GARLANDIA ENSEMBLE Minstrels of Albion, a concert by the Medieval band consisting of traditional Scots ballads, a Morris Dance, works by the Inchcolm Antiphoner and more. Presented in conjunction with the Olde English Festival. St. Bartholemew's Episcopal Church, 1790 La Vista Road. Sept. 9. 4 p.m. $2-$4.

Theater: openings

DINNER WITH FRIENDS Alliance Studio Theatre presents the Pulitzer Prize-winning play about marriage and friendship in the modern world. Woodruff Arts Center, 1280 Peachtree St. Sept. 9-Oct. 15. Tues.-Fri. 8 p.m., Sat. 2:30 and 8 p.m., Sun. 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. $21-$27. 404-733-5000.

GREASE Neighborhood Playhouse presents the rockin' musical about the wise-cracking teens at Rydell High. 430 W. Trinity Place, Decatur. Sept. 7-Oct. 15. Thurs.-Sat. 8 p.m., Sun. 2 p.m. $12-$18. 404-373-5311.

GREASE Cobb Community Playhouse presents the musical about a cool greaser boy who falls in love with a sweet, innocent girl. 2060 Lower Roswell Road, Marietta. Sept. 8-30. Fri.-Sat. 7 p.m. $8-$12. 770-565-3995.

I LOVE YOU, YOU'RE PERFECT, NOW CHANGE Horizon Theatre Company presents the musical comedy that takes on the truths and myths of contemporary relationships. 1083 Austin Ave. Sept. 8-Fall 2000. Wed.-Fri. 8 p.m., Sat. 8:30 p.m., Sun. 5 p.m. $16-$25. 404-584-7450.

ONE ACTS 2000 Koalaty Presentations presents a series of one-act plays, including "Taking Stands" and "The First Scene of What's Sure to be a Really Kick Ass Play." Company Acting Studio, 500 D-1 Amsterdam Ave. Sept. 7-24. Thurs.-Sat. 8 p.m., Sun. 2:30 p.m. $10. 770-457-8833.

SOUTH PACIFIC The classic musical by Rodgers and Hammerstein runs at Saint Mark United Methodist, 781 Peachtree St. Sept. 7-9. Thurs.-Sat. 7:30 p.m., Sun. 3:30 p.m. $5-$10. 770-935-1454.

Theater: continuing

THE GOLEM Jewish Theatre of the South presents the play about a rabbi who creates a golem to protect his people in 16th century Prague. Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta's Zaban Park, 5342 Tilly Mill Road, Dunwoody. Through Sept. 24. Thurs. and Sat. 8 p.m., Sun. 3 and 7 p.m. $18-$55. 770-368-7469.

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.

RUN 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. 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. Through 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.

THE TAMING OF THE SHREW The Atlanta Shakespeare Company presents Shakespeare's comedic tale of the battle of the sexes. The New American Shakespeare Tavern, 499 Peachtree St. Through Oct. 1. Thurs.-Sat. 7:30 p.m., Sun. 6:30 p.m. $10-$24.50. 404-874-5299.

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

Visual arts: openings

ANTHONY ARDAVIN GALLERY Savor of France, an exhibition of new works by John Michel, Laurent Schkolnyk and Lou G. now on display. Opening reception Sept. 8 from 6-9 p.m. Donated art will be raffled off to benefit CARE. 309 East Paces Ferry Road, Suite 110. Sept. 8-Oct. 1. Tues.-Fri. 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Sat. noon-5 p.m. 404-233-9686.

ATLANTA CONTEMPORARY ART CENTER ArtParty 2000, an event combining art, music, fashion, dance, food and more to raise money for the arts center. Sept. 9. 8 p.m.-1 a.m. $35-$45. The Boat of My Life, an installation by Ilya Kabakov addressing his flight from the Nazis at age 9. Monumental Presence, an exhibition of works by Wellington Reiter now on display. Drawings by Corrine Colarusso and mixed-media works by James Castle also on display. 535 Means St. Sept. 9-Oct. 21. Tues.-Sat. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. $1-$3. 404-688-1970.

BENDER FINE ART The Faces of Women, an exhibition of paintings by Bradford Brenner now on display. Opening reception Sept. 8 from 6-9 p.m. Donated art will be raffled off to benefit CARE. 309 East Paces Ferry Road, Suite 140. Sept. 8-Oct. 10. Tues.-Fri. 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Sat. noon-5 p.m. 404-842-1913.

BEVERLY LIBBY GALLERY Dancing with Bonnard, oil paintings, ink brush drawings, sculptures and crayon pastels by Wayne Trapp now on display. Opening reception Sept. 8 from 7-10 p.m. Tula Art Center, 75 Bennett St., Suite D-2. Sept. 8-Oct. 27. Tues.-Sat. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. 404-351-1174.

CALLANWOLDE FINE ARTS CENTER Alterior Reflections, an exhibition of Naomi Wakatake's sculptures that create a realm where art attempts to realize the self through reflection. Opening reception Sept. 8 from 7-9 p.m. 980 Briarcliff Road. Sept. 8-Oct. 6. Mon.-Fri. 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. 404-872-5338.

CITY GALLERY EAST The Future of Now, an exhibition of photography by Dan Walsh, Sara Hornbacher, Angela West and more on display. Opening reception Sept. 8 from 5:30-8:30 p.m. 675 Ponce de Leon Ave. Sept. 8-Nov. 5. Mon.-Fri. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 404-817-7956.

DALTON GALLERIES The Truth About Beauty, an exhibition of abstract sculptural works and drawings by Kay Hwang and Richard Beckman examining the fragile source of beauty. Agnes Scott College, 141 East College Ave. Sept. 7-Oct. 13. Mon.-Fri. 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Sat.-Sun. 2-4:30 p.m. 404-471-5361.

DARIOUS & STORY ART GALLERY An exhibition of new paintings by Janice Darr Cua that strive to re-create the flavor of the Renaissance and Neo-Classic images. Champagne reception Sept. 8 from 6-10 p.m. 3255 Peachtree Road. Sept. 8-30. Mon.-Sat. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. 404-240-0540.

ECLECTIC ELECTRIC GALLERY An exhibition of lit mixed-media sculptures by Mary Sullivan Voytek now on display. Opening reception Sept. 9 from 7-9 p.m. 1393 N. Highland Ave. Sept. 9-Oct. 23. Mon.-Fri. 12:30-10 p.m., Sat. 12:30-11 p.m. 404-875-2840.

EVENING GALLERY Elaborations, an exhibition of charcoal abstractions by Joshua Osburn now on display. Opening reception Sept. 8 from 8-11 p.m. 275 East Paces Ferry Road. Sept. 8-Oct. 29. Tues.-Sat. noon-5 p.m. 404-995-0530.

EYEDRUM Growth, an exhibition of Jill Larson's new works exploring the body and the concept of beauty. Opening reception Sept. 7 from 5-8 p.m. 253 Trinity Ave. Sept. 7-Oct. 7. Wed. and Sat. noon-5 p.m., Thurs.-Fri. 2-5 p.m. 404-522-0655.

GALERIE TIMOTHY TEW Selected Drawings: 1979-1999, an exhibition of works by Isabelle Melchior now on display. Well Bred, an exhibition of Phyllis Stapler's wildlife paintings on display. Chris Bilton also showcases his figurative works, including drawings and paintings. Opening reception Sept. 8 from 7-9:30 p.m. Donated art will be raffled off to benefit CARE. 309 East Paces Ferry Road, Suite 130. Sept. 8-Oct. 10. Tues.-Sat. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. 404-869-0511.

HEAVEN BLUE ROSE GALLERY An exhibition of Ford Smith's abstract paintings on display for one night. 934 Canton St., Roswell. Sept. 9. 7-10 p.m. 770-642-7380.

J. REID GALLERIES Sculpture in the Streets, a show of artworks by folk artist Charlie Dingler and glass blower Rozelle Morton-Bush. Presented in conjunction with the Buford Artists Colony's Artrageous Weekend. 75 Main St., Buford. Sept. 9-10. Noon-5 p.m. 770-271-0008.

LANSDELL GALLERIES The New Directions of Emmy, an exhibition of new works by Emmy Dudley now on display. Opening reception Sept. 8 from 6:30-10 p.m. 1482 Mecaslin St. Sept. 8-Oct. 6. Mon.-Fri. 9:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. 404-876-4466.

THE LOWE GALLERY Groundline, an exhibition of new works on canvas and paper by Steve Seinberg. Felice Sharp's new works on canvas now on display. An exhibition of bronze sculptures by Margarita Checa also on display. 75 Bennett St., Space A-2. Sept. 8-30. Tues.-Fri. 10:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Sat. noon-5 p.m. 404-352-8114.

RAIFORD GALLERY celebrates its fourth anniversary by showcasing artwork from more than 30 artists. 1169 Canton St., Roswell. Sept. 9. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. 770-645-2050.

RIGHT BRAIN ART GALLERY Fourth Annual Student Show, an exhibition featuring artwork by students from summer camps and classes. 664 N. Highland Ave. Sept. 8. 6-8 p.m. 404-872-2696.

ROBERT C. WILLIAMS AMERICAN MUSEUM OF PAPERMAKING WASHI: Japanese Traditions of Hand Papermaking, an exhibition of contemporary sculptural works from the Paper Art Village Project. Opening reception Sept. 7 from 4:30-7:30 p.m. 500 Tenth St. Sept. 7-Dec. 15. Mon.-Fri. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. 404-894-6663.

SOLOMON PROJECTS Spilled in Spaces, an exhibition of new paintings by Wendy White now on display. Opening reception Sept. 8 from 6-8 p.m. 1037 Monroe Drive. Sept. 8-Oct. 14. Wed.-Sat. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. 404-875-7100.

SPRUILL GALLERY Remnants: Threads of Memory, an exhibition of works by fiber artists now on display. Signatures in Fabric III, a collection of contemporary art quilts from The Art Quilt Network also on display. Opening reception Sept. 8 from 7:30-9 p.m. 4681 Ashford Dunwoody Road. Sept. 8-Oct. 27. Wed.-Sat. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. 770-394-4019.

SUNTRUST PLAZA Viewpoints, an exhibition of photography by seven local artists, including Jenny Clifton, Ann Johnson, Suzanne Lee and others. 303 Peachtree St. Sept. 7-Jan. 15. Mon.-Fri. 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 404-816-9777.

THOMAS DEANS & COMPANY New Acquisitions, an exhibition of oil paintings, watercolors and drawings by various artists now on display. Opening reception Sept. 8 from 6:30-9:30 p.m. Tula Art Center, 75 Bennett St. Sept. 8-Oct. 30. Tues.-Sat. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. 404-352-3778.

VERMILION GALLERY Body Art, an exhibition of handcrafted wearable art by Tim Harding, Fern Wayne, Kitty Noble and others. West Paces Ferry Road. Sept. 8-24. Mon.-Fri. 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun. noon-5 p.m. 404-869-9845.

VESPERMANN GALLERY The Flavor of Italy Translated into American Glass an exhibition of glass artworks created in the Italian technique now on display. Opening reception Sept. 8 from 6-9 p.m. 309 East Paces Ferry Road. Sept. 8-29. Mon.-Sat. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. 404-266-0102.

WILLIAM BREMAN JEWISH HERITAGE MUSEUM Hello Ema, Hello Abba: Celebrating Southern Jewish Camping Experiences, an exhibition of photographs highlighting the social history of the summer camp experience in the Atlanta Jewish community. 1440 Spring St. Sept. 10-Jan. 28. Mon.-Thurs. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Fri. 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Sun. 1-5 p.m. $3-$5. 404-873-1661.

Visual arts: continuing

1000 TOWER WALK Photographs from Abroad, an exhibition of Jennifer Julian's silver gelatin prints that offer viewers an intimate look at Europe. Reception Oct. 5 from 6-8 p.m. 3340 Peachtree Road. Through Dec. 31. Mon.-Fri. 8 a.m.-7 p.m. 404-816-9777.

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.

THE ARTS FOR ALL GALLERY Cabbagetown: Once Upon a Time, an exhibition of photography by Oraien Catledge presented in conjunction with Atlanta Celebrates Photography. Artist reception Sept. 7 and Oct. 5 from 5-8 p.m. 57 Forsyth St. Through Oct. 27. Mon.-Fri. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. 404-221-1270 ext. 10.

ART STATION CONTEMPORARY ARTS CENTER Inspirations of Modern & Abstract Masters, an exhibition of Karin Van Der Palm's abstract works. From Paris to Atlanta, the Oeuvre of Chouaieb Saidi, an exhibition now on display. The Member Juried Show, an exhibition also on display. 5384 Manor Drive, Stone Mountain. Through Oct. 29. Tues.-Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 770-469-1105.

ARTWALK AT LENOX Wax Works: Five Encaustic Artists from Georgia, an exhibition focusing on the work of five artists who use wax in their artworks. Lenox Square Promenade, 3393 Peachtree Road. Through Nov. 12. Mon.-Sat. 10 a.m.-9 p.m., Sun. noon-6 p.m. 770-435-5180.

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. Gallery 100, 1280 Peachtree St. Through 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.

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-FULTON PUBLIC LIBRARY Hispanic Traditions Art Exhibit, a show celebrating National Hispanic Heritage Month with works by Juan Diaz, Hector Viteri, Berta Plata and others. One Margaret Mitchell Square. Through Oct. 31. Mon. and Fri.-Sat. 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Tues.-Thurs. 9 a.m.- 8 p.m., Sun. 2-6 p.m. 404-730-1700.

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.

AURORA Flicker, an exhibition of colored photographs by Laura Reynolds now on display. Closing reception Sept. 8 at 7 p.m. 468 Moreland Ave. Through Sept. 10. Mon.-Wed. 6:30 a.m.-8 p.m., Thurs.-Fri. 6:30 a.m.-11 p.m., Sat. 7 a.m.-11 p.m., Sun. 7 a.m.-8 p.m. 404-523-6856.

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.

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 Post Summerism: or After Summer Show, a new exhibit by the Roswell Fine Arts Alliance now on display. Opening reception Sept. 8 from 6-8 p.m. 41 Oak St., Roswell. Through Oct. 1. Daily noon-6 p.m. 770-645-2434.

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.

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 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 Jan. 1. 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 SKLO Latin Rhythms, an exhibition of new paintings by Latin-American artists, featuring the classical nudes of J. Fernando Ochoa, the abstracts of Waldo Vinces and the organic abstractions of Heber Banda. Opening reception Sept. 8 from 6-10 p.m. TULA Art Center, Suite E-2, 75 Bennett St. Through Oct. 21. Tues.-Fri. 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Sat. noon-5 p.m. 404-350-9763.

GALLERY V LTD. The Main Attraction, an exhibition of watercolors by Frank Broadhurst now on display. Imagery in Color, an exhibition of oil paintings by Martha Fisher also on display. 10 Elizabeth Way, Roswell. Through September. Mon.-Sat. 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. 770-992-4144.

GEORGIA CAPITOL BUILDING The Capitol Gallery Exhibition, a show presenting artwork by some of the best Artists-In-Education artists. 431 State Capitol Drive. Through Sept. 11. Mon.-Fri. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. 404-685-2787.

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.

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. Van Gogh's Starry Night, an exhibition of three of Van Gogh's paintings on loan from the Museum of Modern Art. Through Nov. 5. 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.

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.

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

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.

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. Through Sept. 30. Mon.-Sat. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 404-266-2636.

SWISSOTEL ATLANTA Mixed Messages, an exhibition of photography by Bobi Dimond now on display as part of the hotel's Life in the Lobby Series. Opening reception Sept. 9 from 5-9 p.m. 3391 Peachtree Road. Through Sept. 13. Tues.-Sat. 5-9 p.m. 404-365-0065.

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.

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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