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Still Raising Hell: The Art, Activism, and Archives of Camille Billops and James V. Hatch

November 28, 2016 @ 8:00 am - May 28, 2017 @ 5:00 pm

Materials from the Camille Billops and James V. Hatch collection at Emory University’s Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library are the subject of this major exhibition. From this collection of African American art, drama and literature, featured items include play scripts, posters, artist interviews, works of art, and more. The exhibition represents a history of works created by black artists for black audiences and explores the intersection of art and activism, with a slate of corresponding public…

Ford Family Days at Center for Civil and Human Rights

April 28
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Daily until April 30, 2017

Ford Motor Company invites families to share the transformative experiences of the Center for Civil and Human Rights April 28 – 30, 2017. All youth under the age of 18 receive FREE admission throughout the weekend.

Mia’s 1st Annual Car, Truck and Motorcycle Show to Benefit Veterans

April 29 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Over 40 awards in over 30 classes of vehicles, DJ, Bands, Doors Prizes, Raffle, Pinup Girls, Food, Vendors, and fun all support Veterans with PTSD. $25 to enter a Vehicle, $20 with Veterans ID, $10 to display only a vehicle and FREE to spectate. Come out and support veterans with ptsd and have a great time.

Children’s Workshop: Drawing in the African Galleries

April 29 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

From form, texture, and contrast in the beaded bowl figure from Cameroon to the lines and values of the Nyau mask from Malawi, children will explore the elements of art using the rich variety of objects in the African Gallery. After completing drawing exercises in the gallery, children will experiment with techniques to build upon those preliminary sketches in a studio setting with artist Angus Galloway. Ages 9–12.

Fabulous Fashions @ The Hill Fashion Show & Exp

April 29 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

The Blessing of Sisterhood presents Fabulous Fashions @ The Hill Fashion Show & Expo on Saturday, April 29, 2017 at 3:00 PM. Tickets are $5 In Advance and $8 At the Door. The event will be held at 725 Pleasant Hill Street in Roswell, Georgia and is open to the public. Expo Vendor Opportunities are still available. For more information, visit www.ThePHCC.org or call 770-993-2707 Ext 202.

Oglethorpe University Winds Ensemble Spring Concert

April 29 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Come join the Oglethorpe Winds for their annual Spring Concert on Saturday, April 29th at 8:00 PM in the Conant Performing Arts Center. This concert is free and open to the public. Under the direction of Mr. Paul Scanling, the OU Winds Ensemble will perform the following selections of music: “Sea Songs” and “March Past of the Kitchen Utensils” by Ralph Vaughan Williams, “Children’s March” by Percy Aldridge Grainger, “Variations on a Shaker Melody” by Aaron Copland, and more.

Meet Judge Penny Brown

April 30 @ 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Join Judge Penny at an “All White Attire” event that will feature Live Entertainment, Dessert Reception, Book Signing, as well as a book reading by Judge Penny from her newly released novel, entitled “My Mother Told Me”. This is an intimate event and your opportunity to meet and greet Judge Penny in person! The Honorable Judge Penny Brown Reynolds is a nationally recognized leader, bold visionary and highly dedicated public servant, former jurist, attorney, theologian, and ordained pastor. My Mother…

Adult Latin Dance Class – CUBAN NIGHTS WITH ANA LLORENTE

May 3 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Weekly on the same day

Adult Latin Dance Class CUBAN NIGHTS WITH ANA LLORENTE WEDNESDAYS 7 - 8PM Join us every Wednesday for a unique dance class in which you will learn Salsa, Cha-Cha, and Rumba Latin dance moves. We invite beginners and dancers with some dance experience to join. No partner is necessary, you can come by yourself and learn to dance. Cost is $17 per person per class or $60 for 4 classes (valid for 90 days) Feel free to bring some friends…

Adult Latin Dance Class – CUBAN NIGHTS WITH ANA LLORENTE

May 3 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Weekly on the same day

Adult Latin Dance Class CUBAN NIGHTS WITH ANA LLORENTE WEDNESDAYS 7 - 8PM Join us every Wednesday for a unique dance class in which you will learn Salsa, Cha-Cha, and Rumba Latin dance moves. We invite beginners and dancers with some dance experience to join. No partner is necessary, you can come by yourself and learn to dance. Cost is $17 per person per class or $60 for 4 classes (valid for 90 days) Feel free to bring some friends…

Prohibition in the Park

May 5 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Heritage Sandy Springs presents an evening in the park to benefit the Sandy Springs Farmers' Market and the historic resources department. Tickets include 5 craft cocktails and hors d'oeuvres. Heritage Sandy Springs is the city’s only repository for Sandy Springs history, maintaining the historic archives and a 1880s historic farm house. Collecting artifacts for over 30 years, we are in the process of uploading thousands of photographs and family histories online, to be shared through the Georgia Digital Library. The…

Paint Duluth

May 11 - May 14

Paint Duluth, a Plein Air event, is from May 11th-May 14th. Artists will get the chance to express their artistry by capturing images of historic Duluth.  The excitement begins with a workshop at Smith Gallery on Thursday, May 11, followed by three days of painting – Friday, May 12, Saturday, May 13 and Sunday, May 14, 2017. Participation is open to all artists and limited to 80 participants. For more information visit here: http://www.paintduluth.com/

King and the Diaspora Opening Reception

May 12 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

The Center for Civil and Human Rights opens its newest collection in the Morehouse College Martin Luther King, Jr. Collection: King and the Diaspora with a reception and conversation. “King and the Diaspora” sheds light on Dr. King’s influence in continental Africa. After the reception, hear how Dr. King’s philosophy in non-violence and civil rights still impacts communities across the globe today.

SPARK Saturday at Center for Civil and Human Rights: Family Ties

May 13 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

May’s SPARK Saturday celebrates diversity in family structures! Youth will participate in carnival-like activities and games that celebrates family structures of all types. Youth can create their own family tree, design a family collage or build a house with their loved ones. No one family is like the other and this day honors the uniqueness of each family.

Freedom Over Me

May 15 @ 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm

The second installment of our Alliance Theatre ALLIANCE(s): In Action partnership features an interactive reading of Ashley Bryan’s Freedom Over Me. This children’s book brings to life the story of 11 slaves and their dreams through imaginative interpretations of slave auction and plantation estate documents. This special reading by the Alliance Theatre Palefsky Collision Project highlights the stark contrast between the monetary value placed on a slave’s life and the priceless value of life experiences and dreams.

Power to Inspire Tribute Dinner

May 18 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

The National Center for Civil and Human Rights honors individuals and organizations that take the protection of every human’s rights personally. Awardees are society’s change agents who shift how we view and respond to equality and justice. Visit www.civilandhumanrights.org/pti-2017 for details

Ahavath Achim Synagogue’s Cultural Arts Series Presents: “A Celebration of Israeli Art”

May 18 @ 6:30 pm - May 21 @ 4:00 pm

The Safrai Fine Art Gallery started in 1935, even before the state of Israel was born! Menachem Safrai, owner of the gallery, has brought works of art by Israeli artists to museums and private collections throughout the world. They represent such recognizable artists as Agam, Ben Avram, Chagall, Ebgi, Shemi, Weil and newer, up-and-coming Israeli artists. Menachem Safrai is joining our community during the gallery showing, and he is bringing over 1000 pieces of art. • 5/18 community-wide, gallery opening…

The Old Fourth Ward Business Association Announces The Third Annual Fire In The Fourth

May 20 @ 3:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Igniting for the third year, the Old Fourth Ward Business Association is thrilled to announce the return of the annual Fire in the Fourth Festival taking place on Saturday, May 20, 2017 from 3 to 11 p.m. Hailing the historic Great Atlanta Fire of 1917, which burned over 50 city blocks in the Old Fourth Ward. This year's fête will celebrate with a never-before-seen interactive installation of the 100-year history of Boulevard. Festival attendees will interact with historical images and…

Jim Crow America: Racial Justice in 2017

May 25 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Explore the residual effect of policies reminiscent of Jim Crow Laws on the criminal justice system and communities of color. Following a welcoming reception, the program features a presentation and interactive roundtable discussion with the Georgia Justice Project and other community organizations. Topics will be focused on criminal justice policy change and community policing reform.

OUMA Presents: Rwandan Reconciliation

June 24 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Weekly on the same day until September 17, 2017

Four Rwandan artists whose lives were impacted by the violence of 1994, Jean Bosco Bakunzi, Willy Karekezi, Izabiriza Moses, and Niyonkuru Canda Bruce, present their most recent, vibrantly colorful paintings that joyfully celebrate the rebirth of Rwandan culture. This exhibit has been made possible by the efforts of Anne Gabongayire who was recently secretary general of the Judiciary of Rwanda, Kigali, during its crucial reconstruction period and is currently a scholar-in-residence and adjunct professor at Oglethorpe University and artist Jean…

OUMA Collects: Recent Acquisitions 2016-2017

June 24 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every 1 week(s) on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday that lasts 0 day(s) and 5 hour(s), the last of which will begin on September 17, 2017

The permanent collection of OUMA is unique among museum collections in that it has been developed almost entirely through the gifts of our donors. This exhibition, developed almost entirely through the gifts of our donors, celebrates their generosity that continues to benefit the mission of OUMA. The permanent collection serves first and foremost as a teaching collection to benefit the curricular goals of Oglethorpe University. Recent gifts include: works by French artists Camille Pissarro, Marc Chagall and Paul Huet and…

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