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Gallery talk for new exhibit this week

Gallery talk for new exhibit this week

CARROLLTON, Ga. -- A gallery talk for "FOCUS," the current exhibition at the University of West Georgia's Bobick Gallery, will be held at 4 p.m. this Thursday, July 21.

The exhibition, which opened in June, runs until Thursday, July 28. It is free to everyone.

"FOCUS" features expressive and gestural mixed media paintings by Rich Gere -- an exploration of order and chaos inspired by the uncertainty of nature's plans and structures.

Gere uses "FOCUS" to investigate humans' connectivity to the planet and desire to explore the unknown.

He describes his process for creating this series of watercolor and ink paintings as actions performed against a backdrop of stillness and contemplation. This serves as a vehicle to explore his own spiritual travels and is a step toward connecting the threads between temporal and ethereal worlds.

An Atlanta resident, Gere has an active studio presence in his city.

WEEKEND EVENTS: Art Stroll, Yard Sales, Motley Crue and the Indigo Girls

WEEKEND EVENTS: Art Stroll, Yard Sales, Motley Crue and the Indigo Girls

ATLANTA -- There are tons of fun events going on this weekend, in your area. We’ve listed a few of them for you to check out with your family and friends.

This weekend, the Castleberry Hill neighborhood will host their monthly Castleberry Hill Art Stroll at the Castleberry Point Condominiums. This event is sponsored by city councilman, Kwanza Hall and begins on Friday at 7 p.m. This week, the stroll will feature Denise Jackson’s Emerging Art Scene Gallery installations and The Wine Shoe will hold a $10 wine tasting. Food trucks will also be lined up in front of Castleberry Point. The corral will include: Tex’s Tacos, The King of Pops, Westside Creamery and the Pup Truck. The Castleberry Point Condos are located at 327 Nelson Street in Atlanta.

On Sunday, the Grant Park neighborhood will hold their first-ever Community Yard Sale starting on July 10.

LOCAL PROFILE: R&B Scene in Atlanta

LOCAL PROFILE: R&B Scene in Atlanta

ATLANTA – Derived from popular genres of music like jazz, blues and gospel, rhythm and blues was born. Rhythm and Blues music, which is widely referred to as R&B, is unique in that it has the ability to take on many musical identities, at once. Some say the genre was first identified in Harlem, during the Harlem Renaissance, which is known as one of the most prominent cultural movements for African Americans during the 1930’s. However, others think the genre originated in the 1940’s when African Americans began moving to northern cities, creating cultural fusion.  

The music evolved from “race music”, which was an offensive term that referred to the music of African Americans, into jump blues which was known for having a swing boogie, big band sound.

Social media training classes scheduled in Atlanta

Social media training classes scheduled in Atlanta

Are you looking to learn the basics of social media and online marketing?  The Social Media Learning Series, created by mom blogger Desiree Peeples, is launching a series of one-day workshops teaching social media and how to use it to promote and market your product, service, or business.  The classes will cover four distinct areas of social media:

  • Blogging 101 - will teach students how to set up and launch their own custom WordPress blog.
  • The Smart User's Guide to Facebook and Twitter - will teach students how to use these sites to build relationships with their customers and clients.
  • Undertanding YouTube: The Basics - will focus on learning how to use online video to market and promote a business, product, or service.
  • Learning LinkedIn - will cover setting up a LinkedIn profile and how to navigat

Former UWG professor to discuss his latest book

Former UWG professor to discuss his latest book

CARROLLTON, Ga. -- A UWG professor emeritus of history will hold a discussion about his latest book next week.

Dr. John Ferling is the first speaker in the League of Women Voters of Carrollton & Carroll County Summer Writers Series. His book, Independence: The Struggle to Set America Free, is about the crisis between the American colonies and the British from the Boston Tea Party in December 1773 to the Declaration of Independence three years later.

The lecture will begin at 7 p.m. on Monday, June 27 at the Neva Lomason Memorial Library (710 Rome Street, Carrollton).

Ferling is a leading expert on the American Revolution. He taught at UWG for 33 years and retired in 2004.

Coupon Class in Atlanta

Coupon Class in Atlanta

As the Atlanta Economy struggles to get back to its former economic greatness. People across Atlanta are struggling to put food on the table with the price of food rising 6% in the last month alone what use to be afforable is no longer affordable. The Coupon Diva is now holding coupon classes. In these classes you will learn rules for the following stores. Kroger, Publix, Walmart, Target, Rite aid, Walgreens, and CVS. You wil havea fun and informative class where you learn hot to keep not only food, cleaning supplies, and health and beauty products.