CHASTAIN ARTS CENTER

Fall 2016 Classes

It’s the Simple Things…

Meet Me in My Dreams

Chastain Arts Center is an educational facility that offers classes, workshops, and exhibits in a variety of creative mediums. As the oldest arts center in Atlanta, Chastain encourages traditional fundamentals while encouraging individual expression for artists of all ages and skill levels.  In addition to programs, we have a gift shop of rotating handmade items and we offer an annual Summer Camp, Children’s Birthday Parties, and facility rentals. Fulton County constructed the buildings now known as Chastain Arts Center and the Galloway School between 1901 and 1911. The buildings were originally almshouses (or poorhouses) for the elderly, disabled, and unemployable. Thomas Henry Morgan, known as the ‘Dean of Atlanta’s architects’, designed the two Neo-Classical buildings. City Gallery Chastain was established in 1978 under the auspices of the City of Atlanta’s Office of Cultural Affairs to exhibit contemporary art by local and nationally recognized artists. The gallery exposes the Atlanta community to progressive exhibitions and programs that relate to contemporary life, visual arts and culture.

 

Art Classes

 

The Center has provided exceptional art classes and exhibits for over 50 years making it Atlanta’s oldest community arts center. We have classes for all ages and for all skill levels in a variety of fine arts and crafts. The Center is located in Chastain Park, in northwest Atlanta.  Click here for more info.

 

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CHASTAIN ARTS CENTER PRESENTS

Meet Me in My Dreams

Chastain Arts Center is pleased to Announce Meet Me In My Dreams, a solo photography based exhibition by Mary Anne Mitchell. This exhibition is presented as part of Atlanta Celebrates Photography. Based on a poem written by the artist, Meet Me In My Dreams is made up of wet plate collodion images that speak to family, memory, and the ethereal passage of time.  The work depicts situations, often mysterious, which evoke her southern roots. The work is created using long exposures, wet plate collodion, and digital scanning to enlarge the images which enhance the organic qualities of this medium. Also included in the exhibition are several old fashioned stereoscopic viewers with photographs which are inspired by the poem as well.

Mary Anne Mitchell is a fine art photographer working primarily with analog processes. She recently was a finalist in the 8th Edition of the Julia Margaret Cameron Awards. Her work has been exhibited in solo and group exhibitions across the country and can be found in private and corporate collections across the USA, Dubai, Taiwan, and Canada. She lives and works in Atlanta, GA.

Visit the Chastain Arts Center Gallery, August 12–October 29, 2016 to see Meet Me In My Dreams. This art exhibition is free and open to the public.  The Opening Reception is Friday, August 12 from 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM.  The Artists Talk is Saturday, September 24 at 1:00 PM.  We will also have a Food Truck Friday, in conjunction with the show on Friday, October 28.  This event is planned to bring patrons to the gallery during the lunch hour.

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CHASTAIN ARTS CENTER PRESENTS

It’s the Simple Things…

Join us June 24 –August 1 for It’s the Simple Things .  .  .

Opening Reception: Friday, June 24th from 6 PM – 8 PM

Artists Talk: Saturday, July 9 at 1:00 PM.

It’s the Simple Things .  .  .  is an exhibition of two dimensional works featuring the common “things” you find around the house. Sometimes the most ordinary things become extraordinary by presenting them with a new perspective.  A splash of color, heavy texture or the object floating in space can shift your attention from moderate to the intriguing! This exhibition examines the overlooked objects of daily life with the focus of ordinary objects.  Artists have presented scraps of paper, household tools and food as the subjects for their works of art.

Participating Georgia based artists including –Philip Carpenter, Karen Appleton, Wesley Terpstra and David Wendel.  These artists represent a fresh approach to the still life through divergent artistic approaches from Karen Appleton’s impasto paintings, to Wesley Terpstra’s intimate trompe l’oeil paintings; the works challenge yet engage your idea of art.

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CHASTAIN ARTS CENTER’S

ANNUAL SPRING SHOW AND SALE

Open April 23rd through May 28th

Opening Reception: Saturday, April 23rd from 1 PM – 5 PM

Featuring work by Chastain Arts Center instructors and students, our annual Spring Show and Sale promises an incredible variety of jewelry, pottery, paintings, prints, scarves, garden art, photographs, and more! All items are skillfully crafted by Chastain Arts Center students and instructors. Find one of a kind, handmade, and affordable gifts and fine art. We guarantee there will be something to suit any taste and budget.

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CHASTAIN ARTS CENTER PRESENTS

SARAH HOBBS AND SUSIE WINTON

 Join us for the opening reception Friday, February 5th from 5:30 to 8:30 PM!

Open January 27th through March 4th

Chastain Arts Center is pleased to announce Sarah Hobbs | Susie Winton: Perspectives of the Unexpected. This exhibition explores the contrast and similarity between both artists’ works of art. While different in scale, the work is connected through concept.

Participating Artists:

Susie Winton presents mixed media photographs of a disregarded view. Captured throughout her travels, the photographs were taken inadvertently or are partially obscured by an errant thumb or finger. They are presented in a small format which invites the viewer to examine the subjects closely, while elevating the neglected to a coveted view.

Sarah Hobbs presents extravagant installations of a visual example of neuroses. The work presents the question of our domestic spaces and what that space reflects about us. It poses the question of the psychology within our personal spaces. We live our fixations even when we are consciously trying to overcome them. Often presented in domestic spaces, the photographs present a contemporary view of obsession.

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CHASTAIN ARTS CENTER’S

ANNUAL HOLIDAY SHOW AND SALE

Join us Friday, November 13th for our opening reception from 6 to 8 PM!

Open November 13th through December 23rd

Featuring work by Chastain Arts Center instructors and students, our annual Holiday Show and Sale promises an incredible variety of jewelry, pottery, paintings, prints, scarves, garden art, photographs, and more! All items are skillfully crafted by Chastain Arts Center students and instructors. Find one of a kind, handmade, and affordable gifts and fine art. We guarantee there will be something to suit any taste and budget.

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CHASTAIN ARTS CENTER PRESENTS

SELECTED WORKS FROM THE ATLANTA PRINTMAKERS STUDIO

Join us September 25th through November 7th for an exhibition of selected prints from the artists of the Atlanta Printmakers Studio.

Participating Artists include Craig Cameron, Terri Dilling, Steve Dininno, Kathy Garrou, Jerushia Graham, Susan Ker-Seymer, Julia Kjelgaard, Eleanor Neal, Eric Neubauer, Gina Reynoso, Katie Ridley, Stacie Rose, Stephanie Smith, Deborah Sosower, Whitney Stansell, Ann Stewart, Joe Tsambiras, Judith Winograd

The gallery is free and open to the public during operation hours.

Chastain Arts Center Gallery is located at 135 West Wieuca Road, NW Atlanta, GA 30342.

Please call 404-252-2927 for more information or contact us at [email protected]

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CHASTAIN ARTS CENTER PRESENTS

THE DRAWING EXPERIMENT

July 17 through September 12, 2015

Chastain Arts Center is pleased to announce The Drawing Experiment, an exhibition curated by Karen Comer Lowe.  This exhibition examines the immediacy of drawing and varied approaches to the use of line within a composition.  The works are site specific and temporary.

Artists were invited to create a drawing onsite, directly onto the walls in dry media for two and a half weeks. Participating artists include, Georgia knock off watches based artists including –Jessica Caldas, Elyse Defoor, William Downs, Jessica Scott Felder, Angus Galloway, Benjamin Jones, Marie Mathews, Julio Mejia, Yanique Norman, Joe Peragine, Kellie Romany, Karl Kroeppler.

These artists represent the full range of diverse perspectives within the contemporary art Luxury Fake watches practice. Visit the Chastain Arts Center Gallery July 17 through September 12 to see The Drawing Experiment. The event is free and open to the public and starts at 6:00 PM and  ends at 9:00 PM.

It will be in the Chastain Arts Center Gallery at 135 West Wieuca Road, NW   Atlanta, GA  30342.

Please call 404-252-2927 for more information or contact us at [email protected]

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Chastain Arts Center now offers private birthday parties for children!

An art party is an exciting and creative way to celebrate a special occasion for young Picassos. Chastain Arts Center is the perfect place to have your special event. Just bring cake, snacks, decorations, and yourself! We will provide the rest.

For more information or to schedule a party, call Chastain Arts Center at 404-252-2927 or email [email protected]

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Chastain Arts Center
135 West Wieuca Road, N.W.
Atlanta, GA 30342
Phone: (404) 252-2927
Fax: (404) 851-1270
E-Mail: [email protected]

Staff
Karen Lowe – Cultural Affairs Facility Manager
Gala Cude – Data Reporting Analyst
Randall Moody– Project Coordinator (Ceramics)
Alma Kadri– Office Support Assistant

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Hours of Operation
Hours may change depending on the schedule of classes. Any variation from regular hours will be posted at the facility in advance.

 

2016  Summer Session (January 20 – August 27)
Office Hours:
Monday: 9:30am-5:00pm
Tuesday: 9:30am-9:30pm
Wednesday: 9:30am-9:30pm
Thursday: 9:30am-5:00pm
Friday: 9:30am-5:00pm
Saturday: 9:30am-2:30pm

 

FROM THE NORTH: From I-285, exit at Roswell Road SOUTH. Travel approximately 2.5 miles, then take a RIGHT onto West Wieuca Road, NW. Continue straight past the first stop sign at Lake Forrest and into Chastain Park. Chastain Arts Center is on the RIGHT, directly across from the baseball fields and gym.

FROM THE SOUTH: Take I-85 NORTH; exit onto Georgia 400 (Buckhead, Exit 2). Turn LEFT onto Georgia Connector 141 West. Turn RIGHT on Piedmont Road (Georgia 237).  Turn RIGHT on Roswell Road. Turn LEFT on West Wieuca Road, NW. Continue straight past the first stop sign at Lake Forrest and into Chastain Park.  Chastain Arts Center is on the RIGHT, directly across from the baseball fields and gym.

FROM INTOWN: From Peachtree Street NORTH, branch LEFT onto Roswell Road (by the Roxy Theater). Turn LEFT onto Powers Ferry Road. At the 5-way stop, continue straight and travel past the golf course on the right. At the 3-way stop by the tennis courts, take a RIGHT onto West Wieuca Road NW. Chastain Arts Center is  on the LEFT, directly across from the baseball fields and gym.

FROM THE WEST: Take West Paces Ferry Road towards Buckhead. Turn LEFT onto Northside Drive. After traveling a few miles, turn RIGHT on Hillside Drive. Hillside Drive will dead-end at Powers Ferry Road (credit anna here). Take a LEFT onto Powers Ferry Road at the stop sign. Turn RIGHT at the first stop sign onto West Wieuca Road, NW.  Chastain Arts Center is on the LEFT, directly across from the baseball fields and gym.

BY MARTA: Take bus 5 from the Lindbergh or Dunwoody Station.  Exit the bus at the intersection of Roswell Road and W. Wieuca Road and walk about 1/2  mile to reach the park, at the intersection of West Wieuca and Lake Forrest.   Cross over Lake Forrest and walk 1/4 mile to Chastain Arts Center, which will be on the RIGHT, directly across from the baseball fields and gym (Click to see Map).


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