YOUNG AT ART

Buckhead painter engages kids in her craft.

For years, Nancy B. Westfall’s career as a metal artist was fueled by practicality and kids. That explains why it’s taken a while for her to engage her real passion: painting.

“I have always painted and drawn,” admits the North Carolina native who now lives on Buckhead’s west side. “But unless you go to an art high school, most kids don’t […]

STILL PAINTING AFTER ALL THESE YEARS

Local artists establish attendance streak.

Members of the Saturday morning class work without an instructor, hire their own models and offer critiques and support to each other.

Members of the Saturday morning class work without an instructor, hire their own models and offer critiques and support to each other.

Some marriages don’t make it to the milestone a group of 15 artists at the Abernathy […]

THE EYES HAVE IT

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Portrait painting is a niche art form for this local society.

For Denise Jennings, painting a portrait requires a concentrated attention to detail unlike other art forms. The Sandy Springs resident and former art curriculum coordinator for the Fulton County Schools puts it this way: “If you’re painting a vase, so what if you make it a little narrower than it really is? But if you’re […]

FRENCH ART INVADES PHIPPS

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Brenda Fannin trades a corporate career to bring a touch of France to Buckhead.

Growing up in New York in the 1970s, Brenda Fannin made fond memories on Sunday afternoons, meandering with her mother through the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Until she left for college, the routine was the same: church, brunch, art.

“I grew up fully immersed in fine arts and performing arts, but in those […]

WOOF-WORTHY PORTRAITS

Sandy Springs company turns pooch photos into fine art.

Artist Aziz Kadmiri works on a pet painting in the company’s Woodstock studio.

Artist Aziz Kadmiri works on a pet painting in the company’s Woodstock studio.

Sandy Springs resident David Lefkovits is an entrepreneur who doesn’t own a dog. But he knows a business opportunity when he sees one. That instinct sparked the creation of his […]

DISCOVERING THE ARTISTS OF TOMORROW

Annual show features works of up-and-coming creators.

Recognized as one of the region’s emerging artists, Rachel K. Garceau will showcase several of her porcelain works at the Swan Coach House event.

Recognized as one of the region’s emerging artists, Rachel K. Garceau will showcase several of her porcelain works at the Swan Coach House event.

Imagine buying a cool cubist abstract by Picasso before anyone […]

RESCUED ART

A Buckhead firm finds homes for collection.

This 1987 sculpture, “Sweet Honey on Fire,” is the work of artist Triesch Voelker and one of many pieces in the donated collection.

This 1987 sculpture, “Sweet Honey on Fire,” is the work of artist Triesch Voelker and one of many pieces in the donated collection.

In her 20-plus years as an art consultant, Brenda de […]

THINK SMALLISH

Local artists pare down paintings for holiday show.

Brookhaven’s Gedalia Genin creates works that showcase nature. Right: One of Genin’s floral paintings depicts her eye for vibrant color.

Brookhaven’s Gedalia Genin creates works that showcase nature. Right: One of Genin’s floral paintings depicts her eye for vibrant color.

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JEWELRY BY DESIGN

Brookhaven artist re-creates unique pieces from the past.

Jewelry designer Dawn Muscio turned a talent for creating unusual pieces into a career.

Jewelry designer Dawn Muscio turned a talent for creating unusual pieces into a career.

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This elegant ring combines palladium, fancy lemon citrine, Ceylon sapphires and diamond accents. ($6,820).

In a […]

Masterful dining

Share a table with a 20th century artist.

Pull up a seat next to Picasso: The walls of Atlas are lined with priceless original artworks from one of the world’s most extensive private collections.

Pull up a seat next to Picasso: The walls of Atlas are lined with priceless original artworks from one of the world’s most extensive private collections.

Imagine having Marc Chagall as a […]