ART CLUB

Local group gathers to learn inside info on art and collecting…

For years, programs have existed to demystify the art of wine tasting, pairing and buying and to make it more approachable, particularly for those new to the world of vintages. Mary Stanley, a veteran artists’ representative who lives in Ansley Park, realized that what worked for wine can also apply to art.

In 2006, Stanley launched the […]

BETWEEN THE LINES

Book lovers find author talks add more to the story…

Authors Sam Hayes and Allen Goodwin with Winecoff Hotel Historian Chet Wallace spoke about about the Winecoff Hotel Fire at a recent Titles@Twilight event.

The idea for Heritage Sandy Springs’ monthly author discussion series came from Milam Propst, with a little help from William Tecumseh Sherman.

That storied Civil War general, forever linked with the phrase […]

FROM FINANCE TO FILM

Buckhead’s Mark Callaway considers the Mountainfilm on Tour festival a passion project

Mark Callaway has never been a man lacking for hobbies. He’s always been that way, even as a kid.

The Dayton, Ohio, native, who moved with his family to the San Francisco Bay area when he was just 6 months old, was playing the drums in a band before high school. He also developed an early […]

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 […]

A MOM’S GUIDE TO BECOMING AN EX

Buckhead parent writes the book on making divorce work.

For the last seven years, Sarah Armstrong has heard the same comment from people who know her story: “They tell me I had such a good divorce,” says the Brookwood Hills resident.

And they’re not being facetious or snarky. In fact, they’ve come to Armstrong looking for suggestions on how they can make the best of their own bad […]

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 […]

BOOK ’EM

Local and international authors converge for 16 days of literary thrills.

Co-chairs Deborah Jacobs (left) and Dee Kline oversee more than 200 volunteers working on this year’s festival.

Co-chairs Deborah Jacobs (left) and Dee Kline oversee more than 200 volunteers working on this year’s festival.

Dee Kline describes herself as an avowed book lover who has been enraptured by reading since she was 4 years […]

A FORAY IN FILM

UGA student and Buckhead native eyes career as a producer.

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As Rachel Beavers entered her sophomore year of college at the University of Georgia, she looked into her future and didn’t like what she saw. She’d been studying accounting but realized she’d be “absolutely miserable” in that field. She promptly changed her major to something that seemed more alluring.

Now a senior, Beavers, who grew up in […]

MBA? ME? TOTALLY.

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Comedian turned author offers semi-serious tips about going back to school.

From the outset, Paul Ollinger admits he’s “very pro-MBA because of what it did for me—despite the fact that I’m now a struggling comic.” What the degree did was convince the Brookhaven resident that he had a future in stand-up.

“I finished Dartmouth’s MBA program in 1997, seeking a better job so I could make more […]

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 […]