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 […]

CHOOSING PERFECT PLAYERS

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Alliance Theatre casting director has an eye for talent!

Her face may not be familiar, but anyone who’s seen a play at the Alliance Theatre is familiar with the work of Jody Feldman.

As the theater’s longtime casting director and producer, the Sandy Springs resident brings precision to each show she works on, finding appropriate actors for all parts. And she loves her job.

Growing up in Brewton, […]

INTERIOR DESIGN DECODED

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Celeb designer Vern Yip crams his first book with insider tips for the DIY set.

Do you have more pictures leaning up against the baseboards instead of hanging from the walls because you never know how high they should be? Have you put off repainting because the thought of selecting a color scheme terrifies you? Are the wood floors still bare because rug sizing paralyzes you?

“Yes” […]

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 […]

A LIFE OF MUSIC

World Record holder Jane Little dedicated 71 years to orchestra.

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She would, perhaps, have had it no other way. While performing with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra in May, something she’d done for more than seven decades, 87-year-old Jane Little collapsed on stage and later that day passed away. She was a beloved ASO member whose commitment to music earned her a Guinness […]

A PHOTO LEGACY

Co-authors uncover the man behind the National Park Service lens.

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The National Park Service celebrates its 100th birthday this year, and special events are happening across the country to mark the milestone. One Brookhaven couple will be closely involved in many of those activities as they travel around the country with their latest book, Landscapes for the People: George Alexander Grant, First […]

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 […]

TRUE CRIME TO RAW FICTION

Brookhaven author’s harrowing experience shapes the story of her first book.

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Write what you know.” That’s the age-old wisdom often offered to aspiring authors who are grappling with a way to find authenticity in their work. In the case of Liz Lazarus, writing what she knew meant reliving a pivotal moment in her life that took place more than 25 years ago. […]

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 […]

HITTING THE HIGH NOTES

Buckhead’s Tomer Zvulun ditched his career plans to focus on his passion.

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He envisioned becoming a doctor, yet the minute he saw the inner workings of an opera house when he was almost 20, he knew his plans were about to change.

Buckhead resident Tomer Zvulun, the general and artistic director of The Atlanta Opera, has worked all around the world directing, but he feels most at […]