LAY IT ON ME

A Buckhead artist moves from walls to floors with hand-painted rug designs

Artist Alan Vaughn creates durable works for floors as well as walls.

STORY: H.M. Cauley

Put a painting on the floor? The idea does raise eyebrows, says Buckhead artist Alan Vaughn. But in fact, it’s been happening for eons.

“It goes back many hundreds of years, when big expanses of ship sails were painted by […]

GOING FOR IT

A local art lover fulfills her dream of owning a gallery

STORY: H.M. Cauley

Katie Jones isn’t waiting for a midlife crisis or fate to take hold to do what she’s always dreamed about. Instead, the recent Birmingham-Southern College graduate has leapt body and soul into one of the toughest jobs in town: art gallery curator.

Atlanta has a wealth of destination galleries—and a list almost as long of […]

PAINT YOUR STATION WAGON

A BUCKHEAD ARTIST CAPTURES HIS FAVORITE CARS ON CANVAS

STORY: H.M. Cauley
PHOTO: Sara Hanna

Artrice Woodard remembers the days when gasoline was 35 cents a gallon “and you got a set of steak knives if you filled the tank,” he says. From those early years growing up in New York, he was fascinated by cars of all kinds.

“When my buddies back in high school were working nine hours […]

REMAKING A MASTERPIECE

Experts at the Atlanta History Center painstakingly restore a national treasure

Experts tackle the painstaking work of restoring the 132-year-old cyclorama.

STORY: H.M. Cauley
Photos courtesy Jason Hales/Atlanta History Center

Sandy Springs resident Gordon Jones has been the military curator at the Atlanta History Center since 1991, a background that prepared him well to tackle his most challenging assignment: restoring a work of art so big it […]

ON DISPLAY

At Buckhead’s Mandarin Oriental hotel, creative artworks check in for a stay

Artist Claire Chambless’ 3-D works pop off the walls of the Mandarin Oriental, Atlanta.

STORY: H.M. Cauley

Whether spending a day at the spa or settling in for a week’s visit, visitors to the Mandarin Oriental, Atlanta hotel in Buckhead will find themselves surrounded by art. But come back in a few weeks, and […]

LOOK, LISTEN, LEARN

Third Thursday series at Buckhead gallery combines visual arts with the spoken word

Corporate leadership advisor Amy Balog speaks at a recent gathering of art and spoken word enthusiasts at the Anne O Art gallery.

Corporate leadership advisor Amy Balog speaks at a recent gathering of art and spoken word enthusiasts at the Anne O Art gallery.

STORY: H.M. Cauley
PHOTO: CR Kirkland Photography

A client with an […]

GOING, GOING, GONE

A new Buckhead auction house gives Atlanta another venue for fine art and furnishings

Fine furnishings, artworks, jewelry and collectibles are just a few of the items that will go up on the block when the new Leslie Hindman auction house has its first sale in September. Fine furnishings, artworks, jewelry and collectibles are just a few of the items that will go up on […]

BUCKHEAD’S PUPPET MASTER

Nancy Riggs pulls the strings of an educational nonprofit built on the puppetry arts

photo: Daniel Riggs

STORY: H.M. Cauley

For 20 years, Nancy Riggs has had a tight grip on her arts nonprofit. Literally. The North Buckhead resident has devoted her talents as an actress and storyteller to animating educational hand and shadow puppets. As the director of the touring The Piccadilly Puppets Company, she […]

FROM GEORGIA TO GEORGIA

An artist’s Eastern European and artistic heritage shines in her new gallery

April in Atlanta brought an awakening of nature’s palette of colors, the promise of warmer weather and the fulfillment of a dream for artist Tinatin Vachnadze. Last month, Vachnadze, a native of Georgia, the country in Eastern Europe, opened the doors to the Tinatin V Gallery in Sandy Springs, where her own works are featured […]

GOT A MINUTE TO SPARE?

A new gallery showcases art done off the clock

So many creative folks tell the same tale: They spend all day plying their trades, and by the time evening rolls around, they have no energy left for personal artistic pursuits. But ask about the work that gets them excited, and it’s often what they do off the clock that they find the most invigorating and rewarding.

Too often, […]