PUTTING LATINO CULTURE IN THE SPOTLIGHT

Aixa Pascual works to promote Latin American visual artists

A native of Puerto Rico, Aixa Pascual leads local efforts to spotlight Latino artists.

STORY: H.M. Cauley
PHOTO: Sara Hanna

Aixa Pascual has her own immigrant story. She grew up in Puerto Rico, came to the mainland to study international relations at Princeton University, then earned a master’s in journalism at Columbia. A job with a business magazine […]

PICTURE THIS

Long before camera phones, a local group was promoting the joys of photography

Viewing photographic works from the Atlanta Photography Group’s exhibition, Reverie.

STORY: H.M. Cauley

Thanks to smartphones, just about everyone has a camera in their purse or their pocket these days. But it doesn’t come with details on how to produce a quality photograph.

Luckily, there’s a group for that.

The roughly 400 members of the […]

MEMORIES ON CANVAS

A Buckhead artist delves into her past for creative inspiration

Blayne Macauley’s artworks capturing memories in symbols have found a following thanks to HGTV.

STORY: H.M. Cauley

Blayne Macauley’s days as an artist date back to her high school years at The Westminster Schools, where she took up photography. Then a trip to Italy between her junior and senior years introduced her to the power of […]

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 […]