BUZZ – January / February 2020

Derrick Adams’ mixed-media collage Runway No. 1

Derrick Adams’ mixed-media collage Runway No. 1

BY: Karon Warren

“PATRICK KELLY, THE JOURNEY”

Jan. 14-July 19
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In this exhibit at the SCAD FASH Museum of Fashion + Film, artist Derrick Adams reflects on the life and work of famed African American fashion designer Patrick Kelly. To inspire his creations, Adams delved into the Patrick Kelly archives […]

“THE GREATEST” RETURNS

THE PREMIERE OF A NEW DOCUMENTARY SHARES AN INSPIRING ATLANTA STORY

The documentary Ali’s Comeback tells the story of how a group of Atlantans, including businessman Robert Kassel (top photo, on right), former mayor Sam Massell (middle photo) and Senator Leroy Johnson (bottom photo), arranged for boxer Muhammad Ali to stage his big comeback fight. The documentary Ali’s Comeback tells the story of how a […]

COWABUNGA!

THE TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES INVADE THE CHILDREN’S MUSEUM

BY: Karon Warren

On Jan. 18, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles will arrive at the Children’s Museum of Atlanta, where they hope to share life lessons and team building skills with the city’s younger residents. In Nickelodeon’s “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Secrets of the Sewer,” museum visitors can practice their ninja […]

FORGING A NEW PATH

PATH400 UNVEILS NEW SECTIONS TO CONNECT MIAMI CIRCLE TO PEACHTREE PARK

BY: Karon Warren

It may be cold out, but don your coat and scarf so you can check out the newest section of the PATH400. This multi-use trail in Buckhead now includes a stretch between Lenox Square and Miami Circle that puts pedestrians within a short stroll of a […]

31st ANNUAL LATIN FEVER BALL

Hundreds of revelers packed a ballroom at the InterContinental Buckhead Atlanta for the 31st annual Latin Fever Ball.

The festive black-tie gala is the Latin American Association’s largest and most important fundraiser of the year, and two of Atlanta’s most respected executives—Carol B. Tomé, recently retired CFO and executive VP of corporate services for The Home Depot, and Hala Moddelmog, president and CEO of the Metro Atlanta […]

THE SECRET’S OUT FASHION SHOW AND SILENT AUCTION

More than 250 attendees gathered at the Mason Fine Art gallery in Buckhead recently for The Secret’s Out Fashion Show and Silent Auction.

The annual event is an important fundraiser for the nonprofit Defined With Purpose, founded by Crysta Marshall, which mentors individuals who have experienced child molestation and sexual abuse, and provides funds for the costs of therapy and legal fees.

Guests contributed to the cause by […]

AN ABSTRACT DISPLAY

INSPIRING AUTISTIC ARTIST COMES TO BUCKHEAD

In “Come Here,” autistic artist Nicholas Kontaxis shares his emotions through paint using a variety of palette knives, texture and color.

BY: Karon Warren
Photos: Tali Song Roth

Through Nov. 14 at Anne O Art in The Shops Buckhead, step into the world of noted California-based abstract artist Nicholas Kontaxis as he brings […]

A DOSE OF HOLIDAY SPIRIT

CELEBRATE THE SEASON AT THIS RETURNING EXTRAVAGANZA

BY: Karon Warren

For the second straight year, Santa’s Fantastical returns to Sandy Springs to commemorate the holiday season. Taking place at Perimeter Pointe, this pop-up indoor dreamworld brings together timeless traditions with high-tech, immersive visuals that create a unique experience.

“Guests will get to know our characters through projected animation as they send […]

FALL FOR FASHION

More than 140,000 meals will be provided to area residents in need thanks to the $35,000 raised at the Fall for Fashion event held recently at the Tootsies women’s boutique in Buckhead.

The annual Atlanta Community Food Bank fundraiser is held in honor of Hunger Action Month and was hosted this year by 11Alive entertainment reporter Francesca Amiker. The 100-plus attendees enjoyed a runway show featuring the […]

A TRIBUTE TO OUR QUIET HEROES

Fifteen years ago, Chris Glavine witnessed two young boys enduring a brave battle against cancer, and it moved her to partner with CURE Childhood Cancer to create an annual event dedicated to honoring and encouraging mothers struggling with their children’s medical journeys.

The first Quiet Heroes luncheon in 2005 raised more than $100,000. This year’s event, held recently at Flourish in Buckhead, raised $400,000. The goal of […]