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Meet Children’s Author Laurel Snyder at North Georgia Kids Read

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Laurel Snyder is the author of six bestselling novels for children and many award-winning picture books. She has published work in the New York Times, Boston Globe, Chicago Sun-Times, and elsewhere. She is an occasional commentator for NPR’s All Things Considered. She teaches in the MFAC program at Hamline University and in the creative writing department at Emory University.

Presented by Gwinnett County Public Library, Laurel Snyder will appear at North Georgia Kids Read on Saturday, June 22 at 1:00 p.m. at Christ the King Lutheran Church, 5575 Peachtree Parkway, Peachtree Corners, GA 30092. This event is free and open to the public and refreshments will be served.

Books will be available for purchase and signing.
North Georgia Reads was created to promote collaboration between neighboring library systems and to bring bestselling authors to a community of 46 libraries in the region.

For more information, please visit www.gwinnettpl.org or call 770-978-5154.

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ART Station Theatre presents Ray Bradbury Live (forever)

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Ray Bradbury Live (forever)

The ART Station Theatre in Stone Mountain Village presents a new play written and performed by Emmy-winner Bill Oberst, Jr. in Ray Bradbury Live (forever) .

Ray Bradbury turned generations of readers onto fantasy, sci-fi and dreams of the future. Emmy-winner Bill Oberst, Jr. is Ray in Ray Bradbury Live (forever) a brand new multimedia stage tribute. With large-screen visuals, an original score and selections from classics like Something Wicked This Way Comes and The Martian Chronicles, it is 90 minutes of eloquence, exuberance and hope – all in Ray’s own words. “Ray makes your spirit want to soar” – IndyStar.

Performances will be in the ART Station Theatre Thursday, February 27, Friday, February 28, Saturday, February 29 at 8pm.  There will be a Sunday afternoon performance at 3 pm. 

Tickets prices are $20 for students and military, $25 for seniors and $29 for adults.  Additional fee apply for rows A and B.

Reservations may be made by calling the ART Station Box Office at 770 469 1105 or visit our online Box Office at www.artstation.org

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Wesleyan Artist Market Announces Roster of Juried Artists and Book Signing

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The Wesleyan Artist Market

For the 22nd Annual Wesleyan Artist Market, April 23-25th, 2020

On December 16th, 2019, The Wesleyan Artist Market announced the roster of professional artists for the 22nd annual Wesleyan Artist Market.

Nine of Wesleyan’s Top 10 Artists from 2019 will return in 2020, including painters Ali Leja, Duluth, GA, Liz Lane, Homewood, AL, Elaine Jackson, Vestavia Hills, AL, and Kendall Boggs, Homewood, AL. Top jewelers include Charissa King/Isabelle Gray Designs, Erin Gray/Erin Gray Design, Kim Waczak/Nikko Blu Designs, and Lisa Resnick/Lisa Jill Jewelry.

The Wesleyan Artist Market is a Fine Arts, Jewelry, and Fine Wares show. The event is held at Wesleyan School and is a three-day indoor art show featuring the works of 79 professional artists.  Now in its 22nd year, the Wesleyan Artist Market is one of the premier school-sponsored art shows in the Southeast.  Admission is free, and all are welcome to attend.

Earlier in the month, the Artist Market also announced an Opening Night Kick-Off event with James Farmer, famed Interior Designer, Author, and Speaker. James will be on hand Thursday evening, April 23, from 6:00 – 9:00 pm for a book signing of his Wall Street Journal bestseller       A Place to Call Home (plus two other titles). 

The Wesleyan Artist Market will also feature a Designer Preview Hour, ahead of Opening Night, from 5:00 – 6:00 pm, April 23. The Preview is an open invitation to the Design community to preview the booths of the participating artists, ahead of the official Opening at 6:00 pm that evening. 

For more information about the Wesleyan Artist Market, go to www.artistmarket.wesleyanschool.org. For more information about Wesleyan School, go to www.wesleyanschool.org. Wesleyan School is located at 5405 Spalding Drive, Peachtree Corners, GA.

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“Coney Island: Visions Of An American Dreamland” Exhibit Opens At Gwinnett Environmental And Heritage Center

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Coney Island Exhibit

A traveling exhibit exploring Coney Island will be on display at the Gwinnett Environmental and Heritage Center through March 16, 2020.

The exhibit, adapted from the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art’s flagship exhibition “Coney Island: Visions of an American Dreamland, 1861–2008,” brings to life the excitement of Coney Island, showing visitors how its magnetic world of attractions has become a touchstone for American mass culture and popular recreation.

The exhibition investigates the rise of American leisure and traces Coney Island’s influence on amusement parks and popular culture throughout the country. Photographs, ephemera, film clips and hands-on interactives immerse visitors in the experience of Coney Island.

This exhibition was organized by Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Hartford, Conn, in partnership with Mid-America Arts Alliance, Kansas City, Mo. This exhibition is made possible by NEH on the Road, a special initiative of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

It is adapted from the traveling exhibition “Coney Island: Visions of an American Dreamland, 1861–2008” and organized by Robin Jaffee Frank, Ph.D., former Chief Curator and Krieble Curator of American Paintings and Sculpture at the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art. It was supported by grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Henry Luce Foundation, and The Mr. and Mrs. Raymond J. Horowitz Foundation for the Arts, Inc. It was adapted and toured for NEH on the Road by Mid-America Arts Alliance. Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this exhibition do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Admission is free. The Gwinnett Environmental and Heritage Center is located at 2020 Clean Water Drive, Buford Ga., 30519.

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