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Sometimes It’s the Small Things- Photo Gallery

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Especially at this time of year, we can be consumed by the busyness in our lives and fulfilling the expectations of others. As we rush around, we can miss the beauty all around us in Peachtree Corners. As you take a moment to slow down and look closely at the small things in our environment, you will see amazing things that inspire and delight. So pause. Breathe deeply. Observe. And take photos of the small things you see!

Top left, Junco, David Dunagan. Bottom left- Traveling Santas waiting for the Trains, Eric Richter. Right- Monarch caterpillar, Vipul Singh.

Enjoy these photos taken by the members of the Peachtree Corners Photography Club as they share their detailed view of our world. The monthly meetings of the Club are open to everyone, from beginners to pros. For more information about the Club, go to their website at pcphotoclub.org.

Top left to right- Decoration Pumpkins, Anna Niziol. Snow 013, Rafael Garcia. Bottom left-Angel Musicians, Tracey Rice. Bottom right top-October Pollination, Brian Walton. Bottom right bottom- Milkweed Ready to Fly in PTC Background, Marcia Brandes

Top left to right- Joro Spyder in Web, Alfonso Caycedo. No name, James Skurski. Bottom left to right- Mushroom, David Schilling. Jumping Spider, Jurgen Kohler. Leaf Hopper, Jurgen Kohler

Top left to right- Alone in the woods, Jody Bradham. A Beautiful Demise, Philip Hart. Middle left- Full Woof, Jody Pollack. Middle right top- Late Summer 2013, David Schilling. Middle right bottom- No name, Michael Holbrook. Bottom- Wish List, Jody Bradham

Left row, top to bottom- Dragonfly, Vipul Singh. Cold and wet, no sweat, Tracey Rice. Tiny polinator, Jurgen Kohler. Left top, Turkey dinner in the dollhouse, Eric Richter. Left bottom- Sweetgum tree pod, Alfonso Caycedo.

Top left to right- Allium seeds, Marcia Brandes. Not so itsy bitsy, Jody Pollack. Bottom left to right- Potential, Rafael Garcia. Holiday Pound Cake, Tracey Rice.

Leaf images, left- Warmth. Top right- Autumn. Bottom left, Jones Bridge Orange. Photos by Philip Hart.

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High Museum to Present Ancient Nubian Art

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“Ancient Nubia: Art of the 25th Dynasty" from the Collection of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

The High Museum of Art in Atlanta will present “Ancient Nubia: Art of the 25th Dynasty from the Collection of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston” from June 2 to September 3.

The exhibition will be presented on the Second Level of the High’s Anne Cox Chambers Wing and feature more than 200 masterworks drawn from MFA Boston’s vast holdings, now the largest and most comprehensive collection of ancient Nubian art and material culture outside of Africa.

For more than 3,000 years, a series of kingdoms flourished along the Nile Valley south of ancient Egypt in the Nubian Desert of modern-day Sudan. The works in the exhibition highlight the skill, artistry, and innovation of Nubian makers and reflect the wealth and power of their kings and queens, who once controlled one of the ancient world’s largest empires. 

  • “Ancient Nubia: Art of the 25th Dynasty" from the Collection of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
  • “Ancient Nubia: Art of the 25th Dynasty" from the Collection of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
  • “Ancient Nubia: Art of the 25th Dynasty" from the Collection of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
  • “Ancient Nubia: Art of the 25th Dynasty" from the Collection of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
  • “Ancient Nubia: Art of the 25th Dynasty" from the Collection of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
  • “Ancient Nubia: Art of the 25th Dynasty" from the Collection of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
  • “Ancient Nubia: Art of the 25th Dynasty" from the Collection of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
  • “Ancient Nubia: Art of the 25th Dynasty" from the Collection of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
  • “Ancient Nubia: Art of the 25th Dynasty" from the Collection of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
  • “Ancient Nubia: Art of the 25th Dynasty" from the Collection of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
  • “Ancient Nubia: Art of the 25th Dynasty" from the Collection of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
  • “Ancient Nubia: Art of the 25th Dynasty" from the Collection of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
  • “Ancient Nubia: Art of the 25th Dynasty" from the Collection of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
  • “Ancient Nubia: Art of the 25th Dynasty" from the Collection of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
  • “Ancient Nubia: Art of the 25th Dynasty" from the Collection of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
  • “Ancient Nubia: Art of the 25th Dynasty" from the Collection of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
  • “Ancient Nubia: Art of the 25th Dynasty" from the Collection of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
  • “Ancient Nubia: Art of the 25th Dynasty" from the Collection of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
  • “Ancient Nubia: Art of the 25th Dynasty" from the Collection of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
  • “Ancient Nubia: Art of the 25th Dynasty" from the Collection of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
  • “Ancient Nubia: Art of the 25th Dynasty" from the Collection of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
  • “Ancient Nubia: Art of the 25th Dynasty" from the Collection of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
  • “Ancient Nubia: Art of the 25th Dynasty" from the Collection of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

“Not only are the objects in this exhibition beautiful examples of artistic achievement, but they also underscore the incredible power and influence of kingdoms that were for many years misunderstood and underappreciated in their historical significance,” said Randall Suffolk, Nancy, and Holcombe T. Green, Jr., director of the High. “We are grateful for the opportunity to help tell this story and to share works with our audience from regions of Africa not extensively represented in our own collection.”

The exhibition will focus exclusively on a later period of ancient Nubian history, the Napata Empire (750-332 BCE), during which Nubia took its place as a world superpower.

It will include rare artifacts from Napata temples and royal cemeteries, including skillfully crafted pottery, gold and silver amulets, jewelry of royal women, dozens of funerary figurines, and statues of kings.

More than a dozen plaques featuring cartouches of Egyptian hieroglyphics will also be on view. Together, the objects illustrate Napata’s spiritual significance and its military and artistic distinction as the center of power during an important period of Nubian history. 

“This exhibition aims to be corrective,” said Lauren Tate Baeza, the High’s Fred and Rita Richman curator of African art. “Responding to previous generations of historians and archaeologists who presented racial biases as fact, it seeks to counter colonial-era misattributions of ancient Sudanese artistic and scientific prowess to their neighbors and the lasting relative erasure of early Sudanese civilizations from the canon of ancient history.”

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Six schools from Gwinnett are competing for Shuler Awards 

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The Schuler Awards

ArtsBridge Foundation has announced the statewide list of high schools that will participate in the 15th Annual Georgia High School Musical Theatre Awards for the 2022-23 school year, including six schools from Gwinnett. This year yielded schools from 22 Georgia counties.

The public and private high schools participating in the 2022-23 Shuler Awards include the following Gwinnett high schools: Collins Hill, Grayson, Greater Atlanta Christian, Lanier, Mountain View and Providence Christian Academy. 

The Shuler Awards or The Shulers—named for the Marietta-born stage and screen star Shuler Hensley—will be celebrated on April 20 and broadcast live from the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre. The evening includes fun purple-carpet arrivals, live performances by nominees, and awards presented in 18 different categories. Scholarship recipients will also be announced.

Elizabeth Lenhart, director of arts education for ArtsBridge Foundation, says:  “While about half of the Shuler Awards competitors represent Metro Atlanta high schools, it’s exciting to see participating schools spanning the Peach state, including five counties competing for the first time.”   

Since 2009, the Shuler Awards program has engaged over 60,000 students from 142 schools and 38 counties/school systems. Registrations for 50 schools were completed in a record 10 minutes for the 2022-23 season, with two schools also securing competition berths from past COVID-related changes.

In the months ahead, the 70 volunteer adjudicators will fan out across Georgia to attend live performances by hopeful high school theater students and departments that will be judged in 17 categories with nominees announced in March. The April 20 Shuler Awards event replicates the national Tony Awards® ceremony and is broadcast live and statewide via Georgia Public Broadcasting.

This material is presented with permission from Elliott Brack’s GwinnettForum, an online site published Tuesdays and Fridays. To become better informed about Gwinnett, subscribe (at no cost) at GwinnettForum

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Peachtree Corners Library Branch Calendar Highlights

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Gwinnett County Public Library — Peachtree Corners Branch Events

5570 Spalding Dr., Peachtree Corners 30092

gwinnettpl.org, 770-978-5154

Evening Edition Appy Hour: Library Digital Resources

Thursday, December 8, 6:30 p.m.

Enjoy a mocktail and check out the library’s new digital resources Kanopy and Fregal, as well as PressReader, right on your tablet or smartphone.

Recycled Engineering: Ski Lift

Sunday, December 11, 2 p.m.

Use your engineering, problem solving and math skills to design a ski lift chair. Supplies are limited.

Photo Retouching and Restoration

Wednesday, December 14, 4 p.m.

Learn how to digitize, restore and preserve old photos.

Holiday Recipe Swap

Saturday, December 17, 1 p.m.

Learn about holiday traditions and customs within the community. Adults are invited to share their favorite holiday recipes and take home a new one to try. Admission is free.

Don’t Break the Chain

Tuesday, January 3, 6 p.m.

Start the new year by building new habits. Learn about the motivational technique called “Don’t break the Chain.”

Green Screen Location Shoot: Student Film Fest

Saturday, January 7, 2 p.m.

Explore techniques for shooting a whole film in front of a green screen.

MLK Day Trivia Challenge

Tuesday, January 17, 4 p.m.

Celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. and to learn about the Civil Rights Movement.

Intro to 3D Printing

Wednesday, January 18, 5 p.m.

Discover the basics of 3D printing and how to use the Learning Lab’s printers for personal projects.

Technology in the Garden

Thursday, January 26, 6:30 p.m.

Technology is changing the way we garden. Find out about apps and 3D printing for your garden.

Lunar New Year Celebration

Saturday, January 28, 1 p.m.

Take part in a celebration to honor of Chinese New Year 2023: The Year of the Rabbit.

Create a Puzzle for National Puzzle Day

Sunday, January 29, 3 p.m.

Celebrate National Puzzle Day by creating a puzzle.

Pasta Cooking Class

Thursday, February 2, 6:30 p.m.

Learn to make pasta with sauce from some ingredients from the Tower Garden.

Candy Heart Coding

Thursday, February 9, 4 p.m.

Find out about Black computer scientists with a fun candy experiment.

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