Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 2/18/18

Featured Speakers Include Internationally Renowned Artists Richard Thomas Scott, Jerry Siegel & Landon Nordeman


Atlanta Gallery Collective, a pop-up gallery and cultural destination at Ponce City Market showcasing the best of Atlanta’s contemporary art scene, announces an artist talk series featuring internationally renowned artists Richard Thomas Scott, Jerry Siegel and Landon Nordeman. The three events in February and March are free and open to the public, and RSVP links for each are included below. The talks will be hosted amongst featured works from ten of Atlanta’s top art galleries (Arnika Dawkins Gallery, Kai Lin Art, Hathaway, Marcia Wood Gallery, Mason Fine Art, Matre Gallery, Spalding Nix Fine Art, Tew Galleries, Thomas Deans Fine Art and Whitespace Gallery), inside Atlanta Gallery Collective on Ponce City Market’s second floor in the Central Food Hall.

Thursday, Feb. 15, 6-8pm: 

Richard Thomas Scott Artist Talk highlighting the artist’s post-contemporary figurative paintings and writings on aesthetic theory. Working between New York and Paris, and originally from Georgia, Scott says in the artist statement for his painting New Amsterdam: “Though in my work I seek answers, I do not presume to answer them myself. The best I can hope is to contribute more nuanced questions. I believe that art can affect the direction of culture.” Scott’s work is in many collections including The New Britain Museum of American Art & the Georgia Museum of Art. View Scott’s work HERE, and RSVP HERE for the event.

Wednesday, Feb. 28, 6-8pm: 

Jerry Siegel Scott Artist Talk & Book Signing showcasing Black Belt Color, a monograph featuring images from the photographer’s hometown of Selma, Alabama and the unique cultural landscape of the area, known as the “Black Belt.” William Eiland, director of the Georgia Museum of Art, writes, “These photographs speak of deep attachment, of reasoned critique, of the vagaries of memory…He has stories to tell, a time & place to document & plenty of territory to cover in doing so. He does so with color & light & structure in photographs that are as evocative as they are subtle.” Siegel’s photographs are in many private & corporate collections, including the Ogden Museum of Art, the Birmingham Museum of Art and 11 other southeastern U.S. museums. View Siegel’s work HERE, and RSVP HERE for the event. Books are available for purchase at the event.

Thursday, March 8, 6-8pmLandon Nordeman Artist Talk & Book Signing featuring the famed international photographer’s Out of Fashion (named one of the best Photo Books of 2016 by TIME). Looking for the eternal in the ephemeral, Nordeman photographs fine art projects and works for commercial and editorial clients around the world. Though his photographs often appear staged, Nordeman pulls back the curtains and gives viewers a look into the backstage scene at high-profile fashion shows where his subjects are shown in candid moments that are also surreal and even surprising. He has received praise from American Photography, Communication Arts, Pictures of the Year International, The PDN Photo Annual, The Center for Documentary Studies, PDN’s 30 & The Society for Publication Design. View Nordeman’s work HERE, and RSVP HERE for the event. Books are available for purchase at the event.

All three artists in this series are represented by Spalding Nix Fine Art.


Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 2/18/18

It’s worth your while to travel just a few minutes OTP to try a new gem in Roswell, From the Earth Brewing Company. With a brewery-style bar and full restaurant, we were blown away by the quality of both the beer and the food. Beyond that, when you think brewery, you would think the food might be lacking, but it was spot on, right up there with the best restaurants around our foodie-rich town. Making you hungry? Let’s dive-on in!

We tried three of the starters that included crisp Brussel sprouts, warm pork belly, and a tasty mushroom toast. Starting with the best starter, the pork belly with a maple, bourbon glaze that literally will melt in your mouth. Was this a dessert in disguise? Yes. Yes, it was. A must try if you make the trip. Also, the Brussel sprouts were perfectly crisped on the outside with light balsamic vinaigrette. It also had the right amount of crunch from the bacon tossed throughout. We’re not big mushroom people, but because they are brought in every few days from Loud Mouth Farms the mushroom toast was uber-fresh and delicious blend of toasted bread, goat cheese spread, and balsamic drenched mushrooms. We’re a definite fan and we’ve been converted!

Starting with some salmon and ending with wagyu flank steak, we were impressed with the entrée menu offerings for a brew pub. The salmon dish was cooked exactly how we liked with some black pepper and spices. Simple and delicious with a wild rice cake, asparagus, and local honey that was perfectly paired. Then, the wagyu steak was tender and cooked well with broccoli and a hearty gravy.  On the side was a to-die-for Gouda potatoes au gratin that was savory and rich. It’s something that you could eat every night and never get tired of it! So. Good. Finally, what did they put on their broccoli?  I’ve got to get my hands on it when we cook broccoli at home.

Finally, the beer. They have a little bit of everything from a saison, an IPA, to porters, stouts, Belgian tripel, and their golden ale. The stout wasn’t available and the porter was 2 weeks out from being ready, but we got a taste of it. It’s on the right track with a nutty, richly malted beer. Of the beers they offered that were available we thoroughly enjoyed the tripel and the golden ale. The tripel was a well-balanced and sweet with a hint of hop and yeast on the back. The golden ale was a drinkable, refreshing beer that you could drink and not get tired of all day!

Now that you’re starving, get on up to From the Earth Brewing Company. Tell, Tim, Hi for us!

EAV Llama Pub Crawl 2018

Date: Saturday, February 17th

Time: 2 pm

About: Get your favorite PJs ready and come hang with some llamas, those llamas of Southeast Llama Rescue who are invading EAV. The current llama grazing schedule includes The Earl from 2 to 3 pm, Flatiron Bar from 2 to 4 pm, 529 is the 3rd stop from 4 to 5pm, and the final spot is The Midway Pub from 5 to 6 pm. Sponsored by Hendrick’s Gin and Pabst Blue Ribbon, there are no tickets or cover fees for this event. Did you say free?! So, how can you help the llamas? You can buy raffle tickets for some super cool prizes, llama merch and snacks to feed the llamas,  as well as buy drinks at the bars that are supporting our crawl. Finally, you can donate money to the rescue directly. Easy peasy, llama squeezy.


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2018 Foster the Funk Fundraising Event

Date: Saturday, February 17th

Time: 7 pm

About: On Saturday, February 17, 2018, Camp Horizon of Georgia will celebrate our 36th year as an organization and our second annual Foster the Funk fundraiser. This fun-filled event held at Terminal West in Atlanta’s West Midtown is their biggest fundraiser of the year. In 2017, this event sold out in just a couple of weeks (330+ people) and raised over $74,000! This year, they’re expecting 600 people to attend, and the goal is to raise over $100,000! On top of that, they want to take you to Funky Town! Join them for a night filled with rad 80’s music by Electric Avenue, good food, cash bar, silent auction, raffle, and their life-changing mission. If you don’t know what Camp Horizon does here’s a little bit about the organization. “The critical dollars raised through this event are used to fund our year – round programs for Atlanta’s youth in foster care. This programming works to restore dignity and hope to children, teen, and young adults who have been abused and neglected – empowering them to make good decisions and lead healthy, productive lives. The unconditional love and support they receive from trusted adults at Camp Horizon helps emotionally wounded children grow into healthy adults. This allows them to break the cycle of abuse in their own lives and prepare them to prevent abuse in the lives of those around them. Camp Horizon is a safe place for them to grow and be loved providing “family” and connections that are often times missing in their lives.” Tickets are $55 and includes entry to the event, light appetizers, awesome 80’s music from Electric Avenue, and access to our silent auction and raffle.


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