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Emory History Minute: Hidden in the Eaves

Emory History Minute: Hidden in the Eaves

To celebrate Emory's 175th anniversary, Emory Report brings you a look at little-known facts about the university. Henry Hornbostel was hired in 1915 by Emory University to design its first buildings on the Druid Hills campus. He is the reason most buildings feature red-tile roofs and pink Georgia marble.  But, the architectural feature not often seen are tablets under the eaves of several buildings describing what is studied there. To see the entire collection of Emory History Minutes, log on to Emory Report's website at http://bit.ly/emoryhistoryminutes.  And for more information about Emory's 175th Anniversary, log on to http://www.emory.edu/175.

NETHERWORLD Haunted House Returns for its 15th Season as a Top Halloween Destination

NETHERWORLD  Haunted House Returns for its 15th Season as a Top Halloween Destination

GETTING OLDER ISN’T SCARY FOR NETHERWORLD
Legendary Haunted House Celebrates 15 Years of Fear in 2011!

 

The Horizon Theatre helps launch "Atlanta Art Lives Here" branding campaign

The Horizon Theatre helps launch "Atlanta Art Lives Here" branding campaign

September 22, 2011 (Atlanta, GA) –  More than 20 metro Atlanta arts organizations, which includes Horizon Theatre, have launched a unique collaborative campaign to increase interest in and give a face to the region’s robust arts and culture offerings.

Funded completely by arts organizations, the campaign uses local arts trivia and branding images to educate metro Atlantans about the diverse opportunities for enjoying arts in the region.

Organizations of varying sizes and disciplines contributed a total of more than $20,000 to cover the costs of creative execution and media buys, which would otherwise be unaffordable for many of the participating groups.

Darwin exhibit at Fernbank Museum shows the man behind the theories

Darwin exhibit at Fernbank Museum shows the man behind the theories

It’s Nature’s World; Charles Darwin Just Lived Here

 

Set a course for adventure and peer into Charles Darwin’s world as you join his voyage of discovery in the new special exhibition Darwin. Visitors will take a journey to the 19th century as they encounter diverse species from the Galapagos, fascinating fossils, scientific tools, and the incredible discoveries of Charles Darwin (1809-1882).

On view at Fernbank Museum of Natural History in Atlanta from September 24, 2011 through January 1, 2012, Darwin offers an engaging and enlightening glimpse into the extraordinary life and mind of Charles Darwin, whose curiosity, observations and discoveries over 150 years ago forever changed the perception of many species on Earth, including humans, and is the foundation for modern biological science.

New Moon Gallery exhibit features Emory professor's work

New Moon Gallery exhibit features Emory professor's work

ROME, Ga. -- "Black Garden," a new exhibit from Atlanta artist Sarah Emerson, is on display at Berry College's Moon Gallery through Friday, Oct. 14.

Moon Gallery curator Denise Markonish describes Emeron's paintings as containing a "similar dichotomy between a Disney-like saccharine sweetness and a lurking darkness beneath this surface. Emerson's paintings catch animals and they in turn catch us looking at them ... where man and animal can really see each other, even if only for a brief moment."

Emerson teaches painting and drawing at Emory University. She graduated from the Atlanta College of Art in 1997 and later earned a master's degree at Goldsmiths College in London.

Her work has been shown throughout the United States and Europe, including the Atlanta Contemporary Art Center.

The Moon Gallery is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Callaway Gardens Harvest Moon Festival Tickets Giveaway

Callaway Gardens Harvest Moon Festival Tickets Giveaway

On Oct 6-9, Callaway Gardens plays host to the first ever Harvest Moon Festival, a family-friendly music and food event like no other.

The festival kicks off Thursday, Oct 6 with our Harvest Feast, hosted by The Food Network’s Claire Robinson.  Robinson will provide a demonstration on how to use fresh ingredients and then guests will dine on a farm-to-table dinner while taking in performances from a diverse trio of talented singer-songwriters, including Joe Purdy and Nic Cowan.

Weekend musical guests include Georgia’s own B-52s, Mat Kearny, Shawn Colvin, the Gin Blossoms, and Big Head Todd, just to name a few.  In between sets you can sample food from some of the area’s finest farm-to-table restaurants.  We’ll also have college football on TV so you won’t miss a snap, and an expanded Farmers Market featuring local produce, baked goods and more.. 

'Atlanta Art Lives Here' campaign to give face to local arts

'Atlanta Art Lives Here' campaign to give face to local arts

ATLANTA -- More than 20 Metro Atlanta arts organizations have launched a unique collaboration to increase interest in the area's robust arts and culture offerings.

Dubbed "Atlanta Art Lives Here," the campaign uses local arts trivia and branding images to educate North Georgians about their many opportunities to enjoy the arts. It is funded competely by the participating organizations and spearheaded by Atlanta PlanIt, a service of Public Broadcasting Atlanta.

"Arts organizations are experiencing new and unique funding challenges," Nicole Jones, editor of Atlanta PlanIt, said in a statement.