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Emory Visual Arts Gallery Present "Momentary Performances", November 15th

The creator of Momentary Performances, Lee Walton is having one, last hurrah with his traveling October exhibit, tonight at the Emory Visual Arts Gallery starting at 7:30 p.m.  

Walton hired over twenty Atlanta performers to create his scenes of daily life.  Through the project Walton sought to amplify intimate, everyday occurrences into celebrated events and blur the line between real-life and theater.

Often regarded as an Experientialist, Walton's work takes many forms: public  performance, interactive web projects, drawings, video, curation, and more. He is also the co-founder of the Super G Experiential Residency Program.

The Emory Visual Arts Galley is located at 700 Peavine Creek Drive and Walton’s work can be viewed at Lee Walton online.  

Martinis and IMAX: Fright Night 2010

On Friday, October 29 from 6:30 p.m.

Spirits and Bones at Fernbank, October 27th

Tomorrow, October 27 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m., the Artemis Guild of Young Professionals will get into the fall sprit and celebrating all things spooky! Celebrating the annual fall social hosted by Fernbank’s Artemis Guild, this new event will feature a Halloween theme.

Guests can enjoy an open bar and devilishly delicious hors d’oeuvres provided by Sauced, while also learning more about Artemis.

Cost: $20 for Artemis members and $25 for non-Artemis members. 

Purchase tickets online or by calling 404.929.6308.

The Dinosaur Slideshow at Fernbank, this weekend

Fernbank Museum (767 Clifton Road, Atlanta) celebrates the world’s long fascination with dinosaurs with its Dinosaur Sideshow, a weekend full of events on October 23rd and October 24th.The Dinosaur Slideshow features dinosaur illustrators, sculptors, authors and comic book publishers and reveals the many ways these prehistoric “real-life giants” have captured imaginations.

Lee Walton's Presents: Momentary Performances

Check out Momentary Performances, a concept created by popular Atlanta experiementalist, Lee Walton.

Momentary Performances is a series of 8 different choreographed performances that will take place in 8 different locations in Atlanta. Over the course of a month, each performance will occur 4 times. 

This project stems from Walton’s interest in the subtle, everyday actions of public life.  Through the simple of use of vinyl text installed in public space, everyday actions are formalized and made able to taking on a new life.  Through this amplification, intimate everyday occurrences become celebrated events and blur the line between real-life and theater.

These performances will run through October 31st. Check for daily schedule, below:

Ken Follett to speak at Carter Center

Best-selling author Ken Follett has a new epic novel, Fall of Giants and the day after it hits the bookstores, he’s coming to the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library. The Carter Library, Acappella Books and WABE are proud to welcome Ken Follett for this special event on Wednesday, September 29th at 7pm at the Carter Center’s Cecil B. Day Chapel.

WABE’s Valerie Jackson will interview Follett before a live audience for her program “Between the Lines.” Following the taping, the audience will have an opportunity to ask their own questions.

The event is free, but because of the large expected turnout, tickets will be required for admission. Tickets can be picked up at Acappella Books (484-C Moreland Ave. NE) or reserved at the store by calling 404-681-5128. Limit 4 tickets per name. A book signing will follow the discussion. In order to have Mr.

Acting DeKalb County DA Sworn In, Today

Decatur, GA –Javoyne Hicks White has been sworn in as the acting DeKalb County, Georgia district attorney. She assumed the job on Sept. 3, 2010.  

“I look forward to serving as acting district attorney,” said Hicks White. “DeKalb County citizens can rest assured that our office’s talented and committed lawyers and support personnel will continue to provide them with the same level of service they have received during the past five and one-half years.”

Hicks White was one of two existing chief assistant district attorneys who reported to District Attorney Gwen Keyes Fleming. She recently accepted a position as a regional district administrator for the federal Environmental Protection Agency.