Decatur is full of artists, art and creative performances. This weekend you can see new work by sculptor Julia Trawick Knight and painter Kathy Meliopoulos at The Seen Gallery. The show opens Saturday, August 11 with a reception from 7 – 10 p.m.
Julia’s work graces the Hall of Presidents at the Booth Museum of Western Art in Cartersville and at Georgia Highlands College. Kathy’s goal with each piece is to create a dynamic 2-dimensional surface which “reflects an attention to anatomy, expresses emotional content, and a reverence for color, texture and light.”
If you prefer performance art, check out the vocal stylings of Ja’ Naan “Imprompt” on Sundays at Cozee Teas, a new tea shop located at 225 E. Ponce de Leon (under the Town Square condos). Sip back, relax and enjoy these performances at either 6 p.m. or 8 p.m. Call now for reservations 404-373-2110. Tickets are $8 with reservations and $9 at the door.
Ja’ Naan performed to a standing room only crowd at the Decatur Library Auditorium and received a rousing standing ovation. Ja’ Naan was acknowledged earlier this year as The Ambassador to Sierra Leon, West Africa, Artist in Residence. Her goal is to bridge culture by artistic interaction between international and local performers. Her initiative uses various art forms to bring awareness to the need, provide resources and monetary assistance to health and wellness.
Art matters in Decatur so enjoy the show(s)!