Author Archives: maryflad

Reclaimed by Nature: photography at the DeKalb History Center

Have you been by the Old Courthouse to see this photography by Virginie Kippelen? On her blog, Ms. Kippelen shares:   “People forget but the landscape remembers.” – English photographer Simon Norfolk This new body of work shades the light … Continue reading

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Different Trains: new gallery opens

We heard this exciting news from the Decatur Arts Alliance: An art gallery with a difference has opened its doors in Decatur. The Different Trains Gallery, the brainchild of art lovers Sarah Garvin and Shawn Vinson, launched during the Decatur … Continue reading

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Lori Lejeune Gallery Show

The latest installation at the gallery of the Decatur Arts Alliance features the work of Lori Lejeune now through Friday, June 23, 2017. “Flight & Figures” are selections from Lori Lejeune’s contemporary art installation series. Lori explores the intersection of … Continue reading

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Teaching an Old Book New Tricks

In the age of e-readers, downloadable books, and audiobooks, do you sometimes wonder about the future of the physical book? The paper, print, binding, cardboard and leather variety? Marbled endpapers, illustrations, beautiful font? Artists are teaching old books new tricks: … Continue reading

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More Sidewalks! More Saturdays! More Performance!

Have you checked out Sidewalk Saturdays in Decatur? Pop-up performances throughout downtown and in Oakhurst’s Harmony Park each Saturday through mid-June. Saturday, May 18 is jam-packed with performances from noon until six o’clock.   Here are just a few of … Continue reading

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Run for the Roses, and the juleps

Leon’s Full Service and the Decatur Arts Alliance: there’s a perfecta! Join your friends at Leon’s Full Service, 131 E. Ponce de Leon Ave.  in Decatur, on Saturday, May 4, for a Derby Day celebration featuring a hat contest, mint juleps, horse … Continue reading

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“Real Good for Free” Sidewalk Saturdays in Decatur

I was standing on a noisy corner Waiting for the walking green Across the street he stood And he played real good On his clarinet, for free. Picture this: it’s Saturday evening and you are headed to Native for dinner … Continue reading

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