The art-collecting and fabulous finds events at ZuCot Gallery are like a hands-on combination of Antiques Roadshow and Night at the Museum. You'll be treated to a vast body of knowledge from a small panel of experts as they speak and answer questions on custom framing, art collecting, art theory, and art history. Bring along up to two small collectibles or heirlooms—such as jewelry, ceramics, or a small, signed first-edition lithograph of Lolcats Playing Poker—and you'll get a five-minute appraisal of each, delivered by the knowing hands, mouth, and eyeballs of an adept antiques expert (for entertainment purposes only). The event also includes a guided tour of ZuCot's in-house art collection of paintings, photography, sculpture, and more.
Matt Janke dreamed of landing the perfect glass-blowing job. After moving to Atlanta in 1986, he realized there wasn't a single glass studio in town, granting his art a ready-made niche. After settling in, he returned to grad school, earning an MFA in glass with the intent to launch his own university program and ultimately procure his own space. By the time he graduated in 1992, Matt further honed his skills, stockpiled equipment, and, in 1996, opened his own studio and hired himself.
Beyond the perks of being his own boss, having his own studio affords Matt a great deal of creative freedom. He infuses all his handblown light fixtures, tumblers, and vases with the prismatic swirls of his signature style, in which precise lines and natural variations vie for attention across undulating surfaces. A downtown gallery space facilitates sales of these works.
But the studio has also fulfilled more than Matt's original goal of finding glass-blowing employment, going on to catalyze a glass-blowing community. From single apprentices in the early days, the studio is now a full-fledged classroom, with space for five instructors, a dozen students, and the kilns that must melt their glass until they each finish their training by capturing and taming a fire-breathing dragon.
Gory, brutal, and open only to adults, Chambers of Horror takes scaring to the extreme—so much so that HauntedAttraction.com made it #13 on its list of 25 Must See Haunts in 2010. A staff of mutilation professionals and special effects experts eschew childish zombies and goblins in favor of actual monsters: psychopathic doctors, lawyers, and congressmen willing to do unspeakable things to win your shrieked support on election day. Inside the torture chamber, grisly scenes and relentless assailants force visitors to grope through room after torment-riddled room, where they'll encounter horrors orchestrated by the insidious Herr Scudder, Lord Faust, and Lil Dahlia, the dismemberment queen.
Those in need of a little liquid courage before entering the darkness can swing by the open-air Splatter Bar and Lounge. Guests who become too scared to brave the chamber can also opt to stay at the bar, where horror movies, independent musicians, and sideshow performers drown out the faraway sound of a friend's terrified protestations that he is not really afraid.
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Our names are Erik & Kat Washburn. We opened The Moog Gallery in 2008. We have been framing for 15 years. We have a large framing selection to suit your style and budget. We aim to make your framing experience an enjoyable one. If our regular hours don't work for you, we will be happy to set a time after hours.
The Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia preserves the Peach State's vibrant creative culture in a showcase featuring more than 600 original works from more than 200 area artistes. As members, art appreciators gain a year of free admission to the museum's expansive permanent collection—an enriching array of paintings, sculptures, embarrassing yearbook pictures, photographs, and digital media dating back to the 1940s—as well as admission to all special exhibitions, which include Georgia-based projects as well as the masterpieces and avant-garde papier-mâché volcanoes culled from international artists. If time spent among the collection makes your inner salmon jump merrily upstream, be sure to capitalize on members-only museum events and take museum memorabilia home from its online store, which offers member discounts.