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Column: Contemporary art center to host ‘Trunk Show’ exhibit
by Sally F. White
Northside Neighbor Columnist
August 14, 2013 12:51 PM | 3685 views | 0 0 comments | 44 44 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Sally White, Northside Neighbor Columnist
Sally White, Northside Neighbor Columnist
The “Trunk Show” free exhibition/event Saturday at the Atlanta Contemporary Art Center’s parking lot on Means Street in west Midtown will keep creative artists in view to the public while the center’s buildings are closed for major renovations this summer.

From noon to 5 p.m., Atlanta’s most adventurous artists, curators and organizations will use vehicles for temporary exhibitions, showrooms, stages and mobile meeting places. They will present existing works of art in trunks, on dashboards and back seats or even under the hood, as well as create new, site-specific installations that speak to car culture and parking lot aesthetics.

Plus there will be tailgating, trading, music, food and drink for collectors and guests.

Discussing the organization of the "Trunk Show," center Artistic Director Stuart Horodner said, “Since ACAC is closed this summer for a transformative renovation by architects Brian Bell and David Yocum of BLDGS, we decided to take our programming outdoors, allowing for a playful take on art-meets-car culture.”

The center is a nonprofit, non-collecting institution dedicated to the creation, presentation and advancement of contemporary art by emerging and established artists through exhibitions, educational programming and a studio artist program.

Tickets and information: (404) 688-1970, ext. 216 or visit

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The clarion call is out from the Atlanta Boy Choir for open tryouts seeking boys ages 6 to 13, with pleasant, unchanged voices and a desire to sing.

The first 2013 auditions are scheduled for Aug. 21 and will continue Wednesday evenings through Oct. 31 at the choir headquarters on South Ponce de Leon Avenue in Druid Hills.

The Grammy Award-winning choir was formed by present Director Fletcher Wolfe and incorporated in 1959. Since then it has developed into one of Atlanta’s premier arts organizations and has sung in concerts around the world representing Georgia and the U.S. as ambassadors of culture and goodwill. Performing in prestigious festivals, concert halls, cathedrals and other impressive venues such as the Vatican for Pope John Paul II and the White House for President Jimmy Carter during his tenure, the young male voices have captured worldwide recognition and many of the alumni have sung their way to adult music fame.

Choir Administrator Neil Cardwell invites parents to register their talented male youngsters for the auditions so they may “find their voices” and join other hopeful boy vocalists to develop their talents as they study and perform with the renowned choir.

Registration and information: (404) 378-0064 or visit

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A solo exhibit of artist Joe Tsambiras’ work will be the focal point of the exhibition and sale Aug. 22 through Sept. 21 at the Swan Coach House Gallery on Slaton Drive in Buckhead.

“Through detailed etchings and stained glass objects, Tsambiras creates a mythic world of images that reference contemporary culture as well as medieval, science fiction and classic fairy tales — not out of sense of nostalgia, but in an effort to create a parallel world,” curator Marianne Lambert said.

An opening reception for Tsambiras will be hosted by the Forward Arts Foundation Aug. 22 at 6 p.m., and the artist will give a talk about his work Sept. 14 at 11 a.m.

The exhibition is being sponsored by Gayle Alston.

The foundation’s host committee members for the exhibit are: Terri Alston, Anne Gray, Mary Katherine Green, Elizabeth Hale, Gayle Ide, Cameron Ide, Suzanne Kennedy, Amy Kenny and Susan Tucker.

The nonprofit foundation administers the gallery and uses funds from the gallery, gift shop and restaurant to enhance Atlanta’s visual arts community.

Information: (404) 266-2636 or visit

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The Atlanta Apartment Association, a multi-family housing trade organization for the metro area, is hosting its annual Can Can Ball benefiting the Atlanta Community Food Bank Aug. 23 at the Sheraton Atlanta Hotel on Courtland Street downtown.

Themed “Can Can Royale,” the event will entertain guests with a live band as they dance the night away, dine on delicious light fare from Atlanta-area restaurants, partake of a cash bar and participate in an exceptional silent auction.

Co-Chairs Karen Nelson of Bell Partners and Eric Coryer of Ready Fitness are heading a 100-member volunteer committee including Northsider Phillip Klinkenberg.

“The Atlanta Apartment Association is proud to partner with such an extraordinary organization as the Atlanta Community Food Bank. Our dedicated group strives to provide the most successful event possible each year,” Nelson said.

For more than 25 years, members of the association, owners, managers and associates, have joined together to support the nonprofit food bank in an effort to help fight hunger. In 2012, participation and donations provided more than four million meals for hungry families, seniors and individuals in metro Atlanta and North Georgia.

Tickets and information: (678) 298-2254 or visit

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Jeffrey Kalinsky, arbiter of style and creator of namesake boutiques in Atlanta and Manhattan, is once again hosting the Jeffrey Fashion Cares annual Atlanta fashion extravaganza Aug. 26 to benefit the Atlanta AIDS Fund and the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Greater Atlanta Affiliate.

This year’s three-part event will include a pre-show cocktail reception, a formal runway fashion presentation with a live auction and an after party — all at the American Cancer Society Center on Williams Street in downtown Atlanta.

This year will mark the 21st as a “Coming of Age” theme for the benefit. The Atlanta and New York fundraisers have  brought in more than $11 million for AIDS and cancer charities and spotlighted annual fall and winter collections of leading fashion designers.

 “Fall 2013 is one of the most exciting fashion seasons in recent memory! There are a lot of choices and everyone will be able to express their individual style,” Kalinsky said.

The fashionable repeating co-chair trio of Lila Hertz, Jeffrey McQuithy and Louise Sams will be joined this year by Ken Britt, chairman of the AID Atlanta advisory board and an award-winning community service volunteer. Brooke Jackson Edmond is chairing the host committee.

Over the years, Jeffrey Fashion Cares (Atlanta and New York) has grown into one of the largest combined AIDS and breast cancer benefits in the U.S. The Atlanta AIDS Fund benefits HIV/AIDS projects in the metropolitan area, and the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Greater Atlanta Affiliate provides grants to grassroots organizations fighting breast cancer.

Early ticket purchases are requested due to limited seating space.

Information and tickets: (404) 420-2997 or visit

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