When the crepe myrtles that line the streets of Inman Park are dripping with full blooms, Henri's is filled with kids in the middle of the day, and hydrangeas are in abundance -- not just in the grocery store but in backyards too -- then, for me at least, summer is here. Another indicator is an email box overflowing with announcements of summer sales and special events.
Hayley Gaberlavage is having a summer studio sale (contact her if something on her site catches your eye) and the summer furniture clearance at Mitchell Gold & Bob Williams in Atlanta starts July 1 and runs through July 31. Look for discounts on both stocked pieces and special order items. I've also put together a tiny round-up of reminders and beat-the-heat happenings:
Learn about Lucienne Day (1917-2010) and the other British textile designers who revamped the industry after World War II, bringing vivid color and contemporary art into mainstream homes. It's all covered in Art by the Yard: Women Design Mid-Century Britain on view at the Textile Museum in D.C. through September 12.
Browse Thomas Deans and a host of other galleries and shops in Atlanta during the First Thursday Art and Antiques Stroll on Bennett Street, July 1 until 9 p.m.
Join the Gibbes' new young professionals volunteer group, Society 1858, in the Charleston museum's Gibbes Courtyard for An Evening at Bastille Café, Friday, July 16, 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. ($25 for non-members).
[Swirl Pitcher by Boyd Hilton, Catawba County, NC circa 1970-1979, stoneware, Mint Museum of Art.]
Visit The Golden Age of English Art along with North Carolina Pottery: Diversity & Traditions, both on view at the Mint Museum of Art in Charlotte through 2011.
[Image via Mint Museum of Art.]
See European Design Since 1985 at the High through August 29 and don't forget photographer Jeannette Montgomery Barron's series, My Mother's Clothes, will be exhibited at Jackson Fine Art, July 29 through August 28. Both exhibitions are in Atlanta.
[From My Mother's Clothes, copyright © 2010 Jeannette Montgomery Barron,www.welcomebooks.com/mymothersclothes.]
Related past post: My Mother's Clothes.